Greetings all, Valkor here. Yea summer is about over, but here at TOV we're just warming up. The folks at D3 had a special press event that was not only a great chance to meet with the company, but loads of fun. Folks, the Pinot was flowing… flowing like the mighty river Styx… ahem! Anywho, we'll take a brief look at some of the titles on hand as well check a few pics from the event. Enjoy. I also wanna give a shout out to the guys from Nerd Blerp for making the event a bigger blast than it already was.
Kidz Bop Dance Party – The Video Game – Kidz Bop infection was rampant the D3 event; every table had CD's and DVDs strewn about. But if you're not familiar with the label, then you must not watch much daytime TV or The Cartoon Network. For years I've seen the commercials and give Kidz Bop much praise, because they let the little ones enjoy many popular songs that are sung by kids for kids. I definitely can't hate on it in that sense. However a video game… not exactly one of those titles that's a must play for the Val-meister… but oddly enough it's the one I enjoyed the most. In Dance Party, you get to choose your dancer, customize him or her in a variety of outfits and accessories, choose from a wide variety of KB songs, choose your stage, and its dance time. Unlock Dance Dance Revolution where you have to move your feet to the beat of the arrows, in Dance party you hold your Wii-mote and follow along by moving your arms, twist and turn with the onscreen avatar. Nail it proper and you're rewarded with combos that will send your score to the top. Plus it's two players competitive so it really will be a party. You're gonna stumble at first, but once you get the hang of it, the moves become quite easy. Songs included are Party in the U.S.A, Thriller, Paparazzi, and Get This Party Started, in total you get 24 songs. Definitely one for the little TOVers but even the grownups can get their dance on… if their kids will let them.
Ben Ten Ultimate Alien Cosmic Destruction – Based on the popular Cartoon Network show of the same name, Ultimate Alien puts you in the hot seat of an older Ben Tennysen, who is equipped with the new Ultimatrix, he must trek the globe in search of ancient artifacts. And with the new Ultimatrix, Ben gets to choose from 15 different species. Not bad, but how does it play? It's a little wonky actually. It's have no impact and movements need to be tightened up a bit. Changing from different species is no problem, but you need to figure out which alien will work best for whatever situation Ben just happens to be in. That's actually part of the fun, because it's a bit of trial and error. But once the controls are fixed, I think this game could be a winner.
There were two other titles that couldn't make the cut this round so expect to see them in an upcoming preview. But I think from the event pics you'll be able to decipher just what those games are. Otherwise, keep your peepers glued to the pages of TOV with more from these and many other titles in the coming months of their release.