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Title: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on June 13, 2010, 02:38:33 PM
I've been mulling over the idea of starting this thread for a while. Same as the movie thread only this time games we are anticipating to play!

Medal of Honor - http://www.medalofhonor.com/
Looking forward to this reboot of the series. I'm interested in what they're going to do with this game. From the looks of the trailers, the Ranger section of the game is going to have more direct fighting in it than the Tier 1, which is looking like it may be more stealth oriented. Hopefully this game plays out better then COD: Modern Warfare 2 which was a let down in the single player department.

Fallout New Vegas - http://fallout.bethsoft.com/eng/home/home.php
Loved Fallout 3 and looking forward to what they can do with this game. I don't know much about it, but easily this is the game I've been looking forward the most for the past few years. I'm liking how everything is being revamped because of the location move, new robots, new mutants and new enemies. I do hope they raise the level cap, anything higher then 50 would be nice.

Try to keep this spoiler free guys.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Xem on June 13, 2010, 09:23:17 PM
For me it's obvious:

http://www.starcraft2.com (http://www.starcraft2.com)

Also, to be more of a Blizzard fanboy:

http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/cataclysm/ (http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/cataclysm/)

But I'm also finally coming around to be willing to play a FPS again (I got tired of the overabundance of them a long time ago), and I'm willing to look into suggestions... particularly in the horror genre.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Maldoror on June 13, 2010, 10:25:12 PM
Hard Corps: Uprising

http://blogs.popzara.com/index.php/item/1539

Developed by Arc System Works, the way characters look and move about is more reminiscent of BlazBlue than of Contra. You can see that there are dashes, air-dashes and even a reversal of sorts! I must say it is fortunate that Konami decided to do a prequel for Hard Corps as it is one of the best and most overlooked titles in the series! In fact, Contra: Hard Corps for the Genesis is probably the best run'n'gun game ever made, rivaled only by Metal Slug 3!

Anyway, it looks beautiful and the life bar is, fortunately, not forced on the player (really now, a Contra game without a one-hit-kill  :ganishka:) so that's my pick for the most anticipated!

Oh, and will keep an eye on Fallout: New Vegas too! I really liked New Reno from F2 and that location seems to be the main inspiration for this title. Hope they'll manage too make something that lives up to it!
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on June 14, 2010, 12:39:06 PM
But I'm also finally coming around to be willing to play a FPS again (I got tired of the overabundance of them a long time ago), and I'm willing to look into suggestions... particularly in the horror genre.

I'm probably stretching it a bit, but Fallout (has it's moments), F.E.A.R or S.T.A.L.K.E.R could be worth trying.

Anyway, it looks beautiful and the life bar is, fortunately, not forced on the player (really now, a Contra game without a one-hit-kill  :ganishka:) so that's my pick for the most anticipated!
I'm guessing the main game it's self will have that, but I'm pretty sure hard mode will have have one hit kills back. Looks like it'll be fun!

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Oh, and will keep an eye on Fallout: New Vegas too! I really liked New Reno from F2 and that location seems to be the main inspiration for this title. Hope they'll manage too make something that lives up to it!

I hope so too. From what they've said of the story so far, it'll be interesting to see. Also I really want to explore New Vegas.  :troll:
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Eluvei on June 14, 2010, 02:13:55 PM
But I'm also finally coming around to be willing to play a FPS again (I got tired of the overabundance of them a long time ago), and I'm willing to look into suggestions... particularly in the horror genre.

Here's one I'm looking forward to, even though it probably fits more into the adventure genre: Amnesia: The Dark Descent (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEHPwAvrc_U)
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Death May Die on June 14, 2010, 02:32:31 PM
I guess Fall Out New Vegas is slated to come out October 19 (US) and October 22nd (UK) according to IGN. I look forward to returning to the wasteland.  :carcus:
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Proj2501 on June 14, 2010, 03:09:32 PM
XCOM looks interesting.
http://xbox360.ign.com/dor/objects/70012/xcom/videos/e32010_xcom_e3trailer_60910.html
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Aazealh on June 14, 2010, 05:06:02 PM
Watching the MS conference live feed, and well after having seen the new MGS: Rising trailer I have to say I'm definitely looking forward to it. Thing's pretty much a Skull Knight simulator. *SLICE* *CUT* *SLASH* :SK:
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Eluvei on June 14, 2010, 06:19:16 PM
Watching the MS conference live feed, and well after having seen the new MGS: Rising trailer I have to say I'm definitely looking forward to it. Thing's pretty much a Skull Knight simulator. *SLICE* *CUT* *SLASH* :SK:

I'm sure it's all a joke and that footage consists of the first hour of the game. We'll be introduced to Gas Snake and play another rehash of MGS.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Proj2501 on June 14, 2010, 11:15:13 PM
Here's some new Gears of War 3 footage
http://xbox360.ign.com/dor/objects/14304771/gears-of-war-3/videos/e310_gow3_demo_061410.html
Hopefully the get the MP right this time. Third time's a charm?

MGS: Rising
http://xbox360.ign.com/dor/objects/14354401/metal-gear-solid-rising/videos/e310_mgsr_trl_061410.html
My god. Who would've thought back when MGS2 was released that Raiden would get his own game? Ninja-MGS. (I remember saying when I was alot younger how cool a game would've been starring a Grey Fox like character.) Gore hounds rejoice. I wonder what a MGS game will be like without Kojima? You'll still have the ability to use firearms I hope. But I'll be damned if that sword action doesn't look cool. Alas...I'm more worried about a MGS game without Uncle Solid around. :(

I doubt this will be as 'bloated' a game as MGS4 was. By bloated I just mean the overall sheer length of in-game cinematics. Well, Kojima's producing and I hope his oversight means the retention of MGS style gameplay stays intact.

Oh, and I hope Harry Gregson Williams scores this one too.  :azan:
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Eluvei on June 18, 2010, 12:13:16 PM
(http://www.atlus.com/res/trine2_faithful_top_1b.jpg)
(http://www.atlus.com/res/trine2_faithful_top_2.jpg)

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xz5Ue8VJKw

Man, look at those graphics.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: SimplyEd on June 28, 2010, 01:32:22 PM


Persona 5

Well, since i'm a huge fan (collector) of everything that's even remotely related to the SMT franchise i'm honestly shaking with anticipation for that one. Especially since i'm having major withdrawel issues after finishing Devil Survivor and Strange Journey a couple of weeks ago. I need my fix!^^
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhnnaNPmlQ0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibyOMDcyO3U&feature=related     ...those were good times..i'll go back replaying them now.

Starcraft 2

Hell, it's about time. So true.

Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: CowTip on June 28, 2010, 02:15:44 PM
Final Fantasy XIV

http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/

This game has been killing me for the last year.

(http://www.ffxivcore.com/gallery/1274346322/med_gallery_2378_6_8495.png)

I wish that stupid ship would get here sooner.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on June 28, 2010, 03:32:53 PM
The alpha for FF14 has already started, and gone public. I have a friend playing it on PC every couple of nights through Steam.

I don't personally see what's so exciting about another FF MMO, myself. Unless you were a die-hard FF11 fan.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Eluvei on June 28, 2010, 04:58:50 PM
Monkey Island 2: Special Edition comes out next week. I still don't dig the new art style, but this time you can switch to the old graphics while keeping the voice acting and orchestral music. One of the best SCUMM adventures.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Aazealh on June 28, 2010, 05:29:29 PM
this time you can switch to the old graphics while keeping the voice acting and orchestral music.

Perfect, it's exactly what I wanted.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Aphasia on June 28, 2010, 05:35:52 PM
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xz5Ue8VJKw

Man, look at those graphics.

I'm totally into this.  I absolutely adored Trine.  That seems so far away, though.  :judo: Judo is sad.
The graphics were so lush and detailed, a real beauty of a game...I can't imagine what the second one has in store. 

I only hope it's a lot longer, and perhaps a little bit harder. 
That was my only complaint about the last one.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: CowTip on June 28, 2010, 09:29:24 PM
The alpha for FF14 has already started, and gone public. I have a friend playing it on PC every couple of nights through Steam.

I don't personally see what's so exciting about another FF MMO, myself. Unless you were a die-hard FF11 fan.

Yeah, they're actually about to open up the beta.

As for what's exciting about it... yeah I'm a die-hard FF fan in general and FF11 kept me busy for about 6 years. That said, if they don't change some of the major problems with 11, I probably won't get too in to 14 (I just don't have the time I used to, something a little more casual or with more solo/low man content would be very welcome). One of the biggest draws for me with 11 was the job system and I look forward to seeing square's new implementation here. I always hated how other MMO's forced you in to one role and then you would have to make an entirely new character just to do something else.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Manjou on June 28, 2010, 09:36:18 PM
At the moment it's:
Deus Ex 3 (after finally finding some early gameplay footage to watch, I'm even more excited for it :guts:)

Ni no Kuni: Shiroki Seihai no Joou
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEsJpRpn4Pg
It's like Tales of/Dark Chronicle/Ghibli film/game it's looking really good

Portal 2, even though portal will be hard to top some of the new abilities will make for some crazy puzzling

Brink as it looks like it's taken the first person free-running from mirrors edge and expanded upon it, though i don't know about the story but we shall see

Talking of story mafia 2 is looking really good too, loving that retro vibe

Scott Pilgrim a (four player) 2D side-scrolling beat 'em up! There's not enough local co-op these days and this one looks really good (plus scott pilgrim is awesome)

Even though it's waaay off I'm looking forward to Diablo 3 too, hopefully between then and now I'll get myself a PC that'll be able to run it!  :puck:

You'll still have the ability to use firearms I hope.

In the trailer doesn't raiden have a gun on his back?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtM3PGyiQUc#t=1m17s

Even if there is gunplay I doubt many people are going to use it much, although you'll probably have to for a couple of boss fights or something

Also here's hoping for a unlockable Gray Fox costume :guts:

Monkey Island 2: Special Edition comes out next week. I still don't dig the new art style, but this time you can switch to the old graphics while keeping the voice acting and orchestral music. One of the best SCUMM adventures.

It comes out next week?! I've been looking all over for a solid release date, I'd better stock back up on XBL points  :ganishka:
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Proj2501 on June 29, 2010, 12:40:27 AM
In the trailer doesn't raiden have a gun on his back?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtM3PGyiQUc#t=1m17s
Even if there is gunplay I doubt many people are going to use it much, although you'll probably have to for a couple of boss fights or something
Also here's hoping for a unlockable Gray Fox costume :guts:

I saw that after my post. The gun play in MGS4 was fun, I hope Rising is just as enjoyable. I'm trying to imagine a story for Rising...I have 0 clue where they will go with this. That one picture of Boss or Snake is worrying.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Eluvei on June 29, 2010, 01:36:08 AM
I'm trying to imagine a story for Rising...I have 0 clue where they will go with this. That one picture of Boss or Snake is worrying.

(http://i47.tinypic.com/24b96hi.jpg)

I don't think you should be worrying about this franchise's story at this point. :iva:
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Griffith on June 29, 2010, 02:03:17 AM
I'm worried they're not going to live up to the beautiful storytelling tradition of MGS2.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: SimplyEd on June 29, 2010, 11:23:26 PM


Don't forget classical situation comedy at its finest, like slipping on seagull droppings or running around the enemy base buck naked.

That reminds me how Kojima stated that he wanted to break some long standing taboos for this project and now it seems like he was only refering to the slick slice'n'dice gameplay..or was he?
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on June 29, 2010, 11:29:56 PM
Don't forget classical situation comedy at its finest, like slipping on seagull droppings or running around the enemy base buck naked.
And being forced to walk through a never-ending stream of piss.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: SimplyEd on June 29, 2010, 11:42:22 PM
And being forced to walk through a never-ending stream of piss.

lol^^

Yeah, that guard must have had a large stash of good beverages hidden away somewhere.

Also, let's not forget recurring easter eggs with posters and photos. Can't have a game without them.

Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: CowTip on June 30, 2010, 12:11:16 AM
(http://i47.tinypic.com/24b96hi.jpg)

I don't think you should be worrying about this franchise's story at this point. :iva:

Well, to be fair there isn't actually 4 snakes in the game's actual storyline  :ganishka: Just people playing Co-op all picking snake as a character.

Not to say that Peace walker doesn't have some other strange issues involving plot >.>
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Eluvei on June 30, 2010, 12:19:41 AM
Well, to be fair there isn't actually 4 snakes in the game's actual storyline Just people playing Co-op all picking snake as a character.

Not to say that Peace walker doesn't have some other strange issues involving plot >.>

Yeah, I haven't played it myself. It's really not something I'd play. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7aACDTi278) But Rising does look pretty cool. I hope the ability to cut everything in every possible direction is soon ripped-off by other game companies. :beast: I used to love cutting stuff with the Celestial Brush in Okami, and this is an evolution of it!
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: CowTip on June 30, 2010, 12:25:13 AM
Woo~ Final Fantasy 14 release dates were announced today.

PC release is Sept 22nd for the collector's edition, 30th for the regular.
Collector's edition is $75, regular $50
PS3 version won't be released until next March it sounds like (ouch for PS3 only users if this turns out true)
$12.99 a month with 1 free non-playable character that's used for storage and selling purposes (Not sure what this is all about), additional characters $3 extra (This sort of sucks since it was $1 in FF11, but it's also not really very necessary to have multiple characters with the way they set up job flexibility) , additional npc characters cost $1

Collector's edition details:
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Final Fantasy fanatics willing to pay $25 will be able to access the game eight days ahead of the masses, courtesy of the early access codes included in the $75 collector's edition of the game. (Square Enix did add the caveat that "timing of access subject to initial server capacity.") Besides the game disc and manual, included will be the following cache of goodies:

    * A behind the scenes DVD with the obligatory documentary on the making of the game.
    * A travel journal with concept art pages in which players can document their in-game wanderings.
    * An in-game item called the "Onion Helm."
    * A fully personalized "Right of Passage" certificate.
    * Special cover illustrated by artist Yoshitaka Amano.
    * A FFXIV-branded security token for use with regular password.

Box art:
(http://www.ffxivcore.com/gallery/1276718353/gallery_96_7_58722.png)

Time to go pre-order two copies for me and the Mrs.  :ubik:

Edit: Crazy merging posts are crazy.... Just gonna delete what I originally said I guess as I find having these two separate posts together sort of annoying.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Eluvei on June 30, 2010, 08:27:43 PM
I just found out about Éric Chahi's new game, Project Dust (working title)!

Awesome trailer: http://www.gametrailers.com/video/e3-2010-project-dust/101443

Gigantic concept art: here, (http://theimghost.com/?v=projectdus.jpg) here (http://theimghost.com/?v=projecncn.jpg) and here. (http://theimghost.com/?v=projeceoe.jpg)

I think it looks fantastic. Sorry if it was mentioned on another thread, but it belongs here too.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Xem on October 23, 2010, 08:06:16 PM
Anyone know if this is real or not? A friend sent it to me claiming it's credibility though a quick google search didn't pull up anything.

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs883.snc4/71612_1622459890889_1518210759_31494111_1636302_n.jpg)

Supposedly being released 4th quarter of 2012
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: JezzaX on October 23, 2010, 08:17:22 PM
Anyone know if this is real or not? A friend sent it to me claiming it's credibility though a quick google search didn't pull up anything.

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs883.snc4/71612_1622459890889_1518210759_31494111_1636302_n.jpg)

Supposedly being released 4th quarter of 2012

Very likely it's just a shop job, otherwise people would be going completely mad over the whole thing. We wouldn't have a pack shot this early either, especially not with a bar code.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Xem on October 23, 2010, 08:52:02 PM
Upon further inspection, the "screen shots" on the back of supposed box are literally taken from Advent Children. Definitely fake.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on October 23, 2010, 09:02:25 PM
Anyone know if this is real or not?
Why would the box art show up before any formal announcement is made...  :schierke:
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Ramen4ever on October 23, 2010, 11:57:35 PM
Why would the box art show up before any formal announcement is made...  :schierke:

this+1

There have only been rumors. which are worthless to begin with.
The only formal announcements made regarding a remake is that its not an impossibility, but Cloud's more likely to be a guest star in other games instead.
http://ps3.ign.com/articles/106/1063241p1.html

Personally, as much as I would love a FFVII remake with better graphics, specifically in the cut scenes department, I'm not really sure I'd want it to look like Advent Children. There was something charming and interesting about the original games' looks. A remake would never be able to capture that. So despite FFVII looking dated by todays standards, I don't think I'd be very interested in that kind of a remake. The scenes that once had emotion would be ruined by the new "cool" style. I can't picture Cloud sneaking in to the Don's place with a Purple dress, not with his Advent children look. Or for that matter, Barret in a Sailor suit.


Squire-Enix also has little reason to make a remake, Most people know the story already, there's no surprise. They're better off making new titles. Only way I see it happening is if it was attached to some even bigger game. But that ain't gonna happen because the franchise was already milked and has no juice left. Would have been absolutely brilliant if they never made Advent Children, or the prequels/sequels. Because then they could have just made a remake that also includes Zack as a kind of prequel to it all and end it with Sephiroth and no OmegawtfBBQ whatever the fuck was in Dirge. Just as a kind of expanded remake, but no dice.

Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Oburi on October 27, 2010, 09:44:25 PM
http://www.destructoid.com/tgs-new-devil-may-cry-starring-a-younger-dante-revealed-183960.phtml


Ugh, i hate the new look for Dante.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Aazealh on October 28, 2010, 08:01:53 AM
You're a tad late to the party.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on October 31, 2010, 02:18:08 AM
It's already been mentioned earlier in this thread, but Retro City Rampage is looking to be the greatest retro game homage ever. Here's 10 minutes of game footage: http://wiiware.nintendolife.com/news/2010/10/heres_10_minutes_of_retro_city_rampage_gameplay_and_music
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Aazealh on October 31, 2010, 08:15:06 AM
It's already been mentioned earlier in this thread, but Retro City Rampage is looking to be the greatest retro game homage ever. Here's 10 minutes of game footage: http://wiiware.nintendolife.com/news/2010/10/heres_10_minutes_of_retro_city_rampage_gameplay_and_music

Wow, the main theme is from virt! That explains the awesomeness. The two other guys' stuff is pretty good as well (Norrin Radd's feel like it's from an actual NES game). I can't wait to get my hands on this. :guts:
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Griffith on October 31, 2010, 09:12:14 AM
It's already been mentioned earlier in this thread, but Retro City Rampage is looking to be the greatest retro game homage ever. Here's 10 minutes of game footage: http://wiiware.nintendolife.com/news/2010/10/heres_10_minutes_of_retro_city_rampage_gameplay_and_music
Wow, the main theme is from virt! That explains the awesomeness. The two other guys' stuff is pretty good as well (Norrin Radd's feel like it's from an actual NES game). I can't wait to get my hands on this. :guts:

Wow, my DoD heroes doing the Lord's work as only they can. Now I've got to doubly check this out! :beast:
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: The Beast of Darkness on October 31, 2010, 09:21:30 AM
http://www.destructoid.com/tgs-new-devil-may-cry-starring-a-younger-dante-revealed-183960.phtml


Ugh, i hate the new look for Dante.

Yeah I'm also disgusted by what they've done to Dante...

What I really can't wait to get my hands on is Shadows of the Damned!
The trailer left me a fucking good feeling (that music! Akira Yamaoka & Mary Elizabeth McGlynn...:casca:).
Knowing the dream team that's behind this project, I'm sure that it's going to kill!

Halloween trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_zRNNSxses

Well, it doesn't show much more than the first trailer but it's nice to see.

Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Aazealh on October 31, 2010, 09:43:25 AM
What I really can't wait to get my hands on is Shadows of the Damned!
The trailer left me a fucking good feeling (that music! Akira Yamaoka & Mary Elizabeth McGlynn...:casca:).
Knowing the dream team that's behind this project, I'm sure that it's going to kill!

I'm not too excited about it myself, I have to admit. It looks good on paper, but the trailers haven't impressed me so far.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: The Beast of Darkness on October 31, 2010, 09:50:02 AM
I'm not too excited about it myself, I have to admit. It looks good on paper, but the trailers haven't impressed me so far.

I don't know, maybe it's this dark atmosphere that appeal to me or the fact that one of my preferred composer is doing the sound? I just like it.
Whatever, we'll see when we get more infos about it but I tell you and mark my words, it's going to kill! :iva:
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Henry Spencer on October 31, 2010, 08:47:45 PM
Any game that's got Suda51 behind the wheel, I'll play. Not disliked any game he's crafted, he's really consistent with me.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Aazealh on October 31, 2010, 10:18:57 PM
Any game that's got Suda51 behind the wheel, I'll play. Not disliked any game he's crafted, he's really consistent with me.

What did you think of BLOOD+ One Night Kiss?
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Oburi on February 03, 2011, 05:33:32 PM
I know this is a little redundant but I figured since I was going to make this list anyway for myself, I'll post it. 2011 may be the biggest year for video games in my life thus far, so I have a lot on my plate.

1. Mass Effect 3, obviously. November

2. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (almost as much MA3), also November.

3. Silent Hill: Downpour (who's with me? Bob?). Sometime 2011. I'm not giving up on Silent Hill anytime soon and this installmeant looks insanely creepy.

4. Uncharted 3. November as well. Obviously it's just going to be awesome.

5. Mortal Combat. April. As a fan of MK I can't pass this up, especially seeing as how that MK Vs. DCU bullshit just doesn't cut it!

6. Twisted Metal. 2011. Again, just because I'm a fan and I spent hours upon hours playing 1-3 + Black with my friends. I patiently look forward to this.

7. Batman: Arkham City. November (again). After the amount of fun I had with Asylum, I'll pick this one up no doubt.
 
8. Duke Nukem Forever. May. I'm not as excited about this one, but you know I gots to play it for meself.

9. Dynasty Warriors 7. March. Yes, believe it. I love these games with all my heart and I don't think I'll ever stop having fun playing them. I eagerly await this.

10. And Finally Gears of War 3 (November, yup).

I should also throw out Dues Ex : Human Revolution, Metal Gear Solid: Rising, Tomb Raider, and the new Jurassic Park game.

Anyway, my wallet is not ready come November. Matter of fact, I should put in for some vacation time.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on February 03, 2011, 05:56:07 PM
In no particular order:

Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Brink
Bulletstorm
Portal 2
Witcher 2
Mass Effect 3
Radiant Historia (I keep hoping this game will break the mold of shitty JRPGs in the past decade ... not you, IS, you're perfect =).
Crysis 2
Rage

Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Eluvei on February 03, 2011, 06:05:55 PM
Radiant Historia (I keep hoping this game will break the mold of shitty JRPGs in the past decade... not you, IS, you're perfect =).

Did you like Radiata Stories? It's one of my favorite JRPGs of the last decade, and Radiant Historia is from the same development team, apparently. I'm looking forward to it. The videos make it look really great.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on February 03, 2011, 06:27:18 PM
Did you like Radiata Stories? It's one of my favorite JRPGs of the last decade, and Radiant Historia is from the same development team, apparently. I'm looking forward to it. The videos make it look really great.
Never played it, but it apparently has no ties to Radiant Historia in terms of story.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: The Beast of Darkness on February 03, 2011, 06:54:18 PM
I must had Dark Souls on my list, I Loved Demon's Souls and this one looks very promising...
I'll certainly take Dragon Quest VI and Radiant Historia, I'm in a fucking need of JRPGs.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Aazealh on February 03, 2011, 06:57:19 PM
Non-exhaustive list, but these I will definitely buy:

Mass Effect 3
Deus Ex: HR
Crysis 2
Zelda: Skyward Sword
Gears of War 3
Rage
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on February 03, 2011, 06:59:24 PM
Non-exhaustive list, but those I will definitely buy:

Mass Effect 3
Deus Ex: HR
Crysis 2
Zelda: Skyward Sword
Gears of War 3
Rage
Damn it! My list needs to be modified now ....
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Eluvei on February 03, 2011, 07:03:56 PM
Never played it, but it apparently has no ties to Radiant Historia in terms of story.

Oh yeah, definitely, but that was just a comment on how I'm hopeful it'll be a good game, since their last one turned out a pleasant surprise in that sea of shitty JRPGs that the PS2 was.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: m on February 03, 2011, 07:12:47 PM

The game I'm looking forward to the most is The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. I don't play as much as I used to, but I'll be definitely getting this game.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on February 03, 2011, 08:25:22 PM
The game I'm looking forward to the most is The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. I don't play as much as I used to, but I'll be definitely getting this game.

Hey, I hear that game's pretty good.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: m on February 04, 2011, 07:19:00 PM
Hey, I hear that game's pretty good.

What can I say. It's been a while since I last played it and I'm really interested in what this new version has in store for us.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Aazealh on February 04, 2011, 08:18:25 PM
What can I say. It's been a while since I last played it and I'm really interested in what this new version has in store for us.

Haven't played the game in twelve years so I'm with you on that one. Star Fox, too. :guts:
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Griffith on February 05, 2011, 12:37:45 AM
I'm in the opposite position, Ocarina of Time is actually why I probably won't be getting a 3DS now, at least any time soon. Looking at Walter's list of upcoming 3DS releases (http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=12106.msg194601#msg194601) I realized it was the only one I was really interested in, and I've already played that game to death and back again. So, not exactly worth $400 to me to try it in 3D.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Truder on February 05, 2011, 01:56:47 AM
I dont think i will be getting Ocarina of Time for the 3DS :sad: too broke as of right now, but I'm going to have to save up money for a wii just so i can get Skyward Sword :guts:

I hear it's not coming out till Fall though :isidro:.

And i'm still waiting for a Half Life 3 trailer :puck:
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: slan69 on February 05, 2011, 02:02:40 AM
I can't wait for Final Fantasy Dissidia: Duodecim. It looks awesome IMO. The soundtrack for this one is going to be great. It will be released on March 22. Definitely a first day purchase for me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pu8s6gj0yoQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pu8s6gj0yoQ)
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Slime_Beherit on February 05, 2011, 11:51:45 PM
Dragon Quest VI and Marvel vs Capcom 3 come out right around Valentines day so I'm excited to ignore Valentines day
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Oburi on February 09, 2011, 05:04:08 PM
http://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/13551/watch-the-first-la-noire-gameplay-series-video-orientation.html/#comments

Wow, check out this video for Rockstar's upcoming game L.A. Noire. I had heard about this game before but wasn't sure if it was just going to be another Mafia 2 or something. Going by this I must admit I think it looks really great.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Aazealh on February 09, 2011, 06:58:58 PM
http://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/13551/watch-the-first-la-noire-gameplay-series-video-orientation.html/#comments

Wow, check out this video for Rockstar's upcoming game L.A. Noire. I had heard about this game before but wasn't sure if it was just going to be another Mafia 2 or something. Going by this I must admit I think it looks really great.

Yeah it's pretty much a guaranteed hit, like all Rockstar games basically. Been following it for a while now.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: umop_3pisdn on February 10, 2011, 08:18:40 PM
I'm in the opposite position, Ocarina of Time is actually why I probably won't be getting a 3DS now, at least any time soon. Looking at Walter's list of upcoming 3DS releases (http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=12106.msg194601#msg194601) I realized it was the only one I was really interested in, and I've already played that game to death and back again. So, not exactly worth $400 to me to try it in 3D.

I'm getting a 3DS just for Paper Mario, myself.  TTYD was easily one of my favorite games of last gen.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Breed1Ghost on February 12, 2011, 03:52:42 PM
Dark Souls for the win!  :serpico:
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on February 17, 2011, 02:37:44 AM
http://www.ign.com/videos/2011/02/16/dead-island-announcement-trailer

I just hope the game can live up to this trailer.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Oburi on February 17, 2011, 03:00:00 AM
http://www.ign.com/videos/2011/02/16/dead-island-announcement-trailer

I just hope the game can live up to this trailer.

Yea I saw that today. Great video but I'll reserve judgment until I see some gameplay.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Turkitage on February 17, 2011, 03:12:44 AM
http://www.ign.com/videos/2011/02/16/dead-island-announcement-trailer

I just hope the game can live up to this trailer.

*chills*
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Aazealh on February 17, 2011, 09:51:47 AM
http://www.ign.com/videos/2011/02/16/dead-island-announcement-trailer

I just hope the game can live up to this trailer.

Ahh, a game about zombies! I was starting to miss that theme!
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Griffith on February 17, 2011, 10:23:57 AM
I was impressed with the visuals and editing of the out of order/reverse narrative, but the slow motion, little girl, and piano music was all pretty hamfisted. You lose your dramatic point with me when you try to ram said point up my ass. Then again...

The Most Heartbreaking Zombie Video Game Trailer You’ll Ever See (http://kotaku.com/#!5762287/dead-island-returns-and-a-little-girl-dies)

That says it all, doesn't it? :ganishka:
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on February 17, 2011, 05:35:12 PM
Ahh, a game about zombies! I was starting to miss that theme!
:schierke:

I was impressed with the visuals and editing of the out of order/reverse narrative, but the slow motion, little girl, and piano music was all pretty hamfisted. You lose your dramatic point with me when you try to ram said point up my ass. Then again...

The Most Heartbreaking Zombie Video Game Trailer You’ll Ever See (http://kotaku.com/#!5762287/dead-island-returns-and-a-little-girl-dies)

That says it all, doesn't it? :ganishka:
Fuck Kotaku. I can understand why  you went in with a negative lens with a headline like that. I was led with a link from a friend that said: "watch this."
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on February 17, 2011, 06:18:06 PM
Ahh, a game about zombies! I was starting to miss that theme!

Not to derail, but I don't think we should just dismiss this game simply because it has zombies in it.

That says it all, doesn't it? :ganishka:
I think that just says more about the poor writing abilities of people working on [video game] web sites. (Also the comments in that article, as always, are awful)

Anyways, here is a another version of the video, but going chronologically:
http://www.ign.com/videos/2011/02/16/dead-island-backwards-forwards-announcement-trailer?_cmpid=ign1161
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Aazealh on February 17, 2011, 07:23:02 PM
Not to derail, but I don't think we should just dismiss this game simply because it has zombies in it.

And I don't think we should look forward to it just because it has zombies in it. Which is the only thing we know about the game from the trailer.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Griffith on February 17, 2011, 07:54:50 PM
Fuck Kotaku. I can understand why  you went in with a negative lens with a headline like that. I was led with a link from a friend that said: "watch this."

You said it, I didn't even watch it when I saw the article, but from your link here, so mine was somewhere between those experiences. I don't know how much that alone biased me though, like I said it was technically impressive, but really melodramatic. Working more against it is that I'm less enthusiastic about the genre as Aaz at this point.

I think that just says more about the poor writing abilities of people working on [video game] web sites. (Also the comments in that article, as always, are awful)

We're both right.

And I don't think we should look forward to it just because it has zombies in it. Which is the only thing we know about the game from the trailer.

Which is an automatic red flag now, as far as I'm concerned. I feel like the genre has become a metaphor for itself; the next Dawn of the Dead remake should literally be about consumerism of zombie media, though I'm sure that's already been done in one of the 10,000 pieces of zombie fiction produced in the last, oh... five minutes. Somebody rescue me from the real life cultural zombie apocalypse before it eats my brain!
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Aazealh on February 17, 2011, 08:27:22 PM
Which is an automatic red flag now, as far as I'm concerned. I feel like the genre has become a metaphor for itself; the next Dawn of the Dead remake should literally be about consumerism of zombie media, though I'm sure that's already been done in one of the 10,000 pieces of zombie fiction produced in the last, oh... five minutes. Somebody rescue me from the real life cultural zombie apocalypse before it eats my brain!

