Monday, 16 March 2009

GTA-ChinaTown Wars (ds)

Ive been a lover and hater of the Nintendo ds, classics like the final fantasy remakes, Brain Training, and new super mario bros, but
what has ultimatly made me sway toward the less creative handheld device (psp) was the lack of games that appealed to me, im sure its pretty
normal for a young guy not to drawn to bloody, imagine- ballet dancer, or peppa the bloody pig (call me closed minded). There is a light
at the end of this childrens game filled tunnel of love, joy and wonder. Something the murdering drug deal can take a hold of, GTA- ChinaTown Wars

Ok, Chinese rich kid plus dead traid father, drugs,guns, honor, and women, make up the meat and potatoes of GTA-ChinaTown Wars.
This game is taking the Series back to the streets of liberty city again, im not gonna spoil the story or characters for you but its basically john woo
meets gta, Asian gangster tryna make it on western shores.

The Genericness of the story aside Rockstar is bringing back the topdown view and a cartoony art style due to the graphical limitations of the small
system, but i think it works very very well, besides that everthing else is pretty much GTA mo. I was interested in seeing how the touch screen
would be used, and to be honest its probably one of the best games ive played in terms of touch screen use, and it is used for a hell of alot.

The touch screen is also used to put together sniper rifles,pay tolls, play scratch cards,navigate using your gps, throw grenades its madness,
but it is not to much and does take away the feel of playing a gta game if anything is makes the experience more immersive. You as the players
have to move the drugs from your bag to the dealers,an hotwire the getaway car, it really just makes you perform more actions making the game
that little more indepth. The games almost here and its looking like it maybe the biggest for the ds the quarter. check it out

Saturday, 14 March 2009

how Infamous will it be

release- spring 09

Ok to be honest at first Infamous looked to like a Suckerpunches attempts to refine what crackdown started on the 360. Im Glad to say i couldnt have been more wrong Infamous Follows Cole, an unsuspecting urban exploring, package delivering average joe and the powers he gains and the path he takes after a devestating explosion in Empire City.

Infamous is a story of a superhero do not get it twisted, just more of a hero of nowdays, lots of grey areas lots of decisions, and not every thing u do will be along the hero MO. The real draw to Infamous for me are Cole's electrically based powers, come on who hasn't wanted to shove a lighting bolt up a villan's Ass, were being told that to powers will be coles primary weapon through the game. That aside they have managed to get alot of depth and variety from the base electrical powers and have even factored it into navigation of the city, interaction with water and cole ability or lack of it to use most firearms in the game due to the fact the bullets would explode because of coles abilities?.

Im not to sure about other's view but infamous graphically is coming along nicely the ingame engine is rendering the lighting and electrical effects amazingly. The city, well as much as ive seen of it is overflowing with little details to remind the player that the're in a warzone of villians and gangs, but in doing so never over looks the fact that this city is also a home to civilians trying to survive, and as cole you can choose to emite distruction in your journey to justice, or be this hero that this city need in more of a traditional hero role.

All in all im gettin more and more excited about Infamous the closer it gets,could this be the exclusive Sony were looking for? who knows just keep locked.