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Not trying to do too much, it has never looked better 0

A little known franchise, we had our first helping of Pilotwings on the Super Nintendo. It was one of the first games that I had for my system so I played it an unnatural amount. There is some weird charm that I enjoyed in that game and I must not have been alone. Pilotwings went on to graced the Nintendo 64 and has made its return to mainstream relevance on the 3DS. Pilotwings: Resort takes that same classic Pilotwings gameplay and throws it onto that iconic Nintendo character, Wuhu Island. Sar...

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The most expansive Lego game thus far 0

Another Lego game released means you can expect another review from me. I got so excited when I heard that TT Games was giving Lord of the Rings the Lego treatment that I went out and preordered it. That is a big deal since I haven’t preordered a game since that disappointing Guitar Hero III. But that trailer that had actual movie dialogue in it sold me from day one. And now here it is a few days later and I have a review for you all. How does this game compare to the other recent Lego game, Leg...

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An updated favorite worth every penny 0

Time for some honesty. I originally had a more cynical tentative review about this game before I finished it. This review featured commentary about how Nintendo can get you to buy the same game over and over and over again. But after completing the game, I just had to revise it a bit. In all honesty The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is a fantastic game, even all of these years later. Not perfect. But a fantastic game none the less. This 3DS upgrade to the Nintendo 64 classic allows a whole ne...

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Cole is back, twitchy platforming and all, for another round 0

Infamous. Quite a lofty title for a game. Sucker Punch’s super powered anti-hero may not have been known by all, but he apparently did well enough to warrant a sequel. Which brings us to Infamous 2. After having a bit of a personality crisis, Cole MacGrath is back for another round of electricity fueled adventure. This time the party is in the New Orleans knock-off, New Marais with a titanic clash between him and a giant fire beast. The exterior trappings may be a bit different, but the framewor...

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Did you play New Super Mario Bros Wii? 0

Another Nintendo platform and another game for their famous mascot. It isn’t hard to see the formula at work here and why should it be? It has only been the exact formula that has allowed Nintendo to still maintain relevance all these years later. Upon the launch of the 3DS Nintendo has released a slew of Mario themed games for it. New Super Mario Bros. 2 is just another in that list. The difference is that I happen to have a copy of it so I can provide you with my thoughts on it. In case you mi...

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A good attempt to put you in the Tron universe 0

So what video gamer doesn’t have fond memories of Tron? I know this gamer does. The first time I saw the movie it just blew me away. The second more recently, well not so much, but the universe and concepts that movie contains, well those are still pretty awesome. When I found out there was to be an open world game that put you in the universe of Tron, I had to get in on that. Tron: Evolution bridges the gap between the timeless first movie and the middling second. It has a lofty goal of putting...

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Still not a proper sequel but a Kingdom Hearts game none the less 0

It has been a long time since the last Kingdom Hearts game came out. In the time since then I started that blog that now has over 70 reviews on it. So it may come as a surprise to you that as well as liking all of the other franchises I have shown affinity towards over the course of said blog, I am also a fan of the Kingdom Hearts series. Perhaps it has something to do with my growing up watching every Disney movie that ever came out (that stopped around Lilo and Stich). So as I fan I have been ...

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J.A.S.F. just misses the point of the genre 0

Well since Ace Combat: Assault Horizon didn’t do it for me, I picked up Jane’s Advanced Strike Fighters on a whim to see if that was worth the few dollars I paid for it. Besides, ATF Gold was one of my earliest and favorite PC games that I ever played so Jane still knows how to make ‘em right? Well not so much. After playing just one mission, I was already beginning to miss that good old crazy Ace Combat action. Even if it was drastically changed. But I will save that for the dislike paragraph, ...

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For the true Kirby fan only 0

Look at that. Reviews of compilations being so rare and me putting up two in such close proximity. What can I say, I have ties to Kirby Adventure that goes way way back. It’s just the game I played the most on my NES. So when I read the game line-up on this disc, and since I had never even played anything past Kirby’s Dreamland 2, I figured why not see what Dreamland 3 and the N64 game are like. But I suppose buying this freshly minted compilation so soon after its release is a testament to the ...

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All of the changes make this a very different Ace Combat 0

The Ace Combat series and I go way back. I may have come a bit late in game, but Shattered Skies just blew me away when you fly threw that missile silo. Definitely on my all time favorite PlayStation 2 games. Ever since then I have been on the band wagon eating up every Ace Combat that came out since. So imagine my disappointment when they skipped over the PS3 in favor of the Xbox with their Ace Combat 6. But that is all ancient history and we PS3 owners finally get a proper Ace Combat game. How...

