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Naughty Bear Review 0

By - Craig H.I am not ashamed to say that Naughty Bear has been on my radar ever since the teddy bear massacre concept was first announced. Dreams of a Manhunt style game with lovable teddy bears was a very intriguing idea. But does Naughty Bear deliver on this twisted story like one hoped?In Naughty Bear you play as a bear named “Naughty” who was not invited to another bear, Daddles, birthday party. You still want to be his friend and decide to surprise him with a birthday present anyway. But, ...

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The Legend of Zelda (NES) Review 1

By - Richard J.The Legend of Zelda on the NES; the introduction of the brave, green-tunic wearing hero Link to the gaming community. Back in a time when simple side-scrolling games dominated gaming, few games went for a more open experience. Allowing you to travel around a small world, going where ever you wanted gave gamers a whole new type of experience.Unlike the newer Zelda games, The Legend of Zelda doesn't have much story at all. You play as Link, the hero of time, as he goes on an adventu...

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Booster Trooper Review 0

By - Richard J.It seems that every year shooter games find a new gimmick to add. Just look at Gears of War's hoard mode. How many games have taken that mode and slapped their own coat of paint on it? Starting with Halo: Reach, it appears that this year's gimmick is jet packs. Halo will have them, Kill zone will have them, and there are many more shooters that have yet to be revealed.At this perfect time to jump into this gimmick and not seem unoriginal, Booster Trooper has taken it and built a p...

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Red Dead Redemption Review 0

By - Richard J.Back in 2002, Rockstar Games acquired the rights to publish a little-known "Spaghetti Western" game, titled "Red Dead Revolver." The game received mix reviews, but became a rare hit among fans. When Rockstar Games announced that they would be releasing a sequel to Red Dead Revolver, the hype train started. As the game neared it's release, it began to show Rockstar's true colours. The third-person action game that was Red Dead Revolver, was now going open-world and GTA-like. Red De...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Duke Nukem Manhattan Project Review 0

By - Craig H.Remember when Duke Nukem was one of the top shooters in the industry? When good ol’ Duke was in his prime? I do and unfortunately Duke is not looking good in 2010. Duke Nukem Manhattan Project is not much more than a port of the 2002 PC release.The game was made in 2002 and looks that way. The character models are jagged and poorly animated. The background looks like a bad photo with the decently modeled buildings placed in front to give the appearance of depth. Even the breasts on ...

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de Blob Review 0

By - Kai S.Imagine a world without any color. A world where everything was dark and gloomy, the only colors you will ever see are black, white and gray. That is exactly what the Raydians in de Blob are being forced to deal with after Comrade Black and the INKT Corporation took over their previously color filled world. But they aren’t going to sit around and take it, no, with your help they are going to fight back to restore the color of Chroma City.de Blob takes place in Chroma City which used t...

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Joe Danger Review 0

By - Craig H.Joe Danger mixes aspects of Trials HD and Excite Bike to create a fun and engaging motorcycle game that is well worth the price. Joe Danger is a beautiful game that is colorful and a joy to watch. The presentation is top notch and the controls feel great from the first time you pick up the controller.Joe Danger was the best stunt driver until a severe accident knocked him from the top. Now that he has recovered he wants to return to his glory days and become the top stunt driver onc...

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Tetris Party Deluxe Wii Review 0

By - Richard J.It all started with the Gameboy, and a little Russian game that could. After selling nearly 33 million on the portable system alone, everyone across America in the early '90s was fitting tetrominoes together. Over the years, Tetris has made its mark on nearly every home and portable video game console. The latest Tetris game(s) to invade home and portable consoles is Tetris Party Deluxe. Tetris Party was originally a WiiWare game developed by Hudson Soft., but due to it's populari...

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Splinter Cell: Conviction Second Opinion Gaming Survival Review 0

By - Richard J.This is not the Splinter Cell you've played before. Instead of staying in the dark, crawling towards enemies to pull of that perfect execution, you'll be running through gun battles taking out anyone in your site. This is Splinter Cell: Conviction, and its one hell of a ride!StoryThe basic plot of Splinter Cell: Conviction is that Sam Fischer, no longer working for Third Echilon, is trying to stop Third Echilon from essentially taking over America and the rest of the world. It's y...

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Tetris Party Deluxe Review 0

By - Richard J.It all started with the Gameboy, and a little Russian game that could. After selling nearly 33 million on the portable system alone, everyone across America in the early '90s was fitting tetrominoes together. Over the years, Tetris has made its mark on nearly every home and portable video game console. The latest Tetris game(s) to invade home and portable consoles is Tetris Party Deluxe. Tetris Party was originally a WiiWare game developed by Hudson Soft, but due to it's popularit...

