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Sleeping Dogs: Don't Let This One Lie 0

This cover really did draw me to the gameSleeping Dogs is the spiritual successor to the True Crimes series. That’s all you really need to know, other than it was in kind of a development Hell scenario for years. Eventually, Square Enix bought up the right to the game, but not the True Crime name, this Sleeping Dogs, a gritty undercover cop drama set in Hong Kong, was born. Without further stalling for word count and time, let us dig into this most unique of dishes: an open-world crime-based gam...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Dragon age 2: Not calling you a Liar, just don’t lie to me. 0

As a fan of anything Bioware related, I was excited about this new title. Dragon Age: Origins was chock full of content that was utterly amazing. Whether it be the fight between Dalish Elves and Werewolves, to Mages and Templar, right down to even Dwarves vs. Dwarves, we were forced to take sides and play the politics game with each and every decision we made. The companions you gained along the way were a range of quirky individuals that you formed into a rag-tag elite fighting force, leading t...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Sine Mora: ...What? 0

Sine Mora first sprung to my attention from its association with Grasshopper, of whom I grew especially fond of during the period of No More Heroes and Shadows of the Damned being some of the best games to bring back the old-school, insane-yet-fun culture that game’s were originally built around.I can honestly say that the only reason I even gave this game a second glance was because of this association, as you’ll soon find out, it is one of the most incomprehensible, unnecessarily dark and aggr...

2 out of 8 found this review helpful.

Borderlands: No Rest For The Wicked 0

Developed by Gearbox studios, Borderlands stood as quite a new concept in the gaming world, boasting multiple characters, each with RPG-like skill trees, a pleasing cel-shaded look, a huge world, plenty of humour and ‘bazillions’ of guns for the player to access, all within an first-person shooter. Needless to say, it turned many heads, especially with its co-op. I missed out on the prime-time co-op community play, but even so, let's dive in and see just what in the hell we're dealing with!...ye...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Dust: An Elysian Tail: A Perfect Storm 0

As XBLA titles go, I’ve never been too pushed on them. Sure, we get some great games like Bastion or The Walking Dead series, but the more obscure games often fall through the cracks as less-than-stellar titles tend to take up space above them. However, this is not the case for Dust...it’s a damn fine game, probably my game of the year so far, it’s a real treat and a fine surprise.Even the cover art looks epic!Let’s get the obvious ‘issue’ out of the way: this is not a furry game, this isn’t lik...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Final Fantasy XIII-2: Time & Failure 0

So as you might be aware of, I...was not fond of FF XIII. You can find my original review here: Final Fantasy XIII ReviewI may have come at it in the wrong way though, and not fully stated exactly what my issues were with it, well here you go, reduced for your pleasure: The story was contrived, the gameplay boring, the graphics were pretty but it pushed the console too much, the characters became caricatures and were mostly stereotypes, the level design was linear as all hell and the music and v...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Blue Dragon: This is the beginning (constantly) 0

The first game developed by Mistwalker, a developer headed by the legendary Hironobu Sakaguchi, Blue Dragon is an adventure into a very strange world, and an interesting old-school JRPG style to it, which is both a gift and a curse, given that games have moved on in certain areas that Blue Dragon could have benefited from.So will this be an enormous waste of time? Probably. But let’s dig into it anyway!Our Heroes...and Marumoro, leading the charge into hopefully certain death.The story begins as...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Mass Effect 3: Jumping the Thresher Maw 0

No other game series this generation has had the same kind of following and impact as the Mass Effect series, with three games, spanning five years, which have captured the hearts and minds of many an individual with its gripping narrative, excellent characters, resonating choices and its fresh, Sci-Fi epic feel.As we entered into the swansong of the series, we were met with all sorts of controversial news, from DLC to Co-Op Multiplayer, sceptics were viewing this as a title to avoid, while othe...

1 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Mass Effect 2: The Very Model of an Action-RPG 0

As far as sequels go, Mass Effect 2 couldn’t have had more hype surrounding it, and this was a great thing. Previously, Bioware had trouble selling what amounted to an amazingly deep RPG experience in a generation that was quickly attempting to abandon such games, replacing them with relatively few new ideas. Now, I was a huge fan of the first game, it looked pretty, the planetary exploration was, for the most part, fun, the combat was a little shitty, but that could be forgiven by means of the ...

4 out of 6 found this review helpful.

Alan Wake’s American Nightmare: A Waking Pleasure. 0

After the underrated classic that was Remedy’s Alan Wake, with its great setting, storytelling, and gameplay mechanics, I was more than excited to sink my teeth into a new game based around the character. Though not thrilled it had been downgraded to an XBLA title, I gave it the benefit of the doubt, hoping that it would seemingly give a better insight into the world of Alan Wake, exploring new avenues of the light/dark mechanics, or expanding on some more literary ideas that the first game pres...