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Another perfectly adequate round of Lego goodness! 0

Another Lego game released means another Lego game you can expect a review for. I may not be a diehard DC fanboy, but I like Lego games none-the-less so I started Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes with anticipation of that special kind of satisfaction that only Lego games can deliver. If you know what I mean then you probably have the game yourself. At any rate, this time around, TT Games has made their most ambitious move yet, creating an entire Gotham City to serve as your game hub. But does this...

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Not perfect but perfectly nostalgic 0

It isn’t often that I review a compilation disc. It gets especially tricky when said compilation disc is full of old Genesis games. But Sonic Ultimate Genesis collection is, as the title suggests, a compilation of about 40 games from Sega’s heyday. And we are talking some of the best of the best. All the Sonic titles of course, all of the Golden Axes, the Streets of Rage games a pair of Eccoes, there are plenty of fantastic games in this bunch to keep your nostalgia flowing. But to review the ga...

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Stumbles in gunplay can't hold back this amazing title 0

That's right ladies and gentlemen, I have finally topped off the Uncharted trilogy. At least I finished it while it is still a trilogy, I could see a fourth installment being made, but that is neither here nor there. The fact of the matter is Uncharted 3 compounds on the theory that this franchise is the best franchise on the console. You will not find an experience like this on that Microsoft Xbox system that's for sure. Drake's Deception continues the trend of edge of your seat action and stor...

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Platinum delivers another home run in over the top action 0

Here we have an example of a game that probably flew under a lot of radars. I only heard a little bit about it personally but the GiantBomb.com review was enough for me to try it out. Quite frankly, Vanquish is a pretty good game. Created by Platinum Games of Bayonetta fame, you will definitely enjoy your time with this futuristic shooter.The shooting is pretty standard. There really isn't anything that stands out in either the good or bad category. Adequate would sum it up nicely. There was the...

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Probably the best Western-themed game you can find. 0

I suppose it goes without saying that having an affinity for the wild west is mandatory for this game. Red Dead Redemption is, as it has been called before, basically Grand Theft Auto with horses. In true Rockstar fashion, we have a reluctant hero who has been put between a rock and a hard place and now much embark on a quest to bring some men to justice. Along the way you can make yourself a famous hero by living by a moral code, or a dastardly renegade by doing whatever you please.The story is...

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Second installment of what is probably the best PS3 franchise 0

Lately I have been saying that the Uncharted series is the best PS3 franchise. I was reminded recently how good the first one was and now, as I play again through the second, the feeling is just confirmed. Uncharted is the best PlayStation 3 franchise. Period. This game improves upon the original game in every way making it one of the best action-packed gaming experiences you will find and though it is not perfect, it is darn near close.Among Thieves sees Drake return to go on another treasure h...

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The foundation for one of the best PS3 franchises 0

There are not a lot of early PlayStation 3 games that can be played this late in the console's life cycle. This however is definitely one of them. Probably the best selling franchise on the PS3, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune is the game that started it all. Even now 5 years later, this game still manages to impress me even after I have beaten it so long ago. It is to Naughty Dog's credit that they have made a game that can withstand the tug of age so well and it shows the groundwork for what in my ...

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A rare gem in the Driver franchise 0

It has been a long time since I have played a Driver game. Not since the second game came out back on the first PlayStation. As I am sure most of you can attest, the franchise has not received any praise since those PS1 days. But now there is an installment that is creating some positive buzz. That game would be the latest, Driver: San Francisco. I did enjoy the crap out of the first two Driver games, and I felt the itch for a good driving game so I figured I would take this one for a test drive...

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So much squandered potential 0

This game is just straight-up busted! There really is no other way of saying it, the game is broken. You tell me a reason why here in 2012 there is an action game that does not have an enemy lock-on feature for its combat system? There is no reason for that. This single flaw unravels any aspirations this game might have had at being worth anything. However, even with this crippling blow, I have managed to trudge through the campaign to bring you the good, the bad, and the dreadful in this reflec...

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TT Games manages to keep the charm alive, but for how much longer 0

Of course you would see a review of this eventually. After all we are a fan of the Lego games in this household! It is a game on a very short list that I can get my wife to play. Plus it was the added value of being a family friendly game, something not very common these days. At any rate, after playing through the first half of the franchise, we finally get into the more action packed second half. Knowing the source material, you should see some good action moments in this one.There are not man...

