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They say that imitation is the highest form of flattery. If that is the case, then the folks over at Nintendo should be blushing. 3D Dot Game Heroes is reminiscent of the Legend of Zelda titles, taking the classic overhead adventure game and reinventing it for the PlayStation 3. Gone is the flat and 2D realm of the 8-bit era, instead replaced by a glorious multitude of cubes and colors.
Off in the far away kingdom of Dotnia there was once a hero who overthrew the evil Dark King Onyx using the power of six magical orbs and his legendary sword. He sealed the evil one inside a Dark Orb, hoping that he would never return.
Flash forward a long, long time and here we are in the present day where the entire kingdom has upgraded to a new 3D look by order King Tezro. All is not well in the kingdom though as the evil Bishop Fuelle has stolen the Dark Orb and plans to release the Dark King. It is up to you, the hero, to defeat the bishop and restore peace to the land before anything else goes awry.
Big sunglasses, leather jackets and dodgy call signs are set to come back into fashion as SEGA brings 2006 arcade hit ‘After Burner Climax’ to the PSN.
But is this more Goose than Maverick?
After what feels like an eternity of waiting, the final two chapters of the GTA IV story have been released for the PS3.
Despite rumours and speculation since the exclusivity was announced that the episodes would still one day release on a system other than the Xbox 360, we still find it hard to believe that we actually have a copy in our hands.
Capcom’s most popular fighting game franchise is known for two main reasons. Great gameplay and frequent revisions. Street Fighter IV hit consoles just over a year ago and revitalized the fighting game genre to an unprecedented level.
After a near 10 year hiatus, Street Fighter was relevant again. Whether you played casually or competitively, the response to Street Fighter IV was overwhelmingly positive. Capcom took a risk and it clearly paid off.
Unsurprisingly, Capcom announced that Super Street Fighter IV was in development last September. Unlike many of the previous iterations in the franchise, this was promised to be a significant upgrade.
So here we are. After months of build up and tons of hype, Super Street Fighter IV has arrived. Is there enough content in Super to justify an updated re-release?
We feel that demons get a lot of bad press sometimes, and if Freekscape: Escape from Hell’s protagonist – Freek – is anything to go by, it’s all unjustified as the little red dude has a heart of gold – or at the very least, stainless steel.
But does this side scrolling platformer make us want to get our Freek on? Sorry – someone had to say it.
Final Fight: Double Impact features two classic arcade games, Final Fight and Magic Sword. Unlike the recent release of TMNT: Turtles in Time, this is not a remake. These are the same exact games that stole your quarters back in the day but with more features, mainly an online multiplayer mode.
Can gameplay that has been left untouched for 20 years still manage to captivate gamers or are these games just too archaic to be enjoyed?
Earth Defense is the latest add-on for ZEN Pinball. Unlike the Street Fighter II and Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 pinball tables, Earth Defense is not based on a popular video game franchise.
We enjoyed ZEN Pinball when it was originally released a year ago but is the Earth Defense table worth buying?
In Yakuza 3 you play as Kazuma as he comes out of retirement and returns to Tokyo.
As a former chief of the Yakuza Mafia family, he had been thoroughly enjoying life away from the criminal underworld, even finding time to set up an orphanage after growing up as an orphan himself – or so he thought.
The Welsh rockers pitched up at the SingStar VIP Rooms in PlayStation Home to play a greatest hits set to an enthusiastic audience which included this PS3 Attitude writer.
When it comes to RPGs, Square Enix is the not just the king, they’re the whole royal family. One of their most popular franchises that is not Final Fantasy is the Star Ocean series. The games have you and your crew exploring the vast oceans of space in search action, adventure, and the occasional celestial conquest. The latest installment, The Last Hope, acts as a prequel, embarking on the first mission across the ‘Star Ocean.’
Originally released for the Xbox 360 over a year ago, the game makes its PlayStation 3 debut with Star Ocean: The Last Hope International. The biggest difference is the inclusion of the original Japanese voice overs in addition to your standard English. Does this make for a better game though?
