Weekly Wrap-Up 5/27/11
GameZone follows up another great week in gaming with the latest coverage. Check out our full look back and scope out this week's reviews, a few previews, some top lists, and a handful of interesting E3 predictions. All that and more in this edition of GameZone's Weekly Wrap-Up.
L.A. Noire Review
Last week saw the release of the hotly anticipated L.A. Noire from Rockstar games and developer Team Bondi. Does the game live up to the hype? Is playing detective and busting bad guys as satisfying as we all thought it would be? Check out GameZone's full L.A. Noire review for full details on this modernized adventure game. And be sure to check out our in-depth video review of the game, as well.
Virtua Tennis 4 Review
Virtua Tennis has always been a considered an enjoyable tennis franchise. How does the latest entry in the series stack up? Is this another solid round of tennis? Or is Sega relying too much on nostalgia without much new? Read our full Virtua Tennis review to find out.
Thor: God of Thunder Review (Xbox 360)
Games based on movies are usually never any good. Strangely enough, Thor: God of Thunder on both the Wii and DS managed to provide a satisfying experience overall. How does the game fare on the Xbox 360? Do the HD visuals make this version of the game an even better buy? Or is Thor: God of Thunder on Xbox 360 an inferior package? Check out our review of this movie-based game for more info.
Dead or Alive: Dimensions Review
Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition proved that the 3DS can be a great system for fighting games. We'd seen beautiful gameplay footage and screenshots of Dead or Alive: Dimensions before, but how well does it play? Read our review of the latest fighter to hit Nintendo's dual screen handheld and see if Dead or Alive: Dimensions proves itself as a top fighting game.
The Hangover: Part II Movie Review
After the massive success of the first film, how does The Hangover: Part II compare? Is this movie everything fans of the original could have hoped for? Does it fail to even come close? Or does it attempt to compete with the merits of its successor almost to a fault? Check out GameZone's latest movie review and see if you should go out and watch The Hangover: Part II.
Wipeout in the Zone Preview
So far, Kinect games have been fairly average gaming experiences at best. Nothing has really stood out on the motion gaming platform, and gamers are waiting for a competent title to drop. Check out our in-depth preview of the upcoming Wipeout in the Zone and see if this game based on the entertaining TV show is worth the gimmick.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon Preview
GameZone tests out the upcoming Transformers game and gives you the skinny on where this title is headed. Is this game going to be a solid experience for action fans? Will it cater only to those who like the franchise? Read our full coverage of Transformers: Dark of the Moon and find out.
Top Five Pirate Games
Pirate lore is incredibly interesting yet hardly explored when it comes to video games. As a result, there are quite a handful of crummy video games that take place in the far sea. What are the top five pirate games ever made? We pick the best candidates in this top five.
Dungeons & Dragons: Daggerdale Interview
GameZone gets the facts on Dungeons & Dragons: Daggerdale straight from a Bedlam dev. Does this seem like a promising title? Why should you be excited? Check out our full interview to see what the developers have in store.
Top Five Mortal Kombat Crossover Characters We Want to See
We've all dreamed about fighting game crossovers. But what if you could have any character from any game make his way to Mortal Kombat? We give you the top five Mortal Kombat crossovers we'd love to see regardless of genre, franchise, or developer.
Top Five Gaming Consoles
Fanboys, shield your eyes because you're not going to want to see this. Over the years, gamers have argued about which console is the best. GameZone presents the definitive answer. Well, not really. We're just giving you one of many options, as you probably have your own list of the top five consoles of all time.
I'd Buy That for a Dollar: Journey to the Sun and Catch the Candy
GameZone presents two downloadable games perfect for gamers on the go. For just one buck you can get these enjoyable titles directly on your iPhone, Windows Phone 7, or iPad. So what are you waiting for, mobile gamers? Check out Burn It All: Journey to the Sun and Catch the Candy. After all, they only cost $1.
E3 2011 Anticipation: Nintendo 3DS
E3 is right around the corner, and we're getting ready for the big event by making predictions for each of the major consoles. We kick things off with some Nintendo 3DS predictions. What will the folks over at Nintendo reveal for their latest dual screen handheld?
E3 2011 Anticipation: Nintendo Wii
With the Wii seeing its final months as Nintendo's top console, how will the company ensure that the system goes out in style? A new Mario Party game? Perhaps some third-party love? Here are our Nintendo Wii predictions for E3 2011.
E3 2011 Anticipation: Nintendo Wii 2 (Project Cafe)
Nintendo has already confirmed that the successor to the Wii will be formally announced at this year's E3. What can gamers expect from the Big N when they finally reveal their next home console? Check out our bold Project Cafe predictions and feel free to share your thoughts with us. Do you want to see a new Pikmin as much as we do?
E3 2011 Anticipation: NGP and PSP
It's going to be interesting to see what kinds of portable games Sony announces as the PSP saga comes to an end and the NGP era begins. Will we see a new Final Fantasy title hit the upcoming handheld? What releases can we expect for the original PSP before it passes the torch? Here are our NGP and PSP predictions.
E3 2011 Anticipation: PlayStation 3
Sony's had a rough couple of months with the PlayStation 3 as of late. How will they address all of their recent issues, and what can gamers expect from the console moving forward? Will Sony make some big announcements for their home console come E3? Will they focus more on 3D gaming? Will the Move finally increase its library of compatible games? Here are GameZone's PlayStation 3 predictions.
Assassin's Creed: Revelations E3 Teaser Trailer
All will be revealed come E3. What exactly does Ubisoft have in store for Assassin's Creed? Check out the teaser trailer for the upcoming game and get pumped for the launch of Revelations.