Uncharted 4 is pushed back for at least the third time to May 10 becuase "we weren't sure we could print enough copies." This is a game they new was coming for months, which is probably going to be sold as much digitally as physically. The only way they're going to be behind in making discs is if the game code is delayed.
Look. I'm attached to this franchise already - not just whatever I put down for preorder months ago, but emotionally enough to talk me into liking at least some of whatever is released. More rationally, this game is at least six months late and that's a bad sign. If this was any other game, I'd pull my preorder and wait for reviews to be safe.
I'm on the PS4 Beta! The only thing I've done is turned on the "show as offline" function - or am I just not online? You'll never know!!!(!!!)!!!
I should just make this the Video Game thread for March instead of PS.
Nintendo had a Nintendo Direct yesterday, a video presenation announcing upcoming games. Everything was leaked out ahead of time, which is maybe why I couldn't quickly find a recap? Here's one.
WiiU * Star Fox Zero (03/22) - sounds in the style of the classic N64 game. $60 retail/$50 digital, which is an interesting thing. There's also a Star Fox Guard game ($15) which is harder to describe, but you can get $5 off one if you buy the digital of the other.
* Paper Mario: Color Splash (later in 2016) - loved the RPG Paper Mario, hope this is more of that.
* Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (June 24): new events are Rugby Sevens and Rhythmic Gymastics Clubs. I will (probably) not buy this game but will definitely watch YouTube videos of people playing video game Ryhytmic Gymastics.
* Toyko Mirage Sessions #FE (06/24) - a RPG
* Lost Reavers (beta 04/14, 04/28) - free to play co-op action game
3DS * Kirby: Planet Robobot (06/10) * Metroid Prime: Federation Force (late Spring) - co-op shooter that's despised for using the Metroid name for something not like Metroid. * Monster Hunter Generations (this summer) * Disney Art Academy (05/13) * Hyrule Warrios Legend (03/25) * Bravely Seconds: EndLayer (demo 03/07, launch 04/15) * Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past (later in 2016) - remake. * Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation (03/10)
Virtual Console * Super Mario World, F-Zero and Pilotwings are up now. * Donkey Kong Country, Super Mario Kart and EarthBound (03/24) * The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Super Metroid and Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Quest (04/14) * Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 (06/01) * Pocket Card Jockey (May): "Solitaire meets horse racing – really!"
amiibos I am not writing about amiibos.
Updates * Super Mario Maker (March 9) - new even harrder mode, new costumes, new tools.
* Spaltoon (March 8) - some balancing and improvements
I don't feel like I know enough about E3 to have a smart take, but I kind of wonder if we're hitting a point in video games where it's so much easier to get your message out on your own that the big companies go away from stuff like E3, and it's left mostly for the indie games.
PS4 Games Action Henk $14.99 Alien Shooter $7.99 Assault Android Cactus $14.99 Blast ‘Em Bunnies $4.99 Casey Powell Lacrosse 16 (Out 3/9) $49.99 Don’t Die Mr. Robot! $3.99 Dreii (Out 3/9) $11.99 Hitman Intro Pack (Out 3/11) $14.99 Hitman Intro Pack: The Full Experience (Out 3/11) $59.99 Kholat $19.99 Rise Of The Kasai $14.99 Tetraminos $9.99 Tom Clancy’s The Division $59.99
PS3 Games Alien Shooter $7.99 Whitetail Challenge (Out 3/9) $9.99
PS Vita Games Blast ‘Em Bunnies $4.99 Dreii (Out 3/9) $11.99 Pixel Hunter $1.99
Pre-Orders Alienation – PS4 $19.99 Day Of The Tentacle Remastered – PS4 $14.99 Enter The Gungeon – PS4 $14.99 Invisible Inc. – PS4 $19.99 Overwatch: Origins Edition – PS4 $59.99 Salt And Sanctuary – PS4 $17.99 Stories: The Path Of Destinies – PS4 $14.99
Bundles Console Bundle Price PS4 Tom Clancy’s The Division – Gold Edition $99.99
Picked up NBA 2K16 and Super Mario 3D World (not for the same system!) this weekend. Super Mario 3D World is fun, and a bit easy (even it took me a while to figure out the 'you suck' feather was giving me some invincibility.)
