Long feared to be a dead series, the announcement of The 3rd Birthday caused no small amount of surprise and delight amongst fans of Parasite Eve. Unfortunately, the finished product cannot be said to have the same effect. Featuring an overcomplicated mess of a plot, suicidal AI, and an actively hateful interface, The 3rd Birthday has fundamental issues that really prevent it from being enjoyable. There are some good points, of course: the game is great at creating a sense of tension, has a huge amount of replay value, and it presents some unique ideas in gameplay. It’s unfortunate that these ideas are buried under the weight of the game’s less player-friendly elements, to the point where it becomes difficult to recommend The 3rd Birthday even to fans of the series. Continue reading ‘The 3rd Birthday – Staff Review’ »
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How’s everybody doing tonight? No fancy warm-up message this time, just some media for you guys to snack on: 3rd Birthday, Cladun 2, Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity, and Shining Hearts. Get it over here! Continue reading ‘Mass Media 02/07/11’ »
Square Enix has announced that The 3rd Birthday will go on sale in North America on March 29. This version of the game will feature the voice acting talents of Yvonne Strahovski from Chuck and Mass Effect 2 and Jensen Ackles from Supernatural.
The company also recently revealed that Final Fantasy IV: Complete Collection will be available this spring.
Greetings from the Chicago suburbs, currently known as the Greater Illinois Snow Field of Doom. Come on in and warm up with some fresh media: 3rd Birthday, Atelier Violet, Dissidia 012 Duodecim, Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2, Final Fantasy Type-0, Final Fantasy XIII-2, Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance, Persona 2 Innocent Sin, Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity, and Valkyria Chronicles 3. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll spot familiar faces, you’ll wonder what the DPS on Luka’s giant fish is.
I am actually somewhat curious about that, but I digress. On with the media! Continue reading ‘Mass Media 02/01/11’ »