Dragon's Dogma Online (PS3)
RPG July 2017
An online game from the popular action RPG series by Capcom, started in 2012 with the console release of Dragon’s Dogma. We are taken to a completely new land and play as a member of a team hunting powerful foes and discovering the secrets of the game’s world. Our character (and the whole team) can be created with a provided character creator. If there are no players willing to cooperate with us, we can play by ourselves, with our pawns controlled by AI. Heroes can belong to one of 8 classes, which determines our game style and available techniques. An important feature is the freedom of exploration. The gameplay focuses on the arcade combat system, where attacks, dodges, grabs and climbing mightier opponents, as well as attacking different body parts plays a crucial role.
Resident Evil 2 Remake (PS3)
A remake of the second part of the famous survival-horror franchise Resident Evil, which debuted on the PlayStation console in 1998 and was later ported to other consoles and PC / Windows. Resident Evil 2 Remake was developed by the Capcom’s leading team, R&D Division 1, for the latest gaming platforms. The game is based on the original plot with slightly modified mechanics. The action takes place a few months after the events of the game’s first part, when after a moment of calmness, a deadly zombie epidemic once again plagues Raccoon City. The player follows the story of a rookie police officer Leon S. Kennedy and a young girl – Claire Redfield – who arrived in the city in search of her brother. Early into the story, the two protagonists are separated and from there on the action is seen from two different points of view, and the characters’ stories develop slightly differently.
Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment (PS3)
Arcade Sunday, 30 April 2017
Specter of Torment is a free DLC for the fan-favorite platform game Shovel Knight, developed by Yacht Club Games. This time, we play as a new protagonist, the titular Specter. The expansion takes place before the events of the base game. In terms of gameplay, Specter of Torment is identical to the base game, combining the elements of a 2D platformer, an RPG, and an action-adventure game. Once again, we observe the game from a side perspective. We explore some new fantastic locations, solve simple environmental puzzles, and fight the enemies. However, Specter has a new move set and skill set at his disposal. Unlike his predecessor, he can climb walls and other environmental objects, which opens new tactical possibilities for the players. The iconic shovel was replaced with a characteristic scythe.
Cars 3: Driven to Win (PS3)
Arcade 20 June 2017
Another installment of the series of racing games based on Pixar animated movies. The game was developed by Avalanche Software, creators of titles like Pure and Split/Second: Velocity. The title enables the player to control more than twenty customizable vehicles-characters (animated Cars are the main protagonists of Cars). Among them there are Lightning McQueen and Cruz Ramirez who prepares for an encounter with his rival Jackson Storm. The action takes place on twenty unique tracks. As player wins races, he gains access to various upgrades for his vehicles. Car development system is connected to the possibility to unlock new characters, tracks and gameplay features like new modes. Cars 3: Driven to Win has high quality three-dimensional graphics that faithfully recreate the movie.
Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2 (PS3)
Fighting 26 May 2017
A two-dimensional fighting game developed by Japanese studio Arc System Works. The title is an upgraded and enriched version of Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator. The action of the game takes place in year 2187, when a female warrior named Ramlethal, who leads creatures called Valentine, declares war against humanity. The campaign of the game consists of chapters focused on various characters and the cutscenes between the fights are similar to visual novels. The gameplay mechanics of Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2 don’t differ much from the previous entry, but the game introduces some improvements. The expanded edition offers one returning and one new character: female samurai Baiken and the “business ninja” named Answer. All previously available characters received new techniques and smaller improvements that impact the gameplay balance. The game is available as a separate production and as a paid DLC for the original game.
Forgotten Memories (PS3)
Forgotten Memories is a survival horror developed by Psychoz Interactive, combining elements from both classic and modern games of the genre. The game takes place in an abandoned mental hospital where some horrifying things have happened in the past. Forgotten Memories tells the story of two police inspectors who end up in that hospital while searching for a serial killer. As it soon turns out, the hospital is not abandoned and our heroes have to face the nightmares that dwell in the dark. We play as Rose Hawkins and observe the game from a third-person perspective. The game combines elements from the classic and modern survival horror games. We will use a wide range of weapons to face our enemies, but we will also have to hide or simply run to survive. Key to achieving that lies in cooperation with our partner. We will also have to face powerful bosses and solve some puzzles from time to time.
Titan Invasion (PS3)
A compilation of two games developed by an independent British studio, Puppy Games, now re-released on PlayStation consoles. The package contains Titan Attacks! and Revenge of the Titans – two titles previously released on PC in 2011 and 2012 respectively. The first game is a two-dimensional retro shooter, heavily inspired by the classic Space Invaders. We assume the role of a commander of the last tank on Earth, and our objective is to save the planet from invading hordes of aliens. Revenge of the Titans is a classic tower defense title – the player builds various defensive structures which are to repel continuous waves of attacking enemies. Both games return with a reworked interface, and are now running in 60 frames per second. As could be expected, the controls have been remapped to fit a console gamepad (or PS Vita buttons).