Games I Want to See in E3

I haven’t posted anything in a while because in all honesty nothing interesting has been going on in my life(social and gaming). I have playing Smite recently, might post an impression on that in a week or two. But besides April is ending pretty soon which means E3 is 1 month closer(when is it, mid June?) so I figured I’d make a short list of games I’d like to see during E3. Now obviously I want to see new IPs but since I can’t predict them this list is mostly stuff we know of or exist in some shape or form, also if anyone is reading this and remembers the games I wanted to see at E3 2013 knows the two obvious games that’ll be on this list so I’ll just get those out-of-the-way now.

Fallout 4

God dammit Bethesda, I know you’re making the freaking game, let us see it already! Also a few other notes, NO XBOX EXCLUSIVE DLC! & no cross gen, only current gen systems please. I’m hoping the gameplay improves on Fallout New Vegas instead of going on Fallout 3(which was the one developed by Bethesda). Few other things I want to see on Fallout 4 is a better third person camera, I like to see my character, after all, what’s the point of having a customized character if I can’t even see him/her, hell, I can’t even see their feet. Which is another thing I hope Fallout 4 has, letting me see my character’s body when I look down. There are some mods that already do this on PC but it would be nice to have that in there day one. Also no dumbing down, please. Skyrim was really shallow because it was dumb downed to appeal to casuals. It’s so bad in fact that personally I find the vanilla gameplay absolutely unplayable, it’s extremely boring.

 

Super Smash Bros 4

Obvious is obvious. This is the game that will make me purchase a Wii U. I want this game to be playable at E3, which will most likely happened for at least the 3DS version since that version comes out in the Summer(fingers crossed that it’s no later than mid July).  Also for the love of god give me my Mewtwo! And like I’ve mention in my previous post I still wan’t to see Ridley just to have someone who’s the complete opposite of Little Mac(Huge and is only good in the air). Now with the two obvious ones out the way lets start with games I haven’t mentioned before.  Continue reading

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Whats Going on This Weekend…

Well not much going on this weekend. Most likely I’ll continue playing Sleeping Dog & Soul Sacrifice. I must say, Sleeping Dogs is quite a surprise. The story is really enjoyable and there’s a lot of content in the game. Unlike other games that has a bunch of collectables that do absolutely nothing Sleeping Dog actually does, either by rewarding you by increasing your max health or finding new clothing. Pretty sweet, really underrated game if you ask me. Soul Sacrifice just continues to be amazing.

I still haven’t completed the main story, I’m up to the Cerberus boss, I forget which chapter it’s on but its amazing. The story is great and pretty sad. My favorite story so far are the side stories though. The one about the man raised my a monster is both depressing and sweet. The reason I’m not that far in story mode though is because I’ve been play a lot of co-op with my friends. As soon as I get on my Vita the first thing I do is check if my buds are online. Currently I’m level 32 light and 7 dark, my friends are nearly max level though so I tend to be more of a burden on the team but it’s all good. They help me level up and I keep the heat off  them, I react quite quickly so it’s not like they revive me much unless I get 1 hit ko’d. Lately I’ve also been having an itch to get back into LittleBigPlanet Vita again, been feeling like getting my creative juices flowing and making a level. I’m not sure on what exactly, but it’ll hit me once I start playing. Most likely it’ll be a challenge level since those are the easiest and my favorite to make.

 

Kat & Emmet Free for PSAL:BR

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Kat and Emmet have finally been released for PlayStation All- Stars Battle Royale. They’ll be free for their first two weeks of release, after that they’ll each be $5(quite a hefty price for just one character if you ask me.)  As a huge Gravity Rush fan I immediately picked Kat, and she stays very true to her game. she spends a lot of time floating and kicking just as you’d expect(also has Dusty as well, which for those of you who don’t know, is Kat’s source of power.) I haven’t played Starhawk, but Emmet is also quite enjoyable as well, he’s able to alternate between 3 different weapons, a rifle(his default), a shotgun, and some king of rocket launcher. The shotgun and rocket launcher do have ammo though so you’ll have to resupply them once you run out of bullets; plus he even has a turret!

There is also a new stage as well, Fearless. Which combines Heavenly Sword & Wipeout. While it cost $2 to play offline, you can don’t have to pay a cent to play it online which is a pretty neat feature and I hope all future stages are like that as well. New Minions have also been released, if you’re into that stuff.

