When it comes down to games in the action adventure, stealth or the third person genre titles such Hitman: Blood Money had become very popular on consoles such as PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Hitman: Blood Money which was developed by IO Entertainment had been released for various game consoles back in 2006. In regards to in game storytelling Hitman: Blood was very interesting since most of it included flashbacks featuring Agent 47 while he is being interviewed.
As players get closer to the present day events they discover interesting plot twist such as Diana assisting Agent 47 in faking his own death. The alternate endings is something that made the game even more interesting because the antidote that Agent 47 receives can either fail or it could actually work lead to him killing a bunch of people at the funeral.
Either way, the game was interesting for people who were fans of the series. However, it was pawned by some critics and generated controversy for being to violent. In terms of sales Hitman: Blood Money did not do as great as people may have expected but its still considered to be one of the most controversial video games of the 00’s.
There has been a lot of talk about the upcoming release of the remake of Final Fantasy VII but we hardly hear anything about Final Fantasy VIII. In terms of gameplay and visuals Final Fantasy VIII was just as good as its predecessor for the original Sony PlayStation console. Also, in terms of sales Final Fantasy VIII did great on the PS1 but not quite as good as VII. Since its release back in ’99 Final Fantasy has reportedly sold over 7.8 million units worldwide making it one of the best selling RPG titles of the 90’s.
Despite, selling close to eight million units worldwide Final Fantasy VIII fell short to Final Fantasy VII which sold close to ten million units worldwide since its release back in 1997. In terms of an actual HD remake happening on the near future is something that many people are unsure of. However, if Square Enix does decide to make an actual remake for Final Fantasy VIII it will give them the chance to fix some of the flaws in the original game as it relates to the battle system.
When comes down to action adventure third person shooting games of the 00’s There were countless titles that many people had enjoyed for the PS2. There were games such as Grand Theft Auto Vice City (2002), Scarface: The World is Yours (2006), Saint’s Row (2006) which were all very popular during that decade and went on to sell millions of units throughout the world.
The Godfather video game was released for various consoles such as Xbox, PlayStation 2, Xbox 360 and the Nintendo Wii between 2006 and 2007. The game was developed by EA Redwood Shores and is based of the classic 70’s movie directed by Francis Ford Coppola. However, of the biggest controversies regarding this game was the fact that Francis Ford Coppola reportedly had no input about the development of the game itself.
Despite, the director’s lack of involvement in the game it did feature some scenes from the actual movie along with voice acting from the likes of Robert Duvall, Sonny Corleone, James Caan and others. Unfortunately, Al Pacino was not featured in the game itself due to his appearance in Scarface: The World Is Yours which was developed by Radical Entertainment and also released in 2006 for game consoles such as PS2, Xbox and the Nintendo Wii. Since its release on various consoles The Godfather has sold over one million units worldwide on the PS2 which great despite the controversy surrounding the game itself.
When it comes down to Virtual Reality headsets it seems like everyone wants to have a new pair of them. Whether it be the PlayStation VR, HTC Vive or the Oculus Rift the expensive headsets is something that is very popular i gaming markets right now. But some people often question whether or not headset for certain game systems will reduce the cost of other gaming accessories overtime such as controllers.
The current cost of the PlayStation VR averages around $399 while the Oculus Rift averages around $599. Shockingly, the HTC Vive had averaged around $799 when it was first released back in April 2016. If anything the prices of the VR headsets will only cause companies such as to price their control pads even higher since they are very popular in the gaming market.
Kingdom Hearts II was without a doubt one of the best selling games for the PlayStation 2. Following its release in 2002 Kingdom Hearts II had managed to sell over 4.3 million units worldwide for the PS2 which was an impressive feat at the time. Since the release of Kingdom Hearts II many people have waited for over a decade for Kingdom Hearts III which make this title the one of most anticipated RPG games in recent memory.
While many people are still unsure about the exact release date of the game itself we learned not to long ago that Square Enix will be showcasing some actual footage regarding the gameplay of Kingdom Hearts III. In terms of whether or not it will surpass Kingdom Hearts II in terms of sales is hard to tell at the moment. But it will be interesting to see what the sales will look like for Kingdom Hearts III during its first week.
The concept of Sonic Shuffle was pretty interesting especially when it came down to collecting precious stones in both story and versus mode. People were able to chose up to eight playable characters such as Sonic, Tails, knuckles and Amy Rose in this classic Dreamcast title. While the idea of a card based board game was something that was very innovative it Sonic Shuffle did not do to well in terms of sales.
Sonic Shuffle was definitely overshadowed by games such as Mario Party I & II which sold millions of units around the world. Despite, the amount of criticism that Sonic Shuffle receives some people believed that the game deserved a direct sequel even though it did not do too well in sales. However, if Sonic Shuffle was competing with the Mario Party series then making only one Sonic Shuffle games was probably the best decision for Sega in the long run.
Super Mario RPG is probably one of the few games from the 90’s that man people have been dying to see a remake for. Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars was probably the best role playing game ever in the series. The visuals for this game looked great the SNES back in the mid 90’s. Also, the collaboration between Nintendo and Square Enix for Super Mario RPG was something special because the gameplay looked and felt very different opposed to regular Mario games.
Even though, many people consider Super Mario RPG to be one of the best games ever made for the SNES some would argue that it was overshadowed by the Nintendo 64 back in 1996. When Super Mario RPG was released back in 1996 the world also got to witness games such Super Mario 64 and Mario Kart 64 that same year. Despite, being somewhat overshadowed by the N64 Super Mario RPG still had managed to sell over 2 million units worldwide since its release for the SNES back in 1996.
As good as this game was back in the 90’s we never got a true sequel or a remake for Super Mario RPG. The fallout between Nintendo and Square Enix is something that many people in the gaming world is aware of and it’s probably why we never got a remake of this 16 bit RPG classic. Without a doubt Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars deserves an HD remake but many will argue that it’s very unlikely to happen.