Super Replay – The Worst Sonic The Hedgehog Ever

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Super Replay – The Worst Sonic The Hedgehog Ever

When I decided to turn the 12.31 Super Replay into an annual event, I knew the focus needed to be on bad games. People enjoyed watching us suffer; that was the hook that stood out. We used Overblood as the foundation for the type of game we were looking for each year. Blue Stinger, Illbleed, And Martian Gothic were all games that delivered a similar stench. They were perfect selections for the annual Super Replay.

When Tim Turi left Game Informer to work at Capcom, I realized this Super Replay event wouldn't be the same without him. He played through all of these bad games, and, well, I don't think it would have been fair to continue on without him. Out of respect to Tim, we are moving away from the survival-horror angle, and are falling back on my original pitch: it needs to be a bad game period.

As it turns out, there are many different flavors of terrible video games, and I think we found another example in Sonic the Hedgehog that is every bit as enjoyable, campy, and unbearably bad as the original Overblood. The game is simply titled Sonic the Hedgehog, but it's often referred to as Sonic '06. It's developed by Sonic Team for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and is another failed attempt to give the blue speedster new life.

We're Streaming Resident Evil 7: Biohazard Tomorrow

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We're Streaming Resident Evil 7: Biohazard Tomorrow

We're kicking off the 2017 live stream season with one of biggest titles of the year: Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. Join editors Javy Gwaltney and Kyle Hilliard tomorrow starting at 4 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT) as they play through the opening hours of Resident Evil 7 and see who has the loudest terrified scream.

In the meantime check out Andrew Reiner's review of the game, and our Test Chamber showing how the gameplay compares to classic Resident Evil games.

You can click the banner below to watch the stream on Twitch or Youtube, or just tune in using the embedded video below.

The Sports Desk – Super Mega Baseball 2, Don Bradman Cricket 17 Review & More

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The Sports Desk – Super Mega Baseball 2, Don Bradman Cricket 17 Review & More

Baseball's spring training is just around the corner, and Sony's MLB The Show franchise isn't the only destination for those of you looking to play some ball. Recently I was fortunate to talk with Scott Drader, the co-founder of Metalhead Software, developers of the Super Mega Baseball series.

The first game in the franchise caught traction with fans, and the sequel is currently on track for release in the middle of 2017 with four-player online and couch-based play, player, team, and league customization options (which the team is planning to have transfer online), and a whole new look.

I talked with Drader about some important changes for Super Mega Baseball 2 and the core philosophy that guides the title.

Test Chamber – Here's How The Gameplay Of Resident Evil 7 Connects To Classic Resident Evils

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Test Chamber – Here's How The Gameplay Of Resident Evil 7 Connects To Classic Resident Evils

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is just around the bend. Andrew Reiner, who reviewed the game,and I took a brief look at a section from midway through to talk about how it connects to previous Resident Evils and how 7 is also trying to do its own thing.

If you're worried about spoilers, we don't show off any bosses or key items. Just some exploration and a brief bit of combat but no major story beats. You can watch it all here:

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Our 5 Most Anticipated MMORPGs Of 2017

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Our 5 Most Anticipated MMORPGs Of 2017

While the MMORPG craze of the last decade doesn't have quite as many new entries looking for a slice of the genre pie today, plenty of exciting takes on the classic EverQuest-style MMORPG and new, more-action and social focused options continue to appear year after year, alongside emerging and evolving genres (like survival) that take aspects of the MMO and turn them into new styles of games. 2017 has many cool titles to keep an eye on, and while there are far more than five MMOs on the way and big updates for existing titles, these are the ones we're looking forward to the most.

5. Camelot Unchained Platform: PC
Release: TBA

Players looking for a taste of the three-realm massive war they may remember from Dark Age of Camelot should keep an eye on Camelot Unchained. With a focus on crafting, building, and whatever level of dungeon running and raiding you are looking for, Camelot Unchained promises a brutal tri-faction war on top of all the usual MMO trappings – up to and including a dungeon to fight over, The Depths, which almost certainly draws its inspiration from Darkness Falls, a Dark Age of Camelot dungeon still praised today not only for its epic battles, but the massive drama involved with destroying opposing factions as they struggle to topple a titanic boss.

Super Replay – The Worst Sonic The Hedgehog Ever

about X hours ago from
Super Replay – The Worst Sonic The Hedgehog Ever

When I decided to turn the 12.31 Super Replay into an annual event, I knew the focus needed to be on bad games. People enjoyed watching us suffer; that was the hook that stood out. We used Overblood as the foundation for the type of game we were looking for each year. Blue Stinger, Illbleed, And Martian Gothic were all games that delivered a similar stench. They were perfect selections for the annual Super Replay.