Supposedly there’s supposed to be an announcment of future DLC in March but I don’t know if that’s still the case Since Sony has let go of Superbot, and let Santa Monica work on DLC instead.

Too Many Games Too Little Time!

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Ah, i just finish buying Anarchy Reign at my local game store, they had it on sale for $20 so I just couldn’t resist. But boy, my backlog is already so huge. Next game on my list to complete(or more like till I feel like I’m done with) is LittleBigPlanet Karting(which is on sale on PSN; $10 for plus members, it’s a steal for that price). And my steam backlog, oh the horror. I have over twenty games on that thing that I still got to get through. I’m currently playing Scribblenauts Unlimited on my PC whenever I find myself not playing my PS3. Got mid terms next week as well, so most likely wont be playing anything this week. Maybe I can squeeze some Karting or Ni No Kuni(which is just AMAZING might I say). I don’t know How long Karting is but I might be able to post a review for that next week.

Great Day to be a PlayStation Gamer!

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PSN is having an amazing sale this week, which includes LittleBigPlanet Karting for $10 for Plus members; I highly recommend it for that price. Also a lot of demos coming out this week which include Metal Gear Revengance, Dead Space 3 and some others as well! But, most importantly, Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch has finally been released! I’ve already received my copy but haven’t been able to play it yet but I’ll be posting a review once I’m done with it. I should be able to post a review of Dragon’s Dogma sometime next week if school doesn’t become to stressful, might also post some impressions of the demos releasing later on today as well, only time will tell!

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Review

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Yes, the Sony Smash Bros. “rip-off.” Since it was announced, this game was the center of controversy, but does it stand on its own? Short answer; yes. Now I’m sure you want me to get more specific and I’ll be doing just that. For starters, let me just start by telling you that this game IS’NT a Smash Brothers rip off like so many like to label it. the combat is completely unique, punching & kicking doesn’t take any health away from your opponent, instead it builds up a super meter(think “Street Fighter”), there are 3 specials with each taking more time to reach but easier to land.

Now this might sound as a poor decision but it works out really well, it introduces a new meta game. Think of your opponent’s AP meter as your health. However, the problems with this mechanic is that because your attacks don’t truly do any damage to your opponent I would often find myself playing against people that that use whomever has the easiest Level 1 supers, which would arguably be Raiden. One tricky game this had to do was somehow appeal to both the hardcore and casual, and while I do believe it has succeeded in appealing to the hardcore it doesn’t such a great job for the casuals. Yes, anyone could essentially just pick up a controller and play but the game only features 2 game modes; time and stock/reverse stock. The story mode also leaves much to be desired. There’s no true story to this game, it’s never explained why our all-stars are brought together; they just are. Instead we’re given static images at the beginning and ending with a very underwhelming boss battle.

The game features 20 unique characters and 14 stages(with 2 characters and 1 stage coming in in February for free, for the first 2 weeks.) Now while I certainly don’t know Superbot’s definition of a PlayStation All-Star (I’m looking at you Dante, you don’t even have a single game out.) none of the characters play the same excluding the 2 Coles which SuperBot stated they had to, in order to get Sucker Punch’s approval. Instead of having one stage dedicated to one franchise, All-Stars does something much more interesting, it mashes up 2 franchises instead. Some are really cool, like Invasion which pits Killzone and the Ape Escape franchise. But not all are great, like Franzea, which is combines Metal Gear Revengence and Loco Roco; the interaction between the 2 franchises is kind of forced and doesn’t work well, I might even go as far as to say it kind of feels lazy. While all characters are unlocked from the get go there are plenty of other things to unlock instead.

Unlockables feature titles for your profile, minions who cheer for you when you get mutli kills, Icons and backgrounds. My only problem with the unlockables is that I truly didn’t care for any of it except for the minions; I would’ve preferred more unlockable costumes. The art for the game is also not the most attractive, instead of having a single unified art direction everyone sticks pretty closely to the art direction of their own game and on paper this sounds cool but once it’s done it doesn’t look all that great. Because of the characters don’t look like they belong together.

While it might seem that I’m being critical on the game its actually really good. It’s a fighting game with a lot of depth, but that’s all it is. For better or worse this is a hardcore game that tries to and successfully mixes things up in the fighting genre. And with Sony’s cross buy program this game sounds that much more appealing

Rating: 7.5/10