Thursday, April 8, 2010

Most Overlooked PlayStation 3 Games - Part Two

Looking at the myriad of fantastic titles in its library, the PlayStation 3 is definitely a force to be reckoned with. Of course, even with a wonderful machine like Sony's PS3, there are bound to be several great titles that fall between the cracks. This ongoing series creatively called "Most Overlooked" aims to fix that, and inform you, the reader, the viewer, the gamer, such titles that need your undying devotion and attention, too. Let's start things off with something speedy, shall we?

Sonic and SEGA All-Stars Racing


Failure isn't exclusive to the PlayStation 3 version of this awesome kart racer. In fact, all versions failed to light the charts on fire. Filled with cool characters from SEGA past and present including Sonic the Hedgehog (of course), Amy Rose, Dr. Eggman, Ulala (Space Channel 5), B.D. Joe (Crazy Taxi) and much more. The tracks, though lacking in series variety, made up for that with some truly insane and impressive design. Add in some well-balanced items and a unique turbo-boost system, and you have a game that's hard to frown down upon. The most important fact is that it's a game published by SEGA that doesn't entirely suck!


Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection

This gen, the hedgehog just can't seem to catch much of a break. Us critics praised this collection, Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection, as a competent compendium of Genesis goodies from the original Sonic the Hedgehog trilogy to lesser-known games such as Decap Attack and Ristar. Add to the equation that this game launched at only thirty dollars, has easily obtainable trophies, and runs silky smooth in HD, and this is a hard collection to pass up! Unfortunately, not hard enough to pass up as the sales were abysmal for this collection on both PS3 and 360. If you're in the mood for some classic gaming, stay away from Golden Axe, and pick this game disc up ASAP.


SingStar Volumes 1 & 2

Immensely popular in Sony London's home country but not so much overseas, SingStar's American sales were so poor that future iterations of the series such as SingStar: ABBA and SingStar: Queen are not scheduling their tours to a town near you, unlucky North American singers. While I agree that the song selection for both PS3 volumes is pretty poor, and the cost for downloading new songs is on the high side, SingStar is a bloody good time with friends or even by yourself where no one can hear or see you-- where you can let your inhibitions run wild! You can find either edition of SingStar with mics for under thirty dollars.


Folklore

This treasured to some action-adventure game has all the makings of a fun experience for all. Inspired by Western fairy tales similar to Overlord, Folklore is all about trashing ogres, goblins, and other monstrous creatures on your adventure to uncover a village's mysterious legend. This legend is a gateway that transports the player to various different realms, a virtual border between the real world and a magical dream world. An overlooked gem in the PlayStation 3's vast library, it's one title fans of the genre will definitely enjoy.


White Knight Chronicles: International Edition

We continue with the RPG theme. Released to mixed reviews and modest sales, White Knight Chronicles: International Edition is a hack and slash, free-roaming, turn-based RPG that has you playing the role of the precocious young Leonard on a quest to retrieve a princess who is always in yet another castle it seems. If the story of the single-player doesn't fare you well, you can take your custom-made avatar online and compete in quests with up to three other friends or total strangers! Sure, the quests may seem monotonous, and there's tons of grinding to be had, but wouldn't you love to do it all with friends by your side?


That ends another edition of "Most Overlooked". Have a system or game that you'd like to see featured in "Most Overlooked"? Drop me a comment below.

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