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Inside PlayStation Network - Weekly Recap (April 18 - 22, 2011)

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on 23 April 2011

Welcome to our weekly recap pertaining to all things Inside PlayStation Network. Every MON-FRI, PSU shines the spotlight on a piece of content plucked from the digital delights of Sony’s online service, be it a chunk of DLC, PSOne Classic or regular PSN release. In case you missed out on any of this week’s entries, here’s your chance to catch up and see what titles we dissected under the microscope.

Monday – Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes

Originally released on the DS to massive success, Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes offers a quintessential fantasy-based adventure, melding puzzle and RPG sensibilities with an ample sprinkle of charm thrown in for good measure. The game centres on five culturally diverse 20-somethings embroiled in a battle against a clan of globe-dominating demons. While set in the medieval-esque world of Might & Magic, Clash of Heroes stands alone and therefore doesn’t require you to overly familiar with the series from the get-go. (Click here for full article).

Tuesday – Blimp: The Flying Adventures

Previously released on iPhone/iPod Touch, Blimp: The Flying Adventures plonks players in the shoes of Captain Zed Pelin (geddit?), a former war hero who now cuts a living working for a merchant air transport firm. Blimp’s premise is decidedly simple: fly across the planet of Solbot, hovering up valuable cargo and transporting passengers to their desired destination. Bish bash bosh. Three difficulty settings are up for grabs (Easy, Medium and Hard), each one distinguishable by how much time and/or lives are offered. (Click here for full article).

Wednesday – Bomberman: Party Edition

At the time of Bomberman: Party Edition’s release back at the tail end of the 90s, the venerable blow-em-up franchise had been going through something of a rough patch. With a deluge of dodgy outings including various 3D games and a rancid racing effort, Bomberman needed a swift kick up the backside, and sharpish. Fortunately, that arrived in the shape of Bomberman: Party Edition, a return to the series lauded, top-down mechanics of old that reinvigorating the fledging series and introduced it to a whole new audience to boot. (Click here for full article).

Thursday – Star Wars: Battlefront II

Star Wars: Battlefront II’s release on PSP back in 2005 signalled the series’ debut on a handheld platform, with the galactic sci-fi blaster having previously graced home consoles and PC. While unceremoniously ditching online play, this pint-sized iteration of the Star Wars shooter also reshuffles the control scheme to accommodate the PSP’s lack of a second analogue stick. The meat and potatoes of the action however, remains virtually unmolested in comparison to its console counterpart. (Click here for full article).

Friday – Age of Zombies

Riding on the tidal wave of undead-related offerings that seem to have washed over the industry like the stench of decay these past few years, Age of Zombies proves yet again that our rotting friends still have plenty of pulling power. Here, you play as walking 80s stereotype Barry Steakfries, a chap who has a penchant for face-palm inducing one liners and ends up getting sent back in time to eliminate a zombie army cobbled together by a crazed scientist. (Click here for full article).