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It might seem the black sheep of Need for Speed franchise, but this game is actually good. 0

I have a history of enjoying Need for Speed games that aren't well regarded by critics and the community. I thought Pro Street was an absolute delight despite its obvious control problems. Undercover is the same. This is pretty solid Need for Speed, often more than what I could ever ask for. Let's say this game feels a little more "stripped down" compared to the others, but the core is still intact.It's a well known fact that any new Need for Speed will deliver. Much like the now defunct Tony Ha...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Fallout 3 does most things well and manages to be a memorable experience. 0

It’s a well known fact that Fallout 3 resembles Oblivion in a different setting. It’s hard to get the scope right, but when you finally play it – presuming you've played Oblivion before – you suddenly realize how true those statements were. Some complain, some see as natural, Bethesda used the same version of its previous engine to craft another experience; I don’t think there should be any problem with that.You find a lot of what made Oblivion, well... Oblivion. T...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Pretty kool game. 0

The last time I got excited with a new Mortal Kombat release was Mortal Kombat 4 to tell the truth. The fact Mortal Kombat was finally going 3D was too exciting to be missed. Ultimate was great, every SNES game rocked, performing a fatality on the N64 would certainly be incredible. It turns out it wasn't, but it had its moments.Some games struggle with 3D, they think they need to somehow evolve and reinvent, but a whole new dimension was never the point of Mortal Kombat. Most fighting games can...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Portal evolves into a full-fledged franchise 0

When the first Portal was released it was conveniently released along with Half-Life 2, its two expansions and Team Fortress 2 forming the award-winning Orange Box. It was the only unreleased piece available, it could be said that it was safe with heavy hitters like the ones mentioned, still, it ended up one a highlight of the package.It was simple really, a few puzzles where a portal gun was required to bypass them, a filler main character, an out-f-the-ordinary main villain, a light story and...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Slow-paced platforming and sluggish controls, could be better 0

Not everything's perfect in the indie world, sometimes you make a gem sometimes you don't. That's as natural as the mainstream. Gish was one of the first games that caught my attention because it was simple 2 dimensional platforming and looked pretty old school, it took me quite a while to get the game to play through because it didn't feel right. As of now I still think this game isn't all that great.The fact you control a blop around trying to solve puzzles in a 2D environment might hand out ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The great dynamic combat system makes this game a must-play 0

We're all aware that independent developer have to be imaginative. If you're dealing with a low-budget to make a game and come out with a profit you better have something good. Battlefield can excuse an on-rail shooter single player if they manage to make gamers reach orgasm by glancing at it. Independent developers need to come up with games like Dust: An Elysian Tail. Don't get me wrong, I think this game is superior to Battlefield when it comes to artistic design, but that's not all it offer...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A short but sweet ride 0

After playing this game to the end I kind of felt what I felt with the first Crysis. This is pretty good, but I think some people won't judge it on its own rights. A game that relies heavily on graphics to make a name of itself is bound to have it weighed more than it should. Crysis Warhead, like the first game just to a lesser degree, is not just a pretty game, it's a pretty game that's also a great game.What makes it so special are the nanosuit features. You can become invisible, have a boost ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A title that once again proves that indie games should be taken seriously. 0

Has there ever been a title that so fully explained what's in store for the player than "Orcs must die!"? They must, because should they not you will. Not-so-long story short, master wizard tripped, hit his head and is now dead, his not-so-bright apprentice takes over when it comes to stopping Orcs from entering the rift, some kind of magical kingdom or something like that, there's also a mad witch leading the Orcs to battle and you must stop them before everything goes to hell.It's pretty simpl...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Too niche to be worth it. 0

InMomentum is a game which its name pretty much sums it all up. It's a first-person platformer designed to be played with a competitive speed-run focus. there's not really a "point" in doping anything you actually can do in-game except getting better and better, breaking your own records again and again. The single player is just about it, you choose one of the several stages, all very basic in style with a predominant theme, that's mostly not a theme, but actually a color. you choose which dif...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Serious Action 0

I'd be going in circles if I repeated here that I dislike FPSs. I simply dislike average FPSs, the ones that offer little other than the average warfare experience. The whole soldier set up, gas mask, gun in hand doing some government job or joining some random war. At first thought I wasn't cut ou for this kind of game, the whole premise of Serious Sam is exactly going back to the roots, which contrary to the first person genre itself is my thing.The idea of a simple game all about shooting pl...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

