Saturday, April 25, 2009

Patch Note Previews (For April 26 – May 2)

This week varies from an unknown tongue twister of a game, some more hack and slash action, and a movie video game based on our favorite superhero, Wolverine. What more can one ask for? Maybe another Hannah Montana video game? Wolverine wouldn’t be too fond of that idea. Without further ado, here’s the last week of April and the first days of May.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (PS3, 360, Wii, PC, PSP, PS2, DS) (May 1st)

The long anticipated release of “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” (XOW) hits theatres Friday, May 1st with the video game getting the same day release. XOW looks promising with its countless number of moves under Wolverine’s command. The movie storyline is followed through Wolverine’s eyes as he goes through his pre-X-Men days. The game play is centered around what Wolverine does best and that’s slashing first and taking names later. Players have Wolverine’s adamantium claws, healing ability, and this “lunge” ability, where he jumps huge distances ala Hulk. Movie video games tend to be steered away from because of their low percentage of success, but giving things a rent never hurts anyone. You can claw a path to stores to purchase your copy on Friday for the PS3/360 for $59.99, Wii for $49.99, PSP/PC for $39.99, and PS2/DS for $29.99.
Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce (PSP) (April 28th)

KOEI brings “Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce” (DWS) to our portable fingertips, so our hack and slash adventures can be brought on the go. Now, the tides of war can be controlled in our homes and on the bus, train, or airplane. This iteration of Dynasty Warriors brings 4-player co-op play along with our main characters possessing the ability to “awaken” (think Dragon Ball super saiyan status) to a different look and a significant increase in stats. DWS seems like the perfect game for you and 3 buddies to pick up to wreak havoc on army after army standing in opposition. The price point will be $39.99 on Tuesday for the Sony PSP, but $40 each for 4 people? You do the math. For those willing to try this game, there is a demo available on Sony’s
“PlayStationNetwork” or “PSN”.

Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier (DS) (April 28th)

“Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier” (SRT) is more of a tongue twister than a video game title, correct? Nope, it’s a video game licensed by Atlus. SRT is a turn-based action game that has your team take turns swiping or shooting at the enemy during battles. Each battle sequence displays its individual, unique flavor with each character and their different move sets and weapons. Story in SRT is depicted through still anime drawings showing emotion with their corresponding lines of dialogue. The characters are drawn quite well in both battles and character interaction which is always a treat. SRT has the potential to be one of those solid DS titles, but this game could be a rare find since it’s not well known here in the states. Tongue twister extraordinaires can find this on Tuesday for $34.99 on the Nintendo DS.

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