You may or may not know this, but a demo of Crackdown 2 is now available on Xbox Live. Having played the demo, I can say that it's definitely worth a try for anyone who has never played Crackdown before, but for those who have played the original Crackdown tirelessly, the sequel looks like it might be just too similar to the original to be that great. In other words, for those who have played Crackdown before, the novelty will have worn off.
Remember those Agility Orbs that you spent hours trying to collect in the original Crackdown?
Yes, you guessed it, they've made a return in Crackdown 2. The question is this: can you REALLY be bothered collecting them again? Aren't you sick of them already? The skill system is practically identical as Crackdown's, and in my opinion, there just isn't enough in Crackdown 2 to keep you occupied without getting bored, unless, of course, you've never played the series before.
I've just heard that they're gonna remake Goldeneye and me and Steven (an ex-worker for this site) have been talking about it, and I wanna have my say on it in article form.
Knowing me as a retro gamer, you'll probably be expecting me to say it's gonna suck and to tell you to get the origonal. Well, I won't be jumping to a conclusion THAT quickly, I'll go into a bit of detail about it, I have grown a love of making unessesaryly long articles, heheh...
Ok, my opinion based on what I've seen and heard so far, it's very mixed, I'm gonna explain why in detail, expect a little ranting in the process, because that's what I'm best at, even at that, I go too far sometimes.
First off, What is Daniel Craig doing in it!? He Wasn't in the movie! I know that he's the latest bond and that Peirce Bronson doesn't work for those guys anymore, but they should at least TRY and get him in the game legally. I'm not hating on Daniel Craig, I respect him and I think he's good at playing as James Bond, but it's not a good idea to put him in the game.
Second, They're modifying the story and levels, Why? They might as well the Reboot the movie as well then, because they have to realise the game's based on a 15 year old movie, you can't just change the story, sure, the origonal game did the same thing, but at least it was more a loess the same plot, they just gave James Bond even more screen time, I understand that it's no good if it's gonna be an exact replica of the origonal, but I don't think they should go to extreme measures to avoid doing so. here's a picture of a level 1 comparison between the origonal and the remake.
Yeah, big change, isn't it?
As for the Gameplay, Well, they only showed what the game might look like, and from what I've seen, the gameplay looks NOTHING like the origonal, it looks like another Call of Duty, I know they're trying to appeal to those "Hardcore" gamers, but this has personally put me off buying it, unless they're gonna make it optioinal.
The last thing I wanna talk about, and for most of you guys this is only a minor complaint but... NO SLAPPERS! Ok, I'm not too sure about this one, after me and Steven saw the "Melee only" button, we figured that it's gonna be punches and kicks, what fun is that? Bring back the slappers! Even today, we play the origonal Goldeneye and play a Liscenced to kill slappers only games, it's always a laugh, and we even created an in-joke that slappers are indestructable and can go through anything and kill anyone.
Personally, I think as a remake, this is gonna be a disaster, however, I'm intrested to see how it turns out, but with all that is said above, It's never gonna be as good as the origonal, so that concludes by thought on the game so far, and basicly, yes, I AM gonna tell you to get the origonal: go on Amazon or Ebay, and get it!
I thank you guys for wasting your time reading this! One last thing, do you think I should be doing Game reviews? Not of games that everyone's heard of such as Super Mario World, Street Fighter 2 or Mortal Kombat Trilogy. I mean Games, that didn't do as well in terms of sales are therefore rare and collectable. For example, Ever Heard of Fighters Megamix? Ressurection: Rise 2? Firebugs? XII? Blinx the Time Sweeper? Headhunter? Most likely not, these are all games that have flopped and have been forgotten, also rare games that people HAVE heard of Such as Shenmue 2 on Dreamcast and Sonic Jam. In Other words, I'd be doing games that no many people have played. Do you guys think this is a good idea? Comment on the article, email me or send me a message on facebook.
I absolutely loved the origonal games, so just in case it's not obvious, I'm quite exited about the remake, don't faint just yet, it's not exactly a new game here I'm looking forward to...
Here're the covers and logos for the games:
So anyway, from what I've seen so far, it looks pretty awesome, I remember back in the day playing the origonal silver, I loved it, you can do so much more than yellow (which was also an awesome game), and they're giving the remake daimond/peral/platinum styled graphics, you can have all 250 pokemon follow (yes, they're only 250 in gold/silver, the others are only tradable in the remake, which I guess no one will do, because we (at least *I*) want gold/silver, not daimond/peral) realy, the only thing that bothers me (and it bothers me alot) is that you can get one of the 3 main 4th gen legends, which if given the coice, I'll cancel and forget it, I'm not having ne of those, they're ugly as heck (not that looks matter anyway), and they've got the unfair advantage of controling time and space (wtf!?) when playing 2 player, I could honestly go on ranting about them, but thankfully, I heard they could be event only, let's just hope they are...
