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In Topic: The Video Game News Thread of waiting for PSX for DMC5

Today, 07:49 AM

Well, Sony's TGS show was thoroughly unremarkable, and DMC5 is definitely coming at PSX, but TGS itself is on now and I come bearing trailers for cool Japanese games.


Hokuto ga Gotoku (i.e. the Fist of the North Star x Yakuza game):



Yakuza Kiwami 2:



City Shrouded in Shadow (the one where you escape a city being destroyed by Ultraman, Godzilla, Evangelions...):



Ni no Kuni 2:



Left Alive (some kind of MGS-looking shooter/mech thing with art from Shinkawa):


In Topic: Movie/Television/Disney Entertainment Conglomerate News

19 September 2017 - 11:04 PM


It's like they spliced Nu Tomb Raider with the Angelina Jolie movies, somehow. I don't know, I'll probably watch it one day. Looks kind of... bad, but also fine? Certainly seems to have more personality than that Assassin's Creed movie, at least. Or, y'know, the actual game this movie is based on. Alicia Vikander didn't even exasperatedly tell us "I'VE GOT TO _____".


The real story here is Alicia Vikander's bod, though:




Are you seeing that tricep horseshoe?


EDIT - Full Punisher trailer:






In Topic: Star Wars Movies: The J After Trevorrow

19 September 2017 - 09:18 AM





(And then sustain that hype for two weeks and a bit. Call it three, really.)

In Topic: What Are You Currently Playing?

19 September 2017 - 07:50 AM

Metroid: Samus Returns has been absolutely wonderful so far. I had my doubts it (a 30FPS Metroid from a non-Nintendo developer that you control with the Circle Pad?), but in practice it feels excellent to play, I'm really enjoying the combat (which I don't think I've ever said about a Metroid game :P), and boy it looks really nice. The 2D, sprite-based Metroids are always going to have that lovely pixel-perfect look, but the 2.5D-ness of Samus Returns allows for some really cool settings. You can see way into the 'background' of the scene in a way that really sells the idea of exploring cavernous underground spaces in a way that no Metroid has so far. I've seen a huge monster just chilling in the background of an area, which I can only assume will be a sweet bossfight at some point. Plus Samus looks so cool. The subtle badassity of her animations does more to show her personality than the entirety of Other M's story. I've just got the Varia suit now, and now that she's been reunited with her giant shoulder armour she's looking better than ever.


I'm a little bit disappointed with the rather same-y environment design so far, though. Samus Returns is a remake of Metroid 2, which basically looked like the same monochromatic room copy and pasted over and over again, but last year's AM2R did a lot more to give each area its own distinct personality. I mean, I've only seen the first two major areas in full and the very beginning of the third, but it's not blowing me away yet. Enemy variety also seems to be tending towards the ol' "every area has the same handful of dudes in different colours" design philosophy, but I don't want to condemn the game yet. I really enjoy fighting dudes, though, especially bosses. The melee counter mechanic is simple but it feels so good when you nail it, and the new 360-degree aiming allows you to just blast fools. UMF it feels so good. You're like BAMBAMBAMBAMBAM right on a dude's weakpoint, and then they try and ram you and you're like NAW BRUH and then further BAMming ensues.


So, yeah, I really like this game. It's a real shame that the 3DS only gets a 2D Metroid right at the end of its lifespan (hell, it's a shame the original DS didn't get one either), but it's here now and it's awesome.

In Topic: The Video Game News Thread of waiting for PSX for DMC5

18 September 2017 - 05:40 AM

Alright, losers, today is the day. 18 hours from now, Sony's TGS conference is going to begin, and Devil May Cry 5 is definitely going to be announced there. And don't give me any of that "Ocelot, you say this every time and it never happens", because this time it's definitely happening.





The time has come, and so have I.


EDIT - It didn't happen.