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Week o Games, 3/29: GH: Metallica, Braid PC(?), L.Suit Larry, Tokyo Beat Down

slash000slash000 Registered User regular
edited April 2009 in Games and Technology
Another week, another 7 days of new game releases!

Welcome to the 57 edition of G&T's newly traditional "Weekly Games Release Thread!" - Week 3/29 - 4/4!

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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Tokyo Beat Down


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Gardening Mama (delayed from last week?)


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Don King Boxing






Empire Deluxe
Heracles: Battle With The Gods
Chicken Hunter: Jewel of Darkness
SpongeBob SquarePants Frantic Fry Cook






PC


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Braid (may be delayed)



Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust


18 Wheels of Steel Big City Rigs





PS2



nothing




PS3

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Guitar Hero: Metallica





Burn Zombie Burn (PSN?)





PSP

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Air Conflicts: Aces of World War II





Wii

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Guitar Hero: Metallica


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Dance Dance Revolution: Disney Grooves (Bundle)


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Don King Boxing



Major Minor's Majestic March
Cradle of Rome
Ocean Commander
Totally Spies! Totally Party
Vacation Sports





Xbox360

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Guitar Hero: Metallica


Ski Doo: Snowmobile Challenge

Deer Hunter Tournament


Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust (XBLA?)








WiiWare/VC


dunno yet


XBLA/XNA Community


dunno yet


PSN
Burn Zombie Burn (PSN?)


dunno yet






It's Guitar Hero Metallica week! For those interested in shred and Expert+ dual-pedal drumming.

Otherwise, the NDS and Wii get 2k Sport's new boxing game, Don King Boxing.

NDS also gets Tokyo Beat Down, some kind of Atlus beat'em up or something. NDS also gets Gardening Mama, the Gardening version of Cooking Mama.

PC might be getting Braid this week; last I heard Mr. Blow was having trouble with some glitch causing delays.

PC and 360 get the latest Leisure Suit Larry game. Presumably digital distro.

PSN is getting Burn Zombie Burn which sounds like awesome. But that's all I know.

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  • CantidoCantido Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    You must all play Braid.

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  • darleysamdarleysam On my way to UKRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Braid's delay can be negated by carefully running forwards and backwards.

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  • CantidoCantido Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    darleysam wrote: »
    Braid's delay can be negated by carefully running forwards and backwards.

    But consequences could be dire. Lessons may be learned but the damage is irreversible.

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  • anoffdayanoffday To be changed whenever Anoffday gets around to it. Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I should probably just get it on XBLA already. But then again, do you think the PC version will have user levels and mods?

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  • TeeManTeeMan BrainSpoon Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Braid huh? I wonder how much Steam will be asking for it.

    And I just saw on IGN than GH:Metallica won't be released in Australia until atleast May :| Is the 2nd kick-pedal available as a stand-alone product? might import them both from the US, if that's the case.

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  • darleysamdarleysam On my way to UKRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Cantido wrote: »
    darleysam wrote: »
    Braid's delay can be negated by carefully running forwards and backwards.

    But consequences could be dire. Lessons may be learned but the damage is irreversible.

    There is something utterly beautiful and captivating about this game. I've completed it, I know the story and read all the discussions and analysis, but then was compelled to sit and watch and take it all in again when my girlfriend played through it. Such a good game.

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  • DarlanDarlan Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I already have the 360 Arcade version of Braid, but I see myself buying the Steam one in a few years when it's time to put the 360 away, assuming arcade games won't carry over the next iteration of the Xbox.

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  • elliotw2elliotw2 Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    This week looks like catchup for games that I still need to get. I might get Burn Zombie Burn, but that's still a maybe

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    No PS2 version of Metallica? But it even has a Wii version, aren't they the same thing? :P

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  • ChewyWafflesChewyWaffles Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Anyone see the Metallica commercial with the college basketball coaches? Pretty clever.

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  • urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    btw Burn Zombie Burn came out last week on the PSN, and it is indeed awesome.

