It's all about the ambiance, baby!
Sometimes, amazing graphics and great gameplay just aren't enough. You need to be able to set the scene just right, and a lot of times the perfect piece of music will do just that. This week on Digital Mystery Tour, Julian brings you some songs that excel at setting the mood for the moment or level that the appear in. From ethereal trance music to something that will run a chill up your spine, these songs are all about ambiance.
It’s all that and a bag of chips, home skillet.
Get ready to ride a time machine back to the ‘90s. A time when we thought the Internet was something completely different than the cesspool we know today; a time when JNCOs and flannel were acceptable clothing choices; a time when we raised the roof and exclaimed everything was “the bomb, yo!”; a time when Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers was intended to be released in America. For whatever reason, Sony rejected the title from release on the PlayStation and in Japan it remained. Until now, that is, when Atlus finally dusted it off and brought it into the future on the 3DS. The fact of the matter is that if Soul Hackers would’ve been released when intended, it would’ve been better than tight, it would’ve been straight phat, dawg.
The Dragon Ninja returns with enough suffixes even Capcom would blush.
Like a photocopy of a photocopy, Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus reproduces the content of its original source but degrades the quality. The source is Ninja Gaiden II: Team Ninja's hack-and-slash action adventure game released for Xbox 360 in 2008. A port would be released for PlayStation 3 in 2009 (hence the Sigma) and again for PlayStation Vita in 2013 (hence the Plus). What we’re left with is that third clone from Multiplicity.
This should have been a simple port, but something went awfully wrong along the way.
The Warriors series caters to a very particular type of gamer. It’s the gamer that enjoys the most simple of things when it comes to their hobby. The level of entry needs to highly accessible – mechanics relegated to a few basics that can be picked up with ease, even if mastering them takes some practice. The gamer needs to feel powerful – the ability to take on huge swathes of enemies at a time with little effort. There should be collectables of the low hanging fruit variety, with the larger goal of “completion” nestled at the end, just out of reach, but completely attainable.
To be released exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS sometime in Spring of 2013.
In this installment of Ninja Gaiden you’ll get to slice down your enemies again, and again, and again…
There isn’t much Ryu Hayabusa can’t do, he’s a frickin’ ninja after all, but in his latest outing it’s apparent that even a master death dealer’s job can get a bit monotonous after a while.
Yet another one bites the dust.
EA's forums went offline yesterday without any warning. Electronic Arts has revealed today that it was because the forums were hacked. However, EA has already fixed the issue and the forums are now back online. According to EA UK community manager Dan Sheridan:
Another intrusion in a year full of them.
If you are a member of the Square Enix Members club, look for an email from the publisher themselves about a "limited server intrusion." On December 12, a server was compromised and had to be temporarily shut down. This has only affected North America and Japan.