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Ben's Week In Review: April 10

Warm weather is just around the corner...I can feel it...

What is L.A. Noire's potential...really?

Maybe it's just me, but it seems like every new promotional trailer looks better than the one before it. Am I going crazy? Am I suffering from hype dementia? It really seems as if Team Bondi continues to iron out minor visual kinks, even 6 weeks before the game is scheduled to hit store shelves. Of course, that doesn't make much sense; in terms of the development process, they have to be way past graphical tweaks. But no matter how good it looks, there's no chance of it topping Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception; let's face up to facts, here. That being said, could L.A. Noire - provided it actually lives up to expectations in every possible way - be a legitimate contender for Game of the Year? We all assume it'll be Naughty Dog's latest, but let's not jump the gun.

Okay, so there's a darn good chance the best game of 2011 will be Uncharted 3 but every time I look closely at what L.A. Noire offers, I begin to get excited. Really excited. It's a different sort of excitement, too; I know Drake's new adventure will be amazing, whereas there's a semblance of doubt that goes along with Rockstar's new promising project. How do you feel about comparing the two games...?

Okay, maybe I should play both WKCs when WKC2 comes out

So D3Publisher will be bringing White Knight Chronicles 2 to the U.S. this summer, which only reminds me that I never got a chance to play the original game. I saw enough of it to know I wanted to try it, but other things got in the way. Now, I hear tell that you can't even start the sequel until you've played the first; i.e., you must either have a completed game save from WKC before you can start WKC2. If that's true, it's a darn good thing the second game comes packed with the first...and I'll be able to start from scratch and play 'em both. I know the combat mechanic is similar to FFXII (at least, that's what it reminds me of), and I like the setting. I feel bad about missing the first game; I really do.

And considering there's little chance of me liking Skyrim and playing Mass Effect 2 reaffirmed my feeling that I just can't get into BioWare's great series, I think WKC2 fits the bill. I just hope it comes out in July, or something, when there are few games coming out. June is getting packed, damnit. Not that I'm complaining per se.

Personal gaming update

So I finished Crysis 2 and while the ending was a bit of a rip-off in some ways, I loved the game. It's definitely recommended for anyone who wants to play a slick sci-fi shooter with a lengthy campaign. I think it took me around 12-13 hours, or something like that, and I've missed those days. So now I have to go back to Dragon Age II, which I'll do this week. But because Dungeon Siege III came onto my radar recently, I just had to start a new game of Champions of Norrath. I'm in Vanarhost's Castle now. :) Love those types of games.

Yeah, Mortal Kombat is coming and so is the review. I'm not into fighting games but I was once an MK fan, so I'm interested to see how it turns out. Also, I'm hoping to take the next big step for our special project; we're getting closer and closer...any forward progression is a good thing. :)

4/9/2011 Ben Dutka

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Comments (84 posts)

JMO_INDY
Saturday, April 09, 2011 @ 9:31:45 PM
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In terms of excitement, Uncharted 2 takes the cake. I don't believe I have different types of excitement beyond means of anticipation and sexual...IDK. But in terms of graphics I believe Uncharted will again reign supreme in a world where developers just aren't as meticulous in graphical design as Naughty Dog. They mastered snow physics and I believe they will do it again with sand and fire elements in their new entry. As far as LA Noire goes, I'm intrigued but not a whole lot more can be said besides it looks interesting and like a good compliment of Heavy Rain's design scheme. I'll pick up both definitely but if I had to choose one it would be Nathan Drake FTW.

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Temjin001
Saturday, April 09, 2011 @ 9:47:51 PM
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LA Noire just isn't for me. And I still haven't done Heavy Rain.
Murder mystery/detective is an area of gaming that doesn't appeal to me.

I could've lived without playing through Crysis 2. I liked it, alright. I think I would've enjoyed it a lot more on a higher end PC gaming rig, but that's just not going to happen anytime soon for me.

PGU: So I checked out AC:Brotherhood after finishing Crysis 2. I like it. I can't say I consider the AC games as a favorite series of mine, but I do admire a lot of it from a design stand point--I think the Infamous fan in me just loves having all of those powers and high-speed abilities. Outside of RPG's I generally don't place a lot of value in video game stories, but AC is an exception. The characters are interesting to me and I think the voice acting is some of the finest. With the few hours I spent with BH I can tell it's a subtle evolution of the series, offering more by way of refinements. Anyone who hates when devs tinker too much with a favorite formula won't have anything to worry about with BH. I still wish, though, the combat didn't feel so sloppy in large battles. I'll wait for a large price drop (15-20) before I buy and play the rest of it.
Right now, I'm on a fighting game kick, doing DOA4 and T6 online a lot. I also checked out SC4 again. I've never been very experienced with the SC games, but I do admire them.
Anyway, I've been busy with lots of stuff, like eating better. I'm not a big guy, but I'm more concerned about my health as I'm in my early 30's. I've been eating a lot of Tilapia fish, steamed veggies, brown rice, oatmeal and other healthy stuff. It feels good.



