June 9, 2012

E3 2012 – Sound Shapes

Sound Shapes E3 2012
Sound Shapes’ quirky visual style was seduction at first sight, a natural fit on Sony’s new handheld, with organic and charming designs that offered surface reminders of Sony Japan’s Patapon and Loco Roco, as well as the continuing work of Q-Games.

But while Sound Shapes has always presented easy eye candy for me, it’s never simply represented another pretty face at the dancehall.


May 25, 2011

Review – Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes HD

Might and Magic Clash of Heroes
Though the Great Fall of the PSN has much delayed us, that service’s howling, furious resurrection has finally allowed Team Sugar to report on the matter of Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes, the HD upgrade of 2009’s DS original.

Clash of Heroes exists in some infinite limbo between puzzle game and turn-based strategy. The goal of each battle is to deplete the enemy’s health by firing attacks into his endzone—which is carefully protected by his army of units. Units can be organized to form attack formations or defensive wall formations. Additionally, specialized hero units can be purchased and employed for devastating attacks.

The primary task here is to maximize the number of actions that can be performed in one turn. The player has a limited number of moves, and while certain actions may grant additional moves, one must be mindful of the most efficient, useful maneuvers on the field. Combat, accordingly, is as much a puzzle as a strategy game.


June 16, 2010

Under the Radar – Clash of Heroes

Filed under: News Feed — Tags: , , , , — Jamie Love @ 8:45 pm

Clash of Heroes
If the PlayStation Network release of Critter Crunch taught us anything last year – and it did – it was that when Capybara goes 2D in HD, the results are simply gorgeous.

I have zero concern that the HD remake of one of my favorite DS games from last year won’t validate that belief, especially since there’s screens to prove it – and some shiny art to boot. The game itself is pretty damn good too.

Mind you I still wish they could drop the Might & Magic part of the title, but aside from that there’s no reason not to have this XBLA/PSN title on your radar.


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