Beaten and conquered (well, not exactly until I beat it in Legendary), I’ve finally completed all the main Halo games’ campaigns yesterday. ODST is the only thing that’s missing so I’m still trying to find time to beat that.
So what do I think about Bungie’s final Halo game? Can’t say much about multiplayer but the single player campaign seems to deliver everything Halo fans wanted. More epic set pieces, larger levels with lots of vehicle driving, and none of that corridor map crap found in previous Halo games. Yeah graphics are a mixed bag but overall, the game is just awesome! I always loved the single player campaigns of past Halo games but always put Halo CE on the top of them all. Now I can finally put that to rest as Halo Reach has finally succeeded in overthrowing the original in just about everything.
I’m sorry to say this but it looks like Capcom and Airtight Games’ Dark Void is destined to be a complete failure. In fact, the game never even grabbed my attention with the 1st trailers shown last year. I might be talking too early since I’ve only played through the training and 1st mission on my PC, but from what I’ve seen (andheard from other people who have tried out the demo), things are not looking good.
Controls are not that responsive (especially during flight), graphics are damn mediocre for a 2010 title even at the highest settings, and the gameplay itself plays like a crippled Gears of War wannabe with Rocketeer-esque sections that just are not enjoyable based on that short training course in the beginning. Plus despite the bad visuals, performance on the PC doesn’t make much sense especially with all the stuttering and crap. My GTX 275 should be handling the Unreal engine with ease but that doesn’t seem to be the case here!
So what just happened here? Airtight Games is composed of people who worked on one of the best Xbox games released back then, Crimson Skies, so its surprising to see them come up with a game this bad. If you ask me, Capcom should have just developed this title themselves instead of having another company do it since I believe their proprietary engine would have done wonders here (I mean, just compare this to something like Lost Planet, which was one of Capcom’s first next generation games lol. Leagues apart in both performance and quality). So sad to see a very cool concept executed so poorly.
A new (first?) gameplay trailer of Assassin’s Creed 2 was shown by Ubisoft to world today. Called “Visions of Venice”, feast your eyes on what I believe will be the best looking multiplatform game coming out this year.
Halo mecha-esque anime for the win? Lol, not exactly mecha but some of the spartans seems to have been decked out with your traditional over the top japanese-animation-style designs in this new anime based on the mega popular Microsoft IP, Halo. Coming out late 2009 with the title “Halo Legends”, hopefully they don’t stray too far from the Halo Universe and fill it up with your usual array of generic anime characters and cheesy storylines.
Fancy a Devil May Cry game with a woman as the lead? If your a fan of the father of Devil May Cry, no doubt you’ve heard about his latest creation featuring the ass kicking witch (Bayonetta) famous for having her hair make up her clothes lol.
A release date was just announced for Japan, October 29, and if you pre-order, you get to nab a special soundtrack disc. Cool eh! Well let’s just hope the other territorial releases aren’t too far out.
I’m no big follower of the mechwarrior games, but I did play the Mechassault 1 and 2 on the original xbox and those were some pretty good games. I’m guessing a lot of PC and 360 fans will be anticipating this game a lot. I will too not because of the name, but because of this amazing reveal trailer that was just shown. If you ask me, I’d rate this the same as that old Killzone 2 video. Hopefully, its all ingame ^^
A new behind-the-scenes clip for the upcoming Batman game was just released by Eidos. Have yet to watch it, but I’m eagerly awaiting the release of this game. Just might be the best batman game to come out. The free-form combat gameplay really catches my attention and I want to see how it’ll play out once you have the controller in your hand.