Hands down this generation had some of the best games in several generations. People will talk about the Uncharted series, Dishonored, Skyrim, Mario Galaxy, Skyward Sword and the list goes on and on. But what about those non-AAA games which maybe didn't get the reviews they deserved, such as Shadows of the Damned?, Spec Ops The Line, Bulletstorm, Nier, Kingdoms of Amalur, El Shaddai, Alpha Protocol, Enslaved Mirror's Edge and so many more. Goozernation has a big list and for most gamers there...
What will the next generation of consoles bring? Will gamers see more cross platform play? Better social media integration within consoles? More of project $10? Will Nintendo finally make online play easy? Are $60 games done? What about Apple and Steam? GoozerNation takes a look at some of these rumors and asks which are plausible, and which ones will never happen?
"The big release season is in full swing, and those of you with deep wallets are busy playing the huge number of quality games on offer.
But what about those who can only afford maybe one or two new releases, or maybe none at all yet? There’s a global economic slowdown on after all.
Well at OXCGN we’ve decided to put ourselves a second time in the game Animus and go back in time to discover what titles we enjoyed this gen that you should be able to get for cheap (and still play the multip..."
"After the likes of Bulletstorm and Ar Tonelico Qoga though, it's.. actually quite a surprise to hear jokes that have consideration for timing and set up. Because of that, Shadows Of The Damned's jokes are funny! That's excellent, because aside from a few books you'll find here and there, the story doesn't go too far beyond the damsel-in-distress scenario."
Gamefly is having an under $20 used game blowout. The big question is what games should gamers pick up now? Some of the better games include Duke Nukem Forever for $10, Brink for $10, Epic Mickey for $12.99, and Red Faction Armageddon for $12.99. La Noire for $19.99 and Shadows of the Damned for $17.99 are too good to pass up on. The biggest question is when will gamers have time to play all these games?
Game Podunk editor, MarcusEstrada writes that with several titles being developed, Grasshopper has put another game called Black Knight Sword on their list to be released sometime next year. Read on for more on Black Knight Sword and other titles that are being developed by Grasshopper.
"At heart, Shadows is a well-oiled satire machine that runs on monster movies and classic horror, resulting in something that is most definitely not for everyone. But for the right audience, Shadows is not just another "so bad it's good" title - in this case, Shinji Mikami's third-person shooter experience, Suda51's Tarantinesque artistic quirks and Akira Yamaoka's musical genius have come together to create a game that is much greater than the sum of its parts."
Bright Hub writer David Sanchez takes a look at the success Suda51 and Shinji Mikami's Shadows of the Damned has had thus far. After delivering enjoyable wit, stellar gameplay, and incredible style, is this story of love, hell, and sex destined to be the hottest game of the summer?
"have created a game that seems as if they locked some 15 year old boys in a room and didn’t let them out until they had come up with a game, it has everything that occupies a 15year olds mind, leggy blondes in lingerie, wild creepy monsters, bigger and even more insane bosses and sh*t…literally! as each checkpoint is announced by a one eyed demon sh*tting himself""
In this episode, the hosts talk about Alice: Madness Returns, Duke Nukem Forever, Dungeon Siege III, FEAR 3, Half-Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax, Hard Lines, Marvel Pinball: Captain America, Shadows of the Damned, Tiny Tower, Trenched, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, and more.
"Garcia Hotspur, demon hunter extraordinaire, is in a tight spot! He may not be dressed as a gimp, but his girlfriend has been stolen away to Hell, care of one Fleming, lord of the demons. In Hell, infant doorkeeps snack on brains and strawberries, while shooting a goat’s head creates a brilliant burst of light. Malevolent demons snack on the bloody limbs of beautiful women. Hotspur’s gotta stock up on the tequila and sake in order to keep his strength up. Can you tell this is a Suda51 adventu..."
When Goichi Suda and Shinji Mikami decided to join forces for Shadows of the Damned - their first collaborative effort since the Gamecube cult hit Killer7 - my interest was piqued from the moment it was announced. That interest isn’t even necessarily because of their track record but mostly because of the bizarre and immature set-up. A man’s quest for vengeance as he slays demons, cracks d*ck jokes and swears to rescue his love interest from the hands of an evil deity. Yes, this crazy action ...
"This action-packed game comes courtesy of the video game supergroup consisting of the aforementioned executive director, Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami, and Silent Hill composer Akira Yamaoka. The end result is a labor of love that has a few rough edges here and there, but manages to provide a frantically enjoyable thrill ride throughout its duration."
"If you thought Dante’s Inferno was extreme (I was referring to the book, but I guess the game was all right too) then just wait until you see the new trailer for Shadows of the Damned. The game has the player fighting through a hellish underworld as professional Demon hunter Garcia Hotspur in an attempt to save the love of his life."
Suda51 is easily one of the most interesting video game directors in the business. His unique concepts and sense of style have managed to create some of the most compelling gaming experiences ever seen on a console. Bright Hub takes a look at Suda51's complex mind and delivers a concise overview of the director's awesome career.
"GameZone once again offered more in-depth reviews and previews this week, and we’ve even got some interviews and an indie game recommendation in store for you. But let’s be realistic here, all gamers have really been able to think about lately is the PlayStation Network debacle. GameZone looks back at the week in video games."
"Suda 51: Obviously I wanted a challenge on a high definition console platform; it was kind of like the natural evolution to shift to these platforms. Certainly Shadows of the Damned was a great project to do that on. The Wii is very restrictive. My vision has been fully realized on these platforms."
"We've been wondering what Suda 51 was up-to after he wrapped up work with his team at Grasshopper on the No More Heroes games. There was the sequel that came out for Wii last year (under the guidance of Ubisoft), and the original will eventually make its debut on the PlayStation 3 (and not multi-platform, sadly) later this summer. In the meantime, Suda and his team have something completely original cooking up, and we got our first glimpse of exactly what when we walked into EA’s Showcase eve..."
"This week's episode, as you may have guessed, has a healthy dose of Halo: Reach talk. We delve into the multiplayer, campaign, co-op, and making female spartans with nice butts. After all that we bring up Space Invaders Infinity Gene, Star Wars: Empire at War, and more.
NOT as usual the whole crew will bring up news articles, mostly pertaining to TGS. Then we answer an "astounding" three e-mails, and debate pie and cake."