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Gust and NIS America are determined to synthesize something spellbinding with Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland.
Mercury Hg brings back the Mercury franchise for the first time since 2007. Has it still got the same flow?
The latest in this time-attack arcade racing franchise, TrackMania 2: Canyon is a smaller package than its predecessors, focusing on one environment compared to the previous game’s seven. According to TM2, less is actually more.
NIS America moor the latest in Nippon Ichi Software’s flagship series, Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten, to western harbors. Should you join Team Valvatorez?
Just two months prior to its release, Polish developer Flying Wild Hog announced their debut game – Hard Reset. Along with the debut trailer, the developer promised an FPS with old-school sensibilities, designed exclusively for the PC. It sounded like a promising first game for the new studio. Did Flying Wild Hog succeed or fail?
As killing zombies is always more fun with company, Miodrag and Declan have decided to try and survive Dead Horde together and brave the dangers of zombies mutants explosions.
Blocks That Matter is about intrigue, deception and, most of all, love. The power of love towards all things blocky. It is a tribute to games with blocks. And why not? Blocks are great. My first ever gaming experience was smashing a block as Alex Kidd. Only his blocks didn’t matter all that much (poor Alex Kidd). You play as Tetrobot, a robot who can collect blocks of matter and set them four at a time. The blocks are scattered throughout the level, each with their own properties. The sand […]
Following the success of Recettear: An Item Shop’s Tale, Carpe Fulgur has delivered another game from EasyGameStation, Chantelise – A Tale of Two Sisters.
After all the legal disputes over EDGE’s name, I for one am glad to have the opportunity to play it on the PC now. EDGE has this inherent charm in the sense that whenever you fire it up on Steam, your humorous friends will flood the screen yelling “EDGE” in all caps.
Last year’s Beat Hazard fused the musically-generated ideas of Audiosurf with the gameplay of Geometry Wars. This novel mix entertained, but there was little depth or variety to sustain it. The new Ultra DLC aims to rectify that.
Think back to when you used to play Grand Theft Auto 2 until the wee morning hours: did you, in the midst of the intense bloodshed and reckless sidewalk surfing, ever think to your past self, “Self, this game would transcend to true greatness, if and only if it were set in space, and I were playing as an asteroid instead of a ne’er-do-well”? If that thought has burned ever-bright in the back of your brain for the last 12 years, the moment you have been waiting for is here, […]
Nailing that feeling of satisfaction when you’ve figured out a solution to the task at hand is very difficult. Not all mechanics allow it and not all games offer more than one route from point A to point B. I believe gravity manipulation and physics-based gameplay is one of the greatest things gaming has bothered exploring. When done well, it is logical, intuitive and rewarding. It’s like pulling out that second to last piece of Jenga. This is what Defy Gravity Extended is: an extremely satisfying game. You play as […]
All gamers have video games that they deeply cherish, forming a connection with them that regular games cannot come close to creating. They are often widely regarded as the greatest games ever made, held up to a legendary standard for all to revere. Games like Chrono Trigger, EarthBound, Deus Ex, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, and Final Fantasy VII frequently appear in “Best Ever” lists, get top places in popularity contests, and always occupy a place in gamers’ hearts as those very special experiences. My “Special Game” is […]
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.
The 2D platformer is seemingly in something of a renaissance at the moment, certainly evidenced by the surge, or plague depending on your sensibilities, of such titles making it to market in recent years. Particularly popular amongst smaller or independent studios for a number of reasons – a cynical mind might suggest their comparative low cost and ease to make – the majority find their home on the number of online stores where they must jostle for the users’ attention, and a glowing review can mean the difference between commercial […]