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  • unmanneddrone 3:25 am on June 12, 2012 Permalink |
    Tags: Arcade, , Mad Riders, , , , , , Ubisoft,   

    Mad Riders (PC, 360, PS3) – Review 

    Have Techland Nail’d the notion of Pure fun, or will the competition pass this cheap racer in a Blur?

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  • mjpilon 11:01 pm on June 6, 2011 Permalink
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    Thoughts on UbiSoft:

    Rayman : Awesome. Confession time: I have never played a Rayman game but I think this one will be the first – always up for a 3rd person platformer.

    Driver: SF : The series never did anything for me. Nothing changed that here.

    Far Cry 2: I liked the first one but never felt like trying the second one… looks great like all Far Cry games. We’ll see as we approach

    Furious 4: Okay…. I like the trailer and the Inglorious Basterds approach it seems to be taking. Guess we’ll have to see but that’s enough to get me interested.

    Tintin: As someone who grew up reading Tintin (I still have all the comics at my parents’ house), I’m very interested in this game although I am always leery of movie tie-in games.

    Ghost recon: Have never really cared for the series and the demo did nothing to change that.

    Trackmania 2: very nice although I should probably finally play Trackmania :p

    Rayman Rabbids: Always enjoyed the minigames of the Rabbids series. Looks like a lot of fun.

    Just Dance 3: Having experienced my family enjoying the second one at xmas this year in a way that mimics the videos that they showed, I fully understand the appeal of this series…

    Rocksmith: I’m always leery of the “you’re actually learning this instrument for real” argument re: music games so I will need to see more evidence of this as we approach release. As someone who is trying to learn guitar as we speak, I would be interested if it actually “works”

    Your Shape: the addition of online friend support is logical for a game like this

    Assassin’s Creed: HELL YEAH!!!

    I liked the videos of “old school” version of the games UbiSoft was presented – a nice and creative touch to the festivities. The host, Mr. Caffeine, was god awful – all his jokes bombed and he almost killed the show. Otherwise, UbiSoft did a pretty good job with their games.

    @zegolf Believe me… I’ll all for dumb fun. I don’t take myself so seriously as to require every game I place to be a thoughtful and moving piece of entertainment. I love simple, good fun as much as the next guy – my game library is pretty good indication of that. I guess with regards to the press conference, to me, these pressers should be about highlighting the creative and amazing new things that you have to show us. You can show us dumb fun anytime you want. I’m all for MS showing us Disneyland and Sesame Street because yes, those are the types of Kinect products they should be highlighted to promote this hardware. I love that they are going in those directions and those are two of the first games that actually have me wanting to buy Kinect…. things like the gun stuff in Ghost Recon don’t strike me as fun… just over the point and un-necessary.

    At the same time, while I appreciated the creativity of things like Kinect fun labs, you need to show me actual game applications to get me hyped for things. Things like object scanning and finger tracking are cool but if you can’t show me a game application during an E3 press conference, why should I believe these things work as well as you portray? I guess I’ve been burned by tech demos too much over the years to jump in automatically. I will give these things their chance as I do with everything but I was just left wanting more from Microsoft today…..

     
  • unmanneddrone 8:56 am on June 16, 2010 Permalink
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    @A.J. Best analogy ever! “Original Rayman with a touch of Rocko’s Modern Life” Thanks for making my day. Great broadcast, too!

     
  • unmanneddrone 4:10 am on June 15, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: , Rayman, Ubisoft   

    Just saw the Rayman Origins trailer. While it doesn’t have that gorgeous rendering of the original, I am 100% onboard and thoroughly thrilled the world’s best (read: my favourite) platformer franchise is back.

     
  • scribl 12:52 am on June 15, 2010 Permalink
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    Crispy from 1UP summed this up pretty well: “I expected nothing and am disappointed.”

     
  • Pete Davison 12:03 am on June 15, 2010 Permalink
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    Look, Rez! Waitaminute.

     
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