Osiyo! – That’s Hello in Cherokee – and welcome to my gaming blog!
I have recently gotten back into gaming and have had such a strong urge to write a gaming blog. Gaming is something I love and has been a long interest of mine.
I will be posting game reviews, news, and other gaming-related content.
Probably most of my game reviews will be of older games. As much as I love gaming, it is an expensive hobby and as such, I am not always able to purchase the latest releases. I hope you all will enjoy my blog regardless and I look forward to posting many entries.
Note: Photos are not mine unless otherwise stated.
It was originally announced PS3, PSP, and Vita stores would end come July. However, on the Official Playstation blog, it was stated they had made the wrong decision. PS3 and Vita stores will remain, but PSP store will still retire come July.
A report published yesterday, stated the PS3, PSP, and Vita stores will be closing.
According to the article, PS3 and PSP stores will be closing on July 2nd with the Vita store following on August 27th. The website Polygon has reached out to Sony for information about the closures, and so far, no reply has been made.
Vita and PS3-only games are available through each store’s consoles. A lot of indie games were developed for Vita digitally only, and that will be a problem for owners of the handheld. And some PS1 games are only available through the PS3 store. Those won’t be available unless Sony decides to put them on the PS4 or if you can get your hands on a physical copy.
If you have games or downloadable content you have been wanting to buy, now is the time to do it. I know I will be purchasing Legend of Dragoon before the closure of the PS3 store.
Legend of Mana was originally released in 1999 on the Playstation. June 24th a remaster of the game will be released on Switch, PS4, and PC. Some changes include the ability to turn off enemy encounters, and save anywhere/autosave feature.
I didn’t have the chance to play the original release, but I am looking forward to this remaster.
Rumors have circulated for years about a new Silent Hill game. It’s been nearly 10 years since Downpour, which is the 8th installment in the series. Other titles in the series, such as Silent Hills – or known as P.T. – were canceled.
Though nothing much has been done with Silent Hill in recent years, Konami remains possessive of its IP. However, a new report says the company is looking for outside companies to partner with to create new entries in franchises such as Metal Gear Solid, Castlevania, and Silent Hill.
Even Silent Hill composer has hinted at a revival of the series.
And yesterday, Bloober Team, who is responsible for psychological horror games Layers of Fear and Blair Witch, has claimed they are working on a new horror game with a very famous publisher. Silent Hill composer recently worked with Bloober Team on their newest game The Medium, and this led people to jump to the conclusion Bloober Team will be the one to develop a new Silent Hill.
It hasn’t been confirmed or denied that Bloober Team will be developing a new Silent Hill.
I don’t know if it will happen. I am a relatively new Silent Hill fan, but I would love a new game. And I think Bloober Team makes good games. Layers of Fear is one of my all-time favorite games.
Do you think Bloober Team will develop a new Silent Hill game?
I am currently playing Silent Hill: Homecoming. It is one of the Christmas gifts from my boyfriend.
Last year, I had played the first three Silent Hill games. My boyfriend has a digital copy of the original, and the second and third games I played through PSNow.
I absolutely loved the games. And so for Christmas, my boyfriend had got me a few games in the Silent Hill series.
Homecoming is different from the first three games in the way that it is very combat heavy. That is not necessarily a bad thing, but when your character is slow and doesn’t seem to move well, it can make things difficult.
I’m probably more than half-way through at this point. I like the story. But it can be rage-inducing at times.
Some video games such as Silent Hill, Resident Evil, and even indie games like Beholder allow you to choose your difficulty. The choices are usually easy, normal, and hard.
Easy mode is often described as for beginners. Normal difficulty will be described as, “The game the way it was intended.” And hard mode usually says something about enemies being stronger.
I will give my descriptions of the different level difficulties, based on all my years as a gamer playing all levels of difficulty.
Easy: Hard. You may get irritated at times, but you’ll make it, and enjoy your gaming experience.
Normal: You will rage. Hardcore. And want to throw your controller.
Hard: This will drive you beyond rage. You will literary want to murder someone.
I’ve found Silent Hill: Homecoming is doing its own regarding level difficulty. It only has Normal and Hard. Normal seems to be much more like Hard than actually being Normal difficulty. Hard must be Hell on Earth then 😂
There have been rumors for a few years now about the possibility of Nintendo making a Gamecube Mini. The rumors began in 2018 when Nintendo applied for a trademark related to the Gamecube. And rumors continued with the Gamecube controllers for the Switch, some saying they are hinting at what Nintendo’s next mini console will be.
Nintendo boss, Shuntaro Furukawa, has confirmed the company is looking at ways to expand the online service beyond NES into more recent games. They are looking at other methods to provide N64 and Gamecube games.
At this point, they can’t provide information about future classic hardware but said there is something in the works.
Is there a possibility of a Gamecube Mini? Perhaps minis of both N64 and Gamecube? I don’t know but it would be pretty awesome.