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NCG Review – Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle (PS4, Switch)

As Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle V was first announced, I was really excited for the 3rd person arena fighter/shooter. Especially since Touhou Genso Rondo: Bullet Ballet was a really fun in-depth title. When I jumped into Burst Battle on for the first time, I found out I was getting into something from a different nature.kobuto_jp_ss6.png

Audio

Like any Touhou titles, the music is terrific! Compiled of remixes of character theme songs, the music is something that all players can enjoy in this title. The sound effects sort of work, but can get repetitive, and other than that, there is nothing more, or new. A lot of the sound effects were just reused sounds from Touhou Genso Rondo: Bullet Ballet.kobuto_jp_ss5.png

Gameplay

This is usually where Touhou titles really shine, but in Burst Battle, the development just wasn’t executed right. First off, there is no video or game play tutorial, which this title really needs to have in order for players to understand what they are doing. There is only a manual that is on the main menu, which many players will probably miss since it’s in such a weird spot.kobuto_jp_ss2.png

Once players finally start to figure out the game, they will notice it has the core mechanics of an arena battle game. The down side is that it is slow, clunky and there is no character balance. Players will spend most of their time waiting on each stamina meter to refill to try to use the most powerful attack through a match. As for game modes, players will have a choice of the single player story mode, arcade mode, score attack, VS, and online. touhou-kobuto-v-burst-battle-3

When jumping into the single player story mode, one of the first and upsetting part was that I didn’t get to pick a character. Automatically, I was thrown into the story of Reimu Hakurei. After completing her story, you are forced to do the next character story and so on. Wasn’t too big of a deal, but I would have liked to choose which character to play. As for the other modes, it’s just the story mode without the story.2

Verdict

It really disappointed me as a fan of arena battle style titles that Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle missed out on being a great title. It has the mechanics, the music… the pointless story, but I felt like it had no signs of a fast pace, bullet hell, Touhou feel that the other titles have. This is not a game to pick up for the price, but rather a borrow from a friend that is a hardcore Touhou fan. It sucks to say but I have to give this title a 1 out of 10.

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Star Ocean: Till the End of Time is heading to Playstation 4

SO3_logo_EN.jpgSquare-Enix has announced Star Ocean: Till the End of Time will be heading to the Playstation 4 as a PS2-on Playstation 4 title. The game will be launching in North America May 23, for $20.99 in digital form.

This version will support Playstation 4 trophies, share functionalities, and remote play.

Star Ocean: Till the End of Time was originally released back in 2004 for the Playstation 2.

PlayStation Store Anniversary Sale Week 1

PlayStation 4

  • Ape Escape 2 – $5.99, $4.99
  • Bloodborne Complete Edition – $24.99, $19.99
  • Bloodborne ‘The Old Hunters’ – $9.99, $7.99
  • Broken Age (cross-buy) – $4.99, $2.49
  • Bully – $11.24, $9.89
  • Far Cry 4 and Zombi Bundle – $29.99, $24.99
  • Fez (cross-buy) – $8.70, $6.49
  • Flow (cross-buy) – $1.79, $0.95
  • Grand Theft Auto III – $11.24, $9.89
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas – $11.24, $9.89
  • Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – $24.49, $20.99
  • Grand Theft Auto V – $41.99, $35.99
  • Grand Theft Auto V & Great White Shark Card – $49.39, $41.79
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City – $11.24, $9.89
  • Grand Theft Auto V & Megalodon Shark Card – $74.79, $61.19
  • Grand Theft Auto V & Whale Shark Card – $59.39, $49.49
  • Hotline Miami (cross-buy) – $4.99, $3.99
  • Manhunt – $11.24, $9.89
  • Max Payne – $11.24, $9.89
  • Metal Slug Anthology – $9.99, $7.99
  • Okage: Shadow King – $5.99, $4.99
  • PaRappa the Rapper 2 – $5.99, $4.99
  • PlayStation Store 10th Anniversary Theme – Free
  • Primal – $5.99, $4.99
  • Prototype Biohazard Bundle – $29.49, $19.49
  • Red Dead Revolver – $11.24, $9.89
  • Rise of the Kasai – $5.99, $4.94
  • Rocket League – $13.99, $11.99
  • Rocket League DLC Packs – Prices not shown
  • Rogue Galaxy – $5.99, $4.94
  • Siren – $5.99, $4.99
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Gold Edition – $29.39, $19.79
  • The Heavy Rain & Beyond: Two Souls Collection – $19.99, $15.99
  • The Last Blade 2 (cross-buy) – $7.49, $5.99
  • The Warriors – $11.24, $9.89
  • TowerFall Ascension (cross-buy) – $7.49, $5.99
  • Twisted Metal: Black – $5.99, $4.99
  • War of the Monsters – $5.99, $4.99
  • Wild Arms 3 – $5.99, $4.94

