Articles by Stefan Hutchings
I scared myself the other day. Before you ask, no, I didn’t look in a mirror or work out when the last time I exercised was; I counted up all the role-playing games I own that I haven’t completed yet.
For decades now, there have been a huge number of chess games available to play on computers. It’s surprising then, that in the five and a half years since the birth of the PlayStation Network, no-one has thought to release such a game on the service; that is, until now.
It has to be said that there have been a lot of Street Fighter games over the years. Actually, including all the reskins and remakes that fans have been treated to recently, we count at least eight Capcom fighters on PlayStation 3 alone. Bearing that in mind, is Street Fighter X Tekken a worthy addition to this established series, or simply more of the same?
Journey is the latest creation by thatgamecompany, the talented team behind PSN classics flOw and Flower. The studio’s previous titles are well known for their distinctive art styles, simple gameplay and ambiguous nature, and Journey successfully continues with this legacy.
If you were a fan of platformer games on the PlayStation 2, then you’ll likely have played at least one of the Jak and Daxter games. The franchise is widely regarded as one of the best and most loved on Sony’s second home console, and now the original three games have been remastered in HD and released on a single Blu-Ray disc; but does the series still impress on PS3?
Were you as disappointed as we were that Sazh didn’t play a bigger role in Final Fantasy XIII-2? Then you’re in luck, as Square Enix has just released the title’s first story-driven downloadable content, which reveals more about Sazh’s exploits in between the events of FFXIII and FFXIII-2. It’s a short adventure that won’t be for everyone, but it’s good to play as Sazh again, right?
Although obtaining Final Fantasy XIII-2’s platinum trophy is considerably less time-consuming than it was in Final Fantasy XIII, you’re still looking at the best part of 80 hours or so to acquire it.
Well, we’ve been playing the game relentlessly since its release a few weeks ago, so we thought we’d share some useful tips and strategies that should help newcomers along their journey.
Warning: This article contains minor spoilers.
Since its first release in 2009, the UFC Undisputed franchise has been at the very forefront of stellar fighting game experiences on the PlayStation 3. This week sees the release of the third game in the mixed martial arts series, after an almost unprecedented two year hiatus; so, has UFC Undisputed 3 been worth the wait for MMA fans?
We thought we’d take a break from time travelling and monster collecting, to share our unboxing of Final Fantasy XIII-2’s Crystal Edition. This edition is currently sold out in most retailers, and consequently is very difficult to track down, but PS3 Attitude managed to get hold of one by using our unparalleled powers of persuasion (well, actually we just pre-ordered it).
Unbelievably, it’s been two whole years since the release of Final Fantasy XIII, and it’s now only a matter of days before gamers can finally get their hands on its sequel.
To celebrate its release, PS3 Attitude thought we’d take a look at what Final Fantasy XIII-2 has that its predecessor doesn’t, and why gamers and Final Fantasy fans everywhere should be excited.
One of the most intriguing features in Final Fantasy XIII-2 is something called Historia Crux, which allows the player to travel through time. If you’ve been wondering what this actually involves then wonder no more, as Square Enix have revealed all in a brand new gameplay video.
We don’t often write reviews for minis at PS3 Attitude, but we make an exception for titles as fun as The Marbians, a physics-based puzzler developed by Denmark-based developer OASO, which is the company’s first venture into the world of PlayStation.
If I were to write about my favourite games of 2011, this article would be ten times longer, and no one would ever finish reading it. Therefore, to spare people from slowly losing the will to live, I’ve somehow managed to cut it down to just one amazing title.
So it all comes down to this; the final entry in PS3 Attitude’s Skyrim Journal.
Unbelievably, a whole month has passed since the release of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It’s therefore just about time to share another update of our adventures in northernmost Tamriel.
Medieval Moves: Deadmund’s Quest is an on-rails action/adventure title, exclusively for use with the PlayStation Move. Developed by SCE San Diego Studio and Zindagi Games, Medieval Moves takes the mechanics of Sports Champions (created by the same team), and applies them to an action/adventure game. It’s an interesting concept, but does it work in practice?
Move Mind Benders is a somewhat surprising release from Sony; a compilation of Move-enabled PlayStation Network games, all available on a single Blu-Ray disc.
The package includes three of the best puzzle games on the PlayStation Store – echochrome ii, Lemmings and Tumble, and is presumably aimed at PS3 owners who are not connected to PSN.
It’s just over a year since the launch of the PlayStation Move, and, in the last few weeks, a new wave of titles has been released for the motion controller. Two of these games are EyePet & Friends and Start the Party! Save the World, both of which are sequels to previous Move-enabled games.
So, how do they play?
Nixemus and I are three weeks into our journeys now, and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim isn’t getting any less amazing. Read on to find out what we got up to this week.