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Top Five Most Anticipated Games of 2015
Crikey, isn't 2015 looking like it'll be a busy year for games?  Looks like 2011 and 2007 will have a run for their money with all the games lining up for release this year.  Although, if 2014 has taught us anything, it's that developers certainly are fans of that Miyamoto quote someone inevitably brings up every single time a game gets delayed but I can't be bothered to look up.  Something about a game released bad is bad forever, but a delayed game can made good.  Something along those lines.  A good quote to take to heart, to be sure, considering the sorry state certain games launched in this year. Point is, 2015 could end up looking about as lively as a mausoleum on the moon, but right now, things are definitely looking up, but the games listed below could easily wind up on a subsequent year's list.
5. Xenoblade Chronicles X (Wii U)
As if to illustrate my point, here's a game Nintendo's been teasing us with for about the past two years, Xenoblade Chronicles
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Top Five Games of 2014
It's that time of year again.  That time of year when every gamer puts together their list of top games of the year.  It's become something of a tradition, and it's always fun to see what titles stood out the most for each individual.  As for myself, I've been doing it since 2012, and I've always looked forward to writing up these little “Game of the Year” lists.  It's a culmination, if you will, a culmination of all the trials, tribulations, joys, agonies, and memories in general I've had with these and other games.  It's a time of celebration for the games of the soon-to-be yesteryear, a time to congratulate the developers on their fine work, and commemorate it for years to come.  Without further ado, I'm happy to announce the five lucky winners of the Third Annual Bladefinger Awards.  Truly, these awards will be one for the winners to boast of proudly on their box covers.
5. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Wii U)
In an age of annualized se
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Super Smash Bros. 4 Wii U Review
There's been a rather alarming trend among Nintendo sequels lately that involves good ideas and features being introduced then removed for later iterations.  Usually, it's nothing too major, like Pokemon dropping follower Pokemon post-HeartGold and SoulSilver.  And I can overlook such omissions if the game is genuinely trying to take the series in a new, interesting direction.  I won't begrudge Wind Waker for not having Majora's Mask's transformations, seeing as it delivered a vast, open ocean to explore instead, among other things.  However, there are iterative games that Nintendo releases every once in awhile that cut content for little reason.  For instance, does it not strike anyone else as odd that Mario Kart DS gave us the ability to design logos for karts and had whole suites of single modes complete with boss fights, but later Mario Kart games on vastly superior hardware don't have these things?
Well, that kinda gives away my opinion on Super Smash Bros
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Bayonetta Retro Review
When Nintendo announced that they would be including the first Bayonetta with Bayonetta 2, the natural response towards this from people who've never played the series before, having never owned a 360 or PS3, would be to play the first one first and then follow it up with the sequel.  That's not what I did. See, I was already on the Bayonetta 2 bandwagon even before the Wii U port of the original was announced.  So, Bayonetta, the original, comes off to me as more of a bonus than a separate game.  After plowing through Bayonetta 2 a couple times, I was ready to go into the first one, eager for all the Platinum goodness I could get.
Now that I've played through the first one, my thoughts on the first Bayonetta can be best described with this sentiment, “Gee whiz, this game sure was fun!  Now let's play Bayonetta 2.”  Which isn't to say Bayo 1 is bad, just that Platinum polished it up so well for Bayo 2.  For starters, the combat feels a bit stic
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Bayonetta 2 Review
Hooray!  It's Halloween today!  In my usual tradition (ever since last year), let's have a look at a Halloween-themed game.  And what embodies Halloween more than witches?  Oh, if only there were a video game about a witch, a witch who fights supernatural enemies with guns.  But, wait, there is...
Bullet Witch!
Ha ha ha, betcha didn't see that one coming, did ya?  But, no, seriously, I'm reviewing Bayonetta 2.  I mean, just look at the title of this review.  Was probably gonna bring it up eventually.
