Life is Strange: Before The Storm is a masterclass in prequel storytelling. Like the average teenager, Before the Storm is a festering tempest of contradictions - beautiful and haunting, light and heavy, uplifting and crushing.
Final Fantasy XV is a remarkable improvement over the last single player Final Fantasy experience, but I hesitate to say the series is back on track. This train is running sideways and needs a little shove to right itself. What follows is a list of what inspired and infuriated. Enter only if you’ve completed the game, or do not care about spoilers.
In a previous segment, we visited Beat 'Em Ups at their highest and most profitable point. This time, we're looking at how technological shifts took their toll on the genre, outright killed it, and then remade it into something new.
From the mid-eighties to the late-ninties, a single genre of Arcade game ate more quarters than any DDR or Metal Slug machine. Which genre, you might ask? That depends -- Are you a bad enough dude to read an entire article about the history of Beat 'Em Ups?
When the Dynasty Warriors franchise exploded in popularity, Capcom sought to get in on the new hack-and-slash, population-culling genre. The result is Devil Kings, a rebranded, reskinned romp through Japanese history, and it’s one exhausting trek.