Traveller’s Tales LEGO series are some of my favorite videogames, filled with comic mischief and adorable mini-fig versions of fandom’s best characters. And now this great game series has just become even better: Traveller’s Tales has announced that their next game will be LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which will be released on June 28, 2016. The […]
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The Last of Us is the upcoming PS3 game by Naughty Dog, makers of one of my favorite game series of all time, Uncharted. Uncharted is the light-hearted adventure of Indiana Jones-esque Nathan Drake and his globetrotting pals, and it takes us from one dazzling destination to the next. The Last of Us’ mood and mechanics have almost nothing in common with the award-winning Uncharted, but from the hour I spent with it, it looks like a worthy successor.
Tonight Sony will be holding an event here in New York City called “PlayStation 2013,” known to the rest of the world as “the reveal of the PlayStation 4.” I expect we’ll be learning everything there is to know about the new-gen console, and I expect it will be awesome.
Insomniac is the maker of the highly playable series, Ratchet & Clank (R&C). And when I think of R&C, I think of snappy dialog, a plethora of humorous weapons, a wonderful variety of gameplay…and a younger audience. Yes, the R&C games can be enjoyed by all ages, but when the ESRB calls their PS3-era games […]
For those of us who like our world a little more post-apocalyptic, Naughty Dog is bringing the fun(gus). The Last of Us, the highly anticipated title for the PS3, will show the world that a plague of endoparasitoid Cordyceps is every bit as deadly as a zombie one. In fact, the results are pretty much the same: desperation, a struggle for survival, and slipped standards in personal hygiene.
2012 was a great year for videogames. After all, this is the year we saw the release of Guild Wars 2, Dishonored, Halo 4, Borderlands 2, and Assassin’s Creed III, not to mention some fantastic indie games like FTL and The Walking Dead.
There’s nothing quite so mind-blowingly awesome as the first two chapters of The Unfinished Swan, the PS3 game by Giant Sparrow. But there’s nothing so frustrating as the last two chapters of this roughly two-hour journey. The Unfinished Swan is both an excellent and disappointing game. I wanted to kiss and punch the creators.
There’s a reason why Forbes’ David Thier called Giant Sparrow’s The Unfinished Swan “E3 Best of Show.” The Unfinished Swan, for the PS3, is both curiously challenging and bare-bones simple. In a universe of shooting games and sports games, this “first-person painter” stands out as the most unique game of 2012.