Ni No Kuni II: hands-on preview

Ni No Kuni II: hands-on preview

Sep 24, 2017

What will come as no surprise to anyone who played the previous Ni no Kuni game is that Revenant Kingdom looks beautiful. The art style can be described as a 3D implementation of the Studio Ghibli aesthetic; simple, clean character designs in gorgeously detailed, vibrant worlds. But Ni no Kuni II is a significant visual improvement on its predecessor. The first...

Valkyria: Azure Revolution – TGS hands-on preview

Valkyria: Azure Revolution – TGS hands-on preview

Sep 18, 2016

The latest entry in the Valkyria Chronicles saga, Valkyria: Azure Revolution, has taken a rather dramatic turn away from the original games. The PS3 debut gained critical approval but suffered from fairly weak sales, so it isn’t too surprising that there has been a shift in the way it plays. Whether these changes are for the better remains to be seen. Rather...

Persona 5: TGS hands-on preview

Persona 5: TGS hands-on preview

Sep 15, 2016

This will come as no surprise to anyone who played and loved Persona 4, but Persona 5 positively oozes style. P5 is visually stunning and eminently playable. In some ways, it comes across as a typical JRPG, yet in others it is quite unique. Minor, yet important touches mark it out as different from the rest of the pack, making it relevant within a genre that...

Castle Crashers: review

Castle Crashers: review

Dec 2, 2010

Format: PS3 (version reviewed), Xbox 360 Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: The Behemoth, Microsoft Game Studios (Xbox 360), Sony Computer Entertainment (PS3) Developer: The Behemoth Players: 1 – 4 Site: http://www.thebehemoth.com More than a year after its release on the 360, one of the most popular XBLA games finally arrives on the PS3. That time...

Creating Communities: Nintendo

Creating Communities: Nintendo

Oct 22, 2010

Nintendo is in the fortunate position of having a clearly established brand identity and a consumer base that includes almost every demographic you could name. Their name is synonymous with quality and accessibility. There is worldwide recognition, nostalgia and brand identification that few companies can rival. In fact the very omnipresent nature of Nintendo...