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PostSubject: X Men Origins: Wolverine (The Game)   Sun May 03, 2009 8:43 am

Just downloaded the demo off PSN, and I have to say I've gobsmacked.

Maybe that's a little strong, but I wasn't expecting much from a movie tie in, let alone anything like this. Forget about it being a kiddie friendly tie in, as the BBFC 18 certificate the full game has earned itself will attest, this is Wolverine as he should be; he's got claws, and he uses them to brutal effect. Enemies are skewered, diced and dismembered, and it doesn't shy away from the claret either.

Graphically it's very impressive, with Hugh Jackman's likeness particularly good, even if the frame rate seemes to slow down at times, and some of the set pieces are suitably wince inducing.

The gameplay revolves around three main buttons [] being the generic slashing attack, O being a grab and triangle is a heavy blow. They can be chained together into combos, very much like God of War, and while you can get away with button mashing initially, the game does seem to throw a nice mix up of melee enemies and those toting mchine guns to force you to mix it up a bit.

In any case, the demo was a pleasant surprise, and you have to give the developer kudos for 'getting' Wolverine so spot on.
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PostSubject: Re: X Men Origins: Wolverine (The Game)   Sun May 03, 2009 9:10 am

It's not actually a movie tie in as far as I can tell. It was in the making before the film was, and was developed separately.

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PostSubject: Re: X Men Origins: Wolverine (The Game)   Sun May 03, 2009 9:19 am

Ah, that might explain it. If it's had a few years in development, that's considerbaly longer than most tie-ins get. Nice demo though, if you're a fan of either God of War, X Men or Wolverine in general, you should give it a go.
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PostSubject: Re: X Men Origins: Wolverine (The Game)   Sun May 03, 2009 9:20 am

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PostSubject: Re: X Men Origins: Wolverine (The Game)   Sun May 03, 2009 9:28 am

Yeah, it's properly violent. Various finishing moves can take off enemy limbs, and one scene has Wolverine jumping onto an attck helicopter, punhcing through the windscreen, pulling out the pilot, and then holding him up so his head gets caught in the rotor.
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PostSubject: Re: X Men Origins: Wolverine (The Game)   Sun May 03, 2009 10:38 am



The actual gameplay starts at about 3.00, yet the opening cutscene gives a good impression of what to expect. I liked the moment at 1.30. Ouch.

Oh, and the aforementioned helicopter bit is right at the end, about 8.00 in. It's worth waiting for.
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PostSubject: Re: X Men Origins: Wolverine (The Game)   Sun May 03, 2009 10:50 am

Looks pretty good. I like the real time damage and healing.

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PostSubject: Re: X Men Origins: Wolverine (The Game)   Sun May 03, 2009 10:56 am

My only concern would be over the usual things with games of this genre; variety and depth. If the bad guys are the same two or three over and over again, it'd get old very quickly, and hopefully there's enough in the game mechanics to prevent you from simply hammering the buttons and getting easy wins.

The healing is an impressive bullet point to put on the box, but even on my 40" HDTV, it's so subtle and the game's so busy you don't really notice it, at least not if you're actually playing it.
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PostSubject: Re: X Men Origins: Wolverine (The Game)   Sun May 03, 2009 5:20 pm

Shocked Hot Fucking Damn! This Rivals Punisher as my favorite Marvel Game Ever. In fact, I think Ol' Frank just got topped. That Helicopter shit was WICKED! Very Happy

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All I need now is a Gambit game of the same caliber and I'm fucking set. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: X Men Origins: Wolverine (The Game)   Tue May 05, 2009 2:53 am

Yeah, the game is fun.

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PostSubject: Re: X Men Origins: Wolverine (The Game)   Tue May 05, 2009 2:53 am

Rent or buy?

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PostSubject: Re: X Men Origins: Wolverine (The Game)   Tue May 05, 2009 3:25 am

I bought. I wanted a actiony/hack 'n' slash to play for a while. Was gonna get Afro Samurai, but just never got round to it. The first couple chapters are bit repetitive, mainly because of the boss fights, which are just dodging and then jumping on their heads to slash at them, jump of before they hit you, rinse and repeat.

I mean, I suppose it's all repetitive, but with the regular it's more fun because there's quite a few ways to mix things up. Apparently after the first couple chapters it gets better though, as more established characters get involved. At the start it's just escaping the Weapon X facility and Alkali Lake, and the mission in Africa, which is all faceless henchmen.

