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Detox
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(06-05-2013, 11:59 AM)
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Reviews:
The Last of Us - 10
Animal Crossing: New Leaf - 9
Remember Me - 8
Dust 514 - 4
Game & Wario - 6
Grid 2 - 9
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons - 7
Impossible Road - 9
Surgeon Simulator 2013 - 7
Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move - 7

Aonuma on Zelda:
It's an interview and he says that he understands people want change but they also want it to still be a Zelda game so they are focusing on expanding the ways to play whatever that means. He asked Miyamoto and Tezuka for advice on making a sequel to LttP and apparently they can't remember a lot, he uses the example that when faced with the question of why Link went from being left to right handed, Miyamoto replies "I forget." There is nothing in the game that will force the use of 3D and the gyros will not be used either because of destabilising the 3D effect. The game runs at 60fps in 3D. As he is getting older, Aonuma eventually wants to work on other new ideas not related to Zelda. Though he admits whatever he makes would probably be similar to a Zelda game anyway.

The Last of Us:
ND have broken free from the few constraints that held Uncharted back from masterpiece status. You're playing an average joe and the gameplay reflects that. There is none of the ludonarrative dissonance of Drake who piles up hundreds of bodies. There is a greater sense of exploration that is rewarded aptly with loot, journal entries, recorders etc. Great sense of character and geographical progression.

"The Last of Us strips away the geek-centric fan service so commonplace in contemporary games." "Naughty Dog has delivered the most riveting, emotionally resonant story-driven epic of this console generation."

The Witcher 3:

Bear in mind I didn't read previous previews so I may be regurgitating information.
  • There will be no overt tutorial instead mechanics will gradually be introduced.
  • Combat system now has dodge in order to be closer to the pirouettes found in the books.
  • Geralt can choose to execute or spare bandits, though he can loot them either way.
  • They are targeting 30fps on console.
  • Geralt will change his stance according to the task he is faced with e.g. wary if surrounded by a pack of monsters.
  • They added Witcher sense similar to Batman's Detective mode so you can see weak points on monsters like The Fiend's lungs, or outside of battle to re create events like tracking a murderer.
  • Main storyline is 40-50hrs, and another 40-50 in the open world.
  • No "Fedex Quests."
  • Choice and consequence will ripple across the world.
  • Don't want to build a sandbox experience, storytelling is still the main goal.
  • Some locations: Skellige: Nordic-style archipelago, Slavic-like No Mans Land and city of Novigrad.
  • Geralt can jump. In-house motion capturing, though the horse was done somewhere else.

There are screenshots with monsters in them though I have no idea if they are new or not. For example there is a screen of the monster (The Fiend) on the cover (you can see its head on the bottom right) fighting Geralt. The other screens are a burning village (DX11), Geralt surrounded by wolves and fighting flying witch like creatures. Though the demo shown was using DX9 some of the screens in the magazine are using shots from the DX11 tech demo.
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Dantis
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(06-05-2013, 11:59 AM)
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Geralt has a beard now?
wouwie
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(06-05-2013, 12:00 PM)
Wow, Brothers: a Tale of two Sons is reviewed. Must be coming out rather soon then. Great news.
Roxas
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(06-05-2013, 12:00 PM)
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Ouch, that Dust 514 score.
Foshy
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(06-05-2013, 12:00 PM)
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A 10 and three 9's, huh. Might be a new record for EDGE.
Blue Ninja
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(06-05-2013, 12:00 PM)
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When is this coming out again? 2014, right?

At least I still have time to upgrade my new rig before then. :lol
SneakyStephan
(06-05-2013, 12:00 PM)
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Dust 514: 4/10

Still too high imo.


I wonder if we'll see footage of the new witcher engine at e3...
I'm anxious to see if the shitty shadow dithering is fixed in their new engine.
StevePharma
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(06-05-2013, 12:00 PM)
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Hopefully more people will try out Remember Me. It deserves it.