Yeah, I don't know, I have nothing against zombie-related games/movies/whatever, but these past few years it's been everywhere and the quality of the average production has been rather lacking, so at this point it'll take more than a CG trailer to get me excited.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on February 17, 2011, 08:39:59 PM
And I don't think we should look forward to it just because it has zombies in it. Which is the only thing we know about the game from the trailer.
The inclusion of zombies wasn't what made me post it here. The trailer was well done and offers a pretty fresh directorial approach to a zombie game. I  don't personally think that tone or approach will translate into the game, seeing as this is an "open world survival horror." But who knows? They've already got me interested in a title that I otherwise wouldn't have paid attention to, and that's a testament to the trailer's effectiveness.

If you'd like a better indication for what the game will look like, here's some recent images:

http://images.gamersyde.com/image_dead_island-14775-1352_0001.jpg
http://images.gamersyde.com/image_dead_island-14775-1352_0002.jpg
http://images.gamersyde.com/image_dead_island-14775-1352_0003.jpg
http://images.gamersyde.com/image_dead_island-14775-1352_0004.jpg
http://images.gamersyde.com/image_dead_island-14775-1352_0005.jpg
http://images.gamersyde.com/image_dead_island-14775-1352_0006.jpg
http://images.gamersyde.com/image_dead_island-14775-1352_0007.jpg

I don't know how much that alone biased me though, like I said it was technically impressive, but really melodramatic. Working more against it is that I'm less enthusiastic about the genre as Aaz at this point.
I thought the emotion in it was warranted. The trailer is about parents trying to protect their daughter, who ultimately kills her dad, then is thrown from a window, and upon impact, regains her  humanity for an instant before death. The color returns to her face and she sheds a tear. That's pretty cool, in my opinion.

It dared to grab for an emotional chord in a genre that would normally portray this sort of scene through a much different lens, and likely set to metal music. I don't see why we should discount this just because it took a different approach.

Quote
Which is an automatic red flag now, as far as I'm concerned. I feel like the genre has become a metaphor for itself; the next Dawn of the Dead remake should literally be about consumerism of zombie media, though I'm sure that's already been done in one of the 10,000 pieces of zombie fiction produced in the last, oh... five minutes. Somebody rescue me from the real life cultural zombie apocalypse before it eats my brain!
I know you're a connoisseur of the classics in the genre, but what recent zombie stuff have you consumed? Left 4 Dead games? The Walking Dead comic book? I think people generally write these things off, simply by their association with a genre that's become cluttered with other, lesser titles. But there's some amazing stuff still here, and still unexplored within the genre.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Aazealh on February 17, 2011, 08:57:07 PM
Thanks for the pictures. I can't say I'm interested in the game at the moment. About the trailer... What can I say, I just don't find it as daring or as meaningful as you do, I guess.  No big deal.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Griffith on February 17, 2011, 11:46:45 PM
I thought the emotion in it was warranted. The trailer is about parents trying to protect their daughter, who ultimately kills her dad, then is thrown from a window, and upon impact, regains her humanity for an instant before death. The color returns to her face and she sheds a tear. That's pretty cool, in my opinion.

I don't object to their being emotion, I just thought it was forced.

It dared to grab for an emotional chord in a genre that would normally portray this sort of scene through a much different lens, and likely set to metal music. I don't see why we should discount this just because it went there.

I'm not, it just wasn't done effectively for me, all the pomp and circumstance made it less emotional in fact. I don't see what they did as so different from trying to make it exciting or hardcore via the metal treatment.

I know you're a connoisseur of the classics in the genre, but what recent zombie stuff have you consumed (pun intended)? Left 4 Dead games? The Walking Dead comic book? I think people generally write these things off, simply by their association with a genre that's become cluttered with other, lesser titles. But there's some amazing stuff still here, and still unexplored within the genre.

Of course, good is good and anything can be done well, but I've seen this before and there's so much zombie crap out there I can't give it all the benefit of the doubt. That doesn't mean I won't give it a chance, but I'll believe it when I see it. I also think it's odd that this is a new direction when the origins of the genre were already pretty self-serious explorations of the human condition, subtler drama where the action spoke for itself and you drew your own conclusions for the most part. Now it's like the genre has evolved (or devolved depending on how you look at it) to the point where it can be taken seriously as a standard traditional melodrama. Could a zombie movie win best picture in the next decade?

About the trailer... What can I say, I just don't find it as daring or as meaningful as you do, I guess.  No big deal.

Same, I even appreciate it technically, but I didn't think it was anything special beyond that.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Eluvei on February 18, 2011, 12:19:33 AM
"Open world survival horror" sounds like something that can be cool if done right. I'll keep my eye on it.

I know you're a connoisseur of the classics in the genre, but what recent zombie stuff have you consumed? Left 4 Dead games? The Walking Dead comic book? I think people generally write these things off, simply by their association with a genre that's become cluttered with other, lesser titles.

Am I the only one that absolutely hated The Walking Dead comic book? I read around 10 or 15 issues and I just hated every single thing about it.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Aphasia on February 18, 2011, 02:34:23 AM
Wow those graphics look fantastic.  Probably the best I've ever seen in a game.  I'm a little worried how they're going to handle the gameplay being in reverse and slow motion, though.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on February 18, 2011, 02:43:41 AM
"Open world survival horror" sounds like something that can be cool if done right. I'll keep my eye on it.

Am I the only one that absolutely hated The Walking Dead comic book? I read around 10 or 15 issues and I just hated every single thing about it.
Keep reading. Vol 2 ends on a big shift for the series.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: slan69 on February 19, 2011, 01:27:08 AM
For those of you that like the music that was playing during the trailer for Dead Island I uploaded it on youtube. I have uploaded these tracks on megaupload so you can download them free. :slan: Thanks for the pictures Walter.

Piano version.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5disxYFa708&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5disxYFa708&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL)

Official release.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qx8hecA8cSM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qx8hecA8cSM)

Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Aazealh on February 19, 2011, 09:48:35 AM
For those of you that like the music that was playing during the trailer for Dead Island I uploaded it on youtube.

You should replace the still picture with footage from Lost's ending.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Griffith on February 19, 2011, 06:04:03 PM
You should replace the still picture with footage from Lost's ending.

Works even better the other way around:

http://tubedubber.com/#lZqrG1bdGtg:2Hre5fkdq-0:0:100:0:0:true

Syncs perfectly from start to finish actually, and they even do the Lost eye intro. Dead Island: Lost + zombies? :carcus:
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Nomad on February 19, 2011, 06:57:20 PM
Syncs perfectly from start to finish actually, and they even do the Lost eye intro. Dead Island: Lost + zombies? :carcus:

Hollywood...
http://movies.ign.com/articles/115/1151065p1.html

So, to be clear... They are making a movie based on a video game trailer that hasn't even come out yet, plus I'm sure it wont have anything to do WITH the video game in itself.  I think we've reached the ultimate pointless adaptation. 
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Griffith on February 19, 2011, 07:07:35 PM
Shouldn't this be in the movies to dread thread? =)

Quote from: http://movies.ign.com/articles/115/1151065p1.html
Dead Island Movie in Development
Producers seek writer for Memento-style film adaptation of game.

Just days after its trailer became a viral sensation comes word that the upcoming video game Dead Island is going to get the Hollywood treatment.

Viral indeed, I should have mentioned the real life cultural zombie apocalypse moves almost as fast as the real fake thing. Perhaps some survivor will discover my final logs in the abandoned SK.net server station? If only they'd listened to me before it was too late!

BTW, my favorite part of that article is the sub-headline, you can just imagine the pitch meetings:

Quote from: http://movies.ign.com/articles/115/1151065p1.html
Producers seek writer for Memento-style film adaptation of game.
We need a Memento-style film adaptation of a video game trailer: summon the writers! :troll:

Followed by this tidbit...

Quote from: http://movies.ign.com/articles/115/1151065p1.html
And according to Deadline, "Studios and agencies are all over them, suggesting talent packages and story lines to try and make a screen deal. That will likely happen in the next week or so. The film will will follow a Memento-like storyline, even though the video game does not."

 :ganishka:

Anyway, that trailer was more effective than they ever hoped, stumbling into the perfect storm of in vogue style and gimmickry, though "stumble" isn't really fair since it was very deliberately put together that way. Question: are they actually going to have anyone that worked on it work on this proposed movie adaptation? That would only make sense, which is why my guess is, "No."
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Nomad on February 19, 2011, 08:47:32 PM
Shouldn't this be in the movies to dread thread? =)
Meh, somehow it made more sense for me to post it here. Just to continue with the whole "momentum" if you will.  Besides, I'm still not considering this as a movie until I actually see a script or hints of o.... Nooo nvm, I don't think I'd bothered with that either  :griffnotevil:
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Eluvei on February 19, 2011, 10:23:28 PM
Man, there are so many jokes to be made about this. Can't wait to see the trailer of the adaptation, let's hope it's faithful to the original, etc
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Oburi on June 03, 2011, 07:33:19 PM
I feel I must post here after hearing about some recent news. Soul Calibur 5 was announced which is good news for me since I've always had the most fun playing them, especially SC4 (I must put well over 100 hours into that, for a fighting game that's pretty nuts for me). I also had forgotten about the new Alice- Madness returns game that comes out in a few weeks. I'm semi interested in playing it and my g/f goes apeshit for anything Alice so its become a must buy for me. I think there were a few more that I can't remember, other than the many obvious ones (Duke Nukem right around the corner!)
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: D-Scape on June 07, 2011, 02:38:34 PM
I also had forgotten about the new Alice- Madness returns game that comes out in a few weeks. I'm semi interested in playing it and my g/f goes apeshit for anything Alice so its become a must buy for me.

Think I've said it before, but I'm not much of a gamer, partially because I'm überpicky about most things related to it. I've got little or no interest in most genres, and in the whole era of PS3 there's only been 2-3 titles that have made me consider buying a console. This new Alice game is certainly the most engrossing thing I've seen yet - I've been following updates and watched all trailers and gameplay videos that's been released so far and it looks absolutely sick. I played American McGee's Alice ten years ago, but even though the story was interesting I didn't think it fulfilled its potential (I was most interested in the Chris Vrenna soundtrack anyways). This looks like it's able to pull it through both visually as well as narratively. Hopefully it will also erase my memories of that Tim Burton fiasco from last year. It might not make me buy a PS3 this time either, but I'm glad there are still games that can engage me.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Aazealh on June 20, 2011, 05:12:19 PM
Just noticed that Shadows of the Damned is coming out tomorrow in the US (and in 3 days in the EU). Watched a recent trailer (chock full of spoilers of course :schierke:) and it got me really excited about it. Let's hope it delivers as much as it looks like it will (since I preordered it :iva:).
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Oburi on June 20, 2011, 05:59:21 PM
Just noticed that Shadows of the Damned is coming out tomorrow in the US (and in 3 days in the EU). Watched a recent trailer (chock full of spoilers of course :schierke:) and it got me really excited about it. Let's hope it delivers as much as it looks like it will (since I preordered it :iva:).

Wow seriously? Damn I can't believe it's tomorrow. I'm getting this for sure. Looks awesome.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Aphasia on June 20, 2011, 08:46:03 PM
Are you talking about the release trailer with that guy that has the 9 eyes?  Yeah, the game looks badass.  I heard there's a gun called the boner.

Also really looking forward to Neverdead.  I love when games don't take themselves too seriously.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Oburi on August 10, 2011, 03:12:23 AM
So here we are in August and I think thus far it's been a pretty good year for games. If I had to pick my top three favorite games based on sheer enjoyment I'd have to go with Dead Space 2, Mortal Kombat and Portal 2. I think those three in particular were just a touch above the other 2011 games I've played in terms of making me feel completely satisfied after finishing them, like a good meal. However, there were other surprisingly enjoyable ones like Alice:Madness Returns and Shadows Of The Damned, and too a lesser extent Dynasty Warriors 7.

Now the remainder of the year is where it's going to get a little hectic (and expensive). The big game this month is without a doubt Deus Ex:Human Revolution, released on the 23rd. It's a must buy for me. Next month has a few interesting titles, Dead Island, Gears of War 3 etc, but Arkham City was pushed back to October which is kind of annoying since Dark Souls and Silent Hill:Downpour are also coming out in October. Then come November I'm pretty much going to be a shut-in. Skyrim, Rayman Origins, Metal Gear Solid HD Collection and Halo Anniversary. Whew!

What games do you guys think will be hits during the coming months? And what is everyone planning on playing before the years end?
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Dar Klink on August 10, 2011, 03:38:10 AM
 I guess I've been pretty "casual" so to speak. This will change with Deus Ex and Skyrim I hope, it's been too long since a single player game has really drawn me into it. I'm hoping Skyrim is able to do this without that "why the fuck did I spend 90 hours on this game?" feeling that Oblivion, Fallout 3, and them crazy generic Korean MMOs give me.
Edit: whoops somehow thought this was the "what are you playing" thread, trimmed my post.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on August 10, 2011, 03:38:51 AM
What games do you guys think will be hits during the coming months? And what is everyone planning on playing before the years end?
Deus Ex: HR, Rage, Mario 3DS, and Battlefield 3 for me.

As for what will be hits? Battlefield 3 and Modern Warfare 3. Easy money.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Truder on August 10, 2011, 04:03:48 AM
As for what will be hits? Battlefield 3 and Modern Warfare 3. Easy money.
I hope Battlefield 3 destroys MW3 in sales.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on August 10, 2011, 04:32:26 AM
I hope Battlefield 3 destroys MW3 in sales.
I'm not personally invested in the struggle between these two. They'll both make tons of cash. That's inevitable.

But I think the market in FPS market in general is stagnating and needs some new blood. Let's get over this whole military shooter phenomenon, already... Counter-Strike was a loooong time ago.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Aphasia on August 10, 2011, 04:07:30 PM
But I think the market in FPS market in general is stagnating and needs some new blood. Let's get over this whole military shooter phenomenon, already... Counter-Strike was a loooong time ago.

You need...Halo 4! :troll:

I just realized how many awesome games are releasing before the year is out.  I'm interested in Deus Ex, Rage, Metalgear/ZOE HD, Halo Anniversary, Arkham City, Dark Souls and Skyrim.  At this point I'm just trying to decide between a few to keep me occupied until Skyrim.  Likely Deus Ex/Dark Souls.  Not forgetting any am I?

(http://cdnstatic.bethsoft.com/bethblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/darkelf.jpg)
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Griffith on August 10, 2011, 04:49:40 PM
I'm not personally invested in the struggle between these two. They'll both make tons of cash. That's inevitable.

But I think the market in FPS market in general is stagnating and needs some new blood. Let's get over this whole military shooter phenomenon, already... Counter-Strike was a loooong time ago.

I'm with you, but I don't think these faux military simulators are going anywhere, they're like the red state rock of games. The ultimate safe zone for nerds and jocks to come together other than Madden, only totally lame at this point. Our best bet is that they completely over-saturate the market like Guitar Hero/Rock Band and the genre implodes.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Oburi on August 10, 2011, 05:02:42 PM
You need...Halo 4! :troll:

 At this point I'm just trying to decide between a few to keep me occupied until Skyrim.  Likely Deus Ex/Dark Souls.  Not forgetting any am I?


Well besides those two like I said earlier Arkham City is going to be a smash. And it's suppose to be long, especially if your one to search out all collectables and hidden items.  But you know you're right, everything at this point is just killing time until Skyrim. The game casts such a shadow over everything else it's crazy, for me at least.

I guess I've been pretty "casual" so to speak.

As long as your most anticipated games to come aren't Modern Warfare 3, Gears of War 3, Battlefield 3 and Saints Row the Third I wouldn't be too hard on yourself. :guts:
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Griffith on August 10, 2011, 05:10:09 PM
I can't stands no more! Am I the only one that thinks Skyrim is to Everquest what these dumb modern military shooters are to Counterstrike? My disdain isn't so much for the game itself or people simply wanting to play it, but the idea that another boring-ass Bethesada rpg like every other one they've ever done is supposedly the most anticipated game ever makes me feel... bleh! (http://www.skullknight.net/images/gutsbarf.gif)
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Aphasia on August 10, 2011, 06:05:52 PM
I can't stands no more! Am I the only one that thinks Skyrim is to Everquest what these dumb modern military shooters are to Counterstrike? My disdain isn't so much for the game itself or people simply wanting to play it, but the idea that another boring-ass Bethesada rpg like every other one they've ever done is supposedly the most anticipated game ever makes me feel... bleh! (http://www.skullknight.net/images/gutsbarf.gif)

Yes, you are. :guts: I don't think it makes much sense to compare TES to Everquest.  TES has always been a solo affair.  I'll admit the series is a bit camp.  Barbarians and elves and wizards and dragons.  There's nothing new, but the way the content is presented is what makes it interesting.  Exploration and atmosphere are my favorite parts of a game, and TES has always delivered those in spades.  What you find boring about the series is likely what I find to be exciting.  In addition to that, I've got a bit of a crush on the series.  Something to do with nostalgia and Morrowind.  So when I see a dunmer I get all school-girly.

I can't really fault to the people who enjoy pseudo realistic military shooters.  Does popularity really matter?  I've never taken the time to think about it.  It's like Harry Potter or Twilight...Obviously people enjoy them, but I couldn't care less what people choose to enjoy.  Or are you sad because the masses are missing out on better alternatives?  If there's an open-world FP RPG better than TES please point me in that direction!

Besides! This one is totally different! It has DRAGONS! :griffnotevil:

Well besides those two like I said earlier Arkham City is going to be a smash. And it's suppose to be long, especially if your one to search out all collectables and hidden items.  But you know you're right, everything at this point is just killing time until Skyrim. The game casts such a shadow over everything else it's crazy, for me at least.

Arkham City looks stunning.  The voice acting really brings it to life...Batman! Alfred! The Joker! And the music sounds top notch, too.  They really put a lot of emphasis on creating the perfect batman mood.  Another one to keep an eye out for is Anarchy Reigns.  Platinum makes such kick-ass action games. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1naO0gSypzk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7uJgCkJ-uU
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Oburi on August 10, 2011, 07:40:15 PM
I can't stands no more! Am I the only one that thinks Skyrim is to Everquest what these dumb modern military shooters are to Counterstrike? My disdain isn't so much for the game itself or people simply wanting to play it, but the idea that another boring-ass Bethesada rpg like every other one they've ever done is supposedly the most anticipated game ever makes me feel... bleh! (http://www.skullknight.net/images/gutsbarf.gif)

Simply said, I don't it find it boring at all. I understand Bethesada's games are not exciting for everyone but for me it's total immersion. Like Darklink said it's the one single player game that is sure to draw me in and allow me as a gamer to get lost in the world they have built (the good kind of lost).
I could spend all day talking about why I love the games so much but most of the reasons are the obvious ones and it's been a long time since Oblivion. Fallout 3 was great but it's not exactly the same.

And yes, I too have some childhood nostalgia.  :guts:

Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Griffith on August 10, 2011, 08:04:58 PM
Yes, you are. :guts:

Not true, just look at my chat with another anonymous gamer:

Anonymous:  Sorry, was playing Deus Ex. A GOOD fps. =)

Griffith: Just an appetizer for SKYRIMJOB! I couldn't hold back any longer, I had to put the hit out on that.

Anonymous: Oblivion bored me to tears, and I tried to hop back in the saddle of that game about... 3-4 times. Each time ended in utter boredom.

Griffith: Maybe I'm completely wrong about this and will be corrected, but what makes this different from every other lame Bethesda game like Oblivion and Fallout 3?

Anonymous: Vats and the damage system are all the enjoyment I got out of Fallout 3.

Griffith: It's like going back in time, and not medieval fantasy times, but to 1996... with worse dialogue choices somehow.

Anonymous: Yeah, their games are rather static. I think it was a limitation of the engine though, and Skyrim is the first game outside that engine in a while. Still, I don’t quite understand the excitement.

Griffith: Greetings stranger, I'm a poorly lit NPC that looks like shit with an uncanny face and bad voice, would you like to engage in some limited and inconsequential dialogue? You can insult me over and over and I'll still respond to you happily the next time we talk, even if it's a second later.

Anonymous:
>=(
<=)
 =|
PISS OFF..... THAT'S FUNNY! ..... GO TO HELL!

Griffith: Here’s a plot choice you can make during our conversation... of course, by “choice” I mean the same thing will happen either way, but you decide how convoluted it is.

Anonymous: You can either kill the guy now, or go through a series of tepid tasks before being forced to kill the guy. Quest line.

Griffith: I need you to do the same 10,000 quests that are in all these games. If you take the 100,000 hours to complete them, you get the BIGGEST LOSER achievement!


I don't think it makes much sense to compare TES to Everquest.  TES has always been a solo affair.  I'll admit the series is a bit camp.  Barbarians and elves and wizards and dragons.  There's nothing new, but the way the content is presented is what makes it interesting. Exploration and atmosphere are my favorite parts of a game, and TES has always delivered those in spades.

That's where I disagree though, maybe Skyrim will be different, but while Oblivian and Fallout 3 technically look good, after playing games with a cinematic-style presentation like Mass Effect, you see there's almost no style to these at all. I walked in on my dad playing New Vegas and was shocked at what utter shit some ghoul he was talking to looked like. The presentation was bad, and the conversation was worse. I asked, "Why do people think this is good?" He didn't have an answer.

What you find boring about the series is likely what I find to be exciting.

The tedious conversation and repetitive combat? Actually, I don't mind repetitive combat, but I've grown super wearing of worthless NPC-speak.

In addition to that, I've got a bit of a crush on the series.  Something to do with nostalgia and Morrowind.  So when I see a dunmer I get all school-girly.

Morrowind is nostalgic? What about Daggerfall, the series' true masterpiece!? :iva:

I can't really fault to the people who enjoy pseudo realistic military shooters.  Does popularity really matter?  I've never taken the time to think about it.

It does in what's arguably a zero-sum game. Developers are going to keep milking these games if they can instead of exploring more creative alternatives. The flipside is the argument that they're growing the entire market, so those creative alternatives get to come along for the ride anyway. So, here's to FOOTBALL '12 and Soldier Sniffer '12, as well as the latest Elder Scrolls: Uncanny Valley.

It's like Harry Potter or Twilight...Obviously people enjoy them, but I couldn't care less what people choose to enjoy.  Or are you sad because the masses are missing out on better alternatives?  If there's an open-world FP RPG better than TES please point me in that direction!

Yeah, they're called games that aren't strictly open-world fantasy FP RPGs. =)

I feel like this was a genre that had a ton of potential, it sort of reached it, and now it's just doing the same shit over and over or arguably going backward. Time to make another major leap or just stop already.

Besides! This one is totally different! It has DRAGONS! :griffnotevil:

I'm glad we're not taking this too seriously; or, at least don't take me too seriously. :griffnotevil:

Simply said, I don't it find it boring at all. I understand Bethesada's games are not exciting for everyone but for me it's total immersion. Like Darklink said it's the one single player game that is sure to draw me in and allow me as a gamer to get lost in the world they have built (the good kind of lost).
I could spend all day talking about why I love the games so much but most of the reasons are the obvious ones and it's been a long time since Oblivion. Fallout 3 was great but it's not exactly the same.

And yes, I too have some childhood nostalgia.  :guts:

I actually find that these games are getting less immersive, not more. Speaking of zero-sum games, it's almost like the more the the graphical power improves is at the expense of everything else (and yet the visual style leaves something to be desired to me, so it's lose/lose). The game I probably got most immersed in was Fallout 2, and it sure didn't have anything to do with the graphics. Ironically, I always dreamed of it being done in first person; how amazing would that be? Well, not as good as it turned out, and not because the graphics were still lacking, but everything else was. Anyway, to each his own, I just don't understand why people are so excited about Daggerfall 3 in this day and age... when they could be playing Mega Man 10! :troll:
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Oburi on August 10, 2011, 10:09:38 PM
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It does in what's arguably a zero-sum game. Developers are going to keep milking these games if they can instead of exploring more creative alternatives.

I wouldn't say Bethesda is milking Elder scrolls games. Morrowind came out in 2002, Oblivion in 2006 and now Skyrim. Unlike Call of Duty (pumping out two games every year) or Halo (saying it's the last game only less then a year later continue the series) Bethesda takes their sweet time developing these games. And when Morrowind first came out I was incredibly impressed, nothing else was quite like it. When Oblivion came out again, I thought it was great. And yes, looking back Morrowind did have its fair share of problems and so did Oblivion in different ways. I know years from now I'll look back and say the same for Skyrim, but there is no doubt that from the moment that game begins, whether I'm rotting in some ancient dungeon or a prisoner in the bowels of ship being transported to an unknown land, I'm going to be at the very least interested. From there I don't want to prejudge too harshly because obviously I havent played it, but that's why I'm anticipating it so much.  I loved both previous games, sometimes for different reasons, and from the way things look Skyrim will be another great experience.
As for these games already reaching their true potential, I don't think that's the case. I'm sure everyone who loved Morrowind wished that certain things could have been improved. And in Oblivion, while some things were definitely improved, other things were lacking. Maybe Bethesda is just desperately trying to find the perfect balance, make the perfect game. I'm not complaning, three elder scrolls games since 2002? Shit, not too long, not too quick. A perfect wait if you ask me. Bethesda is quality over quantity for sure.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: NightCrawler on August 10, 2011, 10:11:36 PM
I can't stands no more! Am I the only one that thinks Skyrim is to Everquest what these dumb modern military shooters are to Counterstrike? My disdain isn't so much for the game itself or people simply wanting to play it, but the idea that another boring-ass Bethesada rpg like every other one they've ever done is supposedly the most anticipated game ever makes me feel... bleh! (http://www.skullknight.net/images/gutsbarf.gif)

That's what i feel about games in general nowadays. I can't believe people still waste time playing games. I've a deep feeling of self-guilt for the rare times i cave in and play a new game, just to end up being disappointed. Even all the times i played online (the only way i could distract myself with a game) i can easily connect them to a period of total lack of motivation and creativity in my life. Point is, boring people play games.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Oburi on August 10, 2011, 10:32:30 PM
Sounds like a personal problem. I have a great job, great girlfriend and a wonderful place to live. I go to concerts, comedy shows, the beach and this Friday I'm going hangliding. Not try to toot my own horn but I've got so much going on right now and video games still remain one of favorite hobbies and I have no intention of giving it up.

Point is, I don't play games because I'm unmotivated, boring or missing something in life, I can take drugs for that. I play games because I enjoy it, the say way I enjoy a movie or a book or a new album.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Griffith on August 10, 2011, 10:56:11 PM
I've a deep feeling of self-guilt for the rare times i cave in and play a new game, just to end up being disappointed.

You should feel guilty for playing Mass Effect 2 instead of 1 despite my public warnings. :azan:

Even all the times i played online (the only way i could distract myself with a game) i can easily connect them to a period of total lack of motivation and creativity in my life. Point is, boring people play games.

No, the point is you're boring when you play games, that's why you should come post here instead. :casca:

Also, online gaming is easily its biggest cesspool. I'm probably not much different from you concerning this (I haven't bought a new system since Dreamcast), but I'm not throwing the baby out with the bathwater either. Instead I've gotten highly selective. I'd rather just play the great or transcendent games, and if I miss a few good ones in order to avoid wasting time with the bad ones, so be it. Between the increasing dramatic production values of mainstream games and the increasing quality and accessibility of creative indie games, it's a great time for gaming. Maybe just not a great time for us.

Point is, I don't play games because I'm unmotivated, boring or missing something in life, I can take drugs for that. I play games because I enjoy it, the say way I enjoy a movie or a book or a new album.

Agreed, and that's how it should be. What NightCrawler says is certainly true of many, but it's a broad generalization that's just as true of other media, whether you're creating it, appreciating it, or wasting time with it.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: NightCrawler on August 10, 2011, 11:35:05 PM
Sounds like a personal problem. I have a great job, great girlfriend and a wonderful place to live. I go to concerts, comedy shows, the beach and this Friday I'm going hangliding.

Sounds pretty boring to me. I don't compare my life to those standards.

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I play games because I enjoy it, the say way I enjoy a movie or a book or a new album.

Only if you enjoy stupid blockbusters, fanfiction and modern Hans Zimmer. I can't really compare a game to other art forms. I can only think of a handful of them that are worthy of that status. If you said "i enjoy playing games like i enjoy watching tv" then i would agree.

You should feel guilty for playing Mass Effect 2 instead of 1 despite my public warnings. :azan:

I do.

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Instead I've gotten highly selective. I'd rather just play the great or transcendent games, and if I miss a few good ones in order to avoid wasting time with the bad ones, so be it. Between the increasing dramatic production values of mainstream games and the increasing quality and accessibility of creative indie games, it's a great time for gaming. Maybe just not a great time for us.

I agree with all this. But i'm not in the loop regarding indie games. I've seen friends playing loads of indies, but i didn't see anything new or interesting, just gimmicks.

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Agreed, and that's how it should be. What NightCrawler says is certainly true of many, but it's a broad generalization that's just as true of other media, whether you're creating it, appreciating it, or wasting time with it.

Yes, it is a generalization, but i don't see many flaws with it, in my perspective. I think all uninspired and plain entertainment shouldn't be worth of anyone's time, unless it's a 30sec youtube cat video :P And i truly believe the game market is absolutely mediocre for a gamer in their late 20's and upwards. Unless you're so bored you play the same games more than once. I haven't played a game that made me feel in awe since Silent Hill 2. I guess i'm jaded and old.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Xem on August 11, 2011, 12:37:28 AM
I play so few new games because I feel a sense of commitment when I start something new. I need to be left alone with it for a few weeks to test it, read up on it, explore the different areas, and build up a good enough understanding of the game before I can really draw a conclusion. Most games nowadays don't seem worth it, and I find myself simply ignoring the market for the most part.

Currently I've got some pressure to play The Old Republic, and I actually have some high expectations for it, but I still can't decide if I want to commit.

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Also, online gaming is easily its biggest cesspool. I'm probably not much different from you concerning this (I haven't bought a new system since Dreamcast), but I'm not throwing the baby out with the bathwater either. Instead I've gotten highly selective. I'd rather just play the great or transcendent games, and if I miss a few good ones in order to avoid wasting time with the bad ones, so be it. Between the increasing dramatic production values of mainstream games and the increasing quality and accessibility of creative indie games, it's a great time for gaming. Maybe just not a great time for us.

I've been looking forward to this (http://gamrreview.vgchartz.com/review/53115/cthulhu-saves-the-world/) ever since I read the title. Honestly I'm surprised at myself for how often I resort to flash or free-to-download games nowadays. I used to be so "hardcore", but these damn Escape The Room puzzles have taken ahold of me!

[edit: Sometimes I feel like my grandfather, "Why buy a damn computer when this here typewriter works just fine!"]
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Oburi on August 11, 2011, 12:48:29 AM
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Only if you enjoy stupid blockbusters, fanfiction and modern Hans Zimmer. I can't really compare a game to other art forms. I can only think of a handful of them that are worthy of that status. If you said "i enjoy playing games like i enjoy watching tv" then i would agree.

