When you sprinkle the words “Final Fantasy” into the title of your videogame, there are certain expectations: epic fantasy, cutting-edge RPG mechanics, spiky-haired heroes of ambiguous gender. When you attach words like “dissidia” or “duodecim” to the front of the Final Fantasy brand, though, expectations can often mutate into confusion, which is appropriate: DDFF is a rather confusing game...
Crossover fighting games are nothing new, and they always tend to have one thing in common: From Super Smash Bros. to Marvel vs Capcom 2, they’re less about exploring what happens when disparate universes come together, and more about seeing how hard those universes can wordlessly kick each other in the teeth.
We've supposedly increased our mental acuity with Brain Age (and every knockoff under the sun), yet we still had our minds melted by the vast majority of Downstream Panic! It's a nearly brilliant (and obscenely adorable) blend of puzzle solving, strategic item usage, and Rube Goldberg-like mechanisms.Like classic puzzler Lemmings before it, Downstream Panic! challenges you to manipulate the environment to guide small critters to safety, and in
Dragon Ball Z. For some, the name calls to mind an incomprehensible cartoon (or manga comic) in which each character is from a different planet, nobody stays dead, and everyone's hair keeps changing color. For others, it's a brilliant epic chronicling a battle for supremacy between beings with the power of gods, with Earth itself hanging in the balance. Whichever your take is, you have to admit that the first DBZ fighting game on PSP is actually pretty good.
The storyline (based loosely on the
Before you read this review of Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai – Another Road, read our previous review here. “But wait,” you ask, “isnt this review for last years game?” And the answer to that question is yes – but this appears to still be last year's game, so that review is still completely accurate.
Okay, perhaps this isnt exactly like last years game – theres a new story mode thats quite unique. Its an alternate, future timeline that tells an entirely
Grab on to your dragon balls, it’s about time for another installment in the DBZ franchise. Developed by Namco Bandai, Dragon Ball Z: Tenkaichi Tag Team lets fans experience a proper game adaptation of the popular Japanese animated series. The game hosts a wide range of features including 2 vs 2 combat, ad-hoc multiplayer, and a campaign covering the entire original Dragon Ball Z story...
Each new Dragon Ball Z game is usually met with a wave of intense fandom – simply put, people loooove Dragon Ball. But we have to believe even the most ardent and hardcore fans will see past the ruse that is Dragonball: Evolution, a drab fighter further decimated by frankly embarrassing production values.
Dragon Ball Z fighters usually find success via an established mixture of flash and extensive content that delivers a
Dragoneer's Aria manages to deliver a classic Japanese role playing game for the PSP complete with girlie-man lead characters, scantily clad heroines, and all the trimmings we've come to expect from our usual RPG fix (heavy plot, crafting system, shiny items, etc.) What the game fails to deliver is anything out of the ordinary - the graphics are nothing we haven't seen before, the epic plot goes nowhere (slowly), and the combat is mind-numbingly repetitive.
The sad thing is, Dragoneer's Aria
Driver '76's New York City will inevitably seem familiar to players of the console title for which it serves as a prequel - 2006's Driver: Parallel Lines - but the portable format suits its short missions and bite-sized police encounters nicely.
There's a rudimentary story about earning a date with a Triad gang leader's daughter, but behind the wheel is where the real action is: 27 main story missions skid all over the Big Apple as you hijack trucks, drive getaway on armed robberies, steal
If you’re itching for a hack-and-slash level-grinding experience on your PSP and don’t care about story, character development, or varied gameplay, you might find Dungeon Explorer: Keepers of the Ancient Arts bland but tolerable. If you’re looking for anything beyond that, however, this action RPG is sure to disappoint. After customizing your character (you’ll get to choose your general look, race, gender, and job),