They say that every great fighter has one final match burning deep in their belly. Then again, they also say that it’s important to know when the time has come for retirement. The third iteration of a fighting game from 2012, it’s time to find out which statement rings true for Dead or Alive 5: Last Round.
Like many folks who grew up in the 90’s, I found myself glued to the television every afternoon, excitedly watching Dragon Ball Z and wondering how many more episodes would pass before Goku finally stored up enough energy to launch his next big attack. The show sported lots of action, a bit of fluff and an addictive structure that kept me coming back for more. A lot of video games have tried to capture the feel of that classic anime over the years, but none have come as close to nailing the formula as the recently released Dragon Ball: Xenoverse.
Every few months, the folks at Zen Studios release a couple new pinball tables for its virtual catalog, treating pinheads on PlayStation, Xbox and mobile devices to new challenges, bumps, twists, turns and flips on carefully crafted fields boasting a wide variety of themes. The latest addition to Zen Pinball 2(PS)/Pinball FX 2(Xbox) is the “Iron and Steel” pack, offering a trek through the wild west and a medieval siege via two brand new tables.
In Hand of Fate, every step of your epic quest is determined by the flip of a card. Cleverly mixing deck-building with a number of other genres, the team at Defiant Development have dealt players a unique and entertaining adventure that will keep you firmly rooted to your spot at the table, eager to find out where the deck will take you next.
With Nintendo's New 3DS set to hit US retailers this Friday, Feb. 13, I finally decided to track down one of these bad boys and give the new piece of hardware a go. So, was it a revolutionary handheld gaming experience or did I walk away underwhelmed?
The thing about cooking is that you don't always have to be revolutionary. Sometimes all you need to do is mix a few known ingredients together and add a dash of your own personal touches and, viola, you've got yourself a hearty meal that won't blow anyone's mind, but it should fill everyone right up. That's what I took away from Dying Light, an amalgam of many ideas into a meal that's not very original, but very tasty just the same.
Three months following the game's initial launch, Destiny's first piece of major DLC is finally upon us. But does The Dark Below address many players' concerns with the game, or are we simply looking at more of the same?
While the grittier Tomb Raider games certainly hold their own in the action/adventure genre, it’s nice to know that the Lara Croft series continues to carry the torch for earlier series entries; one lit with a spark of ridiculous action and an abundance of adrenaline-charged fun.
BioWare learned its lesson from Dragon Age 2. They make this point as early as Dragon Age: Inquisition's character creation. Your choices are no longer limited to male Hawke or female Hawke. You can become a human, elf, dwarf, or qunari and then tweak every little physical detail of this hero. The custom introduction missions of Dragon Age: Origins haven't returned but BioWare's bringing the series back to its original vision of player-driven fantasy adventures.
Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed finally arrives on the PlayStation 4 this week, bringing XSEED Games and Acquire’s bizarre mix of RPG and brawler to Sony’s newest home console. But launching on the PlayStation 3 and Vita just a couple of months ago, is this latest trip to the land of all things otaku worth making?
Just one year following the US release of the original Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F and Sega is here to sate the hunger of J-pop-loving rhythm game fans with another visit from everybody's favorite virtual idol.
You're on the run from hordes of the undead in #killallzombies, with nothing but your wits, an itchy trigger finger and a decent amount of luck to keep you alive in this latest twin-stick shooter for the PlayStation 4.
The king has died. In Chariot, you must take on the role of the ever-dutiful daughter and honor your father’s final wish to be transported to a resting place befitting his glory. It’s a pretty morbid set-up, but everything else about the game is bright, colorful and fun. And that goes double if you’ve got a friend in tow.
Senran Kagura Bon Appetit! hit the PlayStation Vita today, mixing the dangerous world of nearly-nude ninjutsu with the hardcore antics of a cooking competition wrapped within a rhythm game..Because why not?
It seems like shooters are all about edgy realism these days. Not so, for Tiny Troopers: Joint Ops, a twin-stick shooter recently launched for the PlayStation Vita.