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Neat ideas and a good presentation fall apart due to goofy design 0

CellFactor is an arena-based first person shooter that is, quite frankly, a barebones copycat of old-school heavyweights Quake and Unreal. Now don’t get me wrong, I love this genre, and it’s a shame that these types of games can’t stand on the same stage as Halo and Call of Duty. Putting out a multiplayer-focused FPS on XBLA seems like a weird, yet interesting move. Unfortunately, CellFactor is a mediocre game that probably won’t lure anyone away from his or her multiplayer shooter of choice, l...

2 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Doesn't stand the test of time 0

Wolfenstein 3D is a pioneer that can be credited for inventing the first-person shooter genre. To celebrate the release of the new Wolfenstein game this summer, Id Software and Nerve ported the classic 1992 PC game to PSN and Xbox Live Arcade. The end result gives a great opportunity for console gamers to experience one of the most important games in history, but doesn't necessarily produce a desirable game. While some ported classics like Doom and Duke Nukem provide some bases of entertainm...

2 out of 7 found this review helpful.

Too small to justify purchase, but is a decent rent. 0

Terminator Salvation is another generic third-person action game. It shouldn't take anyone much longer than five hours to finish, and with the lack of value this game offers, Terminator ultimately feels too small for a full-priced retail game. Terminator does offer some cheap thrills, but they are few and far between. Taking place two years before the movie, you live a day in the life of would-be savior of the human race, John Connor. The plot is next to non-existent, and boils down to John ...

4 out of 6 found this review helpful.

This game is solid, so long as it isn't closely examined. 0

Sacred 2 will be instantly familiar to anyone who's played Baldur's Gate, Diablo, or Marvel: Ultimate Alliance. This generation seems to be severely lacking in top-down Action RPG's, only having Too Human as its best example, which, um... well, probably shouldn't be the poster-child for the genre. Traverse the vast world of Ancaria as one of six characters classes, level up, kill, and of course, collect mass amounts of fat loot. As a top-down quester, Sacred 2 is a fantastic (and addicting) expe...

7 out of 10 found this review helpful.

A commendable effort 0

I'm not going to pretend to got the story, just understand this game is very bloody. This stylistic button masher borrows heavily from Behemoth's games, and the art style of Johnen Vasquez. The game can be classified as a beat-em-up, but has enough depth and style to separate it from the voluminous amount of other similar titles. While the game sets a fantastic first impression, the overall gameplay never changes, thus becomes tedious. If you're a fan of the genre, and can overcome extreme diffi...

4 out of 15 found this review helpful.

An intense take on the classic card game 0

The original Uno on XBLA is arguably the most successful arcade game to date. Raking in the top 10 charts every month and still being played to this day, Uno was a smart addition the XBLA library. Now we have Uno Rush, which trickles down to being Uno, but faster. It’s a great game for 10 bucks that most casuals and hardcore can enjoy. The major change to this version is that everyone’s cards are on the table for all to see. This eliminates the bluffing and light strategy the original Uno was ...

5 out of 7 found this review helpful.

Tastless in all the right ways 0

Onechanabara’s production is perhaps where the most criticism can be levied against the game, though considering the price point of $30 and the arcade nature of its gameplay, you're still getting an impressive package. The graphics are strictly PS2-quality, and the characters, though they’re attractive and animate fluidly, don’t move with the same level of grace we’ve become accustomed to seeing in games for the other systems. If you can find a friend to co-op with, you wont find any other game’...

1 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Bro, it's Nemesis! 0

Due to the deadly T-Virus, the once peaceful burgh known as Raccoon City has turned into a seething orgy of horror. Flesh-eating zombies have taken over the streets and constantly threaten any humans unlucky enough to be trapped in the town. You are Jill Valentine, an elite police officer (with the STARS unit) who resigned just days after the grisly events that took place in the original Resident Evil. Your goal is to blast your way out of the city, the whole time avoiding a new super-zombie cal...

5 out of 7 found this review helpful.

Boring 0

TMNT offers some interesting platforming elements, but repetitive and brain dead combat result in a mediocre game. The story is basically told as a flashback, while the turtles look back at how they became close brothers and a team that works together. Unfourtuanitly the story doesn't ever really explain well on why your doing what your doing at the moment. On the flip side the game treats the player to very well done voice acting. But your out of luck, if you came here for a well told turtle ta...

3 out of 4 found this review helpful.

May be old-school, but manages to feel fresh. 0

If you've played UT2K4 on the PC or Unreal Championship from the original Xbox then you probably have a good idea on what you'll be getting into. The game is still structured as an arena Deathmatch-CTF battleground where you'll be spending a lot of your time fragging, and doing an equal amount of time blowing up. Unreal Tournament probably shouldn't feel as new and exciting as it does. When you think about it, UT 3 does very little change in the Unreal universe. The game is relatively the same a...

