Tuesday, September 14, 2010

More Goldeneye 007 Hooray (AND YAKUZA SUPRISE)


I didn't read that much into this but I saw it and I was mildly interested.  Here's a quote about single-player which I don't care that much about but w/e:

"So we got the writer of [Goldeneye], Bruce Feirstein, to come on board and update the story to fit today's time, today's political climate. Today's military climate is very different, and Daniel Craig's Bond is very different. He's not as gadgety, he's more phyiscal -- his world is a little more gritty, a little darker, a little more unclear than Brosnan's world. From a story perspective, it's about tackling it from today's perspective and not the '90s. Having said that, it's still the GoldenEye story; you still have those characters -- Oromov, Sukovski, Natalya, Zenyadata -- so those characters are there. The basic story arc is there, just the new setting makes more sense today."

That makes sense, right?  Every game is 100x better when you make it darker and grittier and more brutal and unhappy.  Makes me feel really, really good.  Oh and was it really necessary to change the setting?  Really?  I mean, if we made a game based on, say Star Wars or The Terminator, should we screw with everything?

Also, you play this one mission where you drive a tank and blow up a bunch of stuff in a cakewalk mission.  Ok, catering to the instant-gratification element inside of us, health automatically regenerates, no skill, just press buttons and watch the pretty explosions.  Then there's this lovely quote about the multiplayer:

The two levels I played, as well as my time with networked multiplayer (there will be a Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection mode, too), showed just how much time and energy has been invested in this GoldenEye 007 remake. In fact, it's not much of a "remake" at all. It's certainly not the game I remember, but it is a legitimate, hardcore FPS.

First of all, what does it mean for a game to be a NON-legitimate FPS?  Name one?  Oh, aren't all the FPSes nowadays like this, "hardcore to the max"?  And aren't like 90% of them expendable?  So yeah, that really gets me pumped about this.  Oh and one more quote:

As if that wasn't enough, Stielman (Activion CEO) placed the final cherry on top of his pitch: GoldenEye 007 will be "the best Wii shooter ever made." We'll take him up on that claim when the game is released on November 2.

It may be only because I'd rather play my FPSes on the Xbox 360/PS3/PC.  Sorry Wii, you've already got your work cut out for you with all that motion control crap and those cookie-cutter WiiWare games...

The way I see it, this game wouldn't be made if the devs weren't expecting a wave of nostalgia to come in and save them.  Maybe I would think otherwise, but remember, this is ACTIVISION we're talking about.

Older rant about Goldeneye Wii, Perfect Dark XBLA, and Goldeneye XBLA Beta.
Original Goldeneye Dev says remake is "uninspired".
Dark violent games suck.

I want to stop with the Goldeneye ranting now, I'm gonna let it go, I got more important things to talk about.


And this just came in RIGHT NOW.  Mark it down people!!

From Tokyo Game Show 2010: Yakuza, Sega & Toshihiro Nagoshi's recent crime franchise, will have....zombies in it.  Fantastic.


The first image Sega showed of upcoming Yakuza game, Yakuza: Of The End, depicted the in-game Kamurocho, the in-game version of Shinjuku's Kabukicho, in ruins.

The game's designer (Nagoshi) said that the theme for Of The End was "destruction". A more apt theme is "bwah?"I don't know what to say.  I don't know how zombies will fit in this game but they will, I guess.  Say what you will, but I think Nagoshi needs to sober up soon.


Also, check out what I found.  Sega's TGS 2010 Website.  Not to say these games are bad, but when I look at this lineup, it's like they're ripping a page out of Square's and Capcom's playbooks.  And some Sega "schwag" or whatever.  Psh, not even anything about Virtua Fighter 5 home port!  And let's forget about Daytona USA ports and stuff, are we gonna get any new racing games?  What about that R-Tuned or Sega Race TV thing?  I don't even know Sega anymore.


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