A while ago Sega announced a game that would capture the look and feel of the classic 16-bit Sonic games on the Sega Genesis. This game would remind us of some of our favorite gaming memories of our childhoods while creating new ones just as fun as the old. And they made a game like this. Sega put out a wonderful game that was nostalgic, but still a great game on its own merits. This game was Sonic Generations. But before that, they released this thing called Sonic the Hedgehog 4. READ MORE
Like every good Nintendo fanboy, I awaited every bit of information about Nintendo’s next console like I’d just been tested after a week in Tijuana. Then one morning it was there: the reveal video for the Nintendo Wii. I loved the GameCube and couldn’t wait to see how Nintendo would fulfill all the promises made in that video. I’m still waiting. READ MORE
As we sat down for the Aliens: Colonial Marines presentation, the writer of the game told us something surprising. He talked about how the game is considered canon, and what a daunting task it was to write a part of such an iconic series. I don’t think he’s seen the last five or six Alien films. READ MORE
Whether you asked for it or not, Sonic 4: Episode 2 is coming. Though I’m not entirely sure why.
When Sonic 4: Episode 1 was on the way, fans could not have been more excited. Sega was finally returning to Sonic’s roots and giving us what we’ve been asking for since before polygons were common. Then the game came out and everyone was exactly as disappointed as they were excited. The levels were rote, the controls were loose and the physics. Oh God, the physics. READ MORE
To me, melee attacks are always the most satisfying way to end someone in an online game. Nothing feels better than having thousands of dollars worth of high-tech weaponry at your disposal and still choosing to take somebody’s life with your bare hands. Thankfully, Paradox Interactive is giving us a whole team-based combat game built around melee combat. READ MORE
In 2010, Jerry of Penny Arcade announced we would not be seeing a third chapter in the Penny Arcade Adventures series. Considering what a fun and fresh take the first two were with their RPG and adventure game trappings, I was really disappointed by this news. Tycho (Jerry) started to continue the On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness story in prose on the PA website, but it just wasn’t the same. Thankfully Zeboyd Games, creator of Cthulhu Saves the World, has stepped in. READ MORE
Snapshot is a game that’s been shown off a lot of places for a long time. Sadly, this is often the case with indie titles that are just waiting for a publisher to reach a wider audience. Luckily, it’s finally hitting Steam in the next few months, followed (hopefully) by a PSN release this fall. READ MORE