16
Mar
09

Ninja Blade Demo impressions

Upon seeing the trailer for Ninja Blade, I was rather excited. It looked very thrilling and intense, as the trailer showed a man in a leather suit, base jumping over modern day Tokyo, and slicing off the heads of flying monsters, ultimately cultivating in his landing, and eventually killing a screen filling mutant. I thought of all of the fun things that could possibly be included in this game; base jumping over a generously large map, slicing up monsters, and fighting screen filling bosses… but I was wrong.

Ninja Blade ninja

Ninja Blade ninja

I downloaded the demo on Friday, and was severely dissapointed. The trailer actually did properly show what the game play would be like, but it was the developers execution that was putrid. The base jumping? It worked like an interactive movie. You didn’t even get to control the character, and simply pressed random button combinations, after subsequent in-game cut scenes showed building and night sky. Slicing up monsters? That was the button mashing in the mundane base jumping sequence, and when you actually landed, you simply slashed at bloodless mutants about fifty times, until they let up. The screen filling bosses? The game couldn’t keep my interest long enough for me to get to one.

The game could be for you, if you’re into slightly repetitive arcade-like brawling, but for something like that, I would spare $50 for when Ninja Blade comes out, and spend $20 on Watchmen: The End is Nigh. Yep, I said it.

08
Mar
09

Left 4 Dead DLC confirmed

Valve has released news and details of their new upcoming DLC for Left 4 Dead. The new DLC, entitled “Survival Pack” will include a new game mode similar to Call Of Duty: World at War’s Nazi Zombies mode, in which the survivors set up defense at various positions, and hold out against countless infected. It also features the new map, “Lighthouse”, which is a small, defensible map created for the new game type, and lastly for new content, The Dead Air and Death Toll campaigns will be converted for use in versus mode.

Left 4 Dead

Left 4 Dead’s writer, Chet Faliszek, also said that all matchmaking bugs will be fixed.

GamesRadar has exclusive footage and news here.

19
Jan
09

2009’s exciting line up

It’s a new year, and you’re probably checking to see what you might like this year when it comes to gaming. PS3 owners will have acess to Infamous, Uncharted 2, and plenty more. For the 360 gamers who are fed up with FPS games, they will get Prototype, (Multi-platform, actually I think, but whatever) Alan Wake, (Also on PC) Fallout 3 DLC, and a few more gems. Since the year has just started off, I’ve decided to give some info onĀ  the games I listed there. First up is one I look forward to with positive opinions.

Alan Wake

Xbox 360, PC

I’m sorry if the name does not strike you positively, but don’t let that get you down. Remedy, the people behind the Max Payne series, have emerged back to the scene with a rather intelligent thriller. You play as Alan Wake, a bestselling horror writer who’s fiance`e mysteriously disappeared and suffers from insomnia. While recovering from his condition at a Sleep Clinic, he has awful nightmares, and starts to write a new book based off of the dreams. But the rural area that he lives in soon becomes a living nightmare, similar to that of his book. Alan must fight for his life with nothing but a pistol and a flashlight.

Game play will consist of setting traps and using your flashlight to destroy the ghostly enemies. In addition, the game will offer an explorable, open city similar in size to most GTA games. And to top it off, the game is highlighted with incredible graphics.

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Prototype

PC, Xbox 360, PS3

You will play as Alex Mercer, a genetically mutated man who has no memory of his past, and who thus sets out to find out what has happened to him. It takes place in Manhattan, where certain areas have been quarantined due to an infectious Zombie virus, and has a very large open environment. Alex will have superhuman abilities, and may choose to complete a mission by taking the form of an enemy to sneak past others, or using mind-blowing superpowers to get through destructively.

You’ll primarily fight Mutant Zombies and Military soldiers, though there will probably be more types of enemies, and will be able to perform abilities such as shape-shifting, lifting objects into the air, and various long range attacks. At first glance, the game may look like Predator: Concrete Jungle (If you don’t know, you don’t need to) but trust me, nothing is that bad. But your opinion will change after seeing the below video. From the looks of it, this game will be great.

Uncharted 2

PS3

Not much is known about the follow up to the PS3 exclusive itself, but the new trailer was revealed recently. From the looks of it, the next game will have a segment or will take place in a snowy environment, most likely Canada, Russia, or China.

That’s it for now, but look for the continued post soon!

Written by Yellowhat17


09
Jan
09

LittleBigPlanet is going mobile

The underrated, PS3 exclusive, wonderfully saturated & creative LittleBigPlanet is finally getting another chance next year… we hope. Rumors are spreading that LBP is being ported to the PSP sometime around 2009. Fans of the game are hoping to see a good multiplayer on the port, considering the past, present & recent flops of the PSP’s (and handheld gaming in general) online gameplay.

But if everything works out, we might just be seeing Sackboy on the PSP around 2009.

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Above: We want this more than Marvel vs. Capcom 2, or a decent Turok sequel.

Yellowhat17

30
Dec
08

Mirror’s Edge wins Family Gaming Award

Mirror’s Edge was listed in the “workers” section of the Family Gaming Awards, and recieved the most votes for Family Game of the Year. Here was the overall selction.

  • Infants: Family Ski-Wii
  • Juniors: Mario and Sonic at the Olympics- Wii
  • Students: Super Smash Bros. Brawl-Wii
  • Workers: Mirror’s Edge-PS3
  • Parents: Sing Star-PS3 (That’s kind of funny.)
  • Seniors: Gran Turismo 5 Prologue-PS3

Mirror’s Edge recieved the most overall votes and one the Family Game Awards.

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30
Dec
08

Left 4 Dead DLC news soon

Left 4 Dead developers Valve have announced that downloadable DLC for Left 4 Dead will be available on the Xbox Live market place soon. They have yet to announce details, but they said that details will be released soon. By the looks of it, the content will include nothing but new campaigns and/or weapons, considering that new enemies would be too hard and that a new party of survivors would be too big a leap.http://www.halflife2.net/news_images/200805/1210722132_left4dead_1.jpg

30
Dec
08

Battle Front III to be developed by Rebellion

Free Radical design, creators of the Timesplitters series and Haze, closed doors recently. This did not make the Timesplitters fan base happy due to the fact that they had heard news of a fourth entry to the series. Free Radical Design had also begun production on Star Wars Battle Front III, which was originally created by Pandemic. Due to Free Radical Designs closing, Battle Front III has been left to developers Rebellion. Who is Rebellion? They created Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron for the PSP and Call of Duty 5: World at War for the PS2.

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Above: Renegade Squadron promo art

Development is underway and Rebellion has released several of the character models, which were Han Solo and Sarah the Bounty Hunter. It has not been annoucned wether the game will be based off of the original two’s class system or Renegade Squadron’s character creation system. Battlefront III is due sometime around 2009.




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