8 out of 8 found this review helpful.

Zombie genocide at its finest 0

Dead Rising features a grand scale of zombie genocide. While Capcom's Resident Evil series has concentrated on horror and shock, the focus of Dead Rising is the positive side of the zombie apocalypse: the chance to beat the absolute crap out of the undead with whatever you can lay your hands upon. Repetitive side missions, frustrating save system, and occasionally awkward control scheme aside, Dead Rising is as much fun as it can possibly be with a mall overrun by shambling, and brain hungry zom...

3 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Reaches high, but falls short 0

Black is an explosive first-person shooter from Criterion Games, the ones responsible for the Burnout series. Like the implication of action, an explosion intensive racing in Burnout, the folks at Criterion hopes to engage players in similar designs in their latest shooter. Black is packed with explosions and loud gunplay settling a fantastic first impression. However, as Blacks action intensive gameplay struggles to hold up, this fantastic first impression quickly becomes a cheap thrill.Black's...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Generic 0

With the abounding about of dual stick shooters on XBLA, one would find the addition of a dungeon crawler righteous. However, Wanako Studio's Arkadian Warriors is not the gem RPG fanatics are questing for. This mediocre experience will have its amusing moments, but after your six hour adventure, you may leave with a bad taste in your mouth.Any veteran of cliché action RPG formula will glide through this game, and find no surprises. Generic is the pitfall Arkadian Warriors falls into, it's obviou...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Low budget cash-in 0

It shouldn't surprise anyone to see a second-rate Godzilla product, but the Big G's latest adventure takes it to a new level. Godzilla: Monster of Monsters is a 2D side scroller from Compile which leaves a lot to be desired.You play as either Mothra, or Godzilla fighting the nefarious Planet X with kicks, tail whips, and cheesy-looking atomic breath. If your Mother, you shoot fire balls from your head...because thats what Mothra does arrantly. After Earth and Planet X engaged in warfare, somehow...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

It’s easy to crap on, but Capcom delivers another masterpiece 0

  A little over four years ago, Capcom revitalized its flagship franchise. They threw away the pre-rendered backrounds and slow pacing of the original Resident Evil titles, bringing the zombie franchise into modern day. Resident Evil 4 released on the Gamecube and rewrote the rules on third-person action. I for one, consider Resident Evil 4 one of the best games of last generation, I also believe if it wasn't for the game's innovations, games like Gears of War wouldn't exist in their current fo...

14 out of 20 found this review helpful.

The Wii's first 2009 Must Have title 0

  It's always depressing walking through the Wii section at a store. Seeing dozens of games like M & M's Fucking Kart Racing Extravaganza, and a voluminous amount of low-budget games from companies we've never herd of. For the hardcore gamer like you and I who accidentally bought a Wii, and having it sit in the dark corner of the room below your Vetrex, to the right of your Amiga collecting large amounts of dust, we don't have titles coming out on the regular bases. Yes, you can play Wii Fit...

6 out of 10 found this review helpful.

A must have 0

The Playstation brand has had a hard time distinguishing itself in the market. Aside from Metal Gear, and a few other titles, the PS3 never had its showcase game. The game that came out and said “bro, Playstation, it’s here to stay!” Killzone 2 is a phenomenal game that is arguably the best action game in years. Everything from the sound design, to the incredible visuals, this game is what PS3 owners have been waiting for. Guerrilla’s delivered a technical masterpiece, and set a new standard for...

8 out of 9 found this review helpful.

A hilarious over the top game 0

50 Cent: Blood on the Sand is ridicules, and very often is a hilarious mess of stereotypes and parodies of modern action games like Gears of War. The story is mostly nonsense, after performing concert in an unnamed middle eastern country, 50 and his G-Unit crew (comprised of Dj Who Kid, Tony Yayo and Lloyd Banks) got stiffed of their payment, but instead was given a diamond encrusted skull that’s later stolen by a high powered gang of mercenaries. The story is silly. “That muthafucking bitch sto...

4 out of 7 found this review helpful.

Fails in every way 0

With barely dusting off the code from the PS2 Onechanbara games, D3 has put out a game that will make most gamers turn away. Considering the game is nothing but half-naked girls, that's an accomplishment. Bikini Samurai Squad will be a guilty pleasure for few people, but most normal players out there who don't find appeal in tasteless garbage wouldn't play this game beyond the first hour. The game revolves around female exploitation, opening with a shower scene and the lead girl teasing her priv...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

F.E.A.R. 2 is a fast, fun, enjoyable & shallow experience 0

F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin blends the best aspects of several sub genres of both film, and videogames. Monolith created a well executed product of action, thriller, horror, and creepy PG-13 ghost (The Ring) antagonist experience. Project Origin’s creepy moments, and intense action work more than they fail, and will satisfy any gamer looking for a good ride. But that’s also where this game falls flat; it’s a ride, nothing more, so long as you don’t expect too much you should have a good time. Sim...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

