Way back in March of last year, I put in my helping hand to Tim Schafer’s then initially titled “Double Fine Adventure” when it went to break records on Kickstarter. A year later with a lot of fun updates in between, we get our first look in a teaser for the game now titled Broken Age.
Hit the jump to watch the teaser trailer.
If you are around my age, then you grew up when Pokemon began its rise in popularity here in the United States. For me, Pokemon captured me with its simplistic RPG elements and “gotta catch ‘em all” mantra that make a completionist’s wet dream. Yesterday, Nintendo announced the first set of games (since they always release in twos) developed for the 3DS.
Pokemon X and Pokemon Y brings a brand new generation of Pokemon to an updated platform. For the first time, in a long time, Pokemon looks different from anything that I remember. They will finally show Pokemon use their attack animations in full 3D.
What else can I say? They hooked me into Pokemon again.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer.
In about three months, two of the most anticipated games are coming out within a week of each other. I am talking about Halo 4 and Call of Duty Black Ops 2. This week both games released new trailers, showing off some new stuff for fans to drool over.
Hit the jump to see what all the hubbub is all about.
I used to avoid first person shooters. Sure I played Goldeneye, but I didn’t really enjoy them until a little game called Halo. Then, along came Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and I was sold on another franchise. But recently, there has been a little fatigue from the repetitive nature of first person shooters. Most recently, Danny and I have dived headfirst into the world of Pandora and enjoyed Borderlands. Now Borderlands still has a lot of the repetitive shooting mechanics, but what sets Borderlands apart from the plethora of FPS games out there is the sense of humor present in the game. Check out what I mean in this new trailer.
So we got a peek at what could happen when DC characters like Superman, Batman, and the Joker would appear in a fighting game in Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe. Now the makers of Mortal Kombat, NetherRealm, have made Injustice: Gods Among Us. Check out the announcement trailer:
The game appears to feature a cast of characters including Wonder Woman, Superman, Batman, Flash, Solomon Grundy, Harley Quinn, and Lex Luthor. There’s also the possibility of Captain Cold, Mister Freeze, or another ice-based villain. NetherRealm also promises a roster with “at least as many” characters as Mortal Kombat
It looks fun and interesting, but not being a fan of fighting games, I’ll probably pass. I wish Warner Bros. could focus on creating content that was more original and less reactionary to the successes of others. A DC Universe fighting game ends up drawing comparison to Marvel’s many Capcom games which are strong examples of excellent fighting games. A unifying Justice League movie would be compared to the Avengers. So Warner Bros. I hope you read this (Yeah, right): Make content worthy of your characters like Arkham City that respects the source material.
As I’ve said time and again, I’m a big fan of DC comics. I am also a big fan of Legos. On top of that I am a fan of video games. So of course, I love the Lego games, especially Lego Batman. Well, here’s the trailer for Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes.
This looks like the same kind of fun and humor of previous Lego titles, but now we get a full stable of DC heroes to play with as well as a stable of Batman villains with Lex Luthor thrown in the bunch. One thing I’m a little wary of is the addition of voices. So many Lego games have done so well with the silent mini-figs. Minor complaint. I’m looking forward to playing this one.
We talked about it for a little bit in last week’s podcast, but here’s the trailer for Harley Quinn’s Revenge DLC for Batman: Arkham City. Take a look.
Sets up the story and shows what is going to be happening. It looks like the majority of the game takes place in Arkham City’s Industrial District where Joker set up camp in the main story. The game will be split as you spend time playing as both Batman and Robin. I’m looking forward to see exactly how much more Batman lore we’ll get from this story. Will there also be more hints to future games (Arkham World?). We’ve only got a few weeks to find out.
Coming a day earlier than anticipated (unless there’s more coming), Treyarch has released the first trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. Check it out here via joystiq.
Now keep in mind that I enjoy these games for the story mode. I enjoyed multiplayer for a long time, but I’ve been burnt out for the last couple years. So what do I think? Well, then that definitely feels different from the setting of the previous Black Ops. The story now in the near-future where tech is all over the place. At first, I almost expected an AI story, but it turns into an “enemy controls our weapons” story. As long as the crazy perks and killstreaks are balanced, the game should be fun especially with quadrotors and quadriped droid/tanks.
There’s also some added info from joystiq on the story mode, and it’s looking pretty ambitious. The story will range from the 1980s to the near future of 2025, and it will also feature Alex Mason and his son, David, in their respective time periods. And most interesting, a game mechanic that allows for choices that effect the story. But it all honesty, the article had me at “David S. Goyer”. Sixty bucks down the drain this fall.