Today something wonderful happened in the gaming world. PlayStation announced that Secret of Mana will be re-released in 3D on the Playstation 4 and PS Vita in February 2018. Square Enix sure know how to rock the classics and the Secret of Mana 3D remake is going to be no different. Back in 2015 I wrote about Secret of Mana 3D showcasing the work of Bitplex who created Secret of Mana reimagined in 3D. The work showed stills of Secret of Mana from the SNES and created 3D renditions of those stills making the word seem even more beautiful. Now over two years later we are getting a real release of Secret of Mana 3D with a ton of new perks. How could Secret of Mana get any better? Well it can as Playstation announced three new aspects of gameplay to get excited about: Voiced characters, local multiplayer and a new soundtrack. The local multiplayer alone is enough to excite anybody's gaming palette right?
With the SNES Mini Classic getting released at the end of September it seems like a peak time for the good ol' Super Nintendo with many fans being able to enjoy 22 classic Super Nintendo games all over again including Secret of Mana. So what is it that drives the nostalgia in us? What is it that gets us revved up for classic games? It's different for everybody. This release; Secret of Mana 3D certainly brings in new features to an existing classic RPG.
There's no doubt in my mind that I will be playing Secret of Mana 3D remake and the fact that we can go portable on the PS Vita makes it even more appealing.
Blog post by Gemma @ JuicyGameReviews / TheGebs24
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds has taken the gaming world by storm since it's Early Access release in March 2017. Currently Battlegrounds is only available in the PC but during E3 2017 we learnt that Playerunknown's Battlegrounds will with launching with the upcoming Xbox One X later this year. Rumour has it that Battlegrounds will be landing on the PS4. Let's hope we can get some solid confirmation of that soon!
If you've been sleeping under a rock for the last few months then there's a chance Playerunknown's Battlegrounds wont be on your radar. Battlegrounds is a 100 person Battle Royale game mode and currently playable on one huge map. Battlegrounds can be played solo, with a partner (duos) or in squads of up to 4 players. The last man/woman standing is rewarded with a Chicken Dinner title in the caption of Winner Winner Chicken Dinner. Catchy right? Although not if you're vegetarian.
Battlegrounds for many gamers has become a complete addiction. Brenden Greene, Playerunknown himself recently tweeted that his game now had the highest player count of a non-Valve game. Not too shabby for a game that is yet to launch in full release. This makes me question what greatness is yet to come from Playerunknown's Battlegrounds. Exciting times.
So why is Battlegrounds so enthralling for so many players? First off Battlegrounds captures a stunning yet deadly atmosphere within its world. One minute you'll be camping in your quiet little hideout after beefing out your loadout then before you know it someone is launching a molotov in to your legs! Battlegrounds takes players from zero to sixty in less than one second and with the Battlegrounds connects with players perfectly. For me personally I cannot recall another game that lifted my heart rate so much coupled with feeling huge bursts of adrenaline. Secondly, Battlegrounds can be won with only one kill. You can play defensively right the way down to the last two people in the field. Imagine a giant game of hide and seek because you'll do a lot of hiding as well as searching in Battlegrounds and not just for players either. Nope you'll be searching for the best loadout possible to thrust you to success. "Will there be an AKM behind this door?" I love the feeling of wonder Battlegrounds brings to my mind. It all adds to the rush. Thirdly, Battlegrounds is immensely strategic. The rings of the map start to close on players at certain timed rotations. Camping is impossible all of the time. The actual finishing points on the map are tiny if you're lucky enough to reach the top 10. Why does this matter? Battlegrounds actually covers numerous genre's of games: shooters (FPS and third person), strategy, sandbox, driving and more. That is why it's important. The ring closures of the map change can force players from stealth and directly in to combat. No matter what you enjoy about gaming there will be something for you in Playerunknown's Battlegrounds.
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds - Breaking ground for fans all over (sub author SquishyUnicorn4)
I’ve been playing PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds (PUBGs) it wasn’t a game that was on my radar to get for the PC as I’ve only just brought a gaming PC and my knowledge on games isn’t high.
So my first encounter of Battlegrounds was when TheGebs24 was live streaming it and within half hour I was downloading it. It grabbed my attention straight away.
Playerunknown's Battleground's caught my eye specifically with the mechanics of the game, considering it is an early access game it seemed to flow. Yes, there’s a lot of lag at times and the specs you have to have to play the game is insane, as it chugs the hell out of my pc, I had 8GB of RAM and I have an i5 6400, with a GTX 960 (it is defiantly recommended to have 16GB of ram or more) now I have 24GB of RAM it runs faster but to get max FPS all my settings are on low but don’t let that stop you getting it as it still looks great in my opinion and runs very smooth, for me at least. But also, we must take into count, it’s still early access and this changes with every update.
The looting system is great I love a good looting games and sometimes I get a bit obsessed and I’ve been caught out looting for too long. The design of the inventory is simple and easy to use which is what you want in a game, sometimes this game can be fast paced especially coming into the top 20, so an easy inventory is what is needed.
What I also love about the game is that there is 3 different game modes, which are, Solo’s, Duo’s and Squads. Squads for me is very hard and must have excellent communication with your teammates and all being on the same page when it comes to tactics, otherwise you can all die with a split second. For me I must admit my favourite is Duo’s as there is just two for you, its easy to communicate and to keep an eye on the whereabouts of your teammate and of course only 2 people to kill and look out for and not 4 when it comes to squads.
I’ve found that this game can be very addictive and even if you don’t get that chicken dinner you get pumped for the next match going into to it with a different mindset and change your tactics from the last match. I only have got one chicken dinner with a team of 4 and again on a different server with just 3 of us but was very different to the last. Each game weather its Solo’s, Duo’s or Squads each game is different, every move you make has an impact on the game along with every shot you make. Also when it comes to deciding to make a kill or them go. There’s so much to take into count playing this game and its not just your typical shooter game which is another reason this game caught my eye.
Solo’s is fun to play but as I’ve played all three modes its definably better with friends and I’m excited for the new maps to come in the next update. Things are being added all the time and I’m hyped to the final product (if it makes it) and ultimately when it comes to Xbox with it being my main console I’m definitely super stoked for it.
Back to me now. Playerunknown's Battleground's is going to be huge. I can overlook all of the bugs at present due to it being in early access. Each week Battlegrounds gets an update which continues to improve the mechanics, server stability and more. Currently, Bluehole are working on the Vaulting System and two new maps so exciting things are on the horizon. In the meantime we are always in search for the next Chicken Dinner. I cannot recommend Battlegrounds enough. You can find it on Steam now priced at £26.99. See you out there
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