Already unlocked the classic Wolverine outfit, although you feel a bit stupid running through the jungle in a bright blue and yellow jumpsuit.

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PostSubject: Re: X Men Origins: Wolverine (The Game)   Tue May 05, 2009 3:42 am

I guess I'll be buying it then.

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PostSubject: Re: X Men Origins: Wolverine (The Game)   Tue May 05, 2009 3:48 am

While the real time healing isn't that noticeable (at least not as it happens), the real time damage is a nice feature. There's a point when you're escaping the Weapon X facility where you lose your healing ability, and you have to sneak passed a bunch of motion sensing guns. I got caught by one, it nearly killed and I was walking around for a while with have my chest missing, metal ribcage showing through and all.

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PostSubject: Re: X Men Origins: Wolverine (The Game)   Tue May 05, 2009 3:51 am

So what are we looking at boss wise?

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PostSubject: Re: X Men Origins: Wolverine (The Game)   Tue May 05, 2009 3:56 am

I'm not past the opening opening chapters yet, and so far there's been 2 types of bosses, although really it's one type, since you take them out exactly the same way. Having said that there's been about 8 boss battles with these things so far. 1 is big lava/rock monster, and the other is the WENDIGO prototype, which is basically a big angry guy. There's only one way to take these things down, which is why it gets annoying.

Oh, but there was a battle with Sabretooth too, which was fun.

And one against Classic Wolverine. When you unlock a costume what you actually unlock is a battle with that version of Wolverine, and if you win you get the costume.

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PostSubject: Re: X Men Origins: Wolverine (The Game)   Tue May 05, 2009 4:07 am

Awesome.

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PostSubject: Re: X Men Origins: Wolverine (The Game)   Tue May 05, 2009 6:17 am

Out for the PS2?
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PostSubject: Re: X Men Origins: Wolverine (The Game)   Tue May 05, 2009 4:22 pm

Yes, but only the 360 and PS3 (and I think PC) versions have all the gore and stuff.

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PostSubject: Re: X Men Origins: Wolverine (The Game)   Tue May 05, 2009 4:47 pm

Huh, GR says it's only for PS3, 360 and PC.

Sucks for me.
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PostSubject: Re: X Men Origins: Wolverine (The Game)   Tue May 05, 2009 5:08 pm

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PostSubject: Re: X Men Origins: Wolverine (The Game)   Tue May 05, 2009 6:43 pm

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PostSubject: Re: X Men Origins: Wolverine (The Game)   Tue May 05, 2009 10:57 pm

Got all 3 extra costumes now. Legendary's the best one.

The mutegens seem to make a bloody big difference too. The first time I fought X-Force Wolverine, I had the experience building ones equipped that was using in the story mode. It dragged on for a bit but he beat me. Next time I changed to ones that would boost my damage and defence, and he was dead in about a minute.

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PostSubject: Re: X Men Origins: Wolverine (The Game)   Wed May 06, 2009 4:44 am

Yippy-Kigh-Yay, Motherfuckers! Razz

...Sorry about that, I'm just excited at the moment. How far are you, Moose?
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And I've got the Uncaged Edition...If that means anything? Seen a trailer for Ultimate Alliance 2. Looks...I dunno, What do you call a trailer that pretty much shows the heroes going against one another while having their own teams? Hell, The little square picture thingy of it shows a line cut down the middle (or as down the middle as it gets for being somewhat diagnally cut) with Wolverine, Captain America, Dare Devil, & Hulk on one side while Spider-man, Ironman, Some chick who I'm guessing is Rogue, & Deadpool (Who I plan to use as soon as I get said game, It's the cool looking original version instead of the lame, horror movie wanna-be looking version.) on the other.
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PostSubject: Re: X Men Origins: Wolverine (The Game)   Wed May 06, 2009 5:11 am

There's more chances to get costumes. You two statues of a costume to unlock the battle for it, and there's more than 2 of each scattered through the game. I found 3 Legendary Wolverine statues so far.

The "Uncaged" thing is just the name of the PS3/360 version because they have all the gore and stuff intact, as well as being the "proper" versions (since, as is the style these days, the PS2/PSP versions, and I think even the Wii version, was handed out to another developer who made a T rated game).

I'm up to meeting Gambit now, just after fighting the Sentinal.

Got the hand of quick kills now too. All this time I've been doing it wrong.

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