The PS4 Could Be The PS Vita’s Savior
Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed the PlayStation 4 announce event as much as the next guy, but there was one major void I couldn’t help but notice. This void is the lack of specifics of PlayStation Vita functionality as it ties into the PlayStation 4. Now could this jsut be because they haven’t ironed out what the Vita will be able to do? Maybe, but I doubt they would announce without having all hardware questions answered thus leading me to believe they wanted to save if for E3 this summer.
As was noted time and again after the press conference last month in New York City, no one saw the actual console, which leads me to believe that at E3 they will focus upon blowing the doors off of any mystery surrounding the PS4 including what the Vita will do with the console, but until then all we have is conjecture, and in that spirit here is what I desperately want to see from the Vita at E3.
Sega releases a new trailer for the much anticipated game from Double Fine, The Cave.
Sega has given gamers a new trailer for their upcoming title, The Cave. The trailer gives players a firsthand glance into the game and all that The Cave has to offer including a sneak peek at the seven characters you’ll have to choose from to create your team of three. The adventurer, the hillbilly, the knight, the monk, the scientist, the time traveler and the twins help to create a game that is unlike any other, with personalities all their own. Check out the trailer and new screen shots.
Rock Band Blitz gives players another addicting way to enjoy their music collection, but competing against your friends isn’t as simple as performing like a 5 star band.
It wasn’t too long ago when music based games were on the rise. It all started with Guitar Hero, which spawned a generation of games and plastic guitar controllers. Then Harmonix decided to step it up and give gamers the complete band experience with Rock Band. Since Rock Band 3, gamers have only had DLC to keep them going, and Harmonix needed a way to bring something new to the table for people who want rhythm based games. The result is Rock Band Blitz.
Instead of having the traditional Rock Band set up with drums, mics and guitars, Rock Band Blitz is meant to be played by a single person with a traditional controller. The game focuses on a single player trying to achieve the highest score possible by playing all of the instruments available in each song. Rock Band Blitz offers an experience that focuses on the music instead of playing together with your friends, trying to achieve rock star greatness.
I’m going to do something a little different in this week’s Michael’s Gaming Corner; I’m going to do a small review like I did with Journey, why?
Mainly because reviews are just somebody’s opinion, so I felt that game reviews would fit nicely in my editorials, it’s nice to change things up every now and then don’t you think? So here’s The Walking Dead game review.
Walking Dead on arrival?
Telltale Games have done plenty of point and click games based off of popular IPs, from Sam and Max to Jurassic Park, so it was no surprise when TT Games announced they were making a Walking Dead game.
The big question was how well can TT Games transfer the world of zombies to a point and click adventure without losing out on the action or pressure of being pursued by the living dead?
For those who are not familiar with point and click games, characters are usually set in in one spot until told to move by a cruiser which the player controls.
I’m happy to say the Telltale Games handle the thrill of a zombie apocalypse very well, nearly everything works.
I’m kind of a Bit. Trip junkie. The retro styled rhythm game series from Gaijin Games has taken up residence in a special place reserved in my heart. Hell, I own Bit. Trip Beat on the Wii, PC, and iOS! Thankfully, the team announced that they were working on a sequel to Bit. Trip Runner, one of the best games in the entire series. I initially didn’t think that I’d see a Gaijin Games booth while at PAX East, but was shocked and extremely excited to see that they were showing off (Take a breath here): Bit. Trip Presents Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien. Naturally, I had to get my hands on the game as soon as I could. While the gameplay trailers and screenshots show a drastically different looking game than what we’re used to with the Bit. Trip series, make no mistake that this newest adventure with Commander Video is exactly what you’d expect and more.
Runner 2, the newest adventure with Commander Video
Closure coming soon!
Eyebrow Interactive’s quirky black and white puzzler Closure has been announced for release on March 27th for $14.99 on PSN. It is also rumored that Closure will be available to PlayStation Plus members at a discounted rate of $11.99. First released on the PC in 2009 Closure won praise from gamers and critics alike and is sure to be a must have for any puzzle game fan. Closure will offer up over 100 unique puzzles and has an estimated completion time of 5-8 hours. Collectibles are also an integral part of Closure and according to lead designer and programmer Tyler Glaiel collectible “silver moths” can add up too four hours of extra game time.
Killzone 3′s Multiplayer to be À la Cart
The days of buying just mulitplayer portions of games is coming faster then gamers thought. Killzone 3 has a fantastic multiplayer, and if you never had a chance to play it then you are in luck. On February 28th, you can download a free version of the multiplayer portion of Killzone 3, but there is a catch. All of the maps will be playable, but there is a level cap. Players must purchase the full Killzone 3 multiplayer for $14.99.
This is an interesting approach by Sony, and it begs the question if the famous Call of Duty franchise will do the same?
Gotham City Imposters Blew My Mind.
FPS’s are generally a dirty, grimy lot. Players fight in bleak, war-torn environments with the latest in hi-tech weaponry and gadgets. Such is not the case with Gotham City Impostors, the latest game from Monolith Productions. As the name implies, Gotham City Impostors is set within the world of DC’s Batman comics. However, the twist is that you aren’t playing as Batman, but rather masked vigilantes who want to fight crime much like The Dark Knight, but can’t afford the sweet gadgets and must instead use guns and improvised weaponry. On the other hand, The Joker has his own groupies who want to terrorize Gotham City like the Clown Prince of Crime. Naturally, the two groups of crazed civilians take to the streets to see who will come out on top. Is this fight a cause you need to join, or does this game need to be locked up in Arkham Asylum? Read on, Bat-friends.