Massively multiplayer online guru Blizzard has another expansion coming out for World of Warcraft. While the main new feature of the game, the new Pandaren race and continent, looks pretty fresh and exciting, I’m here today to talk about a different part of this package. Blizzard is certainly not shy about including homage here and there to other games, the new pet battle system takes it to the next level. Being a big fan of the Pokémon franchise, and always hoped for an online version of the series, they’ve certainly gotten my attention.
Whenever the big video games as art debate is brought up, there are a number games that are mentioned. Now, in one convenient package, you can pick up both of the titles that are always mentioned. Ico & Shadow of the Colossus Collection combines these two PS2 classics, both of which are among my personal favorites, and upscales them to your HD television. Did Team Ico do an admirable job of bringing these iconic titles to high definition, or are they a simple port of the games you played last generation?
Last year's Split/Second was one of the most exciting racing games to come out in years, so it's no surprise that many developers would want to imitate the insanity that Black Rock Studios brought to the racer. Who would've guessed, however, that the MotorStorm series would be one of those to rip a page out of their books? Here we are, then, with MotorStorm: Apocalypse, a racing title that knows how to make players sit on the edge of their seats.
Persona 4 is a GREAT game. The Persona series has grown into one of the best RPG series of all time, and it deserves praise. So what happens when you take that plot and turn it into an animated series? For one thing, you don't get something for everyone.