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Dead or Alive Beach Volleyball 3 announced for PS3

By: dragonkiss83 Apr 1, 2012 | 4466 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.

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Does Dead or Alive 5 live up to expectations?

By: dragonkiss83 Nov 4, 2012 | 157 Views | 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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Want to get paid to play Halo 4?

By: dragonkiss83 Nov 9, 2012 | 182 Views | 6 Comments

Yeah I'm guessing you are skipping the summary on this one.

Have you heard of Xbox Live Rewards?  If not you might want to check it out.  Every month you can take a short survey (like 5 minutes max) and they offer other ways to earn Microsoft Points.  The surveys are only 20 points a month, so not exactly breaking the bank.

But this month they are going big with Halo 4.  The main way is by playing multiplayer.  Something you were going to do anyway.  At 35 hours you get 100 Microsoft points.  Make it to 70 hours and you'll get 300 points.  Put in 140 hours and you get 600 points.  600 Microsoft points can get you some DLC of a free game.

Sounds pretty good right?  So what does it cost to join Xbox Live Rewards?  Nothing at all.  Just head over to the page and sign up.  http://rewards.xbox.com/halo-4/  

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Queen’s Gate: Spiral Chaos will feature Noel Vermillion of BlazB

By: DragonKiss83 May 11, 2011 | 615 Views | 7 Comments

BlazBlue character set to get dirty?

Noel Vermillion may be getting ready to show some skin.

Mai Shiranui will be there also.

It's a special kind of strategy RPG being brought to Japan by Namco Bandai, for some reason I don't see it making it to the US.  If you notice that the game has a panic button you might understand why we won't get it over here.  

This is another game adaptation of the anime Queen's Blade. http://fierceanime.com/Story/Details/queens-blade--swords--ta

source http://blazblue-star-noel-vermillion-is-in-queens-gate-spiral-chaos

http://www.siliconera.com/2010/12/14/queens-gate-special-chaos-recruits-mai-shiranui-for-psp-gals-strategy-rpg/

And here is a video for the game.

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New Need for Speed title to be out in Nov.

By: DragonKiss83 Apr 29, 2011 | 266 Views | 6 Comments

And here comes another Need for Speed game...

EA has announced they are teaming with Black Box to bring you Need for Speed the Run for November 15 2011on the PS3, Xbox 360, PC, 3DS, Wii .  This time you will be racing across the country.  They are running the Frostbite 2 engine and are looking to have action movie style sequences.  With the popularity of movies like Fast and the Furious EA has decided they want in.  

 

Here's the official info.  http://www.ea.com/games/need-for-speed-the-run

It’s called The Run. An illicit, high-stakes race across the country. The only way to get your life back is to be the first from San Francisco to New York.

No speed limits. No rules. No allies. All you have are your driving skills and sheer determination as you battle hundreds of the world’s most notorious drivers on the country’s most dangerous roads.

In Need for Speed The Run, you’ll weave through dense urban centers, rocket down icy mountain passes and navigate narrow canyons at breakneck speeds, all the while evading a relentless police force prepared – and willing – to use lethal force to take you down.

In stores November 15th, 2011.

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