Deadpool is neither big nor clever, but it is utterly hilarious and anarchic in ways you'll rarely see from a videogame. As such it was a decent rental but a big ask at full price... so this £6 price seems about right.
Developer: High Moon Studios
Deadpool is utterly insane.
That's part of his charm. The Merc With A Mouth may be totally unhinged, but his irrepressible personality and ability to see beyond the comic panels make him one of Marvel's most beloved B-List characters. Having romanced Death herself, lectured us on the joy of mexican food and generally blithered on about whatever he fancies while cutting legions of foes to tiny pieces, Wade Wilson tends to drastically improve our lives just by showing up, and has been crying out for a tie-in of his very own for some time.
With Deadpool at the helm, you can fully expect his videogame to be utterly unlike anything you've ever seen before. Unfortunately, it's also functionally identical to every licensed brawler you've ever played.
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The Merc With A Mouth isn't above doing some focus testing every now and again... which informs him that gamers love nothing more than "dubstep, babes and absolute mayhem" in their trailers. So, here you go.
Deadpool is out on Friday and receiving some fairly lukewarm early reviews. Superfans only, I'd suggest.Click here to read more...
The fourth-wall-breaking anti-hero Deadpool is getting his own game come June 25th, and true to form he's gone and previewed it himself.
With a plethora of Marvel heroes such as Wolverine, Rogue, and Domino making an appearance, we're cautiously optimistic about the "merc with a mouth's" full headline debut.
Activision has confirmed that the Merc With A Mouth will be breaking the fourth wall on June 28th, thanks to High Moon's Deadpool game on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. As you'd expect, GAME have snagged some pre-order bonuses, which we've detailed below.Click here to read more...
Bored? Need a little diversion to brighten up your Wednesday? Want to see enormous robots battling outside your home or workplace? Well now you can, thanks to the magic of Google street view. Just head on over to the Transformers: Fall Of Cybertron site and pop in your postcode to witness Grimlock and Shockwave duke it out in front of your house.
Well, that was fun. Now get back to work.
Matt describes High Moon's recent effort as a "cracking game for the fans" in our 7/10 Transformers: Fall Of Cybertron Review.
Developers: High Moon Studios
High Moon's Transformers games, whilst scaling far greater heights than most licensed properties in this industry (which isn't terribly difficult to be honest), have always been damned with the faint praise of solid-yet-unspectacular. Twice, now, they've managed to succeed in giving us an initial burst of euphoria and nostalgia as we take control of giant, transforming robots, with slick animation, responsive controls, and a model of design that looks to deliver some serious fan service. But on both of those occasions, their games have been unable to sustain early promise, whether through repetitive design (War for Cybertron) or a lack of time (Dark of the Moon).
Fall of Cybertron represents a last throw of the dice, really. There was leeway cut with the first game - it was a debut of sorts after all with a property had been abused before. It earned a great deal of goodwill predicated on promise and potential. The film tie-in was excused its paltry content offering, largely because, well, it was a film tie-in. But this third game has had time and effort poured into it. It's high time High Noon really hit their stride and delivered something truly special.
Trouble is, Fall of Cybertron is not quite that game either.Click here to read more...
Platforms: Ps3 | Xbox 360
Developers: High Moon Studios
High Moon's Shawn Miller kicked off the developer demo for the Transformers-devs' most recently announced title - Deadpool - with an indication of the game's target audience. "We're going for an M rating," he said emphatically. "This is a mature game."
Of course, an M rating doesn't necessarily translate into a game designed for adult gamers, and to round off the presentation by suggesting that "Deadpool is a game that would've greatly excited our teenage selves" is perhaps a more fitting description of an action title that appears to revel in the decidedly immature.That the final scene of gameplay features Deadpool shamelessly ogling Psylocke's breasts only serves to underline this.
However, to be fair to High Moon, much of that has to do with the character of Deadpool himself. As anyone who has even dabbled in the comics that bear this anti-hero's name will no doubt affirm, Deadpool is rude, raucous, irrepressibly self-satisfied, obsessed with boobs, chimichangas, and cartoon violence. As a character, though, he's a pretty damn clever construct.