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Demon Souls can be a challenge, but the rewards make up for it. 0

Demon's Souls has been one of the most talked about games in recent memory. It was not really talked about as being a fantastic game, or even that much of a "game changer" but nevertheless, there has been buzz around the Souls environment. This is mainly due to the way the game just screws you over when you make a mistake. This coupled with the little touches to ratchet up the frustration a bit, and you start to see just what it is about this game that has everyone talking.My personal experience...

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The most control you will ever get in the Star Wars universe 0

Imagine an Age of Empires or Star Craft style game with a Star Wars skin and you will have Star Wars: Empire at War. This is an RTS that allows you to play as either the commander of the Rebel Alliance or the Imperial Empire. It is more fun than it sounds, provided you like the subject matter. I would challenge this game came out before the great fall of Star Wars game quality. I do not mean to imply that the game is perfect, even as a Retro Review, this game could have used a few more months of...

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A lot of trips to the bar in this one. 0

After watching a quick look of Sol III: Exidus, I was bitten by the space explorer bug and had to go back to my private collection of like minded titles. I could have gone to my old faithful, X: Beyond the Frontier, but I instead reached for Freelancer. I had tried to get into this game when I first picked it up years ago but the flight controls just put me off of it. But now was the perfect time to grit my teeth and trudge through those controls and see what Freelancer is all about.Probably com...

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PS3 owners will not be as attached to this franchise as 360 ownes 0

Man there sure is a lot of talk about the Mass Effect franchise lately. I have heard it said that Mass Effect 2 will be looked back upon as one of gaming’s best of all time. Since PlayStation 3 owners are not able to experience the story from the beginning, the first apparently being owned by Microsoft, I figured I would pick up the sequel since the price dropped. Surely with all the hype this playing experience would certainly be memorable, right? Well 50+ hours later, I have some memoires of t...

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A great mix of classic NES style controls and pattern memory 0

Another old Nintendo property is brought up from the depths of the forgotten realm in this remake of the classic NES favorite Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out. Of course the days of Mike branding the title are long long gone. Yes Little Mac is back for another round in the ring with all of those favorite yet less stereotypical opponents as well as a handful of new contenders in Punch-Out for the Wii. Together with Doc’s unyielding wisdom and chocolate bars, you must fight to overcome your puny stature and...

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Plenty of personality, but not a lot else 0

Ninja Theory is no stranger to a good combat oriented action game. Just look at their last offering, Heavenly Sword and you can see they have chops for this sort of work. In keeping with that “theory” (See what I did there!) Enslaved is their next attempt to tap some market success, seeing as Heavenly Sword fell far short of that mark. But Enslaved will also fail to get them recognized. There is an obvious amount of effort and personality put into this game but the cracks are just too prominent ...

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It's like Lemmings but somehow better. 0

Are you a fan of Lemmings? You know that old game where you try and get as many green haired creatures through the door as possible by assigning them jobs to help them clear a level.. Well if you are a fan of those games then you should definitely check out the Mario Vs. Donkey Kong series. New to the franchise myself, this Mini-land Mayhem is my first brush with this long running and successful Nintendo creation. Being a fan of Lemmings, I was pleasantly surprised at how they took that same bas...

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As we watched Ezio age, so to has this franchise 0

Having a successful franchise is hard to maintain. After every hit installment, the development team is immediately tasked with topping the last with something bigger and better. The team behind Assassin’s Creed has heard that quite a few times now. They always do their best and it has turned out pretty worthwhile so far. So now we have game 4 in what was a soaring franchise and let me tell you, it is looking a bit long in the tooth. I can’t say that is surprising. It just didn’t have the same s...

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Jump back into Ezio's slightly improved world 0

After celebrating all of the great things the first Assassin’s Creed did back when it first came out, and then having my jaw hit the floor at how much better Assassin’s Creed II was, My thoughts coming into this game were, “No way can they top the second one in any meaningful way.” Well guess what my friends, they have done the impossible. The improvements may not make your jaw drop as they did in 2, but Brotherhood still delivers a better experience. There is a lot of juicy depth to this title ...

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Not the return a true Kirby fan was hoping for. 0

Despite what YOU might think about Kirby, I have been a fan of the puff ball since his origins on the original Game Boy. The Adventure was my favorite of the games and I could play that one to 100% in a few hours I know it so well. I even bought it again when they rereleased it on GBA! Dedication! Though I have been less than excited about the more recent Kirby iterations, they have fallen a long way since those glory days you know. I did have a secret desire to see what this reimagining of Kirb...

