Dragon Quest Heroes I & II coming soon to western countries?

If you have been a long time fan of the Dragon Quest series since the 80’s or 90’s and still enjoy the set of games that have appeared on various consoles during the 10’s decade then you will be happy to know that some exciting news has recently emerged involving the two Dragon Quest Heroes games. There have been rumors floating around on the Internet that the Dragon Quest Heroes Collection I & II which came out back in 2017 within night possibly be making its way to western countries like America sometime in the near future. Both Dragon Quest Heroes I & II were released separately between 2015 & 2016 . While the Dragon Quest Heroes I & II received average reviews following their respective releases its possible that the game could definitely be somewhat of an attraction on the Nintendo Switch in America. In fact, if Dragon Quest Heroes I & II appeared as a Switch exclusive opposed to be released for consoles such as the PlayStation 4, PS Vita it could have been more of an attraction.

While the PlayStation 4 is more superior than the Nintendo Switch quality wise the Dragon Quest series made a name for itself mainly on Nintendo based consoles dating back to its inception from 1986. Even though, Dragon Quest Heroes I & II might be popular in Japan it might not be as big in countries like America because the western culture is so different. America is a country where violent first and third person shooter games are popular along with action-adventure and action role-playing games. Dragon Quest Heroes I & II might be a game that would appeal to children under the age thirteen or long time fans of the series. Aside from appealing to a certain group or demographic of people in America Dragon Quest Heroes I & II might not be as much of an attraction in America as it was in Japan. If the rumors regarding the western release of Dragon Quest Heroes I & II are true it will be interesting to see how successful they would become in 2020 or 2021.

YouTube’s New Policy On Violent Gaming Content

One of the hottest topics within the gaming world that has been receiving mainstream attention as of late involves changes that YouTube has recently made as it relates to producing violent video game footage. In turns out that those who have YouTube channels and produce violent video game content will have too worry less about age restriction gates. It turns out that YouTube’s new gaming policy went into effect the other day on December 2nd. As of right now violent gaming will be open to everyone opposed to those who claim they are above the age of eighteen which is something many teenagers are probably in favor of. Also, YouTube’s new policy will favor the production of scripted and simulated violence while doing everything it can to reduce the possibility of allowing any that would lead to real world brutality. While many are probably in favor of YouTube’s new policy some are probably against it especially considering the high level of mass shootings that has occurred in America over the past couple of years from 2016-2019.

While arguments have been made by parents and conservatives across America that violent video games are responsible for the high level of violence in America games such as Battlefield V, Mortal Kombat 11, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Call If Duty: Modern Warfare are very popular within the country. It would not be fair to content creators to be hit with age restriction gates especially since most of them have monetized their YouTube accounts for profit and rely on them to make a living. Despite, how people might feel about YouTube’s new gaming policy is one that is definitely interesting and will prove to be beneficial to those who are producers of edgier content and previously ran the risk of having their accounts demonetized for not being family friendly.

Retro Gaming 90’s- Sparkster: (1994)

During the console wars between Nintendo and Sega that took place throughout the 90’s there were so Man big titles that appeared both on the SNES and Genesis that were classics. Sparkster a game that was both developed and published by Konami and released in ’94 may not necessarily be considered a classic by many people ; but it was still a solid platform shooter game during its time on the SNES. Sparkster was considered to be the direct sequel to Rocket Knight Adventures which came out back in ’93 exclusively for the Sega Genesis. As far as visuals and sprites were concerned many people would argue that Sparkster was more superior than Rocket Knight Adventures was on the Genesis console. Also, the soundtrack from Sparkster was pretty good especially the first stage which was arguably one of the most underrated 16-bit theme songs from the early 90’s. The plot for Sparkster was pretty basic and involved the Rocket Knight known as Sparkster trying to rescue a princess by the name of Flora within the kingdom of Eginasem.

The goal of rescuing Princess Flora comes with trying to overcome an onslaught of animal-based soldiers affiliated with the Lioness army; while dealing with a key antagonist known as Rocket Knight Axel Gear who aligned himself to take down Sparkster. The formula used in creating this game seemed intriguing since it took elements from popular platform games if the early 90’s and blended them into one. The damsel in distress element is one that has basically definite Super Mario games since its inception back in the mid 80’s. The idea of having a rival/nemesis to make life more difficult for the main protagonist is somewhat similar to what we got in Sonic the Hedgehog 3 back in ’94 when Knuckles The Echidna made his video game debut. The side scrolling shooter element of Sparkster felt somewhat similar to that of Mega Man X which was released for the SNES back in ’93. Following its initial release the feedback that Sparkster received a positive reception from critics for being an improvement over its predecessor. Despite, Sparkster not being on the same level as games such as Super Mario World, Mega Man X, Super Castlevania IV in relation to the platform genre its still a retro 16-bit that some people are still quite fond of to this day.

Ridge Ridge 8 Cancelled for the Nintendo Switch?

If you are currently a Nintendo Switch owner and have been a huge fan of the Ridge Racer series since 1993 then you will be disappointed to know that the rumored RR 8 schedule to appear on the hybrid console had been cancelled. As to why Ridge Racer 8 has been cancelled is unknown but its one of the titles that was canned around the time when the initial development for Metroid Prime 4 was dropped. It turns out that Bandi Namco was going to utilize the Unreal Engine 4 for Ridge Racer 8 similar to how Nintendo was going to do the same thing for Metroid Prime 4. The information regarding the cancellation of the Ridge Racer 8 game as a Switch exclusive was confirmed by a YouTuber known as Doctre81. Its a bit surprising yet interesting that we were supposed to get Ridge Racer 8 as a Switch exclusive mainly because a majority of the games within the series normally appears on PlayStation consoles.

The last major Ridge Racer title that we got to see on a Nintendo based console was RR 3D which appeared on the handheld 3DS game system back in February 2011. Aside from that we got see a RR game for the PlayStation Vita along with Ridge Racer Unbounded for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 back in ’11. Just because Ridge Racer 8 will not be appearing in the Nintendo Switch it does not close the possibility of the game appearing on the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. But then again Bandi Namco had cancelled the development of Ridge Racer 8 all together and there has been no announcements made about the game being released on any console in the future. Its almost certain that Bandi Namco will definitely produce another installment within the series sometime in future but the main question is when?