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Ben's Week In Review: October 3

The review blitz has begun and it won't let up until Thanksgiving. So between now and then, please don't get on my bad side...I might be a few tweaks away from losing my cheery, laid-back nature. ;)

Hey...Move isn't doing too bad

I was one of the PlayStation Move skeptics as I'm simply not the biggest fan of motion sensing, no matter how advanced it is. I distinctly recall an editorial questioning the possible success for Move. ...but then again, I was convinced inFamous would be underwhelming and it turned out to be one of my favorite games of the generation. And now, the early estimates say Sony moved around 300,000 units in its first few weeks. I've also found my Move experiences to be pretty fun; Sports Champions was more than solid and EyePet is great for the intended audience. Based on the estimates, it seems reasonable that more than 1 million Move units could be sold before the year is out. It makes for a decent holiday gift, right?

I'm just wondering if the hardcore, traditional gamers are interested in utilizing Move for the likes of SOCOM 4, Killzone 3 and others. Personally, I like having Move for the titles designed for Move but I'm really not crazy about using the motion sensing for shooters. I'll have a tough time wrapping my brain around that. But The Fight certainly looks interesting.

Atlus...whatcha got goin' with Catherine?

Atlus has gained a reputation amongst the avid RPGers for delivering some very deep, very creative, very original products. Therefore, Catherine - despite some similarities to the Persona series - seems to be a bit of a departure for the publisher. I've been keeping an eye on all the details and I was especially interested in the most recent update from the designers. I'm really not that interested in anime, but if they can make this a mature, intelligent, engaging psychological adventure, I'm definitely in. I still need to see some gameplay, and nobody can even tell me what the game is; i.e., an action/RPG, or what? The other intriguing part is that the developers continually say the project is "very ambitious," and they're obviously dumping a lot of effort and resources into the creative process. I'm just wondering what the final result will be (and whether or not it'll come to North America), because it's so mysterious...

And speaking of creative stuff, anybody else really looking forward to Child of Eden? It may be better for Kinect, but even so, anything called the "spiritual successor to Rez" has my attention. And that bit about how they're handling the ending is pretty damn awesome.

Personal gaming update

I'm close to finishing Halo: Reach, which is easily the best entry in the franchise. So great. I'm also having fun with Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, which is...well, read the review. I should have both Castlevania: Lords of Shadow and Medal of Honor on Monday, and I already have the voucher code for Lara Croft: Guardian of Light, so look for that review soon as well. Then there's Quantum Theory and Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep, which are also in the review queue, so please...stay patient. I'll do them all as quickly as I can. All I can promise is that none will be significantly late, and I'm aiming to have all done within 24 hours of official release. Arnold will be doing Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock and Gran Turismo 5, by the way, so we're keeping as up-to-date as possible.

I like Enslaved a lot. It's just too bad...I know for a fact that if they had kept it PS3 exclusive and had worked to fine-tune the engine they used for Heavenly Sword, Ninja Theory's latest would be AAA, 9+ quality. Easy. I still love the game but if there's one title that acts as a perfect example to focus on superior hardware, it's right here.

10/2/2010 Ben Dutka

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Comments (92 posts)

Killa Tequilla
Saturday, October 02, 2010 @ 10:20:38 PM
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Yea, People are sleeping on Move. Guys PS Move is a SWEET piece of technology. I understand there is no games ATM but just the very few there are - are very FUN! PS Move is worth it! Don't sleep on it. The Fight Lights Out will be out this month.

A question that needs clarification: All PS Move ONLY games require only 1 PS Move, including Sports Champion & The Fight Lights Out. But TWO PS Moves give you an ever better experience. You only need 1. Two for MAXIMUM experience.

Im looking forward to The Fight Lights Out this month. I also heard by my local GAMESTOP that MoH will be Move compatible!

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johnld
Saturday, October 02, 2010 @ 10:46:52 PM

you actually need 2 move controllers for the fight lights out.

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Snaaaake
Saturday, October 02, 2010 @ 10:55:34 PM

Careful dude, maybe he just wanted you to buy a Move.
I never heard of MoH supporting Move.

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Killa Tequilla
Sunday, October 03, 2010 @ 12:22:04 AM

@ Snaaaake

Thats what GAMESTOP told me. I remember the words 95% exactly.
" EA was thinking on making this game work with Move "

It was a female too... Was she lying?

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LegendaryWolfeh
Sunday, October 03, 2010 @ 1:13:08 AM

Lol...woman...games...come on now =P we all know gamestop hires women to make the guys instantly fall for whatever they want and preorder/buy things. haha But not sure, I don't think EA would make a game that's multiplat work for one system extra wise than the other, but maybe I'm wrong.

