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EGM June 2008 Reviews and Rumors

Jan 15, 2006
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Cover Story: Retro Revivals

Splatterhouse
Bionic Commando
Sonic Unleashed
Street Fighter 4
Tecmo Bowl: Kickoff for Wii/DS
Alone in the Dark
Tetris Wii
Alien Crush Wii
Bomberman Wii
1942: Joint Strike
Commando 3
Space Invaders Extreme
Golden Axe: Beast Rider

Next Month Cover Story: Gears of War 2
Next Month Previews: Banjo Kazooie 3, Infamous, Project Origin
Next Month Reviews: MGS4, Ninja Gaiden 2, Wii Fit, Final Fantasy Tactics A2

Rumors:

- Third Person Halo Prequel for Holiday 2009
- Bioshock PS3 in September with all DLC and better visuals, Bioshock 2 shown around same time
- Max Payne 3, Red Dead Revolver 2, LA Noire for 360 as well, GTA MMO
- Persona 4 in North America before the end of 2008, Persona PSP and PS3 in the works
- Rock Band 2 with new modes
- New Castlevania for DS, Wii, and a 3D 360/PS3 game
- MGS4 PS3 bundle will be VERY limited. If you haven't pre-ordered by June you might be screwed

Reviews:

Mario Kart Wii - B+, C+, C
Good: A few great new tracks and powerups
Bad: Dumbed-down gameplay, predictable design

Blast Works: Build, Trade, Destroy - A, A-, B-
Good: Rich level/object editor
Bad: That's pretty much if after beating the campaign

Castle of Shikigami III - C+, C+, B-
Good: It's a shoot-em-up on Wii
Bad: It's too short and too tough

UEFA Euro 2008 - B+, B+, A
Good: Through passes finally work, online integration
Bad: Goalkeepers are unnaturally good

NBA Ballers: Chosen One - D+, D, C
Good: Chuck D live in studio, brings the noise
Bad: The lame "into the crowd and back" pass

Grand Theft Auto IV - A+, A+, A
Good: World, relationships, story
Bad: Some missions canned, control takes getting used to
PS3 or 360 version: 360 for DLC, PS3 version looks slightly more vibrant and sharp

Viking: Battle for Asgard - D+, C-, C+
Good: Epic, bloody battles
Bad: Repetitive fetch quests, no replay value

Persona 3: FES - A, A, A
Good: Plenty of new content, $30 price
Bad: Some questionable soundtrack choices

Myst - C-, D, D
Good: Some of the new tools help
Bad: though most of them are useless

Super Dodgeball Brawlers - C+, C, C+
Good: A content-rich remake, new special moves
Bad: Short on bells and whistles, outdated presentation
 

Nightz

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Next Month Cover Story: Gears of War 2
Next Month Previews: Banjo Kazooie 3, Infamous, Project Origin
Next Month Reviews: MGS4, Ninja Gaiden 2, Wii Shit, Final Fantasy Tactics A2
Very stealthy. Nice.
 

Y2Kev

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EGM always does this bait and switch with their previews. They've teased FFXIII info a number of times and this is probably the second or third tease for Infamous.

Good GTA scores
 

Decado

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Thanks! Can't wait to hear about NG2 and MGS4.

If the PS3 version of GTA4 out of the box is better, I'll probably go with it. I don't really care about DLC when I'll have moved on to other games.
 

Yoshichan

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GTA4: A+, A+, A (?!)

j/k, great scores.
 

cacti

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SuperSonic1305 said:
Cover Story: Retro Revivals



Rumors:

- Third Person Halo Prequel for Holiday 2009
- Bioshock PS3 in September with all DLC and better visuals, Bioshock 2 shown around same time
- Max Payne 3, Red Dead Revolver 2, LA Noire for 360 as well, GTA MMO
- Persona 4 in North America before the end of 2008, Persona PSP and PS3 in the works
- Rock Band 2 with new modes
- New Castlevania for DS, Wii, and a 3D 360/PS3 game
- MGS4 PS3 bundle will be VERY limited. If you haven't pre-ordered by June you might be screwed

Reviews:

Mario Kart Wii - B+, C+, C :
Good: A few great new tracks and powerups
Bad: Dumbed-down gameplay, predictable design


Grand Theft Auto IV - A+, A+, A
Good: World, relationships, story
Bad: Some missions canned, control takes getting used to
PS3 or 360 version: 360 for DLC, PS3 version looks slightly more vibrant and sharp
Mario Kart :lol 30 page thread confirmed


Grand Theft Auto IV - Do they mention which version has the best controls?
 

Elbrain

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BioShock for PS3? Hopefully it turns out as the rumors have suggested; it'd be nice for those owners to experience it, myself included.
It won't come shit they at least would of said something by now.
 

