To remind us how good 2009 will be for the Wii, Sega released a new trailer just for us. This new trailer shows new (but censored) gameplay footage, as well as revealing new elements of the story. This game continues to impress me, and is easily one of many reasons 2009 will be a good year to own a Wii. God damn I cannot wait!
Don't feel like seeing Keanu The Robot's new film The Day the Earth Kept Messing With Its Hair But Eventually Stood Still? Well here's the TS trailer that's premiering with it. Now with 100% more people yelling at each other!
Its been a long time since I played a game like this. If you notice, I have not placed a silly line on the picture above. No sarcastic remark or witty words. This game is just pure fun. Without a doubt the best adventure game I've played since Shadow of the Colossus. Is this the best adventure game this gen? Yes. Is it better than the Prince series on the last gen consoles? Yes.
This time around the Prince (not sure if its the same Prince from before; Ubisoft hinted that it is) is on his way home with the spoils of his latest adventure when he is separated from his donkey and comes into contact with the mysterious Elika, who is being chased by her father's (who is the king of those lands) guards. The king ends up releasing an evil god and The Prince and Elika have to work together to seal him away. The story isn't mind blowing, but its engaging enough to keep you wanting more.
The platforming is fantastic, the combat surprisingly addictive, and the dialogue entertaining. The conversations Elika and The Prince have together are witty, fun to listen to, and never seem to run dry. You'll be amazed at how much recorded dialogue is in this game. And the voice acting is simply stunning. It helps make the chemistry between the two believable; and The Prince is quite a jerk, but his character is so much fun to listen to.
The only complaint I had was that the game never seems challenging. Since Elika jumps to save you every time you fall or an enemy is about to slice you in half, you never get the feeling that you can die. Because of this the game does loose some edge, but it never worsens the experience.
Prince of Persia is one of the best games this generation; one that will be remembered for quite some time. Other than some extra costumes, there isn't much after you complete the game to do. But I will happily be going through the game a few more times. From doing crazy fun acrobatics to the heroes' amazing chemistry, Prince of Persia is just pure fun. And that's something all gamers should not pass up.
I picked up a sweet deal about a week ago; Gamestop's 75% off all DVD's and Blu-ray sale. One of the stores across from mine had some very good Blu-rays for a couple dollars each. I couldn't pass this up.
So I pick up Iron Man and 300, both in perfect condition (not scratches, no stickers, no nothin'). But the third, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Overly Long Title, was messed up to hell. So I thought of a solution; switch it up at Wal-Mart. I love their return policy, especially since I'm a collector. Return your fucked up item, no receipt needed, and they will swap it for a new one. Its that easy!
I know this is probably old hat for some of you, but I've never had to use it before. So today I went home with my sticker-free Blu-Ray, and I am glad.
Ever since Marvel vs. Capcom we have all thoughy about what other forces could combine to make a crazy fighting game. To be honest, I actually though of MK and DC characters fighting each other a long time ago, but I never thought they would do it. The final result is fun, but far from fulfilling.
There are 22 characters to choose from; 11 from the DC Comics universe and 11 Mortal Kombat characters. The game contains your basic fighing game modes; arcade mode, a story mode, training, and a kombo challenge mode. For multiplayer there are standard one on one matches and online matches. This is one of the biggest blows to the game; a serious lack of content. There are a few unlockable charaters, but maybe some alternate costumes or new stages would have been nice. There just isn't enough here to keep anyone other than hardcore MK fans going. Hell, even a tag team mode would have been sufficient.
The best part of the game is easily the story mode, which has the DC heroes' world and "Apocalypse" collide. DC characters and MK fighters change places and control a condition called Rage, which makes the characters, even heroes, go mad and pummel the crap out of each other. The DC heroes especially shine here since Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray wrote the script, so the they feel and act like their comic book counterparts. There is some good dialogue as well as humor that makes the story mode flow along exellently until the end.
I am happy to report that all of the characters feel different and have their own move sets as opposed to two or more characters having the same moves (although it feels like everyone has a cheap teleport move). Some characters feel perfect like Sub Zero or Batman, while fighers like Flash and Wonder Woman feel too button-mashy. Whatever your preference is, there is bound to be a character you'll love and stick with.
There was a lot of talk about DC neutering the game's violence, and they did. All of the blood and gore we have come to love from MK is mostly gone, but it does not hinder the gameplay in any way. This is still a Motral Kombat game, and it plays like one. Characters die offscreen, but the hardcore pummelage is still here.
If you're looking for a fighting game to spend hours on by yourself, I suggest you look elsewhere. But if you have friends who love fighting games or you're a DC Comics fan looking for a good time, check this game out. It won't kill you. GET IT!!!
I've spent the last few days playing RE4 with my girlfriend because she's the type who loves to watch others play videogames. Its pretty cool to have a gf that would rather watch you get exploding shurikens thrown up your ass than drag you off to the mall, and I thank her everyday for it.
As you can read from the title, I am very sick. Its the flu, I believe, unless everyone I care about is lying to me and I am now the host of an alien virus. This would suck greatly, because if I die today I won't live to see tomorrow when Megaman 9 is released, and this would greatly dissapoint me. The chills are over, and now its mostly just head congestion. But I still feel like shit, and I've still got a ways to go.
I'm very glad that my gf made me start playing RE4 over again, because I knew I was going to do so again sometime before RE5's release anyway. RE4 is still one of my favorite games; engaging, fun, and all around awesome. But it also harbors one of my least favorite characters of the gaming world: Ashley Graham. Fuck I hate you so much Ashley!!! Useless, obnoxious, depressing bitch! Why can't you fend for yourself? Bitch slap that monk for god's sake! Do something!!!
Ugh...but I love the rest of the game. I'm playing the Wii Edition because I love playing with the Classic Controller and I needed an excuse to have fun with my Wii again (stupid white brick with no recent good games; exept DeBlob). Which leads me to my next conundrum; which system should I get Megaman 9 on? PS3 so I can see the amazing visuals in 1080p? Or on my Wii so I can play it with a pseudo-SNES controller?