Get ready to joy puke your face off.
In an industry that has come to rely on uninspired mechanics and clichéd narratives, new blood has been in serious demand. Square Enix has taken up that challenge by purchasing the rights to Activision’s previously canceled True Crime: Hong Kong, and releasing it as a new IP. In Sleeping Dogs, players take on the role of Wei Shen, an undercover police officer investigating the Sun On Yee, fictional counterpart to real world triad Sun Yee On.
Kid Icarus was an action-platformer released for the Nintendo Entertainment System back in 1986 and Kid Icarus: Uprising is the latest installment to the franchise. Most kids today might not even know who Pit the Angel is, if not for his inclusion in the most recent installment of Nintendo’s popular fighting series, Super Smash Brothers. Team Sora took to reimagining this nearly three-decade old game as a 3D shooter for Nintendo’s 3DS. Given the daunting task at hand, in my opinion, they were pretty successful.
Having played the original Shogun: Total War back in 2000, I was excited to see that Creative Assembly was coming out with a new, standalone expansion for Shogun 2. I had never played Shogun 2 or any of the other Total War games and wanted to see just how much of a “standalone” Fall of the Samurai really was.