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An immersive atmosphere meets pure brutality. 0

ProsAwesome graphics. Nice enemy variety that keeps you rigid. Incredibly immersive thanks to having the HUD built into your character. The story, while somewhat weak, has great storytelling. Yes, I just contradicted myself. Everything is brutal. From crushing your foes with the heel of your boot, to kicking a mutated baby. ConsReplayability is limited due to mostly linear pathing, and a consistent amount of backtracking. The story ending left me unsatisfied. The string of cliff-hanger endings ...

7 out of 9 found this review helpful.

Pure caters to lovers of speed and over-the-top tricks. 0

ProsThe game looks amazing from the racers to the environment. Tricks are fun to watch, great sense of speed reminiscent to Burnout. Online play for up to 16 people. Simple control scheme that works well. ConsWould have been nice with more modes. AI is frustrating to deal with, seems like it's based a bit with rubber-band mechanics World Tour Mode is a bit too short. Gameplay can be condensed into a comparison of Burnout and SSX. Pure has a great sense of speed (similar to Burnout) with a wide...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Some interesting ideas clash with poorly executed gameplay. 0

ProsCinematic moments are great. Fire looks and spreads realistically. ConsEverything seems to be disjointed, broken, or awkward. Controls are unforgiving. Game is short with no replay value. Story is questionable with no rewarding ending. The story of Alone in the Dark tries to be overly epic, incorporating Central Park with a demonic tale involving Lucifer and a spawn of unworldly creatures. To say the least, it has no satisfying moments. If you want to enjoy the story, there are texts to yo...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

In the flurry of upcoming games Mercs 2 is rushed and unpolished. 0

ProsExplosions are somewhat entertaining, probably the best aspect of the game. Game does not take itself too seriously. Co-op is very fun, at least for a few hours. ConsSaid co-op is brought down by the inability to be more than a couple hundred meters from your friend. Filled with glitches, bugs, and overall a sense of no polish and a consequent "rushed" feeling. The 3 characters are ugly, boring, and uninteresting. Story is forgettable. Not a very long game (especially if you avoid the facti...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Too Human is a success to loot lovers everywhere. 0

I have a few questions to ask you before I begin the review. These questions will figure out if you, the reader, would love this game. Do you love constantly upgrading loot despite being level capped? Can you deal with the same small array of enemy types over and over? Is spending time with a friend complaining about an unskippable death scene your idea of fun? If so, Too Human is for you.ProsA large array of loot. Fairly simple fighting mechanic that makes killing a breeze. Co-op is seamless an...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Braid is a unique game that suffers primarily from its pricing. 0

ProsBrilliant art design. Fun puzzle mechanics. ConsThose same "fun puzzle mechanics" get old somewhat fast. Little to no replayability. Costs 1,200 Microsoft points. Most likely, due to Microsoft's excessive advertising for the Autumn XBLA releases, you've heard of Braid. It is, above all, based on the likenesses of Mario. Not only do you have "Goomba-esque" characters, but piranhas, a Princess to save, and so on. The story is very much optional, when going to different worlds you pass by boo...

1 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Soul Calibur IV is a polished and refined fighter sure to please. 0

ProsGreat to enjoy with friends.Fairly easy to learn, requires practice to master.Amazing graphics complemented by a functional art direction.Creating characters is diverse, unique, and has limitless possibilities.Enough modes and online play to keep you busy.ConsPractice mode lacks an option to streamline moves.Online needs a tag team option.Story mode is lacking any real incentive.A trait more notable in fighters is their lack of story, and this is both true and false for the Soul Calibur fran...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

In this day and age, the Track & Field formula is not acceptable. 0

ProsIt'll make sure your controller is sturdy.ConsIt will also wear out your controller.Mediocre graphics, bland gameplay, no substance.Laggy online component.The reason I gave Beijing Olympics two stars is simple: it's not broken. Granted, it's repetitious, tedious, and boring; but not complete trash. (Cheers to you, Jumper!) I have not kept up with recent releases of the Olympics games, but knew they were not up to par. The main gameplay functions of this game revolve around a similar game tha...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A fun, free-roaming game that uses every stereotype in the book. 0

Ever wondered what a considerably less violent free-roam Rockstar game might be like? Well Bully is that experiment. Place yourself in a school, where you do 2 classes a day, or can ditch, and adventure about the town mowing lawns, racing bikes, visiting the carnival, boxing with Preps; it's all here. While I do make that sound like a wide range of things to do, this game will last about 20-25 hours if you're going for a 100% completion, but then again, none of it is really filler. The story pr...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

GTA IV continues the great production, but the formula is tiring. 0

GTA IV packs a lot of stuff into one disc, and as such it has a lot of things to talk about. Basic premise is any other GTA layout. You play as Nikolai, "Nicky" as his friends call him, and you're an immigrant from overseas. You've come to Liberty City for numerous reasons, many being laid out as the story unfolds. Regardless, as far as you are concerned, you are there to live a new life with your cousin Roman. The controls are all fairly the same. You can jump, use/switch weapons, auto-aim on ...

