Tagged "The Last Story"

Feb 27
By Matt Gander In UK Charts No Comments

Uncharted: Golden Abyss has proven to be the most popular PS Vita launch title. No surprise there, but what is surprising is that together with FIFA Football – the second most popular title – the two took 50 percent of software sales.

Uncharted: Golden Abyss took the top spot of the chart, while FIFA Football took #2. A few others out of the 23-strong line-up made the top 40 – WipEout 2048 at #11, Ridge Racer at #28, Virtua Tennis 4 at #30 and Everybody’s Golf at #32.

Rayman Origins has also shot back up the chart from #36 to #5, while F1 2011 and Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 have re-entered the chart (at #22 and #33 respectively) presumably due to the Vita versions.

Chart-Track also tells us that 79% of all PS Vitas sold were the WiFi version.

Syndicate settles for #7 while The Last Story enters at a not too shabby #15 even though GAME and Gamestation were reportedly not stocking it.

Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate falls into #17 while The Jak & Daxter Trilogy makes #27.

Sega’s Binary Domain hasn’t got off to a very good start at all entering at #35. It has already been reduced to £25 on the likes of Zavvi despite being pretty good.

Feb 23
By Matt Gander In This Week's Games No Comments

We’ve had our say on the PS Vita’s line-up, but to quickly recap Uncharted: Golden Abyss, WipEout 2048, Lumines, Everybody’s Golf and FIFA Football are the ones that should be on top of your shopping list. Then there are a few decent conversions to consider if you don’t already own the originals – F1 2011, Ninja Gaiden Sigma Vita, Rayman Origins and the 2D brawlers Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 and BlazBlue Extend. Don’t expect to find any of Ubisoft’s titles at GAME – they’ve already confirmed that they aren’t stocking them due to ongoing credit issues.

BlazBlue Extend is also out on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 this week which Zavvi is offering for a not too shabby £19.95. It’s not the most exciting thing hitting shelves though. That’ll be a combination of Sega’s Binary Domain and EA’s Syndicate.

Syndicate is one that the press seem to universally agree is worth a 7. Fans of online co-op games should certainly take a look – it sounds like it’s the game that Brink should have been.

Binary Domain is by the brains behind the Yakuza games and although set in Tokyo it has a stronger western feel to it. It’s a third-person squad-based shooter with some lively banter between team-mates and some lovely sharp visuals. The way the amour falls off the robotic enemies, leaving their circuits exposed, is quite nifty. We also like the way some crawl along the ground when injured, like something out of Terminator. Give the demo a go – you may be surprised.

Then on Wii there’s Glacier 3: The Meltdown the sequel to… oh, it would appear that there haven’t been any previous games in the series. How odd. The video on the publisher’s site reveals it to be quite a fast looking weapon-based racer. It certainly can’t be any worse than Wheelspin. There’s also Wicked Monster Blast which Nintendo Gamer magazine quite enjoyed. They gave it 72% and billed it as a finely crafted mini-game package. Now there’s a thing.

Both of these are overshadowed however by RPG The Last Story. Not quite as grand as Xenoblade Chronicles, it would seem, but a very nice RPG all the same and one that’s apparently very user-friendly with very little grinding. It’s also of a shorter length than most RPGs, clocking in at around 20 hours.

PlayStation 3 owners shouldn’t feel jealous as they have Tecmo Koei’s RPG Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk2 to consider.

Next week: SSX (PS3, 360), Twisted Metal (PS3), Mario Party 9 (Wii), Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition (PS3, 360) and a Platinum/Classics re-release of Driver: San Francisco.

Aug 17
By Matt Gander In Blog No Comments

Presumably to get some extra mileage out of the Wii and keep it in the public’s eye until the Wii U is released, Nintendo has shown off a new slimmer model. It’s due out for Christmas and comes bundled with two games – Wii Sports and Wii Party – along with a Wii Remote Plus with nunchuk.

Much like the new PSP E-1000 that Sony showed off yesterday, it doesn’t look that much different from the original model. The only notable differences are the blue bezel around the disk drive and the fact that it’s designed to sit horizontally rather than vertically. In order to cut costs, it won’t be compatible with GameCube games or accessories either.

This decision caused mild upset during the Nintendo community, and some might say that upset is unwarranted – people have had five long years to go out and buy the original backwards compatible Wii. Also: this ‘Family Edition’ (as Nintendo themselves call it) isn’t going to be aimed at those who want to play Doshin the Giant and Chibi Robo between Mario Kart Wii sessions.

Ranting about losing the GameCube joypad ports, however, is just about justified – playing Smash Bros. Brawl with the GameCube joypad is the pro’s choice, after all.

No price has been announced, but Nintendo has confirmed that it’ll replace all existing models once stocks run out in Europe.

In related news, JRPGs The Last Story and Pandora’s Tower have also been confirmed for Europe, making the Wii’s 2012 line-up look a whole lot rosier than it did, well, any time prior to this news breaking.

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