Author Archives: Kevin Slackie
Video game series tend to never stray from their initial genre. Call of Duty will always be a shooter, Street Fighter always a fighter. Yet, Persona has done the unthinkable. In a complete change of heart, this famous franchise has gone from JRPG powerhouse to furious fighter. Was this change for the better, or was Atlus better off keeping its classic series to itself? Read on after the jump to find out
Some say that playing Street Fighter is an art form in itself. While watching someone flawlessly pull off a combo can be awe-inspiring, the art at Combo Attack wasn’t too shabby either. From small Day of the Dead inspired dioramas to a 17 Foot tall graffiti wall this art show had an impressive showing. You can see my impressions of the show as well as my own gallery of pictures after the jump.
Dr. Sub Zero has gone from a fighting game player to commentator, to hosting his own show live streaming show on Youtube with some of the top fighters in the world. I had the chance to bump into him during a 20 man 3rd Strike Generals tournament. These tournaments don’t happen very often so I was sure to ask many of your burning questions. Video after the jump, but I caution you that the language gets a bit saucy. So [...]
I’ve always been iffy on runner games. Sure they’re an arcade-like experience, but there seems to be so many that they meld together into one huge mess of repetition. So I started Bust-N-Rush a little jaded but ended up going through the “just one more level” phase time and again.
I wandered through EVO until I saw a rainbow in the middle of the ballroom. I followed it only to find My Little Pony: Fighting is Magic being played furiously. Can the players friendship stand up against competitive fighting? Video after the jump.
Side scrollers have seen a reresurgence with the advent of mobile gaming. What used to be considered too “old” for gaming is now back with a vengeance. Fighter games have also seen a renaissance thanks to Street Fighter 4. So it’s no surprise that Super Combo Man seeks to combine both genres into a solid experience. Video after the jump.
Games going for the old-school graphics seem like a dime a dozen in this era where cashing in on nostalgia is usually a ploy to make something cheap.If someone told me that they made STF look old so they could fit more stuff on the screen, I’d believe them. This frantic game was a blast to play and I got to sit down with Nathan Vella about it. Video after the jump.
Among the various indie games at the EVO Indie Showcase was the mildly successful Skullgirls. After a tournament filled with surprising matches, I sat down with Mike Zaimont to talk about all things Skullgirls and the future of Autumn Games. Video after the jump.
As I stumbled through the massive crowd at EVO a game caught my eye. It looked like a side-scrolling version of Madworld, complete with blood popping out against black and white. I also got to talk to co-creator Ben Rutz about it. Though we only covered the beat-em-up portion of the game, I was able to grab some screens for the strategy portion of the game. You can see those after the jump
There is a story filled with mystery and intrigue. Of a brave man who did what he needed to get the job done. Who fought for the truth. But let’s not talk about how I met Ryan Jones, Project Manager for Big Finish Games. Let’s talk about his newly-funded Project Fedora and the return of Tex Murphy. For those of you who don’t know Tex Murphy is the main character of a sci-fi noir adventure series. Tex was easy to [...]