Great story, odd gameplay loop
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc and Goodbye Despair have been some of my favourite Vita games in recent years. A pair of murder mystery visual novels, the games melded puzzle solving, courtroom drama, and murdered school kid...
Volgarr the Viking, released in 2013 on the PC and Xbox one, is one of my favorite platformers in years -- and it's set to hit the PS4, Vita, Wii U, and 3DS platforms in the near future. Developer Kris Durrschmidt recently sh...
Free expansion coming soon
Plague of Shadows looks like the perfect excuse to get back into Shovel Knight.
It's a free expansion that remixes the game to tell an alternate story about the Plague Knight. Between his customizable bomb-based moveset and s...
Still looks superb
Heart Machine has settled on a spring 2016 release for its lovely action-RPG Hyper Light Drifter. Windows and Mac versions will come first, then consoles "as quickly as possible." Certification for the latter takes extra time...
Cheap PS4, PS3, and Vita games
The PlayStation Network is having a sudden sale with deals of up to 90% off (with PlayStation Plus) games. This "Retro" sale includes classic titles like Beyond: Two Souls (2013) for $8 and OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood (20...
Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters is a nice little adventure game, and it's about to get even nicer. Arc System Works has announced that it's bringing a major update over for every platform -- PS3, PS4, and Vita.
The update is cal...
That FTC suit
Remember that time Sony got in trouble with the FTC for false advertising in regards to the Vita? Well it settled sometime back, and offered up $25 in restitution or a selection of game bundles. After months of waiting, email...
Genres and mechanics have names for a reason. When something comes up often enough, it's worth developing a shorthand and grouping things together that feel alike. In the past few years, mashing up genres has become the new i...
Other PS Plus titles revealed, too
Grow Home entered the PlayStation Plus Vote to Play contest and it climbed, climbed, climbed in the polls. It climbed higher than any others. It climbed so high that it has left the stratosphere of games that cost money...
A shade or ten prettier than the 3DS one
No offense to Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains, which I'm sure Spike Chunsoft put a lot of hard work into, but this is more like it. This is the sort of Shingeki no Kyojin game I've been waiting for.
This time around ...
VVVVVV jumps to PS4, Vita this Tuesday
Terry Cavanagh's VVVVVV is coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita this Tuesday.
The indie platformer was one of my favorite games of 2010, largely thanks to brilliant level design that makes the most of simplistic mecha...
Not the worst delay, I suppose
Persona 4: Dancing All Night is coming to Europe on November 6, NIS America has announced.
As per usual (as far as Atlus goes), the PlayStation Vita-exclusive rhythm game's PAL version is launching a tad later than its North American counterpart, which debuts September 29.
Another PlayStation Network flash sale, another weird-ass header picture. Yep, I'm still on Parasyte.
I was way late to playing Telltale's The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us adventure series, and I'm sure some of you read...
Strong-armed fish crack me up, so I had to give this game a look. It's a cute-'em-up in which levels last around 10 seconds or so, "then the player has ten seconds to pick a power-up from the shop for the next round." Except ...
Find out for yourself very soon
Funktronic Labs' Nova-111 was the highlight of my BitSummit in 2014. It blends turn-based movement with real-time elements to make an action puzzler of sorts. All of this is to rescue 111 scientists. Just trust us -- it...
Out on September 24
Last year, we got a sneak peek at a rather peculiar puzzle-platformer named Poncho. Launching on Kickstarter and debuting at EGX for attendees, it showed a lot of promise in exploring the earth after humans went extinct. Unfo...
Goo goo g'joob
I reviewed Spider: Rite of the Shrouded Moon a couple weeks ago and really enjoyed it, but some readers were concerned about the fact that they would have to play as a spider, because, well... spiders are pretty creepy.
So really, it's the only way
While reviewing Curses 'N Chaos, I've come across a lot of different strategies. Ultimately, though, only one proved useful. So before you go out trying to kill monsters like a n00b, please watch this pro-level video from the top player on the pro circuit, me.
Punches 'N Jump kicks
I've played Curses 'N Chaos at two consecutive PAX conventions, and have come away impressed each time. Part of it was due to their show floor setup of giant arcade cabinets. However, the biggest draw of the game was its...
Check out our review
Volume is out today on PC and PS4, and there's some bad news if you planned on jamming with it on the Vita -- it's been delayed a bit. Evidently it's being held up by a few issues and needs a re-certification, which will...
Despite the polarized reception, I loved Resident Evil: Revelations 2. It might have something to do with the fact that I beat the entire core game, as well as every Raid Mode level with a co-op partner, but I had a blast ev...
Does not go to eleven
[Disclosure: Jim Sterling and Leigh Alexander, who are both credited in Volume, were previously employed at Destructoid. As always, no relationships, personal or professional, were factored into the review.]
I went into Volum...
No Kanji swimsuit though
Persona 4: Dancing All Night's ladies swimsuit DLC will be free during the rhythm game's first week of release (it comes out September 29). After October 5, the costume pack will cost money. Unfortunately, this free DLC does...
Also record breaking
The new world record for clearing Spelunky, including hell, is 3:44:411. Holy shit.
Despite knowing this run by D Tea would end successfully, I still got nervous watching it all unfold. What can I say? Rapidly navigating randomized areas with a teleporter while shopkeepers run wild puts me on edge. Even at a slow pace, there's just so many ways to screw up in this game.
Before, PS3 was the lead
Tecmo Koei's Omega Force is planning an Attack on Titan project, to be released on the PS3, PS4, and Vita platforms. Speaking to Dengeki, producer Hisashi Koinuma notes that this is the first time they are really fo...
But I'm not complaining
Persona 4: Dancing All Night looks rad -- really rad.
And it's getting even more rad with the inclusion of Hatsune Miku, a clear effort to link Atlus and Sega, who I constantly still forget is under its wing. This newest tra...
Devil May Cry 4 SE for $18.99
I had hoped someone else on staff would cover this week's PlayStation Network discounts on Square Enix and Devil May Cry games so I could more easily resist temptation. I've been on too much of a spending spree and, besides, I'll be wrapped up in The Phantom Pain soon enough.
But uh, you go ahead and take a look.
Subscription costs rise Sept. 1
Sony is preparing to raise PlayStation Plus subscription prices in the UK and Europe.
Currently, a one month membership runs £5.49, whereas three months go for £11.99. The company hasn't yet announced what the new...
Tribute Games' next joint
Last year at PAX East, Jonathan Holmes had a chance to interview Tribute Games (makers of Mercenary Kings, which Patrick liked a bunch) about their newest creation, Curses 'N Chaos. It's a two-button couch/online co-op s...
Still on Vita
NIS has just put up a new gameplay trailer for Criminal Girls 2, and as I noted above, you probably shouldn't watch it at work. NIS promises that it'll be a tougher game in general with an expanded battle system, and it'll l...