4 out of 6 found this review helpful.

An interesting premise meets a flawed presentation. 0

Iron Man, another game you could have predicted what it would turn out like. Yes, it's based off a movie and yes it is mediocre. To begin with the story, I skipped all the cutscenes. Not only were the characters and voice acting bland, but it put me to sleep. That being said, the gameplay is a little bit better. But before I venture off into the gameplay let me go over the graphics. Iron Man himself looks pretty slick, with his shiny armor and, for the most part, decent animation he is the high...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The one game you'd be stupid NOT to buy. 0

6 extreme levels, 9 weapons, 21 collectibles, 3 sets of combos and 45 minutes of gameplay. What a bargain!6 levels of "intuitive" combat against a variety of blobs (polygons?) that have legs and try to kick you. You use your trusty weapon and useless "Nightcrawler-wannabe" skills to attack them. At the end of each level is a boss that you use the same combat against. Credits roll after 45-60 minutes, and you play it one more time to get the rest of your 1,000 gamerscore. Then you return it. Bec...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Linear, short, no replay value and particularly boring. 0

I assume the viewers of Lost, at least the gamers as well, were looking forward to this game. I hear all about Lost and it's numerous plot mysteries and the show being great just in general. It led me to believe this game might be decent, but it truly fails on that front. I mean take any game, add average graphics (which is above-average than most developers), uninspired puzzles, take away any form of action, and add a terrible spin off script to the show. The story follows some guy named Ellio...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A solid Max Payne-esque shooter with stylized action. 0

So pretty much, I summarized this game in the headline. Take the wealth of bullets, blood, and shooting third-person action of Max Payne and you can imagine what Stranglehold is like. It basically revolves around a cop (Chow) out to save a couple of hostages (his wife and some other girl). I didn't really pay much attention to the story, in fact I skipped it all, mainly because the action is so great and it just breaks the flow. Not to say the story is bad, though. Let me go over the basic cont...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Tedious button masher at best. 0

StoryI assume the story stays true to the movie counterpart. I say this because I was never really interested in the books, the movies, and this is the first Chronicles game I played. That being said, I know it follows the movie plot for the most part because while there are cinematics, there is also movie clips to go along with the current scene. So if you like the movie, you can expect the same here. GameplayYou play as one of a couple characters who all have the same basic premise. You can a...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

SC is a great game to keep you busy until the 4th release. 0

I will keep this review fairly short, and if you have any questions or comments regarding anything feel free to message me. Pros Resurrection of a classic. Great time to be released. Easy to pick-up and play. Awesome cast of characters. Cons No online play. Little reason to play after achievements (e.g. no unlockables). Gameplay If you were ever interested in a fighter game before, Soul Calibur is no different for the most part. You can run in 8 directions, and it's a basic 1 on 1 match fro...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Penny Arcade, while short, is a mostly memorable experience. 0

To put it plain, Penny AA is not the most in-depth RPG but it's amazing at how easy it is to just pick-up and play. No, you won't be dissapointed if you are a hardcore RPGer, you'll just be caught off-guard. GameplaySo, as previously aforementioned countless times, it's an RPG. When not in combat, you roam the current environment. The environment itself is fairly linear, but it has a lot of things to "inspect" and by that I mean go up to, press A, and either find a collectible, maybe a badly hi...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Friend or Foe is a beat'em up that gets tiring fairly quickly. 0

You play as Spider-Man of course, and can switch between him or your sidekick of which there are 14. I only played SM because he was the most interesting, I just chose my favorite villains to fill in as side-kick. The story doesn't matter, as we all know. All you have to understand is that there are 6 worlds, each world featuring 4 levels, and the same enemies over and over. It offers easy pick-up and play combat, a fair amount of variety as far as moves go, and the option for a second player t...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Extreme Condition improves upon the original in many aspects. 0

 Lost Planet: Colonies is the same game that was released in January 2007, approximately a year and half ago. While I rented Lost Planet when it first came out, I didn't enjoy it very much and never bought it. That being said, I've changed my mind about this title. I'd like to break it down first by the Pros/Cons, then gameplay, multiplayer, sound/graphics, and value. But before I go into that, you may be asking what's different from the original Lost Planet. Well not only is it cheaper, but it ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A difficult, combat-rich and bloody experience. 0

Pros Fluid combat with a variety of combos. Slick presentation. Character models are excellent. Cinematics are impressive to watch. Cons Chest physics, no woman needs a chest that big nor with physics. Storyline is convoluted, confusing, and throw-away. Environments need more work. Achievements are unjust, and take a lot of time. GameplayAs Ryu, a ninja of course, in a storyline that doesn't matter, you're going to kill a lot of enemies. Over my span of an 8 hour game on the lowest difficulty,...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Take one part "Lego" formula, add two parts Indiana Jones. 0