 :schierke: If i thought Modern Warfare 3 was the greatest game this year then I'd most likely think Transformers 3 was the best movie, and the harry potter books are the best fantasy literature. Once again, your generalizing and over simplifying.

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. I guess i'm jaded and old.

Yea, if you know that then why the "generalizing" comments like
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Point is, boring people play games
??  :schierke: It's so fucking stupid, not to mention off topic. But your opinion is has been duly noted.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Griffith on August 11, 2011, 05:31:30 AM
I saw that coming, I should have warned you, Oburi. :ganishka:

Sounds pretty boring to me. I don't compare my life to those standards.

Which raises the question what your standards are, how do you define the motivated creativity of a worthy life?

I can't really compare a game to other art forms. I can only think of a handful of them that are worthy of that status.

Then you do compare them then (and you watch TV =).

I do.

I know. Have you forgotten the disappointment of ME2 yet? If so, fully rejuvenate yourself with the true Mass Effect! :SK:

I agree with all this. But i'm not in the loop regarding indie games. I've seen friends playing loads of indies, but i didn't see anything new or interesting, just gimmicks.

Gimmicks?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tAIhiinaw8

Yes, it is a generalization, but i don't see many flaws with it, in my perspective. I think all uninspired and plain entertainment shouldn't be worth of anyone's time, unless it's a 30sec youtube cat video :P And i truly believe the game market is absolutely mediocre for a gamer in their late 20's and upwards. Unless you're so bored you play the same games more than once. I haven't played a game that made me feel in awe since Silent Hill 2. I guess i'm jaded and old.

Who isn't? Generalizations are inherently flawed though, especially when it comes to this kind of judgement. Anyway, there's confliction in your words, you don't sound like a man that's written off the medium; on the contrary, you're still looking for that next awe-inspiring game.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on August 11, 2011, 02:59:47 PM
I haven't played a game that made me feel in awe since Silent Hill 2. I guess i'm jaded and old.
'Nuff said. But I don't think "jaded and old" is an appropriate descriptor here. I think deluded and depressive might be more apt. I think launching into a defense of how awesome the games industry is these days would be a wasted effort, so I'll just go for what I think is the root problem.

Even independent of games, I get the impression that you set out to not like something even before the starting whistle is blown. The most exuberance I've seen you express here on the forums is at the expense of other people. Needless to say, maybe the problem here isn't the games industry, but with what gets you excited?
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: NightCrawler on August 11, 2011, 07:41:32 PM
'Nuff said. But I don't think "jaded and old" is an appropriate descriptor here. I think deluded and depressive might be more apt. I think launching into a defense of how awesome the games industry is these days would be a wasted effort, so I'll just go for what I think is the root problem.

Even independent of games, I get the impression that you set out to not like something even before the starting whistle is blown. The most exuberance I've seen you express here on the forums is at the expense of other people. Needless to say, maybe the problem here isn't the games industry, but with what gets you excited?

I usually check the new games, so it's not like i don't know what's happening in the industry. But please, enlighten me to the awesomeness of the game industry these days. Have fps really evolved since Half-Life? What was the last good horror game? And rpg? rts? etc...
I actually buy into the hype to the point of playing the best ranking games (at least until i'm bored), so i don't go with a predisposition to not like something. Like Griffith said, i'm waiting for a game that truly leaves me impressed. But i think the comparison between tv and games isn't far-fetched. They're both escapist entertainment mediums. I don't even follow shows any more. I watched The Walking Dead because it was short. I didn't even finish Lost, i stopped watching mid-way through the last season. I can count by the fingers in my hand the only worthy shows i've watched consistently in the last 15y - The Wire, Rome, Sopranos, Six Feet Under, Garth Marenghi's Darkplace - and the same goes for games.

Which raises the question what your standards are, how do you define the motivated creativity of a worthy life?

I'm a musician and a director. My motivation is passion. I was a science student, and an engineering student in college, and i quit all that. I'm independent, i don't have a job, never had one, never needed and i still have integrity left in me to not cave in for financial reasons. The frailty of life is something i've experienced more than once to know that we shouldn't shelve our dreams in favor of false security (it's a cliché but it's true - don't waste your time, i've learned it the hard way). I know that i express myself in polarizing ways, but i just sense lack of spirit and authenticity a mile away.

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Then you do compare them then (and you watch TV =).

I didn't explained myself like i wanted to. And i don't watch TV.

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you don't sound like a man that's written off the medium; on the contrary, you're still looking for that next awe-inspiring game.

Yep.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on August 11, 2011, 08:09:23 PM
But please, enlighten me to the awesomeness of the game industry these days.
It's pretty simple, really. Games aren't boxed, static experiences anymore. This generation of gaming has solidified online as a crucial component. No other generation was as online-centric as the one we're currently in. What that means is that you can play with your friends across the country in virtually any game available on the market. This also means new ways to play your games. The online-nature of current consoles has also led to the establishment of online stores, which, in turn, have lowered the cost and broadened the market of downloadable titles. Check out the games Microsoft has released under its Summer of Arcade promotion the past 3-4 years: Braid, Super Meat Boy, Trenched, Limbo, etc. These games wouldn't have had a market 5 years ago. They'd have drowned in the sea of AAA titles. Now they're modern classics. The same goes for the top 10 percent of the games in the iOS app store. If you just focus on the top-quality games, there's some amazing, innovative stuff coming out utterly unlike anything on other systems, and it's expanding every day.

Need I even mention what Steam has done for PC gaming and online connectivity? We're living in a PC game renaissance.

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Have fps really evolved since Half-Life?
Such a loaded question... Evolved in what way? I'll answer it with an equally loaded answer: Yes.

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What was the last good horror game?
Amnesia: The Dark Descent.

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And rpg?
Mass Effect, Infinite Space. This is easy.

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rts?
Company of Heroes.

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I actually buy into the hype to the point of playing the best ranking games (at least until i'm bored), so i don't go with a predisposition to not like something.
*Shrug* I don't buy it.

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I don't even follow shows any more. I watched The Walking Dead because it was short. I didn't even finish Lost, i stopped watching mid-way through the last season.
You sure picked some shitty shows as a basis of comparison here...

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I can count by the fingers in my hand the only worthy shows i've watched consistently in the last 15y - The Wire, Rome, Sopranos, Six Feet Under, Garth Marenghi's Darkplace
Now we're talking, but you forgot Mad Men. Anyway, what's wrong with that? Revolutionary shows can't happen every single season. And the overall quality of TV shows has improved over the last decade, I'd say. So I don't see how having 1:20 shows being great is something to cry about. Same goes for games.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Aazealh on August 13, 2011, 10:38:42 AM
I don't think it makes much sense to compare TES to Everquest.  TES has always been a solo affair.

You'd think otherwise had you played EverQuest before Morrowind. Being a solo affair doesn't change that in the least.

I can't believe people still waste time playing games. I've a deep feeling of self-guilt for the rare times i cave in and play a new game, just to end up being disappointed.

What about wasting time posting on a forum? Especially a forum the focus of which hasn't interested you in years. Believe it or not, but commenting online (in any way whatsoever) is by far the activity I deem the most time-wasting. If it weren't for Berserk and SK.net I'd never post anywhere.

Even all the times i played online (the only way i could distract myself with a game) i can easily connect them to a period of total lack of motivation and creativity in my life. Point is, boring people play games.

How you experience things almost always directly relates to your state of mind. You can be bored to death playing a game just like you can be enjoying your time immensely playing the same game. There's a question of personal taste of course, but beyond that it's about how you approach the experience. And it goes for games like it goes for everything else. Watching a movie, reading a book, visiting a museum, hanging out with people, even having sex. That's why you have some people who have absolutely nothing and live a life full of hardships yet are still happier than some rich folks who have everything one could hope for, but are jaded and depressed to the point that they sometimes kill themselves. It's a matter of perspective.

I think all uninspired and plain entertainment shouldn't be worth of anyone's time, unless it's a 30sec youtube cat video :P

That's an exception that can go a long way.

But i think the comparison between tv and games isn't far-fetched. They're both escapist entertainment mediums.

So are novels and movies and whatever other popular media (comic books) you can think of.

I'm a musician and a director. My motivation is passion. I was a science student, and an engineering student in college, and i quit all that. I'm independent, i don't have a job, never had one, never needed and i still have integrity left in me to not cave in for financial reasons. The frailty of life is something i've experienced more than once to know that we shouldn't shelve our dreams in favor of false security (it's a cliché but it's true - don't waste your time, i've learned it the hard way).

Well I hope your art is recognized for what it is worth. It's admirable to strive for one's dreams. That being said, you should still check out Deus Ex: Human Revolution when it comes out in 10 days. :slan:

And i don't watch TV.

You watch TV shows. Even if rarely (same here, for that matter). Not much of a difference, whether you like it or not. "Not watching TV" stopped being cool 10 years ago as far as I'm concerned.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: The Beast of Darkness on August 13, 2011, 01:30:05 PM
What about wasting time posting on a forum? Especially a forum the focus of which hasn't interested you in years. Believe it or not, but commenting online (in any way whatsoever) is by far the activity I deem the most time-wasting. If it weren't for Berserk and SK.net I'd never post anywhere.

How you experience things almost always directly relates to your state of mind. You can be bored to death playing a game just like you can be enjoying your time immensely playing the same game. There's a question of personal taste of course, but beyond that it's about how you approach the experience. And it goes for games like it goes for everything else. Watching a movie, reading a book, visiting a museum, hanging out with people, even having sex. That's why you have some people who have absolutely nothing and live a life full of hardships yet are still happier than some rich folks who have everything one could hope for, but are jaded and depressed to the point that they sometimes kill themselves. It's a matter of perspective.

I can't agree more with you on the things that you pointed out in those two quotes.

Games to look forward... mmmhhh... I would say Xenoblade Chronicles, Grand Knights History and Dark Souls!
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Death May Die on August 13, 2011, 05:28:33 PM
I'm looking forward to:


-Silent Hill Down Pour
-Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City
-Elder Scrolls: Skyrim
-The Last Guardian
-Batman Arkham City
-The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword*
-Dead Island
-Tomb Raider*
-BioShock Infinite
-Assassin's Creed Revelations
-Metal Gear Solid HD Collection
-The Ico & Shadow of the Colossus HD Collection
-Resident Evil 4 HD


The best part I think is with the exception of the new Silent Hill game, each one of these comes out before the year is over!  :serpico:
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on August 13, 2011, 05:56:25 PM

-The Last Guardian
-Tomb Raider*
-BioShock Infinite


The best part I think is with the exception of the new Silent Hill game, each one of these comes out before the year is over!  :serpico:
Nah, these three are all 2012 titles.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Oburi on August 13, 2011, 06:41:46 PM
The best part I think is with the exception of the new Silent Hill game, each one of these comes out before the year is over!  :serpico:

Silent Hill comes out next month.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on August 13, 2011, 06:48:37 PM
Silent Hill comes out next month.
Hey, 10 out of 14 ain't bad!
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Death May Die on August 14, 2011, 05:14:21 AM
 :serpico: Ah hell. I had the impression for some reason Silent Hill was due next year. Strangely, I could have sworn I read Tomb Raider was due in September, so I double checked and IGN has the PC version due in Sept 2011, and I think its a typo. http://pc.ign.com/objects/002/002511.html (http://pc.ign.com/objects/002/002511.html) Either way, the 3rd and 4th quarters of this year are pretty jam packed.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on August 14, 2011, 12:16:40 PM
:serpico: Ah hell. I had the impression for some reason Silent Hill was due next year. Strangely, I could have sworn I read Tomb Raider was due in September, so I double checked and IGN has the PC version due in Sept 2011, and I think its a typo. http://pc.ign.com/objects/002/002511.html (http://pc.ign.com/objects/002/002511.html) Either way, the 3rd and 4th quarters of this year are pretty jam packed.
Wouldn't rely on IGN to update their release dates. Wikipedia is more up-to-date usually. Tomb Raider was pushed back to 2012 a few months ago.

I also wouldn't be surprised to see some Q3-Q4 titles this year pushed to Q1 2012. It's happened quite a bit in the last 2 years.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: zrexe on August 17, 2011, 08:54:43 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-f3woBOc8pY

Move over Kratos, a new kid's in town.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Theoden on August 17, 2011, 11:50:16 AM
I am really waiting Heroes of Might and Magic VI. I really enjoy this series.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhNY4982moI&feature=player_embedded
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Aazealh on August 17, 2011, 12:18:44 PM
I am really waiting Heroes of Might and Magic VI. I really enjoy this series.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhNY4982moI&feature=player_embedded

Looks alright, but I wonder what the gameplay's like. I spent countless hours on Heroes II (and later on III) back in the day. Good times...
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Oburi on August 17, 2011, 05:03:45 PM
Looks alright, but I wonder what the gameplay's like. I spent countless hours on Heroes II (and later on III) back in the day. Good times...

Yea I played Heroes III way back when. Such a great game. Heroes and Age of Empires gave me years and years of great gaming. Heroes had so many fantasy creatures. I remember actually having playable Dendroids? Those tree creatures that looked like the Ents from Lord of the Rings.

Man, so many memories.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on August 19, 2011, 04:28:57 AM
MMOs really aren't my thing, but Guild Wars 2 is looking gorgeous: http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2011/08/17/guild-wars-2-trailer-is-quite-spectacular/#more-69852
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Griffith on August 22, 2011, 11:08:23 PM
These are my must-have upcoming 3DS games:

Metal Gear Soild 3: Snake Eater 3D
Resident Evil: Revelations
Super Mario 3D Land


The maybe pile:

Star Fox 64 3D
Mario Kart 7


Street Fighter IV 3D is currently stuck in that holding pattern, I wouldn't mind having it, but I don't want it enough to spend $30+ on it. There's quite a few DS titles like that too, like New Super Mario Bros. and Mario 64. Bowser's Inside Story is currently on Amazon for $20, and I hear it's quite worth it, but I have too many games as it is right now.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on August 22, 2011, 11:14:21 PM
These are my must-have upcoming 3DS games:

Metal Gear Soild 3: Snake Eater 3D
Resident Evil: Revelations
Super Mario 3D Land
These are all buys for me. But added to that list, Kid Icarus and Luigi's Mansion 2. And of course, the inevitable Square-Enix 3D remake of FF6. :daiba:

Street Fighter IV 3D is currently stuck in that holding pattern, I wouldn't mind having it, but I don't want it enough to spend $30+ on it. There's quite a few DS titles like that too, like New Super Mario Bros. and Mario 64. Bowser's Inside Story is currently on Amazon for $20, and I hear it's quite worth it, but I have too many games as it is right now.
I'm of the same opinion on SF4. I have it for PC, and Ive played it a good... twice? It's not something I feel comfortable spending $30-40 on , knowing that I'm really not the kind of guy that spends dozens of hours on fighting games.

I can vouch for Bowser's Inside Story being awesome. Definitely worth it for $20. Between New SMB and Mario 64, I'd choose Mario 64. I wasn't the hugest fan of New SMB, but I think I'm the only person that didn't enjoy it.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Dar Klink on August 23, 2011, 01:50:36 AM
And of course, the inevitable Square-Enix 3D remake of FF6. :daiba:

Don't jinx it Walter, please. :sad:
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on August 23, 2011, 03:25:23 AM
Don't jinx it Walter, please. :sad:
About 10 years ago, I'd have been sweating jinxing this too. Square had taken the position that they weren't interested in remakes because they liked to "instead, focus on the future." Pfffff, 10 years later they've remade FF4 a half dozen times across several platforms, not to mention multiple re-releases of the same games, including iOS. I am not worried about future remakes.  It's money in the bank, tried and true, and they know it.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Dar Klink on August 31, 2011, 09:08:12 AM
I don't think there's too many SMT or Persona fans around here, but they've announced a remake of Persona 4 for Playstation Vita featuring more voiced dialogue, new characters, and whatever other new stuff they'll throw in as well as a Persona 3/4 fighting game for PS3 by the creators of Blaz Blue. Edit: OH WAIT THE FIGHTING GAME IS FOR ARCADE AND VITA NOT PS3 DAMMIT
(http://i.imgur.com/cZP5n.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/wQnCb.jpg)
I know I'm eating up the milking of a franchise by wanting the remake, but whatever! I'm excited and it's been 3 years since I've played the original, which is one of my favorite games. :slan:
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Viral Harvest on September 01, 2011, 12:47:16 AM
I've never played any of the Persona games, though I should get on that. I came into possession of P3 years ago but never even touched it. I'm a big fan of the original SMT series though, and was hoping for a new installment in it but I hear we're getting a Persona 5 instead.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Truder on September 21, 2011, 09:20:18 AM
(http://www.screwattack.com/sites/default/files/image/images/News/2011/0920/Smash%20Universe.jpg)

Super Smash brother Universe!

leaked 3rd party characters include:

-Sonic

-Mega Man

-Snake

-BomberMan

-Master Chief

-Gordon freeman

-Pac Man

-Cloud Strife

-Ryu

-Sub Zero

-Conker

-Crash Bandicoot

-BAnjo and Kazooie

-Crono

-Phoenix Wright

-Parrapa The Rapper

-Splosion man

-Frogger

-Sam Fischer

-Kratos

-Sack boy

-CJ from San Andreas

-Duke Nukem

-Qbert

-Ratchet and Klank

-Jack and Daxter

-Earth Worm Jim

-The Heavy and Sandvich

-Lara Croft

-Bayonetta

-Shepard

-Agent 47

and DLC EVERY MONTH FOR THE NEXT 3 YEARS TO INCLUDE ALL RECOGNIZABLE VIDEO GAME CHARACTER IN EXISTENCE. :troll:
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Oburi on September 24, 2011, 03:41:45 AM
Anyone getting Dark Souls. I put down five bucks for a preorder and got bumped up to the collectors edition. Haven't played Demon Souls but I'm hearing a lot of good things and it seems like it'll be a challenge.

Plus, some people who have played Demon Souls and are pulling their hair out in anticipation have said that they are passing the time of the next 11 days by reading Berserk. Sounded like a good sign to me. I guess they have similar atmosphere?
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Dar Klink on September 24, 2011, 03:46:22 AM
Anyone getting Dark Souls. I put down five bucks for a preorder and got bumped up to the collectors edition. Haven't played Demon Souls but I'm hearing a lot of good things and it seems like it'll be a challenge.

Plus, some people who have played Demon Souls and are pulling their hair out in anticipation have said that they are passing the time of the next 11 days by reading Berserk. Sounded like a good sign to me. I guess they have similar atmosphere?
I've had Demon's Souls for a while actually, I've been playing it more lately than I had before. I'll be getting Dark Souls when it comes out as well, it has the title of "Berserk the game" for a good reason. The game is fucking hard and unforgiving though, when you die you lose all your souls(used as exp and currency) which you can get back if you found where you died before dying again, turn into a soul form with half HP, and the entire area resets so everything is respawned. It's very trial and error based. You can go back into your full HP human form after every boss you kill and with certain items. I have an image comparing stuff in the game to stuff in Berserk somewhere... I'll have to find it.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Aazealh on September 24, 2011, 08:15:50 AM
when you die you lose all your souls(used as exp and currency) which you can get back if you found where you died before dying again, turn into a soul form with half HP, and the entire area resets so everything is respawned.

Doesn't sound too bad to me. It's like an old school MMORPG. :void:
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Oburi on October 01, 2011, 05:02:21 PM
Dark Souls is getting great reviews so far. As expected, the difficulty seems like it's been turned up to 11. Apparently, playing single player without online capabilities makes the game at least twice as difficult, which makes me almost want to upgrade my membership so I can play online. I don't really like that. I'll try playing the game on my own but if proves to be stressful I may need help.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Cyrus Jong on October 01, 2011, 06:20:07 PM
I've had Demon's Souls for a while actually, I've been playing it more lately than I had before. I'll be getting Dark Souls when it comes out as well, it has the title of "Berserk the game" for a good reason. The game is fucking hard and unforgiving though, when you die you lose all your souls(used as exp and currency) which you can get back if you found where you died before dying again, turn into a soul form with half HP, and the entire area resets so everything is respawned. It's very trial and error based. You can go back into your full HP human form after every boss you kill and with certain items. I have an image comparing stuff in the game to stuff in Berserk somewhere... I'll have to find it.
You mean this (http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o312/oracrest/Demons%20Souls/1271717936246.jpg)? Don't know if Demon's Souls was ever intentionally copying Berserk, but more in that both drew from the same sources of inspiration. Though the English description of the Dragon Bone Smasher does sound suspiciously like a shout out.

Anyway, hell yes I'm getting Dark Souls.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Oburi on October 03, 2011, 05:42:30 PM
Looks like Silent Hill: Downpour just got pushed back to quarter one of 2012  :azan:. That's annoying considering it's had a October release date for a long time now. I even put $40 down at gamestop when I saw the title on the big board for upcoming games. 

I guess it'll open up some more time to play other things, like Arkham City.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on October 03, 2011, 06:12:07 PM
I guess it'll open up some more time to play other things, like Arkham City.
Yeah, there's only about a billion new games to play between now and then.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Aazealh on October 25, 2011, 11:40:15 AM
http://www.rockstargames.com/ (http://www.rockstargames.com/)

:slan:
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on October 25, 2011, 11:41:47 AM
http://www.rockstargames.com/ (http://www.rockstargames.com/)

:slan:
Font gives away nothing. I wonder what time period/location this one will take place in? I'm sort of hoping for a game set in the future, like GTA2.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Aazealh on October 25, 2011, 05:34:35 PM
Font gives away nothing. I wonder what time period/location this one will take place in? I'm sort of hoping for a game set in the future, like GTA2.

One week and we'll know. The future would be very ambitious, and probably very funny. Why not. =)
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Truder on October 25, 2011, 11:53:18 PM
I was about to make a post about this!

Yes, GTA 5 can only be great! I'm surprised they are announcing GTA 5 so soon though! I personally was looking forward to GTA 4: San Andreas II.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on October 26, 2011, 12:54:44 AM
I'm surprised they are announcing GTA 5 so soon though! I personally was looking forward to GTA 4: San Andreas II.
It's not really that soon. GTA4 came out in 2008, which will be at least 4 years ago by the time this game is released. And instead of doing incremental boxed releases like in GTA3, Rockstar opted for DLC packs.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Xem on October 26, 2011, 11:32:41 PM
I actually never really tried the story modes from GTAIII and forward. My room mate was just telling me how they are some of his favorite stories, I guess I've been missing out? Anyway, I'm gonna get started on Red Dead Redemption soon and keep an eye on V, I'm sorta hoping for a future setting like Walter said.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Aazealh on October 27, 2011, 08:30:13 AM
I actually never really tried the story modes from GTAIII and forward. My room mate was just telling me how they are some of his favorite stories, I guess I've been missing out? Anyway, I'm gonna get started on Red Dead Redemption soon and keep an eye on V, I'm sorta hoping for a future setting like Walter said.

Without being masterpieces of storytelling, the stories are usually pretty good. I never quite understood the people who just "played" these games by using cheat codes and shooting cars with rocket launchers.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: frankencowx on October 27, 2011, 11:33:27 AM
Without being masterpieces of storytelling, the stories are usually pretty good. I never quite understood the people who just "played" these games by using cheat codes and shooting cars with rocket launchers.

After you beat the game isn't that what it essentially boils down to?
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Aazealh on October 27, 2011, 05:32:59 PM
After you beat the game isn't that what it essentially boils down to?

There's a lot of side stuff to do during and after beating the game.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on October 27, 2011, 06:03:35 PM
Without being masterpieces of storytelling, the stories are usually pretty good. I never quite understood the people who just "played" these games by using cheat codes and shooting cars with rocket launchers.
I always attempt to finish GTA games, but I never have. I think I got the furthest in GTA3, nearly beating it but coming across a tough mission with a low chance of survival. The roadblock for me is usually some difficult mission that takes a long time to initiate and then has a very large margin for error. GTA4 has one like this very early on. The mission starts and you have to cross over the fucking bridge to get to a guy, who then takes off. You can lose him easily,and then you have to start the whole thing over again, including the 5+ minutes it takes to drive to the guy again.

So I get frustrated, and end up spending the rest of my time fucking around in the game. This happens with every Rockstar game.

But in GTA4's case it certainly didn't help that I was playing the PC port, which is poorly optimized.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on October 27, 2011, 08:35:10 PM
I never liked GTA, yet I love Red Dead Redemption and currently replaying it.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Truder on October 31, 2011, 11:15:50 PM
I've been looking around the net and people are speculating (or claim to know) that GTA 5 will be in San Andreas. people are saying that Las Venturas (Las Vegas) is the reason for the V (5) being decorated as a money.

Personally, that really gets me hyped up for Nov. 2!

my first GTA game was GTA 3 and I played it for a year before I got around to beating it. and the only other one that I was excited to beat from the beginning was GTA: SA. mainly because it was centered around California (and Vegas). Also my friends and I were really into the Gangster scene back then. Funny that back then gangs were all over the place in my city and now the gangs have almost disappeared. Times sure have changed.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Sammoniac on November 01, 2011, 01:13:54 AM
My favorite series ever is Thief....and I'm dying to know what Thief 4 will be like. I've never felt as immersed in any video game - ever. After finishing a level, it feels like I've physically been through the whole thing. Thief : the Dark Project (1st game) being my all-time favorite (its a creepy steam-punk dark fantasy). I finished this game more than 20 times....and I'm about to go through it again right now ;)
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Truder on November 02, 2011, 05:32:33 AM
http://www.rockstargames.com/

A countdown for a trailer!
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Aazealh on November 02, 2011, 03:11:55 PM
Looks like it's all about L.A. ("Vinewood") this time!
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Truder on November 02, 2011, 06:54:16 PM
Indeed. I'm very happy right now! :guts:

Im currently on IGN.com right now. They're doing a bunch of analysis stuff on the new trailer and speculation galore.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Truder on November 11, 2011, 09:12:49 AM
Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword Review from IGN. for those of you that are interested.  :guts:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vRd5hd2BlC0
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Aazealh on November 11, 2011, 09:30:54 AM
Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword Review from IGN. for those of you that are interested.  :guts:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vRd5hd2BlC0

I'd preordered the collector's edition a little while ago, so I'm happy to see it deserves my money. :void:
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Oburi on December 15, 2011, 07:35:32 PM
New List for 2012

1- SoulCalibur V - Jan 31
2- Mass Effect 3 -Mar 06
3- Ninja Gaiden 3 - Mar 20
4- Silent Hill: Downpour - Mar 30
5- Aliens: Colonial Marines - Jun 30
6- Tomb Raider - Sep 30
7- Halo 4 - Dec 30
8- Transformers: Fall Of Cybertron - N/A
9- Bioshock: Infinite - N/A
10- Hitman: Absolution - N/A

There are several other games I may want to check out as well such as Max Pain 3, Asura's Wrath, Devil May Cry 5, Syndicate, The South Park rpg and Borderlands 2. Overall 2012 is looking great. I just hope I have the time  :judo:
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Lord Leith on December 15, 2011, 09:15:54 PM
Well right now I'm enjoying some Skyrim, amazing game, I made my character to resemble Griffith  :griffnotevil: Also play a little of Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, its alright, but Street Fighter will always be my fighter of choice.

It already came out, but during the holidays, I will definitely try to get Batman Arkham City, or Skyward Sword, both look great.

Hmm out of the games not released yet though...I'm interested for Street Fighter X Tekken and Asura's Wrath. I'm willing to give Final Fantasy 13-2 a chance, but...I'm not impressed enough so far to really care beyond a simple "Looks okay" and it's funny since I'm someone who actually LIKED Final Fantasy 13.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Proj2501 on December 16, 2011, 02:14:15 PM
Metal Gear Rising!

Oh, wait. No. Nevermind.  :judo:
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: frankencowx on December 16, 2011, 02:22:20 PM
Metal Gear Rising!

Oh, wait. No. Nevermind.  :judo:

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Proj2501 on December 16, 2011, 03:08:56 PM
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

 :schierke:
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Slime_Beherit on December 16, 2011, 04:02:10 PM
Metal Gear Rising!

Oh, wait. No. Nevermind.  :judo:

What's wrong with Metal Gear Rising? I didn't care for the game and then Plantinum announced they were developing it, so I'm excited
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Proj2501 on December 16, 2011, 05:51:40 PM
What's wrong with it? Well, Raiden picks up a MG Ray and throws it in the air. Kojima went on record saying he wants this title to be ridiculous, mindless fun. It was never what the MGS was about. Yes, the series was far fetched but the tone was never this far fetched. MGS gameplay, since it's original incarnation, was about stealth. This game is a clear departure what what made it's predecessors the classic they are. What makes me bummed, is that this is a conscious choice. This game is Bayonetta meets MG universe. Maybe it'll be a hit. I don't know. The companies want to make money. I get it. It's just sad to see a good series go off in this direction.

Raiden (whether or not you cared for him) was never a happy go lucky type of character. He hated his past and by the end of MGS4 was really done with being what he had become, his focus apparently shifting to his family at the end. Unless they really craft a story with some meaning, and not follow Kojima's mindless aspirations, I hold out little hope that real MGS fans will enjoy it.

Yes:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fu6cYTFztqo

No:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SNo8h-KfAU

Kojima is pulling a George Lucas with this nonsense.

EDIT: I thought this originally took place pre-MGS4. But now I heard it's post-MGS4. Anyone know for sure? If it's pre, I could MAYBE rethink a few things. If it's post....IT'S A SHAM!!!!!!!!!!

EDIT 2: "We've only said that the period setting is several years after MGS4. Metal Gear Rising is not part of the Metal Gear Solid series. At present, we can't say more than this."
— Hideo Kojima on Twitter

SSSSHHHAAAMMM
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Johnstantine on December 16, 2011, 06:18:54 PM
I don't think it's a "sham". I think it will be fun. If anything, just consider it like one of the MGS: Substance/Subsistence games and take it with a grain of salt. It'll be nice not having to follow the already confusing as hell storyline (MGS 4 made my mind full of fuck).
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Slime_Beherit on December 16, 2011, 07:08:20 PM
EDIT: I thought this originally took place pre-MGS4. But now I heard it's post-MGS4. Anyone know for sure? If it's pre, I could MAYBE rethink a few things. If it's post....IT'S A SHAM!!!!!!!!!!

EDIT 2: "We've only said that the period setting is several years after MGS4. Metal Gear Rising is not part of the Metal Gear Solid series. At present, we can't say more than this."
— Hideo Kojima on Twitter

SSSSHHHAAAMMM


Yeah I think at first it was gonna tell the tale of what Raiden had done to get Sunny... I think, it's been a while. I've never been that cofident that Kojima knows what he wants to do with the story so at I don't really care. In fact I'm more willing to entertain the idea of Raiden throwing Metal Gear's than another convoluted story. Though two of my favorite games of all time are Ninja Gaiden and Bayonetta so that's why I'm marginaly excited, though personally I'd prefer if there was a Bayonetta sequel.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on December 16, 2011, 07:35:59 PM
What's wrong with it? Well, Raiden picks up a MG Ray and throws it in the air. Kojima went on record saying he wants this title to be ridiculous, mindless fun. It was never what the MGS was about. Yes, the series was far fetched but the tone was never this far fetched. MGS gameplay, since it's original incarnation, was about stealth. This game is a clear departure what what made it's predecessors the classic they are. What makes me bummed, is that this is a conscious choice. This game is Bayonetta meets MG universe. Maybe it'll be a hit. I don't know. The companies want to make money. I get it. It's just sad to see a good series go off in this direction.

