We're back for another hour or so of game-based rambling. This week we soar to the high-brow heights of why Japanese RPGs may be in danger in the Western world and trawl the depths of whether we'd have a kiss with Heavy Rain's Madison
Putting all of Resonance of Fate’s new ideas into words is impossible, so we’ll just say this: forget what you know about Japanese RPGs, because tri-ACE is changing the formula. For example, the overworld comprises dozens of floors, each with hundreds of hexagonal pieces, all encircling a giant tower. To navigate it, you earn jigsaw pieces to slot into greyed-out, impassable hexagons.
In the 1980s, videogames weren’t ‘cool.’ They were rad. Totally rad. And the raddest games at the time were on the Nintendo Entertainment System, the console that made so many from our generation gamers for life. The collective memory of playing Super Mario Bros. and blowing into cartridges has a worldwide reach that crosses cultures and transcends borders. The proof is in the ads
Bungie has finally released concrete details on what will arguably be the biggest game on 360 this year, Halo: Reach. In the latest installment in the award-winning, mega-selling series, you’re back in the armour of a Spartan and the story rewinds to the early days of the momentous human/Covenant conflict.
What is Rapture?
It’s a city built at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean by billionaire Andrew Ryan to escape the social anxiety of a post-war America. It opened on November 5, 1946 and construction finished in 1951.
Let’s get one thing straight right from the off: I’m shit at COD. Oh sure, I’ve finished both Modern Warfares on Veteran with my sanity and personal hygiene (barely) intact. But pit me against a P90-wielding fourteen-year-old from Arkansas on the land of the interwebs and I absolutely crumble. Want further proof of my sheer shittyness? I had to knock back five cans of the strongest French lager known to man in an effort to
Near 200 national teams. All the stadiums, carnival atmosphere and glamour of the world’s biggest sporting event. A refined, sexier version of the most sophisticated footie engine ever. Yup, it’s safe to say EA’s latest World Cup game is shaping up to be pretty tasty. We got hands-on with the game recently and can confidently state its set to become this generation’s finest footie title yet.
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You know the biggest problem with iPhone games? Volume. About a thousand of them come out each month and no gamer has the time or the cash flow to sift through the mountains of sludge and search out the good stuff. That’s where we come in. We’ve navigated the iMinefield of cash-ins, wannabes, and just plain crap to deliver to you the five mega-funnest, most addictive, and flat-out best games released during the past month
If you want to get ahead, get a hat. Preferably one that makes you look like you’ve ripped the face off a Nintendo character and you’re wearing it like a macabre trophy.
They were once the way ahead. But now they're dead