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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, April 09, 2011 @ 9:55:51 PM

Are you ever gonna try HR?

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Shams
Sunday, April 10, 2011 @ 2:09:01 AM

Granted, I haven't seen recent trailers, but from what I have seen (shoot-outs, cutscenes), LA Noire seems more GTA than HR.

I know Sensei Temjin isn't much into GTA, so I can understand if it's not on his radar in either case.

Me? HR was a great experience. A very bleak one. And the few nights I was playing it felt I was on a temporary fast from gaming, as it is a very different kind of gaming, but it was still engrossing.

LA Noire. I know it's gonna be quality title with a strong story, and that's all I need to know. Am I psyched? Not particularly. But that's how I am coincidentally about Uncharted games, too. I'm not waiting to exhale, but when I play them (Uncharted games), they take my breath away.

This week of gaming? Yakuza 3 (interesting game, but I'm pushing through), Spiderman: Shattered Dimension (Surprisingly good game, and I'm not even into comic book heroes), and Just Cause 2 (was expecting a far worse product based on Psxextreme's review, but, again, I'm surprised how good it is, and I like good surprises).

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Beamboom
Sunday, April 10, 2011 @ 4:10:11 AM

@Shams: It warms an old Marvel heart like mine to read your opinion about Shattered Dimensions. :)

And regarding Just Cause 2 I very much agree - I even think it *looks* good. Very holiday island'ish and I like how they've also modelled the sea bed. All in all a very good sandbox game if one can see past the poor acting/voices, story and cliche macho attitude. The game itself is fun!

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kevinater321
Sunday, April 10, 2011 @ 8:05:40 AM

Just cause is a blast to play. What other game can you tie a boat to a 747, then take off and getting the boat in the air?

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bebestorm
Sunday, April 10, 2011 @ 9:17:30 AM

@Temjin001
You should give Heavy Rain a chance. It's completely different from any other game, well until Qunatic's next game of course.

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Temjin001
Sunday, April 10, 2011 @ 10:38:01 AM

Yeah, I'll eventually try HR. But only because you guys think so highly of it =)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, April 10, 2011 @ 4:57:35 PM

You better.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, April 09, 2011 @ 9:53:14 PM
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Funny thing is, I KNOW Uncharted 3 is gonna be shockingly amazing and for that reason I don't need to have a great deal of anticipation for it. We know when its coming so I can just wait peacefully. However, Uncharted 3 can deliver without adding much to the gameplay.

Contrast that with what looks rather unique in LA Noire and what's sure to be a massive upgrade in inFamous 2 and those things make me anticipate those titles more so.

I think it might be folly to try to decide the GOTY now with so much good stuff coming.

I have my WKC save but I want to go through the original again with the updated graphics and battle system. Ben I can tell you that you'll love all the customization, weapon and armor levelling, and custom made special moves. I just hope I can import my avatar character into WKC2 and be allowed to start the game at the WKC1 beginning cuz I don't wanna have to try to remake her perfectly, that took me some time.

I beat ME2 last night, whew finally, what a good game. Gotta get Dead Space 2 under my belt and I'll be caught up enough to work on Ar Tonelico until Noire and inFamous 2 come out. Thank God for summer.

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kraygen
Saturday, April 09, 2011 @ 10:01:32 PM

I'm hoping that the WKC2 uber awesome pack of sweetness will give us a couple of options. Being that if we load a previous save we can choose to keep our original avatar or redesign them. I was not completely happy with mine, but did not realize the gravity of my decision to go ahead until I was about 20 hours in and didn't want to go back.

I also don't believe in paying $5 to change my avatar. So I'm hoping that the new game will let us keep them if we like them, but give us a chance to alter them if we'd like to.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, April 09, 2011 @ 10:17:43 PM

Yeah what's up with paying to change your avatar?

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Lotusflow3r
Saturday, April 09, 2011 @ 10:21:00 PM

D3 announced that they got rid of the must play WKC1 1st rule. You can start the sequel whenever you want.

Also, your character will be the same :)

I just wanna know if SCEE are deleting that rule for us too come May.

I'm gonna go through WKC1 again though, regardless. Anything to visit Greede again...one of the most memorable, amazing towns i have ever visited in an RPG.

WKC is L5 giving us, yet again, a golden age JRPG ala Squaresoft, but dipped in a modern, fresh ingredient.

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Scarecrow
Sunday, April 10, 2011 @ 2:51:38 AM

lol I paid the $5...
I just HAD to remake my character lol

Lotus, Greede is downright one of the best towns I have seen in a rpg as well. So much so that I actually "think" about the place more than I would like to.

