Feeds

Ten... new games you may have missed

Titles to tickle your fancy?

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

Catherine

RH Numbers
RH Recommended Medal

This wacky popular Japanese game is hands down one of the best puzzlers I've played in a long time. Users take control of Vincent, a regular guy whose girlfriend overwhelms with her desire to get married. To confuse matters further, you start an affair with a girl of the same name, albeit with a K instead of a C.

How you answer questions and interact with other characters affects the story, moving towards one of eight possible endings. With no 'correct' way of traversing the moral dilemmas faced, it's totally up to you how to proceed. The first of these comes in the form of a simple, yet contemplative question. "Does life begin, or end with marriage?" Hmm, mischievous.

In a dream state you're forced to scale never-ending walls of blocks that must be pushed aside, pulled out and climbed upon in a bid to get to the top. Fall off and death awaits, in life as well as dream, Freddy Krueger-style. In fact, it's all a bit horror flick meets Tetris, with Vincent's biggest fears manifesting in eerie boss battles throughout his dreams.

While the nightmare of returning to the ascension of boxes can become frustrating, the game rarely tires and you'll find yourself hooked on the intriguing storyline, explained through long, yet satisfying cutscenes. A serious must have for those with the patience. Go and get a copy now, I highly recommend it.

Catherine
Catherine
Reg Rating 90%
Price £35
Platform(s) PS3, Xbox 360
More info Deep Silver

Fifa Street

RH Numbers

The trick-centric five-a-side version of the beautiful game returns after a 4 year hiatus. As someone who regularly indulges in multiplayer Fifa action, Street was a refreshing change. For a start, it's much slower paced, with focus on footwork and ball control, rather than the end to end possession-based action of EA's best-selling footie franchise. The two should not be compared really, although it's hard to steer clear of techniques already established with Fifa 12 and takes some getting used to.

With more tricks up its sleeve than Paul Daniels, you'll spend a long time mastering the advanced control system and without the gaming equivalent of Debbie McGee at hand, you're all on your own to do so. When you've managed to conquer the challenge, though, making the tricks and overhead kick shots look easy, the game really comes into its own.

There is a real necessity to time your moves more perfectly than Fifa 12 and without slide tackles, defending can be a difficult prospect. As a result, balls hit the net more regularly than a Facecrack addict and this makes for a really action packed experience. With much less time on either side of the clock too, playing with a room full of mates is glorious fun and spectators soon get their chance on the pad.

There are several interesting game modes, including the no-walled 'Futsal', the squad depletive 'Last Man Standing' mode and 'Panna', which rewards players points for tricks completed. Plenty to keep footie fans occupied while they wait for Fifa 13.

Fifa Street
Fifa Street
Reg Rating 80%
Price £40
Platform(s) PS3, Xbox 360
More info EA

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

More from The Register

next story
4K-ing excellent TV is on its way ... in its own sweet time, natch
For decades Hollywood actually binned its 4K files. Doh!
Oi, Tim Cook. Apple Watch. I DARE you to tell me, IN PERSON, that it's secure
State attorney demands Apple CEO bows the knee to him
Apple's big bang: iPhone 6, ANOTHER iPhone 6 Plus and WATCH OUT
Let's >sigh< see what Cupertino has been up to for the past year
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Apple's SNEAKY plan: COPY ANDROID. Hello iPhone 6, Watch
Sizes, prices and all – but not for the wrist-o-puter
DARPA-backed jetpack prototype built to make soldiers run faster
4 Minute Mile project hatched to speed up tired troops
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Security and trust: The backbone of doing business over the internet
Explores the current state of website security and the contributions Symantec is making to help organizations protect critical data and build trust with customers.