Akiba's Trip: Undead and Undressed (PlayStation 3)

Saving the world one pair of panties at a time

Preview: Samurai Warriors 4

This game is going to be amazing

Bakemongatari (Anime)

See, ma, Anime *can* be art!

Hyperdimension Neptunia RE;Birth 1 (PlayStation Vita)

One of the best reboots we've ever seen

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Review: Master Reboot (Nintendo WIi U)

Review by Nick H.

I love a good creepy game. They have the ability to engage the senses and mind in ways few other games can. A horror or suspense title is a challenging one to build, however. It needs to keep you intensely immersed in its world, in order to keep the mind focused on the ultimate payoff. Master Reboot comes close a few times and has a handful of quality moments, but it is an uneven package that does not quite come together when it needs to.

Review: Hohokum (Sony Playstation 4)

Hohokum PlayStation 4Review by Jedediah H.

Propelled by the wind, or perhaps by magical liberty, I drift the skies, the caves, the fabulous colours. But it's the night hours in this particular world, and the blackness of the backdrop teases me to explore the apparent emptiness. So I quickly ascend and pierce a skyline overpopulated by tiny stars, pleasant spirits that chirp then cling to my undulating body as I pass through them. Amused and curious as to what can possibly await below, I perform a vertical dive to ground level.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Review: Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair (PlayStation Vita)

Danganronpa 2 reviewReview by Matt S.

The first Danganronpa was a masterclass in narrative storytelling. Taking a series of murder mysteries, and wrapping them up in a philosophical framework that covered everything from Schrodinger's Cat to nihilism, game theory to morality, it's the kind of game that you could replay over and over again, looking at it from different perspectives and trying to puzzle through everything that it was throwing at you.

Persona 5, Dead or Alive 5 coming to PlayStation 4 (Oh, and Dragon Quest Warriors too)

News by Matt S. 

A couple of games that I've got a personal interest in have just been confirmed for a PlayStation 4 release.

The Tekken guys are making a VR game about a schoolgirl

News by Matt S.

This was inevitable - some developer in Japan was going to take the Oculus Rift or Sony's Project Morpheus technology for virtual reality, or VR, and use it to create one of those "quirky" games where for reasons unknown you, the player, find yourself in a schoolgirl's bedroom.

Review: CounterSpy (PlayStation Vita)

Review by Sam M.

CounterSpy places itself within the Cold War. Two sides, the Imperialist States and the Socialist Republic are competing in the Space Race. But it’s not the race you’re most likely thinking of. It’s a race to blow up the moon. C.O.U.N.T.E.R. has been tasked with finding the launch plans for both parties, to prevent the destruction of the moon.

Early Access Preview: Crypt of the NecroDancer (PC)

Preview by Chris I.

Roguelikes are a pet favourite genre for many of our team at DDNet. We're also quite fond of the rhythm game genre too. But what, oh what, would possibly happen if these two genres collided? Indie studio Brace Yourself Games has done the unthinkable and tackled this precise question. On paper, this might seem like an epic tragedy just waiting to happen, but this hardcore dungeon crawling (roguelike) rhythm game is shaping up to be awesome. It's not even completed yet and it's awesome.

Friday, August 29, 2014

The big games of September: Wow are you going to be busy

List by Jim S.

Here's  a basic fact: if you enjoy games (any kind of game), then forget about doing anything else in September. You are going to be playing what seems like an endless stream of games.

Here's only a selection of them. There are a whole load that we've either forgotten or simply run out of the energy to write them all out. So apologies if we've left your #1 game off the list!

Be sure to let us know which games are on your list for the next month!

Nintendo has announced a new Nintendo 3DS

News by Matt S.

Well, this came out of nowhere. Nintendo has announced a hardware revision to its 3DS and 3DS LL models, with the new devices having more power, a better screen, and more buttons.

Anime Review: Date a Live: The Complete First Season (Blu-Ray)

Review by Matt S.

Here we go. I bet you were all looking forward to just what I had to say about Date a Live, otherwise known as "that incredibly popular anime with all the fan service." Offensively popular, according to a more than a few people.

Idea Factory to release Hyperdimension Neptunia RE;Birth 2 on the Vita in the west

News by Matt S.

I really enjoyed Hyperdimension Neptunia RE;Birth 1 on the PlayStation Vita. In fact, it's one of my favourite PlayStation Vita games. Apparently it has been a success, because Idea Factory is remaking the second (Hyperdimension Neptunia RE;Birth 2: Sister's Generation) for the PlayStation Vita as well.

Last chance! Get your name in for a chance to win TWO NISA games

Contest by Matt S.

Do you want a couple of new games to play on your PlayStation Vita? That's a silly question... of course you do!