When Tim Turi left Game Informer to work at Capcom, I realized this Super Replay event wouldn't be the same without him. He played through all of these bad games, and, well, I don't think it would have been fair to continue on without him. Out of respect to Tim, we are moving away from the survival-horror angle, and are falling back on my original pitch: it needs to be a bad game period.

As it turns out, there are many different flavors of terrible video games, and I think we found another example in Sonic the Hedgehog that is every bit as enjoyable, campy, and unbearably bad as the original Overblood. The game is simply titled Sonic the Hedgehog, but it's often referred to as Sonic '06. It's developed by Sonic Team for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and is another failed attempt to give the blue speedster new life.

Our 10 Most Anticipated Adventure Games Of 2017

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Our 10 Most Anticipated Adventure Games Of 2017

In 2016, we were treated to a fair share of quality adventure games, from Firewatch to Batman: A Telltale Series. As we head into 2017, it's clear that the adventure genre is still going strong. Double Fine is continuing its resurgence of '90s LucasArts remasters, with Full Throttle being the newest addition. We're also seeing the continuation Kate Walker's story in Syberia III, a much anticipated sequel to the previous entry that released more than 12 years ago.

Many of us at Game Informer are looking forward to exciting adventure games coming this year. Here are our top picks for most anticipated adventure games of 2017.

10. Jenny LeCluePlatform: PlayStation 4, PC, Mac, Linux, Mobile
Release: 2017

We've been excited for Jenny LeClue for a couple years now, and it looks like it's finally inching towards release. Playing as young detective Jenny LeClue, you attempt to prove your mother's innocence in a murder case. It features quirky characters and mature themes, balancing lighthearted and dark tones as the story progresses. This coming-of-age story is narrated from the perspective of a quirky author, who taps away at a typewriter while you choose what happens in the story. With handcrafted visuals and an intriguing premise, we hope that Jenny LeClue will be an entertaining adventure.

Replay – Rygar: The Legendary Adventure

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Replay – Rygar: The Legendary Adventure

Rygar: The Legendary Adventure revisited the arcade and NES classic (?), bringing the hybrid shield/blade weapon known as the Diskarmor to the PlayStation 2. And, as we soon learned, piles and piles of caterpillars also made the transition. Join Andrew Reiner, Kyle Hilliard, and me as we swing our brains out in a search for the elusive 5 hit combo.

Its visual presentation may be predictably stale, but Kyle was won over by Rygar: The Legendary Adventure's Diskarmor action. It's a good thing, because he ended up having to play through a significant amount of the game twice. ProTip: Save your games. Don't worry, we were completely supportive of Kyle's failings.

After that, we take a look at another old game and get completely lost. Thanks, Kyle!

Our 10 Most Anticipated RPGs Of 2017

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Our 10 Most Anticipated RPGs Of 2017

Now that a new year is in full swing, it's always exciting to get an idea of how you'll spend it as a gamer. 2017 is full of promising titles, so much so we've been breaking them down by genre so you can see what's in store for your favorites. We recently showcased what's on deck for the action and shooter genre, and now it's time to shine the spotlight on the RPG genre. So far it looks like it's going to be a big year for RPG fans with tons of different experiences on tap, from humorous romps such as South Park: The Fractured But Whole, to exciting remasters such as Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age and Kingdom Hearts 2.8: Final Chapter Prologue. We had a hard time getting our list down to just 10 games, and as some of you may have noticed, we had some genre crossovers that ended up on the action list like Horizon Zero Dawn and Nioh. These are the 10 RPGs for 2017, ranked from 10 to 1, that we're most anticipating.

The Top 10 Games On PlayStation 4

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The Top 10 Games On PlayStation 4

The PlayStation 4 got off to a slow start, but an influx of exclusives and improved remasters have been building up a respectable library for the system. In this continually updated feature, we break down the top 10 games every PlayStation 4 owner should play.

Here are Game Informer's current picks for the top 10 games on the PlayStation 4:

10. Dishonored 2"Dishonored 2 successfully builds on the solid stealth-combat foundation of the original while introducing enough fun new gameplay concepts to feel fresh. Whether you prefer sticking to the shadows or gutting every co-conspirator in the land, the game offers a rewarding experience with attractive upgrade paths." – Matt Bertz