Minecraft is easily one of the most acknowledged Adventure video game titles of recent years. Anyone into this sort of game is probably already knee deep in the PC version with the countless others who are designing mind-bending homes and landscapes. Many diffferent alteration packs for the title also exist, taking advantage of the old 8-bit block charm, or replacing it with more modern shadows and visuals that lead to truly breathtaking experiences. it’s clear that the devoted fanbase is there, and they any with a home console are excited that this computer phenomenon is finally heading to the Xbox Live Arcade. Will this port satisfy the most veteran of fans, or will they be greatly let down by this largely bare bones version of the modern hit?
Skullgirls was a game that didn’t really find much hype in the media prior to it’s released, but within a very short amount of time it became one of the quickest selling titles, and having sold over fifty thousand copies up to this point. Given the quality of the title, and the feeling of it being a reimagined lost gem from the hayday of the style’s success in arcades and home consoles everywhere, it was almost guaranteed. But, is this really the digital media fighter that you simply need to own, or is it nothing more than sexy female anime characters for boys and men to stare at?
The Fable series is easily one of the most recognizable RPG titles of the modern gaming age. The fantastical stories come off as some of the most believable tales as of late, grounded more in reality of the era the specific title captures, and is known for being a pioneer in choosing your own moral path in games. However, as part of the Xbox Live Next initiative of Spring, 2012, Lionhead Studios and Microsoft Game Studios present Fable Heroes, a side scrolling Hack ‘n Slash style release that brings together Castle Crashers and Mario Party that is clearly geared more towards family and children than the grittier realism of past titles, all the while exploring them through shorter stages that take place in earlier works, as well as various puppets that represent the beloved characters of these worlds.
Bloodforge is the story of Crom, a man who left behind the wars of his clan to established a family. While out hunting for food, he passes out, viewing a nightmare unlike that of the battles which replay in his sleep. When he awakes, he finds his village under attack, and his wife calling out to him. Having no other choice, he slays the invaders in his path in hopes to save her, but soon finds he was tricked. Now he is on a quest in this God of War clone, seeking revenge against the diety responsible.
Release Date: March 20th, 2012
Developer: Slant Six Games
PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Release Date: March 20th, 2012
Capcom has been ticking their customers off left and right as of late thanks to downloadable content already being found on the disc, as well as varied renditions of games being enhanced and sold for near retail prices shortly after the initial version’s release. But, in preperation for their upcoming Resident Evil 6, a hopefully far more successful sequel than Resident Evil 5 was with fans, the publisher hired Slant Six Games to come up with a third-person on-line heavy shooter. The end result is the title Resident Evil: Operation Racoon City. But, does this canon spin-off that brings fans back to the glory days of Resident Evil 2 have what it takes to reach into their hearts and not violently rip them out and tap dance on it?