Excerpt: Electronic Arts just announced that a Mass Effect game is on the way for iPhone. Some gamers might remember the lackluster Mass Effect Galaxy game that came out shortly before ME2, but this new title appears to be vastly superior in terms of graphics and gameplay. Made by IronMonkey Studios, it looks to capture the third person shooting aspects of Bioware's shooter RPG hybrid.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is Let’s get something out of the way right now, when this game launched, sure it looked great in the screen shots and videos, but how could it be really that good? After all it’s on a mobile platform that can’t be considered a contender for serious gaming. Surely it’s impossible, after all that’s the point of having a PSP, or a DS, or upcoming 3DS.
Excerpt: , have no doubt braved the recently released sequel‘s single-player campaign, dabbled in its online offerings and--if they own a PS3--maybe even broke out their bulbous Move controllers to flail through the on-rails
Excerpt: was one of those games that I started, but never finished a couple years ago. I love the survival horror genre, but it never pulled me into the game as easily as the Resident Evil series many years ago on the original Playstation. I may pick it up again at some point, but in the meantime, I thought I�d try my hand at Dead Space for the iPhone / iPod Touch and iPad.
Excerpt: on an unsuspecting gaming public late last year, it took some flack for what some considered certain cliché sensibilities. This was despite garnering generally enthusiastic reviews across the board.
Excerpt: All right. 1/25/2011 was all but officially “Dead Space Day,” with the release of Dead Space 2 and Dead Space: Aftermath . Dead Space: Aftermath is the second animated movie based on the Dead Space video game franchise, the first being Dead Space: Downfall . I recently reviewed Dead Space: Salvage , the third graphic novel spin-off for the series and found it to be lackluster compared to the first two.
Excerpt: Electronic Arts gets a lot of grief from gamers. Their catalog is heavy on movie-based games that have to meet a rock-solid release date, or sports games that have to come out on a yearly basis.
Conclusion: What you have to realize though—and I’m not giving anything away by saying so—is that Dead Space: Downfall is a straight-up pick-off fest, which makes the fact that the story is compelling and the dialogue near impeccable, pretty miraculous. The reason I consider it extraordinary and allude to witnessing it rather than just watching isn’t because it’s a bloodbath, which it is (along with guts too); it’s because the tension and the horror is palpable.