By: goukijones Jan 17, 2011 | 13 Comments
Killzone 3 Move enabled Helghast fanboy style has a hefty price tag. A look at the the collector's Edition and Pre-order Bonus DLC for upcoming titles such as Marvel VS Capcom 3, Dead Space 2, and Bulletstorm.
Deals Jimmy! Returns with the front end of the year blowout. During the Holiday Break not much is happening in the video games deals department. Now that we're well into the new year it's time to get started with SAVING MONEY ON VIDEO GAMES. There's a couple of games with great coupons and bonus DLC. I always say, IF you gotta pay full price at least make sure you're getting something for free with it. Like the MvC3 console sticker decals that nobody cares about. lol. Happy shopping and start stacking those coupons Jimmy.Read full story...
I give my review on Killzone 3 and what Playstation 3 owners should expect.
Killzone 3 is a futuristic FPS that is exclusive to the PS3. After completing Single Player and being hooked on multi-player I hope you find my review useful upon purchasing the game.
Brief Story Overview - In killzone 2 the ISA went into Helghan, pwned shit up and Rico went into Rage-Mode and killed the Helgan leader Visari. This game picks up right after that, You (Sev) and your bro Rico are fucked. Your small army is stuck on Helghan trying to find a way home, you must kick some serious ass to defeat the massive army of Helghast.
I really don't want to spoil it for you guys so sorry if this lacks info, it will mainly be a critique. Let's start with the characters. I really felt no attatchment to them. All the good guys and bad guys personalities are written on paper in a way. First few times you see them you can pretty much get a feel of how basic they are. Bad guys who want justice and to crush the enemy at all costs, good guys who feel like dudes in a bad action movie, just trying to get home. And the way the story progresses just feels like a typical action-adventure movie. I actually am more attached to the Bulletstorm characters, and that game isn't even serious. But the good parts of the story are definately a plus. You switch around from time to time being on foot, in mechs, jetpacks etc the list goes on. The different missions consisting of these all feel extremely fun and "realistic". You can feel the weight of trying to run in a mech while bullets ricochet off your screen while your buddies next to you in a jeep explode and the ground soldiers frantically try to find cover and snipe. also it is no walk in the park, The Helgast usually outnumber you and like to spam nades and rocket launchers while being at MUCH better tactical areas, this gives the game a more challenging feel opposed to walking around mowing dudes down.
Sound isn't something I would normally review, but it is that awesome in K3. The actiony-battle music is pretty intense and goes well with many fights, but the surrounding effects are the star. The way explosions sound when they are near you actually make you feel screwed. When your friend gets shotgunned in a nearby hallway you can hear the echo. The game is so action packed and fast pace things are constantly firing and exploding, the sound they delivered really gives it a rough war feeling. Ontop of all of that whent he action is settled down, you can even hear enemies trying to sneak up on you as they run up metal staircases. A very special part of the audio that I enjoyed in single player was the voices of the Helgast. Sometimes I just like to bumrush the building spray a room. Fuck that, at times you can actually hear the Helghast before you reach the room saying " Was that movement? GO CHECK OUTSIDE!", it is amaaaaaazing. Unfortunately a part I really loved was toned down. In beta when you brutal melee somone in multiplayer they let out a RIDICULOUS death cry, the first day patch tuned it down a bit due to complaints, ha.
Definately uses the potential and beauty of a PS3, not much I can say here. The game does have a constant dark and brooding war feeling, but the visuals still shine and look stunning. Also there is great detail is buildings , uniforms/helmets and guns, you even have nice looking footsteps in the snow ;D. Dirty water and decimated cities have never looked so good.
Simply addicting. K3 multiplayer has 5 classes all with their own special abilities and weapon sets (3 primary and 3 secondary weapons). The game has a leveling system like most FPS and you take the points you earn to spend on your class. Leveling up the abilities and weapons on your favorite class is one thing, but the gameplay of it is win. All classes feel well balanced (a patch was done ) and they suprisingly work on every level. Even small cramped levels have a place for snipers, and large open levels have a place for Infiltrators. It isn't neccesary but using a mic in this game and cooperating with teamates doubles the fun of the experiance. A long with all of that you are rewarded "Ribbons" for your perfromance. Ribbons give you temporary bonuses during the match such as faster reload or increased bulletdamage (the list goes on) for getting certain types of killstreaks or completing objectives. Also multiplayer delivers 3 game modes, all awesome in their own way.-
Guerilla Warfare features "body count" which is your basic team death match, whoever has more kills at the end of the timer wins, it is max 16 players 8v8.
