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Week o Games, 2/21: Napolean TW, Heavy Rain, Metal SlugXX, Endless Ocean2, Risen

slash000slash000 Registered User regular
edited February 2010 in Games and Technology

Another week, another 7 days of new game releases!

Welcome to the 103 edition of G&T's newly traditional "Weekly Games Release Thread!" - Week 2/21/10 - 2/27/10 !

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!









NDS

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Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing


Aura-Aura Climber
Faceez
Flight Control
Flipper
Lovely Lisa and Friends
Super Speed Machines
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's World Championship 2010 Reverse of Arcadia






PC

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Napoleon: Total War

Arsenal of Democracy

Art of Murder: Cards of Destiny

Legends of Norrath: Vengeful Gods


Sins of a Solar Empire: Trinity

Achtung Panzer: Kharkov 1943

Dawn of Discovery: Gold Edition

Order of War: Challenge

Dawn of Discovery: Venice





PS3

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Heavy Rain


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Last Rebellion


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Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing


Greed Corp


Hyperballoid HD



PSP

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Metal Slug XX



Age of Zombies





Wii


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Endless Ocean: Blue World


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Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing


GhostSlayer
Family Go-Kart Racing
Mouse House
Pony Friends 2
Winter Blast: Snow and Ice Games




Xbox360


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Risen


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Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing with Banjo-Kazooie


Greed Corp

Lazy Raiders







Decent week!

Napolean Total War comes out for PC, should be a good edition of the Total War series.


Next up is Heavy Rain and Last Rebellion on PS3. Heavy Rain sounds interesting and I've heard mixed opinions on Last Rebellion..


The PSP gets a good game - Metal Slug XX comes out for it! Only $20! Should be awesome!


Wii gets Endless Ocean: Blue World. It's only $30. Or if you get it bundled with Wii Speak it's only $40 since it supports online multi and speech.


360 gets Risen, which I don't know much about. I think it's only $50.



Everyone gets the Sonic Racing game except the PSP.

Also Greed Corp is a digital distro game that I've heard some good things about but I know nothing about it.

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  • Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    PSP's death spiral continues.

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  • brynstarbrynstar Registered User
    edited February 2010
    I'm picking up Heavy Rain tomorrow. As a huge fan of FMV games both now and in the past, it's basically my 10 year old self's dream come true. It's what I imagined games of the future would be like while I was playing Dragon's Lair and Ground Zero Texas.

    Risen is apparently improved since it came out in Europe last year, and Metal Slug XX seems pretty cool.

    I didn't realize Last Rebellion and Sonic Racing were this week either! Interesting.

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  • slash000slash000 Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I'll get Metal Slug XX. ... Eventually.

    At least it's only $20.


    Actually there are a lot of decently priced games this week. Like Endless Ocean .

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  • BartholamueBartholamue Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    So what is Metal Slug XX? Is it a new entry that I didn't know was coming out?

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  • slash000slash000 Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Remix version of Metal Slug 7 of some kind. Man I love MS7.

    I already own it on DS though..

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  • Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I have next week's post all done for you, Slash.

    Wii
    MEGA MAN 10

    nothing else matters.

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  • grrarggrrarg Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    slash000 wrote: »
    Napolean Total War comes out for PC, should be a good edition of the Total War series.
    The key words there are should be, but if it is anything like Empire Total War, it will be a buggy mess for months.
    360 gets Risen, which I don't know much about. I think it's only $50.
    PA Risen thread. US 360 release of the spiritual successor to the Gothic games. The PC version was kind of overlooked last fall because it came out a few weeks before MW2 and Dragon Age. On the PC, it was a very pretty game with very few bugs, thanks to Piranha Bytes spending much more time on polish than their previous games.

    The Euro 360 version was a butt ugly port with terrible graphics compared to the PC version. I can't find any reviews of the US version yet, so no word if it is the same as the Euro or if the graphics are improved.

    PC vs. Euro 360 graphic comparison

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  • BartholamueBartholamue Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    slash000 wrote: »
    Remix version of Metal Slug 7 of some kind. Man I love MS7.

    I already own it on DS though..

    Well if someone told me that before, I wouldn't have bought it :/

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  • Santa ClaustrophobiaSanta Claustrophobia Ho Ho Ho Disconnecting from Xbox LIVERegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Heavy Rain will be the first PS3 game I buy.

    Not sure about actually buying a PS3.

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  • slash000slash000 Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    slash000 wrote: »
    Remix version of Metal Slug 7 of some kind. Man I love MS7.

    I already own it on DS though..

    Well if someone told me that before, I wouldn't have bought it :/

    Wouldn't have bought the DS version? You would have rather waited two full years?

    I'm glad I got it when I did. It's an awesome game. But I'll wait before buying it a second time, even if it does have some enhancements.


    I have next week's post all done for you, Slash.

    Wii
    MEGA MAN 10

    nothing else matters.

    Niiiiice. Man I love classic Mega Man so much. Lookin forward to 10.

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  • BartholamueBartholamue Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Yeah, I just bought the DS version a week or two ago.

