Saturday, December 13, 2008

Burnout Paradise (PS3)

Genre: Arcade Racing
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: Criterion Games
ESRB Rating: E for Everyone
Price: $29.99 USD
US Release Date: January 22, 2008
Equipment: Sceptre 37” widescreen LCD TV with HDMI cable in 720p, 60 GB PS3, DualShock 3 controller
Completion: Approximately 15 hours to earn Burnout License, additional 5 hours to complete Bike License.

It’s another day for you and me in Paradise.

Burnout Paradise answers the question, “What if you had a city all to yourself to race around in using a wide assortment of cars and bikes and there were no repercussions for all sorts of moving violations, up to and including the destruction of your car as well as other vehicles?” An arcade racer through and through, Burnout Paradise lets the player take corners at high speed, make impossibly tight turns, perform stupefying aerial maneuvers, and of course, completely and utterly annihilate any car in the city, before it pops back unharmed.

Paradise controls like any other arcade racing game on the market. The default layout uses the triggers for the gas and brake, but can be changed to use the face buttons for gas, brake, reverse, etc. The starting car and bikes are nothing too special, but still give a fantastic sense of speed. New cars are awarded after completing certain races, winning a certain number of events, gaining a new license, or by taking down special opponent cars speeding around the city. The vehicle progression is steady and rewarding; a stable full of cars is available after only a few hours of play. Any event in the city can be chosen right from the start of the game and tackled in any order. It’s even possible to completely ignore an entire event type and still “finish” the game. Events include point to point races, circuit races, time trials, road rage (where the objective is to make a specified number of opponent cars crash in a given time limit), stunt runs (where the objective is to score a set number of points by driving stylishly and recklessly), and marked man (where the objective is to reach a destination without crashing too many times while being pursued by aggressive opponents).

Nearly every intersection in the city is an event opportunity. Simply pull up to the light, smoke the tires, and go racing. Cars can be changed at any of a handful of junkyards around the city and drive-throughs offer repair, nitro, and paint services. While this menu-less system leads to a very immersive experience, it means that there is no way to quickly retry a failed race, or to change vehicles without driving back to the starting line or to a junkyard. Luckily, a new event is never very far away, and junkyards are evenly spaced around the city.

Since Paradise encourages driving as fast as possible, the city generally whizzes by, but at a flawless 60 fps. When details can be seen, they look fantastic. All the cars are shiny and reflective, with a large number of intricately detailed paint options. During crashes, slow-mo kicks in, and it’s possible to see tiny pieces of glass and twisted metal fly everywhere. Oddly enough, there are no driver models except on the bikes. Perhaps seeing what a head on collision at 120 mph would do to a driver in an open wheel race car would bump the rating up to M for Mature.

Just like any other EA game on the market, the soundtrack is extensive and varied. Hard driving rock, funky R&B beats, catchy pop, and even some smooth classical tunes make up the one and only radio station in Paradise. Music is interspersed with chatter from DJ Atomica, who can be a tad annoying. He also serves as the game’s tutorial, but he only mentions how to do something once the player’s already done it, which leads to quite a bit of trial and error.

Online play is seamlessly integrated with the single player mode. Just hit a button on the d-pad, invite a few friends, and go racing. All times from the single player mode are also uploaded automatically to the world-wide leader boards.

Being a Burnout game, the crashes are epic and spectacular, but no longer the focus of the game. In previous Burnout titles, the “Crash Mode” was the primary mode, with pure racing taking a back seat. Crash Mode is now know as “Showtime” and is relegated to an option while racing around the city. Nevertheless, Paradise is still very much an arcade racer, and still very much about crashing as an art form.

One other interesting thing about Burnout Paradise is the developer’s commitment to regular updates to the game. Since hitting shelves almost a year ago, a number of free updates and expansions have been released that do everything from fix bugs and glitches, to adding a day and night cycle, introducing motorcycles, new multiplayer modes, new cars and trophy support. Other packs have been announced that will expand the city with additional islands, add local multiplayer, and a new car with a brand new boost system. Not all of these will be free, but this type of continued support for a game that could easily turn into a yearly-release shovel-ware franchise is rare and very encouraging.

Arcade racing, blistering speed, spectacular destruction, beautiful environments, and fresh content updates: don’t think twice, it’s just another day in Paradise.

