I took a few minutes today at Tokyo Game Show to have a peek at how the HD re-release of the first two installments in the Yakuza series are shaping up. It's looking good, folks. Crisp and sexy, I think players will struggle to tell the difference between this release and the later installments developed for the PlayStation 3. I couldn't, after all.
That is to say, I couldn't tell the difference in terms of assets like characters and environments. The user interface elements appeared to be placeholders in the demo, looking a little crude. I do hope sincerely that these are just temporary because they stick out like sore thumbs against the otherwise stellar presentation.
Regardless, it's looking like a great opportunity for players who haven't been introduced to Yakuza to get on board and have a more consistent experience across the whole series. I'm pretty sure I'll pick it up. Of course, this means that I'll start from the beginning of the series again and, therefore, have to start Yakuza 3 for about the fifteenth time. I'm never going to finish that game at this rate.
|8:00 AM on 05.17.2013|
Wii U owners don't know how to play Super Metroid
If you're a jaded hardcore gamer, and if you've ever complained that the new generation of "dumbed down" console gamers are the bane of life, prepare to feel justified. The arrival of Super Metroid on Wii U demonstrates the d...more
|8:30 PM on 05.16.2013|
Company of Heroes 2 announces Red Star edition for retail
Good news for fans of the Company of Heroes 2 series as now you have a great reason to pick up the physical copy in June. Along with a snazzy steelbook, you also get a Czar's wealth of extra content. Right off the bat, player...more
|12:00 PM on 05.16.2013|
David Jaffe attached to new car combat game Autoduel
Twisted Metal creator David Jaffe will serve as a creative adviser on Pixelbionic's debut title, a car combat game named Autoduel. The studio, co-founded by Maxx Kaufman (inXile, art director of Return to Castle Wolfenstein) ...more