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Octopus Prime
10-19-2010, 06:32 PM
I figure if I do this NOW, then I'll have more time tomorrow to play Costume Quest and Super Meat Boy. THIS IS ME BEING A SMART COOKIE!

As just noted, both XBLA and PSN got Costume Quest. Which is perhaps best known as "That DoubleFine RPG" but one that Tim Schafer didn't have a hand in. Take adorable children through various Halloween parties. Also take adorable children into battle against an ancient evil reborn on Hallows Eve. In both cases, you discover the True Meaning of Halloween: Beating the crap out of roving bands of monsters in order to get experience points

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj201/OctopusPrime/BANG.png

XBLA also got Super Meat Boy. Which, at a glance, is pretty much N+, except with a hunk of meat as the main character (as opposed to the final appearance of the main character). Much like N+, you scamper through deathtrap-ladden levels, and die repeatedly. Unlike N+, there are also heaps of alternate and bonus levels with focuses on different kinds of traps. And also, unlike N+, the playable character list is pretty vast, consisting of the likes of The Kid (from I Wanna Be the Guy), Tim (from Braid), one of the Castle Crashers (from... err... Castle Crashers) and a myriad of others, all with different capabilities. Hell, this is pretty much Platformer-Allstars to the Rescue.

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj201/OctopusPrime/BANG.png

As per always, PSN got MORE titles then XBLA. Titles such as Aqua Panic. Which... doesn't get a very helpful description in the PSN listing. Apparently a bunch of sea creatures were tossed out of the ocean, and you have to use "Unique Tools" to put them back into it. Possibly those Unique Tools consist of a shovel, or at least some salad tongs.

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj201/OctopusPrime/GuyCott.png

There's also Tomb Raider: Underworld, which I am lead to understand is kind of passable, if not particularly great. I enjoyed Legends (and Anniversary was okay), so maybe it would be a worthwhile investment.

...a BETTER investment if the retail version wasn't cheaper, mind.

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj201/OctopusPrime/BANG.png

Two PS1 imports came out as well! One of them was Shienryu, which is a vertical shmup. It claims to have "added laughs" when played with a second human being. I am willing to assume that this is the case.

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj201/OctopusPrime/BANGupset.png

And the other one was Tall Unlimited, a puzzle game based around making towers larger by rolling blocks into them. And then you build progressively larger towers for points. Because Points are all that truly matter in life.

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj201/OctopusPrime/BANGupset.png

PSP got two releases, one of which was DJ MAX PORTABLE 3, which lets you mix and arrange funky fresh beats for up to 40 songs.

...I am assuming I made a comprehensible sentence to somebody. I really have no idea.

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj201/OctopusPrime/BANGupset.png

Finally, there's Blazing Souls Accelate, which is (apparently) an SRPG. It's also one of the rare instance of a game being released with what appears to be a mispelled word in the title. According to random GameFAQs forum posts, its quite like Spectral Souls, if that means anything to anyone.

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj201/OctopusPrime/GuyCott.png

cortbassist89
10-19-2010, 06:42 PM
WOAH

WAIT

WHAT

Costume Quest is out?

Welp. There goes $15.

MetManMas
10-19-2010, 06:48 PM
Well, it's nice to see more DL games added to the backlog of PS3/360 things I'll wanna get.

Off-topic, but was anyone gonna do a New Games Plus this week? I wanna know what stuff was coming out besides the Kirby yarn game.

cortbassist89
10-19-2010, 06:59 PM
Fallout: New Vegas, Power of the Six String, DJ Hero 2, Vanquish, and some Sesame Street games.

OH!

And some Zhu Zhu pet games. (not the best week in gaming)

Octopus Prime
10-19-2010, 07:07 PM
(not the best week in gaming)

Well, except for the Epic Yarn, New Vegas and Vanquish thing...

cortbassist89
10-19-2010, 07:09 PM
I can't look optimistically at anything related to a Zhu Zhu pet release.

edit: Woah, Costume Quest, slow down with the read time on the dialog balloons here, geez.

edit2: edit harder: okay, now the balloons advance with the X button. That's good.

Refa
10-19-2010, 07:12 PM
Seeing all of these newfound import games makes me very very happy.

BTW, didn't Castlevania Judgment mispell Judgement? That was just pathetic (I can't think of any reason why someone would intentionally take off just the "e")...

Nodal
10-19-2010, 07:42 PM
Guys, Super Meat Boy is $10. If you do not buy this game, I will cry. And I have been known to blubber.