5 out of 6 found this review helpful.

Warhammer 40K Space Marine: For the Emperor. 0

Warhammer 40K is an expansive universe that was originally only a tabletop game, which eventually expanded into a fully-fledged RTS videogame for the PC. Given this fact, Space Marine gives the players, fans and people who just want to rip apart hordes of Orks a chance to be one of the series most iconic soldiers, as the title may have tipped you off, a Space Marine.The game begins on a soaring high note of action, setting up the tone nicely for the games over the top ideas. You play as Captain ...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Batman Arkham City: Strange Days and Dark Knights 0

As a game that was greatly anticipated following the surprise ’09 title of Arkham Asylum, Arkham City is a sequel that had a lot to live up to. The bar was set pretty damn high, so, was this title the cherry-on-top of an amazing, surprising franchise?Well…yes. However, even though Arkham City is a game that does a lot right, the lightning in a bottle effect of the first Batman game all but shattered any chance of this sequel ever surpassing it. That being said lets dig into the Dark Knight’s new...

1 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Batman: Arkham Asylum: I am the Batman! 0

Time to play the choking game?Arkham Asylum served as one of those out-of-left-field titles of 2009. Developed by Rocksteady, whose only other published title was Urban Chaos: Riot Response, they aimed to create a game based on the super-popular Batman character, given the hype the movies were getting at that time. This had the entire world gazing on this game with the stigma of many sub-par superhero licensed games they had to endure prior to its release.I have always been proud to say that Ark...

2 out of 6 found this review helpful.

F.3.A.R.: Nothing to fear…at all 0

Fear 3 marks the end of the Alma trilogy, what began as a FPS that was filled with a dark atmosphere, a creepy little girl, and an interesting, conspiracy-esque storyline, which quickly degraded into jump scares and half-baked ideas, along with broken continuity. Despite these facts, there’s no mistaking that Fear 3 attempts to meld all of the broken continuity issues together the best it can, and deliver an experience that is at least in some way enjoyable…and deliver it, it did. Fear 3 pu...

3 out of 6 found this review helpful.

Mortal Kombat: Kanon isn’t set in stone 0

Having been away from fighting games for a long time, I missed out on the MK series’ previous instalments, later in the series, so I never really knew that Mortal Kombat had a storyline other than a bunch of ninjas, monks and skantily-klad women beating the krap out of each other. I was surprised to learn that, in fakt, it did have a storyline that was interesting and fun, but had waned in later instalments of the series. When MK was released with this reboot/retkon, I had to get my hands on it...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution: Augments A-plenty, Uses Mandatory 0

Dues Ex, a game published in 2000, was a game that earned itself a status as a cult sci-fi game of epic proportions. Its sequel, Invisible War, earned its share of hatred and beat downs. So, of course, we ended up getting a prequel, and boy oh boy…this idea hasn’t aged well. Don’t get me wrong, despite the excellent setting and cyberpunk ideas Deus Ex is routed in mediocrity from the get-go. You play as Adam Jensen, disgraced former SWAT cop and head of security at Serif Industries, a company ...

2 out of 6 found this review helpful.

Portal 2: What I was counting on 0

The sequel to Valve’s mini-game, Portal, Portal 2 picks up where the previous game left off, but now chock-full of more humour, story and insane puzzle solving than ever before. As a huge fan of the first game, I played this game with a sense of joy, as I really do love Valve’s innovative ideas of developing games. Portal 2 stands as one of the best games of 2011, and will be hard-pressed to lose that title in my eyes.   Having said that, digging into Portal 2 is essential to understand just...

2 out of 10 found this review helpful.

Mass Effect: Do the Shepard! 0

Mass Effect was released in 2007 as the first Sci-Fi western RPG. This caused quite a stir in the gaming community, as the game’s developer, Bioware, had been known for their excellent renditions of RPGs in the past, such as Jade Empire and Baldur’s Gate. Anticipation mounted, and upon release, this game made a mark as one of the greatest western RPGs in existence. Set in a futuristic universe, Mass Effect is a squad based RPG, which blends combat, characterization and story into one, unique be...

2 out of 10 found this review helpful.

Darksiders: War is good for: Portals, Hookshots & Razors 0

Darksiders, a game that can compared to Zelda is every way, shape and form, which is a complement. Yet it is able to stand on its own merits, despite some considerable faults in the mechanics of the game. So is this more mature Zelda? In a way, yes it is, because it manages to go that extra mile that Zelda never really did, showing the blood and gore, and apocalyptic world that could so easily happen for no foreseeable reason.  The story opens with the Horseman; War, coming to earth on what w...

