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The Oath in Felghana is a game that derives from the old fashion. 0

Right now is a landmark moment in video game history as I tell you about the PC release of Ys: The Oath in Felghana. The game was originally released on PC in Japan and then went on to receive a port to the PSP in 2010. Thanks to Xseed Games, this port was brought over from Japan to English speaking countries. The Oath in Felghana is a remake of Ys III: Wonderers from Ys, an old action role-playing game from 1989 that was on the PC-88. But the biggest thing about the PC version finally arriving ...

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Skullgirls is a great fighting game with a deep fighting system. 0

I’ve said it once already in another review, but I am going to say it again: 2012 is going to be flooded with great fighting games. We’ve had SoulCalibur V, Street Fighter x Tekken and not to forget the brilliant ports that the Vita received at its launch. Looking to the future, we have promising titles such as Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Dead or Alive 5, Persona 4: Arena (I’m super stoked for this one, Persona fan here!) and Guilty Gear Accent Core Plus for XBLA and PSN. Among all these is a small...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The enhanced edition of The Witcher 2 is an awesome port on 360 0

It is surreal how fast time flies. It’s nearly a year since I bought a new PC to play The Witcher 2 on full settings. I personally felt that The Witcher 2 was robbed from winning the best RPG of 2011. Everyone seems to have given Skyrim the vote, but all that game did was give players vast areas to explore which were never truly that gripping. The Witcher 2, on the other hand, had much more engrossing combat that was challenging, improving over the original game in every way. It also had better ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Wheels of Destruction is a fair game that can be enjoyable. 0

I’m not sure why, but recently there seems to be an increase in combat based racing games.Twisted Metal just came out, and I personally reviewed titles such as Smash ‘n’ Survive andWrecked: Revenge Revisited, both titles not exactly the greatest representation of the genre. I’m here again with another combat racing game from the folks at Gelid Games. Titled Wheels of Destruction (I’ll call it Wheels from now on – X-Men reference anyone?), it’s a third-person arcade vehicle combat game that is se...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Sine Mora puts great gameplay and nice looks in a shoot-em-up 0

Even though I’m not the greatest at playing shoot-em-ups, I find the genre’s gameplay thoroughly stimulating. I love the challenge they bring to me as a gamer, testing my skill to the limits of what my eyes and fingers can keep up with. Beyond a few massive titles, the genre never really sold when put in stores as a disc product. Yet with gamers having easy access toPSN and Xbox Live Arcade, the genre has found a place to sell itself. A wave of solid titles hit over the years, including the like...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Disappointing that this Micro Machine style game isn't great. 0

When I was a kid I used to enjoy playing Micro Machines 2 with a few friends of mine. We’d gather together at the guy’s house – he owned the Mega Drive version that had a weird feature allowing you to plug joypads into the game cart itself – and get down to some four player sessions on the miniature top down arcade racer. It was a game that always resulted in laughter as you knocked and bashed your buddies off pool tables, knocked them into sinks or drove them into trees. Due to the camera mecha...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Dante shows us why DMC and DMC3 are still top action brawlers. 0

These HD collections that videogame publishers are releasing are brilliant ways for people to experience game series they never got around to. A HD collection should be the best representation of that videogame, but truth be told, some publishers see this as quick cash in or don’t put as much love into the conversion as they should do. Thankfully, Capcom have done a good job in making the Devil May Cry HD Collection worthwhile, with only some small irksome features – mostly down to the oldness o...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Generations is the best Naruto fighter yet. My Darkzero review. 0

There has been a shed load of Naruto games released since the anime started back in 2002, some good and some bad. It wasn’t until the series hit the PlayStation 3, with Ultimate Ninja Storm, that I felt the games finally captured the spirit of the TV show. The power of the PS3allowed the game to look and animate exceptionally well, to the point that people could easily mistake it for an episode at a quick glance. Now the third instalment of the Storm series is here, bringing the best of past and...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Downpour is finally pushing the series in the right direction. 0

This isn’t the first time that the Silent Hill franchise has been developed by a non-Japanese development team. Climax Studios and Double Helix Games have both had attempts withOrigins, Homecoming and Shattered Memories. While I didn’t think much of Homecoming, I really enjoyed what Climax Studios did with Shattered Memories; I felt that it was a brilliant retelling of the first game’s story, but they also managed to twist in their own unique style, creating a compelling, highly tense and atmosp...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Having online is a requirement to enjoy Armored Core V at its top 0

From Software is on a high at the moment with the success of the brilliant Dark Souls. No one would have ever thought that a game that is so significantly difficult, a game that doesn’t hold your hand, would ever get such well-deserved popularity. Hoping to get the same success with their latest Armored Core game, From Software has changed the mould for the franchise and has instead focused heavily on the online department, something it did once before on theXbox 360 with Chromehounds. Chromehou...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

