After a few less than stellar outings, the Blue Blur is poised yet again to return to his former glory in the upcoming action platformer Sonic Lost World on the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Combining the speed of classic 2D Sonic titles with the glorious 3D worlds of the Super Mario Galaxy series, Sonic Lost World looked to have all the tools needed to make this game a must-have holiday release. From what I got to play though, those glory days are still unfortunately best left as memories from Saturday mornings long past. It was obvious at the beginning
An 80′s inspired show deserves an 80′s inspired game. That’s just what WayForward and D3 Publisher deliver with Regular Show: Mordecai and Rigby in 8-bit Land. After being sucked into a video game Mordecai and Rigby must fight their way through four 8-bit worlds. Facing peril after peril the two must combine their unique abilities to overcome the challenges in front of them. Familiar characters and that Regular Show sense of humor surely will make 8-bit Land a fan favorite. Combining platforming, side-scrolling space shooter, and top-down shooter Regular Show achieves its target level of nostalgia. Regular Show: Mordecai and
There are now only two words in fighting games. They aren’t Street Fighter. Nor are they Mortal Kombat. No, the only two words you need are Dive and Kick. Divekick distills the fighting game genre down to a base element: the diving kick. Simultaneously parody and nuanced skill based fighter. Iron Galaxy has crafted some deceptive simplicity in Divekick’s two button control scheme; how hard can a game be if it doesn’t even use any directional controls? Psych-outs, spacing, and timing are the keys to victory with any of the 13 unique playable characters.
Splash Damage and Nexon brought their new free to play first person shooter to the show floor this year. In what has to be the biggest booth ever for a pre-alpha build Extraction (formerly Dirty Bomb) enters the realm of class warfare. The single game type and map available showed off fast paced run and gun gameplay and the class based teamwork that is the core of Extraction. Five character classes are on offer: heavy weapons, support, medic, engineer, and sniper. Each class has his or her own special ability and/or piece of equipment. The heavy has a concussion grenade
The idea of a match three puzzle game is old. Some would say it’s a stale dying genre. whether or not this is a correct assessment is really a matter of personal opinion. Either way, it’s nice to see that someone out there still cares enough to push this type of game forward with a new additions to the old concept. Zombie! Zombie! Zombie! Is a match three action puzzler. A match three with a twist. Rather than the standard format of three in a row or three in a column, Big Fish Games has the player harnessing the destructive
The Killer is Dead in Suda51′s latest game of murder, assassins, and harrowing plot devices. Slashing and shooting isn’t usually as brutal or surreal as it is in KiD, which was a wonderful change of pace. You play as Mondo Zappa, an assassin who has just joined Bryan’s Execution Office. Strangely enough this assassination business is paid for by the state, leaving them to fight all sorts of supernatural horrors. This leads to some interesting level designs from an Alice in Wonderland inspired stage to a high-tech music company to even a mansion on the dark side of the moon!
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist is the latest installment in Ubisoft’s stealth-action series. I would say this iteration actually transcends the normal expectations, delivering alternate methods of gameplay to the user normally saved as an afterthought of “well…yeah, you could play it that way, but…” Developed at Ubisoft Toronto, the player is encouraged to seek out a play style that suits them. There are three gameplay styles you are given to master: Ghost, Panther and Assault. Ghost is your non-lethal, typical stealth technique. You were never there. Panther is all about quick, lethal strikes from the shadows. The enemy knows
We’ve been following Disney Infinity all year since it was announced and now finally have the game in our hands – able to play like regular gamers. For those new to the Disney Infinity experience — it is a game with many Disney licensed properties as ‘play sets‘ including Pirates of the Caribbean, Monsters University, Cars, The Lone Ranger, Toy Story and The Incredibles. In addition to those play sets there are also additional figures that can be bought separately to play with and use in ‘toy box‘ mode. The game costs about $75 for a starter-kit containing three figures