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121  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3/Vita] Guacamelee on: April 09, 2013, 11:51:24 PM
As far as the difficulty goes, the hardest parts of the game are completely optional (and hide the game's secretest of secrets), but there are some areas that will put your skills to the test. It's never as crushingly difficult as Super Meat Boy's hardest stuff, but it'll definitely give you a challenge.

The one of the bosses in particular was a pain in the ass, but it didn't make me longer than fifteen minutes to figure it out and beat him. Checkpoints are super generous, and dying during a boss fight (even during ones that have multiple stages) never feels truly painful.

Besides, the game won't take more than six hours to beat (unless you try to find everything, that is). If you don't mind a little bit more challenge in your games, I highly recommend it. The humor, the gameplay, the down right joy of exploration is totally worth it.
122  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3/Vita] Guacamelee on: April 08, 2013, 05:28:40 PM
IGN has their exclusive review up (uh... ok), but our review will be live Tuesday at 12:01 AM.

I hate these timed exclusive reviews. I get why they do it, but it's just... blergh. That's a rant for another day.

Anyway, I hope you guys check it out my review when it's posted. smile
123  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Retron 5 on: March 26, 2013, 01:14:51 AM
HOLY CRAP I NEED THIS.

I have the Retron 3, and other than the garbage wireless controllers it comes with (seriously, throw them away), and it's a pretty amazing set up.

This... this just takes the cake.
124  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [3DS] Luigi's Mansion:Dark Moon on: March 26, 2013, 01:13:20 AM
We didn't get our review copy until today (????) but I've been tooling around with it since Sunday, and man... it's pretty damn good. The only real gripe I have is its regimented mission structure. I get that it's a portable game, but it would have been nice if they let you just explore at your leisure, rather than forcing you back to base every 20 minutes or so.

Expect our full review this weekend (time permitting), though I'm sure you're all enjoying it thus far. biggrin
125  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii U] Lego City Undercover on: March 16, 2013, 05:13:40 PM

Quote from: msduncan on March 16, 2013, 03:57:44 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on March 15, 2013, 03:39:21 PM

Wii U sounds more and more of a complete clusterfuck as weeks go by



Not sure where you are hearing that.    My family loves the Wii U.   They have sunk countless hours into Mario, Nintendoland, and Skylanders U.    I'm going to buy Lego City for them and that will be another month of playing time.   Best part is that they can play on the controller while I watch TV.



There is no off-screen play with Lego City. You need the Gamepad and TV to play it.
126  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii U] Lego City Undercover on: March 15, 2013, 01:49:41 AM
It might have something to do with the way it installs the game. The PS3 has this problem where you have to have twice the amount of room for the file -- space for the actual download, and space for the installation. Maybe it works the same way.
127  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii U] Lego City Undercover on: March 14, 2013, 04:58:50 PM

Quote from: Reemul on March 14, 2013, 04:34:53 PM

ooh a good score there, seems to mirror the EG review. Unsure what Edge was smoking though.

They could just hate LEGO games entirely. They're not perfect, by any means. But I was swayed by its charms, and I forgave quite a bit. It does a bunch of stuff so well that the things that it has problems with (and has had problems with ever since the first LEGO game) seemed far less problematic when taking in the whole picture.
128  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii U] Lego City Undercover on: March 14, 2013, 04:03:03 PM
Here you folks go: http://gamingtrend.com/game_reviews/grand-theft-lego-lego-city-undercover-review/

And I'll be on intermittently to answer any questions you guys might have about the game. I'm supposed to be on vacation, but I'll hop in when I can. biggrin
129  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii U] Lego City Undercover on: March 14, 2013, 03:33:39 PM
Thirty more minutes! I'll post the link in here once it goes live, and I'll answer any questions you have on the game.

And it retails for $49.99, ten bucks cheaper than I thought.
130  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii U] Lego City Undercover on: March 14, 2013, 05:08:30 AM

Quote from: msduncan on March 14, 2013, 04:19:15 AM

Quote from: davidrobots on March 14, 2013, 12:29:03 AM

Guys. Guys. The Wii U finally has a new game coming out.

Our LEGO City Undercover review will go LIVE tomorrow morning at 9 PST.