My First 3D Camera 0

Games based on existing properties are typically below the bar, and are glorified advertisements. Afro Samurai is a hack & slash gore fest Ninja Gaiden wannabe showing a lot of potential, and eventually crumbles under stupid mechanical issues. You play as Afro (appropriate name), in an obligatory “boy avenging his father’s murder” adventure. Throughout your six hour quest traveling around futuristic feudal Japan, you’ll be spending most of your time cutting fools up while listening to The R...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A difficult, rewarding experience 0

The feeling of freedom to skate wherever and to have your own personal adventure is what makes this series great. The level of freedom players get is truly remarkable and delivers a very rewarding experience, assuming you take the time to learn how to play. Skate is one of the most frustrating games I’ve played in the last few years. The game is riddled with controller throwing moments, and it’s too often you fail a challenge without the game making it obvious what you did wrong.   With the f...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Find the Needle in the Haystack: The Game 0

Interpol: The Trail of Dr. Chaos is a simple point and click game, in which your task is to find pointless items in a mess. So does this game have any purpose being on the Arcade? Imagine a room with a giant clutter of crap, like, umbrellas, computers, clocks, and so on. Now, imagine you trying to find, say, a pencil in this mess, make since? Their's a reason this type of “seek and find game” is only found for free in web browsers, and thats because when you are actually buying games their's alw...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Lord of the Rings: Battlefront Dynasty Fail 0

Every year's end is a fantastic time to be playing games. The market contains a nearly endless supply of high quality titles to keep a busy gamer playing until the beginning of the new year. After enjoying high profile titles like Fallout 3, Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts, and Left 4 Dead, I went into 2009 with high expectations. It's fair to say we're at the half-way point of this generation, so no company has the right to charge full retail price for an out of date game. I played Lord of the ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

One of XBLA's finest multiplayer experiences 0

Finally, a good pirate themed XBLA game, a bottle of rum for you and me! Age of Booty is a lighthearted strategy game, which revolves around pirates fighting other pirates in territorial battles. The game is really simple. You control a single pirate ship in a hex based map, fighting another team of two or four opponents for control of various towns. Your goal is to simply control the map, this is where the game's teamwork focus comes in to play. The game may sound simplistic, and it very well i...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

This game somehow makes giant robots boring 0

War World drops the ball in almost every aspect. Adapted by the PC game of the same name, War World is a shinning example of a game that “could have been”, but otherwise is laughable. Mechs you pilot range of small and speedy, to tank-like giants. Although the larger mechs are more impressive from a presentation standpoint, the maps are so grossly unbalanced the bigger mechs can hardly move in some of the smaller maps. Rather your firing mines, rockets, machine guns, or lasers, the environments ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A perfect example on what a casuel Wii game should be 0

You probably wont enjoy everything Boom Blox has to offer, but its casual gameplay mixed with smart design makes it a perfect excuse to dust off your Wii. What makes a great game is not only the fun factor, but how well the game blends its technology, and gameplay. Boom Blox is a concept of a great game, the gameplay is centered around different types of blocks and the properties it has. Sometimes you have to pull blocks away without losing the top block or you have to knock down certain blocks ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

The purest arcade experience you can have 0

Trying to describe the absolute chaos that is Smash TV is completely understated unless you're watching a video or have played the game yourself. One of my personal favorite arcade games from the past. Not only are you treated to an arcade faithful recreation of a fantastically frantic game, but you are also given online play. While I experienced getting kicked off 2 times, I can't say if it was my poor connection at the time or the game itself. Regardless, the time I spent blowing endless swarm...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

A clone with a new set of cloths 0

Lego Batman is the fifth part in the popular Lego (insert popular LucasArt franchise here) series. With the lack of under the hood maintenance to the lego formula, this iteration comes with built-in problems that anyone who's played previous games should expect. Lego StarWars was a success because it told a mature story in an innocent point of view, and Lego Indiana Jones was great because the films had so many iconic scenes to imitate. So what does Lego Batman do? Nothing really, it tells a gen...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

This Game's got Issues 0

Where's my "Deck of 52"!?Mercenaries 2 is simply about blowing shit up, end of story. For anyone who's played the first game, should come expecting the same type of game, just on steroids. The playground of destruction your dropped in is almost completely destructible, and it's your job to finish your mission in anyway you see fit. From air strikes, to  tactical nuclear weapons, to just kicking down the door and kicking ass with an M16, World in Frames is a fantastic set piece for one of the gre...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A safe sequel to 2006's acclaimed shooter 0

