280w ago - Following on the heels of last month's additions to the Folklore tale, 2 new downloadable add-on packs are heading your way soon. Here's what's included:
Folklore Add-on #3 "The Alchemist Pack"
In this pack, Ellen heads for Undersea City in search of her mother, while other quests will find you collecting stones for a mysterious alchemy experiment and clearing away the Folks who are blocking the Elevator in Hell Realm.
Discover Scarab, a new Folk that will make sure you get the "point", as well as a special Faery-inspired costume for Ellen.
Folklore Add-on #4 "The Origin of Belgae"
The doorway to the Netherworld remains open... enjoy four more trips into the unknown set during the original adventure.
The pack challenges you to undertake the 'rites of the ancient messenger', discover what's responsible for making a terrible noise and use a photo of a faery to solve a mystery...
Ellen will be gifted with the "Cloak of the Deep" and collect an additional Folk called Radian, that spins to hit enemies multiple times with outreached arms.
These Folklore Add-On Packs are priced for download at $3.99 apiece, or bundled together for $5.99. Oh, and if you haven't already downloaded the free Folklore holiday...
283w ago - Eric Fong, Folklore Associate Producer, announced on the official PlayStation Blog that a holiday-themed expansion pack will be available this week for download from the PlayStation Network. That may sound quite appealing, but the news gets even better: the pack is free!
Downloading the expansion will get you two new costumes for Ellen and Keats, both of which are intensely spirited to say the least. Keats will also have a new quest to participate in which has been titled "Holy Night Visitor." To top things off, a new Folk can also be collected. Known as "Grab Bag," this rather ferocious gift monster will clearly aid our heroes in battle.
For more information, head over to Fong's blog post and check back soon for more updates.
291w ago - As posted on PS3NFO.com, today release group SUSHi released Folklore (EUR) for PS3 (NFO File). According to their release notes, it appears even some release groups feel a PS3 iSO Loader (or better yet, PS3 homebrew) is long overdue to quote:
Isnt it time for a loader ? ;-)
Aside from stepping stones in recent months (the RSX progress, another Warhawk hole found, BRD drive FW dumped and partially decrypted- pics coming!, PS2 BiOS Dumper for PS3- dumps to internal PS2 Memory Card, then copy it to USB Flash Stick via XMB to examine how the 'PS2 Mode' is handled, etc.) not much progress has been acheived in getting unsigned code running on a retail PS3 unit unfortunately.
It's starting to look like the real GODS may be SPA versus PDX, not because they were actually the first to make a PS3 loader.. but because to date they have still managed to keep any leaks from reaching the public's hands.
293w ago - If you had proof that there was life after death, would you live differently than you do now? Would the world change--and not just for the better? These are questions the characters in Folklore wrestle with. It sounds like the setup for a deep role-playing game, but in actuality, this is an action/adventure game with rather few RPG elements that tells an intriguing, convoluted story set in two distinct worlds: modern-day Ireland and an afterlife based on Celtic traditions.
Folklore is an inconsistent game with some minor gameplay and storytelling issues that keep it from reaching its full potential. Nevertheless, even with these flaws, it manages to be an enjoyable journey into the lands of the dead, where our memories take many different forms.
The game is separated into two different regions. First, there is the Irish village of Doolin, where two characters are trying to solve a series of murders. One of them is Ellen, a young woman who's received a mysterious letter from someone claiming to be her long-lost mother, and encourages Ellen to come to the village to find her.
The other is Keats, a reporter for an occult magazine who received a message of his own, one that points to strange goings-on in the same village. The second region is the netherworld, a series of afterlives that are home...
296w ago - In Folklore the barrier between the lands of the living and dead is far from impenetrable. Living souls that travel between are called "messengers," and Folklore concerns itself with two in particular: Keats, a worldly reporter obsessed with the occult, and Ellen, a young woman with a murky past. Both are lured to the town of Doolin in short order, and the death of one thrusts both on a journey through seven strange realms of the Netherworld.
Each metaphysical neighborhood is shaped by how the living view death, resulting in worlds as diverse as the thoughts that brought them into being. The Faery Realm is a psychedelic wonderland of glowing butterflies and vibrant foliage that feels more like an interactive painting than anything nature might manage. Warcadia, on the other hand, is a nightmarish eternal battlefield where bullets never stop flying and bombers never stop diving.
Whether exploring the watery blue of the Undersea City, or wandering the halls of the Endless Corridor, the beautiful otherworldly visuals can't gloss over the fact that something's not quite right in the Netherworld, and most of the residents aren't terribly pleased to see you traipsing across their property. Over a hundred different monsters, called "Folks," want to take a chunk out of your hide.