Can you give us a hint?

A number between 0-100. biggrin
131  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii U] Lego City Undercover on: March 14, 2013, 12:29:03 AM
Guys. Guys. The Wii U finally has a new game coming out.

Our LEGO City Undercover review will go LIVE tomorrow morning at 9 PST.
132  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] SimCity impressions on: March 08, 2013, 03:46:50 AM
Our quasi-official statement on the status of our SimCity review:

http://gamingtrend.com/2013/03/07/so-amazon-has-de-listed-simcity/#more-51432
133  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tomb Raider on: March 08, 2013, 03:41:37 AM
I realize everyone's already played the game by this point (hooray for having to review a copy of the game I paid for!) but my official GT review is up.

http://gamingtrend.com/game_reviews/we-have-to-go-back-tomb-raider-review/#/vanilla/discussion/embed/?vanilla_discussion_id=0
134  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3/WiiU]Aliens Colonial Marines on: February 18, 2013, 06:13:54 PM
Want to watch a train wreck in action? Ron and I played through a good hour or so of the game, and made various comments as we played.

http://gamingtrend.com/2013/02/18/hit-points-aliens-colonial-marines/
135  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Strike Suit Zero on: February 01, 2013, 03:56:38 PM
My final review is up: http://gamingtrend.com/game_reviews/its-like-one-of-my-japanese-animes-strike-suit-zero-review/
136  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors begin. on: February 01, 2013, 03:45:44 PM
One look at Far Cry 3 on a PC versus an Xbox is proof enough that we're in dire need for an upgrade.
137  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] Dead Space 3 on: February 01, 2013, 06:56:16 AM

Quote from: Ridah on January 29, 2013, 05:04:20 AM

Thanks for the info, Turtle. I was debating on skipping DS3 but now I'm back on board. I'll be getting it on PC as well, I'd love to play it coop.

What's your origin info? I'm getting it on PC too, and it'd be nice to actually try out co-op without dealing with the plebeians.
138  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors begin. on: February 01, 2013, 06:52:08 AM
My body is ready.

Wait...
139  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Fire Emblem: Awakening coming Feb. 4 2013 to North America - Finally on: February 01, 2013, 02:12:54 AM

Quote from: The Grue on January 31, 2013, 04:51:38 PM

Quote from: farley2k on January 31, 2013, 03:34:31 PM

No good reason if you have the space on an SD card and a fast enough connection. 

Well that isn't totally true.  The other good reason is for resale.  When I am done I can sell it here or take it to a store and get something for it. 



For portable games (Vita and 3DS) I like to trade the trade-in potential for the convenience of carrying all my games around with me.  Not the same for consoles, because I don't have to carry discs.

This x 1000
140  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / [Vita] Tearaway on: January 31, 2013, 10:31:17 PM
From Media Molecule comes another reason to own a Vita: Tearaway. Ron got his hands on a preview at an event in LA, and he seemed to really enjoy it: http://gamingtrend.com/2013/01/31/getting-it-down-on-paper-tearaway-preview/#/vanilla/discussion/embed/?vanilla_discussion_id=0
141  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [Vita] Killzone Mercenary on: January 31, 2013, 10:30:09 PM
Ron's at a preview event right now where he just got his hands on it. Sounds awesome: http://gamingtrend.com/2013/01/31/killzone-stub/#/vanilla/discussion/embed/?vanilla_discussion_id=0
142  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Gaming Trend Podcast -- This week we got Chris Taylor on: January 31, 2013, 03:26:51 PM
We spent a good hour with Chris Taylor from Gas Powered Games on this week's podcast. He helps us weigh in on this week's news, and speaks candidly on the state of GPG, as well as what his Kickstarter Wildman is all about. Check it out, he's an awesomely hilarious guy.

http://gamingtrend.com/2013/01/31/gaming-trend-podcast-01-31-13-the-wildman-himself-chris-taylor/#/vanilla/discussion/embed/?vanilla_discussion_id=0

Edit: A link would probably be nice.
143  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Fire Emblem: Awakening coming Feb. 4 2013 to North America - Finally on: January 30, 2013, 05:07:26 PM
Our very own Travis Northrup reviewed this one, and it just went live:

http://gamingtrend.com/game_reviews/fire-emblem-awakening-review/#/vanilla/discussion/embed/?vanilla_discussion_id=0

