Might need to get back into gaming!

Just recently, I started playing Zelda: Windwaker again, after having stopped half-way through a few years ago. And I fell in love all over again, just the art style, cuteness and just the general Zelda vibe. However, I was also reminded why I stopped playing video games, they can be tedious and frustrating at times…

Anyway, I’m thinking that I should give gaming another chance, and I think some of these games featured in IGN’s article about a few upcoming games from Japan might just give me a push in the right direction. For example, just take a look at Ni no Kuni…wow. A game from Level 5 and Studio Ghibli (squee!) really lends to a truly amazing feel, with gorgeous graphics and trademark Ghibli art style along with turn-based combat which Japanese games seem to love. If that turns out as well as it looks, I’m sold.

On the other hand, games like Shadows of the Damned could equally bring me back into gaming, considering the people involved with it’s production. Suda51, legendary for games such as No More Heroes (which I haven’t actually played though) and some other guy who did Resident Evil 4. Similarly, the over the top nature of games such as Asura’s Wrath or the beauty and mystery of The Last Guardian might tickle my fancy. I love you Japan.

Thinking back now, the games I truly enjoyed were the likes of Zelda, Metroid, Resident Evil 4 and the mindless addiction of Super Smash Bros. (and similarly Counterstrike…), so I think these upcoming games from Japan might just suck me back into gaming!