PlayStation 3 

  • Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly (PS2 Classic) – $3.99, $3.49
  • Fatal Frame (PS2 Classic) – $3.99, $3.49
  • Fez (cross-buy) – $8.70, $6.49
  • Fire Pro Wrestling Returns (PS2 Classic) – $3.99, $3.49
  • Flow (cross-buy) – $1.79, $0.95
  • Gradius V (PS2 Classic) – $3.99, $3.49
  • Grandia III (PS2 Classic) – $3.99, $3.49
  • Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (PS2 Classic) – $3.99, $3.49
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (PS2 Classic) – $3.99, $3.49
  • Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life Special Edition (PS2 Classic) – $3.99, $3.49
  • Hotline Miami (cross-buy) – $4.99, $3.99
  • Katamari Damacy (PS2 Classic) – $3.99, $3.49
  • Max Payne (PS2 Classic) – $3.99, $3.49
  • Neo Contra (PS2 Classic) – $3.99, $3.49
  • Noby Noby Boy – $1.99, $1.49
  • Prototype Franchise Bundle – $24.39, $14.79
  • Suikoden III (PS2 Classic) – $3.99, $3.49
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Gold Edition – $19.59, $14.79

PlayStation Vita

  • Broken Age (cross-buy) – $4.99, $2.49
  • Fez (cross-buy) – $8.70, $6.49
  • Flow (PSP) – $1.67, $0.88
  • Flow (cross-buy) – $1.79, $0.95
  • Hotline Miami (cross-buy) – $4.99, $3.99
  • The Last Blade 2 (cross-buy) – $7.49, $5.99
  • TowerFall Ascension (cross-buy) – $7.49, $5.99
  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown Plus – $6.99, $4.99

PSOne Classics

  • Castlevania: Symphony of the Night – $2.99, $1.99
  • Chrono Trigger – $2.99, $1.99
  • Dino Crisis – $2.99, $1.97
  • Disney Pixar: A Bug’s Life – $2.99, $1.97
  • Disney Pixar: Toy Story 2 – $2.99, $1.97
  • Fighting Force – $2.99, $1.97
  • Final Fantasy Origins – $2.99, $1.99
  • Grandia – $2.99, $1.97
  • Harvest Moon: Back to Nature – $2.99, $1.97
  • Legend of Dragoon – $2.99, $1.97
  • MediEvil – $2.99, $1.97
  • Mega Man 8 – $2.99, $1.97
  • Metal Gear Solid VR Missions – $2.99, $1.97
  • Metal Slug X – $2.99, $1.97
  • Namco Museum Volume 1 – $2.99, $1.97
  • Parasite Eve II – $2.99, $1.97
  • Rayman 2: The Great Escape – $2.99, $1.97
  • Resident Evil 3: Nemesis – $2.99, $1.97
  • Spyro Year of the Dragon – $2.99, $1.97
  • Street Fighter Alpha 2 – $2.99, $1.97
  • Street Fighter Alpha 3 – $2.99, $1.99
  • Syphon Filter – $2.99, $1.99
  • The King of Fighters ’99 – $2.99, $1.97
  • The Misadventures of Tron Bonne – $2.99, $1.97
  • Tomb Raider III – $2.99, $1.97
  • Tomb Raider – $2.99, $1.99
  • Twisted Metal 2 – $2.99, $1.97
  • Twisted Metal – $2.99, $1.97
  • Xenogears – $2.99, $1.99

Other Deals (Sale Price, PS+ Price)

  • Coffin Dodgers (PS4) – $8.99, $5.99
  • Fat Princess (PS3) – $7.49, $5.99
  • Filthy Lucre (PS4) – $10.07
  • Paragon Epic Pack (PS4) – $34.99, $29.99
  • Paragon Prime Pack (PS4) – $20.99, $17.99
  • Pharaonic (PS4) – $9.59
  • Small Radios Big Televisions (PS4) – $9.59, $8.39
  • Xenoraid (PS4) – $8.99, $8.49
  • Ziggurat (PS4) – $5.99

Spooky Month: The Suffering

The Suffering is one of the earliest horror action games I ever played and one that I can always go back to play again.