Heath Says:

I’ve always been a fan of the Burnout games for the Crash Mode. I could do arcade racing in any one of a hundred other games, but the Burnout series gave me the opportunity to take these amazing, high-performance machines and crash the shit out of them. In Burnout, crashing wasn’t something to be avoided, but embraced. It was my responsibility to crash these cars, simply in order to see how much devastation I could wreak with a two ton hunk of metal and an internal combustion engine. With Paradise, crashing is no longer the main event it was with the previous games, but rather a featured player. That saddens me, but the racing itself in Paradise is much better than in the previous games, so it balances out.

That’s not to say there are problems, of course. It would be great to have the option of restarting a race in the middle, or to retry a failed race immediately instead of quitting out and driving all the way back to the start line. A real tutorial mode would be helpful, and eliminate certain frustrations (such as trying to figure out how to quit out of a race). Also, even with all the updates, there are still bugs that are very obvious, both minor and major. Minor: new cars don’t accumulate mileage until they’ve been repaired and driven back to the junkyard. Major: if a bike is selected as your primary vehicle when loading up your saved game, trying to switch back to a car freezes the system, and the only way to fix it is to repaint the bike before returning to the junkyard.

If I’m being honest, though, all of those issues don’t really bother me when I look at the game as a whole. It’s just way too much fun to drive really, really fast and break things in the process. Plus, the updates keep the experience fresh. You can’t beat it for 30 bucks.

Final Verdict:

Monday, October 13, 2008

LittleBigPlanet Online Beta (PS3) Impressions

I'll be honest: I didn't think LittleBigPlanet was a game. I thought it was more of a tool, and would only be fun if you're the type of person who enjoys spending hour after hour modding games. Just call me Mr. Wrong.

LittleBigPlanet certainly has those tools to offer, if that's your thing. But it's also a solid platformer, has single player and multiplayer (local, online, or a mix of the two) modes, and offers almost unlimited replay because all user-created content is available at your fingertips.

In my short time with the game (I got my beta key on Wednesday, didn't get a chance to play it until Thursday, and the server shut down the following Sunday), I played through the introductory levels that teach the player how to play the game and create their own content, and checked out as many user-created levels as I could. There are levels inspired by just about every game, movie, TV show, and other intellectual property you could imagine: Grand Theft Auto, Metal Gear Solid, Super Mario, Mega Man, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Simpsons, Batman, etc. There are also completely original levels. Quality varies, of course, but there are some real gems. It never ceases to amaze me how many talented and creative people are out there.

I'm looking forward to LittleBigPlanet's retail release if only to see what sorts of things people can do who didn't get into the private beta. Stay tuned to Kitsune Games for a full review of LBP!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Eternal Sonata (Xbox 360)

Eternal Sonata

Genre: JRPG
Developer: tri-Crescendo
Publisher: Namco Bandai
ESRB Rating: T for Teen
Price: $34.99 USD (Xbox 360)
US Release Date: September 14, 2007 (October 21, 2008 on PS3)
Equipment: Xbox 360, 32” Vizio LCD @ 720p.
Completion: Completed main campaign in 35 hours.

I know what you’re thinking. An RPG about Frederic Chopin on his death bed… He dies in the end, right? Maybe. Feel free to suspend your knowledge of history for the rest of the review.

The game begins with a remarkably youthful looking Chopin on his deathbed and rapidly transitions to a dream world where we start to meet the actual main characters.

That’s right Chopin fans, he isn’t the primary character in his own game. He is an important character. Being the main character falls to Allegretto, Beat and Polka, who fit right into your Japanese RPG stereotypes. Without getting too far into the plot, it rocks an RPG framework. Your teenage heroes must go out and save the world / their people / something important. In doing so they learn about themselves. It is nothing ground breaking but it is a solid framework to build on.

The combat is reasonable and you are eased into it. You have a choice of regular melee or special attacks, and you can use as many of either, if you have the time. When you reach your first combat instance you are given a tutorial on how to do the basics of fighting. There are several levels of proficiency you unlock as you proceed through the game called Party Class Levels. The higher the Party Class Level, the more you have to contend with during combat. Starting at Level 1 you get an unlimited amount of Tactical Time so you get to stand around and think about what you are going to do for as long as you damn well please. The Action Gauge only runs down while you are moving or hitting things, and that’s about all you can do.

