Just this week Ratchet & Clank was given the PS3 collection treatment like its cousins, Jak & Daxter and Sly Cooper. When these three trilogies came out originally, I was getting exhausted of playing so many platformer games and ignored them. I’ll be honest : I’m still trying to plow through the Jak saga and only bought Ratchet so that I could get my hands on the Sly 4 demo. That series only caught my attention when I finished Infamous 1/2 and wanted to play other games developed by Sucker Punch, and I loved my Sly Collection ever since.
That brings us to Thieves in Time. Sucker Punch passed the development baton over to Sanzaru Games, the team responsible for remastering the original trilogy. This demo is short, and frankly, hasn’t convinced me that I should purchase this game at launch.
Leon S. Kennedy returns in Resident Evil 6 with a new metrosexual jacket!
Two month early access was granted to Xbox 360 Dragon’s Dogma owners for the official Resident Evil 6 demo on July 3. The full demo pre-installed on the Dragon’s Dogma disc includes campaigns for Leon S. Kennedy, Chris Redfield, and Jake Muller. Each of the characters’ campaigns are fairly unique. Chris is heavily action oriented with his use of heavy weapons much like Resident Evil 5. Jake is a mix of action and survival with his physical prowess. The focus of this review however, is the return of Leon S. Kennedy and the survival horror theme reminiscent of “old school” Resident Evil titles.
Regardless of what many die-hard fans are saying about Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, we’re really excited for this game and what Platinum Games has planned for Raiden. Metal Gear Rising nixes stealth in favor of fast-paced, adrenaline pumping action that Platinum Games is known for. A perfect fit for the antics that Raiden performed in MGS4: Guns of the Patriots. Konami has revealed the Title Screen that’ll greet players that play the demo at E3 2012. It really reminds me of title screens like Mortal Kombat 9 and God of War, with the character looking at the player or breathing, and then moving when making a selection. Of course Raiden is just standing there, but he is shot from many dynamic angles. We expressed how we felt about the game in the first episode of The Wired Fish Podcast Season 2.
I finally got a chance to play the demo of Ace Combat Assault Horizon on Wednesday. Long story short, regardless of my reservations of how I feel about where the series is going (it’s really just the story that concerns me), I came away satisfied with what I played that day. The demo offered two missions to play: one fighter jet, one helicopter. One played a bit differently from the previous entries, and the other is an all-new experience for the Ace Combat series. After the break, I’ll start with the tried-and-true fighter jet gameplay.