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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.
For our money, Zen Pinball has been the best pinball game up to now on the PlayStation 3 and we’ve been lucky that they continually support it with new tables. Following up on the release of the Mars offering, we now have the Paranormal table to sink our teeth in to. So how was it, we hear you ask?
FIFA 11 is truly a “game of two halves”, a phrase that has summed up the topsy-turvy nature of this beautiful game we call football since it was coined, probably by either Jimmy Greaves or Ian St. Clair, in the early ’90s.
The problem with FIFA 11 is this. On one hand you have the slickest and best feeling football game to ever arrive on the PS3. Then on the other hand you have a game mode so maddening you hope and pray that, just for some light relief, Sir Alex Ferguson would walk into your room and kick a boot in your face.
NARUTO Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2’s gameplay can be broken down into two genres: firstly, it’s a traditional JRPG adventure story; and secondly, it’s a dynamic 3D fighter. It feels both familiar and obscure.
Medal of Honor was one of the first and most revered first-person shooter franchises on game consoles. That’s partially why it was so sad to see the franchise tumble downhill as time went on. Now it’s back with a brand new look and feel, and both Danger Close and DICE have come along with it. With them, they bring hopes of successfully rebooting this storied franchise. But did they pull it off?
A few years removed from developing the cult classic, Heavenly Sword, Ninja Theory has returned with Enslaved: Odyssey to the West. On the outside, this is a game that has shown tremendous amounts of promise and had audiences buzzing with pre-launch hype. The question is, will Ninja Theory be able to have the same measure of success now that they’ve ditched Sony as a publisher and started using a universal engine? Read on to find out.
With the Formula One season approaching its climax with only three races remaining, we take a look at F1 2010, the motorsport’s return to our consoles after just over three years away.
F1 2010 is the first time Codemasters’ has been in the driving seat for the series, and with racing fans having to wait so long to see their favourite sport back in their control, these guys have a lot of expectations resting on their shoulders.
gamers alike, with Symphony of the Night regularly cited as being the best the series has to offer. Upon its release on PSOne in 1997, Konami stood steadfast against all the trends of the time; unashamedly flying the flag for 2D, while the rest were being seduced by 3D.
The wait is finally over. After 16 years of begging, Sonic has finally gone back to his 2D roots. This might not be the Sonic game that you were hoping for, but it’s easily one of Sonic’s greatest adventures yet. Assuming that you actually give the blue hedgehog a chance.
Originally released as a launch title for the SEGA Dreamcast, Sonic Adventure blew people away with its awesomness in 1999. To many, it’s still the greatest 3D Sonic game ever made. Now that the game is available on the PlayStation Network, we get to revisit an important piece of gaming history.
By now, you most likely have read that this game is absolutely horrible. Is this really the case? Has Sonic Adventure aged so badly that it’s nearly unplayable?
Zombies are all the rage right now. It seems pretty much everywhere you look in video games, you see the undead. Even titles that have nothing to do with them find some way to implement everyone’s favorite cannibalistic monsters. Now we’ve got Dead Rising 2, a game that revolves around nothing but zombies. Sure fire good time, right?
The Precision Shot 3 is a new gun attachment for the PlayStation Move that promises to enhance your gaming experience. Unfortunately, it actually detracts from the experience.
TerRover is one of those games that can rub people in very different ways depending on what kind of gamer you are. It has just about every trait imaginable, ranging from cute and fun all the way to annoying and downright frustrating. So which of these traits stands out the most?
PlayStation Move is the most anticipated PS3 product of the year. Forget all your AAA titles and firmware updates; nothing comes close to changing the game like the PS Move does.
The all important question, therefore, is this – is the PlayStation Move actually any good?
Top Gun is a classic 1980s movie starring Tom Cruise and centres on elite American pilots trained to be the best of the best. This iconic movie has spawned several games over the years, and now it’s the PlayStation Network’s turn with a brand new HD title.
With the film’s popular following even to this day, does the game live up to the big name? Well not exactly.
Thinking of picking up Mafia II? If so, you’re no doubt torn by all the reviews you may have seen thus far. Some love it and some hate it. Today, we’re going to bring you our humble opinion with hopes that it will be the one that pushes you over the edge to a definitive decision.
The question is, which edge are we trying to push you over? Come inside to find out.
Alien Breed is a series developed by Team 17 that dates back to 1991. Since then, the long running top-down shooter franchise has received several sequels. Alien Breed: Impact is an updated version of a game originally released for the XBLA in December 2009.
Does this Alien Breed reboot make enough of an impact to revitalize the series?
Earthworm Jim HD is an updated and enhanced port of the 1994 classic. This isn’t just a prettied up version of a 16 year old game. New to Earthworm Jim HD is a four-player multiplayer mode and three additional stages not found in the original title.
With gameplay mechanics that have remained untouched for well over a decade, has Earthworm Jim aged gracefully or is he just not as groovy as we remember?
The Madden videogame franchise really all started with some cards and a dice.
Back in the day Trip Hawkins copied the Strat-o-Matic sports simulation game he was so fond of, where players were represented by cards and a roll of the dice determined what happened next, and put the concept into a computer program on a PDP-11 computer at Harvard.
From that slightly plagiaristic and humble beginning Electronic Arts was born and after a couple of false starts, he and Joe Ybarra eventually landed a suitable icon for the American Football game they had created. His name was John Madden.