As your Party Level progresses, you run out of Tactical Time and your Action Gauge gets shorter, but you get access to blocking and counter-attacks as well as the Echoes meter and Harmony Chains. Regular attacks charge the Echoes meter up in groups of 4 and 8, up to a maximum of 32. When you use a special attack after charging up the Echoes meter, you get a damage bonus. If you have charged it to at least 24, you can trigger a Harmony Chain. This allows you to execute up to six special attacks in a row, two from each of the characters in combat. Devastating, if you pull it off.

A word about light. This is important to the world of Eternal Sonata, as it determines what kind of special attack you can use. The characters all have a list of special attacks they can use, but you are only allowed to carry two each for light and dark onto the field of battle with you. If you are standing in the shadows, you can use your dark attacks, in the light your light attacks. This has no effect on melee at all.

Controls are easy to use, all you really need are the ABXY buttons and a directional stic. Refreshing. There’s a music mini game where you find pieces of music laying around (no, really) and then play them with NPC’s that are scattered around the world. You get to play composer, which is kind of cool, but the pieces of music that go together don’t always make sense. Once you play the music correctly, the person you were playing with is so happy they give you some equipment.

Saving is done at save points, which are sprinkled liberally around the countryside. I never felt like I was unreasonably far away from where I had last saved, nor were they every few feet. One of the most interesting features that I have never seen in a game before was the ability to turn on more controllers and let other players control characters during combat. Nobody ever really mentions this and when I found it, it blew me away. I do not have four controllers to test this with, but it looks like you could actually have one person control the world map and let three others deal with combat instances. It’s not exactly seamless drop-in multiplayer in the “classic” sense, but it is quick to use and if it gets your girlfriend playing, all the better.

The graphics are really strong. The real world, and you only see one room in the real world, suffers quite badly from the Next-Gens and is basically just different shades of brown. All the way from Auburn to Buff. In Chopin’s dream the world is lush, vibrant and often simply beautiful. The characters are well designed and easily recognizable from one another. The characters clothes however are static and do not change with their armor, though I understand they will have dress-up available in the PS3 version. There is no blood, ever. Even when somebody gets stabbed. The animations have their hiccups. When the characters are moving, in combat or in cutscenes, they generally look great. When just standing around they never seem to put their arms all the way down. They just hang there in space, held out from their body just a little like they’re trying to form an A. I’m not sure if it was a stylistic choice or not.

Speaking of style, this game is clearly from the land of anime. Everyone has giant eyes, skinny limbs and is cell shaded. This is done very well and is scaled with age. Chopin looks more like he’s in his late 20’s but Allegretto and Beat both appear approximately the age they’re supposed to be – 16 and 8, respectively.

The sound is excellent. The soundtrack is beautifully put together and fits into the game well. It is unsurprisingly based on Chopin’s works. Sounds in combat and in the world are crisp. The American voice acting is good, most characters have voices that really seem to work with their bodies. There are a few exceptions to that, such as Salsa and her magical changing accent. It’s no deal breaker, but it just doesn’t stand up to the quality of the rest of the game.

Shini Says:
All in all, I enjoyed this game. I like me some JRPG and it filled that niche really well. The combat was occasionally frustrating but the first time you do 250,000+ damage and heal everyone in the party in a single turn it is well worth it. If you like anime and RPGs then this game is for you. If you are a music nerd this game will make you feel really clever because you get what Claves’ name means. The Encore Mode, while ratcheting up the difficulty noticeably, maintains playability of the game without becoming unreasonably hard. Encore mode is probably in the 50-60 hour range to complete and has a few extra side quests and weapons. Good news for anyone who wants all of the gamer points or achievements the game has to offer or wants a longer game.

There are interludes between the chapters where you are shown a slideshow of places Chopin lived and a narrator… narrates his life. I found it interesting. A little depressing, too. The photography is excellent.

That said – I am still not sure exactly what happened in the ending. It was a good ten minutes of confusion before you get to the real ending of the ending. You just need to keep watching until it tells you to go away. It does tie everything up pretty well, but I still feel confused by it.

If you’re hankering for some JRPG, get this game. I give it a four out of five.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Spore (PC)

Genre: Sim/God-Game
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: Maxis
ESRB Rating: E for Everyone
Price: $49.99 USD
US Release Date: September 7, 2008
Equipment: Windows XP Pro PC, Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 @ 2.13 GHz, Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB, 2GB RAM, HP 23" widescreen monitor @ 1920x1200
Completion: Approximately 15 hours to reach the 10th rank in Space Stage.

