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Lara Croft is back and she's raiding tombs in an all new way. 0

 The Tomb Raider series is a franchise that needs no introduction. Pretty much everyone who is a gamer knows of the game’s heroine, Lara Croft. She’s probably more remembered for her famous ever-growing breasts every time a new Tomb Raider game hit the original Playstation in the nineties. Also not to forget the legendary nude cheats that gamers would desperately try to input only to find out it was bogus and break their hopes of ever seeing a polygonal Lara bare all. Enough of the histor...

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Solid fun game about toys with stories! My DarkZero review 0

 It was inevitable that Toy Story 3 would spin off a videogame. It’s a huge movie that’s  a smash-hit at the box office and videogame publishers usually eye this up as a chance to make some quick cash from the films popularity. Normally when this happens, the video game representing the movie usually turns out to be terrible, or at best mediocre. There is, however, the occasional game that breaks the mould and this time that game is Toy Story 3. Yep, you’re hearing my correct; Toy Story 3 ...

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Hydro Thunder is an arcade adrenaline fuelled boat racer! 0

Gamers might remember the title Hydro Thunder from 11 years ago when it arrived for the launch of Sega’s Dreamcast. If you never had a Dreamcast then you might have seen it in the arcades, if you were lucky to have one near your area. Hydro Thunder was a popular Midway-published speedboat racer that would let players select a boat, track, and then race on some very creative water-based courses.Back then, Hydro Thunder was best known for its easy pick-up-and-play feel, which led to plenty of fun,...

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It's Green Day's turn to inspire a Rock Band game. My DZ review 0

The fight between the two giant music game franchises, Rock Band and Guitar Hero, still rages on. There is one thing certain that we can say about the fight is that right now Rock Band has a much more vast amount of songs to play, and you can buy them to suit your taste. It’s the crazy amount of music DLC that takes Rock Band above and beyond what Activision does with the Guitar Hero series.It came as a surprise last year when it was revealed that there was to be a The Beatles: Rock Bandgame com...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Last Rebellion is an RPG that could have been good.. my DZ review 0

It’s been quite an attractive couple of months for JRPG fans. We’ve had interesting titles like Resonance of Fate and Nier after the release of the big one that everyone was looking forward to, Final Fantasy XIII. Among all these releases was a little unknown JRPG called Last Rebellion.Set in the world of Junovald, a place where two gods, Meitilia (god of death) and Formival (god of life) govern, the story is set around protagonists Nine Asfel and Aisha Romandine. Nine is a powerful, cocky Blade...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

This game has quite a lot of love in it (and mechs!) My DZ review 0

The Sakura Wars franchise is a series that I’d heard plenty about, but have never been able to play because the entire series was exclusive to Japan. It’s a strange predicament because the franchise is developed and published by Sega, but it’s Nippon Ichi Software USA who are bringing the latest game to the English market for the Nintendo Wii. It has taken over 13 years and five main games in the series for a chance to be able to play a Sakura Wars game in English. Another amusing fact is that S...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Dynasty Warriors finally decides to let us all play online 0

Did you know that since the franchise started, there’s only been two years where there hasn’t been a release of a Dynasty Warriors game? Only 1998 and 1999 did not see a title after the release of the firstDynasty Warriors on the Playstation back in 1997. Long gone are those days because in Japan the series is quite a seller. Over here the games don’t quite have the same success because people see the series just repeating its gameplay mechanics over and over again.Strikeforce on the other hand ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Bleach comes for a 3rd outting on the DS and is vastly different 0

 One of the reasons why you’ve clicked on this review is probably because you have an idea of what Bleach is. If you’ve clicked thinking that this is a game based around cleaning dirty areas in your bathroom or colouring your hair to get that golden yellow look, then I can safely say this game isn’t for you. On the other hand if you know that Bleach is a very successful anime and manga property from Japan then this game might just tickle you in the right spot because this new game from Seg...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Having zombie slaves should of been awesome! My DZ review 0

 If there's one thing in the videogame world that people can't get rid of, it's those undead walkabouts called zombies. They've populated all sorts of genres and the poor sods are always receiving punishment because they just wouldn't give up trying to eat the player's brains. Team Tachyon on the other hand is out to prove that zombies can make great team players with their release of Undead Knights on the PSP. Undead Knights follows the story of three playable anti-heroes, Romulus, his b...