That's one thing Final Fantasy did so well, towns that stayed in your memory years after. I still remember FFVIII's "Dollet" and of course FFX's Besaid, Zanarkand, etc.

You KNOW when a town is legendary, Greede is one of them.

I'm so replaying WKC1 too.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, April 10, 2011 @ 3:56:27 AM

Good point about the towns Scarecrow, taking them out of an FF game is like a bullet to its brain.

Ahh Greede, who could possibly forget a big city on the back of a giant monster?

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Beamboom
Sunday, April 10, 2011 @ 5:11:18 AM

"a big city on the back of a giant monster"??? Apparently I have to give wkc a second (third?) try. I gotta see that! :D

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Lotusflow3r
Sunday, April 10, 2011 @ 7:21:49 AM

Tell me about it scarecrow.

Everything about it was extraordinary. From the hypnotic music that matched the current condition and population the city had. The amazing things NPC's said to you, some philosophical, some just poetic....and everything just looks beautiful. SO atmospheric.

I remember when i arrived at Greede, i had work early next day and i stayed up to 6am-ish just getting absorbed by Greede and it's underbelly.

I have seen another town in WKC2 that looks like another killer. It had great music, asian influence and looked stunning.

God, i cannot wait.

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Highlander
Monday, April 11, 2011 @ 9:58:38 AM

Well, Of the towns in White Knight, I have to agree about Greeded being best, but Balandor has a huge scale, especially the main plaza outside the palace gates. Albana is well done too, there are some odd little backstreets you can find, and occasionally something completely new. I found a georama character I can't find mentioned in any guide inside one of the buildings in Albana. The towns of WKC are just so deep, they're excellent!

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matt99
Saturday, April 09, 2011 @ 10:04:09 PM
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All this talk about Uncharted, oh how I wish it was november...

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PasteNuggs
Saturday, April 09, 2011 @ 10:05:32 PM
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I won't be picking up LA Noire right away but I will down the road. I find myself more excited for UC3 though. Resistance 3 tops all of them for this year though.

PGU: I finally found a copy of Lost Odyssey so I've just started that tonight. My ps3 is still broke so I haven't finished Dead Space 2, AC:B, or Crysis 2. Along with Lost Odyssey I picked up Borderlands GOTY edition for $20, also, POP: The Sands of Time, along with Final Fantasy XIII.

As for the reason I'm not picking up LA Noire right away. Well it's because of the three lenghty RPG's i just picked up. I foresee myself spending a lot of hours with these games over the next few months along with the others I have to finish.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, April 09, 2011 @ 10:20:31 PM

You didn't get FFXIII for your 360 did you? You'd be better off waiting till your PS3 is fixed. Ugly port that one.

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PasteNuggs
Saturday, April 09, 2011 @ 10:28:45 PM

No, I only buy exclusives on the 360. I don't wanna run it too hard and have it blow up on me :)

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Pandacastro
Sunday, April 10, 2011 @ 2:51:35 AM

@ pastenuggs
I meant to ask why you got rid of the 2 in your name? In the AC article.

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Temjin001
Sunday, April 10, 2011 @ 10:43:18 AM

Woo Hoo! Lost Odyssey rocks the house

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PasteNuggs
Sunday, April 10, 2011 @ 12:53:52 PM

@Pandacastro

I just wanted to simplify the name. In high school my friends started calling me paste for reasons I'm sure you can assume. Then it evolved into pastenuggs because I love the Denver Nuggets. So I just added the "2The" for my screen name on most things. That started to be too much to say so I just changed it back to the original.

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kraygen
Saturday, April 09, 2011 @ 10:10:13 PM
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I think naughty dog would have to stray far off track for us to worry about UC3 and I don't see that happening so I have no worries there.

I'm excited for L.A. Noire, but as with any new IP, I have my worries and I just won't trust it until I see the review.

Infamous 2 and WKC2 are my biggest blips on the radar, I can't wait for them. I know I will love them both and even though I have no worries there, the anticipation of playing them makes me so excited I think I might need to take a sedative. lol

PGU: Well here's a quandary I've never had to deal with before. A friend who I share downloads on psn with sold me his copy of ME2 for the trade in price of $20, something we do every once in a while. He buys all of his games at release and sells some of them to me.

Anyway I didn't expect my games from Ben to get here so fast and now all in one day I have 3 full size rpgs begging me to play them and FF Dissidia which I guess is a fighting game/rpgish. So I'm left trying to decide what to play on my ps3. Any suggestions?

I'll play dissidia here and there while my wife has the tv and or I'm away from home, but on my ps3, Ar Tonelico, Hyperdimension Neptunia, or ME2.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, April 09, 2011 @ 11:10:41 PM

haha! That post on the bottom isn't for you Kraygen, that was posted under the bad spammer who got deleted and it moved up to you.
You're cool.

