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Article by: MrCHUPON
Bulletin: Tokyo Game Show: Playstation 3 is Alive [Written 2006-09-22]
Among the biggest playable games noted by the gaming media thus far are:
Resistance: Fall of Man
Resistance: Fall of Man, hyped by some as the Playstation 3's "Halo Killer", is a first person shooter set in post-World War II era Britain. However, this time the enemy is an alien race. The studio behind Resistance, Insomniac Games, is most famous for its Ratchet & Clank series of 3D platformers for the Playstation 2. The franchise is notable for its crazy weapon design, something that just might end up being the strongest aspect of Resistance - either that, or its 40-player online multiplayer.
Ridge Racer 7
To any Ridge Racer fan, Ridge Racer 7 needs no introduction or explanation. Namco, having brought out a Ridge Racer game for every Sony launch (Playstation, Playstation 2, PSP) and one for the Xbox 360's launch, is at it again. Drift racing will once again see the light of day for a next-generation launch, but this time in 1080p resolution. Gameplay videos and screenshots show the same old familiar over-the-top racing, with image quality ranging from disappointingly decent to absolutely amazing. The fictional, Namco-branded cars are back, as well as the Nitrous feature from the PSP and Xbox 360 versions.
Devil May Cry 4
When Capcom and director Shinji Mikami somehow shifted gears from the next Resident Evil title to a stylish sword-and-gunplay action-adventure game, who knew this game would live to see a fourth entry? Anyone who played the original, most likely. In Devil May Cry 4 for the Playstation 3, the protagonist this time around is Nero, not the familiar Dante. Those who have gotten their hands on the game cite stylish albeit extremely familiar combat, coupled with pretty graphics that - unfortunately - did not exactly amaze. However, considering that this game is nowhere complete, one can expect a dramatic improvement from the publisher that brought us Resident Evil 4 and Okami. And hey - it's goddamn Devil May Cry.
Virtua Fighter 5
Virtua Fighter has come a long way since its origins as a blocky mess of polygons. Those who have gotten their hands on the title are reporting that Sega has done a tremendous job with the visuals. The fighting system, according to Gamespot's Ricardo Torres, "has been made a bit more accessible than previous entries thanks to a streamlining that's resulted in a more intuitive feel for its low-level play." Accessible - good or bad? We'll let Virtua Fighter diehard vets take that debate with Virtua Fighter newbies. For anyone who wants a taste of Playstation 3 Virtua Fighting before the machine even launches, the game is actually already out in Arcades... in Japan.
Gran Turismo HD
Often cited as "Gran Turismo 4 in high definition" due to its somewhat boring E3 2006 showing, Gran Turismo HD has had a lot of controversy swirling around it recently. Do people get an empty game, with the option (requirement) to purchase cars and tracks? Or will they get a working game out of the box? For the moment, the media seems to be paying more attention to the actual working demo on display in breathtaking 1080p. While there were framerate hiccups, this game is obviously not complete. Furthermore, in still shots, the game sports pretty high image quality. Now all we need to know about is when it'll be done.
If you want to finally see some Playstation 3 games being played, head on over to your major videogame media networks (Gamespot, IGN, Ziff-Davis 1up, et cetera). Tons of videos and first impressions are being uploaded as we speak.
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