Guilty Gear is coming to the Nintendo Switch

For those who are long time fans of the Guilty Gear series you will be happy to know that the very first game released for the PS1 during the late 90’s will appear on the Nintendo Switch in the near future. Guilty Gear: The Missing Link was one of the best 2D fighting games of the 90’s and is still regarded to this day as a legendary title for the PS1. Since its initial release back in 1998 many people have wanted Arc Systems Works to port Guilty Gear: The Missing Link to current generation consoles.

Even though, the original Guilty Gear game has appeared on the PlayStation Network in the past. The idea of seeing Guilty Gear: The Missing Link on the Nintendo Switch is exciting news since no one thought this was ever going to happen. If anything Guilty Gear May end up being one of the best 2D fighting to be released on the Nintendo Switch next to the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection. As of right now there is no exact release date regarding the release of Guilty Gear for the Nintendo Switch. But as time progresses more details about the release date for Guilty Gear on the Nintendo Switch will eventually be revealed.

Could Ridge Racers 2 have worked on the PS2 in the 00’s?

When we think about racing titles from the 09’s there many games that comes to mind such Gran Turismo III-VI, Race Driver: Grid, Forza Motorsport I-III, etc. However, there are games such as Ridge Racers I & II for the PlayStation Portable that was never released for the PS2. While having Ridge Racers I & II released for the PS2 would have made more sense those games could have easily have been overshadowed by many other racing titles that have gained more popularity throughout the 00’s decade.

As good as the Ridge Racer gamers were in the 00’s the series did not feel as popular as it was when it first started during the early 90’s. The Ridge Racers series definitely has more competition as far as 3D racing titles are concerned during the 00’s. Having the PSP versions of Ridge Racers I & II helped both games standout more and were both attractive titles to own for those who had a PlayStation Portable.

Does Vagrant Story deserve an HD Remake?

When it comes down RPG titles of the 00’s there were so many cool titles that were released for the PS1. There were countless RPG titles such as Final Fantasy VII & VIII, Chrono Cross, Xenogears and many others for the PS1 that are considered to be classics. But one of the RPG titles from the 00’s Vagrant Story is one of many titles that doesn’t get mentioned as much as it should. One of the more surprising things about Vagrant Story is the fact that the game never received an HD Remake since it was first released back in 2000 for the PS1.

There is no doubt that Vagrant Story deserves an HD Remake on the PS4. However, the fact that Square didn’t make this happen sooner on the PS3 makes people wonder if the company had any interest on reviving the series or not.

Retro Gamimg- Def Jam Vendetta: (2003)

When it comes down to some of the hottest fighting titles of the early 00’s many people would put Def Jam Vendetta on the top of their list.  If you were a fan of hip hop and pro wrestling this game featured a perfect mix between the two.  Def Jam Vendetta was game that was all about the player’s quest about earning money, power and respect through fighting at various nightclubs against some of the most elite rappers of the early 00’s.  

Ever since the original Def Ja Vendetta game was released back in 2003 it had managed to sell near 2 million units worldwide while generating over $30 million in revenue.  Seeing Def Jam Vendetta for the PS2 was awesome during the early 00’s and was eventually followed by a cooler sequel with more stages and characters entitled Def Jam Fight for NY in the Fall of 2004.

Would Spyro the Dragon have worked on the N64?

It’s hard to believe that theSpyro the Dragon series started back in the Fall of 1998.  This action adventure platform title was developed by Insomniac Games and has bee considered to be one of the most memorable 3D platform titles for the PS1 during the 90’s.  While having a 3D platform title for the 32 bit PS1 console was pretty cool some wonder what the game could have been like for the Nintendo 64.

The N64 had better graphics along with turning games such as Banjo Kazooie into big names in relation to the platform genre.    It seems like Spyro the Dragon would have been a perfect fit for the Nintendo 64 however the game could have easily been overshadowed by titles such as Super Mario 64.  The fact that Spyro the Dragon was released on the PS1 is what made the game as successful as it is.  If it was released for the N64 Spyro the Dragon might not have been as popular despite having better graphics.  

Was Street Fighter V a better game than Super Street Fighter IV?

There are many people who are fans of the Street Fighter series who have different opinions about which game was better.   When Street Fighter V was first released many people ragged on the game since the game since it was rushed.  But ever since Capcom included all of the features that were intended to be in Street Fighter V such as new characters and cinematic cutscenes some people believe that it’s one of the best titles in the entire series.

When the original Super Street Fighter IV title Capcom gave us the finished version of the game with all of the characters along with an exciting online multiplayer mode.  When Super Street Fighter IV was first released it seemed like it gained more mainstream attention back in 2010 then Street Fighter V did 2016.  While Street Fighter IV featured a large roster of classic characters from the II and Alpha series Street Fighter V was probably one of the first games in the series to have a campaign mode that resembled an actual movie. 

Will Marvel vs Capcom Infinite sell more than MvC 3?

