Yes, I have been playing games. I know it’s been a while for any type of update here on Player 2 but I’m back to do a little chit chatting about what I’ve been playing and some of my impressions on them. In my last post I’ve said I was really excited about Darksiders 2. How did that turn out? What else have I been playing? Also, I’ll give some WiiU thoughts from a person who doesn’t like Nintendo really at all. Keep reading for one of my first updates in weeks.
The first game play trailer from Black Ops 2′s multiplayer is finally upon us. I don’t know why but these videos always pump me up. What can I say, I just love me some Call of Duty online action. Opening thoughts on the video are this; I can easily see myself rage throwing my controller over some of those kill streaks, but I’m excited to use them. Enjoy the madness below and let us know what you think. I personally can’t wait to get my hands on this.
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron is a direct sequel to Transformers: War of Cybertron. Unfortunately I never got to try the first one, time flew by and I can’t even recall ever being curious about it. Which I feel may have been a mistake. I’ve been able to get a sample of gameplay with Fall of Cybertron and I’m really impressed with how everything works with the game. This game has done something that even the Transformers movies weren’t able to do, an occurance of flashbacks of my childhood sitting in front of the television watching rented VHS of Transformers kick in, and I can’t help but feel within the short time I’ve had with this game, it may be better than watching the movie.
Here I am deep into the summer with one major problem. There has been nothing of enjoyment to play. Honestly, it’s the time of the year where I seem to have the most free time, yet no games are out. I played the next chapter in The Walking Dead but beyond that its slim pickings. So, what I’ve been trying to do is play games which have been on awesome summer deals that I skipped over during the busier times. I’m going to talk about them, and mostly how I’m happy I didn’t pay full price because I simply cannot get into anything. It’s becoming frustrating, but I’ll give some impressions on things anyway.
A series of images have been revealed on Reddit and NeoGAF claiming to be leaks of characters from PlayStation All-Stars. The playable characters list consists of: Ratchet (Ratchet & Clank), Sackboy (LittleBigPlanet), Spike (Ape Escape), Sir Daniel Fortesque (MediEvil), Nariko (Heavenly Sword), Dante (Ninja Theorys Devil May Cry) and Raiden (Metal Gear Solid).
Even though I’m a big fan of the Metal Gear Solid series, I didn’t enjoy much of Raidens presence in Sons of Liberty and Guns of Patriots, however, with Solid Snake being in Super Smash Bros, I’d be fine with Raiden. Nariko presence should be a must, being one of the few female characters that stand out in the PlayStation family, and generally speaking, one in a few female characters that actually carry an interesting story. The list reveals a good amount of characters, but I think we can all agree there is still plenty of characters Sony can still use. Which character would you like to add to the list?
Square Enix CEO, Yoichi Wada, confirmed via Twitter that Final Fantasy XIII Versus is still in development. It wasn’t until last week that rumors kicked off reporting the project was canned. Now we can all put this to rest but for the mean time, I’ll leave you with a fun question. What will be released first? The Last Guardian or Final Fantasy XIII Versus?
Malicious, developed by Alvion, will be released exclusively on the PlayStation Network later today. Malicious gets you right into the action, featuring a Mega Man like aspect which you select a stage and defeat a boss, gaining new weapons and building powers. Malicious will be available later today for $9.99. However, you can purchase the game at a 20% discount if you are a PS+ member until August 7th. The PSN will also be updated with Malicious avatars and themes, which I’m hoping will be appealing. It’s been a long time since I’ve changed my PS3 theme… Considering the price, it looks like I will be checking this game out.
Also there has been no word about the PSVita version. Malicious was first announced for the PS3 but an announcement of a Vita port was followed by the success in Japan. I wouldn’t get my hopes up thinking you can play the Vita version later today. The Vita version is suppose to be a port with additional content, so it’s going to be awhile before the release. It will be interesting to see how they treat the Vita version, will you be able to download the Vita version at a discounted price if you purchased the PS3 version? Hopefully soon we’ll find out.