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« on: September 02, 2013, 02:03:16 PM »

And another deluge of titles this week. No doubt something for everyone in this list.

PS3:
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate
Diablo III
KickBeat
Rayman Legends

PSV:
Atelier Meruru Plus: The Apprentice of Arland
KickBeat
Rayman Legends

360:
Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate
Diablo III
Rayman Legends
Castle of Illusion (XBLA)

WiiU:
Rayman Legends

3DS:

PC:
Castle of Illusion
Outlast
Rayman Legends
Total War: Rome 2

What are you buying this week?
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« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2013, 02:17:13 PM »

rome 2!!!
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« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2013, 03:01:52 PM »

Killzone Mercenary for Vita has been preordered. It counts since it's a European release for this week. smile
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« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2013, 03:13:25 PM »

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons if the reviews are favorable
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« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2013, 03:24:41 PM »

Nada
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« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2013, 03:30:16 PM »

Quote from: Dante Rising on September 02, 2013, 03:13:25 PM

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons if the reviews are favorable

It's pretty great, but it's mostly for atmosphere and story.  The puzzles are mild.  The control, while unique, can be frustrating (though that's inherent to the gameplay).  If you're someone who can take in an easy going game to experience it, instead of needing a challenging gameplay experience, it's worth it.

For me this week, I have two debates.  I'd like both Rayman and Diablo, but I'm not sure for which consoles.

Originally, I wanted Rayman for the Wii U, but controlling the little dude is annoying on the pad.  The button presses are much simpler, however, in my time with the demo, there were times where I couldn't get him to go where I wanted.

Diablo III sounds like it might be more appealing to me on a console.  This took so long that I imagine we won't be seeing it on the next gen ones.  Do I get it for the 360, which is my preferred control scheme or the PS3 (maybe even digitally on the outside hope that a BC version might someday be available)?  The 360 will be around longer than the PS3, since I have only pre-ordered the PS4 at this point.

I'm hoping a Digital Foundry comparison will make the decision for me*.

Of course, this debate will continue for every single game that comes out through the end of the year that isn't already on a next gen system.


*EDIT:  Well, I was talking about Diablo III, but DF has made my Rayman decision easier:
 
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Overall, it's clear that the Wii U offers up the definitive version of the game as imagined by its creators, and does so by introducing GamePad-exclusive mechanics that are well thought out and that never feel like cheap gimmicks. But at the same time Rayman Legends is an outstanding release on all platforms, and an essential purchase regardless of which format you happen to own. The modified Wii U gameplay mechanics mostly come off as a complete success on the 360, PS3 and PC, and the increased focus on more traditional Rayman gameplay in these sections makes for an equally compelling alternative, if not the preferred choice for the more traditionalist gamer not that keen on touchscreen or motion-based gameplay features.
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« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2013, 03:41:58 PM »

Groceries.   disgust
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« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2013, 04:39:05 PM »

Maybe Outlast.
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« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2013, 04:43:25 PM »

WiiU:
Rayman Legends

I have put probably 20 hours in the Rayman Legends challenge mode that was released for free on the WiiU a number of months ago.  I find the stylus controls pretty great for that and its one of the best examples of a game using the tablet well on the system.  If you haven’t tried that mode in co-op (one person as Murphy on touch pad and one on a normal controller), then it’s something you should really experience before you make your decision. Make sure you use the stylus and not your finger though; it really does require the precision.
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« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2013, 06:14:23 PM »

I have too many games that I'm still playing to buy any more (Payday 2, Disney Infinity, Lost Planet 3, etc), but I'm interested in Rayman Legends, the console version of Diablo 3 and Mickey's Castle of Illusion (hopefully a better remake than Duck Tales turned out to be).
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« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2013, 06:20:33 PM »

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« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2013, 06:21:35 PM »

actually, previews of Outlast look good, so make that an IN!
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« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2013, 07:14:33 PM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on September 02, 2013, 03:30:16 PM

Diablo III sounds like it might be more appealing to me on a console.  This took so long that I imagine we won't be seeing it on the next gen ones.  Do I get it for the 360, which is my preferred control scheme or the PS3 (maybe even digitally on the outside hope that a BC version might someday be available)?  The 360 will be around longer than the PS3, since I have only pre-ordered the PS4 at this point.

Blizzard has already said they're bringing Diablo 3 to PS4, and I'd be surprised if an XBoxOne release doesn't happen.
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« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2013, 08:55:09 PM »

Nada.
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« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2013, 11:12:53 PM »

Bought Tomb Raider as it hit 9.99, my target. Just have to wait a bit to play it as I just started ME3. So far I'm having more fun with that than any game I have played this year.
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« Reply #15 on: September 03, 2013, 01:35:35 AM »

Rome: TW 2 after a price drop around Christmas
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« Reply #16 on: September 03, 2013, 01:23:47 PM »

Rayman Legends and Kickbeat.  Oh, and while at PAX, every day Nintendo was selling 101 copies of the Wonderful 101 (which isn't out in the U.S. until the 15th) at their little store.  The first 25 copies each day were signed by Kamiya.  I got a signed copy. smile
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« Reply #17 on: September 03, 2013, 03:55:41 PM »

Bought Diablo 3 on the 360 this morning. It's not as pretty as it is on PC but it plays awesomely on a game pad and is 60 fps to boot.

If they port Reaper of Souls to next gen consoles, I'll likely buy the game for a third time.  icon_surprised
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« Reply #18 on: September 03, 2013, 04:11:58 PM »

Diablo 3 - someday.  May wait for the next gen console version.
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« Reply #19 on: September 03, 2013, 05:36:04 PM »

For those interested:

Diablo III 360 review - http://gamingtrend.com/game_reviews/dark-lord-couch-diablo-iii-review/
Rayman Legends Wii U Review - http://gamingtrend.com/game_reviews/rayman-legends-review/
KickBeat Review - http://gamingtrend.com/game_reviews/everybody-kickbeat-fighting-kickbeat-review/
Outlast - Coming soon
Rome II - Coming soon
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« Reply #20 on: September 03, 2013, 05:49:04 PM »

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on September 03, 2013, 05:36:04 PM

Nice Rayman Legends video review.  My one suggestion would be to lose the intro music; it made me mute the audio as soon as I heard it.
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« Reply #21 on: September 03, 2013, 08:24:50 PM »

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on September 03, 2013, 05:36:04 PM


Thanks for the reviews. One small critique of the Diablo review: both the video and, to a lesser extent, the text focused  on comparing the 360 version to the PC version. This makes the game a bit hard to judge because not much time is spent in the review talking about the actually gameplay. While I know that many people on this forum have some familiarity with the PC version, there are probably some of us like myself and many non-forum members who don't know the ins and outs of the game. The review is well written and the video is good, they just didn't give the level of detail about the gameplay I was hoping for. I guess I could always read the PC review to get that information, but that shouldn't really be necessary. In any case, thanks for the review. Keep up the good work!  thumbsup
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