PlatinumGames: “Bayonetta 2 would not exist without Nintendo white knighting that project.”
Last week, creative producer at PlatinumGames, JP Kellams gave a presentation for The University of Central Florida Center for Emerging Media in downtown Orlando, and while discussing a part of his career at PlatimumGames. A question was raised in regards to changing between publishers and platforms, Kellams went onto say the following:
Without getting into some stuff that is both business and confidential, the simple question I’d like to ask you is, ‘Do you want to play Bayonetta 2?’ Bayonetta 2 would not exist without Nintendo white knighting that project. So while I totally understand that people want to play it on the platforms that they’ve played it on previously, we really wanted to make Bayonetta 2.
After multiple delays, The Stick of Truth is finally here!
The first hour of South Park: The Stick of Truth is full of crude humour, references to many of the shows episodes over it’s 17 season run and features solid turn-based RPG gameplay, that’ll satisfy any fan of the genre.
Seated a mere metre away from the TV, I didn’t know what to expect from the game having not recently watched South Park. With Trey Parker and Matt Stone at the helm as the writers of the game and ensuring The Stick of Truth is a service to the fans and non-fans, It’s safe to say that despite myself not picking up many of the references I still found the game extremely funny and enjoyable.
Through dialogue which is in tone with the show, one can’t just rely on crude humour to make a game’s successful. Luckily The Stick of Truth is a solid RPG turn-based title which features strategy and patience. Read the rest of this entry
Donkey Kong is back, and no one is going to steal his banana hoard this time
Back in November, 1994, Rare released a game on the Super Nintendo that changed the image of what we all thought when someone mentioned the name ‘Donkey Kong’, which a little game titled ‘Donkey Kong Country’. Since then, it’s breathed new life into the franchise, with DK being the hero (rather than the villain) and spawning sequels, racing games, and becoming one of Nintendo’s iconic mascots. Unfortunately, Rare are no longer at Nintendo’s side, instead making horrible Kinect games for Microsoft, Retro Studios are now at the helm, and brought the Donkey Kong universe back to life with the Wii game, Donkey Kong Country Returns.
But it’s now 2014, almost 20 years since the original release of DKC for the Super Nintendo, so does DK bring his A-game to the Wii U?
Our writers share their thoughts on the beta
Starting Valentine’s Day, Respawn sent out invites to those who had registered for the Titanfall beta, with later on in the weekend opening it up to all who owned an Xbox One. Many players got the chance to test out the game in all it’s glory, from custom loads outs, Titans and burn cards.
Titanfall is definitely a twitch shooter which feels like a blend of Quake and Call of Duty. You can’t stand still for more than a few seconds without the need to continually move around the map. It’s fast paced action can be easily picked up by any type of player, even if you aren’t good at shooters. It’s a game which has a very short learning curve.
Don’t take my word for it however, read what some of our writers thought of the beta during it’s weekend run.
Leaving us hungry…
After playing the opening section of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 I was excited. It featured some great combat, a huge mechanised siege machine, a brilliant backdrop for the combat to play out on and a dangerous Paladin to fight. I was excited to see where the game could go with such a great opening, but quickly realised that what I’d just played was the peak of what Lords of Shadow 2 could offer.
After the cliffhanger ending of the original Lords of Shadow left Gabriel (now Dracula!) alive in the modern-day, the sequel held a lot of promise in continuing the story. Now, tired with his immortality, Dracula seeks a way to end his turmoil. This comes at the hands of an old ‘friend’ who tells of Satan’s return, promising to end Dracula’s torment if he can defeat Satan’s followers to stop his return. Be prepared for cutscenes, as this game is jam-packed full of them. They taper off after a little while, and whilst the series recap video is helpful, I found that it was overly long and the abundance of them tends to pull you away from the action for too long.