Namco’s Soul franchise has developed quite a history for itself since its 1996 debut with SoulEdge. It has been an underrated PlayStation title (Soul Blade), a smash hit on the Dreamcast launch (SoulCalibur), a highly-divisive multiplatform release (SoulCalibur II), and much more. Throughout its run thus far, it has made honest efforts at allowing players [...]
The Lumines franchise has certainly established itself at this point, despite only arriving on the gaming scene relatively recently as part of the 2005 PlayStation Portable launch. It was an unlikely headliner for the system’s inaugural lineup, but it ended up winning the hearts and minds of the gaming public as a game tailor-made for [...]
As long-running and robust as the Final Fantasy series has become, it certainly is fair that Square-Enix has explicitly come to consider each installment as a franchise unto itself. This way of thinking has already been put into practice numerous times, starting with Final Fantasy X-2 and the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII, but also [...]
The King of Fighters franchise arrived in the fighting genre not long after Street Fighter II started a full-scale movement. Since then, it has represented some of the best of SNK’s fighting offerings, but long held a reputation for being “married” to the NeoGeo hardware, maintaining its 90s appearance even as franchise installments landed on [...]
The release of a new gaming system on the market means a splurge of both interesting and uninteresting titles to choose from. Little Deviants is a zany game that showcases the many features of the PlayStation Vita and is a whole lot of fun for a few hours, but after those few hours, the experiences [...]
This week, BioWare provided a small treat with a taste of Mass Effect 3. We got some quality hands-on time last year during Comic Con International, but the recently released demo for Xbox 360 and PC (soon for PlayStation 3) provides a better look at what we’ll be seeing when the game releases next month.