Posts Tagged ‘Playstation’

By Keith Crandell Jr.

All-Stars has an amazing intro, so you can watch (or preferably listen) to it while reading this review! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDKXroc4Lsg

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Although Playstation All-Stars: Battle Royale is said to be inspired by, and more commonly compared to, Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. series, the two games are very different. These are two clearly different, but equally respectable fighting games. The comparisons end with the notion that both bring together their respective first and third party franchises. Super Smash Bros. is one of the ultimate fighting games in video game history. Almost everyone knows Nintendo and its characters, so throwing them all together in a button mashing insanity feud makes perfect sense. It’s fun for anyone of any age and is extremely competitive, although Mario Kart 64 may be more competitive among college students. PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale (All-Stars), developed by SuperBot Entertainment, is a competitive game, a legitimate and deep fighter, and one of the most entertaining things I’ve ever experienced. All-Stars is better than Super Smash Bros.

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By Keith Crandell

Final Fantasy Week (which due to unforeseen circumstances and sheer laziness on my part turned into Final Fantasy Two-And-A-Half-Months) was a random impulse that I had at work one day. With a little over a month to prepare for it, it took a week just to assemble the crew and get everything as organized as it could be. Between the ten contributing writers and editors, we scrapped together some 35+ articles, including numerous reviews, tons of sarcasm (props to Jeremy and his Final Fantasy I review), a few Favorites pieces, and an awesome Blitzball commentary from John, and it still amazes me how much we managed to go from complete organizational chaos to something impressive.

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By Alex Schmitz 

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Final Fantasy is one of the most historic and well known series in gaming. It has been innovative not only in game play and storytelling, but also in gaming soundtracks. The legendary composer for most of the series, Nobuo Uematsu, has performed this music in orchestras around the world. I will be highlighting two great tracks from each numbered game in the series to show the breadth of the series’ musical accomplishments.

(Editor’s Note:  Want to listen to the track? Click on the song name!)

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