FWD Progress: Small Games and Big Fun

Aura-Aura Climber LogoWe’re still in the process of getting caught up after my extended sick leave due to a nasty bout of pneumonia. Slowly but surely, Nathalie and I are checking things off of our respective to-do lists. She has  reviews on the go for Chime on Xbox LIVE Arcade and a retro-styled iPhone/iPod Touch platformer called Aeropack.

I’m putting the finishing touches on my overview of the CogniFit Personal Coach software and trying to get through Manic Monkey Mayhem. An unfortunate delay in my Heavy Rain order has given me the chance to spend some time with some recent DSiWare and take down some notes on Aura-Aura Climber, Spotto! and Flipper, which I will briefly review today. Read More…

Dante’s Inferno: Divine Edition Afterthoughts

Dante's InfernoThough it was a completely derivative and rather brief experience that brought nothing new to the action genre, I ended up enjoying Dante’s Inferno because of a well-realized vision of Hell and a deep and highly customizable combat system.

The nine circles of Hell described in Dante Alighieri’s epic 14th century poem are presented as one continuous path in the video game from Dead Space developer Visceral Games. Though the game is extremely linear, there are plenty of souls, coins and relics to collect and damned to punish or absolve scattered in the farthest corners of Hell. Read More…

FWD Progress: Pardon the Mess While I Blow Up a Tower

The Saboteur LogoAs you can undoubtedly see, I’ve re-skinned the site and created a new logo for Game Forward. Unfortunately, it‘s only the first of about a million little steps I’m taking to upgrade the look and functionality and it looks like I’ll have some downtime because of a few small, but very annoying layout and technical issues.

The site shouldn’t be offline for more than a day or two at most while I clean things up and rebuild. I’ve got a couple of iPhone/iPod Touch reviews to go up first though and a few games on the go as well. Over the holiday, I started into The Saboteur and despite a number of flaws and decidedly last-gen technical issues, I’ve fallen in love with it. Read More...