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Brutal Legend, This Game looks F#(KING COOL!!

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This game is either gonna be a brutal failure, or a awesome legend! Either way though, It’ll ROCK your socks off!!
I can’t wait till it comes out to see.
Available Rocktober 13, 2009 for PS3 and XBox 360.

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Farcry 2! Cry HARDER!

In Far Cry 2’s chaotic world of mercenaries, gunrunners, and armed militias, you’ll find yourself dropped into a dizzying web of shady clients and paper-thin alliances. All manner of names and faces are introduced during the course of the storyline, but the real star isn’t anyone brandishing a smuggled weapon in search of blood diamonds; it’s the daunting and awe-inspiring 50-square kilometers of African landscape that make up the game’s open-world setting. Aside from providing the opportunity to soak up an amazing sunset, Far Cry 2’s free-roaming terrain brilliantly harmonizes with the first-person combat. The diverse landscape and myriad environmental factors work alongside a wide assortment of weaponry to give you tremendous freedom to approach each mission. Combined with solid multiplayer, Far Cry 2’s sheer breadth of action provides you with plenty of reason to stay lost in the African wilderness despite an underwhelming plot and the occasional sense of tedium in navigating from one location to another on the gargantuan map.

Far Cry 2 is quite the looker.

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Dissidia Cast List

In more Final Fantasy news, the cast list for Dissidia : Final Fantasy has been revealed finally.
For those of you who don’t know what this game is, is a 3-D action game in development by Squeenix for the PSP,
Set to be released around christmas in Japan, It will have wireless one-on-one game play and fights revolving around the use of individual special skill sets of characters to do damage to opponents. Players can also customize their characters with equipment.
The game will apparently be fully voiced and will allegedly contain twice the spoken dialouge that Crisis Core had in it.
The voice actors for Japan are:

Warrior of Light – Toshihiko Seki (Duo Maxwell(Gundam Wing), Rau Le Cruset(Gundam SEED), Iruka(Naruto))
Garland – Kenji Utsumi (Louis Armstrong(Full Metal Alchemist), Shenlong(Dragonball))
Firion – Hikaru Midorikawa (Heero Yuy(Gundam Wing), Zelgadis Greywords(Slayers))
Emperor – Kenyuu Horiuchi (Sencond Hokage(Naruto), Raiden(Metal Gear Solid))
Onion Knight – Jun Fukuyama (Lelouch Lamperouge(Code Geass), Craft Lawrence(Spice & Wolf))
Cloud of Darkness – Masako Ikeda (Gillian Hewley(Crisis Core), Nodoka Saotome(Ranma½))
Cecil Harvey – Shizuma Hodoshima (Hisashi Jonouchi(Boogiepop Phantom), Cecil Harvey(derp)(Final Fantasy IV))
Golbez – Takeshi Kaga (Kiriko(Blackjack), Souichirou Yagami(Live action Death Note))
Bartz Klauser – S?ichir? Hoshi (Gino Weinberg(Code Geass), Kira Yamato(Gundam SEED))
Exdeath – Tar? Ishida (Count Cagliostro(Lupin III – Castle of Cagliostro), Emperor Beld (record of Lodoss war))
Terra Branford – Yukari Fukui (Nono(Top wo Nerae 2!), Nia(Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann))
Kefka Palazzo – Shigeru Chiba (Megatron(Beast Wars), Raditz(Dragon Ball Z))
Cloud Strife – Takahiro Sakurai (Takashi Kamiyama (Chromartie High School), Suzaku Kururugi(Code Geass)
Sephiroth – Toshiyuki Morikawa (Tekkaman Blade(Tekkaman Blade), Kyosuke Nanbu(Super Robot Taisen Original Generation)
Squall Leonhart – Hideo Ishikawa (Itachi Uchiha(Naruto), Cait Sith(Final Fantasy VII – Advent Children)
Ultimecia – Atsuko Tanaka (Motoko Kusanagi(Ghost in the Shell), Caster(Fate/Stay night)
Zidane Tribal – Romi Paku (Edward Elric(Fullmetal Alchemist), Loran Cehack( ? Gundam))
Kuja – Akira Ishida (Athrun Zala(Gundam SEED), Gaara(Naruto))
Tidus – Masakazu Morita (Ichigo Kurosaki(Bleach))
Jecht – Masuo Amada (Manda(Naruto), Monev the Gale(Trigun))
Cosmos – Sumi Shimamoto (Princess Yanagi(Devil Hunter Yohko ), Nausicaä (Nausicaä and the valley of the wind)
Chaos – Norio Wakamoto (Cell(Dragonball Z), Alexander Anderson(Hellsing Ultimate)
Narrator – Bunta Sugawara

I’m very much looking forward to this game.


