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Dead or Alive Beach Volleyball 3 announced for PS3

By: dragonkiss83 Apr 1, 2012 | 3590 Views | 1 Comments

Do you like DoA? Have a PS3? Is it hooked to a 3D tv? If so I have some good news for you.

It's been a while since the last Dead or Alive Beach Volleyball gave you jimmys carpal tunnel, but this summer you'll get another chance.

Team Ninja has decided it was time to get the hype machine going for what might be this summers hottest biggest release.  They have teamed up with Sony to put this on the PS3 and make the most of the 3D possibility.  They already put out a DoA game on the 3DS so you can just consider that a beta test.

As you play you can again build relationships with your favorite players by giving them gifts and hanging out.

And with a little research I was able to find a Japanese sight that had a screen shot of the Collector's Edition bonus.  At around $100 you can have your very own set of figures from the game.  As well as a code for an unreleased DLC pack.

They have promised to have the most complete 3D experience you've had in a game yet.  So real in fact that they have a new control for  you to get your hands on.

So what do you think jimmy?  Are you hyped?  Will you drop the extra cash for the collectors edition? Are you pissed that it's April Fools Day and I made it up?

I'm guessing you feel kind of like that.

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Twisted Metal Review. Was it worth the wait?

By: dragonkiss83 Feb 18, 2012 | 217 Views | 3 Comments

Another series that they wanted to bring back. So many fans from a decade ago have been waiting to see it done. And now we can get our hands on it, is it any good?

The wait is over.  Twisted Metal has returned after a decade.  The game is exclusive to the PS3 and even comes with a code for Twisted Metal Black.

So after being super hyped I went out and picked it up.  Get home put it in the system and I have a grin.  Unfortunately it didn't last.  When I went into story mode I couldn't pick a character.  But you start as Sweet Tooth so that was okay.

His story was pretty interesting, twisted and dark.  But it was pretty short.  When I finished with him the game said 33%, shit.  As you play your character is no longer tied to the car.  You can put them in the different cars you have unlocked, pretty nice.

But then the newness starts to wear off and you realize you dropped $60 for a game with only 3 characters for the story.  Sure you can put them in other cars, but half the fun of Twisted Metal was all the crazy stories and characters.  You will can use Sweet Tooth, Mr. Grimm, and Dollface.  If you play online you can also use Preacher's gang.  But they are using an online pass so buying it used is a waste and getting it as a rental only gives you half a game.  In the game you can switch out your vehicle to let it heal and take advantage of the stat change.  Good idea there.  And I do say vehicle because as you play through you will have cars, trucks, semis, a motorcycle, and eventually a tank.  

Also new this time around are game modes.  You have your classic deathmatch.  But thin you add Electric Cage, kind of like a headquarters style play.  You fight in a selected area that moves and you take damage for not being in it after your buffer runs out.  There is also Juggernaut, you have a badass semi that spawns enemies.  You destroy the semi then you kill off the cars that are left.  This one is kind of fun.  And you add Deathrace, exactly what it sounds like.  You go from point A to point B.  The fun comes in when you find there is no second place.  You can kill of the other cars or just try to out run them, but you have to cross the line first or you explode.  There is a challenge mode, nothing really special there.  And online, but big surprise signing on is a nightmare.  

So overall kind of disappointing, I guess they were counting on multiplayer keeping people happy.  Maybe they can add something to it by DLC to redeem it but I doubt it.

So that brings me to my verdict, rent it.  If there is a major price drop go for it, but until then a rent is enough time to play it and be done with it.  Sadly the Twisted Metal Black voucher is the best thing about the game.

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Kagura = "Flying Enormous Breast Drama Hyper Battle".

By: DragonKiss83 Apr 13, 2011 | 463 Views | 6 Comments

Be ready for sticky screens on 3DS' everywhere.

Marvellous Entertainment is bringing the world's first "Flying Enormous Breast Drama Hyper Battle" and making a "special" new genre to gaming.  If you haven't heard of Marvellous Entertainment they are the producers of Harvest Moon, Half-Minute Hero and Bomberman Land so this could actually be a good game besides just the visuals.  It will be a 2D side-scrolling action game, in which good female student ninjas battle it out against the evil ninjas on contract to corrupt politicians and corporations.  It might not be for everyone, but I expect some hardcore fans.  You'll get destructible clothing, breast sizes in their character bios, and 3D so it's obvious who they are trying to appeal to.

What do you guys think?  Don't be a Jimmy! and beware of the danger to wrists around the world.

