Monday, July 02, 2012

A new trailer for one of the million or so 3DS games I'm hoping to buy in the next 12 months

Which game am I referring to in the headline above? Atlus' breast-y, Guardian Heroes-esque beat 'em up, Code of Princess.

My only real complaint about the most recent trailer (below and here) for this portable brawler: No gameplay is shown until the 50-second mark. Also, said gameplay clips rarely take up more than about one-forth of the screen. (OK, so that's two complaints. Sue me!)



Aside from that, two thoughts ran through my head while watching this Code of Princess teaser. The first: I really hope a demo of this game appears on the 3DS eShop sometime between now and whenever it's released in North America. The second: I'll bet it would be sweet to play this game on a 3DS XL.

Are any of you also salivating over the possibility of playing Code of Princess later this year?

18 comments:

Chalgyr Vokel said...

I saw this trailer - and it looks pretty solid. You and I are going to need more jobs at this rate, as our game 'want' list seems to be growing constantly. LOL

Bryan Ochalla said...

Yes, Chalgyr, a second job is very much needed at this point if I want to keep up with my ever-growing wish list :(

Frank Fuentes said...

I'm getting a shoujo pokemon vibe from this game. Still this is the first time I've seen a trailer and it looks pretty good. I might end up buying this right away if they release a demo on the eShop. Otherwise it'll be the usual Gamefly rental.

Btw, has the XL ruined your 3DS gaming experience? Are you going to be wondering how awesome games would look on it until you buy one? :-) Cuz that's what I'm doing...

Bryan Ochalla said...

Hey there, Frank! Yes, I think getting a demo of this game onto the eShop would be a very wise move for the folks at Atlus. Another important aspect of this release, I think, will be its price. Personally, I doubt I'll buy it if it retails for $39.99. At $29.99 or less, though, I'd be much more likely to pick it up.

As for the XL ruining my 3DS experience: Nah, not yet. That may change, though, as more colors are released. Also, I have a feeling the release of Animal Crossing, Luigi's Mansion and Paper Mario will prompt me to want one a lot more than I do now.

warp said...

I'm still pretty interested in Code of Princess. My only concern is that it seems like it might be a bit too focused on the multiplayer experience (like the Crystal Chronicles games). I mean seriously, do you see yourself doing a lot of multiplayer in this type of game? And usually that's an excuse to make the quests generic and not have much of a story.

A demo won't do me any good since I don't have a 3DS yet, so I'm gonna wait to see what the reviews say.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Well, that's why I want a demo, warp. I think a demo would help me decide if the game is too shallow, multiplayer-focused, whatever to pick up or if it's exactly what I'm looking for. Reviews will help, too. I'm definitely not interested in picking up a game that focuses solely, or even mostly, on multiplayer, though, as that not where I spend most of my time these days.

diaglyph said...

After watching the trailer, I don't get the game. Tho the combat looks like it could degenerate into a button mashing fest (like Tales of the Abyss), which I have vowed to avoid, which may include that Project X Zone game too!

Bryan Ochalla said...

Have you ever played Guardian Heroes for the Saturn, Igor? It's basically the same game -- or a very similar one. If you haven't played that game, it's a brawler -- like Final Fight, etc. -- only there are different planes you can fight on. If you don't like button-masher brawlers, though, it probably isn't for you!

diaglyph said...

Never heard of it, and that's probably cos I never had a Saturn (Sega consoles never interested me much).
And yeah, if its a fighter-like game, then it won't be as interesting to me. I generally find them boring and like I said, degenerate into button mash fests.

Retr0gamer said...

If it's anything like Guardian Heroes it will be far from a button mash fest.

Really looking forward to this game. I'm a big fan of gaurdian heroes!

Viewtiful_Justin said...

Looks pretty badass, actually!

Bryan Ochalla said...

Igor: Well, this game may not be for you, then. Personally, I'm interested in it mostly because of the graphics and because it promises to be like Guardian Heroes, which I liked a lot back in the day. No worries if it's not your thing, though!

Bryan Ochalla said...

Retr0gamer: Yeah, I didn't mean to suggest Guardian Heroes is a button-masher. It's more akin to that than it is to, say, an RPG, though! Anyway, I'm looking forward to this, too. Hopefully it's good :)

Bryan Ochalla said...

It does, doesn't it, Justin? Can't wait to actually give it a go :)

sharc said...

i was kind of intrigued by this one, although watching this review dampened my interest some.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=Z0o4qCaNQxM

Bryan Ochalla said...

Hey there, sharc! Thanks for sharing that video. I hadn't seen it before now. You're right that the review makes the game seem a bit less interesting than it did previously -- the part about no branching paths was especially disappointing to me -- but I'm still looking forward to checking it out. Like I've said before, I really hope a demo will be released so we can see for ourselves if the game is worth the price of entry or not.

sharc said...

yeah. i accept that i'm kind of a tough sell on beat-em-ups that try to show off old-school chops, although all the same watching code of princess makes me groan a lot less than, say, double dragon neon. :|

Bryan Ochalla said...

sharc: I understand. I'm usually not at all interested in beat 'em ups either -- whether or not they're trying to appear old school. That said, I personally think this one looks pretty cool. Will be interesting to see if I change my tune after playing it or not, though...