G1 Previews for October 2013: Deadly Six
Hello g1's, welcome to another rendition of G1 Previews. This time, we'll see some of the biggest releases of the year. This month is going to be bananas. With me as always, my partner in crime Gea..... hey wait a minute? Where's Gear?
The Stickman: Urrr...nowhere...
MadHero15: Stickman? What are you doing here? What did you to do to Gear?!
The Stickman: Nothing! I was just in the area...in his house...he had a nasty fall...urr...some pushing may have been involved...point being, I'M HERE NOW, YEAAAAH GO TEAM!
MadHero15: Due to some unforeseen circumstances, Gear will not be doing the Previews, so I guess we'll have to do with Sticky over here, which isn't too bad, since he started this whole thing years ago. In any case, you ready to talk some games?
The Stickman: DAMN STRAIGHT I DID, I GOT A RESUME FOR IT...except with the accent, because...how do you do those? Never mind, yes, October is, as always going to be a bumper month for games, some of which even I'll play! I'M READY.
- Platform: PSN
- Release Date: October 1st (NA) 2nd (EU)
- Developer/Publisher: SCE Japan/Sony
MadHero15: We're starting off with something a little...... smaller. Rain initially seems to fill the same void as games as Journey, Unfinished Swan, or Papo & Yo as one of them arty indie PSN games. This one is just a teensy tiny bit different because this one's made by their Japan studio, which really focuses on these niche, interesting projects. This case: you playing as an invisible boy that can only be seen when it’s raining (hence the title)
The Stickman: It certainly sounds like a unique game, don't it? It's nice to know that, even at this point in the console generation, we can still have interesting ideas and concepts coming out, and most of those seem to be on PSN these days, huh?
MadHero15: PSN really is where the most interesting stuff is happening right now. Sony seems to like experimentation, which is always good. I do like the somber, yet somehow whimsical and fascinating tone. Rain at night is melancholy in nature, and this game really accentuates that. I do hope that it works as a game (which it seems to be a puzzle adventure game), because we did have games like Papo & Yo which were really powerful story-wise, but weak on the gameplay front
The Stickman: It's somewhat of a shame that the game is lacking a bit in the visual department, artsy fartsy indie games with unique premises generally try their best to look pretty damn good too, and whilst Rain doesn't look terrible, it certainly could look better for a first party game this late into the generation. I don't think that will matter though if the unique premise actually works, which is never a sure thing.
MadHero15: Sony Japan's resume is diverse, with games like Ape Escape, Gravity Rush, Soul Sacrifice, and much more. They're certainly experience. The game can either be a great last hurrah to PSN before we move on to its PS4 Successor, or it could be mediocre. We'll see it when this game comes out.
MadHero’s Verdict: A Rainy Thumbs Up
Stickman’s Verdict : A Soggy Thumbs Up.
Beyond: Two Souls
- Platform: PS3
- Release Date: October 8th (NA) 9th (AU). 11th (EU)
- Developer/Publisher: Quantic Dream/Sony
MadHero15: YAY! I GET TO TALK ABOUT DAVID CAGE! Yes, everyone's favorite French emotion driven locomotive, and this time we have Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe along for the ride. All kidding aside, Cage's attitude towards games and storytelling annoy me constantly, but can I really hold that against his latest game? Well, yes and no
The Stickman: EMOOOOTIONZ. Beyond : Two Souls is an odd game for me, when it was first announced, I thought it looked rather slow-paced, mysterious and interesting, but the more I've seen (Not that I've been following it much, mind) of it, the more I've started to wonder if this is going to end up either disappointing people, or being another serious game that ends up looking rather silly.
MadHero15: My problem with it is that I've seen anything that tells me at all what kind of game it really is. There was that part with the military where it seemed to turn into a shooter, the other where you just seem to walk and talk a lot. It seems like this game either tries too much, or hasn't formed much of an identity
The Stickman: I agree, actually, like I said when we first saw it, we were shown just one cutscene and it all looked jolly good visually, but we've more recently seen sequences that seem to fall in line far more with your average AAA shooter, and I can't help but feel that this is a hodge-podge (IT'S A THING, LOOK IT UP) of different concepts for David Cage PS3 games mushed together in a hurry in order to make it out on this system. It could still be good, but I'm not too hopeful
MadHero15: It doesn't really help that Cage isn't that great of a storyteller. I haven't played Omikron, which was the first thing he made, but Fahrenheit was a game that completely fell apart by the end, and Heavy Rain had many problems as well. So much attention is being put on the story and the actors, and not really on the actual game
The Stickman: Yeah, I can't help but feel this is a game being sold on the merits of who made it, and who's in it, rather than what it actually is, I know a lot of people are excited for this game, but I'm not expecting much from it personally...THANK GOD I DON'T HAVE A PS3 SO I WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED WHEN IT ISN'T GOOD.
