Metroid Prime (2002) vs Zelda: Twilight Princess (2006) which was better?

As far as top action-adventure games from the 00’s decade are concerned there are many exciting titles that instantly comes to mind. For the Nintendo GameCube which was released back in ’01 two of the biggest action-adventure titles for that console included Metroid Prime and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. Metroid Prime was a game that exceeded the expectations of many people especially considering the fact that people had waited since ’93 for the game before it was released in November 2002. The original Metroid Prime game was praised by fans and critics alike for its visuals, sound effects along with Nintendo’s ability to successfully develop a 3D installment to the series which became popular in 2D. Since its release Metroid Prime was named “Game Of the Year” by multiple gaming publications such as GameSpy, GameSpot, Edge and EGM and had rivaled the likes of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City as far as popularity is concerned.

As popular as the Metroid series was back in the 00’s with the trilogy of games that we saw between ’02-’07 some would argue in favor of Zelda: Twilight Princess in being a better action-adventure game. Twilight Princess was a game that many people praised for various reasons such as its graphics and its controls especially the return of Z-targeting on the Wii (L-targeting on GameCube). Also, the artificial intelligence was more challenging in Twilight Princess which added to the game’s overall replay value. As far as overall sales are concerned Zelda: Twilight Princess sold close to 9 million altogether for GameCube and Wii combined and eventually received an HD remake on the Wii-U in early 2016. As far as which title was more superior between Metroid Prime and Zelda: Twilight Princess is debatable and really depends on what series you are more a fan of.

Upcoming Switch Games- Dead by Daylight: (2019)

As far as upcoming video games are concerned there have been many interesting titles announced for the Nintendo Switch in relation to 2019. However, the fact that we are going to see Dead By Daylight a survival horror game for the Switch console is something that may come as a surprise to many people. For those who do not know Dead By Daylight was developed by Behaviour Interactive and was published by both Starbreeze Interactive & Behaviour Interactive during different type periods for Microsoft Windows. Dead By Daylight was originally released for PC back in Summer 2016 before being ported to the Xbox One/PS4 in June 2017. Dead By Daylight is an interesting title especially since it allows players to take the role of a group of survivors or killers to compete certain tasks. As one of seventeen survivors players have to do everything they can to stay alive while being hunted down by the killers.

As one of fifteen killers players will have the objective of hunting down the survivors in order to destroy them. Throughout, the game players will be able to utilize various perks that they have earned that will give players especially abilities that will help them compete their objectives while adding a bit more excitement to Dead By Light in general. The visuals produced by the Unreal Engine 4 makes Dead By Light seem more spookier than other survival horror titles making it a cool game to own this upcoming Fall. Dead By Light definitely has the potential to be an attraction on the Nintendo Switch since there are not too many games within that genre that is currently on the hybrid console. The expected release date for the Switch port of Dead By Light is September 24th. It will be interesting to see how popular Dead By Light becomes on the Nintendo Switch in Fall 2019.

Square Enix set to reveal new Avengers game at E3 2019!!!

There has been so much exciting news within the gaming world within the past five months in relation to 2019 to a point where it feels almost overwhelming. As far as film & movies are concerned everyone has been talking about Avenger’s Endgame which was released in America back on April 26th. Not only was Avenger’s Endgame considered to be one of the best superhero movies of the 10’s decade but the film ended grossing over $2.7 billion in worldwide in the box office making it one of the most successful movies ever created. With the of Avengers Endgame many people are also thrilled to know that Square Enix will be revealing a new Avengers game next month at E3 2019. As it currently stands Square Enix’s new Avengers project is expected to appear on consoles such as the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows. We have no idea what genre Square Enix’s new Avengers game will be in.

However, Square Enix generally specializes in RPG titles so its possible that it could be an action role-playing game or even an action-adventure. Either way, Square Enix’s upcoming reveal for this new Avengers game is going to be huge and is set to take place at their E3 conference on June 10th at 6pm PT/ 2am BST. Hopefully, we learn a ton of details about the Avengers project on June 10th along with the possibly being of the game being released before 2020.

Will Nintendo’s online multiplayer gameplay for Super Mario Maker 2 effect its overall success?

As many people know Super Mario Maker 2 is set to be released for the Nintendo Switch this upcoming month in June 2019. The intended release date for Super Mario Maker 2 is June 28th and is considered to be the highly anticipated sequel to the original Mario Maker game which came out in September 2015. As far as recent news regarding Super Mario Maker 2 is concerned we have learned some additional details regarding the online multiplayer game mode. It has been revealed that players will not be able to play against friends in relation to the online multiplayer game mode. Instead, players will be randomly matched with other people which is interesting since it could possibly have either a positive or detrimental effect on the replay value of Super Mario Maker 2.

