Simulators aren't for everyone. It's just a fact. Gran Turismo 5 really won't do anything for those who will only play the likes of Burnout or Need for Speed .

But because the game is that good, and because owners of PlayStation platforms have been treated to quality products from Polyphony Digital for a good 13 years now, the vast majority of last week's poll participants intend to own GT5 at some point. In fact, most got it on day one, and according to our in-depth analysis , those gamers made the right decision. While there is quite the controversy surrounding the amazing title, we simply opted to ignore it all, take our time, and try to determine if GT5 delivers on its promise of realism and authenticity. As usual, when it comes to high-profile games, we made a great effort to deliver an accurate, reliable review that will give consumers the best recommendation possible. To buy or not to buy; that's what concerns most all consumers, and thus, it's a top priority for us.

This week, despite a ridiculous amount of work, we know we fell a little behind in the reviews. We're fairly certain we had all the big titles covered but we just couldn't nail 'em all, and as we scramble to play a bit of catch-up, we'd like to know: which recently released title would you most like to see us review? The very well received NHL 11 ? That great Sly Collection ? The fitness-minded and oft-advertised EA Sports Active 2 ? The Sims 3 ? Let us know.

Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 5

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Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

I'm still waiting for the Deadliest Warrior review. Jeesh, it didn't even make the poll.. =p (while I'm being sarcastic, I do sort of want it reviewed)

By default I picked The Fight: Lights Out. I nearly picked the Sly Collection but those reviews have basically been done already.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Honestly I've never even heard of it except in your posts. What's it about?

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

Sorry, but I don't think it'd get many votes. 😉

Pandacastro
Pandacastro
9 years ago

@WorldEndsWithMe
Deadliest Warrior is a show on spike tv where they put warriors from different decades and put them against each other and they made it into a game.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Sad.

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

Panda, I didn't know it was related to a TV show =/
That makes me think less of it =(

Anyway, judging from the demo, while the game is below many of todays gaming standards in terms of presentational qualities, I admired the effort that went into implementing some semi-original game play conventions.

Fighting games are pretty cookie-cutter these days (I love 'em though). But DW does a few things I always sort of imagined the genre to have implemented at some point sooner. I honestly hope the game sells well enough that the dev team gets the funding and resources necessary to help flesh the game out into something greater that I think it could become. It'll probably get my money.

There's a free demo. Try it out!

I also dig the new Tifa pic, World. I remember always eagerly anticipating the next cool CG scene in FF7, back in the day.

Nynja
Nynja
9 years ago

Best way to describe Deadliest Warrior; a trimmed down version of Mortal Kombat that isn't as good. Less moves, less characters, same amount of blood (maybe more).

The game play is sub-par and graphics are mediocre. It's a decent game for fans of the show, but the game won't amaze very many for very long.

If you can not get enough of hacking off body parts then you might find enjoyment in this game.

Presentation: 4/10
Gameplay: 6/10
Sound: 4/10
Graphics: 6/10

Total: 5/10 – and I'm being generous. I would wait for a price drop.

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

Thanks for the quick review there.

I liked the fatigue bar, the damage over time effects from a deep wound, and the very responsive control. Plus, the game doesn't focus on crazy canned-combos and memorized button tapping sequences. I also liked how the high, mid, and low attacks were mapped to specific buttons which is reminiscent of Kakuto Chojin. Also, the inclusion of shielded heavier warriors vs more agile nimble warriors–NINJAS–make for interesting match ups.
There's a similar MK vibe to the game in presentation, but when you examine the specifics there's a lot of unique properties to the game's play. I'd like to support the devs by contributing to their cause and, hopefully, with enough sales they do a proper sequel that has production values that compare with the norm today.

Nynja
Nynja
9 years ago

The demo is a great indicator of what the battles are like. There are other modes in the game, such as Survival which is probably the best part of the game.

If you think spending a few dollars for several hours of entertainment is well spent, then I would have to recommend that you pick it up. But, if you're watching your budget or just don't want to shell out hard earned money for something mediocre, you might want to look somewhere else to satisfy such as "Way of the Samurai 3". Not that it's a better game, but at least you get more playing time out of it.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

Btw, it goes without saying that whatever wins, I'll absolutely review it.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
9 years ago

Hey guys, could you review both Lights Out and Sly Collection?