Operations is more on the tacticle side. It has the objectives of Capturing and Holding bases, Assasination, Propaganda Carrier (like capture the bag) and planting/disarming charges. What makes this game-type so hype is that after each failed/achieved objective there is a cutscene involving the people on the teams! So after faling to disarm the bomb you might see you and one of your teamates getting blown off a walkway while your leader tells you how sorry you are, this is a max of 24 players.
Warzone is the longest gametype and my favorite. It combines Operations (without cutscenes) and Guerilla Warfare in a randomized order. First team to complete 6-7 objectives wins the match. It is definately insane. Max 24 player.
For those of you who don't like to read-
- Story is a bit bland and expected. The upside is that it's full of action and even with co-op can be difficult.
- Sound is great. You get a good feel of war and the intense battle going on, also you can overhear enemies speaking in single player.
- Graphics wise the game is detailed and beautiful, starring at the vast destroyed Capital is beautiful in its own specialw ay.
- Multiplayer is where it's at. A leveling system with awesome classes, sweet game modes and levels that accomodate everyone make it a great experience.
In the end all I have to say is BUY IT! This PS3 exlusive is definately a must, it is a HUGE step-up from Killzone 2 (that many people hated) and is a wonderful FPS that will keep you busy.
Side note: If you are interested in DLC, it seems that they are going to stay with 2 maps for $5 pricetag.
By: iorilamia Feb 25, 2011 | 14 Comments
Rain + jetpacks + mechs = YES YES YES! Atlus has no plans for U.S release for Catherine = NO NO...no
Steel Rain DLC map pack features 2 levels inspired by the single player Campaign. The levels are MP-09 Junkyard and MP-10 Stahl Arms. This week we only get a tase of the Junkyard which includes Mechs and jetpacks...MECHS AND JETPACKS! Next week they will release the Stahl Arms video which includes miniguns! No pricing or release date yet on this DLC, but the day 1 DLC Retro Map Pack was 2 levels for $5, so this might be the same.
Source : http://www.killzone.com/kz3/en_US/blog/features/2011-02-24_steel-rain_01.html (with picture gallery and vid)
Video uploaded by http://www.youtube.com/user/profiteerv Or check source link for better quality.
MAP DETAILS :
The Junkyard will be 16 player Guerilla Warfare Gametype.
"The junkyards of Helghan are a wasteland to some, but a valuable resource to others. In the main junk processing facility of Helghan, ISA and Helghast Forces are clashing in an attempt to salvage vehicles and supplies for their war effort. Jetpacks are the key to taking the high ground, but the huge Exoskeletons can quickly turn the tide of the battle on the ground"
Stahl Arms will be Warzone 24 players Gametype
"As the Helghast write a new and appalling chapter on humanoid experimentation, beleaguered ISA Forces mount a desperate attack on the notorious Stahl Arms research facility, where they hope to free ISA soldiers who have been taken captive. Stahl’s Helghast forces will stop at nothing to ensure that the ISA attack fails, even if it means exterminating the very prisoners they need for their weapons research"
In Sad-face News, Atlus U.S said Catherine is a Japan-Only game and no thoughts of U.S release at this time.
What do you think jimmy's? Will Catherine pull through or would it not sell as well in our market? Japan-Only games sometimes do make it to the U.S but that takes years! Also I don't know if I like the mechs or the jetpacks more! Killzone DLC is looking VERY promising, leave your comments below
Sony has released a new trailer for the upcoming PS3 exclusive Beyond: Two Souls. Check it out!
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the newest entry into the AWESOME tales series.
Tales of Xillia is the upcoming 13th mothership title in the long running tales series.
The game will be released in Japan in 2011 and im pretty sure namco bandi is going to do us bogus once again and dont release it in america but we gotta keep hope alive.
The game will feature two main characters, one male and one female
The battle system is called the "Double Raid Linear Motion Battle System" (DR-LMBS), which focuses on two-character cooperative combat.
You can see a litte bit of this new battle system in action in the trailer below.
Lets just hope namco bandi has the BALLS to release it overseas because this is my favorite rpg sereis.
so what do you guys think?
By: iorilamia Dec 23, 2010 | 7 Comments
Demo is out now, but the beta testers did things that were....extraordinary...
LBP was cool to me, but It wasn't a MUST HAVE AWESOME game IMO. Well, seeing the shit possible in lbp2, and recently having some fun in the demo, I can really see this as a game i will waste hours on during a slow day. Picked out some of the most impressive/ridiculous beta tester videos that i personally enjoyed. What do you Jimmys think? Leave a comment below.
Sony VS Marvel VS Capcom
I heard Guile's theme goes with LBP...(really cute shoryukens,flashkicks and sonicbooms involed)
Justin Beiber being tortured to death
By: hoho23 Jan 22, 2011 | 6 Comments
Looking to make a league on DCUO maybe even a Gouki.com league who's intrested?
