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No Country for Bionic Men 1

Bionic Commando Rearmed was one of my favorite games on Xbox Live Arcade at the time. I had no nostalgia for the original Bionic Commando, and I was mostly apathetic towards sidescrolling games. Still, the mechanics, music and challenge of the game drew me in and I enjoyed it immensely. Most of this is retained in the sequel, but it struggles from being far less memorable. The game takes place a couple of years after the first Rearmed (and apparently...

22 out of 22 found this review helpful.

A game that is not enslaved by reality. 0

Let me start off by saying that I don't play many "weird" games. I usually stick to IPs I know. When I saw the Quicklook of the XBLA version of Zeno Clash however, I was intrigued by the story. It was definitely weird and unconventional, and as an aspiring game designer, I felt compelled to see what Brad found so crazy about it. Yeah, it's pretty crazy, but it's not because it's horrifying or ambiguous like a David Lynch movie. It just has a very specific art design and a story that is not bound...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

One of the greatest Xbox Live Arcade titles to date 3

At the end of 2003, “Project Gotham Racing 2” by Bizarre Creations was released for the Xbox.  While browsing their garage, the players could walk up to an old-school arcade machine and play a 2D dual-stick shooter entitled "Geometry Wars". To celebrate “Project Gotham Racing 3”, Bizarre Creations released “Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved” on the Xbox 360’s Xbox Live Arcade platform. This “Evolved” version proved to be popular, and “Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2” was released at the end of July in...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Burnout has evolved massively 0

The Burnout series has always been about one thing: pushing your limits while driving in traffic with your engine spitting out nitro. This time around, it's about making your opponents crash. When you for example push an opponent to the front of a bus, "BUS TAKEDOWN" will pop up on your screen while you see your opponents car being smashed in slow-motion. However the camera will for a couple of seconds not concentrate on your car, but your opponents car. If you were to crash in a wall before the...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Besides Live play, DOA:U is a step back 0

DOA Ultimate is a remake of Dead Or Alive 2 and 1. You'll get one disc for each game in the same package. DOA 1 (being the Saturn game it is) is a look back at the primitive yet slightly enjoyable game that started it all. Not a bad game at all, but the casual gamer probably won't be playing this game too much. DOA 2 however, is extremely polished and has tremendous graphics. My biggest complaint is the lack of moves. Many of my favourites moves and combo throws from DOA 3 is absent in DOA 2, bu...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Great simulator with unmatched realism and a smart AI 0

This is one of the greatest racing simulators to hit videogames so far. There are a total of 231 cars in the game, unless I remembered wrong. These, like you would expect, range from Honda Civic SI Hatchback to Chrysler ME Four-Twelve to Toyota GT-One! These are again divided in classes; D4, D3, D2, D1, C4, C3, C2, C1, B4, B3, B2, B1, A4, A3, A2, A1, S4, S3, S2, S1, GT, GTS and P1. D to S cars are (somewhat) street-legal cars with D4 being slowest and S1 being fastest. GT and GTS are the sort ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Another great Burnout game 0

Ah. Burnout. Possibly the greatest arcade racing series ever. Well, the first two titles might not have been the greatest, but after EA stepped in, things changed. For the better. Burnout 3: Takedown was groundbreaking and deserved the critical acclaim it achieved. Dodging traffic at incredible speeds while taking out opponents was easily affiliated to Burnout 3. This time, everything is turned up a notch. The first thing you’ll notice is the new slick menu interface with one of the game’s fast...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Extremely satisfying, yet not for everyone 0

Ninja Gaiden II is not much different from its predecessor. You play as Ryu Hayabusa, a 20-something ninja of the Dragon lineage. The story takes place six months after Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword for the DS, which in turn took place six months after Ninja Gaiden for the original Xbox. The Black Spider Ninja clan (introduced in NG: Dragon Sword) and their leader, Genshin, steals a statue from Ryu's father. The story spirals into a one-man war against infernal creatures referred to as Fiends, as ...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Sam Fisher is back for the fourth time 0

Ubisoft's fourth entry in the Splinter Cell franchise proves that there's still life in the old guy. The Splinter Cell franchise remains robust and satisfying, but some changes have been made for the worse. As you begin playing you'll notice three options. These are introduced by the voice of a woman, which is a first in the series. Special Features is nothing special (Credits and the E3 Trailer for Rainbow Six Vegas), but the other two, Single Player and Multiplayer, are definitely noteworthy....

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Project Gotham Racing 3 quickly sets the bar high. Amazing! 0

Bizarre Creations have come up with yet another graphical showcase on Microsoft’s console. Hours and hours of footage and hundreds of pictures made it possible for them to create photo-realistic vehicles and environments. The game features 80 licensed supercars and the environments span over Tokyo, New York, London, Las Vegas and Nürburgring. The soundtrack features songs from genres like Hip Hop, J-Pop and even Classical. There’s the online play you could find in PGR 2 and even an online career...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.