By Brad Gallaway on August 15, 2007 - 12:32am.
Crush, for all its flaws, is exactly the sort of game that the PSP needs more of. Seeing it in action for the first time is like bearing witness to a magnificent illusion--literally watching the spatial norms I've taken for granted get tossed out a window isn't something I'm going to forget soon.
By Brad Gallaway on August 1, 2007 - 7:27am.
An attractive-looking minimalist presentation and a craving for some good puzzle action drew me to Hudson's Honeycomb Beat, and its budget price sealed the deal. Although it started strong and seemed to hold a lot of promise, I'm not quite sure I got my $20 worth—this unorthodox puzzler fizzled out fast.
By Andrew Fletcher on July 13, 2007 - 7:48am.
Illusions and tricks of the eye have been staples of cinematic entertainment ever since those unwitting Lumière fans thought the train was coming right for them. And of late, gaming too seems to have developed a taste for undercutting its own visual conventions and toying with players' expectations. Super Paper Mario, Haze, Portal and Okami have all dabbled with innovative ways of twisting the player's perception of the game world...
By Andrew Fletcher on July 13, 2007 - 7:46am.
According to ESRB
, this game contains: Animated Blood, Mild Suggestive Themes, Mild Violence.
By Brad Gallaway on March 21, 2007 - 2:34am.
As an experiment of sorts, Every Extend Extra brings an independent sensibility and definite auteur flavor. As a retail-release game asking for my investment, it comes up short both figuratively and literally.
By Andrew Fletcher on January 27, 2007 - 8:53am.
Again Mizuguchi's work has taken to the PSP with a precision and slickness few can match; the vivid colours and spectacular effects are revelling in that luxurious screen as if it were launch day. Although initially the audio interactivity feels straightforward and nothing beyond Rez or Lumines territory, the simple masterstroke of quickening the music tempo in line with accumulated ‘Quicken' power-ups (and therefore the game speed) adds a tense, breakneck sense of danger to high score runs.
By Andrew Fletcher on January 26, 2007 - 3:14pm.
According to ESRB
, this game contains: Mild Fantasy Violence
Game Description: Phoenix Wright: Justice For All is the new game in the popular court room battle series from Japan. Phoenix Wright is a defense attorney who proves his clients' innocence against the toughest of odds -- and the most ruthless of adversaries. Exercise your legal prowess as you collect evidence, examine witnesses, analyse testimonies and seek the truth to ensure that justice prevails. The game is characterised by its memorable characters, engaging storylines and unique gameplay format, all presented in a comical anime style.
By David Stone on January 26, 2007 - 10:33am.
Oftentimes, a series can be phenomenal to start, but if the first installment is successful, creators will bleed it dry. My concern when approaching the latest title in the series, Phoenix Wright 2: Justice For All
, was its the ability to flesh out characters, story and overall quality. Thankfully, Phoenix Wright: Justice For All
manages to do everything right, and for all the right reasons.
By David Stone on January 26, 2007 - 10:31am.
According to ESRB
, this game contains: Blood, Mild Violence, Suggestive Themes
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