Power of Illusion is the strongest Epic Mickey game yet. However, given that the series has been weak, is that saying much?
What a coincidence: Eragon has shown up on consoles just in time to coincide with the release of the movie of the same name. One look at the film's trailer, or even the cover of the game, and you can get a pretty good idea of what you're in for: A short licensed game filled with half-assitude.
The game features your typical hack-and-slashery, with only a limited amount of combos to speak of. Eragon isn't your standard kiddy fare. Oh, there will be blood; not to mention broken necks, shattered
Like a viscera-loving fly, developer Spike has wormed its way into the rotting body cavities of countless survival horrors, laid its eggs and given birth to Escape from Bug Island. Its a real scavenger of a game, gnawing on the meat of the finest pedigree - namely Resident Evil 2 and Silent Hill 3. But like the common fly, its unable to digest it all without puking up on it first and churning it into a grotesque gaming mess.
Playing as a floppy-haired girly-faced guy - whose soft, boy-band
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Blending genres is always a tricky recipe. A pinch of RPG, a dash of FPS, and a hint of... some other acronym and, voila!: You've got the tastiest game on the market... or just plain alphabet soup? Unfortunately for Sirius Games, designers of action-RPG/RTS/GTA-clone Escape from Paradise City, their genre-blending plans never quite come together into a decent meal.
Things start out fun, if a tad clichéd: you're a former criminal, given a last chance to redeem yourself.
From the start, we were drawn in to Escape Plan based on the premise and the style alone. A black-and-white puzzler where we use the Vita's controls to navigate booby-trapped rooms? It's such a departure from the norm that we couldn't help but fall in love, but after playing through the imaginative games we found that it wasn't as black-and-white as we hoped...
The events of Eternal Poison are triggered by that timeless chestnut of plot clichés: the kidnapping of a princess. However, very few other details of this captivating strategy RPG are typical. The princess was kidnapped by demons, whose country seems to have just sprung out of nothingness.
It's hard to explain the premise of Eternal Sonata without making it sound a bit absurd. Take Frederic Chopin, a real historical figure from the 19th century (considered to be one of the greatest pianists of all time), and throw him into an over-the-top fantasy world full of magic, monsters, and political intrigue. Regardless of its seemly out-there plot, Eternal Sonata presents an engrossingly imaginative world with awesome gameplay and a story you might actually find yourself caring
Etrian Odyssey is not your typical Japanese RPG, though the cute anime artwork might mislead you at first. Its much more akin to the dungeon-crawlers of yesteryear. Instead of a pre-determined cast of characters that leave and join throughout, you craft your own party from several classes of adventurer. Rather than “Go to Town A, see event B, slog through Dungeon C, wind up in Town D, repeat” gameplay progression, how far youve managed to make it into the game is determined simply
Etrian Odyssey II: Heroes of Laagard is a very tough game to review simply because it's one of those "love it or hate it" game types: An old school dungeon crawler. There's only a rudimentary story (you're exploring a single, gigantic tree dungeon trying to find the way into a magic, floating castle), there's no character development beyond gaining levels and choosing skills, and its turn-based battles are
It’s always entertaining when a game comes along that repeatedly punches you in the face, kicks you in the gut, and expects you to love every second of it. Anyone who’s played either of the past two Etrian Odyssey games will be well acquainted with the terror that sets in when you’re deep inside the labyrinth with a party of warriors barely clinging to life.
Fighting your way back to the surface in order to save the game before a nasty monsters chows down on your band of spent adventures, instantly eradicating the last hour you spent meticulously grinding away to beef them up, makes for some intense dungeon crawling. Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City is every bit as brutal as its sadistic predecessors, but a bevy of new classes and some awesome features make the punishing trek back into the death-dealing underground catacombs a truly worthwhile adventure...