This week on The Entertainment Dome, we celebrate our 200th episode by playing catch up on the last month of gaming news, including the Nintendo Direct Mini, the Final Fantasy 7 anniversary showcase, and Hideo Kojima being falsely accused of assassinating the former prime minister of Japan.
This week on The Entertainment Dome, James and I gush about the Steam Deck and Spy x Family respectively, before discussing Square Enix’s recent sale of its Western studios.
This week on The Entertainment Dome, we finally recap the last (for now) episode of Attack on Titan and discuss the Kingdom Hearts IV announcement.
This week on The Entertainment Dome, we return to our Attack on Titan recaps with the first episode of the second half of the final season (boy, that’s a mouthful) and I let James gush about Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker.
This week on The Entertainment Dome, the latest Berserk chapter has us questioning the manga’s future, a brief Metroid Dread discussion goes on for way longer than it meant to, and James takes us down a rabbit hole regarding the rumoured Wu-Tang Clan RPG.
This week on The Entertainment Dome, we wrap up our recap of E3 2021 with our thoughts on the Square Enix and Nintendo presentations.
This week on The Entertainment Dome, we run through some recent general gaming news, where James goes through the new Dragon Quest announcements and I get butthurt over Sega’s Sonic Central presentation.
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.
In a world where so many big-budget video games feel rather homogenised, to the point where most new releases can be easily described by just comparing it to another (e.g. Avengers is just Destiny but with Marvel), Balan Wonderworld really stands out from the crowd.
Wonderworld is the first title from new Square Enix subsidiary Balan Company, which is being directed by Yuji Naka (one of the men credited with creating Sonic the Hedgehog). Balan Wonderworld wears its inspiration on its sleeve and is quite clearly meant to evoke a sense of nostalgia from players despite being an original IP.
I’m sure you’ve seen every other outlet make obvious comparisons to old Sega games like Nights and Billy Hatcher, and you can hardly blame them. Watching the announcement trailer made me feel like I had stepped through a wormhole back to the late 90s or early 2000s but despite some trepidation about the whole thing I was admittedly quite charmed by just how strange this game seemed. The world could desperately do with more 3D-platformers that aren’t Super Mario or crowdfunded indie projects like A Hat in Time.
So, with a surprisingly sizable demo now available, it made sense to investigate this new world of Balan and let Naka and his team try to convince me to give this new (planned) franchise of theirs a look-see. Unfortunately, those aforementioned trepidations turned out to be justified.
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I may have already written my initial impressions of the upcoming Avengers game, but I figured why not do so in video form as well?
So, watch on as James and I play through the public beta and try to find some nice things to say about it.