SoulCalibur V is the 6th main installment in the Soul series that started with Soul Edge in 1996 published by Namco. The Soul series is a 3D fighting game based around weapon combat set in the 17th century mixing several cultures together. Many characters make a return but several have been succeeded. Does the soul still burn?
This footage has just caught my attention for a new Phantasy Star Online game. I don’t know how many of you played the first Phantasy Star Online but I spent a lot of time playing the Gamecube version. By today’s standards Phantasy Star Online Episode 1 and 2 is very slow and simple. PSO2 looks like it has much more fluid and varied combat. You can jump and fight in the sky, manually aim firearms and magic can be cast rapidly. There also seems to be a great deal of character customization with outfit designs. The dragon boss was seen being jumped on to attack a different point of it possibly to deal more damage. Hopefully there will be other large bosses that take advantage of the size of enemies. This is a Windows exclusive game which is disappointing but I am looking forward to seeing more of this game in the future.
No More Heroes: Heroes Paradise is a HD port of the original version on the Wii developed by Suda 51 and Grasshopper Manufactures. You play as Travis Touchdown, an otaku who won a lightsaber beam katana on an online auction. Travis hears about an assassin and tries his new beam katana and kills him. Upon winning Travis is told by an organizer Silvia Krystal that he has defeated the Rank 11th assassin and fight and kill his way to the top. Silvia promising sex if he becomes motivates him to fight his way through 10 unique and colourful assassins on his way to Rank 1.
Heroes Paradise is not just a graphical upgrade, Paradise add DLC, PS Move support, a cutscene viewer and bosses from No More Heroes 2. New modes are also added. Score Attack allows you to re-fight bosses and allows you to upload high scores to leaderboards. Very Sweet mode is a new difficulty setting that gives a majority of the female cast skimpier outfits.