House of Ashes is Supermassive Games’ newest title in the Dark Pictures Anthology, a series of interactive horror movies. Where previous titles featured ghost ships and haunted towns, House of Ashes heads in a more visceral and action-packed direction, with the player taking control of a special forces team at the tail end of the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
Tag: Bandai Namco
Revising History With A Katana
HIGH Riding through a field on horseback, leveling enemies with a spear.
LOW The war-loving take on Japanese history.
WTF They’re gay-coding a historical figure who had 20 children. Weird choice!
Drum Roll, Please
HIGH Finally finishing a song in Hard mode.
LOW Not having a drum controller to play with.
WTF Songs are too easy on Normal but impossible on Hard.
The Ball Is My Friend
HIGH A great tutorial.
LOW A long-winded story.
WTF 6’8” and 250 lbs. is not a middle schooler.
Jojo’s Unremarkable Adventure
LOW Bland fighting, bland visuals, bland storytelling.
WTF The Linkin Park and Naruto mashup videos on YouTube back in 2007 are more interesting than this.
HIGH Classic Mr. Driller action with a few twists.
LOW Having to clear a depth in every minigame to unlock the next stage.
WTF The random warp that puts Mr. Driller directly under falling blocks.
All Style, No Substance
HIGH It’s the best representation of “playing the anime” in memory.
LOW It’s got the loosest fighting in the world.
WTF Why is focus on a hero in the Villian story?
This past weekend, the folks over at Bandai Namco held a closed beta test for the upcoming Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme vs. Maxiboost On. It’s currently in Japanese arcades but, barring any issues due to current world health events, it will be making its way to PS4 later this summer.
You Look Great In A Tank Top
HIGH Brilliant implementation of the license, novel approach to a fighter.
LOW Combat feels too janky and loose.
WTF Why is this character creator so weak?
HIGH Finally getting one of the di-digivolutions (no that’s not misspelled) to work.
LOW The Bancho Leomon boss fight, which features an attack that instantly kills 2/3 party
WTF One boss consumes a character, who then appears on the boss wearing a ball gag. It’s for kids!