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kraygen
Sunday, April 10, 2011 @ 3:35:33 AM

either I'm blind or it's been deleted, darn would be funny to see.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, April 10, 2011 @ 4:14:59 AM

yeah it got deleted, I'll quote it for you though, its from South Park; Mr. Garrison to Cartman:
"You go to hell and you die!"

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Highlander
Monday, April 11, 2011 @ 9:53:10 AM

I hear you on Neptunia and Ar tonelico. I finally finished off whee I was trying to get to in the online grind-fest that is guild ranking solo in White Knight Chronicles (1). Now I can move on to Neptunia and Ar Tonelico.

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sirbob6
Saturday, April 09, 2011 @ 10:34:07 PM
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I am thinking GOTY will be uncharted or inFamous. As for Noir I have no idea at this point. I will need to play it to see if it is good or if it was slightly too hyped.

PGU: I have recently replayed DA:O and all the DLC. I am also still trying to find all the shards in inFamous, just two more and I am half way through my block by block search of the Warren. I am also playing a lot of KZ3, medics are so fun now.

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Milonakis
Saturday, April 09, 2011 @ 10:51:01 PM
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You ever think of adding a deals section to this site where we can post deals on games or accesories, cause I've been finding a lot of slick sales around lately and feel bad if I don't share them.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, April 09, 2011 @ 11:12:04 PM

There's one in the forums I believe.

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cLoudou
Sunday, April 10, 2011 @ 12:03:54 AM

Are you gonna be posting in the forums again anytime, World? We need some of your creativity on there. Or are you too busy now with your new gig at Titan reviews?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, April 10, 2011 @ 4:11:33 AM

Hard to say, I'm busy there and I'm busy with college and trying to actually play some games. Still got to finish this book I'm writing too. I won't rule anything out though.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, April 10, 2011 @ 7:24:12 PM

For the record World, Spartan is gone.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, April 10, 2011 @ 9:16:53 PM

haha, took him longer to get booted than i thought.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, April 10, 2011 @ 9:52:35 PM

Long story. Kept him around until he outed himself.

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BikerSaint
Sunday, April 10, 2011 @ 11:10:08 PM

Milonakis,

Just an FYI,
There's already a "Good deals for Gamers' thread in the forums that I had made back in February 09.

And that thread is still currently running with daily & weekly gaming related offerings, so feel free to post any good deals you find.

BTW, once in that thread, you can also check mark that thread so it will also send you an email showing that every deal that gets posted, so that way you'll always be on top of the deals.

Here's the PSXE forum link to it....

http://www.psxextremeforums.com/gaming-discussion/9265-good-deals-gamers.html

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BikerSaint
Sunday, April 10, 2011 @ 11:18:37 PM

Ben,
Glad to see Mr. forum nazi Spartan gone.

He acted like a real know-it-all a-hole, so of course I just had to go & have a few words with him.

Oh well, at least it was fun while it lasted borrowing under that thick cowhide just so I could agitate him.

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Ultimate_Balla
Saturday, April 09, 2011 @ 11:48:20 PM
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Indy, talking about sexual excitement... Ain't you like, 13 or something? That sxxt ain't proper, homeboy. But I guess it's that time in your life ;P

Haven't online with my PC/Laptop in a while, so I know little-to-nothing about L.A Noire.
The online trophies screwed me outta my platinum with Uncharted 2. So the first thing imma do is get before the gigantic update comes in U3.

PGU; Playing DJ Hero, Spiderman: Shattered Dimensions & Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 mostly, I have like 10hrs a week free time. I had to restart GT5, so I decided to Gold all the liscences before I race, I couldn't get the Gold for IC-10 so I gave up. Hehe

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JMO_INDY
Saturday, April 09, 2011 @ 11:59:07 PM

Dude I'm turning 18 in August but yea with 13 you were real close >_> I was simply saying there's only two forms of excitement in most cases, anticipation and sexual, unlike where Ben described LA Noire as a different type of excitement. So chill out home-boy! :D

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main_event05
Sunday, April 10, 2011 @ 12:32:32 AM
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I just got Dragon Age last Monday, at first it was kinda meh, now it's pretty awesome.

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main_event05
Sunday, April 10, 2011 @ 12:46:12 AM

I also picked up SWFUII, It was a pretty solid game, on par with the original with nice improvements in all the right places IMO, however I was more shocked than a fresh f**ked fox after a forest fire at how fast it was over. I also went back and played some Mirrors Edge and I'm still blown away by it, too bad there won't be another.

