Entries in PS3 (18)

Wednesday
Oct232013

QCF: Puppeteer

t’s no secret that indie developers have reclaimed the renaissance of the side-scrolling platformer has been led by the indie development front, and ironically have tooled the remnants of Japanese game design and the charm it instilled from the 90’s into the modern conventions in their present titles.  A certain development team however has blipped on the radar as exception to the trend and has demonstrated the magic that the land of the rising sun is capable of—Japan Studio. With surprising hits like Gravity Rush and Tokyo Jungle under the belt, they’ve proven to be a worthy to the PlayStation brand, and aimed to do it again with their latest release Puppeteer.

While the aim was earnest however, this whimsical run ‘n jump venture could have used some more time behind the current before appearing on stage; Puppeteer is an endearing but ultimately rough act to sit through.

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Wednesday
Oct092013

QCF: Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F

he first time I went to Pax (2012) I told myself I would not be leaving Boston without three particular games: Final Fantasy Type Zero, Suikoden II (One of these days, I promise) and Project Diva. I made it out with two of the three. Me being me I actually ended up buying Project Diva Second instead of the first game, but thankfully these games don't have “Play of Previous Title Recommended” stamped anywhere on them.

Upon learning that the Project Diva series would be making the transition from PSP to PS3 under the Title “Project Diva F” I got super excited, making it my must get game when we attended Pax East in 2013. Sadly I left Boston with my obsession with Pokémon renewed and no Project Diva F.  However, two months after Pax, my luck would change as on June 06, 2013, Sega confirmed that Project Diva would be coming to the West.

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Wednesday
Oct092013

QCF: Dragon's Crown

ragon's Crown is a game that was released in a volatile market. The video game industry was seeing, more or less, a dynamically progressive shift with some seriously heavy-handed feminism leading the charge regarding the depiction of women in video games. This was quite damning to Dragon's Crown's risqué (though admittedly beautiful) art direction. It was born into existence from a super-niche developer and a rapidly-fading publisher as a retail-released, 2D multi-platform game on the cusp of a next generation hardware launch. In addition, by and large, the public hasn't exactly paid much attention to it thanks to the impending Triple-A launch season. So now that all of the controversy has subsided and - more importantly - I've had a chance to play it extensively, It' time that Atlus and Vanillaware's Dragon's Crown got its final word.

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Saturday
Jul202013

PPR Games Club: The Last of Us

013 has come out swinging when it comes to video games this year, and with the next generation looming over our heads until the Holidays, we’re being treated to some of the best game of this generation—like The Last of Us. Andrew has finally finished the stellar game, which means James and George can just get it out of there system already and cover every last detail and spoiler in this mega packed Games Club. Oh, and we have a guest too, some guy names Bert from some other podcast we’re working; we also talk about Poison, the Amish, and County Fairs like the bunch of assholes that we are.

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Sunday
Apr212013

QCF: Guacamelee

very culture possesses a title of incredible significance, one that grants the individual who bears it fame and the opportunity to leave behind a legacy for those who succeed said title; the proud lineage of the luchador is such a title. Majestic forces of strength in the ring, these masked heroes symbolize the principals and codes of virtue as they launch from colorful ropes and transform into deadly flying emissaries of justice against their opponents—Lucha libre is storied lifestyle and that’s what Drinkbox Studios’ Guacamelee aims to deliver, and it does just that, and surprisingly more.

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Tuesday
Jan292013

QCF: Labyrinth Legends

’m going to try carefully describing Labyrinth Legends to you. So you know what a dungeon crawler is? Alright, you’ve pretty much got a good idea of what you’re in for with this game.

In Labyrinth Legends, the player controls a knight on a quest to save a princess. On his quest he’ll pick up loot like armor and gold and fight hordes of zombies while traversing cavernizzddiuhihuihuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii--WHA! What? What just-- oh it appears that I fell asleep at my desk while typing that sentence. Where was I?

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Thursday
Dec132012

Bullet Heaven HD, Episode 58 - Under Defeat HD

elcome back to Bullet Heaven! Rising Star Games is back - in the same year, no less - with another physical shoot em up release! Bullet Heaven takes a look at G-Rev's Under Defeat HD, with special thanks to Rising Star Games for supplying our copy for review! This controversial release saw an original release back in 2005 on Naomi Arcade and Dreamcast... so just how does this helicopter-based shooter fare...? 

 

 

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Wednesday
Nov072012

QCF: Mugen Souls

The universe is truly a space that will never be fully comprehended, terrain so wide that humankind will labor eons and eons in order to fully understand its magnitude and nature. Imagine if you will however, a universe, structured specifically around seven planets, and a magically gifted little woman who aims to subjugate all who reside within it. Developed by a faction of cult Japanese development house Idea Factory, Compile Hearts brings us latest JRPG from NIS America on the PS3, Mugen Souls.

The novelty of choice is refreshing with Mugen Souls being available in the pre-holiday season with titles like Doom 3: BFG, Assassin’s Creed III, and Skylanders: Giants. However, Mugen Souls does not do its genre any service and ends up being nothing more than tawdry theatrics with little to no appeal in the long run.

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