Destructoid Gives Their Impressions Of Code Name STEAM Demo

As you may already know a select few have been given access to the Code Name STEAM demo and have given their impressions. One of the first sites on the scene is Destructoid who have nothing but glowing praise for the game developed by the acclaimed team over at Intelligent Systems. Here’s what they had to say.

When the demo was over, I was left wanting more. Intelligent Systems has nailed the fusion of an RTS with the action and excitement of a third-person shooter. The controls are silky smooth, and the animation and character designs are spectacular. Playing as some of the most well-known figures in American history is just the icing on top of this steam-filled cake

LEGO City: Undercover For Wii U Is A ‘Huge’ Game

lego_city_undercoverAccording to IGN, Wii U’s LEGO City: Undercover is a huge game. After playing only parts of the first act in the game, IGN Associate Editor Audrey Drake says she barely skimmed the surface of what the title offers. From what she’s seen so far, Drake thinks that LEGO City: Undercover is the LEGO game we’ve been waiting for.

To start – this game is huge. Almost too huge for its own good, in some respects. So far I’ve only had the opportunity to play part of Act 1, and after an hour I had still barely skimmed the surface of what there is to do in this title. You play as hero Chase McCain, who’s running all over creation trying to hunt down the evil Rex Fury. You’ll travel to various locations, many of which are inspired by real-life places (such as the prison island of Albatross… Alcatraz, anyone?).

The size of the city and the amount of activity contained within already guarantee hours of gameplay, but then there’s the collection aspect. After all, a LEGO game wouldn’t be a LEGO game without collecting – and this game takes that idea to a whole new level of obsession. There are so many things to collect in LEGO City Undercover that the prospect of getting them all is somewhat overwhelming. In addition to your standard hunt for LEGO pieces, you’ll also be hunting down hidden lockers, each of which contains a new disguise for Chase to don. Additionally, there are tons of different costumes you can dress Chase in, as well as a multitude of vehicles to unlock.

In other words, this is the LEGO game we’ve been waiting for. Here’s hoping Chase’s adventure doesn’t disappoint – but from what I’ve seen, I’ll definitely be there to see that he gets his gal back from Rex and saves the city come launch day.

Nintendo 3DS XL Impressions Appear Online

It appears as Nintendo Europe has begun letting the press gets hands-on with the recently announced Nintendo 3DS XL. French site Puissance Nintendo managed to get some time with the device, and were incredibly impressed with what they saw. Here’s their translated impressions:

  • Huge screen
  • Better viewing angle
  • 3D effect looks better/more effective/more natural
  • 2D mode looks better than regular 3DS
  • Image looks better/softer (they assume there might be some filter but not sure)
  • The grip (round corners) fit nicely
  • Unit fits better in hands (they wonder if it should have been the main design in first place)
  • Unit is lighter than they expected
  • There’s a coat in the unit (not fully matte) that gives it a “deluxe plastic imitating metal” look
  • Not sure at the sound as the room was quite noisy

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