With a struggling campaign and scarce upgrades, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2 feels more like an expansion pack than a full-fledged sequel. Vegas 2 takes the familiar formula of the previous game, and implements minor corrections, installs some news maps, and delivers Vegas fans a sequel that will leave them unsatisfied, and possibly calling this "Vegas 1.5". Rainbow Six Vegas 2 is a totally rad shooter, but bares the old saying, "what happens in Vegas, says in Vegas...and continues in the se...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Pac-Man becomes an arcade champion 0

When Pac-Man was released in North American arcades back in 1980 it lit the gaming industry on fire and holds a special place in almost every gamers heart as one of the most classic coin-up arcade experiences of all time. Spawning countless sequels, a horrible cartoon, and that cool "Pac-Man Fever" song, Pac-Man is one of the kings of the game industry. Now in 2007 Namco comes with the crazy idea to re-do Pac-Man, to bring the gaming icon into the modern era. So how exactly do you dust off the o...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A fantastic grusome experience for the mature audience 0

If faced against a psychopathic meth addict would you be willing to beat him down with a riped off toilet seat, or smash his face into a meat grinder? If you answered yes, then you might be prepared to drop down in Monolith's latest horror entry, Condemned 2: Bloodshot. The sequel to Sega's Xbox 360 launch title returns to the gritty Metro City, and engages players on a thrill ride jam-packed with the intense horror and melee combat that made Criminal Origins such a standout. Bloodshot picks u...

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

Think outside the box 0

Some would say Braid is a bit pretentious, and it is but who cares, I enjoyed every minute of Johnathen Blow's Braid; including the many instances staring at a puzzle and cursing my television loudly because I was too stupid to get it instantly. Puzzle solving fun a la Portal in terms of unique challenges and fun mechanics. It should be cheaper than fifteen, not because I'm a cheap bastard afraid to spend money on fun, but merely because the price point will turn-off nae-sayers. Braid is easily ...

1 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Army of Two will satisfy anyone desperate for co-op 0

Steven BeynonEpicSteve President Eisenhower warned the world about the uprising of Private Military protecting the United States in his farewell state of the union address. Company's such as Black Water, Titan Corporation, and Triple Canopy were gaining too much power in warfare, and has the potential to undermine the safety of both the U.S. and their allies. This is neither a history lesson, nor a current events lecture, but the plot to EA Montreal's latest action packed co-op shooter, Army of ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A strictly average take on the Mario Kart franchise 0

Steven BeynonEpicSteve Mario Galaxy aside, Nintendo doesn't seem willing to reinvent their blockbuster brands, but merely remaking them for the current generation. Between hit titles such as Twilight Princess, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Metroid Prime 3, and so on, fans of these franchises got high quality titles, but also got exactly what they were expecting. Mario Kart is no different in any such way, its a high quality kart racer, but is also a strictly average take on the Mario Kart franchise. ...

1 out of 3 found this review helpful.

On the eight day God took a shit and called it Ultimate Battle 22 0

Steven BeynonEpicSteveIf your a fan of Dragon Ball Z, then do yourself a favor and never be in the same room with this abomination. Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Battle 22 has been re-released on the Playstaton for $20.00, and its still total garbage. From the start, the only positive thing to say about Ultimate Battle 22 is the variety of characters. Featuring am impressive roster of 22 characters ranging from Cell, Frieza, Buu, Gotenks, Android 16 & 18, along with a voluminous amounts of Goku, a...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Thrilling combat, but the game leaves much to be desired 0

Steven BeynonEpicSteveGamertag: EpicBombNinja Gaiden II is an oddball, the game blends aspects that make it both a standout, and a less than great title. As fans of any previous Ninja Gaiden adventures would come to expect, you return to the role of ninja master Ryu Hayabusa rolling around the world hacking up evil demons, nefarious nameless ninjas, and random gigantic monsters. Fans can also expect that Team Ninja kept one thing in mind while developing Ninja Gaiden II, and that's the combat. W...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

This PC port was to late 0

Steven BeynonEpicSteveGamertag: EpicBombQuake Wars finally makes its way to consoles with a competent port. Though the conversion from PC to console certainly has its faults-such as slow reloading, lack of a grenade button, and abysmal weapon switching mechanics. This combined with a weak single player will turn off most console players. The singleplayer is basically a series of bot matches on each of the games twelve maps, although the bots are surprisingly intelligent. With a good team of peop...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Proves a game can look good & play great but still be garbage 0

Steven BeynonEpicSteveGamertag: EpicBombDragonball Z Burst Limit is the first Dragonball game to arrive to the current generation, and on its run here it seemed to of lost a lot of potential. If your a fan of the Japanese cartoon you may be disappointed by the way this game conveys its potentially epic story, and minimizes it to short bursts of cutscenes that pathetically introduce each fight which will immediately turn off anyone who isn't a fan of the series. Not that Dragonball Z's story arc ...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.