Tag Archives: Sonic

Super Smash Bros. (3DS / Wii U) – Mewtwo is on the Way Trailer [HD 1080P]

Mewtwo Wii U Exclusive

Mewtwo is on the Way Trailer of Super Smash Bros.

Genre(s): Fighting
Platform(s): New3DS, 3DS, Wii U
Publisher(s): Nintendo
Developer(s): Sora Ltd, Bandai Namco Games
Release Date (NA): October 3rd, 2014 (3DS), November 21st, 2014 (Wii U)

Sonic The Hedgehog & Sonic 2 – #VGTBT

VGTBT Sonic

 

Today on Video Game Throwback Thursday, DJ Killzown Jones revisits the first two video games he ever played, Sonic The Hedgehog  and Sonic 2. Killzown talks about the impact of Sonic for himself as well as the game industry at large. Check out the episode below and check back next week to RGN for another episode of #VGTBT.

WWE x Super Smash Bros. Mashup is all Kinds of Freaky and Disturbing

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For a long time now the ability to create your own WWE wrestler has been a staple in the WWE games. Not to be content with making their own generic wrestlers, for years fans have been creating all kinds of wacky characters, even those of other franchises. Case in point, this odd and disturbing video mash up for WWE 2K14, featuring some of the cast of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Prepare to never look at Pikachu and Pac Man the same way ever again…ever!

You can blame Youtuber madagascaran for this.

 

Mega Ran x Mister Wilson “Unite” (Animated Video) [HD 1080P]

Mega Ran - Mister Wilson - Unite Music Video - Blur Bomber - RealGamerNewz

Check out the hot and recently released video for “Unite” off of the Blur Bomber album from Mega Ran and Mister Wilson. If you haven’t heard of it yet, you can also check out My Review for the album. Enjoy the Full 1080P High Definition Animation and thoughtful, video game-inspired music from Random and Wilson below and be sure to check them out on BandCamp for more.

Nintendo Direct December 18th, 2013 [Full WrapUp]

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From 9 AM – 9:36 AM EST this morning, Nintendo held their most recent Nintendo Direct covering both the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Wii U.

3DS News

Kirby Triple Deluxe is the newest Kirby title and follows a similar formula to that of the series with 20 different powerups as well as a new ability, called Nova, that allows you to suck things in with intense power to create new paths. The game will have you travelling between the foreground and background and your enemies will be too. The game features a 4 player multiplayer combat mode and a rhythm minigame entitled Dedede’s Drum Dash. The game is due out in Spring of this coming year.

Yoshi’s New Island is the third Yoshi’s Island title, and is being directed by the same person who directed the original. It features a 3D graphical appearance on a 2D plain. It retains the same original formula as the SNES and DS titles but adds the large enemies creating large eggs and adding a “Mega Mario”-style portion to game play, destroying blockades and gaining extra lives using the larger than normal egg. The game is also due out in Spring of 2014.

Chibi Robo is back! After a long hiatus since the Nintendo Gamecube, the little robot is back in a downloadable title for the 3DS entitled Chibi Robo Photo Finder. The means of completing this game is by taking photos of things in real life for the Nostalgia Museum in-game. The game offers you shapes of objects and you find something to fit the shape. The trailer showed electrical outlets, baseballs and toilet paper as objects. As well, you will have to complete side quests for new characters through exploration and mini games. The game will be featuring community events and will start shortly after launch. The full game releases January 9th, 2014 with a demo releasing a little before launch.

More info regarding Poketransfer and Pokemon Bank is revealed. Pokemon Bank is the (paid) software that allows you to store up to 3000 Pokemon from the newest set of titles in the series (X and Y). Poketransfer, instead allows you to transfer and battle all your Pokemon from Black & White’s two separate titles (the first and second of each colour) in X and Y. Both are available December 27th. A free trial is available from launch to January 31st and anyone who accesses the application from launch until September of 2014 will be given Celebi whether or not you use the full or trial version, which I believe is the first time it has been offered to North America unless you had a cheating device.

Bravely Default was announced by Reggie Fils-Aime. It is a turn-based RPG, where the game offers a new way of powering your in-game self with Sleep Points, which offers you points based on how long you keep the system in sleep mode while having Bravely Default running. However, if you decide you can’t wait for SP, you can purchase them through a microtransaction (very disappointing that Nintendo has stooped that low, personally). SP allow you to get more powerful equipment, heal or revive followers or deal more than the highest attack cap in regular play. The game also has a Street Pass feature that allows you to summon people you have passed by while running the game in Sleep Mode, which is a cool touch. The demo, which is a separate story of the game releases January 2nd, 2014, with the full game releasing February 7th, 2014.

Wii U News

At the beginning of the Nintendo Direct, before 3DS was shown, we were shown gameplay for a cross-over title between Tecmo-Koei’s Warriors series and Nintendo’s Zelda series for a game with the working title “Hyrule Warriors”. The game is a hack and slash title, which is non-canon to the Zelda series. It looks like it will provide gamers a thing to play while waiting for the Wii U canonical Zelda as well as give options to people who do not enjoy Zelda as an adventure game. The game is set for release next year, with no set month or date given.