Based on this review, I'm personally very excited for it. My birthday can't come soon enough. biggrin
144  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch on: January 28, 2013, 01:25:22 AM
Shortly after reaching Al Mamoon you'll be able to take a set of trials that will allow you to start training familiar. You're almost there.
145  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch on: January 27, 2013, 04:49:42 PM

Quote from: Crusis on January 27, 2013, 06:29:43 AM

Stoopid forum effect. I picked this up today at a local Target. I tried to get a copy at Gamestop because their website said it was available and even gave me the option to Pickup @ Store. I only live a few minutes away so I drive over and they say they only have copies for pre-orders. I asked: "What if I'd filled out the pickup at store" form? They said sorry, they only have pre-orders in stock. Weird.



That's crap. Pre-orders are only supposed to be held for 48 hours.
146  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Strike Suit Zero on: January 27, 2013, 06:15:06 AM

Quote from: Soulchilde on January 25, 2013, 03:01:41 PM

Quote from: davidrobots on January 25, 2013, 02:04:36 AM

I've been playing a copy I'll be reviewing soon, and I've been using the controller... Is it just me, or is the mapping odd? I had to remap the analog sticks to fly the ship with any reasonable ability, and I can barely fly the strike suit at all, no matter how I map the analog sticks. Do I just suck, am I doing something wrong or are the controls weird?

The Strike Suit is too loose...  Your forced to use the auto-target to keep tracking..   If you looked at most of the Dev's videos they use a flight stick and throttle, so I am thinking that's the optimized way to play


Still having fun with this I give this 7 out of 10.  The music which I normally turn off has been surprising good

Yeah, I'm starting to get the hang of it. I'm really digging it, but it can be frustratingly difficult in some parts. Reminds me of Colony Wars mixed with giant robot anime. Which is always a good thing.
147  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch on: January 27, 2013, 06:13:27 AM

Quote from: msduncan on January 27, 2013, 04:17:50 AM

Found something I don't like about the game.   The taming mechanics.

I have spent HOURS today trying to tame a Shrimpaler.   I can't get the damned thing to show hearts.    I saw hearts over one when I didn't have room in my party, and since then it's been HOURS since one has offered to let me tame it.   I've been running back and forth continuously fighting them trying to get one.

 mad mad mad mad mad

If you tame one when you don't have enough room it just gets sent to the Monster Retreat, you don't miss out on it.
148  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch on: January 26, 2013, 09:59:37 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on January 26, 2013, 08:30:17 PM

Wow, soundtrack is incredible. Now I wish I bought the Wizard edition, from a third party of course

Wizard Edition's soundtrack "sampler" is two friggin' tracks. You're not missing much there if that's what you were looking for.
149  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: SimCity beta opens soon on: January 26, 2013, 09:52:29 PM
Aaaaand the servers are down. Of course when I actually have time to jump on and play.
150  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch on: January 26, 2013, 05:00:44 AM

Quote from: wonderpug on January 26, 2013, 03:36:52 AM

This may be a stretch, but I had a crazy idea.  What if they.... produce more copies?

*cue Inception horns*
151  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / GameStop to halt growth for at least two years on: January 25, 2013, 11:14:36 PM
http://gamingtrend.com/2013/01/25/gamestop-halting-growth-for-at-least-two-years/

What do you think? Good riddance? Hooray for digital distribution? End of an era?
152  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Strike Suit Zero on: January 25, 2013, 02:04:36 AM
I've been playing a copy I'll be reviewing soon, and I've been using the controller... Is it just me, or is the mapping odd? I had to remap the analog sticks to fly the ship with any reasonable ability, and I can barely fly the strike suit at all, no matter how I map the analog sticks. Do I just suck, am I doing something wrong or are the controls weird?
153  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch on: January 23, 2013, 09:48:38 PM

Quote from: Scraper on January 23, 2013, 09:03:40 PM

I've now played 8 hours and I have that game itch where I can't wait to get home and play it some more. That to me is the sign of a great game.