MadHero15: We'll see. The game will probably get some acclaim based on its story, but when I can barely find anything about the why your video game plays, we might have a problem
MadHero’s Verdict: A Screeching Willem Dafoe's Thumbs Down
Stickman’s Verdict: A dramatic, low angle shot of Thumbs Down.
- Platform: 3DS
- Release Date: October 12th
- Developer/Publisher: Game Freak/Nintendo
MadHero15: Why don’t you start this one, Sticky?
The Stickman: ...Oh? Oh that's me... *Ahem* POKEMAAANN! Yeah, everyone loves Pokemon, right? It's been almost 20 years now since the franchise first took off and it's still going strong, if not bigger than ever and in just a couple weeks, the main RPG series is going to be making its biggest step since the original Game Boy games...that's right, bitches, we're going 3D!
MadHero15: Graphically, Pokemon never improved much. It was pixel art for a very long time, which is fine, but got old after a decade Now, we're far removed from that. I'm surprised we got the new Generation this quickly, but I don't mind. It certainly looks like they're adding tons of stuff, like the all new Mega Evolutions, and the new Fairy type (suck it Dragon type Pokemon)
The Stickman: Yeah, I have a personal rule that I only buy the first new Pokemon game of the generation, which means my last game was Diamond and...it's fair to say that a LOT has been added to the series since then, and a huge deal of that has been added in just this iteration...not all of it good mind, that Pokemon Amie thing is pretty dumb, making faces at your 3DS just seems like a good way to get yourself put in an asylum.
MadHero15: As kinda unnecessary as it is, I like that you can customize your trainer now. Gives it more of a feel of your own, similar to Animal Crossing in a way. The new Pokemon seem alright so far. For every Tyrunt and Xerneas, there's a Swirlix (literally the Cotton Candy pokemon) and Chespin. But that's natural. Its Pokemon, I think it’s safe to say almost everyone has played it and understands it
The Stickman: TEAM FROAKIE, BITCHES. I think most of the new Pokemen so far are pretty sweet, and the non-amie new features are greatly appreciated, customization especially, in a game based around raising a team of Pokemen, naming them, giving them items to hold and all that, it's nice to be able to change the look of your character as well.
MadHero15: Exactly. I think it’s safe to say that we're both pretty excited for it. For some reason, it just feels like a big leap forward for the franchise. I don't know if that's actually the case, but I certainly get that feeling. Even if it won't, it'll still be my version of unfiltered crack cocaine
The Stickman: I'm pretty sure there will be some leaps forward, but it'll mostly be the same winning formula as before...hopefully the new 3D world and added depth will take away from any fatigue the franchise may have.
MadHero’s Verdict: A Thumbs Up from Team Fennekin
Stickman’s Verdict: A Thumbs Up from TEAM FROAKIE, SUCK MA DICK.
Skylanders: Swap Force
- Platform: 3DS, PS3, PS4, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One
- Release Date: October 13th (NA), 16th (AU), 18th (EU), November 15th (PS4), 29th (XBO)
- Developer/Publisher: Vicarious Visions/Activision
MadHero15: Some crazy magic must going on at Activision, because they always seem to find something new that takes the gaming world by storm. They launched the modern military shooter into super stardom, Guitar Hero, and now of course the Skylanders. It’s crazy that they've managed to make this much money with it when the games aren't even that old
The Stickman: The trouble is they often get SO excited with their new, money making toys, that they run them into the ground, like with the entire 'BLANK Hero' franchise. Thing is, with Skylanders, they can potentially avoid the same fate whilst still using the same strategy because of two important things that are dynamite together...kids, and toys.
MadHero15: That's why I think the Skylanders phenomenon can last longer than Guitar Hero did. Kids love those toys, and now you can combine them to create unholy monstrosities. Is it possible to buy the game separate without the Portal of Power? Because you can use the one that came with the first one no problem.
