The old school '92 classic beat 'em up has returned. Is it worth your money? Find out in the Gouki.com Review. Welcome to Die!
If I could describe the X-men Arcade game in one word it would be Disappointment.
Why you ask? Well I'll tell you why. I fondly remember going to the Arcade in San Diego California as a kid. Playing all sorts of games, blowing my hard earned money on good games, bad games, broken games (still pissed about those) and the best arcade games around. Back in the early '90s the top arcade games for me where the Beat 'Em Ups. The Simpsons Game, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and who could forget the X-men Arcade game. Many of us had the 4-player cabinets in our local arcades, but some of us where lucky enough to have 6-player action at our fingertips... and just for a quarter (I miss those days).
I would spend hours beyond hours every week playing the X-men Arcade game. Meeting new people every time and having a blast. So I was stoked to find out that Konami was bringing this childhood classic back. At 800 MSP or $10 PSN I was sold. I bought this baby yesterday and to my surprise I was severely disappointed.
The game is exactly as I remember it, which is the problem. After 18 years I was expecting Konami to release an updated version, not just a smoothing filter. I wanted to have a remade X-men Arcade with updated sounds, graphics, and gameplay. Now I am not the person who hates the classics, or thinks they aren’t fun. My problem is that they could have had two games in one. X-men Arcade Classic, and a revamped version as well.
You have the choice between two version of X-men Arcade, USA and Japan. The Japanese version is better than the USA version solely because when you use a Mutant Power in the USA version it drains your life meter before using your energy orb. The Japanese version is the other way around. The USA version is much more difficult which would be a great challenge had the game had some sort of continue system. Instead you have unlimited lives, and can basically just spam Mutant Powers the entire time. Sure they take away your life energy, but who cares you can’t lose. Even online play has infinite continues. There is no way to change it either. So basically unless you’re like me and really want to try and relive the classic, you’ll try not to spam Mutant Powers.
My first play through was solo, and I beat it in 30 minutes. I spent $10 only to be jerked around for 30 minutes. This game welcomed me to die alright; I wanted to end my life and the game after playing it. The character selection is how you remember it, you can choose from; Cyclops, Storm, Wolverine, Colossus, Night Crawler, and The Dazzler (yes she is a real X-men) each character has his/her own Mutant Power. Cyclops shoots laser beams from his eyes, Storm strikes her enemies with lightning, Wolverine slashes his claws at his enemies (lamest Mutant Power), Colossus goes into rage and destroys enemies surrounding him, Night Crawler teleports across the screen and destroys anyone in his path, and The Dazzler who uses sound frequencies to destroy her enemies.
For the most part of the game you are fighting your way through sentinel after sentinel with a few other enemies here and there. There are also eight boss characters, Pyro, Blob, Wendigo, Nimrod, The White Queen, Juggernaut, Mystique and of course Magneto. Each boss is basically a push over save Magneto. As one falls after another you move onto a new level. The story of this game is basically Magneto threatens the city with his army of sentinels and Kidnaps Professor X and Kitty Pryde. It’s up to the X-men to Go and Save the City as well as rescue X and Kitty.
It’s a pretty simple game, only using 3 buttons; Attack, Jump, and Mutant Power, which makes for an easy to pick up and play game. Online play is done well, with the option of playing 6-player drop in drop out co-op with relatively no lag. The only issue here is even on expert difficulty, 6 players can run through the game in under 15 minutes. It’s really hard to suggest spending $10 for such a short time of play.
While the X-men Arcade game is still a great classic in my heart, this new version is just plagued with not adding anything new to the game in 18 years. I had fun playing it, but I think it’s a waste of $10 Jimmys. Buy it if you’re a huge fan and have to get your hands on it, but for the rest of you out there just Demo it
Bottom Line: Demo It!
Capcom has just released some screens of Jill and Shuma Gorath in Marvel vs Capcom 3. These are high quality screen shots. Don't be a Jimmy! Check them out!
What do you think of these screen shots? Tell us what you think in the comments. Don't be a Jimmy!
The first ever EVO Online has reached the finals. Which will be streamed lived today at 1pm pst. Be sure to check it out.
Mr.Wizard the man behind EVO and EVO Online has announced that EVO Online will be streamed live at 1pm PST. Here is what he had to say:
"Today at 1pm pst, we will decide a champion for the first ever Evo Online tournamnet. With unbelievable talent in the top 16, this is surely a tournament you do not want to miss!"