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Simcoe
Sunday, October 03, 2010 @ 12:23:44 PM

Actually, I do remember Move support was considered late last winter, but EA LA said that they considered it too gimmicky.

@ LegendaryWolfeh
Eg. Tiger Woods 11.

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gangan19
Saturday, October 02, 2010 @ 10:36:03 PM
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i played the heavy rain demo (move edition) it was fun, and sports champion is fun two, i would play it all the time but i get too tired fast...I gonna get heavy rain, to play it with the ps move...its pretty cool

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BikerSaint
Saturday, October 02, 2010 @ 10:41:51 PM
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I'm not sure what Ben will think of it, but I've had that Lara Croft:Guardian of Light demo for a week, & I'm really not liking it.


Just my opinion, but to me, it's too cartoony of a look, & feels more like a side scroller now.

Also, I had a lot of trouble with the control of trying to get Lara to actually use the damned weapons I put in her hands.

I finally wound up saying screw it, & deleted the demo.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, October 02, 2010 @ 10:51:49 PM

Me too Saint, Guardian of Light was a terrible experiment in attempting to resurrect Lara.

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Lawless SXE
Saturday, October 02, 2010 @ 10:42:16 PM
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Sounds like a damned busy couple of months for you. It's times like this that I don't envy you your job. :P

I was actually very surprised by that sales estimate for PSMove, given that it really hasn't been heavily advertised in general media. What I'd like to see is whether or not the release of the peripheral has aided the sales of the PS3 at all. If it has, I'll be even more surprised. But I'm still waiting for that 'killer app' that will grab me buy the ears and force me to buy it. There is a lot of temptation for it though with KZ3, Heavy Rain, LBP2 and I read that even inFamous 2 will have move implementation. Oh, and Sorcery. We'll see what else there is. At least the Move games aren't full price.

Catherine does sound very interesting, but I wish that Atlus would just come out and tell us what they define the game as. They've said that it isn't an RPG, but it doesn't seem like an action game. I'm inclined to think it'll be an intellectual horror, combining elements of Heavy Rain with those of Silent Hill/Dead Space. Either way, it'll be interesting to see the final product.

I'm actually more interested in finding out more about Project Dark, which is another Atlus published game, developed by FROMsoftware. Them saying that it will be enjoyed by anyone who liked Demon's Souls is awewsome, and to be honest, I get the feeling that it will be better on PS3, given that as far as I know, FROM has no 360 development experience. Yeah, I know I'm biased.

Personal Update:
Well, I finished GTA IV at about half past ten last night. Posted my review shortly after that, but it hasn't gone live yet (or it hadn't at the time of my writing this). I failed to get anywhere in Valkyria Chronicles 2, which is starting to annoy me. And since I finished GTA IV, I was going to go onto the Episodes, but I need a break, so I'm going to play Heavenly Sword just as a refresher so that I've got a better base for comparison of Enslaved when I can get a hold of it.
I'm up to the seventh chapter of Part Seven of Anna Karenina, and really not looking forward to the end of it, given that I already know it. It just doesn't seem right after everything else.
I've got to clean the interior of Mum's car soon, given that it is an absolute mess. I keep putting it off, but I'll get to it soon enough.
I think finally, I'm currently watching Blade Runner, so I'll get busy once that's finished. I think that's all of any note.
Peace.

P.S. It's good to see Arnold back to doing the occasional review. I only hope that he doesn't pull a Modnation Racers on any of them. KIDDING!

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Saturday, October 02, 2010 @ 10:48:09 PM

Totally sucks that you know the ending.

Btw, I'm on the first epilogue of War & Peace. It'll be done this week. :)

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Snaaaake
Saturday, October 02, 2010 @ 10:56:31 PM

Actually From does have some 360 experience, they made Ninja Blade.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, October 02, 2010 @ 10:58:27 PM

Are you blind Man? Move advertisements are everywhere you look!

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Lawless SXE
Saturday, October 02, 2010 @ 11:23:47 PM

Ben,
Knowing the ending doesn't bother me too much. I mean, it's been a hell of a ride to get to this point, so I'll be glad to read it.

Snaaaake,
Thanks for bringing that up. I didn't realise because I don't recall ever even hearing of Ninja Blade.

World,
It may be so over there, and well, it's fairly prevalent here as well, but only really in catalogues for gaming merchandise. I've seen a couple of pamphlets in stores, but in terms of print advertising and media focus, there's nothing. I've actually seen a more for Kinect, and it doesn't release for another month and a half.
Peace.

