Project Rap Rabbit Announced

Well, this is certainly an announcement we never saw coming! It’s a new game by PaRappa the Rapper creator Masaya Matsuura and Gitaroo Man creator Keiichi Yano! Here’s the teaser trailer for the title:

Plus a link to the official website. As you can see there isn’t much info there, but damn, the art and music certainly look great already. You’ve got the wacky character designs both are known for. The short bit of music on the site is as catchy as you’d expect. And well, with the game confirmed as a rhythm adventure title, it’s quite clear that it’s exactly what the fans are expecting. It’s basically gonna be like a new PaRappa the Rapper game. Or maybe a new Ouendan one.

And well, with those games being classics, no one can say no to that. Let’s hope the title ends up on Nintendo Switch at some point along the line too!

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PaRappa the Rapper and Gitaroo Man creators announce Project Rap Rabbit (Gematsu)

Darksiders 3 Revealed!

Well it was technically leaked earlier today, but now THQ Nordic has actually revealed it for real. Here’s the first trailer showing the game in action:

So what’s the setup here you may be wondering?

Well, here’s how THQ explains the story and characters in the game:

Return to an apocalyptic planet Earth in Darksiders III, a hack-n-slash action adventure where players take on the role of FURY in her quest to hunt down and dispose of the Seven Deadly Sins. The Charred Council calls upon Fury to battle from the heights of heaven down through the depths of hell in a quest to restore humanity and prove that she is the most powerful of the Horsemen. As a mage, FURY relies on her whip and magic to restore the balance between good and evil. The expansive, Darksiders III game world is presented as an open-ended, living, free-form planet Earth that is dilapidated by war and decay, and overrun by nature. FURY will move back and forth between environments to uncover secrets while advancing the Darksiders III story.

As you can see, it’s the story of a new character called Fury as she hunts down and destroys the Seven Deadly Sins. Which is a pretty familiar premise overall. Since War and Death were the stars of the first two games…

It’s a simple, fairly safe sequel. A standard open world here. Typical art style of the series there. The odd new combat mechanic to make Fury stand out a bit. Basically, it’s Darksiders 3 as you’d expect/want Darksiders 3 to be like.

And it’s heading to the PC, PS4 and Xbox One in 2018. So hey, what do you think about it? Are you interested in this game? Or do you feel this series isn’t quite your thing?

Post your thoughts here or at Gaming Latest today!

Sonic Forces: Green Hill Zone Footage

Ever since it was announced alongside Sonic Mania in 2016, we haven’t seen much of Sonic Forces. Yeah sure there was that trailer showing the two Sonics racing through a ruined city. And yes, a few short clips were shown in March as well, showing about 30 seconds of Sonic running through the same city environment.

But we never really saw a full level. A real look at how a stage in the game may actually work.

Until now. Because earlier today, Sega posted a clip showing the new Green Hill Zone level from the game. Here’s the video in question, showing off the new stage in action:

As you can see, it’s pretty much exactly as you’d expect a Green Hill Zone area in a modern Sonic game to be. You’ve got the typical chequered grass and cliffs found in every iteration. The traditional bridge with the Chopper fish monsters jumping up from underneath. The various tunnels and loops to build up speed and look cool.

It’s as pleasant looking and as safe as you’d expect it to be. Nothing broken or unexpected. No awkward gimmicks like a werehog or sword fighting thrown in for the sake of it.

However, it’s also… Well how do I say this nicely?

Not very ambitious. I mean, the level design is technically ‘okay’, but it seems to have very little depth compared to that of the previous Sonic the Hedgehog games, and acts like a slightly disguised straight line to the finish. The physics work to an extent, but Sonic doesn’t seem to have proper momentum. He just crashes to a halt whenever he lands on an enemy.

And as for the music… Well that’s another matter altogether. It’s not ear hurting in the way that say, Sonic Chronicles was, but it’s also not particularly memorable either. Honestly as a Nintendo fan? I’d say this music sounds like something Artoon may have composed. Aka the kind of song you find in the modern Yoshi’s Island games. Inoffensive, somewhat fitting of a theme but generally rather soulless and non memorable.

