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October 23
2014

NYCC ’14: Hands On: Resident Evil Revelations 2

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I have to admit that around Resident Evil 4, Capcom basically lost me. The series had become too combat-heavy and I prefer my survival horror games to actually have some horror in them. So it was with great delight that I devoured Resident Evil Revelations on my Nintendo 3DS in 2012. And now I can get excited about Resident Evil Revelations 2, due out on PS3, PS4, PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One in early 2015. And after my hands-on time with the game at New York Comic Con, I’m really looking forward to it. (Even if it’s console only now and not portable… I just have way more time to play portables with my long commute!)

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October 22
2014

NYCC ’14: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

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While visiting Capcom’s booth at New York Comic Con, I had the opportunity to get some hands-on time with the upcoming Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate for the Nintendo 3DS. However, I have tried to play Monster Hunter before and it was a complete disaster. So I opted not to cut into the long line of eager fans waiting to try the game for themselves and simply observe and gather information for you.

I’ll run down the highlights after the jump… and there’s even a special treat in it for you at the end!

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October 21
2014

Review: Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved

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What happens when you mix the magic of Disney with the magic of Harmonix? You get Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved, one of the most unique and hard-to-describe games I think I’ve ever seen. It’s a music rhythm game, which is Harmonix’s strength, but instead of playing along with the music or dancing to it, you’re conducting it and remixing it to your whim. It’s a hard sell, but is it worth picking up? Let me try to explain…

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October 20
2014

Wootini’s Weekly Video Podcast #194

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Well, I was able to put Fantasy Life aside for just long enough to finally finish the epilogue of Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright… and then immediately dove back into my new fantasy life. So I’ve got some final thoughts on the bizarre mash up of puzzle solving and ace attorney-ing before sharing some more impressions on the new 3DS RPG that’s apparently taking over my life! Watch this week’s episode after the jump!

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October 17
2014

Wootini’s Weekly Animal Crossing Diary

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Dear Diary,

This week starts out upsetting, and doesn’t get much better! Even with a holiday! Well, it’s not all bad. Although I had the bright idea to take the alpine furniture in my house and bring it to Re-Tail to have Cyrus combine it with a ruby so I can have the same furniture design but in shiny pink! Unfortunately, I find out that all he can do is change the wood grain color and the pattern. Boring! So I asked around and found out that only certain types of furniture can be combined with certain types of gems to create that effect. Lame! So now I have to decide whether or not I want to go through that much effort. Although I should probably pull out my spooky furniture for Halloween before it actually arrives and I miss my opportunity!

Read on for this week’s drama!

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October 16
2014

NYCC ’14: Hands On LEGO Batman 3

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During New York Comic Con, I had the opportunity to visit the DC Comics booth to check out the upcoming LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham from Traveler’s Tales/Warner Bros. Interactive. And while this game in the franchise one-ups the last one by expanding from an explorable Gotham to explorable planets, it was the level I sampled on the show floor that really had me pumped up to play this one.

There is an entire level based off the classic ’60s Batman TV series! With Adam West doing the voiceover and everything! Batgirl in her purple outfit! Robin in his short shorts! Julie Newmar’s Catwoman! It’s epic, and I would play an entire game based in this universe. Sadly, it’s just a bonus level, but the rest of the game is still looking to be pretty epic!

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October 14
2014

Wootini’s Weekly Video Podcast #193

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Well, I’m pretty much exhausted after New York Comic Con, but I’ve still got enough energy to give you a quick rundown of the highlights as well as a rant about Alien: Isolation before finishing with the delightful Fantasy Life on the Nintendo 3DS! Make the jump for this week’s episode!

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