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Rez HD hits XBLA this Wednesday

Post by |darc| » Mon Jan 28, 2008 2:46 pm

http://arstechnica.com/journals/thumbs. ... -wednesday

We're going to see the value of some collectors' games go down this week as Rez HD hits the Xbox Live Arcade. For $10, or 800 Microsoft points, you can get the experience that some people have paid upwards of $80 for on the PlayStation 2 and Dreamcast. Let's take a look at the feature list, because we're in for a good time:

Legendary gaming experience: Old-school vector style graphics, sensory response, and beat synchronization sets the title apart and is perfectly recreated in this port for Xbox LIVE® Arcade in high-definition and 5.1 surround sound.
The world of Rez: Rez consists of five different levels, each with its own unique visual theme and style, musical track, and a boss battle at the end. The game also features several different modes and lots of unlockable elements, giving it plenty of replay value.

Game modes: Play through the five areas in regular or Score Attack mode. Go to the Beyond mode and try Direct Assault, Lost Mode, the free play Trance Mission, or take on all the bosses consecutively in Boss Rush.
Feel the rhythm: To further enhance the Rez experience, artists including Coldcut, Adam Freeland, Joujouka, Ken Ishii and Keiichi Sugiyama (SEGA's Wave Master) contributed tracks to the game.
I've played the absolute heck out of the PlayStation 2 version of this game, and I think the fact that now everyone can experience it for $10 is absolutely amazing. This is a great addition to the Live Arcade. If you like rhythm games, or shooters, or just psychedelic visuals in general, this is a must-buy.

Also, Chessmaster Live will be available for 800 points as well.
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Re: Rez HD hits XBLA this Wednesday

Post by Nico0020 » Mon Jan 28, 2008 5:16 pm

freak'n finally. Ive been waiting on this for so long.
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Re: Rez HD hits XBLA this Wednesday

Post by Luriden » Mon Jan 28, 2008 5:31 pm

Yes. Oh yes. The only game I'm looking forward to this year.
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Re: Rez HD hits XBLA this Wednesday

Post by APE » Mon Jan 28, 2008 8:07 pm

Mmm I likes me some Rez.
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Re: Rez HD hits XBLA this Wednesday

Post by impetus » Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:13 pm

|darc| wrote:We're going to see the value of some collectors' games go down this week as Rez HD hits the Xbox Live Arcade. For $10, or 800 Microsoft points, you can get the experience that some people have paid upwards of $80 for on the PlayStation 2 and Dreamcast.
I sold my copies of Rez PS2 and Ikaruga GC as soon as I heard they were coming to XBLA (before Christmas).
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Re: Rez HD hits XBLA this Wednesday

Post by melancholy » Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:31 pm

I'm excited simply because I never had the chance to play Rez the first time around. I knew I had left 800 points in my account for a reason.
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Re: Rez HD hits XBLA this Wednesday

Post by MulletMan13 » Tue Jan 29, 2008 1:30 am

No clue what type of game this is, and from all the screenshots/movies I've seen it looks boring/trippy.

What's so great about the game, and what can the base-level game mechanics be compared to?
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Re: Rez HD hits XBLA this Wednesday

Post by Skynet » Tue Jan 29, 2008 2:04 am

Gonna pick this up simply because I never had it for Dreamcast.
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Re: Rez HD hits XBLA this Wednesday

Post by royhubbs » Tue Jan 29, 2008 10:47 am

This was the only reason I held on to my dreamcast for so long but I sold it a few months back.. Im excited to see this in HD
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Re: Rez HD hits XBLA this Wednesday

Post by politoe » Tue Jan 29, 2008 7:55 pm

Skynet wrote:Gonna pick this up simply because I never had it for Dreamcast.
..and I'm pretty sure it'll be one of the better Live games available
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Re: Rez HD hits XBLA this Wednesday

Post by Lunchbox » Tue Jan 29, 2008 8:57 pm

I used to have this for the Dreamcast but I can't find it anywhere :(

So I picked up some points today and I'm going to download this game tomorrow for sure, can't wait! The HD upgrade and multiple controller vibration support is worth the 10 bucks anyways
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Re: Rez HD hits XBLA this Wednesday

Post by Luriden » Tue Jan 29, 2008 11:01 pm

Lunchbox wrote:I used to have this for the Dreamcast but I can't find it anywhere :(

So I picked up some points today and I'm going to download this game tomorrow for sure, can't wait! The HD upgrade and multiple controller vibration support is worth the 10 bucks anyways
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Re: Rez HD hits XBLA this Wednesday

Post by |darc| » Wed Jan 30, 2008 12:23 pm

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Re: Rez HD hits XBLA this Wednesday

Post by Lunchbox » Wed Jan 30, 2008 12:32 pm

Holy shit this is more awesome than I remembered! They even added in some graphical themes you can change in the options menu, looks great!
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Re: Rez HD hits XBLA this Wednesday

Post by MulletMan13 » Wed Jan 30, 2008 12:33 pm

I was realllly skeptical of the game having not played it, but just seeing videos (with shitty sound).

Because everyone has been raving about it, I bought it from XBLA. I have an HDTV, surround sound and 4 controllers.

Anyways, I turned the music up, turned all my controllers on... put two on each of my thighs and one on my crotch and then played the game.

... I'm not even kidding when I say this, but I think I just had an orgasm... but I'm really not sure.

I think it might be a little while before I play it again, sensory overload for me not being used to it. Never have I had such an experience before in my life.
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Re: Rez HD hits XBLA this Wednesday

Post by Luriden » Wed Jan 30, 2008 5:55 pm

MulletMan13 wrote:I was realllly skeptical of the game having not played it, but just seeing videos (with shitty sound).

Because everyone has been raving about it, I bought it from XBLA. I have an HDTV, surround sound and 4 controllers.

Anyways, I turned the music up, turned all my controllers on... put two on each of my thighs and one on my crotch and then played the game.

... I'm not even kidding when I say this, but I think I just had an orgasm... but I'm really not sure.

I think it might be a little while before I play it again, sensory overload for me not being used to it. Never have I had such an experience before in my life.
Glad you enjoyed it. :lol:
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Re: Rez HD hits XBLA this Wednesday

Post by Christuserloeser » Thu Jan 31, 2008 10:34 am

Wait, you're posting on a Dreamcast forum and never played REZ ? >_<


- Still, I am glad you've enjoyed it too. This game has been reason for me to finally buy a Dreamcast back in 2002.


Edit: ...that said, I've just noticed that I not yet played it in VGA :o
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Re: Rez HD hits XBLA this Wednesday

Post by |darc| » Thu Jan 31, 2008 12:46 pm

Christuserloeser wrote:Wait, you're posting on a Dreamcast forum and never played REZ ? >_<


- Still, I am glad you've enjoyed it too. This game has been reason for me to finally buy a Dreamcast back in 2002.


Edit: ...that said, I've just noticed that I not yet played it in VGA :o
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Re: Rez HD hits XBLA this Wednesday

Post by MulletMan13 » Thu Jan 31, 2008 12:47 pm

Lolz.

Well I never played it because I always thought it was really stupid looking, so I didn't give it a chance. I have played a lot of other DC games though.... I'm still trying to find my Seaman....

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Re: Rez HD hits XBLA this Wednesday

Post by Veggita2099 » Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:15 pm

I played the demo and really didn't see anything spectacular about it. Then again im not big into the Shooter Genre though. Was rather unique though.
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