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Video Game Tag

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I want to thank Gamers UnitedGG Blog for tagging me for this video game tag. Unlike most tag posts, I will be sharing you my video game side. Besides watching anime and watching movies, I love to video games. Once you are done, go check out their blogs for more video game posts and nerd topics.

Rules:

  • Thank & Tag the Blogger
  • Answer the Questions
  • Tag Other Bloggers (Your choice on the number of challengers)

Questions:

  • What is your favorite video game genre (I.E. RPG, FPS, MMO, etc.).

I like video games such as action adventure series and with a great story. Games like Final Fantasy XV, Kingdom Hearts, Batman Arkham games are my type of games. I like games where I feel like I am hero and part of an epic story.

  • Which system do you prefer to game on?

Currently Playstation 4. I like the Nintendo games and systems but I mostly play Playstation games. I am part Sony and Nintendo.

  • Who is your favorite video game character?

I think my favorite character would be Noctis Lucis Caelum from Final Fantasy XV. Noctis is an awesome main character with awesome abilities. He is also a cool chilled guy who also cares about his friends. I also respect him and sympathize him on his duties in the game.

  • Which game do you believe has the best plot?

I think the game with the best story would be the Batman Arkham games ( I haven’t played Origins). I enjoyed interacting with the characters, good and evil, and feeling like I am Batman.

Personally

  • What game gave the most hype but didn’t deliver?

Personally, the one game that got too much hype was Sonic the Hedgehog 2006. Back when the PS3 and Xbox 360 were barely released and when E3 released the trailer for Sonic 06, my friends in school were all excited to play the game. Unfortunately, once I got a PS3 and got this game, I was disappointed. The game was awful.

  • What game are you waiting for?

Currently, I am waiting for Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy VII Remake.

  • If you were taken to an island and  forced to only play 3 games, which 3 games would you choose?

The three games I would be willing to play would Sonic Adventure 2: Battle, Final Fantasy XV and Transformers: Devastation.

  • Which games do you feel have the best replay value,

I am already fanboy and everyone knows what I will say but I think Final Fantasy XV has the best replay value. The game has a huge open world environment and it has many missions and items ready to be explored. You can also fish for all kinds of fish or help Ignis collect recipes.

  • Name 1 Game that you think everyone should play?

I say either the Uncharted games, or Kingdom Hearts series. They both have a likeable main characters and the gameplay is pretty easy to follow.

  • What game did you grow up on?

I think I grew up playing the classic Super Mario Bros on the NES and Sonic the Hedgehog on the Sega Game Gear.

  • Which game would you like to see come back?

In my opinion, I feel like Jak and Daxter should come back. I really like Naughty Dog’s games and after hearing Crash Bandicoot coming back for this year, I was hyped. It stinks even after years, they are still making Ratchet and Clank games but Jack and Daxter games.

Nominations (I am just going to list only 5)

Otaku Gamer Zone: https://otakugamerzone.com/

Another Gaming Day: https://anothergamingday.wordpress.com/

The Anikatsuki: https://theanikatsuki.wordpress.com/

Mahddboy: https://mahddyboy.wordpress.com/

Archi-Anime: https://heyitszel.wordpress.com/

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Final Fantasy XV game review

After a decade of waiting, the long awaited Final Fantasy game Final Fantasy XV (previously called Final Fantasy Versus XIII) is finally released. With many promotional videos, anime, movie and apps and delays, Final Fantasy XV brings the fun and enjoyment for those who have waited for a long time. In this review, I will be discussing the gameplay, story and value and let you know if this game is worth buying. I won’t be spoiling the story here so don’t worry. Final Fantasy XV is owned by Square Enix and the game is available for PS4 and Xbox One.

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Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue Limited Edition unboxing review

Better than never I always say. This is another unboxing posts and it will be super short. This post will be covering the limited edition version to the recent Square Enix game Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue Limited Edition. This game came out on January 24 but since I preordered online, I got this game on Saturday, January 28th. People ordered the Limited Edition receives the game in different cover box and an exclusive Disney Pin.

On the cover of the box, the cover is displayed with the game’s title along with simple patterns and symbols. The game also includes the actual hard case of the standard game with the characters on it. Unlike my Deluxe Edition to the Final Fantasy XV game, the box was cardboard or one of those plastic boxes; it has some bends and it was not a steelbook case. The pin was pretty to cool have. It was very small and it was my first pin I ever got.