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hellish_devil
Sunday, October 03, 2010 @ 9:21:39 AM

@ Lawless

Atlus won't publish Project Dark, Namco Bandai will (how can they bring this and not Tales of Vesperia??)

From Software is developing Project Dark on PS3. The 360 version will be a port made by Namco Bandai (like how Sega handled the port of Bayonetta to the PS3 when Platinum Games developed it on the 360)

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Lawless SXE
Sunday, October 03, 2010 @ 1:47:34 PM

Hellish Devil,
You are correct sir! I'm not sure what made me think that Atlus was publishing it. I can see Namco's reasoning though. After the relative success of Demon's Souls in the west, they saw thought it may be profitable for them to do it again.

I don't see why they wouldn't bring Tales of Vesperia over considering that they brought the 360 version over, and the PS3 version decimated it in sales in Japan. Who knows?
Peace.

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Snaaaake
Sunday, October 03, 2010 @ 7:23:33 PM

I think there's more people that want Tales of Vesperia than Project Dark in the US.

Not surprising though, big Japanese companies are smoking crack this gen.

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Temjin001
Saturday, October 02, 2010 @ 10:45:08 PM
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I'm not sold on Move yet. Motion control isn't compelling enough for me to break away from the existing games I have access to already. I like seeing, though, that the peripheral appears to be selling well.

I dunno about Enslaved. Game play motivates my interests much more so than cinematic and story telling(not to say I don't enjoy MGS, or FF etc). It would seem that Enslaved's biggest strength come from it's story telling and art design. But quite honestly, concerning most games I'm interested in, the stories don't come anywhere near in substance to what a more direct medium like books or film can achieve. Those two formats don't have to worry about game design and can focus exclusively on telling a richly detailed story. When it comes to games, it's really the game component that keeps me coming back for more.. yes, NG, I'm looking at you.

I think some people should turn Heavenly Sword back on and play through it again and see just how sluggish and un-optmized that game actually can be. Having played the game earlier this year for the first time, the game left a poor impression on me outside of it's superb voice work. There were a number of instances in that game that could've used a lot more polish. Especially that final battle with the end boss and all of the bystanders watching... nearly a slideshow. Not to mention lots of screen tearing and the mostly uncommon general sluggishness. Sorry, HS was no DMC, Bayonetta, NG, or even GoW in fluidity. Interesting, it nearly sounds like I'm talking about the same complaints I've been reading from Enslaved =p

Personal Gaming Update:

Uncharted 2: Playing it again for the first time.

NGS2: half way through Stage 5 on MN. woo hoo!

Bayonetta: I'm learning the combat engine in detail... it's crazy how she can instantly cancel out of most any of her moves with her dodge ability =0

SC: Conviction: my current Game Pass game, the graphics are quite awesome, and I've missed Sam.

FFIX: Slowly but surely. Just doing some powering up.

Yeah, I'm all over the place right now with my games.



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johnld
Saturday, October 02, 2010 @ 10:49:37 PM

"Uncharted 2: Playing it again for the first time."

wait, how can you be playing it again for the first time?

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Temjin001
Saturday, October 02, 2010 @ 11:01:21 PM

In other words, it's my second time playing it through.

What are you eating under there?


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Snaaaake
Saturday, October 02, 2010 @ 11:02:42 PM

You'll find Bayonetta dodging at anytime very very useful when you're surrounded.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, October 02, 2010 @ 11:07:10 PM

I think what most people mean when they talk up the sweetness of Heavenly Sword is how good a PS3 game it was upon its release. Almost no one knew how to program for the thing, it was really pretty, and given 3 years of extra work on that engine Ninja Theory would have been capable of immense greatness. Instead we get ANOTHER Unreal 3 game that has hardly improved over a game over 3 years old. Which is a big deal because look at release titles for PS3 versus the current exclusives.

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Temjin001
Sunday, October 03, 2010 @ 10:31:24 AM

..and that may absolutely be the case, World.

But I'm more inclined to believe that such things can be associated with a work ethic standard. In the end, I think it was a choice of NT's to neglect to polish up areas that could've been polished.

And really, while PS3 games do look much nicer now than they did at launch, there were many launch window PS3 games that managed to be free of or had minimal technical issues.

I also just don't know what to think of NT. They haven't won me over as a trusted dev and they seem like something of a rogue company to me. Wasn't the HS game going to be on PS2, then Xbox, and then PS3?.... Then they couldn't tolerate Sony and decided to jump ship and go multi-plat. Plus, they can't help but take shots at... UNCHARTED 2?
"Oh, their animation is over-done"



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StangMan80
Saturday, October 02, 2010 @ 10:45:17 PM
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What! The GT5 review is coming up... already?
Wow, I can't believe GT5 is coming up so fast, I can't wait. Almost 29 more days until it's release, 29 days?!.

