Conclusion: I don't have this game but i got the demo and its pretty cool. It knows what people want. shredding buildings into pieces with one blow and jumping high. very good. can't wait to get it. I might get it today. This Game is going to be pretty cool. Sure hope GameStop has it. If not, the i will try EB Games. Then i guess i will get a different game if they don't have it. Maybe some other otogi games or something you never know.
Summary: I genuinely love this game. The approach of making the levels huge puzzles as well as 3d beat 'em ups/platformers is incredible. But you know what? Its 2012. Let's not charge this much for old games!
DTM Race Driver 2 (Xbox): DTM Race Driver 2 is an excellent racing Sim
24 July 2007
Summary: This is one for all petrol heads. You can play this game as a basic arcade racer but it comes to life in career mode. Basically you are a budding race driver and have to work your way up from Formula Ford, Truck Racing to Indy Cars to name but a few. This will keep you interested for hours, each formula has its own challenges are the different vehicles do handle very differently.
Pros: Loads of real tracks & Formulas, nice variety
Summary: After being a recent convert(ee) to xbox games from a good few years PC ing I picked this up on the strength of the graphics on the back of the box(wow, 28 now, been playing games since about 7 years old on many consoles one day I will learn no? maybe). Anyway, slapped it in played for half an hour. Hmm..bored already. Quite amazing graphics though lovely atmospheric feel. Could use this graphics engine on a new tomb raider. Nice music.
Summary: Ok, So yes games like Shinobi were worth fumbling around in your pockets fishing for ten pences to at least get to level six or seven but don't be fooled by the shinobi-ish outlook to this game. This game is pretty and has great atmospherics though it lacks loads in gameplay. I played the game through 3 very entertaining button bashing levels and then realised that I could quite litterally fly through the levels by pressing two buttons repeatidly...hmmm fun.
Summary: I read in the paper today that the average age of video game players is 29. Is it any surprise with the number of "dancing" arcade games cropping up these days? Otogi is pure oldschool. The feeling I got a couple of years ago downloading MAME and playing the likes of Shinobi which way back I probably stuck enough ten peas into to buy an X-Box. Otogi is the next step... the sound of your impending demise, the frantic joystick fumbling until you know what you have to do.
Summary: OtoGi is a handsome game. Well put together, with a grace and style that very few recent titles are able to match. But where it matters, in the gameplay, it is a shallow title with little more than repetitive combat which relies on button mashing and hoping that the errant camera doesn't hinder you too much. For those of you that have played Devil May Cry on the PS2, the structure of OtoGi is very (and I mean VERY) similar.
Summary: I have played the pre-release demo of this game, and i have to say, it uses the xbox graphics wonderfully. The Gameplay is fast paced, and action filled. The game uses RPG style point based stages. The idea is that you have to purify places of Demons. As a demon hunter you posess magical powers and really impressive weapons to slice and dice your demonic foe. Fans of anime will particularly enjoy this title, but it is still accessible to non-fans.