Back in 2013, 4LOG reviewed the 3DS downloadable title AiRace Speed, and we were impressed with the value and fun that could be had for a small price of 5 bucks. AiRace Xeno has now hit the 3DS Eshop with hopes to have players experience the need for speed once again, but also lowers the barrier for new players. AiRace Xeno isn’t drastically different than AiRace Speed, but that is a good thing. The fast paced time trials are still here, and everything you remember from the first 3D outing is here. The catch is that the game has about half the courses, but it also comes in at half the price which is $2.49.
The mechanics are very straight forward, and anyone who takes a ship for a spin will understand AiRace right away. Most of the tracks are 3 laps and the entire goal is to make it around a track as fast as possible. But of course, there will be things on the track that will stop you and cause your ship to explode and slow down your lap time. Simply control your ship with the circle pad, and hold down the boost button to increase your speed, which also increases your chance of crashing into an obstacle.
The summer drought is still going on in the gaming world, so that means it was time for the 4LOG crew to catch up on some old games, and check out some beta’s.
Cory and Basher talk about the delay of Battlefield: Hardline, and what they thought of the information about the new Doom title that was unveiled at Quakecon.
The entire 4LOG crew played the Destiny Beta, and 2 of the 3 really enjoyed it, while Cory canceled his pre-order.
Cory and Chris talk about their adventure with Dark Souls, and discuss why they think the game is almost entirely broken. They also talk about some 3DS games they picked up such as, Kirby Triple Deluxe, Mario Party: Island Tour, and Bravely Default.
Finally, Cory talks about his experience with the beta for The Crew on PC.
It is that time again gamers. Another year has come and gone for the gaming world, and that means it’s time for the 4LOG crew to give their picks for their Top Ten Games of 2013.
Few games can capture the thrill of racing at breakneck speeds perfectly. Zooming around a racetrack and timing your movements just right, narrowly missing obstacles in an effort to get faster and better times all while never letting off of the accelerator makes for some truly exciting racing experiences. AiRace Speed for the Nintendo 3DS is such a game, consisting of time trials and endurance races that test your reflexes and your willingness to put the pedal to the metal at the risk of crashing and losing that perfect run.
Project X Zone is a crazy crossover title featuring characters from various SEGA, Namco, and Capcom games.
One of the most bizarre crossover combinations I’ve ever seen, Project X Zone, is finally leaving Japan according to Kotaku. The 3DS title, which features characters from various SEGA, Namco, and Capcom games, is a hybrid strategy-RPG/Action game developed by Banpresto and Monolith Soft. Featuring characters from Valkyria Chronicles, Darkstalkers, Tekken, Mega Man X, Street Fighter, and many more, Project X Zone lets you create teams of two to do battle with a variety of crazy moves and combos. Here is the press release from the Kotaku article, from Namco Bandai:
Developed by Banpresto and Monolith Soft, Project X Zone features over 50 characters from 29 historic game franchises by three of Japan’s most prolific video game companies. In Project X Zone players will use a team of two characters known as a Pair Unit to explore the world within the game. An additional character known as a Solo Unit can be combined with the Pair Unit to assist in battles with Solo Attacks as well as augment the attacks available for players to execute. Throughout the game, epic battles are waiting to erupt at a moment’s notice. Players will have to master an array of screen-busting moves including Solo Attacks, Support Attacks, Cross Hits, and Finishing Moves in order to defeat a multitude of foes.
Thanks to this first look from IGN, we finally have confirmation as to what Disney has had planned with their Infinity project. Looking to take a bite out of Activision’s successful Skylanders series, Disney Infinity will use plastic toys that will unlock in-game content such as new playable characters and usable items. The game, which is being developed by Avalanche Studios, will be somewhat similar to Toy Story 3’s Toy Box mode, which gives players an open world to experiment and play around in. By placing purchased characters on the USB-powered Infinity Base, characters and items will be instantly transmitted to the game, while progress and stats will be saved onto the physical toy. The game is planned to launch in June for the Wii U, Xbox 360, PS3, 3DS, and PC, with the Starter Pack featuring campaigns based off of Pirates of the Caribbean, Monsters University, and The Incredibles as well as related characters, a Play Set and an upgrade token. Beyond the Starter Pack, over 30+ characters from various Disney properties will be sold separately to further enhance the game experience. Disney Infinity will also take advantage of 2 player split-screen co-op as well as 4-player online co-op. While the Skylanders craze hasn’t hit me, Disney Infinity seems to be right up my alley, with a seemingly more ambitious in regards to the open-world and creative tools, as well as recognizable characters from beloved movies and T.V shows.
Disney Infinity will attempt to bring Disney magic to video games like never before.
Image credit: IGN
We’ll keep you posted on any more exciting news regarding Disney Infinity. What do you think about the game? Plan on picking it up? Let us know in the comments!