Weekly wrap-up 2/3/2012
February is upon us, folks, and what better way to kick off the month than with a quick recap of everything that's been going on in the gaming world as of late. If you missed any of the latest reviews, previews, and editorial content here on GameZone, be sure to check it out here.
SOL: Exodus Review (PC)
Though it may be ambitious, SOL: Exodus is ultimately a boring, uninspired space experience. Check out GameZone's review, brought to you by our own Chris Means, to see why you should skip this title entirely, even if you do have a hankering for some intergalactic gaming.
Haunt Review (360)
It may be over fairly quickly, but Haunt for the Xbox 360 is a a fun downloadable game that has some great ideas and puts the Kinect to good use. Check out our full review to get the details on this title.
Soulcalibur V Review (360)
The latest entry in Namco Bandai's weapons-based fighter has launched, and while the story mode may be lackluster, the fighting is tighter than ever. GameZone's Andrew Clouther reviews Soulcalibur V.
Zack Zero Review (PS3)
A few clever design choices and smart inspiration don't keep Zack Zero on the PlayStation Network from being a frustratingly mediocre affair.
Puddle Review (360, PS3)
Puddle is highly challenging, and it may not appeal to casual gamers, but puzzle lovers looking for some physics-based fun are bound to find enjoyment in this downloadable title. Check out GameZone's review to get the skinny on Puddle.
Mutant Mudds Review (3DS)
Featuring colorful retro visuals and slick platforming gameplay, Mutant Mudds is one of the best downloadable offerings on the Nintendo 3DS eShop. Check out our review of the game by GameZone's Robert Workman.
Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword Review (3DS)
Bold visuals, fun samurai combat, and a bevvy of extras make Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword a worthwhile download for 3DS owners. Check out our full review of this eShop title.
Journey: Hands-On (PS3)
We take the upcoming PlayStation Network exclusive Journey for a spin. What are our thoughts after getting some hands-on time with the game?
Army Corps of Hell Preview (Vita)
GameZone takes a look at Army Corps of Hell, a launch window action / strategy game for the PlayStation Vita.
Inversion Preview (360, PS3)
With a few tweaks here and there, this Gears of War-esque gravity-based shooter has the potential to deliver a fun experience for gamers looking to shoot stuff. Check out our Inversion preview for the scoop.
Mortal Kombat Preview (Vita)
GameZone dishes out the hurt in this preview for the Vita iteration of Mortal Kombat. Toasty!
Lumines Electronic Symphony Preview (Vita)
Lumines returns, and we take a quick look at this upcoming Vita launch title. Should Lumines Electronic Symphony be on your radar if you plan on acquiring Sony's latest portable device?
Alan Wake's American Nightmare Preview (360)
What's haunting Alan Wake now? GameZone takes Alan Wake's American Nightmare for a go in this preview of the upcoming Xbox Live Arcade game.
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Preview (Vita)
Capcom's most recent crossover fighter is getting the Vita treatment. We check out Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and give you our thoughts in this preview of the game.
Twisted Metal demo impressions (PS3)
It has its quirks and bugs, but the Twisted Metal demo on the PlayStation Network is a helluva good time. Check out our full impressions, written by GameZone's Matt Liebl.
Lock-Out trailer breakdown (Movies)
GameZone's Lance Liebl picks apart the Lock-Out trailer and gives his thoughts on several different aspects of the clip.
Soulcalibur V character breakdown
GameZone's Stephanie Carmichael takes a look at the different characters in Namco Bandai's recent fighter, Soulcalibur V.
The Pinball Arcade Interview
The Pinball Arcade will land this spring. In the meantime, why not check out this exclusive interview with Farsight Studios' Bobby King and see what he has to say about the game.
What's next for The Legend of Zelda?
After so much success and one of the best entries in the Zelda series in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, what does Nintendo do next with the series?
Spartacus: Vengeance seduces with style, violence, and sex
We were impressed by the first episode of Spartacus: Vengeance, and we think a lot of you might be, too.
Three television shows that should be video games
GameZone's Vito Gesualdi discusses three games he would like to see turned into video games.
Soulcalibur guest characters: A retrospective
Throughout Soulcalibur's entirety, there have been a bunch of appearances by guest characters. GameZone's Alex Faciane takes a look back at the special guests of Soulcalibur.
Final Fantasy XIII: The story so far
We recap the nonsensical story of Final Fantasy XIII in preparation for its upcoming sequel.
Predictions for the cover athlete of Madden 13
Who's going to appear on the cover of Madden 13? We give you our top 10 predictions.
Final Fantasy XIII-2 video walkthrough guide
Join us along for the ride as we play through Final Fantasy XIII-2 in this special video walkthrough.
Top five reasons Star Wars: The Old Republic is NOT World of Warcraft
Star Wars: The Old Republic is a considerably different game from World of Warcraft. But why is that? GameZone's Erich Sherman presents five reasons.
Why I'll be buying a Wii U
GameZone's David Sanchez is getting a Wii U, and here are his reasons. (HD Zelda anyone?)
Screw the haters, buy a Vita
There are a lot of people out there who continue to direct negative comments toward the Vita. GameZone would like to argue in favor of Sony's upcoming handheld. Here's why you should buy the Vita.
Will Mass Effect 3 be best on the Xbox 360?
With special Kinect features, will Mass Effect 3 on the Xbox 360 be the definitive version of that game?