Tagged: Koei

Never judge a game by its main mode: Hyrule Warriors (Wii U)

Hyrule Warriors wasn’t made for me. And yet something has happened, something as unexpected as the flush of first love, or the sight of Panzer Dragoon Saga in a charity shop for £7.50, or the discovery of Totaka’s song in Wii Sports. This is the ultimate Cinderella story, a game that appeared as an ordinary, unexciting edition to my game shelves and overnight transformed into the belle of the ball. Here is the story of how Hyrule Warriors won me over. Continue reading

Makai Kingdom: it’s freakin’ underwhelming (PS2)

Roll up, roll up, ladies and gentlemen, and witness the freakshow: behold, a strategy RPG with no meat on its bones! Made out of the skeleton of its predecessor Disgaea: Hour of Darkness, the bones boiled, stirred for not-long-enough with “bad-ass freakin'” dialogue and a dollop of misplaced kitchen-sink drama, Makai Kingdom: Chronicles of the Sacred Tome emerges. Gather round and let me tell the tale of its heinous birth! Continue reading