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Anxiously awaiting…

Anxiously awaiting…




August 24th, 2011     

Let the season of gaming begin!

First up, Deus Ex: Human Revolution.  I haven’t played any of the previous games in the title but was greatly intrigued by the presentation at last year’s PAX.  There were a few things that stood out for me.  1) Mary DeMarle is the lead writer.  My preconception about the game was that it was your standard shooter/adventure where your main focus would be to blow stuff up.  That idea and female writer seemed a bit of a mismatch to me.  She was really interesting as she talked about the game and as a gal myself, I just like seeing women doing great things in the world of games and entertainment.  2) Non-violent play.  I’m not particularly good at games that require you to have good aim while shooting things.   Just ask Fusion.   So even though DX:HR does involve shooting things, you also have the option of not shooting things.  On stage Mary said it is possible to play the entire game non-violently and I’m anxious to see how that works out.  3) It looks cool.   4)  I can play it on my PS3.  (Long Live Console Gaming!)  My copy is currently waiting to be shipped by Amazon…

In late October, we get the first PS3 version of THE iDOLM@STER 2.  I cannot begin to explain how excited I am for this port.  THE iDOLM@STER main series has been an Xbox exclusive and was pretty much the only thing tempting me to buy an Xbox in Japan.  I’m glad I waited.  Back when it was just an arcade game, I tried to find an arcade near me that had the game.  No such luck.  The closest one was a fairly distant (and pricey) bus ride away.  Then it came to console but on Xbox.  While I don’t know the exact numbers, the game was responsible for selling a lot of systems not to mention a lot of Microsoft Points.  Spinoff titles appeared for the PSP but not having one of those either, I had to settle for the DS title Dearly Stars.  It’s like IM@S lite with a twist.  I had fun, it was cute, but it didn’t give me the whole experience.  Jump ahead to Tokyo Game Show 2010 where they give a special presentation for the upcoming THE iDOLMA@STER 2 and they announce there will be guys too.  None of them are cute but that doesn’t really matter.  Sadly, the game is also an Xbox exclusive so I give up my dreams of ever getting to play the real thing.

Until now.  I was happily getting my IM@S fix from the new anime series when they also announce the second game will be ported to the PS3.  I’ve already put aside money for it, I just need to find a good place to import from.  Suggestions welcome!

Just a few days after IM@S2 is Uncharted 3.  Uncharted 2 was excellent.  Multiplayer was fun, even for somebody horrible like me.   Easy mode on the main game was perfect for me.  I’m quite sure I will enjoy Uncharted 3 just as much as I did the 2nd one.

Maybe it’s a good thing FFXIV isn’t on PS3 yet…







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