Haze Demo Impressions

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Coinciding with today’s PlayStation Day, European PS3 owners were given a chance to take Free Radical’s Haze for a spin. I admit that after many delays, which pushed this title well into 2008, my interested waned considerably. However, I’m a gamer of patience and thus I downloaded the 1.5 GB demo – I deliberately set GTAIV aside just to try it out so you people better appreciate this. My thoughts? It’s not that bad or that great.

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Echochrome Japanese PSN and PSP Demo Impressions

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Once again, our Japanese brethren were treated to something unique and different with their weekly PlayStation Store update. This week, Echochrome demos, for both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable, were released. After brief downloads for each (37 MB and 3.7 MB respectively), I was finding the way, making things truths and found myself enjoying the game quite a bit.

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Super Smash Bros. Brawl Japanese Impressions

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Super Smash Brothers Brawl is possibly the most anticipated Nintendo Wii title of 2008 and why shouldn’t it be? This fan service on a disc has a ridiculous amount of content for the Nintendo obsessed. The Japanese version of Brawl known as Dairanto Smash Brothers X was released a few weeks ago and I finally got my hands on it. Here are some impressions after taking it for a quick spin. Note that Brawl is a rather large game with plenty of modes to choose from. So where does one start? Subspace Emissary and classic multiplayer Brawl modes seemed appropriate and thus this preview will just touch on those two modes.

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