Welcome back for another entry of “My Thoughts” where I talk about what I have seen from a game (or in this case DLC) that is yet to release. Today I will be going over my thoughts on the new upcoming “Rise of the Necromancer pack, set to release in 2017”. Now I know I am late to discuss this (as I took a break to run my Rocket League Organization “Minor League Doubles” – MLDoubles.com) but long time readers of HalfShelledHeroGaming.com KNOW that Diablo has been a BIG part of my life and the Necromancer is my favorite character of all time. So to NOT talk about this huge moment would be an injustice!
Welcome back for another entry of “My Thoughts” where I talk about what I have seen from a game that is yet to release. Today I will be going over my thoughts on the new upcoming “Power Rangers Mega Battle” set to release Jan 2017. For those of you who haven’t seen the trailer, please take a moment to watch:
I am going to be getting to the Trailer and some Gameplay of Injustice 2 that was showcased at E3, But as always, if you haven’t seen the trailer take a few moments to check it out here, before I get into it:
This is going to be a fairly quick piece but I had to talk about this awesome new game! But before I do, if you haven’t seen the trailer or even if you have, check it out here!
So as many of you may or may not know, I am a BIG hockey fan. I love hockey and the NHL. The NHL franchise by EA Sports is probably the biggest sports series for the company, and I am including Madden. That being said, I do feel like this series has taken a step back and a big part of that was NHL 15 when they gave us a bare bones game. NHL 16 was better but it still lacked in longevity, I traded my NHL 16 in about a month back to get UFC2 for $10 (which I do not regret). Don’t get me wrong I do miss my Hockey, but that void is pretty much filled by Rocket League and Ill explain that more in detail in a moment.
I have been wanting to talk about this game for a long time (as I am a die hard TMNT fan) and with the release date of May 24th, there is no better time than right now to do so. The reason I have been reluctant to talk about TMNT Mutants In Manhattan is because I didn’t want to get myself excited for another TMNT game that will flop and break my heart. When I saw the very first trailer a while back, I was as excited as Andre (Black Nerd) when he first saw it. I love the art style, I love ALL the villains in the game, it is like someone FINALLY got it right!
But seeing how there hasn’t been a good TMNT game since the great Turtles In Time, I almost have this self-defense mechanism that is trying to tell me NOT to fall for it haha. But I cant deny what I see from these trailers and gameplay videos. The game looks absolutely amazing! The Turtles look great, they looks like the Ninja Turtles, like the IDW Turtles and that is fantastic. From what I have heard in the trailers, ALL the voices in the game are very well done and they fit! Bebop and Rocksteady look awesome! Shredder looks bad ass and acts bad ass, as he should! The visuals of this game really hits the nail on the head!
As much as I love my visuals… gameplay is going to be the golden key that makes or breaks this game. So before I tell you what I think about the gameplay in this upcoming TMNT game, take some time and watch this gameplay video (Warning: It is a piece of the game so if you don’t want to see ANYTHING until you play it yourself, don’t watch and just take my opinion for what it is).
….. I…. CANT….. CONTAIN MYSELF!!! Open World?! Collecting Items?!? Awesome fighting mechanics?!? Special Turtle & Turtle attacks?!?! YES PLEASE!!! Oh man, this may be the best TMNT game I have ever played! This gameplay video was focused on Mikey and man it was awesome. You can climb up walls and buildings, jump and slide on rooftop rails, parachute and glide through the air! You collect orbs and special items around the city, which looks like unlocks various items and/or powers in the game. During the fight with Bebop you can see the Turtles getting “shell shocked” when their life bar is emptied and if not revived in the desired time that Turtle is sent back to their lair to eat a bunch of hot pizza the fastest they can so they are able to return to the fight! That is pretty awesome!
I am in TMNT overload right now and I am 100% getting this game and I suspect it will be one of the GREATEST TMNT games of all time… I hope. But if I had to nitpick something I don’t really like, it would be the DLC skins I have seen so far. The “Samurai & Rock & Roll” skins don’t really do it for me. I would expect more skins at some point but I have to say I am not a fan of these looks on my turtles but hey, I will just stay to the original look and that is completely fine with me. I do however agree with Andre (Black Nerd) when he said he hopes there are skins for the Turtles for each version of the Turtles (80’s Cartoon & Movie, New Movie Turtles, & Nick Turtles), I think that would be something EVERY TMNT fan would love. But overall… I cant wait for this game!
So there it is! The trailer that was released yesterday for the NEW Ghostbusters game “one that will hit just a few days before the Paul Feig-directed cinematic reboot”. As you can see in the trailer it WILL NOT feature the new cast, nor will it feature the original cast! I think this was a brilliant move because if it had featured the new cast, people probably wouldn’t of even cared to look at this game just for that reason alone. I like that they went in a new direction with the characters here!
When I watched the trailer the first thing I thought of was Ghostbusters Sanctum of Slime that I played on the PS3 a while back. They both have 4 totally new and different characters in the game, telling a different story and the most important comparison is the gameplay. If you never played Ghostbusters Sanctum of Slime before (or this other zombie game with the same mechanics Dead Nation!) it is basically 1 to 4 players on the same screen (no split screen or anything) using the left stick to move and your right stick to shoot. It is a fairly simple set up and it looks like this new Ghostbusters game will be the same twin stick shooter, just look at the split shot below.
They look almost identical to me. But I am not saying this is a bad thing. I actually thoroughly enjoyed Sanctum of Slime (but it was a fairly quick game, which was a bummer) and if this new game is going to take what Slime did and bring it to the next level, than I am all for it. My only issue is, if this new game comes out being pretty much a copy of Slime, then I will be pretty upset. Growing up my 2 loves were the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Mutants in Manhattan article coming soon!) and Ghostbusters! There hasn’t been a great TMNT game since Turtles in Time and there hasn’t been a Great Ghostbusters game since the PS3 hit “Ghostbusters: The Video Game” (I wish they would bring both titles to PS4!). So you can say that I am pretty peeved and nervous that games they are bringing out with my beloved series are just going to flop like almost every single other one in the past.
I have to say though, I do like what I see. I love the way the Proton Pack looks and the rest of the equipment they showed in this quick trailer. The characters look great, I love the art style they chose to use, so Yes… I am pretty excited for this game and I hope with the more trailers they show the more different and better it will look compared to Sanctum of Slime!