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  • slash000slash000 Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Yeah, I just bought the DS version a week or two ago.

    Oh. Huh. Well in that case I understand.

    Did you pay $20 for it?

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  • BartholamueBartholamue Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    slash000 wrote: »
    Yeah, I just bought the DS version a week or two ago.

    Oh. Huh. Well in that case I understand.

    Did you pay $20 for it?

    Something like that, yeah.

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  • Unco-ordinatedUnco-ordinated Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Heavy Rain will be the first PS3 game I buy.

    Not sure about actually buying a PS3.

    Kinda hard to play Heavy Rain if you don't buy one, isn't it?

    Anywho, Heavy Rain should arrive on thursday. That should give me enough time to finish Bayonetta tomorrow and then I'll have some solid Heavy Rain play before my classes start back up on monday.

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  • Brainiac 8Brainiac 8 Don't call me Shirley... Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I'm picking up Endless Ocean 2 tonight.

    Can't wait for it. :D

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  • lowlylowlycooklowlylowlycook Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I find my lack of desire for TW:Napoleon to be sort of disturbing. The time period should be able to overcome my lack of love of Empire but it just doesn't.

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  • HyperAquaBlastHyperAquaBlast Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Risen has sounded good. Sorta. A new game thats like the Gothic series. I never picked up the PC version though.

    Apparently in Europe a 360 version was released at the same time as the PC but was like a horrible alpha version. But this release is a fixed up proper version.

    But ehhhhh

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  • Unco-ordinatedUnco-ordinated Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I find my lack of desire for TW:Napoleon to be sort of disturbing. The time period should be able to overcome my lack of love of Empire but it just doesn't.

    I still don't know why it wasn't just an Empire expansion, outside the fact that they couldn't charge full price if it were.

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  • brynstarbrynstar Registered User
    edited February 2010
    Risen has sounded good. Sorta. A new game thats like the Gothic series. I never picked up the PC version though.

    Apparently in Europe a 360 version was released at the same time as the PC but was like a horrible alpha version. But this release is a fixed up proper version.

    But ehhhhh

    It's more than like the Gothic series, it essentially is a new Gothic game, just with a different name due to rights issues. In fact it's from the same developers. I tried out the PC demo and it seemed cool, but I never picked up the full version and then I got sucked into Dragon Age.

    I think it's a shame the 360 release is coming out this week in the US, right in the midst of all these other releases.

    I also think it's funny that when the PC version launched here last year the retail box proudly proclaimed "Only on Windows and Xbox 360!" :)

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  • Santa ClaustrophobiaSanta Claustrophobia Ho Ho Ho Disconnecting from Xbox LIVERegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Heavy Rain will be the first PS3 game I buy.

    Not sure about actually buying a PS3.

    Kinda hard to play Heavy Rain if you don't buy one, isn't it?

    And?

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  • Unco-ordinatedUnco-ordinated Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Heavy Rain will be the first PS3 game I buy.

    Not sure about actually buying a PS3.

    Kinda hard to play Heavy Rain if you don't buy one, isn't it?

    And?

    And nothin'. Just wondering why you seem more convinced to buy Heavy Rain than you are to buy the system, when I would've thought it's an all in or nothing scenario.

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  • Santa ClaustrophobiaSanta Claustrophobia Ho Ho Ho Disconnecting from Xbox LIVERegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Heavy Rain will be the first PS3 game I buy.

    Not sure about actually buying a PS3.

    Kinda hard to play Heavy Rain if you don't buy one, isn't it?

    And?

    And nothin'. Just wondering why you seem more convinced to buy Heavy Rain than you are to buy the system, when I would've thought it's an all in or nothing scenario.

    This is what you'd call a support for the developer thing. Despite the way Indigo Prophecy ended up, I liked what Cage was doing.

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  • RainbowDespairRainbowDespair Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Grandia comes out on the PSN this week for $10!

    http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/02/coming-to-psn-this-week-grandia-psone-classic/#comments

    I've only played the Japanese version so I'm ecstatic to get a chance to play this in English (portable and cheap no less).

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  • Unco-ordinatedUnco-ordinated Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    This is what you'd call a support for the developer thing. Despite the way Indigo Prophecy ended up, I liked what Cage was doing.

    Ah, fair enough then. I've done it a couple of times myself, though usually for systems I already own (like Rogue Galaxy, which I've still not put more than 30 minutes of play into).

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  • Santa ClaustrophobiaSanta Claustrophobia Ho Ho Ho Disconnecting from Xbox LIVERegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    This is what you'd call a support for the developer thing. Despite the way Indigo Prophecy ended up, I liked what Cage was doing.

    Ah, fair enough then. I've done it a couple of times myself, though usually for systems I already own (like Rogue Galaxy, which I've still not put more than 30 minutes of play into).

    Yeah. I figure I might eventually get a PS3. But not now. And not for a single game.

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  • Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Grandia comes out on the PSN this week for $10!

    http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/02/coming-to-psn-this-week-grandia-psone-classic/#comments

    I've only played the Japanese version so I'm ecstatic to get a chance to play this in English (portable and cheap no less).

