Reviews

Song Summoner: The Unsung Heroes Review

Song Summoner: The Unsung Heroes ReviewSquare Enix introduced the role-playing genre to the iPod recently, with Song Summoner: The Unsung Heroes. The game is both traditional and innovative – making creative use of your iPod’s music while retaining many of the qualities of Square Enix’s most popular RPG titles (Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest).

Song Summoner’s main appeal is the use of your iPod music library not only as background music, but as an integral part of the game’s mechanics. You play as Ziggy, a young man who must battle the Mechanical Militia lead by Number 42, an evil robot with a profound hate for music and humanity, who kidnapped his brother Zero five years before. Ziggy is a Conductor, or Song Summoner, armed with the ability to create Tune Troopers from the songs on your device. Read More...

Tetris Axis Review

Tertis Axis LogoThe latest iteration of the venerable Tetris series finds its home on the Nintendo 3DS in the form of Tetris Axis. This version, developed by Hudson Soft, offers 15 single player modes that include favourites like Marathon and Tower Climber in addition to two AR modes and the all-new Fever mode.

The game brings a fair amount of new content to the table, some of which is good, but the AR modes are downright terrible. Tetris Axis also offers a host of local and online multiplayer options, but it falls short in its presentation and suffers from surprising performance issues. Read More...

3D Classics: Urban Champion Review

3D Classics: Urban Champion Title ScreenDeveloped by Arika, 3D Classics: Urban Champion is a revamped version of a fighting game originally released for the NES in 1984. Though the action is rudimentary and crude by today's standards, this two button brawler has a good presentation and can be entertaining in short bursts.

In 3D Classics: Urban Champion, you play as a blue-haired combatant trying to rise the ranks of the local underground fighting scene. Starting out as the "Lonely Champion", you must survive 99 rounds of bare knuckle boxing to become the undisputed Urban Champion. Read More...

nintendogs + cats Review

nintendogs + cats LogoThe Nintendo 3DS is home to the second iteration of the popular virtual pet franchise. nintendogs + cats comes in three flavours; Toy Poodle, French Bulldog and Golden Retriever and as its title suggests, now includes cats. While each version of the game contains nine unique dog breeds, all offer the same three cat breeds to chose from.

nintendogs + cats closely follows the concept laid out the previous versions for the DS, and revolves around feeding, cleaning, playing and competing with your puppy. Voice recognition is central to the game and works pretty accurately, according to your dog’s level of obedience. Read More...