PREVIEWSPillars of Eternity Preview
For Obsidian's crowdfunded love letter to Infinity Engine games like Icewind Dale and Baldur's Gate, I was impressed by its willingness to pull back the curtain and let me see the machinery behind it.
We've all been there. Everyone remembers that mission. You and your partner are climbing up the mountains in the snow, striving to pull some slick clandestine operation about getting some intel on a bad guy, or something similar (because let's face...
Even with the PS3 hitting store shelves and Wii players hitting each other, the strongest arm on the playground still belongs to the PS2 this holiday season. Don't believe us? Look at these staggering hits.
The magnum opus of the now defunct Clover Studios, Okami is the definitive sleeper hit - no one knows about it, and everyone should. With matching water color graphics and a brilliant paint-brush magic system, this game is literally a playable work of art.
Last year's platinum sleeper hit returns for an encore with cooperative play, a practice mode and awesome new songs like Misirlou and Trogdor, as well as a slick red guitar (or you can just get the game). This time, they really do want you to play Freebird.
This wacky brawler was Clover Studio's final fight, literally. With tons of crazy moves, over-the-top characters, and a near budget price tag, this sleeper hit smacks of quality. Way to go out swinging, Clover.
Has there ever been a less likely winning combination than Star Wars and Legos? Sorry hookers and coke, you count as very likely. And if you get this game for Christmas, you'll very likely have a blast. These are the droids you're looking for.