It’s hard to recommend XSEED Games’ Corpse Party: Book of Shadows to anyone but the most devout fans of the franchise. It’s one of the scariest games available on the PSP or the PS Vita, however if you’ve not played the original game, then Book of Shadows will confuse you to no end. Not only does the game contain eight disjointed stories, it doesn’t have a straightforward beginning, middle, or end. Oh and it concludes in a way that left me with my jaw on the floor thinking “What the f*** just happened here?”
On the other hand if you’ve played the original Corpse Party, then by all means get Book of Shadows. Corpse Party: Book of Shadows consists of a series of lengthy vignettes that explore and expand the original game’s lore, characteres, and world. The core gameplay may have been different, but it still captivated me with it’s constant, pervasive, sense of dread, deep characters, and leave-it-to-your-imagination deaths. Since I played the original I knew what was coming, but oh boy did the buildup (and a few surprises) grab me by the throat and never let go.
Check out our full Corpse Party: Book of Shadows review after the break. Read the rest of this entry
Outside of the Silent Hill franchise, there haven’t been many PSP games that have scared gamers quite like XSeed’s Corpse Party. A game that combines Asian supernatural and North American gore-horror elements, Corpse Party is like a 16-bit interactive amalgamation of modern and classic horror.
It’s part Ju-On: The Grudge and part Saw. It’s part Ringu (Ring), and part Final Destination. It’s a game in which no protagonist is safe, no character is left untouched by the curse of vengeful spirits and mad men. It’s a game that takes players down a horrific (and downright savage) reality where any and every choice can lead a characters demise.
Will you join the Corpse Party?
If you’re a J-RPG fan and haven’t been living under a rock you’d already know that Konami has announced the return of their most popular RPG series, Suikoden, at the Tokyo Game Show. And kudos to them for doing it.
If Konami decides to not release it to the rest of the world, then fine. I don’t currently own a PSP (Jan, I’m stealing your PSP if this hits North American shores) and I just hope that it does well enough in Japan to warrant the full console release of Suikoden VI.
I’ll skip all the usual fanboy BS about how it’s not for the right system and it’s not the next installment we were all hoping for.
Instead I’ll say this: Konami, I have money. I would like to give you some money in exchange for this product. Let’s talk.
Lee Guille won’t hold his breath for this game, but he’ll forego Dutch cuisine until he owns it. No more rollmops and advocaat, how’s that for commitment to a cause?
Tekken 6 PSP Review
I can honestly say that Tekken 6 is one of the best fighting games for Sony’s portable platform. There’s nothing like bringing your favorite fighting game and playing it on the go. And while it does lack some of the features unlike it’s console counterparts, it still retains the core gameplay that makes Tekken such an enjoyable fighting game experience.
Anyone who’s played a Tekken game in the last two decades will know what Tekken 6 is about. It’s about hard hitting dial and juggle combos with movesets using real martial arts. Tekken 6 also has the biggest fighting game roster I’ve seen on the PSP. At a grand total of 43 (FORTY THREE!) unique characters and movesets, it’s guaranteed that everyone will find something or someone that they can enjoy playing as. Read the rest of this entry
Top 5 PlayStation Gamescom News
Sony’s Gamescom conference set the internet ablaze today with some of the biggest announcements and game news. With the steady domination of the PS3 to the rise of the upcoming Vita, it looks like 2011 is shaping to become the best year to be a PlayStation fan. Check out the top five PlayStation Gamescom News and Announcements after the break. Read the rest of this entry
Playstation Network Welcome Back Package Available Now
Earlier today, Sony activated the Welcome Back program for the Playstation Store in North America. This is great news to Playstation 3 and PSP owners as the Playstation Store has been offline for two months since the hack on the Playstation network in April. More information after the break. Read the rest of this entry
Playstation Store Back Online!
Sony sent out a press release earlier tonight talking about the restoration of the Playstation Network and the Playstation Store by the end of the day, June 1st 2011 everywhere except Japan, Korea and Hong Kong. More information on the Playstation Store restoration after the break. Read the rest of this entry
Earlier today, a number of gaming websites reported that the Sony Playstation Network had been hacked once again. According to their reports, Sony’s password reset system had been compromised, allowing hackers to change users passwords by using date of birth and the original password (both taken during the first hack attack last month).
Sony has taken all of its password reset services offline since this morning. Read the rest of this entry