EGM - April 2008

Aug 5, 2007
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I went back five pages to see if this was old news or not and found nothing.

Cover: GTA IV

Scores:

Wii:

Destroy All Humans! Big Willy Unleashed - C+ D+ C+
No More Heroes - B A- B-
Obscure: The Aftermath - D+ D D+ (Shame of the Month)

Multiplatform:

Dynasty Warriors 6 - C D+ D+
MLB 2K8 - B B- B
Condemned 2: Bloodshot - A- B+ B (Silver)
Sega Superstars Tennis - B- C+ C

Xbox 360:

Lost Odyssey - B+ B- B

DS:

Professor Layton - A- B+ A- (Silver)
Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword - A- A- B (Silver)
Ace Attorney 4 - A- B+ A- (Silver)
Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles - A B- B-

PSP:

God Of War: CoO - A A- A- (Gold, Game of the Month)
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII - B+ B+ A- (Silver)

April Fools Joke - Lego Halo

Rumors:

Crackdown sequel NOT LIKELY
Expect a "major PSP renaissance" in 2008 - PSP getting a bunch of "unique and original" games from major Japanese publishers
EA plans on making a mixed-martial arts game
RE5 will be in stores before/during Holiday 2008
Patapon spin-off on PSN
Dead Rising sequel, and it's not being made in L.A.
Wii Fit delayed in the US because Nintendo is making a bigger Balance Board
 

aidan

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Guybrush Threepwood said:
DS:

Professor Layton - A- B+ A- (Silver)
Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword - A- A- B (Silver)
Ace Attorney 4 - A- B+ A- (Silver)
Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles - A B- B-

PSP:

God Of War: CoO - A A- A- (Gold, Game of the Month)
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII - B+ B+ A-
Holy shit handhelds FTW.
 

HK-47

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Oct 24, 2007
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Guybrush Threepwood said:
Basically that it will start to close the game game quality-wise with the DS.
Umm this is subjective. Lots of people already think the PSP has a better library...not to mention DS has plenty of it own goodies coming out
 

Doel

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Toy Soldier said:
Why would there even need to be a scale?

A 'B- experience' seems pretty self-explanatory; numeric translation unnecessary.
I'm pretty sure Europe doesn't have the A to F scale. Then again, even if they don't, its not too hard to grasp.
 
Jun 7, 2004
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I like these letter grades much better. Everything looks about right outside the usual DW hate (D's are a little much).


Glad to see Ninja Gaiden DS, Condemned 2, and GoW PSP will all be great titles next month :D
 
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Kagari said:
Expect a "major PSP renaissance" in 2008

What does that mean?
It means that with the recent OH SHIT psp hardware sales worldwide, devs might give the system a 2nd shot with software to see if the software can ever get to the positive side of OH SHIT in sales and not just the negative one.
 
Aug 5, 2007
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HK-47 said:
Umm this is subjective. Lots of people already think the PSP has a better library...not to mention DS has plenty of it own goodies coming out
You know what I mean.

I just added a little extra into that rumor. That should explain things a bit better. Now I just need to read the GTA IV article in-depth to fulfill NeoUltima's request.
 
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About the RE5 rumour, why was everyone from GAF to the media so unequivocally certain that RE5 was a 2009 or later title? I never heard a reason for these suggestions, just that it was a long ways off.
 

Geek

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Kagari said:
Uh... seems unlikely unless they're trying to make one for overweight people.
The board is supposed to be able to withstand 660 lbs of fatty, so this sounds suspect.

Oh and RE5 in 2008 please.