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Mechazawa
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(01-01-2013, 05:24 AM)
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Publisher: SEGA
Developer: Platinum Games
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
Release dates:
JP: July 5, 2012
NA/EU: January 8th/11th, 2013

The Game:
Max Anarchy is an online multiplayer brawler. Given that it's effectively the spiritual sequel to 2009's MadWorld, what you'll come to find in Max Anarchy is general character movement and environmental hazards that are extremely reminiscent to it's predecessor. Max Anarchy, however, places less emphasis on environmental kills and puts more control in the player's hands by offering things like limited use super moves, 360 degree unblockables and more complex combo strings that add up to a much more rounded out fighting system than what was in MadWorld. Which isn't to say that there aren't still plenty of barrels, tires and street signs to throw at opponents or lodge into their heads(as well as new weapons to make quick work of opponents). But what the game loses by reeling in the game show “kill with style” theme, it gains by offering players a more robust and frankly, more fun, fighting system. The game also has larger environmental hazards(such as bombing runs or large amounts of poison being released) in specific areas of maps that add an urgency for players to move around the environment.

(Make no mistake, though. At the end of the day, we all lose by not getting more DiMaggio and Proops commentary.)

Oh, and there's a single player. It unlocks characters for use in multiplayer.

(But you probably don't want to buy it for only the single player.)

The Cast:



(click for character spotlight)

The Preorder Bonus:


The Modes:
Cage Match (1 vs. 1)
Deathmatch (1 vs. 1 vs. 1 vs. 1)
Tag Deathmatch (2 vs. 2)
Tag Battle (2 vs. 2 vs. 2 vs. 2)
Team Deathmatch (4 vs. 4)
Team Battle (4 vs. 4)
Capture the Flag (4 vs. 4)
3 Team Capture the Flag (3 vs. 3)
Death Ball (4 vs. 4)
Survival (3 vs. Horde)
Battle Royal (16 player Free-For-All)

Preorder Bonus exclusive modes(and presumably future DLC):
Mad Survival (3 vs. Horde of characters from the Roster)
Dogfight (Choppers. Choppers everywhere.)


The Videos:
Japanese trailer
Game modes trailer
Gamescom trailer
10 full minutes of a Battle Royal match

The Images:


If you'd like to use or view some high-res images of renders of the characters, Neiteio has gone ahead and culled some of them.

The Gifs(Courtesy of Teknoman):
Knee Cut
Throwin' Trucks
Izuna Drop

The Community:
If you'd like to add your gamertag to the OP, go ahead and put your Gaf username and your gamertag/PSNID in the following format:

"GafName; Gamertag; Platform of choice"

The semicolon is so I can quickly scan through pages for anyone who's interested and the format just makes it easier for me to add you. I'm more concerned with the former, so if you want to make sure your handle gets included, please put a semicolon somewhere in your post.

Playstation 3:

