Post by Nester the Lark on Jan 26, 2009 22:32:17 GMT -5
You might remember hearing that Ubisoft is working on a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game that will be a 4-player fighting game similar to Smash Bros.
Well, as it turns out, it has more in common with Smash Bros. than originally thought. According to Edge Online, it's being developed by Game Arts, who, as you probably know, worked on Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
In other news, Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings has been announced for the Wii, DS, and I assume the PS2. 1up has the teaser trailer. I wonder if the graphics in the actual game will look anywhere as good as they do in this trailer?
Post by 8bitretroshit on Jan 27, 2009 1:59:09 GMT -5
Gametrailers also added twotrailers of the game some time ago.
If the giant mushroom death is any indication, the game will be stuffed with goofy hazards causing you to die in different ways. The website shows your dude gets sliced in half when killed by the spikey ball.
Good thing I'm not the only one who thought of that.
I do hope the jokes get better than what we've seen. The shit stains from crawling out of the pipe looks like something I saw in an amateur Flash cartoon with sprites.
What would make this game really awesome is if the challenge actually did manage to rival that of a garden variety Mario game, but I think I might be asking for too much with that one.
PS: Does anybody but me find it ironic how SEGA's refused to tap into their own mascot's past for a new game and instead decided to choose their former rival's instead? I'd have gladly taken a Sonic the Hedgehog 4 over this if it turned out good.
Has anyonw here heard of the NDS shump called Big Bang Mini, it's only $19.99 in the US (it just got released) and it's supposed to be a really good game and an original concept for shoot em up games.
The main reason is that your firing and ship control is is done by dragging (the ship) and swiping upwards (to shoot) fireworks, the catch with the fireworks is that if you miss, they explode and fall back down on to the touch screen where they can hurt you, so your own bad accuracy can actually kill you.
The game even has Wi-Fi Connection for uploading highscores.
Step into the shoes of the legendary hero, Indiana Jones, in an all new epic adventure! Set in the year 1939, Indiana Jones® and the Staff of Kings™ follows the rogue archaeologist on an all-new globe-trotting quest.
From San Francisco’s Chinatown to the lush jungles of Panama, Indy must use his whip, fists and wits to fight through ruthless opposition as he spars with his nemesis, Magnus Völler, in a race for a relic of biblical proportions — the Staff of Moses.
Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings features completely interactive environments, where players need to call upon their wits and daring to make each spring-loaded environment a weapon in order to dispense of foes in clever and unexpected ways. Also, embark upon thrilling action sequences that remain true to the spirit established in scenes such as Indy’s pursuit of the motorcade in Raiders of the Lost Ark, the mine-cart scene in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and the free-for-all aboard the tank in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
* Wield your Wii Remote™ like Indy’s signature whip for a variety of uses — from combat to navigation to puzzle-solving. * Use your highly interactive Hot Set™ environments and your wits to defeat your enemies. * Explore exotic locations around the globe in an all-new story that puts you on an epic quest for the Staff of Moses. * Apply your smarts to navigate Indy through challenging terrains with the many maneuvers Indy can do with his whip. * Engage in burst gunplay moments and use careful aim and the environment to take out enemies. * Face overwhelming odds and escape signature run-for-your-life moments, like a daring escape from a collapsing temple, by matching fast-paced onscreen gesture prompts. * Experience thrilling chases and control vehicles — fly a biplane in a canyon trench, take the reigns of a wild elephant through the streets of Istanbul and navigate a raft down a raging river. * Cooperative gameplay mode allows you and a friend to brave the challenges in a variety of game modes in an entirely new quest with a familiar character never playable before in an Indy game. * Unlock four-player versus mode where you and your friends go head-to-head in a real biplane combat or take on three of your friends in a free for all tank battle! * Whether you are brawling baddies or wielding your whip, use the Wii Remote and Nunchuk™ as nature intended with the intuitive gesture-based combat system. * Discover more than 20 artifacts and rewarding unlockables throughout the game. * For those old-school gamers there is nothing better than unlocking the classic Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis game! (It's an a old IJ point and click adventure game, that has mulitple ways to go through the story and different endings for each). * On the Nintendo DS, use the stylus as the whip to swing over pits, brawl with enemies and to explore the world. * The PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system version features six robust types of burst gameplay including combat and physics challenges, puzzles and the trademark Indiana Jones chase sequences.
