Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure for the longest time has been one of the more obscure Shonen Jump manga. It’s only been in the recent years, with the anime adaptation the franchise has seen a rise in popularity. When it comes to games there aren’t that many Jojo games out there. But now the world is one Jojo game richer. Does it manage to stand proud among the plethora of Namco Bandai’s anime 3d arena fighters or is the game actually the work of an enemy stand?
It’s not hard to recognize an Insomniac Games title. The characters are over the top and the weaponry is just as unique as the setting. With games such as Ratchet & Clank and Sunset Overdrive, the developer showed us what the team is capable of. Song of the Deep is a completely new experience and some might even say it’s not an Insomniac Games product. It certainly offers a different and fresh experience but the game comes with some flaws.
DrinkBox Studios has been active the last couple of years as one of the more popular Indie developers. With games as Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack, Guacamelee! and Severed, the studio made some great games. Now, a new bundle appeared on PS Vita, combining these three iconic games into one package. It’s by far the best deal of the moment, let us explain why.
Bandai Namco is doing it again, it’s bringing one of the most popular Japanese games to the West. It’s been a while since gamers could enjoy a new Gundam game but due to the success of the last Extreme VS. games, Bandai Namco decided to bring yet another installment to the West. It’s out now for PlayStation Vita but it isn’t the best we’ve seen from the franchise, to be honest.
The LEGO- series is one of the few series that can actually take a famous movie and adapt it to the LEGO- universe. They do this by combining humor with simplistic puzzles, action directed gameplay and an opportunity to collect all different kinds of stuff set in the LEGO world. After the Batman series, they quickly went into the fantasy world and adapted different famous titles such as the Hobbit and Marvel licenses to create a parody and getting away with it. This time, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is next…
Nine people wake up imprisoned by a mysterious man. A coin is tossed. Guess the color and you’ll get your freedom back, guess wrong and at least six of your group have to die. It sounds like a sick episode of Saw but it’s the final and last game of the Zero Escape franchise. The franchise had its ups-and-down but Zero Time Dilemma is the perfect conclusion filled with dramatic decisions and different endings.
If you’ve been gaming for a couple of years like myself, you’ll probably remember the original Carmageddon. It was one of the first racers where you could kill pedestrians and drive in an open world. Needless to say, the original release resulted in a lot of protests; people didn’t like the direction this game was going, selling brutal kills as pleasure. Now, years later, Stainless Games brings back the game after a successful crowdfunding. But is it still fun after all those years or is the franchise as death as the many pedestrians?
PAC-MAN has always been an interesting series. The series itself technically should have died out together with the arcade and other Namco games like Dig Dug and Galaga. The original game was a great arcade experience that seemed to only have room for minor variations but nothing more. As time went on Namco tried to keep PAC-MAN relevant by making all kinds of games in different genres. While most were fun or even interesting none of these games truly felt like a PAC-MAN sequel. It’s only really been since the previous generation that it seems like Namco actually found new and unique ways to make a PAC-MAN game that seems to be an actual sequel rather than a game with the yellow muncher in it. After PAC-MAN Championship Edition we got another true sequel that uses the classic PAC-MAN formula.
When it comes to licensed anime games Namco Bandai follows a pretty clear pattern. Get popular Shonen Anime license. Make an okay, mechanically shallow but flashy arena fighter. Release, rise and repeat with other Shonen series. They did it with Dragon Ball, Naruto and even stuff like Saint Seiya. One Piece for the longest time was treated a bit differently with things like One Piece Musou. This time however, for the first time, we get a One Piece arena fighter that goes under the subtitle Burning blood. Does Burning Blood break the mold of flashy but shallow arena fighters Namco has been pumping out?