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.
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Just another day at the office. More PWNn than workin'. Nnnnnnnnnnnnnuab!
Up early today doing some editing. I posted a new Halo Wars Strategy video. Its terrible. I worked on a little Gears of War # Minitage, I don't know about that game.
We played a little GOW3 this evening and I find that game so annoying when I can't find any flow. Granted, I've never been a huge fan of any of the gears. Plus tonight we ended up with one of the most obnoxious party members in the world. Disguised as somebody else he snuck into our party. After 3 games I had to turn it off and go back to the Halo Wars.
Which leads me back to the title. I did not play the X-men at all today. It's so slow paced, it's dreadful. You can't skip the cutscenes and there no chance for a re-do when you get railed in the challenge rooms. The Challenge rooms have suits Jimmy! You can wear the different suits and get different powers... oh never mind.
90% of the day was spent on Halo Wars. WTF? I love it. Watch for a bunch of new videos coming the YouTube channel, plus the Mad Catz promo everyone is waiting for. Don't forget to check out our Resident Evil giveaway right now. You can win a game if you write a preview for it and we're still looking for a Gouki.com Girl to represent.
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By: goukijones Sep 27, 2011 | 5 Comments
I'm gonna make it a point to blog everyday about what happened to me and how it invlovled, or didn't involve video games that day. Sometimes it'll make sense, but most of the time it won't. Don't be a Jimmy.
I started the day off with my usual two cups of coffee, dropped a Tashards in the toilet and had a jerk. Not in that order. Watched some Kathy Lee and Hoda -Seth Rogen was guest hosting for Kathy Lee, sad face- while I sorted my dirty clothes. I hate laundry. The entire time I'm doing this all I'm thinking about his Halo Wars builds. That's right even during the Jerk, I multitask Jimmy.
When I finally got out of the house I had to stop by the UPS store AND the USPS. WTF? When I pulled into the UPS parking lot this chick right in front of parks sideways in two spaces. Larry David style. Now I realize that if pull in just a little sideways myself I would fit perfectly and she wouldn't even be able to open her door. So I did and we sat there for a moment. Now I wasn't driving my car and this was a chick, so the gentleman in me finally backed up and she just got out. She didn't straighten out her car ... what a bitch. So I squeeze back in at this point, good luck getting out hooka! I got my big ass box out of the trunk and took it inside. She was in there and apologized as she walked past out the front door. When I finished and came out the front door she was waiting for me to move my car. That's right!
I hit the post office and got a bunch of boxes to send stuff out. Like to Phresh Ghost who won one of our auctions. The package is on the way.
Now it's time. Halo Wars, yea boi! I had a pretty good run, lost 1 outta the 5 I had before MNF started. How about them Cowboys, fuckin' Cowboys. In Halo Wars I was Cutter guy for the longest time and recently I've been using Forge. Forge has a slow start but 10 mins in with 2 bases and he is off to the races with the supplies. General rank and almost 3 years later and I still don't know what I'm doing in Halo Wars, but it is one of my favorite games of all time.
After the Redskins debacle FnJimmy and I filmed 4 matches for our WWE AI Prediction matches series for Hell in a Cell this weekend. That was quick and easy. Then ... finally ... FnJimmy got what he deserved. A Marvel VS Capcom 3 railing like he hasn't seen in months. Now he barely squeezes out a chip block victory during the first match, I was using Phoenix. I use Phoenix 2 more times and won both those matches. To keep in interesting and also to see if FnJimmy was paying attention, I switched my team to Tron, Morrigan & Dormammu. Morrigan with the Y assist PLUS Tron and Dormammu = FnJimmy railed best of 7. FnJimmy 1 GoukiJones 4. Don't be a Jimmy!
Its bed time soon. Can you believe Seth Rogen is now on Letterman. I'm starting and ending my day with the Green Hornet. Nnnnnnnnnuab!
Thanks for reading. Vote, Comment, Share! Write a blog yourself. How do you deal with your video game habits? Me? I just play Halo Wars until I can see the screen with my eyes closed and while I sleep. Out!
