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Zombie James
(05-28-2007, 07:12 PM)
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It's that time again.

In this Issue
- BioShock cover story.
- They compare New York City to Liberty City
- A section on why developers are so reluctant to do war games in Iraq or Afghanistan.
- Splinter Cell: Conviction, Need for Speed: Pro Street, Alone in the Dark, and No More Heroes previews.

Rumors
- A new 300 game coming for the PS3 and 360.
- PaRappa the Rapper 3 for the PS3 is real.
- Silent Hill 5 is coming to the PS3 and 360 next year... but a new American team is going to make it, not the original Japanese team.
- New sequels soon to be announced for Midnight Club, Bully, and Red Dead Revolver.
- EA looking to get the MLB and NBA licenses.

Review Scores - Wii
Resident Evil 4: 8, 9, 9
Escape From Bug Island: 2, 1.5, 4.5 [Shame of the Month]

Review Scores - Playstation 3
Ninja Gaiden Sigma: 9, 9, 8

Review Scores - Xbox 360/PS3
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End: 6, 4, 5.5
Spider-Man 3: 5, 7.5, 6.5

Review Scores - Xbox 360
Wartech: Senko No Ronde: 4, 5, 4

Review Scores - Playstation 2
Tomb Raider Anniversary: 8.5, 8.5, 8
Grim-Grimoire: 6, 6, 7
Odin Sphere: 8.5, 9.5, 9 [Game of the Month]

Review Scores - Nintendo DS
Simcity DS: 6.5, 6.5, 6
Pokemon Diamond/Pearl: 8.5, 9.0, 8.5

Review Scores - Playstation Portable
Final Fantasy: 7, 5, 8
PQ2: Practical Intelligence Quotient: 9.5, 7.5, 9
Innocent Life: A Futuristic Harvest Moon: 6.5, 6, 5

Coming in the August 2007 Issue
- Wold exclusive preview of the new Soul Calibur games (yes, plural).
- Interview with Final Fantasy XIII developers.
- Lair and NCAA Football '08 reviews.
Last edited by Zombie James; 05-28-2007 at 08:36 PM.
Doom_Bringer
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(05-28-2007, 07:13 PM)
AWESOMEEE!!

I need to subscribe to EGM
Rancid Mildew
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(05-28-2007, 07:13 PM)
What were the comments on RE4's control scheme?
farnham
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(05-28-2007, 07:13 PM)
The confirmed

SC III Port on PSP

SC Legend on Wii


The wishful thinking

SC IV on 360
SC III Port on Wii
Oldschoolgamer
The physical form of blasphemy
(05-28-2007, 07:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by rumor

- PaRappa the Rapper 3 for the PS3 is real.

I hope it comes true.

Originally Posted by rumor

- Silent Hill 5 is coming to the PS3 and 360 next year... but a new American team is going to make it, not the original Japanese team.

.........
Wario64
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(05-28-2007, 07:14 PM)
- Silent Hill 5 is coming to the PS3 and 360 next year... but a new American team is going to make it, not the original Japanese team.

Sweet! Wait, new American team....UH OH?

At least it isn't for Wii or PS2, which is what it sounded like with a previous interview.
farnham
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(05-28-2007, 07:15 PM)

Originally Posted by Rancid Mildew

What were the comments on RE4's control scheme?

appearantly good enough for a high score (as far as i remember everyone at EGM was like.. pshhh not interested.. port boring... Luke smith even called it a bad thing.. i think ryan o donnel, shane bettenhausen and marc mcdonald were the only people that were interested)
gamerx
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(05-28-2007, 07:15 PM)
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- A new 300 game coming for the PS3 and 360.

This is Madness.
Visualante
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(05-28-2007, 07:16 PM)
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Rumors
- PaRappa the Rapper 3 for the PS3 is real.

I don't believe it.

Review Scores - Nintendo DS
Simcity DS: 6.5, 6.5, 6

What do they say? I expected a little higher.

Nice scores for Tomb Raider, seals the deal for me.
DevelopmentArrested
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(05-28-2007, 07:16 PM)
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Good and Bad for RE4 and NG Sigma please!!!
Zombie James
(05-28-2007, 07:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by Rancid Mildew

What were the comments on RE4's control scheme?

