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The FWD Download: Favourite Console Games of 2009 - Page 2

In the past, the PlayStation Network has delivered some of the most stylish and innovative downloadable games to the PlayStation 3 and 2009 was no exception.  The service saw a number of excellent, high profile releases in what very well may be looked back upon as its breakout year. 2009 also saw the rapid expansion of PlayStation Home, including an MMO-like combat experience called Sodium One. Read More...

The FWD Download: Favourite Console Games of 2009

Screenshot from Shadow Complex2009 was a banner year for downloadable games on all three home consoles. Game Forward has selected eight titles from PlayStation Network, WiiWare and Xbox LIVE Arcade respectively as our favourite games of the year.  

To meet eligibility games had to be released in 2009 and had to be available exclusively as a downloadable game before seeing a boxed retail release. Games that saw simultaneous retail and digital release were not considered, nor were any digital versions of games already available at retail. Ports and remakes were considered and in the case of multiplatform titles we chose the version we felt was the best. Most importantly, the titles that Game Forward selected had to be ones we thoroughly played and enjoyed. Read More…

The FWD Download Vol. 2: Art Style on the Go

Art Style: PiCTOBiTS LogoThe Art Style series from Nintendo and skip Ltd. is making waves in the puzzle game genre. After spending only a few minutes with these games, it was clear to me that their smooth, polished presentation, unique atmosphere and innovative gameplay set them apart from most other puzzle titles on the market.

I had the opportunity to try out four of the latest Art Style titles for the Nintendo DSi: PiCTOBiTS, BOXLIFE, BASE 10 and Zengage. Exclusively available for download on DSiWare for the price of 500 Nintendo Points each, these highly ingenious puzzle games promise to challenge any player regardless of their skill level. Read More...