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After over 20 years, the Madden NFL series is still going strong and this year we see another entry into the franchise for the 2009/2010 season.
But how well does the game perform at attracting new audiences, while still living up to the high expectation sitting on its shoulders by long-term fans of the series?
Ryu Hayabusa is a man of few words. There’s no need because it’s his sword that does the talking, and you better not cross him or you’ll find yourself at the sharp end of it.
Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 is more than just a simple port of the Xbox 360 version.
Containing more chapters, more playable characters, and a re-balancing of gameplay, not to mention beautiful graphics, the game has been deemed the definitive version by many.
Friend of PS3 Attitude, Cleric20 of Dark Matters, serves up another of his excellent movie reviews for your delectation. Grab some popcorn, sit back and enjoy as he gives you the full lowdown on Gamer, starring Gerard Butler.
If Sci-fi shoot ‘em up Gamer is to be believed then the future of gaming is less about motion control and more about nano-cells…
It’s been a while since the last Reel Deal but this week, we bring news of zombies and Metal Gears in the form of Resident Evil: Afterlife and the Metal Gear Solid fan film, Metal Gear Solid: Philanthropy. These video game series are two of the most influential in the industry so we have come to expect big things from their big screen counterparts.
Demon’s Souls was released in Japan towards the beginning of the year and was met with great success, hailed as one of the best PS3 RPGs to date. Set in the fictional kingdom of Boletaria, you play as one of the ten classes of heroes as you set off to rid the kingdom of this mysterious black fog that has surrounded its outskirts.
Hidden within its depths are demons who feast on the souls of all who enter. Only the brave shall set out on this deadly quest to slay the demon lord, the Old One, and return peace to the kingdom. Be prepared as it is a tough journey ahead…
It’s been almost exactly two years since Codemasters released the original ‘DiRT’ racing title. When it hit shelves back in 2007, it was very well received by most, and some even hailed it as the greatest rally-racing game money could buy.
Now, Codemasters have given us DiRT 2, which contains a larger bag of tricks and more polish on the outside, but can it live up to the overall success of its predecessor?
We’re big fans of the classic Sony DualShock design here at Attitude Towers, so whenever we are presented with the opportunity to use optional third-party hardware to control our games, our eye is often super-critical.
So what did we think when we tried out the most unusual controllers yet devised for the PS3; the SplitFish Dual SFX Evolution and the FragFX v2? And do they make you better at online gaming?
Welcome to the PS3 Attitude Retro Review, where we take another look at titles that were released at least six months ago and discover whether they still ought to garner your attention. This time, it is the turn of Gran Turismo 5: Prologue.
We’ve had a long love affair with The King of Fighters here at PS3 Attitude. Some of the team remember the original title, and many of the subsequent sequels, with great affection.
But that love affair offers a double-edged sword, since the latest in the franchise – and the first to hit the current generation of super-consoles – needs to impress us more than the average punter.
Does The King of Fighters XII do enough to punch and kick its way back into our affections?
Before the Street Fighter IVs and the BlazBlues, there was a little game on the Dreamcast called Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes.
Even to this day, MvC2 is still played in tournaments across the country, and copies are sold on eBay for ridiculous amounts.
Thankfully you no longer have to give an arm and a leg to play this wonderful game…
Every week, new tracks are added to the already stellar list of songs in Rock Band 2. If that isnâ€™t enough for you (or you prefer physical media rather than digital) then there are Rock Band track packs to fill your needs.
Thus far, Harmonix have released five different track packs featuring classic rock, AC/DC, and the most recent Country Track Pack. So, put on your cowboy boots and ten gallon hat and saddle up for a wild ride across songs from the good olâ€™ south.
Welcome to the PS3 Attitude Retro Review, where we take another look at titles that were released at least six months ago and discover whether they still ought to garner your attention. First up, Resistance 2.
E3 was a momentous event that housed tons of gaming big screens, booth babes, and flashy lights and sounds. Tucked away between the two halls of the convention, right next to the Into the Pixel Gallery, was a lone setup. There were no booth babes, no flashy gimmicks, and just one game. The game was Shatter and its developer; Sidhe.
Finally, almost two months later, the game has been released and we were excited to finish what we had started back at E3. You play as BAT1138, a slave to the machine empire, forced to harvest energy for his masters. After a breakdown, he becomes self aware and breaks free from his prison. In order to escape, BAT must successfully traverse the ten levels of the factory and defeat the bosses at the end of each.
Music has become an integral part of video games; sometimes becoming more popular than the game itself. Every gamer probably knows the tune to Super Mario Bros. or recognizes the heavy metal found in the Devil May Cry series. There are even entire concerts dedicated to the music of these games.
Now, gamers can listen to their favorite video game music via a new social website, Playnit. If the name sounds familiar, itâ€™s probably because youâ€™ve seen its advertisements up on N4G but have yet to click the link. Perhaps you should give it a try, what could it hurt?
A prequel to 2006′s Call of Juarez, Techland returns to the Old West with the sanguine “Bound in Blood”, a sub-title that not only suggests the connotations of some violent escapades ahead, but the binds of family that hold us together.
As a genre, the Western has done quite well in gaming – something of a paradox considering typical fans of the setting are as likely to pick up a controller as your average gamer is to chew tobacco.
From Red Dead Revolver to the first Call of Juarez, games featuring amoral outlaws, big hats and bigger body counts are proving popular with gamers of all ages – leaving us to think maybe there’s a little cowboy in all of us just dying to get out.
Hailing from the Arcade wing of Blitz Games, Droplitz is a charming and addictive puzzler anyone who enjoys twiddling dials and bringing order to chaos will enjoy.
Like most puzzle games, the concept is amazingly simple in principle yet devilishly difficult in practice.
Unlike the recently reviewed Fight Night Round 4, EA Sports’ Tiger Woods franchise is one of those that the publishing behemoth tends to bring around once a year.
Some years the franchise is improved, whilst other times you can actually hear sighs across the country as consumers realise they’ve been duped into spending their hard-earned cash on nothing more than the same game with different clothes.
So, with Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10, which is it to be? A classic year, and one for the golfing connoisseurs amongst you, or will it be like matching a new set of clubs with the same old tired swing?
At its heart, Punisher: No Mercy is a simple title.
It uses old technology and older concepts yet brings something new to the cluttered FPS table by maximising a popular licence to its full potential while making no apologies for being a bargain shooter in a market literally swarming with them.
Is it the best looking FPS out there? Hardly. Does it push the PS3 in any way? Not in the slightest. Does it proffer a dense and rewarding levelling up system in its online mode? No. But is it a fast-past arcade styled Ã¼ber-violent fun-filled jaunt that offers amazing value for money? Undoubtedly.
Cast your mind back to 2005.
We’re at E3 and Kudo Tsunoda is showing ‘real-time’ footage of what the PS3 is capable of doing for his Fight Night franchise. Of course, what is shown at E3 didn’t transpire when Fight Night Round 3 arrived on our beloved black monolith, raising questions of whether it was real-time after all.
Does Fight Night Round 4 finally deliver the realism we crave, as demonstrated four years ago?