Were it not for Mario, Nintendo would have ceased to exist a very long time ago. It’s a fact that’s not lost on them, so you know when a new Mario game is released that it’s going to verge on gaming Nirvana. Super Mario 3D World is no exception to the rule...
Attractive graphics aren’t enough to save a completely lackluster campaign. You can wrap a turd up in the shiniest paper in the world – but at the end of the day, you still have a turd.
Wario games have always been both eccentric and eclectic in their styling and presentation. The mini-game based series offers a broad range of gameplay experiences, but often relies on just a couple of them being absolute winners while the others range between weird and stupid.
Angry Birds merchandise has been my (well my son’s) poison of choice, so it was with great trepidation that I slipped Skylanders: Swap Force into my Xbox 360.
With a complete lack of competition this year, if you want to play an up-to-date basketball game then 2K Sports’ annual release is your only choice.
The newly created ‘interactive movie’ genre of “gaming” is a contentious one to say the least. Traditional gamers baulk at the lack of real-time action, while film buffs tend to get frustrated if the storytelling doesn’t flow well enough.
Specialising in retro-styled portable gaming, Auckland based Polygame Digital have produced a racing game that might not feed the hunger of racing game enthusiasts or graphics-snobs, but is a joy to behold for those who grew up with the top-down or oblique camera angle in racing games.
A little boy is lost and wanders into an invisible world that is revealed only by the falling rain. A world inhabited by lost spirits who are also only visible when the weather turns for the worse. The boy spots the silhouette of a girl outside in the pouring rain, but when he runs out to find her, he too becomes invisible.
I’ve never been an avid manga or anime fan, but for those that are, One Piece is a name that goes way back to 1997.
It’s been 5 long years since the last major release the iconic Grand Theft Auto series. In 5 years you would expect Rockstar to come up with something very special, and not only have they raised the bar with GTA V, but they have shifted the whole playing field altogether.