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Game of the Year 2013 (Gry Edition)

Friends, hobos, countrymen, lend me your ears!

No, I mean it, I need a new pair of ears. I can’t hear anything over the sound of how my mind was blown by last year’s best game holy shit that was something!!! Ahem. What I wanted to say is, just in time for the Academy Awards I have come to talk about my personal game of the year. I wanted to do this ever since the new year started, look back at the games that have been released in 2013 and that I played, which… weren’t that many, frankly. Which is a shame, but once you have an actual job, there’s barely any time to spend big money on a new game, because you know you barely get to play it, so you spend little money on an old game.

And while I was quite confident that I got my hands on the (subjectively) best games released last year, it was still tough to decide on a best one, because all of them have felt a bit… mediocre. Very few to none had a really original concept (mind you, I don’t count indie games, because it’s far more important to me what the big productions are doing to justify their spot in the market) and to be honest, I’m not even sure which ones were released in 2013 and are instead already way older than that. And with some, it’s kind of a grey area, like Persona 4 Golden, which is an amazing remake of an already amazing game, but can hardly be seen as the best game of the year because the original was released back in 2008/09. And thus began my mission to find a game that can keep up with Persona 4, not under the same aspects, but feeling just as amazing.

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Posted by on 02/03/2014 in Games, Internet, Random News

 

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Review: Persona 4 – The Animation


Persona 4 Golden is out now in Europe for PlayStation Vita, and this is something I planned since it was announced, as Persona 4 is one of my favorite games of all time and the anime based on it is simply hilarious. This picture conveys it pretty well, even if it’s just based on a single episode (you know which one). Credits to Kate Beaton for the original version of the comic. Yeah, that’s it. Persona 4 is probably one of the best RPGs ever, so there’s not a lot to say about it that hasn’t already been said. Play it, and you will never want to return to real life again… well, until you’re done. Then it’s back to normality for you. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to pee. Cheers!

 
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Posted by on 23/02/2013 in Anime/Manga

 

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Review: Corpse Party – Book of Shadows

I was just remembering the last time I played Dead Space. You know, when I pointed a gun at a necromorph… and shot it! Man, that was some intense shit, dude. Did you know it’s better with Kinect? *ka-ching* Thanks EA. *sniffs money* What do you mean, I’m a little late for that joke? What joke? Am I missing something?

So yeah, horror games. Strange subject that is. Some build up the tension by having a creepy atmosphere, some surprise you with jump scares and others just freak you out with cruel footage. But they all have one thing in common: the mystery surrounding the game ceases a little after the first game, and you’re left with just mostly violence. Is that the case for Book of Shadows as well? Let’s look into it. And don’t worry, just like with the review about the first game, I won’t spoil anything.

I mean, you did read that review and then played the game, right? You better do it and return afterwards, or Nana’ll get mad. JonTron reference anyone? No? Okay…

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Posted by on 04/02/2013 in Adventure, Games

 

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Random News: Modern Gods and Medieval Demons

WHAT IS THIS?!

WHAT IS THIS?!?!

HOW IS- Alright, let’s just say sorry first for being a little late, but I had to wipe all the coffee from my screen first. Y’know I was trying to study for my exam this saturday, minding my own business when suddenly I notice how there are suddenly a lot of Tweets about a single subject, something awesome I would almost not have noticed due to my increased absence from the internet. Just… just take a look.

Back to my initial question: WHAT IS THIS? HOW IS IT A THING?!

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I have no clue what this is about, but the evidence we have is sufficent enough. All I know is that I WANT IT! I mean, two of my most loved franchises combined into one game, this is the best fangasm-inducing message since Project X Zone!!!

Nintendo, you have won. I surrender. I will get a Wii U. This was the trigger that decided on it. I thought Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate was good news already, but DAMN. That’s it. I’m out of words I could say about this. Except: fuck all talk about PS4 and 720. Sony and Microsoft, look at what Nintendo does and learn from it. Consoles alone will not bring you success, it’s the library of available games that does! Look at the Vita, a technically advanced beast. Think about that before even thinking about a new console! Cheers!

 
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Posted by on 23/01/2013 in Random News

 

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The Moore Log: Final Fantasy III

Hey y’all! Happy post-Halloween everyone and welcome to the only space I’m provided with to talk about Final Fantasy games and more! Before I continue with the third installment in the series, let’s take a look at something else first. Squeenix was holding a Final Fantasy Super Fan contest. Fans of the series had the chance to prove they are the most determined of their kind by making a video about why they should receive the title and the grand prize of having your name listed in the credit roll of the next Final Fantasy game. Wow! Too bad I misunderstood the purpose and lost by default. I thought we were supposed to decorate a fan with Final Fantasy stuff to make it a ‘super fan’ and film it for a minute or less… Whoooooooops…? Well, you can’t spell Fantasy without ‘fan’, right? Heh, I’m so witty today.

Well, no, of course I didn’t. I wouldn’t be the right person for this title. In fact, I think no one would. In the eyes of Square Enix, the greatest fan is the one with the biggest collection of merchandise and costumes, the person that shove them the most money into their throats, while in my own eyes, it’s the person who spent a lot of time with the series, knows every game inside and outside and loves each installment equally. Let’s be honest: no such a person exists in this dimension. And if a person like that does exist, I envy him he or she probably didn’t even know about this contest in time.

So that’s that! Now let’s take a look at Final Fantasy III. And no, it’s not Final Fantasy VI, you silly old generation people. Here at the Moore Log, we do the counting the japanese way. Well, technically it’s roman numerals BUT I DON’T CARE!!!

So Final Fantasy III is a game. Yup. Definitely a game. I’m not so sure of it sometimes, but yes, according to the Wiki, it is. It’s also very similar to the first Final Fantasy game called Final Fantasy, as it doesn’t have pre-named main characters like Final Fantasy II did. That is, until the DS remake came up.

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Posted by on 18/11/2012 in The Moore Log

 

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The Moore Log: Final Fantasy II


Finally doing another one of these. When did I say do I want to finish this series? December? We’ll see about that!

So, last time, I was talking about the original Final Fantasy game and even how I got introduced into the whole RPG business. Today, we can just skip all of this and lay the focus on just the game. What do we have? What does the title say?

Oh, no… please, I don’t even…

I said no! Damn it… You see, back in the NES era, game developers had the habit to make sequels very different from the successful originals that even made the sequels possible, like Zelda II: The Adventure of Link – Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest – Waldo II: The Great Waldo Search – and of course Final Fantasy II: Not So Final Anymore, eh?! They were probably under the impression people don’t want to play the same game twice. Well good thing they learned from that mistake because now we have good games like Super Mario Warfare 3: Ultimate Edition now with additional DLC you can buy right when the game comes out!!! Who needs difference?!?!

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Posted by on 30/09/2012 in The Moore Log

 

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The Moore Log: Final Fantasy I

Hey, Homura! Long TIME, no see! … Wait, wrong time travel joke.

Before going past this point, read this post to understand what I’m doing here why. Basically I’m just a fanperson, writing the memories of his favorite game series down, while trying not to spaz out too much from all this.

Ah, the very first Final Fantasy title, simply called Final Fantasy. As you can see, I’m going to talk about these games in the order they were released, not the order I played them in. In fact, this was the last Final Fantasy I finished (not counting XIII-2), so that’s a bit of an irony there. A kind warning: In the next few paragraphs I’m just going to talk about how I even got to play this game, so if you want to skip that and read about the game, just scroll down past the picture. Pictures will always serve as some sort of milestone in these posts.

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Posted by on 09/09/2012 in The Moore Log

 

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