I wanna make a League on this shit need some peeps to play with I'm not too far into yet I'm a level 16 I think. Jimmy was supposed to pick the game up but bitched out. Leave a comment and lemme know if anyone is interested. The game is badass btw!
By: iorilamia Feb 19, 2011 | 8 Comments
"Battle Fuel" which is really just Orange soda slushy, is now at 7-11 and has some bonuses...
Slurpee is doing a Killzone3 promotion. The "special" Halghan flavor is Orange...cool. Anyways, theirs 1-5 sizes each worth that many points. (A small is worth 1 point, a promotion cup is worth 5). These cups also have codes that you use on Slurpee.com and get your points towards these cool Killzone 3 related things! check the sources below for more info. I'm actually going to go out and get a slurpee for this "Lock and Load" map pack that will be released later in the month.
Heres some of the stuff available-
For 2 points each, ISA and Helgan Uniforms for PS Home
LBP2 Mini Pack for 8 points
Slurpee replica within psHome for 2 points
Lock and Load map pack 4 points
Disgaea has been DragonKiss 83's favorite strategy rpg series. The characters in the first were the best, but DragonKiss 83 thinks that #4 is giving the entire series a run for the money.
Nippon Ichi created an awesome legacy with the first game of the series and I've been hooked ever since. Laharl Quickly became one of my favorite video game characters. He was joined by Etna and Flonne and the three have been back in each game.
Disgaea 2 had a decent story, but the characters weren't as strong. Disgaea 3 came to the PS3 and had an interesting story but your main character was annoying as hell. And then we get Disgaea 4, your main character is still a bit annoying, but the story was much better. And your secondary characters were the key to it.
DESCO was probably one of my favorite characters in the game, she was a weapon built to be a final boss, but that went wrong so she eventually ends up on your team. Fuka refuses to except that she is dead and convinces herself it's all just a dream. But all of the characters bring some impressive moves into the mix. And your standard character classes have been revamped. Back in are the dragon and nekomanta (cat-lady) but the Angel is still MIA. Some of the other classes have been switched around but in my opinion it was for the best.
As far as the gameplay goes most of it follows the standard set up you have had before. The Item world will let you choose your path for building your innocents (boost the items) or the item itself. When you get the chance to have your own pirate ship you can customize it instead of just taking it from the pirates you defeat. And there are some online interactions to take advantage of PSN, but so far I'm not using them to much. Instead of the classworld from the last game you get a cam-pain room (think of a battle map) and you get these icons that have different effects on your team depending on the placement.
Without to many spoilers lets get into the story. Your main character Valvatorez is a former Tyrant but has been busted down to a prinny instructor. Fenrich is his servant and a werewolf, although only one of his moves really ever shows anything for it. When the prinnys disappear you go on a quest to save them. Along the way you find out that something is off with the corrupterment (government) and decide to fix it. You collect sidekicks as you go and they each have their own reasons for joining you. But as you make your way through the game they start to develop bonds that join them and bring you some comedy. The story wraps up nicely and covers the back story and loose ends as you go. I'm just now getting into the extra maps and story after the main story and collecting the characters as I go. I managed to get through the game with minimal level grinding and most of it was done in the item world to build them up and find new stuff. About 70 hours in the game and I can see a ton more ahead of me since I want to see the full epilog and all the endings.
Disgaea 4 is a BUY ME if you own a PS3 and enjoy strategy rpgs like Final Fantasy Tactics or anything along those lines.
If you pick up the game feel free to add me and I'll even send you some items to help you out.
Don't be a jimmy! Are you playing it? Plan to get it? Let's hear it.
In a kingdom of pixel…
Every now and then, a third party develops a gem of a game. A game that might even pay respect to other games of it’s kind but add it’s own flavor. 3D Dot Game Heroes is it. From Silicon Studio and published by Atlus in North America.
Upon starting the game, the screen is literally a gorgeous pixel in HD. Before you select “New Game” go to the options and change the loading screens, and turn them on. You’ll thank me later. Once you select “New Game” you can pick from five to seven pages of preset Heroes. And each page has around 15 Heroes! It’s the game’s character select screen. This is where you smile. There are heroes that are from samurai, tanks, SHARKS, DRAGONS, ROBOTS, wizards, the king himself, a DOG, and many more! I tried to create my own hero, one of the games’ strong point, but that process would’ve taken me long than expected. You can create and ANIMATE the Hero’s SIX movement.
