Usually when I’m writing about a game based on a movie for Mat Langford’s Gaming World, it’s bad news. Let’s face it…there aren’t many great movie/tv-based games out there. So when I discovered Dexter on the iOS, I wasn’t expecting anything mind-blowing. What I got however, was something completely surprising.
There hasn’t really been a game in the last few years that truly recaptures that magic of the old-school Final Fantasy games. Sure, some have tried, but lackluster attempts and even progressive titles from Squeenix have fallen short, leaving FF gamers with a certain emptiness.
While Final Fantasy Dimensions on iOS – Sqaure Enix’s latest entry into the FF series – is a throwback to the old games, is it truly capable of bringing back the true feel of the games of yore? Find out after the jump.
I’ve been playing a lot of NFL Kicker for the iOS lately, and for such a simple game, it’s really kept my attention.
Lately, I’ve been spending what little time I’ve had for gaming on MLB 12: The Show on the Vita. This is a franchise that stood out on the PS3 as being one of the best looking sports games in recent memory as well as being THE best baseball game out there.
This is why I’m so disappointed with the PS Vita iteration.
Video games have long been an escape from reality; a place where one can go to escape the world they live in and be someone else for a while. Players get generally invested in the characters they play, making the fictitious world around them seem all that more real.
This is usually a pleasurable experience when the character you’re playing as is a hero, someone who has super powers or some high powered weapon capable of mowing down an entire block of people at once. It’s great when you play as a protagonist who is constantly in control, with the knowledge that you’re going to win, or at least not get yourself into too much trouble along the way.
This sense of safety is a good thing. And that’s exactly what psychological horror games take away from you.
The controller is the gamers’ most important weapon. Finding a controller for your system that you LOVE often takes some serious gamers out of the realm of the stock options that are shipped with their systems. It becomes equally difficult if you own multiple systems, and prefer the layout of one controller over the other. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a controller that emulated both distinct layouts? (Hint: There is.)
My wait is over.
At one point, as some of you already know through my earlier articles, I was a hardcore World of Warcraft player. When it first came out, it encompassed everything that a good MMORPG should be. But as time passed, the game became more and more suited to those that had 26 extra hours in the day, and slowly crept away from the grasp of the casual gamer.
You know when you’ve got your hands on an addictive game when you’re trying to write a review on it, but every time that you look at it on your phone, you just HAVE to play one more level. That’s how I felt while reviewing Bike Baron.
If you’ve ever played Trials HD on the Xbox360 then you know what this is all about. The two games are strikingly similar. The fact that Baron plays like Trials AND is portable is a winning combination. It’s addictive and challenging, and I literally lost about 35 minutes on the subway playing this game without realizing it!
I’ve been playing a ton of Modern Warfare 3 lately. The multiplayer is probably the best yet in the series. Things are smooth, the weapons are great and the whole experience is very refined. One of the most important parts of online competition is knowing your maps. I’m really impressed by some of the maps in Modern Warfare 3, while others left me sorely disappointed. Here’s a rundown of my favorite (and least favorite) maps.