You play as Torque, a guy who is sent to prison for the murder of his wife and children, did he really do it? was he framed? I dunno probably. Anyway as you arrive at the prison some evil demonic force takes over the prison and demonic beings start killing everyone. It is up to you to escape with your life and uncover some dark history of the prison/island as you go along.

The game play is that of a third person shooter but you can try to play in 1st person as well, though I don’t recommend it, its not the best, particularly because the monsters can come at you from all sides.

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I give this game a glowing recommendation and to its sequel as well, it has a great story (I still don’t know what is up with that Dr. Killjoy)and the game play is very tolerable. Have you played The Suffering? what did you think of it? Let me know what you thought of it.

Spooky Factor: It can get pretty spooky, the graphics might ruin it though.

Playstation Store Update October 11, 2016, PSVR Games,Warner Bros Sale, and NIS America Sale

New Releases

PSVR Games

  • Batman: Arkham VR ($19.99)
  • EVE: Valkyrie ($59.99)
  • Harmonix Music VR ($14.99)
  • PlayRoom VR (Free)
  • PlayStation VR Worlds ($39.99)
  • Super Stardust Ultra VR ($19.99)
  • Superhypercube ($29.99)
  • Tumble VR ($9.99)
  • Until Dawn: Rush of Blood ($19.99)
  • Wayward Sky ($19.99)

PS4 Games

  • 100ft Robot Golf ($19.99)
  • DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS Digital Day One Edition ($59.99)
  • Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour ($19.99)
  • EA Sports FIFA 17 ($59.99)
  • EA Sports FIFA 17 Deluxe Edition ($79.99)
  • EA Sports FIFA 17 Super Deluxe Edition ($99.99)
  • Mafia III ($59.99)
  • Mafia III Deluxe Edition ($79.99)
  • Manual Samuel ($7.99)
  • METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE DEFINITIVE EXPERIENCE ($49.99)
  • Red Dead Revolver ($14.99)
  • Reus ($24.99/PS+ $19.99)
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration ($59.99)
  • Solitaire ($9.99)
  • Thumper ($19.99)
  • WWE 2K17 ($59.99)
  • WWE 2K17 Digital Deluxe ($89.99)

PS3 Games

  • EA Sports FIFA 17 ($59.99)
  • EA Sports FIFA 17 Deluxe Edition ($79.99)
  • EA Sports FIFA 17 Super Deluxe Edition ($99.99)
  • WWE 2K17 ($59.99)

PS Vita Games

  • Castle Invasion: Throne Out ($4.99)
  • Criminal Girls 2: Party Favors ($39.99)
  • DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS Day One Edition ($39.99)
  • VALKYRIE DRIVE -BHIKKHUNI- ($39.99)

Warner Bros Sale (Sale Price, PlayStation Plus Price)

PlayStation 4

  • Batman: Arkham Knight Premium Edition – $27.99, $23.99
  • Dying Light Season Pass – $22.49, $19.49
  • LEGO Jurassic World – $13.99, $11.99
  • LEGO Marvel’s Avengers – $27.99, $23.99
  • LEGO Marvel’s Avengers Deluxe Edition – $38.99, $32.99
  • LEGO Marvel’s Avengers Season Pass – $6.99, $5.99
  • LEGO Marvel Super Heroes – $7.99, $4.99
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens – $47.99, $41.99
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Deluxe Edition – $52.49, $45.49
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Season Pass – $7.99, $6.99
  • LEGO The Hobbit – $9.99, $7.99
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor GOTY – $11.99, $9.99
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Season Pass – $14.99, $12.49
  • Mortal Kombat X Kombat Pack 2 – $13.99, $11.99
  • Mortal Kombat XL – $34.99, $29.99
  • The LEGO Movie Videogame – $7.99, $4.99

PlayStation 3

  • LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 – $7.99, $4.99
  • LEGO Jurassic World – $13.99, $11.99
  • LEGO Marvel’s Avengers – $20.99, $17.99
  • LEGO Marvel’s Avengers Deluxe Edition – $32.49, $27.49
  • LEGO Marvel’s Avengers Season Pass – $6.99, $5.99
  • LEGO Marvel Super Heroes – $7.99, $4.99
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens – $39.99, $34.99
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Deluxe Edition – $44.99, $38.99
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Season Pass – $7.99, $6.99
  • LEGO The Hobbit – $9.99, $7.99
  • LEGO Lord of the Rings – $7.99, $4.99
  • Lord of the Rings: War in the North – $7.99, $4.99
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – $11.99, $9.99
  • Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition – $7.99, $4.99
  • The LEGO Movie Videogame – $7.99, $4.99