So, this is one of those modern games. 0

I must admit I was deceived. You see, I'm a huge old-school style fan, platformers have that charm from former days where gaming had but one defining characteristic that could make them stand out, challenge. No overblown stories, pretentious ideas that ultimately fail, nor hollywoodian graphics to cover the lack of depth. Here's the controller, you can jump to save yourself from the waterfall of enemies coming up at the screen, sometimes you were able to shoot some kind of projectile or perform ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

An overdose of things to do. 0

The Elder Scrolls series has always been groundbreaking to some degree. The first games had randomly generated algorithms and they were still too large for their own good. Morrowind was a big undertake back in the late '90s up to its release in 2002. Oblivion is often mentioned as the one title to have 'kicked out' the new generation of games for real on consoles. A massive feat during the initial days of brand new hardware on PS3 and Xbox 360. So it's not a misunderstanding to say Skyrim was hi...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Still hardcore as hell. 0

This is the 3rd big remake of Counter-Strike released publicly. It even got a 2D version that works much the same way with multiplayer and all. Counter-Strike 1.6 (along with its previous versions) was the one game that made Valve lead in multiplayer gaming and still is one of the most played online games of all time, if not the most played. Not too shabby for a game released more than a decade ago with no new content for quite a while.The fact the original Counter-Strike remains one of the most...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Intense stylish shooter. 0

I enjoy this type of game. There's nothing remotely fancy about Waves, you pick up the controller and play away. For the right price -- and when I say the right price I mean cheap -- no one should regret a purchase like this. Presuming they're not expecting Grand Theft Auto 5 features and has their feet on planet Earth.Your best bet to enjoy is is connecting a controller into an USB port, it might be an Xbox 360 controller or not, I particularly love that controller, and use the dual stick to co...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

There's certainly enough key Zelda elements here to make it shine 0

There's certainly something unique about the cel-shaded Zelda style. I was one of those few who didn't have an instant heart-attack when Wind Waker was first announced, and now I see why. Of course having the so-called mature Zelda -- having absolutely nothing mature about it -- is cool and we all want them to keep coming, but the cartoon style can't be forgotten. From what I see it seems pretty reasonable that consoles get the "normal" Zelda while handhelds are graced with joyful titles like th...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Bioware does their thing. 0

Mass Effect has some aspects that are good indicators that the game is interesting and deserves to be played. It's an RPG, but not an ordinary RPG, a Bioware RPG. The company that blessed the gaming world with classic titles within the genre certainly has good stuff in store for a new release. It's also a relief that people embrace the fact that RPGs are not just orcs, elves and fairies wielding swords combining magic potions in a Tolkien style fantasy world. The futuristic style is, if not grou...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

While not particularly groundbreaking, it's still a good game. 0

Cave Story is a free game released many years ago for the PC. Apparently it was made entirely by only one guy over the course of 5 years. He designed the game, wrote the story, composed the music and programmed everything. Quite a feat indeed. Cave Story+ is an updated version of this game.One of the first things you notice is how this might pretty much be the definitive version of the game. Right away you're able to choose between a graphically updated version or the original game to play. The ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Solid top-down shooter. 0

Jamestown is one of those shoot 'em ups. Mostly known from those crazy Japanese games with lots of bullets popping around the screen with the player hopelessly trying to evade them (or defend in some cases). This time the Japanese style is left behind for a more western approach, so no pink-haired high school-dressed white girls, folks. These games are known for being extremely hardcore, and they're probably the most hardcore games around. After all, in many perspectives, nothing actually beats ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Amnesia does many things right. 0

I've grown accustomed to indie games quite swiftly, and learned to love them too. I now fully support new developers trying to impress consumers armed with sometimes nothing more than low budget and a good idea. After all, most big developers are too busy copying the current trend or creating the next best FPS experience only to try competing with the number one game in the most popular genre and hopefully snag a larger piece of the pie. They're full of it, and we're left full of games that do e...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Maybe it's not the best Pokemon game, but it's still solid. 0

Pokemon has reached its 5th generation of games. As a staunch fan of the series, I've accompanied it since its birth, and there's no new release which I don't go mad about the new games. When black/white were announced I couldn't help but feel it was a little bit too early, the DS's successor was just a matter of time and certainly the pictures showed a much more advanced game graphically. I thought these games would get postponed but they ended on the DS anyway, so let's get down to business.I ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A lesson on how modern 2D platformers should look and play like. 0

