Archive for September, 2009
This video shows 4 different options you can take on the same scene. Who knows maybe there is more. There is some bad language in the video fyi. This is a game I can’t pass up. Anyone else picking this up?
Here is a quick Heavy Rain interview.
In case you didn’t know, the Uncharted 2 demo/beta went live yesterday. The game looks to be one of the highest reviewed games of this console generation, and it’s coming out in two weeks or so.
I tried the game out last night. When you choose to player multiplayer, you have to choose a class of game types, and then get to vote on two choices.
First I chose the Deathmatch class and ended up in a game of Elimination, where one team has to eliminate the other. Once you’re dead, you watch the rest of the match. Needless to say, I kept dying right away, got no kills, and definitely got no thrills. It was a really painful experience.
Next up I tried the Objective class and got in a game type (I forget what it’s called) where you have to capture 5 zones in order, and the enemy has to capture them in reverse order. It was quite confusing, and I couldn’t find which zone was the next one to capture. I think my teammates had the same problem, and we lost in a matter of minutes. I’ve played this game type in other games before, and it can by quite a lot of fun, so I’ll give it another try sometime.
This is where I got smart. I created my own match for me and my friends, of which there were none. It gave me a chance to figure out the controls, and I discovered that there’s a mechanic for hiding behind obstacles! Who knew? Not me. And so I figured out how to throw grenades, switch weapons, jump, climb, etc.
Last up I played two Objective class games, and they were both the treasure hunt ones, where your team has to go retrieve a treasure and bring it back to home base. I don’t know if it was just because nobody else knew what was going on or what, but I did great! In one game I personally retrieved the treasure three out of five times, and in the second I got it four times. And I actually killed people instead of getting slaughtered! I finished at the top of the charts for the second game, and I think the first game too. It felt good, and it was a lot of fun.
The games are smaller matches with only eight or ten players, so it wasn’t crazy mayhem. You actually had a bit of time to think, skulk, and do whatever you feel like. Another cool thing is that the game has a set of eight good and eight bad characters. (Only five are unlocked at first.) You can choose a random character, or choose one yourself. So the characters on your team don’t all look the same, which is great. Identifying friend or foe is not a problem because all foes have their names in red and all friends have their names in green over them.
Once I understood the game, I had a blast. The graphics are awesome, the level design is fun. The game feels very different from any other shooter out there, and it’s a refreshing change.
Check out this video on jeuxvideo.fr, it features over 7 Mins of FFXIII Gameplay / Cinematics. Thanks for the tip Ceidz
The Uncharted 2 multiplayer demo is available for all to download today, and also includes the Cinema and Machinima modes! I’m surprised this hasn’t been made into news yet! It should be available now.
The reason for this post isn’t for informative purposes. Who here doesn’t already know that Uncharted 2 is going to be the pinnacle of perfect games?
All jokes aside…we can expect many people to devote many hours to this game and enjoy every last second of it.
Many reviews are in and lets see what they have to say!
PSM 105% (no joke) but we will call that 100%
Total Video Games – 100%
Playstation Offical Magazine Australia – 100%
GamesRadar gave it a 10/10
Playstation Official Magazine scored it a 10/10
Eurogamer believe it or not also gave it a 10/10
Eurogamer Spain 10/10
Eurogamer Portugal 10/10
Cynamite – 100
1UP A+ or 10/10
GamePro gave it a 5/5
NZGamer – 98
3D Juegos 97
PS3Focus gave it a 97
Vandal Online gave it a 96
Play UK 96%
XGN gave it a 96
IGN gave it a 9.5
Meristation also chimed in with a 9.5.
Videogamer – 90
Current Metascore = 97 Currently #14 on highest rated game of all time on Metacritic.
It now has more perfect scores then Gears of War 2.