Persona 5 Royal Review – Ideal And The Real

Persona 5 Royal Review – Ideal And The Real

In the three years since Persona 5’s original release, I’ve thought about it almost every day. Its lavish style gracefully captures its spirit of rebellion and breathes life into its dynamic combat system. The evocative, banging soundtrack perfectly encapsulates the emotion of each moment. The downtime spent in Tokyo with your friends brings you closer to each of them, invigorating your fight for what’s right. All those qualities feed into a bold story that unapologetically puts its foot down against the injustices that reflect our own society.The extended version, Persona 5 Royal, brings the heat all over again. But beyond a plethora of superb gameplay refinements and features that improve an already-rich RPG comes a momentous new story arc seeded within the original narrative and paid off in full by the end. It delivers something genuinely surprising, leading to awe-inspiring moments and emotional conclusions that recontextualize what I thought the game was. Through its lengthy 120-hour runtime, Persona 5 Royal proves itself as the definitive version of a modern classic.The minute you start P5R, you’re given the fantastic in media res introduction that brilliantly showcases the ride you’re in for–and provides a glimpse at the Royal-exclusive character Kasumi. After this teaser, you’re brought to the chronological start of the story that then walks you through the events that lit the fire inside our protagonist (aka Joker) and kicked off his journey as a virtuous trickster. The opening hours may take some time to pick the pace back up, but by easing you into the game’s systems, you’re set up for the rest of its flow.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Star Wars: Mark Hamill Shares Heartfelt Letter to Fans

Star Wars: Mark Hamill Shares Heartfelt Letter to Fans

With Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker capping off a saga more than 40 years in the making, Mark Hamill has penned a heartfelt letter to fans thanking them for their devotion to the Skywalker Saga. Hamill tweeted out a photo of his letter, which is being included as part of The Complete Skywalker Saga Blu-ray set. You can read the full letter below: Hamill’s letter is all the more touching given that it pays tribute to the late, great Carrie Fisher and refers to the franchise as “George’s faraway galaxy.” He also reflects on how drastically Lucas’ early plans for the original film changed, referencing the mouthful of an original title “The Adventures of Luke Skywalker, as taken from the Journal of the Whills, Saga I: Star Wars.” The letter is just one of many perks included in The Complete Skywalker Saga. The 4K Ultra HD version (which is exclusive to Best Buy) features a whopping 27 discs, covering all nine of the numbered Star Wars movies along with many hours of bonus features. Those discs are contained within a special art book featuring concept art spanning all three trilogies. Even months after its release, we’re continuing to learn more behind-the-scenes details about The Rise of Skywalker. The newly released The Art of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker sheds light on axed storylines and a tank-like version of BB-8, while Anthony Daniels told IGN C-3PO nearly had a bigger role in Episode IX. [widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”albumSlug=star-wars-exclusive-preview-of-the-art-of-the-rise-of-skywalker&captions=true”] For even more on the final Skywalker Saga movie, find out why we think the documentary, The Skywalker Legacy, helps redeem Episode IX. [poilib element=”accentDivider”] Jesse is a mild-mannered staff writer for IGN. Allow him to lend a machete to your intellectual thicket by following @jschedeen on Twitter.
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Good News Gaming: Animal Crossing Is So Wholesome And Game Companies Doing Good Things

Good News Gaming: Animal Crossing Is So Wholesome And Game Companies Doing Good Things

We’re living in strange times right now and the news is pretty heavy. A lot is going on in the world, so it’s super important to stay informed on the latest. But it’s also important to make sure that we try not to let it consume us and make an effort to remember that there’s still a lot of good things happening.It might sound silly, but when times are trying it’s important to try and have a laugh once in a while. And that’s exactly what we’re here to do, both for ourselves and for you. Every week, here on Good News Gaming, we’re going to highlight uplifting news stories that may have passed you by in the midst of the hustle and bustle of online news. We’re going to chat about the good things that are happening, enjoy some weird memes, and just all try and smile.Kicking things off, we take a look at the charming and inventive ways people are using Animal Crossing: New Horizons to connect with their loved ones–in a time of social distancing, Nintendo’s wholesome island life sim is strengthening our bonds with friends and family. We also highlight how gaming companies are helping COVID-19 charities, and finish up with a random assortment of some daft and fun things people are doing in games like Mount and Blade II: Bannerlord and Half-Life: Alyx.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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