PlayStation Vita

  • LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 – $7.99, $4.99
  • LEGO Jurassic World – $13.99, $11.99
  • LEGO Marvel’s Avengers – $13.99, $11.99
  • LEGO Marvel Super Heroes – $7.99, $4.99
  • LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin – $7.99, $4.99
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens – $23.99, $20.99
  • LEGO The Hobbit – $9.99, $7.99
  • Mortal Kombat PS Vita – $7.99, $4.99
  • The LEGO Movie Videogame – $7.99, $4.99

NIS America Sale (Sale Price, PS+ Price)

PlayStation 4

  • Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance – $29.99, $23.99
  • Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance Season Pass – $17.49, $13.99
  • Grand Kingdom – $32.49, $27.49
  • Natural Doctrine – $17.99, $11.99
  • Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness – $34.99, $29.99
  • The Witch and the Hundred Knight: Revival Edition – $19.99, $15.99
  • Touhou Genso Rondo: Bullet Ballet – $22.49, $19.49

PlayStation 3

  • Battle Princess of Arcadias – $14.99, $11.99
  • Disgaea 2 (PS2 Classic) – $4.99, $3.99
  • Disgaea 3 – $10.49, $8.99
  • Disgaea D2 – $19.99, $15.99
  • GrimGrimoire (PS2 Classic) – $4.99, $3.99
  • Legasista – $9.99, $7.99
  • Natural Doctrine – $11.99, $7.99
  • The Awakened Fate Ultimatum – $19.99, $15.99
  • The Guided Fate Paradox – $9.99, $7.99
  • The Witch and the Hundred Knight – $14.99, $11.99

PlayStation Vita 

  • Cladun (PSP) – $2.99, $1.99
  • Cladux x2 (PSP) – $3.74, $2.24
  • Criminal Girls: Invite Only – $14.99, $11.99
  • Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair – $23.99, $19.99
  • Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls – $23.99, $19.99
  • Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc – $23.99, $19.99
  • Demon Gaze – $19.99, $15.99
  • Disgaea 2: Dark Hero Days (PSP) – $9.99, $7.99
  • Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention – $19.99, $15.99
  • Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited – $19.99, $15.99
  • Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness (PSP) – $7.49, $5.99
  • Disgaea Infinite (PSP) – $4.49, $2.99
  • Grand Kingdom – $25.99, $21.99
  • Natural Doctrine – $11.99, $7.99
  • Operation Abyss:  New Tokyo Legacy – $19.99, $15.99
  • Prinny: Can I Really Be The Hero? (PSP) – $2.99, $1.99
  • Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness – $27.99, $23.99
  • Stranger of Sword City – $19.99, $15.99
  • What Did I Do to Deserve This, My Lord?! 2 (PSP) – $1.99, $1.19
  • ZHP (PSP) – $9.99, $7.99

Other Deals (Sale Price, PS+ Price)

  • AeternoBlade (PS4) – $7.49
  • AeternoBlade (PS Vita) – $7.49
  • AeternoBlade Platinum Bundle (PS4) – $9.99
  • Manual Samuel (PS4) – $7.99
  • Master Reboot (PS3) – $10.04, $5.10
  • Riptide GP: Renegade (PS4) – $9.89
  • Rock Band ‘Fueled By Ramen Pack 1’ (PS3, PS4) – $6.99
  • Rock Band ‘Going Country Pack 5’ (PS3, PS4) – $5.94
  • Rock Band ‘Iron Maiden Pack 1’ (PS3, PS4) – $13.99
  • Rock Band ‘Linkin Park Pack 1’ (PS3, PS4) – $6.99
  • Rock Band ‘Off the Charts 2’ (PS4) – $5.94
  • Rock Band ‘Pink Pack 1’ (PS3, PS4) – $4.89
  • Rock Band ‘The Black Crowes Pack 1’ (PS3, PS4) – $3.84
  • Rock Band ‘U2 Essentials 1’ (PS4) – $9.44
  • Wanderjahr (PS Vita) – $7.99

PlayStation Plus Deals

  • Reus (PS4) – $19.99