"Winner gets a free trip to Las Vegas, including airfare, hotel accomodations, and free entry into the Super Street Fighter IV tournament at Evo. Also they get a cool title (No One Comes Close) for online play. The top 8 finalists will also receive a Mad Catz goodie bag filled with some top notch items. Good luck to all the competitors!"
Here is the Bracket of Who is in: http://www.galaxy4gamers.com/tournaments/xbox-360/super-street-fighter-iv/ffde12ab
Be sure to check out the Action live here: http://www.justin.tv/srklive
Don't forget to watch and comment here at Gouki.com while the stream is live. We wanna here from you about the first ever EVO Online live while it's happening. Don't be a Jimmy!
Some more videos have surfaced of Jill and Shuma in Marvel vs Capcom 3. These are from hacked versions of the retail disc, so keep that in mind. As these may not be final.
So what do you think about this? Tell us in the comments. Don't be a Jimmy!
By: Cinderkin Feb 1, 2011 | 9 Comments
MadCatz are known for their amazing Fight Sticks. The entire Gouki.com Crew have one and they are the best in the business. We knew MadCatz wouldn't let us down, when Marvel vs Capcom 3 was announced. Here is a photo of the MvC3 Tournament Edition Stick.
No exact date has been set for this baby, but we are hoping it becomes available in time for our Marvel vs Capcom 3 Ultra Combo Giveaway Grand Prize Winner.
Who else thinks this baby looks sweet? Will you be getting one once it drops? Tell us what you think in the comments. Don't be a Jimmy!
It looks like DICE has confirmed that Battlefield 4 is getting a full reveal later this month. Check out the video.
DICE has sent via Twitter an interesting message containing a short clip talking about Battlefield 4.
"Straight from the video editing suite: Prepare 4 Battle - 03.27! This sneak peek now, more soon. (Please RT!... http://vine.co/v/bpeapQiWB3l"
Click here for the clip.
The Battlefield 4 promo image was recently revealed and apparently Premium members will get to see the reveal video first and also receive a dog tag "I Was There"
What are your thoughts on Battlefield 4? Do you like or enjoy Battlefield 3? Are there any new features you want or hope to see in the reveal trailer? Tell us what you think in the comments. Don't be a Jimmy!
For those who can't make it to Las Vegas this weekend for Evo2010, G4TV is teaming up with Level Up to stream live all 3 days of Evolution 2010.
Live Stream starts at 9am PST and is available here http://www.stickam.com/evo2k
Check it out, and for those going to Evo; I'll see you there!
0ShinAkuma0 has posted an almost 6 minute montage of Bullcat's Gouken. This is some impressive play as you rarely ever see a good Gouken. Check it out!
Tell us what you think in the comments. Don't be a Jimmy!
NutsvsGuts is at it again, this time it's his take on Abel's Ultra 2 (Breathless). This one is pretty awesome and if you have 5 minutes check it out!
Check out more NutsvsGuts videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/nutsVSguts
Tell us what you tnink in the comments. Don't be a Jimmy!
I don't know where this picture comes from exactly, but it seems that the Twitter character leak for Marvel vs Capcom 3 is true. With the inclusion of Mike Haggar and Phoenix, now we have Akuma. Check out the screen.
Are you excited about Akuma? Tell us what you think in the comments. Don't be a Jimmy!
Dudley, Adon, Cody, Guy, Dee Jay, T. Hawk, Blanka and Dan. The only one left is Seth.
Tell us what you think in the comments. Don't be a Jimmy!
By: Cinderkin Sep 13, 2010 | 15 Comments
Gears of War's Executive Producer, Rod Fergusson, has promised another XP marathon if General RAAM is able to topple Half Life 2's Dr. Breen in Gamespot's 'All Time Greatest Game Villain Feature,'
Found this over at http://www.xbox360achievements.org
here is a copy and paste of the article:
The EP tweeted the following yesterday, "Ouch 1800 votes down... Never mind %, 30x XP if RAAM wins." At the time of publishing, RAAM is down by about 1,300 votes and he's hoping this latest incentive will get Gears fans - and those wanting their 'wings' - to vote in their thousands. The semi-finals are set to start on Tuesday, so consider this your final heads-up. It should be a tight finish. Fingers crossed ladies and gents, fingers crossed. Head on over to vote now
Don't be a Jimmy! You know you want that 30xp for Gears 2. Vote up Raam so we can all get out wings!
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