Clash of Puppets is a 3D platformer with an unabashed love for B-level horror movies. As we enter the dreams of an average Joe named Charlie, a veritable monster mash appears before our eyes. Vampires, Frankenstein, and even mummies try to snuff out our hero, but with a little guidance Charlie may find his way back to reality. Staying trapped and seduced in this world, however, is a hard habit to break.
Tearaway is the newest gem from Media Molecule, the creators of LittleBigPlanet. This title features a story that celebrates storytelling and even manages to get you into the action. In Tearaway, you must help a little messenger named Iota (or Atoi, if female), deliver a message to the most important person in its world: you!
Crytek is known for pushing PC gaming to the limits with their Crysis series, so hearing that they would be headlining an exclusive launch title for the Xbox One left us very excited to see how they would handle the next gen hardware. We couldn't wait to see how Crytek would push the Xbox One hardware with the their newest project, Codename Kingdoms. After a couple name changes, Ryse: Son of Rome is meant to inspire the Leonidas or Maximus in us all. So let's see how this Roman army epic handles the next gen gladiator arena.
Knack is one of the launch titles for the long-awaited PlayStation 4. Being a launch title, there's some pressure for it to perform well and become a sort of benchmark for future console-exclusive games. With Mark Cerny and SCE Japan Studios at the hem, Knack's got the kind of backing and developer pedigree that should make it a hit. But, as with Knack's size, our enjoyment proved to grow and diminish with each minute spent in the game.
Adventure Time! Come on grab your friends and… dungeon crawl. Of all the licensed properties to make a video game out of, you would think that Adventure Time would be one of the best. Seriously, this is an IP set in a world with vampires, demons, people made of candy, a princess made of fire, magic dogs, flying rainbow snake unicorns that speak Korean, and B-Mo! Heck, it’s a world where participating in video game style quests is the norm. How could a video game set in the Adventure Time world be bad? Besides, the first Adventure Time game, “Hey Ice King! Why’d you steal our garbage?!!” was halfway decent, so Adventure Time fans everywhere were waiting eagerly for the franchises newest video game release “Explore the Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW!” Unfortunately “Explore the Dungeon” fails to deliver on Adventure Time’s promise of adventure.
The very first story-based downloadable content episode for BioShock Infinite has finally been released, giving us a chance to revisit the sunken city of Rapture. The transition from the terrifying heights of Columbia to the horrifying depths of Rapture is a welcome change, but whether or not the sense of adventure carries over is another story.
It's not unusual for games on the App Store to seem like complete clones of popular console games. While imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, sometimes games just straight up copy the style of a popular title in the hopes that they'll gain the same sort of success as the source material. And while these carbon copies usually try to ape the original's style, they mostly fall flat. But now Oceanhorn, from FDG Entertainment, has come to the App Store with it's Legend of Zelda-like gameplay and Wind Waker-eque aesthetics. And folks, this adventure in Arcadia is just as good as any Hyrulean journey.
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Greetings, human. Have you ever desired to live a life of wire and electricity rather than one of vein and blood? The futuristic, third-person shooter, Epoch 2, is here to help you experience that fantasy, so sit back, relax, and let the wants of flesh and bone leave you.
It's been a few years since our favorite Lombax and his trusty robot sidekick had a proper adventure together, but the dynamic duo made their sixth appearance on the PlayStation 3 this week with Ratchet and Clank: Into the Nexus. Though not every title featuring Insomniac's space-faring heroes has been memorable, the core Future entries have always stood out as pinnacle's of the developer's prowess. As an epilogue to the Future series, Into the Nexus serves as a fun and exciting way to close out Ratchet's and Clank's adventures on the PS3.
Mining is a hard and repetitive task. Smashing valuables out of the earth with a pick and shovel is hard work. It takes perseverance, strength, and skill. When the earth rumbles and shakes, it is no minor problem when the walls and ceiling start to cave in. Miner Problem tackles these falling rocks in a way any iOS title would, with an endless running game.