I'm having a Hard time using Shooters with move also. games made specifically for move will be fun but Kill Zone 3 and Socom 4...?



GT5 countdown: 30 days

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StangMan80
Saturday, October 02, 2010 @ 10:46:29 PM
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Move is doing well with hardly any games, amazon how well it will do this holiday with so many more games.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, October 02, 2010 @ 10:57:35 PM
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Move can wait. Catherine seems really interesting aside from the skinny man in tighty whities bit.

I'm surprised as hell that you don't like anime Ben, since all the best RPGs of all time are filled with anime inspiration, humor and other traits.

I'm playing catch up before the torrent comes with ResiEvil5, RDR, Oblivion DLC, and Bioshock (Can't wait for Infinite). I've replaced my defunct knock off DS3 with a nice Red one that I am tricking out with a red jacket, red thumbstick protectors, and properly curved trigger add-ons.


Edit: Oh yeah the big news this week aught to shup LV up for good. I bought a PSP, which is en route to me as we speak :)

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BikerSaint
Saturday, October 02, 2010 @ 11:53:05 PM

World, congrats on your new baby girl!!!!

So exactly what bundle of joy is the Playstation stork bringing home to ya, the big bouncy 3000 or the little preemie GO???

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, October 03, 2010 @ 12:04:14 AM

Yeah, I know. Most all JRPG fans are anime fans almost by default.

But I really hate anime. I've never been impressed with any of the so-called "classic" pieces of anime I've seen but for some reason, I don't mind it as much when it's in game form.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, October 03, 2010 @ 1:00:55 AM

a 3001 to be precise, bought her some all new accessories too. I'll be feeding the kid with my PS1 classics first, then I need to locate a copy of Crisis Core since it isn't on the store.

Hey Ben have you seen Cowboy Bebop?

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, October 03, 2010 @ 1:08:21 AM

Yes. Hate it. :)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, October 03, 2010 @ 1:50:05 AM

In that case I won't even attempt to sway you to the good guy's side. :)

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Highlander
Sunday, October 03, 2010 @ 3:13:35 AM

LOL! @ Ben,

Classic anime? You mean like Akira? It was OK, but nothing like the Anime today. Of course I tend to prefer the lighter, sillier Anime that's simply fun to watch.

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spiderboi
Sunday, October 03, 2010 @ 3:20:10 AM

Ben, how bout 2 of my most favorie Animes, Samurai X (Rurouni Kenshin) or FullMetal Alchemist (the original and Brotherhood are top notch, but IMO the latter is one fine piece of anime.

On topic: my move purchase is just hindered by space limitations at my place. Until we move over to the new house, Move will always be clawing in my window pane :)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, October 03, 2010 @ 3:51:08 AM

I'm watchin Black Lagoon and Fate/Stay Night at the moment. I hated all the old stuff like Akira.

I'll say this to ya Ben, at least a lot of the battles in anime are turn-based; you know how they scream the name of their move out before they make it ;)

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Qubex
Sunday, October 03, 2010 @ 8:25:20 AM

Nice World, I am also trawling Ebay for a PSP deal. There are quite a few, but in the back of my mind I hear much about PSP2, that is why I haven't taken the plunge yet!

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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Ergi
Sunday, October 03, 2010 @ 9:45:12 AM

Congratulations on the psp, I also use it most for classics hehe.
I'm also a big fan of anime, though i was a fan of JRPG's first. I think Deathnote is one of my favorite animes, since it's quite intelligent in my opinion only the ending was totally out of place.

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Snaaaake
Sunday, October 03, 2010 @ 9:56:44 AM

Come to the dark side Ben!!

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, October 03, 2010 @ 7:50:19 PM

I just can't do anime. I don't see a fraction of the "depth" some people claim it has, and as far as I can tell, it's just about fast-moving images and twisted and/or over-the-top violence for the sake of...well, I'm not sure.

Maybe it's just what I've seen, but whatever.

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Highlander
Sunday, October 03, 2010 @ 10:14:38 PM

Ben, there's a whole other world of anime that skips that crap. Of course it has no depth either, it's like candy. No real nutritional value, but it tastes good.

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Snaaaake
Saturday, October 02, 2010 @ 11:06:34 PM
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I'm looking forward to MoH review, I need my dose of shooter now.

