The NZA Posted May 20, 2008 Share Posted May 20, 2008 There's a lotta quality titles these days on both networks, and many can be had for a fair price. I thought id make a thread about recommending the ones out, and a look at the ones forthcoming. Playstation Network Theyre really getting good for indie games. Full releases like Tekken, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue and Warhawk have also been valid entires, including patches & updates for greater support. Personally, i enjoyed flOw but not for $10 or so. The best ones ive played thus far've been Everyday Shooter (personal favorite of all their offerings) which is a great mix of classic shooter (think R-Type and such) with music elements. Super Stardust HD is a great answer to Geometry Wars, and im looking forward to the online co-op patch ive read about, since newt is far better than I at this one. Calling All Cars is like NBA Jam with cars. Online vs matches were scarce for me, but local playing is awesome - i need to bother gunsmithx to get my copy. Echnochrome recently came out, and its a really great puzzle game - its similar to this. Its artsy, fun and hard as hell. Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD remix - is awesome on both systems. I like how they tried to balance out the characters a bit more and Chun Li's no longer a bad option. Online play for this is great. PixelJunk Monsters - got this one from Losifer, and its another cutesty one that's fun, simplistic strategy and deceptively hard. I do really wish PS1 games were supported better, but eh, at least Suikoden's on the way (give us part 2!) When Vib Ribbon shows up, ill be quite pleased. Forthcoming: PixelJunk Eden - another of the series of games im looking at thats cool but i couldnt possibly tell you what its about. Kotaku adored it. Elefunk - I dont know dick about this one either, but it gets namedropped a lot. Bionic Commando Rearmed (coming to both) - Capcom's new trailer of it looked really awesome. I wish more 8-bit classics got this kind of treatment. Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix (coming to both) - Its SF II, redrawn with more frames/detail and online play. This is like 10 years overdue as it is, my book. Games the system should get: Aside from getting passed up by Penny Arcade, im sure there's a lotta great flash/indie titles that belong here, though i dont know as many offhand. PSX titles, though, we could go on about all day. For instance, on the japanese PSN store? Theyve got RE 1 director's, Metal Gear Solid and tons of games that belong on both shores. I imagine most sins will be forgiven by the time LittleBigPlanet makes it out the gate. Final Fantasy VII HD or whatever is the system-seller they're sitting on at the moment. X-box Live Arcade What i dont get is that in recent times, ive seen XBLA get knocked for being basically a place for classic arcade/console games returning. Granted, there's not nearly the indie focus PSN is doing, but honestly, these are the titles id venture get the most purchases so i cant blame them. Additionally, i give them a lotta credit for ensuring each and every game has a demo to give you a feel for the game, and a unified system of leaderboards is cool too. One of the best elements is when older games get a graphical tweak, and for the bitchy purists, they still leave the option of playing the original mode there, i think that's cool. The best of, for me, is titles from Q! like Red HD, E4, and Lumines - the former 2 being awesome music-based games, the last being the best puzzle one since Puzzle Fighter II. Geometry Wars is popular for space shooters, but the popular classics of Ninja Turtles, Contra, Bomberman Live, Doom, Double Dragon, Streets of Rage 2, Worms, etc are all indeed great. I like the fact they went with the arcade versions on most. The best of this category for me has gotta be Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. Puzzle gamers have a ton of shit with Hexic, Puzzle Quest and the like. Ikaruga recently got released (with controversial changes) and i stand by Pac-Man Champion Edition even if ill never see its #@$%in end. Also, i was forced to eat my words with Uno. Also, do not miss Alien Hominid if you did so on PS2. Me, im this close to picking up N+. Forthcoming: Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness: Episode One - props on beating capcom for longest name here. It comes out wednesday and im hyped! Its $20 (for PC too) but for a full-fledged RPG of 6 hours, it might very well be worth it. That, and an army of invading fruit-fuckers. Castle Crashers - Holy shit, it took years but its finally done, cant wait till its out. The Alien Hominid people have what looks like the best XBLA game in a while here. Also, see above entries on Bionic Commando: Rearmed and SFIIHDRMX cause they apply here as well. Games the system should get: The no-brainers for me start with Goldeneye; its so heartbreaking the deal with nintendo fell through. Online play for this...damn. Look at it, and weep with me. it isnt right, and i cant see them not getting it eventually. Honestly, doing it on Wii's Virtual Console - meaning, offline - would be a waste. Anyway, we could all name games that'd be great here, but honestly? I hope they keep milking the Dreamcast's teet for classics. There's so much that'd be great here between Crazy Taxi, Shenmue II, Powerstone 2, so many others - but topping the list would be Marvel vs Capcom 2, if for no other reason than demand. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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