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Beamboom
Sunday, April 10, 2011 @ 4:32:16 AM

I assume it's DA2 and not DA:O? I was intially happy with DA2, then I think I got too focused on the limitations, then after that again the game turned out to be pretty darn fun after all. I especially love how they jump in the timeline, that's an excellent idea.

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main_event05
Sunday, April 10, 2011 @ 11:49:27 AM

Nah, it's DA:O. I was able to save some money up so now I have to backtrack on some titles I missed.

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Beamboom
Sunday, April 10, 2011 @ 5:14:21 PM

Aha! Good choise, that's a game no rpg'er should miss ;)

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main_event05
Sunday, April 10, 2011 @ 8:43:29 PM

yea, i'm finding that out. and before I get DAII i'm gonna go back and play WKC

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MadPowerBomber
Sunday, April 10, 2011 @ 12:41:12 AM
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I'm holding off on pretty much anything and everything being released this summer, including L.A. Noire. I'm mildly interested in it, but there's something about the way the game looks that throws me off. Yeah, the animation in the faces is impressive, but the eyes seem lifeless and the environments don't seem to match up with the faces. I'll probably get it eventually, but not on release...

...because between April 19th and September 6th -- I think that's when Resistance 3 comes out -- I'm making an attempt at beating every game I own on the PS3 in order of release date. The reason why is 'cause I lost all my save files last year and haven't replayed a lot of the games I own, and I've got a great gob of games I've still not beaten. Final Fantasy XIII, Fallout 3, Demon's Souls, etc., etc.

I dunno if I can do it, but I sure as hell am gonna try! Heh.

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tes37
Sunday, April 10, 2011 @ 12:47:36 AM
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I'm eating m&m's and waiting for 1:00am so I can finish downloading Reverie for Castlevania LOS. I haven't played much of anything lately, but I do want to check out chapter XIII. Hopefully it's worth the ten dollars.

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LittleBigMidget
Sunday, April 10, 2011 @ 1:18:59 AM
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i just watched the original uncut, uncensored, unrated version of the first Excorcist from 1973 on PS3, its still the scariest movie EVER, after all these years.

Anyways, 9 days till....MOOOORTAAAL KOMBAAAAT!!! I seriously can't wait, I've preordered it on Amazon with release day shipping and I also get Reptile's original ninja outfit and fatality.

As I said on the InFamous 2 quest 4 power trailer, I've made up my mind. InFamous 2 will be my GOTY unless Uncharted 3 completely blows me away. I've also preordered InFamous 2 on Amazon.

And lastly, I'm addicted to Sports Champions.

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bigrailer19
Sunday, April 10, 2011 @ 1:37:52 AM
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I can't get myself excited for LA Noire. I'm gonna pick it up no matter what when it releases because I'm sure it'll be good, or I'll be upset that I didn't get it if I dont. That happened with Heavy Rain! I got it for Christmas last year after passing on it, even though I finally played it, what a bummer I didn't pick it up earlier!

As far as this summer goes, definitely can't wait to try WKC. Didn't pick up the first because I was waiting for this package deal and a release in the U.S. For the second. Also pretty damn excited for infamous 2 as well. That's another game I passed on at first and now wish I hadn't was infamous. Love that game the second looks tons better!

Uncharted 3 though is with out doubt myoat anticipated game. Since the first game released this franchise vaulted to becoming my favorite franchise. Theu both are just an absolute blast to play. You can't say enough about what ND did graphically, but the connection between the characters is second to none, and Drake is just a bad ass to play. The stories are always great too. I just have so much fun playing these games. I've beaten both quite a few times, I expect the same out of Uncharted 3!

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___________
Sunday, April 10, 2011 @ 2:10:20 AM
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the difference between uncharted 3 and LA Noire is ones a fun new different style of game.
the other is a run of the mill shooter/ platformer that has been done a million times!
only reason why LA Noire is looking so good is its the first game we have had this gen that actually looks different!
looks like its never been done before!
heavy rain and this are really the 2 only games we have received this gen that are different, that really have never been done before.
this gens been about the same old games, but better graphics.
about bloody time we got to see something different!

im really not into skyrim.
read the like 10 page preview from gameinformer, seen heaps of trailers, just cant get excited about it!
maybe because i cant shake the bore fest that oblivion was.
ME3 on the other hand i cant wait for!
the plot seems a little stupid to me though, i mean cerbrus and TIM are out to kill you.
why?
after all you did for them, all the research, all the tools and equipment, all the data, not to mention saving there a$$ god knows how many times!
just sounds stupid, i mean.
thanks for the mansion.
thanks for the Ferrari.
thanks for the vault filled with 800 trillion dollars.
now DIIIIIIIIEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WTF?
plus cerberus is all about helping humans, without sheppard the humans are f*cked!
so why would they want to kill him?
just makes no sense!