Raiden (whether or not you cared for him) was never a happy go lucky type of character. He hated his past and by the end of MGS4 was really done with being what he had become, his focus apparently shifting to his family at the end. Unless they really craft a story with some meaning, and not follow Kojima's mindless aspirations, I hold out little hope that real MGS fans will enjoy it.

Yes:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fu6cYTFztqo

No:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SNo8h-KfAU

Kojima is pulling a George Lucas with this nonsense.

EDIT: I thought this originally took place pre-MGS4. But now I heard it's post-MGS4. Anyone know for sure? If it's pre, I could MAYBE rethink a few things. If it's post....IT'S A SHAM!!!!!!!!!!

EDIT 2: "We've only said that the period setting is several years after MGS4. Metal Gear Rising is not part of the Metal Gear Solid series. At present, we can't say more than this."
— Hideo Kojima on Twitter

SSSSHHHAAAMMM

It's not an MGS game. It's a Metal Gear game. There's a distinction there, and clearly the distinction has meaning in the shift in tone.

I'm not a fan of it either, but nor did I really expect Kojima to be satisfied making roughly the same game over and over for decades.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Johnstantine on December 16, 2011, 09:15:10 PM
It's not an MGS game. It's a Metal Gear game. There's a distinction there, and clearly the distinction has meaning in the shift in tone.

I'm not a fan of it either, but nor did I really expect Kojima to be satisfied making roughly the same game over and over for decades.

I guess you could say it's like the Madden of stealth games.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: perros on December 16, 2011, 09:52:12 PM
I never really thought of Metal Gear as a real stealth game such as Splinter Cell 1 or the Thief series. It's a great franchise, just not a great stealth franchise.

Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Gaahl on December 16, 2011, 10:36:31 PM
I recently finished MGS1 again, and after this and MGS4 I have to say that for me, it's not the stealthy parts that make those games great.
IT's the boss battles, the cinematography and the story that stand out for me.
So if Platinum Games want to make a Metal Gear Bayonetta, I'm all for it.
Besides, I don't think they just do this for the money. MGS is an established series, if they wanted to make money, they'd just do MGS4.5 and be done with it. Turning this new Game into a mindless fun slasher is actually pretty risky.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Oburi on December 16, 2011, 11:39:41 PM
Yea to be really honest, I don't mind all that much.  It's a bold move but I'm not exactly against it. Granted i haven't been a big MGS fan for many years (I only watched a friend play MGS4) so I can see how people might not like it, but personally it kinda looks like fun. I don't think the trailer was really that amazing mainly because we've seen these types of games before but I'll admit, after sitting through the spike video game award show which was a borefest, that trailer had some energy to it.

Basically I'd play it with an open mind.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Aazealh on December 17, 2011, 11:39:28 AM
Kojima is pulling a George Lucas with this nonsense.

Kojima never was anything but a "George Lucas". What's your problem with this game exactly? That its premise, story-telling, action and characters are preposterous? Because if so, I don't see how it's any different from the previous entries in the series...
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Griffith on December 17, 2011, 07:28:00 PM
I recently finished MGS1 again, and after this and MGS4 I have to say that for me, it's not the stealthy parts that make those games great.
IT's the boss battles, the cinematography and the story that stand out for me.
So if Platinum Games want to make a Metal Gear Bayonetta, I'm all for it.

Shinola, meet shit!

Besides, I don't think they just do this for the money. MGS is an established series, if they wanted to make money, they'd just do MGS4.5 and be done with it. Turning this new Game into a mindless fun slasher is actually pretty risky.

I wouldn't call turning the franchise into an action game for the lowest common denominator of gametard whose favorite movie is Sucker Punch a risky move, especially coming from the same guy that alienated everybody by making the sequel to his A-list selling franchise game a post-modern video game critiquing the medium and his audience (people forget, as big as MGS is, it might have been/become even bigger before MGS2 turned off a lot of casual MGS1 fans forever). Everything they've done with Raiden since still feels like an apology for that, or an elaborate joke/fuck you.

Kojima never was anything but a "George Lucas". What's your problem with this game exactly? That its premise, story-telling, action and characters are preposterous? Because if so, I don't see how it's any different from the previous entries in the series...

There's levels of preposterous though, and good preposterous and bad preposterous; anything can be done well. I'd say the better comparison for Kojima is John Carpenter, who was obviously an influence, and made a career out of making good and then bad preposterous films. Rather than comparing all his early good movies to his later shitty ones, for Kojima's comparison let's focus on the perfect example, the Escape movies. Escape from New York is just as preposterous as Escape from L.A. is, but it's much better about it, or L.A. is much shittier, I don't know which but same difference. Anyway, the same goes for Kojima, perhaps MGS3 was all the great preposterous he had left in him, and now we're in the Ghosts of Mars phase of his career. So, while he's always done preposterous stuff, I wouldn't compare games like MGS1 and Snake Eater to MGS4 and whatever he's doing now.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Aazealh on December 17, 2011, 08:20:56 PM
So, while he's always done preposterous stuff, I wouldn't compare games like MGS1 and Snake Eater to MGS4 and whatever he's doing now.

Agreed, though to me even his best titles had some embarrassing moments (e.g. Volgin). But yeah, my point is that it's not like the Metal Gear series is all in the vein of MGS1 and 3, and that this spin-off is hardly a betrayal from Kojima, who's about as trustworthy as Captain Hook anyway ("I swear! This is the last game!"). And more generally, looking at Konami's current state, I wouldn't expect much from them on any front.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: perros on December 17, 2011, 09:09:50 PM
Incidentally, did you any of you see the images Hideo Kojima has been posting on his Twitter?

http://twitter.com/#!/Kojima_Hideo/status/147594757726683136/photo/1
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Nomad on December 19, 2011, 04:11:33 AM
For Kojima to express to the world that this Metal Gear Revengeance (ridiculous title) wasn't a part of the Solid series immediately after the trailer was released is just priceless though.  I became a fan of the Solid series, and was glad he gave it closure to it all.  There were some horrible moments in it, but overall I enjoyed them all.  I however am not too happy about yet another Metal Gear Solid game.  I've always said that it would be nice to re-make Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2 in the simplest of stories.  No over the top philosophies, no super powers, no bullet time shit... Just a good view of Snakes beginnings and battles with Big Boss would be nice.  
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Aazealh on December 19, 2011, 09:44:55 AM
I've always said that it would be nice to re-make Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2 in the simplest of stories.  No over the top philosophies, no super powers, no bullet time shit... Just a good view of Snakes beginnings and battles with Big Boss would be nice.

The problem is that MGS1 already borrows from these two games, and I remember Kojima himself saying that it is basically a remake.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Aazealh on January 29, 2012, 09:04:19 PM
(http://www.famitsu.com/images/000/009/127/l_4f24f36fc2577.jpg)

A new Ace Attorney game. No date or platform announced yet, but you can color me excited already. :guts:
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Joe Chip on March 18, 2012, 06:40:01 AM
Quote
Atari, Wizards of the Coast, and Overhaul Games are pleased to announce work has begun on the Enhanced Edition of Baldur’s Gate and Baldur’s Gate II.
March 15, 2012

Since its initial release in 1998, Baldur’s Gate has entertained millions of fans around the globe, and has received countless awards. This classic saga of mystery, intrigue, and adventure has set the standard for Dungeons & Dragons® computer roleplaying games ever since.

RE-FORGED BY OVERHAUL GAMES
Overhaul Games has assembled a talented team of artists, programmers and designers to enhance this timeless classic. To remain true to the spirit of the game, the team includes original Baldur’s Gate developers.
Source -> http://www.baldursgate.com/news/2012/03/15/announcing-baldurs-gate-enhanced-edition/
I am really looking forward to this, Baldur's gate is one of my favorite games.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Aazealh on March 18, 2012, 08:20:31 AM
I'm not sure what to make of it to be honest. Baldur's Gate was great back then, but it's been a long time and it'd have to be significantly overhauled. If it's just going to be a "HD" edition, then color me unexcited. I'd have been more excited in a proper Baldur's Gate 3, but even then, would it have compared with Dragon Age: Origins?
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: IcePuck on March 18, 2012, 11:46:18 AM
Source -> http://www.baldursgate.com/news/2012/03/15/announcing-baldurs-gate-enhanced-edition/
I am really looking forward to this, Baldur's gate is one of my favorite games.
For the very same reason, this news scares me. :magni: I hope they won't ruin it, like Hollywood ruins movies.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Groovy Metal Fist on March 18, 2012, 01:32:59 PM
For the very same reason, this news scares me. :magni: I hope they won't ruin it, like Hollywood ruins movies.

But does the video game industry have a history of screwing up remakes or updates? I think of it as releasing an old movie on Blu-Ray for the first time. A 14 year old game is probably not going to run on the latest operating systems.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Joe Chip on March 18, 2012, 03:56:43 PM
I'm honestly excited about this, to tell you the truth i was thinking a few days ago that i want to play it through again. Let's see what they will add to the game (or let's hope they will not mess it up :) )
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Dar Klink on March 19, 2012, 03:52:35 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tEb0KlGE3k (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tEb0KlGE3k)
I want to play Kid Icarus for 3DS so badly, it looks hilarious and fun.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on March 19, 2012, 04:24:27 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tEb0KlGE3k (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tEb0KlGE3k)
I want to play Kid Icarus for 3DS so badly, it looks hilarious and fun.
Looks fun, but I didn't expect the "comedy" to be so overbearing.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: frankencowx on March 19, 2012, 04:27:29 PM
Looks fun, but I didn't expect the "comedy" to be so overbearing.

According to the IGN review, the comedy is overbearing, the controls are awkward and uncomfortable, but everything else shines.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: SaiyajinNoOuji on March 21, 2012, 10:00:55 AM
Think this is a good spot for this! My friend just informed me that she is working for a small indie game company and that they are making a F2P FPS mech game. It reminds me a lot of Armored Core and I like it a lot! Check out the beta game trailer!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udEAEARD-Fo

Spread the word if you like it! The game is done by a small team of 6 guys and some interns... scheduled due date is 12/12/12!
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on March 21, 2012, 11:48:16 AM
Think this is a good spot for this! My friend just informed me that she is working for a small indie game company and that they are making a F2P FPS mech game. It reminds me a lot of Armored Core and I like it a lot! Check out the beta game trailer!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udEAEARD-Fo

Spread the word if you like it! The game is done by a small team of 6 guys and some interns... scheduled due date is 12/12/12!
I've been looking forward to Hawken since it was first announced. I've already signed up for the beta =)
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Aazealh on March 21, 2012, 12:47:47 PM
Looks awesome.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: IncantatioN on April 14, 2012, 01:10:00 AM
Ni no Kuni: Shiroki Seihai no Joou
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEsJpRpn4Pg
It's like Tales of/Dark Chronicle/Ghibli film/game it's looking really good

And here's the trailer for it ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=j0f8IJpXOFI
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: frankencowx on April 18, 2012, 11:16:32 AM
Some good looking 3DS games incoming before the years out:

Dragon Quest Monsters 3DS:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPWnYvRbhuY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPWnYvRbhuY)

Fire Emblem Awakening:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOY3uwx3IvU (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOY3uwx3IvU)
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Aazealh on May 22, 2012, 06:31:21 PM
Castlevania: Mirror of Fate on the Nintendo 3DS! :mozgus: (http://paulgalenetwork.com/home/2012/05/21/its-time-to-share-the-wii-u3ds-game-that-paul-gale-network-hinted-at-2011s-final-hour-castlevania-mirror-of-fate/)

Quote
- Nearly a 1.5 year development cycle.
- Stars two different playable characters.
- Features co-operative play with the prospect of 3DS and Wii U being able to interact with each other.
- The game is indeed a 2D Castlevania experience.
- Like mentioned in the rumor PGN received back in 2010, the goal was to find creative ways to utilize the 3DS’ cameras and this has been achieved in part due to the very name of the game, “Mirror of Fate”.
- The forward facing camera will act as a mirror and the outward facing cameras will come into play for a new puzzle solving mechanic.
- A Wii U version of the same game was in contention when I reported the “shocker” announcement in 2011, but has since become Konami’s decision to give the system one Castlevania: Lords of Shadows 2 (not exclusively, however, as other platforms will too see a release, including Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PS Vita).
- More interestingly perhaps, was the idea that Mirror of Fate on Wii U would be the same game as its 3DS brother, treat the U-Control as the 3DS’ bottom screen and your TV as the 3DS’ top screen, be able to play the game across both platforms, use the Wii U’s forward facing camera as a mirror to “capture your reflection and reveal your fate”, and so on.
- Instead, Castlevania: Lords of Shadows 2 on Wii U will be a different game which was safer for Konami, since it could 1) be an upgraded port of the Xbox 360/PS3 build and 2) still be able to retain some of its originally intended plans when it was Mirror of Fate, including some 3DS connectivity.
- The development of Wii U’s own ground-up Castlevania sku could still happen, I’m being told.

The guy says to expect it at E3 2012. :ubik:
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: hellrasinbrasin on June 01, 2012, 07:14:54 AM
Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlX6fgHYaEM&feature=g-all-u

Metal Gear Revengeance (Gameplay Trailer)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=3AQ_MBnEq-k
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Aazealh on June 01, 2012, 08:07:13 AM
Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlX6fgHYaEM&feature=g-all-u

Despite my tremendous disappointment with the first Lords of Shadow I can't help but be thrilled by that trailer. Damn those trailer directors who can turn anything into awesomeness! Now despite knowing better I'm hoping the first time was a fluke and that Mirror of Fate and LoS 2 will be amazing beyond belief.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: hellrasinbrasin on June 01, 2012, 08:13:13 AM
I loved the 1st Lord of Shadows game I look forward to seeing what the follow up has to offer in 2013.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: frankencowx on June 01, 2012, 11:09:28 AM
I thought the first Lords of Shadow was alright. It had its ups and downs. Lots of good music in Lords of Shadow. I can say right now that the game probably won't live up to that trailer, just like its predecessor.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Truder on June 02, 2012, 06:05:56 AM
Anybody play Pokemans? I'm really looking forward to Pokemon Black And White 2. :griffnotevil:

I grew up playing Pokemon Red and Yellow, went on to Gold, and stopped playing them because I was starting High School and Pokemon was for "kids". Now though, I've been having a blast with pokemon White and am surprised how complicated pokemon can be with EV training and IV training and strategic move sets and Natures, Abilities and etc.. and I'm just having a good time all around and im just hyped up on Pokemon B&W 2 like I was 9 again.

also the main "villain" N (N is his name) is pretty much a Griffith knock off. :schnoz:

I might be the only Pokemon player on this forum though. :ganishka:
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Aazealh on June 02, 2012, 01:03:29 PM
I thought the first Lords of Shadow was alright. It had its ups and downs. Lots of good music in Lords of Shadow. I can say right now that the game probably won't live up to that trailer, just like its predecessor.

Oh it wasn't terrible or anything, but it felt soulless to me once all was said and done, much like Batman: Arkham Asylum did. It's hard to explain. And it borrowed from other games (God of War, Shadow of the Colossus) without bringing much to the table. Aside from that, I was of course pretty disappointed with how little it felt like a Castlevania game (notably the NPCs, enemy design, environments). You could effortlessly remove the two "Belmont" references from the game and it'd become an unrelated title. Last but not least I found the story pretty bad, which saddened me because the franchise will likely not be rebooted again anytime soon.

Still, I'm trying to stay hopeful about the two new games.

Anybody play Pokemans? I'm really looking forward to Pokemon Black And White 2. :griffnotevil:

I grew up playing Pokemon Red and Yellow, went on to Gold, and stopped playing them because I was starting High School and Pokemon was for "kids". Now though, I've been having a blast with pokemon White and am surprised how complicated pokemon can be with EV training and IV training and strategic move sets and Natures, Abilities and etc.. and I'm just having a good time all around and im just hyped up on Pokemon B&W 2 like I was 9 again.

also the main "villain" N (N is his name) is pretty much a Griffith knock off. :schnoz:

I might be the only Pokemon player on this forum though. :ganishka:

I had Pokemon Blue back in the day (I was already an adult, people's perception of what's for whom never stopped me :azan:), but haven't picked another one since (the series didn't seem to renew itself). It was nice enough though, albeit a tad simple/repetitive. I've been meaning to give the series another shot, so I guess I'll get the next big 3DS title. Or maybe Black/White, I remember it getting great reviews. Not sure why I didn't get it when it came out.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Scorpio on June 02, 2012, 02:43:50 PM
I also started with Blue, eventually ending up with copies of Red, Yellow, and Gold. But by the end of the latter the charm I felt with Blue was wearing off and I started feeling suffocated by all the Pokemon that was being shoved down my throat at every angle. I also played the card game and watched the tv show. Once the magic wore off I never touched the series again, though I do still have very fond memories of my early experiences with Blue. More of a feeling than any massive praise over the gameplay itself, which didn't really matter as much to me in the 5th grade.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Skeleton on June 02, 2012, 03:25:46 PM
Anybody play Pokemans? I'm really looking forward to Pokemon Black And White 2. :griffnotevil:

I grew up playing Pokemon Red and Yellow, went on to Gold, and stopped playing them because I was starting High School and Pokemon was for "kids". Now though, I've been having a blast with pokemon White and am surprised how complicated pokemon can be with EV training and IV training and strategic move sets and Natures, Abilities and etc.. and I'm just having a good time all around and im just hyped up on Pokemon B&W 2 like I was 9 again.

also the main "villain" N (N is his name) is pretty much a Griffith knock off. :schnoz:

I might be the only Pokemon player on this forum though. :ganishka:


Wow, they're already coming out with Black and White 2?  It seems like just yesterday the first two were about to come out.

I played Pokémon Blue and Red, and Yellow when it came out later, back in the day when they first came out.  And every now and then I get the itch to play them, spending a week or two making super powered Pokémon before I get bored again.  But I stopped following the series after Generation I.

A couple of my friends are still into Pokémon though.  That's how I found out about Generation V when they started revealing it.  I was actually really excited about those two games because they were going to be set in an urban environment.  As info on the games slowly trickled out it appeared they were going to be set entirely or mostly in Castelia City.  I loved that idea because I really dig the city/urban scene and having all the games set out in the sticks dominated by small towns and villages didn’t really appeal to me.  But when the game was finally released it looked like only a fraction of the games took place in big cities like Castelia City or Nimbasa City so I kind of lost interest in it.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Infinte on June 03, 2012, 12:07:53 AM
The games I'm really looking forward to is Bioshock: Infinite, Borderlands 2 and GTA V.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: hellrasinbrasin on June 03, 2012, 04:29:20 AM
Lords of Shadow: Mirror of Fate 3DS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=QJW8UQztwto

Trevor & Simon Belmont Return
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Aazealh on June 18, 2012, 06:42:16 PM
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/260688528/clang (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/260688528/clang)

Looking forward to this big time. :SK:
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Jaze1618 on June 18, 2012, 09:16:09 PM
Holy Crap, what a great vid. If you don't mind my asking Aaz, how much are you backing? I think that is probably my favorite kickstarter vid yet, lots of honesty and transparency about a subject that can be very hard to explain.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Aazealh on June 19, 2012, 09:34:25 AM
Holy Crap, what a great vid. If you don't mind my asking Aaz, how much are you backing? I think that is probably my favorite kickstarter vid yet, lots of honesty and transparency about a subject that can be very hard to explain.

Only $25 unfortunately, as I don't have that much cash to spare at the moment.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: jackalj on June 19, 2012, 02:51:16 PM
I'm kinda excited for Metro: Last Light. I really loved Metro 2033 just for the setting and the 'feel' of the game. To bad it was a bit bugged when it launched.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on June 20, 2012, 04:10:39 AM
Stone Quarry Simulator: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qmeva-pfOAQ&feature=youtube_gdata_player
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Griffith on June 20, 2012, 05:27:13 AM
Stone Quarry Simulator: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qmeva-pfOAQ&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Game of the year is a given, but is it better than Ultimate Duck Hunting (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BcpjvXiHS4)?
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Dar Klink on June 20, 2012, 05:32:24 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rulElJITIVY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rulElJITIVY)

The best game of all time already came out and it has a great frag video.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Griffith on June 20, 2012, 05:39:16 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhNFrPtbKGc

This game looks even better (and I needed more than 30 seconds of that =). Be sure to watch to the end. :slan:

Excalibur Publishing, everybody!

Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on June 20, 2012, 11:53:45 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhNFrPtbKGc

This game looks even better (and I needed more than 30 seconds of that =). Be sure to watch to the end. :slan:

Excalibur Publishing, everybody!


:ganishka: That's awesome, but all of these dubstep Simulator are derivatives of this, the master: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rulElJITIVY
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: smogas on June 20, 2012, 12:30:44 PM
What about http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dTcJBM2eEg  :ganishka:
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on June 20, 2012, 12:44:47 PM
What about http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dTcJBM2eEg  :ganishka:
Hahahah! I was laughing pretty hard toward the end of that video. The game's physics make it look like it's based on Fallout: New Vegas.  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToKIkw3LIoQ)
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Jaze1618 on June 20, 2012, 04:46:53 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhNFrPtbKGc

This game looks even better (and I needed more than 30 seconds of that =). Be sure to watch to the end. :slan:

Excalibur Publishing, everybody!



Wow what a great promo!
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on June 24, 2012, 01:06:53 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SS4r9Fq3beU&feature=player_embedded#!

This is a game made by a team from Digipen, which is a sort of school for game designers. The team that eventually created Portal were hired straight from the school by Gabe Newell of Valve after seeing a presentation of one of their games.

Anyway, this looks pretty neat. It's a proof of concept video obviously, not a fully fleshed out game. But I like what I see.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: NightCrawler on June 24, 2012, 02:23:44 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SS4r9Fq3beU&feature=player_embedded#!

This is a game made by a team from Digipen, which is a sort of school for game designers. The team that eventually created Portal were hired straight from the school by Gabe Newell of Valve after seeing a presentation of one of their games.

Anyway, this looks pretty neat. It's a proof of concept video obviously, not a fully fleshed out game. But I like what I see.

It looks like Echochrome http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLJiv9Aeo2c
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Griffith on June 24, 2012, 07:24:05 AM
Also reminds me of Crush 3D for 3DS, of which you can download a demo. Anyway, very cool use of switching 2D/3D perspective, or using both at once.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Surakemastura on June 25, 2012, 09:16:55 AM
Hey there! I've been lurking about this forum for something like 2-3 years, I'm really excited I finally registered and will get to talk to you guys.

There have been some new announcements regarding Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition. Apart from including the original game's development members, it will also feature new music composed by none other than Sam Hulick (http://www.baldursgate.com/news/2012/05/10/sam-hulick-scores-music-for-baldurs-gate-enhanced-edition/). Though I'm guessing it will probably be only 1-2 tracks, it will add nicely to BG's already magnificent soundtrack.

Apart from that, it will also feature several new quests, new character(s), and there's also rumors that some old voice actors will make a return (like the guy who voiced Minsc!). Baldur's Gate 2 Enhanced is going to follow after a short while. From what the lead developer has announced, the Enhanced Editions are "part of the master plan" towards developing Baldur's Gate 3. For those interested, a full list of the new features is being compiled here: http://www.gamebanshee.com/news/107296-baldurs-gate-enhanced-edition-announced.html

I don't know if I'm being the stereotypical moron who's blinded by nostalgia, but BG1 and BG2 are the best RPG's I've ever played, even with new titles considered. I'm really hoping these new editions will live up to the hype.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Aazealh on June 25, 2012, 11:27:29 AM
I have fond memories of the Baldur's Gate and BG2, but I wouldn't call them the best RPGs I've played. Especially since they greatly suffered from D&D's limitations (having to rest to regain the use of your spells comes to mind). Still, I'm curious to see what the result will be like...
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Surakemastura on June 25, 2012, 02:00:08 PM
That is true. I remember reading in a (very) old thread that Walter was always dying in the starter dungeon of BG2, all because of minor misplacements in his character's attributes. Which was pretty much what my first character suffered from too  :serpico: However, it was the same meticulous system that made the more high-end battles brilliant mind exercises instead of simple hack n' slash. And yes, sometimes a little too frustrating!

Makes me wonder what plans do they have for BG3. Years ago I read that Dragon Age: Origins was actually what Baldur's Gate 3 would have been like if Bioware renewed its license with Wizards of the Coast - which I'm guessing means that it wasn't planned to be so so D&D dependent.

Anyway, I'm anxious to see how it'll turn out as well.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on June 25, 2012, 03:42:35 PM
That is true. I remember reading in a (very) old thread that Walter was always dying in the starter dungeon of BG2, all because of minor misplacements in his character's attributes.
Minor misplacements that of course aren't communicated to the player. That is, until a little bat wipes out your party of five because no one can land a hit.  :mozgus:

D&D just isn't for me. Which is a pity because what I've read about the quests and combat in that game are really amazing.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Surakemastura on June 25, 2012, 04:57:02 PM
D&D just isn't for me.

 :ganishka: True story:

Back in 2009, I played a (normal, not videogame) D&D session with some strangers... friends of friends mostly. We had just cleared a gnoll encampment, when I stumbled upon a cool piece of armor.

"Hold", said a guy named John, who was so into roleplaying that he wouldn't speak a word out of character, and wouldn't respond to any of us if we didn't call him Eldebryn. "I can enchant that for you, Brandis." (Brandis was my character's name)

"Thanks!" I replied. He then proceeded to describe the enchanting ritual in excruciating detail for a couple of minutes, and then suddenly he stopped talking.
We waited for a while in awkward silence; then I asked "Is it over?"

He gave me a look like I had insulted him in the most horrific way, and said naturally "Um... This ritual lasts for an hour". We all looked at him. "So?"
"So", he said, "we have to wait a full hour".  Long story short, I haven't played D&D in 3 years now.  :guts:

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Sorry for the off-topic tangent, I just wanted to say that I understand first-hand why so many people are repulsed by the strange D&D rules and its absurd community. Maybe sometime in the future you'll give it a chance, maybe Aazealh can tell you the basics about the game, it'll be a shame if you  completely miss out on the Baldur's Gate experience.  :serpico: Ok, I'll stop babbling about BG and D&D now.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on June 25, 2012, 05:04:59 PM
He gave me a look like I had insulted him in the most horrific way, and said naturally "Um... This ritual lasts for an hour". We all looked at him. "So?" "So", he said, "we have to wait a full hour". 
The guy must have appeared to be suffering from narcolepsy after he cast a few Lv. 1 spells as well. "Gotta rest for the night, so I can reuse Chill Touch!"
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Skeleton on June 25, 2012, 08:36:30 PM
:ganishka: True story:

Back in 2009, I played a (normal, not videogame) D&D session with some strangers... friends of friends mostly. We had just cleared a gnoll encampment, when I stumbled upon a cool piece of armor.

"Hold", said a guy named John, who was so into roleplaying that he wouldn't speak a word out of character, and wouldn't respond to any of us if we didn't call him Eldebryn. "I can enchant that for you, Brandis." (Brandis was my character's name)

"Thanks!" I replied. He then proceeded to describe the enchanting ritual in excruciating detail for a couple of minutes, and then suddenly he stopped talking.
We waited for a while in awkward silence; then I asked "Is it over?"

He gave me a look like I had insulted him in the most horrific way, and said naturally "Um... This ritual lasts for an hour". We all looked at him. "So?"
"So", he said, "we have to wait a full hour".  Long story short, I haven't played D&D in 3 years now.  :guts:

Yeah, there are some players and DMs who completely ruin the game.  I’m a bit surprised your DM allowed that.  You just have to kick them out and move on.  It sucks but sometimes you have to be a bit heartless and get rid of somebody or else they can ruin the experience for everyone.

There are some personalities that make D&D unbearable.  The player who wants to intentionally ruin the fun for the other players and/or DM.  The DM who wants to railroad the game, refusing to let the players do anything except what he already predetermined would happen.  The DM who also plays a player character and makes the game all about that character, turning the other players into nothing more than props.  My personal boogeyman is the people who take the game or story so seriously that the game feel less like entertainment and more like work.

But if you get a creative, laidback DM with a good group of players a game of D&D can be one of the best experiences out there.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Surakemastura on June 25, 2012, 11:14:49 PM
The guy must have appeared to be suffering from narcolepsy after he cast a few Lv. 1 spells as well. "Gotta rest for the night, so I can reuse Chill Touch!"

Hahhah, well that's something I certainly see him doing. All in all, he was a pretty memorable guy.

Yeah, there are some players and DMs who completely ruin the game.  I’m a bit surprised your DM allowed that.  You just have to kick them out and move on.  It sucks but sometimes you have to be a bit heartless and get rid of somebody or else they can ruin the experience for everyone.

Exactly. The funny thing is that even the Player's Handbook itself warns about these kinds of players that you speak of. It even catalogues them in pretty similar categories as you did  :guts: As for the group, they eventually grew tired of him too, not long after I had left. I learned afterwards that the DM made up some ridiculous excuse to kick him out of the game - something along the lines of conjuring up a cow which fell from the sky and squashed him, killing him... and just like that, Eldebryn was no more. He was so mad he quit the group after that. A memorable guy indeed!

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D&D surrealism aside, there is a very promising new indie project in the making called Xenonauts which is a re-imagining of the old UFO: Enemy Unknown and X-COM: Terror from the Deep games. I've spent hundreds of hours playing those two back in the day (still do, actually..played some TFTD yesterday), so to those of you who are interested I'm telling you... these guys are the real deal. The game is still in alpha stage but it's already pretty awesome. Its community is growing quickly and it's handled very professionally. Heck, they even have a guy on board to write a novella to enrich the story. You can check it out here http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/69341191/xenonauts and here http://www.xenonauts.com/ if you like.

Looks much better that the "official" new, almost cartoony IMHO, X-COM: Enemy Unknown that is coming out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uHHmTSDCvA
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Aazealh on June 26, 2012, 08:24:06 AM
But if you get a creative, laidback DM with a good group of players a game of D&D can be one of the best experiences out there.

I've got to agree, it's all about who you're playing with.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Dar Klink on July 05, 2012, 12:56:51 PM
Gotta post the JoJo game here too of course, it's coming out "sometime next year." :guts:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOPqmpzlAE8&feature=player_embedded (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOPqmpzlAE8&feature=player_embedded)

Can't wait to import this because having characters/abilities named after copyrighted music doesn't usually sit well over here. At least the PS3 is region-free. I hope some of you guys try this game out though, even if you don't like the series the Capcom fighter was really good and this looks like it'll be really fun.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Scorpio on July 05, 2012, 02:40:30 PM
I have some great memories of the Capcom game for Dreamcast. That was a great system when it came to fighters... my arcade sticks were worth every penny. Looking forward to this new JoJo, I'll definitely be keeping an eye on it.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: TheBranded1 on July 05, 2012, 04:03:26 PM
maybe some of you will like this

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2012-07-05/marvel-vs-capcom-origins-collection-announced (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2012-07-05/marvel-vs-capcom-origins-collection-announced)


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An "announce trailer" was posted on Thursday revealing the upcoming Marvel vs. CAPCOM Origins, a PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 title collecting the Marvel Super Heroes and Marvel vs. CAPCOM: Clash of Super Heroes arcade games. The games in the collection will include new features such as HD graphics, online play, and unlockable rewards. The Marvel Super Heroes and Marvel vs. CAPCOM: Clash of Super Heroes fighting games were originally released in arcades by CAPCOM in 1995 and 1998, respectively.
 
