Monthly Archives: June 2012
Ōkami, a highly artistic Japanese action/adventure game, is soon heading to the PS3. As stated in the post title, the game does include Move support (similar to the Wii version), but with HD graphics. Here’s a synopsis of the title:
An epic adventure awaits you! eastasiasoft, Hong Kong-based developer and publisher of interactive entertainment, and developer SideQuest Studios are excited to announce that their upcoming strategy RPG Rainbow Moon for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system has gone gold and will be released on the PlayStation®Store in a few weeks time.
Imagine living in a world where cyborgs rule and various military groups have employed these cyborgs as their personal bodyguards. Fortunately for us, that world is contained in Platinum Games’ Metal Gear Rising. I was very skeptical at first, however, it took me less than 5 minutes to be submerged and fully embrace the world of Metal Gear Rising.
The game starts off in a courtyard where a person with a German accent is explaining the controls. Targets raise up off the ground, revealing at first, standalone silhouettes. The second batch of targets are a little more challenging, as they appear to be holding hostages. This is where the fun begins. You hold down the L1 button and the game goes into a slow motion, Max Payne bullet time-style mode. With the right analog stick, you guide the “cut line” (indicated by a orange glow) where to cut, then you simply flick the right analog to that direction, and there you have it!
As the demo progresses, you work your way up the chain, so to speak, by fighting cyborg soldiers one at a time, and sometimes even two at a time. Later on, a Gekko shows up meaning to ruin your day, but you make short work of it by grabbing its tentacle and spinning it around like a stringed Yo-Yo. That’s the way I disposed of it, however there are hundreds of other ways. “Ninja Run” was demonstrated, where you simply hold down a button and you can dash on and around cars, over walls, evade attacks, and “rocket jump”.
Did E3 end already? Mmm, think something was missing. Oh well. PS3 and Vita each get one new release this week, and one of them will allow you to get a free ticket to see the movie on which it is based.
On PSN, we get two retail games now available for digital purchase, as well as PSOne Classic Tomba from Monkey Paw Games, and Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013… and we can now FINALLY manually tap land! No more having to deal with the AI auto-tapping your land, no sir. Now, you’re playing with power!
No minis or PS2 classics this week, so be sure to plan accordingly.
Full list of releases, as soon as you click!
Most Anticipated Game
Beyond: Two Souls: Out of every video game across every device (console/phone/PC) that we’ve seen during the past six years, the one that really captured my daughter’s imagination (who is now 13) the most was Heavy Rain. She normally doesn’t play video games, almost every other game shown wouldn’t grab her attention, but she has literally played through Heavy Rain. Even her friends (who also don’t play games) are tempted to buy a PS3 for this one title. I’m dying to get this new game for her and see her experience it.
Last of Us
Can someone explain how this is different from Uncharted? Uncharted is great, but I have to say, I was hoping for something a little more distinct.
Welcome back everyone it’s been a while. We took last week off due to E3 and FooBear’s trip to said event, but the duo is back at it recapping what took place as well as news and releases this week. We are closely approaching a years worth of podcasts, next week!
I did the secret word a little different this episode since we forgot to do one once we finished, so I just stuck it in randomly in the podcast. Keep your ears out for it because it won’t have a lead up at the end like it normally does!