crysis 2 only took me 7 hours to finish!
besides the crappy console port i really enjoyed it!
i wish 3 could be a PC exclusive again, and go back to the open jungles and openess of the original.
maybe a mix of the 2 would be nice, half of crysis 1s open wide world, and half of 2s more restricted narrow but vertical world.
one thing that disappointed me about crysis 2 was they were constantly talking about vertical combat.
but how many times do you get that opportunity?
3, 4 times, in the whole game?
99% of the games fought on the streets, the developers made it look like you can take the fight wherever you want.
but sadly you cant!
still a fantastic game, but no where near as good as the original!
or even warhead!

im now in the middle of finishing ACB, trying to finish the PoP series, and the tomb raider trilogy.
i hate getting new games, because for some reason i cant have a new game sitting on my shelf.
i have to play everything, then go back to what i was doing.
i have to start 100 games, then go back and finish one.
instead of starting one, finishing that then starting another.
really annoying, especially with PoP because i never played the original and im really trying to get into the story, which is hard when your stopping and starting every couple days!

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Pandacastro
Sunday, April 10, 2011 @ 2:48:49 AM

I thougth you weren't going to buy anything from ubisoft no more?

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Scarecrow
Sunday, April 10, 2011 @ 2:55:36 AM

lol blank, you really outdid yourself tonight!

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JMO_INDY
Sunday, April 10, 2011 @ 3:16:18 AM

haha I think the only reason Ben keeps this guy around is so we have something to laugh at on a constant basis, he's like the Charlie Sheen of PSXE. DIIIIIIIIE... YOU TOTALLY BITCHIN ROCKSTAR FROM MARS!!!

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bigrailer19
Sunday, April 10, 2011 @ 3:16:46 AM

That's amazing...

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, April 10, 2011 @ 4:07:59 AM

*Cole impression with lightning storm* Diiiiiieeeeeeee

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Beamboom
Sunday, April 10, 2011 @ 4:22:35 AM

@blankie: Regarding the ME3 storyline, have a little faith in BioWare! I bet it'll all make more sense once we get to play it. Plus, my Shepard were never on good terms with Tim or Cerberus in the first place, so this makes totally sense for me. I'd work more against them if I could, I don't really think they are all about helping humans at all. They got a second agenda, I'm sure. You just wait'n'see ;)

I agree with the view about Uncharted vs la noire too. One of them is done over and over since the dawn of games, it just looks better than ever, that's all. The other, true, is a breath of fresh (or at least freshER) air. We need that. I'll wait for the reviews though. If it's "a second Heavy Rain" then I'll pass this time around. Although I don't think so. Hopefully it's an evolution if it's related to HR at all.

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aaronisbla
Sunday, April 10, 2011 @ 5:27:13 AM

" only reason why LA Noire is looking so good is its the first game we have had this gen that actually looks different!
looks like its never been done before!"

-watch the contradiction just a mere sentence later

"heavy rain and this are really the 2 only games we have received this gen that are different, that really have never been done before."

- first you say la noire is the only game that looks like its offering something different this gen, but in your next line, there's two games this gen.... so which one did you mean or were you talking out of ur ass like always?

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Beamboom
Sunday, April 10, 2011 @ 5:31:05 AM

Talk about reading his post like the devil reads the bible, Aaron. :D
Ok so let's assume LA Noire is like HR and there's two "interactive movie" games this gen. That hardly makes a genre, even. How many linear action games are there this gen? Two HUNDRED? Probably twice that!

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___________
Sunday, April 10, 2011 @ 9:14:38 AM

sigh.
for once can we not take everything so literal?
honestly, im starting to believe if someone called someone off here a d*ck head, they would instantly race home to check if they grew a third leg on there head!

as for ME3, thats the problem bioware created themselves.
they need to bring out a story that either makes sence no matter what you did, or a story that changes depending on what you did.
no point having a story where a character dies, then the sequel magically brings him or her back to life!
im sure your right, but killing sheppard just sounds stupid!
its like saying hey theres a grenade at my feet, im going to drop it down my pants......
as i said before, no sheppard = the whole universe f*cked!
i just hope this does not end up like heavy rain, that thing had more plot holes and inconsistencies then Swiss cheese!

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Beamboom
Sunday, April 10, 2011 @ 11:24:05 AM

Maybe they have cloned Shepard? That's not unlikely, since they built her/him (mine is a she) up from the ground in me2. Maybe even several Shepards. Or some lifeform with his/her mind/intelligence...
What I'm saying is that anything may happen, and it may all make sense once we all can dive into another Mass Effect.

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SvenMD
Sunday, April 10, 2011 @ 1:29:50 PM

@_______ - Why is it every time you write something stupid on here, and someone calls you out on it, you ALWAYS come back saying, "why does everyone take things so literally??"

Why don't you create a coherent thought before posting instead of just ranting every day?

