Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set to appear a month from now. Aside from repeatedly watching the film’s trailers, how will a Star Wars fan manage to occupy their time? Enter the Star Wars Role Playing Game from Fantasy Flight Games. A story-oriented game, it features streamlined rules so that player actions aren’t bogged down with complicated rules. Many aspects of combat, such as range, are abstracted and most actions are quickly resolved with a simple roll of custom dice. The core rules have been released in three different settings, with the newest one, Force and Destiny, focusing on force sensitive characters under the Empire’s rule (Episodes IV through VI.)
Recently I reviewed Transformers Devastation, and it got me to thinking about the franchise. When I was a kid in the 80’s, I was pretty big into Transformers for a couple of years. Ever since I was a kid I always wanted a GOOD Transformers game that was truly based on the cartoon. And now we finally got one with Transformers: Devastation (although I still like Fall of Cybertron better). So in honor of the release of this long-awaited game, here’s a blog about my top five favorite Autobots (good guys) and Decepticons (bad guys).
When I was a kid, I was big into Transformers. I played with the toys and watched the old cartoon from the 80’s. It took nearly 30 years for us to get a GOOD Transformers video game, and even then, they weren’t based on the toys and cartoon I loved. But now, finally, there is a game based on the cartoon I watched as a kid, and it even has many of the same voice actors, too! Transformers: Devastation is a 3-D action game from famed game makers Platinum, and it’s reviewed on 360 here. It could almost be called, “Cary’s Childhood: The Game.”
Right in the middle of Toon Week, and we’re going to look at a game based on one of the most popular Japanese anime cartoons of all time: Dragon Ball Z! The newest game based on the popular animated series: Extreme Butoden, is now available on the 3DS from Namco Bandai! It’s a 2-D, one-on-one fighter from Arc System Works, makers of other great 2-D fighters like BlazBlue and Guilty Gear!
Next up on Toon Week here at GamerDad, we’re going to look at some more adult oriented cartoons. Animated shows with adult humor and themes are just as popular as the kids’ stuff. And Zen Studios knows this, so their latest batch of pinball tables for Pinball FX2 and Zen Pinball 2 feature FOX cartoons like Family Guy, American Dad, Bob’s Burgers, and Archer! (reviewed on 360 here)
It’s Toon Week here on GamerDad.com, where we’ll look at games based on cartoons for kids and adults. Today it’s The Smurfs! Whether it’s a classic cartoon from the 80’s, an even earlier European comic strip, or a couple of recent computer animated movies, The Smurfs have been delighting children for decades. Heck, even I watched the cartoon when I was a kid (but only because it came on right before the Pac-Man cartoon). I wasn’t a big fan of the show, but I did like Jokey Smurf and his exploding presents. I’m also glad I got to meet the voice of Papa Smurf a long time ago before he passed away. Anyway, now you can play a new Smurfs game on the 3DS, and it’s not what you’d probably expect!
Gamers beware! You’re in for a scare! Or something. R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps book series has been delighting and spooking kids and young readers for decades with its scary stories. Now there is a new movie in theaters based on the books, and you can play a Goosebumps game on your 3DS, too!
Get ready for a spooky, supernatural ghost story adventure! Play as Elena, daughter of a caretaker of a run-down mansion. When her dad goes missing, Elena ventures into the manor to find him. But the mansion and surrounding areas aren’t what they seem to be, and are full of wandering spirits, including the ghost of the murderous former owner of the property! Luckily, Elena has a magic pendant that can let her turn into a ghost herself, which will come in handy in exploring the mansion and talking to the ghosts. Whispering Willows is available to download on Wii U, Xbox One, PS4, and Vita, but reviewed on Wii U here.
Well this is unexpected! The Danganronpa games have always been story-driven interactive visual novels, and my friend Leroy really liked them so I him review this one, too. Turns out this one is a third-person shooter! Uh oh! I hope my friend still liked it! Find out in his review!
Hello everyone and welcome to Citrusoft, the leading manufacturer of fictional robots! Today on this blog tour, I’m going to show you our most successful product line: Chibi-Robo! And yes, this is just a creative way for me to write a blog about all the Chibi-Robo games in the series, in honor of the recently released Chibi-Robo: Zip Lash on the 3DS.