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LEGO: Batman The Video Game Review 0

By - Kai S. I really cannot think of anyone who has never played with LEGO’s at some point in their life. Whether or not they actually owned them, I think every person has had the chance to build and play with LEGO’s at some point or another. Everyone seems to love LEGO’s and it is one of the few toys that have stood the test of time. Even as we grow older, the kid inside of us still sees LEGO’s and wants to start building something. So what happens when you combine a childhood favorite like LEG...

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Green Day Rock Band Review 0

By - Richard J.Green Day has played a large role in the modern punk scene since they went mainstream in 1991. They've had a lot of ups and a lot of downs, but most famously their last "up" which produced to critically acclaimed albums American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown. SinceAmerican Idiotwas released, Green Day has come back to the forefront of the music and overall entertainment industry. With Green Day being a modern punk legend, and with their catastrophic success lately, it was a no-...

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Rocket Knight Review 0

By - Kai S.  Seventeen years ago an opossum by the name of Sparkster invaded the homes of thousands of Sega Mega Drive and Genesis owners. He warmed the hearts of many as they followed him on his quest to save the day in Rocket Knight Adventures. Sparkster was later called back to duty in Sparkster: Rocket Knight Adventures 2 and later on the SNES in Sparkster. After years of adventure, Sparkster went into retirement and decided to settle down and start a family. But after learning of a new thre...

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Attack of the Movies 3-D Review 0

By - Richard J.What do you get when you take a movie game that hasn't bothered to license any movies, and add gimmicky 3D that doesn't even work? You get one of the worst games this generation, other wise known as; Attack of the Movies 3D As you will see in this review, Attack of the Movies 3D is absolutely terrible and should only be used as a test of will power for aspiring video game journalists, such as myself. I was so naïve, and I thought that maybe it couldn't be "too bad". Oh man, was I ...

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Super Mario Galaxy 2 Review 0

By - Richard J.Back in 2007, the geniuses at Nintendo released Super Mario Galaxy to the world. The game received high critical acclaim and praise. Many dubbed Super Mario Galaxy as the best Mario game ever released. Riding on the coat tails of such a great success, Nintendo set out to release a sort of "Super Mario Galaxy 1.5", using levels that had to be cut from the original game due to restrictions. What was originally planned as a sort of expansion to the original Super Mario Galaxy quickly...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Docomodake Boing! DS Review 0

By - Kai S.                                   What do you get when you combine the mascot for a Japanese mobile phone company and a platform puzzle game for the DS? The incredibly fun, and unique game by the name of Boing! Docomodake DS. The adorable little mushroom mascots take you through a quirky and fun story that will have you hooked from start to finish. Addicting gameplay, a cute story and nice visuals all come together to make one great little game.In Boing! Docomodake you play as Papa D...

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ModNation Racers Review 0

By - Craig H.ModNation Racers is the second installment in Sony’s “Play, Create, Share” game series. Trying to follow in the footsteps of LittleBigPlanet, ModNation Racers aims to put the players in control of the content in the game. If following in LittleBigPlanet's success was not enough it is also tasked with going after kart racing's juggernaut, Mario Kart. ModNation Racers gives both games a run for their money.ModNation Racers has something that was lacking from other kart racers…a true c...

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Bit. Trip RUNNER Review 0

By - Richard J.  Take Mega-Man, remove his armour and give him Crystal Meth. The way he would see himself and the world around him; how he would be vulnerable after any attack, and the speed for which the world would seem to pass him by is exactly how I would describe Bit. Trip RUNNER. This game is one hell of a ride, but any slight pause in that ride will force you start it all over again. Trial-and-error is the name of the game in this one, and that could be considered both a good and a bad th...

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Split/Second Review 0

By - Craig H.Triggering commercial airline crashes, blowing up train bridges and toppling buildings are not typically events that are used to describe a racing game but Split/Second aims to add a new layer to a stagnant gaming genre. Disney and Blackrock Studios give players the ability to control catastrophic events to help position themselves at the top of the podium.Split/Second is structured around a pulse pounding action show made up of 12 episodes. After all 12 episodes are complete the ra...

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Alan Wake Review 0

By - Richard J.It has been a long time coming. Rumored to have been in the planning stages since as early as 2001; Alan Wake is finally here. This action, survival horror game has fought against numerous delays to finally make it's way to day light. A dark vs. light fight similar to what you will experience once you dive into Alan Wake. Despite the numerous delays, I can happily tell you that Alan Wake was everything I was hoping it would be, and maybe even more.The basic plot of Alan Wake is th...