Marvel vs. CAPCOM Origins is slated for release this September

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zM8Ga--dcAI&feature=player_embedded (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zM8Ga--dcAI&feature=player_embedded)
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on July 05, 2012, 04:26:02 PM
That's pretty great news, Branded. I love those earlier VS. games. It got too crazy for me later in the series...  :magni:
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Aazealh on July 05, 2012, 04:40:31 PM
Hahaha nice!
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Breed1Ghost on July 09, 2012, 10:25:23 PM
Just found out that Fotns 2 kens rage( fist of the north star ) is being made. Heres a trailor sopposedly from E3 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWq3O7nhTuA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWq3O7nhTuA)
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Breed1Ghost on July 15, 2012, 03:08:36 AM
http://www.capcom-unity.com/gregaman/blog/2012/07/14/jojos_bizarre_adventure_hd_ver._confirmed (http://www.capcom-unity.com/gregaman/blog/2012/07/14/jojos_bizarre_adventure_hd_ver._confirmed)

Awesome!!
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: The Beast of Darkness on October 08, 2012, 03:12:54 PM
I'm really looking forward to this one! Loving the design!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MY1QLs-ypQ

Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Oburi on October 10, 2012, 10:05:21 PM
I think the new Lego Lord Of The Rings game coming out at the end of the month looks really cool.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jImR6OheNCo
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Groovy Metal Fist on November 29, 2012, 06:54:27 AM
I cannot give these people my money fast enough:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/talesofgames/barkley-2-an-rpg-sequel-to-barkley-shut-up-and-jam (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/talesofgames/barkley-2-an-rpg-sequel-to-barkley-shut-up-and-jam)
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Oburi on December 20, 2012, 06:49:03 PM
Devil May Cry- Jan 15

Dead Space 3 - Feb 5

Aliens: Colonial Marines - Feb 12

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance  - Feb 19

Tomb Raider- Mar 5

Also no dates but

Splinter Cell: Blacklist
Army of Two: Devils Cartel
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2
South Park: Stick of Truth
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: IncantatioN on December 20, 2012, 06:52:34 PM
Just found out that Fotns 2 kens rage( fist of the north star ) is being made. Heres a trailor sopposedly from E3 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWq3O7nhTuA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWq3O7nhTuA)
I need this! I finished Ken's Rage, my thumb peeled off a bit.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Breed1Ghost on December 21, 2012, 10:02:47 PM
I need this! I finished Ken's Rage, my thumb peeled off a bit.

So do I! this game was enjoyable. It was satisfying being able to make heads explode at any time or slice and dice =D

2nd game will have alot of new charecters to play that were just npc's I believe some kinda of online mode too!!! I am hoping for a VS mode.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: The Beast of Darkness on January 20, 2013, 05:23:05 PM
Looking forward to Dead Space 3 and Deadly Premonition director's cut and... this one!  :guts:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jIKq_kklVw
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Lukis on January 20, 2013, 05:32:15 PM
Bioshock Infinite
Tomb Raider
And This http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vzue74y7A84
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: ryOtoha on January 22, 2013, 07:42:01 PM
Not surprising at all : Resident Evil Revelations Unveiled Edition for PS3/360/WiiU/PC (24.5.2013).
And now, the only game I still want to play on 3DS is Castlevania : MoF.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKdmzKcn1gs
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: ryOtoha on January 23, 2013, 08:50:16 PM
What seems to be Xenoblade 2 can be seen here :  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktWHDlYzoWo
I missed the first one, this early footage is very promising  :guts:
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Aazealh on January 23, 2013, 08:52:29 PM
What seems to be Xenoblade 2 can be seen here :  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktWHDlYzoWo
I missed the first one, this early footage is very promising  :guts:

Looking good. I still need to play more of the first Xenoblade though... Started it but didn't go very far. Too many games, too little time!
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: frankencowx on January 23, 2013, 09:01:47 PM
Not surprising at all : Resident Evil Revelations Unveiled Edition for PS3/360/WiiU/PC (24.5.2013).
And now, the only game I still want to play on 3DS is Castlevania : MoF.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKdmzKcn1gs

What about Firu Embrem?
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Dar Klink on January 23, 2013, 10:37:34 PM
Looking good. I still need to play more of the first Xenoblade though... Started it but didn't go very far. Too many games, too little time!
Yeah, same thing happened to me. I really liked the look of the game and it seemed like I'd enjoy it a lot but I didn't play too far. The trailer for the second one renewed my interest in it though. Also there's a new Fire Emblem title that's a cross over with Shin Megami Tensei:
http://www.ign.com/videos/2013/01/23/shin-megami-tensei-x-fire-emblem-trailer (http://www.ign.com/videos/2013/01/23/shin-megami-tensei-x-fire-emblem-trailer)

I'm interested in seeing how this turns out since I really like the Persona series, Devil Summoner, and SMT: Nocturne.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Saephon on January 24, 2013, 01:41:37 AM
Looking good. I still need to play more of the first Xenoblade though... Started it but didn't go very far. Too many games, too little time!

Ditto. I will say this though; I've listened to the soundtrack probably 15 times. For a game I've only played a few hours of, the music is freakin' fantastic.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: ryOtoha on January 24, 2013, 01:54:20 PM
What about Firu Embrem?

I'm not a big fan of the franchise. And 2013 just started and I already have too many games to play. In fact, for the first time in my life, I had to make a games schedule  :ganishka:

Have you heard about Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem (on WiiU) ? Intriguing crossover.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Viral Harvest on January 25, 2013, 10:37:18 AM
Have you heard about Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem (on WiiU) ? Intriguing crossover.

You sir, have just BLOWN my mind.

Also, it's the original SMT games that's crossing over (the best, in my opinion) which means no Persona. This could be QUITE ridiculous. What an absurd crossover. I wonder if it'll be an SRPG, first-person RPG, or both?

Nintendo, y u do dis?
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: frankencowx on January 25, 2013, 12:41:21 PM
You sir, have just BLOWN my mind.

Also, it's the original SMT games that's crossing over (the best, in my opinion) which means no Persona. This could be QUITE ridiculous. What an absurd crossover. I wonder if it'll be an SRPG, first-person RPG, or both?

Nintendo, y u do dis?

I'll take any of the above, but what if it was a fighting game using the Persona 4 Arena engine? I'd take that too..
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on January 25, 2013, 01:45:12 PM
Also, it's the original SMT games that's crossing over (the best, in my opinion) which means no Persona. This could be QUITE ridiculous. What an absurd crossover. I wonder if it'll be an SRPG, first-person RPG, or both?
I tend to think it'll be modeled after SMT: Devil Survivor (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53M8PwCgdis), which is both a strategy RPG and a traditional turn-based RPG. I think Fire Emblem would fit quite nicely into that mold.

That being said, Devil Survivor is hot garbage. The last SMT game I enjoyed was Strange Journey.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: ryOtoha on January 26, 2013, 08:24:24 PM
Also, it's the original SMT games that's crossing over (the best, in my opinion) which means no Persona. This could be QUITE ridiculous. What an absurd crossover. I wonder if it'll be an SRPG, first-person RPG, or both?

Nintendo, y u do dis?

I'll take any of the above, but what if it was a fighting game using the Persona 4 Arena engine? I'd take that too..

Well,
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Atlus’ parent company Index had a little more information about Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem, which was announced yesterday during Nintendo Direct. Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem is a joint development project with Index and Nintendo working on the game. Index says Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem will be their first co-developed title. Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem is confirmed by Index to be a RPG, you know just in case you were expecting a fighting game or a card battling title.

Here's the official announcement trailer :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OK5-EIzDtKo

Quote from: ''Walter''
The last SMT game I enjoyed was Strange Journey.
For me it was Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon. I really enjoyed it and I'm still waiting for a similar game. I have to correct a previous statement. There's another game on 3DS I'll be interested in : SMT IV.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Viral Harvest on January 27, 2013, 11:25:45 AM
Strange Journey was the game that got me into the SMT series (embarrassingly late) FANTASTIC story the whole way through, and a return to its old-school first-person dungeon-crawling roots. I always thought it was considered SMT4, but apparently it's not canon to the series. I've tried playing the 2 SMT SNES games that Aeon Genesis translated, but they are so archaic at this point that it truly takes a will of iron and lots of graph paper to play the whole way through. Cool and extremely dark for what they are though, maybe one day. Really psyched for SMT4 for the 3DS though! Everyone jocks Persona, and while they're good, they're not nearly as dark as the core SMT games (I'm neutral alignment all the way!)
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Aazealh on February 17, 2013, 06:11:08 PM
Destiny is looking quite promising: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwOUi4JDC4o&feature=player_embedded (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwOUi4JDC4o&feature=player_embedded)
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: JoeZeon on February 18, 2013, 12:29:41 AM
Destiny is looking quite promising: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwOUi4JDC4o&feature=player_embedded (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwOUi4JDC4o&feature=player_embedded)

It feels like this game has some Halo DNA in it, but it does indeed look very intriguing. I do hope that they create a real vibrant character for us to play though. It wasn't until Halo 4 before Master Chief felt like an actual character.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on February 18, 2013, 02:27:17 AM
Destiny is looking quite promising: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwOUi4JDC4o&feature=player_embedded (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwOUi4JDC4o&feature=player_embedded)
Agreed, I've been very impressed with what I've seen and read about it thus far. I particularly appreciate the fact that it's a pretty ambitious game and world design. You don't generally see those two things going hand-in-hand these days... However, that reveal video doesn't do justice to what was actually confirmed today. Basically, it's a persistent online world that evolves along with the actions and decisions of players/groups. Bungie called it a "shared world shooter." To me, it doesn't sound dissimilar to EVE Online, and that's a good thing.

Quote from: NeoGAF
-Online-only
-No subscription
-No "main menu"
-Matchmaking and game matchups done on the fly in-game, rather than through lobbies
-Hub "public" zones that are all 3rd person. This is where you meet up with players, exchange loot, etc, etc. The one described in the news is on Earth, the Last City and mainly in a place called The Tower, but there are others on the other planets, too, apparently. One for Mars was suggested.
-Raids/Dungeons
-Game will seamlessly add players in and out of your co-op or solo adventure, think like Journey-style.
-Takes place in a variety of locations: Earth, Venus, Mars, The Moon, rings of Saturn, Mercury, moons of Jupiter... more could be added
-Each planet/location is treated as a "book" as far as story and structure is concerned. You can play and unlock new chapters within each planet's book.
-You can get your own ship, and can customize it. Higher level = better ships.
-Similarily, you can customize your character, appearance, skills probably, and weapons. Vehicles too.
-Only human are said to be playable so far.
-Three announced classes: Hunter (like a Rogue class I'd say), Titan (like Spartan I guess), and Warlock (magic user). Yes, there is magic. Space magic
-No word on space combat or space travel, but if you get your own ship, I don't see why not.
-Game will have no loading screens, no progress bars. Implying seamless travel from location to location.
-Ties in with mobile apps and social networks, ie: set up parties and missions, get allerted of new chapters available, new locations, events, etc. Customize character...
-Races are: Human, Vex (time travelling robots), Spiders Pirates, Cabal (rhino people), and some others
-Faction Wars features, competitive hoppers, not very elaborated upon.
-"Squads/Crews" look to be up to 6 people, but you can imagine that you could have pairings of multiple squads, or enemies.

Too bad about it likely not coming to PC though. (http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2013/02/17/destiny-not-coming-to-pc-bungie-deny-reality/) That's a real missed opportunity, I feel. And not just for me  :carcus: Possibly a really stupid gamble in the long-run too.

It feels like this game has some Halo DNA in it
Doesn't that kind of... go without saying? It's from Bungie, the guys who have been banging their head on the Halo wall for more than a decade.

Anyway, I think there's quite a bit more to say about the art design than that aspects resemble Halo (guys in guns with masks!). It's pretty incredible. There's a lot of scifi meets fantasy elements happening here, and it's really interesting to see how they navigated those hurdles.

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I do hope that they create a real vibrant character for us to play though. It wasn't until Halo 4 before Master Chief felt like an actual character.
Seems like it won't have you playing as a central character, but rather character archetypes, like an MMO.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Aazealh on February 18, 2013, 09:26:35 AM
It feels like this game has some Halo DNA in it, but it does indeed look very intriguing.

Obviously, coming from Bungie. It also reminded me a bit of Mass Effect. Certainly a step-up from Halo's universe.

Too bad about it likely not coming to PC though. (http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2013/02/17/destiny-not-coming-to-pc-bungie-deny-reality/) That's a real missed opportunity, I feel. And not just for me  :carcus: Possibly a really stupid gamble in the long-run too.

If it's a deliberate choice, then I wouldn't call it a "stupid gamble". It's no secret that for AAA multiplatform games, consoles are where the money's at. That's why FPS games like Modern Warfare are now developed primarily for consoles and only ported on PC. Not to mention that consoles are where Bungie's current expertise lies. There'd be many advantages to that limitation depending on how you look at it. That being said, I wouldn't take that article as law. I read in another article that Bungie was still considering what platforms the game would ship on; the X360 & PS3 option being obviously suspect given how close we are to seeing the next generation and how ambitious the game is by design. I feel like that quote is being taken out of context for the sake of sensationalism.

Seems like it won't have you playing as a central character, but rather character archetypes, like an MMO.

Three character classes have been officially revealed so far: Titan, Hunter and Warlock.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Scorpio on February 18, 2013, 11:25:02 AM
http://www.pcgamer.com/2013/02/18/destiny/

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Activision CEO-bot Eric Hirshberg added this. “Until anything’s officially announced, from the first parties, obviously we can’t comment on any platforms that might be forthcoming. But what we can say is that we’re building Destiny to be wherever gamers are. And we want this to be one of the great video game franchises and entertainment franchise for the next decade.”

YES, BUT WILL IT BE ON PC? “I’d say we would absolutely love to be on PC,” Parsons said. “If you go upstairs and talk to the people upstairs, we play on all platforms. So stay tuned.”

Looks like the fervor over mouse and keyboard thing brought some pointed questions to the publisher's door, the answers being pretty close to Aaz's comments on it.

Also, lot's of concept art in that link.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Lukis on February 21, 2013, 05:27:13 PM
Capcom announced  RPG with working title ''Deep Down'' with new Panta Rhei engine at Playstation meeting. When I watched live stream I was surprised and impressed by some great features PS4 will have and how it's centered around sharing and player itself. Specs are nice too.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_NmKv5vmSs
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: frankencowx on February 21, 2013, 05:49:23 PM
Capcom announced  RPG with working title ''Deep Down'' with new Panta Rhei engine at Playstation meeting. When I watched live stream I was surprised and impressed by some great features PS4 will have and how it's centered around sharing and player itself. Specs are nice too.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_NmKv5vmSs

Dark Dogmas 3?
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on February 21, 2013, 06:04:57 PM
Dark Dogmas 3?
Deep Dark Dogma.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: slan69 on March 06, 2013, 01:57:38 AM
Pirates of the Caribbean 5, I wonder if they will bring back Kiera Knightley.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvJcxrAj49Y
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Viral Harvest on March 19, 2013, 04:49:11 AM
Waiting on the SMT: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers port for the 3DS next month. Keeping a very close eye on this to hold me over until SMT4 eventually gets released here.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: The Beast of Darkness on March 30, 2013, 10:21:05 AM
Dragon's Crown, my most anticipated release... it looks so beautiful!  :serpico:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zv_dlY97RkA
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Joe Chip on April 10, 2013, 02:00:05 AM
Hey guys, i found this today. There has been a kickstarter project for a sequel to Planescape: Torment. The project has been completely funded (it got 2 mil. on the first 24 hours). I am really looking forward to this. Check it out, the story sounds really interesting. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/inxile/torment-tides-of-numenera
I discovered it through Patrick Rothfuss's blog. He mentioned it because it turns out that he will be writing a part of the story which i find really interesting since i enjoyed his books very much.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: TheBranded1 on April 10, 2013, 07:39:18 AM
Me batman game this fall

http://m.usatoday.com/article/news/2067347 (http://m.usatoday.com/article/news/2067347)
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Aazealh on April 10, 2013, 08:48:01 AM
Hey guys, i found this today. There has been a kickstarter project for a sequel to Planescape: Torment. The project has been completely funded (it got 2 mil. on the first 24 hours). I am really looking forward to this. Check it out, the story sounds really interesting. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/inxile/torment-tides-of-numenera

I was an early backer of that game, as well as of Project Eternity (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/obsidian/project-eternity?ref=search). The two are no doubt going to be awesome. As will likely be Wasteland 2 (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/inxile/wasteland-2?ref=live).

Right now what I'm most excited about though is Shovel Knight (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/yachtclubgames/shovel-knight?ref=live), which is ending soon and that I've backed as well. I'll be getting the 3DS version!
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Joe Chip on April 10, 2013, 11:44:20 PM
I was an early backer of that game, as well as of Project Eternity (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/obsidian/project-eternity?ref=search). The two are no doubt going to be awesome. As will likely be Wasteland 2 (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/inxile/wasteland-2?ref=live).

Woah ! I totally missed those, awesome. Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to get my hands the Project Eternity. I never played the original Wasteland but i have to admit that the sequel looks amazing. I don't know if you saw this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=HvNbuOenVPw), it's a first look from the game. I am going to buy all of them.

Right now what I'm most excited about though is Shovel Knight (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/yachtclubgames/shovel-knight?ref=live), which is ending soon and that I've backed as well. I'll be getting the 3DS version!

What a nice game ! I'm going to have to get the 3DS from my brother and play it through when it comes out (i bet the 3DS version will be way more fun than the PC version)
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: ryOtoha on May 03, 2013, 06:41:04 PM
Shadow of the Eternals - ''From the creators of Eternal Darkness''

http://ca.ign.com/videos/2013/05/03/shadow-of-the-eternals-teaser-trailer
The long await sequel to Eternal Darkness may finally come :ubik:


On a side note, maybe this year, the rumours surrounding the return of Legacy of Kain may come true. Crystal Dynamics Title is soon to be reveal and Cory Barlog (God of War II game director) joined the studio two years ago working on the new IP. Anyway...:SK:


Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on May 03, 2013, 07:26:10 PM
Shadow of the Eternals - ''From the creators of Eternal Darkness''
That's great, but... Wasn't Silicon Knights dismantled after the legal fallout with Epic? How can they afford to make a new game...? Ohhhhh KICKSTART IT!  :ganishka:
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Aazealh on May 03, 2013, 07:56:10 PM
Shadow of the Eternals - ''From the creators of Eternal Darkness''

http://ca.ign.com/videos/2013/05/03/shadow-of-the-eternals-teaser-trailer
The long await sequel to Eternal Darkness may finally come :ubik:

I'm fucking excited for this.

On a side note, maybe this year, the rumours surrounding the return of Legacy of Kain may come true. Crystal Dynamics Title is soon to be reveal and Cory Barlog (God of War II game director) join the studio two years ago working on the new IP. Anyway...:SK:

I don't think Kain himself and that world in general need to return. They were milked enough as it is. But a new game in the style of the original Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain is sorely needed and I would be delighted for it to happen.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: ryOtoha on May 04, 2013, 12:52:56 AM
That's great, but... Wasn't Silicon Knights dismantled after the legal fallout with Epic? How can they afford to make a new game...? Ohhhhh KICKSTART IT!  :ganishka:

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Precursor Games will seek $1.5 million in funding when its campaign begins on Monday, a representative of the studio has told IGN. Additionally, Shadow of the Eternals will be released as 12 episodes for PC and Wii U, though an expected release window was not given.

Initial story details describe Detective Paul Becker as a Louisiana cop embroiled in a conflict between two warring cults. The game will "span over 2500 years of history throughout Egypt, England, Hungary, and the United States" while players "try to balance the mechanics of combat, magick, and sanity events."

Original text: Shadow of the Eternals was announced earlier today in a trailer on IGN with wording that heavily implies the game is a spiritual successor to the 2002 Gamecube cult classic Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem. Under development at Precursor Games, Shadow of the Eternals will be multiplatform, presuming the success of a crowdfunding drive that is set to begin on Monday.

Whether that crowdfunding initiative takes the shape of a Kickstarter, Indiegogo or independent campaign remains to be seen. What is known, however, is that Eternal Darkness director and producer Denis Dyack is involved in the project to some degree.

On a more cryptic note, the Latin phrase at the beginning of the trailer translates to "The Order of the Unseen," which jives with the trailer's request for the viewer to "join the order." Personally, we're going to need to see some kind of incentive before we sign anything. Do we get a free toaster? Are utilities included? Let's make a deal here.

Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah :ganishka:

I'm fucking excited for this.
I knew you would ! :void:


I don't think Kain himself and that world in general need to return. They were milked enough as it is. But a new game in the style of the original Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain is sorely needed and I would be delighted for it to happen.

I always thought this unfinished business would need, not necessary a sequel to end that story (and it wouln't make any sense nowadays), but a complete makeover. In certain circonstances, a reboot is really a smart move. That's exactly what I want for the world of Nosgoth. Also, Amy Hennig should return, at least as a consultant.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Lukis on May 30, 2013, 02:26:16 PM
I recently found out about it ,but there's this game ''State of Decay'' releasing in next week or so for XBLA and later for PC. It's kinda free roam zombie survival but from what I've seen it looks really nice and is more centered around you finding supplies and survivors,building these little communities and supplying them etc ,and for 15-20$ it looks damn good. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rm7H3KEzE6g
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Lenlo on June 01, 2013, 12:22:22 AM
Not sure how good the game itself will be, but this has to be my favorite trailer/advertisement for a game that I have ever seen.

Remember Me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LczkikAgAVE
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: asic on June 14, 2013, 04:31:37 PM
I'm looking forward to Creative Assembly's Warhammer Fantasy. Although there is no information about the game whatsoever it does sound tasty with the creators of the Total War series doing warhammer. I still play Warhammer Dark Omen once in a while.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: frankencowx on June 14, 2013, 06:08:49 PM
I'm looking forward to Creative Assembly's Warhammer Fantasy. Although there is no information about the game whatsoever it does sound tasty with the creators of the Total War series doing warhammer. I still play Warhammer Dark Omen once in a while.

Looking forward to this as well.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Aazealh on August 02, 2013, 08:39:04 PM
http://massively.joystiq.com/2013/08/02/soe-live-2013-everquest-next-explained/ (http://massively.joystiq.com/2013/08/02/soe-live-2013-everquest-next-explained/)

Ambitious.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: JoeZeon on August 02, 2013, 08:56:42 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWZCfdDW4NQ

I'm almost finished upgrading my laptop to run this at full capacity. Can't wait!!!
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Joe Chip on August 21, 2013, 09:18:22 PM
A sequel of my favorite strategy game, i can't wait to see how this turns out. Stronghold Crusader 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ej8t2xoRmwA)
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Scorpio on September 05, 2013, 12:26:36 PM
I didn't want to make a new thread, but as I learned about and was convinced to try the Shantae games by talk on this forum...

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1236620800/shantae-half-genie-hero

I thought Risky's Revenge was a really solid (if short) platformer and hopefully this kickstarter will get funded and even reach some of those stretch goals!
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Aazealh on September 05, 2013, 05:43:56 PM
I didn't want to make a new thread, but as I learned about and was convinced to try the Shantae games by talk on this forum...

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1236620800/shantae-half-genie-hero

I thought Risky's Revenge was a really solid (if short) platformer and hopefully this kickstarter will get funded and even reach some of those stretch goals!

I love WayForward and I love Shantae, but I don't get why they need a Kickstarter campaign to fund their game.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Griffith on September 05, 2013, 06:52:51 PM
I love WayForward and I love Shantae, but I don't get why they need a Kickstarter campaign to fund their game.

The secret's out: free capital you never have to pay back! You'd be irresponsible NOT to fund your game that way. As a matter of fact, instead of demanding a share of the profits, your willing investors will likely pay for the product at least twice! Just wait until every company is funding their shit on there. Capcom: "Want Mega Man 11? We're not so sure, we need some, ahem, assurances beforehand. How about 5 mil up front? PAY UP!" :daiba:

I'm predicting this will come to head one day, lawsuits will be filed, etc. But not today. Of course, it's not necessarily a bad thing cutting out the middle man, unless the middleman is still there, only providing the funding by getting it from you. =)
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on September 14, 2013, 02:37:29 AM
Hyper Light Drifter: https://d2pq0u4uni88oo.cloudfront.net/projects/660047/video-289384-h264_high.mp4

Fans of Link to the Past, Blame! and others will be intrigued.

Kickstarter is here. (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1661802484/hyper-light-drifter)
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Joe Chip on September 14, 2013, 03:44:23 AM
Hyper Light Drifter: https://d2pq0u4uni88oo.cloudfront.net/projects/660047/video-289384-h264_high.mp4
Woah this looks amazing, count me in.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on September 20, 2013, 12:40:04 AM
Hyper Light Drifter: https://d2pq0u4uni88oo.cloudfront.net/projects/660047/video-289384-h264_high.mp4

Fans of Link to the Past, Blame! and others will be intrigued.

Kickstarter is here. (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1661802484/hyper-light-drifter)

It's shattered its goal. $240,000 of $27,000, and it's just 9 days in.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Johnstantine on October 14, 2013, 08:56:02 PM
Not sure if this has been mentioned (as I couldn't find it using the search function), but Bungie is releasing a new game called Destiny (http://www.bungie.net/en/Destiny).

Personally, it's something to look forward to. The Halo series has not been the same since it switched over to 343, and I think Destiny is going to bury it once it's released.

Here is some gameplay for those wanting to see it in action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBNdrJMwrkc (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBNdrJMwrkc)
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Groovy Metal Fist on October 25, 2013, 09:17:03 PM
From the people behind Amnesia: The Dark Descent

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWHVkMIP1b8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWHVkMIP1b8)

Amnesia was a lonely, dreadful experience, but I couldn't walk away from it because I was so obsessed with unraveling the story. This game doesn't look as scary as Amnesia so far, but I can't wait to dive into the story. Maybe it's aiming to be more of a disturbing mind fuck as opposed to trying to induce outright panic. Either way, 2015...or whenever...can't come soon enough.

I like the arm physics.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on October 26, 2013, 02:57:39 AM
From the people behind Amnesia: The Dark Descent

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWHVkMIP1b8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWHVkMIP1b8)

Amnesia was a lonely, dreadful experience, but I couldn't walk away from it because I was so obsessed with unraveling the story. This game doesn't look as scary as Amnesia so far, but I can't wait to dive into the story. Maybe it's aiming to be more of a disturbing mind fuck as opposed to trying to induce outright panic. Either way, 2015...or whenever...can't come soon enough.

I like the arm physics.
Love the setting of this one, but I found Amnesia about as boring as Myst, and not as scary as advertised.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Groovy Metal Fist on October 26, 2013, 03:29:07 AM
Love the setting of this one, but I found Amnesia about as boring as Myst, and not as scary as advertised.

Not even dodging the water lurker, opening a door to the grunt in the basement storage room, having a Brute immediately spawn as you stepped out of the sewers, or the shadow chase just outside your cell?
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Rendarg on October 26, 2013, 03:46:24 AM
problem with Amnesia was, it had a veeery simple mechanic. It DID scare me, oh hell yes, when i was down in the dungeons, my light going out and all, it even scared me to the point, where i was just thinking "fuck.. fuck... FUCK... just RUN, just run and see how far you can get, of course you will die in a minute, but just try it, doesn't matter, just fucking RUN!!!"

5 Minutes later, after running twice through the whole dungeons in complete darkness, with no penality except a blurry screen, i realized... well, fuck, this whole survival aspect is bullshit. Even the monster that was there at the beginning, had just despawned. Enemies disappeared after some time.

In other words, it got me so scared that i accidently broke the illusion of the scary game mechanics in my panic

after that, unfortunately, it was like "well... fuck you, monsters, i know how shit works" :puck:
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Groovy Metal Fist on October 26, 2013, 03:58:48 AM
problem with Amnesia was, it had a veeery simple mechanic. It DID scare me, oh hell yes, when i was down in the dungeons, my light going out and all, it even scared me to the point, where i was just thinking "fuck.. fuck... FUCK... just RUN, just run and see how far you can get, of course you will die in a minute, but just try it, doesn't matter, just fucking RUN!!!"

5 Minutes later, after running twice through the whole dungeons in complete darkness, with no penality except a blurry screen, i realized... well, fuck, this whole survival aspect is bullshit. Even the monster that was there at the beginning, had just despawned. Enemies disappeared after some time.

In other words, it got me so scared that i accidently broke the illusion of the scary game mechanics in my panic

after that, unfortunately, it was like "well... fuck you, monsters, i know how shit works" :puck:

It definitely had room for improvement. After a while, monsters were only scary during the chase. The pattern of hearing a monster screaming, hiding around a corner, listening to the search music, and then getting up after a few seconds did not serve the game well.

But sometimes the lenient death penalty felt like a 'you fucked up, you don't a second chance to do the encounter the right way, just move on you disgrace'. Other times, it felt like you were just doing a blander version of a sequence.

Yet there were moments in the game where all I could do was run for my life. A couple of times, I wasn't even thinking rationally enough to close the door behind me, even though that would have bought me some time. All I was thinking was 'FUCK FUCK FUCK SHIT SHIT RUN RUN RUN FUCK FUCK FUCK'. It was panic.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Rendarg on October 26, 2013, 04:12:43 AM
oho yeah, remember that room where suddenly a monster breaks in, it's a small room with a bed, closet and all, i think you check a letter there, and then suddenly the monster comes in. That was fucking terrible, although i now have seen some videos on youtube how you can really mess with the poor AI in that scene.

I think the most awesome thing about the game was, how it was basically a H.P Lovecraft Call of Cthulhu Game, but just without the official licence. I had read a few short stories about Cthulhu mythos and had played a cthulhu game before, so after reading the first few letters i was already like "oh shit... oh shit, no, NO.. i know where this is going... and i already know it will fuck up my mind"

Which reminds me, in the cthulhu game i had played, your psyche actually did matter, you didn't just get a blurry screen when watching terrible things... no, you started to hear voices, and after some time, you couldn't control your character anymore, he said "i can't take this anymore" and put his gun to his head *baaamm*....
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Aazealh on October 26, 2013, 08:18:24 AM
Love the setting of this one, but I found Amnesia about as boring as Myst, and not as scary as advertised.

Ditto, I only played a few hours of the game but it just bored me honestly.

EDIT: Now here's something to look forward to: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1183462809/paradise-lost-first-contact (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1183462809/paradise-lost-first-contact)
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on December 08, 2013, 12:53:45 AM
No Man's Sky looks fucking incredible.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVoH4mDMoGI
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Joe Chip on December 08, 2013, 09:28:52 PM
This looks really great, thanks for sharing. I hope they release more about the game soon. I searched a bit for information, this link reveals a bit about the game.

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"It's a huge game," said Hello Games' Sean Murray. "We wanted to make a game about exploration. And we wanted to make something that was real."