I have to admit this game actually sounds good.
On an absolutly unelated note, Let's Tap has been confirmed to come to Europe.
Nester the Lark: First, The Pokémon Company gets into trouble with that whole Pokémon Masters EX hashtag business, and now this.
Jan 14, 2023 9:55:16 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: That's very embarrassing (and also entertaining). But I wonder why would The Pokémon Company post something they probably didn't make themselves?
Jan 14, 2023 17:56:51 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Got to the ending of Xenoblade. I'll do the post-game contents in Casual Mode since they started to feel grindy. I'll also go back to the parts I skipped (mostly quests and Colony 6); there isn't much reason to play NG+, so I'll just complete the 1st run.
Jan 14, 2023 23:39:45 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I'd like to be playing Fire Emblem Engage, but it wasn't delivered when it was supposed to be, and the shipment tracking hasn't been updated, so I have no idea what happened to it.
Jan 21, 2023 18:21:51 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Times like this make me wonder if Sakurai had the right idea, and buying games digitally is the way to go.
Jan 21, 2023 18:23:18 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Digital is usually more expensive and Switch only supports up to 2TB storage (about 140 to 200 games), but if you want to play games as soon as possible, it's the way to go.
Jan 22, 2023 1:48:00 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I don't know when will I be getting it. I'm still interested, but it's no longer the "pre-order, premium version" kind of interested. These days I order games in bulks, so maybe I'll wait.
Jan 22, 2023 1:49:34 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Finally, an update. It's marked as "out for delivery" again. Fingers crossed.
Jan 23, 2023 12:58:22 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: About the prices of digital games, I often find that when they go on sale, it's usually for very cheap prices. Except for first-party Nintendo games, which rarely go on sale, and not usually for that big of a discount.
Jan 23, 2023 13:01:40 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: But then, first-party Nintendo games usually hold their value for a long time even physically.
Jan 23, 2023 13:02:21 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Welp, that's 0 for 2 on the delivery.
Jan 23, 2023 23:11:36 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: And it's out for delivery again. Third time's the charm?
Jan 26, 2023 12:54:55 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: And that's 0 for 3 on the delivery.
Jan 27, 2023 9:49:06 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: So, the delivery company gave up and sent the game back to the retailer. My order is being cancelled and money refunded.
Jan 27, 2023 20:41:21 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I've been in contact with a customer service rep from the retailer all week, and they didn't understand why the package wasn't being delivered, either. But they're sending me a $30 gift card for the trouble, so that takes the sting out of it.
Jan 27, 2023 20:43:16 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Still considering the digital option at this point.
Jan 27, 2023 20:53:05 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Went back to my Wii U and downloaded updates / free DLC for games I don't have, in case I want to buy those.
Jan 30, 2023 7:22:29 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Wii U having only 32GB of storage isn't helpful at all. 3DS and Switch are expandable via SD cards, while Wii U only supports USB hard disks. It made sense in 2012, but with SD cards going up to 2TB now, not supporting that sounds silly now.
Jan 30, 2023 7:27:19 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: What started off as me checking what can I do with the Wii U ended up with me just having fun with the system. Also relieved that it still works perfectly fine after 2 years of disuse. Except the Wii U GamePad vibration motor, which now makes weird noises.
Jan 30, 2023 12:43:42 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I actually planned to use a mod to dump my games and save data, so that in case anything happens to it I can move on to emulation (since, unlike Switch, there's no save data backup service). I haven't started doing that, though.
Jan 30, 2023 12:45:00 GMT -5