Magic the Gathering: Duals of the Planeswalkers is a series that has been pretty popular in recent years. Focusing on a more "arcade" experience of the game, you don't build decks so much as play online with preconstructed decks of cards.
Avernum: Escape from the Pit HD is the second Spiderweb Software game to hit the iPad and it is a real highlight for RPGs on Apple’s platform. It’s actually a remake of one of Spiderweb’s most beloved classic RPGs (originally released way back in 1995) with some tweaking to bring it in line with more modern RPG sensibilities, which makes it an ideal starting point for anyone who hasn’t experienced on of Jeff Vogel’s RPGs previously.
In SpeedThru: Potzol’s Puzzle, a spiritual sequel to the WiiWare’s ThruSpace, Nintendo has found a new action puzzle franchise with some real legs. A manic and intelligent game, SpeedThru’s gameplay makes it a natural fit for a 3D console and for the most part it gets things right.
Hedgehog fans, rejoice. Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 will be hitting a multitude of game services over the next few months, starting in May.
Rather than a universal release date, the game will pop up on each console on a different day (at least in the States, that is). The first version out of the gate is on May 15th for PSN, quickly followed by an XBLA release on May 16th, a late May for PC, June for Android, and finally, July for Windows Mobile owners. It's worth noting again that the second episode will not be available on WiiWare, despite the presence of the first episode.
If you're an owner of the previous episode and decide to grab episode two, you'll be getting some benefits. The game sports "lock-on technology" somewhat similar to the Genesis titles, allowing you to run through both episodes with Metal Sonic and access four exclusive levels.
A good board game is deceptively educational. In focusing on lateral thinking, mastering a well made board game takes persistence, experience, and an understanding of mechanics that typically have a basis in some form of mathematics.
It was a bit surprising to see that a developer was taking on an update to the classic BurgerTime. It’s a series that hasn’t been around for a long while, and it’s a series that wasn’t all that great to start with. But that’s exactly what MonkeyPaw have done with BurgetTime World Tour, and they’ve done a respectable job at that.
Some interesting statistics from UBM TechWeb Game Network's Game Developer magazine suggest that though the games industry is getting far more profitable for indies, it's still a risky career decision.
The PlayStation really wasn’t short on entertaining JRPGs. Though many have had their fix from three incredible Final Fantasy games, the more committed fans were able to experience the genesis of Atelier games, the first Wild Arms and, of course, Grandia.
Two ninja games launched with the PlayStation Vita. One was Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus; the definitive version of one of the most beloved ninja games ever crafted. The other was Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen. You might not have heard so much about this game. Mostly because it was unfairly crucified in the majority of reviews out there.
Shinobi is one of those franchises with a reputation for being incredibly difficult, and as such it’s a franchise that has a small group of very fanatical followers. Those followers should be happy to know that Shinobi on the Game Gear has held up fairly well all these years later.