EGM October 2008 Reviews and Rumors.

Jan 15, 2006
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Cover Story: Mirror's Edge

Next Month:

Cover Story - RE5
Previews - Resistance 2 and Dead Space.
Reviews - Lego Batman, Wario Land: Shake it!, Silent Hill: Homecoming, and Sonic Chronicles

Note: Holy shit this EGM has 12 pages of ads before even getting to the contents page. The magazine also has 2 page ads all over the place throughout.

Features:

- How this E3 went wrong and whether it'll ever come back
- Tatsunoko vs. Capcom
- Nomura's Heroes (SE private event recap)
- Cellphone games section
- Online services for casual players
- Warhammer online
- Legends of the Fall (Games being released in the Fall)
- LittleBigPlanet tips for creating stuff
- Seanbaby talks about cute games
- Retronauts: Dragon Quest
- Blu-Ray movies section
- Top 10 badass undead

Rumors:

- Guitar Hero: Beatles
- Max Payne 3 by The Warriors team, PS3 exclusive game by Rockstar North in development, LA Noire multiplatform
- LucasArts annoyed about MotionPlus not being shown to them so now they have to make yet another game
- Cave Story WiiWare
- EA/MTV publishing Brutal Legend
- God of War 3 in 2010

Reviews:

Mario Super Sluggers - B
Good: Solid controls, player chemistry
Bad: Brain-dead baserunners, not very balanced

NHL 09 - B+
Good: Be a Pro mode is both innovative and appealing
Bad: Occasionally weep worthy AI

Star Wars: TFU - C, C, B-
Good: Force powers
Bad: Combat
Horror: PS3 version sound glitches, getting stuck in walls in both versions

Facebreaker - C-
Good: Personalized fighters
Bad: Repetitive, button mashing pugilism

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 - A GOTM
Good: More reliable controls, simultaneous multiplayer
Bad: New commentators are simply awful

Disgaea 3 - B-
Good: Wicked spoof on RPG cliches, smart writing
Bad: Could've been done on PS2 or PS1

Tales of Vesparia - B+, B-, C
Good: Fast paced battles
Bad: Story deserves a better script

Too Human - C-, C-, D+
Good: Cool premise
Bad: Everything feels so tedious

Viva Pinata: TIP - A GOTM 2
Good: Plenty of new creatures for the tenured gardener
Bad: The "story" never really develops

Guilty Gear 2: Overture - C-
Good: Great music
Bad: Underdeveloped gameplay mechanics

Spore: Creatures - C+
Good: Populating the world with friends' creatures
Bad: Even the well crafted creatures look a bit lame

Dragon Quest IV - B+
Good: Crisp remake of a classic
Bad: 3D patina doesn't mask some dated elements
 

Wario64

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- LucasArts annoyed about MotionPlus not being shown to them so now they have to make yet another game

OH NO another game...what will they do
 

swander

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i would love the lucasarts thing to be true

and guitar beatles won't happen before ipod beatles, surely?
 

Plinko

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Guitar Hero: Beatles

Yes, please.
 

Guy Legend

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I don't like how so many reviews now have 1 reviewer. With EGM traditionally being the place where you could get multiple opinions, they would at least have a minimum of 2 reviewers for every game.
 
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Force Unleashed has shitty combat??? People were telling me it was like God of War with a Star Wars makeover.
God of War clone. The fact that it's a clone tells a lot. It's not NEARLY as inspired or fun as God of War.
 

Stop It

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TheGreatDave said:
Guitar Hero Beatles is just a rumour, right? Not a dream come true?

I don't believe.
Very much a rmour, but one I would pay for, twice (I am a rewcent GH convert).

Anyway, nice scores for TW09 and VP2, shame about TFU, at least these disappointments will save me money for the Christmas season.
 

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- Max Payne 3 by The Warriors team, PS3 exclusive game by Rockstar North in development, LA Noire multiplatform
Times like these I miss Surfer Girl.. pity about Star Wars. RIP LucasArts
 

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I AM JOHN! said:
Nvm, Kabuki answered.

Day 1 still but very dissapointed they have not fixed the AI issues. Last year's version was a real breath of fresh air Compared to 07. I was hoping for the same rate of improvement this year.
 

Yoshichan

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Kilrogg

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Wario64 said:
- LucasArts annoyed about MotionPlus not being shown to them so now they have to make yet another game

OH NO another game...what will they do
Very much what I thought :lol. It's like their next Star Wars game is so bad that it wouldn't be worth it, weren't it for the motion controls. That, or they're following the "make one Wii game wit no effort and fund our other games with the money" mantra. Shameless.

It's a rumor, so we're going to give them the benefit of the doubt, but if it turns out to be true, then it's lulworthy.
 

Creamium

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After playing the demo, I don't see how people can be surprised at the scores TFU gets
 
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I AM JOHN! said:
I think his point is more about this being Lucasart's last internally-developed game, and instead of going out on a high note, the game is supposedly average.

ahhh ok, i didnt know that, cheers