Noby Noby Boy is the weirdest game you will ever play. There are no missions, no enemies, and you control a worm whose head moves separately from his rear end. Noby Noby Boy is the latest creation from Keita Takahashi, the founder of Katamari Damacy; otherwise known as “the ball rolling game”. Your objective is simple: eat stuff, and grow really, really big. What in the world is Noby Noby Boy, and is it fun? Hit the jump to solve the mystery! Read more… »
When a game has the pedigree that Haze has, you can’t help but feel a little shiver of excitement, no matter what you tell yourself about over hyping a game, the fond memories of GoldenEye and Time Splitters are so firmly ingrained in your mind, they are almost impossible to remove.
This means that even when a game is good, it will have to prove itself as exceptional in order to surpass its spiritual parents. Unfortunately Haze seems more like the result of too many years of inbreeding and we are left scratching our heads at how Free Radical have come to make this.
Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune is the first entry for Naughty Dog in the “next generation” of gaming. ND has had a reputation for releasing highly polished games that attempt to push the limit of the Playstation console. In my opinion, they are one of the best developers out there, creating the original Crash Bandicoot and the Jak and Daxter series. They have a lot to live up to with this new franchise. Can they create another popular game that will serve as a showcase for the PS3? Read more… »
After the jaw dropping experience that greeted gamers in the form of Ghost Recon Advanced Warfigher (GRAW), the second installment of the game had a lot to live up to upon its release. After the great experience I had with the original, this game was one of my most anticipated titles. So this begs the question: did Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 deliver? Read more… »
For a game that appears so simple, Flower feels incredibly poignant. There seems to be a weight of ideas behind it; some sort of message that isn’t delivered through speech, but through a combination of vibrant colour, sound and a unique approach to gameplay.
Prince of Persia is a game following a legacy of fantastic titles. The Sands of Time trilogy was by far one of the best set of games on the Playstation 2, Ubisoft had a lot to live up to, but instead of creating yet another sequel, this game is all new. What’s really cool is the all new story, but the most important thing, is the new Prince
The game is set in ancient Persia, but then again where else would it be? It drops you in after a short cinematic where you take control of the Prince, whose name is kept anonymous throughout the entire game. You almost instantly meet Elika, a girl who takes your side throughout the story. Throughout the game you and Elika will run, jump and flip through some beautiful environments and settings while you battle the corrupted henchmen of Ahriman, The God of Darkness. You’ll also be cleansing the land of his evil essence and trying to seal him back where he came from; no one wants him around. Read more… »
Dragonball Z: A Japanese Anime that has been off the air for years, releases yet another fighting game. Everyone used to watch this show when they were younger, thirsting for violence and mediocre animation. Does this latest incarnation of the Dragonball universe stay true to the story? If you’re a fan of the series, stay tuned.
Chances are you’ve never heard of Omega Five. It suffers the unfortunate fate of being an anime style shoot ‘em up released on Western shores; a genre the general Xbox population does not enjoy. On the surface, Omega Five may look like “just another” anime shooter, but it’s actually built for a more casual audience. Read on to find out why. Read more… »
When the original Animal Crossing was released in America on the Gamecube in 2002 it had mixed impressions, sure it was regarded as a good game, but what the hell was it all about? A Boy or Girl living in a town full of Animals, working for a Raccoon and doing mixed odd jobs for the villagers, what was the point of it all? The point, was good clean fun. And Animal Crossing: City Folk is no different.
Float like a Ninja, sting like a pixel! N+ has been released on almost every platform you can think of that hosts arcade games (DS, XBLA, PC, PSP). Much like Alien Hominid, N+ evolved out of a simple flash project, N, that turned into so much more. N+ plays like most “single screen platformers” you’ve played before (Meatboy, and the Alien Hominid PDA Games), but controls perfectly, and has twice as many levels as the aforementioned games combined. While N+ excels in many areas, it is lacking in a few. Read on for the full review. Read more… »
Do you remember the arcades? A network of compartmentalized warzones brought to life with the sound of machinegun button mashing and the smell of sweaty joysticks. Gamers hunched over a screen, cursing, as they thumb their lucky 1979 quarter into the machines insatiable maw, their last chance to save the universe from ninjas, aliens, or an overabundance of white dots.
Alas, as the games we play evolve, so has the arcade. It lives on in each console as a virtual network, rather than a physical building. The Xbox 360 has the Xbox Live Arcade, the PS3 has the Playstation Network, and the Wii has the virtual console. These incorporeal arcades deliver booster shots of nostalgia by reinventing the games we know and love, and the newest addition to the retro revival is the Xbox Live Arcade’s R-Type Dimensions.