Well today we review one of the new consoles, everyone who has listened before will know which one wii picked.
Socom – Combined Assault:
- Only slight improvements over “3”
- More weapons / bigger maps / Co-op online play
- Cross talk object more immediate –
- Big step in AI from 3 – enemies can spot you better
- More open ended mission style
- Extra maps from “3” will still work (same extra maps from 2)
- Boomer is finally DEAD!
Socom – Fire Team Bravo 2:
- Keeps everything good for first game
- Controls are still solid
- Better inventory system
- Same cut scenes as CA
- more polished graphics then first
- Online is still amazing (other developers take note)
- “purchasing”‘ of new equipment is a nice touch
Wii Sports – Wii?
- Really fun
- Incorporates controllers well
- Not as fantastic as I expected… It’s a free bundle game!
- Lots o’ fun stuff in dere
Excite Truck – Wii
- My wife loves this game
- simple racing game
- modify-able terrain
Retro Gaming Moment
Pilotwings – SNES
- Great flight sim that let’s you play a variety of different vehicles.
- Challenging yet rewarding
- best ebay price:
Download of the week
Superman Returns – the Video Game
- A spiderman 2 type game
- Similar fun factor as well
- fighting is ok,
- using the various super powers is cool
- Flying through the cityscape rocks ass!
- Well thought out… You don’t take dmg from normal things.
Lionel Trains On Track – game inspired by a toy line.
Hamsterz Life – a virtual hamster
Cartoon Network Racing – mario kart-esque game with cartoon network characters.
Game Cube –
Star Wars: Best of PC – Star Wars: Empire at War, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Star Wars Battlefront, Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, and Star Wars Republic Commando. and a 14 trial of Galaxies.
PS2 – games are planned for release through to 2008, due to largest current install base.
Cartoon Network Racing –
Mercury Meltdown Remix – home version of PSP game. guide flowing mercury through a maze a la marble madness.
Online Chess Kingdoms – the best looking chess game i have EVER seen.
Puzzle Scape – puzzel game that has you arranging blocks – sounds like a few others.
Nothin – not too much on the horizon too
Xbox 360 –
Rapala Tournament Fishing – WHY?
Sony shipped less then half of the already reduced numbers promised – reports that only 125K – 175k units arrived on launch day. down form the 400K previously expected. http://biz.gamedaily.com/industry/feature/?id=14540
The PSone download service has launched in Japan – In north america games will be between $5.99 and $10.99 – not bad but more then th $4.50 in Japan – PS3 is needed to get the games – THANKS SONY!! – the games are download to the PS3 which can’t play them ?!?!? (yet) http://gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?aid=21243 /
Taco Bell is overing $12 500 in taco bell dollars to the first person to trade in a brand new PS3 – the ubit will go to the Boys and girls club. That works out ot 1 taco a day for 54 years.
Many reports of Wii related injuries. Many have discovered they do not have enough room.