Content about Action Adventure

10.15.12

A blinding blue blur, collecting tons of rings, spouting witty catch phrases, and defeating Dr. Eggman (or Dr. Robotnic depending on the version) are all things you think of when you hear the name Sonic the Hedgehog. Sonic is one of the most recognizable faces of the console generation in the 90’s. The franchise has spawned everything from cartoons to comic books. It has also spawned a list of atrocities sequels and spin off games. “Sonic Adventure 2 HD” is a reminder of when Sonic stopped being about speed, and stopped being fun. 

10.13.12

Tarsier and Double Eleven Studios have done a fantastic job in bringing a LittleBigPlanet experience to the Vita that rivals that of the "main" releases on the PlayStation 3. With LittleBigPlanet PS Vita. The annotated adventure follows the exploits of little Sackboy on this journey to liberate the citizens of the world of Carnivalia from their bizarre fate at the hands of the Puppeteer.

10.09.12

There have been times in history where near the end of a console’s life cycle, a great game is created. A game that challenges and rewards the player while providing a story that the gamer wants to see continue into the next generation of consoles. With the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 currently nearing the end of their current lifespans, is “Dishonored” the final original gem of this console generation? The answer is… Yes. 

10.09.12

The Sega Saturn was home to a rather whimsical set of releases, many of which strayed from the norm in ways the general public probably wasn't ready for. Knowing gamers, Sega's bizarre, colorful, and surreal NiGHTS into Dreams was a member of the strange game camp, attracting players with a purple-clad protagonist and the promise of navigating dreams.

10.02.12

Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit is the video game your grandmother hates. A weird postmodern jumble of gratuitous gore, gaudy colors and vulgar creatures. Here a robot-legged panda will shoot at you with bouncing tic-tac-shaped lasers, as elsewhere a huge Spartan-masked scorpion spews waves of neon-bordered playing cards from its stinger. In this 2D platformer, your victims—98 more abominations like the ones above—must pay the price for having enjoyed humiliating photos of you in the bathtub. Anything goes.

09.24.12

BOSTON -- Assassin's Creed III is shaping up to be a hot title this holiday season and Ubisoft Creative Director Alex Hutchinson and Multiplayer Game Directo Damien Kieken revealed more about single player and multiplayer campaigns as well as a lot of new gameplay footage and screenshots. We talked to them in Boston where the heart of all the American Revolution action took place some two hundred plus years ago in these exclusive video interviews.

09.24.12

BOSTON -- The Assassin's Creed franchise will not only be getting a console game but also a Sony Playstation PS Vita-powered handheld version in Assassin's Creed III: Liberation, but this one is with a female assassin Aveline and based in New Orleans paralleling the time period of the American Revolution of Assassin's Creed III assassin Connor. We talked to Assassin's Creed Liberation writer Richard Farrese about Aveline as he previewed what we can expect with the handheld version of Assassin's Creed.

09.23.12

ORLANDO -- Disney Interactive revealed the Aladdin-based second castle wing of is much anticipated handheld platformer Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion for the Nintendo 3DS handheld and released new screenshots. Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion's story bridges the storyline between Epic Mickey and the upcoming Epic Mickey 2 for consoles and fully utilizes the Nintendo 3DS' two screens as well as its 3D capabilities. We talked exclusively to Creative Director Warren Spector and Game Director Peter Ong about the new game and got a hands on preview. Also, check out the new screenshots

09.10.12

There are a number of great beat-em-ups to choose from on Xbox Live Arcade, including X-Men The Arcade Game, The Simpsons Arcade and, of course, the always favorable Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  But folks out there might be seeking something a little more contemporary when it comes to beating people to a pulp, and that's where QOOC Soft's Kung Fu Strike: The Warrior's Rise comes in.  The idea is still the same – beat down a bunch of thugs and be the last man standing – but it takes place inside enclosed 3D arenas, and adds some gameplay gimmicks to be a bit more diversifying.  There's more satisfaction to it than we first expected, but it isn't quite the noble warrior it could've been.

09.02.12

Upon seeing the launch trailer to this game I was really expecting to play a mindlessly over-the-top, silly and lighthearted samurai action/adventure game in a similar style to the likes of Saints Row, but what you get with Way of the Samurai 4 by developer Acquire is something a lot more reminiscent of a teenage boy who can’t decide whether he wants to grow up or hold onto his immature ways.

08.21.12

Elder Scrolls: Skyrim is still to this day one of the most played games played on PC. With the Dawnguard expansion recently hitting Steam shelves, many have already have played 100 plus hours into the 2011 holiday hit. So what’s next for Skyrim? Bethesda recently filed out a trademark called Hearthfire, which could be linked to the Elder Scrol\ franchise.