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Highlander
Saturday, October 02, 2010 @ 11:27:32 PM
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Hmmm... played the Lara Croft Demo. While it wasn't the latest greatest third person game, it was a decent enough arcade game. Might be worth a purchase if you want a more arcade-like game to play.

I picked up Atelier Rorona this week. I actually had to give in and get it from GameStop. Ugh! However they had the GameStop special edition that comes with the artbook (hardback) for the game as a free pack-in. I'm enjoying the game, it's got way more plot that something like Cross Edge, but not enough story to really grab you. There's enough to keep you moving through it though. My wife was disappointed, she likes the look of the game, but the shallow story and repetitive monsters just put her off. She just wants more story and character to drive the game and not so much the combat. The characters are fine, though I have a hard time believing that the lead character is 17 and her best friend is 16. Hey, whatever, anime art is very deceptive when it comes to age. It's a nice game because it balances strategy, planning, organization and doesn't let you relax, because when you do, you miss a mission.

Not sure about Move's success, I was hoping for faster sales. Too many gullible people are buying into the mystique and over-stated functionality of Kinect for my liking. I even read a review recently of Move that suggested that the Wii was better somehow. Though I think that the argument basically came down to having Mario and Zelda.

Gran Turismo 5 beckons, as does Need For Speed Hot Pursuit.

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sawao_yamanaka
Sunday, October 03, 2010 @ 12:21:02 PM

Haven't tried it yet but highlander the main characters original age was 14 but they changed it for the american release. If that helps.

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Highlander
Sunday, October 03, 2010 @ 2:27:31 PM

Yeah, I found the original game artbook the other day and all the characters were aged by 3 years for the Western market. It's funny to me, but I know that in terms of Western cultures, 17 is more acceptable for Rorona's role than 14 would be.

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Kr3sn1k
Saturday, October 02, 2010 @ 11:33:02 PM
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Halo:Reach does have a good story doesn't it. And as for move ill definitely buy it before the years up and ill definitely use it for a bunch of games but unlikely ill use it for shooters unless it was specifically made for move.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, October 03, 2010 @ 12:04:41 AM

Well, no...not really a good story, per se, but it's a great campaign for gameplay purposes. It has just about everything I'd want.

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Snaaaake
Sunday, October 03, 2010 @ 12:47:32 AM
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Ben, so is NFS Hot Pursuit's review coming together as well?

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, October 03, 2010 @ 1:07:55 AM

Not sure what you mean by "coming together," but of course we're going to review it.

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Snaaaake
Sunday, October 03, 2010 @ 9:41:12 AM

I meant that are you gonna throw multiple reviews all at once?

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hellish_devil
Sunday, October 03, 2010 @ 1:11:03 AM
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I'm on my NG++ in Demon's Souls and it is incredibly EASY!!! I use a Crushing Long Sword, and I have a strength of 60, so the damage I deal is HUGE. Now I just have to get Pure White Character Tendency so I can get the friend's ring, but I'm currently on Pure black character tendency, so that menas two more playtroughs.

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Scarecrow
Sunday, October 03, 2010 @ 2:04:56 AM

What soul level are you in at the moment?

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hellish_devil
Sunday, October 03, 2010 @ 9:22:09 AM

SL 140.

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Scarecrow
Sunday, October 03, 2010 @ 7:12:49 PM

Nice! I love seeing Strength(crushing) based characters in DS. Too many magic users.

60 in strength is deadly

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LittleBigMidget
Sunday, October 03, 2010 @ 2:00:30 AM
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lol..,I went to Gamestop to preorder GT5, but the clerk was like "You sure? Don't you want to preorder Black Ops or something?" I told him, "Uh, no, just GT5....", then he continued. "ARE YOU SURE MAN? THE PREORDER NUMBERS FOR BLACK OPS ARE REALLY HIGH". At this point, I was aggravated to the point I had to shout a little -_-

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Scarecrow
Sunday, October 03, 2010 @ 2:06:16 AM

Whoa if some crap like that happened to me I would've been like "are you deaf? I said GT5 only!

These damn Gamestop employees.

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johnld
Sunday, October 03, 2010 @ 5:02:24 AM

not to be mean but you did choose to go to gamestop. so i cant really feel that bad, hahaha.

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Jawknee
Sunday, October 03, 2010 @ 12:55:42 PM

Yea, you should have known better. Those barnicles always try to get you to preorder the lastest, most trendiest games out there which are usually multiplats marketed as exclusive for the junkbox.

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hellish_devil
Sunday, October 03, 2010 @ 9:29:46 AM

So it is fun AND challenging??

Everytime I want more and more that damn Move.

