Rhythm Heaven series is from the small and strange corner of Nintendo responsible for the WarioWare games and other oddities. The series’ roots were on the GBA, but the first on to the western market was the DS sequel. While all three games have a lot in common, Rhythm Heaven Fever feels much more like a proper sequel to the GBA game in that it uses button inputs rather than motion controls or a touch screen. It also improves on the formula with more interesting visuals and music.
30 hour-long tutorial, linear gameplay – it’s safe to say Final Fantasy XIII isn’t going to be fondly remembered by most. Square Enix took the criticism it was force-fed and hid until they produced a sequel. Did they listen to the harsh criticisms, or will they stand stubborn in the face of adversity? Let’s find out.. Continue reading
WayFoward has been at the forefront of making beautiful and fun 2D games for years now. Ever since gaining popularity with Shantae on the Game Boy Color, they have been unstoppable. Mighty Switch Force is the third entry in a series of titles WayForward has been releasing for Nintendo’s downloadable services and it is also the first of those titles to arrive for 3DS. With some interesting mechanics that led to some pretty challenging later stages, Mighty Switch Force is a great start for downloadable 3DS games.
The Kinect’s debut was rough, but it continued to stay strong throughout the course of its birth. Kinect Sports launched with the Kinect in various countries back in 2010. Does it have what it takes to be a success or is it flopping around like a fish out of water?
Blue Shell launch imminent! The latest of the Mario Kart and 3DS bigshots is here, and bursting through our screen. Gear up as we take a look at the simply named Mario Kart 7 and see if it’s any good!
The Dragon Ball series has spawned tons of mangas, animes and video games, but this is no normal Dragon Ball Z game. The Legacy of Goku dives the series into the RPG genre, but does it come out alive?
Saints Row: The Third is the evolution of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. If there was an alternate reality where Rockstar decided not to take a more serious tone with Grand Theft Auto IV, this is where I feel they might have ended up. It’s crude, violent, hilarious, and it has a pacing that most open world games can’t manage.
Okay, another week and it’s time for the second part of this review. The supposed main focus of both of these games where the time is meant to be spent and where you get your money’s worth – Multiplayer. Let’s look at the conclusion of the battle between Battlefield 3 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
Trenched, or Iron Brigade as the original title was changed to (it’s still called Trenched in the US until November 30th, when it releases in Europe), is yet another stylized title in the portfolio of developer Double Fine Games. It takes the third person shooter genre and tilts it on its ear, adding in strong tower defense elements as your mechanized mobile armor, called a trench, stands guard against waves of various televised monstrosities, the pawns of two altered geniuses locked in battle with the fate of the world on the line. So is their arcade offering a blast, or is Iron Brigade shooting blanks?
It’s a double review this week from me, as I take a look at the two shooting heavyweights – Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3. I’ll be looking at both the single and multiplayer and seeing just how well they stand up, but first – the Campaign gets my attention before I go for the multiplayer. Let’s dive in.