It was a long time coming, but Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater finally crawled all the way onto the 3DS. A triumph of a handheld, for sure, the entry into the Metal Gear saga is now available for scads more players to kill and consume frogs, rats, and of course, snakes. Oh, and to face up against hordes of enemies, from which you’ll spend a glut of your time hiding from in the tall grass. Largely, Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D brings the same PlayStation 2 hit you’re used to with plenty of new window dressing to up the ante. Portable Snake is the best snake when it comes to the 3DS.
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Crush 3D takes many of the same elements its big brother utilized in the earlier PSP version and squishes them into a form suitable for play on the Nintendo 3DS. Five years after the original Crush hit the scene, Sega has resurrected the idea for another go-around from developer Zoë Mode that takes a few liberties with the previous game’s concept and expands upon its perspective-warping gameplay for something a little different. Where indie platformer Fez is being praised currently for its excellent efforts that combine both 2D and 3D mechanics, Crush paved the way and provided a stable foundation on which to build. Crush 3D excels as a fresh take on the PSP/Vita title and stands on its own as a worthwhile addition to your 3DS library, but does take a hit in terms of presentation and narrative.
Tucked away in the back of the show floor was a tiny publisher known as Storm City Games, who beckoned to Chris and I with the promise of comfortable leather seating, bottled water, cans of soda, and delicious snacks. Oh, and there were games, too. As I neared the booth area I consulted with one of the PR people present, later identified as Tyler Ager, who looked positively baffled when I asked him if he was the person in charge of demoing their products.
Sonic and Mario, the unlikeliest of duos, have teamed up once again for a show of colorful mini-games, diversions, and zaniness to bring you Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, coming to Wii and Nintendo 3DS. Previously the plumber, hedgehog, and all of their friends took off to Beijing and Vancouver, and it’s that time again to head out to London for another round of realistic sporting events, fantastical “dream” events, and daunting motion control that will test your skills as well as your patience. Okay, mostly your patience, as far as the Wii events are concerned.
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