Sunday, September 28, 2008

DEMO-LITION: Making up for lost time

i've been busy with readjusting to living in the early half of the 21st century, getting back into school and trying to figure out how i'm going to buy all the games i want in the next month, so a few demos have come out since the first Demo-lition. so, here's the demos i've been checking out....

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (PS3)

being a star wars fan, i've become very skeptical of SW games. sure, there's been some shining stars like the Knights of the Old Republic games and Republic Commando. even Rouge Squadron on N64. but there's been alot of weak games that have come down the pike. so, ever since TFU got announced, it been touted as THE star wars game. so, i had high hopes for the demo to show me that the hype was warranted.

well, i started the game and found right off the bat, you feel like a god. flinging stometroopers around, bending and breaking objects, throwing TIE fighters. holy hell! i dug it. it's just by the end, i was thinking that "this is going to be the whole game,isn't it?" it's fun, sure, but to me, it's turned into devil may cry, where you're competing with yourself to do cool combos that don't have much to do with the game. by the end, i could tell it was going to be a good game, but i wasn't sure if i was going to spend money on it. the targeting is very janky and the combat gets very boring after awhile. granted that it's the demo, but it didn't do much for me. of coarse, the rumor of a republic commando current-gen game coming next year has me waiting.............

Bottom line: i'm not getting it......yet

The Last Guy (PS3)

the PS3 is the leader in weird downloadable games. this is one of the weirdest games i've played on PSN. i really don't get it. it's interesting for sure. to me, i don't get it. and i really had to work at it. i will admit that i'm one of those gamers that really needs to get grabbed into a game to want to keep playing. i applaud Sony for having a really large volume of non-arcade/traditional games, (and there isn't going to be a shortage on those this xmas season) but after playing the demo i remember saying "i could be playing warhawk"

Bottom line: i could have been playing warhawk.

Soul Caliber 4

Darth Vader is in the PS3 version. that's good considering who the 360 crowd got. but that's about it. if you like So Cal before, you'll like So Cal 4. i remembered that i had Tekken 5 online after playing the demo. so i jumped on a played that instead. on a side note, why didn't they have Darth dropping to his knees after losing a battle and screaming the best line in episode 3?

Bottom line: it's cool, but i'm waiting for Tekken 6.


this one was interesting to say the least. i didn't know much about it, but i've heard so much about this. so when the demo came out, i figured that i'd check it out. the concept of manipulaing the ground is different. the combat isn't anything to write home about and the story seemed the same as any other space marines shooting shit game, but the move the ground gun is something that's looking in a different direction. and different is something that's doesn't happen very often. that being said, after the fourth time i died after shooting a bad guy with the ground gun rather then an actual gun, i said "i could be playing Call of Duty 4."

Bottom line: it's a cool concept, but i've got too many games to play already to play the game with the ground gun.

hit me up on PSN, (JFX)

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