Don't call it Sim Spore, but don't call it the Second Coming, either.

Spore allows the player to create an organism and follow it from the tide pool all the way to space. Along the way, simple and intuitive yet robust editors give the player control over how their creatures look, what they wear; where they live, work, and play; the type of vehicles they pilot, and even the style of spaceship they launch to explore the galaxy.

The heart of Spore is the editors that allow the user to create nearly everything in the game. Beginning in the Cell Stage, options in the creature editor are rather limited. Once the creature steps out of the water, though, the only limiter is the player's imagination. There are a large number of limbs, hands, feet, eyes, ears, mouths, noses, wings, and other things to make a creature unique, and they can all be painted in any color of the rainbow. Upon reaching the Tribal stage, the creature design is set, and the editor changes to accessories: backpacks, head wear, masks, and armor. The editor changes again in the Civilization Stage, allowing the player to make buildings for their creatures: homes, workplaces, entertainment centers; as well as their transportation: land, air, and sea. Finally, the Space Stage editor gives numerous options for galactic travel. All the other creatures and civilizations in the game are created by other players, and are distributed over the EA network.

While the ultimate goal is space, each of the five stages has distinct gameplay and objectives. The Cell Stage is all about eating enough plants or meat to get bigger and stronger and eventually make it to land and the Creature Stage. Here, the objective is to further the development of the species by banding together in packs and hunting or befriending other packs of creatures. The pack will migrate over time to bigger and better nests, allowing a larger pack. Once the pack is large enough, they will form a tribe. In the Tribal Stage, the focus is less on the individual creature and more on the interactions between tribes. Again, those interactions can be hostile in order to eliminate other tribes, or friendly so they will be allies. After the other tribes have been conquered or befriended, the Civilization Stage begins. The user's creatures form a city and send out recon units to gather spice in order to fund their new-founded empire. They can use this spice to trade with other cities and eventually buy them out peacefully, or take the opponent's spice fields by force and crush enemy cities with military units. Only after the entire planet belongs to the player does the Space Stage begin. The player's civilization launches a spaceship that can be used to explore the galaxy, terraform new planets and colonize them, buy, sell, and trade with other space-faring nations, or go to war with and conquer them.

Everything to do in Spore is handled with an easy control scheme that is simple and mostly intuitive: left click to move or attack, right click to select, hold to swing the camera around, and scroll the mouse wheel to zoom in or out. The editors are equally easy to use.

In every stage of the game, Spore looks great. The game is fully 3D, with bright, vibrant colors and fully detailed environments. Animals and structures are all user-created, but plant life is not. Even so, there is almost an unlimited variety of species of plant ranging from tiny grasses to gigantic trees. In the Space Stage, the first time zooming out from the planet's surface into space, then into the solar system, and eventually seeing the entire galaxy on screen is breathtaking.

One of the truly groundbreaking things about Spore is its procedurally-generated animation and music. Not only does the game generate animation on the fly for how any given creature will move, but it does the same with music, depending on the types of parts that were used to create those creatures. It works surprisingly well.

What doesn't work so well is the Space Stage. It's designed as the ultimate sandbox, allowing for go-anywhere, do-anything gameplay, but it doesn't completely deliver on that promise. Yes, it's possible to change everything about a planet, from its atmosphere level and temperature, to the color of the soil and water, to the type of plants and animals that live on it, and even the shape of the planet itself. However, given the fact that there are perhaps millions of planets in the galaxy, the idea of modifying planets to this degree quickly loses its appeal. Space also provides the option of interacting with other empires by completing missions for them. These missions have a few basic categories: FedEx (collect and deliver), recon (scan a plant or animal species and bring back the information), or extermination (eliminating diseased animals); in which there is a bit of variation, but not enough to keep them fresh for very long. Then there's expansion. Just like in the other stages, there are two ways to expand: by establishing trade routes and eventually buying out other star systems or eliminating the inhabitants and taking over their planets. Trading with and ultimately purchasing new territory takes a long time and is very expensive. War is less costly outright, but finishing one, especially against a large empire, can take just as long, if not longer than trading. The reason for this is that anytime the player is at war, their existing colonies will be attacked by the enemy constantly, forcing the player to return and micromanage them by rebuilding turrets, buildings, and sometimes entire cities. Lastly, there's the overall objective of reaching the center of the galaxy, which is unfortunately protected by a gigantic, extremely hostile empire. Simply flying too close to one of their star systems brings an immediate declaration of war. The actual act of attempting to fly through their territory in order to get to the galactic core is an exercise in futility.