The Stickman: It is indeed possible, the franchise, by design is like a seperate system with expansions, you buy the portal, and can connect it to any console, even 3DS (I think), and so long as you own a game for one of those systems, you can play the game, as all your saved data is stored on the figures.
MadHero15: That's awesome. Does mean you don't constantly need to buy new toys because you want to keep playing as Spyro (who is the only character I know in this franchise). Aside from the swapping, I don't know what's different about this game than the previous one. There's a new story, and you can jump now (WOOT! GOTY!), but I doubt it’s an all new game
The Stickman: The new one has a whole new set of figurines that allow you to snap and combine characters to gain a multitude of abilities, like...say...you got Spyro and another guy, you can take Spyros head off and snap the other guys one on and BAM, you got Spyguy who can...hire plumbers? I don't know.
MadHero15: I guess. How much does that add? I don't know. Maybe I'm just cynical. I'd probably be all over this stuff as a kid, but now that I'm an adult, I know this costs way too much money
The Stickman: I'm far more interested in Disney Infinity, personally, but I like the basic concept...even though I probably just got everything I said just now directly from my ass, because...hell, I can't say I've been following it all that much! It's nice that a popular, non-Nintendo kids franchise provides an at least acceptable degree of quality.
Madhero’s Verdict: A swapping Thumb to the Side
Stickman’s Verdict : A big toe to the side...get it? Cuz I swapped it with my thumb.
LEGO Marvel Superheroes
- Platform: DS, 3DS, PC, PS3, PS4, PSVita, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One
- Release Date: October 18th (NA), November 18th (EU)
- Developer/Publisher: TT Games/Warner Bros Interactive
The Stickman: *Ahem* ....OOOOHHMMYGAWWWWD, THIS IS THE GREATEST GAME I'VE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE! There's this toy...called Lego...and it's really awesome...and it met up with this thing called Marvel, and had a baby...and now that baby is coming out this October, and it's a beautiful baby indeed. Iron Man, Spider-Man, X-Men, Captain America-Man, Men, Men, Women, Goodies, Baddies, Lego, and STAN MOTHA-FUCKIN LEE. Thoughts, MadHero?
MadHero15: Lego games are going on a roll. They're easily one of the most popular children's games, and who can blame them. While the first few games very much stuck with a formula, the latest..... have stuck with it as well, BUT THIS TIME WITH AN OPEN WORLD!!!! and those are always fun. These games are already fun thanks to the amount of characters you can play, and now that its Marvel's turn..... wow. This is gonna be epic
The Stickman: Lego City Undercover has a surprisingly robust story mode and a great open-world, even if it felt like you couldn't really mess about all that much as Chase "The Legend" McCane, the Lego Marvel take on the open-world game? A New York hub world where you can swing as Spidey, fly as...a flying superhero and hulk out? That's gonna be damn fun, I hope.
MadHero15: It should be. Of course, TT Games isn't just going for those characters. You can also plays as characters as Howard the Duck, Squirrel Girl, J. Jonah Jameson, Agent Coulson, and of course STAN THE MAN, WHO HAS ALL OF THE POWERS!!!!!!
The Stickman: WHAT A HUNK HE IS. I think I'm right in saying that, no matter what I.P Tt games have worked with, they've always delivered an enjoyable, funny game, and they've been getting better and better as of late as they've become more ambitious in terms of titles like Lego Lord of the Rings and Lego City...this? This is a perfect chance to create the ultimate Lego game, with the perfect blend of game and I.P potential.
MadHero’s Verdict: EXCELSIOR! (and by that I mean Thumbs Up)
Stickman’s Verdict: I can't give one, Lego men don't have fingers!
Sonic Lost World
- Platform: Wii U
- Release Date: October 18th (EU), 19th (AU), 29th (NA)
- Developer/Publisher: Sonic Team/SEGA
MadHero15: Sonic is finally doing well after a struggle. Colors did well, Generations did well, and All Stars Racing Transformed out-Mario Karted Mario Kart. Now, as part of an all new partnership with Nintendo, the blue blur tries to give the Wii U more games, and in the process, makes one of the stranger Sonic games we've seen in a while, and for once, that's a good thing
The Stickman: Sonic and I have a troubled relationship, in that I've never played a Sonic game I've 100% enjoyed, even ones people consider classics .I find them rather annoying in terms of basic design and premise. Also, the modern games have such GRATING voice acting and music, it makes me want to puke! Lost Worlds has done something a Sonic game hasn't done for a long time, which is capture my interest. It looks fun, it looks functional, it's got bright, cartoony visuals and has focused on Sonic and Sonic alone as a protagonist this time.
