EGM #218, August 2007: Soul Calibur IV looks AWESOME

Dec 28, 2005
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It's too hot...

In this Issue
- Soul Calibur IV cover story.
- Small feature on the 20th anniversary of Final Fantasy.
- Madden '08 vs. All-Pro Footbal 2K8
- Previews: Army of Two, Socom: Confrontation, Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword, Rock Band.

Rumors
- Another Parasite Eve is in the works for an actual console.
- Sony's going to show Epic the money to make UE3 work better on the PS3.
- Kojima Productions is working on another PS3 exclusive.
- Sony will repackage the PS2 to compete with the Wii by including a waggle-wand (their wording, not mine) for $99 this holiday season.
- AC/DC will help promote Rock Band.
- Capcom working on a PS3 exclusive.
- Super Smash Bros. Brawl will use Havok physics.

Review Scores - Wii
Mortal Kombat: Armageddon: 6.5, 5, 5.5
Mario Party 8: 5.5, 7.5, 6

Review Scores - Xbox 360/PS3
The Darkness: 9, 6.5, 8.5
The Bigs: 8.5, 8, 8

Review Scores - Xbox 360
Overlord: 8, 6.5, 6.5
Shadowrun: 5, 7, 8
Dirt: 8, 8, 8.5
Forza Motorsport 2: 8.5, 8.5, 9 [Game of the Month]

Review Scores - Playstation 2
Hot Shots Tennis: 3.5, 4.5, 7.5

Review Scores - Nintendo DS
Dynasty Warriors DS: Fighter's Battle: 5.5, 4.5, 6

Review Scores - Playstation Portable
Final Fantasy II: 6, 5.5, 6
Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology: 6, 8.5, 5.5
Crush 9.5, 8.5, 8 [Game of the Month]
Smash Court Tennis 3: 5.5, 4.5, 4.5
Parappa the Rapper: 7, 5.5, 6

Coming in the September 2007 Issue
- First look at Halo 3's single-player story (including single-player screenshots).
- Retro Studios talks about MP3: Corruption.
- Lair review.
- Ps3 EyeToy preview (hardware and software).
- A Napoleon Dynamite game?

On a side note, i'm going to be busier than normal today so I might not be around as often to answer all your questions like past EGM threads.
 

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_leech_ said:
It's too hot...

In this Issue
- Soul Calibur IV cover story.

Rumors
- Another Parasite Eve is in the works for an actual console.
- Sony's going to show Epic the money to make UE3 work better on the PS3.
- Kojima Productions is working on another PS3 exclusive.
- Sony will repackage the PS2 to compete with the Wii by including a waggle-wand (their wording, not mine) for $99 this holiday season.
- AC/DC will help promote Rock Band.
- Capcom working on a PS3 exclusive.
- Super Smash Bros. Brawl will use Havok physics.
come on, give us some infos on SC IV? pleaseeee....

and the rumors are awesome!
 
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So their Soul Calibur "games" (in plural) coverage was just SCIV??

Plus those rumors has been posted like cazy in this forum before been printed in that issue, is like they took those rumors from this forum. :lol
 
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The Darkness: 9, 6.5, 8.5

Interesting spread, that doesn't happen often.

Shadowrun: 5, 7, 8

Seems like a slice of the reviews out there - I suspect the value propostition gets some discussion.

Forza Motorsport 2: 8.5, 8.5, 9 [Game of the Month]

Nice.

Coming in the September 2007 Issue
- First look at Halo 3's single-player story (including single-player screenshots).

TIME TO FAP
 
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ram said:
come on, give us some infos on SC IV? pleaseeee....
Well the visuals looks stunning, the developers are really putting a lot of effort into how it looks. The preview covers characters, the fighting system, stages, etc. It's a 14-page preview (including Legends) so I haven't gotten around to reading it in any detail yet.
 

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GhaleonEB said:
Sony will repackage the PS2 to compete with the Wii by including a waggle-wand (their wording, not mine) for $99 this holiday season.
That's possible, and wouldn't it actually take the wind out of Wii's sails?
 
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siamesedreamer said:
This'll work well with all those PS2 waggle-wand games.
It sounds like they may try to retro-fit waggle, so it just maps existing movement commands to the new controller. I don't think that would work at ALL. It will be hilarious if they try it.
 
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fernoca said:
So their Soul Calibur "games" (in plural) coverage was just SCIV??

Plus those rumors has been posted like cazy in this forum before been printed in that issue, is like they took those rumors from this forum. :lol
You know that's how they do those rumors. They take a bunch of believable rumors and add 1 or 2 real infos
 

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- Sony will repackage the PS2 to compete with the Wii by including a waggle-wand (their wording, not mine) for $99 this holiday season.


God that would be so surreal and akin to waving the white flag
 

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In this Issue
- Soul Calibur IV cover story.
Need more info!

- Madden '08 vs. All-Pro Footbal 2K8
Same thing here.


