Red Dead Redemption 2 Confirmed For PC Release!!!!

There will many people who are fans of the Red Dead Redemption series who will be happy to know that the latest installment which was released this past year in October 2018 will be coming to PC this upcoming month. It was recently confirmed by RockStar that Red Dead Redemption 2 will be appearing In Mice Windows on November 5th and is something that has been making headlines as of late. For those who are unaware Red Dead Redemption 2 was the highly anticipated sequel of the original game that was released back in 2010 for various consoles such as the PS3 and the Xbox 360. Ever since, October 2018 Red Dead Redemption 2 has managed to reach at least 25 million copies in worldwide sales and was considered to be one of the best action-adventure games of that year. Not only did Red Dead Redemption 2 perform well in sales it managed to surpass its 2010 predecessor while still remaining a huge attraction throughout 2019. The online multiplayer game mode was a new addition which contributed to the overall appeal of Red Redemption 2 along with the campaign mode.

As far as the online multiplayer mode is concerned its unclear if cross-platform gameplay will eventually become a reality between PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows users because currently stands that feature does not exist. Either way, Red Dead Redemption 2 should still be a huge attraction for Microsoft Windows and it will give PC users who never had a chance to enjoy the critically acclaimed action-adventure title following its upcoming release on November 5th. It will be interesting to see whether or not not sales for Red Dead Redemption 2 increases dramatically between now and the first half of 2020. It will also be interstate to see what the price for the PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2 will be especially since the PS4 and Xbox One ports of the game will be going on sale for the price of $39.99 on Best Buy and Amazon.

Retro Gaming 90’s- Twisted Metal: (1995)

As far as memorable games from the 90’s are concerned in relation to violence and mayhem one of the few titles that the world got to see during that decade was Twisted Metal. For those who do not know Twisted Metal was published by Sony Interactive Entertainment and initially released back in November 1995 for the PS1. In countries such as America Twisted Metal was very popular among teens and young adults for its addictive gameplay involving vehicular combat where players have to struggle to stay alive in the streets of Los Angles. The plot for the game takes place in 2005 and centers around competition held by Calypso where participants go through various levels and try to destroy each other in order to stay alive. The concept of the Twisted Metal competition was very creative but some people have criticized the game on the past for having a weak single-player mode. Despite, some of the game’s drawbacks there were more positives than negatives in the first Twisted Metal game such as the arsenal of weapons players were provided. In the games players had the ability to carry over 20 different weapons giving players numerous options on how to destroy their enemies.

Also, the co-op story mode was interesting as well since players had to share six lives which really forced people to strategize as the difficulty of the game increased during progression. The idea of sharing lives during co-op gameplay can be seen as a negative in the eyes of some people since it was somewhat similar to the NES Battetoads game where two players had to share lives in a game that can be difficult. Various stages in game where the competition took place included skyscrapers, freeways, warehouses and even the suburbs which made Twisted Metal even more interesting. The graphics for Twisted Metal were pretty decent by mid 90’s standards especially since 3D gaming was still considered to be new during that time period. The original Twisted Metal game ended up spawning two successful sequels between ’96-’98 which both sold over one million copies worldwide on the PS1. As a vehicular combat game Twisted Metal was one of the most innovative titles the gaming world has seen and its a title that is still somewhat popular to this day. The latest entry that we got to see in the Twisted Metal series was back in 2012 and for the most part fans and critics were fond of that game. Hopefully, sometime in the future we will get a chance to see another Twisted Metal title for a current generation console such as the PlayStation 4 or even the upcoming PS5 game system.

Upcoming Games- Mario Kart Tour: (2019)

As far as upcoming titles are concerned one of the few titles in relation to mobile gaming that has been making headlines as of late is Mario Kart Tour. This title is one that has been confirmed for iOS & Android devices and is set to be released this upcoming month on September 25th. The interesting thing about Mario Kart Tour is that fact that some of the stages in the game are based off of real-life cities such as New York and Tokyo. Also, there will be stages featured in this upcoming game that were popular in previous installments such as Luigi’s Mansion, Toad’s Circuit, Choco Island, etc. In Mario Kart Tour players will have to choose a driver along with a Kart and a glider before being matched up against seven players in the online multiplayer game mode. As far being an entry within the Mario Kart series is concerned this upcoming title looks promising. However, its unclear whether or not Mario Kart will eventually be ported for the Nintendo Switch in the future.