For those not in the know, Deadpool is a comic-book hero (and that word "hero" should be used with some slight reservation) who knows that he's in a comic book. A mercenary by trade, he's frequently apathetic, utterly self-obsessed, fairly unhinged (he talks to the voices in his head, and they often respond), and a veritable encyclopaedia of pop cultural references. A large notice delivers the message that Deadpool himself has had High Moon construct this game about him, for him.Click here to read more...
Activision have announced that a demo for High Moon Studios's upcoming action title Transformers: Fall of Cybertron will go live on the PSN and XBLA.
Players who download the demo will get a chance to bust through two campaign missions, engage in some online multiplayer action, and explore some of the game's customisation options.
High Moon have done good work with the Transformers licence, delivering a promising (if flawed) game in War For Cybertron, with Dark of the Moon suffering mostly from a lack of dev time. With resources and time on their side for this third title we have high hopes, before the studio progress to take on the recently announced Deadpool game.
Activision has announced that a Deadpool videogame is in development at High Moon Studios, the developer behind Transformers: War For Cybertron. It's as anarchic and fourth-wall breaking as you'd expect from the warped comic series.
Nolan North will reprise his role as Deadpool, having voiced the Merc With A Mouth in previous games. Look out for Deadpool in 2013, and do feel free to browse the new website for Chimichanga top five lists, amongst other things.Click here to read more...
The release date for Transformers: Fall of Cybertron has been nudged forward to a little bit earlier in August.
The game will now drop in Europe on August 24th, hitting US shelves on August 21st, for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.
Check out the latest trailer (featuring Metroplex!!) right here.
High Moon's mechanical opus is looking absolutely cracking if you're a fan of massive tranforming robots (Who isn't?!), and the latest trailer introduces a Transformer who's actually a massive walking city - Metroplex.
There are also plenty of Dinobots munching on those pesky Decepticons, and Optimus gets his sword out and rips some foes apart.
I need to sit down after that.Click here to read more...
Activision and High Moon have unveiled the list of voice talent that'll be gently massaging our ears in between the sounds of massive robots beating the crap out of one another. Peter Cullen will be lending his stately tones to voice Optimus Prime once again (thank god!), and he's joined by a number of familiar names, with the likes of Nolan North, Steve Blum, and Troy Baker in the mix too.
Oh, and Greg Berger will be reprising his role from the 80s TV series to play Grimlock.
Yes! YEEEEESSSSSSSS!Click here to check out the list of voice talent so far...
This one sends you back to the Transformers' home world of Cybertron right into the middle of the civil war between the Decepticons and the Autobots, way before they thought about travelling to Earth. Despite providing players with some awesome online multiplayer action, it's a bit repetitive and takes some time to get into. Steam are currently parting with PC copies of the game for £3.74, which should save you over £5 on the next best offers out there. Just bear in mind that the deal expires in about 8 hours (written at 09:50). Thanks to DonLeo17 @ HUKD.
There'll be no PC release for Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, and the reasons are very simple: High Moon Studios don't feel that the have the level of expertise or the resources available to deliver a product worthy of the PC audience. AS game director Matt Tieger notes, "you really want to try and do the things you can do well."Click here to read more...
Like many others, I was more than a little wary about the idea of transplanting the Bourne films into a videogame the (especially since the camerawork makes Mirror's Edge look like a smooth ride)... but actually, the resultant title managed to hold its own. The close combat brawling is as much fun as you'd expect, with some ridiculously brutal takedowns promoting an imaginative - and sadistic - awareness of the environments.
War For Cybertron's set on the Transformers' home planet way before they thought about travelling across the stars to Earth, and you know what it's great fun, so you're better off buying this than the tie-in game for Dark Of The Moon. It does have a few downsides though, ranging from repetitive gameplay to a lack of colour, but the multiplayer'll go some way towards making up for this. ShopTo are parting with PS3 copies of the game for £11.86, which'll save you over £3 on the next best offers out there. Thanks to shimagoza @ HUKD.
Transformers: Dark Of The Moon's still doing its rounds at the cinema right now, although it's attendance levels have probably dropped somewhat in the wake of Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2's release. If you're a fan of giant robots that turn into other things and like to blast each other to pieces, then you might want to check out the tie in game, although you'll probably be disappointed. Amazon and Gamestation are selling PS3 copies of the game for £22.98, which'll make you a saving of almost £7 on the next best offer coming in from The Game Collection. Thanks to Pikerloo @ HUKD.