Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Anime Expo 2012: Bandai Namco

This year at AX, Bandai Namco graced the convention Hall floor with multiple games to try. At one point they handed out capes for Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch and took your picture. I'm sad to say it's been ported to the PS3, it use to be a 3DS game. One Piece: Pirate Warriors is a PSN title that uses the Dynasty Warrior style of gameplay of taking over areas and is a hack n slash, that was also playable. Have to say it was repetitive, though and I see why it's PSN only.

The best game to try and the crowd favorite was Dragonball Z for Kinect. I did try it multiple times. It is fun, but can get repetitive. For some reason it asks you to punch wildly at your opponent way too often, even when your not punching them in the game. Pulling of a powerful attack such a Death Beam or a Kame-ha-me-ha works and is a lot of fun. It should be priced fairly at around $30 for what it is. On the subject of the game, I've written previously about the awful cover art , the best they can do is Goku and his sons in their living room? Are you serious?
Mom! Dad! Get me the game where Goku is in his living room, sitting by the TV! I'm sorry, but it's such a ridiculous cover, I get it as a promo image, but has no one at a meeting gone, "Why isn't their fighting or a attack on the cover, why are they just sitting there?

Bandai Namco should have showed off Tekken Tag Tournament Two, I know for a fact they have some cool arcade machines they could have shown off from Amusement Expo, I don't care if it's a different division, C-O-O-R-D-I-N-A-T-E. I hope next year the come back with Capcom and all the other game companies as they were all just there for E3. Have to say DBZ for Kinect (also dumb name, DBZ Kinect was bad, or DBZ anything else, lazy) hit the spot and nothings quite as fun as seeing someone play it.