Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Saints Row IV DiveKick

Saints Row IV

Played co-op about 2 hours this weekend with Mark and had a blast.  I've been playing Saints Row The Third recently and while that is an awesome game this new version is even crazier and funner.(spell check didn't mark this word.)   One of my favorite games is Crackdown and they basically added the core game play concepts from that game into the Saints Row universe and it is awesome.  You have super powers in the game, which is explained in the story, and the first two you get are super speed and super jump so you can run faster than cars and climb buildings easily. You use these skills to collect the 1125 clusters that are scattered around the world to upgrade and open new powers, we spent most of the time just collecting clusters.  


An interesting fighting game that only uses two buttons, a jump and kick button, you move your character using those buttons as well, it's a game you can play with one hand.  Most fighting games have too many complex button combinations that make it almost impossible to just pick up and play.  Divekick strips away the complexity of the controls and makes actual fighting strategy the main focus.  There are around 10 different characters who all jump and kick in different ways so there is a good variety which allows multiple strategies.  Each round is only 30 seconds and one hit kills, if no one is hit within that time frame the character closest to the middle of the arena wins, it takes 6 kills to win the match. 

New Releases - Some good games releasing this week. 

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons - Getting great reviews. Picking this up.
Castlevania: Lord of the Shadows  - Already pre-ordered.  The game was fantastic on the 360 and should look great on the PC includes the DLC which I never played.
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn  -  Hopefully this fares better than the last time it launched.
Lost Planet 3  -  Absolutely no press on this one, I haven't seen any ads or trailers.
PixelJunk Monsters Ultimate
Shelter - Want to care for some baby badgers?

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F
Killer is Dead  -  Grasshopper game so I'm going to buy.  Hopefully it plays well.
Lost Planet 3
Madden NFL 25 - Really debating this.  If you buy the $100 Collectors edition you get Sunday Ticket for free on mobile devices.  A decent deal.

Real Boxing
Spelunky - Should be great on the platform.

Killer is Dead
Lost Planet 3
Madden NFL 25
Painkiller: Hell and Damnation

New Super Luigi U
Pokemon Rumble

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