This week on The Entertainment Dome, we recap a great penultimate episode of Attack on Titan but are uneasy of what’s to follow and we’re not particularly impressed with the new and “improved” PlayStation Plus.
The Entertainment Dome Episode 174 – Nier-ly an Hour of Nier
This week on The Entertainment Dome, James spends most of it gushing over Nier Replicant, but we find just enough time to quickly express our joy at The Great Ace Attorney games finally being localised.
Ten of My Favourite Games of the Decade
I know I’m late in saying this but, damn, this really is a new decade, huh? I never even considered it until it was pointed out to me. A lot has happened in the last ten years, and after looking at some good-looking games that are coming in the future, I’d like to reminisce about all the awesome games from the past. And, boy, there were a lot.
So, since everyone else has done it and I apparently have as much originality as a live-action Disney remake, here’s a list of some of my all-time favourite games to have been released throughout the 2010s – one from each year (I’m using the European release dates BTW). Continue reading
Ten Characters I Want in Super Smash Bros. – Part 2
WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for the following games:
The Wonderful 101
Xenoblade Chronicles 2
It’s been four years since my first “Ten Characters I Want in Super Smash Bros.” list and, boy, how things have changed since then. Back then, those choices were the whimsical wishes of a young dreamer, unlikely to ever come true. But now, thanks to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, it seems anything is possible. Hell, two of my picks have since been included, which is very vindicating, though one part of that list has aged horribly.
“… [Yu Narukami] does stand a better chance than Ridley.”
Oh, 21 year-old me, you were such a fool. But yes, between the likes of Ridley, King K. Rool, and Joker, I’ve found myself coming to accept that characters I would’ve initially scoffed at the mere suggestion of including could actually happen. Super Smash Bros. is no longer just a celebration of all things Nintendo, but of videogames as a whole.
So, with the current run of DLC nearing its conclusion and still more to come throughout 2020, how about I list off another ten characters I’d personally love to see get to join the roster, whether it be in Ultimate or in a possible sequel. Continue reading
Favourite Moments in Fiction #19 – Nero VS Dante, Round One (Devil May Cry 4)
WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Devil May Cry 4
I don’t know how Devil May Cry fans felt when playing Devil May Cry 4 for the first time, but I imagine that they’d at least be rather confused. In retrospect, DMC 4‘s opening was kind of ballsy on Capcom’s part. It’s a brand new game but, instead of the beloved Dante, players are put in control of the seemingly less cool Nero who, while still kick-ass when it comes to fighting demons, is first seen running to a church so he can see his girlfriend sing – very different to how Dante is usually introduced. And then when Dante does appear, it’s by crashing through the ceiling and murdering a harmless, old priest. Continue reading
My VG Music Picks #77 – Devil Trigger (Devil May Cry 5)
I’ve been wanting to highlight this song for a long time now, ever since it accompanied Devil May Cry 5‘s announcement trailer at E3 2018. The confirmation of a new entry in the series would’ve got people excited regardless, but this song only pushed the hype levels into maximum overdrive. Everywhere I looked, people were going nuts over the song and it was even at the top of the iTunes charts in the UK for a while. Hell, it’s what got me to actually pick the game up myself (especially when I found out it was an in-game battle theme too). Continue reading
The Entertainment Dome Episode 109 – Persona 5 Battle Royale
This week on The Entertainment Dome, we try (and fail) to not get distracted from our talks about the Persona 5: The Royal teaser, the announcement of a Vampire: The Masquerade sequel and James becoming a fan of PlayStation VR.
Ten Echo Fighters I Want for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
A new Super Smash Bros. game is on the way, which means the Internet is rife once more with debates and theories as to which new characters will get the chance to duke it out with Nintendo’s greatest all-stars. Though now the discussion has changed slightly thanks to the introduction of Echo Fighters.
While it might just be a fancy new term for the long maligned clone characters, people seem to have accepted this idea with fondness. This feature means we can have new characters easily join the roster as glorified palette swaps while still retaining their original personalities. So far, we have Lucina, Dark Pit and newcomer Daisy acting as Echo Fighters for Marth, Pit and Peach respectively, and fans are already wondering if we’ll see any more show up.
Of course, I have some ideas of my own that I’d love to see. So even if we don’t get any new, original characters, here are ten Echo Fighters whose inclusion would make me more than happy. Continue reading
My VG Music Picks #57 – Athena Cykes ~ Courtroom Révolutionnaire (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies/Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice)
I don’t know if I’m in a minority or not, but I thought Athena Cykes was a welcome addition to the main Ace Attorney cast. While she may not be the most original character ever, her energetic, confident personality made her the perfect newcomer to contrast against the likes of Phoenix and Apollo. Not to mention I enjoyed her character arc in Dual Destinies, the introduction of the Mood Matrix mechanic and, of course, her superb music theme.
The Entertainment Dome Episode 76 – Your Ship Doesn’t Matter
This week on The Entertainment Dome, we only spend a short amount of time on the newest RWBY episode (and by short, I mean about 40 minutes), before moving onto EA’s latest screw-ups regarding Star Wars Battlefront II and James’ early opinions on Amazon’s upcoming Lord of the Rings TV show.