By the end of this year, the Game Boy Advance should be home to all the classic Final Fantasy games in their original forms. All but one, that is. Final Fantasy III has been singled out for a DS-sized upgrade, gaining a brand new face and other as yet unnamed features.
The original FFIII was only released for the Japanese NES in 1990, and has never been officially translated into English. The fact it's coming out at all is enough to make Fantasy fanatics run for their stash of Phoenix Downs.
You never forget your first: your first kiss, your first car, the first time you ripped out a ninja's spine with your bare hands. Each new Mortal Kombat game dug a little deeper into its own gory mythology, but the next chapter in the famed fighting franchise will be the last. Mortal Kombat: Armageddon will end Kombat as we know it.
Why kill a good thing? To make room for a better one. MK's long and winding plotline will wrap up with the PlayStation 2 and Xbox; as those machines make way for
When Sega announced that it was bringing its primate puzzler Super Monkey Ball to DS, we were so excited we almost choked on our bananas. Indeed, if ever there was a match made in beautiful simian nirvana, surely Super Monkey Ball Touch & Roll would be it.
And, after spending some quality time prodding AiAi and his spherically encased chimp buddies, we were certainly charmed by Touch & Roll, if not entirely bowled over by it.
Of course, with the series having already graced GBA, it's no
Ordinarily, if a game is called "a shiny mess," that would seem like a bad thing...but in the case of Full Auto, that's exactly what we're looking for. For a game that incorporates racing, explosives and flashy car models, Full Auto oversteps its bounds by adding even more features to this list. Beautifully rendered graphics immediately demand your attention - particularly on those oh-so-shiny pavement-eaters - but developer Psuedo Interactive has packed in a tremendous variety of surprising
The word "visceral" describes things that impact the soft internals of a body (particularly those of the stomach or ‘abdomen' to get all sciencey on you) and there's a good reason why it frequently describes boxing. Graphics or physics alone won't get the job done; a good boxing game has to make you feel like you're about to get slugged. EA has a reputation for delivering the experience of professional sports in a way that goes beyond the rules of the game, and Fight Night Round 3 hungers
Judging by the latest build, it would seem that the face of war is a huge, beaming grin, with a tiny wry smirk at one end that grows each time you take advantage of this RTS's array of realistic details.
Example: a firefight dominates a town square. Taking control of an anti-tank trooper, you sneak behind the enemy and send a rocket pounding into the back of their tank. The force of the explosion rolls it forward (smirk), crushing a few of its foot soldier allies (smirk).
Without the tank,
The word "visceral" describes things that impact the soft internals of a body (particularly those of the stomach or ‘abdomen to get all sciencey on you) and there's a good reason why it frequently describes boxing. Graphics or physics alone won't get the job done; a good boxing game has to make you feel like you're about to get
If movies and games have taught us nothing else in the last decade, we know one thing for sure: zombies are awesome. Capcom delivers the zombies like no other, so it comes as no surprise that one of Capcom's first titles out of the gate for the 360 is (gasp!) a survival horror zombie game. And why not? After the success of the Resident Evil, we're just begging for
With Xbox 360 out (if you can find one) and PlayStation 3 just around the corner, you might think the only place left for your old PS2 is in a box in the attic. But hold that thought, and cast your eye over our deluxe selection of upcoming titles: this generation isn't shuffling off quietly.
Valkryie Profile: Silmeria
The original Valkryie Profile, for PSone, slipped under the radar of all but a few dedicated RPG fans. Shame, because it was one of the most exciting games to hit the genre, with
Like the hatch in Lost or the appeal of Ashlee Simpson, Ninety-Nine Nights shrouds itself in impenetrable mystery. Nobody knows much about this Xbox 360 exclusive except that it's slated for an April 20th release in Japan, but weve uncovered a few delicious tidbits of info, including some interesting