08.19.12

Last week, I get a chance to get hands on time with easily one of the most anticipated games of the holiday season, Ubisoft’s Assassins’ Creed 3. Instead of being on foot and climbing on rooftops in Boston, I was established in Caribbean on controlling a boat.

08.13.12

I wanted to review Dust: An Elysian Tail because it looked beautiful. That and because, being part of XBLA's Summer of Arcade, the game had a chance at joining the revered company of titles like Braid, LIMBO, and Bastion.

07.14.12

Welcome back to your favorite Steam Summer Sale updates and recommendations. In personal news, I just got an email from my aunt saying she sent me a Gamestop gift certificate for my birthday, which is on Monday. I mean literally, she couldn’t have picked a worse time, right as the Steam Summer Sale has gotten started. Oh well, maybe I’ll get a bit of cash to help out the cause. Anyway, today is Saturday, so let’s look at some of today’s deals and bundles that you should take advantage of…

07.12.12

It’s the event that PC gamers have been waiting for since school ended. What all their hard months of working and saving up money have been for. It’s like Mardi Gras and Black Friday combined into one. The happiest ten days of the summer to anyone with a Steam account: the Steam Summer Sale. But with so many options and deals to choose from, how do you decide? Well, while many more deals are sure to come over the next ten days, if you want to start taking advantage of the savings right away, here are my recommendations.

07.11.12

The announcement was so traumatic that every Star Wars fan in the galaxy felt a disturbance in the Force. It hurt more than the destruction of Alderaan and getting your hand sliced off combined. Electronic Arts had shut down Pandemic Studios, meaning there would be no Battlefront III.

07.02.12

Dead Space has horrified audiences since it first started in 2008. You played as Isaac Clark, a ship systems engineer on titan station when all hell breaks lose. Setting the tone for the series is the soundtrack done by Jason Graves. Graves score in the series is chilling and often leaves players on the edge of their seat. In Dead Space 2, he used a wide range of instruments to horrify the player. Screeching violins, vibrant ambient noises and roaring electric guitars always kept the game fresh as you continued to fight against necromorphs. but do fans notice? Do people look at soundtracks as a whole or as background noise?

06.30.12

The legacy of Tomba! is a small yet important one.  The game (and its following sequel) were made by a team known as Whoopee Camp, inspired by classic side-scrolling games of old and eager to make their own.  The original came out on the original PlayStation way back in 1998, followed by a sequel over a year later, and though they were well critically received, they weren’t the best sellers Sony was hoping for.  Sadly, Whoopee Camp was no more after the second game came out, but their story lives on there, thanks to the thoughtful gaming crew at MonkeyPaw Games.

06.29.12

Timothy Michael Wynn has scored music in the video game industry since 2005. He has worked on known game franchises like Command & Conquer, Warhawk and Red Faction. You might have heard his work on CW’s Supernatural. His best work was in Warhawk as gave its vibrant atmosphere that suit it’s military theme. It’s Wynn’s behind the scenes work that helped make the game stand out from the rest, but do fans notice? Do people look at soundtracks as a whole or as background noise?

06.27.12

Over the years, we’ve gotten used to understanding what a Fable game is supposed to be like.  Under the guise of Peter Molyneux and his team at Lionhead Studios, we’ve played through three games, all of which featured memorable quests, with different decisions to make and the ability to control your fate however you chose.  By Fable III, however, the formula was getting a little dry, so Microsoft began looking for ideas on how to expand it.  And one of those ideas was the previously announced Fable: The Journey, an exclusive project for Xbox 360’s Kinect device.

06.27.12

With war, no answers come easy.  An enemy’s motives may not be what you think, as he or she may merely be protecting their family; but on the other hand, someone’s decision could be fueled by the fact that something’s just not right.  With Spec Ops: The Line, the long-awaited third-person action shooter from 2K Games and Yager, this feeling really seeps in as you, Captain Walker, and your fellow team members investigate goings-on in Dubai, trying to locate Colonel John Konrad and his fellow members of the 33rd U.S. Battalion.

06.26.12

When the development team at Beenox took control of the Spider-Man franchise for Activision, little did we know that they’d be able to do so much with it.  Shattered Dimensions, which released a couple of years ago, came out of nowhere, introducing four different Spider-Men types and plenty of fast-paced action for players of all types to enjoy.  Last year’s release, Edge of Time, wasn’t nearly as successful, whittling playable characters down to two, but it was still quite engaging, and backed by an interesting time-travel storyline.  But, honestly, a lot of players were wondering, “When will the Spidey games go back to the ‘swing through New York’ formula as we remember them?”  Well, wonder no more, because here’s The Amazing Spider-Man.