Gaf Username - PSN ID

ponpo - ponopon
Retro_ - Retro_Funk
Snapshot King - SnapshotKing
JustAnotherOtaku - johnny84
pegasos123 - el-akis
Mognet - SVilliers
CrazyArcadia - CrazyArcadia2
papasmurf1038 - papasmurf1038
robot - trev04
Keasar - Keasar
mr_toolbox - sanji101
dragonzord - philcabinet
Zeer0id - Zeer0id
K.Sabot - StuffedTiger
Eusis - Eusis
ReaperXL07 - ReaperXL7
Teknoman - TeknomanEX
Rickenslacker - Rickenslacker
RoboPlato - RoboPlato
Shizzlee - Shizzlee23
JoeFenix - JoeFenix
Papa Steve - Samunoske
FrostuTheNinja - Frostu
RiskBreaker - EdgeyPoo
AkimbO_Arcana - AkimbOxLUCx
electroshockwave - electroshockwave
InfiniteNine - InfiniteNine
Mistouze - Mistouze666
Str0ngStyle - Str0ngerStyle
GreatMightySymp - WilhelmSH
Himself - MikeWatt
Semblance - SemblanceKJ
Naite - Nthenorm
Neiteio - Neiteio
Reluctant-Hero - Reluctant-Hero
Nfreak - NFreak1
QisTopTier - QisTopTier
dragonflys545 - fireflys545
LarryButz - VHSantrucci
Unison - Unison
Foxix - Fireclad
Esura - Esura
Chamber - Novuscaine
Alboreo - josqpiercy
ROBOKITTYZILLA - ROBOKITTYZILLA
androidcandy - androidcandy
Koralsky - Ivaylo_7
shoplifter - Shoplifter
TomcatTheLion - TomcatTheLion
Zen_Arcade - THExHUGGERNAUT
The Crimson Kid - The_Crimson_King
Dark Phoenix - flakari
sdarkshadow - sdarkshadow
rikichi - rikichiX
DECOY-LDN - DECOY-LDN
Lucent - Lucent85
YoungOne - hypeman321
Canadian Crowe - canadiancrowe
RoryDropkick - RoryDropkick
largan - Largan_v4
Bjoern the Smexy - V-King86
HermitArcader - KR-CR
DigitalOp - DigitalOp
KenOD - KenOD
dygiT - dygbert
Captain_Spanky - Captain_Spanky
Pietepiet - Pietepiet
PlatinumGamesJP - PlatinumGamesJP
Lyte Edge - lyteedge
Roto13 - rotothirteen
Monosukoi - LordChopsington
The Grim Heaper - TheGrimHeaper
cj_iwakura - cj_iwakura
bone_and_sinew - bone_and_sinew
∀ Narayan - SYSTEM-Turn-A
Keiician - Niiro-Matsuki
Soulstar - TheLoveCook
.la1n - ryuoshin
Kaijima - toydragoninblue
PartTimeWarrior - Yoko337
Jasper Avenue - JasperAvenue
the chris - chris1982
L1quidSwords - L1quidSwords
blainethemono - blainethemono
Cbajd5 - Cbajd
fastballspecial - McWorked_You
aliencowz7 - Aliencowz7
Aphallatosis - Aphallatosis
out getting ribs - out_getting_ribs
RangerBAD - RangerBAD
deim0s - deim0s-wtf
amishpriest99 - Amishpriest
Abylim - Abylim
8bit - stx38
super-famicom - hi-fi_famicom
Coxy - Zieghardt
Kouichi - Kooichi-kun
Kyouji - Pak38
WickedLaharl - xeroxinlola
akaoni - gingertree_
Ethics Gradient - horkin
Chozo - Mauler5150

Xbox 360:

Gaf Username - Gamertag

Tain - KNTain
thebaroness - JocelyAda(Invalid Gamertag?)
A Human Becoming - ICallItFutile
Mupod - Mupod
Jipan - Johan El Fuerte
ViewtifulJC - KoolAidShoto
GuardianE - GuardianE9999
ZealousD - ZealousDemon
InfiniteNine - InfiniteNineJP
EteRnal_PAL - EteRnal PAL
PJX - Black Rott
Majukun - Maju87
B00TE - R0CK KNIGHT
Snapshot King - Angriest King
Hyper Hip - M0ST Infamous
PXG - PXG 360
TheApatheticOne - TheApatheticOne
Darksim - Darkim150(Darksim150?)
TimmiT - TimmiT9
XenoRaven - XenoRaven
Gooeyheat - DudewitdaK
T.O.P - SakanactionDy
Recall - RecallBerserk
GayForMaster - DEEEEEWSHBADGE
Joe Lee - JOELEE LAWLZ
Kajiba - SpaceKajX
Lighting Gels - Lighting Gels
Varshes - Godai Z
Insane Dead - Insane Dead
GundamBanshee - Wat3rki
The End - Doc Okt
psycho17 - UMAD LARFL33ZE
Spirit of Jazz - Spirit of Jazz
BoSox06DH - BoSox06
kunonabi - Dr Butcher HD
L1quidSwords - xL1QUID SWORDSx
Fimbulvetr - RokutenMaoh
wanders - StoodSolution65
Saften - XSaftenX
boutdown - Rostir
GolazoDan - GolazoDan
Bru - Bru
Tomat - t0mat03
McBradders - McBradders
joe2187 - joe2187
parkinho - parkinho

The Netcode:
Hopefully good cause there ain't no splitscreen in here my man.

Them Beats:
SO FRESH

If you're interested in Max Anarchy, you might also be interested in:
MadWorld
Bayonetta
Vanquish
Metal Gear Rising
The Wonderful 101
Last edited by Mechazawa; 01-23-2013 at 04:43 AM.
Persona7
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(01-01-2013, 05:25 AM)
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I am going to pick this up as soon as gamestop opens.
Tizoc
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(01-01-2013, 05:27 AM)
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The thread subtitle is pretty much how I percieve every video gamer, on any video game forum, and that applies to Capcom as well.

Non the less will def. get the EU ver.~
zroid
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(01-01-2013, 05:28 AM)
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Hard to believe it's nearly out after waiting this long. Pretty excited!
Mechazawa
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(01-01-2013, 05:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by Tizoc

The thread subtitle is pretty much how I percieve every video gamer, on any video game forum, and that applies to Capcom as well.

