Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Some IndieGala, God of War: Ascension and posts at Otaku Gaming

Happy May!  Welcome to a new month - and to kick off the month, I have some gaming info to share with the rest of the class! :)

First off, there's a little title called God of War: Ascension coming out in the somewhat near future.  As a big fan of the earlier titles (the only one I haven't played yet is the 2nd PSP title - I plan to get the collection eventually - mmm... trophies), I have to say I'm excited about this one.


And the quick press clipping:

Get ready to explore the origins of Spartan warrior Kratos in an epic new God of War® adventure. Take a first glimpse at God of War: Ascension™ in this tantalising trailer.

God of War® fans rejoice; infamous Spartan warrior Kratos is preparing to return to PlayStation®3. This exclusive trailer marks the official unveiling to the world of forthcoming title, God of War: Ascension™.

The most ambitious God of War® adventure in the series so far, God of War: Ascension™ takes us right back to where it all began. Discover the origins of Kratos as he takes his first steps on a now legendary quest for freedom.

*** Now, one quick note for me is the bemoaning of multiplayer being added to this God of War title.  My initial thought?  Give it a chance first and see what they do with it.  Sure, some games add multiplayer and it does very little for the experience, but sometimes games surprise you with the quality of the experience as well.  This reminds me already of when Bioware announced that there would be multiplayer added to Mass Effect 3.  All that hand-wringing seems pretty silly in retrospect, since it turned out to be a very enjoyable feature in my opinion and adds a lot of value to the game.

As someone who really likes the God of War series - I will admit that once I beat the storyline, I'm usually done with the games.  I held off on buying God of War III until it was really cheap new - like $25, because I knew I wouldn't get much replay out of it.  Just my thoughts on that particular topic.  Moving on...

As you all know, I tend to post some articles on Otaku Gaming, and here's what I have over the last week or so:

I had an alternate review/posting about my recent Vanguard Bandits review.

A couple of scans and new characters for Atelier Ayesha.

Atlus has announced that they will be remaking the Sega Saturn/PSone title Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers for the 3DS.

Project X Zone has more characters and scans announced.

And there's a few more Final Fantasy XIII-2 costumes and scans coming.

Moving on - Here's what IndieGala has to say about their current bundle:

IndieGala launches its fourth pay-what-you-want indie game bundle, supports charities

http://www.indiegala.com

Apr 30, 2012, Rome, Italy, IndieGala reveals the full lineup of its fourth pay-what-you-want indie game bundle, with nine great new games. Four of them never appeared in any previous bundle.

Here is the full Indiegala IV games lineup:
  • Steel Storm: Burning retribution
A top down action shooter with old school spirit.
  • A.R.E.S.: Extinction Agenda
An action packed side scrolling platformer, in the traditions of retro classic.
  • Alien Shooter
The classic arcade shooter at its best, showing up to 100 monsters simultaneously on one playing screen.
  • Disciples II: Gallean’s Return ($4.99 minimum)
A classic edition that includes the Fantasy Strategy game, Disciples II: Dark Prophecy,
plus the two standalone expansions Disciples II: Guardians of the Light and Disciples II: Servants of the Dark.
  • Altitude ($4.99 minimum)
Blast your way across the cartoon skies in this award-winning fast-paced game of aerial combat.
  • Wake ($4.99 minimum)
An innovative indie game where an engineer on a fancy cruise ship must escape and reach the safety raft conveniently atop the sinking ship.
  • Really Big Sky ($4.99 minimum)
A super fast, twin analogue shooter for the modern age!
  • Alien Shooter 2: Reloaded ($4.99 minimum)
A large-scale sequel to the first part of Alien Shooter.
This is the unique alloy of arcade action and RPG elements which combines well-established world of classical games and unmatched dynamics of the first part.
  • Lunnye Devitsy ($4.99 minimum)
Play as a silhouetted creature that has fallen from the moon, and now wants to return by any means necessary.

- And more bonuses will come!

4 music albums ( both in mp3 and FLAC format ) will be added together with the games for everyone who pays more than the average ( starting from $4.99 )

Contact:

IndieGala
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