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New Details on God of War III

February 13, 2009

coversection11A  preview in Game Informer‘s March issue has revealed new information on God of War III, and a gorgeous new cinematic trailer on Eurogamer.net is there to give our imaginations a rest and show us how these new mechanics work.

Many aspects of the game are getting a makeover, including Kratos who is jumping from a design of 5,000 polygons to 20,000.  There will be more dynamic interaction with the Titans and Kratos will be pit against up to 50 enemies at once.  Enemies will also build strategies when fighting, responding to a leader or sometimes jumping Kratos all at once which can be countered by a wiggle of the analog stick.

Of course if the enemies are getting rebuilt, so is Kratos.  He’ll be carrying new weapons including the Cestus Gauntlets which look like two great animal heads on his hands.  Each new weapon will serve as a great difference form the Blades of Chaos, will have more purpose and allow the player more options.

There’s no release date yet for the end of the trilogy, but the anticipation is building!  Game director Stig Asmussen told Game Informer, “We want this to be the game that shows people what the PS3 can do.”

To see the awesome video posted on Eurogamer TV, click here.

[Source: Eurogamer.net]

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56 Things I love About MGS4

June 29, 2008
Metal Gear Solid 4 is the best game I have played in a long time. While playing it, I couldn’t help but say things like “I love that” repeatedly. Here are 56 things I love about MGS4.

*CAUTION: CONTAINS SPOILERS*

I love…

0. The little tips during the install screens.
1. How great Snake looks during the install screens.
2. Pressing L1 during cutscenes for a different view.
3. Pressing X for flashbacks.
4. Tiptoeing over corpses.
5. How dirt gets on the screen after rubble falling nearby.
6. When Otacon gives me tips when I’m a little lost.
7. Hearing the “item dropped” sound anytime someone died.
8. How I use an oil drum someone farted in.
9. How Snake rubs the bottom of his back after being crouched too long.
10. How Snake can fall asleep too.
11. Sunny playing the PSP.
12. Never having felt lost in the story, even though I didn’t play the other MGS games.
14. Otacon’s comment on the PS3 and Blu-Ray Disc.
15. Drebin 893’s monkey.
16. The abundance of cutscenes!
17. The posters hidden behind paintings in the South American home
18. How the install screen changes after Snake’s face is severely burned.
19. Raging Raven and the fight against her.
20. Laughing Octopus and the fight against her.
21. Crying Wolf and the fight against her.
22. Screaming Mantis and the fight against her.
23. Being reunited with the cardboard box.
24. Pressing triangle to keep Snake going through the microwave tunnel.
25. Easy access to weapons and ammo through Drebin.
26. How we obtain Face Camo of other characters.
27. Shaking the controller during cutscenes so my Camo returns to normal.
28. Snake’s dream in the helicopter!
29. The Rail Gun.
30. How Snake’s Psyche gauge could deplete during a cutscene.
31. That Snake kicked his smoking habit.
32. The motorcycle chase.
33. Controlling REX.
34. Shooting enemies from Drebin’s tank. Very Resident Evil like.
35. Mk. II & III
36. How Snake tried to look up Naomi’s skirt.
37. How Akiba tried to grab Mei Ling’s butt.
38. How Akiba slapped Meryl’s butt and then held her hand.
39. How Raiden always appeared at the right moments.
40. The soundtrack.
41. Sunny’s eggs.
42. Feeling like I was the main character in an actual action movie.
43. Psycho Mantis’ failure to read my past.
45. Watching TV at the start of the game.
46. How Snake’s iPod worked like a real one.
47. How Otacon had an Apple laptop.
48. How Sunny was so intelligent.
49. Snake’s CQC skills.
50. The final fight against Liquid.
51. How the center of Snake’s bandanna was always scrunched up.
52. Sharing rations with other soldiers.
53. How the Resistance member ran to take a quick leak in the park.
54. Actually fearing the Gekko.
55. Feeling like I did right by starting this list at zero.
56. The ending. It made me cry.

If I had the game right in front of me at the moment I know I could think of 50 more. But this is all I got off the top of my head.

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Old Snake is New to Me

June 27, 2008

“Babe, I got a PS3!”

I won’t forget when my boyfriend first said those words to me. It was a couple weeks ago, and I was at work staring at a monitor displaying my store’s poor performance results. I shuffled my feet around, punched in a few keys and swept my eyes across the sales floor.

At first, I didn’t believe him. I had strongly suggested he wait until Final Fantasy XIII was released. But he wanted to play Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots so bad that he couldn’t wait.

Well, I’m glad he didn’t. MGS4 is the best game I’ve played in years. It hooked me the second I played it and kept me engaged throughout. It’s the first MGS game I’ve played seriously, but I didn’t feel lost in the story or less attached. My heart latched onto Old Snake as soon as I saw him, feeling sorry for such an old person having to fight.

I’ve tried to play the game as much as I could since we got the PS3. I guess that’s why I didn’t post about it. I’ve beaten the game and already I want to play it again. It was simply incredible.