More gameplay of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is shown, with Donkey Kong and his three other partners: Diddy, Dixie and Cranky Kong, with each having unique abilities and the tag team special move, which is gained every 100 bananas collected. Diddy’s tag move turns all enemies into balloons, Dixie’s into gold hearts and Cranky’s into gold coins. The game is available February 21st, 2014.

Nintendo announced more content for Wii Sports Club, the remake of Wii Sports for Wii U. They now announced golf, retaining the original Wii course as well as a new one. They also announced you have a thirty day trial to the whole game including golf, which is officially released after the completion of Nintendo Direct (9:45 AM EST today)

Next Nintendo showed NES Remix, which melds gameplay from 16 NES titles into a WarioWare style game with new elements for each game. The game is also available as of now and is selling for $15.

Sega released one new FREE downloadable item for Sonic Lost World based on Yoshi’s Island and is available today. The gameplay shows art style of Yoshi’s Island and all the elements of the games mixed with Sonic’s gameplay. There is also one more DLC in the works but no details were shown. Check out our Sonic Lost World review here!

Unveiled next for Year of Luigi is Dr Luigi. Dr Luigi is a new downloadable title which takes the original Dr Mario, with an addition of a new mode with L shaped pill blocks. The game retains the same feel as the original and the WiiWare titles, with inclusion of a multiplayer mode but also adds this new game mode and the off screen mode that is your “pill bottle” or play screen as opposed to being on the television. It is set for release on New Year’s Eve, December 31st, 2013.

Lastly, we were revealed a new character for Super Smash Bros for 3DS and WiiU. That character was Rosalina, who is accompanied by Luma. No further details were given about Smash Bros, but rumours push towards a Spring/Summer 2014 release.

If you wish to see the gameplay for yourself, Nintendo Direct is available at http://www.nintendo.com/nintendo-direct/archive/12-18-2013/.

Sonic: Lost World Wii U Review

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Sonic Lost World is Sonic Team’s first Wii U exclusive title starring Sega’s blue speedy mascot. It was released in October worldwide. It released for both Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, with the 3DS version acting as a companion software for the Wii U version. It follows Sonic and Tails’ rescue of animals captured by Dr Robotnik/Eggman and his new allies (not for long however) the Deadly Six. The Deadly Six push a new story type that no longer relies on Eggman’s character but instead pits Sonic against new foes to match the new game feel. The game supports the Gamepad, Wiimote with Classic Controller Pro or WiiMote with Nunchuck. It offers a pseudo co-op mode similar to Super Mario Galaxy allowing a second player to  deploy items and kill enemies as well as off-screen play.

Gameplay

Lost World plays very similarly to Nintendo’s Super Mario Galaxy as Sonic travels on a 3D plain with various paths to take as well as 2D side scrolling portions. Where this game fails is in how it does not follow the regular Sonic formula at portions. The speed is optional as Sonic walks at a brisk pace unless the player chooses to hold down the shoulder buttons to either run or do the Spin Dash. As the game introduces so many new moves, you would expect the game to teach the player these new moves but Sonic Team does not do this and it makes the game very frustrating at times. I myself got stuck in some of the earlier levels because of the button combinations involved in combo moves. The boss battles however do follow the Sonic formula in the “dodge the repetitive moves of the enemy and then lock on and perform an air attack” which seems to portray the boss battles as easier than the regular stages.

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Graphics and Music

Graphically, Lost World shines bright with high quality art design that melds the classic Sonic art style with cartoony enemies and bright backdrops into a high definition presentation. I found myself stopping to observe the background and foreground and the attention to detail. Sonic Team put an utmost detail on the graphics and it really shows whether it be on the television or on the Gamepad through off-screen mode. As well, Sonic Team paid a lot of attention to the sounds and music in Lost World with a mix of the classic music of the original 16 bit games but reworked in high orchestration. The detail put to music makes me know this is a Sonic game that Sonic Team worked hard on in this regard.

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Online Capabilities

Like most titles I’ve seen for WiiU, Lost World utilizes the Miiverse allowing players to send screenshots of gameplay with captions as well as the sharing of items for gameplay. This allows you to receive items that you can continue to pass on with the possibility of the strength of the item you later may receive be higher than the previous one as the items rank in strength from 1 star to 4 stars. This allows the gameplay to be altered ever so slightly and makes each player feel like they are helping someone and are getting help.

The game has one DLC available which is included with the Deadly Six edition and is also available on the eShop and there is a second DLC coming. The DLC is a Nights into Dreams inspired level that pits Sonic against the Deadly Six and the nightmares they conjure. However short, as it was only one level, the Nightmare DLC is a fun sidetrack from the base game.