So, Lego Indiana Jones is from the makers of Lego Star Wars. As you might expect, there's nothing new here, same Lego formula from the Lego Star Wars series replaced with Indiana Jones. Pros Colorful and humorous. Legos. Covers the original 3 movies. Cons Same old Lego game. Nothing new, which is disappointing. You can cheat from the get-go. Somewhat boring if you are playing by yourself. GameplaySo, you can jump, attack, change characters, and "use" objects. That's it, the controls are very ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Bourne Conspiracy is an underrated title that's worth a play. 0

Pros You feel like Jason Bourne, really captures the movie's feel. Slick hand-to-hand combat. Graphics are well-done, and character skins are detailed. Cons Short game, 6 hours long. Too much shooting, I liked the fisticuffs combat better. The story is confusing if you have not seen the movies. GameplaySo the gameplay is varied and fun. At one point you will be in hand-to-hand combat. You can chain attacks by pressing X and Y (or hold either to perform a kick), X being a light attack and Y bei...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A boating sim that's ideal only to hardcore fans and sim lovers. 0

Pros It captures the concept of Deadliest Catch. The wave animations of the ocean are fairly realistic. Cons Pacing is totally off, it goes way too slow. Very repetitious setting Pots and then picking them up later. Not worth $60, maybe $40 at most. Nothing "next-gen" about this title. Terrible acting. GameplayFrom the get-go you will be presented with 5 missions that teach you the basics. The premise of each season is pretty simplistic. At the start you'll arrange your fishermen, buy necessit...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Hellboy's combat is lackluster and its story is forgettable. 0

This game does come out about 2 weeks before the movie, which is peculiar. That is, until, you learn it has nothing to do with the movie's story. You can still call this game a movie-game, but it doesn't really try to. It just happens to stumble upon that curse. Pros The graphics and artistic direction is mostly original. Hellboy has a pretty nice model. Cons Simple combat gets boring fast. Online co-op is boring and the controls lag behind. Story is directed in an uninteresting way. Puzzle e...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Blue Dragon is a solid, classic RPG that is pure old-school. 0

The best compliment I can give BD (Blue Dragon) is just how simple and classic it is. If you've ever played an older Final Fantasy, you know the formula. Pros Simple, classic RPG mechanics. Monsters are on-screen, not random encounters. Field Barrier allows you to avoid fights, which is nice once in a while. Cons The Dragonball look just isn't cutting it. Framerate drops for no reason. Terrible story with ill-placed cutscenes. Gameplay As par the usual RPG, you'll have dungeons, towns, and ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

One of the better movie games that kids will enjoy. 0

Pros Captures same feeling as the movie. Easy to play, kid friendly. Multiplayer options. References to other Pixar movies. Cons A few bugs/glitches can catch you off guard. Short game with little replayability. Gameplay This game is definitely based moreso on simple puzzles and platforming then straight-up action. At first Wall-E is disorienting to control, but once you get the handle of him it's pretty easy. You can move around, jump, pick up cubes and throw them, as well as shoot when assi...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Valve crafts a masterpiece and sells 5 for one great price. 0

The Orange Box includes 5 great games: Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2: Episode One, Half-Life 2: Episode Two, Portal, and Team Fortress 2. I'll compact my reviews into the following: Half-Life 2 (this includes EP 1 and 2), Portal, and TF2. Half-Life 2 Bundle In Half-Life 2 you play as Gordon Freeman, a scientist who, in the first Half-Life, unleashed a portal to Xen. In HL2 you face an alien race called the Combine, and throughout the game, as well as the episodes, you battle them, among creatures o...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The Club is a fast-paced score-based shooting extravaganza. 0

Pros Fast, frantic fun. Easy to learn, driven by competitive leaderboards. The multiplayer, while not very original, is good fun with friends. Cons Story mode is over in as little as 4 to 5 hours. Lack of a real narrative or story. The package as a whole is somewhat scarce. Gameplay The Club has no story, so let's get that out of the way. Now, this game plays like a racer and a shooter in one. You begin by choosing from a selection of 8 characters with varying statistics in 3 different categor...

4 out of 5 found this review helpful.

This Pac-Man iteration is a refreshing take on the series. 0

Pros Updated look that's a welcome change. Catchy soundtrack. The new features and game modes are a fun addition. Cons Ghosts are just as frustrating as always. Dieing in this game is harsh. Pac-Man Championship Edition is a revival of the classic game that I feel is the best in the entire array of Pac-Man games out there. This release for the Xbox Live Arcade costs 800 Microsoft Points ($10), is Single-Player, has 6 new game modes and an array of achievements. Championship Edition changes th...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A modern day Risk for the masses. 0

Civ Rev is the first game of the series that I have touched. From what I hear, this is a more stripped-down version of the game, but just as addictive and fun. The reason for this is because it's on a console, and what they do with the game is take away the more tedious processes while tuning the controls making it easy for any strategy lover.Pros+Addictive and strategic.+Intuitive interface.+Charismatic leaders.+Interesting progression of civilizations.Cons-Your advisors speak annoying gibberis...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.