Nightingale’s GP Picks 8/21/15
Hello, GP peeps! It’s Friday, and I come today bearing another installment of GP Picks! GP Picks is where I name three new games that has come out this past week, and also suggest an older title that you may want to check out if you haven’t already. Let’s get this started, shall we?
Final Fantasy Type-0 has come to PC this past week, Though it has been on consoles since earlier this year. Type-0 is an HD remaster of the PSP title that released back in Japan in 2011. Join Class Zero, a group of fourteen students that are part of the magical academy Vermillion Peristylium. This title is slightly darker than other Final Fantasy titles, so if doom and gloom is your thing, you may want to check it out. The Bridge is an indie title that is available on pretty much EVERY gaming platform, so you have no excuse not to check it out. Being available on PC, 360, Xbox One, Wii U, PS3, PS4, and PS Vita, play as a character in a 2D environment that changes based the gravity which depends on what you do to the orientation of the landscape. If you’re into 2D puzzle games that get you thinking, then The Bridge may be right up your alley. The game is in grayscale, and has a hand-drawn feel to the graphics. Who remembers ZombiU for the Wii U? It was one of the first games that was released with the Wii U, and was developed by Ubisoft. The game had mixed reviews, very few being positive. Regardless of all that, Ubisoft thought it’d be a good idea to remake the game, and release it on the PS4 and Xbox One. The game is in first-person, and as you can imagine given the title, it is a survival horror game. You play as random survivors in the zombie apocalypse. Collect items and weapons to use against the zombie hordes. And if you die, you start over as another random survivor, while your previous character becomes a zombie. If you REALLY like zombie games, you may want to give this one a chance, but trust me, it’s no Resident Evil… And as for my retro title… I chose Okami for the PS2. Though originally released on the PS2, since then it has been re-released on the PS3 and the Nintendo Wii. Play as Amaterasu, a wolf who happens to be a god. The game uses elements of actual Japanese folklore and makes for not only an incredible game, but for an incredible story as well. Use a magic a paint brush to draw out missing pieces of landscape that will help you solve puzzles and get you where you need to go, all in order to take down the horrid eight-headed demon, Orochi. The game has a play-style similar to The Legend of Zelda, with watercolor and cel-shaded graphics that are gorgeous to look at as you play. This is a game I’ve played several times in my life, and I highly recommend it! And that’s it for this week’s GP Picks… what will you be playing this weekend?