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Bulletstorm is a first-person shooter from the Epic Games studio, People Can Fly. It is set in the future, in the 26th Century, in a time when big burly marine-types stroll around alien planets armed …
When it comes to the fighting genre, Capcom reigns supreme. It’s difficult to find a tournament anywhere that doesn’t feature the likes of Street Fighter or Marvel vs. Capcom 2. It has been close to a decade since the release of the latter, and fighting fans have been calling for a sequel all this time. But now, finally, fan are getting what they want with the release of Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds.
The question is: can Fate of Two Worlds live up to the hype, or are Marvel and Capcom two series that simply can’t play nice?
Killzone 3 is clearly a title that makes some people uncomfortable.
This particular author doesn’t normally bother reading other people’s reviews at all, but that golden rule was broken when stories of a few ‘less than stellar’ opinions were being touted on Twitter. Could Killzone 3 really be a 6 or 7 out of 10 game? Or are we dealing with some kind of irrational backlash against, apparently, nothing at all?
Read on as PS3 Attitude give you one of our trademark scoreless reviews. Everything you need to know about Killzone 3, good and bad, is contained within.
Look on the PSN and you’ll find a myriad of the typical shooters, platformers, and puzzle games. Search around enough and you’ll find unique gems like Flower, PixelJunk Eden and Flow. The PSN is known for taking aboard the videogame industry’s more quirky titles. The UnderGarden is one of those.
In The UnderGarden, players will travel deep into the caverns below the Earth where they will meet Ludwig, a hovering creature that’s part demon, part something else, but all cute. At least, that’s the description we’re going by. His (or her) goal is to pollinate the bleak world of theUnderGarden and bring some color and life to the scene. In order to successfully navigate the place, you’ll have to gather pollen, solve puzzles, and avoid hazardous obstacles.
Does The UnderGarden bring color to the PSN or should it have remained in the darkness and never see the light of day?
Describing Test Drive Unlimited 2 to someone who hasn’t played it is a challenge. Eden Games has created something that is decidedly different from any other racing game; in fact, only a small part of its package is racing. It is set in an open world platform across the islands of Ibiza and Hawaii, where there are 3200km of unexplored roads and a further 900km of dirt tracks just waiting to be cruised on in the finest performance cars around.
Let’s be honest, a lot of the minis titles on the PlayStation Store are merely ten-minute curiosities that you go on once and then forget about; however, there are of course others that are a joy to play, and offer hours of addictive gameplay. But which of these categories does Aquattack! fall into?
After a disappointing full-fat 3D outing for Nathan “Rad” Spencer, Capcom is returning the Bionic Commando to safe territory with Bionic Commando Rearmed 2. This is not a surprising move, considering the first Rearmed was a critical success (it received a solid 86 average rating on Metacritic for its retro gameplay and presentation) and the financial risks are relatively small here because it is a low-budget PlayStation Network game. Capcom may very well be in a win-win situation.
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?