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bigrailer19
Sunday, October 03, 2010 @ 4:08:45 AM
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I just really wanna say something bout move. I really have enjoyed it, I love aging the sports champions game it's a lot of fun! I also bought and am aging through RE5 gold edi. Again with move and it's pretty solid, and the controls are so much simpler! I also downloaded the MAG 2.0 patch today and started playing using move and let me tell you it adds a whole new dimension to that game! It's so accurate and so fun to use! It is harder than using sticks but it's so good for what it is it makes It a lot of fun!

So my stance on move is it's a huge success! And although playing games like mag, or kz3 w/ move may not be for everyone it absolutely adds a little more to the games in an enjoyable way! My whole thing is the wii doesn't offer this precision for Th games that are released for it which is a must for an fps or tps. And you obviously can't play halo or gears with kinect! So kinect caters to an entirely different audience! It may still work well and be great! But what Sony did with move was smart! And if they keep adding games like mag, kz3, socom and others to the list of games that will support move it's a win win! As I said not everyone will like to use or enjoy move with a ahem like mag but again for what it is it works very well!

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bigrailer19
Sunday, October 03, 2010 @ 4:12:07 AM
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Sorry bout some misspells! I'm using my iPhone and it tries correcting everything I type!

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Jawknee
Sunday, October 03, 2010 @ 12:53:01 PM

iPhone auto spell corrector can be a pain huh? Now you know why my posts sometimes read like a train wreck. Ha most of my posts are done with my iPhone.

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bigrailer19
Sunday, October 03, 2010 @ 1:58:34 PM

Yea it's very annoying! Haha. That's the first post I've done with my iPhone! But even Texting it's a pain!

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___________
Sunday, October 03, 2010 @ 6:28:44 AM
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i have to admit i was really shocked how well moves been selling.
i almost fainted today when i saw a add for it too!
wait, sony actually advertising?
i think i need to get to the optometrist straight away!

quantum theory?
huh, well all ill say is this.
you know a games crap when its 4 days after official release and no stores have had their stock arrive yet.
went into EB on release date and said i want a copy of quantum theory.
he said what?
quantum theroy.
whats that he asked?
your kidding right?
so he checked the computer, nope no listing for a quantum theory.
so i went to parra, checked both EB stores there same thing.
so i went into game and they said nope we have not received our stock yet, not sure when its coming in.
yea, i think its safe to say tecmo dont want people buying it!
i mean stock coming late ok, but how can retailers not even know what it is?
just goes to show how much it means to them, if there not even going to bother getting retailers on the know how.

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hellish_devil
Sunday, October 03, 2010 @ 9:32:19 AM

LOL @ tecmo doesn't want people to buy Quantum Theory

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___________
Monday, October 04, 2010 @ 7:42:34 AM

they dont.
i went into EB in the city today because i was told if anyone has it they will.
they told me it was by request only, and the warehouse no longer has any stock.
so in other words they never intended to send it to retailers, retailers had to get it from them.
and every copy brought into the country is now sold, and there not bringing any more.
3 days after release and they have stopped shipping the game.
now thats how much faith they have in it!
this should of been canceled from the get go!
shame, i thought this was going to be sonys GOW, sadly that looks like its never going to happen!
:(

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Deleted User
Sunday, October 03, 2010 @ 6:33:04 AM
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I still don't care about Move or that other thing from the 360 can't remember the name i hate them the same reson i hate the Wii no real controler just give me a duelshock 3 and i will be happy. if the Wii never released there current system i would be still with nintendo now no matter what. But the day they announced the Wii is the day nintendo died for me.
I been keeping an eye on this game just like every one else but i got a funny feeling that this game well be rated AO witch means one thing DEATH but don't get me wrong i wanna get my hands on this game to but i don't have high hopes for it so far.

personal gaming update
well not much for me to talk to you about here except the i changed my PSN ID name. I now go by infamousgod_908 the only reason i picked the screen name is that it consist of two of my favorite games this generation infamous and God of War 3. So now you all know the real reason. so with that being said can you gusse what will be my frist 4 platinums on my new account ?

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Jawknee
Sunday, October 03, 2010 @ 12:50:00 PM

Err, the Wiimote and Move are "real controllers". They have buttons and when you press them magical things happen on your TV just like with a DS3.

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SolidFantasy
Sunday, October 03, 2010 @ 9:22:08 AM
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My personal gaming update: (if anyone really cares)

Like every Fall I'm in Utah. The place we're staying at has an old Super Nintendo with Super Mario All Stars + SMW. After almost a decade of gaming I still suck real hard at Super Mario.