I don’t think anyone ever intended for 2D platforming to die, it was just a natural course of events. As 3D evolved and established it was pretty much the main focus of basically everyone, I’m glad the handhelds still saved us from complete absence.  With the increase success of indie games 2D platforming is stronger than ever, with a much simpler road to success and allowing developers to create better quality games than they would if they tried 3D with a tiny budget .Both worlds can co-exist j...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Diversity makes Team Fortress 2 one of a kind. 0

When I try to come up with the whole formula for such success of Team Fortress 2 among online players I end up with many answers, all respond partially. First of all, it's a first person shooter, kids go nuts for this type of game these days, but it's certainly no average shooter. The visuals give a less stiff look to it, and welcomes players of all kinds, This flexibility to please both hardcore and casuals alike is very important in the industry nowadays, evading the constant side-taking.It's ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Mario Kart is back on track. 0

 It's quite a relief to know that Mario Kart got a proper release after the atrocious Double Dash. Everything in Mario Kart DS follows the formula of success introduced in the SNES days. Even though Super Mario Kart and Mario Kart 64 still stand as the best releases on the series, and that hardly is ever going to change since the formula has been overused and a revolution is unlikely, this might be the best Mario Kart game aside those two. It's good to know that the two-characters per kart gimmi...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The definitive co-op experience. 0

 Left 4 Dead 2 is a co-op survival game. You must endure one of the many campaigns with the help of your friends through the internet -- these friends can also be CPU-controlled bots. The campaigns are divided in three, four or up to five acts. In between these acts there's a safe-house where health kits and ammo is found; a quick rest and back to action. This is the primary formula of the main game. In the campaigns you're sure to find many zombies to kill, but going Rambo on them is not an opt...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

This game ranks up there as one of the best RPGs in recent times. 0

 My main concern when I decide to pick up an RPG is making sure it's made by a trustworthy developer. RPGs are a tempestuous kind, they often have bugs and problems shipped with it, even the ones made by the so called top developrs of the genre. Sure, The Wither's developer is unknown and the game is not free of mishaps, though h I guess we can account CD Projekt Red as a developer to look forward when it comes to RPGs, and the problems can be overcome. Overall The Witcher is amazing and stands ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Fast and adrenaline-fueled, the way it should be. 0

 Arcade racers are my favorite kind of racers, nothing beats the adrenaline-fueled or reckless driving not caring if the next corner will serve as a straightener, a crashing point, or both; that's what gaming is all about. Burnout Paradise pleases me with its approach, it's an arcade racer by heart, and it's not afraid to admit that, actually, it practically shouts proudly for everyone to know it. The controls pretty much tell you that, to help cornering a simple push at the break button and you...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Masochistic fun. 0

 This generation of games has been nice for indie game developers, the scene is becoming increasingly more democratic with digital distribution, that's a good thing for gamers since there are many talented developers around that never got the chance to go big. Meat Boy started off as a flash game, it quickly drew attention, it had its strong points, a real release was inevitable in this fitting scenario. Two years later the world was presented to Super Meat Boy, a full-length game that strives f...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Jolly Rover is a fun little game. 0

 To start off, I'm going to say I highly enjoyed Jolly Rover, part of this might be due to the fact I didn't have high expectations when I started playing, I thought it would be a decent game (in the best scenario) that I would have to force myself to finish and hopefully pass some time, it ended up being not like that at all, I even hoped the game was a bit longer, but I do have in mind that it's not sufficient having a longer game simply to theoretically keep the player playing but failing to ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

When fresh ideas reign to reestablish a beloved genre. 0

 It's good to know that 2D platforming is still alive, Nintendo for quite a while decided to deny the awesomeness of this kind of game, ever since the Super Nintendo days were over, but a game that was fun will always be fun. With the Wii Nintendo realized it was unreasonable to go hand-to-hand against its competitors, because they'll always win, so a more simplistic approach was a great opportunity to bring back fun like we used to have. Kirby's Epic Yarn succeeds at that, it brings up-to-date ...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A worthy closure for the trilogy. 0

 The trilogy has reached an end, three successful titles for the DS, each with its own soul. Dawn of Sorrow stands as the closest to the roots of Castlevania series, the darkest Castlevania and the title that opened the way and set the standards for the next two. Portrait of Ruin, one more step into innovation, two characters at the same time on screen, a slightly better story, non-castle locations, challenge system, and even more unlockables. And now we have Order of Ecclesia, which also has a ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Castlevania continues strong on the DS. 0

 Castlevania Portrait of Ruin is the second iteration of the Castlevania series on the Nintendo DS, the first one, Dawn of Sorrow, released in late 2005, was a success, at least critically the game was highly acclaimed. This sequel, released a little more than a year later at the end of 2006, follows primarily the formula and style found in Dawn of Sorrow, with more than needed new stuff to keep it interesting and fresh. The major change here seems to be the addition of a new character to play s...

