East meets west and old school meets new in 17 Bit’s Skulls of the Shogun, a strategy game that channels the spirit of a bygone era in more ways than one. Can this rookie warrior dish out the damage, or has this battle already been lost?
Agent 47’s recent outing in Hitman: Absolution pitted him against such dangers as intelligent soldiers, larger-than-life body guards, and other dangers. Perhaps his biggest adversaries in the game, however, were the “gun-toting, PVC and latex-clad nuns” that impeded his process
Deadly Premonition is not your typical survival horror game. Food-crazed FBI agents, wheelchair-bound citizens in gas masks, delectable Sinner’s Sandwiches — it’s no surprise that this 2010 Xbox 360 title has amassed itself a legion of fans and developed a cult following
Platformers are a dying breed in the video game world. So are puzzle games. So when a platform-puzzler like Double Fine’s and Sega’s The Cave comes along, it’s like finding a dodo bird at the end of a double rainbow. However, just because this hybrid is a rarity, is it also worth spelunking for?
The recent film adaptation of The Hobbit had a noticeable change of tone than the original The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Cheeky one-liners, jokes about bodily fluids, and other off-kilter touches made it feel more like a movie for children than adults
When it comes to the world of marketing, the sky’s the limit. Seeing how marketers need to sell users on a product, it’s practically a requirement to grab people’s attention any way they can
Who doesn’t want to do something awesome and look cool while doing it? Unfortunately, many titles these days settle for worlds of chest-high walls and super serious gameplay. PlatinumGames, a company known for the extraordinary, is teaming up with Sega to add some color to a post-apocalyptic world with Anarchy Reigns, a free-for-all brawler consisting of cybernetic ninjas, fabulous pimps, and a muscle-bound man with a chainsaw
Fighting games usually come in one of two flavors: tournament-ready ordeals designed for the hardest of the hardcore, and casual affairs made for the everyday gamer. Pleasing both crowds with one title is no small feat, but that not stopped SuperBot Entertainment and Sony Computer Entertainment’s Santa Monica Studio from trying with their crossover fighter PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
Street Fighter X Mega Man might not be the comeback fans were looking for, but it beats some of the blue bomber’s more…embarrassing entries by a mile. Here’s to another 25 years and another 100 entries in the series. A crossover retro-revival that tries to combine two worlds…with mixed results
Punishing gameplay, detailed sprites, and arcade aesthetics are three things you would not normally associate with mobile gaming, but SNK Playmore hopes to prove everybody wrong with an iOS and Android port of the run-n-gun classic Metal Slug. Is this a faithful rendition, or has this time-honored warrior seen one too many battles?
Don’t you just love it when games try something new? This originality often comes at the expense of gameplay, but developer Suda51 has a knack for making entertaining titles that also manage to transcend you usual cover-based-shooter-of-the-month. Continuing his pedigree, his latest title Black Knight Sword looks to combine 16-bit gaming, platforming, and a steep learning curve into a theatrical opera about a warrior and his journey. The question is, is this knight worthy of his sword?
Can video games be both fun and educational? It’s a delicate balance to achieve, one that often leaves gamers frustrated and/or bored when attempted. However, 5th Cell’s long-running Scribblenauts series of educational games seems to be one of the few that can pull it off with panache, forcing gamers to turn to their dictionaries instead of GameFAQs. With Scribblenauts Unlimited now available, is it worth gamers’ while to expand their vernaculars?