Milky said "it's more complicated than it sounds, which saps some of the fun out of it." Mark had no problems with it, but Michael thought the new controls made the game too easy. Both Mark and Milky thought the game hasn't aged well graphically.
SPEA
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(05-28-2007, 07:17 PM)
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What is the cover story?
Zombie James
(05-28-2007, 07:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by HydrantC12

What is the cover story?

BioShock.
McBacon
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(05-28-2007, 07:18 PM)
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New sequels soon to be announced for Midnight Club

The first part of the puzzle is complete. I guess I'll wait for Bully then!
Rancid Mildew
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(05-28-2007, 07:18 PM)

Originally Posted by _leech_

Milky said "it's more complicated than it sounds, which saps some of the fun out of it." Mark had no problems with it, but Michael thought that the new controls made the game too easy. Both Mark and Milky thought the game hasn't aged well graphically.

Thanks a lot. That's very disappointing.
Anzu
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(05-28-2007, 07:18 PM)
NGS and ODS got monster scores :) Disappointed that SH5 is by the american team though, wtf :/

A new Soul Calibur game other than the Wii waggle-me-do? Hmm, better be a full-on fighter, preferably on PS3/360.
MoxManiac
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(05-28-2007, 07:18 PM)
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Wonder what they didn't like about SimCity?

YES, SC3 on PSP!!
Wollan
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(05-28-2007, 07:18 PM)
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Lair review next month will be nice.
sangreal
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(05-28-2007, 07:19 PM)
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no FM2? Last month's said the full review would be in this issue
SPEA
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(05-28-2007, 07:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by _leech_

BioShock.

Well Hot Damn!!
farnham
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(05-28-2007, 07:19 PM)
Tomb Raider Anniversary edition is looking hawt as well... any word on the Wii release date.. ?
SaggyMonkey
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(05-28-2007, 07:19 PM)
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Rumored new Midnight Club? Didn't they already announce Midnight Club: LA for 2008?

In other news... EGM rumors suggest there might be a new Halo game this fall.
duckroll
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(05-28-2007, 07:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by _leech_

Review Scores - Playstation 2
Grim-Grimoire: 6, 6, 7

Review Scores - Nintendo DS
Simcity DS: 6.5, 6.5, 6

Review Scores - Playstation Portable
Innocent Life: A Futuristic Harvest Moon: 6.5, 6, 5

Hmmmmmmmmm......
mollipen
(05-28-2007, 07:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by _leech_

- Silent Hill 5 is coming to the PS3 and 360 next year... but a new American team is going to make it, not the original Japanese team.

If this is true, I don't know what to think. All depends on if the America team is just doing the programming, or is designing the entire game. On one hand, it could work, because I don't know that I trust Team Silent anymore. On the other hand, it might not work, because I don't know that I trust any American team with Silent Hill.
Zombie James
(05-28-2007, 07:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by DevelopmentArrested

Good and Bad for RE4 and NG Sigma please!!!

RE4
Good: The best Resident Evil on Wii? Sounds good!
Bad: Fussy controls = No joy.
The Shakes: Intense waggling replaces button mashing.

NG Sigma
The Good: Most polished, value-added version to date.
The Bad: Feels a tad antiquated and glitchy.
Ridiculously Sexy: Rachel's idle animation.
Wario64
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(05-28-2007, 07:20 PM)

Originally Posted by SaggyMonkey

Rumored new Midnight Club? Didn't they already announce Midnight Club: LA for 2008?

In other news... EGM rumors suggest there might be a new Halo game this fall.

It takes time to write magazines you know. Clearly this issue was written before Midnight Club 4's announcement.
bud
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(05-28-2007, 07:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by _leech_

- Silent Hill 5 is coming to the PS3 and 360 next year... but a new American team is going to make it, not the original Japanese team.

first it's the jpn team then it's the us team then it's 'uhm we haven't decided which system to put it on yet lol' and now this!? i know it's just a rumour but silent hill 5 is one of the great mysteries of our generation.
A Link to the Past
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(05-28-2007, 07:21 PM)
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Huh, I thought a game couldn't be SotM if it got a score higher than a 4.0 (which was their explanation for why IIRC EtM didn't get that "award"). Consistency FTL?
BrodiemanTTR
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(05-28-2007, 07:21 PM)

Originally Posted by sangreal

no FM2? Last month's said the full review would be in this issue

EGM's been really behind with their reviews lately. They've been one month behind on big releases for most of the year.
Community Forum
(05-28-2007, 07:21 PM)
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Silent Hill 5 developed by Digital Eclipse
QVT
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(05-28-2007, 07:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by _leech_

- EA looking to get the MLB and NBA licenses.

