Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Golden Axe: Beast Rider. Finally some details! plus pictures

It's been more than a month since Golden Axe: Beast Rider was confimed; now we finally have some details on the sequel. From Sega Nerds:

"If you’re looking for a straight update you’re probably going to be disappointed, because the classic bruiser has been pretty much completely re-imagined in the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 update.First off, you now play as one Amazonian hero, the scantily clad Tyris Flare, instead of the original game’s trio of fantasy stereotypes. Gillus the dwarf and Ax Battler are still in the game, says PSM3, but only as supporting cast.

Secondly, and probably the biggest change of the lot, is instead of straight-forward bruising Golden Axe: Beast Rider’s focus shifts over to free-roaming environments and - surprise, surprise - the various beasties you can ride and battle on. There are five in total, ranging from the light and nippy to hulking, slow dragon-ites with scales the size of toilet seats.
The traditional hack and slash combat is still there and if you’re tired of fumbling around on a dragon you can hop on foot and perform combos whenever you like - plus Tyrus has a range of spells at her disposal.

The open environments are looking rather nice, but as always it’s going to come down to how decent Golden Axe’s combat system is when it finally comes out next year

It's kind of disappointing that the 2 other guys are now just supporting, non-playable characters, but hey I don't mind almost-naked women. However I'm not too sure about the "free-roaming" aspect of this "re-imagining". I don't think I quite like the idea that one of my favorite side-scrolling beat-em-ups is gonna become ye olde GTA. Sure it might be fun to explore, especially with the whole beast-riding deal, but I was hoping it would be the same silly old arcade-style beat-em-up, with maybe some added features like an extended inventory, because that's what Golden Axe really was about. But oh well...I'll just wait for the demo and see.


RPG freak said...

is this really Golden Axe? the game that I first saw from Sega 16-bit? Cool! Look at that improvement! Way too cool than the last, I mean first one of course. Its so great to know that this game still alive.

GuRu said...

good god never thought ill ever see golden axe on the new systems, i still remember the first one on that sega when i was a kid, was my fav game i sooo gave to get this hope it still has the multiplayer games and the small little blue imps lol