Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Super Street Fighter 4 release date. Juri's anime trailer!!

Well, the release dates have been announced for Super Street Fighter 4!!

Super Street Fighter® IV will be coming to the Xbox 360®video game and entertainment system from Microsoft® and PS3 system on April 27, 2010 in North America and April 30, 2010 in Europe.
The follow-up to the critically acclaimed Street Fighter IV will further redefine the 2-D fighting genre with a host of new features including new characters, new ultra combos, new online modes, the return of the famed bonus stages and retuned online and offline gameplay. Super Street Fighter IV’s new characters include Street Fighter’s first Tae Kwon Do-styled fighter - the deadly female fighter Juri - classic Street Fighters such as Cody, Guy, T. Hawk, Dee Jay, Adon and more to complement the full roster of returning fighters from Street Fighter IV. Featuring all new user-selectable Ultra Combos and advancements to the online gameplay and matchmaking, Super Street Fighter IV is the ultimate vision of Street Fighter.”
Well there are still some character slots that need to be filled. I want to see Hakan (a new grappler character) already!!

When we complained about having terrible anime intros and endings by Studios 4C, they went and apologized to us by giving us from the studio known as GONZO!! This trailer looks hot!! I pray they make a FULL LENGTH Street Fighter 4 movie with GONZO. I didn't hate the other movie, it just didn't have enough characters in it for me. CHECK THIS OUT:

Monday, January 25, 2010

Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars Review

Game: Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars
Genre: Fighting Game
Developer(s): Eighting
Publisher(s): Capcom
Release Date: December 11, 2008 (JPN) January 26, 2010 (USA)
Rating: T (Teen)
System(s): Wii

Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars is a 2.5D fighting game developed only for the Nintendo Wii, in which players face each other with a team of two in a one-on-one fight to defeat each other in a Crossover Battle.

Tatsunoko vs. Capcom features characters from the Japanese animation studio Tatsunoko Production and video game company Capcom. Like traditional fighting games, TVC's gameplay consists of attempting to knockout the opponent on a 2D plane. This plane creates a 2.5D environment in conjunction with character models and backgrounds rendered in 3D—a first for the Vs. series, another game that is similar is Street Fighter IV using 2.5D enviroment which Capcom might be using once again in the future. Another unique feature towards gameplay of Tatsunoko vs. Capcom is a simplified three-button attack system which revolves around Light, Medium, and Heavy attacks plus an 1 additional button for tagging in your assist character.

The game's two large characters, Tatsunoko's Gold Lightan and Capcom's PTX-40A, fight on their own without a partner resulting in the inability to do universal techniques that require a partner. To regenerate health, each player may switch out their characters at any time. A team can perform two special moves at the same time (which however uses up three special bars). The match is over once one of the teams have no remaining fighters.

Tatsunoko vs. Capcom's main features are Arcade mode, which involves the player battling against computer controlled opponents in multiple stages until he or she reaches the boss character. Time attack and Survival mode requires the player to defeat every character in the game. Survival limits health regeneration while Time attack is solely about completing it in the shortest time possible. There is a shop feature where you can buy unlockable characters, alternate character costumes, character profiles, movies, illustrations, background music for use in the gallery and minigames can be purchased with money obtained throughout the game. There are also modes exclusively for multiple players. Vs. Mode is the where two players can compete simultaneously via right beside you or Online.

There are also minigames which can be played between 1 to 4 players to entend your TVC entertainment. Overall, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom is a very fun fast-pased fighting game for the Wii which is not bad at all to have in your collection.

Rating: 4 out of 5

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Darksiders Review

Game: Darksiders
Genre: Action-Adventure
Developer(s): Vigil Games
Publisher(s): THQ
Release Date: January 5, 2010
Rating: M
System: XBOX 360, Playstation 3

It’s the dawn of a new decade. And with it, comes a slew of new games to either rent, buy, or simply glance at. So, with the dawn of a new decade, I’ll be talking about a game that’s focused on the end of the world. Ironic, ain’t it?

Darksiders is an action-adventure game where you play as War, one of the Four Horsemen. The Apocalypse has started before its destined time and War has been framed for the mistake (because surely, the end of mankind is nothing more than a small mistake). However, he has been given one chance at redemption. Stripped of his powers, he must scour the barren lands of earth in search of the ones truly responsible for the ill-timed Apocalypse.

So when I first saw this game, it just felt like a post-apocalyptic God of War for the 360. With all the massive amounts of blood, gore, and violence that put a smile on people’s face, it was obvious why. However, playing it made me alter my thoughts of the game a bit. Darksiders feels like a mix between God of War, Devil May Cry, and – strangely enough – The Legend of Zelda.

Darksider’s game play is familiar to the God of War series more than anything. A violent gore-fest where you deal as much damage to your enemies and brutally execute them once you see a flashing button above their head. The currency in the game is souls, where the different color souls have different properties (yellow souls fills up your magic meter, green fills up life, blue you collect to purchase items/weapons/etc). The weapons you gain throughout the game are all upgradeable and can be customized with add-on abilities that you discover through the game. Abilities in this game are purchased rather than unlocked, which means you may be seeing the merchant demon a bit more than you choose to.

I’m trying not to bash this game by comparing it to God of War, but the similarities are a bit obvious.

One thing that you will realize is that there are a lot of puzzles and dungeon-like spaces in this game, giving it the “Zelda” feel. Even The Watcher, a demon who’s your personal parole officer in the story, makes an off-handed comment on it, saying “Who knows what kind of treasure is down here?” The in-game puzzles are challenging, some making you think outside the box for the answer while others make you wish you had a strategy guide (or FAQ) on hand.

But back to the game play. The combat in the game gets hectic as hell. Whether you’re fighting against hordes of demons or the army of the heavens, you won’t have much of a moment to breathe amidst the chaos. The AI in the game is a bit obvious, but when you’re surrounded by enemies, an easy AI will quickly turn into a difficult problem. Even with the moves in the game (a counterattack that relies on timing your block right, an evade move, abilities, environmental weapons, and a rage mode), it may not guarantee your safety. There’s been many times where I’ve evaded attacks and still taken damage from it so be warned that you may be taking some unnecessary damage.

With all the glaring comparisons/rip-offs of the previously mentioned games, Darksiders is, surprisingly, a good game. Even with the borrowed elements included, it’s a very enjoyable game that you’ll find yourself continuing to play. From the copious amounts of violence (there’s literally a counter in the game’s options cataloging the amount of enemies’ blood you spilled…morbid, yet amusing) to the mind-boggling puzzles, it really compliments the game in a way that surprises even me. It’s far from the perfect game but if you get past the obvious influences, you’ll really enjoy Darksiders.

Final Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Friday, January 15, 2010

Resident Evil 5 Goes GOLD For RE5-Gold Edition


Sheva gets bumped in favor of Jill Valentine on the cover art for Capcom's Resident Evil 5 update, with a gold etched cover that leaves no room for doubt that this is indeed the Gold Edition.


The 'new' game features new story scenarios, a reworked Mercenaries/Versus mode, more unlockables, and perhaps more stuff that we don't yet know about.

You've probably already seen the RE5-GE trailer already, but if not, here it is:

Resident Evil 5-Gold Edition is slated for release this Spring for the XBox 360 & the PS3.

-Screens: JOYSTIQ-
-Source: KOTAKU-