April 19th 2013 5:52 am PT

Arcade: God Mode

God ModeContent: God Mode
Price: 800 Microsoft Points
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Dash Text: Do you like running? How about gunning? What if special abilities are thrown into the mix? Upgradable weapons? Let’s say there’re dozens of on-screen enemies to unleash this firepower on, and as your reward for dispatching them you get experience and gold to collect that can be used for character customization and new equipment–all the while playing alongside friends in 4-player cooperative play! If you like the sound of all this, then you’ll love God Mode. Retro shooter action and RPG elements are combined in this new downloadable third-person shooter. God Mode combines non-linear gameplay, fast and frantic shooting, hordes of on-screen enemies, a fully functional online coop mode, and features visuals and gameplay that rival that of a full-priced boxed title. Matches rarely–if ever–play out the same, as dozens of in-game modifiers can significantly alter the gameplay on the fly. Characters are fully customizable, both in appearance and equipment, which continually evolve. Gold and experience are constantly accrued and used to unlock new and satisfying weaponry and unique powerful abilities, both of which can be further upgraded.

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Arcade, Marketplace By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • ungeheier

    I gotta be honest Larry, with no new mentions of the Next Xbox or backwards compatibility, I have a hard time buying Arcade titles. I’d LOVE to hear SOMETHING that’s not a rumor.

    • http://www.facebook.com/daniel.garcia.549436 Daniel Garcia

      I don’t see why you should. Arcade titles are largely disposable affairs after a few weeks of playtime, and being that the next xbox won’t ship until, say, the holiday season, you may as well buy whatever interests you. Am currently downloading the demo for this game so I don’t have any opinions one way or the other about this game. I too have struggled with the question of whether to continue buying new games what with the next xboxs announcement only a month away and have since come to the conclusion that IM not an early adopter anyway. So just enjoy your current console if you’re not either

      • ungeheier

        I’ve got a TON of games backlogged to play (XBLA and Disc based), so if the Next Xbox isn’t backwards compatible it will be quite some time before I will buy a new one. Plus with Defiance, I may not play much until I get bored with that. (Im loving it so far even though its had a few bumps in the road)

      • ElektroDragon

        Arcade titles being “disposable after a few weeks of playtime” is probably the most pigheaded and insulting OPINION I’ve ever heard on this blog. Like ungeheier I also have a ton of backlogged XBLA games. Some years old.

        • http://www.facebook.com/daniel.garcia.549436 Daniel Garcia

          Don’t get me wrong, I buy plenty of arcade titles, but most just don’t last very long and quite a few are of dubious quality. I mean I Just recently bought motocross madness and while I’ve already sink in 25 or some hours Into it I can’t see myself, or anyone really, playing for much longer than that. Lots of arcade titles offer plenty of value for your dollar, rivaling other bigger budget boxed games

          • http://www.facebook.com/daniel.garcia.549436 Daniel Garcia

            Plus, I think a few weeks of playtime is pretty decent for ANY game. And in the case of this particular game, which I just played the demo for, I say a few weeks is more or less what you’ll get out it. Not because the quality is bad anything, it seemed interesting, but because it is an online only game. I understand games like battlefield 1943 still have active communities, but I can’t imagine this having quite so large an appeal

          • O Mosqueda

            Apparently this García guy, has plenty of money to throw it away since he considers all of his XBLA purchases disposable. Most of us (I hope), work our asses off to get the money and I for one wouldn’t like to spend my money in something expensive and immediately disposable just for the sake of it.

          • http://www.facebook.com/daniel.garcia.549436 Daniel Garcia

            i really dont. im 19 and in college. i buy games regularly, but usually when they are on sale during deal of the week (in the case of xbla and games on demand titles) or when they lower in price on amazon, usually two or three months after release (depending on the game of course)

          • O Mosqueda

            No wonder, you are certainly starting to live life on your own but not quite yet, you still have someone to bail you out of trouble with just a phone call. When you are fully on your own you’ll understand.

          • InfernoShade

            He sounds pretty intelligent to me – not getting hung up on small imaginary issues, knows how to enjoy the simple things, and frugal. Yep, way smarted than most. I doubt he’ll need to call anyone to bail him out.

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      • kingcrusher

        This qualifies as one of the lamest comments I’ve ever seen. When I buy a game, I want to keep it. I may not play it for a year down the road, but it’s mine, and I will want to come back to it someday. To think of buying arcade titles or full retail versions as a disposable is pretty lame. I guess if you have money pouring out of your ears and don’t know what to do with it, then fine, but those of us in the real world value our purchases and want to feel secure in them.