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By: goukijones Dec 12, 2010 | 5 Comments
Probably the most complete game we saw from the 2010 VGA's. There's an official *cough alleged cough* Release date and box art. Also this trailer with game play and a real good look at the story. Now I'm very exciting. Jimah!
A search for the fabled "Atlantis of the Sands" propels fortune hunter Nathan Drake on a daring trek into the heart of the Arabian Desert, a journey that pits him and his mentor Victor Sullivan against the occult treachery of a shadowy clandestine organization and its ruthless leader. When the terrible secrets of this lost city are unearthed, Drake's quest descends into a desperate bid for survival that strains the limits of his endurance and forces him to confront his deepest fears.
You will get beat. A lot. And then some. Until you learned your lesson. And still come back for more.
Demon’s Souls is one of the MOST UNDERAPPRECIATED game of last year. Once this game was praised for unorthodox reasons, it kicked off and reminded us, the gamers, that games aren’t only meant to be enjoyed, but to be challenged in them too. Making the experience worth the purchase. The makes of Demon’s Souls, From Software, know how to make a game. They also published the Tenchu and Armored Core series too. And Atlus made a great investment of taking the publishing rights and releasing it here in North America. So let’s get started shall we?
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Story- You are in a corrupted Kingdom called Boletaria and the King is a selfish bastard and uses dark ritual to gain power. So heroes try to service the people but get destroyed in the process. There is a fantastic story behind this but the game’s narrative is lost. A shame because some the character you meet SEEM to have a bigger story than the main character! Seriously! It makes you think that you are really there to help them and finish their. But you also get your own place in the world. There is a character that helps you instead of killing you. Referred to as the Maiden in Black, and your source of leveling up, she helps you with your quest. And there are even some secrets of the story, you’ll wondering for a WHILE.
Gameplay- This game is at your control. Like InFamous, the controls are spot on. The only mistake is the player. You can block, roll, back step, put up your shield, swing weapon, swing weapon with two hands, light and heavy strikes with single and cast magic/miracles. You also have to watch your stamina bar. To “level up”, you use the game’s currency, demon’s souls, to increase your personal style of preference. On the out skirts of the game, you get to pick you class, not race, and ride with it. But after that, you can make a magicians with strong attack, and soldiers with strong magic. Weigh and inertia of your equipment do matter. Carry all that junk and you’re as slow as a cow. Pack light and you can use less stamina and maneuver much faster. The game is yours. The control is yours. It’s like more Zelda sword play. And you’ll die. More times than you can count too. Why? Because you’re reckless and you play too much Halo and Call of Duty. Those game hold your hand. Demon’s Souls will look at you fail and kick you while you are down too. Because not only dying means to reset the level from the beginning with EVERY enemy you killed, RESPAWN, but you lose your all-in-one currency too. Demon’s Souls takes you back to the old days. No training wheels here folks. You die because you are rash. You die because you got cocky. You die because you are careless. Slow and a steady wins the race here. There is a REAL tension here.
The gameplay also has “online” play offline play. What that means Jimmy is, you are always connected to PSN. And you will see ghost or Souls wondering around doing something in your world. Those are real players living in your game, doing something in that area. If you see blood stains on the floor, get ready for a blast. You get to view the last few seconds of that poor bastard that made the wrong move. They are your help. And you can leave writing on the wall and people will read it. If they “like” it, your health gets replenish because of your helpful deed. Else, nothing. You can even trick people into their own death…
Souls can also INVADE your game and try to kill you, if you‘re in human form. They are known as Black Phantom, and they crash your adventure and try to take your life so they can be revived in their world. But as human, you can summon White Phantom to help you fight back. As human form, you have full health, you can summon others but your footsteps are loud, yes, that matter! In Soul form, you health is reduced to half, you can invade/assist others games, and are quite!
If you progress the game while doing good deeds, in a sense of banishing the demons and not dying, the World’s Tendency will get brighter, making the game SLIGHTY easy. But if you die and invade others, the World gets darker and game get harder.
Sound- The game has an amazing orcastrated sound. The sounds of real drums and instruments make it better. The clash of swords and bow guns launching, arrows bouncing of your shield, fire, beast, and blood spatter, all sound superb!
Graphics- The game has a beautiful scenery. It will capture your attention, when you’re not looking at the game over screen time and time again. It is unfortunate that the came comes off as generic. The detail in deforming your ugly human is humorous. But hey, that’s what armor is for.
Over all- Buy it! It is an adventure WORTH taking. Not many games can deliver this kind of intensity and the sense of defeating a foe, is on par with beating a game. The DEEP mechanics are insane! Just to beat Demon’s Souls will require a talent that we as gamers lost, patience and perseverance! BUY IT twice because it’s a rare jewel.
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