Sonic Lost World is an experiment. At least, that’s the impression I got while playing it. Sonic has been the victim of mediocre games for a long time. With the exception of Sonic Generations, which we should get a sequel to but Sega just refuses, I can’t remember the last time I picked up a Sonic game, and walked away completely satisfied.
Sonic Lost World is not your traditional Sonic game, and that could very well be a huge turn off right away. Sonic obviously has always been about speed and platforming, but that is taken to a different level in Sonic Lost World. Immediately if you have played Super Mario Galaxy, you might cry out copy cat at the end of the first level. In many ways, Lost World is a hybrid of Sonic and Mario elements more than ever before, but there are enough mechanics that make the experience not feel like a blatant rip off.
This weeks For the Love of Gaming Podcast features Gears of War Judgment, Fire Emblem Awakening, Day Z, and Injustice Gods Among Us.
Ten Minute Topic: Should Gearbox and Sega face legal consequences?
Star Wars Battlefront 3 was demoed on Twitch TV.
Microsoft Next Gen Xbox reveal set for May 21st.
Call of Duty Ghosts coming this November on current and next gen systems. Gameplay debut at Next Gen Xbox Reveal.
Playstation 4 share features can be limited by developers.
Madden 25 skipping Wii U.
New 3d Mario Wii U game rumored to hit in October.
Watch Dogs confirmed for Playstation 4 launch, and possibly Xbox 720 launch.
This weeks episode of For the Love of Gaming Podcast features Tomb Raider, Dead Space 3, SSX, and The Legend of Zelda.
Ten Minute Topic: Playstation 4 Reactions.
Is Gearbox guilty of embezzlement with Aliens Colonial Marines?
EA screws up the launch of Sim City.
Nintendo promises Wii U OS improvements this year.
Rare once again says they are hiring for a mind blowing kinect game.
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.
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!
It’s 2013 that means it’s time for some video game predictions.
Hello everyone and Happy New Year! Since it’s the new year it’s time for some predictions. These predictions will cover everything I think will happen in the gaming world. So let’s get started.
Let’s start with the obvious one: there will be one, maybe two new consoles that will come out next year. The consoles I’m talking about are the next Xbox and the next PlayStation. I’m 100% sure the next Xbox will come out around the Holiday season. We’ve been hearing about for awhile all the leaks and rumors, and even Microsoft has given hints here and there. Microsoft is definitely ready to bring out their next console. For more Microsoft predictions, Cory has written a good piece here. Now the one I’m not sure about is the next PlayStation. I really don’t think Sony will release a new console till 2014, which could hurt them once again. We saw it with this current generation of consoles and only now is the PS3 being successful. But I am sure Sony will announce it at E3.
Nintendo needs to wow in 2013. Titles like Zelda and Mario needs to make their way to the Wii U, and the 3DS needs a redesign.
2012 was a year that Nintendo needed to be monumental. With the harsh reception of the 3DS due to lack of software and price, and the launch of a new console, Nintendo had a lot of ground to cover in only a year. The Wii U has officially launched, and the 3DS XL has been introduced to try and help the 3DS market. 2013 is a year that could very well make or break Nintendo.
First up is the 3DS. I personally have not yet purchased a 3DS, and that is mostly because there isn’t a model out that grabs my interest. The 3DS XL is a big improvement over the 3DS is terms of screen quality, but the battery life and lack of a second analog stick is still a massive problem. Nintendo’s excuse of there isn’t enough space just doesn’t cut it with me either. In fact, I am still puzzled as to why Nintendo brought out the 3DS XL in the first place. There weren’t too many people that asked for a bigger screen.
Epic Mickey 2 will place Mickey against The Mad Doctor once again.
Here’s the opening cinematic to Disney’s upcoming co-op platformer Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two.
Epic Mickey 2 will be available on PS3, Xbox 360, Wii and Wii U on November 18th 2012, just in time for the Wii U’s launch.
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