All Posts by: Les Major
South Park is an incredibly accurate gaming experience. The style is exactly like the show and it flows so well between cut scenes and regular gameplay. Exploration in the open world of South Park makes the game just a joy to experience. You really are the new kid in town and the game does a fantastic job of making you feel like a character in the show itself.
It’s ridiculous just how entertaining it is to go from house to house and explore. The game is so much fun in this way, I’m already craving Halloween DLC, unless there is something like that in game and I’m just not there yet. This really is your own living, breathing version of the show. So much so that you’ll get distracted away from the RPG elements rather quickly. Even their implementation is well thought out. (more…)Posted In: PC Reviews, PS3, Xbox 360 Tags: Obsidian Entertainment, review, RPG, south park, South Park: The Stick of Truth, the stick of truth, ubisoft
Just one more sleep until South Park: The Stick of Truth is released! The long delayed RPG epic by Obsidian Entertainment is looking fantastic and PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 owners will be able to move their ‘new kid’ to the quiet mountain town tomorrow. How much does the game look like the television show? Check out the videos after the break for a great preview of just how much this title represents the series it’s based on. (more…)Posted in: Microsoft, PC, Sony Tags: Obsidian Entertainment, RPG, south park, South Park: The Stick of Truth, the stick of truth, ubisoft
Anyone who has played the Wii U might have thought of this at some point. You’re looking at the controller in your hand, then up to the TV, then you ponder what it would be like if you could play your favorite DS games on the home console. Surprisingly enough, it sounds like Nintendo is planning to do just that by releasing DS games on the Wii U eShop! This of course is big news considering the unfortunately bad year Nintendo has experienced recently. Why? (more…)Posted in: Nintendo Tags: DS, Eshop, Nintendo DS, Virtual Console, Wii U, Wiiu
GameSpot has released some gameplay footage that shows what Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s new Lord of the Rings title Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor looks like from Monolith Productions. So far it seems to be somewhat Assassin’s Creed inspired with random rival generation which makes Orc foes that you build a history against called the Nemesis System. All this taking place between The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Interestingly, this is possibly the first non canon LOTR video game. Read on for the video! (more…)Posted in: Microsoft, PC, Sony Tags: lord of the rings, LOTR, Monolith Productions, PS4, Talion, Warner Bros, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Xbox One
Imagine a game that plays similar to Gears of War, but is a near future sci-fi adventure that takes place at a secret lab on an island. You’re part of Echo Squad, a team sent in to rescue a doctor and recover a chunk of meteorite. With a choice of one of four characters, you progress much in a similar GoW fashion going to each checkpoint and enjoying the story as it unfolds.
Gameplay and progression is quite solid. At first you may feel unsure about this title, but it does quickly pick up. After the tutorial, which I’d recommend checking out, you’re dropped right into an outdoor island location, working your way into the lab. In the general open areas outdoors I didn’t take much cover at first, but I didn’t need to at the very start. When you reach the lab and start making your way inside it takes on a good cover system feel. (more…)Posted In: Xbox Live Arcade Tags: Indie, review, Scourge, Scourge: Outbreak, Third Person Shooter, Tragnarion Studios, Xbox 360, xbox live arcade
Released today on the Wii U eShop, this game is an indie gem worth checking out. The latest I’ve been enjoying is UnEpic, a quest that features a tabletop gaming fan being transported into a far away dark castle. RPG know how and clever wit come into play as you advance with your modern day hero. It’s an enjoyable story that plays out in a web comic sort of feel since you occasionally have conversations with a shadow being that fails to possess your characters body and gets stuck within him. The exchanges between the two are quite fun and keep a comical tone to your journey. Read on for more, as well as the games trailer. (more…)Posted in: Nintendo Tags: EnjoyUp, Indie, Nintendo eShop, RPG, UnEpic, Wii U
I figured I’d enjoy Super Mario 3D World, but I didn’t realize how much fun it would be until I got into it. Throughout the game there is a lot of nostalgia mixed with newer style gameplay. In a lot of ways the game reminded me a lot of Super Mario Bros. 2, the US version. I’d actually originally gone in wishing this was a sequel to that part of the series, caught up with playing as the four heroes again that starred in the US remake of Doki Doki Panic. However 3D World quickly won me over and made me forget that dream for another day.
The adventure starts off with Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach and Toad running off to save the Sprixies, these little fairy people who honestly reminded me of the citizens of Subcon. Bowser has captured them and taken off to their kingdom. You’re dropped off as your chosen player character on a open map you can wander and search for coins on. Sure it’s similar to Super Mario Bros. 3 with paths between levels, but you can actually wander off of those in this one.Posted In: Wii U Tags: Nintendo, review, Super Mario 3D World, Super Mario Bros, Wii U
Back to news about our friends over at NIS America, there are some new screens out today for the English version of The Witch and the Hundred Knight. The game itself, due out this March on PS3, is focused on the Hundred Knight, your character. You’re as a servant to the swamp witch Metallia. It’s your job to help her expand her swamp all over the world of Medea by destroying pillars that are holding it back.
The latest press release that came with these screens brings up the questions: “What prevents Metallia from leaving the swamp? Why do the other witches shun her, and how can she survive in a swamp that is notorious for how poisonous its fumes are? Is Metallia really a witch to respect, or is she one to fear?” (more…)Posted in: Sony Tags: JRPG, NIS, NIS America, NISA, The Witch and The Hundred Knight
Unlike previously reported by me last year, the west will be getting The Witch and the Hundred Nights this coming March in 2014. It seems I was a bit over excited before and confused the Japanese release date with the western one. To my understanding, the game has never been delayed. The game which was released in Japan this past summer is a PS3 title. Focusing on marsh witch Metallia and her hundred knights she can summon, Kotaku compared the gameplay to the likes of classic Zelda adventures from the NES and SNES era. However you’ll be using combos and special attacks, leveling up, and many fun things we’ve come to love about NIS games.
NIS has tried many different gameplay concepts from tactical in the past in it’s classic tactical Disgaea setup to the roguelike adventure found in Z.H.P. and The Guided Fate Paradox. The Witch and the Hundred Knights seems to be quite different than their other top down games such as ClaDun X2 and Legasista however. I haven’t had any hands on time yet, so I’m not positive about how damage occurs in relation to those two action titles, but the areas are seemingly an actual world to explore rather than random dungeons.
We’ll definitely be keeping up to date on this title and looking forward to the upcoming release.Posted in: Site News, Sony Tags: Action RPG, NIS, NISA, The Witch And The Hundred Knights
Released today, BradyGames has compiled a wonderful companion to the Pokémon TV series. Sure, you’re probably thinking, you’ve got the internet so why do you need this book. It’s actually quite a great collection that focuses on events of the show making for an enjoyable book of memories. The book takes a broad view to show what the world of Pokémon from the start to Black and White is like in the TV series instead of being an episode by episode guide. This is more of a generalized guide that fills you in on characters, some past events, and the Pokémon of the various regions.
Considering it’s quite a lengthy hard cover book, and in general feels like a fan guide rather than a kids book, it’s quite a steal for just over $10 currently on Amazon. For those of us who have been into the series all these years, this is quite a treat!Posted in: Nintendo Tags: BradyGames, DK Publishing, Pokemon, TV Show, Visual Companion