Murray said that, on planets, if you can see it — whether it be a mountain miles away in the distance — you can walk there. The game's persistent world is being created by the small team at Hello Games, and puts players into an ecosystem where they're not at the top of the food chain, Murray said. Space-based combat against other players and capital ships appears to be a major component of No Man's Sky.
Source : http://www.polygon.com/2013/12/7/5186774/exploration-sim-no-mans-sky-coming-from-hello-games (http://www.polygon.com/2013/12/7/5186774/exploration-sim-no-mans-sky-coming-from-hello-games)
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on December 10, 2013, 02:01:08 AM
I tried Witcher 1; played about 10 hours and gave up. Tried Witcher 2; played about 5 hours and gave up. But Witcher 3, you guys!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqQ3LeBgGDM

I really do want to like this series. But it has a fundamental flaw—its reach has consistently been greater than its grasp, both technologically and in storytelling.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Joe Chip on December 10, 2013, 06:46:04 AM
I tried Witcher 1; played about 10 hours and gave up. Tried Witcher 2; played about 5 hours and gave up. But Witcher 3, you guys!
Check out this mod (http://redkit.cdprojektred.com/?c=mod&m=show&p=77) Walter. It's made by one of the Witcher game designers, it's a great improvement. Forum thread for the mod Link (http://forums.cdprojektred.com/threads/255-Full-Combat-Rebalance-2)
I am waiting for Witcher 3 for a while now, i bet it's going to be great.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Death May Die on December 11, 2013, 09:51:51 PM
War. War never Changes:

http://kotaku.com/leaked-documents-reveal-that-fallout-4-is-real-set-in-1481322956?utm_campaign=Socialflow_Kotaku_Facebook&utm_source=Kotaku_Facebook&utm_medium=Socialflow (http://kotaku.com/leaked-documents-reveal-that-fallout-4-is-real-set-in-1481322956?utm_campaign=Socialflow_Kotaku_Facebook&utm_source=Kotaku_Facebook&utm_medium=Socialflow)
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on December 11, 2013, 10:05:24 PM
Wait, did anyone think Bethesda WASN'T working on Fallout 4? Oh, it's a Kotaku headline, of course! :ganishka:

I know for many, it was the game of the year in 2008, but I found Fallout 3 excruciatingly boring. It has to do with the repetitive areas, shallow combat and poor inventory management (among the worst I've ever experienced).

If they can fix these things, great.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Death May Die on December 12, 2013, 12:01:55 AM
I for one loved Fallout 3, but IGN confirmed this report as well. I disagree that the combat was shallow. If you didn't like Fallout 3's management system did you like New Vegas, Oblivion, or Skyrims inventory system either? Also, V.A.T.S. is one of the greatest aspects of the Fallout series in my opinion and V.A.T.S. is what sets it apart from Borderlands or any other post apocalyptic game. 
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on December 12, 2013, 12:12:00 AM
I disagree that the combat was shallow.
Well, for me since the most efficient way to kill nearly every enemy was by shooting them the head, this led to some seriously boring combat. It went something like this: PAUSE > HEAD, HEAD, HEAD, HEAD. VATS DEPLETED > Run backwards for 5 seconds. > PAUSE > HEAD, HEAD, HEAD. > DEAD.

And the system didn't evolve after the first hour of the game, so a sense of progression was limited to your weapons. Which was boring too, since the weapons you got early in the game were suitable throughout. I'm pretty sure I used the same pistol and Chinese Assault Rifle throughout the game, using scrap to repair them (and boy wasn't that fun too?). Plasma weapons, while potentially neat, were no more efficient than bullets given their limited ammo supply.

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If you didn't like Fallout 3's management system did you like New Vegas, Oblivion, or Skyrims inventory system either?
Did anyone? It's fucking abysmal in all of the games built around Gamebryo, as are many things about that engine. Skyrim's item management was a slight improvement, but still terrible for a game where item collection is such a vital piece.

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Also, V.A.T.S. is one of the greatest aspects of the Fallout series in my opinion
I have no problem with the idea of VATS—just its implementation in Fallout 3.

Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Griffith on December 12, 2013, 12:23:51 AM
Also, V.A.T.S. is one of the greatest aspects of the Fallout series in my opinion and V.A.T.S. is what sets it apart from Borderlands or any other post apocalyptic game.

Gross, dude.

*puts on old man hat and slippers*

Fallout 1 and 2 are what set Fallout apart from any other post apocalyptic games, including Fallout 3, which was more like a regression to the mean. Saying VATS is what sets Fallout apart is like saying the gore factor is what sets Berserk apart (or the girls in YA since VATS is specifically an F3 thing only superficially related to the original games). Still, I enjoyed Fallout 3 as basically a more cinematic, style over substance, remake of the original concept. I always wanted a first person version of Fallout so it was a dream come true in that sense. Alas, the character building and free choice aspects that really made the first two great didn't make the translation and it is quite shallow in comparison. I regret that I couldn't get into New Vegas since it addresses some of those issues and is the more legitimate successor to Fallout 2 (I pretty much lived in Fallout 2 for like a solid year, literally setup base in Vault 13 with all my NPCs =), but NV could only do so much within the constraints of that engine and it just wasn't the same (neither am I, frankly).
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Death May Die on December 12, 2013, 12:33:51 AM
All the options afforded in VATS were worthless given that for almost every enemy, shooting them in the head was the most efficient way to kill them. This led to a series of battles where it went something like this: PAUSE > HEAD, HEAD, HEAD, HEAD. VATS DEPLETED > Run backwards for 5 seconds. > PAUSE > HEAD, HEAD, HEAD. > DEAD.

Fallout is about character builds and choices. Its what you make of it. You can indeed go running in, blasting everything in the head if you so choose. Which is the way I prefer myself, I'm sorry but I find it very satisfying somehow. I don't get the same satisfaction of blasting someone in the head as I do when do the same in Halo, Metal Gear, Borderlands, GTA, or Dead Rising. (Well, I do get the same sanctification in Resident Evil 4) There is just something about hitting that "sniper" shot in V.A.T.S. mode from a mile away that is a absolute blast to me. However, I still say the game has great charm and lore.

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The system itself didn't evolve beyond the first hour of the game, so a sense of progression was limited to your weapons. Which was boring too, since the weapons you got early in the game were suitable throughout. I'm pretty sure I used the same pistol and Chinese Assault Rifle throughout the game, using scrap to repair them (and boy wasn't that fun too?). Plasma weapons, while potentially neat, were no more efficient than bullets given their limited ammo supply.
Did anyone? It's fucking abysmal. Skyrim's was a slight improvement, but still terrible for a game where item collection is so important.
Fallout 1-2's implementation was far more interesting.

I find the game drives on exploration and scavenging. So yes, I do think its fun to raid every locker for every dollar they have and find abundant amounts of ammo. It made the exploration worth it. Plus, who the hell uses the Chinese Assault Rifle through the whole game anyways? Seriously? Not saying it can't be done, but yeah... your going to have a mediocre time doing that. (Combat Shotgun is the way to go.) Walt, I'm just sorry you didn't like the game. I have a absolute blast every time I put it in. For me it has a lot of replay value as well as the other Bethesda games. Not the greatest games out there, but I indeed get lost in them. I set aside whole months gutting those games. Its nice to be able to put that much time in a game that's not a turn based JRPG.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Griffith on December 12, 2013, 12:38:42 AM
Fallout is about character builds and choices.

That's what killed it for me. I got tired of the fake "choices" that all too often funneled you to the same end no matter what you actually said/did, e.g. the ending.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Death May Die on December 12, 2013, 12:42:50 AM
That's what killed it for me. I got tired of the fake "choices" that all too often funneled you to the same end no matter what you actually said/did, e.g. the ending.

I agree. Many times, I find the central stories of the DLC better than the games themselves and most always the choices in the game have no effect on the new stories added. I know Mass Effect does a better job on its choice system. Hopefully the team focuses heavily on improving it.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on December 12, 2013, 03:18:16 PM
Plus, who the hell uses the Chinese Assault Rifle through the whole game anyways? Seriously?
People who like using guns with plentiful ammo? It's the path of least resistance. The game basically nudges you the entire journey to use this by sprinkling clips everywhere. Sure I had more powerful, interesting weapons, but rarely enough ammo to use them on more than a few encounters without having to make an express trip to the ammo store. And at the end of the day, it got the job done most of the time in 1-3 bullets. So why wouldn't I use it? Same dilemma for the plasma cutter in Dead Space.

Speaking of Fallout: 1, 2 and Tactics are free on Gog.com right now: http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2013/12/12/no-caps-fallout-1-2-and-tactics-free-at-gog/#more-179854
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Dar Klink on December 14, 2013, 11:41:10 PM
I really like these videos about the Fallout series, one about how how much better the immersion in NV is:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvwlt4FqmS0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvwlt4FqmS0)
and one about choice and consequences in games overall:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJJaGSV75y0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJJaGSV75y0)

I too got really bored of Fallout 3. It was basically Oblivion with guns and some really boring fake choices sprinkled throughout. It felt like they paid more for Liam Neeson than they did for anything else in the game. Exploring was sometimes fun, but generally unrewarding as hell. I feel like Bethesda's games these day are all about the illusion of exploration. They have a lot to do and are really really time consuming, but overall are very shallow and disappointing. It always feels weird to say how little fun I had in games like FO3 and Skyrim after I spent 30-100 hours in them, but they're just the types of games that you can get into for that long and still feel disappointed afterwards.

I didn't get into NV at all because of how FO3 was so boring to me, but I want to give it a try due to the issues I've heard were fixed in it. Even then, the engine holds the game back more than anything else. Speaking of which, I saw that FO 1, 2, and Tactics were free on GoG, but I already have them on steam. Go grab them if they're still up.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on January 07, 2014, 08:20:49 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dF85LNxj1-U

Every other Alien game adaptation sucks, but hey maybe this one won't!
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Johnstantine on January 08, 2014, 03:36:57 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dF85LNxj1-U

Every other Alien game adaptation sucks, but hey maybe this one won't!

I was fine until ACM.

Now I'm not going anywhere near them.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on January 08, 2014, 03:50:42 AM
I was fine until ACM.

Now I'm not going anywhere near them.
Wasn't that 2010 AvP game garbage too...? Anyway, this one isn't from the same team that made Colonial Marines, which was in development hell for years and was just shat out by Gearbox.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Johnstantine on January 08, 2014, 04:10:45 AM
Wasn't that 2010 AvP game garbage too...? Anyway, this one isn't from the same team that made Colonial Marines, which was in development hell for years and was just shat out by Gearbox.

I actually didn't mind AvP. It was sort of...fun, I guess? I don't remember it all too well.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Aazealh on January 14, 2014, 09:42:32 PM
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/482445197/unsung-story-tale-of-the-guardians (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/482445197/unsung-story-tale-of-the-guardians)
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on January 15, 2014, 06:02:08 PM
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/482445197/unsung-story-tale-of-the-guardians (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/482445197/unsung-story-tale-of-the-guardians)
Essentially, the spiritual successor to Final Fantasy Tactics. Besides that, I'm a big Matsuno fan, so this is already an instant purchase for me. Backed at $20, might upgrade to $50 later on, if Sakimoto signs on.

It's been just over a day and it's already ~1/3 backed. That Sakimoto stretch goal is on track for success.  :daiba:
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Aazealh on January 15, 2014, 07:47:22 PM
Essentially, the spiritual successor to Final Fantasy Tactics. Besides that, I'm a big Matsuno fan, so this is already an instant purchase for me. Backed at $20, might upgrade to $50 later on, if Sakimoto signs on.

It's been just over a day and it's already ~1/3 backed. That Sakimoto stretch goal is on track for success.  :daiba:

Sadly (for me), the 3DS stretch goal is what I'm really after. I'm also kinda worried about that company, Playdek, not having the chops to pull it off, but I want to stay hopeful.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on January 15, 2014, 09:29:23 PM
Sadly (for me), the 3DS stretch goal is what I'm really after.
I didn't even see that. I rarely look at stretch goals..

Quote
I'm also kinda worried about that company, Playdek, not having the chops to pull it off, but I want to stay hopeful.
Same, but honestly? I'd buy it even if it was poorly designed if it has Matsuno's ideas in it.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Aazealh on January 15, 2014, 10:42:00 PM
Same, but honestly? I'd buy it even if it was poorly designed if it has Matsuno's ideas in it.

I pledged my money before I even read anything on the Kickstarter page...
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: ryOtoha on February 05, 2014, 12:54:41 AM
ReRoll ''the ultimate open world'', an (too ?) ambitious Survival Action-RPG developed by PIXYUL

Quote
Using civilian drones and scanning the Earth one square-kilometer chunk at a time, the game's creators aim to "reproduce accurately, at scale, the whole planet and its different ecosystems, environments, countries and cities using small civilian drones." The planet Earth, they believe, is the ideal place for players to fight, survive and live in a virtual existence.

Announcement trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTbg7fqJq1Y[url=http://Announcement trailer)
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on February 05, 2014, 01:37:16 AM
That sounds incredibly ambitious. Also, stupid.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Johnstantine on February 08, 2014, 04:01:52 PM
ReRoll ''the ultimate open world'', an (too ?) ambitious Survival Action-RPG developed by PIXYUL

Announcement trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTbg7fqJq1Y[url=http://Announcement trailer)

Awful.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Deci on March 25, 2014, 04:06:30 PM
J-Star Victory Versus, a 3D fighter with 52 characters from Shonen Jump's most popular anime/manga's, including DBZ, Naruto, Fist of North Star, Saint Seiya, Yu Yu Hakusho, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Bleach, Rurouni Kenshin, One Piece, and more and more and more. 32 stages.

Honestly there's some nostalgia here for me in a few of the titles, can't bear to even give a lot of them a chance, but regardless the game looks like a lot of fun, even if Goku/Vegeta/Freeza would just kill them all instantly (well maybe not Goku since he prefers a fair fight...)

http://kotaku.com/goku-luffy-kenshin-naruto-and-48-more-characters-fac-1550797861 (http://kotaku.com/goku-luffy-kenshin-naruto-and-48-more-characters-fac-1550797861)

http://youtu.be/9RkDQ0N98Jg (http://youtu.be/9RkDQ0N98Jg)

edit: Watching the trailer it's pretty funny seeing the DBZ clones right next to the "real thing" like this too.  :serpico:
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Dar Klink on March 27, 2014, 06:36:54 AM
J-Star Victory Versus, a 3D fighter with 52 characters from Shonen Jump's most popular anime/manga's, including DBZ, Naruto, Fist of North Star, Saint Seiya, Yu Yu Hakusho, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Bleach, Rurouni Kenshin, One Piece, and more and more and more. 32 stages.

Honestly there's some nostalgia here for me in a few of the titles, can't bear to even give a lot of them a chance, but regardless the game looks like a lot of fun, even if Goku/Vegeta/Freeza would just kill them all instantly (well maybe not Goku since he prefers a fair fight...)

http://kotaku.com/goku-luffy-kenshin-naruto-and-48-more-characters-fac-1550797861 (http://kotaku.com/goku-luffy-kenshin-naruto-and-48-more-characters-fac-1550797861)

http://youtu.be/9RkDQ0N98Jg (http://youtu.be/9RkDQ0N98Jg)

edit: Watching the trailer it's pretty funny seeing the DBZ clones right next to the "real thing" like this too.  :serpico:

I'd love to give that game a try. While I'm not a huge fan of Bleach, Naruto, Toriko, or a few other series I can't wait to play as HxH, YYH, JoJo, Gintama, HnK, and Kenshin characters, as well as learn about some of the characters in series I haven't read yet. I'm hoping the gameplay ends up being fun and fast paced.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Groovy Metal Fist on April 01, 2014, 01:43:00 AM
I know I've spoken a number of times about story driven game with player choices. I loved many of them, but didn't feel like my choices changed the overall arc of the story. I could only swap out a few details along the way.

Ken Levine wants to design a story driven game with player choices to genuinely shake up the narrative:

http://gamedesignreviews.com/scrapbook/stepped-on-a-narrative-lego/ (http://gamedesignreviews.com/scrapbook/stepped-on-a-narrative-lego/)

I wish him all the best!
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Griffith on April 01, 2014, 02:22:17 PM
I know I've spoken a number of times about story driven game with player choices. I loved many of them, but didn't feel like my choices changed the overall arc of the story. I could only swap out a few details along the way.

Ken Levine wants to design a story driven game with player choices to genuinely shake up the narrative:

http://gamedesignreviews.com/scrapbook/stepped-on-a-narrative-lego/ (http://gamedesignreviews.com/scrapbook/stepped-on-a-narrative-lego/)

I wish him all the best!

I think the major challenge there is the more the "reader" can change the story, the less the story matters and therefore it's no longer "story driven." Some would even say it's mutually exclusive (I'm kind of leaning that way). I mean, how story driven is your game if the story is that dispensable or interchangeable. There are plenty of games where you can sort of do as you please and there's multiple paths and conclusions but most of these would no longer be called "story driven", and the ones that would you'd probably categorize among those only changing details (Mass Effect). Fallout and Chrono Trigger come to mind as games that come down just on or to either side of that line, but they're still limited as far as this idea goes. To truly do this, one would basically have to write multiple separate and in depth story trees that go in completely different directions, perhaps with their own separate themes and individual characters (like if your main characters could live or die =), yet are treated with equal import, as if they're all the one true narrative. In that case, I feel like the story, themes, and the entire game would be consumed by and become about this concept (the "what ifs" of life) and, again, could be in danger of becoming some weird life simulator/experiment with no narrative rather than a driving one. Anyway, aside from the feasibility of all that, most games, or any medium for that matter, unfortunately can't even craft one great story.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Dar Klink on April 01, 2014, 04:40:16 PM
I think the major challenge there is the more the "reader" can change the story, the less the story matters and therefore it's no longer "story driven." Some would even say it's mutually exclusive (I'm kind of leaning that way). I mean, how story driven is your game if the story is that dispensable or interchangeable. There are plenty of games where you can sort of do as you please and there's multiple paths and conclusions but most of these would no longer be called "story driven", and the ones that would you'd probably categorize among those only changing details (Mass Effect). Fallout and Chrono Trigger come to mind as games that come down just on or to either side of that line, but they're still limited as far as this idea goes. To truly do this, one would basically have to write multiple separate and in depth story trees that go in completely different directions, perhaps with their own separate themes and individual characters (like if your main characters could live or die =), yet are treated with equal import, as if they're all the one true narrative. In that case, I feel like the story, themes, and the entire game would be consumed by and become about this concept (the "what ifs" of life) and, again, could be in danger of becoming some weird life simulator/experiment with no narrative rather than being story driven. Anyway, aside from the feasibility of all that, most games, or any medium for that matter, unfortunately can't even craft one great story.

Well, there are Japanese Visual Novels that attempt that, and I don't mean just the porn ones. I wouldn't be the one to ask for recommendations as far as those go though.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Aazealh on April 01, 2014, 08:10:27 PM
To truly do this, one would basically have to write multiple separate and in depth story trees that go in completely different directions, perhaps with their own separate themes and individual characters (like if your main characters could live or die =), yet are treated with equal import, as if they're all the one true narrative.

Yup. That's the only way to make it work smoothly while keeping it truly "great". And there's a good reason it's never been done: given that most people don't even finish the games they play, writing 10 stories (and dozens of variations for each different one) for one game when you know most of them won't be appreciated is a waste of talent and effort. It could be a true masterpiece, but who would put in the time, effort and money?
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: einherjar on April 11, 2014, 03:26:08 AM
After kinda burning myself out on Dark Souls II, I'm really looking forward to the English localization of Drakengard 3.  Anyone else?
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Tama on April 11, 2014, 05:19:02 AM
I'm really looking forward to playing Super Smash Brothers on the Wii U. I love the past games and am excited for all the newcomers to the series like Little Mac and Mega Man (my favorite!). The only disappointment I have so far is in the most recent Nintendo Direct, they mentioned that once again online mode will be very limited when playing with strangers. For me, most of my friends have moved away by this point or don't own Wii U's, so I was hoping for more customization to play with other people. Other then that, it looks fun!
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Dar Klink on April 12, 2014, 02:19:23 AM
After kinda burning myself out on Dark Souls II, I'm really looking forward to the English localization of Drakengard 3.  Anyone else?

I haven't been looking into it a lot, but I really do want to give it a try. With all their flaws the first two were really interesting. I loved the whole sacrifice system in the world and how it affected each character. I still need to finish Nier though.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: RanShi on April 12, 2014, 02:13:49 PM
After kinda burning myself out on Dark Souls II, I'm really looking forward to the English localization of Drakengard 3.  Anyone else?

Were 1 and 2 any good? I kinda sticked with mainstream reviews and didn't give it a chance.  :femto:
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: SaiyajinNoOuji on April 13, 2014, 06:16:16 AM
I am waiting for the inevitable release of "Saints Row 5: Pimps in Space (and Time)!"

I had great fun with 3 and 4 that I can't imagine them NOT making 5.

Also I hope they release Monster Hunter 4 for the Wii-U.

As for real games that are in the pipe to come out. None =|
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Groovy Metal Fist on April 13, 2014, 01:26:48 PM
The next Civilization game will take place in outer space:

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/133685-Civilization-Beyond-Earth-Screenshots-Leaked-Update (http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/133685-Civilization-Beyond-Earth-Screenshots-Leaked-Update)

In addition to all the new futuristic space mechanics they could mess around with, I'm really looking forward to the soundtrack.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on April 13, 2014, 01:28:07 PM
The next Civilization game will take place in outer space:

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/133685-Civilization-Beyond-Earth-Screenshots-Leaked-Update (http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/133685-Civilization-Beyond-Earth-Screenshots-Leaked-Update)

In addition to all the new futuristic space mechanics they could mess around with, I'm really looking forward to the soundtrack.

Yep. Spirital successor to Alpha Centauri. I love the concept of it. I just could never get too deep into the Civ games.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: einherjar on April 13, 2014, 11:56:12 PM
I haven't been looking into it a lot, but I really do want to give it a try. With all their flaws the first two were really interesting. I loved the whole sacrifice system in the world and how it affected each character. I still need to finish Nier though.

The anticipation made me break out Nier again to complete some trophies and get the fourth ending.

Were 1 and 2 any good? I kinda sticked with mainstream reviews and didn't give it a chance.  :femto:

They're a mixed bag.  One area they seem to skimp on is graphics.  They aren't the best looking games, for sure.  The first game had a deliciously twisted story and characters, but the gameplay was just not that fun.  With the second game, a different director made it a lot more "mainstream," which meant better gameplay, but a trite story and bland characters.  The game Nier is an offshoot of the series, following ending "E" of the first game, and developed by the original team.  That one was quite enjoyable in both story and gameplay.  Oh, and it had one of the best soundtracks of any game, ever. 

Now here's the really good news:  Drakengard 3 reunited the director and producer of the first game with Nier's composer.  I forsee good times ahead.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Henry Spencer on April 24, 2014, 09:34:49 PM
After kinda burning myself out on Dark Souls II, I'm really looking forward to the English localization of Drakengard 3.  Anyone else?

Of course. Yoko Taro is one sick pup - he's quickly become a favourite game director of mine. Nier is still my favourite game of the generation (alongside the likes of Mass Effect 2 & the Souls series) and the original Drakengard is such a unique JRPG that intentionally goes against the grain of all other games in that genre. I'm also hoping to see some more Berserk influence in Drakengard 3 since Taro is a big fan of Berserk (I remember they put in one weapon that was straight from Berserk in either Drakengard 1 & 2 or Nier, can't remember).
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Tama on May 02, 2014, 08:07:04 PM
Mario Kart 8 which releases the end of this month looks pretty fun. I used to play Mario Kart with my family all the time on Super Nintendo and N64 and seeing all the landscapes and characters in HD look amazing. I like how they are re-doing some of the older tracks for the retro courses, and adding some new twists like the anti gravity stripes to them. I've never been a fan of the Wii wheel, so I will probably just use the Wii U pro or game pad controller.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on October 25, 2014, 05:48:20 PM
Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow is out on WiiU now. Fantastic game. The sequel to Symphony of the Night. The fact that it's not on 3DS is so frustrating....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tmc65Wc18E
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Aazealh on October 26, 2014, 03:01:57 PM
Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow is out on WiiU now. Fantastic game. The sequel to Symphony of the Night. The fact that it's not on 3DS is so frustrating....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tmc65Wc18E

Damn that game was cool. Great combo along with Dawn of Souls.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Aazealh on December 07, 2014, 12:48:11 PM
Tacoma, from Fullbright.

http://www.tacoma-game.com/ (http://www.tacoma-game.com/)
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Rupert Sinclair on December 07, 2014, 04:31:37 PM
Tacoma, from Fullbright.

http://www.tacoma-game.com/ (http://www.tacoma-game.com/)

Looks fucking cool.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on December 07, 2014, 06:02:54 PM
Tacoma, from Fullbright.

http://www.tacoma-game.com/ (http://www.tacoma-game.com/)

Huge fan of Gone Home and sci-fi in general, but this trailer didn't do anything for me. Not sure if it was the voice acting, the placeholder music, or the Art Deco art design being evocative of BioShock, but I wasn't impressed with any aspect. Obviously, it's still very early, so I hope they're still at the drawing board stages for this.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: puppet12ca on December 07, 2014, 07:10:48 PM
Yakuza 5 finally getting a western release albeit digitally on PSN in summer 2015

http://www.gamespot.com/articles/yakuza-5-gets-western-release-in-2015/1100-6424020/

and not really new but some more tidbits about Until Dawn likening it to heavy rain

http://www.gamespot.com/articles/yakuza-5-gets-western-release-in-2015/1100-6424020/


Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: VengeanceQuest982 on December 30, 2014, 12:24:53 PM
Witcher 3 Wild Hunt - Steel book Box Art "Novigrad Edition"

(http://i.imgur.com/AxHu5WO.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/jgERaFu.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B6Cafm1CcAE6k2o.jpg:large) * Chosen Front Cover Art
(http://i.imgur.com/5T1cIQl.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/fpIdrmK.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/TgISKQ4.jpg)
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Kaladin on December 31, 2014, 12:18:10 AM
Excited for the Witcher 3 the most!

(http://i61.tinypic.com/w2k3u0.jpg)
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on January 05, 2015, 03:19:27 PM
I really, really wish I could get excited for Witcher 3, because it just looks awesome. But, I just couldn't get into the first two games, and I gave them a fair shake.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Salem on January 05, 2015, 04:05:33 PM
At first I really didn't enjoy The Witcher.  I gave it another shot and after the first 8 hours I was captured.   Truly love that game, especially after reading the book on which it's based.  The Witcher 2 never did it for me.  Finished the first act 2 times and lost interest.  I hope the combat is changed enough, as well as the demand to make certain potions.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on January 05, 2015, 05:47:40 PM
At first I really didn't enjoy The Witcher.  I gave it another shot and after the first 8 hours I was captured.

I played through about 3/4 of Witcher 1 (based on a story summary I read after giving up) and about 6 hours of Witcher 2. The tone of everything just feels "off" to me. I like Geralt, but find the world boring. I like the graphics but find combat and inventory/potion management a chore. Everything is just unbalanced, to me.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Berserker78 on January 05, 2015, 06:03:01 PM
Definitively The Witcher3 a game of 2015 for sure i saw a gameplay video it's like a dream an epic adventure that begins in May not in february  :magni: the wait is suffering  :SK:
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Joe Chip on January 05, 2015, 06:11:43 PM
The Witcher 2 never did it for me.  Finished the first act 2 times and lost interest.  I hope the combat is changed enough, as well as the demand to make certain potions.
I've never actually played the Wither games, but a good buddy of mine is a big fan. He keeps telling me about a mod for the Witcher 2. It changes the whole combat system around and makes it quite good. The company that makes Witcher ended up hiring the guy that made the mod. Have you tried it ??
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Salem on January 05, 2015, 06:12:49 PM
I played through about 3/4 of Witcher 1 (based on a story summary I read after giving up) and about 6 hours of Witcher 2. The tone of everything just feels "off" to me. I like Geralt, but find the world boring. I like the graphics but find combat and inventory/potion management a chore. Everything is just unbalanced, to me.

It's definitely a chore.  The inventory and quest set up becomes quite tedious.   The second changed enough to make me struggle to play.  I think a lot of my opinion was around mods because that was the first game I played when I built my pc in 2012.  Soundtrack was amazing to my tastes as well.

I've never actually played the Wither games, but a good buddy of mine is a big fan. He keeps telling me about a mod for the Witcher 2. It changes the whole combat system around and makes it quite good. The company that makes Witcher ended up hiring the guy that made the mod. Have you tried it ??

Never tried it.  The entire layout changed.  Might make it enjoyable though.   I didn't mention after I stopped playing my save game corrupted and I have no intention on playing to act 2 a third time.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on January 07, 2015, 05:06:55 PM
Excited for the Witcher 3 the most!

Hope you've got a decent rig! http://www.polygon.com/2015/1/7/7508059/the-witcher-3-system-requirements-pc  :schnoz:
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Salem on January 08, 2015, 12:57:47 PM
Hope you've got a decent rig! http://www.polygon.com/2015/1/7/7508059/the-witcher-3-system-requirements-pc  :schnoz:
  I could run that on ultra, but ps4 is calling.  I'm that guy.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on January 08, 2015, 02:10:55 PM
  I could run that on ultra, but ps4 is calling.  I'm that guy.

Monstrous!  :magni: I have a fairly new system (2012-era parts) and I could barely run Witcher 2 on high. Of course, that game is notorious for being poorly optimized.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Salem on January 08, 2015, 03:56:59 PM
Monstrous!  :magni: I have a fairly new system (2012-era parts) and I could barely run Witcher 2 on high. Of course, that game is notorious for being poorly optimized.

That reason is the best reason.  That and I need to get a new version of windows 7.  Mine is buggy and I lost my install disc.  :mozgus:  Don't want to get far into something and kaboom.  Think I got a smart virus that has eluded 4 different programs and my cleaning options are exhausted.  Time for a wipe.  Poor optimization and some games like Skyrim are so vast in options I find myself tinkering more than playing.  Thought about throwing on 16 more gb of ram, but its so unnecessary I would feel ashamed.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Groovy Metal Fist on January 09, 2015, 03:09:53 AM
I just hope they put some compromise for ubersampling. It makes like a 50 fps difference.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: ryOtoha on February 25, 2015, 02:47:44 PM
Batman Arkham Knight ''Gotham is Mine'' trailer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7Tv7tONzEQ)
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Johnstantine on February 26, 2015, 02:35:46 AM
Batman Arkham Knight ''Gotham is Mine'' trailer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7Tv7tONzEQ)

I can't watch it because I've been waiting for this game since they announced it.

It's just too much for me. I can't. I just can't.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: ryOtoha on February 26, 2015, 03:02:57 PM
I can't watch it because I've been waiting for this game since they announced it.

It's just too much for me. I can't. I just can't.

Really ? It's not like we don't already know the universe/arkhamverse. It's more about being immerse and experience the ultimate bat-simulator don't you think ? :carcus:
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: slan69 on March 20, 2015, 03:56:19 AM
http://ca.ign.com/articles/2015/03/19/mortal-kombat-x-will-punish-you-for-rage-quitting

Oh god this is only going to infuriate the rage quitters even more. :mozgus: I can only imagine the messages people will be getting from other players, hahaha.


http://gamerant.com/mortal-kombat-x-jason-vorhees-dlc/

Also this. Interesting but I kinda wish they bring Kratos back instead. I mean Freddy was an okay playable character but not the best.

Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Aazealh on March 20, 2015, 07:32:29 PM
I no doubt am more excited for this game than I should be, but I can't help it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbZLbb0_RBI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbZLbb0_RBI)
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Griffith on June 02, 2015, 02:58:35 PM
http://kotaku.com/the-fallout-4-announcement-has-begun-1708434161

(http://i.imgur.com/kjEWIUs.gif)

I'm just glad I don't have to see any more of the almost daily unfounded "news" articles speculating on the announcement every time someone from Bethesda goes to the bathroom, "Are they going in there to write the super secret Fallout 4 launch date in the stall!? It's possible!"

Now, if they announced it was being developed by Obsidian/the remnants of the old Black Isle Fallout team + Brian Fargo then I'd truly be excited, but this is nice I guess. =) There will at least be an opportunity for something like that as with New Vegas; in any case, Bethesda has been very good to, if not for, Fallout.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on June 02, 2015, 03:35:04 PM
"Surprise!"
 
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That “please stand by” image, of course, is straight out of Fallout:

I love it when Kotaku has to talk down to their core teen demographic  :ganishka:
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Griffith on June 02, 2015, 05:57:23 PM
"Surprise!"
 
I love it when Kotaku has to talk down to their core teen demographic  :ganishka:

Yeah, I wonder how many "Fallout fans" have even played Fallout 1 & 2. Hopefully, the ubiquitous popularity of 3, which still looks gorgeous btw, drove a good number of folks to at least try the old games.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Aazealh on June 02, 2015, 07:53:29 PM
Now, if they announced it was being developed by Obsidian/the remnants of the old Black Isle Fallout team + Brian Fargo then I'd truly be excited, but this is nice I guess. =)

Unfortunately (or not), Fargo and friends have other plans for now: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/inxile/the-bards-tale-iv (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/inxile/the-bards-tale-iv)
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on June 02, 2015, 08:08:28 PM
Unfortunately (or not), Fargo and friends have other plans for now: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/inxile/the-bards-tale-iv (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/inxile/the-bards-tale-iv)
Particularly given Fargo's ability to lend his support everywhere-at-once across several Kickstarters over the past 2 years. It implies he's not attached to any big projects.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Griffith on June 02, 2015, 08:47:01 PM
Unfortunately (or not), Fargo and friends have other plans for now: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/inxile/the-bards-tale-iv (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/inxile/the-bards-tale-iv)
Particularly given Fargo's ability to lend his support everywhere-at-once across several Kickstarters over the past 2 years. It implies he's not attached to any big projects.

Well, I didn't think it probable whatever the logistics, and assume it's a given that Bethesda will develop it in-house, a true successor to Fallout 3, anyway. I'm just illustrating the difference between what that, and this announcement, means to me versus someone that came to the series through Bethesda. I just hope lighting strikes twice and they eventually do something like they did with New Vegas, but, as you can tell by my characterization of that occurance, I'm not counting on it. I'm optimistic about it all though; like I said, Bethesda has done nothing but give Fallout the royal treatment and their best, even if that's not the same animal as fans of the original games expect (myself included). The alternative being, what, it getting licensed by some monster like EA or becoming a Kickstarter project itself (actually... =).
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: TwoPumpWarrior on June 03, 2015, 01:41:16 PM
Fallout 4 trailer went live: https://youtu.be/Lnn2rJpjar4
I'll keep my fingers crossed but not incredibly impressed with the trailer honestly.
Aesthetically, the world looks so much better with color but that's been possible for a minute.
I did like the urban looking scenes though, it'd be nice to see a lively world actually FULL of folks.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Griffith on June 03, 2015, 03:13:44 PM
I was similarly underwhelmed. It looks more like Fallout 3 2016 than either a new revolution like 3 was or a relative return to form ala New Vegas. Definitely Bethesda's Fallout though, heavy on the broadstrokess of the iconography and mythology of Fallout 1, and hey, remember bobbleheads!?
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on June 03, 2015, 03:35:06 PM
I liked the more varied locales shown in the trailer. Fallout 3 was a slog for me because so many locations were visually boring, flat and brown. Also, the combat system never really interested me, because it felt less like strategy and more like "how can I get close enough to make my headshot percentage higher than 33%?." But this does indeed look like Fallout 3-2 more than Fallout 4. I wonder what they'll bring that's new.

The emphasis on the pre-nuke setting makes me wonder if that will be something of an intro sequence you play through (and if so, why...?) or if it's hinting at something more significant, like time travel.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Salem on June 03, 2015, 03:49:42 PM
I liked the more varied locales shown in the trailer. Fallout 3 was a slog for me because so many locations were visually boring, flat and brown. Also, the combat system never really interested me, because it felt less like strategy and more like "how can I get close enough to make my headshot percentage higher than 33%?." But this does indeed look like Fallout 3-2 more than Fallout 4. I wonder what they'll bring that's new.

This is exactly how I felt.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Aazealh on June 03, 2015, 04:03:42 PM
I thought the trailer was well made, tugged the right strings. Yet I'm not quite sold on it.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Griffith on June 03, 2015, 04:57:58 PM
There's nothing wrong with it per se, but it's more of the same, only older and stretched more thin. "War never changes..." Indeed. Fallout 3 worked for me because it was like a big budget cinematic reimagining of Fallout 1 & 2, or at least their cinematics, that was superficially very immersive (just don't pull too hard on the frayed threads of its fabric).

It doesn't help that I just played through all the major endings of New Vegas, which actually managed to be unique by embracing its setting (it also featured a colorful and varied wasteland that wasn't all brown and grey) and was different simply by advancing the world's timeline in an organic way that also better adhered to its history (it even tied in Wasteland), while offering a view of and agency in its future. This, on the other hand, looks like it's literally stuck in a time warp: grab your vault suit, power armor, and canine companion, because it's Fallout, just like you remember (if not how it was), but bigger and better(?)... Again! I guess I do think something's wrong with it. =)
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Jaze1618 on June 03, 2015, 09:06:07 PM
XCOM 2 Confirmed: http://www.gamespot.com/articles/xcom-2-revealed-coming-to-pc-first-in-november/1100-6427724/


Fallout 4 + Dark Souls 3 + XCOM 2 = 1 heck of an exciting week
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Griffith on June 03, 2015, 10:50:02 PM
More rambling Fallout 4 thoughts nobody asked for: On the positive side, the most intriguing thing to me about the trailer was that noirish, Vegas-like setting they showed, which really brought to mind New Reno from Fallout 2. Despite it's name and best efforts, aside from the opening that atmosphere was severely lacking in New Vegas. And the concludes all the nice things I have to say. =)

So, it's weird that there's basically two overlapping ideas of Fallout that are actually quite different and sometimes hard to distinguish. There's the original Black Isle/Obsidian version and the Bethesda version, even separated by West and East coast, and the latter of which resembling what the former started as, in fact attempting to recreate it, but from which the former has evolved to become almost the antithesis to (everybody got that? =). To put it another way, the difference between what Fallout was and the idea of that and what it is now, and the false equivalency between them.

For example, by Fallout 2, the Brotherhood of Steel had all but disappeared, and continued as a marginal faction in the West in New Vegas. But in every other Fallout game made by other developers, including Bethesda, the Brotherhood of Steel are made the stars. There's two games named after the Brotherhood of Steel, a third was in development, and Fallout 3 might as well be from its advertising to its emphasis on the Brotherhood versus the Enclave (and, of course, "Broken Steel" in fact is). Obsidian's New Vegas, on the other hand, is openly contemptuous of this aggrandizement and exploitation in its marginalization of the BoS and Enclave (another reason it's such an amazingly unlikely game =). Here's what New Vegas' Mr. House had to say about the holy Brotherhood in a bit of throwaway dialogue that's nonetheless more interesting than most any speech in Fallout 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87US9AXNMME Just one character's opinion! :ganishka:

I think you can also see this separation between Fallout and the popular idea of Fallout in what Walter pointed to as Kotaku talking down to it's audience, "See this 'PLEASE STAND BY' sign? That's from Fallout. The game your dad and older brother keep telling you about and why you should be excited for Fallout 4." Here's more examples from an article analyzing the trailer and purportedly giving a Fallout history lesson:

Quote from: http://kotaku.com/all-the-juicy-details-hidden-in-the-fallout-4-trailer-1708720494
The first thing we see in the trailer is a throwback—it starts out on close-up to a TV screen, which displays an Indian test head pattern much like the one we saw in the countdown earlier this week. But then the camera pulls out, revealing that the TV is actually in a pretty beat-up room:

As Fallout veterans know, Fallout 1’s intro cinematic had a similar shot

Well, just about everything in Bethesda's Fallout is a throwback to Fallout 1, including The Ink Spots (a Fallout veteran would also know them from their song 'Maybe,' from the first game's intro).

Quote from: http://kotaku.com/all-the-juicy-details-hidden-in-the-fallout-4-trailer-1708720494
And like previous Fallout games, the Fallout 4 trailer’s music is provided by The Ink Spots:

You might know them as the folks who sing ‘I don’t want to set the world on fire~’

Well, again, Fallout 2 used Louis Armstrong's 'A Kiss to Build a Dream On,' and New Vegas Frank Sinatra's 'Blue Moon' to similar effect, but the sequels developed by the original team chose a different artist each time. This is where things get interesting (you must think so if you're still reading this crap =), because it was Bethesda that brought back the The Ink Spots with 'I Don’t Want to Set the World on Fire,' which was allegedly the song Fallout 1 was intended to open with but they couldn't acquire for whatever reason. Of course, Bethesda could, and what better way to show off their Fallout bonafides than to open their interpretation of it the way it was always intended. Like a lot of things about Fallout 3, that was a nice touch and tribute to the original, but it's also emblematic of the limitations of Bethesda's creativity with the property and the tropes it perpetuates; because, here we go again, another game, another Ink Spots tune, and now that's forever "Fallout's thing" (I'd prefer they bring back original series composer Mark Morgan). Not that I'm really complaining about that, but like I said they could try doing something more interesting, (I hope they take Obsidian's cue in more than just the overworld), because so far their contributions might best be described as a pastiche "in the style" of Fallout (the weird VR stuff, Mothership Zeta, etc). It's also bemusing to see the version of Fallout literally made to be sold on a lunch box (https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4075/5446520881_8ef2bf0eb7_b.jpg) actually become what Fallout is defined as, especially after New Vegas seemingly provided a viable compromise or alternative. Oh well, it makes sense to emphasize those iconic things in a trailer anyway; vault suits, power armor, etc.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on June 04, 2015, 02:09:43 AM
I wish I had a strong enough opinion of the Fallout franchise to weigh in, but I just don't.  :sad:

I've played bits of 1, lots of 2, all of 3, though my favorite is probably New Vegas.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Griffith on June 04, 2015, 02:41:09 AM
I wish I had a strong enough opinion of the Fallout franchise to weigh in, but I just don't.  :sad:

No you don't, I spent years(!) of my adolescence in those little top down worlds. Just read that shit above, I'm a lunatic! :ganishka:

I've played bits of 1, lots of 2, all of 3, though my favorite is probably New Vegas.

Sounds like a pretty healthy familiarity, no shame there. I've replayed Fallout 1 multiple times up to and including a few years ago (including a save when I was kid where I killed every NPC in the game world save the Overseer =), Fallout 2 I lived in for like a year, Fallout 3 I played through the standard game and even maxed my guy, really enjoyed it, and New Vegas may not be as deep as 2 or as gorgeous as 3 but it's the best of both worlds and a "dream game" to me (always wanted Fallout 2 in an immersive first person format, 3 was half way there =).
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: JMP on June 04, 2015, 02:44:42 AM
I played the snot out of Fallout 3. I think I burned myself out a bit. I started New Vegas, but never really got into it. I still own the game, though. From some of what you all said it sounds pretty good. Maybe I'll give it another go.  :carcus:
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on June 04, 2015, 03:03:53 AM
I played the snot out of Fallout 3. I think I burned myself out a bit. I started New Vegas, but never really got into it. I still own the game, though. From some of what you all said it sounds pretty good. Maybe I'll give it another go.  :carcus:

Sure give it another go. I honestly don't know anyone who prefers Fallout 3 to New Vegas.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Griffith on June 04, 2015, 04:43:59 AM
Sure give it another go. I honestly don't know anyone who prefers Fallout 3 to New Vegas.

I do; people that haven't played New Vegas. :badbone:

And Fallout 3 does have that needlessly epic, stilted Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings sort of appeal, and I'm not entirely kidding. They treated it with a reverence usually reserved for biblical epics, but that's weird when the source material was kind of inherently irrelevant.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Moppy on June 08, 2015, 04:17:57 AM
Anyone heard of Dragon's Dogma Online? The beta sign up thing (https://store.playstation.com/#!/ja-jp/%e3%83%89%e3%83%a9%e3%82%b4%e3%83%b3%e3%82%ba%e3%83%89%e3%82%b0%e3%83%9e-%e3%82%aa%e3%83%b3%e3%83%a9%e3%82%a4%e3%83%b3-ps4%e7%89%88-%e3%82%af%e3%83%ad%e3%83%bc%e3%82%ba%e3%83%89%e3%83%99%e3%83%bc%e3%82%bf%e3%83%86%e3%82%b9%e3%83%881%e5%bf%9c%e5%8b%9f%e5%88%b8/cid=JP0102-CUSA02053_00-0BTEST0000000000) literally just opened for PS4. Since I'm learning japanese I'll try and translate the yellow text.

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<Important notes>

※ The first 10,000 people to have downloaded the closed beta test 1 ticket for PS4 will be sent a redeemable coupon to the email address registered on their PSN account on June 12th.
※ If you downloaded a ticket after the first 10,000 people, you will automatically be entered into a lottery for the closed beta test 1 "general recruitment" which is planned to be implemented on June 15th.
※ If unfortunately you did not receive a redeemable coupon on June 12th, you will be automatically entered into the above mentioned "general recruitment" lottery.
※ We plan to continue choosing people from the "general recruitment" lottery until July 3rd.
※ If the email notifying you of being chosen from the "general recruitment" lottery cannot be sent due to wrong information, is deleted by accident, or is filtered as spam, there is no way to resend it. Please make sure your PSN email information is correct.

I downloaded it right as I saw this, being too excited to read that it wasn't the actual beta. But only a few more days! I was wrong, the beta starts July 7th, on June 12th you'll just be notified if you were one of the first 10,000 people chosen for the beta.

Edit:
(http://i.gyazo.com/57025c590a28ea6b8ed7b418defadcf1.png)
Took me several tries even with using the audio it gives you lol
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: asic on June 08, 2015, 06:15:46 AM
A game I have been waiting for ever since the rumor announcement is:

https://warhammer.totalwar.com/
http://www.pcgamer.com/total-war-warhammer-brings-heroes-and-monsters-to-battle/

I don't play the table top game but I played Warhammer: Shadow of the Horned Rat and Warhammer: Dark Omen, both great Fantasy titles. I recommend taking a look at Dark Omen, even today it is still playable, challenging and great fun. Creative Assembly have messed up in the past though, their latest few games have been riddled with bugs and just poor AI etc. However I cannot suppress my excitement for this game.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Death May Die on June 15, 2015, 07:04:57 AM
Anyone check out the Bethesda presentation earlier tonight? Of course a ton of Fallout 4 news was released tonight, it's release date is 11/10/15, awesome new costumization system in realtime, a nifty collections edition pip boy, duel screen/interactive phone app that reflects your pipboy stats, and a very addictive... And FREE Fallout game for your phone that was also released tonight called Fallout Shelter! As well as a really good Doom presentation. I highly recommended looking into the Bethesda E3  presentation and the info they put out tonight as there was a lot of great stuff put in the table. One of the small details that was mentioned is Fallout 4 hasn't been in development not since just Skyrim but following the completion of Fallout 3!
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: IcePuck on June 15, 2015, 12:42:47 PM
Wow, Fallout! I'm pretty excited about the new and improved features. Customizing weapons, building settlements (at long last, you can arrange your own furniture! ;P) flying and what have you. I also like what they seem to be doing with the power armor, where it's not just the strongest armor in the game, but more of a one-man-tank sort of thing.

The game looks like another great sandbox, where you'll blow countless hours just playing house and combing the wilderness. I'm really glad Bethesda is still happy to revel in this aspect of the game, rather than shifting focus to try to create a more story-centric experience, a la Bioware for example.

With that said, I sure wouldn't mind if the world building and general writing were better. Fallout 3's environment made no sense, people were presumably sustaining themselves on canned food and cigaretters from groceries 200 years after the apocalypse, not to mention that one cave full of kids fending off super mutants. *shudder* Unfortunately, Fallout 4 doesn't seem more promising than Fallout 3 in that regard - it still looks like it's 2 years after the apocalypse, not 200.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Griffith on June 15, 2015, 02:48:02 PM
With that said, I sure wouldn't mind if the world building and general writing were better. Fallout 3's environment made no sense, people were presumably sustaining themselves on canned food and cigaretters from groceries 200 years after the apocalypse, not to mention that one cave full of kids fending off super mutants. *shudder* Unfortunately, Fallout 4 doesn't seem more promising than Fallout 3 in that regard - it still looks like it's 2 years after the apocalypse, not 200.

What'chu talkin' 'bout, mungo? Yeah... it was just a bunch of random Fallout-like locations with little cohesion, and every time they kick the same basic premise down the timeline it gets stretched thinner, but I don't demand a ton of realism from Fallout in the first place. Even in the 90's I didn't think bottlecaps made for a good currency. =) I would like to see them do more with it though and evolve things somewhat ala Fallout 2 and New Vegas (not to keep beating that Brahmin). Are they going to have tribals or actually deal with next generation survivors? That's been a thing since Fallout 2, and arguably the first game, but in Fallout 3 everyone acts like they're from a vault or were somehow around when the bombs dropped. At this point you'd think most people wouldn't even consider the wasteland post apocalyptic since it should be all they know; it's just the world.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on June 15, 2015, 03:29:39 PM
This was the highlight of last night for me: http://www.polygon.com/2015/6/15/8780523/super-mario-maker-bros-e3-world-1-1-nintendo-world-championship-gameplay

Anyone check out the Bethesda presentation earlier tonight?

I was able to watch most of it last night. Of the games at the show, I was looking forward to Doom's reveal the most -- by far. And while aspects of the game look cool, and I appreciate them trying to find the right place for Doom in today's industry, honestly I really wasn't that impressed by what I saw. The initial factory-like environment looked like it was ripped right out of Doom 3. And while the action was a bit faster and more dynamic than Doom 3, it wasn't exactly blowing my skirt up. That scene in Hell with the two Hell Knights was the most interesting in terms of how encounters can play out. The scripted takedowns are going to get old really quick (considering we saw 4 of them repeat in the course of the demo), the monster designs aren't interesting and I didn't feel any of the weapons really looked fun to use. I did laugh at the "red card" solution though  :ganishka:

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One of the small details that was mentioned is Fallout 4 hasn't been in development not since just Skyrim but following the completion of Fallout 3!

From memory, I believe what Todd Howard said was that full production began during the tail end of Skyrim (hence 4 years); but some pre-production and concept work began after Fallout 3. Not that unheard of.

Are they going to have tribals or actually deal with next generation survivors? That's been a thing since Fallout 2, and arguably the first game, but in Fallout 3 everyone acts like they're from a vault or were somehow around when the bombs dropped. At this point you'd think most people wouldn't even consider the wasteland post apocalyptic since it should be all they know; it's just the world.

Indeed, it's especially weird considering the post-apocalypse genre was based on books where ignorance of the old world and its ways was the centerpiece, like A Boy and His Dog and Riddley Walker. I suppose you could argue that the remnants of the old world are everywhere, and it would take a while for the knowledge of those relics to disappear completely.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Dar Klink on June 16, 2015, 02:44:00 AM
Last Guardian wh... NOW! :isidro:
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Griffith on June 16, 2015, 03:58:32 AM
Last Guardian wh... NOW! :isidro:

Pfff, that's still fresh compared to this unlikely announcement:

http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/06/14/earthbound-beginnings-brings-mother-to-wii-u

Never thought I'd see that! Hopefully, this and Lucas being added to Smash 4 bodes well for Mother 3 getting an official stateside release. Nintendo should just ask the crew that fan translated it if they can modify their version with credit. =)
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Fasty McNasty on June 16, 2015, 03:02:29 PM
Shenmue 3 kickstarter is already nearing $2.5 mil: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ysnet/shenmue-3

I'm not sure how to feel about the FF7 remake. The trailer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kznek1uNVsg) looks very serious and realistic looking. Do people forget that the game is very (intentionally) cartoony. It's got speedo-clad squat thrusting macho men! I can't imagine that translating well based on this trailer. I think I just really want to see actual gameplay footage...

oh yeah, and apparently Dark Souls 3 is a thing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzuznBmu-gQ
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Griffith on June 16, 2015, 03:31:47 PM
Shenmue 3 kickstarter is already nearing $2.5 mil: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ysnet/shenmue-3

Give the people what an active minority of them want! :ganishka:

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I'm not sure how to feel about the FF7 remake. The trailer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kznek1uNVsg) looks very serious and realistic looking. Do people forget that the game is very (intentionally) cartoony. It's got speedo-clad squat thrusting macho men! I can't imagine that translating well based on this trailer. I think I just really want to see actual gameplay footage...

Yeah, I didn't even mention it because, while I don't want to be all, "email me 10 years ago when I cared," what exactly has Square done with this property since 1997 that makes people think this will be an improvement (or "done right," to put it another way)? I mean, the graphics will be better, everything else could be worse though (especially tone, as you alluded to). Do we really need a tone deaf MGS: Twin Snakes-style remake of FF7? It'll be interesting to see how it holds up with full voice acting and all, but it could just be a rude awakening that this seemed a better idea back in the day, in its proper time and place. It could be one might be better off just HD modding the PC version.

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oh yeah, and apparently Dark Souls 3 is a thing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzuznBmu-gQ

Isn't Bloodborne kind of like Dark Souls 3, or the real Dark Souls 2, or is it Demon's Souls 3 then, or 4? Does that make this Demon's Souls 5, or Dark Souls 4, or Bloodborne 2? Maybe they should try something different, besides names. =)
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Dar Klink on June 16, 2015, 06:01:51 PM
Pfff, that's still fresh compared to this unlikely announcement:

http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/06/14/earthbound-beginnings-brings-mother-to-wii-u

Never thought I'd see that! Hopefully, this and Lucas being added to Smash 4 bodes well for Mother 3 getting an official stateside release. Nintendo should just ask the crew that fan translated it if they can modify their version with credit. =)

Hey, it's my schtick to bring it up every year, I can't help that this is the year that Shenmue 3, FF7 remake, and Nintendo actually acknowledging the Mother series outside of Japan/Smash Bros as well as the year more Last Guardian is finally shown!

I think out of everything I'm most excited for the new Nier game, it has a pretty crazy staff working on it. KH3 and FF7HD I'll play and enjoy but the time of my life where those meant something to me is long past I think. I do think the marshmellow men graphics could do with an upgrade though, FF7 is the FF that has aged the worst, at least graphicswise, but like Fasty said, how are they going to convey the original tone with that style?

As for Dark Souls 3, I haven't even looked into it yet really. I love Demon's Souls and Dark Souls, enjoyed 2 despite not liking parts of it, and really want to play Bloodborne but I just feel over-saturated on Souls. I'm sure I'll play and enjoy it, but it's hard for me to get super excited.

In any case, Nintendo really dropped the ball by not announcing the Mega Man Legends 3 Kickstarter to combat Sony!
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: VengeanceQuest982 on June 17, 2015, 10:21:55 PM
I hope no one here was looking forward to getting their hands on Batman Arkham Knight the Batmobile Limited Edition as WB has cancelled it due to all the mass produced batmobiles being defective. Announcement comes 5 days before the game launches.

Batman Arkham Knight Batmobile Edition Cancelled (http://m.neogaf.com/showthread.php?t=1065518).
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Ahmetal on June 17, 2015, 10:32:41 PM
I hope no one here was looking forward to getting their hands on Batman Arkham Knight the Batmobile Limited Edition as WB has cancelled it due to all the mass produced batmobiles being defective. Announcement comes 5 days before the game launches.

Batman Arkham Knight Batmobile Edition Cancelled (http://m.neogaf.com/showthread.php?t=1065518).

I secured the limited edition and had gone through hell to try and secure this but after almost getting scammed twice on ebay I gave up. Sad for others but a bit relieved I won't be missing an edition....prime 1 will be releasing a batmobile anyway. Will be much better. But much pricier.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Death May Die on June 19, 2015, 09:55:06 AM
I would like to say for me, this E3 was the best I can recall in years. It seemed to me it waswell rounded in most aspects. Some say PS4 won the show, some say XboxOne did, I say it's not about the consoles. It's about the games, and no one lost in terms of games. Gaming has a great outlook the next few years. The last three years have been pretty lacking in terms of games that peaked my interest. Thinking about it the presentations, for me Square-Enix was the most lack luster. (I did pop  for FF7, but the KH3 I found disappointing in content, so the moments hype cancelled itself out.) I feel they have a great line up for the future, however in contrast to the other great reveals it just didn't stand out. Otherwise, I'm now convinced to jump to the next gen consoles, and I'm thankful it didn't take another year to do so. It's was a very exciting week for me!
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on June 19, 2015, 10:19:10 AM
I say it's not about the consoles. It's about the games, and no one lost in terms of games.

*cough*Nintendo*cough*
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Griffith on June 19, 2015, 07:45:00 PM
*cough*Nintendo*cough*

Here's a nice summary of their Wii U presentation:

(http://s3.amazonaws.com/rapgenius/1318896743_towel.jpg)
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: VengeanceQuest982 on June 22, 2015, 01:46:53 PM
...This is the only bit of information I'm gonna say about Batman Arkham Knight before launch day ... If you want the full ending All side quests in Arkham Knight are mandatory including The Most Wanted List OPS and Riddler Challenges to unlock it.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Jackolyn on June 22, 2015, 11:10:52 PM
...This is the only bit of information I'm gonna say about Batman Arkham Knight before launch day ... If you want the full ending All side quests in Arkham Knight are mandatory including The Most Wanted List OPS and Riddler Challenges to unlock it.

Well guess who won't be unlocking the full ending!! :ganishka:
You're looking at the queen of avoiding side-misisons and quests! Gotta love YouTube!
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: The Beast of Darkness on September 17, 2016, 04:40:21 PM
Just noticed this topic hasn't been used for a while.
Any thoughts on Resident Evil 7 ? I was a bit skeptical when I saw the first pictures and trailer... but the recent one teased my interest:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9K1uUV17PA

The Baker family looks creepy as fuck... You can easily guess from which movies they picked up that family "concept".
The question is... what are they infected by ? A new virus ? or a parasite ?

Also, I'm wondering how Capcom will link this episode to the previous ones.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Aazealh on September 17, 2016, 08:53:25 PM
Any thoughts on Resident Evil 7 ?

The VR implementation seems to be a mess. Other than that, it looks interesting, but what makes it a RE title?

Also, I'm wondering how Capcom will link this episode to the previous ones.

Indeed. For all intents and purposes this looks like a cool horror game that got slapped with "Resident Evil" so it would get more exposure. Just like Resident Evil 4, basically. That approach was detrimental to RE4, so I hope it won't be for this game as well.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Skeleton on September 17, 2016, 09:44:23 PM
I'm not pleased with this latest news. Kawata said that the playable trailer was only meant to show the atmosphere they were shooting for (http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=14411.msg240830#msg240830). Reasoning that they were just part of the trailer and not in the actual game, I enjoyed the trailer because I could ignore the things that were shit, such as the fact the trailer was riddled with cliches, cheap jump scares, and some nonsensical mechanics. But it appears that they actually were showing some version of the actual game.

In the other thread I said I was cautiously optimistic about RE7. I'm still open-minded enough to wait and see if the game ends up being good, but I'm a lot less optimistic.

Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: The Beast of Darkness on September 18, 2016, 03:25:05 PM
The VR implementation seems to be a mess. Other than that, it looks interesting, but what makes it a RE title?

I don't know about the VR on this game... I might get the Playstation VR at some point, so... I'll judge by myself. I agree, it's hard to tell what makes this game a RE, since it have nothing in common with the previous ones except the title. We'll have to wait and see for the story elements.

Indeed. For all intents and purposes this looks like a cool horror game that got slapped with "Resident Evil" so it would get more exposure. Just like Resident Evil 4, basically. That approach was detrimental to RE4, so I hope it won't be for this game as well.

Honestly, I'll wait to have the game in hands to really see what it got in its guts. They're trying a different approach with the first person view this time and I think it's cool, sure it's not RE like, etc... but at least we might get a true horror experience with this episode.
I personally appreciated the demo/teaser (looking forward to the next updates), it have this grim and claustrophobic atmosphere I'm looking for in a horror game.


Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Aazealh on September 18, 2016, 03:58:22 PM
I don't know about the VR on this game... I might get the Playstation VR at some point, so... I'll judge by myself. I agree, it's hard to tell what makes this game a RE, since it have nothing in common with the previous ones except the title. We'll have to wait and see for the story elements.

The PSVR is a neat piece of kit, but limited by the PS4's power. I'd recommend getting it with a PS4 Pro because I can see performance problems cropping up in the future.
RE7's VR implementation was a "quick and dirty" one though, at least during its reveal, and therefore it was barely usable. Hopefully they'll overhaul it before the release. I'd actually really like to play that game in VR.

Honestly, I'll wait to have the game in hands to really see what it got in its guts. They're trying a different approach with the first person view this time and I think it's cool, sure it's not RE like, etc... but at least we might get a true horror experience with this episode.
I personally appreciated the demo/teaser (looking forward to the next updates), it have this grim and claustrophobic atmosphere I'm looking for in a horror game.

Yeah, I mean I skipped RE6 so I'm basically "over" the series. The only reason this one interests me is because it's different. So I understand the business logic behind continuing the franchise, but I hope it doesn't negatively affect this game.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: The Beast of Darkness on September 18, 2016, 04:11:21 PM
The PSVR is a neat piece of kit, but limited by the PS4's power. I'd recommend getting it with a PS4 Pro because I can see performance problems cropping up in the future.
RE7's VR implementation was a "quick and dirty" one though, at least during its reveal, and therefore it was barely usable. Hopefully they'll overhaul it before the release. I'd actually really like to play that game in VR.

That's what I was thinking about the other day, the experience will certainly be better with a PS4 Pro... but damn, I'll have to buy the PSVR AND a new PS4 (that really break my balls since I bought mine in February 2015 lol). Yes, they must fix that before the release. I never tried any games in VR so far, so this one will be a good start I guess.

Yeah, I mean I skipped RE6 so I'm basically "over" the series. The only reason this one interests me is because it's different. So I understand the business logic behind continuing the franchise, but I hope it doesn't negatively affect this game.

Let's hope so... but yeah, I'm confident that we will experience something "new" with this one. SO... let's wait and see.  :guts:
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Salem on September 18, 2016, 06:14:31 PM
Yeah, I mean I skipped RE6 so I'm basically "over" the series. The only reason this one interests me is because it's different. So I understand the business logic behind continuing the franchise, but I hope it doesn't negatively affect this game.

I also skipped RE6.  The PSVR has been on my radar specifically for this game.  I'm saddened to hear that what you saw seemed less than impressive.   Imagined myself in the basement late at night getting scared with some kind of immersion I haven't experienced.  Hope there is indeed an overhaul by Feb. 

