Articles by Stefan Hutchings
Saints Row 2 was released just over three years ago, and since then the development team at Volition Inc. has had one question on its mind; how can we make the series even crazier? It turns out the answer to that question is Saints Row: The Third, which defies realism in pretty much every way, and is perfectly happy with its status as a video game.
Assassin’s Creed: Revelations is the third title in the action/adventure series to be released in as many years, and the fourth overall on home consoles. You’d think gamers would have had enough of the franchise by now, but Ubisoft has managed to beat the odds once with Brotherhood, which was released last year to universal acclaim, so can they do it again with Revelations?
It’s been rumoured for a few months now, but this week Naughty Dog and Sony finally announced the Jak and Daxter Collection for PS3, an HD remake of the original trilogy on PS2.
In other news, Ubisoft has revealed that Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc will also be getting an HD release next year on the PlayStation Network.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has been out for a little over a week now, so Nixemus and I thought it was about time we gave you another update on our progress. It’s been eventful, to say the least.
Sony has announced that PSN maintenance is scheduled for tomorrow, meaning that PS3 users will be unable to sign in or play online for the majority of the day.
When PS3 Attitude first played The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, we were blown away by its utterly immersive world and practically infinite amount of content.
Therefore, ever since The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was announced in December, we’ve been counting down the days until we could play it, and now that day is finally here.
Created by Netherlands-based developer Two Tribes B.V., the puzzle platform game Toki Tori was originally released way back in 2001 for the Game Boy Color. Since then, the title has been through many graphical upgrades and appeared on a huge number of different formats, and next week, over ten years after the game’s initial release, PlayStation Network users can finally give it a play it too!
Very few games have polarised players quite as much as third-person action/adventure Hydrophobia. Upon its original release in September 2010, Hydrophobia received an exceptionally mixed reception from both critics and gamers alike, with some players praising the title’s huge ambition, and others slating the mediocre voice-acting and clunky controls.
However, rather than move onto something new, Dark Energy Digital did something not many other developers do, and listened to the feedback, whether good or bad. Last week’s PlayStation Store update saw the release of Hydrophobia: Prophecy, a heavily reworked version of the original game, with new sections, numerous changes to the story, and PlayStation Move support.
So, was Dark Energy correct to not give up on Hydrophobia, or was all their effort in vain?
For a while now, MonkeyPaw Games have been busy bringing Japanese PSone titles to the North American PlayStation Store. Last month, the company brought their import service to the European Store, beginning with the release of a trio of old-school arcade-style shooters: Cho Aniki, Shienryu, and Sonic Wings Special.
Rumours that Rockstar North are working on a new Grand Theft Auto game have been flying around for a couple of years now. Finally, last week Rockstar confirmed what everyone already knew, and announced Grand Theft Auto V to the world.
Along with the game’s announcement came the news that the first trailer would be released on 2nd November. That just happens to be today, and the trailer is live right now!
Halloween may have come and gone, but inFamous: Festival of Blood is still available on the PlayStation Store for those who haven’t yet had their fill of macabre antics for this year. Originally announced at Gamescom in August, Festival of Blood is a bite-size title in the inFamous series.
This standalone adventure offers a tongue-in-cheek take on the inFamous universe. The game opens with Zeke attempting to impress a woman at a bar, by telling her an elaborate (and completely made-up) story about one of his and Cole’s exploits.
As part of New York Comic Con, Square Enix has released an epic eight minute trailer for Final Fantasy XIII-2, entitled, ‘Change the Future’. This trailer is an extension of the footage shown at the Tokyo Game Show last month, and reveals some intriguing new information.
Last year, PS3 Attitude brought you Pure Platinum, our guide to the best classic games on the PlayStation 3. In the PAL region, if a game sells at least 400,000 copies, then it qualifies for Sony’s Platinum range, giving it a swanky new case and, more importantly, a big price cut.
Since our first Pure Platinum feature, many more AAA games have joined the range, so, with December just around the corner, we thought it was about time we updated the list, in the hope of helping new PS3 owners sort out their Christmas lists.
Portal 2 was finally released six months ago, and quickly became one of the most critically acclaimed games of this generation. However, if you’re still yet to play it then there has never been a better time, because earlier this week saw the release of Peer Review, the game’s first proper add-on. If you ask us it could well be a contender for the best piece of downloadable content ever; read on to find out why…
We’ve already established that Resistance 3 has a superb singleplayer campaign, but, once it’s over, realistically you’ll be spending most of your time with the game’s multiplayer modes. Since the first game’s release in 2006, the Resistance series has been at the forefront of online multiplayer experiences on PlayStation 3, so how does Resistance 3 compare?
As well as the main Uncharted 3 conference, PS3 Attitude was also invited to a more private developer session with Richard Lemarchand and Nolan North, on Saturday afternoon. Sadly, we weren’t allowed to film some of it, but we were at least able to shoot the Q&A that rounded off the meeting.
Of the dozens of games at the Eurogamer Expo, the title PS3 Attitude was most interested in hearing about was Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception. We’ve already shown you arguably the highlight of the entire event, but the rest of it was pretty good too!…
When it comes to exclusive franchises on the PlayStation 3, everyone has their favourites, but only one can claim to have been there from day one – Resistance. If you purchased a PS3 in the early days, the chances are you also bought Resistance: Fall of Man, Insomniac’s first venture into the next-generation, and the stand-out title during the console’s slow start.
Two years later, this was followed up by Resistance 2, which was equally well received by critics, but greeted with disdain by many fans, due to Insomniac’s change of direction with the series, and the toning down of aspects that made the first game unique. So, does Resistance 3 stand tall as its own game or descend into the bottomless pit of ‘me too’ shooters?
Upon its release in July, Bastion was met with near universal acclaim, due to its deep story, satisfying gameplay, and incredible presentation. Unfortunately for PS3 users, Bastion is currently only available on Xbox Live and Steam. However, PS3 Attitude contacted the developer, and they revealed that a PSN release for their awesome debut title isn’t out of the question…