Spore is ambitious, ground-breaking, interesting, frustrating, and unpolished. There is so much potential that isn't fully realized. Some parts of the game are genius and inspired, while others are baffling and inexplicable. Procedurally-generated animation and music is the future of gaming, but Spore has too many issues to be considered a classic game.

Heath Says:

There were parts of Spore that I had a lot of fun with (such as the creature creator), and there were parts of Spore that I had the opposite of fun with (such as much of the Space stage). I liked the Space stage at first, until I realized that anytime I was at war with anyone it meant I would constantly be micromanaging my colonies. At one point, I just began ignoring my people's pleas for help, until I realized that they literally had no defenses (even with turrets and attack vehicles) against the enemy. If I didn't rush back to help them, the enemy spaceships would continue blasting away at my colonies until they glassed the entire planet. Don't even get me started on trying to reach the center of the galaxy. It's impossible; which is not to say that no one has done it, but it takes much more luck than skill to achieve.

There's also the issue of the DRM included with Spore, in that it requires online authentication, and the number of installs are limited. What happens if the servers required for authentication ever shut down or the install limit is reached is anyone's guess. Be sure to check out Kitsune Game's article on DRM in games for a more in-depth discussion of the issue.

Perhaps my biggest complaint about the game is one that I never thought I would levy: Spore is in fact a game with structure, objectives and advancement towards an ultimate goal, but I think I would prefer it if there was a pure sandbox mode included. The Space stage is like a sandbox, but it has a lot of roadblocks. I would love a freeplay mode that became unlocked after finishing the Space stage that allows you to go back and revisit any part of the game with no limits of any kind. Sadly, that isn't the case, and now that I've played through Spore once, I have no desire to play through it again.

Final Verdict:

Second Take by NordicRev:

Spore promises an entire universe in a box. What you really get is an endless character creator with flat, repetitive, and ultimately boring game play.

Expect anything in the game to have lasting effects on your species? Expect disappointment. Your species doesn't evolve based on what you've chosen. You just randomly add new parts as you see fit. Bored with having four legs? Add four more! One head not enough? Add three more then change it two minutes later if you want more or less! And if you think that having extra legs helps your speed or that extra claws would help your ability to kill things you'd be about as wrong as the banks were when they thought sub-prime mortgages were a slam-dunk investment.

Fundamentally, the problem with Spore is that all game play in all of the sections is the same and by the time you get to the Space Stage you're already feeling like the game is passé:

In Cell Stage you gather red bits, green bits, or both and fend off other creatures by killing them and collecting their parts.

In Creature Stage you either become a predator (red bits) or a social animal (green bits) and collect body parts when you defeat/befriend the other creatures.

In the Tribal Stage you develop technology to either woo the other five tribes (exactly five every time) with music (green bits) or spear them to death (red bits).

Then you're in the Civilization Stage and get a little variety!

In the Civilization Stage you can build tanks and kill cities (red bits) or build cars to take missionaries and convert cities (green bits) or build caravans and trade with cities until you can buy them. Regardless of what you choose at this stage your only goal is: get airplanes, build your flavor of airplane (trader plane, evangelist plane, or fighter plane), and throw as many planes as possible against a city until you take it over. If a plane dies, you click on a city and press a button and a new plane appears instantly.

This is where I lost interest.

The Space Stage (what little I played) doesn't seem much different except that there's more micromanaging without the luxury of trading for spice.

For anyone looking for the complex choices of Civilization or actual strategy, Spore does not deliver. Really there are better games for every section of Spore. All of the parts of Spore, when taken together, do not transcend into the title of greatness or even just good. Unless you're the type of person that thinks most games go downhill after you're done with character creation this game amounts to a $50 flash in the pan. You'll play it, have penis shaped creatures with names like "whatyourmomsawlastnight" streamed to your universe from other players' accounts (thank you, Internet!), and shrug.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Returning to Regularly Scheduled Programming

Wednesday October 1, 2008 Kitsune Games will be back on track. We'll have new reviews, new news, and new opinions. We'll also have a couple of new contributors. So stay tuned!

Friday, June 1, 2007

Star Trek! I mean...Guitar Hero 3! No..wait...

