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Grasshopper Manufacture and Digital Reality’s Sine Mora is the tale (with all of the dialogue in Hungarian, mind you) of fuzzy woodland creatures taking flight in aircraft to save their world from a murderous evil empire. Sounds like TaleSpin, only better, right? It is. Sine Mora is a bullet hell shmup with a few unique gameplay mechanics that makes it stand out from the rapidly-expanding 2D shooter pack, and is one of the more refreshing genre entries.
Contributor John de Large, the big boss at New Game Plus, drops by to share an interview that he conducted with Ryota Niitsuma, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3′s producer.
JDL: Out of all the new characters, which one are you most excited about?
Niitsuma-san: Out of all the characters we’ve talked about here at Comic Con, the one that’s generating the most buzz is Phoenix Wright. People are really excited for him and they really like how he turned out. As for the dev team, it was pretty hard to get him to work just right in a fighting game, but I feel like we did a really good job with him!
Back in November 2010, I made a journey to the wilds of Canada to preview Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Developer Eidos Montreal and publisher Square Enix are releasing the game very soon–August 23rd to be exact–so I thought it timely to share the preview that was written during my trip.
Deus Ex: Human Revolution takes place in 2027, 25 years before the story in the original Deus Ex. Players take on the role of Adam Jensen, who was disfigured to the point that he needed cybernetic implants to survive. As Jensen, you investigate who maimed you and why.
The Legend Of Heroes: Trails In The Sky was originally released on Japanese PCs in 2004 (and the PSP in 2006), but the dense text made an English translation a challenging one. As a result, Trails in The Sky finally made it to America this March–a whopping seven years later. A lengthier JRPG than most, Trails In The Sky is the story of Estelle Bright and her step-brother Joshua who are Bracers (or nicer-than-average-mercenaries) that start out taking on odd-jobs and making light heart jokes at each other, but end up investigating a secret society. Over the course of the story, the pair discover some not-so-nice secrets about themselves.
Mortal Kombat (aka Mortal Kombat 9/Mortal Kombat 2011) is finally here after months of bone-shattering, blood-letting teasers and previews. The game’s arrival, naturally, has re-opened fan discussions regarding the greatest Kombatants in the series’ history. We all have our favorites, but these are the best Mortal Kombat characters of all time according to yours truly.
Super Street Fighter IV 3DS, the first Street Fighter game available on Nintendo’s latest portable gaming platform, features everything that fight fans enjoyed about SSFIV on the PS3 and Xbox 360: fast action, an excellent roster, and silky smooth gameplay. But this isn’t a straight port; SSFIV3DS offers so much more, making it a fighter that you must own if you have a 3DS.
Dissidia 012, Square Enix’ prequel to 2009′s Dissidia: Final Fantasy, chronicles the 12th war between the forces of Cosmos and Chaos. Cosmos, the goddess of harmony, and Chaos, the god of discord, have created an eternal conflict and both sides have summoned many warriors to do battle on their behalf. Overall, it’s an excellent game, featuring a solid combat system and lots of familiar faces.
Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is one of the best video games Capcom’s ever created.
I could detail the story, which involves Resident Evil’s Wesker and Fantastic Four’s Dr. Doom joining forces to exert supremacy over both of their respective universes, but you don’t want to know about that. You want to know if air combos are as easy to pull off as they appeared in the trailers. You want to know if Marvel vs. Capcom 2 veterans will adjust to MVC3′s new control scheme. Shoot, you probably want to know if Deadpool has his trademark hilarity. Well, gamers, I’m happy to report that you won’t be disappointed as Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is near perfection.
For the uninitiated, PAX East is the East Coast version of PAX Prime, a three day celebration of video games and nerd culture. Developers and publishers from around the globe will be in attendance to promote recently released and upcoming games, but also give gamers the chance to play them and walk away with mountains of free merchandise. Rounding out the cultural aspect of the show are musical performances from nerdcore and chiptune artists, panels where important gaming personnel speak upon important geek topics, table top gaming, costumed convention goers, and more.
Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 has not one, but TWO final bosses! Just like in Marvel Super Heroes Vs. Street Fighter, Akuma will challenge players who make it to the very end of Arcade Mode. However, this isn’t your Garden Variety version of Akuma (which is still pretty mean to begin with). Akuma comes fully upgraded thanks to what appears to be a dose of the Power Cosmic (For non-comic geeks, that means Akuma gets Silver Surfer-esque powers).