When Bayonetta 2 starts, we find our titular hero doing some leisurely holiday shopping when the peace is ruined by an angelic attack.  It's business as usual for Bayonetta and her friend, Jeanne, but everything goes awry when a demon breaks lose after a botched summoning.  Jeanne bites the bullet saving Bayonetta from the rampaging demon.  Never one to turn away from a challenge and a friend in need, Bayonetta resolves to go down to H
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Bayonetta 2 Demo Impressions
Well, it's finally here.  The game we've all been waiting for, even since before the Wii U was released, Bayonetta 2, finally has a demo available on the eShop.  Chances are, you've already downloaded it and played it for yourself.  Heck, I've already played it through twice and plan on doing so a bit more before the game releases a couple weeks from now.  But, all of you must be wondering what I think of Platinum Games' latest work, at least from what I can gather from this short snippet of gameplay.
Initial impressions are, to put it into a few short words, very positive.  The combat is fast and fluid.  It uses a simple, two-button combo system, having you chain together kicks and punches to annihilate enemies.  After coming off of Hyrule Warriors, the combos have an almost dizzying level of complexity to them.  No more weak attacks leading into strong ones, no.  You have punches leading into kicks and then back to punches all in one speci
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Super Smash Bros. 4 3DS Review
It has been over three years since Super Smash Bros. 4 was first announced.  One of the few details we had from it's early mentions at E3 2011 was that series would be coming to both Nintendo's Wii U and 3DS.  Three years and two E3s later, the hype just kept piling with Sakurai posting screenshots every day and a Smash Bros. Invitational tournament earlier this year.
Last weekend, the first version of this majorly anticipated game was released to the Western public, Super Smash Bros. 4 3DS.  Even after having spent a significant amount of time with the demo, I was still excited to get my hands on this latest installment.  Ever since it first came out on the N64, the Smash Bros. series has always been a landmark release for every Nintendo hardware.  If current sales data is anything to go by, the first handheld entry to the series is no exception.
For the most part, Smash Bros. 4 3DS delivers.  The gameplay is ridiculously fun.  There are loads of cha
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Hyrule Warriors Review
Dynasty Warriors is a series I've heard wildly differing opinions on over the years.  To some, it's an uber-repetitive, mindless button masher.  To others, it's a fun modern beat'em-up with a simple surface and a little bit of depth lying beneath to reward those willing to look for it.  I was largely content to just let the series slip on by me, never paying it any mind.  That all changed during the Nintendo Direct of December 18th, 2013 when Nintendo announced Hyrule Warriors, a crossover between Koei's popular hack'n'slash franchise and the Zelda series.  Of course, being the huge Zelda fan I am, this crossover seemed like the perfect place to jump in on the Warriors series.  So, after having some time with the game, which camp do I fall into in regards to Dynasty Warriors?  Do I join the haters in their distaste for the series?  Or am I with most Japanese gamers and the illustrious Jim Sterling in loving it?
The latter, definitely the latter.
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I'm not one to really do this sort of thing, but I'd like to give a shout-out to the guys at Precursor Games.  Anyway, they're making a spiritual successor to the GameCube cult classic, Eternal Darkness, for the Wii U and PC (with other platforms considered after the main goal is met).  The game is called Shadow of Eternals and it looks really good.  This is a crowdfunded project, so they could use your help getting this game off the ground.  If you'd like this game to see the light of day (which isn't a very appropriate saying considering the subject matter), why don't you give them a visit at the URL below and give them a few bucks.  Just $5 will net you the first episode when the game finally launches, among other perks.  If you like horror games, this is definitely something to look at.
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greensandsguy Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
Thanks for the watch man!!! :D
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KawaiiMyuutsu Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for adding my latest deviation to your faves! :heart:
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b1k Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
What's in your Avatar?
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Bladefinger Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
It's a model I painted of the Balrog from Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings. You can see more pictures of it in my gallery under the "Lord of the Rings" folder, if you want.
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b1k Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Oh. I though it was a Terror Dog.
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hi thq for joining :iconglory-of-heracles:
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Bladefinger Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
Thank you for inviting me to join your group.
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No prob. ^^
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Thank you for the :+fav: on "Eye of Sauron"!
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