Game Review: OlliOlli

Jonathan Szafran delivers his verdict on fast, furious and fun skateboarding sim OliiOlli, available on the digital store for PS Vita. There is a trailer for OlliOlli that states that players should try not to slam on their face in the game – before slyly adding that they will slam on their face. Is OlliOlli tough? It is, but not as punishing as games like Dark Souls and Super Meat Boy can be. Skateboarding is meant to be an expression of creativity,... Read More

Opinion: Top 3 PS4 Launch Games

The PlayStation 4 launched in the U.S. on November 15, and having attended the midnight event at my local Gamestop I duly brought home Sony’s newest home console. For those who have not have had a chance to go hands-on with the PS4, let me be the first to tell you that this machine is a beast – and I cannot wait to see what developers have in the the pipeline for it. Launch titles do not always convey what the hardware can push, and it... Read More

Game Review: Guacamelee

Jonathan Szafran delivers his verdict on the eccentric action-platformer, out now for PlayStation 3 and PS Vita. Let’s start with a question. What’s been missing from the metroidvania genre all these years? Luchadores of course. And Drinkbox Studios, the developers behind the hit Tales From Space series, have combined their comedic talent for designing platformers with an over-the-top view of the world of Mexican wrestlers. The end result... Read More

Game Review: Germinator

Jonathan Szafran delivers his verdict on Creat Studios’ colourful puzzler, coming to PS3 and Vita via the PlayStation Network. ‘Match 3’ games are a dime-a -dozen these days, but you see most of them on Facebook, iOS and Android platforms – and it’s high-time that the PS3 got some of that tri-colored puzzle love. Sure, PSN has Bejeweled and Zuma, but those are iterations that have been around for years, and puzzle fans... Read More

Game Review: Retro City Rampage

Jonathan Szafran delivers his verdict on the tongue-in-cheek action spoof, out now for PC, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita (reviewed). Nostalgia is the first thing that comes to mind when you boot up Retro City Rampage – and it’s that warm feeling which will carry you through the rest of the game. The title screen makes it clear that this is a parody of all other games before it, with its main inspiration being Grand Theft Auto. But... Read More

Game Review: New Little King’s Story

Jonathan Szafran delivers his verdict on the new enhanced version of the  genre-blending  strategy title, out now to download for the PlayStation Vita. Debuting on the Nintendo Wii back in 2009, Little King’s Story was met with critical acclaim but not embraced by the gaming public, and proceeded to become lost in the bargain bins. Now, three year’s on, Little King’s Story is back on the PlayStation Vita, bringing with it an... Read More

Gaming News: LittleBigPlanet Karting Confirmed

Last week rumors were flying around that a kart racer set in the LittleBigPlanet universe was being developed by Sony. Well, just like anything else that Sony tries to keep secret (i.e. the Vita being shown in an episode of Qore a few weeks before its official unveiling at last years E3), it is usually revealed to be true. And yes, Sony has now confimed that LittleBigPlanet Karting is being developed. In a statement, the company said: “We... Read More

Gaming News: PSN Accounts To Become SEN Accounts

Sony has announced that Playstation Network accounts will become known as Sony Entertainment Network (SEN) accounts from this week. An email sent to Sony subscribers said: “This transition is based on Sony’s goal to enhance its unique digital entertainment offering. As a series of these activities Sony started last September, Playstation Network will be aligned with Sony Entertainment Network.” The email gave further details on... Read More

Gaming News: Rayman Origins Heading For PC, Vita And 3DS

Critically-acclaimed platformer Rayman Origins will be heading to the PC and Nintendo 3DS in March, and has also been confirmed as a February release for the PS Vita, Ubisoft announced today. The colourful  comeback recieved universal praise when it was released on consoles in November, and has since been up for countless ‘Game of the Year’ awards. As a special bonus for PC players, Rayman Origins will be packaged with legendary platformer... Read More

Opinion: Sixteen Things To Look Forward To In Gaming This Year

We’re only two weeks into 2012, and already the year is shaping up to offer plenty of exciting new games, incredible innovations and memorable events. Gazing wistfully into the near future, the FMV Team takes a look at the things we’re most looking forward to over the next twelve months… Mass Effect 3 The culmination of Shepard’s epic space adventure sees our hero attempt to save the galaxy in the face of an all-out apocalypse,... Read More

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