But if I had to choose I'd say Lights Out since it's actually a new game.

Sly Collection is fun, just check reviews for the individual games and there's your answer :), but in HD.

Sadly many think that because it's a platformer it's only for "kids."

I fear many of you would have passed up on Super Mario World if it came out today with better graphics.

Oh wait, many of you are missing out on Super Mario Galaxy 2. Shame, you should all be ashamed.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

I'm sure SMG2 is fun, but worth the price of a Wii and the game? Eh, I think I'll survive. If I need Mario I can just go retro.

SvenMD
SvenMD
9 years ago

It's tough to sell a 2D scroller these days unless it's on the PSN…. I would definitely pass on Super Mario World today….for the same reason I passed on the New Super Mario Brothers game.

As for SMG2…I got bored alot quicker this time around than with the first game. I completede about 50-75% of the "comet" levels in the first SMG, but SMG2 to me was just more of the same. Some cool level designs, but so extremely repetitive.

And I HATE the spring Mario….worst idea EVER! (just sayin')

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Wow I don't really give a flying testicular howler monkey about any of those games so take your time.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
9 years ago

Your avatar's driving me nuts lately >:|
Will have to find a sexy Aeris avatar

As far as the article goes, you'll play Sly Collection if I give it to you as a Christmas present, don't lie.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

I play all my games 🙂 The cyber monday deals are pretty solid too. I just picked up Splatterhouse for 35 shipped.

Ummm, I might be able to interrupt my Tifa binge for some sexy Aeris. I'm kinda playing these as a weekly feature 🙂

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

@Scarecrow,

Hows this avatar? Aeris doesn't exactly do sexy, she's too innocent and pretty. Aeris is more your damsel in distress where Tifa is an all action babe who knows what she wants and how to get it…

😉

(Note: My avatar with the trio of ladies will return this evening.)

Here's a link to the file;

http://i402.photobucket.com/albums/pp104/Highlander992k/Aeris_avatar.jpg


Last edited by TheHighlander on 11/29/2010 10:35:15 AM

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

@highlander
Have you ever played Xenogears? I feel like Elayham Van Houten would be right up your alley. Tell you what… I'll make her my new avitar.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

@underdog,

No, I haven't been able to find a copy. I wish they'd release it on PSN.

As for avatars, here's another link for an Aeris avatar, this one is a little less innocent (only a little);

http://s402.photobucket.com/albums/pp104/Highlander992k/?action=view¤t=Sexy_Aeris_avatar.jpg

Geobaldi
Geobaldi
9 years ago

I already have NHL 11 on PS3 and Sims 3 on PC. All the others I really don't care for so pick whichever review you'd like.

___________
___________
9 years ago

i never really enjoy sims that much since there the same, just driving around a track over and over again.
sure the tracks change, the car you drive changes but your essentially doing the same thing over and over again, gets boring.
thats why i normally enjoy arcade games more because there is normally multiple gameplay modes like NFS undercover you have cop chases, races, car stealing and many more.
or the king of car racing games, burnout paradise best car game ever released!
but GT5 is seriously addictive, playing through the licenses trying to finish them, unlock the silver trophy than you want to play it a few more times and shoot for the gold.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Driving wild in GTAIV is enough for me.

Gordo
Gordo
9 years ago

Sorry, none of the games on the survey list interest me at all…

Compared to GT5 everything else at the moment just seems a little bit average.

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

Was a given. Those othher games are meh.

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
9 years ago

Indeed.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
9 years ago

I would love to see the sly collection get reviewed. So far its got a good lead. But I really want it, especially for the move compatibility. Since I never played any of them, now is the time, I figure. Although I'll probably end up getting it anyways, Id love to see it reviewed!

tes37
tes37
9 years ago

I have The Sly Collection and Move works on the mini games only.

Bjorn77
Bjorn77
9 years ago

I want Sly, I know we can read the separate Sly reviews from the PS2. But common… It's SLY! Is the HD version worth the buy, or is it just a port without extra.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

For me, this is an easy one….

That "Sly Collection"!

Bjorn77
Bjorn77
9 years ago

It's a shame… you look at metacritic and there are "game" sites whom give GT5 only a 7. GT5 does not deserve a 7, it simply is not a 7 (mediocre) title.

