Friday, June 3, 2011

Let's Take A Journey...

Perhaps my only anticipated PSN game, Journey continues to blow my mind on how simply beautiful it looks and how original it can be. Count on Jenova Chen and thatgamecompany (They made Flow & Flower) to deliver an experience unlike no other. The sense of adventure, discovery, and unique cooperative play is present for this game. This is definitely high on my gaming radar when it comes out later this year.

My Beginning of 2012 is Gonna Get Tricky...

The glorious return of SSX is also at E3 next week and I'm already loving it so far. I have always loved the extreme sports game genre as SSX 3 is among my all-time favorites (On Tour was good, but it ain't SSX 3). After the reveal disaster that was Deadly Descents, EA finally listened to critics and let SSX be what it used to be about in the first place rather than try to be something else it can't be. We have waited a long time for this to come out, but even though it is releasing in January, I'm already stoked to play a new SSX again.

Uncharted 3 Going Big at E3 2011...

Naughty Dog is indeed going all out with Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception. Details of what is in the multiplayer beta got revealed earlier this week in terms of modes, maps, and customizable options. Then we got the co-op reveal last night on GameTrailers TV along with another clip above. This co-cop campaign is supposed to be separate from the main campaign, which is good along with some improvements like being more than just going to rooms killing enemies all the time from the last game. I just hope no random soldiers just come out and instantly choke you to death as seen in Uncharted 2's co-op. Plus, vertical shooting (sort of ripped off from Dark Void but better) seems awesome. I also love the fact there's more weapons this time around which shows how Naughty Dog wants the multiplayer to be a serious contender for your playtime against something such as Modern Warfare 3. The trailer below is for Hunters Mode, which to me is a variation of Plunder mode of taking a treasure to its target spot being its now more round-based with teams are assigned to offense and defense. Anyway, you'll likely see a crazy campaign demo at Sony's E3 press conference next week, so we're not done with the Uncharted 3 coverage yet.

Music Video for the Week (5/30-6/3/11)

Rihanna - "Man Down"

There's party album week later this month with the LMFAO & Pitbull albums, so expect a music roundup about those soon plus the Beyonce album too.