Articles by Brodiesan
Ex-Staff Writer and Assistant Editor. He wrote a really awesome review of Blue Toad Murder Files Eps 4-6 that took AGES but it never got published for reasons unknown. Shame that. :(
So what of the ten games that challenged for a top 10 spot but just didn’t have the legs to make it over the line? Well, here they are in what we’re fittingly calling: 10 More Games of 2010 Wanted by PS3 Attitude Just Not As Much As The Other 10.
With all this talk of PS4 and Sony’s cloud technology, it’s good to see that at least one studio reckons there’s life left in the old PS3.
Huge. Epic. Ferocious.
Three words that could equally be used to describe God of War III or its Spartan god-slaying protagonist Kratos.
Of course, we could spend all day coming up with other superlatives to express the majesty of God of War III.
Groundbreaking, relentless, eye-popping. We’ll stop there, not because there’s any chance of running out of adjectives, but because words have a strange way of not living up to the grandeur Sony Santa Monica Studio’s legendary tale of Greek mythology and gratuitous violence will deliver next year.
There have been a few sea-change moments in gaming since the fledgling days of bouncing an oddly square-shaped “ball” between two elongated digital paddles.
Polygons, online gaming, 3D – all are viewed as monumental markers in gaming history; bright and effervescent signs of progression and creativity.
We believe Heavy Rain will be another of these moments.
Heading full-steam ahead into our Top Three Most Wanted games of next year, it’s no surprise to see some of the huge AAA titles coming out to play. And they don’t get much bigger than Final Fantasy XIII.
With its darker, off-kilter variant already capturing eight spot in our list, you could say Final Fantasy – as a series – is due for a massive year in 2010. For us fans, it’s truly a treat: two FF games in the space of twelve months.
SquareEnix, you must absolutely love us.
Call us suckers for Mario Kart. Accuse us even of being bedazzled by the majesty of LittleBIGPlanet. But what you can’t do is claim that the team here at PS3 Attitude don’t recognise or admire innovative new IPs that challenge the norm.
United Front Games’ ModNation Racers represents yet another groundbreaking title in the “Play. Create. Share.” collection Sony hopes will expand and entice new gamer. It’s a simple and endearing motto; almost a new sub-genre that began with Sackboy’s platforming antics and now expands into the racing arena.
After spending the last five years with microphones up mufflers and photographing cars like a Peeping Tom shutterbug, Kazunori Yamauchi’s Gran Turismo 5 will finally make its long awaited appearance in 2010.
It’s been a long journey for the AAA real-driving simulator; a road fraught with delays, criticism aimed toward its precursor Prologue product for being little more than a glorified demo (we wish all demos were this comprehensive), and what has become a level of fan anticipation many fear is impossible to live up to.
Fumita Ueda is one of the greatest artists working today.
It’s a bold statement, but if the “Are games art?” case were to ever go to trial, we’re pretty sure Team Ico’s Ueda-san would be called as a key-witness. In fact, he might even be the defendant.
Ueda-san is one of the rare few in the gaming industry who bows to no man. A visionary with shows impeccable patience on the path toward an ultimate goal. The creation of a videogame that not only entertains, but engages a player on the most emotional of levels.
Next year, after five years since his last project, The Last Guardian will launch on the PlayStation 3. And when it does, after hopefully being experienced by as many people that it deserves, there won’t be a dry eye in the house.
Here’s one that might take you by surprise.
When the votes were cast for this year’s Most Wanted Games of 2010, there were a few titles that were tossed around that many of us probably wouldn’t have even dreamed mentioning a few months ago.
During this long and arduous process, over thirty games garnered nominations, but when the dust settled and the arguing stopped, no other game received more knowing nods among the staff here at PS3 Attitude for making a surprise appearance on this list than Batman: Arkham Asylum 2 (though it’s unlikely to retain such a title).
Never before has a game been both simultaneously hindered and yet inherently blessed by its source material than James Cameron’s Avatar – The Game.
On one hand Avatar suffers from the recurring hex almost all movie tie-ins bear; an immovable launch deadline thanks to the movie it is so intrinsically bound to, matched only by the difficulty of imparting interactivity and freedom into what is – at its core – something both passive and finite.
Of course, the other hand in this equation belongs to one of the master craftsmen of his generation. A visual maven who has birthed some of the most memorable and well-loved science-fiction characters ever. Hence there is a complex duality to Avatar that raises an interesting quandary; how much of what works in the game can be attested to the source material, and how much that doesn’t work is because of that very same property?
While some may focus on mega-title Final Fantasy XIII, it’s its darker, more sinister twin that takes 8th spot on our Most Wanted Games of 2010 list.
It’s quite amazing that it made the shortlist at all really, especially considering practically nothing is known of SquareEnix’s surprise package, and it’s only recently that we’ve even seen some gameplay footage. It’s simply a testament to the game’s alluring appeal and apparent departure from the norm that it garnered so many votes from the staff here at PS3 Attitude.
It’s a testament to the allure simple yet compelling gameplay has over us here at PS3 Attitude that a game like 3D Dot Game Heroes could even make the short-list of our Most Wanted games of 2010 – never mind feature in the top ten.
Something of an homage to the games we played in short-pants, Silicon Studios have quite blatantly approached what is regarded as one of gaming’s all-time classics, The Legend of Zelda, and created what can only be seen as a new-age blocky reverence to the seminal title.
There are other references of course but – if you’ve already played The Legend of Zelda – prepare to play it again, this time with blocks.
Welcome to the first of ten articles to feature on PS3 Attitude between now and the end of the year.
Not wanting you guys to suffer from PS3 news-related withdrawal symptoms, we’ve gathered the staff around a virtual table (we couldn’t find one that stretched across the Atlantic – sorry) to discuss what’s in store for us PS3 fans next year and created one article per title to keep you amused over the festive period. When you’ve re-surfaced from your turkey-induced coma that is.
We knew it would be be big, but this big?
Final Fantasy XIII, released on the 17th of December, has already chalked up a monstrous 1,516,532 copies sold in its first four days of release.
The figures are from Famitsu/Enterbrain who also paint a pretty picture for the PS3 in general as SquareEnix’s much-awaited AAA title has also helped shift 245,406 Playstation 3 systems in Japan last week.
The first screens from the follow-up to this year’s surprise baseball mega-hit, MLB: The Show, have arrived here at Attitude Towers. Keeping with the festive spirit we thought you might want to take a look.
It’s almost a personal crusade at this point but, after numerous delays and promises, Vagrant Story will finally hit the EU PSN on December 22nd (next Tuesday).
We’ve already spoken about why it’s a classic, but if you don’t trust us, trust the Japanese. They gave it 40/40 in Famitsu.
Announced on their community forum, Volition are enticing all you Mars lovers back to the red planet with the promise of filthy lucre.
Or a shed-load of XP points. It’s one or the other.
Confirming what we already knew by looking at the box, EA’s Medal of Honor restart will be the first M-rated game of the long and respected series.
Of course this isn’t the only monumental shift the game will be experiencing.
It’s no secret what EA are trying to achieve with rebooting the Medal of Honor franchise and setting it during a modern conflict. You only have to look at the sales of Activision’s Modern Warfare 2 to realise that there is an extreme appetite among gamers right now for more shooters of this type.
Proof that you just can’t keep a good dog down, IGN have posted up a new trailer for Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days.
It’s remarkably gritty stuff with shaky-cam gun battle footage interspersed with Lynch taking a leak. Seriously, you see him drain the lizard.