Strider was one of Capcom’s first major hits, even before the times of Street Fighter II. Making its way from the arcades, to home consoles, Strider was the fast paced ninja assassin people had been waiting for. Flash forward 15 years and Capcom takes us back to the days when side scrolling 2D action platformers were at their best.
Sticking to what made Strider so popular, Double Helix has remade the beloved game with updated graphics, leaving everything you loved from the original still intact. They have brought back the dangerous Kazakh city, where you must slash, dash and perform death defying acrobatic jumps to survive. Double Helix has also added two new modes: Beacon Run, which presses you to speed run from check point to check point while you beat the game; Survival Mode, which gives you different load outs as wave after wave of enemies are sent your way.
You can pick this up today on the PlayStation Network for $14.99 on both the PS3 and PS4. Will you be picking this up, did you like the original, let us know in the comments.
Strider stabs it’s way onto the PlayStation Network today is a post from: PSN Fans]]>
Ever wanted to clean up the world, while looking cool pulling off death defying acrobatics the whole time? US TOO! Thanks to QLOC over at Capcom, your wait is over. Dustforce hits the PlayStation Store for just $9.99 on both the PS Vita and PS3.
In this “momentum based action-platformer” you play as a janitor–who seems to have been taught how to clean by a ninja–trying to rid the world of dirt. You will have to jump, wall run and fight your way through each level as you focus on finding and cleaning all of the dust. Boasting 56 single player levels, 10 multiplayer levels for up to four players and over 100 more maps available for download, Dustforce is offering plenty to keep you busy.
Will you be downloading Dustforce today and clean the world, let us know in the comments below. If you’re still on the fence, make sure to check out the trailer above.
Source: Press Release
Dustforce hits the PlayStation Store today is a post from: PSN Fans]]>
ibb & obb is a quirky platformer for the PS3 continuing the recent rise in popularity of the genre. It attempts to combine both puzzle solving and twitch platforming, all wrapped up in an enjoyable co-op experience. The premise is a simple one: you take control of the titular characters, either by controlling both if playing alone or having a friend tag along, and you make your way through to the end of the stage, all while employing a unique gimmick: you can either traverse above or below the stage floor. But while initially charming, how does the experience fare after extended play?
Here’s what we liked:
Simple yet vibrant visuals: Consisting of simple pastel colors, the art style in ibb & obb brings the game to life. From the menus to the game itself, the title makes use of a minimalist style that suits the peaceful nature of the gameplay perfectly. The backgrounds consist of an assortment of mountains and trees, which seem inspired by the scenery in Mario games. These make up most of the landscape. While just having these would make for a way too bland looking game, the game employs dynamic backgrounds which constantly change color while your characters move nonstop to the right. This is helped along by the various little creatures you’ll encounter along the way.
Surreal soundtrack: Just like the backgrounds, the game has a simple yet lively assortment of musical arrangements, which also change with the environments as you make your way through the various stages. What makes it special is not just its catchy nature, but how well one songs transitions into the other. It helps that while the game is made up of various stages, the aren’t separated one from the other. They all run one alongside the other, with no loading or interruptions, making it easy for the music to flow in the same way. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself humming the tunes.
Challenging puzzles: Most of the gameplay in ibb & obb is comprised of gravity based platforming. While controlling the two characters, one can move above the stage while the other moves underneath it, gravity reversed and all. This provides you with a variety of challenges, ranging from momentum centered traversal to attacking enemies on opposite sides. Enemies tend to be harmful on one side while unprotected on the other, leaving it to one of the characters to kill it while the other recovers the spoils. As you play, new gameplay elements are added: jump pads that react to the force with which you fall on them, heights that can only be reached by climbing on one another, color-coded divisions in the planes, making them accessible to only one of the characters, and so on. This variety in the gameplay keeps the game challenging and entertaining. Sometimes the puzzles seem impossible at first, but the obvious solution is revealed before frustration sets in.