Here're Some Screenshots and Videos looks pretty aweome, eh?:
Also, at least in japan, It'll come with the "pedonometer" (correct me if I'm wrong), which is one of those things that sounds your steps as you walk, and what you can do is, transer one of your pokemon, and as you walk, you're also helping that pokemon, pretty cool eh?
Here's a pic of it:
Although if you've seen what I've been favourating lately (is there anyone who honestly has?) you'll know that I'm more into Digimon (the first 2 seasons anyhow, I hated season 3 and onwards), I've got some nostalgia with pokemon as well, especially gold and silver (yes, I had both), so I'm probably gonna get this soul silver! as it's probably my only chance to (kinda) play an old game with my friends again.
I've Just Heard That In August 2007, Sega filed an application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark office to protect the Dreamcast trademark. There can only be one reason for this, and that is that Sega must have plans for a Dreamcast 2. Since rumours about Dreamcast 2 started, interest has grown rapidly. Sega clearly have the support they will need to enter into the home console market again. If They Make a Dreamcast 2, Best Hopes For A True Gaming Machine, We Need One Now, We Want a System Built For The Game, Not For Those Un-Needed Features, That the PS3, Wii and 360 Have! The Rumoured Date is September 9th 2009 (9.9.09), Y'now Like the DC is U.S. Being Realeased on September 9th 1999 (9.9.99), and The Motto Might Be "This Is What Dreams Are Made Of", After Hearing All This, I'm Pretty Sure It Might Be The Dreamcast 2, If This IS All True and If It'll be a True Games Machine, I'm Gonna Get One, For Sure, And Probably BEcome a Sega Fanboy, But It Might Not Happen.
Yep, I Went to that marketplace Again and I got 3 PS1 Games and 1 Saturn Game AND a Sega Saturn! I got the 2 other Games from www.chilloutgames.co.uk
I Got Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX and Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 (From Chillout games), So I Now Have the Whole PS1 Collection:
I Got Tekken 2, It was a 2-Disc Case but it only came with 1 Disc, So I Got it for Free, Why the F*ck Would I Refuse? Nonetheless It Was Still the Full Game, I Wonder Why They Would Need a 2nd disc...
I also got Toy story 2, I Already had it for PC and as Far as My Experiance, they're no Differance Between The 2 Versions, and I also Gpt Crash Bandicoot, I Already Had it on PSN, But I thought "What The Hell", besides the PSN
Version is Dodgy:
O Yeah, I GOT A SEGA SATURN, for £5 with a controller and 1 Game:
Some More Sega Saturn Pics:
Unfortunetly the Saturn Doesn't Work Properly, But Oh Well, I'm Gonna Keep It As part of my Collection.
Here's My entire Retro collection So Far (Games Sorted Out By Name, By Series and By Platform):
Mario Kart is the newest game of the Mario Kart Series where you can race to the finish while beating the crap outta each other. Mario kart has a good Selection of karts and some new characters Like Dry Bowser, Funky Kong and Rosalina and more! There are also brand new courses like Wario's Gold Mines, Dry Dry Ruins and more. There is also a Wii Wheel you can use as the controller. When first playing the game there are options like Online (will go through later), Single Player and Multiplayer. There are two modes from the previous games called "Battle mode" Were you kick the crap outta each other until the balloons are down. And for something you never get wiped off the battle game (instead you lose a point when you die.) Coin mode makes a return and you must get the most coins to win. The modes have now changed so you always are on a team and there is a time limit which destroys the Free-for-all aspect of the modes. Also now 12 racers can join the fun to!!!
There are three new items in the game:
Thundercloud (One of those pass the bomb items if you know what i mean!) POW Block (MAKES A MIGHTY EARTHQUAKE!!!) Mega Mushroom (Makes you BIG and crush your enemies)
Now at single player There is a GP (Grand Prix) Were you can try top beat the CPU for a medal (and even a star ranking if you do well) You start at 50cc mode and play your way through until you unlock 100cc mode, 150cc mode and Mirror mode.
In time trial you can actually unlock karts and characters now. You can unlock Expert Staff Ghosts by going 7 secs of the staffs records. And the more you unlock the ESG. the more stuff you can get.
Now lets look at the good points of this game.
The game is fun and good for multiplayer. The Wii Wheel is kinda responsive and it is quite good actually. The unlockables are quite decent and the karts have different stats (which is obvious) and your choice to pick your kart. Another good thing is the removal of the controversial technique called "SNAKING!!" which has annoyed casual online players in the previous games.
The gameplay is great (AGAIN!!) and the wii Wheel is easy to pick up. The Online play has features like Ghost races, Racing against each other 9OBVIOUS) and the inclusion of Battle and Coin Mode online. The game has a ranking system whihch shows how good you are at the game!!
now the bad points (which this game unfortunatly has).
