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I wanna say something. I’m gonna put it out there; if you like it, you can take it, if you don’t, send it right back. I prefer Dragon’s Dogma to Skyrim.
In the first few minutes of trying out the Starhawk beta, I had two experiences that solidified in my mind how much this game will be worth a purchase when it releases in early May.
Driver San Francisco is the most recent title from Reflections Games: a company that began their legacy with the original 3D crime chase simulator Driver on the PlayStation. Now, 12 years later, comes probably the finest iteration in the series since Driver 2.
Have you ever sat and thought, “Man, if only I could combine a shmup like Ikaruga or Defender, and use that gameplay to adventure through a world and collect power-ups like in Metroid or Castlevania, all the while exploring a B-movie sci-fi story in a distant star system”? If so, then Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet is the game for you. If not, you could still have a pretty good time indulging in that overly-specific fantasy.
As my colourful and cartoony, almost JRPGish character plods through the surreal worldscape that opens Bastion, the gruff cowboy that seems to be narrating my adventure comments, “ground forms up under his feet, as if pointing the way. He don’t stop to wonder why.” I smirk at the down-to-earth description of the weird stone and mosaic level falling down from the sky in front of my avatar (‘The Kid’ so the cowboy calls him). Tentatively, I test the edges of the flying platform I’m standing upon, looking down at the kaleidoscopic […]