Weekly Wrap-Up 4/15/11
We may not have a slew of reviews like we did last week, but GameZone still has plenty of notable content for all of you hungry gamers out there. Check out our in-depth previews for The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, F.E.A.R. 3, and more. Be sure to read GameZone's interviews with key people behind Fez and Skullgirls. All this plus videos, news, and more right here on GameZone's Weekly Wrap-Up!
Red Faction: Battlgrounds Review
Red Faction is known for its solid formula, but don't let the series' reputation fool you into shelling out cash for this lackluster download. A poor camera and problematic controls are just two of the reasons to stay away from Red Faction: Battlegrounds. Sadly, this isn't the experience fans of the series have been waiting for.
NASCAR The Game 2011
Looking for a racing game that will rival Shift 2 Unleashed? NASCAR The Game 2011 isn't it. Though it features slightly enjoyable gameplay and an impressive presentation, the entire package leaves much to be desired.
Anomaly: Warzone Earth
Generic title aside, Anomaly: Warzone Earth is a highly competent title that puts a nice twist on the tower defense genre. This time around, you get to play invader and swarm your enemy's defenses. It's a nice change of pace in a style of game that has grown predictable, and at $10, this rewarding game offers plenty of enjoyment.
Having plenty of potential and delivering on absolutely no front, Mayhem 3D is an average game that has you racing and destroying other cars. It may come packed with a pair of 3D glasses and offer interesting visuals, but this racer is no first-place winner. And at $39.99, you won't help but feel ripped off.
Red Johnson's Chronicles Preview
PlayStation Network users looking for a promising adventure game should keep an eye out for Red Johnson's Chronicles. The game, which feels inspired by titles from developers such as Telltale Games, provides plenty of enjoyable gameplay for fans of the genre and challenges with Layton-like puzzles.
High Flyer Death Defyer Preview
Basic controls and a ton of potential make High Flyer Death Defyer a game to look forward to. Offering its own spin on the sky-diving formula, this simple game has enough appeal to wow the casual and hardcore crowd alike.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D Preview
As the Nintendo 64 classic The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time makes its way to the 3DS, what's the verdict on the game so far? Does this classic have enough quality gameplay to succeed in today's market? Given the success of the series and this title alone, it's very likely.
F.E.A.R. 3 Multiplayer Preview
We've taken a look at the cooperative aspect of F.E.A.R. 3 before, but this time we put the game's competitive multiplayer modes to the test. How does this horror shooter's attempt at competitive multiplayer fare as it nears launch?
An Interview about Fez
Indie game Fez is getting closer to its fall launch on Xbox Live Arcade. We interview lead artist and designer Phil Fish, who talks about the game's concept and its unique gameplay elements.
Interview with Mike Zee: Lead Developer on Skullgirls
Want to know more about the upcoming 2D fighter Skullgirls? Be sure to read our in-depth interview with lead developer Mike Zee. How is the game shaping up so far, and which games inspired Zee for this project? Also, what's the deal with Killer Instinct?
The Gumdrop World of Video Games: Animation and Other Charming Quirks
Cutesy and colorful games are all the norm these days. You often see cuddly critters put in situations that range from typical to outrageous. Check out GameZone's editorial on the more cheery aspect of game design and see why developers purposely choose these aesthetic qualities for their games.
Battlefield 3: PC vs. Consoles
Does the gaming industry care to please PC gamers more than console gamers? Why is it that games such as Battlefield 3 and Crysis 2 cater to PC audiences more often than console fans? We look at the state of Battlefield 3 and discuss DICE's evident priorities.
Pirates of Black Cove Developer Diary #2 "Land Battles"
Are you into pirate games? Heck, do you like speaking like a pirate? Then you have to check out Developer Diary #2 for Pirates of Black Cove. The opening paragraph alone is enjoyable enough to make the whole feature worth a look.
Five Hot Hatches We'd Like to See in Forza 4
Forza 4 is on its way to Xbox 360 this October. GameZone takes a look at five Hot Hatches that should definitely be featured in the game. Do you agree with our choices? What cars would you like to see in the upcoming racer?
Killzone 3's Retro Map Pack
Intense shooting, satisfying variety, and quality gameplay all make up the Retro Map Pack in Killzone 3. Check out our in-depth look at this downloadable content for full details. After all, if you've played Killzone 3 already, you're definitely going to want to add more to the experience.
Mortal Kombat "King of the Hill" Trailer
Want to get that high sense of satisfaction that only Mortal Kombat can bring you? Check out the King of the Hill trailer and watch some exciting brawling footage from the upcoming fighter.
Battlefield 3 "My Life" Trailer
If you're a fan of the Battlefield series, chances are you're eagerly awaiting the upcoming Battlefield 3. While you wait for the game, why not check out the official My Life trailer right here on GameZone?
News: Is the Wii 2 on the Horizon?
Rumors have been buzzing regarding a brand new HD Nintendo console. Will the Big N address these rumors at E3? Are they really looking to use BluRay technology for their upcoming console? How will the tablet-like controller be received among gamers? GameZone looks at the latest developing news on the "Wii 2."