Then if you read that review…
__________________________________
Gamereactor Sweden
Nov 28, 2010
70
Sometimes great, sometimes just a mess. The disappointment of the year.
__________________________________

Sometime just a mess? Please… What is a mess in GT5?
* Tbe always changing "artistic" main menu screen wen you start the game?
* The excellent car handling?
* The huge amount of cars?
* The huge amount of tracks?
* The data logging feature?

What is a mess? I don't get it, I really don't.

PAKINIPS
PAKINIPS
9 years ago

Have you looked at the user reviews?
The negative ones are so unsubtle its funny

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
9 years ago

Obvious flamebait or fanboyism at it's finest.

GT5 was doomed to fail, really. It could have come with a free car, and people would still have given it a 8 out of 10.

Shame really. 🙁

gangan19
gangan19
9 years ago

how about a holographic game, review one of those

WolfCrimson
WolfCrimson
9 years ago

How come ModNation Racers is not on the list? That game deserved to be reviewed.

SmokeyPSD
SmokeyPSD
9 years ago

Hadn't it been reviewed yet? I've actually jumped back onto that since GT has arrived. It really is a fantastic game, I'd recommend ppl pick it up even now. It makes for a nice companion to GT.

WolfCrimson
WolfCrimson
9 years ago

Not by PSXE, as far as I know. It is a good kart game, good for when friends come over.

PAKINIPS
PAKINIPS
9 years ago

That's what i was gonna vote for

D1g1tal5torm
D1g1tal5torm
9 years ago

Modnation is in my top 5 games this year.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

It's hardly recent. We did miss it but it's far too late now.

Kiryu
Kiryu
9 years ago

The sly collection review yeah!

Nynja
Nynja
9 years ago

Haha I picked the Tony Hawk game, just because I wanted PSXE to post the lowest review score ever. Besides, it'd be fun to read a review of when a horrible game goes bad.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

Nynja,
But it will have to score lower than a 1.6.

That was the lowest score ever given here, and that one was for "Barbie's Riding Academy"

Nynja
Nynja
9 years ago

Com'on! If Ben or Arnold did a video review of Tony Hawk Shred, I would PAY to see it!

SolidFantasy
SolidFantasy
9 years ago

I don't really need a review for Peace Walker, but I'm still curious what you guys would think about it. I also wonder if it's worthy of a handheld GotY over Ghost of Sparta?

…so… MGS: Peace Walker review anyone!?

Random_Steve
Random_Steve
9 years ago

Sly collection, surely!

I'm loving GT5, level 14 with a 750bhp Ford GT and a 650bhp Aston DB9, it's all I could ever want.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

To me, the most alluring thing about GT5 (and any Gran turismo game) is the ability to own and tune virtually any car I want, and then drive it. OK it's virtual, but how many of us will ever own a DB9 or Ford GT in reality. Gran Turismo really does let you escape reality into a virtuality where you can own and drive one of these fantastic cars. Isn't that one of the reasons we all play games?

FatherSun
FatherSun
9 years ago

1, 2, 3…4… Count em.. 4 PS3s sold just for GT5 alone. I have alot of car fanatic friends and they absolutely love this game. The cars, the tracks the tuning… Everything. Two of them are even getting the G27s too. Its like all their car magazines combined and come to life. Then I showed the GTTV access and they asked how much. They did not expect that to be free. Car enthusiasts unite!

As far as this weeks poll. I chose Lights Out because I am interested to know if this is a game that can grow into something more. Not crazy about it but if it can give some of my friends who are into fighting an option to fight without injury then maybe I can sell some more PS3s. I should work for Sony.


Last edited by FatherSun on 11/29/2010 3:38:41 PM

tes37
tes37
9 years ago

I voted for The Fight: Lights Out. I canceled a pre-order after reading a review from PSLS, but I would rather have PSXE's take on the game. Reviews tend to be more in-depth here.

Create could be interesting. I would be happy just hearing if it's any good in one of your Week In Review's.

Victor321
Victor321
9 years ago

I'd like the Sims 3 to be reviewed, as I (obviously) trust the reviews here at PSX and would like to try a simulator that doesn't have to do with photo-realistic cars and is not making me play on the PC, because it's a PC-centric franchise =)


Last edited by Victor321 on 11/29/2010 5:43:28 PM

THEVERDIN
THEVERDIN
9 years ago

Ben, I was wondering have you played GT5 in the 3D? What's it like?