Need my Zinio copy stat since my paper copy arrives way late on mainland Europe.
MoeB
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such math
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(06-05-2013, 12:01 PM)
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last of us will be everyones goty. sorry bioshock.
Suzzopher
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(06-05-2013, 12:01 PM)
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Compared to the PS4 reveal, there really isn't a lot about Xbox One in this issue.
K.Sabot
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(06-05-2013, 12:01 PM)
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Geralt looks glorious.

Dust does not look glorious.
LuuKyK
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(06-05-2013, 12:01 PM)
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There is something really wrong with his face... Is that a duckface?
strafer
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(06-05-2013, 12:02 PM)
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Holy shit at The Last Of Us.

Perfect score.
sublimit
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Originally Posted by wouwie

Wow, Brothers: a Tale of two Sons is reviewed. Must be coming out rather soon then. Great news.

Strange how it's being reviewed yet we still don't have a release date.
Sn4ke_911
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(06-05-2013, 12:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dantis

Geralt has a beard now?

Yes and it looks so much better.

Also dat TLoU 10.
Dantis
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(06-05-2013, 12:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by Suzzopher

Compared to the PS4 reveal, there really isn't a lot about Xbox One in this issue.

What is there to say? 'Please be excited for some new games at E3'?

Originally Posted by Sn4ke_911

Yes and it looks so much better.

Also dat TLoU 10.

Yeah, it looks neat. I think The Witcher 2 was the peak of western fantasy art in games. I'm sure Witcher 3 will continue that.
MikeJAMoran
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(06-05-2013, 12:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by Suzzopher

Compared to the PS4 reveal, there really isn't a lot about Xbox One in this issue.

Print deadlines!
Trojita
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(06-05-2013, 12:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by Detox

Reviews:

Surgeon Simulator 2013 - 7

Wut
Rivyn
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(06-05-2013, 12:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by StevePharma

Hopefully more people will try out Remember Me. It deserves it.

Pretty much. It is a definite sleeper hit.
Hypron
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(06-05-2013, 12:03 PM)
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Dat beard.
Yagharek
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Animal Crossing <3
Black Republican
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(06-05-2013, 12:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by strafer

Holy shit at The Last Of Us.

Perfect score.

And they arent even a UK dev! ;)
Sephiroth503
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(06-05-2013, 12:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by SneakyStephan

Dust 514: 4/10

Still too high imo.


I wonder if we'll see footage of the new witcher engine at e3...
I'm anxious to see if the shitty shadow dithering is fixed in their new engine.

I'd like to think so, might see it at Sony presser perhaps?
glaurung
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(06-05-2013, 12:05 PM)
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I need to buy that issue ASAP.

That Dust score... it needs the review text to go with it.

Edit: Remember Me... I am torn between getting the PC version for cheap or waiting a couple of months - maybe August - and grab the game for PS3 at a bargain price. Everybody says that the game is utterly linear and the combat is real easy. But I love the aesthetics and cyberpunk vibe I get from it. God I wish it had a demo.
K.Sabot
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(06-05-2013, 12:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by LuuKyK

There is something really wrong with his face... Is that a duckface?

Aging and the weight of his manly beard seems to have pull the corners of his mouth in a weird direction. Not a duckface, though.
Leonsito
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(06-05-2013, 12:07 PM)
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Old Jamie Lannister
BlazingDarkness
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(06-05-2013, 12:07 PM)
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Great scores for TLOU and Remember Me!
Zeliard
another, slower tempo, made half of dreams
(06-05-2013, 12:08 PM)
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So what's the scoop on Witcher 3?
Net_Wrecker
(06-05-2013, 12:08 PM)
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So is there a reason Game Informer covers look better than Edge covers now?

Wha happen, Edge?
flipswitch
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(06-05-2013, 12:10 PM)
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Why no front cover display for TLOU?
StevePharma
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(06-05-2013, 12:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by glaurung

I need to buy that issue ASAP.