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Replay Value

Sonic Team retains the collectivity factor of two previous Sonic titles (Sonic Colors and Sonic Generations) by offering 5 red stars in each level which unlock hidden levels. As well, as the game offers a wide variety of paths to take, the game seems to have endless opportunities to play a level, whether it be go straight or go up the cliffs and jump across wide gaps. Sonic Team, as well, plans to release small DLCs which will add to the game over time.

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Final Verdict:

While radically different from previous 3D Sonics, Lost World has its own unique charm. I personally found that Sonic Team paid too much detail to the graphics and music and the gameplay suffered. While not terrible, Lost World got trapped in hype created from how great the game looked when shown in previews and trailers. We were not shown how the game is controlled which is where it suffers. Like most other Wii U titles, the online capabilities utilize the simple but fun Miiverse but Sonic Team added the item-sharing system that gave a fun way to share the experience with others. Sonic Team unfortunately fell slightly short on this title and Sonic won’t be able to run away from this one.

Official Trailer:

Overall Score: 7.4/10

RGN Rating: Bronze Game

Developer: Sonic Team

Publishers: SEGA / Nintendo

Available On: Nintendo Wii U (digital or physical)

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

(Bonus: Score Breakdown)

  • Gameplay- 22/30
  • Graphics- 5/5
  • Online Capabilities – 3/5
  • Replay Value- 7/10
  • Overall- 37/50, a 74%.

MegaRan 50% Off Thanksgiving / Black Friday Sale Begins Now

xmas MegaRan

I’m thankful for you guys and your encouragement, support and inspiration.

So, I’m starting my yearly Black Friday sale a little early. If you didn’t eat too much, lift a finger and go save 50% on music, CDs, merch, EVERYTHING! Including pre-orders. Much love.

http://megaranmusic.com

Happy holidays.

– Random AKA MegaRan

Another Week, Another UK Sales Chart; GTA V Reigns Supreme

GTA V UK Sales

Grand Theft Auto V comes in at first place in the latest UK Sales Chart (seen in full below). FIFA 14 hits second while Pokemon X and Pokemon Y hold 4th and 5th (respectively) for Nintendo. Beyond: Two Souls hits 6th place with the top ten including racing title F1 2013, indie game turned global sensation Minecraft (Xbox 360 Edition), Ubisoft’s Just Dance 2014, and more. Other notable entries include Sonic: Lost World debuting at 11th place for Nintendo and SEGA who undertook a joint venture on the blue hedgehog’s most ambitious title in years (exclusive for Wii U), meanwhile Saints Row IV from Deep Silver is still in the Top 20 well after release.

All formats
Week ending 19 October 2013
POS. TITLE PUBLISHER LAST
WEEK 
1GRAND THEFT AUTO VROCKSTAR1
2FIFA 14EA SPORTS2
3SKYLANDERS SWAP FORCESKYLANDERS
4POKEMON XNINTENDO3
5POKEMON YNINTENDO4
6BEYOND TWO SOULSSONY COMPUTER ENT.5
7MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITIONMICROSOFT8
8F1 2013CODEMASTERS6
9JUST DANCE 2014UBISOFT7
10DISNEY INFINITYDISNEY INFINITY9
11SONIC: LOST WORLDNINTENDO
12LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROESWARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE12
13KILLZONE: MERCENARYSONY COMPUTER ENT.
14MAX PAYNE 3ROCKSTAR14
15VIRTUA TENNIS 4: WORLD TOUR EDITIONSEGA
16THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: THE WIND WAKERNINTENDO10
17ANIMAL CROSSING: NEW LEAFNINTENDO18
18SAINTS ROW IVDEEP SILVER11
19LEGO THE LORD OF THE RINGSWARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
20TOMB RAIDERSQUARE ENIX17
[Source: GP]

RGN Daily News #33: Nintendo Press Conference E3 2013 Full WrapUp

Welcome to the RGN Daily News #33. In the following podcast we will discuss the Nintendo Press Conference of E3 2013. We will talk about the movement of Nintendo right now to help bring back the golden age remaking old concepts into completely new experiences that put the fun back into gaming.

RealGamerNewz E3 2013 Round Table Podcast Part 2 Coming Soon!

 

Nintendo Wii U’s Strategy for Success and Challenges Ahead

In the following comic produced by Dorkly the Nintendo Wii U Strategy for Success as well as the challenges it faces ahead against next-generation consoles from Microsoft and Sony is chronicled (or ridiculed depending on how you look at it). Take this as productive criticism Nintendo, once you get comfortable at the top they start getting ready for your reunion at the bottom again.

[Source: Dorkly]

RGN Daily News #25: SEGA + Nintendo Re-Invented Sonic For Wii U

Tristan’s Twisted World and RealGamerNewz brings forth today’s RGN Daily News #25 which discusses SEGA + Nintendo’s monolith partnership which has produced an all-new Sonic title that will mark the rebirth of good gameplay design aspects in a new, all-polished Sonic title, Sonic: Lost World which will be exclusive to Nintendo Wii U and have a handheld version exclusive to Nintendo 3DS.