Monday, February 29, 2016

Month Overview: February 2016

Mega Man Anniversary Collection                       8.0
Megaman X Collection                                         9.0
Megaman X 7                                                        4.5
Megaman X 8                                                       7.0
Megaman - Maverick Hunter X                            9.0
Megaman Powered Up                                          8.5
Clock Tower 3                                                       7.0
Nightshade                                                             8.5
Extermination                                                        6.5
Naruto Shippuden - Ultimate Ninja 4                    5.0
Chocobo Racing                                                     6.5
Short Peace - Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day     8.0
The Evil Within                                                      9.5
Katamari Forever                                                    8.0
Vitamin Z                                                                5.0
Tomb Raider                                                           8.0
Super Mario Bros. 3                                                9.0
Samurai Champloo - Sidetracked                            3.5
The Legend of Zelda - Ocarina of Time 3D            8.5
Resident Evil 2                                                         8.5
Custom Robo Arena                                                 6.0

 Holy chiplote, I've no idea how I managed to cram so many games, seeing how I was busy, both by studies and holiday-life. My daily literature did suffer a bit though...
 Ah well, I played a ton of survival horror games this month, and I actually liked them! Megaman too, I finally got through most of the games. And for the first time ever, a Suda 51 game let me down

 Game of February 2016:
 I fell in love with this game. It was a blast from beginning to end, and I just couldn't stop playing it. This is what I feel survival horror should be. There's item management if you really want to make it through, but it doesn't limit the player with cheap fixed camera angles or stiff controls. Everything is up to your skill as well as to how you manage to make the most of your ammo and healing items. That said, if you play your cards right, it's very possible to make it to the latter chapters with ammo to spare, but the shooting mechanics feel so good that I didn't even care.

 I... I just couldn't decide. On one hand, Megaman X is phenomenal, it's amazing, and guess what, X collection includes X2 and X3, which are really good, as well as X4 which is just as good as X. There's also X5 which is good and.... just ignore X6. But then there's Maverick Hunter X, the remake hits all the right notes, and for what little it got wrong, it got so much right to counterbalance it. And the new Vile Mode is a blast and offers an alternate way to play same ol' fantastic Megaman X. Technically, X Collection 'should' win since it offers the same quality, but it also offers quantity, but you just can't write off Maverick Hunter X, which is the perfect example of a remake done right.
 So instead of choosing between them, I picked both of them. It's my blog, I can cheat if I want to.

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