A few months ago, GungHo released six import PSOne games that were previously Japan-only. You could download them via PSN and you can read my reviews of them here. Now they’ve done it again with six more PSOne Japan classics downloadable on PSN. How well do they stack up against the first batch? Read on to find out!
The recently released Tomb Raider game on current gen consoles reboots the franchise and the popular Lara Croft character. And it seems to be pretty successful, too. Now you can experience all the creativity and craftsmanship that went into the visuals in the game with Tomb Raider: The Art of Survival, a new book by BradyGames, the same folks that publish all those strategy guides. Let’s take a peek at what you’ll find in this over 200 page book.
One of the longest running fishing video game series is now flopping about on the Nintendo 3DS. Compete in fishing tournaments to earn money to upgrade your gear so you can catch better fish. Or just relax and enjoy reeling in fish in the Free Play mode. Get into the action with unique casting and reeling controls, too.
Remember in school when you’d have to take one of those psychology IQ tests and you had no idea why? Well that’s what Psych Yourself is all about. It’s similar to brain training video games, except instead of answering questions about numbers or letters; you’re taking quizzes that test your perception and interpersonal skills. You can download it on the PSN store for PS3.
When I was in Middle School or High School (can’t remember), the first SimCity game came out and it was a huge hit. I even remember what the box for the PC game looked like! One of my friends would even save and print out his city layout on printer paper and show them to me at school! Many years later, I bought and downloaded the Super Nintendo version of SimCity, one of the first Virtual Console games available on the Wii. I remembered how addicting it was when I rented it back in the day, so I wanted my younger brother Jeff to experience it, too. He instantly loved it and a few days later, he had bought SimCity 4 for his computer! So since my brother Jeff enjoys SimCity so much, I decided to let him take a stab at reviewing it here!
Ayesha lives all alone in a frontier land full of ruins. She makes medicines to sell to travelers and nearby towns. But after a chance meeting with an alchemist and some glowing flowers, she receives a clue about her missing sister, who disappeared two years prior and was thought dead. Now Ayesha must travel the world, learning the ways of alchemy and gathering clues about how to bring her sister back in Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk for PS3, the latest in the popular Japanese RPG series.
Just in time for the release of the new DreamWorks computer animated movie, The Croods, comes a prehistoric party game for up to four players starring the cast and setting from the new film. The game is available for all current Nintendo consoles, but the DS version is reviewed here.
With Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon recently released, I tried to think of my favorite ghosts from the first game, as a lot of them had quite a bit of personality. But it’s been such a long time since I played that game that I couldn’t think of enough to write about. But then I started thinking about my favorite ghosts in other video games in general. I think ghosts are kind of neat. You know those dumb ghost hunter and ghost story shows you see on TV? Yeah, I watch those sometimes. It’s a guilty pleasure thing. I might also watch a stupid ghost movie on Netflix from time to time, and of course, Ghostbusters is one of my all-time favorite films. So in honor of Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon coming out, here’s a list of my top five favorite ghosts in video games!
In honor of the two-year anniversary of the release of the 3DS, and the one-year anniversary of the North Dallas/Plano, TX Area StreetPass meetups, we’re planning something really big! All the 3DS StreetPass meeting groups in the North Dallas area, including Forth Worth, are coming together for one big meetup at the Main Event in Grapevine this coming Saturday, March 30th starting at 1:00 pm. For more information, click here.
The poplar strategy board game is now officially on iOS devices! (iPad version reviewed here) At first glance it looks like a cross between Othello and Chinese Checkers. But it’s really not. The object of the game is to push your opponent’s marbles off the edge of the board. You can move one, two, or three marbles at the same time as long as they’re next to each other. If you have more marbles of your color next to an opponent’s, you can push their marbles. But you can only move three. So a chain of four marbles against three won’t work. I know I didn’t explain that very well, but luckily the game does a much better job.