256w ago - GamesRadar's sister mag PSM3 UK has printed their review of Street Fighter IV, and based on their review it fits the bill as defining the past and future of beat-em-ups!
PSM3 scored it a 95, and concluded that Capcom has given Street Fighter back to the people where it belongs.
To quote: With SFIV, Capcom have defined what it is to be a fighting game in the twenty-first century just like they did in the twentieth.
That meant dumping the missteps taken by Street Fighter III, and drawing from the very best moments of the series - the accessibility of Street Fighter II, the pace and style of Alpha, and the fluidity and depth of Third Strike.
SFIV had to be a Street Fighter that can be played by anyone who's ever picked up Street Fighter II, and a Street Fighter that gives everyone all the help they'll need if they're starting completely from scratch.
It's effortlessly both of those things. While every other fighting game has become an elitist club for the best of the best, Capcom have given Street Fighter back to the people, where it belongs. It's in all our blood, after all.
257w ago - SpartanFX from VGChartz (linked above) reports that the OPM February issue has posted the first review of the stellar PS3 title Killzone 2. The game has got the perfect score as expected. The reviewer said:
"The buddies alongside you in each battle have been expertly tuned to provide just enough cover and support to actively get your back on occasions, while never making it feel like they could acchieve every objective alone."
"...the believability and consistency are hallmarks of the Killzone 2 expereince. None of the circumstances, weapons you find, locations you visit, or frankly any of the details in the world feel arbitrary. The world is consistently realized in its unappealing flavor."
"...filled with moments that can handily be described as inspiring awe"
- bots in offline multiplayer "perform pretty well"
"Without a doubt Killzone fans, action, and shooter fans of any stripe will isntantly tag this sequel as a powerful contender for teh best game of 2009"
259w ago - Today Associate Product Marketing Manager TJ Consunji unveiled the Killzone 2 PlayStation 3 cover via PS Blog:
Hi all, my name is TJ and I'm one of the guys working on the Killzone 2 marketing team. We are, of course, very excited about the game and wanted the PlayStation nation to be the first to see our Killzone 2 packaging. Check it out:
Guerrilla has created some awesome Holiday-themed Killzone 2 PC wallpapers. Check them out on Killzone.com.
Additionally, Sin of NeoGAF has shared several pictures of his Pre-Production review copy... one of which is available below.
Now for the plug: Killzone 2 is looking phenomenal and will be in stores February 27th, 2009. Make sure to preorder your copy now... as it's gonna rock!
But don't just take my word for it, check out PlayStation: The Official Magazine's world exclusive review hitting newsstands soon. Talk to you more in January 2009.
259w ago - Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 is the latest installment in the SMT series. SMT: Persona 3 was one of the best RPGs last year and Atlus' breakthrough title that got them the recognition they deserved, winning many new fans.
Many were excited about Persona 4's release date announcement, but many were also worried about the game being released this soon making them think it would've been rushed. In many interviews throughout the year, Atlus has been touting Persona 4 as an epic RPG, and they were right about that. But just how epic is Persona 4?
The game starts off with the main protagonist being summoned into the Velvet Room. In here, you are given the choice to name the main protagonist. Igor, the person who runs the Velvet Room, and his assistant informs the main protagonist that he will face a great tragedy and mystery, and it will be his mission to "seek out the truth" for the mystery. If he doesn't fulfill his mission, his future will be lost.
After waking up and leaving the Velvet Room, the main protagonist finally arrives in Inaba in which he will be staying with his uncle and cousin for a year due to his parents having to work overseas for a year. Shortly after his stay in Inaba, a mysterious murder occurs, and there are no clues or suspects.
260w ago - Resistance 2, Gears of War 2, and Little Big Planet, To me? Those are filler compared to the massive game known as Fallout 3.
This game could easily be called game of the year 2008 by everyone. Why? Because of 2 words, Open Environment. Fallout 3 may not have Online game play, or a chainsaw to hack people up with (Actually it does =D), but it does have what I consider to be the MOST important aspect of games this generation for the PlayStation 3.
Free roaming games have been my personal favorite from the start. But Fallout 3 goes above and beyond the call of duty, making a map nearly the size of Oblivion. But not only that, they gave us guns and a first person view. Making this the first game I have ever seen that is free roaming AND a first person shooter.
As for the plot, Your "born" in a "vault" which is a nuclear fallout shelter, you grow up until you leave the vault at 19. Inside the Vault you decide your Gender, Character looks, S.P.E.C.I.A.L., Skills, and a small amount of your Karma.
After you leave the vault you can pretty much do whatever you please. As you continue however, your level will advance through "experience points". This is where the RPG aspect of the game comes in. Every time you "Level up" You get a set amount of skill points, as well as 1 free perk. These...