With all of the new features in Super Mario Maker 2 such the brand new story mode, items and staging materials for players to create their own levels; the online multiplayer gameplay is something that seems of minimal importance in relation to the game’s overall success. The fact that Super Mario Maker 2 has more offline in-game content than its predecessor almost assures that the game will be a huge success. In fact, it would not be surprising if Super Mario Maker 2 ended up selling more than its ’15 predecessor especially since the Nintendo Switch is a more popular game console than the Wii-U and arguably the Nintendo 3DS.

Did stiff competition hurt the success of Mass Effect: Andromeda?

As many people know the Mass Effect series had consisted of various Action RPG’s titles that were popular between the late 00’s-early 10’s. The last game the very last major game that we got to see in the Mass Effect series was Andromeda which came out back in March 2017 for PlayStation 4, PC along with the Xbox One. Since it release Mass Effect Andromeda was not praised to the same extent as the previous installments within the series by fans and critics. While many people adored the combat system that Mass Effect Andromeda had to offer it was criticized for technical issues in relation to its user interface. Also, some would argue that the Mass Effect series was starting to lose its luster after the second or third installment depending on who ask. While the Mass Effect trilogy was very interesting due to the ability for players to carry over progress within the trilogy the competition had started to become more intense within the Action-RPG genre of gaming.

Within the past couple of years we got to see the release of games such as Final Fantasy XV, Horizon Zero Dawn along with Monster Hunter: World which were among some of the best games we got to see for the PS4 between 2016-2018. By the time we got to the year 2017 it seemed like the Mass Effect series was starting to become old and there are some who believe that the series needed a hiatus. Despite, Andromeda being a solid Action-RPG title the Mass Effect trilogy from ’07-’12 were are still considered to be the best games within the entire series. As it currently stands its unlikely that we will see a another Mass Effect game anytime within the next couple of years unless Electronic Arts says otherwise.

Will there ever be a Dead Space 4?

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As far as the survival horror genre is gaming is concerned the Dead Space series which originated back in 2008 has been very popular between the late 00’s-early 10’s. The last game within the Dead Space series that we got to see was released back in February 2013 for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows. Despite, being well received by fans and critics alike Dead Space 3 was never ported to next generation consoles such as the PlayStation 4 and did not sell as much as its predecessor Dead Space 2 from 2011. For years some have speculated that Electronic Arts have decided that the Dead Space series needed a hiatus. However, there has been no talk or announcements within the past six years about the development of a Dead Space 4. Besides Visceral Games the developer for all three Dead Space titles became defunct back in October 2017. This would raise the question on who would work on the development of Dead Space 4.

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If the demand is high enough we can possibly get a Dead Space 4 through a kickstarter campaign online. However, there are many who feel that the Dead Space series has ran its course and should be left alone altogether. If Electronic Arts re-released HD versions of the Dead Space trilogy for current generation consoles such as the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One all in one package that would definitely be an attraction amongst gamers who are fans of the survival-horror genre. As far as the possibility of seeing a Dead Space 4 in the future is concerned it’s something that seems unlikely at this time.

Dead Space 2 (2011) vs Dying Light (2015) which game was more successful ?

As far as big survival horror games are concerned in relation to the 10’s decade there is no question that Dead Space 2 and Dying Light were both considered to be big following their respective releases. As far as the survival-horror genre is concerned the Dead Space series in general has her very interesting since its inception in 2008. In fact, the entire Dead Space trilogy has generally been praised by fans and critics alike with the first installment arguably being the best. But from a sales standpoint Dead Space 2 was probably the most successful game out of the trilogy since it managed to reach up to 4 million units worldwide.  The gameplay for Dead Space 2 allows players to solve various puzzles while upgrading their weapons, armor and other accessories throughout the game. The zero-G environments in Dead Space 2 also added more depth to the game’s realism which blends well with the dark atmospheric tone and the name of the game itself. Dead Space 2 reportedly had a budget of at least $120 million with two years of development going into it before its initial release in January 2011.

While Dead Space 2 was a huge attraction within the survival horror genre back in 2011 many argue that Dying Light was just as popular following its release in 2015. While Dead Space 2 was a third person survival horror game Dying Light emphasized first person gameplay and had better visuals since it was released on stronger consoles such as PlayStation 4 and Xbox One opposed to PS3/Xbox 360. Along with having a robust melee combat system the day/night cycle for Dying Light was impressive especially since it had a significant effect on the level of difficulty that players had in dealing with zombies. Zombies were generally tougher to destroy at night than the day and forced players to often think on their feet while developing strategies on how to stay alive.