Macross: Ace Frontier for PSP

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Wholly crap! the PSP game I’ve always wished for is coming out in only a month!!! OMG OMG OMG OMG! (fanboy squeal). OK, ok I caught my breath…. it looks like there using the Gundam Battle Universe engine for this, which is a very good choice because this engine (and all of it’s predecessors) have gotten me through many a boring hour on the bus and at a relative’s house.

I am going to sum up the trailer here…
The game will have in game voices, it will include the Macross TV series, Macross Plus, Macross 7, and Macross Frontier. This game will also include a few extra mechas not shown in any of these series, This game will support WI-FI adhoc for up to 4 players as well as online support. Each mecha will be customizable, with the ability to upgrade stats and change the weapon load out. Much like Battle Universe it will include the ability to have a wingman help you out in most missions.

Also here’s one thing I will also note. Being Bandai, and also being that this game will be fucking amazing awesome! They will NEVER translate or export it over to North America. This is a habit of bandai for EVERY game that has used this engine. I don’t quite understand why they don’t export there GOOD games, they only tend to port the bad ones. No wonder the Japanese gaming industry isn’t doing quite as well, there focusing on bad tactical RPGS and Final Fanservice! Bandai have had alot of hits with action games, but almost NONE of them ever see the light of day over here. And it’s a damn shame.

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Mobile Suit Gundam: The Blood of Zeon

So with the recent release of Menace of Axis for the PSP, I thought I’d go and play it’s predecessor for the PSX.

It’s a nifty little tactical strategy rpg that lets you mess with the continuity of the Universal Century Gundam timeline.
You start out after the signing of the Antarctic Treaty during the One Year War, and then proceed as one of the factions until the end of the Zeta Gundam story.
you can attempt to recreate the Anime’s story as closely as you want, or you can change events in or against your favor. (for example: you can prevent Gihren Zabi from firing the solar ray and murdering his father, or if your the Feddies, you can reject the Zeons offer for peace after the battle of A Boa Qu and continue the war into side 3)

At the onset you can only choose to be either the Earth Federation Space Force, or the Principality of Zeon.
After completing a certain amount of the game you can unlock other factions.
such as:
The Delaz Fleet(Gundam 0083)
The Titans(Helmed by Jamitov Hyman, Z Gundam)
Titans(Controlled by Paptimus Scirocco, Z Gundam)
Haman’s Neo Zeon(Z, and ZZ Gundam)
Casval’s Neo Zeon (Char’s Counterattack)
A.E.U.G (Commanded by Blex Forer and Quattro Bagina)
And a special all female faction of all the female Gundam characters lead by Haman Kahn
This game also has characters and sub plots from 08th MS team, Blue Destiny, Rise from the Ashes and others.

This game plays like a hybrid of SD Gundam G Generation, and Risk.

Here are some of the things I didn’t like about the game though.

The Enemy AI is pathetic, once you figure the three things they do in and out of battle
the game becomes ridiculously easy(still long though)

The game only works with ONE very specific emulator and it’s none of the ones we like to use normally.
(that is, if you were to use an emulator, heh)

Transformable MS are practically nerfed in the way that when they are in flight mode they can’t attack ground units.
(although this isn’t a problem in space, but most of the fighting I did was on Earth)

For the amount of water combat in this game there are surprisingly few units that can traverse water and or attack water units (unless you’re the zeons of course, then you’re just ducky.)

You can’t attack an enemies home base unless you take out all of his other strategic points(important land like Odessa, Jaburo etc.) but he can still attack your main base if he can get to it anyway.

Killing the enemies faction leader does nothing but make him/her respawn later(like all characters do)
but killing yours ends the game.

Most of that isn’t as bad as it sounds though and is just me nitpicking most of it.

Overall I give it a 7/10 when rated as a strategy game or 10/10 when rated as a Gundam game(as it’s like one of four that are actually good)

If only more Gundam games let you mess with the story such as this…

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