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Old August 15th, 2006, 18:45   #1
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I remember we had a thread a while back to discuss what new games were coming out that we were excited about. Figured it was about time for a new one especially with things like Nightfall and the PS3 coming out soon.

I'll start. Okami is a PS2 game that Jen and I have been looking forward to ever since seeing a preview trailer for the Japanese version a long time ago, though we held almost no hope we'd see a state side release. The plot and style of the game are very japan-centric in that the story is heavily based on japanese mythology and the game's visuals make you feel like you're playing in an old japanese painting.





While the screen look great, I think you really have to see it in motion to really appreciate it.


The good news is that it will be released in North America on the 5th of September!


Well, I've done my part. What games are you looking forward to?
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Old August 15th, 2006, 19:27   #2
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Wow, Cloud. That's the first PS2 game I've seen that made me wish I had one.

Hm. There's a couple I have my eye on. One I'm very interested in is Hellgate:London, an action-RPG from (the other) Diablo II alumni. It's a sci-fi/occult fantasy, and I'm curious about the genre shakeups there, and the gameplay looks like it has a decent third-person element, which I need since first-person makes me feel ill (it has first-person too).

You can see the trailer, which tells you nothing but looks awesome, here.
An interview with the studio CEO, with some gameplay shots that tell you a lot more, is here

I'm also interested in Neverwinter 2, but the gameplay vids I've seen of it so far have failed to impress. It looks downright clunky.
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Old August 15th, 2006, 19:27   #3
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Well, that's an interesting game artistically; I saw some neat programs to automatically convert 3d images to cell-shaded like a comic book, it looks like they've done something similar. Very cool...
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Old August 15th, 2006, 19:53   #4
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1st thing I really want this fall is of course

Wii

then comes (in no paticular order)

(ps2)FF12
(ds)Megaman ZX
(ds)Children of Mana
(ds)FF3
(ps2)Disgaea 2
(pc)GW:Nightfall

oh man.. i almost forgot

(gc-wii) Zelda
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Old August 15th, 2006, 20:14   #5
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Yup, Wii is definitely at the top of my list too.

Next on my list is probably Gears of War for xbox 360 or Summon Night 4 for PS2.
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For those like me who have to look it up: Wii

I dunno...looks kinda gimmicky. What assurance do you have that this thing will be so awesome?
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Old August 15th, 2006, 20:37   #7
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I'd heard of Hellgate but never saw it action before. Wow!
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Old August 15th, 2006, 20:40   #8
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For those like me who have to look it up: Wii

I dunno...looks kinda gimmicky. What assurance do you have that this thing will be so awesome?
Super Smash Brothers Brawl

Trailer

That and Wii also has ungdly amounts of Japanese favor behind it and development, since the whole Wiimote is an awsome idea, and its cheaper to develop for than both Xbox and ps3
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Old August 15th, 2006, 21:03   #9
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I dunno...looks kinda gimmicky. What assurance do you have that this thing will be so awesome?
It's hard to say until everyone's had their hands on it for a few months (Will your arms get sore? Aren't the graphics too inferior to 360 and ps3? etc.), but the Nintendo DS when it was first revealed was also thought of as gimmicky with its dual screens and touch screen, and its graphics aren't as powerful as a PSP. And look how well that system turned out.

The one thing going for the Wii compared to the other 2 consoles is the price. It should cost less than $250. Compare that with a $400 xbox 360 and a $600 PS3. Also free online multiplayer and downloadable old school NES, SNES, Turbo-grafx and Sega Genesis games just adds more bang for the buck imo.

Here's some videos of the Wii in action:
http://digitalbattle.com/2006/06/10/...ameplay-videos

p.s. Yes, the name is terrible.
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Also free online multiplayer and downloadable old school NES, SNES, Turbo-grafx and Sega Genesis games
Ok, I'm interested.
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p.s. Yes, the name is terrible.
Especially compared to the "Nintendo Revolution."
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I just may have to get a wii...
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I've heard quite a bit about that Okami game. It looks really interesting and the celestial brush thingy looks like loads of fun
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If I had an Xbox 360 I would also be dying to get my hands on Gears of War! That just looks absolutely thrilling! Since I don't though, nor do I have any other major consoles (except the dying out xbox) I guess I can't really mention any of those games. Once I do get one though, the game I'll get my hands on the minute it hits shelves is Fable 2... I'm totally fascinated with how the sequel is going to be (and Mr. Molyneux ~sp?~ had best put everything in he promises the FIRST TIME AROUND)!!!

Other than the above mentioned I'm hoping that NWN2 gets out of clunky mode (maybe thats why they post-poned it a month) because that one I'm going to have to get... but wait til Christmas to get it. Of course, I couldn't go without saying that I'm definitely going to get Nightfall and see how far I can get with unfinished toons before the next chapter falls upon us.
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