This week the Smithsonian American Art Museum is asking the internet to vote on the best art in videogames. The Art of Video Games exhibition will explore the 40-year evolution of video games as an artistic medium, with a focus on striking visual effects, the creative use of new technologies, and the most influential artists and designers. [Read more…]
Top 5 3DS games to look forward to.
When the first rumours started emerging of a new 3D DS, I was skeptical to say the least. It seemed Nintendo was just trying to cash in on the “3D revolution”, but when they unveiled their new piece of hardware at E3 it blew my expectations out of the water. However, flashy new 3D technology is not what is going to make or break the system. It’s the games. So here is what I consider to be the crème de la crème of upcoming 3DS titles.
Scott’s news that Bethesda is publishing a new co-op dungeon crawler got me digging out my old favorites, and it inspired me to compile a Top 5. Even though dungeon crawling action-rpgs are a sub-genre in themselves, within that I see at least four obvious styles:
• Classic Rogue-like, just you against a dungeon. With terrifying perma-death…
• Single-player with shops and quests – maybe a pet, too.
• Parties with NPCs. These tend to be more traditional rpgs, albeit with trimmed down combat systems.
• Multiplayer, local (console), and online (PC) with parties
It has to be said that the best dungeon crawlers have probably been on PC over the years, but as a committed console and arcade gamer my top 5 tends to lean toward the latter style, more specifically local co-op, and will probably be different from most peoples’ choices. I’m sure most of you will be horrified at the omission of Diablo (I only played the inferior playstation version, with its use of 10 memory card blocks!!). And I haven’t played Torchlight yet. But hey, here are my TOP 5 DUNGEON CRAWLERS: [Read more…]
I know that I originally said in my “Top 5 Hardest GB/GBC Games” that I was going to write similar articles pertaining to both the Gameboy Advance and the DS, but upon further review I couldn’t come up with five good, ludicrously difficult titles from either portable system. I’m sure that both systems have games hard enough to qualify for a more individualized list, but my exposure to both the GBA and the DS is slightly limited; at least in comparison to the earlier Nintendo portables. Having said that, I decided to combine the two lists into one. So, without further adieu, my Top 5 Hardest GBA and DS games:
The current series of Top 5 lists that Scott and I are doing in the lead-up to MGC 2010 has been good thus far, but something that we have skipped over entirely has been the portable systems. Hence, I am going to be doing a web-only series of Top 5s detailing what I think are the most difficult Game Boy, GBA, and DS games that I ever played. I would love to include the other portable systems, but my severe lack of experience with them somewhat precludes me from doing so.