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This is one of the best adventures the DS has to offer. 0

 Castlevania is a series that's home of many classics from the past, its unique style has led to a legion of fans. In the handheld world, Castlevania shows itself in its purest form. This game is a hybrid of 2D platforming, action, suspense, horror and RPG. The platforming is not conventional, most games have a finite way of seeing 2D platforming, as of starting in the far left and enduring the level to reach the far right. Castlevania has a whole world in 2D side-scrolling, certainly this is no...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Another one of those crazy ideas that succeed. 0

 It's hard to find a truly original idea these days, between every first person shooter or RPG that does little to nothing in terms of bringing new stuff to the table we find a game that actually strikes us with innovation, out of the ordinary. Maybe the last big innovative idea was Portal, it was charming, simple and fun. World of Goo is all that as well, it succeeds in its simplicity, you have little ball-shaped organisms called Goos and they form structures of all kinds and shapes, it's up to...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

One of the most sublime experiences in gaming, remade. 0

 I remember like it happened yesterday, a cloudy day, a little rain might had poured, a special program about children with cancer on the TV, people going crazy on the streets because of the elections, but none of that really had my attention, the only thing I could think of was about the new Pokemon for the Game Boy Color. Oh yes, hundreds of hours down the toilet and I was up for more, I was up to waste a much bigger chunk of my life holding that tiny green electronic thingy with a screen. I a...

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Layton and his assistant are back with new mysteries and puzzles. 0

 The Nintendo DS is infested with puzzle games, but in my opinion only a handful of them is quite as interesting as the Professor Layton series. It mixes well thought-out puzzles with a story that's light but still with the right dose of depth. The characters are charismatic and fit the purpose of the game. This is the second game of the series released in English language and the follow-up to Professor Layton and the Curious Village, released in 2008.To tell the truth, this game is pretty much ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Great for newcomers, frustrating for anyone else. 0

Well, it's not like I wasn't expecting this, it would actually be a surprise if was otherwise, which would then leave me shocked, but a man can always hope. To cut a long story short, Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 is almost the same game Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 is, so few things have changed that it's absolutely not worth the purchase if you already have the last year's release -- or the 2008 version for that matter. If you've never played a Wii release for this series this stands as the best yet,...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Just can't get enough of Mario. 0

 Such a simplistic formula and so much fun delivered, it's hard to explain the magic of Super Mario Bros since most of us have memories of childhood etched on each game of the series. It's not hard to get excited every time a main Mario game is announced -- taking out the spin-offs with Mario playing tennis, golf or throwing a party, not that these games are bad. New Super Mario Bros Wii at first glance seems a carbon copy of the rejuvenated game released for the DS, which by the way was awesome...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Solid Need for Speed with a nice dose of new gameplay elements. 0

 In 2003 Need for Speed Underground was being released, and it was awesome. You got the chance to drive cars you otherwise wouldn't even touch in real life at incredible speeds you wouldn't even dream of achieving. It had that "Fast and Furious" kind of charm, you start the game, get a cheap-ass car, start racing, tune the ride, improve the car, more speed, more tracks, and so on. Need for Speed: Most Wanted comes after the second Underground and it's clear this really shouldn't be named simply ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Valve has made us an offer we just can't refuse. 0

 Maybe what Valve thought on doing was simple. They had Half-Life, a "good-ass" game like some would say, they had two expansions for Half-Life only available for PCs, and they had Team Fortress 2, which is a multiplayer game with some interesting game mechanics. You add Portal, the one exclusive barely-released game and we have a deal, a great deal. Adding such good games at a reasonable price, a price of one actually, sounded too good to be true; maybe not quite, but it was damn good. They act...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A solid entry, even though needing some tweaks and improvements. 0

Pro Evolution Soccer for the Wii might be one of the very few examples on when a franchise actually fitted better on the Nintendo's console than the others. As we can see, not by much tweaking, more because of convenience; and, of course, a couple of great ideas here and some other quite good ones there, some are still raw and need improvement, but the overall product ended being fine, and pretty satisfying.You won't find a soccer game that handles better than this one, you may find a better loo...

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