Archive for the 'New Releases' Category

Friday, October 8th, 2010

Though the Kingdom Hearts series draws most of its characters from Disney’s long history, it also has its fair share of originals. In the new Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep PSP title, we get a glimpse into the origins of some of those characters, including a major series antagonist. Game director Tetsuya Nomura calls the title the “Episode 0″ of the series. Unlike when some directors have returned to their babies, though (cough George Lucas cough), this new version manages to build on the original with new technology and graphics while also retaining the charm of the first entries. (more…)

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

The Metal Gear series is one of Sony’s most beloved franchises, and it only seems to be getting better with time. The newest edition, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, is a PSP-only title, but it still manages to capture the action and detail that has made it such a hit on the bigger systems. Picking up after the events of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, main character Solid Snake is serving as the head of a private militia dedicated to helping the helpless. He is hired to stave off a CIA invasion of Costa Rica, and accepts only to discover if his former lover, The Boss, is actually still alive. Since this is a Metal Gear game, you can be sure there’s more to the story than that, but this sets the game up and gets the player going. (more…)