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So. Maybe there’s still hope after all…

August 26, 2007
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For all you diehard intendoids. Nintendo itself may be giving you the shaft, but interesting title(s?) are starting to trickle in ever so slowly. Metroid Prime has been receiving (as expected) some praise, and there’s also a new game coming out from what’s turning out to be one of my favorite publishers, D3. The same guys who released Puzzle Quest are releasing the game Dragon Blade:Wrath of Fire for the Wii. Ostensibly, it’s Red Steel set in China with a blazing sword that actually almost mimics your movements. I’m assuming this is based on the Vicious Engine developed by Vicious Cycle studios, which was recently acquired by D3.

Time will tell whether Dragon Blade lives up to its potential, but this quote from level designer Bryan West of Vicious Cycle is a shining beacon of hope for fans besieged by PSP ports.

Visually, the engine looked slightly better than Red Steel, especially the character model we saw. West talked with us and lamented about the common trend of ignoring Wii’s graphical capability and simply upscaling textures used for PSP titles.

Hey, at least they’re trying yeah?

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. August 26, 2007 2:21 pm

    If only Red Steels graphics where the problem. Can they fix game play, story, voice acting, and basically the whole game. Red Steel should never escape the lips of any developer. If I worked on the game it would not be on my resume. If I made an game engine and red steel was made on it I would scrap the engine and start over. If I was a voice actor on the game I would pay to have my voice box altered so I didn’t sound the same. I want no evidence that I called the Yakuza the Yak-su.

    Rant over.

  2. August 27, 2007 2:43 pm

    Metroid Prime has been receiving (as expected) some praise

    Some praise?? So far, all the critics seem like they never played Bioshock! (And they did!) They are saying MP3 is the best game on the Wii, period, plus it is the best Metroid game EVER, period 2! Some are going as far as saying that this is probably going to change the way FPS are played from now on!

    Bungie can thank Nintendo that Wii doesn’t have any good support for multiplayer games yet…

  3. August 27, 2007 10:13 pm

    I-man please, i just blew my Prime 3 cash on a trip a couple days ago, i don’t need my interest re-piqued. But thank Kaz for the $40 downloadable Warhawk at midnight tonight.

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