The Good: Metal Gear Solid Rising has gone through a lot, and this time Snake is not the main character, but now, Raiden is the main character. This game has been dubbed as Metal Gear Solid Rising: Revengeance, and it has shifted from Kojima Production's internal development team to Bayonetta's Platinum Games, but the former is still overseeing the project, which is excellent news. Because, without Kojima Productions, MGS just wouldn't be the same. However, it wasn't such a great sign when Rising was near death.
The Bad: Sources told website GameSpot that F.E.A.R developer Day 1 Studios has shed a large group of it's staff. Publisher Konami reportedly cancelled it's deal with the company for a Silent Scope game. Though a small core still remains at the developer, they're working on another project.
The Ugly: Square Enix has been hacked for the second time in six months. Hackers first struck the Deus Ex: Human Revolution website. Now they stole the names and email addresses of 800,000 gamers who signed up for Square-Enix's American and Japanese free members website. Luckily for them, no credit card info was taken, but this is bad news for the company, as well as everyone else.
In other news, reviews for Final Fantasy XIII-2 seem mixed to positive, however, it continues to have various bad aspects as it's predecessor. Final Fantasy XIII-2 hits the store shelves of Gamestop, Best Buy and other stores on January 31st, 2012. Let's see what happens after that, besides, the series is just becoming a shadow of it's former self since the epic failure of Final Fantasy XIV. It won't be long before other RPGs like Elder Scrolls take the throne. In fact, I guess the Elder Scrolls series has ALREADY taken the throne with their latest game, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
God Bless and Play Hard Gamers!