The newest trailer for the upcoming x-men title.
I recently saw some gameplay from x-men destiny and its looking pretty sweet. Originally i thought this was going to be like x-men legends/ MUA but i was wrong. You seem to only control one character at a time. I wonder if this is one big story with a few characters to choose from or if each of these new character will have their own story? This game drops at the end of september will you be picking it up?
And now for the last character you can use.
His name is Grant Alexander.
He is a Georgia boy who has moved to California and is on the varsity football team when he realizes he's a mutant. As with the other characters you will be able to pick his base power and have it evolve as you play. But from what I've read the character selection is mostly about background and personality. You will have the option to basically have your character play however you want. So the the answer to almost all of your questions about how does the game play is it depends on how you play.
E3 is so close and with all the hype going in where would you start?
I know that there are games like Twisted Metal, the Dragon Ball Z project, Ninja Gaiden 3, the Darkness 2, Elder Scrolls V Skyrim, Dead Island, Battlfeild 3, Need for Speed the Run, Soul Calibur 5, and Hitman Absolution, my first choice is X-Men Destiny. And fair warning everytime I think I'm done another games pops in my head.
I'm a die hard X-men fan so Destiny is a game I want deatils on the most.
I'ld follow it up with Ninja Gaiden 3 since it will no doubt be bad ass.
I wish that Dead or Alive 5 was going to show up, but doubt it very much. So the number three spot would go to Soul Calibur 5.
After that it starts getting harder to put them in order. Twisted Metal has me really hyped, but so does Skyrim. How do you compare car combat to a massive RPG? Street Fighter vs Tekken has to be pretty high on list also, so it would work it's way in. And the Need for Speed game could be a lot of fun or total crap, so it's a gamble. the Darkness 2 probably won't be worth waiting in line to play but it would be worth a look for a fan of the comics. Hitman isn't going to be that different than the other ones, just shinier and with some new places to hunt your targets. Dead Island looks like it will take more than a quick hands on session to really get into it. The Dragon Ball Z game is going to get swamped by fanboys so it would be a must see, but since the wait might take awhile I'ld try to get to some of the other games first. And I'm curious about Skull Girls, but waiting to see more won't kill me. I almost forgot about the new Tranformers game, but that is due to low expectaions and high hope. And that leaves Battlefeild 3. This game already looks so good I'm dying to play it. So it is a must play.
And if there was time I'ld look for the Bleach, Dynasty Warriors Gundam, and Disgaea booths if they are there. But since they are already out in Japan they might not even make a showing. And Cars 2 would make my personal list because my son is dying to play it, but I have it pre-ordered from Amazon with release day delivery so it will be here just before his and my birthdays.
Are there games that I forgot? Maybe a few that you just would love to see, but have no hope for (Darkstalkers 4)? I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of you put up your wishlists so I can see some more great choices. Don't be a jimmy. And if you need help comming up with some games for you list check out this link. http://www.gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2011/05/18/the-games-of-e3-2011.aspx
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
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.
Details are starting to come out. Here is a look at one of the characters.
Her name is Aimi Yoshida and she has just joined the X-Men. She is a 15 year old Japanese girl who was smuggle over by her parents. She will be short and fast, and have an acrobatic fighting style. Hopefuly this will be one of many playable characters in the game. I was hoping to build my own character, but will still play it. You will make choices that will lean you towards the dark or light side, like Fable or KotOR, and it will affect who teams up with you. I'm expecting an action RPG where you learn and upgrade powers as you play through. Hopefuly we will get different stories for different characters instead of a generic fill in the blank game. But with only a target date of holiday season we still have plenty of time to find out more.
What will it take to make you want the game? Not making a character from scratch is a draw back, but new characters means you don't have to worry about the stories getting screwed up (like the movies) and might bring new fans in. Are there characters you want to see? Gambit is in and possibly the Emma Frost. Or do you not care for the X-men to begin with? Let's hear it, don't be a Jimmy.
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