Let’s Talk Briefly About Resident Evil 6

22 01 2012

I didn’t want to jump right onto the “New Resident Evil 6 Trailer and Release Date” bandwagon right out of the gates.  So I waited patiently for two days in deep contemplation about my possible excitement for this title.  Because I’ve been a huge fan of the Resident Evil series since the teams first venture into the Umbrella Corporation’s mansion and secret lab (SPOILER!), that is, until Resident Evil 4.  Thought of as one of the strongest titles in the series, I disliked it the most until RE5 hit the scene.  The story of Resident Evil 4 was incredible, keeping the Resident Evil mystery and lore as the strength of the series.  I unfortunately didn’t like the direction the mechanics and zombies had taken.  Games evolved, Gears of War, Silent Hill, Metal Gear Solid 4  and others adopted the evolution of  shooting while moving.  Resident Evil 5 lacked this evolutionary formula, combine that with a clunky co-op AI, RE5 was also thrown to the wayside.  I agree, professional marksmen can’t sprint and shoot accurately, but I know they can walk and shoot accurately.  Standing still to shoot while people are sprinting at me like they have the “Rage” virus from 28 Days Later is just not an option.  I understand it does add to the “Survival Horror” aspect, but limiting me during combat to add difficulty is a lazy way to make a game and leads to frustration and poor reception.  These observations and opinions will be debated for years to come among the Resident Evil faithful, I don’t expect them to stop at me.  

All is not lost though, I am pleased to see during Capcom’s Resident Evil 6 trailer not only shooting while moving but the return of  both Chris Redfield and Leon Kennedy. 

I do forget that some of us haven’t heard about the Resident Evil 6 news, so let me enlighten you on what we know so far.  Resident Evil 6 will make it’s way to Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and PC on November 20th, 2012.  Can I be a hater a little more?  Don’t expect RE6 to come out at this date, Capcom is notorious for delaying this series, I don’t believe that RE6 was kept a secret until now and will be ready in 11 months.  I just don’t see it happening.  Back on topic, RE6 will be taking place all over the world.  Expect to see Chris Redfield as part of the BSAA (Bioterrorism Security Assessment Allience) dealing with a possible outbreak in China, Leon Kennedy ,unable to protect the President, heads to a T-Virus infected Raccoon City or Tall Oaks, I’m unsure which one and the new addition of a  fast paced unamed mercenary. 

Note, every playable character will have a partner with them, you will never be alone, and sources from xbox.com hints to up to 6 person online co-op. 

Mutated humans, tech heavy monsters, fast paced action sequences, multiple locales, a deep plot and the return of the T-Virus, Resident Evil 6 is taking back to it’s roots and looks to be heading in the right direction.  The series has gone in many different directions and I expect even more details and changes to occur before this installment hits store shelves.  It’s been 7 years since I’ve been excited for a Resident Evil title, let’s hope RE6 doesn’t let me down.

Burke





Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City Multiplayer Trailer

15 01 2012

Curious about what Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City is all about?  See what it’s like doing Umbrella’s job in this pretty impressive trailer detailing each multiplayer mode.

  • Team Attack: Seems to be the general Deathmatch rules, whoever kills the most wins.
  • Biohazard: Escort samples of the G-Virus to the base.  I don’t know exactly what that entails but I would say it’s safe to assume that it’s a capture the flag type mode.
  • Survivors: Stay alive until a chopper arrives to rescue you.
  • Heroes: Escort your iconic character to win.  From the trailer it looks like you’ll have the ability to be Chris Redfield, Claire Redfield, Leon Kennedy and even Ada Wong. 

With random zombies everywhere, breakable grapples, brutal executions and plenty of game modes to choose from, RE: ORC is shaping up to be an action packed experience.  Expect to see it hit store shelves for PS3 and Xbox 360 March 20th of this year.

Burke

 





Sony Japan scores big with Harrison Ford commercials

19 10 2011

Yesterday I posted a small blip about Tim Schafer being the man who could get me to buy a Kinect.  Well now, Harrison Ford has made me want Uncharted 3 that much more.  You can see in the Sony Japan commercial above, Indiana Jones himself controlling Nathan Drake who could very well play a clone of his younger self.  There are two other commercials, one 15 seconds, and another running ~7 minutes in length.  All are equally enjoyable and all show off how fantastic Harrison Ford is.  He is truly a man who knows his audience.  I will endorse anything that man sells…ANYTHING!





Mass Effect 3 Co-op Multiplayer Detailed

13 10 2011

Mass Effect 3 multiplayer rumors have been buzzing all over the interwebs the past few weeks, but yesterday it was officially announced and the Bioware Pulse video has all the details.  Mass Effect 2 was an incredible feat, so it left me wondering how Bioware was going to top one of the best games of this decade.  When the Mass Effect 3 trailer dropped at Spike’s Video Game Awards detailing an attack on Earth, I squealed like a tween girl at a Justin Bieber concert.  Now with the news of an official co-op mode, I think it’s safe to say Mass Effect 3 will be the icing on the cake to this grand trilogy.  Haters are gonna hate, but I’m certain your single player experience will not be tarnished by this co-op.  I’m really excited to hop into battle with my friends using other races, I almost smell an MMO opportunity here.  It sounds completely separate from single player, and if anything will only enhance the playability of your whole Mass Effect 3 experience.  I welcome this addition to the Mass Effect universe and will impatiently await it’s arrival early 2012.

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Modern Warfare 3 New “Redemption” Trailer

7 10 2011

The new Modern Warfare 3 single player trailer “Redemption” dropped today.  It comes at you with Captain Price’s soothing narrative voice and plenty of explosions, all to the tranquil beats of  dub step.  Eyeballs enjoy.  Modern Warfare 3 is scheduled to rape your face Nov 8, 2011.  Video is courtesy of Machinima.com

 





Long Live Play, Long Live “Michael”.

5 10 2011

Playstation’s new commercial for their “Long Live Play” campaign is brilliant.  And no it doesn’t have anything to do with John Travolta’s angel character in the 1996 film of the same name.  It shows off your favorite characters in real life form, and a majority of them are Playstation exclusive.  Eyeballs enjoy.