Hell, between the announce of the delay and the announce of the budget price, the thread title was 100% me.
Jawmuncher
(01-01-2013, 05:29 AM)
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Got it preordered and can't wait. Also I know I'm not the only one who can see some of these guys in a MGS game ESPECIALLY Durga. Seriously a few touches and he's MGS Boss material.
Teknoman
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(01-01-2013, 05:31 AM)
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Sir Ilpalazzo
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(01-01-2013, 05:31 AM)
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Just preordered. I'm really excited for this.
Data West
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(01-01-2013, 05:31 AM)
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Another notch in my plans to have every Platinum game.

dragonzord; philcabinet; PS3"
A Human Becoming
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(01-01-2013, 05:32 AM)
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A Human Becoming; ICallItFutile; Xbox 360

I'd get it on PS3 if my friend wasn't getting it for 360. :(
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Retro_
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(01-01-2013, 05:33 AM)
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Disappointed at no Future Press guide :(
-PXG-
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(01-01-2013, 05:34 AM)
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About fucking time. Having second thoughts about the 360 version. Might go PS3 instead.
cloudyy
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(01-01-2013, 05:35 AM)
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PALGAF, Zavvi has the game for 15/20 and they are already shipping it.
WinFonda
(01-01-2013, 05:35 AM)
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Is Bayonetta usable in all multiplayer modes or just 1 specific one?
A Human Becoming
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(01-01-2013, 05:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by -PXG-

About fucking time. Having second thoughts about the 360 version. Might go PS3 instead.

Noooo we need more people!

Originally Posted by WinFonda

Is Bayonetta usable in all multiplayer modes or just 1 specific one?

I'd assume all of them.
Volcynika
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(01-01-2013, 05:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by WinFonda

Is Bayonetta usable in all multiplayer modes or just 1 specific one?

She functions as any other character. All modes.
zroid
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(01-01-2013, 05:36 AM)
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I don't know if I'll play online all that much, but here goes, anyway:

Zeer0id; Zeer0id; PS3
WinFonda
(01-01-2013, 05:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by Volcynika

She functions as any other character. All modes.

Alrighty. Guess I gotta get a gamestop version then. Thanks :)
Retro_
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(01-01-2013, 05:38 AM)
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It is time
SpikedGunner
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(01-01-2013, 05:38 AM)
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We're now a week away from release...so hyped, switched my pre-order to Gamestop when they announced the Bayonetta DLC.
Mupod
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(01-01-2013, 05:39 AM)
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This is already becoming one of my most-listened game soundtracks ever and I haven't even played it yet. Well, aside from the demo last year.

It's preordered, either way.

Mupod; Mupod; X360
K.Sabot
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(01-01-2013, 05:39 AM)
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Throw me on the PS3 list.

K.Sabot; StuffedTiger; PS3
Tomat
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(01-01-2013, 05:40 AM)
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Check that sick HUGE 360 player list :(
Eusis
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(01-01-2013, 05:40 AM)
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Originally Posted by Mechazawa

If you're interested in Max Anarchy, you might also be interested in:
MadWorld
Bayonetta
Vanquish
Metal Gear Rising
Project P-100

You may as well just say "play any other Platinum game that isn't Infinite Space", and given that's more of a NudeMaker game than a Platinum game it STILL holds true.

Anyways, if I really get into this:

Eusis; Eusis; PS3
Mechazawa
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(01-01-2013, 05:42 AM)
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Originally Posted by Teknoman

Durga gif

I knew I was forgetting something.

Those glawyus Gamescom gifs.
bobbychalkers
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(01-01-2013, 05:44 AM)
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How's the single player content? My PS3 never likes to keep a constant connection.
Mupod
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(01-01-2013, 05:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by Tomat

Check that sick HUGE 360 player list :(

we're less likely to get beat up by Japanese people who have had the game for like a year!
Eusis
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(01-01-2013, 05:45 AM)
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Originally Posted by Mupod

we're less likely to get beat up by Japanese people who have had the game for like a year!

Trial by fire!
@MUWANdo
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(01-01-2013, 05:45 AM)
Does "no splitscreen" mean no local multiplayer whatsoever?
Tomat
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Originally Posted by Mupod

we're less likely to get beat up by Japanese people who have had the game for like a year!

I like the way you think.
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(01-01-2013, 05:48 AM)
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Change "Project P-100" to "The Wonderful 101".

Anyway, excuse to use this:

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K.Sabot
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(01-01-2013, 05:48 AM)
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Originally Posted by @MUWANdo

Does "no splitscreen" mean no local multiplayer whatsoever?

If so, I can see why this is $30.

You can buy two for the price of a normal game!
A Human Becoming
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(01-01-2013, 05:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by K.Sabot

If so, I can see why this is $30.

