Archive for 2011
Here’s a bit of video footage of InFAMOUS 2 shown at Sony’s PlayStation Experience held this week in London, courtesy of French gaming site Gameblog. Some of what’s shown in the vid is a mix of previously revealed gameplay and new scenes, including a mission in which Cole can be seen powering a trolley rigged with explosives and then ramming it through the gates of a well guarded compound.
Sid Shuman, the Senior Social Media Specialist at SCEA, sat down with the director of Dark Souls, Hidetaka Miyazaki, to ask a few questions about the game:
Sid Shuman: Would you describe Dark Souls as a sequel to Demon’s Souls, or a spiritual successor? Does Dark Souls reside in the same universe as Demon’s Souls?
Hidetaka Miyazaki, director, Dark Souls: Dark Souls is not a sequel to Demon’s Souls by any means. However, it’s created by the same producers and director and so the ideologies, concepts, and themes have carried over and are similar. It’s a totally new game with similar concepts.
Let me start by saying I don’t want something as simple as completion time to sway your decision from purchasing a game with rock solid multiplayer. There are people, however, who would like to know that Killzone 3’s Single player can be beaten in 4.5 hrs.
With the review embargo being lifted as of yesterday, many reviews have been posted. I, personally, think gametrailers.com has hit the nail on the head with a solid 9.4. Reviewers have posted some of their times, have a look:
Arcania A Gothic Tale
ArcaniA – A Gothic Tale is set in a rich world that invites the player to explore all of its innumerable attractions and details. Different climate zones, abundant flora and fauna, subterranean vaults, and cities and castles with unique architecture await the adventurous player. Clouds darken the skies, weather effects such as wind and heavy rain influence the game world, keeping it endlessly fascinating with its amazing graphics, day and night cycles, and a stunning display of light and shadow. Wonderfully atmospheric music and top-of-the-line sound effects create a truly immersive playing environment. A multitude of entertaining and challenging quests, challenging combat, mysterious NPC characters and a sophisticated plot guarantee many hours of highly entertaining gameplay. The Southern Islands await!
To say that this game is gorgeous is an understatement. Take a gander at these to showcase what I’m talking about.