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Terraria is a big game with a simple concept – survive. This is done via creating shelter, collecting materials and fighting off monsters who are more than ready to attack you the moment you’re off-guard. Although many people compare Terraria to Minecraft, and the resemblance is easy to notice, does it stand on its own two feet?
Persona 4 Arena sees characters from Persona 4 and 3 return in a crossover fighting title to solve the case of the returning Midnight Channel, the place where the events of Persona 4 took place. With the return of the Investigation Team from P4, several characters from P3 and Arc System Works’ ability to make an in-depth and immersive fighter, can P4 Arena compete with the best of its genre?
The inventive puzzle-platformer Thomas Was Alone has been described by its creator, Mike Bithell, as ‘a game about rectangles and friendship’. However, as you may have guessed from the somewhat melancholy title, there’s a lot more going on here than that.
Guacamelee! is the latest title from DrinkBox Studios, the Toronto-based developer behind the awesome Tales From Space series on PS3 and PS Vita. Available for both consoles, the team’s latest project is a Metroidvania-style 2D platformer that stars a Mexican farmer named Juan Aguacate, who finds himself in a bit of a pickle when he is killed five minutes into the game.
A warrior’s journey is never truly finish and although Kratos has conquered Mount Olympus and toppled the gods, there is still much to be told. God of War: Ascension chronicles the beginning of Kratos’ journey as he breaks his blood oath with Ares and vows vengeance on the god of war. It’s an act that draws the wrath of the three Furies, the guardians and enforcers of punishment on those who disobey the gods. Not one to stand down lightly, Kratos does what he does best; kill everything.
Has Kratos ascended beyond the status of a god or does his latest venture sink to the depths of Hades?
Tomb Raider is one of those rare videogame franchises that has permeated into mainstream culture; and yet in the last decade, the series has struggled to keep up with similar action/adventure titles. In January, Ninja Theory showed exactly how to reboot a classic videogame series with DmC: Devil May Cry, so has Crystal Dynamics been able to do the same for Tomb Raider?
In a galaxy not so far away, Zen Studios combined one of entertainment’s most iconic franchises with pinball in Star Wars Pinball. Having already conquered the superheroes at Marvel, the developers have now set their sights on using the Force in three brand new tables; Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and Boba Fett. Each table depicts a different point in the franchise, and each has its own unique gameplay elements to conquer.
Star Wars fans are some of the most boisterous and protective fans around when it comes to their beloved IP so Zen Studios clearly has their work cut out for them.
Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is born from a captivating idea. What if you could take one of the best animation studios the world has ever seen and combine it with a veteran video-game developer with a glowing resume to create a ‘perfect storm’ of gaming excellence?
Knytt Underground is one of those games that I regret having waited so long to play. It only came out right before the holiday season kicked off, but has been so much fun that I would have probably forgotten about being with my family. Normally I would say that about a Battlefield or Uncharted game, but a downloadable indie game?
The shoot’em up genre is known for its demanding gameplay and oftentimes insane difficultly curve, making it appeal to more niche audiences in recent years.
Developers Digital Reality and Grasshopper Manufacture initially introduced Sine Mora to XBLA where it garnered much praise and critical acclaim. Seven months later the game was released on the PSN and PS Vita.
2012 was full of surprise gems, hits, and blockbusters. Pid is one of those surprise gems that will likely go unnoticed on the PlayStation Store. Maybe because of the name, or because Indie developers like …
Derrick the Deathfin is a lovely little game about a shark who has recently witnessed his parents deaths. This spurs him on to do greater things i.e. destroy the companies of the people who caused their deaths and kill everybody inside as an act of revenge.
Maybe it isn’t so lovely after all, but Derrick is still rather cute.
This past year has been one filled with a broad array of impressive games. Both disc-only and downloadable exclusives have proven to offer some of the highest quality entertainment we’ve ever experienced. But only one …
We’ll be the first to admit that we were extremely disappointed by last year’s Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One, which felt like a real misstep for the franchise. But then earlier this year the HD Trilogy came along, to remind us of exactly why we fell in love with R&C in the first place. So can Ratchet & Clank: QForce also rekindle our fondness for the series, or is it another All 4 One?
Marvel Pinball tables have typically been about heroes versus villains; good against evil. The Civil War story arc throws that out the window and pits superheroes Captain America and Iron Man against each other in a heated battle over the introduction of the Superhuman Registration Act. This time around, it’s not about what mission to complete but more so about whose side you’re on…
Portal 2 was one of the best games of 2011, and improved on the original in pretty much every way. Six months later, the Peer Review DLC somehow made it even better. And now, the game’s set for another revolution with In Motion; developed by Sixense, this new DLC adds more levels to the game, which make use of the PlayStation Move motion controller; but does it work?
Developed by Climax and Sony’s XDev studio, Smart As is a brand new puzzle game, most easily described as the Vita’s answer to Nintendo’s Brain Age series. Don’t hold that against it though, because Smart As is far more than a lazy clone of a six year old game. The title uses all the console’s features to create an experience that is only possible on Vita; but is it worth buying?
Putting a monkey in a ball and rolling it across narrow, precarious platforms is a pretty cruel idea for a game, but gamers have struggled to resist Super Monkey Ball’s irresistible charms since it arrived way back in 2001.
In March, Journey saw thatgamecompany’s three-game deal with Sony come to an exceptional end; today, Sony makes way for a brand new three-game contract with another talented indie developer, Giant Sparrow. So the obvious question is; does the studio’s first game, The Unfinished Swan, have what it takes to compete with the best of the PlayStation Network?