Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops Preview(PSP)

Written by igcompany on Monday, 14 June 2010 13:56.

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After the long wait and two awesome card-based Metal Gear games, PSP owners finally get the game they have been crying out for. A brand new storyline, created especially for the PSP means that players will be able to bridge the gap between Metal Gear Solid 3 and earlier games in the series, learning more about the characters and enemies along the way.

The single player mode follows the story after MGS3, and depicts the creation of FOXHOUND by Big Boss as he attempts to hunt down the treacherous FOX unit, which has started a revolt in South America. Set in 1970, players will learn more about returning characters such as Para-Medic, Major Zero and Sigint and also witness Big Boss? greatest tragedy that sets into motion the events of later games in the timeline.

The new third person camera angle will enable players to see more of their surroundings and quickly identify threats, without diminishing from the tension and action the Metal Gear games are renowned for. Players will be able to recruit and assemble a fighting force along the way, including unique non-playable characters who bring special abilities to your team, enabling you to customize a squad to fit your exact gameplaying style.

If that isn?t enough, you can also transfer this squad into the online mode and take them into multiplayer battles using the PSP?s wireless functions. You can also trade characters with other users online to add even more individuality to your clan. Players can compete in online death matches and also make use of the new ?White Flag? system, where players can surrender and keep their character for the next stage rather than a fight to the bitter end.

  • New storyling follows events after MGS 3
  • Learn more about characters already seen in Metal Gear timeline
  • New camera angle specifically for PSP version
  • Recruit a team of characters for fantastic online play

Silent Hill Origins Preview (PS2)

Written by igcompany on Monday, 14 June 2010 13:54.

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If you?ve ever wondered just how the town of Silent Hill became the eerie mess that has been seen over four previous Silent Hill games, then this title will reveal all, set as a prequel to the sinister events that have been before.

This latest title retains the creepy and poignant atmosphere that has become a byword for Silent Hill and will keep players engrossed from start to finish with the well crafted storyline, the range of enemies and puzzles to solve as well as the haunting soundtrack composed by the legendary composer Akira Yamaoka, responsible for the musical score on all of the other titles.

The game follows Travis Grady, a truck driver who has become stranded in Silent Hill. Naturally, he has a few of his own demons to contend with and throughout the course of the game, both his and the town?s secrets come to the fore. The gameplay is still classic Silent Hill ? but with tweaks and additions created specifically for this newest incarnation. Users can now lock onto enemies to attack and will also find the control scheme changing intuitively for each situation.

Players also utilize an enhanced camera designed with Silent Hill Origins in mind, as well as an updated control method for more detailed exploration of the environment. There are now ?Cineractive? element where players have to hit buttons as prompted to escape enemies that have triggered the cinematic sequences.

The further into the game players get, more weapons become available plus more and more items from the surroundings can be used ? however overuse of items causes them to break and wear down, which could leave players unarmed at crucial moments.

Silent Hill Origins
Silent Hill Origins

Castlevania - Dracula X Chronicles Preview(PSP)

Written by igcompany on Monday, 14 June 2010 13:51.

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Castlevania: Rondo of Blood was a title that only the lucky gamers in Japan had the privilege of playing. Released on the long defunct PC Engine console to the type of critical acclaim that all of the Castlevania titles often get, it has remained an object of desire for all fans ? until now.

Konami have reworked this unseen classic and are releasing it as the first PSP Castlevania title and to celebrate, have added two more titles as unlockable secrets within this fantastic disc. As well as the reworking of Rondo of Blood, players can also unlock the unedited version AND discover a version of Symphony of the Night to boot. Fantastic value.

Dracula X Chronicles retains all of the classic side scrolling elements that have made the Castlevania so popular, but uses the PSP capabilities to add 3D elements, some fantastic animated sequences and of course Widescreen capabilities.

The gameplay is classic Belmont ? players must progress through a series of sprawling stages, using the trusty whip to slay enemies as well as uncovering some of the huge array of secrets and hidden areas within the levels. Giant boss characters await at regular intervals meaning players are thrown in at the deep end from the start.

Another integral part of the game is the music and this version is no exception with some fantastic audio sequences to keep your adrenalin up during the game. You won?t find many better value games than this in the next few months.

  • Never released in Europe version of Castlevania
  • Reworking of PC Engine title Rondo Of Blood
  • Original â??Rondoâ?? unlockable as bonus game
  • Symphony Of The Night also unlockable as bonus game!
  • Over 10 huge levels to explore

Castlevania - Dracula X Chronicles


Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops + Preview(PSP)

Written by igcompany on Monday, 14 June 2010 13:49.

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Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops Plus takes all of the best elements from the previous Portable Ops title, improves on them and adds even more elements to the online mode to create a must-have title at only Ł14.99 RRP.

Two types of multiplayer gaming is supported ? Ad Hoc mode and Infrastructure Mode. The former lets users connect up to six PSP consoles for a local battle with friends. The latter connects with wireless connection to the online servers where owners can take on players from around the world. The Game Sharing mode will enable play with others who don?t even own a copy of MPO+ as limited features are available to share with other users and users can also play against owners of the original MPO in the Free Battle mode.

New multiplayer modes include a Shooting Range where teams have to hit targets to make them part of their ?team? whilst still attacking enemies, four new online maps previously seen in Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence and a host of new characters including Raiden from MGS2 and Old Snake, who is about to be seen in the forthcoming MGS4.

The single player mode gives you a breather from the multiplayer action and the Boss Rush Mode will let the player take on all of the bosses from MPO one after another. The new Infinity Mode will test players even further, enabling them to recruit better soldiers to a squad after their capture. Other options include an online chat section and a photo function that lets you take snaps of the action or of your own elite team!

  • Local and online multiplayer modes
  • Variety of game modes for teamplay and battle
  • Game sharing - play limited multiplayer modes with the one game!
  • 100 characters to recruit
  • Stages, soldiers and secrets from other MGS titles

Castlevania Judgment Preview (Wii)

Written by igcompany on Sunday, 13 June 2010 16:55.

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The first Castlevania title for Nintendo Wii is a dramatic step away from the classic platform action fans have come to expect - this is a 3D one-on-one fighting game that brings together the many generations of heroic vampire hunters as well as Dracula's most formidable allies in a battle to the death!

It's no surprise that with such a rich history of characters to choose from thanks to the sheer number of previous Castlevania titles, each of the 14 characters players can choose from have many unique attributes and fighting styles that require mastering. Whether players choose Simon Belmont, the legendary vampire hunter or Dracula himself, moves, techniques and strategies differ greatly depending on their choice of fighter.

The 3D battle arenas will be familiar to fans of the games and also offer the chance to interact with the surroundings. The familiar candelabra-style power ups can be broken to reveal boosts or used as weapons themselves and the cleverly designed arenas offer further challenges as they can be used to differ attacks and battle strategies.

Players can duel against a friend offline or online and there are a variety of single player modes to work through. 'Castle Mode' gives users the chance to unlock costumes and items as they wander through rooms defeating enemies, 'Survival Mode' will test the stamina of any player as they attempt to stave off as many enemies as they can before dying and as well as the 'Arcade' and 'Story Modes', there's a full 'Tutorial Mode' to ease players into the game with minimum fuss.

  • First ever 3D Castlevania Fighting game
  • 14 fighters featuring classic Castlevania characters
  • Characters designed by famous Manga artist Takeshi Obata
  • Connect with Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia (DS) to unlock special items
  • Head-to-head Battles via Wi-Fi connectivity

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