Archive for April, 2008

Remakes and Ports for the DS

Saturday, April 19th, 2008

With the upcoming release of Myst DS (May 13) I started to think about other classic PC games I’d love to see remade or ported on the DS like Myst has been. There are so many great point-and-click adventure games that would fit perfectly on the DS with the touch screen interface. The 90s were all about adventure gaming for me and its time they made a comeback.

King’s Quest
Sierra was a videogame giant in it’s time and it pushed out eight games in this series from 1984 to 1998. This is a classic title and King’s Quest IV would make a perfect DS game.

The 7th Guest
Published by Virgin Games in 1992, this horror-based adventure game was groundbreaking for its time, using live action video clips for much of its gameplay. It features static room to room movement with a puzzle-based system of play. In the end this game is a classic and many would love to see it brought back.

More Myst?
There are 5 core games in the Myst series with many re-releases over the years. The second in the series is called Riven. Will we be seeing it on the DS in the not-too-distant future?

Win a Nintendo DS!

Monday, April 14th, 2008

If any of you gamers are also webmasters then I might have a new site you might be interested in. Webmaster Talk is an up-and-coming webmaster forum that has recently merged with another large forum, giving it an abundance of features. And best of all they are holding a contest in celebration of this event in which you can win over $5,000 in prizes, including a Nintendo DS! This is a great opportunity for anyone who might have been interested in getting a DS, but didn’t know enough about it or didn’t have the extra cash. Other prizes include a Macbook Air, iPod Touch, cash prizes, and lots more. If this sounds like something you’d be interested in then check the site out here.

Sonic Unleashed

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

First off, sorry about the lack of updates, I’ve been busy with working on Nintendo Destination and school. Well a while back some photo’s and a video was apparently leaked about a new Sonic game called Sonic Unleashed. We finally got confirmation that this game would indeed be heading to the PS2, PS3, Xbox 360, and the Wii.

Sonic and the Secret Rings was the first step towards bringing sonic back to it’s roots. Sonic Unleashed will offer classic Sonic the Hedgehog game play with new flashy 3D graphics.

The the “leaked” video has been removed from YouTube. Below is a few of the “leaked” and not “leaked” images of Sonic Unleashed, followed by the recently released press release.

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SONIC IS UNLEASHED! SEGA’s newest Sonic title is set to combine amazing next gen capabilities with classic Sonic 2D gameplay!

LONDON & SAN FRANCISCO (April 3, 2008) – SEGA®of America and SEGA of Europe Ltd., today announced that everyone’s favourite hedgehog will be breaking new ground yet maintaining his roots, in the upcoming title, Sonic Unleashed™. Developed by renowned studio Sonic Team, the latest installment in the multi-million selling franchise, will take players on an unforgettable high-speed journey around the globe in a way never before experienced in the world of Sonic. The game is set for release later this year and will be available for the Xbox 360™ videogame and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, Wii™ home video game system from Nintendo and PLAYSTATION®2.

Sonic Unleashed is built on a powerful new “Hedgehog Engine”, which introduces seamless 3D to classic 2D camera transitions, whilst delivering a rich and expansive world with multiple paths to choose from. Under development for three years, the Hedgehog Engine produces a visually rich next generation look and feel with elements of classic Sonic gameplay mechanics. The Hedgehog engine will help re-define the gameplay experience for Sonic fans and newcomers to the franchise alike.

“By combining rich and vibrant scenery with dynamic viewpoints Sonic Unleashedwill provide an immersive 3D experience whilst keeping alive the 2D gameplay elements and fantastic worlds that Sonic fans know and love” commented Gary Knight, European Marketing Director for SEGA Europe. “In addition to this classic Sonic gaming experience, when darkness sets in Sonic Unleashed players will be able to experience a completely new way to play as Sonic… making this his most exciting adventure yet!”

Having been broken apart by the evil Dr Eggman, it’s down to Sonic to put the pieces of the world back together again by retrieving the power of the chaos emeralds. In doing so, Sonic will find himself in a race against time and faced with an unusual situation that will challenge him in ways never before seen. By completing a wide variety of action-packed stages, spanning the seven broken continents of the world, gamers will need to unleash Sonic’s amazing abilities to save the world, and himself!

The opportunity to engage in Sonic in different ways during the day and night time levels brings a completely original way of playing to the Sonic franchise, in addition to running at high speeds in classic Sonic style, combat fighting will become possible. Super quick Sonic’s speed skills will be highlighted by four new modes, whilst the all new combat, movement and functional abilities will offer depth and variety to the game. As the sun sets in Sonic Unleashed, a different type of adventure will awaken in Sonic’s newest quest….

Sonic Unleashed is scheduled for release worldwide in late 2008.

Press Release