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A few changes aren't enough to convert those who aren't avid fans 0

You know, there are a lot of people out there who don’t get the Dynasty Warriors franchise. How does such a singular and simple formula continue to be Koei’s bread and butter after so many iterations? Well I can’t answer that question, nor shall I try. This is a review of Dynasty Warriors 7 as done by a fan of the series since 3. I have fond memories of the first time I played Dynasty Warriors 3 and I will follow the series to the end. Are all of the games good? No. Will I buy them all? Probably...

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A great first start for what is sure to be a promising franchise! 0

By now I am sure you are familiar with the constant Zelda references whenever you hear about Darksiders. That is rightfully earned. However, this does not pay homage to Zelda in the vein of 3D Dot Game Heroes. Rather it barrows concepts from Zelda. In fact, I would say the similarities fail in comparison to the ways they differ. Darksiders is sort of like if Zelda and Kratos had a baby. The combat system is very similar to God of War and there is a fair amount of platforming like you might expec...

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L.A. Noire simply nails the set piece 0

I think I have discovered something about myself. I am a fan of the 50’s era. After playing Bioshock, which blew my mind with atmosphere and environment, I had an idea. Now that I have played L.A. Noire, I know this to be true. L.A. Noire defines the era with such great accuracy (presumably) that I just couldn’t get enough of it. There was a time a while ago, probably around the time Modern Warfare hit it big, that I thought the era of the single player experience had come to an end. Assassin’s ...

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Another round with B company just isn't as fun as the first 0

I generally don’t play games online. There got that out of the way. It’s not because I can’t, I possess plenty of online games and an adequate amount of skill to get me through. No I choose not to play online because in all of my experiences, there are nothing but douche bags playing online. If I wanted to hear about all that ego, I would go back to elementary school. So with that being said, when I review games like Bad Company 2, keep in mind I am grading it on strictly a single player campaig...

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You should probably play Portal 2 at some point. 0

Though it is not known, I actually have most of a review for the Orange Box. I played through all of Portal, Half-Life 2 and some of Episode 1. I never had any intention to play Team Fortress 2 of course but I do have it hear, mostly finished but not complete enough to share. Needless to say it got really long. So when Valve decided to follow up the huge success of Portal with a standalone sequel, I finally have to chance to praise the game on its own. For those who aren’t familiar with what Por...

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A solid show and one of the better Sonic games of late 0

Sonic fans are some of the most abused fans out there. Time and time again there are lofty promises about some new Sonic game. The fans, like the fools they are, get their hopes up that maybe this time, this time might just be different. Then the game is released and it blows. And the fans have their hopes dashed again. Then the process repeats itself. The short end of the stick to be sure those poor poor Sonic fans. But hey, what if they just throw a bunch of levels from those original good son...

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This is the perfect game to see what all this Lego mess is about 0

After making my previous intentions on Lego games well known in previous reviews, I was eager to see what has been known as one of the better Lego games made thus far, Lego Star Wars III. Now I am a Star Wars fan. But I am not a Clone Wars fan. I couldn’t care less about another Lucas smash and grab for money. So with the last outing on a Lucas cash grab bender going so poorly, I did have my reserves. Luckily for me, Traveller’s Tales knew that they had to bring something new to the table this t...

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Did you like Kindgom of the Crystal Skull? 0

By now you are either a fan of this Lego revolution or not. Traveller’s Tales has made buckets and buckets of money turning your favorite franchises into cute and cuddly family friendly coop Lego games. Little did they know after taking a chance on the first Lego game, Lego Star Wars, that they would be doing that same game over and over and over again years later. Following the success of the second franchise to be Lego-ized, Indiana Jones, the developer’s thought it was time to mine a little b...

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With how much potential Thousand Year Door had, this falls short 0

Any fans of the Paper Mario off-shoot will probably remember what Nintendo did right in the Gamecube installment, Thousand Year Door. Sure the story was the better part of a hit or miss and the game overall wasn’t that impressive, anyone who actually played it start to finish, as I did, will know what I mean when I say it harkened back to those of use wishing for a new Super Mario RPG. So when the newest title in the franchise was announced for the Wii, I immediately thought that it would blow t...

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Loved from my childhood, but how did it age? 0

If I were to tell you of a game featuring a mustached main character in overalls and a hat jumping on foes and collecting coins, you would probably think I was referring to another Mario game. And you would be right, for this is indeed a Mario game, but in title alone. No the character who takes center stage in this platformer is Mario’s evil brother (?) Wario in Warioland: Super Mario Land 3. Aside from a quick character change, this game plays and feels like a Mario game, but it also proves th...

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