I of coarse brought my PSP. Still trying to beat MGS:PW. It can be a very difficult game to play with out any co-op. I'm right at the final boss to. After that I think I'll play through FFVII:CC again

I also downloaded the Unity Game engine just for sh&*s and giggles. I'm too cheap to buy WinZip though so I've hit a stump from not being able to download and pre made 3D objects.

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Jawknee
Sunday, October 03, 2010 @ 12:47:33 PM

Really? I had no problems beating all the main story missions alone. It was only some of the optional missions that came after I had trouble with. Do you have ad hoc party?

Shoot me a PSN Invite when you get back to your PS3. I can help you with Peace Walker over ad hoc party if you like. :)

Jawknee1

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SolidFantasy
Sunday, October 03, 2010 @ 2:16:28 PM

Thanks Jawk,
I won't have access to my mother console for another couple of weeks. I should hope that by then I could be able to beat PW, but like I said I not only suck at Super Mario, but games in general considering how much as I play them.
When I get the chance I'll add you anyway. It would awesome to play some PW co-op.

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Jawknee
Sunday, October 03, 2010 @ 2:42:34 PM

Ha im sure your not that bad. Even after you finish the main story there is still tons more to do so I'd be glad to ad hoc up and play some Peace Walker. Best PSP game this year in my opinion.

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Snaaaake
Sunday, October 03, 2010 @ 9:46:49 AM
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I'm approaching the Labyrinth in GOWIII and all I gotta do is go through it without dying and I'll get my 35th trophy together with my Platinum!!!!

I finally finally finally got my copy of Demon's Souls!!!
Gonna try the online but it will have to wait cause I gotta Plat my GOWIII.

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Jawknee
Sunday, October 03, 2010 @ 12:44:23 PM

Oooh, that one was tough for me to get as I was playing it on hard when I attempted it.

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WolfCrimson
Sunday, October 03, 2010 @ 9:52:09 AM
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(referring to the spammer post) Let's facelift bar? For real? lol
I think I'm gonna start saying that randomly, like "Hey dude, what'd you think about that new restaurant that's let's facelift bar?"

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Ergi
Sunday, October 03, 2010 @ 9:52:53 AM
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I'm quite interested in seeing how Catherine turns out.

I'm glad to see Move doing well and i'm curious to see how it fares against Kinect in the near future. I am not interested in using Move in games that aren't specifically designed for it, or at all actually, it's just not for me.

I have been enjoying the hell out of final fantasy tactics, can't believe I missed that up till now. It can be hard though, maybe i'm just an idiot but it requires me to think and plan much more than any other final fantasy up to now.

Patiently looking forward to those reviews,

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sirbob6
Sunday, October 03, 2010 @ 12:02:55 PM
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I have to say that I am dieing to pick up the Move, it looks so fun. However the level of money in my wallet is a bit low so I'll hold off a while.

Anyways I've been playing Resistance 2 recently. Partly because I am hyping myself for the sequel and also because I'm probably going to do a review. I am really surprised that there is still a strong fan base online considering that it is 2 years old. Anyways the co-op is phenomenal.

Also Arnold is so lucky to be reviewing GT5. I envy you good sir.

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Jawknee
Sunday, October 03, 2010 @ 1:15:04 PM

How is 2 compared to 1? I really didn't like Resistance Fall of Man.

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Lawless SXE
Sunday, October 03, 2010 @ 1:30:02 PM

I personally preferred the first. The second felt more like every other shooter out there, which was disappointing to me.
Peace.

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Jawknee
Sunday, October 03, 2010 @ 1:50:14 PM

Hmmm, do you have to finish 1 to understand the story? I never finished it. I've been wanting to get 2 for the co op buy have never finished the first so i wasn't sure if I needed to complete it before getting 2.

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sirbob6
Sunday, October 03, 2010 @ 4:06:44 PM

@ Jawknee
It depends on what you like. R2 is a more standard when it comes to control and such, but it still has the epic alt history vibe and a very different look from every other shooter. Also finishing the story will help but it isn't overly important.

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Temjin001
Sunday, October 03, 2010 @ 7:05:59 PM

Yeah, I also preferred the first Resistance over the second. If the first game didn't do it for you, then steer clear of it's sequel. It has occasional moments of awesomeness, but in general, the majority of the game was standard fair. Also, the graphics were really un-even. Sometimes impressive, often times flat, and there were areas that needed some serious effort in pep.
I'd have a hard time rating the game higher than an 8... an 8.5 if I was feeling generous =p

But I haven't lost hope for it's sequel. Insomniac produced an awesome Ratchet game with CiT.

