EDGE Reviews Fatal Frame And Zelda Tri Force Heroes

The latest edition of respected British gaming publication EDGE has arrived with subscribers. There’s a number of reviews in this month’s edition and the ones that you will be most interested in are probably Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water and The Legend of Zelda Tri Force Heroes. You can check out their review scores for issue 286 below, or alternatively you can read our review here.

  • Destiny: The Taken King – 9
  • Soma – 8
  • Transformers: Devastation – 8
  • Rock Band 4 – 8
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 – 2
  • Project Zero: Maiden of the Black Water – 8
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes – 6

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EDGE Magazine Lists The 100 Greatest Video Games Of All-Time

Respected gaming publication EDGE magazine has listed what they deem to be the 100 greatest video games of all-time. This is a revised list as I’m sure you are aware that they have produced such lists in the past. What’s interesting about this list is the inclusion of recent titles such as Super Mario 3D World and Bloodborne. Without further ado here’s EDGE magazine’s top 100 games.

100 – WarioWare Inc – GBA
99 – Spec Ops: The Line
98 – Papers, Please
97 – DriveClub
96 – Braid
95 – Super Hexagon
94 – Her Story
93 – Super Monkey Ball
92 – Final Fantasy XII
91 – Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
90 – Katamari Damacy
89 – Animal Crossing: New Leaf
88 – Resogun
87 – Puzzle Bobble
86 – F-Zero GX
85 – The Sims 3
84 – R-Type Final
83 – Elite: Dangerous
82 – Bomberman
81 – Starcraft II
80 – Pac-Man Championship Edition
79 – BioShock
78 – CoD 4: Modern Warfare
77 – Puzzle & Dragons
76 – Tearaway
75 – League of Legends
74 – Super Meat Boy
73 – Xenoblade Chronicles
72 – Titanfall
71 – Outrun 2006: Coast 2 Coast
70 – Left 4 Dead 2
69 – Counter-Strike Global Offensive
68 – Civilization IV
67 – Rez
66 – Battlefield 4
65 – Metroid Prime
64 – Hearthstone
63 – Castlevania SotN
62 – Limbo
61 – Towerfall: Ascension
60 – Earthbound
59 – Batman: Arkham Knight
58 – Transistor
57 – Puyo Puyo
56 – FTL Advanced Edition
55 – Persona 4 Golden
54 – Mass Effect 2
53 – Okami
52 – The Stanley Parable
51 – XCOM: Enemy Unknown
50 – Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
49 – The Witcher III
48 – Far Cry 4
47 – LittleBigPlanet 3
46 – Trials Fusion
45 – Nidhogg
44 – Fez
43 – Super Mario 3D World
42 – Journey
41 – Fire Emblem: Awakening
40 – Dead Space
39 – Dota 2
38 – Vanquish
37 – Super Mario Maker
36 – Shadow of the Colossus
35 – Halo 3
34 – Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask
33 – Spelunky HD
32 – Destiny
31 – Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
30 – Kerbal Space Program
29 – Dishonored
28 – Splatoon
27 – Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker
26 – Rock Band 3
25 – Skyrim
24 – Drop7
23 – Uncharted 2
22 – Ico
21 – Super Metroid
20 – Demon’s Souls
19 – Advance Wars
18 – Mario Kart 8
17 – Ultra Street Fighter IV
16 – MGS V: The Phantom Pain
15 – Super Mario World
14 – Red Dead Redemption
13 – Super Mario 64
12 – Portal
11 – Bayonetta 2
10 – Minecraft
9 – Resident Evil 4
8 – Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
7 – Super Mario Galaxy 2
6 – Tetris
5 – Half-Life 2
4 – Bloodborne
3 – The Last of Us
2 – GTA V
1 – Dark Souls

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EDGE Magazine Will Include New Yooka-Laylee Artwork

Playtonic has tweeted that the next edition of UK gaming publication EDGE magazine will include some brand new Yooka-Laylee art. The magazine will also feature an in-depth profile of Playtonic, the developers behind the Kickstarter backed 3D platformer. The next edition of EDGE magazine is available tomorrow.

Thanks, Luma Party

Nintendo Talks About Yoshi’s Woolly World And Its Fabulous Art Style

Yoshi’s Woolly World is looking fantastic and thankfully European gamers can get ahold of the game next month. The latest edition of UK gaming publication EDGE magazine has an interview with Nintendo producer Takashi Tezuka and Good-Feel executive producer Etsunobu Ebisu who have talked at length about the concept behind the game and the struggles the team faced by making the game based around wool.

“We’ve always felt that Yoshi deserves to have a handcrafted feel to the graphics, and we’ve strived to bring this into games like Yoshi’s Island and Yoshi’s Story. With those previous titles, it was just that – an aesthetic – and didn’t really have much influence on the gameplay itself.”

“We decided to use wool in Yoshi’s Woolly World since we felt we’d be able to provide some interesting mechanics and gameplay that we weren’t able to do in previous games. But it was also the toughest challenge we’ve faced!”