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BikerSaint
Sunday, April 10, 2011 @ 11:32:53 PM

_______________,

Maybe if you stop doing all your f*cking shady "buy & return" fraud scams with those games, you'll actually have the time to finish a game one at a time.

Oh wait, then then you might NOT be able to return that game in time in order to get your full f*cking refund on them, just so you can keep your scam going on & on & on, again & again & again, etc, etc, etc........


Yeah, that's right.... I'm calling you out on it once again, just like I did when you first kept bragging of doing it.

Just remember that all of us long-timers here, have a very good memory

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Scarecrow
Sunday, April 10, 2011 @ 2:59:04 AM
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WKC2 is like the only game I care about currently.

Really annoyed at the "Summer" release date. Waiting to see what SCEE says about the game's release in Europe. My fingers are ready import it if it does come out in May.

Ben, you're gonna like WKC2. Just beware of the online portion, once you're there you might get hooked to the point where you'll ignore all your other games. Not a bad thing of course, the online portion actually adds so much more to the game, and even more "lore" to the world of WKC which is interesting.

I'm also in the "can't get into LA Noire" boat. I don't know...just something about it.

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Highlander
Monday, April 11, 2011 @ 9:46:10 AM

I'm very ready to pull the trigger on importing WKC2 as well Scarecrow. I can't understand why SCEA isn't publishing in the US, while SCEE is handling the game in Europe. Nor can I reconcile the release data nonsense. It really seems like SCEA dropped the ball on this one.

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bigrailer19
Sunday, April 10, 2011 @ 3:14:36 AM
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I don't know why I can't get into LA Noire. Like I said I know I'm gonna get it cus I don't wanna miss out. But nothing about it makes me excited. I can't figure out why, cus it does look great and a lot of people are all about it right now... I know one thing though this happened with another R* game, all the way up until release I wanted nothing to do with it, RDR. Now I can't say enough bout that game. So we'll see what happens.

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AshT
Sunday, April 10, 2011 @ 3:41:46 AM
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UC3 is on top of my list in terms of excitement, LA Noire looks quite interesting to me, also R3/infamous 2/Batman AC are on my must buy list.
On PGU, finally finished AC II and i loved it, getting back to KZ3 online.

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bebestorm
Sunday, April 10, 2011 @ 9:10:53 AM
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I've been excited about Noire ever since R started to release information. I love a good crime thriller. As for U3 thats not on my list, loved the first but lost interest during the second one.

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bigrailer19
Sunday, April 10, 2011 @ 7:50:37 PM

Crazy you lost interest in the second... I like the firsts story better but gameplay wise the second was pure gold!

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Dreno
Sunday, April 10, 2011 @ 11:03:34 AM
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God I cannot wait for wkc2. Thank you d3. I really trying for a d1p on that one.
Ill replay the 1st wkc with the upgraded version then delve into the sequel.

Mk looks sick, my gir loves mk, so ill be getting that too.

Pgu : playing pkmn white on ds, god I love pkmn games.
Alsoo I'm playing mod nation and mk vs dc with my gal. Mod nation is pretty sick.
I also picked up a 64mg mem card for the ps2 my girl bought, and the 3 gtas for it, but I'm playing dot.hack//infection currently, its my 2nd play through of it. Ik just gotta get the other 6 dot.hackk games, they are amazing. So I'm pretty busy in my gamer life.

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Danny007
Sunday, April 10, 2011 @ 11:33:51 AM
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I think L.A. Noire just might be friggin awesome. Possibly this year's Red Dead and Heavy Rain combined in one.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, April 10, 2011 @ 11:38:39 AM
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I'm cited for Noire too, but let's not start looking for Heavy Rain 2 in it. That would be a mistake, I think these are going to be pretty different games.

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johnld
Sunday, April 10, 2011 @ 3:40:54 PM
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yeah, i'm not really interested in la noire. heavy rain grabbed me right when i saw it, nothing with LA noire. also not interested mortal kombat since i try to move away from fighting games. fighting games kinda lost appeal to me this generation because i prefer to play them locally.

i'm also trying to wait to buy single player only games because i dont see the rush in getting them. i'm failing on that by the way. i just decided in getting games with multiplayer because it will provide the most bang for my buck. i know its not a good method but its something to be done for now that i'm going broke. but right now i'm definitely getting wkc 2 and infamous 2 right away. i have a 32 dollar best buy gift card for wkc2 and i can get infamous 2 for free. other than those 2 games, i'm only getting littlebigplanet 2, socom 4, uncharted 3, and battlefield 3. resistance 3 is still on my wait list.

