Handhelds are always a very large portion of the gaming industry. This is shown largely by the DS being the second highest-selling gaming console of all time (and the Game Boy not far behind in third place), and right now the 3DS always outselling everything.
This is the final installment of this series of posts about the best 7th gen games, and there’s still quite a few good games left to mention.
Let’s do this!
Note: No particular order
Console, ds, Games, Handheld, import, impressions, Nintendo, Opinion, psp, Retrospective
Well I’ve been once again slow on posting, but I do want to post a couple things this in Ocotober. Namely a handful of reviews, but a few other things too.
Anyways… Here’s what’s coming out in October: 3 Wii U games, 3 3DS games, 2 PS3 games, 7 multiplats and 1 Vita game. There’s a couple things of actual note here.
Usual disclaimer: Those include either games I’m interested in, or games that may be/become popular… Basically anything I feel bears mentioning, whether I’m personally hyped for it or not.
3DS, Console, Games, games of the month, Handheld, impressions, ps3, Rant, Vita, Wii U, xbox 360
As usual I do a quick impressions post about all the big 3 conferences. Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo are showing stuff and I’m just giving my opinion.
I’ll try to do something different from my usual inconsistent ranting… I’ll list the positives and negatives or whatever, with short comments, and then my overall impressions.
3DS, Console, demo, e3, Games, Handheld, impressions, independant, Opinion, OUYA, PC, ps3, PS4, PSN, Random, Rant, sexy, Vita, Wii U, XBLA, xbox 360, Xbox One
This is a pretty empty month surprisingly, but there’s a couple cool releases upcoming… Oh, and kickstarter backers such as I will be getting their OUYA consoles near the beginning of the month so you can expect a post where I’ll bash the console! … Probably.
Either way… In April we’re getting: 2 3DS titles, a Vita game, a PS3 game, a 360 game and 3 multiplats. As I said, slow month.
Usual disclaimer: Those include either games I’m interested in, or games that may be/become popular… Basically anything I feel bears mentioning, whether I’m personally hyped for it or not. I’m probably missing some stuff (generally the more indie stuff).
3DS, Console, Games, games of the month, Handheld, impressions, PC, ps3, Rant, Releases, Vita, Wii U, XBLA, xbox 360
It’s E3 time! And, as per usual, I’ll spend some time talking about what us, the general public, can see from E3. Specifically the Big 3′s conferences.
For full disclosure, here were my expectations for E3 2012 before the conferences started:
Microsoft would end up having a pretty worthless presentation, Sony would have a great presentation because, at this point, they NEED to, and Nintendo will kick ass with tons of Wii U announcements and 3DS dates and announcements. So basically: Business as usual for MS, Sony going more above and beyond than usual and Nintendo being Nintendo, pretty much.
So let’s talk about the 3 main conferences. What worked, what didn’t, who sucked, who didn’t, stuff like that.
3DS, Console, ds, e3, Games, Handheld, impressions, ps3, Vita, Wii U, xbox 360
June! Games! Stuff! Words! Yeah, I don’t have anything to say this month. Let’s just talk about the games that are coming out.
So there’s a couple things coming out in June. Let’s see… a 3DS release, a DS release, a PSP release, 2 Vita releases, a Wii release, a PS3 release, 3 Xbox 360 releases (whoa!) and five multiplatform releases… And even possibly another NES release! Seems like everything is getting something in june!
Those include either games I’m interested in, or games that may be/become popular… Basically anything I feel bears mentioning, whether I’m personally hyped for it or not.
3DS, Console, ds, Games, games of the month, NES, ps3, PSN, Releases, wii, XBLA, xbox 360
Talk about not writing about what I said I would… mostly because I’m playing too much stuff at the same time. I’m still planning about writing about some of the things I mentioned before (and more upcoming stuff), but it may come later.
So what’s coming in May… just a couple things, not a whole lot of high-quality stuff. 1 and a half PC releases (Edit: Now 2 and a half), 2 3DS releases, 3 PS3 exclusives, 2 Vita games, somehow 2 360 releases and 7 multiplatform games, (Edit: and an NES game). Those include either games I’m interested in, or games that may or may not be popular… Well, basically anything I feel bears mentioning, whether I’m personally hyped for it or not.
So let’s see if there’s anything interesting.
*Post updated to include an extra PC game, and an extra NES game*
*Post updated again on May 14th to add a new 360 game, what?*
3DS, Console, Games, games of the month, Handheld, NES, Nintendo, PC, ps3, PSN, Vita, wii, XBLA, xbox 360
I liked the original inFamous. While, at its basics, it was a standard cover-based TPS, it was very easy to not play it as such (you barely ever needed cover). It felt like a nice action game, and the story was generally pretty nice, with some replay value added through the whole good/evil system that granted different powers.
I was pretty excited for inFamous 2… Did it live up? Read on!
Console, Games, ps3, Review
Ah E3, a magical time for gamers where all the hottest new games are revealed, new hardware is shown and, outside of the big keynote conferences, more games are announced and tons of games are playable on the showfloor, sometimes for the first time, for journalists top try out and comment on them.
But the biggest part of E3 is definitely the big keynote conferences, namely the ones by Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo. I have a few things to say about them after watching them, so let’s go! Keep in mind I’m only talking about the big 3 here, so there’s gonna be no mention of the EA or Ubisoft conferences (despite Ubisoft kicking Microsoft’s ass, and that JUST by showing Rayman Origins footage… but I digress)..
Read on! (wow, I wrote a lot more than I thought I would… Oh well)
3DS, Console, e3, Games, Handheld, impressions, News, Nintendo, ps3, Vita, wii, Wii U, xbox 360
Just because I haven’t played enough of it yet, and probably won’t for quite a while, here’s a quick impressions post for Motorstorm Apocalypse.
Just for a quick background. I played the demo for the first Motorstorm; the controls got me out of it fast, those vehicles could barely turn properly. Later I played the PSP Motorstorm. Hated it. Didn’t play the second Motorstorm on the PS3 since I didn’t like the other 2.
So when I saw this one… the idea of constantly changing environments instantly reminded me of Split/Second, which turned out being a pretty bad game with horrible rubberband AI and not much else. I decided to try it out though, hoping that it would actually end up being Split/Second done right.
Was it? Read on and see!
Console, Games, ps3, Review