Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Eiji Aonuma suggests Skyward Sword's style was a one off

Link Says - 'It's not my fault they messed up my nose'

In a Game Informer interview,  Eiji Aonuma made this statement about Legend Of Zelda - Skyward Sword:

“With Wind Waker, the graphics were suited to handheld gaming. Also the game ended with Link embarking on a journey, so it left open the possibility of what comes after the game. With Skyward Sword, positioning it as the first Zelda game means everything else connects to it and comes after it. It becomes a little bit difficult to do something else within that world and certainly much more difficult to do something that comes before it.” 

We can take from this that that Nintendo likely will ditch the graphical style of Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword, like a baby with mutant abilities... it might be really cool... but when the baby sets the house on fire and causes a divorce, the baby has got to go.

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Uncharted Series - Drake’s Fortune, Among Thieves , Drake’s Deception

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There is one thing about the Uncharted series which really haunts me as a player: The characters speak in a more lifelike way than some LIVING PEOPLE that I know, it’s one of these insane fact of life.
The Uncharted games are clearly the product of one thing, Naughty Dog being veterans of the gaming industry as it became more advanced, taking a few leaves out of the books of Edios, creators of Tomb Raider and keeping their passion to drive forward this game.  
Uncharted has all of the THREE key elements of a good game:
  1. The game play is immersive, fun and makes you want to SHOOT SOME BALLS.
  2. Tricky and annoying puzzles which will make you hate the game more than a sprout within a pudding yet will make you try till you win and feel as successful as the guy in your class who didn’t go to University but got a job in a bank and does BLOODY BETTER THAN YOU… moving on.
  3. A storyline worth playing for: You want to find out if Nathan Drake will either get his skull caved in or have crafty intercourse with the blonde sidekick.
This is part of my games to definitely play, as are all the games not titled ‘THIS GAME IS SUCKY BALLS’, however you might be thinking one of the following things:

WELL WHY DON’T YOU ALL FUCK UP. Apart from you without the PS3, you’re excused.
Indiana Jones meets Tomb Raider meets The mummy meets sexual pleasure.

Play this game or I’ll haunt your cutlery drawer.
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Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time (3DS Edition)

Most Zelda fans can get really cynical when it comes to Zelda games, especially remakes, so I was a little nervous about playing this ‘remastered’ version, like performing heart surgery on yourself.
Yet this game is still as beautiful as when it came out for Nintendo 64 and has infact improved without destroying the feel of the original.
Things which have vastly improved:

  • The Graphics are much smoother, without taking away what they originally look like.

  • The Gyroscope sort of aiming function on 3DS actually works a treat, originally I thought this would be like a blindman playing house of the dead whilst on fire.

  • The 3D effect is actually quite cool and not just a gimmick.  

You also get a new Boss mode, which is handy as it means I don’t have to restart the game to play a boss again, which I did have to do quite often i’m I’m honest.
I haven’t much more to say about this game rather than I am extremely happy with it, it couldn’t have been better. This game is both a reason for having a DS and for buying this game if you already do.
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Cloud Gaming: A big smelly cloud of toxic waste

Cloud Gaming? You might as well shoot Mario in the face.
It seems that I can’t escape this new way of gaming provided by a company called ‘OnLive’. Every single time I went to watch a YouTube video or go on a gaming website this would hit me in the face like a child with ADHD wanting a hug.
SO WHAT IS CLOUD GAMING?’ the annoying American man would ask me unexpectedly, he then proceeded to tell me what it was.
I then discovered it’s another way to cut out having media storage of games, on disks and cartages and even installed on your PC, an aspect even Steam has kept in part. This kind of industry in my opinion, is killing the heart of gaming. It’s killing aspects to games such as box art, manuals, art on disks and of course, physical games and game shops and the best part is that they STREAM the games to you. So if the Internet goes down? Tough. Go play Cluedo with Gran.
Imagine this: You get a bike for Christmas, you’re having so much fun, face full of joy, then your local ISP dig up some cables and the internet goes down, GRAZED KNEES, BIKE VANISHES, TEARS!
It’s just an opinion, but I feel strongly for it, we should own the right to have a copy of a game, not just the right to access the game from somewhere else on someone elses terms, this isn’t what gaming is about, we have evolved since the times of Arcades, lets not roll back to giving money for things that aren’t truly ours!
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The MediEvil Series: What in gods name happened to the Developers?

'I smell shafting' Says Sir Dan.

Personally, MediEvil is one of the best games of all time, my opinion on that won't change. It seems to have been lost over the years, like change down the sofa, or the bouncy ball that caused your mother to divorce your father (Long story).

One thing I noticed was that the developers of the game at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe have vanished, there is very light mentioning of them on the net but nothing substantial.
Infact! the only name given credit to the game I could find (on twitter) is , who seems to be responsible for most of the recent Sony achievements such as Little Big Planet and such. I am currently awaiting reply on twitter from this man, I am not denying him the fact of involvement in the series but it would be nice to know why he isn't listed in the credits of the original game.

I have also messaged people with similar names of developers of MediEvil such as Chris Sorrell and Jason Wilson, however it seems they have not had much activity in recent years.

The only info I could find on Chris Sorrell was this page: http://www.giantbomb.com/chris-sorrell/72-46862/

Yet on another page, being this one: http://www.codetapper.com/amiga/interviews/chris-sorrell/
Chris isn't listed as involved in MediEvil.

In this video, Chris Sorrell and Jason Wilson are both interviewed about the upcoming game, so where did they go? Did Sony set fire to their houses and kill their Families? There seems to be a missing gap here, can you help us fill it?

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We'll find you guys and be as joyous as a 20 stone man finding his 'Penis'