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Castle of Shikigami III - C+, C+, B-
Good: It's a shoot-em-up on Wii
Bad: It's too short and too tough
i am completely shocked and amazed that a 2d shooter received reviews like this in a mainstream mag

Super Dodgeball Brawlers - C+, C, C+
Good: A content-rich remake, new special moves
Bad: Short on bells and whistles
does not compute
 

Dante

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Grand Theft Auto IV - A+, A+, A
Good: World, relationships, story
Bad: Some missions canned, control takes getting used to
PS3 or 360 version: 360 for DLC, PS3 version looks slightly more vibrant and sharp
WOW
 

Elios83

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SuperSonic1305 said:
- Bioshock PS3 in September with all DLC and better visuals, Bioshock 2 shown around same time
Oh Shit just like RayneS said :p

Grand Theft Auto IV - A+, A+, A
Good: World, relationships, story
Bad: Some missions canned, control takes getting used to
PS3 or 360 version: 360 for DLC, PS3 version looks slightly more vibrant and sharp
Oh shit number2, just like IGN and Sam Houser said ;P
 

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Banjo!! NGII!! Infamous!! Gears 2!!!


Hot Damn!! Can't wait for next issue.
 

Zophar

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It won't come shit they at least would of said something by now.
Oblivion for PS3 didn't get confirmed until like two months before it came out. You never know sometimes.
 

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SuperSonic1305 said:
Rumors:

- Third Person Halo Prequel for Holiday 2009
- Bioshock PS3 in September with all DLC and better visuals, Bioshock 2 shown around same time
- Max Payne 3, Red Dead Revolver 2, LA Noire for 360 as well, GTA MMO
- Persona 4 in North America before the end of 2008, Persona PSP and PS3 in the works
- Rock Band 2 with new modes
- New Castlevania for DS, Wii, and a 3D 360/PS3 game
- MGS4 PS3 bundle will be VERY limited. If you haven't pre-ordered by June you might be screwed
@ Bioshock: PLEASE GOD BE TRUE. I want to play it so bad. Also, is does it say Bioshock 2 is 360/PC or is it supposed to be PS3 from the start this time?

@ Rock Band 2: New modes? Don't give a fuck. They better not be holding back good DLC to put it in this EXTREMELY UNNECESSARY sequel.
 

Y2Kev

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Well that's a mighty timed exclusive :lol

It'd be funny if we looked back at the console generation at the end of the generation and there are like 2 third party exclusives total.
 

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Oh shit, so Blastworks is good?

Next Month Previews: Banjo Kazooie 3, Infamous, Project Origin

Next month its gonna kick ass.
 

Struct09

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Just looking at scores, a little harsh on MK:Wii. The game is a lot of fun, and that's all that matters to me. I'd consider it a bit above average. I'll read the review when I get my magazine though, maybe they have some valid complaints.
 

jiji

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@ Rock Band 2: New modes? Don't give a fuck. They better not be holding back good DLC to put it in this EXTREMELY UNNECESSARY sequel.
a successful ea(-distributed) franchise without a yearly update? what exactly are you suggesting, sir
 

SPEA

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Well that's a mighty timed exclusive :lol

It'd be funny if we looked back at the console generation at the end of the generation and there are like 2 third party exclusives total.
Wouldn't surprise me one bit. No third-party exclusive is safe this generation.
 

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Next Month Cover Story: Gears of War 2
Next Month Previews: Banjo Kazooie 3, Infamous, Project Origin
Next Month Reviews: MGS4, Ninja Gaiden 2, Wii Shit, Final Fantasy Tactics A2
Holy shit at the next issue. Gears 2, Banjo 3, and Infamous! :O

- MGS4 PS3 bundle will be VERY limited. If you haven't pre-ordered by June you might be screwed
If this turns out to be true, I don't think it's a good move by Sony to limit the distribution of the 80gb.




Thanks for posting this.
 

woodchuck

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UEFA Euro 2008 - B+, B+, A
Good: Through passes finally work, online integration
Bad: Goalkeepers are unnaturally good
YES. im going to give it a rental though and save my money for Fifa 09
 

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Rumors:

- Third Person Halo Prequel for Holiday 2009
- Bioshock PS3 in September with all DLC and better visuals, Bioshock 2 shown around same time
- Max Payne 3, Red Dead Revolver 2, LA Noire for 360 as well, GTA MMO
- Persona 4 in North America before the end of 2008, Persona PSP and PS3 in the works
- Rock Band 2 with new modes
- New Castlevania for DS, Wii, and a 3D 360/PS3 game
- MGS4 PS3 bundle will be VERY limited. If you haven't pre-ordered by June you might be screwed
- Cool
- Too little, too late. Bio 2 will be welcome though.
- Give me Max Payne 3!
- P4 would be hot. Persona PSP and PS3? All over my face please. Thanks.
- =(
- 3D Vania? FU!
- Guess I'll pass on this rumor to customers just in case...
 

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I'm surprised there aren't more people bitching about Mario Kart Wii.

Although, I'm not surprised by the scores.
 

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OMG OMG OMG

are they saying that there will be 3 new CV games??

The DS and Wii games will be 2D??? :D

And the 360/PS3 one will be 3D

best rumor ever