Now then, those on my personal Facebook feed will have seen these, but since they are to do with one of those Unannounced stories on the Pilot section, I'd thought I'd bring them all together and talk through what is happening.
As you may remember, a story started by guest writer LuckyBachi called "Sonic: The Hog Behind the Hero", which was stopped after four chapters. This was due to another story starting on her DeviantArt account. Called "Perfect Chaos II", it has a lot more of a reputation due to its complex story arcs. During the year of 2012, the same year Perfect Chaos II started, rumours were around of a Sonic game that would finally be Sonic Adventure 3. At the beginning of 2013, those rumours grew stronger. In fact, the biggest cherry on the cake was in February, when a whole host of information was announced about the new Sonic game. Well, announced as in more rumours.
Admit it. Playing Sonic the Hedgehog games competitively against others is fun. Both Adventure games, Heroes, and the 3DS version of Generations all feature local multiplayer, and in the case of the 3DS, online play.
I have been avid to booting up Adventure 2 and Heroes when mates are round, and all enjoy it. But modern Sonic games seem to have just become single player affairs.
Things on Wheels is an RC racing game found on XBLA for 400 points. A good deal for the content it hosts. Or so it seems. The game features twenty tracks set over four episodes, making it five per episode. What makes it interesting is it's story. Even if there isn't much of it. A millionaire hosts an RC racing car tournament every year in his mansion. Your uncle has a champion in the tournament, but that champion acquires a broken wrist, and so you have to take his place. You start by going to the prologue, reading the first blog entry which explains all this, then head out to the sandbox to practise driving.
So, I realise I might use the Gaming section of my blog quite a lot. And it's true. There are more posts in this section alone than all the others, and that's because gaming is a central part of my life.
So, one of the things I thought of doing was this. What I'm Waiting For will be a series of blogs on two series, and why I'm waiting for the next in them. For this first one, I've chose two series which, fundamentally, have been going through quite a change.
So today, I finally earned the Platinum Trophy of Sonic Generations. From the reading I had done, it seemed I wouldn't be able to do it, due to the 'glitched' trophy.
This, however, is nonsense. The trophy is not glitched at all. Instead, it is the servers of the Sonic Generations leaderboards playing up.
So, the entire arc is about Ahsoka. That, and the darker tides that turn.
WARNING. IF YOU HAVE NOT WATCHED THE SEASON 5 FINALE YET, DO NOT CONTINUE UNLESS YOU WANT TO BE EXPOSED TO MAJOR SPOILERS.
I realise I might go on about the Star Wars Battlefront games way more than I should, but why can't I? It's the only shooter game I am most interested in, as goes for the 28,000 + people that like the page Who Else Wants Star Wars Battlefront III [now The Star Wars Hub]. The question on that page is what makes me return to my blog and post this.
"So what would you rather want? The 2008/9 Pre-Alpha version of Star Wars Battlefront III finished and released or for Star Wars Battlefront III to be rebooted from scratch for the Next Generation era?"
Well I have to say, I was predicting a Pokémon Yellow remake in the style of Dragon Quest Monsters, but this will do me just fine. And suit me well it will.
Today, in the Nintendo Direct, Satoru Iwata announced the revelation. Generation 6. I have been looking through different forums, and the general masses are in awe. Some still find something to complain about however, although most people usually do anyway. I can find nothing to complain about.
We all know how it goes. Music is a part of video games throughout everything, from those artists who exclusively focus on video game music, to those who just want better promotion, the songs and music of video games is what makes them work.
Imagine blasting through Sonic the Hedgehog's Green Hill Zone without the iconic theme. Same goes for the original Super Mario Bros. We may not think about it when actually playing the game, especially during intense moments of play, but when we have time in the game to just sit back and enjoy the music, you can understand why it's there.
Star Wars Battlefront HD is a collection of both main series Battlefront's. Featuring a new user interface to swap between the two games and their modes. It also features swapping modes in instant action, so you can play maps that appeared in Battlefront 1 with Battlefront 2 and vice versa without the use of mods [with the exception of space battles].
So, massive Star Wars fan. Battlefront is my favourite series. Everyone's heard it from loads of different Star Wars fans, and even a couple that aren't [just the Battlefront part]. Point is, if you want to make a Star Wars game, give the player control.
Now then, Zincite Storm Cup may have finished a while ago, but this is the time to reflect on the story as a whole. The origins for this one came from my love of racing games, and watching the F1. ModNation Racers on the PSP had great cutscenes featuring two announcers. One of these I pictured as a professional racing driver, who had served his time and wanted to commentate instead. This was one of the driving reasons for the storyline, whereas instead of having many tracks, this story just featured one in its first chapter. The first chapter also sets the rivalry between Cobri and Adam ready for the next race the year after. All of this came together, including the great detail put in, to make a great first chapter.
The way this game has turned out surprises me. EA showed off the footage for the console versions, showing us the open world, the high octane police chases, and the races through traffic. Then they said the whole thing would come to the Playstation Vita as well. Only recently was it confirmed that the PSV version would be exactly like the console versions but with a few minor adjustments.
How true to their word they were.
I have been playing around with the Windows 8 Release Preview for some weeks now. During that time, I have also read other reviews from other websites. Most have been criticising of this new OS, but I think it is great. A new step up from the old.
Starting with the installation, it is fast and simple. Once it has loaded all the files necessary for installation, it will progress, taking roughly twenty minutes. Once it boots up again, it will ask for your colour and a PC name. Do this, and then it is to the next part of setting up an internet connection. Again, simple. Then you have a choice to make a normal PC account, or use your Microsoft Account to sync all apps together and be able to access the Store and get easy access to other apps like SkyDrive. Once the account has been set up, you will see a black screen with "Your PC will be ready in a moment". Then you are taken to the new Start menu, the previously named Metro.
And so, 27 days later and also on the deadline I set, the save data of my Mario Kart 7 cart reads 20,000 coins. Roughly 13 hours put into it, and god knows how many grand prix cups, the challenge was to reach 20,000 coins by the end of this month thus completing [in a collectable way] the game.
So, we all like Mario Kart in some way or form. I mean, who doesn't? But after the main introduction of Classic levels [or Retro], starting with the DS version, I feel hasn't been very productive. Don't get me wrong, blasting around tracks from the past with that new gloss that comes with more graphical power is always welcome. This argument doesn't follow the graphical capabilities of the console though. Rather, it follows the physics and game mechanics added to each new rendition of Mario Kart.
So, supposing you have read the pilot to the Animal Crossing story, you might be wondering the question of why. The answer is simple. While we have the games, we don't really have a concrete story to pan them out. Like, when does the Museum increase in size? When do Copper and Booker close up the Police Station to move to the gate?
Wednesday. That was the day I finally got my hands on an Xbox 360. As Darth Vader would say, the circle is now complete. Well, more like a pentagon, as I now have all five generation 5 consoles. DS, then Wii, then PSP, then PS3, and now Xbox 360. And so, the picture shows the version I bought. The 4GB Kinect Celebration Pack. Two games - Kinect Sports and Kinect Adventures - came with it. And so, here I go.
And so that is it for this E3. And I must say, most of it was alright, but still. There were some things that just didn't feel good enough to be in E3. Take the number of first person shooters for example. There was more of those featured than any other game genre. And while they might all have different stories, the gameplay mechanic is still the same.
People could say that about racing games, but at least racing games actually differ from one another. Yes FPS' might be challenging, but so are racing games, depending on what type you have. So it was a disappointment that only one was shown. However, it was a good one. Made by Criterion Games, Need For Speed Most Wanted is an open world racer in the style of Burnout Paradise. This game is definitely on my buy list.