Previews

Preview: Lost in Shadow a “hidden Wii gem”

In a preview published today, game blog Kotaku had nothing but nice things to say about Hudson’s upcoming puzzle-platformer, coming this fall to Wii: Its inventive, light-based puzzles and artsy look should make it a critical success, and if its still undisclosed back-story justifies the core design, we could be looking at a dark horse game of the year contender on the Wii. Radar, meet Lost ...

Infendo previews the beautiful, constantly surprising Sin & Punishment: Star Successor

At the 2010 Nintendo Media Summit, there was nothing on display – not even the behind-closed-doors demonstration of Metroid: Other M – that looked quite as good as Sin & Punishment: Star Successor. Every other game I sampled due to curiosity or a sense of duty; but with Sin & Punishment 2, the reason I chose to play was because I simply couldn’t keep my eyes off the screen. The...

Infendo hands-on: Metroid Other M, a mix of Prime and Ninja Gaiden in contextual 3D

Space. Wreckage. An storm of asteroids or possibly energy particles, destroying the remainder. And in the midst of the chaos and nothingness, a familiar-looking yellow-haired child encased in a sphere of energy, rendered in beautiful CG. Cut. “Why am I still alive?” speaks Samus in a cool, computer-like voice, dejected yet curious, as she stares out the inside of the translucent jelly ...

PhotoDojo (Formerly Photo Fighter X) and the Nintendo DSi XL: A Face-On Preview

Slowly making my way through the throng of video game reporters exiting the 2010 Nintendo Media Summit‘s newsworthy opening presentation, I climbed the stairs to the third floor of the W Hotel in San Francisco, where Nintendo’s coveted hands-on gameplay demonstrations were just getting underway. Immediately, I saw a friendly face: Associate PR Manager David Young, clutching one of the ...

Wired hands-on with Super Mario Galaxy 2

Wired got the grubby mitts on Mario Galaxy 2 yesterday. Here’s what they had to say: Galaxy 2 exists because the development team just didn’t stop coming up with ideas, thinking up enough new levels and concepts to justify a whole sequel. The two big new ideas this time around are the drill power-up, which lets Mario drill straight through a planet through to the other side, and Yoshi, he ...

These Squeeballs need a good Home

These little fellows have had a harsh life at the Squeeballs testing island. Many of you must be like ‘What is a Squeeball?” Well a Squeeball is an animal that is apparently sold in stores as toys. Yet before they can be a toy they must go through a rigorous test to assure that they are top a top quality product. That means being grinded up in a meat grinder, being hit by a tennis rack...

Muramasa the Demon Blade availible the 8th

When I had my trip to E3 this year, I spent a lot of time looking at various games for the Wii and the DS. And out of all of the  the Wii games I played I had the best time with Muramasa and the Demon Blade. The game plays smooth and looks fantastic in motion, especially during intense quick battles with ninjas and various enemies you fight.

Conduit Developer reveals Gladiator A.D.

In an IGN exclusive interview, High Voltage Software CEO and founder Kerry Ganofsky revealed Gladiator A.D., a fast paced, brutally violent action title designed exclusively for the Wii.

Black Knight pretty, has familiar Sonic flaws

Or so says IGN’s Matt Casamassina in an elaborate hands-on preview. Casamassina has criticized several design decisions made by SEGA’s Sonic Team in recent Sonic games, but he is impressed by the Black Knight’s polish and sharp visuals. Unfortunately, it suffers from a set of flaws that have hindered Sonic games over the last decade. “SEGA’s latest Wii-exclusive Sonic...

Big Bang Mini explosively colorful, addictive

Fireworks get me pumped. When you include them in a video game and let me shoot them, you become an instant winner in my book. SouthPeak Games, a winner is you. The good folks at SouthPeak were kind enough to send me Big Bang Mini last week, their colorful new fireworks-shooter for the Nintendo DS. This game is literally a blast, a polychromatic particle party you’ll definitely want to try. ...

Mushroom Men feels good, review due soon

Closing up shop for the holidays, Mushroom Men couldn’t have come across my desk at a worse time. I received review copies just before the holiday break from the good people at Red Fly Studio, but today was my first play session. I popped in the Wii version for a taste of the serving to come this weekend. As I wrote in July, Mushroom Men is a stylish throwback, a heterogeneous revival of N64...

Overkill brimming with potential, campy humor

Two nurses, their white scrubs dripping with blood, operate on a decimated body in the distance. As you approach, an exaggerated voice breaks the silence. “Your symptoms: cold sweats. Irregular heartbeat. Anxiety,” says the voice. “The diagnosis: bleeding horror that cuts like a scalpel to the heart. There is only one cure.” “A white-hot bullet to the brain.” So...

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