The fact that Dying Light had a co-op multiplayer mode that allowed up to four players was also very cool. However, might put the multiplayer game mode in Dead Space 2 over that of Dying Light especially since players had the could choose to be on a team of Necromorphs versus the Sprawl Security forces in Outbreak mode. As far sales are concerned Dying Light has managed to reach at least 5 million copies surpassing that of Dead Space 2. Since January 2015 Dying Light has been looking sweet on the Chrome Engine 6 and gamers are still waiting for Techland to produce Dying Light 2. While the gaming world has also been waiting to see a Dead Space 4 since 2013 we have heard no announcements from Electronic Arts since then about it being a possibility in the future. But in terms of which game was more successful between the two survival horror games some would probably put Dying Light over Dead Space 2.

Will Google Stadia & Apple Arcade dramatically effect the sales of the PlayStation 5?

As far as the gaming world is concerned the Fall of 2019 looks very promising especially considering the fact that competition is starting to grow between different companies. Since the early 00’s Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo have been seen as the top entities within the gaming world and that has also been the case during the 10’s decade. However, the changing landscape within the gaming world is likely to create a significant change especially streaming and downloading video games have become more popular throughout the 10’s decade. In fact, services such as Google Stadia along with Apple Arcade is starting to make people reconsider the idea of purchasing a game console altogether since its more expensive in the long run. In fact, the concept of producing physical games in the forms of CD’s or cartridges seems obsolete at this point which makes people wonder how it’s going to effect the sales of consoles like the Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and the upcoming PlayStation 5 console which is expected to be released sometime between 2020-2021.

While the PlayStation 5 has been said to be backwards with older generation PS4 games it has been implied following the Game Developers Conference back in March 2019 that the Google Stadia service might be more cost-effective than buying video game consoles. While Google Stadia has been often referred to as the the next Netflix of gaming Apple Arcade is a subscription service that allows people to enjoy hundreds of exclusive video games that will not be available on any other game system. As far as what type of effect both services while have on Sony’s PS5 in relation to its success or lack of is something that remains to be seen. However, considering the fact that Microsoft & Sony have recently formed a partnership for shared activities involving cloud gaming services in response to the emergence Google Stadia is one that interesting. The console wars has definitely taken an interesting turn to say the least especially since things are likely to become more unpredictable within the couple of years.

Upcoming Games- RAD: (2019)

There are various upcoming video games that people are talking about as we progress throughout 2019. One of the few upcoming titles that will be appearing this summer on multiple game systems including the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows is RAD. For those who do not know RAD is a 80’s themed post-apocalyptic action rouge-like game developed by Double Fine Productions and published by Bandi Namco Entertainment. RAD is basically about a young boy who lives in a world inhabited by mutants. While living among mutants he must do everything in his power to survive as he battles throughout various different in the game. RAD presents players with a top-down third person perspective and lush neon visuals that will easily keep players in engaged as they fight for survival throughout the game.

As it currently stands RAD is expected to appear on multiple game systems in Summer on August 20th. As a action rouge-lite video game RAD could definitely stand out on a console such as the Nintendo Switch along with various other indy titles that we have seen within the past two years. However, RAD would most likely be a bigger attraction on Steam than any of the game consoles in general; either RAD is just another game to look forward to this upcoming summer.

Square Enix collaborates with Penguin Random House for new FFXIV project!!!!

As far as modern day Action-RPG’s one of the hottest video games that we have seen within the past couple of years is Final Fantasy XV which was released back in November 2016. Since its initial release Final Fantasy XV has appeared for multiple game systems including the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows and has generally been well received by fans and critics alike. Not only was Final Fantasy XV a success on multiple countries such as the United States, Japan and the United Kingdom it ended up becoming the ninth best selling video game for the PlayStation 4. Final Fantasy XV ended selling at leadership 2.5 million units worldwide and is a game that people still enjoy playing to this day. For those who are huge fans of the Final Fantasy series in general you will be happy to know that Square Enix have recently formed a partnership with a popular American publishing company known as Penguin Random House to create novels, mangas and artbooks in relation to FFXV.

As it currently stands we have no idea when the literature involving FFXV will be released. However, Square Enix’s partnership with Penguin Random House looks promising and will definitely attract more gamers who have never played FFXV and want to learn more about it in general. Hopefully, as the year progresses we will learn more details regarding FFXX project as it relates to upcoming literature but for now we are really looking forward to seeing what Square Enix and Penguin Random House has in store us in the future.