Creative approaches to the RPG genre make this game worth playing

Dragon’s Dogma might not have a lot of dragon-slaying action in it, but it more than made up for it with its riveting combat, deep class system, and engaging Pawn mechanic.

It has been 9 years since its original release on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The game may have looked outdated by today’s graphical standards as does its relatively short main story, but many of its supporting mechanics helped the game hold its ground in the action RPG genre to this day.

Even in its opening hours, the game started strong with its character creation section. The player is…

Let’s have a look into three of his finest works so far.

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In every form of entertainment medium, one is bound to encounter musical maestros capable of leaving a lasting impression through their works. Simply put, skillful musical composers.

For instance, the average movie enthusiast might like Hans Zimmer. He is known for his works in The Lion King, Gladiator, The Pirates of the Caribbean, Inception, Interstellar, Dunkirk, and the Dark Knight trilogy. If you’ve recently watched a big blockbuster flick, chances are it was musically composed by Hans Zimmer.

Meanwhile, video game enthusiasts such as myself might recommend Mick Gordon, the composer of Doom 2016 and Doom Eternal. His work on…

Although reserved to side content, these fight songs give you more than just an adrenaline rush

Two Yakuza 0 tracks found in the game’s business side story managed to bring out the unique personalities of its two protagonists in addition to providing players with a thrilling brawl experience.

How one open-world series can benefit from another

Saints Row and Yakuza are two fundamentally different game franchises tackling the open-world crime genre. One is a third-person shooter (later becoming a superhero simulator), the other a beat-em-up (later becoming a turn-based RPG). One still has no reveal trailer for its newest game, while the other is still fresh off a mainline installment release.

It is only a matter of time until they crossover with the Avengers at this point.

Action film aficionados should not be strangers to the Fast & Furious franchise by now. Known for its humble beginnings involving illegal street racing, the franchise has evolved into a mega-blockbuster film series with world-ending espionage plotlines complemented with over the top action set pieces that keeps on raising the bar with every new installment. Naturally the newest installment, Fast and Furious 9 or F9 as it is called, is no different.

F9’s story started with Dominic “Dom” Toretto (Vin Diesel) and Letty Ortiz (Michelle Rodriguez) settling in retirement for the fourth time in the franchise to raise Dom’s son…

Some games deserve to return more than others. These are those games.

Games come and games go. Such is the reality of the video game industry. Some games overstay their welcome, others didn’t get to see the light of day.

And then there are some games that had their time in the spotlight, only for their spark to dim out, resulting in the games being put in stasis, waiting for another chance of revival. These games fall into the category, and I am going to elaborate on why I want them to make a glorious return to the gaming industry.

As a disclaimer, this story refers to game FRANCHISES, which means that…

This might get updated once the third volume comes out.

The second season of the adult animated anthology has just been aired on Netflix. The first season (or ‘volume’ as how it is referred to) was one of my all-time favorites among the Netflix library, and the tease of a second volume was one of the reasons I kept on renewing my subscription.

And now that I have watched ALL Love, Death, & Robots episode, I believe the time calls for a quick review for each and every short that has graced my Netflix list. This quick review is entirely subjective, of course. …

Only a drunk genius can come up with the screenplay for Citizen Kane.

Old as the film may be, Citizen Kane (1941) was often regarded as one of the best films of all time. From the story to the filmmaking technique involved, the film is still subject to praise to this day even though it was made during the classical black-and-white period. It also gave Orson Welles his claim to fame as one of the best film directors of all time.

However, Welles wasn’t the only writer to the film’s complex and layered story. Instead, majority of Citizen Kane’s story was written by Herman Jacob “Mank” Mankiewicz, a renowned Hollywood scriptwriter. This is…

An in-game tutorial that lasted six hours long turned out to be the best of its kind.

Every video game in existence must have a tutorial. How are you supposed to play a game if you don’t know how to play it in the first place?

It is also no secret that some video games did their tutorial sections better than others. They were immersive without being ambiguous and informative without being intrusive. They did their jobs well, and when the button prompts start to disappear, players were able to play the games on their own like a toddler finally being able to walk on their two legs.

Not every game benefited from the same tutorial treatment…

Have you ever played through a game and thought, “Man, the title doesn’t feel right”, or “the game doesn’t match the title”? I for one have been through those kinds of experience, and I’ve been through it enough to be able to write an article about it.

That’s not to say these games were undeserving of their respective titles. Some, if not all of them, are great games in their own right. What I’m trying to say here is that in my opinion, the content, concept, and direction that these games took does not match with the franchise that they…

Anselmo Jason

I write about what I like. I like video games, movies, and a little bit of anime.

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