The first day of Obligatory Ice Level Day! This is a goofy, fake holiday meant to build hype for The Speed Gamers’ Zelda marathon, which starts December 12th! We’re raising money for Mercy Corps, so I hope you all help us out by promoting and donating! And for the first OILD here, we’ve got a classic stage! Our Mega Man marathon had a wonderful comeback, so naturally we need to start off with a classic Mega Man X stage. Of course I’m talking about Chill Penguin’s stage, from the original Mega Man X game!
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MERRY OBLIGATORY ICE LEVEL DAY!!!!!! I hope all of you are having a great time with your family and friends! What, you didn’t think I’d leave you without one last OILD post, did you? So here’s the last ice level of the year! It’s Hazakura Temple, from Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Trials & Tribulations!
There’s something that’s been missing from the Resident Evil series as of late – That building tension while you edge around each corner and slowly pace yourself down each hall, taking in every aspect of your environment to predict what will jump at you next. It is a feeling that not many titles seem to be able to live up to. The Resident Evil franchise is seemingly focusing more on Chris’ big manly muscles and action sequences than actually working to create a chilling experience. The trailer for Resident Evil 6 doesn’t calm my fears either, but Resident Evil Revelations looks to be giving us a glimpse of where the series could have gone if Resident Evil 4 was taken in a more conservative direction.
Some of you might remember that I did a paragraph on Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter during the PlayStation 2 Staff Picks. I feel one paragraph kind of does an injustice to the amount of innovation placed into such a tightly woven game as Dragon Quarter. Furthermore, some of you also might remember a game called S.O.S: The Human Escape released by Human Entertainment (The first games company that Suda51 worked for). S.O.S took place on a sinking cruise liner that would become engulfed in the ocean in one hour. While on the surface, your goal was to escape from the sinking ship with your own life, that was only scratching the surface of the game as it would result in one ending. The true goal of the game was to explore the ship to find trapped passengers that need you to rescue them. Escaping the ship causes different endings to occur with different combinations of passengers. This can be considered the first example of a New Game Plus in video games and Dragon Quarter would take this concept to an entirely new level. Continue reading Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter Retrospective
More ice levels?! OF COURSE MORE ICE LEVELS! Today’s level is one of my favorite series ever. It’s Ice Edge, from Viewtiful Joe 2!
Those looking to pick up Resident Evil: Revelation may want to put some extra money aside, as the Nintendo 3DS slide pad will be launching alongside the title.
Currently there is no confirmation on whether or not the title will actually be bundled with the slide pad. But one thing is for sure, it will be available if you want it come the title’s launch on February 7th in North America.
The slide pad will work with a variety of others titles as well, including Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater 3D, Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drops Distance, Ace Combat, Dynasty Warriors Vs. and Monster Hunter Tri G, which it will be launching in Japan with.
(Source: Nintendo World Report)
Capcom’s done it again- in their campaign to garner as much hatred as possible from their fanbase through alienating them little by little, they’ve decided to remove one of the most popular features of their Monster Hunter series from the 3DS port coming soon.
As for online features for the mostly online-based RPG, the portable rendition of the Wii version will be limited to quest downloads, with the series’ defining co-op limited to local Wi-Fi only.
It’s been rumored for months, but hasn’t had an official say, until now. Capcom has confirmed it for an early 2012 release, slated to hit the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.
This will be the first time, a majority of the Devil May Cry series will be on another console other than the Playstation 2. Devil May Cry, Devil May Cry 2 and Devil May Cry 3: Dante’s Awakening Special Edition are the titles selected to be in the HD collection, with the whopping price of $39.99.
If you haven’t played, or want to replay the series, now is your chance to in glorious high definition.
He’s covered wars, he’s covered the Willamette zombie attack, and covered why there are pictures of him in a dress, Frank West is back in a re-imagining of the events of Fortune City, with new missions, new weaponry and a new camera. Was this a good idea, or shameless cash-grabbing by Capcom?