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Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate Stars Review 0

By - Richard J.What the hell is Tatsunoko? That's what many of you reading this review are probably wondering. You're familiar with Marvel Vs. Capcom, but not Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars. That's fine, as I was the same way until I went to the good 'ole internet to look it up. It turns out, Tatsunoko is an extremely popular Japanese animation company. However, that doesn't matter. What matters is that Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom is a fantastic fighting game, whether or not you know of the T...

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Professor Layton and the Curious Village Review 0

By - Richard J.Puzzles, puzzles, and more puzzles; that is what can be found throughout Professor Layton and the Curious Village. With the game boasting more than 120, it has no shortage of puzzles to be solved. With a cute, but rewarding story to tie all of these puzzles together, Professor Layton and the Curious Village is a game that shouldn't disappoint.As mentioned, Professor Layton and the Curious Village does a wonderful job of telling a story; almost as if you are reading a book while yo...

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Dead to Rights: Retribution Review 0

By - Craig HAlmost 8 years have passed since the original Dead to Rights was released on the Xbox and Playstation 2. Developer Violate Games has promised to re-invent the series and push the game in a new direction. What was achieved was a run-of-the-mill third person shooter that will be forgettable shortly after completion (though is fun while it lasts).Dead to Rights: Retribution follows a Metro City cop Jack Slate along with his bear sized K-9 companion Shadow. The plot starts midway through...

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Monster Hunter Tri Review 0

By - Richard J.After mindlessly indulging close to 10 hours into Monster Hunter Tri in only 2 and a half days, I've come to the conclusion that the Japanese are onto something with this Monster Hunter series. The Monster Hunter series takes basic hack-and-slash gameplay, mashes it with thralling adventures, and ties it all together with a nice muliplayer-focused bow.Being my first Monster Hunter game, I didn't really know what to expect. Luckily, as you will read in this review, I thoroughly enj...

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Assassin's Creed 2 Review 0

By - Richard J.Remember back to 2006 and 2007 when everyone was so excited for 'Assassin's Creed', set to be released for the Xbox360 and PS3? Gamers around the world were so excited for a game that was set to change the way we thought of sandbox games. The hype coursed through the internet, and it coursed thorough our veins in anticipation, but something happened. Eager gamers rushed through Assassin's Creed and were met by disappointment. The game looked great and played fairly well, but the t...

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Street Fighter IV iPhone Review 0

By - Richard J.When Capcom first announced Street Fighter 4 for iPhone, me and many other games were worried about how the game would control. I'm happy to report that fears about the game controlling poorly can be put to rest. Capcom made the best of a bad situation and can proudly state that they made an iPhone game with a virtual joystick and buttons that actually work.However, the controls are by no means perfect. They had to replace the complex controls with a much more basic control scheme...

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Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games Review 0

By - Richard J.For the past week and a half, I've been slaving away at Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games for a review. I had high hopes for this game, but I of course was disappointed in the end. Although, to this games credit, it was only until I delved deep into the features that I started to dislike this game. At it's most basic layer, Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter games is actually quite enjoyable.I'll start off with the high points of Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter ...

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Bayonetta -- Second Opinion Gaming Survival Review 0

By - Richard J.I first heard about Bayonetta I didn't know anything about it. People had great things to say about this game and that of course made me interested in it. I waited and waited and I have finally played it. And as you'll see in my review, this game is great.Bayonetta is the kind of character that you want to win and kick everyone's ass. She's sexy, stylish and walks like a model on a catwalk when nothing is happening; then she's punching, kicking, shooting and pole dancing when she'...

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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 Review 0

By - Richard J.In recent years, the Tony Hawk video games have seen a slow decline. Unfortunately, it seems like the games are getting worse each year. Last year's peripheral based Tony Hawk: Ride was no exception; being one of the worst reviewed games of the year. There was however, better days for the Tony Hawk series. One of the best of those good days was Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2. This game took the great arcade action that made the first Tony Hawk Pro Skater such a success, and made it bett...

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Final Fight: Double Impact Review 0

By - Craig H.  Nostalgia is what many companies are hanging their hats on these days when it comes to remaking arcade classics for release on present consoles. Many do little more than just make the game work on your system and that’s it. Final Fight: Double Impact tries to break that mold and expand on the arcade experience.Final Fight: Double Impact includes both the full arcade releases of Final Fight and Dragon Sword. Also included is co-op capability for both via Xbox Live or splitscreen. O...

