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Lately, Zen Studios’ focus has been on Marvel Pinball and updating the game with plenty of our favorite Marvel characters straight from the comic books. With the release of the Vengeance and Virtue DLC pack now complete, the developers have shifted back to where the whole pinball craze began; Zen Pinball.
Epic Quest is the newest table to grace the platform and with it comes an entire new RPG element that redefines the pinball genre.
Final Fantasy XIII is considered a great game by some and even a greater disappointment by many others. Square Enix has let it known that Final Fantasy XIII-2, while it may have the same name in its title, is a completely different experience from its predecessor.
Has the game changed enough to return trust to the faithful fans or should Square Enix have put its resources more towards the next iteration of the franchise?
Despite their huge success on PC, RTS (real-time strategy) games have been largely lost on console gamers. While console-dedicated studios have only managed moderate success in their attempts to replicate the addicting gameplay, their PC brethren have enjoyed it for generations. Because of this developers and publishers alike are reluctant to try their hand at this genre, which perhaps represents the greatest opportunity for innovation within the industry.
Since its first release in 2009, the UFC Undisputed franchise has been at the very forefront of stellar fighting game experiences on the PlayStation 3. This week sees the release of the third game in the mixed martial arts series, after an almost unprecedented two year hiatus; so, has UFC Undisputed 3 been worth the wait for MMA fans?
Soulcalibur is back with the sixth entry in the series. Can Soulcalibur V, with its new customisation features and reworked gameplay, excite old fans and entice new ones? Read on to find out the PS3 Attitude verdict…
We don’t often write reviews for minis at PS3 Attitude, but we make an exception for titles as fun as The Marbians, a physics-based puzzler developed by Denmark-based developer OASO, which is the company’s first venture into the world of PlayStation.
Motosports come in all shapes and sizes, from the massively realistic races of Gran Turismo 5 to the slot cars of PixelJunk Racers. Somewhere in between lies TNT Racers; an arcade-style multiplayer racer where driving skill and power-ups determines the winner.
Originally released for the PSP and Wii, TNT Racers has finally made it to the PSN and Xbox LIVE. Does the downloadable title manage to pack an explosive punch, or does its fuse fizzle out before the starting flag is waved?
Originally released for the PSone, Vanguard Bandits makes its PSN debut in North America, nearly two years after its Japanese PSN release. The game features giant armored mechs battling it out in a tactical RPG fashion, like in Final Fantasy Tactics. With so many games in the genre nowadays, can this 10-year-old title still draw blood, or is it destined to collect rust on the battlefield?
MonkeyPaw Games is most notable for bringing original Japanese PlayStation titles over to the American and European PSN. With titles such as Chou Aniki and Sonic Wings Special, they’ve become somewhat of a niche. Their latest release, however, is not an import but a remake of the classic arcade game BurgerTime.
In BurgerTime, the object of the game is to create delicious hamburgers one layer at a time, all the while avoiding the dangerous condiments and toppings that try and stop you. It was popular back in the 80s and MonkeyPaw Games has teamed up with developers Frozen Codebase to bring the game into the current generation with BurgerTime World Tour.
It’s easy to be sniffy about Magic Pixel Games’ Move-using Carnival Island. Hey, I like to play hardcore games aimed at adults, and this is clearly not one of those. It’s also been so long since I was of the age that would — in theory — appreciate this, it’s hard to give a proper judgement without sounding patronising. So, now we’ve got that disclaimer out the way, let’s get on with the review.
Tekken Tag Tournament was one of the early highlights of the PS2 era, and it’s possibly the most fondly remembered of the series. Nevertheless, nostalgia has its way of clouding one’s judgement, and the question …
Medieval Moves: Deadmund’s Quest is an on-rails action/adventure title, exclusively for use with the PlayStation Move. Developed by SCE San Diego Studio and Zindagi Games, Medieval Moves takes the mechanics of Sports Champions (created by the same team), and applies them to an action/adventure game. It’s an interesting concept, but does it work in practice?
Move Mind Benders is a somewhat surprising release from Sony; a compilation of Move-enabled PlayStation Network games, all available on a single Blu-Ray disc.
The package includes three of the best puzzle games on the PlayStation Store – echochrome ii, Lemmings and Tumble, and is presumably aimed at PS3 owners who are not connected to PSN.
It’s just over a year since the launch of the PlayStation Move, and, in the last few weeks, a new wave of titles has been released for the motion controller. Two of these games are EyePet & Friends and Start the Party! Save the World, both of which are sequels to previous Move-enabled games.
So, how do they play?
Saints Row 2 was released just over three years ago, and since then the development team at Volition Inc. has had one question on its mind; how can we make the series even crazier? It turns out the answer to that question is Saints Row: The Third, which defies realism in pretty much every way, and is perfectly happy with its status as a video game.
Assassin’s Creed: Revelations is the third title in the action/adventure series to be released in as many years, and the fourth overall on home consoles. You’d think gamers would have had enough of the franchise by now, but Ubisoft has managed to beat the odds once with Brotherhood, which was released last year to universal acclaim, so can they do it again with Revelations?
False starts: the nitrous, coast-to-coast racer, Need for Speed: The Run has had a few. The first one happened at its unveiling at E3, when the debut trailer worryingly focused on the game’s, erm, innovative QTE-led cutscenes. The trailer, unsurprisingly, was met with a mixture of confusion and bafflement.
When it comes to the video game industry, the Call of Duty franchise reigns supreme, specifically the Modern Warfare series. How many other games can say they’ve sold millions of copies in a single day or had the biggest launch in entertainment history? Yeah, not many.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 continues to hunt for Russian Ultranationalist Vladimir Makarov in its main single-player campaign and further enhances its already top-notch multiplayer experience. Has the gameplay changed enough over the last iteration, or does the old “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” saying still ring true?
Dungeon Siege III was released to lukewarm reviews in June but the game is still going strong with fans of the dungeon crawling genre. For those of you who like to complete every quest and find every item, the Treasures of the Sun DLC opens an entirely new environment to explore; the Aranoi Desert. With it come an increased level cap, new abilities, and a new enchanting system.
Is this enough to once again venture into the deep dark caverns of the game, or has this Legion finally met his match?