Developer: RedLynx |
Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios Players: 1 to 4 Player Game |
Release Date: 04/18/12 |
Trials Evolution is the sequel to one of Xbox Live's top selling Arcade games. To the uninitiated, what at first appears to be a motorcycle racing or driving game gives way to something else. At first, navigating the course takes little more than an open throttle. However, as your progress to the more difficult tracks, you'll start to learn that shifting the rider's weight back and forth, angling the bike, and judicious use of both the throttle and break are all vital to completing a course. No, Trialsis not driving game; it's a platformer.
Looking for a way to increase your Gamerscore? Microsoft has heard your cries and will be giving Developers a new way to increase Gamerscore for all Xbox Live Arcade Titles.
Beginning in April 2012, Xbox Live Arcade titles will have the option to up their Gamerscore from 200 to 400 over 30 Achievements. In June 2012, Microsoft will require all XBLA games to have the new 400 point requirement.
Remember how great NBA Live 11 was? It was so awesome, that EA canned the project once the demo made even the hardcore EA fanboys cry. Some say that NBA Live 11 was so bad, it caused the NBA Player Strike. Fortunately for fans of competition in videogame basketball will be pleased to learn that EA is readying NBA Live 13 after taking a few years off.
The official EA Sports Twitter account revealed the information today and the game will be available this fall. Hopefully EA has learned their lesson after the last outing...
While we won't be seeing Street Fighter x Tekken, for PlayStation Vita, until the fall, Capcom is using that time to pack as much content into the fighter as humanly possible. Joining the roster, on the Tekken side is Bryan Fury, Jack, Alisa Bosconovitch, Lei Wulong, Christie Monteiro and Lars Alexandersson. Not to be outdone, Capcom characters joining the roster include Cody, Guy, Dudley, Blanka, Sakura and Elena.
Though we don't know for sure, Capcom has hinted that the extra time of development will be used to constantly update the roster and add in other "goodies."
Contains: Alcohol Reference, Blood, Mild Language, Suggestive Themes, Use of Tobacco, and Violence
Rating summary: This is an action-adventure game featuring characters from the Batman franchise. Players assume the role of Batman as he investigates Arkham City, a neighborhood overrun by psychopathic criminals and former prison inmates. As players explore the city and infiltrate hideouts, they punch and kick criminals in melee-style combat, using various gadgets (e.g., explosive gel, smoke pellets, a grappling gun) to defend themselves against gun-wielding thugs and villains. The frenetic combat is highlighted by cries of pain, punching sounds, realistic gunfire, and slow-motion effects. In some sequences, players must solve puzzles or use stealth to incapacitate enemies and free hostages; when players fail a challenge, the hostage will lose his life. Some environments contain bloodstains on the floor or furniture; other cutscenes depict spots of blood on injured characters. During the course of the game, some female characters are dressed in form-fitting outfits that expose large amounts of cleavage; one background sign depicts the silhouette of a woman and the words “Live Nude.” The dialogue also contains some suggestive references (e.g., “The anger, the frustration, the hints of repressed sexual tension” and “Sure could go for some porn right now.”). One sequence depicts a character smoking a cigar, and there are various references to alcohol (e.g., “She got a little drunk and killed her classmates,” “I'd give anything for a nice cold beer right now.”). The words “b*tch,” “a*s,” and “bastard” can be heard in dialogue.
In this fantasy role-playing game, players assume the role of heroes who must resolve time paradoxes and defeat an evil villain. Players use swords, guns, and magical attacks (e.g., fireballs, energy blasts) to battle demons, dragons, and human-like characters. Combat is executed through a modified turn-based system: players select various commands from a menu; certain attacks are completed by pressing button sequences that correspond with on-screen prompts. Battle sequences are highlighted by sword slashes, colorful explosions, and slow-motion effects. Cutscenes also depict acts of violence: combatants exchanging gunfire; a character getting impaled by a sword. During the course of the game, a handful of female characters wear revealing outfits (e.g., low-cut at the pelvis, moderate amounts of cleavage). The game also contains a casino where players can wager in-game currency on slot machines. There is a brief reference to a drug called 'stem' in a questionnaire (e.g., “[T]he new recreational drug of choice among the young and quickly becoming a social issue,” 'crystal dust'). The words “a*s” and “bastard” can be heard in the dialogue.
Players assume the roles of heroes caught in a war between two opposing forces in this fantasy role-playing game. Players travel between the planet Pulse and a moon named Cocoon to engage in missions for magical beings called the 'fal'Cie.' Missions involve battling enemy soldiers and creatures by using melee attacks (swords, knives, staffs, etc.), firearms, and magic spells (lightning strikes, fire blasts, etc.). Combat is executed through a modified turn-based system in which players select various commands from a menu while freely moving one of three heroes through the battlefield. Players can also summon elemental creatures to battle an assortment of goblins, golems, zombies, wolves, frogs, bats, and robots. The game's cinematic cutscenes contain the most intense depictions of violence: machine gunfire from space ships strafe human characters below; humans and robotic soldiers exchange gunfire—aboard vessels, on the ground; a slow-motion gunfight depicts the cracked lens of a robot shot in the head by two semi-automatics. Cutscenes occasionally depict female characters dressed in revealing outfits: Holographic dancers—clad in bikini tops, skimpy leotards, and backless chaps—glide above the city during a festivity performance; flying-motorcycle models wear skin-tight tops that expose deep cleavage. And during one elaborate sequence, a female character transforms from a crystal statue back to her human form—sparkle effects, camera panning, and shimmering lights partially obscure the nude character, though side-portions of her breasts are visible (fleeting—one-to-two seconds). The game also contains the expletives 'a*s,' 'damn,' and 'hell'; however, it is the violent content, the suggestive themes that account for the Teen rating.