Category Archives: PS3
I was never fond of digital games. The idea of having the game in my physical possession with the others in my collection always seemed like the superior method when purchasing games. Having had previous misfortunes with online purchases of games through my Nintendo 3DS, which in-turn meant replacing my entire online library, my hesitation always surrounded the effort to press the purchase button on the PlayStation Network. Read the rest of this entry
Everyone has a favorite game, heck even a favorite series but that doesn’t mean you’ll always replay that game. In fact few games ever get the replay treatment, only the best of the best. For starters, the replay treatment is different than replaying a game for the rest of the achievements or one thing you missed, NO MATTER HOW FAR you missed that one specific quest/item/whatever.
No, replaying a game yearly is only saved for the true wonders of a gamers heart. For me, considering I don’t buy that many new games per year, I have a very large list for replay games. For starters, Donkey Kong Country 2, Super Mario World, Super Mario Bros 3, and Goof Troop are all things I replay any chance I go to my grandmother’s house with the SNES plugged in. Paper Mario 64 is a classic I can never not play, along with Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga for the GBA. Fighting games, in my personal opinion, do not count although I have logged in some many hours at Marvel vs Capcom 2 it has basically turned into a daily fixture. Last, but not least, in my abundance of yearly replays is that of Ocarina of Time; and yes the N64, GCN, Master Quest and 3D version all count. The same goes for Sonic 3 & Knuckles, be it on my SEGA Genesis or Gamecube I have to replay the game. Funny, I feel more like I’m naming a greatest games all-time list rather than a yearly replay list, but that is what comes with these games; they are just the fantastic in so many ways.
After years on the sideline without us hearing anything regarding the future of the Sly Cooper franchise, we were given The Sly Collection. Compiling all three original games in one helpful bundle, it re-acquainted fans to the crafty raccoon while introducing him to new fans of the series. Sucker Punch’s creation had finally popped his head onto the PlayStation 3, but many wondered if we would see a new fully fledged adventure involving Sly Cooper and the gang?
Fast forward to 2013 and Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time is now on PlayStation 3. Although it may not be created by Sucker Punch, the new developer has shown its great love for the franchise. Sanzaru Games has produced a Sly experience many believe is on-par with the original trilogy, but what do we think?
Today Robbie Key, Michael Troina and Jamie Briggs analyse Sly’s latest adventure. How does it compare to the original series? Does it feel like a Sly Cooper experience? Does it capture the charming characters the series is beloved for? We will be discussing all of that and much more. Read the rest of this entry
We have come a long way when it comes to graphics in video games, and three particular fan-made trailers show us just how big the leap is. Take a look at GTA V Michael’s, Franklin’s and Trevor’s trailers, and then watch the entire trailers again, reconstructed in GTA: San Andreas’ engine.
The argument about PC graphics being better than console graphics is an unwinable war for either side. PC gamers say their games will always look better, while console gamers try to come up with poor objections that we all know do not suffice. However, is there a bigger issue regarding the PC and console relationship? Could it be an issue PC gamers are neglecting and console gamers do not care about? I think it is. I bet you are wondering what world ending catastrophe I am talking about? It is the idea that the quality of PC games are affected by their console counterparts.
The road to hell is paved with good intentions, and sand… lots and lots of sand.
Adrift in a sea of military shooters you’d be forgiven for being skeptical, or maybe even dismissing Yager’s Spec Ops: The Line as just another mindless war game. But despite its generic title and outward appearance, beneath its surface lies a harrowing tale that takes players on an emotional, psychological journey through the dark reality of war. Where there are no good choices and men are forced to act in the face of impossible circumstances and live with the consequences of their decisions.
Welcome to Dubai…
To answer the title with no suspense
I am not saying this as a Sony fanboy, or a Nintendo fanboy, or a PC-lover. It’s just it is time to face the reality of Xbox Live: It’s over. Blame PSN and especially blame PS Plus. Funny… Sony has done something right for a change regarding it’s internet game (as Playstation Home users nod oh wait…there aren’t any!). From being ridiculed by different developers, to it’s Vita (let’s hope that succeeds) Sony hasn’t exactly been racking on the A+ side of their own ideas. Let’s not shut down on Xbox either, which is in more homes than the PS3, even with Sony’s great PS3 sale numbers (which are consistently rising); the Xbox started the storm for home-console online multiplayer.
Sleeping with dogs… sadly something I have a fair amount of experience in…
After being stuck in development hell for several years no-one knew exactly how Sleeping Dogs was going to turn out. Publisher Activision painted a fairly bleak picture of the title when they cancelled its production early last year, stating that it was “just not good enough”. However colossal Japanese publisher, Square Enix obviously realised its potential when they stepped in to resurrect the project. And thank god they did because Sleeping Dogs is an awesome sandbox experience in the same vein as Grand Theft Auto 4 or Saints Row the Third, with a gritty narrative full of conflict, subterfuge and consequence. If you’re an open-world fan and you’re looking for something to tide you over until GTA V, then look no further than the hardboiled action-fest that is Sleeping Dogs.
Ubisoft has announced the official release date for the downloadable title Call of Juarez Gunslinger.
For $14.99, players can saddle up their horses and download Gunslinger on May 22 for Xbox Live Arcade, Playstation Network and digital PC outlets. Pre-ordering the PC edition of the game will score you a free copy of Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood, the second title in the series. Pre-ordering from Uplay will additionally grant players an exclusive pack of legendary weapons.
Below are some screenshots of Gunslinger.
Robbie Key is a “Reviews and News Editor” for Analog Addiction, Entertainment Editor for the Pine Log newspaper at Stephen F. Austin State University, and blogger for IGN. Follow his completely relevant Twitter updates, watch his awesomtacular YouTube videos, and view his LinkedIn profile.
From Remedy to Rockstar; get ready to rain down the Payne…
Rockstar Games are synonymous with high calibre interactive experiences, with deep, mature storytelling and fascinating, eccentric characters. Max Payne 3 upholds this stellar reputation, delivering on all fronts, even though its linear, focused nature is almost the antithesis of Rockstar’s typical open-world philosophy. Prepare yourself to be blown away…