When you get to 150cc and Mirror. The AI get horrendously cheap. Getting fast when they fall behind and Getting a higher chance of getting better items (BLUE SHELL EXTRAVAGANZA!!) And also apart from the AI and all that..
THE ITEM CHANCES ARE SO HIGH IN ONLINE PLAY!! Nintendo have been known to give a helping hand for those who are falling behind. If they are falling behind rank wise they get WAY higher chances than a person whos ranking is higher. Giving the person with the higher Ranking a unfair chance. Not to mentioned people can get Comboed making it really frustrating (One example is when i played online. I got hit by a bob-bomb, a red shell, then got hit by a star and i got sent to 12th place.) And because of all that is game can get luck based. Also getting a three star ranking is DOWNRIGHT IMPOSSIBLE thanks to the rubberband AI. Also one on ones can get one sided quickly because of the fact that these stages are pretty much designed for 12 racers
Overall i give this game a 5.5/10
Sure this game is fun and all but this game can get really annoying and the AI put off a LOT of the fun. Not to mention the Item chances are stupid as hell it aint even funny!! (Blue shell, red shelled then bullet billed anyone?) Giving you an unfair loss. So yeah the game was not really that great!
Street Fighter, a popular fighting game series has made a fourth street fighter game!
Street Fighter is a popular fighting game with cool fighting systems like the obvious combos, Super Moves, High Jump, Ultra Moves and even a new system called the Save System!! Stree fighter will also return their characters from previous Street Fighter games like the Ansatuken fighter Ryu, the American soldier Guile, the god of Muay Thai Sagat and the Wrestling Russian superstar Zangief.
There are also new charaters introduced to the series like the French Martial Artist Abel, the female American fighter C.Viper and a luchador called El Fuerte! This game has 3d graphics but with 2d gameplay! It is unkown when the arcade version of the game will be released but it may be in 2008!
In Janurary the 31st.... SMASH BROS BRAWL HAS JUST BEEN RELEASED IN JAPAN.
Yes thats right. The most hyped wii game is out in japan, SSBB is a sequel to SSBM (Smash Bros Melee). Featuring new features like Toadstool Jump, New characters, New items and even thje Final Smash. New characters enter the fray such as Wario, Pit, Olimar and even the most wanted 3rd party. SONIC THE HEDGEHOG. There are video's of smash bros match's on youtube (be car eful of spoilers). There is new pieces of wonderful music such as "Mario Bros", "Ice Climbers" and even"WarioWare Ashleys Theme (SSBB Version). New stages appear such as Shadow Moses Island, WarioWare and even New Pork City.
It will be coming out in America on March the 19th.
Good News I got a new laptop but It's terrable, It's very easy to get a typo and Random windows pup out for no reason and It's Won't let me watch any youtube videos further than 28 secs not even my own, it's terrable, I FRIKKEN HATE IT!and the mouse is very dodgy too it won't click most of the time, I new they'd be something wrong with this laptop because it was offered by mail and my mum ordered it for me, I knew they HAD to be something wrong with it >.< It's crapper than the old one the old just had 1 or 2 cracks on the screen but lot's of marks.
Anyway to the good news in Govan High enterprises (Govan High is my school in case you didn't know) they're gonna make Gamerstorm/ICW T-Shirts, Mugs and DVD box sets (Obviously Episode 1 and 2 not 3 that's yet to be finished) CARBUNCLES is also helping with the T-shirts and DVDs was In fact It was his idea, you might of guessed CARBUNCLES is a school friend of mine.
Also Sir_De_Wario has designed a Character for Combatstorm, not sure what he looks like or what his name is yet but I DO know that he's the break-his-back-and-neck-and-still-survive kind, like Havok from Mortal Kombat. Speaking of Combatstorm, I might take pictures from WWE Create-a-Superstar and THUG 2 Create-a-Skater Designs of Combatstorm Characters, just need to learn to make screenshots or movies without using camera, if not I'll just use camera. Tell Me Why ARE 12 Year-olds in Combat? I need A Decent Reason for those who will ask in the future. Comment this Article Your Ideas. I Suggest These People Were Randomly Kept Alive Due To the ivasion not being fully successful. I Need Decent Story Lessons Don't I?
The Sonic Club Will Be Open Tommorrow (If you read tis November 20th at 7:30PM/10:00PM or Later, It's Already Out) Speed Is deprite for TSC to become big, you might as well join It's a Great Sonic Site, Go There!
And Finally OPM Will Be Out November 21st, What Will Be In The Next Top Ten? and Other Cool Reviews and Previews, I'll Let You Know (Depends Really)
We Added an Armystorm Link at the Navbar Tis Getting Popular, not as Popular as ICW though but still Very Popular ;P.
The New Websites Have Been Reveiled, Mortal Stormbat (Classic Title, Eh?) and Hawkstorm. A Counter has been added too, They Will be Realeased 12th December 2007. ('bout 30 Days Away...)