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The 2D puzzle platformer Tales from Space: About a Blob releases later today in North America, as part of the first PlayStation Plus update of February, and will release on the Store proper next week. The title is the very first original game developed by Toronto based DrinkBox Studios, and is exclusive to the PlayStation Network. But what did we think of it?
LittleBigPlanet took user-generated content to a whole new level, giving players seemingly endless possibilities with an easy to use creation mode fueled by their own imagination. With new content popping up daily, is a sequel really necessary? Media Molecule thought so.
LittleBigPlanet 2 includes an all new Sackboy adventure and expands upon the original “Play, Create, Share” ideology by allowing players to create not just platformers but also shooters, racers, arcade games, and practically any other genre you can imagine.
Can LittleBigPlanet 2 out create its predecessor, or is much of the same old stuff we’ve seen before?
In 2010, Mass Effect 2 amazed critics and gamers alike with its supposed brilliance. After a series of rumors and denials, the sequel to a trilogy that was once thought to be an Xbox 360 exclusive was announced for the PlayStation 3. Unfortunately, the first Mass Effect was published by Microsoft and that made the game impossible to port over to the PS3. To compensate for this loss, BioWare included a motion comic to bring gamers up to speed on the story. What makes the package even more enticing are the DLC missions included in the Blu-ray and an updated game engine.
Is Mass Effect 2 really as epic as people make it out to be? Is it even worth buying if you never played the first game?
Pinball fans, rejoice! Zen Studios, the makers of the popular Zen Pinball, are at it again. This time, they are providing four new tables based on characters from the Marvel universe. Unlike the recent pinball releases from Zen, this is actually a stand alone title and not downloadable content.
Does the combination of Marvel and Pinball make for a great game or is there simply not enough content to justify the price?
If history has taught us anything, it’s that video games based on movies belong in the bargain bin at the local Blockbuster. Typically they are rushed to production in order to hitch a ride on any hype train associated with the film, sometimes having little or nothing to do with the film at all except for the name.
Can Tron: Evolution break the movie stereotype or is it destined for deresolution?
nail’d is an arcade racing game that doesn’t take itself too seriously. This is a game with unrealistic physics, crazy track layouts, and extremely fast gameplay. The racing experience is as pure as it can be.
Unfortunately, this results to being nothing more than a shallow racer that overstays its welcome by the time you’re halfway done with it.
Gorgeous visuals, fast gameplay, and a whole lot of awesome. Malicious is one of those must have PSN titles from Japan that deserves to be released worldwide.
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light takes the well known tomb raiding heroine on her most enjoyable adventure yet. Gone are the days of solo expeditions, slow methodical platforming, and clunky gunplay mechanics.
Instead, the Guardian of Light is a faster paced action platformer with an emphasis on cooperative gameplay and clever puzzles. Even the viewpoint is different, with the camera now taking an isometric perspective instead of the 3rd person viewpoint the Tomb Raider series is known for.
Lara Croft fans will not be disappointed with this much needed departure.
From a stylistic and technical point of view, Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom is unlike most modern games. The pacing is often slow and thoughtful, and it lacks the intensity that we are used to seeing from other blockbuster games released this generation. It also has a quaint dedication to puzzle solving and platforming. Whether this is good or bad news will depend on what you are actually looking for in the game.
Crescent Pale Mist is a crazy fast 2.5D action platformer developed by ClassiC Shikoukairo. As with The Gundemonium Collection, which was Rockin’ Android’s previous PSN offering, Crescent Pale Mist was only available in Japan for the PC.
If you’re looking for one of the most frustrating gaming experiences ever, you’ll definitely want to play this game.
Fallout 3 was one of our favourite games of 2008, and we’ve been looking forward to Fallout: New Vegas for months, but has Obsidian Entertainment created a worthy sequel to Bethesda’s epic post-apocalyptic adventure?
Team 17′s long running turn-based strategy game is back and it’s packed with new modes, features, and even more weapons. The first Worms title to hit the PSN wasn’t exactly Team 17′s best effort, but it was still a fun game. Thankfully, Worms 2: Armageddon is the improvement everyone was looking for.
Who knew killing worms could be this much fun?
It was pretty early in the planning stages of the review that we realized it was going to take more than a single article to go over everything Gran Turismo 5 has to offer. We brought you part one earlier this week and now we’re ready to bring you part two.
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift is an updated sequel to BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger, which was released over a year ago. Included in Continuum Shift are three new characters, a rebalanced roster, and added modes for beginners and advanced players.
Like Super Street Fighter IV, the latest version of BlazBlue is available at a cheaper price than its predecessor. Despite that, does Arc System Works manage to justify the existence of a sequel so soon, or is Continuum Shift just a rip off designed to take advantage of its fanbase?
Gran Turismo has always been on a different plateau from its competition; that is not only other racers but just about any game, in any genre. It’s unique for its impressive sense of scale, polish, authenticity, depth and class. Yet, while that is its history, we’re in a different era now; so does this racing Tour de force still deserve to be revered, or is it time we sent Gran Turismo packing, to join Pong at our local gaming museum?
Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage is a game based on the popular manga series from the 1980′s. Set in a world destroyed by a nuclear holocaust, the story revolves around Kenshiro, the successor of an assassin’s art known as Hokuto Shinken. This powerful martial art allows Kenshiro to utilize pressure points located on the human body to decimate his opponents in brutally awesome ways.
Ken’s Rage is Tecmo Koei’s attempt at retelling the entire story of the manga. Did the developers at Omega Force do the beloved franchise justice, or is Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage already dead?
The yearly Call of Duty release is upon us again, which can only mean one thing – it’s time for us all to start questioning whether this is finally the year that people start getting sick of Call of Duty. We can’t speak for everyone but after putting a hefty amount of time in to Call of Duty: Black Ops, we can at least share our opinion. So what do we think?
Earth has been invaded by a horde of Doom Beasts, and its guardian, the Guardian of Earth, has been summoned by the Intergalactic Council to explain how this could have happened on his watch. The council, made up of Guardians from around the solar system (including the Guardian of Uranus – joke intended), doesn’t appreciate the Guardian of Earth’s cockiness, nor his penchant for appearing on the front cover of magazines. Intergalactic prison appears to be the likely destination for Earth’s outlandish hero.
Creating a 3D fighter based on a long-running anime is a massive challenge. Fans expect all the characters to be in the game, and for every one of them to be equipped with their special moves. That’s before considering how to recreate the unique fighting experience; which is destructive and fast with lots of verticality.