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Disgaea returns to the PSP with great additions. My DZ Review 0

 In 2007 Nippon Ichi released a very well done port of the original Disgaea for the PSP with bonus extras. Now Nippon Ichi is using the same tactic again for Disgaea 2. Its PSP release, Disgaea 2: Dark Hero Days, also comes with added content. Disgaea 2 first made its appearance back on the PS2 in 2006. All the content from the original release is all here, including the same story. New things that have been added include new weapons, items, magic and a new move called Magichange (this a...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Armageddon is coming and it's pretty great. My DarkZero Review 0

Imagine a scenario in your head. There’s Legend of Zelda in one hand and God of War in another. If you put those two in bed together (Zelda and Kratos sex, ewww), what would you spawn out? The answer is Darksiders, created from a rather new studio called Vigil Games.Taking control of War, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, you are summoned to the final battle on Earth between the race of Men, Hell and Heaven. There’s a slight problem with War’s arrival; he’s early as the Four Horsemen w...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Space, The Final Death Battle. My DarkZero Review 0

 If you are a PC gamer, then you'll probably know Shattered Horizon's developer Futuremark. They are well known for their 3DMark computer benchmark software, which determines how much of a monster your PC really is at gaming with the latest graphic technologies. Futuremark are now having a stab at making a full game. It's no wonder then that Shattered Horizon requires a DirectX 10 compatible graphics card, so you're going to have to be running Windows Vista or Windows 7 to give this game a whirl...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

It has a fantastic title, but the game is also solid fun to play 0

 You are probably wondering "what the hell?" right about now, but you did indeed just read the title right. AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAA!!! – A Reckless Disregard for Gravity is probably this year's wackiest named game. I can't even pronounce the first word correctly as it's difficult to get the right amount of A when saying it. Alas, from now on I shall just name the game Disregard for Gravity. Flowing smoothly down to the ground is the aim in Disregard for Gravity. This is because the game is focused ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

American football goes all ultra violent while grabbing the dices 0

 To understand the concept of Blood Bowl the videogame, you need to look back to 1987 when Games Workshop released the dice-based board game of the same name. It took America's favourite sporting event, American Football and turned up the brutality to eleven while mixing in Games Workshop's races from games like Warhammer. Everyone's favourites are included with the likes of Humans, Orcs, Dwarfs, Wood Elves, Goblins, Lizardmen, Chaos and Skaven. Most often than not, when a board game gets turne...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Osmos will absorb you into a state of of entertainment. My DZ rev 0

 A lot of surprisingly distinctive games are now coming from indie developers through the medium of digital distribution. Osmos is a new indie title from Hemisphere Games. It's one of these games that tries to sooth your soul as you play, something that flOw did back in 2007 on the PS3. The creators of Osmos have introduced a more videogame-orientated experience, but you still need to get that comfy chair, sit in it, relax and just enjoy the experience in front of you. In Osmos you must absorb...

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COJ BiB nearly feels like a hollywood western, My DZ review 0

 Videogames with a Western theme are pretty rare. What exactly goes on in a development studio when the team is thinking about designing a new first person shooter? No doubt loads of guys would shout out "World War 2", but what happens when some guy shouts out "Spaghetti Western"? Do the rest of the team look at him and think "Wha… what? Are you insane?" well luckily for us the team working at Techland, the guys from Poland who brought us games like Chrome and Xpand Rally, are giving us the plea...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Monster Hunter returns to hunt down a bigger fanbase My DZ review 0

 If you were living in Japan right now, then you'd most likely know of the Monster Hunter franchise. It's a huge phenomenon over there, with something like 8 million copies in the franchise sold. What's even crazier is that the latest edition for the PSP, Monster Hunter Freedom Unite (Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G as it is named in Japan) has already clocked over 3.3 million sales in the land of the rising sun. Not bad for a game that's only been out since the end of March 2009. The rest of the...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Dawn of the New World takes saying "sorry" to new levels 0

The GameCube never really had that much of a selection when it came to RPGs. There were a few, but nowhere near the amount the Playstation 2 was getting. When Namco announced that their next major entry in the Tales series was coming to GameCube, owners of Nintendo’s console were ecstatic, which included me. I am a huge role-playing game fan, and using my acquired freeloader I imported Tales of Symphonia as soon as it hit American shores in July 2004.Tales of Symphonia was regarded as THE GameCu...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Swords & Soldiers is brilliant simple RTS fun. My Darkzero Review 0

Nintendo’s Wiiware service is a bit of a mix bag at the moment, it doesn’t always bring great hits, but from time to time the occasional fantastic game pops up that is worth getting attention. The latest title to shout about is Ronimo Games’ Swords & Soldiers. A real time strategy game that is out right now to buy on Wiiware for 1000 Nintendo points. Real time strategy games don’t always get the best of praises on a console. The genre is usually held back by the limitation of the controller....

