Excerpt: Marvel vs. Capcom Origins is still a blast to play, and I’ll continue to enjoy playing an occasional round or two against my friends. For those who have played some of the later Capcom vs. titles and want to see where it all started, or even players who have a forgotten connection with this game, this game provides an action-packed set of two of the most interesting entries in the series.
Excerpt: Travis Touchdown is a jerk. No More Heroes: Heroes' Paradise main character is a shining, brilliant example of where the game got its title. Travis is no hero, nor does he become one during the course of the game. His morals are non-existant, his motives are fueled solely by his hedonistic ID and he is horrible at returning rented videos back on time.
Excerpt: I have always wanted to play No More Heroes. The original game made its debut on the Wii to rave reviews for its stylistic gameplay, outlandish premise and retro appeal. No More Heroes 2 was released in 2010 with even better reviews, but due to both being a Wii exclusive and a Mature title, it never really took off. Konami is taking over the franchise by bringing it to the PS3 as a graphically improved port with PlayStation Move support.
Excerpt: I remember the first time I met ol’ Travis Touchdown. It was back in January of 2008 and my gaming rations from Christmas were running dangerously low. See, my Wii was barely a year old and it hadn't had the best holiday line-up for the mature gamer. So I braved the cold to seek provisions at the local marketplace. It was there that I would cross paths with Mr. Touchdown. He dressed like a man who didn’t own a mirror and just plain didn’t care.
Excerpt: This game was originally released on the Nintendo Wii and interesting enough, an XBox 360 and PS3 version has been available in Japan but not for us. However, this new western edition now supports the innovative PlayStation Move controls that puts it more akin to the original Wii game but more importantly, it now supports HD graphics.
Excerpt: I have been a wrestling fan for years. To me, part of the fun of following wrestling is more about the backstage antics or the creative input it takes to have a wrestling gimmick "put over." Having an ordinary guy become a megastar doesn't happen overnight (despite what WWE would have you believe.) It takes a lot of work and passion to create personas and characters that really resonate with the crowd. That's why I love Mexican wrestlers, or Luchadors.
Conclusion: Le Dynasty Warriors de Capcom nous propose une alternative que l'on acceptera avec joie tant elle rassemble l'essentiel pour se défouler : des combattants au caractère fort, une offre satisfaisante de coups à distribuer ainsi qu'un terrain de jeu beau, propre et sans bavure (avant votre passage bien entendu).
Pros: Un très bon défouloir, Des pointes d'humour qui font sourire, Une fluidité notable, Des personnages tous différents à jouer, Belles atmosphères tant sur le plan graphique que sonore, Durée de vie convenable
Cons: Impossibilité de sélectionner les voix japonaises, Absence d'un lock automatique, Une technique qui n'estomaque pas
Conclusion: Si la progression de 3D Dot Game Heroes se veut très similaire à celle à la série de Nintendo, force est de constater que l'ambiance très parodique de l'ensemble offre une bouffée d'air frais lors des premiers instants de jeu. Toutefois, le côté trop dirigiste du cheminement et la frustration liée à la conception fourbe des niveaux lasseront à coup sûr les moins téméraires. Qui plus est, on notera l'imprécision des interactions avec les ennemis.
Pros: De nombreux clins d'œil à Legend of Zelda, Dragon Quest, Secret of Mana..., Réalisation graphique originale, Excellente bande sonore, Progression amusante
Cons: Des imprécisions de gameplay, Quelques saccades, Parfois frustrant, Absence de traduction française