If you’ve strictly been playing on consoles for the past few years, you might not know about Peggle, which has been the virtual heroin for PC Gamers over the last few years. Fortunately, now’s the time to catch the addiction as Peggle arrives on the Xbox Live Arcade, brought to you by casual juggernaught, PopCap games. Read more… »
One of the biggest mistakes that Sony’s gaming division ever made came at E3 in 2005. Intended to showcase both the power of the upcoming PlayStation 3 console and a title owners could be excited for, the now infamous Killzone “gameplay” trailer was met with extreme reactions at both ends of the spectrum, through many mediums. The resulting shockwaves have carried through the four years that have since past. Read more… »
SRPGs (Strategy Role Playing Games) are few and far between. Most of them cater to the hardcore gamer, offering thousands of customized options, weapons and spells, which would scare off any casual fan. Band of Bugs seeks to debunk the “SRPGs are hard” myth, but the question is: is it worth the money? Read more… »
Since the release of Sonic Adventure 2 in 2001, Sonic the Hedgehog has been in a coma. His 3D outings have generated limited success on the consoles while his portable endeavors have garnered rave reviews because they mastered the formula the Sega Genesis made famous. After reading about Sonic and the Black Knight (SBK) in Nintendo Power last year, I eagerly anticipated its release, hoping that it would mark the removal of the anthropomorphic blue blur from life support. Read more… »
There are not too many games about bugs, or even more specific, Arachnids. So as a nice change of pace, Rainbow Studios has provided a new Wii game, which is coincidentally a nice change of pace for them and on the console which is also a nice change of pace. Enter Deadly Creatures, the action adventure game in which you explore the world as a Tarantula and a Scorpion. So is this breath of fresh air actually good? Read on to find out.
The Paper Mario series is quite an interesting one. The original Paper Mario stood as a faux sequel for Super Mario RPG. At this point Mario was still new to the world of Role Playing, and Paper Mario for the N64 was just the ticket he needed to worm his way into another genre, especially with Mario RPG’s release being limited worldwide. With Super Paper Mario being the 3rd game in the Paper Mario series, Mario’s found his feet and planted them firmly, right on top of a Goomba.
Mega Man is one of gaming’s longest running and most recognizable series. Capcom has succeeded in nearly every effort with their blue bomber because they have been able to rejuvenate the basics of the game without deviating too far from what made Mega Man 1 fun back in 1987. Capcom has come full circle with Mega Man: Powered UP on PSP, as they revisit the original Mega Man game and enhance it with a face lift and additional content featuring a level building/ sharing system. Do these improvements create a more accessible Mega Man experience for everyone, or does the kiddy veneer only succeed in alienating anyone over age 10?
PSN games are some of the most unique, innovative and fun games I’ve played on a console. They are quite arguably the best games the PS3 has to offer. The next PSN game I was interested in was Crash Commando which reminded me of Soldat. There was no demo available for the game, so I had to take the risk of buying the it before trying it out. Was Crash Commando worth taking the risk? Read more… »
If you find yourself instantly suffering from a case of the stupid fingers whenever attempting to play one of those real time strategy games on a console, Ensemble Studios and Microsoft have something for you in the form of Halo Wars. The magic formula? Increase the streamlining, increase the style and get rid of as many menus as possible, all this accumulates into a great package for Halo Fans and real-time strategy fans. If you’re both, you might just find Halo Wars nothing short of magical.
Lost Planet: Extreme Condition is a 3rd person shooter developed and Published by Capcom. It was released in 2007 for PC and XBox 360, then re-released for the PlayStation 3 in 2008. The planet Earth’s conditions have become too hostile for human survival, there was no other choice but to leave and s. We chose E.D.N III. tart new on another planet. E.D.N III is a perpetually snowy planet, populated by the Akrid, who forced humanity to abandon E.D.N. III using their sheer numbers and with the element of surprise. But we humans don’t give up easily.
When you think of sticking your fingers in someone’s nose, balancing a broom on your hand or shoving false teeth in an old woman’s mouth you most certainly don’t think of videogames. Well you might, if you were thinking of WarioWare. Wario is back and has knocked Mario of the party game pedestal never to return. Forget Mario Party, WarioWare is where it’s at, and Smooth Moves feels right at home on the Wii.