Rumors
- Another Parasite Eve is in the works for an actual console.
- Sony's going to show Epic the money to make UE3 work better on the PS3.
- Kojima Productions is working on another PS3 exclusive.
- Sony will repackage the PS2 to compete with the Wii by including a waggle-wand (their wording, not mine) for $99 this holiday season.
- AC/DC will help promote Rock Band.
- Capcom working on a PS3 exclusive.
- Super Smash Bros. Brawl will use Havok physics.
1) Oh snap.
2) One would think Epic should be doing that shit themselves, but w/e works.
3) ZOE 3 MOTHER ****ERS
4) If they package in the normal controller AND the "waggle wand?" This holiday could be INTERESTING.
5) Meh.
6) Orly?
7) Is that...good?

If true of course.
 
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- Kojima Productions is working on another PS3 exclusive.

Zone of the Enders 3 confirmed.

- Capcom working on a PS3 exclusive.


.... Doubt it. :lol

But I still wonder what game it is.
 
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_leech_ said:
Well the visuals looks stunning, the developers are really putting a lot of effort into how it looks. The preview covers characters, the fighting system, stages, etc. It's a 14-page preview (including Legends) so I haven't gotten around to reading it in any detail yet.
14 pages? Nice.
 

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Pureauthor said:
I will laugh so very, very hard if this comes true.
I know, Jesus. That came out of left field. Games that support this? Details? E3????

Who gave the Darkness a 6.5, can you provide details on what he said? Any more detail on the two PS3 exclusives? What does SSBB using Havok mean for the end user? I'm sure a lot of fanboys just dirtied their boxers with that Parasite Eve tidbit. The rumour section is hot this month.

Sony's going to show Epic the money to make UE3 work better on the PS3. Nice, still getting the superior PC version unless some new compelling news about the PS3 version leaks.
 

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Review Scores - Nintendo DS
Dynasty Warriors DS: Fighter's Battle: 5.5, 4.5, 6

Review Scores - Playstation Portable
Final Fantasy II: 6, 5.5, 6
Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology: 6, 8.5, 5.5
Crush 9.5, 8.5, 8 [Game of the Month]
Smash Court Tennis 3: 5.5, 4.5, 4.5
Parappa the Rapper: 7, 5.5, 6
5 PSP reviews and only 1 DS review??
 

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_leech_ said:
Legends got the shaft. There are basically just two pages on it, and there's only text on 1/4th of the first page. The rest of that page and all of the second are just screenshots.

Huh. Well that sucks. I was hoping for some good stuff.


Thanks though
 
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_leech_ said:
It's too hot...

In this Issue
- Soul Calibur IV cover story. I want my Zinio digital issue now!
- Small feature on the 20th anniversary of Final Fantasy. nothing interesting I guess?

Rumors
- Another Parasite Eve is in the works for an actual console. YOU BETTER NOT JOKE ABOUT THIS EGM
- Sony's going to show Epic the money to make UE3 work better on the PS3. They rather show 3rd parties some money to care a little about their ports
- Kojima Productions is working on another PS3 exclusive. Uh-oh nº1
- Sony will repackage the PS2 to compete with the Wii by including a waggle-wand (their wording, not mine) for $99 this holiday season. Come on, they are going to add something new when the thing is 6-7 years old PLUS a price drop? Come on, this is Sony-bleeding-money right now
- AC/DC will help promote Rock Band. Will they release an album at 200$?
- Capcom working on a PS3 exclusive. Uh-oh nº2
- Super Smash Bros. Brawl will use Havok physics. eh....


Review Scores - Playstation Portable
Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology: 6, 8.5, 5.5 Just one out of three EGM editors gets it, not bad, I was expecting 1, 4.5, 2
Thanks for the info _leech_!
 
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Ok, i'm trying to tackle these as quickly as possible :lol

- Michael Donahoe gave The Darkness 6.5.
- About ZOE3: "Ha, you wish!"
- Not really any new info on FFXII (mostly a "What we know/What we don't know" thing).
 
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You guys are going to be so let down if you expect ZoE3. It's going to be something hmm...like MGAcid 3, or Boktai PS3.

_leech_ said:
Well the visuals looks stunning, the developers are really putting a lot of effort into how it looks. The preview covers characters, the fighting system, stages, etc. It's a 14-page preview (including Legends) so I haven't gotten around to reading it in any detail yet.
How does it look compared to VF5/DoA4/Tekken6?
 

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PS2 + Waggle won't really matter unless it has that one breakthrough game and more than a handful of complimentary titles. Plus its coming off the media hype wagon for Wii + Wii Sports and it'd be releasing in an incredibly strong quarter for Nintendo so I don't think they'd do much beyond looking like also-rans. Then again that is also Sony's best and only shot they have against the Wii steamroller so hey they might pump enough money into that supposed venture to make it work.

I'd gladly take a new Kojima property.