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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.
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?