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PlayStation Move is the most anticipated PS3 product of the year. Forget all your AAA titles and firmware updates; nothing comes close to changing the game like the PS Move does.
The all important question, therefore, is this – is the PlayStation Move actually any good?
Top Gun is a classic 1980s movie starring Tom Cruise and centres on elite American pilots trained to be the best of the best. This iconic movie has spawned several games over the years, and now it’s the PlayStation Network’s turn with a brand new HD title.
With the film’s popular following even to this day, does the game live up to the big name? Well not exactly.
Thinking of picking up Mafia II? If so, you’re no doubt torn by all the reviews you may have seen thus far. Some love it and some hate it. Today, we’re going to bring you our humble opinion with hopes that it will be the one that pushes you over the edge to a definitive decision.
The question is, which edge are we trying to push you over? Come inside to find out.
Alien Breed is a series developed by Team 17 that dates back to 1991. Since then, the long running top-down shooter franchise has received several sequels. Alien Breed: Impact is an updated version of a game originally released for the XBLA in December 2009.
Does this Alien Breed reboot make enough of an impact to revitalize the series?
Earthworm Jim HD is an updated and enhanced port of the 1994 classic. This isn’t just a prettied up version of a 16 year old game. New to Earthworm Jim HD is a four-player multiplayer mode and three additional stages not found in the original title.
With gameplay mechanics that have remained untouched for well over a decade, has Earthworm Jim aged gracefully or is he just not as groovy as we remember?
The Madden videogame franchise really all started with some cards and a dice.
Back in the day Trip Hawkins copied the Strat-o-Matic sports simulation game he was so fond of, where players were represented by cards and a roll of the dice determined what happened next, and put the concept into a computer program on a PDP-11 computer at Harvard.
From that slightly plagiaristic and humble beginning Electronic Arts was born and after a couple of false starts, he and Joe Ybarra eventually landed a suitable icon for the American Football game they had created. His name was John Madden.
Kane and Lynch are back for round two in Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days. It seems the two have spent some time apart and grown a little older since their last journey. If you’re thinking that means they’ve gained some maturity and are maybe just a touch less quirky, think again. If you’re also thinking that this sequel has to be better than its flawed predecessor… think again.
Fond of Zen Pinball? Looking for another reason to go back and wear out your flippers? We’ve got the reason, right here.
The Mars DLC table has landed and we have the low-down about the newest download for the classic PSN pinball game.
PS3 owners should be familiar with NIS America and their titles such as Disgaea, Cross Edge, and even Last Rebellion. Trinity Universe is the most recent JRPG to hit the market from the developers and features characters from both the Disgaea and Atelier series.
Co-developed with Gust Corporation and Idea Factory, the game takes place in the Netheruniverse capital, Empyria. There lies the Demon Dog King Kanata and his trusty sidekick Tsubaki. It’s his destiny to be turned into a Demon God Gem and protect Empyria. You see, these gems emit a powerful energy wave and prevent drifting objects from crashing into the city. Like any levelheaded person, Kanata doesn’t want to be turned into a gem and decides to break free and protect the Netheruniverse in his own way.
We’ve all heard stories about Thor and how he can conjure thunder and lightning with his mighty hammer Mjöllnir. Ever wonder what happened to the thunder god as a kid though? Young Thor takes us back in time to when Thor was just a mini god. Even then, he was still saving the world.
Until recently, PS3-owning graphic adventure fans didn’t have much to get excited about, however, the arrival of Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playground, Secret of Monkey Island Special Edition and Tales of Monkey Island to the PlayStation Store would have made their hearts leap with joy. They must now be on the verge of a full cardiac arrest with the release of Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck’s Revenge.
It’s arguably the greatest adventure game ever made so we’re delighted to have it. The only question is whether the special edition actually adds to the original game.
We’ve been talking about Singularity here at the Attitude Towers for quite some time. Since its reveal early last year, it’s been through a roller coaster of hype and publicity. In 2009, it seemed Activision was very eager to show this game off to any and all that would pay attention, but it the past 6 months or so the game seemed to fall off the face of the Earth.
Now, with little warning, it has finally hit shelves.
Shoot ’em ups are a rare breed, especially on the PlayStation Network. Aside from the Soldner-X series there isn’t much to satisfy fans of the genre. The Gundemonium Collection features three games: Gundemonium Recollection, GundeadliGne, and Hitogata Happa. These aren’t your typical shmups either. You see, the Gundemonium games are referred to as bullet-hell shoot ’em ups. It’s as crazy as it sounds, and just as difficult.
With three possible games to choose from, all which containing cute anime characters, does the Gundemonium Collection have enough substance for the hardcore gamer?
It’s over a decade on from Escape from Monkey Island, the last – and weakest – game in the series; aside from having a counter-intuitive interface, the game had an air of sterility which suggested Guybrush wasn’t meant for the 21th century. Thankfully Telltale Games disagreed, as Tales of Monkey Island marks a rumbustious return for series. It’s been out on the PC and WiiWare for over a year, and now PlayStation owners have a chance to enjoy its piratey goodness. But while it’s better than its predecessor, does it live up to the high points in the series?
Golf is considered a sport of precision and grace. Its courses are filled with wide open green spaces, luscious landscapes and the occasional water or sand hazard. Minigolf on the other hand, is quite different.
It consists of multiple obstacles that will consistently thwart your never ending quest for that hole-in-one, occasionally pushing you to the brink of madness. Now, imagine an entire planet like this, filled with power-ups and trick shots, and you get Zen Studios’ latest creation.
Is Planet MiniGolf the aforementioned hole-in-one or will you be screaming for a mulligan by the end of the course?
When a game like ModNation Racers comes along, it is tempting just to write ‘go buy it’ and be done.
But that wouldn’t create much suspense and cause you to read the full review now, would it?
So, sit back and relax as we completely justify why every PS3 owner should have this game in their BluRay drive right now. Don’t worry, there will be moments of objectivity contained within…
Alpha Protocol. All you have to do is mention those two words and the Internet sinks into a negative frenzy, as journalist after journalist takes a snipe at SEGA and Obsidian’s latest.
Is Alpha Protocol really all that bad, or should it have been cancelled?
Shmups are an underrepresented genre on the PlayStation Network. Sure, there are dual-joystick shooters like Super Stardust HD available, but it’s just not the same.
In 2008, Söldner-X: Himmelssturmer hit the PSN and the reception was mixed. There was a lot of promise, but poor design choices kept the game from being great. SideQuest Studios received tons of feedback and decided to work on a sequel exclusively for the PlayStation Network.
Is Söldner-X 2: Final Prototype the classic shmup that fans have been waiting for?
Split/Second: Velocity (known simply as Split/Second in North America) is the second PS3 title from Brighton-based Black Rock Studio. The game was first revealed at the beginning of last year, with the developer promising high speed and masses of destruction, but did they deliver?