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Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker demo!

That’s right, thanks to IGN, we got a demo for the next MGS game on the PSP via TGS 2009…..Metal Gear junkies, like myself, check out destructoid in case you have trouble getting it to run.

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September 24, 2009 Posted by | Normal Stuffs | , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

GBU Game Review for Batman:Arkham Asylum (Xbox360)

Could it be? A super hero based title that hangs with the triple-A big boys? Since I feel this game is a 9/10, I’d say so. I played this joint on the xbox360, it’s also out for PS3 and PC.

The Good – Awesome 3rd person adventure that juggles many gaming styles. Obviously you play as Batman, who captures the Joker, while transporting him to Arkham Asylum, Joker gets loose and has sinister plans in place, taking over the asylum and trying to put Batman through a night of hell. It’s got a great story and awesome voice acting, written by the guy who used to write the animated series, and voiced by the same actors as well. The fighting system is simple to control but deep in it’s execution, stealth is there but never overbearing. So if you don’t like stealth(I do though), you’ll be fine since these portions aren’t long and nowhere near as deep and challenging as a Metal Gear Solid or Splinter Cell. There’s a detective mode to get your sleuth on, the view changes to where you can see enemies behind walls(x-ray style), hidden pathways, and important objectives. All of Batman’s signature gadgets are here, from the batarang, to the grappling hook, to a very cool hacking device, all gets unlocked along the way. There’s a great upgrade system that lets you update your fight skills, gadget abilities and so on. Fighting and finding the Riddler’s hidden stuff helps to build this up, achievement junkies will feel right at home. The graphics are superb, I was always impressed and couldn’t wait to see next portion of the island or the next signature villain. All in all, a tight package with great gameplay, a lengthy campaign, well done pacing, and lots of cool extras and challenges worth unlocking.

The Bad – Some of the boss battles, there’s a pattern with the first one you get down, which is cool….but then the next battle, it’s like the same thing but against 2 bosses at once(which is cool too), then the next battle, same thing but with regular enemies in addition to the two, and so son…it’s a little repetitive and less imaginative that what the rest of this great game offers, at least they’re not ridiculously difficult. Some of the level design choices are little too ‘gamey’, alot of gargoyles to swing from in the weirdest places for example. You may be inclined to leave detective mode on for too much of the time(which you don’t have to), this makes you miss alot of the awesome art direction in the graphics.

The Ugly – Some of the character design choices, they’re way too diesel, IE, roided up beyond Vince McMahon proportions….I mean, Batman’s biceps are as big as his head, whoa jeebus!

September 23, 2009 Posted by | Good Bad and the Ugly - Game Reviews | , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on GBU Game Review for Batman:Arkham Asylum (Xbox360)

New PS3 Greatest Hits

Sony Playstation announced the new sets of greatest hits for their line of games. They are priced at $29.99 New. What has me excited is Ratchet and Clank being on this list. I enjoy the demo I downloaded and am excited about playing the full version of this game. Here’s the full list.

Army of Two, Electronic Arts
Battlefield: Bad Company, Electronic Arts
Devil May Cry 4, Capcom
Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, Sony Computer Entertainment America
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Konami
Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction, Sony Computer Entertainment America

June 17, 2009 Posted by | Normal Stuffs | , , , , , | Comments Off on New PS3 Greatest Hits

Dagnabbit Kojima, come wit it already!

For those that don’t know, Hideo Kojima, one of Jack and I’s favorite game designers, has been teasing something new via a viral website….his main claim to fame, the Metal Gear series…among others. This time a year ago, Jack and I were eagerly anticipating the release of Metal Gear Solid 4, and what a wonderful experience that was….but IMO, you have to be a fan and ‘get’ how things go in that world, ie, awesome gameplay followed by some extremely loooooong cutscenes with some insane storylines that only the japanese can do justice. This was the game that tied up all the loose ends of the series and felt like the last. Even Kojima said this was it….funny thing is, he always says that, so I knew something was coming in the future, hence that viral site. Yes, I see the timer and everything, every now and then they tease a pic, Raiden here, Big Boss there….it’s like, we have an idea that something’s there, just let us know the deal already…I understand the need to build hype and anticipation, but after a certain amount of time, I get frustrated and don’t wanna know about it till it’s out….as I said in the title, come wit it already! 🙂 Anywayz, I hope it stars Raiden, the whiny annoying star of MGS2, but became such a super badass in MGS4….Kojima forced us to play as him in part 2 when we didn’t want to, then made him so cool in 4, and nada, didn’t get to control him once….*sigh* Maybe we’ll learn something new about it since E3 is next week.

May 29, 2009 Posted by | Normal Stuffs | , , , , , | 1 Comment