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DC just began rolling out the solicitations for the May issues
Over the weekend Geoff Johns revealed the cover for Aquaman 7:
This begins the "Other League" arc which will reveal some nice tidbits of the origin behind Aquaman's trident and it's ties to these other weapons. They're being hunted down by an unknown assailant, which looks like another great mystery Johns is setting up for the readers. Looking forward to seeing a young Arthur Curry take on evil with these other unknown heroes.
With DC throwing out the solicitations today we also got a reveal as to what to expect for Aquaman #9:
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art and cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
1:25 B&W Variant cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
On sale MAY 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• AQUAMAN and YA'WARA star in part three of the epic "THE OTHER LEAGUE!"
• More secrets are revealed about the team AQUAMAN belonged to before the Justice League!
• Plus: MERA learns a startling truth about ARTHUR'S past from Shin.
Seems like Mera is going to confront Doctor Shin(who was first introduced in The Trench storyline) and one of the "Other League" members gets a name: Ya'wara.
I'm excited for Aquaman but with these new solictations my pull list looks like it's going to have to expand thanks to Batman's "Night of the Owls" cross-over.
Red Hood and Nightwing of course are getting picked up, but what surprised me the most was Red Robin making a guest appearance in The Dark Knight #9. A cheap trick to get me to buy the book, which I'm going to avoid even though Tim Drake is one of my favorite DC characters.
The Teen Titans cross-over with Superboy, Legion, and The Ravagers looks interesting - might get Ravagers & Teen Titans, but I have no interest in Superboy or The Legion. Glad to see Beast Boy is back as well as Terra, two of my favorite Titans - now just hoping for Tempest, Wally, and Raven to make their DCnU debut.
The month of May is looking great, especially with Max Payne 3 coming out too.
Resident Evil 6 has been given a release date: November 20th, 2012.
And a new TRAILER.
As a huge Resident Evil fan - I'm excited beyond belief. But, I felt this way before and was duped - with Resident Evil 5. I don't care if you believe me or not but I used to watch the Resident Evil 5 trailers EVERYDAY. Not joking. Anytime I turned on my 360 - I'd run the trailer before starting any game. Before going to bed, turn the trailer on. Coming back from work - put the trailer on. You can say I overhyped myself for the game.
The reasoning behind all of that was because RE5 was the first next-gen RE and the graphics were astonishing. The beauty of the game trailers blinded me to care about what was important - the gameplay. When I finally got my hands on the game through my friend - I was sorely disappointed. I beat it and never looked back. All that excitement and hype for nothing.
Which now leaves us with Resident Evil 6. The game is starring Leon and Chris.
There's something about that decision that doesn't sit right with me.
First things first, Leon makes sense - he's been in all the EVEN numbered Resident Evil's TWO, FOUR, and now SIX. Chris on the otherhand he was in the original, Code Veronica, FIVE, and going to be starring in Revelations. I feel that because Chris is already in a RE title this year they could've put in Claire instead. Capcom seems to losing sight of what made the original series so great. I know Sheva was a bad protagonist, but it wasn't because of her character - it was because of the FORCED co-op. She would've been a great and interesting character if I didn't have to operate with her during the game.
I've read that Ada Wong is going to make an appearance(where there's Leon she's not too far behind), so that's interesting but I would've loved to see Claire, Rebecca, or Jill as playable characters within the main story.
Nitpicking aside, the game looks incredible even with all the Gears of War influence. If you don't know what I'm talking about - watch the trailer again because there's no way you could've missed it. Alot of over the top action seems to be the quota for the series after 4, just hoping there's some horror moments throughout the story, because that's why I play these games.
P.S. - Check out the new Max Payne 3 video
I constantly see someone bringing up Metal Gear Solid 4 when it comes to SW, as it got a perfect 10 and is a PS3 console exclusive. I am a Metal Gear fan and played the series since Metal Gear 2 for the NES, but never felt that the game was above an 8.0
I'll get alot of hate for that but that's the thing about scores/reviews - they're opinions. The general consensus is that it's a 10, but my personal score is an 8.0 at best. My reasoning behind it is that the game wasn't fun. The story was wrapped up nicely and the production values were off the charts, but I didn't get the same satisfaction I got while playing MGS3 or MGS1.
What I'm getting at is that there are different genres/types of games out there and are reviewed differently. Because I give King of Fighters a 9.0 doesn't mean it's better than Metal Gear Solid 4; how can it be? They are two different games. It just means in the umbrella that it's under KOF13 is a great fighting experience whereas MGS4 in the action/adventure department is very good but not excellent.
Games with Perfect 10s should be something that stands out within it's genre and give you something to come back and play again - Perfection, In Your Eyes.
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