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Street Fighter IV Review

Posted in Online, PS3, Xbox 360 with tags , , , , , , on March 21, 2009 by reasonjp

It’s pleasing that in a world full of space marines, blank slates of FPS characters and racing cars driven by faceless men behind helmets, Street Fighter is, and always has been, about character. Chances are, although they may move around from fighter to fighter, most players will adopt one as their favourite, depending on when they really got involved with the dynasty. I’m with Ryu, although as ever, Street Fighter IV is finely balanced enough to make playing with (almost) any character an enjoyable experience. While new fat boy Rufus may join returnee Dan Hibiki in the ‘comedy value’ drawer, El Fuerte is a Mexican lucha who is also a chef. A Mexican luchadore street fighting chef= license to print money.

Street Fighter IV sees the disturbing return of the Sinister Behind Men. Here they make their illicit backstreet deals.

Street Fighter IV sees the disturbing return of the Sinister Behind Men. Here they make their illicit backstreet deals.

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Noby Noby Boy Review

Posted in PS3 with tags , , , , , , on February 21, 2009 by reasonjp

One of the reasons I’ve been playing a lot of older games of late is that right now we’re in that late winter/ early spring dearth of originality in gaming. After the novelty of Little Big Planet wore off, and all the games of last Christmas were played through, we’ve been left now with Capcom’s big sequels in SF4 and Biohazard 5 alongside the usual muddy brown and grey shooters from the west and music games involving “producing” young girls and paying through the nose for DLC from Japan. (sorry Atalantegg).  The last couple of weeks however have seen a couple of unique titles being released on PSN at the low low price of 800 Yen, in Flower and now this.

Noby Noby Boy is the work of Keita Takahashi, he of Katamari Damacy fame. If you’ve not played Katamari Damacy, go out and get it right now. It’s all right, I’ll wait. Continue reading