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FAT PRINCESS

August 31, 2010 1 comment

4 / 5

Part of PSN’s summer sale, Fat Princess provides as much mayhem as it does calories. While XBOX live still proves to feature better exclusive downloadable titles (Crackdowns, Limbo, Snoopy Flying Aces) FAT PRINCESS is without question a step in the right direction for the Playstation Network. Fat Princess is a fairytale story whose premise is to rescue the captured princess and reunite her with her royal family and ever-so-cherished cake.  Online games are plentiful and require “fattening” your princess with cake to keep her from being captured. There are five modes: Rescue the Princess, Snatch and Grab, Soccer, Invasion and Team Death match, all of which just as fun and challenging as the next. The “Fat Roles” DLC pack has added three new costumes: Ninja, Pirate and the ever-present Giant adding to the games contagious versatility and charm. Disregard for rescuing and capturing the princess is often prevalent as most gamers are more content with killing eachother but only slightly takes away from the games’ overall lure.  

PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE FORGOTTEN SANDS

August 22, 2010 2 comments

3.5 / 5

While the new Prince of Persia’s release may have been overshadowed by Rocktars’ release of Red Dead Redemption, it still packs a pretty big punch. Playing this game after playing through Assassin’s Creed 1 and 2 really gives you a sense of familiarity and taps into perhaps Ubisofts’ inspiration behind the Assassin’s Creed series. Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands presents an unmatched array of abilities which manageably escalate in difficulty, and are honestly a hell of a lot of fun to use. Enemies and bosses in the game are on the easy side….the very easy side, and you’ll seldom find yourself in situations where using your powers are “necessary,”  but, with all Prince of Persia games, it’s not about fighting but more about incorporating newly acquired abilities into getting from place to place.

BOMBERMAN ULTRA

July 13, 2010 Leave a comment

4.5 / 5

The DLC release of Bomberman Ultra on the Playstation Network has fans eagerly surrendering a mere $9.99 to get in on the action. Those gamers not familiar with the game, or its preceeding releases, this is your opportunity to play one of the most fun and mayhem-filled 4 player games out there. Whether you want to practice on the computer in up to 8 player Local Play, or take your skills Online in an assortment of various competitive modes, it’s surprising Bomberman Ultra maintains its anonymity among critics. Local Play is a good way to get a handle on what Bomberman is all about if you aren’t familiar with it: kill your enemies by strategically placing, throwing, kicking and punching bombs along the map while always be mindful of the path of/to safety. Blowing up boxes and getting power ups (increase fire, speed, etc) is the road to strengthening your bomber and creating an easier path to victory. Customizing your matches is quick and easy and adds an extra level of difficulty through introducing new ways to kill or be killed.