        This also adds to the carry over that these games better do regarding the new system this holiday season. There are a few factors that MS needs to address before I’ll even consider the new XBox. 1) Will the system carry over my arcade downloads? With over 240 downloaded titles, it would be nice to know if my investment is safe. And 2) MS needs to address this “always online” rumor. If my system requires me to have a connection at all times, then I will pass on the next xbox. I still play my old Nintendos, my dreamcast, old xbox, playstations, etc… Because if this rumor is true, MS could pull the plug on the new console whenever they feel the need for us to move on to their next console (reminds me of EA with their online support for their titles).

        So, no, arcade titles are not disposable affairs, and the issues run much deeper than that with the new system that’s coming out. I’ll hold off judgement until I hear it from MS, but if rumors become fact, I’ll be a playstation and nintendo owner only for the foreseeable future.

        • http://www.facebook.com/daniel.garcia.549436 Daniel Garcia

          i didnt mean to say i dont think backwards compatibilty isnt something i dont care for. i game on a very tight budget myself and would also like to be able to carry over some of my 360 games over to the next xbox (although i wouldnt really mind if i couldnt). my response to the original post was that it seems pretty silly to avoid purchasing a ten dollar downloadable game simply because you havent heard if you will be able to enjoy it on a new console, especially if you, like myself, will probably not be an early adopter of said hardware.

          • http://www.facebook.com/daniel.garcia.549436 Daniel Garcia

            but yeah, i can see where youre coming from with your two points there. i would think it pretty easy, though, to transfer over arcade titles more so than disc based games, so i hope that comes to pass. i mean those purchases are all tied to your account right? i look at always online in a different manner than yourself, however. it appears to me that being always online (if true) would be microsofts answer to not needing an even newer console down the line, as the more the next xbox finds its way into peoples homes, MS could sometime in the future transition fully to cloud based game streaming where hardware updates would be unnecessary. it would fit with their intentions of the xbox becoming more of a brand and media center than a set box that needs revisions every few years.

          • kingcrusher

            Mr Garcia, thanks for clarifying your statement. You made a LOT more sense that time lol.
            I will agree with you there, if you find a good game to enjoy, go ahead and enjoy it, regardless of what’s going to happen with the next system.
            I just cringe at the way this new system could turn out, if rumors are true. If they are, I think you’ll see Microsoft bowing out of the console market fairly quickly. I do not know many people who would have no problem with the always online rumor that’s going around. If it is true, that will spell the end of my support for MS’ XBox products.
            Think of what that means. It is saying that MS is in full control of when your system works, how it works, and when you need to “upgrade” to the next system. It’s taking all control of the product out of the consumer’s hands. That’s a model of business I just can’t support. If others had done it that way, no one would be playing their old SNES or Dreamcast, or (insert system name here).
            Happy gaming :-)

    • O Mosqueda

      I simply can’t understand these worries about backwards compatibility to consider the purchase of a game, either digital or disc. That “Next XBOX” might as well not be in stores until next year, so why wait so long to buy a game?, what if you can’t afford the new console when it comes out? You could have already played the game you wanted in the console you already own but you’ll still wait until you have the next one in your hands. When you finally have that next console, will you worry again if the console after that one will still play the games for the one you just got? If you take that vicious circle too seriously, you won’t buy anything until the whole video game market will be extinct and you’ll be certain that there won’t be a next console so you won’t have to worry about backwards compatibility when you replace your console.
      I agree with you that when you buy a game you want to make sure you keep it, I’ve tried to get as much XBLA games on disc as it is possible before buying the digital version (actually, I’ve never bought a game I know it could be released on disc).
      But I don’t agree with the idea of buying the next system and replace the previous one because it has compatibility, even with the best compatibility, there will always be features left out in favor of the new system and might render your games unplayable even if they can run.
      The good thing about XBLA, is that your games stay in your account and not only your console, if you have to replace it because it breaks or anything, you’ll still own the games.

  • Volitar Prime

    I’m glad to see that this isn’t 1200 points.

    • http://www.facebook.com/plunkettp Philip Plunkett

      Yeah it’s a much fairer 800.
      That said it is of a similar quality to a normal 1200 game so I’m slightly perplexed and thus will wait for some reviews. I’ve been played before. Not again.

  • http://www.facebook.com/shea.atkinson dedncide

    I’m digging it. Very fast paced! tried solo and it was ok… but when i added 3 more folks it really took off, worth 800msp

  • RussTech

    Get 4 people together to play this and it’s an absolute blast; well worth $10.

  • ElektroDragon

    Ugh, whatever happened to quality standards? Game is terrible AND buggy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ReeferSutherlnd Stank Beard

    Off topic here, but it looks like yet another Pop Cap game sale tomorrow.

 

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