Is there any greater sign of excess than the collector’s edition of a videogame? And I mean a real collectors edition, the kind that has fancy packaging and a figurine or two, not a download code for an extra multiplayer map or shiny coloured gun. This week I’ve indulged myself with the remake of my favourite GameCube RPG (and its fairly average sequel on the Nintendo Wii). I present you with the Tales of Symphonia: Chronicles Collector’s Edition.
Steins;Gate: Fuka Ryōiki no Déjà vu is to Steins;Gate what Burial at Sea is to Bioshock: Infinite. It’s the bit extra for those that really like the franchise. That final piece of story that exists despite the fact that the original narrative has been fully concluded. And, of course, it only exists thanks to some haphazard use of parallel universes. You thought Steins;Gate was over? Well now the main character keeps jumping onto a different world line for no reason, and it’s not really over till this stops happening.
Most of Bravely Default is pretty straightforward, but one side-quest in particular had me a little stuck. It’s not necessarily something you won’t be able to work out on your own, but before you’ve unlocked the Vampire Asterisk you may find yourself a little confused. So here I present a guide (with only very very minor spoilers) that I hope will come in handy if you aren’t quite sure exactly what you need to do and when.
Did Tomb Raider really need a ‘Definitive Edition’? This was my first thought upon announcement, but I went out and bought it, so maybe it did. “But what makes this version ‘Definitive’?”, I hear you ask. Well Lara has a nicer face and a better ponytail, that’s what makes it definitive.
Highschool drama by day, beast-slaying action epic by night, Blood-C is an anime that mixes together contrasting genres. But instead of providing something for everyone, it presents such a variation of ideas that few are likely to enjoy all the show has to offer. You’ll have to be a certain type of person to like Blood-C, and whilst I appreciate that it wont be to everyone’s taste, I can’t deny that it’s exactly my kind of anime.