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.
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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By: DragonKiss83 Apr 27, 2011 | 5 Comments
I was ready to pass on the next DLC until I saw the Zombie level..
Let's get right to what you want to see.
I could have done with out the extra DLC for Call of Duty: Black Ops, then I saw what they had planned for the zombie mode. To be able to play as Robert Englund had me sold, but then you add Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Danny Trejo. It'll be out for Xbox 360 May 3, and PS3 will see it about a month later, and again it'll be $15. So now if you have both DLC packs you're looking at around $100 put into this game. Hopefully we'll have PSN back by then.
I know most of you are done with Call of Duty, but does this make you want to play it any? Let's Hear what you think.
Here are the Achievements
So far these look like better new levels than what we got for first strike. But 360 users are playing it now and for us waiting for the PS3 release and for PSN even.
But I think the rest of you are waiting for the good stuff.
Call of the Dead
Robert Englund had me sold.
And if you want more shots http://www.joystiq.com/screenshots/call-of-duty-black-ops-call-of-the-dead/4089550/#/8
- Stand-in (35 Points, Everyone): In Call of the Dead, send the crew to Paradise in solo or co-op.
- Ensemble Cast (45 Points, Everyone): In Call of the Dead, send the crew to Paradise in co-op.
- Stuntman (20 Points, User of the Weapon): In Call of the Dead, make a zombie explode using the V-R11.
- Shooting on Location (20 Points, User of the Weapon): In Call of the Dead, kill 10 zombies with one Scavenger shot from over 100 feet away.
- Quiet on the Set (30 Points, Everyone): In Call of the Dead, cut the lights on the Director.
By: DragonKiss83 Feb 19, 2011 | 14 Comments
I just came across the story and thought some of you might enjoy.
Anime girls + photography = probably not comming to the U.S.
[Editor's Note: Video was removed from YouTube.]
I think this would be huge with the right group, and in Japan it might not look so out of place. We did have that Playboy game that was along the same lines, but anime kind of ends up in a special category.
But it did get me thinking about all of the stuff that doesn't make it here. We miss shows, games, movies, and music. Given how fast people are able to find just about anything what is it that draws all these lines in the sand?
I myself watch subbed anime and movies and have found a lot of great stuff. Then I look at the total crap that is available here everywhere you look. Jersey Shore is a great example, or how about the real Housewives? I don't think I have any need to interfere in other peoples shit, but it really makes no sense to me.
Sorry to go on, but I think we have missed lots of great stuff, look at what happened with the Dragon Quest games and Final Fantasy. Not that Instant Brain is on that level, but it will most likely be one of the countless games that will never hit our shores.
By: dragonkiss83 Feb 12, 2012 | 12 Comments
After a while being away from Gouki.com I have returned to find a challenge, I must somehow choose a team from a roster of the stars of Street Fighter and Tekken. Wish me luck.
The death of my pc has kept me from being able to post on here since November, but with a Laptop ready to go I return to the site to do some catching up, and what do I find? Gouki.com has another kickass giveaway going on. And this time it was for Street Fighter X Tekken. All it takes is write a story about the team you want to play as, easy right. Wrong. As I look over the roster I realize that a team of two characters just isn't big enough.
The truth is from the Tekken side I have a few favorites, Jin and Kazuya are at the top of the list but you can't overlook Yoshimitsu or King.
If they had the right Jin He'ld be on the team for sure.
I just couldn't decide. So I decided to check out the Street Fighter side. And it just made things worse. Ibuki felt like a sure thing, at first.
But as I looked at the list there were just to many great characters to choose from. Akuma (Gouki) is always high on the list
And you just can't over look Cammy...
This just keeps getting more complicated. I'm sure all use them all in various combinations until I find the right mix, but I still have to start somewhere. So I just keep watching videos and reminiscing about all the fun I've had with them in the past. And then it hit me. What better team could I start with? How was it not obvious from the start?
Poison and Juri! Juri is one of the craziest female characters to ever put the digital beatdown on anyone. And Poison can throw down with the best of them with the added bonus of distracting your opponent as the wonder if she's packing heat. The quest was over! For now at least. Until I have a chance to try the characters out and really get into the mechanics of the game (including how much I suck with various characters) I can't be sure what my final team will be, but I do have a place to start.
Best of luck to all of you who enter. And remember don't be a Jimmy!
And just for the Jimmys...
Top 10 Video Games
- WWE '12
- Mass Effect: Andromeda
- Persona 5
- Tekken 7
- Mortal Kombat
- Street Fighter V
- Nintendo Switch
- Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
- WWE SmackDown VS Raw 2011
- JoJo's Bizarre Adventure