It actually reminds me of my child hood when a fantasy story could really suck me into the world, man I wish I could have played this when I was 10 years old.

There really is this charming, magical quality about the entire thing.
154  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch on: January 23, 2013, 08:56:03 PM

Quote from: msduncan on January 23, 2013, 08:51:53 PM

Quote from: davidrobots on January 23, 2013, 08:41:59 PM

Quote from: Ridah on January 23, 2013, 08:39:25 PM

This game looks amazing... Has there been any mention of length in the reviews?

IGN says around 40 hours to beat the game, but there's more to do after the credits roll, and it'll take at least 80 hours to get the Platinum trophy.

Btw ->  The pet you have in your avatar is hot garbage according to IGN wiki for this game.  :p

Whatever, he's adorable.
155  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch on: January 23, 2013, 08:41:59 PM

Quote from: Ridah on January 23, 2013, 08:39:25 PM

This game looks amazing... Has there been any mention of length in the reviews?

IGN says around 40 hours to beat the game, but there's more to do after the credits roll, and it'll take at least 80 hours to get the Platinum trophy.
156  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: THQ Shuttered -- Rumors coming out of Twitter on: January 23, 2013, 08:41:07 PM

Quote from: Roguetad on January 23, 2013, 08:33:34 PM

Poor Vigil...that's like being the last kid standing after everyone has been picked and the teams are full.     

Darksiders was a decent seller too. If THQ had actually marketed the thing, it would have sold a lot better. Shame Vigil got screwed. I hope they come out of it ok, but it's looking doubtful.
157  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: THQ Shuttered -- Rumors coming out of Twitter on: January 23, 2013, 08:36:32 PM

Quote from: Ridah on January 23, 2013, 08:34:57 PM

Homefront 2 will use the Crytek engine... ?

That was the plan originally, actually. Crytek was developing that game. Now they own it.
158  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: THQ Shuttered -- Rumors coming out of Twitter on: January 23, 2013, 08:22:38 PM
http://gamingtrend.com/2013/01/23/thq-sells-off-assets-as-reported-in-final-letter-to-thq-employees/

Official report out of Kotaku -- in a letter from CEO Jason Rubin to employees -- states that:

The proposed sales of multiple assets is as follows :
Sega agreed to purchase Relic
Koch Media agreed to purchase Volition and Metro
Crytek agreed to purchase Homefront
Take 2 agreed purchase Evolve and
Ubisoft agreed to purchase Montreal and South Park
We expect these sales to close this week.

Some assets, including our publishing businesses and Vigil, along with some other intellectual properties are not included in the sale agreements. They will remain part of the Chapter 11 case. We will make every effort to find appropriate buyers, if possible.
159  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / THQ Shuttered -- Rumors coming out of Twitter on: January 23, 2013, 08:07:11 PM
I've been following the sale of THQ's assets on Twitter today, and I don't want to report anything officially (as this is all rumor and hearsay), but I figure I'd open up the discussion here.

Sega is getting Relic, to possibly be merged with Creative Assembly. Sega now has both Warhammer licenses.

Ubisoft to get South Park and THQ Montreal (Patrice Desilet's studio)

Koch Media (Deep Silver) to get Volition and Metro.

Take 2 to get Turtle Beach.

Vigil -- no one, apparently.

THQ is officially done. Twitter is lighting up with job openings and requests.

What a crazy day. I will update more as I find out.
160  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Nintendo Direct announces a TON of new stuff. on: January 23, 2013, 03:06:58 PM
Typically lackluster, today's Nintendo direct was a lot of new announcements without a whole lot of concrete information.

First up, two Wii U updates will be hitting in spring and summer. With them comes the Virtual Console, which will now support GBA games and Gamepad play.

Also, it's Famicom's 30th anniversary and each month Nintendo will make a Nintendo classic available for download at 30 cents.

New 3D Mario, Mario Kart, Yoshi, and Zelda games were announced, along with an HD remake of Wind Waker.

Also coming is a Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem crossover from Atlus and a new game called X from Monolith Soft, makers of Xenoblade Chronicles.

Check out the front page, there's a ton of new info. It's going to be a good year to be a Wii U owner. biggrin
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