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  • slash000slash000 Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    No PS2 version of Metallica? But it even has a Wii version, aren't they the same thing? :P

    Comes out on the 14th

    dunno why

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    slash000 wrote: »
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    No PS2 version of Metallica? But it even has a Wii version, aren't they the same thing? :P

    Comes out on the 14th

    dunno why

    Excellent, I was worried it didn't exist.

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  • OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? the foot of mt fujiRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Tokyo Beat Down sounds like a game I would be interested in

    Is it any good, is the question

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  • slash000slash000 Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Olivaw wrote: »
    Tokyo Beat Down sounds like a game I would be interested in

    Is it any good, is the question

    Only 2 reviews so far. One decent and one meh.


    Here's Atlus's press release:
    Who has it within them to rise up against the ever growing threat of violence, crime, and terrorism on the streets of Tokyo? Enter the Beast Cops, tireless servants of justice. These men and women struggle night and day for the heart of the city. They'll match any villain punch for punch, kick for kick, bullet for bullet. They're Beast Cops because they will do whatever it takes, pay any price, inflict as much damage as necessary, in order to restore peace and security to the streets of Tokyo. Beat 'em up that lets you shoot 'em up - When fisticuffs aren't enough, add guns to deliver a whole new brand of justice to the mean streets of Tokyo. Pick up a variety of weapons, ranging from handguns to rocket launchers, for intense action on each level. Badass 70's cop show vibe - Outrageous style, over-the-top substance, and no holds barred hardboiled police action mix with madcap humor and sharply-written dialogue. Dishing out justice to the seamy underbelly of Tokyo has never been this satisfying. Multiple characters & endings - This sordid tale of Tokyo's criminal set unfolds through the eyes of three different cops with unique play styles. Story branches lead to multiple endings that determine whether you'll get your shot to beat down the ultimate crime boss. [Atlus USA]




    Here's a snip of the two reviews:


    GamePro 4/5
    From its hilariously campy dialogue to the fantastic seventies vibe, Tokyo Beat Down is worth checking out for on-the-go rumblers, and with it's almost non-existent learning curve it's absolutely perfect for first time brawlers as well. [Apr 2009, p.77]


    Nintendo Power 6/10
    The game as a whole is unsatisfying. [Apr 2009, p.87]




    Sounds like it might be shallow on the combat side, but I dunno, might wait a bit to hear from other reviews. The variety of stuff you can grab as well as the humor, multiple characters, and presentation sound good though. Might be okay.

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  • PeewiPeewi Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    TeeMan wrote: »
    Braid huh? I wonder how much Steam will be asking for it.

    They said when they announced it was coming to Steam.
    http://store.steampowered.com/news/2291/
    Available for $14.99 (12.99 EUR, 9.99 Pounds Sterling), Braid is due for launch via Steam on March 31, 2009

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  • Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    We do know at least one VC release for this week, It's Super Punch Out!!

    Also I'm glad nothing worth picking up comes out this week. I could use a break from adding more stuff to the queue.

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  • DiannaoChongDiannaoChong Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Braid got delayed until april 10th, unless that changed again.

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  • slash000slash000 Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Braid got delayed until april 10th, unless that changed again.

    I have no idea. All I know is that it's been getting pushed around, so I put a '?' next to it.

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  • DiannaoChongDiannaoChong Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    slash000 wrote: »
    Braid got delayed until april 10th, unless that changed again.

    I have no idea. All I know is that it's been getting pushed around, so I put a '?' next to it.

    http://braid-game.com/news/?p=542

    yeah, because everyone was freaking the fuck out when he said "Hey guys, its been delayed 10 days, expect it on AUGUST TENTH". Everyone of course freaked out and went "but that's four months...." Turns out it was a typo.

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  • LunkerLunker Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Slash, I know tons of people have already thanked you, but I have to dogpile: Thanks for taking the time to make these threads. There's a lot of stuff that falls through the cracks and I forget about. My wallet hates you, though. :)

    Tokyo Beat Down seems intriguing, but I'm long past my days of buying Atlus games solely because the concept sounds awesome and the PR is pitch-perfect. It sounds like a $20 buy for me, so I'll wait for a while, and I have a ton of stuff I'm backlogging through anyway. I will pick up Super Punch-Out when it hits the VC, though.

