Let’s get something cleared up; SHORT PEACE: Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day has an incredibly long title at its helm, but I plead with you not to let that put you off. Under its giant strand of vowels and consonants, is a collection of 4 short films (one of them Oscar nominated) and a fast-paced action platformer that puts you in the shoes of the deadly and dangerous high school girl, Ranko Tsukigime. I wrote some words on SHORT PEACE: Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day not too long ago, charmed by its art style and gameplay that’s as explosive as a roll of Mentos in a carbonated drink (plus, I’m a sucker for sword-wielding female protagonists, what can I say) and it looks to be one of the most unique, promising offerings to be released on PS3. Read more about the game and find out the SHORT PEACE: Rank Tsukigime’s Longest Day release date after the break.
Like an ever faithful steam engine, good ol’ PlayStation Plus keeps chugging along. Passengers get a delectable buffet cart of free titles every month and like the Grade A hoarder that I am, I have yet to get through them all. So, every so often I take on a PS Plus title and test its mettle and this month’s challenger is…Touch My Katamari.
Ranko Tsukigime is a deadly assassin; she could pull you to pieces like a sugar-deprived child with a piece of candyfloss in less time than it would take you to screech in fear and her work has attracted the crosshairs of an evil corporation. She also just happens to be a high school student. Does SHORT PEACE: Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day sound like the best film that you’ve ever heard of? Yes, it most definitely does and while it’s technically not just a film, this collection of short movies, paired with a high octane action sidescroller, looks set to deliver on both fronts, garnering an Oscar nomination to certify it. Find out more about the game after the break.
Adventure Time Explore the Dungeon Because I Don’t Know is a spin off of Pendleton Ward’s popular Cartoon Network series, Adventure Time. But is the dungeon crawling caper as fun and entertaining as the Emmy-nominated show that it’s based on? We’ve reviewed the game on PS3 so that you can find out.
Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I Don’t Know is the dungeon traversing, crazy capering video game spin-off of Cartoon Network’s popular and equally as eccentric television show and now, after a whole lot of waiting, the Adventure Time: ETDBIDK release date has finally been announced.
A game that we initially described as “Uncharted-esque” back when we profiled it in our Hidden Gems post series in 2010, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West was a sleeper hit that never really took off, despite having all of the makings of a great game and then some. Luckily for us and for you too (you do like great games don’t you?), Ninja Theory’s critically acclaimed hit is back once more, this time jazzed up, carrying all of its DLC underarm and ready to go with a digital ‘Premium Edition’ re-release.
The premise of Enslaved: Odyssey to the West is that, based on a classic Chinese novel, an acrobatic man named Monkey and a resourceful woman named Trip must team up to make their way through a post-apocalyptic society after escaping from an airborne slave ship. Effectively ‘controlled’ by Trip via a reengineered, yet rather snazzy looking golden headband, Monkey’s job is to protect Trip at any cost because if she kicks the bucket, that headband means that so does he. And what’s there to protect against? Robots. A crap ton of giant, rusty robots making the overgrown American dystopia of the game’s setting their playground. Therein lies the fun of Enslaved and you can find out more about this stellar IP after the break.
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A good sound atmosphere is to a driving game what wheels are to a car – that goes to say that the noises that a developer have chosen to cause havoc in your ear drums are pretty, damn important.
The last time we got a sneak peek at some Ridge Racer Unbounded gameplay was a few days ago when Namco Bandai released a trailer of what it would be like to have a play around in Ridge Racer Unbounded’s city creator mode. JSX staff writer Myles and I were very impressed, in a jaw-creating-dents-in-the-pavement sort of way, so it’s nice for our ears to get a pick me up with this new video that focuses on the sound guys of Ridge Racer Unbounded.
After all, after the driving, the sounds that coincide with your racing can make or break a racing game. There’s nothing more annoying that cheesy teenybop music pounding round your head when you’re careering round a corner or into the side of an AI-controlled car.
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Ridge Racer Unbounded, created by the developers of the original two FlatOut games and Sega Rally Revo to name a couple, BugBear Entertainment, have made quite a name for themselves and their latest game looks set to be one of their greatest. As seen in this new trailer released by them:
The game looks like a combination of two racing games series that I absolutely love: FlatOut and Trackmania. Fans of those games should really watch this trailer. I myself, have never felt this excited for a creator mode in a game for a long time.
Ridge Racer Unbounded will be out on March 30th 2012 for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC on Steam.
Considering that Tales of Graces f for the PS3 just came out, I think It’d be good to do a retrospective on one of the earlier titles in the series that inspired many of the features that are in the game series today.
Tales of Eternia was released in 2000 in Japan and 2001 in North America as Tales of Destiny II for the Playstation 1, however a real Destiny 2 was actually released on PS2 in Japan so for convenience I’m referring to the game as Eternia as that’s what the European PSP version of the game was called.
Moving on to the game however…(click ‘Continue Reading)