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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Prison Break originally made its debut on FOX in 2005.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?
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.