Overall

The Limited Edition pretty cool to have especially if you are a Disney fanatic. If you are pin lover, this is a must have and if you want to own a second pin to the previous one if you preoredered Kingdom Hearts HD. 2.5 Remix. If you are not much pin fan, you are better off just buying the standard game. Getting this edition doesn’t come with any dlcs not even an artbook like 1.5. If you want this game, you better off with the standard.

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Square Enix news: Dissidia Arcade Story Mode! FFXV DLC Suits Delayed?!

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If you played the Dissidia games like myself on the PSP, you may have been following the news from Japan that there is an arcade game of the recent Dissidia game, Dissidia Final Fantasy, only exclusive in Japan. There are no newsin regards if it will be released through out the world but recent news states a console version is being made and unlike the arcade version, the console will have a story mode. Rumor has it that if the game reaches hgh demands and gets popular, this game could become an addition as an eSport!

To those who don’t know Dissidia, Dissidia Final Fantasy is a fighting game spinoff featuring fan favorite Final Fantasy characters. Players can play as the good and bad guys and duke it out in memorable worlds. In the past, Dissidia first started off in the PSP and later got a sequel.

Final Fantasy XV DLC

If you remembered the past news, it was confirmed that Final Fantasy XV will be releasing a dlc costume pack for Noctis and his friends called the Magitek Exosuits. However, recent news states that the suits dlc will be delayed and with a unconfirmed release date. The staff will modify and edit the costumes. Reason being is because it resembles the upcoming Sentai movie Power Rangers (movie comes out in March 24 in USA. July 15 in Japan).

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However, the upcoming Booster Pack will be released on February 21 but without the DLC costumes.

Special Final Fantasy News

This year marks the 30 years of Final Fantasy. Today, I collected a lot of news regarding to Final Fantasy!

Final Fantasy VII Remake

Besides the 30th anniversary to the Final Fantasy franchise, this year on January 31 marks 20 years of Final Fantasy VII. Square Enix unveiled a key image displaying the images of the protagonist Cloud and the antagonist Sephiroth in the upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake. Tetsuya Nomura, well-known for making FF games and Kingdom Hearts, will be working on the game for PS4. The game date is unknown but it will be for PS4 and in multiple game series.

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Square Enix also revealed that the mobile smart phone game Mobius Final Fantasy will be added to PC/steam. Here is what will the game will include according to Anime News Network:

“Project leader Naoki Hamaguchi noted that the PC version will not have compressed assets, so the 3D models will have a higher resolution. The game will also support up to 4K resolution and higher framerates up to 120fps. Players can sync their account between the game’s mobile and PC versions to play and continue progress on either version.”

A collaboration is planned to be added with game where players team up with Cloud and fight Shinra and the Mako Reactors.

Here is what the game is about:

“Created by an all-star development team including producer Yoshinori Kitase and writer Kazushige Nojima – known for their work on the acclaimed FINAL FANTASY VII and upcoming FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE – MOBIUS FINAL FANTASY is the story of a man who wakes up in a world called Palamecia with no memory of his past. There, he finds himself tasked with bringing hope to the world by unraveling a mysterious prophecy around the legendary warrior of light.”

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As an added bonus to Final Fantasy VII, Square Enix other title Kingdom Hearts paid tribute to the popular game. On the Twitter account, the Kingdom Hearts Twitter posted up a picture of Sora posing like Cloud in front of Yen Sid’s castle. The image pays a homage and reference to the 1997 Playstation 1 cover of Final Fantasy VII.

Final Fantasy XV

If you enjoyed the Moogle Chocobo Carnival, get ready for more Final Fantasy XV goodies!

Announced today, Square Enix announced that they will be releasing Noctis’s friend Gladiolus’ episode DLC. In this DLC, players play as Noctis friend and bodyguard Gladiolus (or Gladio) and go through his adventure and team up with Cor. Cor is an ally to Final Fantasy XV but his appearnace was hidden throughout the game. In this DLC, players will learn more from the expanded story and even encounter the enemy Gilgamesh. Gladiolus Episode is expected to be released on March 28th.

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Another episode is expected to be released but not until June 2017. Players will be able to play as the blond hair shooter Prompto. There is not much about his episode but it will be available this June.

On February 21, another DLC is expected to be released but it’s not an episode. The DLC pack is called the “Booster Pack” or “Booster Pack+”. Just like the Festive Pack, this new DLC will have both a paid and free version. The pack includes a “Power Ranger” like suit called the Magitek Exosuits. These suits will make players stronger, invincible and increase fishing skills but only for a little bit.

