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Episode 42! Wii and Socom.

Posted by abootgames on November 27, 2006

Well today we review one of the new consoles, everyone who has listened before will know which one wii picked.

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Reviews

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.

New Releases

DS –

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 –

Nothin –

Wii –

Nothin –

PC –

Star Wars: Best of PCStar 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.

PS3 –

Nothin

PSP –

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.

Xbox –

Nothin – not too much on the horizon too

Xbox 360 –

Rapala Tournament Fishing – WHY?

News

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.

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