Completing Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy is a bittersweet experience. On one hand, it’s a pleasure to come back to the Layton gameplay that we all know and love. On the other hand, it’s the last time we will be doing so. This is, essentially, the end to the Layton series; a swan song for everyone’s favorite top-hatted sleuth. The game is perfectly crafted to push you closer to the end, and with it the answer to a mystery that has been built up over the last three titles. You’ll happily gobble up puzzle after puzzle, but as you fill out Layton’s suitcase and slowly uncover all the answers the game has to offer, you can’t help but be filled with an emptiness as you realize, this is really it.
Emulators, Quantum Physics, Fan Hacks and Mario; today’s Game Experiment has it all. A new variety of playback has cropped up on YouTube under the title 'Many Worlds Mario.' It’s a series of videos showcasing stages of the fan hack, Kaizo Mario World. The hack is designed to, essentially, be super hard. Nothing other than a very specific series of actions will get you through these sadistic stages lined with enemies, piranha plants, and bottomless pits. There are even portions of levels where you literally have to get through them by bouncing off of moving bullet bills.
For many JRPG fans, Tales of Symphonia was their great introduction to Namco Bandai’s Tales series. It was the first fully 3D polygonal Tales game and the first Tales game that was widely popularized in the U.S. Heck, it even had its own Tales development team named after it, Team Symphonia. It was well received, but had a few flaws if only because Namco Bandai was still figuring out the 3D Tales formula at the time. Now it’s back with an high-def facelift, along with it’s sequel Tales of Symphonia 2: Dawn of the New World, in the newly released compilation: Tales of Symphonia Chronicles. It’s a great remake that reminds us why we fell in love with the Tales franchise in the first place.
One of the most common practices in fan made gaming is putting characters from one game into another game. We have seen Sonic in Mario games, Megaman in Contra, and even Ryu Hayabusa in Bionic Commando. But one fan made game turns this dial up to 11. It puts all your favorite video game characters in all your favorite video games at once! It’s Mushroom Kingdom Fusion, and it’s probably the craziest Mario game you ever played.
Kickstarter funds more than just gaming projects. The powerful crowd funding platform can also fund gaming events. This is the case with Gaymer X2, a LGBT friendly gaming convention that got its start last year. Gaymer X2 is the second annual Gaymer convention, and looked for $10,000 in funding to make it a reality. In a few short days, the project managed to raise just about $15,000 of funding, and with 28 days left, the project only stands to better its position.
Ever since the Wii Vitality Sensor was revealed so many years ago, people have been talking about horror games that make use of biometric feedback. Now, Erin Reynolds is looking to succeed where Nintendo has failed, by creating Nevermind, a biofeedback Horror Adventure Game.
This week’s Game Experiment combines two of our favorite things, sociology and Pokemon.
So, how do you avoid the Xbox One black screen of perpetual nothingness?
Rayman Legends has come to next generation consoles and Ubisoft wants fans to shake their controllers to the funky platforming beat once more.
Sometimes, game hacks take it to such an extreme that the hack is barely recognizable from its original. That is the case with this week’s Fan Game Showcase: Rockman 4 Minus infinity.