Brickroad
10-19-2010, 07:45 PM
Guys, Super Meat Boy is $10. If you do not buy this game, I will cry. And I have been known to blubber.

I'm going to try the demo to see if the controls piss me off as much as they did in the Flash version.

cortbassist89
10-19-2010, 08:23 PM
I'm going to try the demo to see if the controls piss me off as much as they did in the Flash version.
What exactly is up with the flash world's obsession with death filled maps and ungodly overly sensitive controls?

Refa
10-19-2010, 08:27 PM
I don't know, but I can't get past 5 minutes of that stuff. I like hard games, like some of the NES platformers, but I'd like to think that those developers actually intented for people to beat the games, just to spend a little more time beating it. Those hard as hell flash games though? It feels like they were made by Satan, if Satan could competently program games and wasn't already proven to have worked at Irem during Spelunker's inception.

cortbassist89
10-19-2010, 08:30 PM
I'm fine with hard games with solid controls. Like Mario Lost Levels.

In fact, every platformer should just steal Mario's controls.

Someone get on that.

daroga
10-19-2010, 08:32 PM
Seeing all of these newfound import games makes me very very happy.

BTW, didn't Castlevania Judgment mispell Judgement? That was just pathetic (I can't think of any reason why someone would intentionally take off just the "e")...Judgment = US English
Judgement = British English

Also, it appears that the controls for SMB are massively tweaked from the flash game. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7RsCTLxPM4&feature=player_embedded

smacketh
10-19-2010, 08:35 PM
Yeah judgment is a weird one.. I remember running into that in one of my english or journalism classes and it's just stuck with me ever since. Still looks weird though.

SilentSnake
10-19-2010, 09:15 PM
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm224/silent_snake18/lightening_force.jpg

Nodal
10-19-2010, 09:20 PM
They stole the e! Those monsters!

Octopus Prime
10-20-2010, 05:53 AM
Hey, so it looks like both Costume Quest AND SMB are worthy of the Bangs I gave them.

Good for them both.

Brickroad
10-20-2010, 06:24 AM
What exactly is up with the flash world's obsession with death filled maps and ungodly overly sensitive controls?

Death-filled maps, I was fine with. But pressing the button for one tenth of a microsecond should not send my little meat boy rocketing across the screen at half the speed of light. If a game demands precision, precision shouldn't be impossible.

Pigu
10-20-2010, 08:15 AM
Does anyone here play these DJmax portable games at all? I am looking for a rhythm type game for a portable and can get down with crazy techno and stuff but is the actual gameplay solid? It sure looks nutty from Youtube clips.

djSyndrome
10-20-2010, 08:44 AM
Does anyone here play these DJmax portable games at all? I am looking for a rhythm type game for a portable and can get down with crazy techno and stuff but is the actual gameplay solid? It sure looks nutty from Youtube clips.

Spineshark is the person you want to discuss this with; he made a fantastic post in last week's NG+ thread.

Also, there's Pop'N Music Portable, which looks pretty boss and just got reprinted on the cheap.

TheSL
10-20-2010, 08:58 AM
I said it last week but I'll say it again- DJ Max is too Korean for me to really enjoy. That, and half the fun I got out of Beatmania was actually scratching the turntable.

Nodal
10-20-2010, 09:01 AM
I just played through the demo and was almost late to class because of it. The controls to SMB are pretty much perfect.

Rosewood
10-20-2010, 09:13 AM
Finally, there's Blazing Souls Accelate, which is (apparently) an SRPG. It's also one of the rare instance of a game being released with what appears to be a mispelled word in the title. According to random GameFAQs forum posts, its quite like Spectral Souls, if that means anything to anyone.

It means something to me!

Everybody's going to be all over the Halloween game, and it's not like I'm disinterested, but this above catches my eye, too.

Spectral Souls on PSP was a port of a PS2 game, as I recall, and unfortunately had really bad load time issues on the PSP. If this new game doesn't have that problem, and offers a mildly interesting JTRPG like Spectral did, I'll be a customer for this one.

Apparently also available as a UMD (http://www.amazon.com/Blazing-Souls-Accelate-Sony-PSP/dp/B003WIWQF4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&qid=1287587345&sr=1-1) but currently sold out. If the DL is 40 bucks I'll likely go for the meatspace version instead.

Brickroad
10-20-2010, 09:17 AM
The controls/physics in Super Meat Boy pissed me off every bit as much as they did in the free version. No way I'm up for 300 more levels of this. I'm passing on this one.

AJR
10-20-2010, 10:41 AM
I love the way Super Meat Boy controls. I just know I'm gonna sink a lot of time into this game.