Good thing i don't play sports games any more. I guess since getting the reminiscence of the NFL did SO well for EA.
davepoobond
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(05-28-2007, 07:22 PM)
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was the 300 game for PSP good?
Zombie James
(05-28-2007, 07:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by MoxManiac

Wonder what they didn't like about SimCity?

The complaints seem to center around stylus accuracy and the DS's screens being too small for the game.
jet1911
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(05-28-2007, 07:22 PM)
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New sequels soon to be announced for [...] Red Dead Revolver.

Really hope it's true! :D
DevelopmentArrested
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(05-28-2007, 07:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by davepoobond

was the 300 game for PSP good?

It was madness.
fernoca
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(05-28-2007, 07:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by farnham

Tomb Raider Anniversary edition is looking hawt as well... any word on the Wii release date.. ?

Before the end of the year, they said.
PkunkFury
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(05-28-2007, 07:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by _leech_

Milky said "it's more complicated than it sounds, which saps some of the fun out of it." Mark had no problems with it, but Michael thought the new controls made the game too easy. Both Mark and Milky thought the game hasn't aged well graphically.

so it's more complicated than you'd think, yet it makes the game easier?
Wario64
works for Gamestop (lol)
(05-28-2007, 07:24 PM)

Originally Posted by davepoobond

was the 300 game for PSP good?

Mediocre.

Originally Posted by PkunkFury

so it's more complicated than you'd think, yet it makes the game easier?

I'm guessing aiming is easier, but doing actions that are now replaced with waggle controls make the game kinda confusing? I dont know.
bud
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(05-28-2007, 07:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by jet1911

Really hope it's true! :D

they showed a next-gen red dead revolver teaser at sony's 2k5 e3 conference iirc.
Doom_Bringer
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(05-28-2007, 07:24 PM)
when does this issue go up on zino???
Mr. Spinnington
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(05-28-2007, 07:24 PM)
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Maybe Odin Sphere will make sales now : p
duckroll
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(05-28-2007, 07:25 PM)
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So what did they say about Grim Grimoire so I can bump the official thread for completion's sake? :)
Ceb
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(05-28-2007, 07:25 PM)
If Team Silent (in before CVX and jarrod :D) aren't working on SH5, I'd like to know WHAT THE HELL THEY'VE BEEN DOING SINCE 2003/2004. :(
Dascu
(05-28-2007, 07:25 PM)
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Surprised at Parappa PS3. I was expecting it to be on Wii after all this Nintendo praise from Masaya Matsuura ("PS3 is too big").

Good news about the Soul Calibur games. I wonder if they'll have anything on SC4.
Last edited by Dascu; 05-28-2007 at 07:44 PM.
Visualante
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(05-28-2007, 07:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by fernoca

Before the end of the year, they said.

I'm not waiting.
erlim
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(05-28-2007, 07:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by _leech_

I
- EA looking to get the MLB and NBA licenses.


If EA gets the NBA license, I swear to god, I'm going to go into game developing just so I can join EA canada and make sure they have somebody on their development team that has played in a 5 on 5 basketball game in real life.
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(05-28-2007, 07:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by farnham

The confirmed
SC III Port on PSP

FAINTS!!!! please come out like Tekken DR with the gamesharing and all =0
Krowley
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(05-28-2007, 07:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by _leech_

Milky said "it's more complicated than it sounds, which saps some of the fun out of it." Mark had no problems with it, but Michael thought the new controls made the game too easy. Both Mark and Milky thought the game hasn't aged well graphically.

The idea of it becoming too easy was my only concern... i haven't been agreeing with EGM much latley so I'll be waiting for other reviews but I wouldn't be surprised if it was a bit easier. The control scheme is a perfect match for the wii but that could be a blessing and a curse since they probably haven't tweaked the difficulty to ballance out with the more precise aiming.
tribal24
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(05-28-2007, 07:27 PM)
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if ea were to get the nba and mlb license would that stop sony from making the show? i would hate for the show and nba2k to disaapear-_-
Doom_Bringer
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(05-28-2007, 07:27 PM)

Originally Posted by Ceb

If Team Silent (in before CVX and jarrod :D) aren't working on SH5, I'd like to know WHAT THE HELL THEY'VE BEEN DOING SINCE 2003/2004. :(

All money is going into MGS4 development. Team Silent Hill is making the movie!

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