MadHero15: Well they've kinda dropped Sonic's friends more in the background since Colors, which is good because I play Sonic to play Sonic, not Tails or Knuckles or whatever. This game does a lot different in terms of level design. It even seems like you don't have to go all that fast, which for a Sonic games seems almost sacrilegious, but it seems to be all beneficial
The Stickman: I'd call it similar to Super Mario Galaxy if I didn't get beaten up by irate Sanic fans for doing that on Twitter...still...the similarities are pretty obvious, but that's not a bad thing, because those games were amazing, and if they successfully combine the speed of Sanic with the diversity and fun of Galaxy? DING DING DING, WE HAVE A WINNER.
MadHero15: Exactly. The power ups of Colors is back, which should be interesting. The grading system is gone, which is weird since that's something I always see in 3D Sonic games. I'm interested how the supposed parkour is going to work, and if that may not slow Sonic down too much.
The Stickman: It feels like they've actually tried to make a good game this time around rather than just appealing to their useless fanbase who will never be satisfied no matter what they do and I commend them for that! It's a much needed Wii U exclusive, and hopefully will turn out to be a good one too.
MadHero15: I wonder how much Nintendo is involved and may have affected this game. I don't think it’s that much, but it’s an interesting thought. All in all, I'm glad Sonic is back in fine form. GOTTA GO FAST and stuff
The Stickman: If Mario turns up in the game, everyone's gonna lose their shit. YOOOOOOU'RE TOO SLOW!
MadHero’s Verdict: An X-Treme Thumbs Up (for the people who think it looks like that canceled Saturn game thing)
Stickman’s Verdict: A GALACTICAL Thumb Up (For anybody with a brain).
Phoenix Wright, Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies
- Platform: 3DS E-shop
- Release Date: October 24th
- Developer/Publisher: Capcom
MadHero15: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWW YEAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!! Love me some Ace Attorney. While the gameplay may be lacking for some people, few games have as tight of a story as these do. If you still haven't played them, go do so right now. Phew, fanboy moment over. You can't imagine how glad I am this is coming over here, even if its digital only
The Stickman: You see, I don't get the whining over the 'digital only' thing, sure, it's nice to buy a physical copy and own it in your hands instead of relying on hard drives or DAA CLOOOUD, but it provides companies with the ability to release a product they're unsure of in terms of sales without as much risk and, hey, if the game sells well? It'll probably get a physical release eventually. Can't say I know a whole lot about the Ace Attorney games, I've heard this one's designed as a good point to drop in, but I'm skeptical of that.
MadHero15: I think some of the whining comes from the fact that some of Nintendo's method regarding downloads is well, dumb, but that's a whole other can of worms. As for this being a jumping off point, it takes place a year after Apollo Justice, but will see Phoenix Wright return after having been disbarred 8 years ago. That does mean that Phoenix is starting all over again, which could be helpful for beginning players, while still making older players like myself go HEY, I UNDERSTOOD THAT REFERENCE!
The Stickman: Well, I get that a lot of peeps are excited as hell for this game, but I'll be personally waiting until I know for sure that I'm not going to be spending the entire game scratching my head over every in-joke and reference and not having fun with the actual game. Still, looks to maintain that same style everyone loves from the franchise, so it'll probably be worth the wait.
MadHero15: They also added a bunch of new mechanics that are interesting, like the Logic sequences in the Miles Edgeworth spin off, the Mood Matrix, which lets you to analyze your witness' mood when they say something that may not add up (like seeming happy when a baby dies). It’s also darker than the other games, being the first game to get a M from the ESRB, and a 16 from PEGI
The Stickman: 2Edgey4Me. Get it? Because Miles EDGEworth...aaaaahh? Ohh fuck, I don't know anything about these games. *Sobs* I'll be keeping a watchful eye on this game to see if it's worth my time, but for fans of the series? They'll be all over it.
MadHero15: It being digital comes with the advantage that the game is only 30 dollars/25 euros. That's more than worth it. It seemed very likely this game would never come to the West, so I couldn't be happier this is coming. Hopefully Dual Destinies is another great entry in the franchise
MadHero’s Verdict: A Moody Thumbs Up
Stickman’s Verdict: A SUSPECT Thumbs up.
