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A few more scraps for X-Men Destiny

By: DragonKiss83 May 9, 2011 | 6 Comments

With Silicon Knights keeping the game very close those of us looking foe details have little to go on.

Acording to Denis Dyack from Silicon Knights that's just how he wants it.  http://www.joystiq.com/2011/05/09/silicon-knights-denis-dyack-still-wary-of-game-previews-hints/

But there are still some bits that make their way out.

This little teaser shot hints at three playable characters.  Aimi Yoshida http://gouki.com/Catalog/Details/x-men-destiny has got the most attention.

But while looking around online I found this.

Showing a male character in action.

We also see Quicksilver

Gambit

Surge

Collasus

And there has been talk about Woverine, Cyclops, and Emma Frost, Pyro, Nightcrawler, and Magneto in part because of the GameTrailers.com and other sites had a decent trailer.

And an official site http://www.herohq.com/xmendestiny that when you follow it to face books mentions that there is more comming at E3.

So far this is all I've found, but it's enough to start people off on all different topics.  Making decisions that team you up or put you against the X-Men was confirmed.  And Late 2011 for a date.  Hopefully there will be some worthwile info from E3 to hold us over.

What do you want to see?  Do you want more characters?  Some footage of the combat system?  More info about the other 2 characters you can play as?  Let's here it.

 

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Dissidia 012 Duodecim Final Fantasy for the PSP

By: DragonKiss83 Feb 23, 2011 | 10 Comments

Have you ever wanted to battle it out as some of the biggest names in the Square Enix roster?

Final Fantasy has been an icon for many gamers world wide, we have put countless hours into the games, and we still come back for more.  Dissidia 012 is a prequel to the previous PSP game, and it will let you fight as your favorite characters.

Need I say more?

 

Ok how about this.

and I guess this wouldn't hurt..

The game will be here March 22, so what do you need to know?

The roster? Ok.  The Original cast, Warrior of Light (Final Fantasy), Firion (FF2), Onion Knight (FF3), Cecil Harvey (FF4), Bartz Klauser (FF5), Terra Branford (FF6), Cloud Strife (FF7), Squall Leonhart (FF8), Zidane Tribal (FF9), Tidus (FF10), Shantotto (FF11), Cosmos (Dissidia), Garland (Final Fantasy), The Emporer (FF2), Cloud of Darkness (FF3), Golbez (FF4), Exdeath (FF5), Kefka Palazzo (FF6), Sephiroth (FF7), Ultimecia (FF8), Kuja (FF9), Jecht (FF10), Gabranth (FF12), Chaos (Final Fantasy).  Pretty good right?

But then you add a few new ones, Kain Highwind (FF4), Gilgamesh (FF5), Tifa Lockhart (FF7), Laguna Loire (FF8), Yuna (FF10), Prishe (FF11), Vaan (FF12), Lighning (FF13) and how about add Aerith as a support character if you play the demo.

Epic Roster!

You get a Fighter an a Single Player Story mode, so it's got plenty to offer.

I wish it was on the PS3, but the PSP will do just fine.

Will you be picking it up?  Who will you play as first?  Don't be a Jimmy.

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

By: dragonkiss83 Nov 9, 2011 | 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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Does Dead or Alive 5 live up to expectations?

By: dragonkiss83 Nov 4, 2012 | 1 Comments

Dead or Alive came out in September, but unfortunately right after Borderlands 2. So I did try it for a few hours, but that had been it until today.

Dead or Alive has returned to the Playstaion for the first time in over a decade.  And it has been since 2005 for the Xbox users.  I've been a fan from the begging of the series and have enjoyed every game, except the handhelds.  Naturally I was very excited to get the new one.  And thanks to Gouki.com I was able to have a copy pre-ordered.  Sadly when I first got it I was so hooked on Borderlands 2 I only played for a few hours.  So I waited to do a review until I at least finished the story mode.

When you first jump in to story mode you get a short video of Bayman then it jumps to Zack training with the new MMA girl Mila.  You enter that fight and are given a training mission.  Not really what I was expecting, but I thought it would be okay.  Back to Bayman and a mysterious ninja tears through his team.  You get some more videos and the game is looking great as always.  More videos.  Then you get to a fight between Bass and Rig on the oil rig.  Creative right?  Another training mission.  That is already old.  Tutorials belong in their own section if you ask me.  Another video,  But then you finally get to the timeline screen and the game is ready to start. Kind of.

The timeline adds points as you make it through the story and you can go back and re-watch video or play a fight again if you missed the bonus mission.  Kasumi is selected for you and you get three fights each with a bonus mission.  Now I'm kind of annoyed with the missions being tacked on to the matches,  And not getting to select my character sucks.  Then you get a new chapter, three fights .... rinse ande repeat.  The story starts to jump back and forth and you often end up on the other side of a fight that you already did.  I made it up to Bass, chapter 8 I think, and then I decided to give it a rest.  Playing through the story you unlock Akira and Sarah.

So when I picked it back up I was playing as Bass.  Who has a very unnatural obsession with his daughter.  And he comes out as a masked wrestler "Mr Strong".  Still stuck in the same pattern.  And it makes it hard to get familair with a character when you only get to do three fights then switch.  Jan Lee wind the tournament but the story is not done.  You eventually get to fight as Kasumi against Alpha-152.  But the story is still not over.  When you get to your final fights the character transforms as you fight.  It still doesn't feel like a boss fight though.  After everything is over you get a few of those this isn't over scenes so they can set up DoA 6.

As usual the levels are destructible and have areas you can knock people off, but they have added these more action sequences where the level kind of attacks you.  One of the best examples is a war scene where incomming fire can hit you or your oponent when triggered.  There was stuff like cars that could run you over in the last game, but they wanted it to be bigger.  But I feel like it pulls you out of the game and sometimes takes takes way to long to get back to the fight.  

You have your standard online and offline fights, including survival mode, arcade, time attack.  And I've noticed some lag while playing offline and that bothered me.  But going online some of the matches are pretty much unplayable.  

You have costumes that you unlock by playing as a character in the offline modes.  And of course there are DLC costumes like the one above for Hayabusa.  Sadly many of them so far are just old costumes or are new but boring.  Add being extremly over-priced and they get worse.  The fist pack was free, but the new ones come out in groups of 3 or you can buy that weeks full bunde for $13.  There are 3 of these already and the game is only a little over a month old.  So if you are going for it to be complete it is going to be expensive.  

I feel like the game isn't as fluid as usual, but it could just be being rusty from playing nothing but Borderlands 2.  Overall you get the feeling that something is off.  And it hasn't gone away.  As much as I wanted to love the game I feel let down.  It could just be that my expectations were to high, but I just can't give the game a buy it.  If you are a huge fan you'll want it anyway, if not you will be better off renting it first.

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Dead or Alive Beach Volleyball 3 announced for PS3

By: dragonkiss83 Apr 1, 2012 | 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.

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