I was struggling at NBA 2K so I decided to check out the much talked abotu Spiek Lee directed myCarreer mode. The 'movie' is so bad. It's terrible as a game, essentially 4-5 hours of game play where you make zero meaninging full decisions (despite obvious moments where there should be those decisions.) There's tremendous overacting and some of the worst storytelling I've ever seen - I am saying this on a wrestling message board and it's still true. Every big plot point seems to occur off screen, and you're left with people over dramatically reacting to things you haven't seen. It's so bad you should NOT see it, it's not even redeeming in it's awfulness. The normal career mode kicks in after that and seems much improved, wish I could've just started like that. (My character started rated 55, which is also a real issue.)
PSN Store update. There's a sale on Naughty Dog content too; was this one of the planned Uncharted 4 release days?
PS4 Games Aegis of Earth: Protonovus Assault $39.99 Arcade Archives Bubble Bobble $7.99 Candlelight $14.99 D/Generation HD $12.99 EA Sports UFC 2 $59.99 Joe Dever’s Lone Wolf Console Edition (Out 3/16) $14.99 Paragon Early Access (Out on 3/18 for Founders) Starting at $19.99 Salt And Sanctuary $17.99 Samurai Warriors 4 Empires $49.99 Senran Kagura Estival Versus $49.99 Sheltered $14.99 Tetrobot and Co. $7.99
PS3 Games Aegis of Earth: Protonovus Assault $29.99 Samurai Warriors 4 Empires $39.99
PS Vita Games Aegis of Earth: Protonovus Assault $29.99 Murasaki Mist: Akara’s Journey $9.99 Samurai Warriors 4 Empires $39.99 Senran Kagura: Estival Versus $39.99
Pre-Orders Battleborn Digital Deluxe – PS4 $74.99 (Pre-order opens 3/16)
Bundles Console Bundle Price PS4 Grand Theft Auto V & Great White Shark Card Bundle $75.99 PS4 Grand Theft Auto V & Megalodon Shark Card Bundle $135.99 PS4 Grand Theft Auto V & Whale Shark Card Bundle $98.99 PS4 Paragon Challenger Founder’s Pack $59.99 PS4 Paragon Master Founder’s Pack $99.99 PS4 Paragon Founder’s Pack $19.99 PS3 Grand Theft Auto V & Great White Shark Card Bundle $75.99 PS3 Grand Theft Auto V And Megalodon Shark Card Bundle $135.99 PS3 Grand Theft Auto V And Whale Shark Card Bundle $98.99
I want to be honest with you: I don't care about VR or 4K AND I don't think either of those things are going to be be adopted by more than a niche audience. I actually do not want a fully immersive experience, I'd rather multitask. I am all for people who want them to have them though.
PS4 Games 101 Ways To Die $14.99 Bully $14.99 Catlateral Damage $9.99 Day Of The Tentacle Remastered $14.99 Dragon Fantasy: The Black Tome Of Ice $9.99 Manhunt $14.99 Okage: Shadow King $9.99 Republique $24.99 Sebastién Loeb Rally EVO $59.99 Smite (Free To Play) Trackmania Turbo $39.99 Warheads $4.99
PS Vita Games Day Of The Tentacle Remastered $14.99 Xcom: Enemy Unknown Plus $19.99
Trials Trackmania Turbo – PS4
Bundles Console Bundle Price PS4 Smite Founders’ Pack $29.99 PS4 Street Fighter V Deluxe Edition $89.99
PS4 Games Adam’s Venture (Out on 4/1) $49.99 Arcade Archives Life Force $7.99 Chronicles of Teddy: Harmony of Exidus $14.99 Gryphon Knight Epic $9.99 MLB The Show 16 $59.99 Nights of Azure $59.99 No Time to Explain $14.99 Organic Panic $14.99 Piecefall $2.49 R.B.I. Baseball 16 $19.99 Resident Evil 6 $19.99 Unepic $12.99
PS3 Games MLB The Show 16 $59.99
PS Vita Games Knight Solitaire $4.99 Maliya $2.99 Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution 2 Plus $19.99 Trillion: God of Destruction $39.99 Unepic $12.99
Trials Unravel – PS4
Bundles Console Bundle Price PS4 MLB The Show 16 – Digital Deluxe $99.99 PS4 MLB The Show 16 – MVP Edition $69.99
The DOOM closed beta *finally* goes live tomorrow, March 31st. Per the store description, there are 2 maps - Infernal and Heatwave and 2 modes - Team Deathmatch and Warpath. It also says new weapons, armor, taunts and hacks.
Good game. Great multiplayer. Lackluster story mode. It's hardly the greatest game ever, as people have become enamored of saying. Hell, it's not even game of the year. GTA San Andreas and Metroid Prime 2 are both better than Halo 2.