Batman: Arkham Origins
- Platform: PC, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360
- Release Date: October 25th
- Developer/Publisher: WB Games Montreal/Warner Bros Interactive
The Stickman: I AM VENGANCE...I AM THE NIGHT...I...AM...BATMAAAANN! And I'm getting a new game this October! Huhhohoho...I'm so funny. Anyway, yes, the Arkham series is back for round 3, but things are a little different this time around. It's not a sequel, and it doesn't have the best Bat of them all, Kevin Conroy at the mic, instead we've got Chris Redfield himself, the very capable Roger Craig Smith and we're going back to basics, in a prequel set right at the start of the dark knight's career.
MadHero15: Don't forget that Roger Craig Smith is also Ezio and Sonic the Hedgehog :P
The Stickman: CHRIS REDFIELD, BOULDERS, RRRRRRRRR!!
MadHero15: But anyway, Arkham Origins is interesting. Not only is Kevin Conroy not back, so isn't Rocksteady, leaving the work to WB Montreal, who at least have some experience with the Bat by working on the Wii U version. I have the feeling that things like that, have kinda dampened the excitement people have. That includes me, even though the game will probably be great
The Stickman: I too was somewhat disappointed when I read all about the change of studio, change of actors and the bringing back of the Joker for the third time in a row, but the more I've seen of the game, the more excited I am to play it. If WB Montreal follow the same formula and keep the core ideals of the characters and story the same, this could be a fine addition to this section of the Batman franchise, and Roger Craig Smith is actually a damn fine Batman as it turns out.
MadHero15: Yeah, Joker being back may be disappointing to some, but I think that's because they're having trouble getting more villains. When you result to villains like Copperhead and Firefly, you may be running out of ideas. This is also the first game with multiplayer, which would sound like hell, but the way they're handling it sounds interesting
The Stickman: I think there are plenty of Batman villains that could be turned into great characters in the right hands, I think the problem is they aren't currently in the most capable of them, namely not Rocksteady, who reinvented the Bat-franchise yet again for their take on the world. I think WB Montreal will provide a good game, but it doesn't feel like they're taking many risks with new characters.
MadHero15: Most of the people who've played it have said that it feels more of the same, which is fine, I guess, but that doesn't exactly sound inspiring. I really don't know. I believe it’s going to be a good game, but Arkham Asylum and City were both GOTY contenders. Maybe I've been spoiled too much by Rocksteady. WB Montreal deserves a fair shake
The Stickman: I'm excited for the game, but I'm not expecting it to blow my mind in the same way that Arkham City, I think if the story is good and the open world Gotham is interesting enough, then the lack of evolution can be forgiven. Only time will tell, and given there's rumors Rocksteady are currently working on a proper follow up to City, which is why we've got this one to tide us over, even if it turns out disappointing, we've got more to come from this sub-franchise yet.
MadHero’s Verdict: I AM THE THUMB ON THE SIDE
Stickman’s Verdict: THUMB UP TO MEEEEE!!!
Batman: Arkham Origins: Blackgate
- Platform: 3DS, PSVita
- Release Date: October 25th
- Developer/Publisher: Armature Studios/Warner Bros Interactive
The Stickman: Now, this year, we're not getting just ONE Arkham Game, oh no no no, WB are also releasing a handheld exclusive (for now) prequel to the prequel in Blackgate, which promises to be a handheld, Metroidvania style game in the same tone and style of the main games, and also featuring similar combat, sounds interesting, no?
MadHero15: Normally, this would be seen as a forgettable spin off game that's just released to make some more money. However, the developers of the game is Armature Studios. Doesn't sound familiar? Makes sense, because this is their first game. However, that studio is mostly filled with ex-Retro Studios developers. Yep, the guys behind Metroid Prime are working on a Metroidvania Batman game
The Stickman: It's like some wonderful, caped wet dream, right? Too good to be true? Potentially, early previews were less than impressive, but that was a while ago, and only one portion of what will hopefully be a robust game that has one of the strongest title brands (Arkham) of this generation attached to it, so will it actually turn out good?
MadHero15: I'm not expecting gold. I do feel it’s more of a companion piece for Arkham Origins than it standing on its own. I'm most curious how Arkham's free flow combat is going to work on a 2D plane. I also wonder how the story will be and how it ties to the other games (apparently it takes place 3 months after Origins)
The Stickman: Oh, so it's a sequel, not a prequel? GREAT, GREAT, FUCK, WAY TO MAKE ME LOOK LIKE AN ASS ON MY GUEST STINT IN YOUR BLOG! I think this is the sorta game that could turn out good, or bad, but most likely won't be as great as it sounds on paper, which is a shame, because....a Batman Metroivania game from the folks who made one of the best games of all time? Should have been something special...and it may still be, I just don't expect that.
