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Week ze Games, 6/29-7/5: Trauma Center Under the Knife 2, Guitar Hero Aerosmith

slash000slash000 Registered User regular
edited July 2008 in Games and Technology
Another week, another 7 days of new game releases!

Welcome to the 20th edition of G&T's newly traditional "Weekly Games Release Thread!" - Week 6/29 - 7/5!

Where we discuss what we're looking forward to, what we're going to buy, and what we're just now realizing is being released this week that we had forgotten about!



6/29 - 7/5



NDS


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Trauma Center: Under the Knife 2
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1 vs. 100
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AMF Bowling Pinbusters
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Ducati Moto
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PC

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Roogoo
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Dungeon Runners
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The Immortals of Terra
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PS2:


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Guitar Hero Aerosmith
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PS3:

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Guitar Hero Aerosmith
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Hail to the Chimp
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PSP

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Wii:

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Guitar Hero Aerosmith
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x360

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Hail to the Chimp
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XBLA

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Soul Calibur




WiiWare/VC

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Fatal Fury 2


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Magnetica Twist




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So what's everyone getting?


I've already bought GH:A, and Trauma Center 2 is a day-one purchase for me!


Soul Cal 1 on XBLA looks pretty sweet too if you've never played it.


Otherwise.... huh.

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  • brynstarbrynstar Registered User
    edited June 2008
    A tale of swords and souls for me this week! I love Soul Calibur.

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  • DusdaDusda is ashamed of this post Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Soul Caliber for XBLA? I might have to get that. Also, what's new in this edition of Gears? If it's just the multiplayer map packs then I don't care, as I've already purchased them. The PC single player content they added would be pretty cool, but last I heard they said it wasn't really feasible due to new engine features or something.

    and this sig. and this blog..
  • RainbowDespairRainbowDespair Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Trauma Center 2 interests me, but I don't know if I could go back to stylus controls after the glory that is the Wii controls for that series. I thought Hail to the Chimp looked like a fun XBLA game; when I found out it was priced at $40 and not $10, all interest vanished. I might pick up Soul Calibur since I liked it back in the day though I'm disappointed that it doesn't seem to have the cool RPG-style mode.

  • AbsoluteZeroAbsoluteZero Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    So is GH:Aerosmith pretty pointless if you don't like Aerosmith?

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  • brynstarbrynstar Registered User
    edited June 2008
    Dusda wrote: »
    Soul Caliber for XBLA? I might have to get that. Also, what's new in this edition of Gears? If it's just the multiplayer map packs then I don't care, as I've already purchased them. The PC single player content they added would be pretty cool, but last I heard they said it wasn't really feasible due to new engine features or something.

    I'm fairly certain it's just the Multiplayer maps, and some video trailers for Gears 2.

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  • slash000slash000 Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    So is GH:Aerosmith pretty pointless if you don't like Aerosmith?

    Let me put it this way: If you're on the fence about the game, don't get it.


    It's essentially an expansion to GH3. Thus, while there are new outfits for characters, a new chick guitar player, totally new venues, and the ability to play as/with Aerosmith (and Run DMC at some points), what it basically boils down to is 41 new tracks to play and conquer and 5-star and rank up in leaderboards.

    The tracks are 60% Aerosmith and 40% songs by bands that either influenced, or were influenced, by Aerosmith. So there's variety there, but for only 40% of the songs.


    On the plus side, the HOPO timing has been tightened a little, and the notecharts a little more conservative. So the gameplay itself is actually kind of between GH2 and GH3. So some people would actually be happy with that.



    However, this really isn't a "new" Guitar Hero. It's Guitar Hero 3, but with mostly Aerosmith songs, and tons of Aerosmith fanservice.

    If you hate aerosmith, you'll hate this. If you kinda like Aerosmith, you might like this game, depending on how much you thirst for new notecharts to conquer. If you love Aerosmith, you'll love playing and hearing their songs and seeing the interviews with them and watching all of their onstage antics in the game.


    Most people really only enjoy Guitar Hero because of the musical variety. There isn't as much variety here, obviously. And so since there's no big improvemetns to the gameplay over GH3, besides the slight tightening of the HOPOs and notecharts, I really don't think most people in general would be too happy about paying $50 for this. But if you love guitar hero, and you're ready for 41 tracks to master, and you at the least don't mind lots of aerosmith, then it may be worth it; this is the category I fall into.

  • AbsoluteZeroAbsoluteZero Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Yikes. Thats a big no for me on GH:A then.

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  • slash000slash000 Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Just beat GH:A. Definitely more conservative note charts. Not as "X-treme!" note charts as GH3.

    This is a good sign for GH World Tour.

  • CaffeinatedGuyCaffeinatedGuy Registered User
    edited July 2008
    I'm still wondering what all the hype about Hail to the Chimp
    is? Is anyone going to buy this?

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  • brynstarbrynstar Registered User
    edited July 2008
    I'm still wondering what all the hype about Hail to the Chimp
    is? Is anyone going to buy this?

    I didn't know there was any hype for Hail to the Chimp whatsoever. I've seen some weird marketing for it. It's by Wideload, and they're a cool group (Stubbs the Zombie was awesome) but the game doesn't appeal to me at all.

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  • ZxerolZxerol The fullest, most luscious beard. Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Oh fuck Trauma Center 2. Fuuuuuck meeeeeee.

  • DeathPrawnDeathPrawn Registered User
    edited July 2008
    My DS has been giving me more than a fair share of anal rape lately with Contra 4. So why do I feel so compelled to buy Trauma Center 2?!

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  • slash000slash000 Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Trauma Center 2 ships today.

    Expect it to be on shelves tomorrow.



    People must buy this game. In great quantities.

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