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Puyo Puyo Tetris Review

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Puyo Puyo Tetris is a nice crossover of Puyo and Tetris, developed by Sonic Team of all developer teams. This puzzle game hits many different platforms, but today we will be taking a look primarily at the Nintendo Switch version. I mean hey, who doesn’t play Tetris? Or Puyo?

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Puyo Puyo Tetris, could have been a small little simple puzzle crossover game. But Sonic Team decided to go even beyond what it could have been. Including many different modes, and even a story mode. When you start up the game, the title menu will give you four options. Main Menu, for the bulk of what the title offers, or you can jump straight into Tetris, Puyo Puyo, or Fusion, which is the new versus crossover mode. The game has a Solo Arcade mode, which has single player modes, where you tackle CPU, and even do some special challenges. Multiplayer Arcade is essentially the same thing, but with your friends in local multiplayer with up to four friends in split screen or local wireless with another Switch. Arcade branches off into various different modes. Versus is the basic mode, just a simple classic versus match against computers or friends. Swap is an interesting one, you can play two separate games at once, with the new different games swapping out randomly. This can make for some chaotic fun. Party mode features items and infinite lives, staying true it’s name. Fusion is having a board with Puyos and Tetris raining down at the same time. Big Bang mode allows you to attack other players by clearing preset Tetris or Puyo as fast as you possibly can. Puyo Puyo Tetris also has some Lessons, which gives you some tips on how to play both games, and fusion. Which is good for the western crowd unfamiliar with Puyo Puyo. Of course the title also allows Online play. Having simple free play mode, joining your friends online, watching your saved replays of good games. Then we have Public League which is ranked play, featuring leader boards and a ranking system. The online is more in depth than you would expect to be for a title like this.

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Adventure mode is the game’s story mode. Featuring several different acts, with several playable characters, switching between Tetris and Puyo Puyo. It starts out easy enough, but the more levels in an act, and the more acts you go through, the more of a challenge it becomes, which is nice. Don’t expect to much of a mix up from the multiplayer gameplay, but the Adventure mode helps you learn some of the basic mechanics of Puyo Puyo Tetris. The story here is fun and lighthearted. Clearly in the style of a Saturday morning cartoon mixed with an anime flavor. The setup is basically that multiverse portals have mixed over, causing Tetris and Puyo Puyo going into different words, Ringo and Tee meet each other, and exchange in the first Puyo Puyo Tetris battle. The game does take it’s time to tell it’s story, despite just being a puzzle game, which I did enjoy. It’s one of those games you just need to play yourself.

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Puyo Puyo Tetris of course runs at 1080p 60fps in TV mode, and 720p 60 fps in handheld mode. No surprise to anyone there. I like the sprite animation of the game, it’s a nice mix between eastern anime style art, and western animation art. At least that is how I see it. It’s pleasant to look at, and puts you in a good mode. The music is happy and cherry, and always conveys a tone of having fun, regardless if you are sitting on your couch, your sitting in the lobby at university.

Puyo Puyo Tetris is a game I enjoyed more than I expected I would. It’s fun, and gives us a great crossover between Puyo Puyo and Tetris. Being probably the best Tetris game in a long while. I give Puyo Puyo Tetris a 8 out of 10. This will be a game I play for countless years while sitting and waiting in for a bus, or a train.

 

 

Rating:  8/ 10

RGN Rating: Silver
Developer: Sonic Team
Publisher: SEGA
Available On: Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3ds, PS4, PS3, PS Vita, Xbox One, and Wii U.

Release Date: April 25th, 2017

Review Copy Info: A physical copy of this game was purchased by RealGamerNewz for the purpose of this review.

Ex-SEGA Rep Claims Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode III Cancelled, Dev Alleges “fizzled out as things evolved”

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Serious allegations have been made by Ken Balough (Ex-SEGA Brand Manager) who seems to be telling the truth in the following SEGA Forum Post about an emerging issue in which Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode III appears to be completely cancelled by Sega Of America.

