Why is X-box One getting FFX and FFX-2 but not Kingdom Hearts?

ffx xbox oneOn April 16, 2019 X-Box One and Nintendo Switch will be receiving the HD remaster of PS2 game Final Fantasy X/X-2… and that’s pretty awesome. More Final Fantasy games are coming, and this is a great time to be a Square Enix fan who is no longer a ‘Sony Pony.’ That being said though, why is it only Final Fantasy games that are being brought over?

Kingdom Hearts III will be coming very soon on January 25, 2019 on Xbox One and Playstation 4. While Sony’s console is no stranger to the Disney x Final Fantasy mash up, this will be the very first time Microsoft fans will be able to play the game series on an X-box.

China does not really get Star Wars. Star Wars first arrived there as a weird bootleg comic, and the actual movies just do not get a lot of love because that country did not grow up with the original trilogy. So true is it that Microsoft fans may not get Kingdom Hearts. The story is very convoluted, confusing, etc, and if this game is a book end for the trilogy, X-Box owners are missing out.

kingdom_hearts_the_story_so_farHow convoluted? In NA, Square Enix combined all of the re-releases onto a collection called Kingdom Hearts: The Story So Far, just so Sony fans in North American can refresh themselves on this game franchise that was M.I.A. on PS3 outside of a couple collections.

If Square Enix announced that they were releasing this for X-Box, at this point, maybe people would wait to pick up Kingdom Hearts III. I could totally see that, but hopefully Microsoft fans get the love that they deserve with some sort of release of these past games… but who knows. Square Enix loves Sony.

 

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The Blood Moon rises once again…

… please be careful Link. Seriously though, the blood moon from a few nights ago, was awesome. Here’s a picture that I took… sorry it’s not better, but I think it’s pretty cool.

blood moon

Sometimes it pays to have multiple consoles…

re2-one-shot-demo… and sometimes it doesn’t. I played Capcom’s Resident Evil 2 1-shot demo that lasts 30 minute. Utilizing the Resident Evil 7 engine but with a different camera view that makes the game feel similar to Resident Evil 4.

As previously stated, this 1-shot is a 30 minute long demo that can only be played once… per system? I played it first on Steam, messed up streaming the game, and then wasn’t able to stream properly from Xbox One, but hey… at least I was able to play the game… as Leon.

Playing as Leon is fine… just… fine… but I’m pretty sure most people want to play as Claire Redfield just a little bit more.

Resident Evil 2 will come out this week on January 25th… I will probably not pick it up until after picking up Kingdom Hearts III.

Here is a review done by youtuber ACG answering if people should “Buy, wait for sale, rent, or never touch?”

 

So long Exiles

The latest version of Marvel’s Exiles is ending at the end of this month, and to that.. I say GOOD. This female led LBGT friendly version of the team with multiple people of color, in my opinion, was simply not as good as the original female led LGBT friendly version of the team with multiple people of color.

blink exilesBlink was changed from being drawn Asian to being drawn black. Nothing wrong with that, but visually, that’s very different. Her hair was so beautiful, and she was in flowing dresses… and now Blink just doesn’t look like Blink and I am supposed to be okay with that?

Morph took three issues to appear when originally he was the glue of the team? I felt like him just appearing was weird as I was all ‘Wait… did I miss something here?

morph exiles laterEvery time I went to my local comic book store, I would flip through it because Exiles was going to get me back into reading current Marvel comics, and it failed. I thought that maybe it would do this that or the other, and it just kept making me sigh and pass it up… even when they did cool stuff like adding in Peggy Carter as Captain America and having yet another female version of Bucky.

I kept thinking ‘Maybe it’s me. Maybe this book will outlive the writer and/or the artist… and I can maybe end up reading this cheaply in a graphic novel…

exiles 27Then it’s just canceled with issue #12 at the end of this month. That sucks that they couldn’t even keep it popular enough to pass off to someone else to a book that was at one time MY FAVORITE %$#^ing book Marvel was doing!

*Sigh* Here is another picture from the old series… I’m just… so sad that this might be the last time I see Marvel visit this idea of dimension hopping characters where any character could just die at any moment. Oh Well.

What the Flick?

After the new year, I went to my Flickr just to poke my nose around, and I was greeted with this message…

flickrlockinggetpro

So, expiring the same day it goes into effect, I could save 15% on going pro… so what are my options?

flickr plans

*sigh*

I am not paying $50.04 a year to store my photos somewhere. At one time, when it was offered, I did sometimes go pro… but that was when I was trying to be either a convention photographer or a convention journalist.. and yeah… that sucks… so where will I go?

WordPress? No… I’m at almost 80% there. Deviantart takes too long to upload even one picture. *sigh* This sucks, and I’m not sure where the future of my hobby will bring me to…

Below are some photos I’ve taken or had taken for me (such as mermaid-ed ones) that will soon need a new home, I guess. Enjoy?

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-verse wins at Golden Globes

spiderverseBeating out all of the great animated films that came out this year, including: Ralph Breaks The Internet, Incredibles 2, Hotel Transylvania 3, The Grinch, and Isle of Dogs, Spider-Verse won Best Animated films last night at the Golden Globes. Meanwhile… Black Panther did not win any awards

Huh. I guess Amy Pascal wasn’t just talking out of her butt when they demanded a bunch of money to sell back Spider-Man to Marvel when Marvel wanted it. She said they had big big plans, and damn… I guess they did considering the fact that Spider-verse is doing well.

spider gwenBut seriously… no awards for Black Panther from The Golden Globes? And Spider-Verse winning for animation at such a weird frame rate? Best soundtrack would have been weird with Queen’s bio picture, Bohemian Rhapsody, but dang. Best Picture? Okay…

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-verse has already been green lit for a spin off, called Spider-Women, featuring Gwen Stacey Spider-Woman, Asian character from Marvel’s main line Silk as well as the original Spider-Woman Jessica Drew.

 

 

Venom ranks weirdly for me…

venom and batmanvsupermanIn English class, I remember laughing at the idea of self plagiarism, and then I googled ‘Is Venom better or worse than Batman v. Superman’ and learned the beauty of… I guess… cross posting entire articles on different sites? What I mean is… Brian Hadsell gets around a lot.

So, I finally watched Venom, the same day that I watched Spider-Man: Into The Spider-verse for the second time… and I was left unimpressed, confused, and wondering which comic book movies Venom beats out.

superman venomFirst three Google searches are the same article claiming that Venom is worse than Batman v. Superman. I made it through 2hr 20 minutes of Venom though, but couldn’t make it through the 3hr 3 minutes of Batman v. Superman Dawn of Justice. So… where are is this movie for me then?

Blade trilogy>Spawn>Spider-Man 3>Venom>X-Men 3>Batman V. Superman eh… playing this game isn’t very fun.

Despite how meh Venom is, I feel like it’s a movie that can just be on, and you can chat through the bad boring bits and then you go ‘Ooo, bad cgi fight scene’ and just have it in the background during a party.

Stupid, kind of fun, but ultimately a step back for comic book movies in general. I hear it did well in China, so I guess we will get a sequel? I hope it’s better than the first movie.