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Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age

Last but not least, Square Enix released details on the upcoming remastered game Final Fantasy XII but it will be under the name Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age. The release dates on are here on the image:

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The game is a international remake of Final Fantasy XII with additional features and upgrades. The upgrades include updated backgrounds, character models, and font, as well as movie scenes. The game will also feature both English and Japanese audio tracks, will have 7.1ch surround sound, and will feature the original soundtrack and updated tracks. Players can switch between the two soundtracks in the game’s settings. Additionally, the new game will shorten loading times, add an auto-save function, and improve the high-speed mode. The agme will also include the exclusive Final Fantasy XII International Zodiac Job System game. According to ANN, it will  have a new job system that featured 12 License Boards (instead of one in the original game) representing 12 different jobs. The game also featured a new trial mode, and a new game plus feature, among other upgrades and changes.

That’s all the for the Final Fantasy news!

Last week news: Boruto movie in English! Marvel x Square Enix Avengers game?

With so much that happened last week, I found some juicy news to share!

Boruto: Naruto the Movie

Announced this Saturday, the Naruto movie Boruto: The Naruto Movie will finally be in English Dub and made for home DVD and Blu-Ray. Viz Media is in charge of the Dub and license. The movie is set to be released on March 28th. The voice of Boruto (Naruto and Hinata’s son) is done by Amanda Celine Miller; Sarada (Sakura and Sasuke’s daughter) is Cherami Leigh and Mitsuki (a friend to Boruto and Sarada) is Robbie Daymond. Here is the plot for the movie:

With Naruto as the Seventh Hokage, Hidden Leaf Village is planning to host the Chunin Exams to train new shinobi from the village and from their allied villages. Among the entrants are Sasuke’s daughter, Sarada, Mitsuki, an exceptionally talented yet mysterious shinobi… And Boruto, Naruto’s talented but impetuous son.
Meanwhile, Sasuke who’s been on a mission in another dimension appears before Naruto to warn of a strange impending danger. Shrouded with an evil aura, Momoshiki and Kinshiki appear and attempt to assassinate Naruto. Petrified, Boruto is shielded by Naruto, only to disappear in front of Boruto’s own eyes.

Speaking of Viz, if you missed out on watching the Sailor Moon R: The Movie that happened 2 weeks ago, you can preorder a copy of the DVD and Blu-Ray. The movie is set to be released on April 18.

Square Enix and Marvel

Announced last week, Square Enix and Marvel made a huge announcement that these two companies are planing a special Marvel Avengers project. This project will be a game featuring the Avengers. Based on the description, the company Crystal Dynamics (well-known for the Tomb Raider series) and developer Eidos-Montréal (Deus Ex) will be involved with the game. It is also noted that besides this game, other games from this collaboration will be releasing as well. The Avengers project game is expected to be announced for 2018!

Nintendo News: Wii U’s last game and Android games!

Nintendo got some some major news for 2017!

Wii U

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Announced today, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime confirmed that the upcoming video game The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wind will be the last Wii U game for the Nintendo Wii U. However, Fils-Aime also mentioned that they will continue to do online service for games like Mario Kart and Splatoon. The Wii U’s life span will still continue.

Android

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Already released for iOS phones, Nintendo will be releasing the Super Mario game app Super Mario Run for Android devices. Players can pre-register at the Google Play site now. The game will be released for Android on March.

I couldn’t find other news, but Nintendo will also be releasing the game Fire Emblem Heroes for Android and iOS as well. In this game, you, as a summoner, will use characters from the Fire Emblem world and fight your way against the enemy.

The game will be available on February 2nd.

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6 Years of Square Portal | Thank you!

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Dear Reader,

Today marks the 6th anniversary of Square Portal and I’d like to thank you for your support and love! It’s hard to believe I’ve been doing this for over half a decade already and still have a drive to push things forward – very passionately! Well, with impressive and exciting games, side projects, events, amazing community, new friends – even personal growth –  it’s hardly surprising, as they all have made the journey extremely memorable and highlighting my life as an individual. So, Thank You!

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Unboxing – Final Fantasy XV Deluxe Edition (late post!)

This is a special unboxing post of the video game I preordered Final Fantasy XV Deluxe Edition for the PS4. This was originally planned for the official release, November 29, 2016, but things got too busy at that time. So this may be late but I will be showing you what the Deluxe Editon has and what it looks like compared to the standard version. This game is also available for Xbox One.

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