Final Fantasy XIII is the latest Role Playing Game developed by Square Enix. Every Final Fantasy title has generated tons of hype and this game is no exception. Not only is this the biggest RPG release of the year, but it’s easily one of the biggest releases of this generation.
Square Enix stripped away many of the genre’s foundations and the result is a more streamlined experience. This may or may not please fans that have grown accustomed to certain gameplay elements.
After waiting four long years for Square Enix to release the next entry in the Final Fantasy series, the game has finally arrived. Is Final Fantasy XIII all sugar and rainbows or is the game just a colossal disappointment?
You may think it strange that PS3 Attitude is reviewing MAG now. After all – wasn’t this game released back in January? Old hat surely.
Well, as we mentioned in our (p)review (or Review part 1, if you will) a few weeks ago, MAG is an ever evolving game. We saw it’s potential and recognised what Zipper Interactive was trying to achieve, and as such decided to play test the game for several weeks to really give you an idea of what MAG is about, and to do the game justice.
This will be no five hour ’7 out of 10′ review – this will be the combined thoughts of Team Attitude who have dedicated a vast amount of time to what surely must be one of the great online games.
As source material goes, 14th century prose written in Italian that rambles on for hundreds of pages (14,000 lines in fact) is understandably not often found at the top of many game producers’ lists.
When said material has been instrumental in forging modern society’s perception of Hell, however, suddenly Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy shakes off the funk of a few hundred years and starts to look more and more like a candidate for a rip-roaring adventure.
God of War III – just uttering those few words raises the interest level of any gamer, regardless of whether they are PS3 owners or not, such is the legend of the franchise thus far.
But does the latest and final leg of Kratos’ story offer the experience that PlayStation 3 users crave, or is it a case of dressing the same old game in new clothes?
Never let it be said that war isn’t a complex, demanding beast. Especially war on multiple fronts.
Greed Corp., Amsterdam-based W!Games’ inaugural PSN game replete with multiple layers (literally) of nuance and precarious balance, could be used as testimonial evidence of this opening statement.
When Mega Man 9 was first revealed, the gaming community was left in shock due to the 8-bit design. After the game was released, it was clear that going old-school was more than just a gimmick. For the first time in years, fans were given one of the best entries in the Mega Man series.
Capitalizing on the success of Mega Man 9, Capcom has delivered another retro-styled Mega Man game. This time, the NES visuals and gameplay in Mega Man 10 are not as surprising as they were in 2008.
Has the nostalgia worn off or is Mega Man 10 a sequel that is truly worthwhile?
SEGA are set to enter into the world of cartoon kart racing with Sonic and SEGA All Stars Racing. In a genre dominated by a certain Italian, can their first attempt stand it’s ground?
First we got the Lost in Nightmares DLC, a trip through memory lane filled with classic Resident Evil surprises and the new yet not too difficult Guardian of Insanity enemy. Now we get the Desperate Escape DLC, a complete 180 from the former where you’ll find yourself flooded with every type of Majini possible and will be begging for a nuke, even if it means your untimely death.
Experienced veteran Jill Valentine and BSAA agent Josh Stone must escape the Tricell facility while Chris and Sheva go after Wesker. Be prepared to put up a fight as these Majini want you to stay forever. The developers created Desperate Escape as a challenge for gamers and boy, what a challenge it is.
Nippon Ichi Software and Hit Maker team up to bring another RPG exclusively to the PS3. Last Rebellion tells the classic story of a clash between two opposing forces. In this case, it’s between two gods, Formival and Meiktilia whose powers are transferred to humanity in the form of Blades and Sealers.
Unfortunately, the game had the unpleasant luck of releasing on February 23rd in the United States, the same date as Heavy Rain, and will be released on March 26th in Europe. In fact, unless your name is either Lightning or Kratos, we wouldn’t suggest releasing a game in the near future.
Still, it’s been a while since our last RPG adventure and Last Rebellion features classic open world exploration and turn-based battles, so we’re keen on giving it a go. It’s time to see if the game can hold up against the heavy competition.