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Slow Down, Bull [Review]

Overall Feeling: 

Created by only five people from a renowned AAA console game studio, Slow Down, Bull is an adorable title suited for a younger audience and their first entry into PC gaming. Controlling a bull with a temper problem collecting art decorations might not sound like your dream game from the people who made Ratchet and Clank, Resistance, and Sunset Overdrive, but they are donating half of the proceeds to charity and the game itself is only a few bucks on Steam. Even with its awkward controls and frustrating level design, it would be a game for a family to enjoy together who don't game often and want to feel good knowing part of their purchase is going to a good cause.

The Pros: 

+Very colorful and cute art style
+New challenges constantly being introduced
+50% of proceeds go to charity

The Cons: 

-Awkward and stiff controls
-Random difficulty spikes

ShogunGamer.com Rating : 
6

Esteban the bull doesn't like to become stressed out, so it's your job to help him collect the art decorations he wants but without stressing him out and making him loose his cool. You'll control Esteban across 5 different areas, each with multiple levels, in search of beautiful art decorations that he can use to create and share his art. Slow Down, Bull is created by a small group of people at Insomniac Games, best known for Ratchet and Clank, Resistance, and Sunset Overdrive and may seem like an odd title for their foray into PC gaming.

Sunset Overdrive [Review]

Overall Feeling: 

Ready for the shortest "overall feeling" I've ever written? Sunset Overdrive is fun, pure and simple.

The Pros: 

+Addictive World Traversal Mechanics
+Fantastically Funny Story-line, Dialog, and Characters
+Awesome Character Creation and Customization
+So. Much. Fun.

The Cons: 

-The uh... logo screen is a bit busy-looking?
-People keep comparing it to Infamous, for some reason...
Seriously though, there are no complaints here!

ShogunGamer.com Rating : 
10

Before I received my copy of Sunset Overdrive for review, I had watched a developer introduction to the game at one of the conventions who was talking about the concept for the game. It’s stuck with me the whole way through; in particular one specific line.

I don’t remember the quote word-for-word, but the basic gist of it was: “We wanted everything about the game to be fun, even dying is fun.”

Sunset Overdrive Weekend Live Stream

This weekend Shogun Gamer’s received the rights to be able to show off the first couple of hours of Insomniac’s first outing on a Microsoft Console: Sunset Overdrive.

We’ll be able to bring you the first TWO HOURS of the campaign (with an NDA cut-off, so no cries when we say our goodbyes for the day). That means our intrepid crew, whilst preparing for the upcoming game review, can share with your our experiences with the game LIVE.

Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault Gets A Release Date + Price

After ten years of providing entertainment to gamers the Ratchet & Clank series doesn’t look to be slowing down anytime soon as evident by the latest entry, R&C: Full Frontal Assault. After being announced earlier this year, the newest R&C adventure has somewhat gone under the radar aside from a short closed multiplayer beta that went on earlier this year.  Even though the marketing and hype may not be in full blitz mode, the dynamic duo of Ratchet & Clank are once again poised to arrive on the PlayStation 3.

Fuse Debut Trailer May Fail To Ignite Your Hype

We may have only had some simple in-game screens to wet our longstanding appetite, but we finally have the first footage from Fuse – the game once known as Overstrike. The 3rd person action shooter from Insomniac Games has garnered a lot of attention as of late, some of which isn’t that positive since the game has undergone a rather obvious and substantial change in the art direction department which is devoid of the original flair and style we were originally presented with.  

First Details And Screens For Fuse, The New Title From Insomniac Games

The long awaited return of Overstrike, now dubbed Fuse, has finally happened and the game looks to be what we expected, both in the good and bad department.  It was two weeks ago in which we were promised a Fuse reveal and today we have our first in-game screens from the title along with some basic gameplay details.  If you expected Insomniac to deliver in the action department then all is good but if you wanted the 2011 premier trailer to be indicative of the final product then you may be a tad disappointed.

Insomniac Teases Overstrike, Albeit Now Under A Different Name

After being absent for a year, Insomniac’s first multiplatform game has surfaced again but it’s now under a new game and possibly a different art style as well. After capturing the attention of gamers at E3 2011, Overstrike from Insomniac Games looked like it would be a fun co-op centric game that played up the strengths of the studio (crazy weapon design + blowing stuff up), but then it vanished. Believed to be a possible victim of the EA Partners program, gamers wondered if Overstrike would ever return and now such a thing has happened.

Details On Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault Are Finally Uncovered

Perhaps forgotten about amidst all the exciting titles Sony showed off at E3 this year, a key PlayStation franchise is returning for what could be its final appearance on the PS3.  Announced earlier this year to mark the 10 year anniversary of the franchise, the Ratchet & Clank series is returning yet again in Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault.

Ratchet & Clank Returns For Some Old-School Fun

In some ways it may seem like an easy way to make a profit, but HD collections have picked up a lot of steam this generation and to some they’re an absolute godsend on the PS3.  Based on what we’ve received so far, a lot of the core franchises people hold dear to their heart have been re-released with a nice HD sheen applied to them and now the last major PlayStation franchise folks wanted to see released again is getting the special treatment.

Insomniac Games Prepping Second Project For EA [Rumor]

Since leaving Sony, or at least becoming an official 3rd party developer, Insomniac Games has kept their upcoming plans close to their chest.  Even the announcement of Overstrike, their first new IP since 2006, was kept somewhat low key outside of it being a co-op centric action game that’s being published via the EA Partners program.  Overstrike looked good in the initial CG premier trailer, but considering that neither the public nor the press has seen the game in action the verdict is still out on whether or not Overstrike will be the next big thing from Insomniac Games.

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