Blog a Day 114of365: Week’s Roundup

A quiet roundup for this week. Still waiting for a few past pieces to actually go live on a site. Hopefully that’ll happen by next week. But anyway, here’s the two pieces that did go live in the past week:

First up, a Considered Gamer review of Final Fantasy 2 on the iPhone. The Considered Gamer column looks at games from a different angle than the conventional manner that I usually write in.

Final Fantasy 2 is more evocative of later games in the series, and demonstrates the various elements that make Final Fantasy such fun. It might not be as polished as later Final Fantasys but it makes for a much more well rounded title. Finally, there’s some semblance of an emotive storyline making it an enjoyable bite-sized piece of considered gaming, even if it is still a little shallow.

Full review

Then there was my fortnightly Rumor Killers column for TheGameReviews. This week I looked at the chances of Splinter Cell: Conviction on the PS3, Dreamcast games for XBLA and LittleBigPlanet 2. Here’s a bit from the first story:

In an interview for VG247 Ubisoft’s Maxime Beland declared that the company is taking a “wait and see” approach as to the possibility of a PS3 conversion. This would tie in neatly with the LinkedIn profile of Ubisoft Montreal’s Marc Demers which stated that he was working on Splinter Cell: Conviction for the Xbox 360, PC and PS3. This happened a second time with Ubisoft Montreal’s Michael Donnell also suggesting in his LinkedIn profile that a PS3 title was being developed. Oh, and if you want some more questionable proof, Ubisoft’s Solution Center rather gives the game away with Splinter Cell: Conviction listed under Playstation 3 titles. So is it coming? Well it does look very likely on that evidence alone.

Full article

And that’s that for one week! Next week is looking very hectic which should be good. Anyway I’m off to enjoy the sun. Or at least to go play a game for fun. Yes, fun!