    Pricing for PSX games on PSN is so messed up.

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  • Brainiac 8Brainiac 8 Don't call me Shirley... Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I never got to play Grandia.

    Another game that I want to finally get a PSP for. :(

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  • RainbowDespairRainbowDespair Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Grandia comes out on the PSN this week for $10!

    http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/02/coming-to-psn-this-week-grandia-psone-classic/#comments

    I've only played the Japanese version so I'm ecstatic to get a chance to play this in English (portable and cheap no less).

    Pricing for PSX games on PSN is so messed up.

    $10 for one of the best RPGs of its generation is messed up? Sure, $6 would have been even better, but $10 is no more expensive than the N64 games on the Wii VC.

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  • Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Grandia 1 isn't a great RPG.

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  • Brainiac 8Brainiac 8 Don't call me Shirley... Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Grandia comes out on the PSN this week for $10!

    http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/02/coming-to-psn-this-week-grandia-psone-classic/#comments

    I've only played the Japanese version so I'm ecstatic to get a chance to play this in English (portable and cheap no less).

    Pricing for PSX games on PSN is so messed up.

    $10 for one of the best RPGs of its generation is messed up? Sure, $6 would have been even better, but $10 is no more expensive than the N64 games on the Wii VC.

    Yea, but Super Mario RPG and Secret of Mana for $8 is even better. :D

    I can't speak for quality though, I've always wanted to play Grandia, just never got a chance to.

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  • RainbowDespairRainbowDespair Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Grandia 1 isn't a great RPG.

    It had probably the best battle system of any RPG of its era, it did 3D graphics better than its contemporary Xenogears, and it has a phenomenal soundtrack. Sounds like a great RPG to me.

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    How is the pricing for PS1 games messed up? They should be $10 (comparable to N64 games on the VC; both are the same gen). Anything under that is a bargain.

    Also I picked up Heavy Rain, and a few control issues aside, it's wonderful so far

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  • Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Xenogears has really shitty 3D.
    How is the pricing for PS1 games messed up? They should be $10 (comparable to N64 games on the VC; both are the same gen). Anything under that is a bargain.

    Oh, I agree with the bargin issue of the $6 games but that it is messed up.

    Think about it: Most people would rather buy FF VII and VIII over Grandia, so you'd think they'd price the games that well sell no matter what at the higher price point and discount the semi obscure, but by no means terrible Grandia 1.

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Grandia is a hard-to-find RPG

    It makes sense to price it at $10 because there will be people who will get it simply because they could never find a copy back in the day and are wondering what all the hubbub was about

    People like me

    Honestly it shocks me that Suikoden was only $6

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  • Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    FF7 and 8 are hard to find now too if you hadn't been paying attention. :P

    I'm not complaining about the deals mind, I'm just saying they are messed up!

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  • Brainiac 8Brainiac 8 Don't call me Shirley... Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Suikoden at 6 bucks is a huge deal, considering how much you'd have to sell out for a copy before then.

    I'm another that wanted to play Grandia, but I wouldn't have paid what people wanted for a hard copy either.

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  • ZaphodAVAZaphodAVA Registered User
    edited February 2010
    Sorry, Heavy Rain is shit.

    You say the story is cool? It gets me emotionally interested in the characters? Not if all I do is a series of fucking quicktime events, oh and holding down a goddamn button to walk.

    Heavy Rain is a point-and-click adventure with a shitty interface.

    The first time I had you use my inhaler in the demo, I was livid. Sweeping motion to take it out of my pocket. Shake the controller to shake up the thing. Another sweeping motion to bring it to my mouth. Press a *shoulder button!* to activate the thing. I'm sorry, can we make a game with more boring minutia?

    Does the main character have a bladder I have to remember to empty every 5 hours or so? Sweeping motion to bring my hands to my crotch. Up to down to unzip my fly. L2 to take out my shlong. Hold X until you hear the stream taper off to a dripping. Shake the controller to dry off willie. Sweeping motion to put it back in my pants. Down to Up to zip up my fly.

    It offends me that this game is getting such high marks. I don't want to see more development time wasted on this tripe.

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  • Dodge AspenDodge Aspen Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I don't have a PS3, but Heavy Rain seems cool. From what I've been reading (which I admit isn't a lot), it seems like the next evolution of theose FMV games from back in the day.

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  • Unco-ordinatedUnco-ordinated Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    ZaphodAVA wrote: »
    It offends me that this game is getting such high marks. I don't want to see more development time wasted on this tripe.

    Agreed, I never want to see development time wasted on games/genres I don't like either. Shooters? Pfft, it offends me that those games get such high marks.

    You're a silly goose.

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  • Brainiac 8Brainiac 8 Don't call me Shirley... Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Heh, yea, just because you don't like it doesn't mean that others don't appreciate said genres.

    Not everyone sees Hotel Dusk as the masterpiece of story and writing that I do, but it doesn't mean that their opinions are any less valid. (Just not as refined) kidding kidding :P

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