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

It's time to have a fantasy about some farming! 0

The Harvest Moon franchise has been going for over 10 years now. It first featured on the Super Nintendo back in 1996. It has appeared on pretty much every major Japanese console from the likes of Sony’s Playstation to recent consoles such as the Sony PSP and Nintendo DS.Every Harvest Moon to date has had a basic premise. You play as a character and are given a piece of land that you have to turn into a farm, which you then have to look after over a period of years throughout the different seaso...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Is the handheld version of Phantasy Star a fantasy to play? 0

The Phantasy Star series has been around for over 20 years, but it did not start out as a game that was heavily focused on online play. The first title came out in 1987 on the Master System, which played like a traditional Japanese Role Playing Game. Since then the franchise has spawned numerous sequels. Then in 2001 the series took a huge turn when SEGA released Phantasy Star Online for the Dreamcast. It was no longer turned based and instead was more action oriented. Also, as the title suggest...

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QTE Mastery that is Ninja Blade - My Darkzero Review 0

There’s no doubt ninjas are cool. Just look at some of the video gaming ninjas like Ryu Hayabusa, Strider Hiryu, Rikimaru, Gray Fox and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. All these ninjas, even though some don’t play by the stealth rule, all show some sort of awesomeness about them. From Software is helping the cast of remarkable video game ninjas by adding their hero, Ken Ogawa from Ninja Blade, which is From Software’s latest action game.Set in a future locale of Tokyo in 2015, Ninja Blade tell...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Now we can see why war is a bad thing. My DarkZero review 0

When a huge strategy giant, such as The Creative Assembly, announce a new real time strategy game, a lot of fans are going to be interested. This is especially true when they move away from a setting they are well known for - in The Creative Assembly's case, the Total War series. What's even more interesting is that the development studio is also drifting from their PC roots for their next game, Stormrise. Heavily focused on getting real time strategy games to work on consoles, Creative Assembl...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Does X-Blades deserve SE in front of its X? My Darkzero Review 0

Just by looking at the case of X-Blades, you can tell one thing. Whoever came up with the design of the character is obviously trying to sell the game on sex appeal alone. When it comes down to it, I don't have a problem with that. If the game is good, then a bit of eye candy doesn't hurt anyone. X-blades tells the story of a treasure hunter, who goes by the name of Ayumi. The game's opening scene starts off with Ayumi finding the other half of a relic she owned. The relics fuse together to rev...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A new wave of war has being born. My DarkZero review of DoW 2 0

It's not often you come across a game that mixes in two majorly different types of gameplay elements and at the same time turns out to be remarkably well. At the top of my head I can only think of Puzzle Quest that manages to fit that bill with its mix of puzzle and RPG gameplay. Relic Entertainment, the Canadian development house that bought you the original Dawn of War as well as other highly praised Real Time Strategy games, Company of Heroes and the Homeworld series, is making a big change t...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Atlus welcomes you to the Midnight Channel. My Darkzero review 0

When it comes to the Playstation 2, there hasn't being a company right now as loyal as Atlus. Most other companies have abandoned the Playstation 2 to put their games on the main systems that are on sale at the moment. Atlus on the other hand are still releasing console exclusive quirky Japanese games on the very successful Playstation 2. For that we have to give a big thanks to Atlus. I'm sure a lot of Japanese RPG fans are extremely happy for Atlus to still be sticking to the system, which in ...

12 out of 12 found this review helpful.

Who cares if goo is messy when it’s part of something amazing. 0

The definition of Goo in the dictionary goes along the lines of “a thick or sticky substance”. That’s certainly what you play around with in 2D Boy’s first release. Nobody would have thought messing with goo in a game would be so damn good but Kyle Gabler and Ron Carmel have managed to do it, and do it outstandingly. World of Goo falls into a special category that only a select few games fall into. Do you remember when you first got your hands on Super Mario 64, the excitement that oozed out of ...

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It must be a crime to make war this gorgeous. My DarkZero review 0

After the strong RPG collection the Playstation 2 built up over its years, you would have thought that the Playstation 3 would be following in its predecessors footsteps. At this moment in time, this is not the case. The system has a lacklustre amount of RPGs in its catalogue of games. Thankfully Sega have decided to fill in this void with their take on the strategy RPG genre. Valkyria Chronicles is a game that changes the way we play a typical Japanese strategy role playing games, and it’s for ...

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It's time to be suicidal. My Dark-Zero review of Persona 3. 0

Sony's Playstation 2 has become known as the console to have if you want to play RPGs, especially Japanese RPGs. The console is crammed full of great titles, and still doesn’t seem to be letting the genre die yet. The Shin Megami Tensei series is a popular franchise that has had a few spin offs, Persona being one of them, and is usually aimed at a mature audience. The games have contained questionable things like cults, demons, and the supernatural, even at one point it had Hitler himself. Perso...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.