What we didn’t like:
You must bring a friend along: If you’re the kind of player that prefers making his way through game solo, you might not get as much enjoyment out of ibb & obb. The whole game can be played alone, but since there are two characters on screen at all times, it falls to you to control both at the same time. They’re each controlled with the left and right thumb-stick, and jump when you move it up. While serviceable at first, this becomes an annoyance later in the game when the puzzles become more complex and the enemies require finesse to traverse around or kill. This problem is exacerbated by the fact that one of the characters is often in a gravity-reversed plane, meaning that your brain will have to remember that while the two characters control the same way, one of them has inverted controls. Thankfully, the game has both local and online co-op, and both work like a charm, but sadly that doesn’t completely make up for the control issues on the single player side.
Despite the difficulty of playing the game by yourself, ibb & obb is a charming platformer that makes use of clever gravity and momentum based puzzles that will keep you and a friend entertained, helped along by the vibrant visuals and catchy soundtrack.
Score: Buy it!
ibb & obb Review is a post from: PSN Fans]]>
Telltales Games have been offering episodic stories for quite sometime now, seeing success with games like Back to the Future and the Wallace and Gromit series. Following up those successes, Telltale Games then brought us their best work to date in The Walking Dead Season 1, forcing people to make moral decisions that will effect different aspects of the game, from trust to who may live.
With the success of The Walking Dead, Telltale Games has taken everything they have learned, from how people think, to how they will react, and have incorporated it all into their upcoming release The Wolf Among Us. This new episodic game is based off of the DC/Vertigo comic series Fables, which is about fairy tale characters who have been kicked out of their world and now live among the normal world in secret. The new series is actually a prequel to the comic book series; you play as Bigby Wolf, formally known as the Big Bad Wolf.
Bigby Wolf is the sheriff of Fabletown, where all cast out characters reaside. As the sheriff, you have two main focuses, solving a mysterious murder that has happened in Fabletown, as well as keeping all the ‘fabled’ characters from being discovered. You will constantly be pressured and have your morality and loyalty tested through out the series.
If you’re a big fan of the Fables series or just of Telltale Games, then you definitely want to keep your eyes peeled for this. Let us know what you think in the comments – did Telltale Games once again pick an awesome backdrop for their story, or, do you think that Fables should have been left as nothing more than a comic series.
Telltale Games bringing us a new series this summer is a post from: PSN Fans]]>
The Walking Dead is an amazing story about people in a post zombie apocalyptic world trying to survive. Season 1 brought us many thrills, some heartbreaks and tons of heavy hitting decisions. Each decision weighing in on who lives, who dies, who you trust and who may trust you-none of your actions or answers can be made lightly. To top off all this, you must make these decisions in a timely manner or your lack of an answer will be an answer in itself.
Now Telltale Games is back with an additional episode for Season 1 called 400 Days, which is exactly the length of time that passes in this new DLC. In the new episode you will not see Lee and Clementine (they will be back for Season 2), but instead will play as five different individuals that exist in the surrounding world. All of these stories will intersect with each other and can be played in any order you choose, allowing you to pick you own path. Decision made in Season 1 will effect you in 400 Days, and depending on your decisions as you play through, could effect Season 2.
No word on an official release date yet, but we do know it should be within the next two weeks and will only cost $4.99 at launch.
The Walking Dead: 400 Days coming very soon. is a post from: PSN Fans]]>
Proteus is a game of limited explanation, created by Ed Key and David Kanaga. According to the official website it [Proteus] is a game of “pure exploration and discovery…with a reactive ambient soundtrack.” Although they don’t explain to much about the game, one look at Proteus and it is obvious that their is nothing else quite like it.
Each play through will last for all four seasons of the year, causing your surroundings to constantly change around you. One of the unique parts of Proteus is that everything in the game is procedurally generated. What does that mean you ask, it means that every time you start a new game the world will be completely different. Another fun aspect to the game is everything in the world has its own musical note or instrument if you will, that will allow it “alter” the soundtrack it their own way.