Also, its unclear in whether or not Mario Kart Tour is considered to be the Mario Kart 9 a title that people have been waiting to see since 2014 following the release of MK 8. Either way, its pretty cool to see Nintendo do something a bit different with this Mario Kart title and it will be interesting to see how successful Mario Kart Tour becomes on mobile devices. As it currently stands the beta version of Mario Kart Tour is now available for Android owners giving those who are long time fans of the series to check out one of Nintendo’s hottest mobile games in relation to Fall 2019. U

Should Nintendo have made Super Mario Galaxy 2 a Wii-U exclusive?

As far as high profile video games for the Nintendo Wii is concerned we saw a lot of big titles released for that console between 2006-2012. We got to see the release of games as Mario Kart Wii, Super Smash Bros Brawl, The Legend Of Zelda: Twilight Princess along with the first Super Mario Galaxy game. As far as the first Super Mario Galaxy game is concerned it was one that was very successful on the Wii console following its initial release back in 2007. Since its release Super Mario Galaxy had managed to reach over 12 million copies worldwide and ended becoming the ninth best selling video game on that console. A few years later we got to see the release of Super Mario Galaxy 2 for the Wii console in 2010. Super Mario Galaxy 2 was a huge success as well and managed to reach over 7.4 million copies in worldwide sales since its release. While Super Mario Galaxy 2 did not sell as much as its predecessor many people would argue that the game could have possibly stood out more if it were released as a Wii-U exclusive.

Even though, the Wii-U console was not released until late 2012 if Nintendo had saved Super Mario Galaxy 2 for that console its possible that it could have sold more in the long run. In fact, the Wii-U in general could have sold more than it did if Super Mario Galaxy 2 was saved for that console seeing how much it sold for the original Wii system. The best selling game for the Wii-U was Mario Kart 8 which reached over 8.4 million copies in sales. The second best video game in relation to sales was Super Mario 3D World which reached over 5.8 million copies following its release in 2013. There is no doubt that Super Mario Galaxy 2 could have definitely been a bigger attraction on the Wii-U console between the 2013-2014 time period than it was 2010. Despite, the expensive price of the Wii-U console along with its accessories Super Mario Galaxy 2 could have still ended up becoming one of the top selling titles for that console during the early to mid 10’s.

Retro Gaming 00’s- Disgaea: Hour Of Darkness (2003)

As far as top RPG’s from the 00’s are concerned one of the few high profile titles from that decade that the world got a chance to see outside of the Final Fantasy series was Disgaea: Hour Of Darkness which was released back in 2003. Disgaea: Hour Of Darkness was developed and initially published by Nippon Ichi Software in Japan before being released in other countries such as America and Europe between 2003-2004. As far as tactical role-playing games are concerned Disgaea: Hour Of Darkness was arguably one of the most creative titles within in its genre in the 00’s especially considering the robust in-game mechanics that it had. Players had the opportunity of controlling both monsters and humanoids while capturing their enemies and destroying their units on grid-like maps. The Geo Panel game mechanic was something that people were definitely intrigued by especially since they were generally simple for the most part.

The chaining of aspect of the Geo Panels had added an element of excitement to the game since it offered fortunate rewards for players who successfully completed the puzzles. The story for Disgaea: Hour Of Darkness started of tragic as players discovered main protagonist Laharl who is the son of King Kercheskoy had passed way following his battle with Baal The Lord Of Terror. Players also find out that another key character in the game known as Flonne is sent by one of antagonist’s named Sepraph Lamington to assassinate Kercheskoy before she herself learned about the King’s death. Following the death of his father Laharl loses his mother and Flonne eventually joins him on his quest to become a King.

