Suzanne Collins’ book The Hunger Games was met with positive critical reception, and it gained a big fan following. Naturally, the success of the book and its two sequels garnered a film adaption. The news that a film adaption was on the way excited a lot of fans, but as more news came out about the movie, like the cast list and the rating, fans started to lower their expectations. Even through this, The Hunger Games does well by the fans, but at the cost of slightly blowing off newcomers.
So after “accidentally” washing my old iPod nano, I had the opportunity to run out and get a shiny new iPod touch. I now have the chance to catch up on all the iOS games that I missed, and the first one I tackled was Epic Games’ and Chair Entertainments’ Infinity Blade.
Since Saints Row the Third is my personal game of the year, I was extremely excited to hear that new DLC wasn’t far off. Now that the first of a few mission packs have released, I jumped back into the game and was ready for some crazy scenarios, explosive missions, and hilarious writing. Genkibowl VII delivers in most of these areas, but it can never grab hold of one main draw of Saints Row the Third; the fun. While there are good times to be had with Genkibowl, they come few and far between mundane tasks and areas of missions with lack of polish.
The power behind Super Mario 3D Land is astounding, on all fronts. The gameplay is smooth, the graphics are unmatched on portable consoles, and the sound is nostalgic with a modernized twist. All of these combine to make one of the best, albeit short, games I have ever played on a handheld.
Halloween is over, and even though the holiday is gone, we are left with two things, candy and some good DLC. The latter of which comes in the form of the new InFamous 2 DLC, which is aptly named Festival of Blood.
And so it begins, fall is coming and that means plenty of triple-A titles are ready to drain our wallets. First up on the list is Gears of War 3. Will the newest Gears be able to stand up to some of the other titles coming out? Will we still see this game being played after the new year when everyone has their hands on Battlefield or Call of Duty? I think (and hope) so, or else I will be playing it alone.
With the 3DS having a lackluster games library, it is nice to see a game show off the handheld’s power that stays consistently fun. The colorful title has a full single-player mode, complete with a career, challenges, instant play, and free play. It also has a smaller two-player mode, that is played locally by passing off the handheld. This download-only title is available for only $6.99, and I found it to be worth every penny.
Darkspawn make a return as an enemy, but don’t change anything up, even the color palette. Dragon Age II has a new DLC expansion that gives you a longer mission to get you to jump […]