I’ve been extremely busy these past few months but my return to gaming was prompted by several upcoming games on Wii-ware and PSN. Their affordability and instant pick-up-and-play adds great value to someone no longer able to dedicate 20+ hours to one game.

The Playstation Network gets Novastrike this week and by the looks of the trailer; not a moment too soon. I suppose I should probably give a little overview of the game now. NOVASTRIKE is a free-roaming top-down arcade shooter where you’re flying an advanced fighter and combating the Draelus invasion. Yes, aliens are pretty single-minded in that regard. Airborne enemies consist of fighters, aces, kamikazes, bombers and capital ships, and you’ll also need to deal with enemy ground installations.

Fortunately the ship you’re flying – the Scythe – can acquire and upgrade weapons over time. And there are nine weapons total, each with three additional upgrade states, to aid you in sending the Draelus to the great beyond.

L.T.

I'm an ex fashion designer turned Art Director for a interactive design agency in Los Angeles. I also moonlight as a blogger here and a few other places if you look for the intials L.T. or Electro^Plankton.

I love video games so I hope you all like what I have to say.