Archive for March, 2010
This is a local multiplayer (up to four players), pass the controller, game-show game. Based on the trailer and some reviews, I was expecting an adventure game and I’m surprised at how completely off that impression was.
It’s organized into structured game-show type rounds. Every player gets a score, and is supposed to compete against the other players. There are story sequence rounds, where players need to watch for clues, challenge mini-game type rounds, and quiz sections which test you on story details. The mini-games are very clever and original, and generally, you play each mini-game once and never see it again.
Currently, there are three purchasable episodes. Each “episode” is basically a 60-90 minute game-show type play session. These are not suited for replay since once you’ve seen the solution to the episode’s crime and seen the tricks to all the mini-games, there is no challenge for a replay.
So I came home to be greeted by a lovely flashing red light. To tell the full story I booted up Battlefield 2 and tried to jump into a quick game but as has been usual I was unable to join any matches so I tried restarting my system and that’s when things went wrong… My PS3 was unable to shut down and stalled until eventually crashing to a flashing red light. I waited patiently for it to restart itself as it has done when its crashed before but after a few minutes it was still flashing. I pressed the power button which set it to standby and tried it again, all seemed well with the fan whirring up and the light turning green but instantly a flicker of a yellow light followed by beeping and a flashing red light. A call to Sony’s customer services reveals its a power component failure which equals a replacement machine and my copy of Battlefield trapped inside my functionless PS3. Luckily I took out a 3 year warranty when I purchased from game that still covers me and I hope to get a replacement and start playing again soon. To see the error in full effect, check out my video above.
Our friendly neighborhood Spider-man will embark in, what it looks like a very interesting adventure. The video shows 2 of the 4 dimensions there will be. One is “Noir” and the other is the modern “Amazing”. The trailer also shows some of the gameplay differences between the 2 dimensions.
Here is the first trailer along with some screenshots for Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions
And thus we come to a conclusion of a big month. For the past 4 weeks, we’ve enjoyed at least one big title after another. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you look at it), that streak has come to a close for a while. The US is getting two games, Quantum Theory and Prison Break, which aren’t really on anyone’s radar that I know of (surprisingly, Amazon is sold out already on both), while the EU will be getting BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger. Not much else there
Not much in the PSP front as usual . Though, a new Duke Nukem game will be available for the PSP in a couple days. Last one I played was Land of the Babes, but Time to Kill (both were on PS1) had to be my favorite. Also released is DOA Paradise in EU and Japan, and Mimana: Iyar Chronicle in the US, which I have no idea what it’s about .
Release dates provided by VGReleases.com
Between EA’s MMA and THQ’s Undisputed 2010′s MMA sport duel, Undisputed already has the upper hand, for the simple fact that the graphics are prettier and the roster is much more interesting, well at least in my opinion.
Knock yourselves out with these new screenshots, and if you don’t I’ll make sure you’ll tap out. UFC Undisputed 2010 is set to release this May.