It’s sometimes hard to write a review for a game that so closely resembles another without constantly referring to the obvious. It’s obvious however that Urban Trial Freestyle is trying very hard to be the Playstation version of the very popular XBLA title Trials, (even mockingly using “Trail” in its name) and there’s no denying it. So for Urban Trial Freestyle to be hit it needs to do one of two things: either do something unique or be as good as or better than Trials. Read on to find out if Tate Interactive manages to pull it off, or send this Playstation exclusive crashing awkwardly into a wall. Continue reading →
There is no doubt that the 2nd half of 2011 has been one of the best few months in recent years as far as quality game releases go. With all the gaming goodness we have had, it leaves us, the gamers who intend to fit them all into our busy schedules, with the oh so familiar too-many-games-too-little-time dilemma. If you’re one of the many who just can’t keep up with the onslaught of great releases these past months then this guide might be for you.
So with E3 almost upon us and Nintendo showing off Café and Sony pushing NGP (Vita?) details, plus whatever Microsoft might show in terms of hardware (more Kinect or something else?), we thought about what 5 peripheral devices we’d love to see for the PS4 when it eventually comes out:
Ever since the dawn of the current generation there has been a trend seen in many franchises, and that is the “reboot”. Yes, the “reboot” has become the “sequel” of today and while some developers have successfully breathed new life into series from yesteryear, others have fallen flat and not been able to rekindle the love we had for our favorite IPs. If you were on the ropes whether the new Mortal Kombat is worth buying, I can happily tell you that, as far as reboots go, Mortal Kombat is more Street Fighter than Sonic.
MotorStorm Apocalypse has made its way to the PS3; however it has seen delays in the wake of the Japan earthquake and tsunami disasters. Some found this odd but having played the game it’s fully understandable why it was done. The in-game catastrophes are immense and are very close to some things witnessed in Japan recently. That being said; we will now explore what Apocalypse has to offer as a game and where the franchise is going.
There are plenty of games from the past that were not only excellent and carved a place in our hearts but that could also have a place in modern times. Now we don’t think that a simple remake of these would suffice, gaming has moved on and what worked then won’t work now. Games have evolved and as much as I loved story driven, text based adventure romps from Sierra I understand that that type of game simply won’t work on today’s console generation.
So for the sake of this piece I’ve included what I think might be needed to be changed or added in order for these games to work; to be successful both from a player’s perspective and from a sales perspective.
In today’s world of big budget marketing steering the thoughts of consumers I thought it would be good to take a look at 5 games on the PS3 that you may have missed, but owe it to yourself not to have missed. These are games that did not have massive posters and ad campaigns, were not splashed all over the internet hype train; but delivered, for the relatively few, a great gaming experience.
Ever since Sony announced the Minis, small downloadable games specifically targeted at the PSP Go, we’ve seen mostly uninspiring titles or games directly ported from the iPhone. Luckily things have started to change and a few very original games have been trickling though. By far the most fun I’ve had on the PSP all month is playing this little gem.Continue reading →