What Bizarre and Activision tried to do with Blood Stone is to create a game akin to the grittier, more visceral Daniel Craig Bond experience, sans puns and tuxedos.
Akin to how the original Guitar Hero for the PlayStation 2 made one believe that they were a master guitarist, Dance Central makes you feel as if you’re in a choreographed dance squad.
These boss battles do bring much-needed variety to the game, but they can be frustratingly hard at times, taking away from the game’s overall enjoyment.
It moves away from that novel experience of emulating a guitar and inches ever closer to feeling like a video game.
At first, the ease of pulling off these Top Gun-esque maneuvers is quite exhilarating, but as you get deeper into the game, the whole experience starts to feel shallow.
As the fall and winter months barrel down upon us, so does the cavalcade of retail video game releases.
What initially starts as a traditional RTS quickly evolves into a tactical mind game making players on both sides question various incidents on the battlefield.
For many years, downloadable games have been viewed as nice little distractions when compared to their retail brethren.
Whether it’s a train heist or gathering resources on a transforming planet, the game’s biggest strength lies in how it plays with the traditional formula in the single-player campaign.
While everyone will appreciate Atlas taking the time to add the “choose a gender” feature to this portable iteration, some shortcuts were made to make a portable version of Persona 3 possible.
While this is still fundamentally the same game that TT Games has always made, this simple tweak adds an extra layer of shine to an already strong foundation.
Just three years ago at E3, all three platform holders (Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo) were content to reach two distinct audiences.
To some, the lead up to E3, the annual game expo and confernence, is just as big as the event itself.
The game is absolutely gorgeous from the various explosions that happen during a race to how motion blur occurs as your car hurdles through the race track in breakneck speeds.
It manages to reach a Zen-like balance between dumb video-game gimmick and evolutionary brilliance.
Depending on your environment, the type of creature you are hunting, and what your goals are for that particular quest, a solid pre-game strategy is essential for success.
In the entertainment medium, the word “classic” is often interchangeable with “timeless.”
Last week, two forgotten gaming masterpieces appeared on two separate downloadable services—one a decade too early, the other a decade too late.
The games section on Apple’s App Store is like an open democracy on the brink of anarchy.