This sequel fixes some problems with the first game, but... 0

The first Hyperdimension Neptunia wasn’t welcomed with much praise when it arrived in English form. It built up a cult following from fans of Japanese games that liked its unique setting and story idea, but most people couldn’t get past the horrid frame rate issues, the slow combat and the overall poor execution that the Japanese RPG suffered from. This didn’t stop the developers going back to work; everyone deserves a second chance right? They took the fan feedback to heart and attempted to sol...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Operation Raccoon City isn't all that exciting to play alone. 0

2012 started off so bright for the Resident Evil franchise. In February, gamers were treated to the great Resident Evil: Revelations, a game that managed to bring tension and atmosphere back to the series, something that I felt was lost in Resident Evil 5. Then you had the exceptional trailer for Resident Evil 6. It’s causing some hype in the gaming community at the moment, gaining record preorders for the series. Right now the second Resident Evil game of the year has arrived. This one is a lit...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Oil Rush is an interesting spin on the RTS genre. 0

It’s not the first time a graphics benchmark company has experimented in making a game with their own engine. Futuremark (the developers of the benchmark tool 3D Mark) did it a few years ago with Shattered Horizon. Now Unigine Corp (makers of the GPU benchmark Heaven DX11) is releasing a game that uses their Unigine Engine. Titled Oil Rush, this real-time strategy (RTS) game available on Windows, Linux or Mac, blends “the strategic challenge of a classic RTS with the sheer fun of Tower Defence.”...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

SSX has finally returned. This reboot is great and exhilarating. 0

As this generation of consoles slowly moves into the home stretch of its lifespan, we begin to look back on the history and wonder if any franchises that were praised during the PlayStation 2 era deservedly got a sequel. We’ve ticked off some games on the chart already, like GrandTheft Auto IV, Metal Gear Solid 4, and Deus Ex: Human Revolution, just to name some. One game missing that was highly praised is the SSX series (just look at Metacritic; first three games have over 90+ rating) from Elec...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Don't buy this game. It's so bad you'll want to smash your head. 0

When I was a kid, I used to love watching cars smash into each other. There is something satisfying watching an expensive car get destroyed in spectacular fashion. For me, there were only a few games that gave me that same feeling in digital form – Carmageddon II, Burnout 2and Destruction Derby 2. All three were brilliant at representing my needs to destroy cars and feel good while doing it. Smash ‘N’ Survive from India based company Version 2 tries to hit the spot, but sadly falls apart like an...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Tales from Space returns, this time for the Vita. Is it better? 0

I am going to take a stab and guess that everyone who got his or her Vita on launch was super excited for the big names that came with it. You’ve got the likes of Uncharted, Wipeout andFIFA, just to name a few. What people must not forget is that the Vita has a digital store where you can get hold of some great classic PSP games, and also some fresh Vita games that you can only find on there. Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack is a game that came out on thePlayStation Vita store at launch, an...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Time to fight in the biggest fighting crossover. It's rather good 0

If there’s one thing I do love playing in the world of gaming, it’s fighting games. I have a deep affection for them, and have played most of the franchises that dedicate themselves to letting you beat up the opposition in whatever manner is available. Amusingly, if you had asked me five years ago if a game would come out that would let you pit the best of the Street Fightercharacters against that of the Tekken cast, I would have humbly laughed in your face. How times have changed, because right...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A perfect port of BlazBlue on your Vita. My DarkZero Review. 0

From the launch of the PS Vita, the system has built itself up to be a portable fighting games machine. I’ve already covered the great port that Capcom provided for Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, but Arc System Works is also here from the get go and they have a fighter of their own gunning for your cash. Called BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend (calling it Extend from now on), this title is another exceptionally well done fighting game that has received a top tier port to the handheld system.In th...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

It's time to have that Marvel fun, but on a handheld. 0

“IT’S MAHVEL BABY!”, as the famous fighting game community and internet meme goes. Without a doubt, Capcom’s PlayStation Vita launch title, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3(UMVC3), is an exciting title and one of the best fighting games available at a handheld system’s launch in recent memory. Since this is the Vita version we are speaking about, let’s just jump straight into what’s new.The first thing you’ll notice is that there is an option for touch controls. Taking a leaf from theSuper Street Fi...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Alan Wake arrives on PC and is still just as atmospheric as ever. 0

The PC version of Alan Wake has been through quite a ride to finally get a release on the platform. It was originally slated to be released together with the Xbox 360 version, but Microsoft decided that “Alan Wake was a game that was best played from a couch in front of a large TV screen.” In other words, they were saying horror games can’t work on the PC because you aren’t set up to be in the right situation. An amusing thought, since at the end of the same year Alan Wake was released on Xbox 3...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Wow… What the hell did I just finish playing?! 0