2 out of 9 found this review helpful.

Marvel Vs. Capcom 3: One Hell of a Ride 0

Owing its creation to the success of the PS2 game, Marvel Vs. Capcom 2, this sequel to the highly popular franchise was thrown out into a brand new world, one that had certain expectations surrounding its release. So did it live up to these expectations?  Well yes, and no. While MVC3 is indeed a fun game, it lacks quite a lot that its older model had. The game itself is a lot of hectic, face-melting fun, but it doesn’t really hold up to the standards of fighting games nowadays, and it really s...

2 out of 8 found this review helpful.

Portal: Still Alive...Won't break your heart, or kill you. 0

Portal, a first-person puzzle game designed by Valve, as originally designed to be a fun side game, packed together with Half-Life 2, the episodes of the same series, and Team Fortress 2. To the surprise of everyone, both developers and players alike, Portal took centre stage as one of the most innovative puzzle games ever to reach any console. So much so that it warranted Valve to create another version of the game; Portal: Still Alive, with more content than the original, on the Xbox Live Arca...

2 out of 4 found this review helpful.

CoD: BO: Because the Numbers told me to. 0

Down through the years, there has always been that game series that seems to succeed due to its loyal fanbase. Now I admire these people, they never lose faith in what they follow. Despite shortcomings, a series loved by a loyal army of individuals always has an amazing backing no matter what. And then there came CoD: BO.  Don’t get me wrong, I know people love this game and have played it to death, but there are more than a few defectors from their camp, rearing their heads in anger and dis...

2 out of 8 found this review helpful.

SSFIV: Steroids, Ultras, Gouken: Drug Lord. 0

Back in the old days, when street fighter was but a simple game about people in funny and sometimes homo-erotic costumes, beating the living crap out of each other, and gameboy screens were a weird blend of black, green and grey, I had my first real fighter experience. It was fun, and only had a handful of characters. This is the way I imagined these games would always be, as other titles, such as Killer Instinct and Mortal Kombat, had a low count of characters and a very fun mode of play. And ...

2 out of 8 found this review helpful.

The World Ends With You: Does it really? 0

Back in 2008, Square Enix released a game for the Nintendo DS that really made an impact on the world of handheld gaming. With help from Jupiter, Square created a masterpiece of video gaming history, and set a high bar for any other game that would appear on the DS. With third party titles ranging from My Little Pony, to Art Academy, 'The World Ends With You' gave players a taste of real, innovative gaming, on such a large scale that it has been hard for any game to match up to its innovation a...

2 out of 5 found this review helpful.

L.A. Noire: No Angels in This City 0

L.A. Noire, the ambitious Noir game created by Team Bondi of Australia, is something of a confusing case (see what I did there?). It took a five year development process and a new facial scanning system called MotionScan, along with some really impressive boasts of what the game would entail.    So did this game live up to the hype? Did the technology used work out? Well yes, and no. You see, for everything new and exciting L.A. Noire attempts to do, it falls down on some of the most basic mech...

6 out of 13 found this review helpful.

Alan Wake: A Novel Idea, for our viewing pleasure. 0

Alan Wake. Five years in the making, one story that must be told, one epic game that flew far too low under the radar. To be perfectly honest, this game flew under my radar too, until it was recommended to me by a friend. I loved the box-art, and found the ideas behind it compelling, but because of the fact that so many triple A titles dwarfed its existence, I never managed to pick it up until late 2010. And I have to say, as a world-weary, self-proclaimed cynic, this game was a breath of fres...

3 out of 6 found this review helpful.

Resident Evil 5: Redfield’s Muscles Unleashed. 0

Now I’m a fan of Resident evil games, I’ve always found the combination of survival horror and strategic action a refreshing and somewhat complex combat system, that really earned this series the bragging rights, that Capcom flaunt on an almost constant basis.The series was really brought forward in the last few years, making the big switch from zombies, to people infected with an over-sized stomach worm controlling their brains, making them into savage, blood-thirsty killers.While this was a re...

3 out of 7 found this review helpful.

FFXIII - No Hope for a Sequel 0

As a huge Final Fantasy fan, I've always enjoyed the deep engaging storyline, the relatable cast of characters, and the feeling of being in a world with limitless possibilites, for as the title says, this is a 'Fantasy'. I could not wait to sink my teeth into the newest installment of the series, hoping to re-capture the joy that the vintage games made me feel, because in this day and age we needed a game that could rise above graphics, a pointless plot and dialogue that a five year old could ha...

7 out of 16 found this review helpful.