Objection! ... OverruledPosted by John Huxley on 31st Dec 10
I can't claim it's been anything but a slow year, though hopefully another mammoth update courtesy of David's games reviews will go some way to making up for it. All linked below as usual, and containing a good mix of PSP, DS and Wii games. There are some PSP Minis and Wiiware titles in there, but for the sake of simplicity I'm not going to separate them from the 'regular' PSP and Wii titles. And one of those is Phoenix Wright, which gives me an excuse to invoke one of the most awesome soundbytes in recent videogame history...Objection!
Ski SundayPosted by John Huxley on 21st Feb 10
It's Sunday, there's skiing on TV and if you're British and of a certain age you probably have a particular TV theme tune in your head right now. And hoping that nobody falls. Oh no.
So allow David to take you back to Ski Sunday's glory days with a well timed review of Lillehammer ‘94 Winter Olympics for the Mega Drive. Ski Sunday's glory days maybe, but good lord were these games awful. Thankfully there's better fare to be had with the likes of Dragon Warrior/Quest 3 for the Gameboy Colour and demo reviews of Monsters Deluxe and Crystal Defenders. Full list below.
Digital Devil: Games > AnimePosted by John Huxley on 14th Feb 10
If you read my review of the Digital Devil anime a little while back you'll know exactly what I thought of it. Which, to summarise, is not a lot. Thankfully David has stepped in to provide his view on what the long-running series is best known for: videogames. In this case the slightly overlooked yet no less excellent DS version, Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor. There's also reviews of Star Wars for the Game Gear, Mario Land, Mario Bros Deluxe, Donkey Kong Country and a whole bunch of other games which are linked to the right. Enjoy!
Traveling Retro Game Boy VersionPosted by David Rasmussen on 14th Feb 10
This is the third time we’ve done this, isn’t it. The third portable handheld we’re talking about in terms of traveling potential. Last time we did this was with the DS Lite and then the PSP… now it’s the Game Boy’s turn. And while we have a few old returning friends we put said friends into new useage I didn’t think of before… and no, I don’t mean in a bad way either. First off let’s talk traveling pack contents both inside and out.more...
Do you want fries with that?Posted by John Huxley on 17th Jan 10
I honestly had no idea.
David could be on to something here, because there are just so many games that revolve around cooking and food that they could legitimately warrant their own genre. Cooking Mama was just the beginning (well, not technically, but who's counting?). Here David takes a look at a myriad of cooking related games including several Cake Mania games for a variety of platforms, Burger Shop, Pastry Passions, Iron Chef...the list goes on. And once you've decided which games tickle your fancy, you can even read up on the accessories you'll need in his handy cooking related travel guide below. Serious business!
Cooking With the DS : Traveling Pack for the Cooking Fan (2010 Edition)Posted by David Rasmussen on 17th Jan 10
So far I've done several of these, all talking about the best traveling set up for you when taking your DS on the road. Here's another one, this time out focused on the best gaming set up for you if you happen to be a cooking/food puzzler kind of gamer and looking for the ideal set up (now with newly added accessories I just found out about and looking to review in the near future).more...
Good god! (of war)Posted by John Huxley on 31st Dec 09
In our last update of 2009, David takes a first look at one of 2010's most anticipated games, God of War III. There's already a demo available to those lucky enough to have bought the presumably excellent God of War Collection on PS3, which sadly isn't available in Europe (and won't be unless you buy the overpriced God of War III SE...gee, thanks SCEE!). There's also reviews for a couple of oldies, Siberia on the Xbox and the oddity that is Castlevania's first 3D outing on the Nintendo 64.
Enjoy, and see you next year!
16-BITPosted by John Huxley on 21st Dec 09
It's almost Christmas, so which new releases will we be recommending for your Christmas stocking? Modern Warfare 2? Final Fantasy XIII? Nope. Try Ms. Pac Man and Retro Game Challenge.
David has been looking at some classic games for the Sega Genesis (or Mega Drive as we know it round these parts), pictured to the left emblazoned with that classic shiny gold '16-bit' badge. And continuing with the retro Christmas theme we've also got reviews of Midway Arcade Treasures Extended Play for the PSP and the excellent yet sadly neglected DS gem Retro Challenge. Hope you have a great Christmas, and keep an eye out for more updates before the new year.
The Sega Genesis: Prelude to 16-Bit RetroPosted by David Rasmussen on 20th Dec 09
Like with the Game Gear before once again I picked Nintendo over SEGA when these systems first came out, gyrating first to the NES over the Master System, and then to the SNES over the Genesis (aka the Mega Drive). Never once did I regret that decision (and if you look at a lot of my review stock most of it is Nintendo based) but these days I‘m going back to the systems I missed the first time about, this time focusing on the Genesis from SEGA.
Riddle me this...Posted by John Huxley on 13th Sep 09
No, this isn't a post about the admittedly excellent Arkham Asylum, but rather the plethora of puzzle games that David has been working his way through recently. From Puzzle Quest to My Kingdom for the Princess and TWO editions of Luxor, that's quite a lot of head scratching and colour matching going on there. Let's hope he isn't all puzzled-out by the time he gets to the new Professor Layton game...
I can't believe you've fallen!Posted by John Huxley on 22nd Aug 09
Playing through the faux-retro Guadia Quest in Game Center DX made me realise just how much I disliked RPGs when I was younger. As excellent as Game Center DX is, it's almost authentic to a fault. I just can't bring myself to play Guadia Quest for another minute. Which is why I'm glad it's not me but David who is playing the genuine Game Gear retro RPG Defender of Oasis and the retro remake of Star Ocean on PSP. Luckily he's got some other stuff like Mario Party DS and Echochrome to keep him from the tedium of level grinding for too long, so check out the links below for impressions, previews and reviews of games new and old.
Canis Canem EditPosted by John Huxley on 2nd Aug 09
Reading the slightly ham-fisted ending to the manga version of Azumanga Daioh, it made me wonder why I never felt the same emotions graduating from my high school. Because I frickin' hated it, that's why! Five painful years of my life I'd rather not relive, thanks. Which is why I feel more endeared towards Rockstar's Bully game, the recent Xbox 360 Scholarship Edition reviewed here thanks to Shabbir. You can read more on Bully over at his blog, http://www.simplegamer.co.uk/.
Ban this filthPosted by John Huxley on 26th Jul 09
You wait a couple of months for an update and two come along at once! You can blame the lack of activity on my being busy at work, but you can thank Shabbir over at Simple Gamer for this update. After recently reviewing the iPhone/iPod exclusive Mass Effect spin-off, he's gone back to take a fresh look at the original Xbox 360 game. You can read both reviews here, but make sure to check back at Simple Gamer for some more ME/iPhone related news.
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