Archive for Capcom

Resident Evil 5 Impressions

Posted in Gaming Rant, Microsoft, PS3, Sony, Xbox 360 with tags , on March 22, 2009 by Stephen

Back in 1996, Capcom debut the first of several game from the Resident Evil franchise, changing forever the landscape of what action games could bring to the table. While not the first game to introduce the now famous catch phrase “Survival Horror”, Capcom sure took the term “survival” in a threat typical of horror fiction to another level.

Forward to 2009 and after a group of well established games and spin-off from the series, Capcom once again deliver another journey into the land of zombies where you main objectives are to manage your resources and escape at all cost, or perhaps just shot your way through anything that move and waste away whatever resources you get along the way.

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Street Fighter IV Review

Posted in Online, PS3, Xbox 360 with tags , , , , , , on March 21, 2009 by reasonjp

It’s pleasing that in a world full of space marines, blank slates of FPS characters and racing cars driven by faceless men behind helmets, Street Fighter is, and always has been, about character. Chances are, although they may move around from fighter to fighter, most players will adopt one as their favourite, depending on when they really got involved with the dynasty. I’m with Ryu, although as ever, Street Fighter IV is finely balanced enough to make playing with (almost) any character an enjoyable experience. While new fat boy Rufus may join returnee Dan Hibiki in the ‘comedy value’ drawer, El Fuerte is a Mexican lucha who is also a chef. A Mexican luchadore street fighting chef= license to print money.

Street Fighter IV sees the disturbing return of the Sinister Behind Men. Here they make their illicit backstreet deals.

Street Fighter IV sees the disturbing return of the Sinister Behind Men. Here they make their illicit backstreet deals.

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Inevitable Street Fighter Love in; SFIV Impressions

Posted in Gaming Rant, PS3, Xbox 360 with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 14, 2009 by reasonjp

The devil, they say, is in the details. Seeing how videogames have evolved so far, and how they remain in our collective consciousness, I’m intrigued as to whether the youth of today will remember the Halo theme, or be able to remember how to build a fancy Little Big Planet robot twenty years from now, in the same way those of us who grew up with games in the eighties and nineties can still remember the warp locations in Super Mario, or the intro jingle to Pac Man.

Or a simple quarter circle towards and punch. A player’s first triumphant Hadoken using Ryu (a name we’d all butcher at the time, much as we would with Raiden in Mortal Kombat, or with game names like Ninja Gaiden, making it seem like quite the fruity hangout) is a great gaming moment that stays in the memory for good. Especially for me, as it was one of the easier moves to pull off in the Amiga version I had, which took the arcade game, squished it into letterbox format, made it move l-i-k-e t-h-i-s and crammed the six button moveset onto a one button joystick- a task made all the taller by the developers having to go down the local arcade and take notes to develop the game since US Gold were given no technical support from Capcom. No wonder the Amiga version was dire. Continue reading

Resident Evil 5 To Reanimate Del Lago?

Posted in Japan, Microsoft, News, PC, PS3, Sony, Xbox 360 with tags , on February 7, 2009 by Stephen

At least according to Famitsu latest report from the upcoming Resident Evil 5.

It seen the master minds at Capcom have included a boss battle in what it seen like a river or lake with our two protagonist Chris Redfield and Sheva Alomar fighting a gargantuan creature from the not-so-safety comfort of a boat.

Now, Jun Takeuchi, the game’s producer, said that Resident Evil 5 will feature similar gameplay to Resident Evil 4 so perhaps fans of the series remember the boss battle from Resident Evil 4 where game protagonist Leon S. Kennedy fights a massive creature going under the name “Del Lago” that lives in a lake.

Dead Rising 2 Zombie-Viral Video

Posted in News, PS3, Xbox 360 with tags , on February 7, 2009 by Stephen

Back in November 2008, Capcom announced Canadian developer Blue Castle Games was working on a sequel to Dead Rising.

Forward to 6th February, 2009, a supposed viral video was released across the internet, featuring footage for a possible sequel to Dead Rising. The footage appears to be set in Las Vegas, including the main character running through zombies in a human-sized hamster exercise ball.