Ah well, at least it’s only one level, and presumably one you encounter at the very start of the game. So in that sense, at least it does introduce you to the mechanics well enough. And hey, at least it leaves the possibility of the Modern Sonic/extra characters feeling a bit more interesting and varied than this one.

But what do you think? Are you impressed by what you’ve seen of Sonic Forces so far? Or do you think Sega’s game needs a bit of a rethink in the level design department?

Tips on making money in GTA Online

Rockstar recently took out the character transfers which means that you can’t transfer your characters from Xbox 360 or PS3 to the current consoles anymore. This was mainly because the older consoles were easier to hack, therefore you could load billions onto an account and then transfer it to the PS4 or Xbox One. This was probably the easiest way to make money but now you will most likely have to do it legit. It’s tough and can be time consuming but hopefully these tips will help you earn and save a decent amount of cash quickly!

Don’t grind for cash
I’ve noticed this several times. When I’m trying to reach a specific amount to buy something, it feels as though it just takes way too long. Missions start to get boring and you don’t have fun. Start playing the game normally, going through different activites etc. and your bank balance will slowly rise but you’re having fun doing it. It takes away the pain of having to grind for hours on end to get a decent amount.

Take part in the weekly events
Rockstar usually tend to have some sort of event every week where there will be double cash and RP for certain game modes. This can definitely help you get a decent amount of cash quickly. Getting 1st place in a long race filled with about 10-15 other players will probably get you around $50,000.

Adversary Modes
Like the weekly events, when Rockstar release new adversary modes they tend to have double cash and RP on them to get people to play them. Depending on how long each mode lasts for you can get a pretty good amount for winning. Rewards can range from $50,000 – $100,000.

Avoid heists with random strangers
Very rarely will you ever get a good heist team that has been put together randomly. If you can, get some friends or people that you know are good GTA players. There is nothing worse than playing heists and having an absolute noob getting killed meaning that you have to start all over again. This will happen over and over again because it seems that there are a lot of people out there that don’t seem to learn from their mistakes. It’s just not worth having to keep starting over again as you will be wasting time and not making enough money to compensate the lost time.

But if you just can’t wait, there’s always shark cards
A lot of people don’t like that Rockstar has shark cards but they are a pretty good way to get quite a bit of money quickly. If you are just too busy with school or work and just want to have fun then this is probably your best option. My only tip would be to wait for when Rockstar run their special offers. They usually bundle some extra cash onto the shark cards so you get a nice bargain.

Anyway, I hope you guys have a good time earning money on GTA and hope you get to enjoy all those nice cars you get to buy with that hard-earned dough 😀

You can get A KING’S TALE: FINAL FANTASY XV for free on Xbox and PS4

While I am no xbox or PS owner, I felt that I should post this so that others can get this.

In the past this game was available as pre-order bonus for Final Fantasy XV. This meant that if you didn’t pre-order the game you wouldn’t have gotten this game.

Now the developer, Square Enix has opened up the game for everyone, including those who don’t own Final Fantasy XV in the first place. Here’s a brief description from the PlayStation store:

 

Set in a fictitious 30 years before FINAL FANTASY XV, this game features retro-style inspired graphics centered around a fast-paced combat system with influences from modern gaming. The in-depth combat system blends intense attacks, devastating magic, mighty summons and unique companion attacks into a singular gaming experience through three diverse locations in the world of FINAL FANTASY XV.

Restless before bed, young Noctis asks his father, King Regis, to tell a fairy tale full of fantasy and adventure instead of just another generic bedtime story. Regis begins with a peaceful day being disrupted when monsters raid the royal capital, Insomnia. Young Regis, joined by Weskham, starts his adventure from the royal capital. Eventually they are joined by friends Cid and Clarus, where they travel to the plains of Duscae only to discover a mysterious cave where their enemy resides.

This offer is available to those on PS4 and Xbox One. You will need to have an account with PSN or Microsoft and you can create one if you don’t have one already.

I don’t know how long this will be free for so if you want to get this I would suggest that you get it ASAP.