While the lowered difficulty will make the game much more accessible to modern gamers there is almost nothing else to actively recommend about Flashback. It looks good sure but the rest of the experience is hollow and feels more in line with a Michael Bay film than the original. Strip out almost everything that made the original so awesome and what do you get? Read More.
Dragon's Crown is the first game that truly takes advantage of Cross-Save between PS3 and the Vita. It's a deep, immersive RPG that will have you playing for dozens of hours, but it mixes up its content enough that it never feels like a mindless, repetitive hack'n'slasher. Read More.
Game and Wario ditches the Warioware formula of seconds-long microgames for the traditional minigame, but fails to make enough enjoyable ones. Instead, the result is a large number of dull minigames that aren't very fun and just two or three that are actually worth playing through. Multiplayer games suffer the same fate. Read More.
Regardless of how good the presentation may be or how tight the non-boss related content may be there's just not enough to recommend here. Shin Megami Tensei 4 should have been a shoe-in for must have RPG for any 3DS owner. However there really just isn’t enough here to make this an easy recommendation for any but the most diehard fans of the series. There’s just too much that the game does wrong to supplant Fire Emblem: Awakening for that title which is a tremendous shame. Read More.
Space Hulk could really do for either having a price drop or having a scenario editor released. If there is anything to be said about this game is that there’s a lot of potential here. From the fun that can be had with a friend, or even random stranger online, to the possibilities that could come from a community of fan submitted scenarios Space Hulk could grow immensely. In that potential I see greatness and what we’ve got right now to tide us over is none too shabby either. Read More.
The best way to sum up Blacklist is “good idea.” Almost everything that the development team has done seems like a good idea on paper but the actual execution of it leaves a lot to be desired. As you experience each aspect of the game you’ll find that element after element just cries out to be used in a less crappy fashion. I’m not sure if these elements were the game developer’s intention or if some things were forced on them by meddling higher-ups but the result is the same – a damn good game ruined by a series of bad design decisions. Read More.
In control of the colorful minions once more, Pikmin 3 brings a new world to explore and harvest, collecting everything your little buddies can carry while trying to fix your ship along the way. With three new characters this time around, there're more options to explore the world, and much more to see and plan as each new day begins. With a lengthy story mode and two separate multiplayer modes to play, it's also bound to keep your interest for a while. Read More.
There's no denying that, in the right hands, Disney Infinity is a lot of fun. If you're not sure your kid will take to it, try out a friend's game, or see how little Bobby or Suzy responds to an in-store demo first. Like any major investment you want to last for a while, you should really test drive it first... unless your kid is already utterly mad for the game, in which case, you won't be disappointed, although you will be poorer. Like many Disney experiences, Disney Infinity might be expensive, but it provides value for that money. They've created an empire on a series of premium products. Back when Disneyland was built, many people didn't think anyone would pay that kind of money to go on rides, but Disney made it work. Read More.
Rayman Legends creates a colorful experience with some great music to play through, and luckily, manages to back up its presentation with some solid gameplay as well. Fans of platformers would be remiss to not pick this up, especially if they have friends to play it with. Read More.
Let’s be blunt – Neverwinter wants your MMO subscribers and isn’t playing around with trying to steal them. This game has come out of the corner swinging with plenty of content, no subscription fees and a top quality gaming experience. Read More.
Honestly the only reason to buy Terraria on the console is if you don’t have the PC version and are interested in the console exclusive boss and equipment. But if you want to actually enjoy the game then just play it on the computer and spare yourself some grief. Read More.
The Xbox Live Arcade download delivers lots of tricks, jumps, boost, and bails, but not without an underlying setting of confusion. Read More.
If you're young, or just a young-at-heart nostalgic that grew up with RPGs when they were still coming into their own in the '90s and early 2000's, you'll find tons to enjoy with this title. What few missteps the game takes are phenomenally eclipsed by a great sense of joy, silliness, clever gameplay, and sheer imagination. Read More.
This is a damn good piece of DLC but it can be a bit of a hard sell. Not only is it a bit on the short side, clocking in at only about two or three hours, but the story is clearly only a portion of the whole. Since we know that the third, and final, piece of DLC is also story related Daud’s story will almost certainly be resolved there. So it almost boils down to it being like an episodic game in the form of DLC. Whether that makes this all justifiable is up to the individual gamer. Read More.
If it wasn’t for the glitches and the bland activities I would heartily say that Saint’s Row 4 is one of the best open world experiences on the market. Sadly these two issues really drag the game down to the point that it’s just a good game. While that’s more than can be said for a lot of recent releases I was waiting for it’s still a bit disappointing to see a game stumble and fall when it was so close to being one of the best. Read More.