thing you need to know about Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy is that after
you clear a mission, dive-bombing into the mountains is a bad idea. Unlike most
games, that Mission Cleared screen does not grant godlike immunity, and we had
to restart more missions than we'd like to admit because we flew our F-16 into
the ocean for fun...
Adventure Time's first game is finally here, and though it has some flaws, it's definitely a worthwhile adventure for fans of the show...
Whacking a ball around with a paddle in hopes of breaking stuff is an age-old pursuit, and dusting off this Game Boy launch title reminds us of how much fun a decent block breaking game can be – even if it doesn’t quite rise to the occasion itself. Nintendo’s not-so-subtle Breakout clone exchanges the paddle for a spaceship ostensibly containing a pint-sized Mario, but the gist is exactly the same: you smash blocks by ping-ponging a ball upward. Repeat until you run out of lives or patience...
The first game I ever bought on the original DS was Asphalt 2: Urban GT, because I wanted to play a 3D, handheld racing game. It wasn't amazing, but I can still remember playing it in bed at 1am after getting home from the midnight launch. It holds a special place in my heart as the first game I owned on a beloved console. If Asphalt 3D was the only game I bought at 3DS' launch, it would hold an equally special place. In my bin.
Some games feel just as good today as they did twenty years ago; others, not so much. Originally released in 1989, Baseball on the Game Boy was a refreshingly strong hardball experience that some of us, um, old enough to have it back then, loved. Featuring a couple of teams with unique player characteristics and the ability to strategically manage pitchers and hitters, at the time it was as good of a handheld baseball game as could be. Unfortunately, time has not been kind to Mario, Luigi, and friends...
Dr. Kawashima is back to work your grey matter. Is his latest batch of exercises worth the price of admission?
While the traditional bubble-shooting match-three gameplay of the series remains intact, Bust-A-Move Universe feels completely stripped-down compared to the previous two Bust-A-Move games that were released for DS. It only features two basic modes – a story mode and a challenge mode – with no multiplayer at all and not much content in total.
The concept of Bust-A-Move is simple – aim and shoot bubbles to match colors and clear all the bubbles without going over the line at the bottom of the screen. Universe adds a few small twists here and there...
Is the 3DS follow-up to Lords of Shadow everything it's cracked up to be? Find out in our full review...
Anytime anything beloved is changed there’s going to be a
reaction, and it’s usually going to be negative – nostalgia can be
blinding like that. It can make people look at beauty with disgust, and
make rational, sensible changes appear blasphemous. As is the reaction
to Cave Story 3D, the
three-dimensional remake of the classic PC shooter. While it stays true
in gameplay, the new developer replaced the clean,
beautiful sprites of the original with 3D characters in 3D environments
fighting 3D enemies. To
many, it doesn’t matter that the changes to 3D will help the game reach a
audience, and it doesn’t matter that developer Nicalis worked with
Amaya, the creator of the original, to create the update. All that
that if it’s different, they’re going to hate it. And it's different, so
they're going to hate it. Which is a shame, because
Cave Story 3D is absolutely remarkable...
Is Atlus’s homage to Guardian Heroes another must-have for the 3DS, or does it fall short of its inspiration? Find out in our review...