MadHero’s Verdict: A 2.5D Thumb to the Side
Stickman’s Verdict: You wanna know how I got this Thumb to the Side?
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
- Platform: PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One
- Release Date: October 29th (NA), 31st (AU), November 1st (EU), 15th (PS4) 29th (XBO)
- Developer/Publisher: Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft
MadHero15: Ubisoft flagship franchise (hurhurhurhur) is back, like always. This time with a pirate theme to it all (remember when this was series about assassins?). I'm kidding; I think a lot of people were disappointed for 3, or rather hoping it would be more. IV seems to be taking one of the best things about 3, the naval combat, and really expanded on it.
The Stickman: Now, you say the naval combat was one of the best things, I say it was one of the least appealing things...at least to me personally. Like you said, this is Assassin's Creed, not Sailey Boat Boat Creed, the sailing felt poorly implemented and clunky compared to the swift, stealth/action combat/parkour the series is known for so hearing that it has become one of the main focuses of the 4th game? Well, that's worrying. I'm a big fan of the series, but 3 was a bit weak in terms of main character, setting and story, 4 looks to fix this problem by having you exploring the tropical high seas as pirate assassin, Edward Kenway, father/grandather of the main two characters from the 3rd game, who seems to have far more personality than Connor "The Bland" Kenway.
MadHero15: That's already helpful, because I do think 3 suffered a lot from Connor simply not being all that interesting. I do think that with the whole game being based on it now, it probably removes some of the parts you found annoying (or adds more, who knows). I do find it disappointing that the cities you're exploring seem limited to places like Kingston (Jamaica) and Havana. That isn't exactly Jerusalem or Rome. I wonder how the present is going to be put into this game as well, especially after 3's ending
The Stickman: I'm looking forward to the game, and recent gameplay videos have quelled some of my fears, but I really hope the next Creed takes us somewhere new and exciting, 3 lacked the same wow factor in terms of visuals and locations due to its pre-colonial America setting, and whilst this game has some lovely looking tropical areas, the grand cities are still lacking (As far as I can tell) which is disappointing.
MadHero15: We'll see. I think most people are looking forward to this because of its pirate factor, which is a fairly untapped one now that I think about. I have the feeling this franchise could use a break to become more consistent with its quality, but I doubt Ubisoft will be doing that with its lovely cash cow. It seems we're both mixed, yet hopeful, with this game
The Stickman: I disagree on the break idea, actually, 3 did a lot of new things and wasn't bad by any means, it was just the story that felt weak and some of the new ideas weren't well implemented, which is just what happens when you take an established franchise formula and jiggle it up a bit, no amount of resting will change that. So long as they learn from the mistakes of 3 and continue to create engaging stories and worlds to explore, there's no reason why they can't continue it as an annual franchise, they do far more in that length of time than most annual franchises like, say, Call of Duty do. Black Flag will need to be a considerable improvement on 3 for others to continue trusting in the brand, and if it doesn't? Well, maybe we do need a bit of a break. I'm hopefully though, yeah.
MadHero15: This may be a game you also want to wait on if you plan to get an Xbox One and PS4, because those versions will probably have more content and look better. Just a heads up for ya.
MadHero’s Verdict: A Thumbs Up with a Pirate Hat
Stickman’s Verdict: A hidden blade up.
- Platform: PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
- Release Date: October 29th (NA), 31st (AU), November 1st (EU), 15th (PS4), 22nd (XBO)
- Developer/Publisher: DICE/EA
MadHero15: OOOOOOOOOOOOO DEAR! We have to talk about this game. I've made it very clear that I don't enjoy modern military FPS games, and Battlefield has taken over as the poster child for me over CoD. CoD seems to have learned to have fun, while Battlefield takes its scowly face with stride. Yes, Frostbite is really, really impressive looking. The way that building falls looks nice in that one E3 demo, but I Just. Don’t. Care!!
