Posts Tagged ‘Bandai Namco’

Ni No Kuni 2 trailer shows lovely friends and ugly murder

Everyone in a short new Ni No Kuni 2 [official site] gameplay trailer looks absolutely lovely, from your Pikmin-like spiritpals to the big furry fella you meet in the mountai- oh no. They’re fighting. Why are they fighting? Such lovely things shouldn’t- it’s dead. They killed it. Oh god, they killed it. This isn’t right. This isn’t right at all. Read the rest of this entry »

Dodging the long-armed horrors of Little Nightmares

Little Nightmares [official site] stars a fairy tale terror tot, cloaked in a yellow hood and traipsing through a world that is a couple of sizes too big for her. She’s being held captive in a horrible floating dollhouse full of long-armed, stubby-legged man-things and sad, grasping cooks. We know all this because we’ve been told before. But there’s a new trailer out which shows some of what you’ll actually be doing among this grim vessel’s household. Mostly it’s about throwing your toys about.
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Project Cars 2 trailer spares no thought for cold, wet cars

I worry about the cars in this new Project Cars 2 [official site] trailer. They’re out in snow, ice, and torrential rain without so much as a scarf, mac, or mittens – dressed in the same liveries as on a sunny afternoon! I appreciate that weather systems with complex consequences are a big feature in the sequel to Slightly Mad’s crowdfunded vroom ’em up but it seems irresponsible to make cars suffer just to prove a point in marketing. Look at this shameful display: Read the rest of this entry »

Don’t watch this Dark Souls 3: The Ringed City trailer

Bandai Namco have released a new trailer for the final Dark Souls 3 [official site] DLC, The Ringed City, and I don’t think you should watch it. It combines a load of gameplay clips showing locations, enemies, bosses, and other things that would surely be a lot more fun to discover yourself in-game. This is the end, my friend. The very last bit of Dark Souls as far as we know. Why flick a few pages ahead? I’ll post it, for people who refuse to know better, but I suggest you instead brew a cup of tea. Don’t click “Read the rest of this entry »”. Off you go. Bye now. Ta ta. Read the rest of this entry »

Wot I Think: Tales of Berseria

I’m sitting with some friendly seaside townsfolk debating the merits of placing chocolate jelly in every toilet in the Holy Midgand Empire. The Great Choconito Gambit, one of them calls it to much amusement, insisting he was going to get rich from the scheme. We all laughed.

Cut forward half an hour and I’m deep in an ancient temple watching a starving daemon child, half-boy, half-tree, eat his mother alive as my party looks on, helpless. And so it goes in Tales of Berseria [official site]: one minute you’re enjoying the idle chatter of your rag-tag RPG party, the next you’re thrown back into a twisted tale of death, revenge, and dragon gods. This is Tales’ attempt to shed its label as a solid but predictable series – and for the most part, it succeeds.

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A whopper: Tales of Berseria released

Catching up on the week’s leftovers, hey, look: Tales of Berseria [official site] is out! The latest in Bandai Namco’s long-running RPG series launched on Thursday night, a bit before the European console release even. Good boy, Ian Bandai. He says Tales of Berseria is a young woman’s “journey of self-discovery”, though from what I saw in the demo she mostly discovers what’s inside monsters after they’re kicked to pieces. That’s a journey of other-discovery. Perhaps this here launch trailer can explain better: Read the rest of this entry »

Ghibtastic! Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom hitting PC

Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom [official site], the sequel to Level-5’s prettypretty fairytale RPG collaboration with animelords Studio Ghibli, will come to PC. Just like with Ace Combat 7, publishers Bandai Namco announced No No Kuni 2 for PlayStation in 2015 and have only today got around to inviting us in too. Don’t mind if I do, Ian Bandai! I was always impressed (from a distance) by how much No No Kuni looked like a Ghibli anime, and this sequel is looking mighty pretty too. Have a gander in this recent trailer: Read the rest of this entry »