Star Hammer Tactics is still one of the best PlayStation Minis games available through the PSN. The Aussie indie hit lacked greatly in terms of presentation, but for those short strategic fixes, it was the perfect small download to have sitting on the PSP. One the iPad, it’s even better.
Over the next five weeks I will be reviewing the Geneforge series, recently re-released and let loose on the Steam store. This is something of a retro review, considering that the first installation was first published way back in 2001. For you retro/RPG junkies, that shouldn’t be an issue.
THQ had a bigger hit than it probably realised with the uDraw Game Tablet for the Nintendo Wii. It sold in large quantities despite being very cheap by art tablet standards, and has seen a trickle of extra software titles released since then.
Samurai Blood Show took me by surprise. It's a defense game with some genuinely interesting gameplay quirks and a striking art style. For a genre that has long become saturated that's an impressive feat, especially when you consider it's a game that has production values and marketing weight of a major publisher (SEGA) behind it.
Another year, another sports game. Where the likes of FIFA go from strength to strength, the team management games continue to bubble away under the surface, very niche and never quite getting things perfect. Premier Manager 2012 is no different.
It's safe to say we're looking forward to King Arthur II: The Role-playing Wargame. The previous game was one of our favourites for the year, and the two dev diaries that Paradox Interactive have released for the sequel are looking mighty fine.
Vanguard Bandits has been forgotten by the gaming community at large. Its developer, Human Entertainment, is long gone and with it, most of its franchises.
Thank goodness for MonkeyPaw Games then, for picking up the rights and then publishing one of the forgotten tactics RPG classics. Vanguard Bandits has its fair share of rough edges, but there’s diamond in the rough.
Nintendo's little pink puffball has been pretty busy of late, across both Wii and DS. And now he's flying in on a star to try and save the struggling eShop platform. It's perhaps his toughest mission to date.
Metal Gear Solid, released for the Playstation in 1998, is seen by many as a pioneer for the genre of stealth video games. A game that mixes action and a deep story, Hideo Kojima’s classic is still worthy of a place in every gamer's shelf.