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Jawknee
Sunday, October 03, 2010 @ 12:42:13 PM
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Move is great. I managed to pick one up earlier than I thought I was going to be able too. I'm trying to platinum Heavy Rain with it right now. Awesome piece of tech. My only gripe is that you have to recalibrate it often. Especially with Heavy Rain. Its odd.

Gaming update, been playing Heavy Rain with Move. Only have the Nerd, Perfect Crime and All Endings Trophies left to get. Hah also been playing FFVIII again on my PSP. LV is right. The game is way easy. My team is already at level 45, I have a ton of magic and my GF's are ridiculously strong and I haven't even embarked on my first mission away from Balamb garden. I was just given the Dark Lamp or what ever(to aquire the Diablo GF) by Cid.

Also played the Castlevania demo. Gotta say, judging from the demo's for both Enslaved and Castlevania, Casltevania is loads better. Seems Enslaved could have a better story but Castlevania is light years ahead as far as quality and graphics. There really is no reason the PS3 should be getting games with technical problems like Enslaved has. Especially from a developer who has worked on the PS3 before. It's apparent NT was just going for a cash grab with this title and took the easy route. Unreal.

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Temjin001
Sunday, October 03, 2010 @ 1:15:25 PM

I was retarded and never opened that lamp until really late in the game.
Thankfully, there's that desert area (south-east'ish on world map) that has a ton of those cactus's who drop major GF points for quick GF leveling.

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Jawknee
Sunday, October 03, 2010 @ 1:38:24 PM

A benefit for being at a high level(40 or higher)when opening the Lamp, you can Draw Flare and Holy from Diablo. Just blind him then Draw till your hearts content. I managed to stock up all three characters with two of the games most powerful spells for use and Junction very early in the game. When I say it's easy it's because all my characters HP are already over 6000. Only 17 hours into the game. Most of the time spent was grinding in the training area and outside Balamb.

EDIT: just and FYI in case you didn't know, monsters in FFVIII level up as you do. So a monster that may have only carried Cure early in the game will likely carry Cura and Curaga later on as your level increases. Goes for most if not all spells and monsters.

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Jawknee
Sunday, October 03, 2010 @ 1:39:16 PM

Yes, we know. The demo could not be reached for comment.

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frylock25
Sunday, October 03, 2010 @ 1:32:28 PM
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i have to say that i am impressed with the move as i have said since i picked it up. if nintendo had used this kind of tech wii would have been even more successful, though then hardcore gamers would have liked it more. i have brought it places and brought people over and every one of them is suprised by it. tumble is a great way to show off how well it works. also the bowling patch makes it a lot easier to play, the move is easier to hold than the ds3 and applying spin to the ball is way easier. been using move in mag and that is hard as hell. it has to be used just right. i still enjoy it and find if fun for a little bit. i always end up back on my ds3 though. my psp also continues to save me from bordom sitting at my daughters bus stop waiting for her bus.

oh i also wrote a mag review and waiting for it to be approved.

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Jawknee
Sunday, October 03, 2010 @ 1:47:27 PM

Nice. I'll give it a look see once it's approved.

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frylock25
Sunday, October 03, 2010 @ 2:18:15 PM

i tried to be mostly factual about the game and tried to leave out personal bias on it. the review mostly covers the 2.0 changes and where it stands. it was my first time writing any kind of game review and maybe comes off more like an overview of it. either way i say go pick it up and give it some serious play time.

matter of fact i probably havent written anything like that in over 10 years when i was in highschool.

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Jawknee
Sunday, October 03, 2010 @ 2:40:39 PM

Yea the user review section is great. I did one for Peace Walker. Its a bit of a mess as I have not written an essay or paper since highchool as well. Ha oh how skills fade over time.

When were old and decrepit we won't have the reflexes to play games like we do now. Oh the injustice!

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Sunday, October 03, 2010 @ 7:47:29 PM

Approved.

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Maiq The Liar
Sunday, October 03, 2010 @ 3:42:57 PM
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Played the archery game in sorrts champions with 2 move controllers at my mates the other day , yeah it got the muscles in my arms hurting after a while, but bloody hell! Its so awesome! Cant wait to play the other games/sports, im well impressed by the technology. Also looking foward to playing killzone 3 & the fight with the move!

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DazeOfWar
Sunday, October 03, 2010 @ 3:46:39 PM
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I can't wait to see what you thought of Quantum Theory. I played the demo and thought it was just horrible. Bland generic levels and enemies. Looked like a low budget Gears.

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Maiq The Liar
Sunday, October 03, 2010 @ 4:22:45 PM

I think it is 100% crap.

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