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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?
Originally released in 2007 for the Xbox 360, Lost Planet was generally well received. A year later, PS3 owners were able to see what the fuss was all about. For the most part, it was a faithful but flawed port.
Lost Planet 2 has all the features of a great game. There’s four-player co-op, improved competitive multiplayer modes, better graphics, tons of unlockables, the ability to customize your character, and boss battles of epic proportions.
Lost Planet 2 is bigger than its predecessor, but does that make for a better game?
The Skate franchise has mixed things up in this once monopolised genre over the last three years.
It would appear that not long after Tony Hawk himself retired from professional skateboarding competition, the games bearing his name followed suit.
Does EA’s Skate 3 put the final nail in the ‘coffin’ for Activision?
If there’s one phrase that gets gamers riled up it’s ‘movie tie-ins’. This normally indicates a game that has been rushed out to meet a tight deadline as the games movie counterpart is released.
But Ubisoft has been making Prince of Persia games for years now so surely its latest incarnation – Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands – should be anything but a tie-in.
Do we finally have the movie to game transition we’ve all been longing for?
Sparkster is a jet pack wearing opossum equipped with a sword. The knightly rodent made his debut in Rocket Knight Adventures for the SEGA Mega Drive/Genesis in 1993. After the inevitable sequel (and spin-off), Sparkster mysteriously vanished.
Rocket Knight is Konami’s attempt at reviving the under appreciated series. Does Sparkster still have what it takes to soar high or does he just fall flat on his face?
Prison Break originally made its debut on FOX in 2005. The show was absolutely brilliant and was a huge success for the network. As you can imagine, a drama about breaking out of prison can’t last forever. After a ridiculous fourth season, Prison Break properly ended in 2009.
The Conspiracy is based on the amazing first season of Prison Break. However, Michael Scofield is not the main character. Instead, you play as an undercover agent named Tom Paxton. He’s a new character that was created just for the game.
Does Prison Break: The Conspiracy manage to free itself from the shackles of mediocrity or is this just another licensed game that deserves to be locked up forever? The answer probably won’t shock you.
2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa is the latest game in the EA ‘football mill’ that has been churning out regular updates since FIFA International Soccer in 1993.
Over the years there have been a fair share of top-corner beauties, and some that have fallen flat on their face faster than Dider Drogba being clipped by a light breeze.
The big question therefore is this; have EA scored with FIFA World Cup? Or has the turf by the penalty spot come loose?