Any RPG fan will tell you it can take between from 30 to 60 hours of hardcore level-grinding, adventuring, and monster battling to beat an average game. If that seems way too long, you’ll greatly appreciate Half-Minute Hero’s warp-speed take on the classic RPG. It boils down the typical trappings of the genre into their primordial elements and douses the whole thing with rocket fuel.
Just when you thought side-scrollers were a thing of the past, Atlus brings it back with its ultra-addictive, action-packed upcoming PSP release, Hammerin’ Hero. You get to play as the young carpenter-protagonist, Genzo Tamura, who is on a mission to stop the Kuromoku-gumi from their evil carpentry practices. The game is full of various stages to complete, each with its own boss to defeat. And though the stages are pretty short, they are full of fun collectibles and enough incentive to keep the game going. We’ve played through a good chunk and we gotta tell ya – it’s been pretty hard to put down.
We sat down for a chat with Justin Manning, Associate Producer for The Order of the Phoenix from EAs UK studio to find out all the latest gossip surrounding the darkest Harry Potter novel so
Bored of staking half-naked vampire chicks through the hooters? Tired of lugging around furniture sized sci-fi laser cannons, exploring dwarf riddled netherworlds and bending your Lamborghini round a flag pole? Then why not become a farmer and nestle yourself in this quiet little town filled with helpful country folk just looking to make ends meet? This is a game that moves at a pace you dictate. Rise at 6 A.M., till the dirt, plant some seeds and carry on with your daily farming routine. The
When it comes to heart-exploding jet action, Namco's Ace Combat series has had the genre cornered for years. But for some, even Ace leans too far to the flight-sim side of things, forcing you to bank, yaw and obey the restrictions of your plane. That's where Heatseeker comes in. Its no-nonsense approach to blasting jets out of the sky should have no trouble courting adrenaline-soaked gamers even if they've never piloted a virtual jet in their life.
Real-world sorties involve quick strikes
By now, Hellboy fans have had time to wash the filthy taste of 2004's PSone disaster Hellboy: Asylum Seeker out of their mouths. Don't know what we're talking about? Let's keep it that way - the big red paranormal investigator is lumbering back onto the videogame scene in the fall, and this time it looks like he's coming correct.
When he arrives, though, it'll be in two distinct incarnations. One's a dark-looking, deeply interactive brawler for the PS3 and Xbox 360, and the other is a bright,
The Hitman series has always been about finding creative solutions to problems, specifically the "problems" its protagonist is hired to kill. As the bald assassin named 47, players have been able to run around with guns blazing, sneak through the shadows and garotte guards from behind or slip on a disguise to poison or smother their targets, all to more or less equal effect.
Due in May, Hitman: Blood Money ups the ante not only by giving players inventive ways to kill, but also by giving them
Prowling through the first level of the third-person assassination simulation Hitman: Blood Money, we got the distinct feeling that we were being watched. A sizable hunk of that feeling came from the voices coming through the little earpiece and the constant, spoon-fed updates to our progress in the upper right corner of the screen. Of course, that's because the first level is all about getting your feet wet and instructing you how to go about your human hunting activities.
Not one to shy away from publishing games with a quirky premise and an equally absurd presentation, NIS America is championing yet another deliciously peculiar PSP title that tips the strangeness scale on its end. If you thought the publisher’s recent Disgaea spinoff, Prinny: Can I Really Be The Hero?, was a mouthful, prepare to get bowled over by Holy Invasion of Privacy, Badman! What Did I Do To Deserve This?
Its happened to all of us; were on the bus or a very long car trip when were struck with the undeniable urge to know exactly how smart we are. And thusly we praise the makers of the Brain Age/Training games on the DS for letting us quench our knowledge thirst while satisfying our puzzler-addicted minds. This series of games has been the sole reason why the DS vs. PSP war has raged for so long, until now. This summer Midway will be releasing Hot Brain for the PSP, enabling Sony fans to test