North American fans of the tongue twisting Hyperdimension Neptunia¬™ Re;Birth3: V Generation has cause to celebrate as the game is out now in their territory. Along with the game being available on shelves and digitally, fans can also get their hands on three awesome PlayStation®Vita themes. Selling for $0.99 each, these themes offer a great way to brighten up your Vita
Stick It To The Man developer, Zoink, are hard at work on their next release, Zombie Vikings. However, they are not too busy to show their fans some love and just launched a new contest to get gamers involved in the process. Every week, up until the launch of the game, gamers stand a chance to become a Zoink Executive Official, or ZEO for short
If you like “bullet hell” shooters then you will have a blast with Gundemonium Recollection. Five levels might not sound like much but be prepared to spend a lot of time with this game if you truly want to master it. With a wealth of weapons and some really challenging gameplay you’ll be coming back to this one again and again.
Gameplay: Daunting if you are new to the genre, but loads of fun and very challenging.
Graphics: Nowhere near cutting-edge but very stylish and cute.
Sound: The new arranged soundtrack is excellent
While the game is entertaining and offers value for money, I’m still not sold on the third dimension. It just adds annoying problems and the drab color palette doesn’t help either. Still, there is plenty of content with four playable characters, although the game feels more like an upgrade than a sequel to the original Castlevania 64.
Gameplay: Lots of platform jumping & some minor puzzle solving.
Graphics: Not too bad but definately needed more color.
Sound: Again not too bad but certainly not the best in the series
It took quite a few tries before this game started growing on me, but if you are a fan of the series and semi-realistic mech games in general then you’ll enjoy this one. Missions are short and action packed and the amount of customization is insane, but the clunky controls and steep learning curve is sure to scare away some people.
Gameplay: If you like customizing mechs and blowing up enemies you’ll love this game.
Graphics: Not the greatest, but the customization makes up for it.
Sound: Not bad overall, but the voice acting is just plain weird
If you want a ton of fighters and don’t mind the recycling of past games, then Armageddon will keep you busy for ages. It’s certainly not a bad game and you get value for money, but it feels more like a compilation disc than anything new for the franchise. Hopefully the next generation will breathe some new life into the series.
Gameplay: If you’ve played any of the previous titles, then you’ve played this.
Graphics: Not bad, but not a step up from past games.
Sound: Typical Mortal Kombat fare
Adorable cats and addictive physics based puzzle adventuring is a winning combination and ensures that Fort Meow will keep players hooked to the end. Building pillow forts out of all kinds of odds and ends is a blast and the physics based gameplay keeps things interesting. It is a little short for our liking, but fun from start to finish.
Gameplay: Very addictive and features enough items to keep the fort building interesting.
Graphics: The adorable children’s book style visuals look great.
Sound: Some very catchy tunes to accompany the wacky action
Shattered Planet is one of those games that are impossible to play only once. It is so addictive that I found myself returning to it again and again even after getting my character killed in a myriad of ways. Between the daily challenges and endless mode there is enough content here to keep players hooked for a very, very long time. This is not a game to start playing if you value your free time!
Gameplay: Simple to play, but highly addictive.
Graphics: Bold, colorful and features tons of item designs.
Sound: Mostly tranquil, but speeds up when there is action
Whispering Willows is not a game that is going to keep you on the edge of your seat from excitement, but the slower pace and interesting story make for an engrossing experience. Unraveling the mysteries of Willows Mansion and communicating with the lost souls that dwell there is a unique experience and one that kept me hooked from start to finish. If you demand quick reflexes or mind bending puzzles to be entertained the game will probably feel boring to you, but if you can appreciate a slower paced, engrossing experience this is a great title to add to your collection.
Gameplay: Slow paced, but very engrossing.
Graphics: Beautiful artwork for the characters and backgrounds.
Sound: The soundtrack is very atmospheric and the sound effects excellent
SteamWorld Dig makes the transition from 3DS to PC flawlessly and loses none of its addictive charm along the way. Carving out your own mining tunnels while avoiding or killing the enemies is loads of fun and there is always one more upgrade or power to tempt you back.
Gameplay: Polished, entertaining and incredibly addictive.
Graphics: High definition 2D.
Sound: Some western flavored tunes and spot on sound effects