The Old Games Show: 05/06/2015
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Mortal Kombat X moves forward with a snappier version of the previous game's fighting and some cool new characters, but the story and other features around the edges feel a bit rough in spots.
The ways that Axiom Verge resembles Metroid help set up and drive home the ways that Axiom Verge is most definitely not Metroid.
Hotline Miami's thrillingly brutal gameplay is stretched to the point of breaking in this aesthetically pleasing, but otherwise disappointing sequel.
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I agree with Bully, wasn't a big fan of either those two games. They were fine, they just didn't deliver on their ambitions particularly well. Free running in first person was a cute experiment, but a pretty significant failure if you ask me. That was just disorienting. And Prince of Persia was really cool, but did tend to (literally) hold your hand a lot. Also the controls were a little TOO smooth, it gave me the same feeling as playing a sonic level, you were really interacting so much as hitting buttons in rhythm.
But man, Bully was terrific. What a fun story, pretty of ridiculous dialogue that still felt believable, fun combat, silly minigames, and just such a good concept for a game. I'd love to see it expanded, and get sillier too.
You just listed 3 of my favourite games, I like you. All of them have this unique feel to them and have amazing soundtracks. I still listen to the Mirror's Edge and Bully soundtrack to this day.
Mirror's Edge soundtrack is badass. I think they should investigate making it a downloadable game and use button-press movement rather than that L1/L2 stuff.
I hope for a Bully 2 every time I put that game in. I think they'll be a new Red Dead before then though.
From the sounds of it, Mirror's Edge 2 has been on and off a couple of times, at least. They just can't figure out what to do with it, apparently.
I like to think "Mirror's Edge 2" is next up on DICE's plate. I have absolutely no reason to believe this, I just do. Mirror's Edge had it's problems (combat and story), but it did a lot of things right. I think it's something everyone wants to return to. As for Prince of Persia, I've been really hopeful for a return to that version (the "Sands of Time" arc is kind of played out for me) of PoP since I finished the Epilogue DLC a couple years ago. However much like "Beyond Good & Evil 2", I think it'll be a couple years before we see it, if ever. Prince of Persia, either version, and Assassin's Creed kind of clash.
I had just typed out 'I really didn't enjoy Bully all that much,' but then I remembered how awesome it was.
didn't mirriors edge have easter eggs hinting to a sequel?
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