Everything about Marvel vs Capcom Infinite looks impressive from the high definition visuals all the way down to the game.  However, unlike Marvel vs Capcom 3 this game only places emphasis on two on two gameplay opposed to three vs three.  Even though, the MvC Infinite only  allows two on two gameplay this upcoming title has a new story mode that many people are really looking forward. The new in game mechanic involving the Infinity Stones is another feature that has drawn the interest of many people who were fans of older games such as Marvel Super Heroes which was first released on the CPS-2 arcade system back in 1995.

Ever since, Marvel vs Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds was released back in 2011 the game has managed to sell over one million units worldwide for both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 separately.   The world has been waiting for over six years for a direct sequel for Marvel vs Capcom 3 and we finally going to get it in September 2017.  As of right now it’s hard to predict what the sales are going to look like during its first week.  But it’s almost guaranteed that Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite will do just as great as its predecessor did in terms of overall sales.

Retro Gaming- NFL Blitz: (1997)

NFL Blitz

Back in the 90’s Midway has produced many interesting games in genres such as fighting, sports and racing.  One of the more memorable games that Midway has produced back in the 1990’s was NFL Blitz.  When NFL Blitz was first released in arcade centers in 1997 many people enjoyed the fun and brutality that it had to offer.  With football teams such as the Miami Dolphins, Denver Broncos, Dallas Cowboys and the San Francisco 49ers this game was addictive once it was ported to multiple home consoles during the late 90’s.  After its arcade release we got to see NFL Blitz ported to game systems such as PS1, and the Nintendo 64 While its debatable among fans on which version of the game was the best it was still pretty cool to have a console version of this arcade classic.

NFL Blitz (1)

One of the coolest things about NFL Blitz was that players were allowed to get away with more during gameplay since the rules deviated from the  traditional NFL format.  It could also be considered a title that casual gamers could get into simply because the violence included in NFL Blitz made people feel like they were playing a fighting game a times.  Since its release in the late 90’s both the PS1 and the Nintendo 64 versions of NFL Blitz had managed to sell over 1 million units worldwide which was impressive.  If NFL Blitz was not a hit in arcade centers before being released for the PS1 and the N64 then it would be questionable on how the game would have done in worldwide sales in regards to home consoles.

Does backward compatibility make game consoles more attractive? 

When it comes down to game consoles many people love game systems that are backwards compatible.  We had consoles such as the PlayStation 2, Xbox 360 and others that made people want to purchase them since more games would be included on them.  The only problem with consoles that are backwards compatible is that in some ways they devalue preceding game system.  Even though the original Sony PlayStation was such a great console the PS2 is more powerful and gives players the option of playing both PS1 & PS2 titles.  This could have been one of the many reasons why the PS2 had managed to sell over 155 million units worldwide on over a decade.

Ever since the Xbox 360 was released back in 2005 the console had managed to sell 84 million units worldwide not only because it was backwards compatible but because of hit games such as Halo 3, Grand Theft Auto V, Batman: Arkham City and more.  Microsoft has also managed to make the Xbox One backwards compatible with many different games for the Xbox 360 which can play a significant role in people having more of a reason to purchase it over the PS4 for the time being.

Also, the Nintendo Wii had also managed to sell over 101 million units worldwide on over a decade since its release back in 2006.  Along with being able to play various games for the Wii the console was fully backwards compatible with the Nintendo GameCube.  While it can be argued that consoles that are backwards compatible does better in terms of worldwide sales the PlayStation 4 which is lacking that feature has managed to sell over 53 million units since its release in late 2013.  Using PlayStation Now for the PS4 would allow people too access many of their favorite games from the 90’s and 00’s. However, the streaming service itself costs costs $19.99 which isn’t too bad. But since the cost of gaming is very expensive in this day and age some people might have problem with it.

Was the Grand Theft Auto series more controversial than Mortal Kombat?

As we all know both the Mortal Kombat and the Grand Theft Auto series both started in the 90’s.  When The first Mortal Kombat title was released in arcade centers back 1992 it gained mainstream attention in America shortly afterwards due to how violent the game was.   When the first Grand Theft Auto game was released in late 1997-early 1998 for Microsoft Windows and PlayStation the series did not get as much mainstream attention as Mortal Kombat did in the early 90’s.

But when the Grand Theft Auto series started to become more popular during 00’s  it seemingly reached the same level of controversy that Mortal Kombat did in the early 90’s for having video games that were extremely violent.  While Mortal Kombat focuses more on 2D fantasy fighting the Grand Theft Auto series is more reality based.  The type of gameplay we see in Grand Theft Auto games is parallel to a lot of what we see in real life especially in countries like America.  While the Grand Theft Auto series was a huge commercial success during the 00’s and even now in the 10’s RockStar Games have been constantly attacked in the past for a variety of different things.

When Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas was released for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox  back in 2004-2005 the game was criticized by some people for its explicit sexual mini games along with issues dealing with racial stereotyping and excessive violence.  Despite, how controversial Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas was the game still managed to be one of the best selling games for the PlayStation 2.  Since its release Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas had managed to sell over 20 million units worldwide for the PS2 which was astonishing.  In terms of video game controversy dealing with excessive violence many people would argue that the Grand Theft Auto series was much more violent during 00’s than Mortal Kombat was in the 90’s.