PGU: i just played a full month of yakuza games. 3 runs on yakuza 3 and 3 runs on yakuza 4 on 3 different difficulties. got my yakuza 4 platinum but i believe yakuza 3 is a lost cause. i have to pass all of the minigames with their requirements and i'm not about to do that. at least in yakuza 4 you only had to play minigames. Now that my yakuza binge is over, i'm moving on to marvel vs capcom 3 for a bit and crysis 2 right after. i'm kinda pissed that most of the mvc3 are online, yet another disappointment. then next week on to littlebigplanet 2 and socom 4. i also still have to get back to playing killzone 3 since were getting free map packs for plus. also got to get back to getting used to sharpshooter.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, April 10, 2011 @ 5:00:51 PM

ha, i do it the opposite way, buy multiplayer games late. But that's because I only care about the SP and they usually skimp on it.

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johnld
Sunday, April 10, 2011 @ 5:17:58 PM

its not like i want to buy multiplayer right away, i love a good single player campaign, its that most of the time i only go through SP once or twice. since i'm running low on cash, i have to buy games that would last me. hell i bought bad company 2 when it released but i was still playing it till killzone 3 came out. i just realized that nothings pressuring me to get SP games right away. i can take my time with them. i dont know how much hours i played yakuza 3 and 4 but a friend pointed out i was playing nothing but that for a whole month and i couldnt care less because i loved it. lucky for me that i'll get wkc 2 and infamous day 1 but after that i gotta go on a buying break till november.

ohh by the way if you want to know how i'm getting infamous 2 for free, kmart is having an awesome sale socom 4 week. if you buy 120 bucks worth of games, you'll get $60 bucks in gaming coupons. i'll finally be able to pick up littlebigplanet 2 and get socom 4 along with it. kmart is starting to get with the gaming sales.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, April 10, 2011 @ 5:46:05 PM

I hear ya John, not raggin on ya at all. Money is always an issue with this sport.

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johnld
Sunday, April 10, 2011 @ 8:49:13 PM

okay, i just played marvel vs capcom 3 and i can safely say that after a few rounds, i'm definitely moving on. i think i hate the damn game. seems slower and less fluid than mvc2. i hate that the fact you take so much damage from air combos/juggling and they made it easier to perform them. they made the game too damn casual friendly. i dont like the 3 button attack, i wanted 6 to 8 button like in 2. low, med, high, x3 punch AND kick buttons so i can pick my strategies and move. enough of this crap of a game and on to crysis 2 now. even though i only spent 20 bucks on it, its 20 bucks i regret using on it. why dont they allow you to fully customize your button settings anyway?

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FM23
Sunday, April 10, 2011 @ 10:01:51 PM
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I'm real excited for LA Noire. Rockstar always delivers a uniqe experience so I expect this to be no different, but I can see myself being upset with this. As far as UC3 goes, everyone knows this will be a better game overall when it comes to entertainment value. I mean GTAIV or RDR aren't better than Uncharted 1 or 2, so why would LA Noire be better than part 3.

Again, the same complaint about Crysis 2's ending can be thrown at KZ3's ending which was terrible and the game was 7hrs shorter as well though. Everyone, kill all snipers in the multiplayer so everyone can enjoy themselves.

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johnld
Sunday, April 10, 2011 @ 11:23:39 PM
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off topic but am i the only one having trouble with crysis 2 sp? i cant step out of the very first room after getting the suit without falling out of the map

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, April 11, 2011 @ 12:15:40 AM

Crysis 2 has those little problems. I got stuck twice in invisible holes.

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johnld
Monday, April 11, 2011 @ 1:41:31 AM

ohh, alright. i just thought that with all their bragging, they wouldnt have allowed my first step into their world would be a missing floor that drops me off the map then freezes me inside buildings i wasnt supposed to be inside of. i still like the game so far. only problem i have is the silenced scar doesnt do much damage to those alien things. that and the stealth gameplay. i was just sitting in a corner, noone sees me, go into stealth mode, guy walks up and sees me. i'm at the beginning of the game so i dont know if i can upgrade the stealth mode to not be seen. also, enemies dont show up on radar either.

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Highlander
Monday, April 11, 2011 @ 9:44:22 AM
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Regarding White Knight Chronicles 2;

I'm curious about 2 things.

1) why is Sony Europe publishing the game in Europe, but SCEA couldn?t be bothered to do it here?

2) The game has a May release date in Europe, but 'summer' in the US, are we seeing SCEE having more weight to throw around thanks to the US being such a comparatively poor PS3 territory?

Either way, if that Summer date in the US stretches past June, I will be importing from Europe - remember Ps3 games are region free. Since all the DLC is bought in game (or was in WKC, so it's fair to anticipate the same this time), there's no real reason not to get the European version is the US one arrives late.

Such a pity that I and a lot of other more hardcore WKC fans are thinking about importing. Nice one SCEA, you're continuing in your failure to support the smaller groups of customer who would otherwise be your salvation.

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