Wow… What the hell did I just finish playing! I’m not saying that in a bad way, but more in the vein of the stuff that happens in this game, it’s crazy, it’s mental and it’s INSANE! Asura’s Wrath is an epic adventure, it’s a game that’s more of an experience, and it’s done in such a unique way that it’s not like any other videogame I have ever played. This is both a good and a bad thing, and at the same time limits the audience to a selected few who will understand what this game is trying to ac...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

VT4 is a great console to Vita port, and a great bit of Tennis. 0

During a release of a new handheld system, the launch titles always seem to include some sort of port of a console sport title. The trend continues on the brand new PlayStation Vita, which is selling itself as a portable device that offers a home console experience on the go. What better way to sell you this idea than actually showing games that were on home consoles now running in the palm of your hand? Sega’s Virtua Tennis 4: World Tour Edition is proof that the system can handle replicating w...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

UFC took some time off, but now it's back and better than ever. 0

Before I start this review, I have to say I’m not the biggest follower of the UFC sport. I watch a few matches here and there, but I am certainly no hardcore fan who sits down with a bucket of popcorn every three weeks to watch the largest mixed martial arts (MMA) company in the world. That said, I have enjoyed the past two UFC games, just for the fact that they seemed to represent the sport wonderfully. THQ took a break after UFC Undisputed 2010, mainly because the franchise didn’t seem to be s...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The soul is once again burning brightly with this series. 0

Since re-birthing with a burst of popularity due to Street Fighter IV, the gaming community has allowed developers to create new fighting games without feeling scared about them not selling. As such, it makes perfect sense for Namco to bring another SoulCalibur to the table. It’s been well over three years (and before the fighting genre grew again) since SoulCalibur IV, so what’s changed in that time?A fair amount actually. SoulCalibur V continues the story by setting it 17 years after the event...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Another zombie game, but is it any good? My DarkZero Review. 0

It seems the game industry can’t get rid of zombies at the moment. They have infected nearly every type of genre. The development studio, Doublesix, also seems to be attached to zombies since they’ve developed a sequel to their PS3 and PC game Burn Zombie Burn. What sets All Zombies Must Die! (AZMD) apart from the previous game is that it features mechanics that try to evolve the simple twin-stick, top-down shooter formula. Which can only mean a good thing right?The town of Deadhill hosts the ga...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Playing with words is so much fun. My DarkZero review. 0

Apple’s iOS platform has become extremely popular in its years of availability. It’s a good service that allows for people who want to play bite size games on their travels. These games draw you in with simple addictive gameplay or the convenience of a quick five minute pick-up and play session. Not only that, the service allows for developers to create games with minor budgets; in the case of Denki, the developers of Quarrel, it was a clear option to build foriOS after the game’s release on Xbo...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Final Fantasy XIII returns with a sequel that's better 0

When Final Fantasy XIII was released in 2010 it caused some concern for the series. Good and bad ideas were infused in the staple Japanese RPG franchise that caused fans to speak their disappointment with game. On one hand it looked brilliant, with the typical great Square-Enix art and one of the fastest battle systems to ever feature in the games to date. None of that was the problem though, what annoyed people was the fact that the game took too long to open up. It was extremely linear, so muc...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Nathan Drake moves to the Vita that makes you start reminiscing 0

The Uncharted franchise has increasingly become one of the highlights of playing videogames for me. I love the sheer excitement those games build up as I immerse myself in an (almost) Hollywood action-adventure experience. Naughty Dog has kept building on the formula, with each version getting closer to their idea of a seamless representation of a cinematic and involving story.2012 sees the release of Sony’s new PlayStation Vita handheld, and with it at launch comes a portfolio of some well-know...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

If you want something quick to play on, then you could do worse 0

Digital downloads have allowed developers to create arcade experiences without having to worry about that retail price tag. It has also permitted unknown smaller independent developers, such as Nemesys Games from Hungary, a chance to show off what they can produce. Ignite is a straight up arcade racer with the idea of being able to just pick up and play and have a blast.There’s nothing extravagant going on with Ignite when it comes to setting up the game’s campaign mode. Within this mode is a wh...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Sadly this NFS game isn't any good... My darkzero review 0

2011’s holiday Need for Speed (NFS) title has a lot to live up to after EA allowed the guys are Criterion Games to make the brilliant NFS: Hot Pursuit. Black Box has the task of trying to beat that, but their last NFS game was the somewhat disappointing NFS: Undercover. This time around they’ve decided to do something different by ignoring their street racing racer boy scene, and instead picked more of an adrenaline-rushing cinematic movie experience that is sometimes enjoyable, but mostly a dra...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

