Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked – review

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked – review

Oct 28, 2013

Format: 3DS Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Atlus, Ghostlight Developer: Atlus Players: 1 Site: http://devilsurvivoroverclocked.ghostlight.uk.com/ If you wanted to boil down Devil Survivor Overclocked into its most basic components, it’s relatively easy to describe; it’s got a fairly hefty and interesting story, a battle system that is rewarding but...

Catherine: review

Catherine: review

Mar 5, 2012

Format: PS3 (version reviewed), Xbox 360 Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Deep Silver, Atlus Developer: Atlus Players: 1 – 2 (offline) Site: http://www.catherinethegame.com Originally released last year in Japan and the states, Atlus’ mad block-puzzle ‘em up has finally come to our shores. Catherine is a bit of an odd one to say the least. It’s an...

Trine 2: review

Trine 2: review

Jan 18, 2012

Format: PC (version reviewed), Mac, PSN, XBLA Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Lace Mamba Global/Focus Home Interactive, Atlus Developer: Frozenbyte Players: 1 – 3 Site: www.trine2.com Having a knight, a wizard and a thief simultaneously adventuring together seems like a fairly reasonable Halloween costume line-up or an unspecialised MMO raid party. It also...

3D Dot Game Heroes: review

Format: PS3 Unleashed: 14th May (EU), 11th May (US) Publisher: SouthPeak Games (EU), Atlus (US) Developer: From Software/Silicon Studio Players: 1 Site: http://www.3ddotgameheroes.eu/ The king of a 2D kingdom turns it into a 3D kingdom, hoping to increase its popularity. Lots of monsters appear, an ancient evil is suspected to have reared its head once...

Permanence and Decision Making in Video Games

A few weeks ago I was reading a very interesting round-table discussion in a well known gaming magazine, concerning the role of traditional narrative and the author in modern video games. At one point they touched upon games trying to impose a sense of permanence upon gamer decisions, and they highlighted an individual, his name escapes me, who decided to play...