Hide and seek is one of the oldest playground games in existence. It only makes sense to translate the thrill of escaping your friends’ clutches into a digital form. After all, “don’t get caught” is a parameter gamers can instantly recognize.
It’s a simple premise that has expanded from outwitting a single enemy unit into outthinking collective AI.
Another holiday shopping season is here, bringing with it the grim realization that, once again, the game industry has failed to learn its damn lesson. Just like every other year, seemingly every game publisher on the planet has decided to shove its biggest releases onto store shelves for the holidays, confident that they won’t be buried under the avalanche of every other publisher doing the exact same thing.
Even two console generations ago we stopped batting our eyelids if games contained other, smaller games within them. It didn’t even seem odd if whole games were made up of dozens of little ones. Nowadays we use minigame mechanisms to open doors, enact fancy stealth kills, slaughter bosses or open chests. Minigames are everywhere, be it shoving boulders in Conan, coercing peasants in Oblivion or doing anything at all in Thrillville or
Here at CheatPlanet we're always trying to sort through the cheat submissions to find the tiny nuggets of helpful information hidden among the hundreds of moronic submissions we receive each day. It's a thankless job, one that we keep working on only because of our love of cheats and the happiness we feel when looking into a child's smiling face after he or she unlocks the second set of weapons in GTA IV (Call GUN-555-0100) and
Admit it - you’ve thought about choking quite a few videogame characters to death. Whether it’s an annoying sidekick or a particularly tough boss, there’s no denying that the urge to bust somebody in the mush hasn’t seized you. There are a lot of deserving punks we could put into this article - but the most aggravating offenses come from the cutest characters. Those fluffy types just there to make a game more
Nobody likes to see a Game-Over screen. As if knowing you suck isn’t bad enough, some games rub it in by torturing you with really annoying Game-Over screens. What could be worse than having to watch your demise from multiple angles, or sitting through the same long-ass cutscene of the world ending every time you fail? Tack one of these onto a tough boss fight, and you have a perfect formula for gamer rage. We’ve hand-picked this
In 1983 you, like us, would have played a Commodore 64. It was also the year you could have picked up a copy of 2000AD in the UK, to read it for Skizz written by a young Alan Moore. Twenty-five years later, the worlds of comics and games have definitively separated in terms of experience - so why do we see so many of our favorite comic creator names appearing in the credits of certain games? Rebellion bought 2000AD and Judge Dredd Magazine, Top Cow is half-owned by Eidos and Rockstars marketers
Tell us if you heard this one. A priest, samurai and elf walk into a bar and start tearing shit up. No? While not exactly the premise to XSEED's dungeon-crawling, action RPG Valhalla Knights, it should give you a sense of the almost limitless choices you have when forming your party of beastie-slaying experts. And make no mistake; you'll be doing plenty of demon
Never played Valkyrie Profile, right? Sure, a few of you out there did, but the game's developer tri-Ace didn't hit it big till years later - with Star Ocean: Till the End of Time. That PS2 RPG captured the imagination of hundreds of thousands of gamers. But it was hardly the first epic adventure tri-Ace had taken on. No, the company's roots reach much further back.
The original Star Ocean debuted on the Japanese version of the Super Nintendo. Arriving almost comically late - July 1996, almost
The original PlayStation was home to so many classic role playing games - an incredible variety of them. Though excellent, many slipped under everyone's radar. Valkryie Profile is one that sank like a stone - totally unfairly. Seeing the game again on the PSP is just another reminder of what a shame that is. It's an unusually good game - in every way.
Angsty teen saves the world? Nope. The star is Lenneth, a mature, battle-hardened goddess. She's sent to the living world to gather the souls of