Tag: Sony Japan

LocoRoco – Second Opinion

I'd be very hard-pressed to pick another game on the PSP which is as memorable in terms of audio and visuals as this one is. It stands out, has its own style, and is impossible to mistake for anything else. has personality in spades. What it does not have is gameplay.

Talkman – Review

Sony will have a hard time convincing people that this foreign language aid will be as essential a travel companion to them as their iPod, their Nintendogs or, presumably, their foreign dictionary.

Talkman – Consumer Guide

Of course, TalkMan is all about pleasant and inoffensive communication, so there's no bad language involved for Parents to worry about—although I think it's actually necessary to swear at least once per sentence when speaking Spanish, but maybe that's just my friends. Those looking for an application to help them […]

LocoRoco – Review

Read review of LocoRocoEvery time I hit the Power switch, I'm reminded of why it is that Sony's cult platformer has won so many hearts. Quite simply, no game is as unfailingly happy to see me as LocoRoco, and I really can't help but beam a smile straight back at it.

LocoRoco – Consumer Guide

Wisely disregarding the recent claims that the game carried racist sentiment through its depiction of the black LocoRoco, Parents needn't be concerned about anything here. Violence is limited to 'bumping' enemies by jumping into them and having them pop into thin air and the rest of the game is similarly […]

Ape Escape 3 – Review

Somehow I managed to miss out on the whole Ape Escape thing. I was always aware that the series existed, but beyond that basic awareness, I didn't have any feelings towards it one way or the other. I wasn't even sure whether the fact that the titular apes were escaping was supposed to be a good or bad thing.

Ape Escape Academy – Review

Making a name for itself by being the first game designed for use with the then-new concept of dual analog sticks, Ape Escape has never truly been at the forefront of platforming action. Take away the newness of its features (or just take away the dual sticks, as the PSP re-release of Ape Escape has) and what's left is an uninspired effort that can't hang with the big boys of the genre.