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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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?”

 

Happy 27th birthday The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past!

The_Legend_of_Zelda_A_Link_to_the_Past_SNES_Game_CoverOh, how time flies! This game came out… 27 years ago… today? November 21, 1991 in Japan, April 13, 1992 in North America, and March 28, 2003 in The US.

Wait… that means… if Japan is like… half a day in the future… than I missed the birthday by like a day! FUHhhhhhhh! Oh Well, I guess.

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Instead of Black Friday shopping, I will be doing a stream of this game… I guess? Stay tuned tomorrow for news about me playing The Legend of Zelda: A Link to The Past!

Do I detect some protest?

happydeadpool1Fuck it. I guess I’m going to have to protest yet another Ryan Reynolds movie? Jezebel thinks we need to bring up how terrible of an idea inserting Ryan Reynolds into the body of a Pikachu really is, this Thanksgiving.

Hatred for Ryan Reynolds? Anger that a man took away the female voice that Pikachu has already had in the anime?

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Dee La Beau as Pikachu

I just… don’t see why they are hating on Detective Pikachu. I asked some Pikachu about their thoughts on the issue, and this is what some of them had to say:

Pika Pi… Pikachu pika pi… pik pika… CHU!!!!!

Chu Chu pika pi!

Pi Pi chu pika!

So there you have it. The outrage is apparently real. Pikachu’s are upset, and just not going to take it anymore. Oh, women too? Who knows. I am probably going to be bringing back my local chapter of The Friends of Humanity just to protest Ryan Reynolds as a Pokemon. I guess.

 

Nostalgia? What a bummer.

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Nostalgia – a sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations.

No matter what Kardashian does what or her rapper boyfriend visits my town, Astroworld is not coming back. I may never again attempt to free Excalibur from it’s stone, and I will certainly never again know the thrill of walking the Batcave before Batman: The Escape.

If a new theme park were to adopt the name, AstroWorld, it would have to be at a different site than the original location it had 50 years ago. So many rides lost, and only Six Flags parks can have Looney Tunes mascots! AstroWorld was an experience, and it is next to impossible to reclaim it!

astroworld2004I guess I’m writing this just to air how much it bums me out? Or how I’m getting old, and everything bums me out? I dunno.

Well… that’s about it, I suppose. *sigh*

Halo and Xbox are now 17?!

HalocombatevolvedcortanamasterchiefHalo Combat Evolved and The X-Box turned 17… yesterday. Oopse. I checked reddit and Kotaku, and I didn’t see ANYTHING until after work. Awesome. So… what are my memories of X-Box? I owned one briefly.

I used it to store my music and thought that it was super nifty to listen to music while playing video games. The controller was terrible, but it was the only place that I could play SNK vs. Capcom Chaos. Seriously… that game did not even become backwards compatible for Xbox 360 and as of right now… still not available on Xbox One or anywhere else. All of that being said… I still sold the system that I got for free  from working at GameStop.

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That’s right. I worked at GameStop, received the demo unit we had when we were getting rid of it around the time of the 360 I suppose, and yeah… it was just okay?

Halo: Combat Evolved? I had friends who played it, and I just wasn’t into the multiplayer at first. My ASM at GameStop had to escort me through the game in campaign mode, and yeah… I loved it. To me, Halo is campaign mode and then multiplayer.

Dead_or_Alive_UltimateCombat Evolved and Halo, in general, is the only FPS game and series that I really love and follow. The Duke controller was terrible and turned me off, and the smaller controller was better, but X-Box’s D-pad it terrible for fighting games.

I feel bad for the original X-Box. It went up against PS2 and The Gamecube… Final Fantasy X, Super Smash bros. Melee, Resident Evil 4, Jak and Daxter, etc… I just wasn’t the kind of gamer then that would have enjoyed games like Star Wars: Knights of The Old Republic, Doom 3, and Ninja Gaiden Black.

Dead or Alive Ultimate was fun? I played it more on X-Box 360 though. The X-box 360 had the games that should have been on X-Box original as well as X-Box One. Sorry not sorry. Great hardware though.

 

PC Classic

Word on the street is that there is a PC Classic that’s being crowdfunded. Here’s the video for it:

So, since there aren’t any license games for this thing yet, I thought that I would make some suggestions below:

  1. jezzballSolitaire
  2. Chip’s Challenge
  3. Minesweeper
  4. Jeezball
  5. Space Cadet 3D Pinball
  6. Ski Free
  7. Gorillas.bas
  8. Outrun (DOS)
  9. ffvii pcNumber Munchers
  10. Oregon Trail
  11. Half Life
  12. Unreal Tournament
  13. Duke Nukem 3D
  14. Wolfenstein
  15. Quake
  16. The Secret of Monkey Island
  17. Final Fantasy VII
  18. System Shock
  19. War Craft
  20. Fall Out
  21. Septerra CoreSepterra Core: Legacy of the Creator
  22. Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?
  23. Where in the U.S.A. Is Carmen Sandiego?
  24. Math Blaster
  25. Lemmings
  26. Red Alert
  27. Civilization
  28. Microsoft Word XP
  29. Microsoft Power Point XP
  30. Mario Teaches Typing
  31. SNES9xMS. Paint
  32. Shit ton of emulators
  33. Current Internet Browser
  34. YouTube App
  35. Netflix app

Those are my pics… and the crazy thing is… I can already play a lot of these things via Steam! Oh, what a crazy world that we live in!