Monthly Archives: February 2012
Hello everyone sorry for being a little light on the posts, but life has been a bit crazy. Nevertheless the show must go on and to start things off I will be doing a review of Capcom’s newest action game Asura’s Wrath. While at first glance the game seems to be “pretty” that’s pretty much all there is to this game…if you want to call it that.
Graphics: Asura’s Wrath is probably most powerful in it’s graphics department. Lushly drawn cell shade like graphics and character design truly make this game shine. This game covers it all not only with nicely done backgrounds, but also with amazing anime style cel shaded character designs. This game is very upscale in the animation department. Score: 9.5/10
Sound: The music in Asura’s Wrath is pretty well done. There will be a lot of screaming from our main protagonist in this game…and I do mean A LOT! Score: 8.5/10
Gameplay: …good question. There is enough gameplay in Asura’s Wrath to measure up to a grain of sand. The game only lasts six hours. Close to 95 percent of this time is CGI movie scenes. There are segments where you will be in basic god of war type fight scenes. There is also some unique missions, one of which includes you having sake in a spa like scene with several naked women. The way to complete the mission…don’t stare at their assets. Literally…you beat the mission by not staring at the women for too long. Even though this adds a hint of intrigue, in the end you are paying $60.00 to watch a movie. Score: 1/10
Issues: With mainly eye candy and very little gameplay, Asura’s Wrath is not worth the price tag. This title is a rental at most.
Final Score: 4/10
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What is VanillaWare you ask? Well, back in 1997 Atlus released a game entitled Princess Crown for the Sega Saturn console in Japan. Sadly, this amazing game never saw a US release. The director of Princess Crown and a few of the key developers soon after left Atlus to form VanillaWare. They are responsible for games like Odin Sphere, GrimGrimoire, and Muramasa: The Demon Blade.
Since Muramasa’s release for the Wii several years back, VanillaWare has been developing a game in secret for the PS3 that was recently revealed at E3 called Dragon’s Crown. This is a side scrolling Action RPG platformer similar to that of Golden Axe, and Guardian Heroes. I think this will be a fantastic masterpiece from VanillaWare that will impress PS3 fans everywhere. In the trailer shown here the game is scheduled for release in the spring. Whether this game will be released in the spring is still unknown. I will keep everyone posted once information becomes available. What do you think of this game?
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“A tale of swords and souls eternally retold.” It’s been three years since we have seen a new addition to the Soul Calibur franchise. Soul Calibur 5 makes it’s debut to the Playstation 3 and XBOX 360. Does this fighter have the capability to dazzle fans for yet a fifth time?
Graphics: Soul Calibur’s presentation is beautiful. From the moment you turn on the game, Soul Calibur’s lush graphics completely consume you. The detail of this game is amazing. The lush backgrounds, and character details are outstanding. Definitely top notch in the eye candy department. Score: 9/10
Sound: The soundtrack is adequate for the Soul Calibur atmosphere. The beautifully composed musical score shines brightly in this sword fighting gem. The voice acting can be hit or miss, but Ivy is still as evil as ever which is top notch for me. Score: 8/10
Gameplay: The traditional gameplay of Soul Calibur 5 still remains. The controls and fighting are smooth as silk. This, along with the new “Just Guard” and special moves for each character (think of turbo moves in Street Fighter) will keep players coming back to strut their stuff. Score: 9/10
-Story: This is the issue that prevents Soul Calibur from earning a truly great score. Soul Calibur 5 has little to no story. The little storyline that exists is depicted through sketch like still images. With all the effort Namco put into the game itself, they could have focused an equal emphasis on the storyline of each individual character. If you are someone looking for a awesome single player fighter, then you may be disappointed with Soul Calibur 5. This is strictly for those wanting to step into the ring and see who is the true Billy Bad Ass. Let’s face it everyone, bragging rights are the best.
Click here to watch some gameplay footage. Definitely a good fighter.
Final score: 8/10
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