To celebrate 25 years of Zelda, Nintendo has made one of the best 0

2011 has been pretty hard on Wii owners. There hasn’t been many great titles released for the system in 2011, but it’s good to know then that Nintendo are making sure Wii owners aren’t forgotten this holiday season by celebrating the series’ 25th anniversary in the best possible way… with a brand new Zelda game. In doing so Nintendo has made one of the best games to hit any of the consoles, and also promote why we shouldn’t throw motion control away.In something that’s a little shocking, Nintend...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A light hearted JRPG about a girl finding her mum 0

Gust has been developing Atelier titles since the early days of the PlayStation. It wasn’t until the PlayStation 2 era that we English-speaking gamers could finally get a chance to play the series. Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana (EM) received the series’ first translation thanks to Nippon Ichi Software (NIS) America. To put it into context Atelier Iris: EM was actually the sixth game in the series, and this new title from the same developers titled Atelier Totori, is the twelfth.Atelier Totori is a ...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Xotic is a shooter that has nothing to do with Modern Combat! 0

Xotic is a bizarre first-person shooter that instead of focusing on wars, military and multiplayer deathmatch, moves your attention to something that isn’t seen that much in the FPS market these days; an arcade-style score-based shooter that just loves to throw points at you.There is actually a story to this game, which is told by a robotic voice during the intro. It explains how you, who is a scrawny looking grey alien, needs to cleanse the evil presence and replant the seeds of life on a plane...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Hydro Thunder with a twist of Mario? My DarkZero review 0

What do you get when you put Hydro Thunder with a twist of Mario Kart into a blender along with Crimson Skies? The good folks at Digital Reality have created the answer to that with their latest arcade air racer, SkyDrift.SkyDrift takes all of the best mechanics of those games and throws them into an aerial-based combat racing game. The term aerial is used loosely as you cannot just fly wherever you want to. The game has arrows that point you in the correct direction of the track, if you try to ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Avalanche Software have done another decent attempt, My DZ review 0

Disney’s Cars 2 is from the team (Avalanche Software) that developed the surprisingly pleasant and funToy Story 3 videogame released last year.The story is loosely related to the film and uses the film’s general plotline, which involves Lightning McQueen travelling around the world to compete in the newly-announced racing series World Grand Prix. The film revolves around a spy plotline with C.H.R.O.M.E (Command Headquarters for Recon Operations & Motorized Espionage) investigating a devious ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

God of War style Persian mythology? Shame Garshasp has problems 0

The best independent games tend to be associated with simple, refreshing or unique gameplay mechanics or design, while normally restricted in scope. Dead Mage Studio on the other hand has gone for the ambitious challenge of tackling the action genre, drawing comparison with the epic series God of War.Garshasp: the Monster Slayer is inspired by Persian mythology, and follows the tale of a warrior. The game starts with Garshasp remembering the death of his brother Oroxia, when they were defending ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

If only more was done to help Yar move into 2011. My DZ review 0

Yar’s Revenge is another attempt by Atari to probe into a large known library of old IPs and bring them back from the dead. The original Yars’ Revenge (remember the differently placed apostrophe) was released on the Atari 2600 in 1982. It merged the popular side scrolling 2D ship shooter with, for the time, innovative game mechanics and ended up being one the system’s best-selling games.Scroll on 30 years and you have Yar’s Revenge. It’s something of a reboot, but at the same time it doesn’t hav...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Rift could very well be the first major attempt to disrupt WoW. 0

From first sight of Rift’s marketing campaign – ‘We’re Not in Azeroth Anymore’ – it’s clear that Trion Worlds are aiming Rift directly at the World of Warcraft fan-base. In fact, a quick glance at some ofRift’s screenshots might leave you with the impression that it’s just a shiny clone of Blizzards phenomenally popular MMO. And while that may sound like a death wish on Trion’s part, they’re packing a pretty mean punch with Rift. Rift is probably one of the only MMORPGs to release as such a soli...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A game for the fans of the movies! My DarkZero review 0

Great Scott! I’m writing about a Back to the Future game without having travelled back to 1991. To be brutally honest, the Back to the Future games of the past weren’t something you would build a time travelling DeLorean for, they were all painfully dreadful. Telltale Games, the studio that strives on making great episodic adventure games, have picked up the license to make a season (five episodes) using theBack to the Future license. Whohohoho, the future is looking a whole lot better!Rather th...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Breach doesn't make you want to blow up walls! My DarkZero review 0

In this day and age a company that wants to release a new first-person military-shooter either:a.)  Has balls the size of a buffalo, to take on the big daddies of the genre.orb.)  Has simply gone insane, prays to shooting stars and lives on another planet.It’s not an easy market to try and break into when you have gigantic titles like Call of Duty, Battlefieldand the resurging Medal of Honor fighting for gamer’s money and time. Atomic Games (the guys that developed the controversial and now MIA,...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.