    And I can't say enough how awesome Braid was; if you haven't played it yet, you should seriously consider it. If you're remotely interested in pushing forward gaming as a medium and like experimental experiences, it's a no-brainer. Even if you don't give a shit about games-as-fart and just like puzzle games, it's inventive enough that it might be worth your time, and there are some hidden aspects to the game that force you to solve some really intricate puzzles. Note that it's not really a platformer; it's really a puzzle game that looks like one.

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  • RainbowDespairRainbowDespair Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    By a Games-As-Art standard, I thought Braid was pretty bad: pretentious and poorly executed. As a puzzle game, however, Braid is excellent and comes highly recommended.

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  • darleysamdarleysam On my way to UKRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
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  • XagarathXagarath Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I will be getting Braid come April, then.

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  • LunkerLunker Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Ooooooooh shit. I need more MS points, then. The Dishwasher demo from last year was awesome.

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  • RenzoRenzo Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Coming in here to check if The Dishwasher had been mentioned, and it has. SO AWESOME.

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  • DoctorArchDoctorArch Curmudgeon Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Yay, no new games for me this week, instead I can focus on picking up games I've been meaning to get.

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  • Local H JayLocal H Jay Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    i played the demo for that don king boxing game.
    holyyyy shit it's soooo bad.
    it's like, go play fight night round 3, they did it right 3 fucking years ago.

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Wow, what took Braid so long to get to PC?

    Also, the demo for Dishwasher was pretty horrible. I may pick up GH: Metallica when it hits $40.

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  • RenzoRenzo Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Wow, what took Braid so long to get to PC?

    Also, the demo for Dishwasher was pretty horrible. I may pick up GH: Metallica when it hits $40.

    Oh you are the worst.

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    The game played decently enough, but I couldn't stand the aesthetics to the point where they killed any enjoyment of the game. It felt less like an independent game and felt more like Hot Topic was getting into game development.

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  • LunkerLunker Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    The game played decently enough, but I couldn't stand the aesthetics to the point where they killed any enjoyment of the game. It felt less like an independent game and felt more like Hot Topic was getting into game development.

    The art is a little melodramatic, but once I got the teleporting blade I had so much fun I completely forgot about everything else. The actual combat was slick as hell. Also, as a Rock Band fan you might be more excited about the full version:
    New game modes with guitar peripheral: The Dishwasher has arcade co-op, drop-in solo campaign co-op, and drop-in solo phantom guitar co-op using the guitar peripheral. Phantom guitar players can unload electric death by playing wicked solos, perform basic movement, and use the guitar's motion control to rip through enemies with a razor-sharp headstock.

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Yeah, but I...

    I...

    FUCK that is fucking AWESOME, more non-music games need to use the guitar peripheral.

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  • B:LB:L I've done worse. Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    i played the demo for that don king boxing game.
    holyyyy shit it's soooo bad.
    it's like, go play Victorious Boxers, they did it right 8 fucking years ago.

    Yup.

    Also, where's the excitement for DDR Disney!?

    BE A MAN (song may or may not be in the game)

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  • BartholamueBartholamue Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I only get the Universe series these days.

    Oh, and Braid on Steam? It comes out April 10th

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I would consider DDR Disney if they have some weird dance version of "Be Prepared" but still kept the original Jeremy Irons vocals.

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    DDR Disney Mix was a good game.

    On the PS1.


    Seriously, it had Night of Fire, It's A Small World [Ducking Hardcore Mix], and some other good tracks.


    I think it's something of a rarity now.


    I haven't bought a DDR game since Extreme 1, and that was only because it had Somnambulist on it.

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  • BartholamueBartholamue Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Dang, I didn't know Disney's Rave had Night of Fire.

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  • cloudeaglecloudeagle Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Huh. Didn't know a new Leisure Suit Larry was coming out.

    Anyone know anything about this? I'm curious as to whether it will suck, blow, or suck AND blow. And not in the good way.

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  • B:LB:L I've done worse. Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    cloudeagle wrote: »
    Huh. Didn't know a new Leisure Suit Larry was coming out.

    Anyone know anything about this? I'm curious as to whether it will suck, blow, or suck AND blow. And not in the good way.

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