You can buy two for the price of a normal game!

Buy a second for a friend to play online!
ReaperXL7
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(01-01-2013, 05:51 AM)
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Cannot wait, sadly it kind of figures that my ps3s disc drive would bite the dust just when this is finally coming. Hopefully ill have my new system by next week, this game will kick off a great year for games imo.

Psn : ReaperXL07; ReaperXL7; PS3

I love you platinum.
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Mupod
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(01-01-2013, 05:54 AM)
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Originally Posted by Fimbulvetr

Change "Project P-100" to "The Wonderful 101".

Anyway, excuse to use this:

Jipan
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(01-01-2013, 05:55 AM)
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I'm gonna pre-order the 360 soon seeing as I have no PS3. Can't wait to get my hands on it. The last true 3D beat em up game of this gen needs lots of support. Add me to the 360 list:

Jipan; Johan [space] El [space] Fuerte

By the way OP, I know you're promoting current gen games, but God Hand needs to be up there too.
Neiteio
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(01-01-2013, 05:55 AM)
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Just preordered the tits out of this.
Jawmuncher
(01-01-2013, 05:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by Retro_



It is time

Doesn't get more gangster than this.
shiroryu
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(01-01-2013, 05:57 AM)
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For people who imported, how deep is the single player, and is it beat-em-'up or a one-on-one or a mixture of both?
GAMERG0D
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(01-01-2013, 05:58 AM)
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I'm not sure what platform I should get it for. I might get it for my Bday.
Mechazawa
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(01-01-2013, 06:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jipan

By the way OP, I know you're promoting current gen games, but God Hand needs to be up there too.

That's a slippery slope. If I start putting down stuff like God Hand there, I might end up with a 30 game list that has Phantom Dust on it or something.

And we'll all just start crying about how none of us can actually play Phantom Dust anymore.
Neiteio
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(01-01-2013, 06:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by GAMERG0D

I'm not sure what platform I should get it for. I might get it for my Bday.

Get it for PS3 so you can play with meeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
Data West
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(01-01-2013, 06:04 AM)
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Durga is a fantastic character name. It just sounds tough when you say it. Durga.
Eusis
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(01-01-2013, 06:04 AM)
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Originally Posted by Mechazawa

That's a slippery slope. If I start putting down stuff like God Hand there, I might end up with a 30 game list that has Phantom Dust on it or something.

And we'll all just start crying about how none of us can actually play Phantom Dust anymore.

I'd be sad now if it weren't for the release situation reminding me of it already (online focused Japanese game, budget priced, nearly skipped over entirely). Though I guess MadWorld already took the "interesting story" angle, leaving Anarchy Reigns with the rest.

Although at least Phantom Dust sort of has one of the best "tutorials" of all time. Just as well, given that's what the entire single player boils down to.
Teknoman
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(01-01-2013, 06:07 AM)
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Originally Posted by Fimbulvetr

Change "Project P-100" to "The Wonderful 101".

Anyway, excuse to use this:

GOTY.




That being said, PS3: TeknomanEX

Someone should make a PS3 chatroom like before. Didnt get to get into GAF P4 matches much, but I know i'll be playing this alot.
Jipan
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(01-01-2013, 06:12 AM)
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Originally Posted by Mechazawa

That's a slippery slope. If I start putting down stuff like God Hand there, I might end up with a 30 game list that has Phantom Dust on it or something.

And we'll all just start crying about how none of us can actually play Phantom Dust anymore.

Hahaha, that's true; the thread would turn into a list wars and get derailed. I've never played Phantom Dust though so I can't say but I've heard it's good.
Kajiba
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(01-01-2013, 06:12 AM)
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Finally get to play this.

We should put our gamertags up to get some gaf matches going when the game releases.

Kajiba; SpaceKajX; Xbox360
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A Human Becoming
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(01-01-2013, 06:14 AM)
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Originally Posted by Kajiba

Finally get to play this.

We should put our gamertags up to get some gaf matches going when the game releases.

Someone didn't read (or skim) all the OP.
Tain
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(01-01-2013, 06:14 AM)
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Originally Posted by shiroryu

For people who imported, how deep is the single player, and is it beat-em-'up or a one-on-one or a mixture of both?

The single player is pretty standard action game length (7 to 10 hours? I really don't know), has interesting enough cutscenes, and fairly varied missions (with 1v1 duels included as well as a surprising number of unique objectives).

I had a lot of fun with the single player on Hard.
MechaX
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(01-01-2013, 06:16 AM)
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The demo didn't really do it for me, but eh, I've spent $30 on worse. I think I'm in just for the hell of it.

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