Conversely to the quality of Sonic The Hedgehog 2 on mobile, developed in part by Christian Whitehead who claims Episode III’s development simply “fizzled out as things evolved”, Sonic The Hedgehog 4’s two existing episodic games released in 2010 (Episode I) and 2012 (Episode II) are not really known for being that high of quality.

That being said, critically everyone appreciated SEGA’s efforts to keep the blue blur alive. We certainly hope that this cancellation is not the last we hear about Sonic, and instead gives birth to something more worthwhile and impressive for the fans.

So far though, fans are taking this cancellation as pretty harsh and neglectful by SEGA towards their Sonic IP, with comparisons being made to Valve’s Half Life episodic content which also never came to exist in a timely fashion.

[Some Info Sourced: Power Up Gaming]

Sega & Sony Are Bringing Yakuza 5 To The U.S. In 2015

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Yesterday during the PlayStation Experience in Las Vegas Sega announced that it has partnered with Sony Computer Entertainment to bring Yakuza 5 the US and surrounding territories in 2015 . The game was released in Japan on December 6 2012 for the PlayStation 3 and will have both a physical and digital release next year but no release date was given. Check out the announcement trailer below and make sure to check back to RGN for all your Sega and Sony related news.

Alien: Isolation – Corporate Lockdown DLC – Review

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Corporate Lockdown is the new Survival Mode pack for Alien Isolation and its stars a brand new character named Ransome who is tasked to cover up the events that have occurred aboard the Sevastopol Space Station. In Survival Mode players must compete a series a challenges as quickly as the can to complete each mission. The fast the player finishes each level the higher their leader board ranking will be. New players may want to hold off on playing this DLC because it does reveal an awful lot about the games story mode as well as the areas that you will encounter later in the game.

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Corporate Lockdown is very fast paced, your foes are more cunning and more aware of your presence and won’t stop until they see you devoured or killed. Players must be quick on their feet and grab gear and munitions on the fly while trying to beat the clock. In “Severance” Ransome races to get rid of some controversial company records and seal off this area of the space station. “Scorched Earth” finds our protagonist covering his own tracks as he completes his mission and in “Loose Ends” he attempts his escape off the compromised space station. These Survival Maps are not for the faint of heart and just like in the main game players must use stealth if they expect to get out alive. They only thing that is missing from this DLC is ability to change the difficulty of these mission. Players of lower skill level probably won’t make it through the first corridor and maybe frustrated if they can’t finish the mission. Veteran survivors however will love the frantic action, the variety of enemies, areas and objectives offered in this DLC that they will be take the time and brave through the challenges.

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Corporate Lock Down does give the game’s environments a little more variety as these areas of the Sevastopol have different set pieces that the player will encounter that are not scene in the main story. I found myself jumping at certain points because when I came into an area during one session lights, valves and other things went off. There were also points where I thought I was safe from danger and then was properly taken out by the enemy in celebration of getting away. If players are up to the challenge by all means purchase and download Corporate Lockdown, but if you aren’t season survivor you may need to practice in the campaign and original survival missions.

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Final Verdict

Corporate Lockdown is a fantastic addition to Alien: Isolation for those who crave for more of the games frantic yet satisfying gameplay and are up for a huge challenge in Survival Mode. There will be some gamers, that may not be initial brave the storm in this DLC and will need to practice and strategize before playing because you cannot change the difficulty setting.

Alien: Isolation Review

Official Trailer:

Overall Score: 8.0/ 10

RGN Rating : Silver Game

Developer: The Creative Assembly

Publisher: Sega

Available On: PS4 | PS3 | 360 | XO | PC

Played On: Sony PlayStation 4

Review Copy Info: A digital copy of this DLC was provided to RealGamerNewz by the publisher for the purpose of this Review.

Alien: Isolation – Corporate Lockdown DLC Gameplay Trailer [HD 1080P]

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Gameplay Trailer of Corporate Lockdown DLC for Alien: Isolation.

Genre(s): Survival horror, stealth
Platform(s): PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC
Publisher(s): SEGA
Developer(s): The Creative Assembly
Release Date (NA): October 28, 2014 (Corporate Lockdown DLC), October 7, 2014 (Alien Isolation Game)