The way I see the FPS market is that there are only three franchises worth that $60 kick in the nuts: Halo, COD and Gears. What sets these titles apart from the rest (ehmmm R6V), is that the controls are totally crisp. If you don’t have this, your game is bound to suck regardless of its genre (i.e. every Marvel and Disney title ever produced). I am however glad to see that Epic is adding a variety of new features that will keep Gears fans rocking this game all throughout the holidays. Although I’m still a tad bit skeptic about the chainsaw battles, the proximity mine-esque grenades, body coverage and wide assortment of new weapons are surely to make Gears 2 a keeper.
The verdict: Star Wars just makes everything that much sweeter. I’m in quite a dilemma having both 360 and the PS3. The problem starts when I’m forced to decide between the notorious gamerscore perk versus an enticing tandem of playing as Darth Vader, all the while being able to control my character with a fully responsive D-Pad. Decisions, decisions…
It’s stories like this that reaffirms my belief that Tetris is still the most bad ass video game ever. And nothing is more bad ass than playing Tetris on an oscilloscope. Refreshing at 100 Hz, it’s got a frame rate that trumps most games you’re used to. Tetris purists may want to look away from the video… not the most graceful Tetris moves are within. But come on, it’s on an oscilloscope!
If you think you’ve got better moves, the developer is calling you out in an open challenge. BYO oscilloscope and DIY skills.
Patrice Diselets, AC’s Creative Director discusses the fight controls a little bit more in depth. Now, the fighting system was my number one concern with this game, and judging from this trailer, it doesn’t look so choppy. (final judgment is eight days away suckas.)