Some would argue that Pokémon is more than a regular JRPG, given how life-guzzling it can be to catch, trade, and train all of the iconic monsters. There are so many variables for each individual animal and some gamers enjoy spending hundreds of hours to create teams that skew the chances in their favour (thus building massive armies in the process). These people are the prime audience for WiiWare’s My Pokémon Ranch, Nintendo’s first Pokémon “game” for the service.
Every time we hear about something new in the Game of Thrones universe, we get a little excited. The novels are spectacular. The board games are superb. The HBO TV show is up there with the best ever. The last video game was... disappointing.
Many would think, given how influential it is, Apple would be the biggest phone vendor. It's actually not (given it only really has one "new" phone on the market at a time, that's actually not that surprising), but it's getting closer.
From the depths of outer space comes…TERROR! HORROR! GORG! Who amongst the human race is strong enough to stop an unstoppable force? Only the brave Captain Adam! Our last hope against the Unstoppable GORG!
You know Double Fine don't you? They made the underrated classic Psychonauts and the, um, not so great Brutal Legend. Now they're back with a Kinect game in tow- and it's one that you might be very interested in.
The iPad is slowly becoming a handy device to have around to relive the classic games from the previous generation or so. From GTA 3 to The Bard’s Tale, Resident Evil 4 and Soul Calibur, the device is clearly capable of handling games of roughly the size and complexity what showed up on the PS2.
We've found that the 3DS Virtual Console has plenty of good retro games, but it's hard to deny that weekly releases have been rather slow. The typical week brings one new title for Game Boy or Game Boy Color (if that). If the latest rating by the ESRB (Entertainment Software Rating Board) is to be believed, though, Sonic is coming to "speed" up releases, so to speak.
Triple Trouble is one of Sonic's many 2D platforming outings on the Game Gear, but it's also commonly regarded as the best. The game has been released in a few retail collections, but never digitally.
Sega announced nearly one year ago that Game Gear titles would be coming to the Virtual Console, but we've yet to even see a third party handhelds so far. The list of announced Japanese titles includes Sonic Triple Trouble, Sonic Drift 2, Shinobi, Dragon Crystal, and Columns.
While the ESRB has not always been an accurate way of determining when or if a game will be released (see EarthBound on the Wii's Virtual Console), it would make sense for Game Gear games to start pouring in sometime soon. To top it all off, this Thursday is "Hedgehog Day". Coincidence? Probably, but Thursday also happens to be the the day of North America's eShop update. Hmm...
Should Sonic Triple Trouble hit the eShop, expect a review to follow.
If there’s any justice in the world, Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land will be the start of a SRPG franchise that will rival Fire Emblem and Final Fantasy Tactics as a popular, commercially successful name.
Now, the app store has a terrible predicament. Let’s ignore the obvious problems like the fact that it’s a walled garden, that it’s so heavily censored, or even that the comments are only just above the IQ level of people who leave their thoughts on Youtube – it has a bigger problem than all this. The issue Apple is facing is that 90 per cent of all apps within the store are flaming bags of dog crap that are left burning on your porch until you stomp them out. But by then your shoe smells awful and you’ve lost your 99 cents to it. Hero Academy is not a flaming bag of dog crap, but it is wholly unremarkable.
I love going into things with no idea what to expect because in my experience it yields far more good than bad. What I came out of reviewing this game with was a feeling of joy and nostalgia. I actually should've had this preview done much earlier but every time I went to write it I wanted to play the game instead. (Right, you’re fired – ed.)
I recently rediscovered my old Game Boy Color. It was in a forgotten cupboard in a bathroom (don’t ask me how it got there), so with all the humidity it must have gone through, I wasn’t exactly expecting it to be working as I slotted a few batteries into the back of it.
Mix Risk with Scrabble and you get Quarrel. If that doesn’t have board game fans scrambling to get to the App store, nothing will. It’s a frankly brilliant little combination that is pulled off with real style, at UTV Ignition has a real hit on its hands, I’ll wager.