South Park is an incredibly accurate gaming experience. The style is exactly like the show and it flows so well between cut scenes and regular gameplay. Exploration in the open world of South Park makes the game just a joy to experience. You really are the new kid in town and the game does a fantastic job of making you feel like a character in the show itself.
It’s ridiculous just how entertaining it is to go from house to house and explore. The game is so much fun in this way, I’m already craving Halloween DLC, unless there is something like that in game and I’m just not there yet. This really is your own living, breathing version of the show. So much so that you’ll get distracted away from the RPG elements rather quickly. Even their implementation is well thought out. (more…)
Just one more sleep until South Park: The Stick of Truth is released! The long delayed RPG epic by Obsidian Entertainment is looking fantastic and PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 owners will be able to move their ‘new kid’ to the quiet mountain town tomorrow. How much does the game look like the television show? Check out the videos after the break for a great preview of just how much this title represents the series it’s based on. (more…)
Launching on the same day as Yoshi’s latest video game adventure, Yoshi’s New Island, is a green Yoshi Edition Nintendo 3DS XL system that features an image of Yoshi on the front, as well as a series of cute Yoshi eggs on the back. The system will launch on March 14 at a suggested retail price of $199.99.
Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy (Level 5 / Nintendo) – Rated: E-10 – $39.99
The Professor Layton series couples brilliant puzzle games with a fascinating story to create a riveting formula that has provided great entertainment for mystery fans and puzzle-solving gurus alike. In Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy, journey across the globe aboard the airship Bostonius while solving mind-bending brainteasers themed to their environments. Can you help Professor Layton and his assistants solve the greatest puzzle mankind has ever faced and uncover the mystery surrounding the ancient Azran civilization? Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy launches in stores and the Nintendo eShop on Feb. 28.
rePLAY: Symphony of Heroes”—the spiritual successor to one of the most acclaimed concerts to ever hit the stage, “Play! A Video Game Symphony”—is an exciting new concert series that celebrates the artistic side of video games and features music depicting memorable moments from some of the most popular and beloved video games of all time, including Journey, The Legend of Zelda, The Elder Scrolls, Halo, Final Fantasy, God of War, Metal Gear Solid, and more. The captivating show will make its North American debut at St. Petersburg’s Mahaffey Theater on April 19 and give concert goers an experience that promises to leave them screaming for more.
Square Enix announced today that zombie card battle RPG, Deadman’s Cross, has exceeded over a million downloads worldwide, just 12 days after launch.
Following on from last year’s release of Guardian Cross, Deadman’s Cross is set in a world infested with Deadmen, a race of zombies that have devastated the world. Use your rifle to hunt zombies within the time allotted. Acquire the cards of any zombies you defeat and use them to build your own deck.
Cinemax, an independent studio with more than 40 titles published so far, today officially announced The Keep, an old-school dungeon first person crawler with real-time combat for the Nintendo 3DS hand-held system. The Keep will be available in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS this summer.
The idea behind The Keep is to bring the essence and dark atmosphere of RPGs from the past to a new platform with touch screen based controls for newcomers and fans of the genre alike.
If you’ve played Square Enix’s previous free-to-play card battle game, Guardian Cross, you know just what to expect from this zombie infested follow up. Deadman’s Cross is more of the same, following the same formula and game structure. But wait, shouldn’t a sequel bring something new and fresh to the table? Well I say if it’s not broke, don’t fix it.
That’s not to say that there isn’t anything fresh in Deadman’s Cross, just that the core mechanics and gameplay remain unchanged. There are a few elements this time around that are brought forward and fleshed out. Pun intended.
It’s becoming a trend that high profile Nintendo 3DS titles are getting the console treatment and receiving an HD upgrade.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced that Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate – Deluxe Edition for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii U system and PC. The game is being developed by Armature Studio, the same team behind Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate for handheld. The game will deliver the same story and gameplay, however the game will of course now be in high-definition.
The game will be exclusively released digitally on April 2nd on the PlayStation Network, Xbox LIVE Marketplace, Nintendo eShop and Steam for $15.99.
Square Enix and Eidos-Montréal released a Thief launch trailer today to celebrate the launch of their new game, which is set to his tores next week.
With the game so close to release the new launch trailer for Thiefcontains new sections of gameplay and glimpses at some key encounters that lie in wait for Garrett.