Source http://www.gamesradar.com/3ds/nintendo-3ds/news/rejoice-flying-out-enormous-breast-drama-hyper-battle-now-finally-an-officially-recognised-genre/a-20110413101610725061/g-20100616102754448006

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Developers are getting PSN back

By: DragonKiss83 May 13, 2011 | 258 Views | 11 Comments

Could we take this as a good sign?

Source http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2011/05/13/rumor-psn-back-up-for-developers.aspx

Giant Bomb has confirmed that developers have some access to PSN back.  They can't create new accounts, but this is a start.

"As developers are able to bypass the login screen, shooters have been largely okay; those games connect to servers running independent of PSN. Games that access the friends list do not have the same option."

from http://www.giantbomb.com/news/developer-playstation-network-back-online-but-not-without-issues/3185/

Hopefuly the rest of us will be back online soon enough.

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X-Men Destiny review - Say it isn't so.

By: dragonkiss83 Nov 9, 2011 | 136 Views | 8 Comments

Here is another game that I was super hyped for, but as time passed I got worried it would be a crappy game. So I held off on buying it, but thanks to Gouki.com I got to check it out.

Lets start this off by saying I am a big fan of Marvel.  Unfortunately their games just don't compare to the likes of the Batman series.  But when I heard that Marvel was working on a game where you were going to be playing a mutant coming into their powers I couldn't believe it.  Of course I start thinking I'll be making my own character, wrong.  Then we hear that you will make choices that affect the story, kind of.  But as a true fanboy I had to give it a chance.  And Gouki.com made it happen (thanks guys) and I'll be looking to return the favor to one of my fellow jimmys.

 

After a combo of a motion comic and a short video clip that give you an idea of what's going on I was ready to start the game.  Like Goukijones I started with Aimi the asian girl.  I did try the guys afterwards just to see how it affected the story and to use all 3 main powers.  They each interact slightly different, but not enough that you really feel like their is a replay value.

After you select your character you get a little clip to fill you in on their story then all hell breaks lose as a rally gets attacked.  You are then given the choice of the 3 power choices.  And unless they add more by DLC that is all the choices you get, Density Control, Energy Projection, and Shadow Matter.  I went with the third choice and after trying all the powers it was still my favorite.  As you get farther into the game you get options for expanding your powers.  Giving you 3 attack and a constant effect.  Really lacking considering the wealth of powers available in the Marvel universe.  The offer X-genes from a few mutants and they also come in sets of 3 to augment your character's powers.  you get to switch them out and and can mix and match them.  If you put a full set together including a suit that changes your look you get access to a bonus that in most cases is useless.  All of these parts are random so you can end up unable to put a full set together for most of the game.

So lets get on to what should have been the driving point of the game, the story and how it changes.  You get to decide on following the X-Men or the Brotherhood.  This is done through a series of choices on side missions.  Well to be fair they aren't so much missions as little battle arenas.  You can help both sides in most cases with only a few times you have to choose between the two.  This is when you will interact with the big names, and a few that are less known.  But for some reason they half-assed it.  You still do the same basic story either way with just a few changes thrown in.  This was a major let down.  Why put the time in to make a great game when you can sell it for the box and name on it?  Well that fact that you have good games to compete with.

The game gives you almost no room to explore, you can look around corners to find x-genes and collectibles, but you won't wander far.  

The first play through I went X-Men, then Brotherhood, then mixed them together.  Unless you want a few minutes of face time with the other team the only other pay off is you get a pat on the back from either Cyclops or Magneto.  

After you finish the game you can play a new game + using the same character with the same power and keep the stuff you gathered.  Or you can start from scratch with a new character and basically get nothing.  When you get to your second play through you will want to skip a lot of the scenes, but that just isn't an option.  If they want to add to the game they need to patch that.  Let's not forget that you don't choose when to save, the game does it on it's own at pre-selected areas.  Many of them right before a long cut scene.  As was mentioned before this is a very short game. In about 4 days i beat the game 4 times and unlocked everything.  when you compare that to the nearly two hundred of hours I've put into Disgaea 4 and the amount of stuff I have left to do in the game it feels pretty crappy.  Luckily the price is dropping fast and even better for me and one of you the game can come just for being a good jimmy.

I enjoyed the game some, but kept thinking about what it could have been.  I'ld stick to renting it if you are a Marvel fan, or have a kid who is since my 7 year old was able to play it with very little trouble.  If you really want to have it sit on your shelf wait until you can get it on Amazon.com or Gamestop for $10 or free as part of some deal.  And trust me it will be there sooner than you think.  Or you can comment on the story telling me how much of a fan you are and why you want the game.  It is a copy for the Xbox 360 and it could be heading to you.

Don't be a jimmy! Gouki.com #1 in the world.

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