That Dust score... it needs the review text to go with it.

Edit: Remember Me... I am torn between getting the PC version for cheap or waiting a couple of months - maybe August - and grab the game for PS3 at a bargain price. Everybody says that the game is utterly linear and the combat is real easy. But I love the aesthetics and cyberpunk vibe I get from it. God I wish it had a demo.

PC version is beautiful, you can get it for a little more than 30 bucks. You could buy this game on the aesthetics alone and I think you would be pleased. As I stated in other threads, as did other GAFers, it reminisces so much of the feel of BG&E tht you should definitely give it a go.

Originally Posted by flipswitch

Why no front cover display for TLOU?

They already had one.
Thrakier
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(06-05-2013, 12:11 PM)

Originally Posted by Suzzopher

Compared to the PS4 reveal, there really isn't a lot about Xbox One in this issue.

Well, it's a gaming magazine. ;)
Yoshichan
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(06-05-2013, 12:11 PM)
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Last of Us score is CRAZY!
LuuKyK
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(06-05-2013, 12:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by flipswitch

Why no front cover display for TLOU?

It already was a cover back when they announced it.

Beaten.
Floex
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(06-05-2013, 12:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by Net_Wrecker

So is there a reason Game Informer covers look better than Edge covers now?

Wha happen, Edge?

Awful arn't they. They used to be sooooo good.
EatChildren
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(06-05-2013, 12:14 PM)
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Everybody will talk about that TLOU 10/10.

But the real story is Geralt's bitchin' beard.
No_Style
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(06-05-2013, 12:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by Rivyn

Pretty much. It is a definite sleeper hit.

A cult classic?

I will pick it up once it hits bargain bin like my other cult classics...
Magicpaint
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(06-05-2013, 12:14 PM)
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TLOU and AC:NL <3

I still need to get into The Witcher 2...
xandaca
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(06-05-2013, 12:15 PM)
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Can't take EDGE seriously since they gave three 10s in successive issues.
Steve McQueen
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The Last of Us 10/10. Damn. Good times ahead.
Pranay_
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(06-05-2013, 12:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by xandaca

Can't take EDGE seriously since they gave three 10s in successive issues.

nope
Prine
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(06-05-2013, 12:17 PM)
Fuuuuu @ Last of Us!!!

CANT WAIT!!!
Psycho_Mantis
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Originally Posted by Steve McQueen

The Last of Us 10/10. Damn. Good times ahead.

Its going to be one hell of a ride.
jediyoshi
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(06-05-2013, 12:19 PM)
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Aw, animal crossing gets two lines but surgeon simulator doesn't get front page billing. EVERYTHING IS WRONG WITH GAMING.
onimushroom
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(06-05-2013, 12:19 PM)
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What is it with Edge and Skyrim? :p
They used it in comparison with Dark Souls II and now with The Witcher 3...
Yoshichan
I've played over 500 hours of DMC2 and consider the game good.
(06-05-2013, 12:19 PM)
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Will TLoU become the next Uncharted 2?
Steve McQueen
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(06-05-2013, 12:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by xandaca

Can't take EDGE seriously since they gave three 10s in successive issues.

Well, they were all good so I don't see why that is a problem. It's kinda dumb to give a ten to a game when I doesn't deserve it, but EDGE should give it a 10/10 because 'it's time' because of the release of issue whatever.
maquiladora
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(06-05-2013, 12:19 PM)
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Damn. 10 from Edge for TLOU? Impressive.
Rehynn
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(06-05-2013, 12:22 PM)
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So what's in the Aonuma / LttP2 article?
Persona86
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(06-05-2013, 12:22 PM)

Originally Posted by Dantis

Geralt has a beard now?

Have you been living in a cage!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!??

yeah he's older in this and has a preference for beards now

Edit: meant to say cave lol.

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