Excerpt: Developed by Tokyo's Game Republic under legendary game creator Yoshiki Okamoto, executive producer for Onimusha, Devil May Cry and Resident Evil, Folklore is a unique, dark fantasy adventure inspired by western fairy tales and built to showcase the power of PLAYSTATION3 (PS3) computer entertainment...
Excerpt: The motion sensing capabilities of the SIXAXIS may or may not be inspired by the Wii remote, but either way does it really matter? We just buy consoles to play good games and rather than call Sony nasty names like copycat , you should too.
A Murder in the Village of the Dead? Tell Me This is a Joke…
1 March 2010
Excerpt: Like any good mystery novel, Folklore keeps the player on the edge of their seat. The story of this action RPG follows the heroine, Ellen, as she ventures to a mysterious village following a letter she believes was sent by her mother.
Excerpt: Fantastic animals are a video game staple. Ranging from anthropomorphic talking hedgehogs to dragons of massive size and wisdom, they have come in a huge variety of forms and played an equally diverse set of roles in the history of gaming, though one thing always remains constant.
Assassin's Creed II: Bonfire of the Vanities (PS3) - Review
19 February 2010
Excerpt: Bonfire of the Vanities is the second downloadable expansion to Assassin’s Creed II. It picks up the story from where the first expansion (Battle of Forlì) left off, and fills the hole in the story between Ezio’s losing of the Apple of Eden in the first expansion, and Memory Sequence 14 (the final...
Conclusion: Structurally, it’s like a classical (read: pre-2000s) JRPG replete with elaborate elemental strategies and combos requiring a fair amount of tactical thinking, married to an action game of the type these developers helped invent in 2001 with Onimusha.
Summary: Folklore delves players into a world where the living meet the dead. Through its fantastic art direction and amazing storyline, Folklore entices the player to journey through the Netherworld in search of the answers to their mystery and leads them on an unforgettable ride into something truly...
Pros: Amazing art direction, Brilliant, poetic style, Undeniably tasty execution