The Stickman: I'm pretty sure it's safe to say that NOBODY cares about this game, I'm seeing next to no hype for it, and after BF3, and Medal of Honor: Warfighter both failed to impress anyone, I think people have finally given up interest in EA's annual offerings. Call of Duty may be overrated, even to someone who enjoys the games, but at least it offers something exciting for fans of that genre, scripted it often may be, but it's like a balls to the walls action film that's a ton of fun to play. Battlefield? It's so bland and way too serious to be enjoyed by anyone except hardcore gun-bores.
MadHero15: Well, there are definitely people excited for it. BF3 did crazy business, and I do see the occasional hype for this game, but it does seem kinda quiet right now, maybe cause of other games coming out like GTAV. It’s the seriousness that gets to me. It just seems.... dull. Of course no one cares about the single player; it’s all about the multiplayer, which introduces something new called Levolution, and the ability to have 64 players in one game, albeit only on PC and the next gen consoles
The Stickman: EA were so damn proud of that name, it makes me puke....LEVOLUTION, GREAT. Most of the people excited for this game will be people who want a ultra-realistic FPS for their PC, and that's fine if you're looking for something like that...but...it's just....BORING...it has no personality, and no, that BRRRBRRR BRRBRBRRRR noise bullshit that's always in the trailers isn't personality either. Before MoH : Warfighter, we could of at least assumed that the game would be perfectly solid and functional, if not bland...now? There's no guarantee they've even managed that.
MadHero15: Well this is DICE doing the work, while Warfighter was Danger Close, so that comparison isn't completely fair. Still, I cannot bring myself to be excited for this game. It a Battlefield game, it looks like Battlefield, and I'm not a fan of Battlefield. That's how simple it is
The Stickman: We'll see if it pleases fans of the series, but I have no interest in finding out for myself.
MadHero’s Verdict: A Frostbitten Thumbs Down
Stickman’s Verdict: A BRRBRRBRRRR Thumbs Down.
MadHero15: Alright, now that we're through the big games of this month, we'll now quickly talk about the remakes coming out. You ready for that, Sticky?
The Stickman: SURE WHY NOT, JUST LET ME FINISH STAMPING ON THIS PROSTITUTE.
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD
- Platform: Wii U
- Release Date: October 4th
- What’s New: 1080p HD graphics, Off Tv Play, inventory management with Gamepad, Faster sailing, Hero Mode
MadHero15: What needs to be said about Wind Waker that hasn't already been said? Out of all the games in the series, Wind Waker would seem like the one you don't have to remake, because the game has aged so well both graphically and gameplay. That said, this remake is even prettier, and has removed some annoying parts of the original, so if you love Zelda and own a Wii U, you have no excuse to get this game
The Stickman: Ahhh Wind Waker...that's some good childhood memories, there. Out of all the 3D Zeldas, that game had the most captivating world, likeable characters and time-proof graphics...so, now it's been given a polish and tweak, just like my dick last night, and has been re-released for the Wii U...and if you haven't played it already? Go and grab this game right now, it's fantastic, and even if you have? With a tweaked third act, improvements to the sailing and upped visuals? There's never been a better reason to jump back into the King of Red Lions!
Castlevania: Mirror of Fate HD
- Platform: PSN, XBLA
- Release Date: October 31st
- What’s New: HD Graphics, menus
MadHero15: How odd, this used to be one of my most anticipated games for some reason, but when it came out, I had completely forgotten about it. The mixed reviews didn't really help. Besides a graphical polish and some things to remove or change due to the lack of a touchscreen, this game isn't any different. That said, its only going to be 15 bucks on XBLA and PSN, so at that price point, if you're a big fan of the Castlevania franchise, and want to know more about the Lords of Shadowverse, this may help you. Just be warned that the game may have some issues
The Stickman: It's funny that we talked about Arkham Blackgate and this game in the same blog, because Mirror of Edge was a similarly promising sounding handheld spin-off to a console game that I found rather disappointing, the gameplay just wasn't that engaging in the end. The HD version doesn't promise to be anything more than a TV-friendly version of that game so, really, I'd give this one a miss guys.
MadHero15: Well guys, I guess this is it. If you thought this month was crazy, just you wait until November, where we'll see some all new consoles. But for now, we've got a ton of new games to get. Have fun with those.
The Stickman: I guess this is where I get off, huh? Literally, not sexually, I got off in that way back at Lego Marvel, and I think MadHero enjoyed it, too.
MadHero15: Uhhhhh, thanks for helping me Stickman. We hoped you enjoyed this G1 Previews as well. Bye everyone!
The Stickman: LATER GATORS!
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OK I was reading this and then saw something that caught my eye
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