@Pierst179 I'm not very educated on the 3DS version, but Sonic Generations on 360 is better than Sonic Colors, in my opinion. As for Rayman Origins, I can say that I'm having a good time with it. :D
A brand-new review has surfaced! Check out my verdict on Sonic Generations for the 360!
I took a look at the Asura's Wrath demo on Xbox Live earlier this week and was blown away. However, whether being blown away was a good or bad sign is still up in the air. I really like the sheer epic nature of the game. The battles are so enormously scaled; Asura himself actually fights off a planet-sized deity in the first mission of the demo. In my eyes, it was God of War meets Saiyuki meets Gurren Lagann. It's just huge.
However, the game just can't shake off that feeling of being one big quick-time-event. In the first mission of the demo, there were barely any moments where I wasn't on rails or hammering on the B button to fend off an attack. It pushes even God of War's level of "press X to not die" situations. I definitely like Asura's Wrath's aesthetic design, but if the game turns out to rely too much on quick-time-events, the lack of depth will make a negative impact for sure.
In between the demo, I've been playing Rayman Origins and I'm pleasantly surprised both at how great this game looks AND the challenge in the missions. Each level has plenty of ways to play, including speed challenges, hidden areas, and plenty of Lums to seek out. A review is on the way.
Hope everyone is doing well. Take care!
So I take it it is better than Colors?! Nice! I was going to buy it for the 3DS, but I am getting too many mixed opinions on that one. I am looking forward to reading what you have to say on Rayman Origins.
@pokecharm It looks great. I'm still too skeptical about it to pre-order it. I hope it turns out good, though. :) @asian_pride69 Thanks! I agree that if the boss fights are like this and the rest of the game follows a more traditional action game format, I could definitely see liking it. If the first mission in the demo is any indication, the final boss could be throwing galaxies for all we know. :D
Presentation-wise, I think Asura's Wrath is pretty amazing. If the idea was to create a Japanese God of War and another Kratos, they've certainly succeeded in my opinion (not that it's a bad thing). But yeah, the QTE's are kind if putting me off, and if the entire game was like that, it's not worth even 30 bucks. I'd totally be on board if there was actual traditional combat, and the boss fight segments were like this. I've still come away from the demo with a positive outlook on the game, despite its QTE-heavy nature. Lol love that you mention Gurren Lagann, because after thinking about it, you're right :P
@NeonNinja I don't think Sonic Generations would've been nearly as good as it was if Sonic Colors hadn't come before it. Sonic Colors showed a high amount of potential in the modern Sonic formula, so I give it ample credit. I do agree that there could've been more (and better) boss fights in Sonic Generations, though. @mitu123 It's really good, yeah. For better or worse, though, it'll probably go down in price faster than expected. Last year was a packed one for big-name games like Zelda: Skyward Sword and Uncharted 3, so Sonic seemed a bit ignored this year. @Uesugi-dono I'll more than likely rent it before giving it the stamp of purchase approval. I'll need to see how far this quick-time-event avalanche goes. :P
I mirror your impressons on Asuras wrath but play it again... intentionally miss a QTE and get knocked back to the ground. The battle starts over with the EXACT same canned animations. That puts me off this game. DEFINATELY not worth 60 bucks.
You liked Generations more than Colors? I really did think Colors was the coolest. Generations is pretty good too, but the boss fights and bonus/key levels are B-O-O-O-O-R-I-I-I-N-G-!