Disgaea: Hour Of Darkness not only had creative yet somewhat tedious gameplay but the inclusion of multiple endings was something that added to the overall replay value of the game itself. The storyline for Disgaea: HOD was not only dark but the main character Laharl had attributes that made him appear more like an anti-hero opposed to a traditional & virtuous hero. Laharl’s arrogant demeanor and his distain for love due to how he lost his mother. Disgaea: Hour Of Darkness seemed like it was more of an attraction in Japan for the PlayStation 2 than it was in countries like America despite the game being considered an RPG masterpiece by fans and critics. Since its release back in the early 00’s Disgaea: Hour Of Darkness has went on to appear on various game consoles such as the PSP, Nintendo DS, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo Switch within the past 15 years of its release. Disgaea: Hour Of Darkness is considered to be legendary since its the first game within its series. Also, as a tactical role-playing game some would argue that it was the best game to have been released in the early 00’s since Final Fantasy Tactics came out for the PS1 in 1997.

Retro Gaming 00’s- Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002)

As far as classics from the early 00’s are concerned in relation to gaming its almost impossible to talk about high profile games from that time period without mentioning Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. For those who do not on GTA: Vice City was developed and published RockStar and was initially released for the PlayStation 2 in October 2002. One of the things that made GTA: Vice City appealing was the fact that the plot of the game was set in the 80’s. In fact, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City reminded many people of the Scarface movie which came out back in 1983. GTA: Vice City is played from a third person perspective as players control the main character Tommy Vercetti who is an ex-convict. As Vercetti players had to complete various missions in order to progress throughout the game in order to control the underworld drug trade in Vice City. GTA: Vice City was a game that impressed many people following its release for a variety of reasons including its visuals, gameplay and storyline which arguably stands out more than anything within the game. There were some interesting twists and revelations in GTA: Vice City from the discovery of Tommy setting up Sonny leading to his arrest to Lance double-crossing Tommy and being in cahoots with Sonny.

The gameplay itself for GTA: Vice City was also something that people who were new to the series could easily get into. Players could engage in various activities such as purchasing weapons and real estate along with getting their cars spray painted. Also, like most GTA titles there was a crime meter which was measured in stars with six being the most severe depending on how wanted the player is by police whether it be dead or alive. Vice City was an action-adventure game that was considered to be somewhat controversial due to its excessive violence and mature content. However, GTA: Vice City was one of the most popular video games on the PlayStation 2 in the early 00’s and ended reaching over 9.6 million copies in worldwide sales. In fact, Gran Theft Auto: Vice City ended becoming the fourth best selling game for the PS2 and is considered to be one of the best action-adventure games of the 00’s decade. Despite, seeing an HD intro of GTA: Vice City back in 2015 using the GTA V game engine having an official modernized version of the ’02 classic on current generation consoles such as PS4 and Xbox One would be sweet.

Retro Gaming 90’s- Nights Into Dreams: (1996)

As far as retro games for the Sega Saturn is concerned there is no doubt whatsoever Nights Into Dreams was one of the most high profile video games for that console during the mid 90’s. There were many people who were highly impressed by various aspects of the game such as graphics, level design gameplay along with the inclusion of a creative storyline. Nights Into Dreams had seven different levels that players could earn grades on upon completion which was considered to be unique at the time. In fact, some might argue that the grade concept following the completion of different levels from Nights Into Dreams provided Sega with the idea to include it in both Sonic Adventure 1 & 2. As far as 3D action-adventure type games are concerned many would argue that Nights Into Dreams was the most popular title on the Sega Saturn during the mid 90’s and deserved to be ported for Dreamcast between ’98-’99.

In addition, to being one of the more memorable action-adventure games for the Sega Saturn some would argue that Nights Into Dreams was more popular on that console than any Sonic title that came out between ’95-97. Nights Into Dreams was a game that seemed ahead of its time following its release ’96. In fact, Nights Into Dreams is considered to be a better title than its 2007 Wii sequel known as Journey Of Dreams despite having more inferior graphics.