Watched a video recently about what makes a resident evil game and I must say I tend to agree with the person who made it.  While RE5 was fun for couch co op, outside of the characters, it was an action game and didn't resonate any old feeling the series had.  Go all the way back to ps1 and we have had the classics, 4 (to me is still the king), 5, outbreak, and the rail shooters on the wii. I know there are several more, but this new game, assuming the lore is in place, is all I know of to make something resident evil.  A lot of us started with the original, (old bastards) but capcom has been nothing but evolving with the series.  If the execution is great, maybe we'll have a few games with this new look. 

Now if my favorite horror series would get some dedicated and gifted individuals behind it.  My old silent hill has been a mess.   Strangely, I can't think of anything coming up I'm greatly anticipating.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Aazealh on September 18, 2016, 06:59:58 PM
That's what I was thinking about the other day, the experience will certainly be better with a PS4 Pro... but damn, I'll have to buy the PSVR AND a new PS4 (that really break my balls since I bought mine in February 2015 lol). Yes, they must fix that before the release. I never tried any games in VR so far, so this one will be a good start I guess.

To their credit, Sony's done a bunch of nice things in VR. PlayStation VR Worlds is pretty neat, Until Dawn: Rush of Blood is effective enough, if short (also I've played two demos of it that were completely different from one another), RIGS feels like a real multiplayer game and is super fun, and then there's cool stuff like Robinson: The Journey and Battlefront VR, or even little games like Headmasters that are funny enough. The one thing to look out for is the length of each experience. Most titles will be short at first (1 to 5 hours), so people should adjust their expectations in that regard. Those who buy the PSVR at launch aren't just supporting a new system, they're helping to pioneer a new medium.

I also skipped RE6.  The PSVR has been on my radar specifically for this game.  I'm saddened to hear that what you saw seemed less than impressive.   Imagined myself in the basement late at night getting scared with some kind of immersion I haven't experienced.  Hope there is indeed an overhaul by Feb.

The problem is that they just slapped a VR mode on top of the game, without any adjustments. That's basically barf-mode 3000. Locomotion is the most sensitive aspect of VR, you've got to handle it very carefully, otherwise you'll give the player motion sickness (and believe me that can be nasty). That's why the Until Dawn spin-off has you in a cart on rails, for example. There are many ways to get around those restrictions, but the developers need to really work on it. Capcom has very talented people, so I'm hoping they'll fix it one way or the other. My guess is they'll either extensively tweak the controls/viewing system or reduce the VR mode to a short side story.

Strangely, I can't think of anything coming up I'm greatly anticipating.

I'm somewhat excited about Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen, an MMORPG from the creator of EverQuest. This does not make me feel any younger.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: The Beast of Darkness on September 19, 2016, 04:09:31 PM
To their credit, Sony's done a bunch of nice things in VR. PlayStation VR Worlds is pretty neat, Until Dawn: Rush of Blood is effective enough, if short (also I've played two demos of it that were completely different from one another), RIGS feels like a real multiplayer game and is super fun, and then there's cool stuff like Robinson: The Journey and Battlefront VR, or even little games like Headmasters that are funny enough. The one thing to look out for is the length of each experience. Most titles will be short at first (1 to 5 hours), so people should adjust their expectations in that regard. Those who buy the PSVR at launch aren't just supporting a new system, they're helping to pioneer a new medium.

Thanks for the suggestions ! I'll check all that once I get the PSVR (certainly early next year).

Ah yes... I'm anticipating Resident Evil 7 but I'll also get Nioh; I loved the alpha and beta.
Excited for the first DLC of Dark Souls 3 on next month.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Feeblecursedone on September 19, 2016, 08:04:06 PM
Just noticed this topic hasn't been used for a while.
Any thoughts on Resident Evil 7 ? I was a bit skeptical when I saw the first pictures and trailer... but the recent one teased my interest:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9K1uUV17PA

The Baker family looks creepy as fuck... You can easily guess from which movies they picked up that family "concept".
The question is... what are they infected by ? A new virus ? or a parasite ?

Also, I'm wondering how Capcom will link this episode to the previous ones.

Redneck simulator lol. The dinner eating scene was amazingly disgusting. Too bad I can't link this game to  Resident Evil no matter how hard I try to. Still, it ought to be a good survival horror game.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Skeleton on September 20, 2016, 01:10:01 AM
Redneck simulator lol. The dinner eating scene was amazingly disgusting. Too bad I can't link this game to  Resident Evil no matter how hard I try to. Still, it ought to be a good survival horror game.

In the playable trailer there's a polaroid of an Umbrella helicopter flying around the area. Does that count? :troll:

My biggest question is if the ghost from the trailer will be in the game. And if so, how will they explain that within the context of the RE universe, a universe devoid of the paranormal/supernatural until now.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: N7Paladin on September 20, 2016, 08:40:46 PM
Does Dark Souls 3 first DLC count? That's about all I'm looking forward to right now, FromSoft usually delivers on their DLCs. I'm rather disappointed with the upcoming titles slated for release in the next 6 months.

I guess Mass Effect: Andromeda is one that excites me, but I'm a bit more skeptical of BioWare these days.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Feeblecursedone on September 30, 2016, 05:03:06 PM
In the playable trailer there's a polaroid of an Umbrella helicopter flying around the area. Does that count? :troll:

My biggest question is if the ghost from the trailer will be in the game. And if so, how will they explain that within the context of the RE universe, a universe devoid of the paranormal/supernatural until now.

Haven't been on a forum for a while, so forgot to reply, sorry.

Wait, there's a ghost? O.o I do not want ghosts in my Resident Evil thank you. On another hand, let's just call this Silent Hill meets Resident Evil crossover/spin-off and call it a day.

As for games to look forward to , I have Dishonoured 2 and Pokemon Sun/Moon for this year. Same about FF XII Zodiac age next year and god knows when, Dragon Quest XI.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: The Beast of Darkness on September 30, 2016, 07:23:03 PM
Haven't been on a forum for a while, so forgot to reply, sorry.

Wait, there's a ghost? O.o I do not want ghosts in my Resident Evil thank you. On another hand, let's just call this Silent Hill meets Resident Evil crossover/spin-off and call it a day.


Yes, there is a ghost-like entity in the "demo". But it has been confirmed there won't be any ghosts... so it's certainly something else (a new B.O.W. ?).
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Griffith on September 30, 2016, 10:12:25 PM
Yes, there is a ghost-like entity in the "demo". But it has been confirmed there won't be any ghosts... so it's certainly something else (a new B.O.W. ?).

Oh thank goodness, I wouldn't want the series to become ridiculous.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Aazealh on October 01, 2016, 11:51:09 AM
Oh thank goodness, I wouldn't want the series to become ridiculous.

:ganishka:
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: The Beast of Darkness on October 02, 2016, 11:19:35 AM
Oh thank goodness, I wouldn't want the series to become ridiculous.

That's why you're still going to buy it in the end, Trotski.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Skeleton on October 02, 2016, 11:02:02 PM
Oh thank goodness, I wouldn't want the series to become ridiculous.

 :ganishka:
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on October 17, 2016, 03:03:03 PM
https://twitter.com/RockstarGames/status/788001608827281408

I never had the opportunity to play Red Dead Redemption -- but maybe the sequel will come to PC?
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Griffith on October 17, 2016, 07:32:26 PM
Definitely "the one that got away" for a lot of PC gamers, myself included, though I did get to indulge my old west GTA police chase urges at a friend's house. To be honest though, I'm kind of over the whole shtick; I've still barely played GTAV and haven't been passionate about that series since San Andreas, and nothing they've done has topped the experience of III since anyway (except maybe RDR, but idk). It also doesn't help that they inexplicably boned us on RDR in the first place and jerked our chain on GTAV for so long. I don't think I need you and your one same good game from 15 years ago anymore, Rockstar, and you've already made it clear you don't need me. In other words, I'm not holding my breath for Red Dead Revengeance or whatever it's going to be.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Eluvei on October 17, 2016, 08:08:25 PM
I played RDR for the first time last year and had a good time, but for some reason my brain always erases 90% of the memories I have of open world games like that. I feel like I played 5 hours but I probably played 50.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on October 17, 2016, 10:42:33 PM
Just noticed this topic hasn't been used for a while.
Any thoughts on Resident Evil 7 ? I was a bit skeptical when I saw the first pictures and trailer... but the recent one teased my interest:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9K1uUV17PA

The Baker family looks creepy as fuck... You can easily guess from which movies they picked up that family "concept".
The question is... what are they infected by ? A new virus ? or a parasite ?

Also, I'm wondering how Capcom will link this episode to the previous ones.

I'm excited.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Griffith on October 17, 2016, 11:09:18 PM
I played RDR for the first time last year and had a good time, but for some reason my brain always erases 90% of the memories I have of open world games like that. I feel like I played 5 hours but I probably played 50.

That's another thing, once the novelty of open world wore off it went from innovative to a chore save for the most transcendent examples of the form (all the shitty iterations just done for the sake of having it didn't help). I don't want to aimlessly wander around big worlds so full of bullshit it amounts to nothing.

I'm excited.

I like the first person gameplay trailer more, just for the atmosphere. The whole Texas Chainsaw/Hills Have Eyes shit is literally over 40 years old and done to death. They might as well have the Wolfman and Dracula show up. Or, shit, just actually do the ghosts. Boo, Haunted House! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TChLGi_vi7g


This is some good "looking forward to" right here, huh? :ganishka:

(http://i1.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/001/044/247/297.png)
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on October 18, 2016, 12:08:03 AM
This is some good "looking forward to" right here, huh? :ganishka:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xuXkVzBdJQ
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Griffith on October 18, 2016, 12:22:40 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xuXkVzBdJQ


I literally loled throughout to the point I started simultaneously wheezing. Good God that game. This series! The point I'm taking away from this is that it could be a lot worse than riffing on "modern" horror classics.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on October 18, 2016, 01:09:14 AM
I literally loled throughout to the point I started simultaneously wheezing. Good God that game. This series! The point I'm taking away from this is that it could be a lot worse than riffing on "modern" horror classics.

Just everything about that clip. What's up with that music?
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on October 18, 2016, 01:35:26 AM
That's another thing, once the novelty of open world wore off it went from innovative to a chore save for the most transcendent examples of the form (all the shitty iterations just done for the sake of having it didn't help). I don't want to aimlessly wander around big worlds so full of bullshit it amounts to nothing.

Probably later than where most people stopped, but the Witcher 3 was where I stopped with open world games. I was working at an office with some avid gamers who talked up Witcher 3 so I bought it. It has some good moments, but I never finished the game so...
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Eluvei on October 18, 2016, 12:23:39 PM
https://twitter.com/RockstarGames/status/788001608827281408

I never had the opportunity to play Red Dead Redemption -- but maybe the sequel will come to PC?

http://www.rockstargames.com/reddeadredemption2/

(http://i.imgur.com/Mk7rMnK.png)

Maybe it'll come out on PC at a later date, that's what they did with GTA 5 right?
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on October 18, 2016, 01:09:33 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/Mk7rMnK.png)

(http://i1.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/001/044/247/297.png)

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Maybe it'll come out on PC at a later date, that's what they did with GTA 5 right?

Yeah, GTAV came to PC ~1 year after console launch. They could tide me over with a PC release of the first game though =)
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Aazealh on October 18, 2016, 05:30:33 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/Mk7rMnK.png)

That's really too bad, because while I enjoyed RDR quite a bit, I'm not buying a console to play the sequel.

And to answer to Griff, I don't think RDR really fits the GTA formula. It always felt to me like they had just unwisely slapped the GTA interface on a game that didn't need it. There's a lot less to do in the open world than in GTA V for example. It's not as bad as L.A. Noire (where the open world is 100% useless), but it's not too far either. Still, great game. Very atmospheric.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Griffith on October 18, 2016, 11:44:23 PM
Just everything about that clip. What's up with that music?

It's the eternal struggle of man vs. boulder, like Sisyphus! Of course man wins by punching away the tons of solid rock, just like Greek mythology.

Probably later than where most people stopped, but the Witcher 3 was where I stopped with open world games. I was working at an office with some avid gamers who talked up Witcher 3 so I bought it. It has some good moments, but I never finished the game so...

Yeah, it's supposed to be the best game ever, and I don't even doubt it would live up to the hype, if I cared to play a game like that anymore.

Yeah, GTAV came to PC ~1 year after console launch. They could tide me over with a PC release of the first game though =)

Unfortunately they read the stars and the planets and picked their magic number and it said no RDR on PC, to quote, "All we can say is that whenever it is viable (technically, developmentally and business-wise) for us to release a game for PC (or any other particular platform) – we will and we usually do; unfortunately, that is just not the case 100% of the time for all platforms. To PC gamers, we hope that between the Grand Theft Auto titles, and the forthcoming L.A. Noire and Max Payne 3, you'll have plenty of great Rockstar action to enjoy."

Yeah, well I'm not running out to buy any more Rockstar games either. Now they're living up to their name in the wrong way; acting the part, playing the same old song, all to the dissatisfaction of their fans.

That's really too bad, because while I enjoyed RDR quite a bit, I'm not buying a console to play the sequel.

And to answer to Griff, I don't think RDR really fits the GTA formula. It always felt to me like they had just unwisely slapped the GTA interface on a game that didn't need it. There's a lot less to do in the open world than in GTA V for example. It's not as bad as L.A. Noire (where the open world is 100% useless), but it's not too far either. Still, great game. Very atmospheric.

Yeah, from what little I played it sure seemed that way. I'm actually more bothered by the arbitrary nature of this than I am bitter or anxious to play RDR or its sequel. It's like, you can release Red Dead vs. Zombies for X-Box to ship another million units but not a PC port of a game you already sold 14 million copies of? Fuck off.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on January 23, 2017, 03:40:19 PM
Resident Evil 7 reviews are trickling in (http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?s=a443f7f57b7488d9ec5f42e5c7d4a583&t=1336361), and it appears to be pretty great.

Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Griffith on January 23, 2017, 05:53:20 PM
Resident Evil 7 reviews are trickling in (http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?s=a443f7f57b7488d9ec5f42e5c7d4a583&t=1336361), and it appears to be pretty great.

This is a real survival horror twist for my credit rating and/or bank account right now. I better start rationing my lunch herbs.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Uriel on January 28, 2017, 02:06:29 AM
So, after playing the beta and the recent demo, I pre-ordered Nioh.

Pre-ordering is something I almost never do. However, the devs took feedback from the community seriously and strike me as a team that will give this franchise their full support out the game. It is definitely borrowing a lot from Dark Souls, but with a Warring States flare. It is difficult, but fair. The co-op makes the experience a lot of fun. I'm basically all in at this point.

People from the Vagabond board might recognize a few of the names of NPCs and enemies, too.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Salem on May 03, 2017, 08:18:46 PM
https://youtu.be/URLdBq3_cHM. The souls just keep on coming. Digging the different vibe from this trailer.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Skeleton on May 18, 2017, 04:48:32 AM
Star Wars Battlefront 2 (https://youtu.be/Kae-JjbLsgA). I can't wait. It's spanning all three generations so I'm really hoping Count Dooku will be playable in this one. The story mode doesn't tickle my pickle too much, but considering the first game had no story mode at all I'll take what I can get.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: GiantSword Mufasa on May 18, 2017, 01:36:29 PM
Tekken 7 baby!
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Griffith on May 18, 2017, 11:57:44 PM
I can't wait for FOOTBAW '17 and Cull for Army: Derivative Warfare. They're sure to be as good as those other sequels.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Salem on May 26, 2017, 01:04:44 PM
Far Cry 5 First Look: A Montana Uprising
https://youtu.be/Kdaoe4hbMso

As much as I'm sick of the divisive states of America, Far Cry 5 has me hyped immediately.  A fresh change for the series was needed and I hope this delivers a great experience. 
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Griffith on May 26, 2017, 02:28:47 PM
Far Cry 5 First Look: A Montana Uprising

As much as I'm sick of the divisive states of America, Far Cry 5 has me hyped immediately.

Oy, can't I even escape from this shit in a video game though rather than exploring the worst case scenarios? :ganishka:
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Johnstantine on June 13, 2017, 04:31:25 PM
http://www.ign.com/articles/2017/06/13/e3-2017-metroid-prime-4-officially-announced-for-nintendo-switch?abthid=59400e93f7187e124d00000e (http://www.ign.com/articles/2017/06/13/e3-2017-metroid-prime-4-officially-announced-for-nintendo-switch?abthid=59400e93f7187e124d00000e)

Metroid Prime 4 for the Switch has been announced.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Salem on June 13, 2017, 05:03:25 PM
Ugh....
Well, seems overtime will be for many things around xmas this year.  Outside of the many titles like gow4, ori 2, spidey, last of us 2, horizon dlc, days gone, and southpark...which is plenty.  Now I'm contemplating the psvr because I've said I would never tread near one until something like elder scrolls and now we have that.  Then I've been holding off getting a switch unless something like metroid was in the works.  Bring it.   :zodd:
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: N7Paladin on June 14, 2017, 02:58:27 AM
Nintendo made E3 it's bitch, along with convincing me to finally pick up a Switch this fall.  They easily showed way more to look forward to than Microsoft or Sony did.

Metroid Prime 4?  :ubik: :ubik:
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Griffith on June 14, 2017, 04:05:44 PM
Nintendo made E3 it's bitch, along with convincing me to finally pick up a Switch this fall.

Yes, unfortunately Super Mario Odyssey looks like it's bursting with the same creative magic that made BotW so irresistibly fun and addictive. Here's hoping it's actually a big disappointment! -My pocketbook
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on June 14, 2017, 04:38:54 PM
http://www.ign.com/articles/2017/06/13/e3-2017-metroid-prime-4-officially-announced-for-nintendo-switch?abthid=59400e93f7187e124d00000e (http://www.ign.com/articles/2017/06/13/e3-2017-metroid-prime-4-officially-announced-for-nintendo-switch?abthid=59400e93f7187e124d00000e)

Metroid Prime 4 for the Switch has been announced.

Also, a Metroid 2 remake for 3DS: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-06-13-metroid-samus-returns-announced-for-3ds

Prime 4 though... I loved Prime 1, but my passion for the series went down with each release. I was really hoping for a new 2D experience unlike what we got with Other M. Oh well, I'm sure the new game will be cool.

Nintendo made E3 it's bitch, along with convincing me to finally pick up a Switch this fall. 

I thought Nintendo's showing was pretty lacking compared to what Microsoft brought to the table this year, which is the opposite of how it normally goes. The biggest surprise was Metroid Prime 4, but that was just a title crawl.

Yes, unfortunately Super Mario Odyssey looks like it's bursting with the same creative magic that made BotW so irresistibly fun and addictive. Here's hoping it's actually a big disappointment! -My pocketbook

The trailer for Odyssey was great, but the level they were demonstrating after the show (NEW DONK CITY) looked pretty boring to navigate. I'm sure that zone amounts to 1-2% of the game, but I wasn't impressed at all by Mario jumping around a cityscape.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Griffith on June 14, 2017, 06:24:36 PM
The trailer for Odyssey was great, but the level they were demonstrating after the show (NEW DONK CITY) looked pretty boring to navigate. I'm sure that zone amounts to 1-2% of the game, but I wasn't impressed at all by Mario jumping around a cityscape.

Like I said, I truly hope it's not worth it (if it is I'll just be happy for you and Aaz, I guess =). For comparison, here's our initial BotW impressions:

http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=1000.msg229111#msg229111

I'm not a big fan of the whole thing, really. They're saying all the right things, but they always do. I'm waiting for all the caveats to this open world presentation that's already been done to death by others. Plus, the "incredible" cel-shaded style... we've been there and done that a few times already. It's just another rut the series is stuck in at this point.
are the overprotective parents at Nintendo really going to just drop you in the middle of an open world full of "dangerous" enemies? Do they even know how to do that? I mean, they held our hand and literally gave us a scanner when there was only one way to go anyway, how are they going to overcompensate if you actually can get lost (they might put Link on a leash connected to the helper character =)? Same for the enemies, though I don't see how they could get any easier from SS; you could literally back attack one in a row of three without the other two turning around. My overall fear is that they're going to do the bare minimum in the service of an "open" world, but it's going to be a mediocre compromise compared to what's already out there, and it'll come at the expense of any other progress like the lack of enemy A.I., lack of difficulty in general, or even relatively superficial shit like basic voiceover

WHOOPS! :ganishka:

Just tell me if you guys want more of my opinions so you can know what's NOT going to happen. :griffnotevil:
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on June 14, 2017, 06:49:39 PM
For comparison, here's our initial BotW impressions:

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are the overprotective parents at Nintendo really going to just drop you in the middle of an open world full of "dangerous" enemies?

OUCH!  :ganishka:

To be fair, I don't think anyone expected Nintendo would actually knock it out of the park on their first go-round at an open-world game, particularly directly after Skyward Sword. BotW ended up being a once-in-a-generation kind of game.
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Post by: N7Paladin on June 14, 2017, 08:20:07 PM
@Walter What did Microsoft bring that makes you say that? As an Xbox One S owner (who only owns the S because my original One shit the bed after 2 years), the One X is a $500 upgrade that I don't really want to buy. Anthem looked decent and has potential, but it also looked a lot like a Destiny clone as well. The new Metro game looked a little interesting, but nothing else did much for me.

Maybe I'm just overly excited for MP 4, I loved Prime 1 and thought 2 was almost as good. Never played 3 because I never owned a Wii, but playing it with the Wii remote sounded miserable.


On a side note, one of the collector's bundles for the new Assassin's Creed is $800.  :ganishka:
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on June 15, 2017, 12:23:23 AM
@Walter What did Microsoft bring that makes you say that? As an Xbox One S owner (who only owns the S because my original One shit the bed after 2 years), the One X is a $500 upgrade that I don't really want to buy. Anthem looked decent and has potential, but it also looked a lot like a Destiny clone as well. The new Metro game looked a little interesting, but nothing else did much for me.

It's not a contest, but I was just generally more impressed by what Microsoft showed than Nintendo's 30-minute trailer mostly filled with games that were known quantities. I don't care about Microsoft's hardware at all. Hell, I don't even plan on owning an Xbox. But Microsoft brought more new game reveals, which is always what makes E3 exciting. Aside from MP4's title crawl, and a guy in an office saying another Pokemon game was being made (surprise!), Nintendo didn't reveal anything new and exciting. We saw more of stuff we already had seen.

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Maybe I'm just overly excited for MP 4, I loved Prime 1 and thought 2 was almost as good. Never played 3 because I never owned a Wii, but playing it with the Wii remote sounded miserable.

 I've played Metroid Prime 1 probably five times through, including once on the Wii (which was fine). It's one of my favorite games ever. But I couldn't even finish MP3, because the series was really starting to feel long in the tooth by that point. Retro stretched out what they could do in that space, which is partly what worries me about MP4 -- even if we don't know that it's Retro yet (and if it were, it'd be a new roster at this point). On top of that, the prospect of yet another 3D Metroid FPS j ust doesn't excite me in the same way that it would if Nintendo were to return to the series' 2D roots in a fresh way (Other M was farmed out to Team Ninja) like they did with, say, Zelda this year.
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Post by: Aazealh on June 15, 2017, 07:27:32 AM
@Walter What did Microsoft bring that makes you say that? As an Xbox One S owner (who only owns the S because my original One shit the bed after 2 years), the One X is a $500 upgrade that I don't really want to buy. Anthem looked decent and has potential, but it also looked a lot like a Destiny clone as well. The new Metro game looked a little interesting, but nothing else did much for me.

I don't have an Xbox One, but that E3 lineup (42 games shown, 22 exclusives) did strike me as being pretty damn good. I thought Anthem looked great for one thing, and I've never had any interest in Destiny. Then there's The Last Night, Cuphead (finally!), Sea of Thieves, Metro: Exodus, Black Desert, the new Ori game... And they also showed the new AC which looked cool for a change. Now those are just some of the games I was personally interested in, but they also had some Minecraft stuff, Forza 7, State of Decay 2, Shadow of War, Life is Strange 2, Super Lucky's Tale and a couple Dark Souls-ish games like Code Vein or Dark & Light.

I've played Metroid Prime 1 probably five times through, including once on the Wii (which was fine). It's one of my favorite games ever. But I couldn't even finish MP3, because the series was really starting to feel long in the tooth by that point. Retro stretched out what they could do in that space, which is partly what worries me about MP4 -- even if we don't know that it's Retro yet (and if it were, it'd be a new roster at this point). On top of that, the prospect of yet another 3D Metroid FPS j ust doesn't excite me in the same way that it would if Nintendo were to return to the series' 2D roots in a fresh way (Other M was farmed out to Team Ninja) like they did with, say, Zelda this year.

My main problem with MP2 and MP3 was the story elements. It's light element with MP2 but 3 goes all out and it's pretty bad at times. Which is also basically the problem Other M had, but 5 times worse. Hopefully by now, in 2017, they have understood that writing a story is a job for a professional storyteller.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on August 24, 2017, 05:52:48 PM
Guts as a raccoon, from the makers of Just Cause: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5Zcrc8x5mg
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Griffith on August 25, 2017, 01:43:42 AM
Guts as a raccoon, from the makers of Just Cause: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5Zcrc8x5mg

Looks even better than your description, like BotW with mechs. :guts:
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Post by: DreadnoughtDT on August 25, 2017, 03:51:15 PM
I really want Metroid Prime 4, but seeing as that won't be out for a long time, I guess I have to play Samus Returns. Even though that's what caused the death of AM2R, I still have it, so heh heh.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Griffith on October 02, 2017, 02:22:59 PM
https://twitter.com/koeitecmoeurope/status/914848449463496704

Nioh is coming to PC! Previously a popular Dark Souls evolutionary derivative I couldn't care less about (hmmph!)... that suddenly think I might maybe definitely play! Funny how that works. :carcus:
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Johnstantine on October 02, 2017, 03:05:02 PM
https://twitter.com/koeitecmoeurope/status/914848449463496704

Nioh is coming to PC! Previously a popular Dark Souls evolutionary derivative I couldn't care less about (hmmph!)... that suddenly think I might maybe definitely play! Funny how that works. :carcus:

It's cool, but most of the bosses are lame.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on October 02, 2017, 05:54:01 PM
Nioh is coming to PC!

That is excellent news. Like you, I am suddenly very interested in Ni-Oh!  :void:
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on December 05, 2017, 12:51:25 AM
Capcom picks up the reins with Mega Man 11: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aSC5A726f0
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: buttonmasher on December 06, 2017, 03:09:31 AM
Looks interesting.  It's widescreen and I think that's a first for the classic variants, and this makes Mega Man's sprite look smaller.  It looks like the model changes when you switch weapons and I like it  :ubik:.  The art style could be distracting during intense moments, but it looks like they are trying to limit the number of enemies on screen.

I want to be excited, but the most notable part of this game will likely be its title.     
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on December 06, 2017, 03:31:11 AM
The new look is giving me too much of a Mighty No. 9 vibe for my liking (I think it's the wonky running animation). But my kid is certainly excited. I showed him the trailer this morning saying it would be out next year, and after school, his first question to me was "is Mega Man 11 out yet?" It's going to be a long year. His other feedback from the trailer: "Oh no, moving platforms again?" (this kid gets it).
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: buttonmasher on December 06, 2017, 03:44:45 AM
Man, kids are hilarious.  The concept of time is completely lost on them.  I busted out my Wii to play with my 4 year old daughter.  It is softmodded with a bajillion games so, of course, she picks Babysitting Mama.  Apparently there is a doll that comes with the game that has a slot for a wiimote.  Obviously, I dont have this doll so we had to hollow out a baby doll and stuff a Wiimote into the thing.  I think we had more fun trying to get the controller into the doll than playing the game.  I don't think she's gonna be much of a gamer but oh well at least I tried.   
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on December 06, 2017, 03:47:41 AM
Man, kids are hilarious.  The concept of time is completely lost on them.  I busted out my Wii to play with my 4 year old daughter.  It is softmodded with a bajillion games so, of course, she picks Babysitting Mama.  Apparently there is a doll that comes with the game that has a slot for a wiimote.  Obviously, I dont have this doll so we had to hollow out a baby doll and stuff a Wiimote into the thing.  I think we had more fun trying to get the controller into the doll than playing the game.  I don't think she's gonna be much of a gamer but oh well at least I tried.

There's a great Giant Bomb segment on this game: https://youtu.be/XMEg6mfTfF4?t=7m8s
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: buttonmasher on December 06, 2017, 04:04:37 AM
The bearded fellow's shaking technique is superb.

Congrats on the Santa Void. 
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Griffith on December 06, 2017, 04:08:50 PM
my kid is certainly excited. I showed him the trailer this morning saying it would be out next year, and after school, his first question to me was "is Mega Man 11 out yet?" It's going to be a long year.

 :ganishka:

WELL!!? :isidro: :???:

His other feedback from the trailer: "Oh no, moving platforms again?" (this kid gets it).

When he ascends to his proper place as a Mega Man Master one day he'll see those moving platforms and smile like Guts when a doomed horde of monstrosities foolishly approaches.


I have to say, I don't have that childlike enthusiasm for this one. It looks like NEW Super Mega Man Bros. or something, and it's clearly a successor more in the vein of Mega Man 7, 8, etc, if that, than the classics. Also, it feels a little perfunctory after such a wait (even MM10 had lost the novelty and felt redundant after the awesome return to form of 9), a Mega Man-like game with mediocre graphical update. A bit too little, too late for me perhaps. It also doesn't help that it's following Shovel Knight, which was basically the ultimate iteration of this specific style of game, including the two-player co-op I always dreamed of (BTW, it's still releasing new content!). Mega Man 11 just looks like another unessential MM variant.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Sareth on December 08, 2017, 07:47:53 PM
https://youtu.be/Ti-i40Ez6KY

Hot damn, I loved Bayonetta 1 & 2. I was wondering a few days ago if there would be another game.
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: ThePiedPiper on December 09, 2017, 05:23:28 AM
Not sure how people felt about this ghoulish game back in the PS1 era, but it's being brought back from the dead! :SK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMSI7nS2z-g (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMSI7nS2z-g)

It's a remaster of MediEvil for PS4, if you don't want the surprise
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: VladimirPutin on December 10, 2017, 11:34:48 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWFgvbf_Zu8

Bloodborne II? Probably not. It looks like new Tenchu, or perhaps completely new IP. I already have Nioh Complete Edition on my sight and I don't know if I want two samurai souls-like games. Whatever, it already looks good! ... as a sneak peek, but still xD
Title: Re: Games to look forward to!
Post by: Walter on December 11, 2017, 12:28:35 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWFgvbf_Zu8

Bloodborne II? Probably not. It looks like new Tenchu, or perhaps completely new IP. I already have Nioh Complete Edition on my sight and I don't know if I want two samurai souls-like games. Whatever, it already looks good! ... as a sneak peek, but still xD

Yep, I'm guessing Tenchu. From Soft acquired that at some point in the 2000s, though they weren't associated with the earliest games (which were my favorite). Still, would be neat to see what spin they put on it these days. Particularly if it's something more than "Tenchu Souls."

In other video game announcements, Capcom is releasing this amazing thing:

https://www.youtube.com/v/vpUXoCqD6GM

12 arcade-perfect ports in one package: Street Fighter 1-3 (and all variations) + Street Fighter Alpha 1-3. Coming to all modern platforms in May. So much for that garbage Switch port at launch!  :ganishka: