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E3 Previews - Drake's Fortune and Heavenly Sword

Zonk posted more than 6 years ago | from the they'd-make-a-dashing-couple dept.

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Sony has its own lineup of powerhouse first-party titles coming to the PlayStation 3 this fall, with the likes of Heavenly Sword probably one of the most-talked about titles since the console's launch last year. Gamespot had a chance to try their hand at the game, and found it challenging and absolutely beautiful. Drake's Fortune is yet another original IP, and seems to be aiming for a fusion of Indiana Jones, Prince of Persia, and Gears of War . From what Kotaku has to say about it, sounds like they've nailed it: "In addition to allusions to Gears' brand of "pop and stop" shooting, Uncharted features plenty of platforming. Rock climbing, jumping, rope swinging--much of it controls very well. Occasionally, some ledge traversing feels off or unpolished, but its more likely a product of the game's more organic level design. You won't see block by block levels a la Tomb Raider. In fact, some levels are so realistic in their design, you might find yourself looking for your next destination with the game's look button (R2). I found myself missing some of the game's hints, such as gates or more heavily lit portions of the map and relying on the helpful look button."

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Rock Climbing (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#19853933)

Look, see what I've done here is developed a rowing machine, but what I've done is put a rowboat underneath. Now you can workout and ride out to the middle of lake at the same time.

Frank!

Rock climbing, guys.

Rock climbing.

It's from MST3K's Lost Continent episode for those wondering. I watched it last night. As soon as I read "rock climbing" as a feature I immediately thought of it. Sorry.

First post, by the way.

How many people do I speak for? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#19854439)

This is not the opinion of every Slashdotter, but how many of these E3 previews are there going to be? It has already passed the point of being ridiculous.

Re:How many people do I speak for? (1)

grumbel (592662) | more than 6 years ago | (#19854475)

This is just the games section of slashdot, why shouldn't it be used for E3 news, even plenty of them? Its not like there is much else to report in these days.

Yes, immensly realistic indeed. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#19855507)

"In fact, some levels are so realistic in their design, you might find yourself looking for your next destination with the game's look button (R2). I found myself missing some of the game's hints, such as gates or more heavily lit portions of the map and relying on the helpful look button."

Because every time I get lost irl the first thing I do is hit my look button to find out where I'm meant to be going.

If the player needs hints so much that there's a need for a look button to keep finding their way around then the game is badly designed, period. I struggle to see this as a plus in any game on any console. I'm rather skeptical when I see reviews with such idiotic comments as this because it sounds more like they're grasping for something that is actually good about the game and instead sound more like a fanboy scraping the barrel to tell us why some console is amazing when it's really not all that.

Re:Yes, immensly realistic indeed. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#19856133)

I guess the author meant that the environment is realist, ie it's not a corridor with invisible walls and blatant "go there" elements. Apparently in this game R2 is used to look around. Yes, when you're lost, looking around to choose your direction is most of the time what you're going to do... What's your problem?

Drake (1)

cxreg (44671) | more than 6 years ago | (#19856215)

I had almost no interest in this game until I saw gameplay footage. The character animation alone is worth playing this game, and is probably the best ever seen in a video game. Nice surprise.

Re:Drake (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#19856303)

You'd play a game just for the character animation? Wow, remind me not to take any gaming advice from you. You're worse than graphics over gameplay. You're single character animation over gameplay.

By the way, how's the Xbox price cut going that you mentioned? If you don't remember you can always check your own posting history.

Why don't you and Dr. Kool PhD get together and fuck each other? How much will Sony pay you for that?

Re:Drake (0, Troll)

cxreg (44671) | more than 6 years ago | (#19856683)

so you're retarded, illiterate, AND an anonymous posting pussy. good job!

Re:Drake (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#19858617)

You wrote:

"The character animation alone is worth playing this game. . ."

Sorry, I missed the part where you explained why the gameplay was great. By the way, never criticize someone's literacy in a post where your grammar completely sucks.

Re:Drake (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#19860855)

Sorry, I missed the part where any of what you said was relevant.

Re:Drake (1)

Dutch Gun (899105) | more than 6 years ago | (#19862471)

It looks pretty good, doesn't it? A few more games like that, throw in a few exclusive RPGs, mix in a price drop, and Sony may just sucker me into getting a PS3. Maybe...
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