The Amazing Spider-Man is a strange game in that it’s a sequel to a movie that many people wrote off simply because it’s a reboot of a film franchise that ended less than a decade ago. For that reason alone many of the people who might want to play this game, which is actually rather well done, may be turned off. The story picks up moments after the movie ends and right away spoils who lives an dies in the film as well as many other events pertaining to the characters and how they relate to each other. For that reason talking about the game’s story will be incredibly limited in this review. But to see if it’s worthy of adding to your collection, renting or passing over, keep reading.
Nintendo is determined to show us a few things with their new Wii U video reveal. In a way this is to get us hyped up before E3 in hopes that Nintendo delivers what we all want. It succeeds and fails in many different ways while also impressing on us the importance of their new controller and networking features. This video is strictly centered around the upcoming Wii U and despite a giant sketch involving their new online social networking features, has some neat ideas. Take a look for yourself or read what we have to say. Keep reading for the rundown or watch the presentation yourself.
There’s no way I can act like Piranha 3DD is a good movie, it’s not trying to be. Piranha 3DD is trying to be a fun movie and for a while it is. It gets in with a silly plot, some nudity, sex and violence, a dash of comedy and gets out just soon enough that you can’t complain about it’s length, lack of content or and cohesive plot. At just over 70 minutes, the movie never wears out it’s welcome, but it comes ever so close to that border. Read on for this incredibly short review for an incredibly short film.
Burning Skies offers the first FPS for the Playstation Vita, a system that finally has the potential to be a hand held where first person shooters can live, be playable and a lot of fun. With dual analog sticks, touch controls and more, the Vita seems like a natural fit for the genre, especially with it’s impressive graphical capabilities, robust online features and PSN integration. The Resistance franchise is tied directly to this generation of playstation systems and their success in the world of exclusives. Along with Killzone, Resistance has been a series that FPS players have been proud to call one of their favorites and with a name and pedigree like that you’d think that a jump into the hand held market on Sony’s new flagship system would be a brilliant choice and a no brainer. Unfortunately Burning Skies ends up coming off poorly. Read on to see why this game misses the mark in nearly everything it tries to nail down.
The RPG genre can offer so much and in so many different ways that it’s hard to actually say there is an “RPG Genre” at all. Diablo is proof of that as you are playing a role in a game but the game is not about you or your role. In fact at most you are a tool to help dozens of other people solve their problems because of lack of ability. It’s almost as if you’re a super powered gofer who has no agenda of their own, nor could you. The goal is to be good, stop evil, and occasionally get things for other people in order to make their lives slightly better… and when you look at Diablo III like that, it’s mystique starts to wear off and you realize that it’s entire charm is it’s ability to tease you with the next magical item that will make you feel bad ass. Keep reading for more.
There are apparently a lot of rumors going around that Marvel/Disney may want to cancel the current Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes series in order to make a new Avengers show that takes place in the Ultimate Spider-Man/ Hulk and the Agents of Smash universe. If this is the case then I say Disney is doing things both wrong and incredibly right at the same time. I’ve made it no secret that I think Ultimate Spider-Man is one of the very worst Marvel shows I have ever seen. It is goofy, it’s story lines are horrible, it doesn’t fit into any continuity of Spider-Man that I would ever enjoy and the voice acting is lack luster to horrible (with the exception of Clark Gregg). But why is this a bad thing? Keep reading to find out.
We’ve known Marvel wanted to do an MMO for a while now and that it was going to be free to play. Looks like the game is less like WoW and more like Diablo. Choosing to go over head, point and click action rather than the macro centric giant world with millions of players that we’ve known from so many MMOs in the past. Even the game’s levels will be randomly designed like Diablo and it can be played solo or with friends. With free to play of course will come the options to pay for content we’re sure. We also know that the game will you playing as well known Marvel characters rather than creating your own like DC Universe Online. This can be hit or miss for fans as it becomes more about branding with the already established characters rather than letting players explore the Marvel world along side known characters. It could attract more players because of that, but could also stunt it’s growth as players won’t feel unique. Keep reading for mor details and a trailer with in game footage.
The world was ready to log on at 12:01am PST as Diablo III’s servers went online. Gamers from all over had their copies installed and ready to go. I was on Skype with my good friend Sean who had actually introduced me to the series a whole decade ago when Diablo II was out and we were both just out of high school. There we are, accounts ready to go and the flood gates opened. Diablo III went live and Error 37 was born. North America wouldn’t be able to play for a whole hour and a half while server issues were worked out. Keep reading for our first day of gaming.
Blizzard is making their last big marketing push before Diablo III launches next Tuesday, May 15th. The trailer explains Diablo III’s play structure, the random level structure, the addictiveness of it’s play style and it’s classes. Also showcasing a second of PvP (which we have not heard good things about) and more, Diablo III is positioned to be one of the biggest games of the year. Get ready to get that loot! Click to watch the epic new trailer.