Okay everyone, don’t panic. Just pretend that it’s Tuesday.
I honestly would have had something better prepared, but I got caught up in the past recently thanks to DOSbox and Star Trek 25th Anniversary Game and it’s sequel Judgement Rites- both from Interplay (published in 1992 and 1993 respectively)

I give you content by virtue of this press release by Activision (a GOD among Video game companies...even if you kids just don’t know why). It does, of course, relate in all ways to Guitar Hero 3. I am going to attempt Psychobilly Freakout on Medium on Guitar Hero 2 afterwards as a celebration. I will also fail, miserably for the first twenty tries.


SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 23, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ — After warming their amps in the basement garage to rocking sold out shows at Stonehenge, fans of Activision, Inc.’s (Nasdaq: ATVI) wildly popular Guitar Hero(TM) franchise will now be able to shred like never before with the next iteration of the game that will be available this fall. The new game will be released on the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system and PLAYSTATION(R)3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360(TM) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Wii(TM) video game system from Nintendo.

Turning it up to 11, Guitar Hero fans will channel their inner rock god using Gibson Guitar’s Les Paul and Kramer models as the industry standard. In addition, players will experience an incredible number of newly added features and explosive content including a new multiplayer action-inspired battle mode, grueling boss battles, a bevy of exclusive unlockable content and authentic rock venues. Expanded online multiplayer game modes will also allow axe-shredders worldwide to compete head-to-head for true legendary rock status.

While continuing to retain all the key features from their prior legendary performances, fresh downloadable content will be offered on multiple platforms, and players can now shred to a killer set list from many of the gnarliest rock songs ever recorded. Delivering more master tracks than ever before, strategic partnerships have been secured with all the major and independent music record labels and publishers to allow unrivaled access to their deep history of music catalogs, along with supplying artists’ original recordings for even greater authenticity.

The initial list of face-melting awesomeness includes:

* Paint It Black (by The Rolling Stones)
* Cherub Rock (by Smashing Pumpkins)
* Sabotage (by Beastie Boys)
* The Metal (by Tenacious D)
* My Name is Jonas (by Weezer)
* Knights of Cydonia (by Muse)
* Rock And Roll All Nite (as made famous by Kiss)
* School’s Out (as made famous by Alice Cooper)
* Slow Ride (as made famous by Fog Hat)
* Cult of Personality (by Living Colour)
* Barracuda (as made famous by Heart)

For the first time ever, Guitar Hero fans will also be able to thrash and burn with new wireless guitar controllers available for each platform. The exclusive Gibson guitars will include innovative features such as removable faceplates that will allow fans to later personalize their guitars and make it their own, and a new button color design that will be integrated for an even greater authentic feel and rock experience. Gibson Guitar’s Les Paul model will be the battle axe of choice, and an industry standard for all rock gods on the Xbox 360(TM), PLAYSTATION(R)3 system, and Wii(TM). After much anticipation, PlayStation(R)2 system fans will also be receiving a new exclusive shape as well, the classic Kramer guitar, also a Gibson brand, popularized by hard rockers and known for its body design, pickups, electronics, and construction for furious finger fretting.

“The development team at Neversoft has been exceptional, and we’ve been able to incorporate a host of fresh new online and multi-player game play modes, along with exciting content into this version of Guitar Hero that our fans have been asking for. Also, many of the top bands and songs we’ve tried to get in the past are now on board, and we’ve definitely got some giant aces in the hole to say the least,” said Dusty Welch, head of publishing at RedOctane. “In addition, offering a new line of Gibson wireless guitars for each platform is going to truly add to the authentic rock star experience like no other.”

The next iteration of Guitar Hero, published by RedOctane(R) and developed by Neversoft, is not yet rated by the ESRB. For more information about Guitar Hero, please visit the dedicated community site

What's funny is that I think the most important part of this post is the information contained within the first Paragraph. I mean c'mon...a Star Trek game that has The Micheal A. Stackpole listed as one of the designers? Who could resist that?!



Sunday, May 27, 2007

Interupted transmissions!

OMG! wer did Evry1 go!
You may, or may not, have noticed that things have been just a teensy bit quiet here at Kit Games. There have a been a few issues on both sides of the Country that have kept us staff from making regular updates, but fear not! We've got some content coming to you this week, so check back very soon. (y' or tuesday. Soon)