Atlus has never been a company to shy away from unconventional games and that's why we love them. Many people simply don't "get" the appeal to Atlus' games... something to truly pity them for. Whether it's the distinctly Japanese aesthetics, the old-school RPG mechanics or the fact that you can't choose the original Japanese dialogue. Read More.
Previews By Daniel Acaba
de Blob is kind of a weird game. We're not talking about the basic premise which is simple enough. You control a sentient blob that can soak up paint and bring color to an otherwise completely colorless land. Essentially you're committing cheerful terrorist acts to free the oppressed people of this colorless land. Read More.
Are you a fan of the Smackdown vs. Raw games? Do you like your wrestling games strategic with somewhat complex control schemes? Then this game might annoy you a bit so read on at your own discretion. Those who take their wrasslin' games too seriously might find themselves more than a bit miffed at WWE All Stars due to how much it has become a rather simple arcade style brawler. Read More.
Homefront isn't a game for the faint of heart. Within the first few minutes of the single player demo your character will get the privilege of being beaten, thrown into a prison bus, see a bunch of dissidents executed in the street and watch a boy cry as his parents are executed in front of him for no discernible reason. Read More.
Anyone who is familiar with the Warhammer universe can tell you it's not exactly a nice place. Warhammer 40,000 is so dark and dreary that mass murders aren't a tragedy; they're basically business as usual. The Dawn of War games have followed this rather neatly, starting off with an Ork invasion, interference by Eldar and attacks by the Tyranids before invasions by Chaos and traitor Blood Ravens really stepped things up a notch. Read More.
Tim Schafer isn't just known for being a good game designer nor is he just known for being a rather funny writer. No, the man is also some sort of insane genius when it comes to designing games. He manages to take some of the most bizarre concepts and turn them into games that are strangely appealing. Read More.
The MX vs. ATV series has been running for six years now and during that time there have been numerous modifications made to the series. While Reflex, the last entry in the series, brought a number of changes not all of those helped the game appeal to a wider audience. Read More.
There are few games that excite the raw destroyer deep within us as the Red Faction games. In these titles it's not just shooting a soldier or blowing up a tank. It's about seeing how you can destroy everything, from enemy troops to vehicles and scenery, in as devastating a manner as possible. Read More.
One of the best parts of E3 is the games that come totally out of nowhere. These are the games that you come into the show having never heard of them only to be totally blindsided by something that really catches your attention. One of those games at this years show was First Templar by Haemimont Games, developers of Tropico 3. Read More.
When you hear the basic plot of Hydrophobia you likely won't think that it's anything special. The poor not-so-defenseless woman protagonist must overcome her fear of the water to find her way through the sinking city ship that she lives on. As she goes she will have to prevail over the terrorists trying to sink the ship, avoid the dangers of the ship as it falls apart and not end up a bloated, blue corpse. Read More.
Anyone who played Red Faction Guerilla and got into it has likely been following every single drop of information released about Armageddon so far. This year at E3 we learned a little more about the title but it wasn't much that hadn't already been announced in press releases. Read More.
Okay, imagine this setup you, as player one, must build a whole bunch of elephants, walls, trees and other obstacles on a narrow cliff path. Your friend, as player two, gets to control a giant boulder that careens down said path, trying to avoid or destroy your obstacles so that it may reach your castle and obliterate it. Read More.
Alright, so the first Two Worlds wasn't the Oblivion killer that everyone claimed it would be. With a number of glitches, bugs, painful voice acting and somewhat sloppy gameplay it was hard to defend the game against its many naysayers. However underneath the issues that the game had was an interesting story and some cool mechanics to its name. Read More.
One of the more underrepresented genres in gaming has to be the exploration titles. In recent memory the only notable entry into the field has been Demon's Souls, a game that was hopelessly addicting but also intensely malicious. While a bit more true to the older, kick your teeth in, style of game that once dominated the market, and being something of a critical darling, it did little to revive interest in the field. Read More.
One thing you've gotta love from a game developer is blunt honesty. So when a developer basically tells you that gravity can go toss off, they've got a game to make you know you're in for something good. Enter Nail'd, the offspring of your average ATV game and the Wipeout series. Read More.