http://gamingtrend.com
December 21, 2014, 02:37:57 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News:
 
   Home   Help Search Calendar Login Register  
Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Battlezone PSP?!  (Read 758 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Jarrodhk
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 3071


View Profile
« on: May 04, 2006, 08:51:05 PM »

Okay... that may just be my most anticipated title for the psp... then again all I've seen so far are a few screenshots  :lol:
Logged

Pikachu, I Blame you!
Dreamshadow
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 3038


View Profile WWW
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2006, 09:03:30 PM »

That was fast...I just posted them! smile  It's not bad looking and it would seem there are internal and external views.  Honestly I imagine something like Armored Core when I see these screenshots (and that isn't bad).


With this and D&D: Tactics announced, I am one happy PSP gamer.  Though my DS does get some play time with Yu-Gi-Oh and Tales of Phantasia.
Logged

Tom "Dreamshadow" Tjarks
Aunt Wu: Care to hear your fortune, handsome?
Iroh: At my age there is really only one big surprise left, and I'd just as soon leave it a mystery.
Andrew Mallon
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 1901


View Profile
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2006, 09:47:52 PM »

This is just an update of the old vector graphics arcade game from the mid-80s right? What is there to be excited about?

I'm not trying to sound snarky; I'm just not understanding the excitement.
Logged
Knightshade Dragon
Administrator
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 21083



View Profile WWW
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2006, 10:51:23 PM »

Quote from: "Andrew Mallon"
This is just an update of the old vector graphics arcade game from the mid-80s right? What is there to be excited about?

I'm not trying to sound snarky; I'm just not understanding the excitement.


Did you ever play Battlezone or Battlezone 2 for the PC?

http://www.planetbattlezone.com/

The game was absolutely awesome (IMHO) in that it was an RTS that you controlled like a FPS.  It worked!
Logged

Ron Burke
EiC, Director of Gaming Trend
Gamertag:
Gaming Trend
PS3 Tag: GamingTrend
Andrew Mallon
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 1901


View Profile
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2006, 11:27:45 PM »

Quote
Did you ever play Battlezone or Battlezone 2 for the PC?


Huh. Never even heard of them. Looking at that site, seems as if Battlezone may be one of the very few (only?) first-wave arcade franchises that's been able to transition into modern gameplay.
Logged
Knightshade Dragon
Administrator
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 21083



View Profile WWW
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2006, 12:47:18 AM »

Quote from: "Andrew Mallon"
Quote
Did you ever play Battlezone or Battlezone 2 for the PC?


Huh. Never even heard of them. Looking at that site, seems as if Battlezone may be one of the very few (only?) first-wave arcade franchises that's been able to transition into modern gameplay.


Pretty much.  The cool thing was that it has some gameplay elements that were in a lot of the staples of the current-gen titles but this was 5-6 or more years ago.  For instance, in Battlezone 2 you could build a base by selecting buildings and vehicles from a C&C-like interface on the side of your hud. (if memory serves) You could then get out of your vehicle and get into any other vehicle and pilot it.  You could snipe an enemy pilot and steal their vehicle if you were a stellar shot.  This sort of 'go anywhere and pilot anything' sounds not unlike Mercinaries, Grand Theft Auto, and Tribes, does it not?
Logged

Ron Burke
EiC, Director of Gaming Trend
Gamertag:
Gaming Trend
PS3 Tag: GamingTrend
Bullwinkle
Gaming Trend Staff
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 15749


Watch me pull a rabbit outta my hat.


View Profile
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2006, 03:34:54 AM »

PC Battlezone absolutely rocked.  I hope this game comes close.  I'm a little worried about the controls, though.
Logged

That's like blaming owls because I suck at making analogies.
Luke
Gaming Trend Reader

Offline Offline

Posts: 100


View Profile
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2006, 05:49:08 AM »

Has anyone even confirmed that this is an update/port of the PC Battlezone title?  Everything I've read suggests it's a remake of the 80s arcade vector graphics affair, not the cool, late 90s PC game.

Quote
Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR) today announced the development of BattleZone for the PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) system, a modern update to the 1980 classic arcade game. BattleZone immerses players in an interactive world with relentless onslaughts of quick, action-oriented battles.


http://www.gamebrink.com/press/23-ATARI_ANNOUNCES_BATTLEZONE_FOR_PSP_SYSTEM.html
Logged
Jumangi
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 1802



View Profile
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2006, 04:34:34 PM »

The first PC Battlezone was a very cool overlooked title. Didn't care for the 2nd one that much.
Logged
Dreamshadow
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 3038


View Profile WWW
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2006, 05:31:17 PM »

The second one made the control and command of other units much better. smile  Both were very good games though.
Logged

Tom "Dreamshadow" Tjarks
Aunt Wu: Care to hear your fortune, handsome?
Iroh: At my age there is really only one big surprise left, and I'd just as soon leave it a mystery.
Jarrodhk
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 3071


View Profile
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2006, 06:38:03 PM »

Quote from: "Luke"
Has anyone even confirmed that this is an update/port of the PC Battlezone title?  Everything I've read suggests it's a remake of the 80s arcade vector graphics affair, not the cool, late 90s PC game.

Quote
Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR) today announced the development of BattleZone for the PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) system, a modern update to the 1980 classic arcade game. BattleZone immerses players in an interactive world with relentless onslaughts of quick, action-oriented battles.


http://www.gamebrink.com/press/23-ATARI_ANNOUNCES_BATTLEZONE_FOR_PSP_SYSTEM.html


Honestly I'm just as excited about a remake of the arcade game as the PC game.  I remember playing the arcade game back in the 80's.  Nostalgia if nothing else  Tongue
Logged

Pikachu, I Blame you!
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.098 seconds with 45 queries. (Pretty URLs adds 0.04s, 2q)