Other than having a few weapons, an amazing soundtrack and being set in a “dream like world” Proteus is somewhat wrapped in shrouds of mystery. No release date or even release window yet, but we do know that when it does release it will be a Cross Buy game allowing you to snag it up for both the PS3 and the Ps Vita for one simple price.
Source: PlayStation Blog (US)
Colors and music abound in the upcoming title Proteus is a post from: PSN Fans]]>
Summer is here and it is definitely hot outside, so why not cool off by staying in and playing a few new games. Only one thing better than a new game, and that is a new game you got for cheap. That’s why SONY has launched the Summer Blast 2013 sale, bringing discounts to multiple PSN titles. Check out the list below and let us know if you will be picking up any new titles over the next two weeks.
Source: PlayStation Blog (US)
Summer Blast 2013 has arrived with scorching deals is a post from: PSN Fans]]>
In September of 2012 development studio Hydravision (Alone in the Dark) shut down, they were working on a new title called Ethan: Meteor Hunter. Instead of letting that new vision die with the old studio, seven guys from Hydravison bought the rights to the IP and started their own studio. The new studio–appropriately named Seven Studio–has been tooling away for the last 8 months or so to bring Ethan to life and into the hands of the public.
You play as Ethan, a rat who has specials powers after getting hit by small pieces of a meteor. Ethan: Meteor Hunter is a platform puzzler, forcing you to traverse dangerous paths filled with ever changing death traps and path blocking puzzles where you have to use your powers (freezing time and moving objects) to get Ethan through. Seven Studio is shooting for about 50 levels in total, each with multiple paths leading to the end, allowing every caliber of gamer to be challenged, but not overwhelmed.
We should see this new and unique puzzler later this summer on PSN for the PS3, with high hopes of seeing it later released for the PS Vita, which it was originally designed for. Although the Vita version is not yet confirmed, it seems that it is definitely a die-hard goal of Seven Studios, as they have already stated: “IF we do a Vita version, it’ll of course be cross-buy.”
Source: PlayStation Blog (US)
Ethan: Meteor Hunter coming later this summer is a post from: PSN Fans]]>
This week we have only a couple games confirmed in this preview, all of them being on the PS Vita. First up is Farm Simulator 2013 allowing you to act out all your agriculture dreams. What, you don’t have any fantasies that involve trackers and corn, no way that’s just us here at PSN Fans. No worries, Pinball Heroes: Complete is also hitting the PS Vita this week, providing tons of “classic style tables” based on your favorite PlayStation franchises. Still not interested or excited, well maybe flying through space fighting off enemies and rescuing your fellow people, then check out Velocity Ultra.
PlayStation Store Preview: Week of July 1 is a post from: PSN Fans]]>
Last year South Korea decided that any child under the age of 16 should have their online gaming privileges restricted. This new decision lead to the “Shutdown Law,” this new law now made it illegal for children under the age of 16 to play games between the hours of midnight and 6 A.M. – this put services like PSN in a sort of bind. In response SONY pulled the PlayStation Network from South Korea, making sure they avoided any possible violation of this new law.
Now, SONY is back and ready to put the PlayStation Network back up and running in South Korea. Their new plan is to only allow those who are 18 and older on the service, requiring you to have a credit card to prove your age. As an added bonus, they [SONY] will also be giving a free month of PlayStation Plus to those who already had an active account a year ago when the service went down.
Although the credit card thing may be able to keep people from creating under age accounts, we’re not completely sure that will keep kids offline or off the service. Many children under the age of 16, in many countries, use other peoples accounts because they don’t have their own online account for one reason or another. What is to stop that from happening here, how will they know when a minor child gets on, say, their big brother or parents account. Do you believe that children under the age of 16 will be on the PlayStation Network come May 16 when it relaunches, let us know what you think in the comments section.
Source: Game Politics
No minors allowed on South Korea PSN is a post from: PSN Fans]]>