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Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story Review 0

By - Richard J.Wait, Bowser's Inside Story? Yes, that's right, a Mario game that actually features Bowser as the main character. You will still play as Mario and Luigi during parts, but instead of stealing Princess Toadstool, Bowser will be stealing the show. It seems like a bold move for Alpha Dream to create a game based around everyone's favourite enemy being the hero, but they do it well and create one of, if not the best RPG on the Nintendo DS.STORYThe Mario & Luigi games, like any good...

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Wakeboarding HD Review 0

By - Craig H.Wakeboarding HD is the sixth game published by Creat Studios and TikGames. In Wakeboarding HD you are pulled behind a speedboat on a wakeboard where you perform crazy tricks, collect stars, evade sharks and mines, crash through roofs, knock over sunbathers and jump over giant rubber ducks. To say that Wakeboarding HD is to be taken lightly is an understatement. The game focuses on just being a fun pick-up and play game for all ages.Tricks are performed with the face buttons (excludi...

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Splinter Cell: Conviction Review 0

By - Craig H.Almost 4 years have passed since we last saw Sam Fischer in action. The last entry, Splinter Cell: Double Agent, was met with solid reviews but did little to expand on the series. Splinter Cell: Conviction changes the formula completely and gives Sam Fischer more power than ever before.The game begins after the events ofSplinter Cell: Double Agentand does a good job catching you up to the events that have happened since we last saw Sam. Sam’s boss, Irving Lambert, was killed by Sam ...

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Perfect Dark XBLA Review 0

By - Craig H.Almost 10 years has passed since Perfect Dark was originally released back on the Nintendo 64. During its time it was one of the premiere FPS games (along with Goldeneye 64) and paved the way for modern day console FPS’s. 4JStudios and Microsoft did an exceptional job at fan service and provide a reminder of where the modern day console FPS’s got their start.For those unfamiliar with Perfect Dark, the story follows a British secret agent named Joanna Dark who is trying to figure out...

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Scrap Metal Review 0

By - Craig H.Scrap Metal is a top-down racer that pits everyone against each other and throws in weapons, armor and upgrades to help with the destruction. Each vehicle is armed with a unique weapon (such as a machine gun, circular blade, etc) that is used to take out your competition in a race to the finish (or to the last man standing)There is a good amount of variety in terms of modes that keep the game fun and fresh over its 8 different tracks. These modes include a standard race, elimination...

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Toy Soldiers Review 0

 By Craig H.  Toy Soldiers is a cleverly disguised tower defense game with a third person twist. This blend between the two styles is a fantastic mix and provides for a great hands-on strategy experience.The premise of Toy Soldiers is simple. Players must defeat waves of enemies and stop a pre-designated amount of enemies from entering their toy box. Artillery weapons can be bought and placed in specific locations on the map to aid your objective (i.e. kill everyone). For every enemy you kill yo...

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Lazy Raiders Review 0

By - Craig H.  In Lazy Raiders you play as Dr. Diggabone, a rather round archeologist who is looking for 16 different relics. As to not exert himself you will be in control of the environment rather than Dr. Diggabone himself. He will slide and fall wherever gravity takes him.The gameplay is easy to understand. Simply rotate the world to the left and right to move Dr. Diggabone around the puzzle. You can also press the "A" button to flip the entire map and send Dr. Diggabone crashing to the bott...

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Aliens VS. Predator Review 0

By - Craig H.For years fans of these franchises have clamored for a solid video game adaptation that makes them feel like their favorite character. Rebellion Games takes the reins again for another attempt at bringing the masses a great AVP game.The campaign is broken into three separate smaller campaigns. Through these campaigns you will play as an Alien, a Predator, and a Marine. The campaigns are separate but do have common elements and are part of the same story.The marine campaign is a trad...

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Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing 0

By - Craig H.Many publishers and developers have tried to copy Mario Karts gameplay (and success) but, for the most part, all have failed. Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing takes a stab at the Nintendo staple and comes out with a great racing game.Sonic & SEGA All-Star Racing does not have a story at all but most will not really see a need for one. There is neither back story to be had nor any reason why all these characters are racing each other. The game is an arcade racer, that’s it. The ...

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Matt Hazard Blood Bath and Beyond Review 0

By - Craig H.After a lackluster first outing many have written off Matt Hazard: Blood Bath & Beyond (which I will refer to as BBB from now on) without giving it a fair chance. Luckily the franchise has received a fresh reboot and has done away with the full 3D gameplay instead opting for a 2.5D side-scrolling shooter. After finishing BBB I am pleased to say that I am looking forward to the next installment.Matt Hazard find himself in another predicament where an old nemesis is planning to go...

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