The Download March 7th, 2013
Posted on Thursday, March 7 @ 17:50:37 PST by Daniel Bischoff
I wish I was playing SimCity. I really do. I think the game looks really fun, I like that it's friendly to people with less experience, and I love the interdependency mechanics, but why the hell can't I occupy a damn city? We'll continue to bring you more about the launch woes with EA's Origin service, but for now, here's this week's downloadables.
Samurais, sounds, and a Pokemon that stars with an "S" dominate this week's eShop update!
What about Cash Dash? Did no one think of that as a name?
If you need more on the newly added software for PlayStation platforms, PSLS's weekly PSN update is my source for The Download and you don't need to be a fanboy to visit.
Tomb Raider landed on Steam this week and suddenly every member of the PC Master Race was obsessed with the swishiness of Lara's hair. Really? This is what you do with your expensive machines?
Xbox Live Indie Game Spotlight: Rad Raygun
Just click play. Please click play and listen to the awesome chiptune soundtrack that goes with Rad Raygun, a throw back to gray-brick Game Boy if there ever was one. Hints of Mega Man are strong with this one, and the arts style and dedication to the age of "totally rad" times is admirable. Even better, it plays super fast and really lays the nostalgia on thick.
Rad Raygun takes players to 198X and gives them control over namesake Rad. You'll trot around the globe hunting down communist robots. The action is spread over 5 levels and, the developer writes, "4 unique shades of monochrome off-green." I still can't get enough of the soundtrack from Fantomenk.
iOS/Android Pick of the Week: Sonic Dash
Why it took Sega this long to make an auto-runner based off of the blue blur is beyond me. Maybe they were waiting for Jaleel White to get back to them about voicing Sonic the Hedgehog in-game. Maybe they just don't know what they're doing with the Sonic brand anymore. Who knows?!
The point is, Sonic Dash is here and obviously very pretty. I love the frame rate and the bright primary colors in the game. It reminds me of Sonic Adventure 2 and the way everything looked clean and bright. The best part about Sonic Dash is that it never ends, so hypothetically Sonic could just run and run forever. That's right little buddy, run from those problems. We're all running with you....
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