“Actually making real items using wool to test our representations in the game was obviously necessary, but it took a huge amount of time. “We made these while we were establishing which direction to go with for the graphics, for example.”

Thanks, paidenthusiast

Here’s The Latest EDGE Review Scores

The latest review scores from respected UK gaming publication EDGE magazine have found their way onto the internet. There’s a number of high profile games reviewed in issue 280 including Code Name S.T.E.A.M, Mortal Kombat X, and the well-received Affordable Space Adventures. You can check out all the scores contained within the latest issue, below.

  • Mortal Kombat X – 5
  • Pillars of Eternity – 8
  • Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin – 9
  • Broken Age: Act 2 – 8
  • The Hunter: Primal – 4
  • Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. – 6
  • Affordable Space Adventures – 8
  • BoxBoy! – 8

Here’s Plenty Of Splatoon Details From This Month’s EDGE

As you already know this month’s EDGE magazine features an interview with the developers behind the ultra colourful shooter, Splatoon. We’ve already covered the explanation by the team for leaving out voice chat, but there’s a lot of other information about the game contained in the magazine. Here’s a helpful round-up of what was covered.

  • Main article has quotes from Amano/Sakaguchi and Nogami and talks about Edge playing the same demo build of the game the media played a few weeks back.
  • The prototype had basic block characters and the ink painting mechanic. You were invisible when you were in your own ink. Amano/Sakaguchi added in jumping, hiding in ink, and the ability to shoot up and down. After that, though, they were confused about what they wanted to do with the game. They thought they might put a squid character on the box art but they needed a humanoid character to hold the guns. They thought a “squid human” wouldn’t sell.
  • Amano/Sakaguchi were scolded by Miyamoto in 2013 when doing the prototype who said “I don’t understand. What do you want to do? There’s no appeal to this game”.
  • They had an epiphany on Jan 6, 2014 that they could have you switch between a squid and human form and they rapidly got a bunch of ideas about how you swim faster in your own ink, you slow down in enemy ink and take damage, you can swim up walls, etc.
  • Amano is a fan of “shooting games”, but when he would invite friends to play with him they would get frustrated. He wants to make a game that is different that people who aren’t fans of traditional shooters can play.
  • Edge magazine says “Splatoon has no voice chat and never will”. Amano says: “This is coming from personal experience. When I played online games, I didn’t like the negativity I got and people telling me ‘You’re crap. Go away’. So we wanted to focus on the positive aspects of online gaming”. Amano says he’s not saying that chat in an online game can’t contribute to fun but they want to grab new players.
  • Confirms that there are some Splat Zone maps with more than one boxed-off area to capture. If you claim all the territories your timer starts to count down, but if your opponent captures one the timer stops.
  • The same primary weapon can come in a variation with the different sub/special weapon
  • Can start firing after a super jump right before you land
  • More online modes besides Turf War/Splat Zones
  • One respawn point per team, but you’re invulnerable while on it to discourage campers.
  • A lot of the designers on the team are in their 30s, so the 90s style with street fashion and trainers is a big inspiration for the outfits
  • Trick to balancing the weapons according to Sakaguchi is to make people want a little more (“if only it could shoot a little farther/shoot faster”). They aren’t going out trying to make the strongest weapon in the game.
  • 15 singleplayer challenges and “5 rare pieces of gear” for each of the 3 Amiibos
  • Q&A with Katsuya Eguchi. Thinks Splatoon IP has huge potential and the characters could appear in different types of games. Challenge of HD development with large teams is that team members have different skill/experience levels and it is important that work isn’t unnecessarily duplicated. Trying to do new things to take opinions of younger team members into account even at the beginning of a project and not just senior staff. It is important to have things for Splatoon that will draw attention to the game after release (basically hints at content
  • A note mentions that one of the pairs of shoes available changes color to match the Inkling you’ve created
  • The article mentions one of the challenges for the girl inlking Amiibo might be completing a stage in a certain time limit
  • Nintendo is testing the game internally and there are frequent “quarrels” between team members discussing which weapon is stronger in certain situations
  • They spent two hours talking about how long it should take the grenades to explode
  • Amano and Sakaguchi have been been thinking about the game so much that they’ve been dreaming about it. Sakaguchi actually dreamed that he asked one of the programmers on the team to come up with something and the programmer in his dream implemented it and showed it to Sakaguchi. Sakaguchi loved the idea. He had that programmer (in real life) put it in the game the next day!

Thanks, Edwin

Splatoon Developer Explains The Lack Of Voice Chat

One thing that many people were disappointed to hear about Splatoon is that the game won’t feature voice chat. Voice chat has been a staple of online shooters for years, so it came as a surprise that Splatoon won’t have this functionality. Here’s the reasoning behind the decision in this month’s EDGE magazine.

Amano is a fan of “shooting games”, but when he would invite friends to play with him they would get frustrated. He wants to make a game that is different that people who aren’t fans of traditional shooters can play.

“This is coming from personal experience. When I played online games, I didn’t like the negativity I got and people telling me ‘You’re crap. Go away’. So we wanted to focus on the positive aspects of online gaming”