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A True Must....Not Buy 0

For everybody out there hoping to get their crazy on with Just Cause 2's down loadable content, I give you this warning. Buyer beware....   Because Just Cause 2 can be a bevvy of insanity, consider the DLC limiting. The jet is unfortunately the most valuable. This plane is really quick, and for those of you out there trying to cover a lot of ground for the 75% achievement, it can be absolutely helpful in the endgame. But we aren't talking about that, because rules apply. The plane costs money. ...

0 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Chime-ing in! Hehe 0

Chime is a pretty good example of the direction I’d like to see games take. A charitable donation is made from spending your money on the game, which isn’t half bad. I could never write a lengthy review about something that barely warrants this much. Having never played Lumines or variations of that, Chime is like starting fresh in my world. A new iteration to some of gaming’s best puzzlers. I really like to play it but that is a direct result of me looking for something small I can space out wi...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Definitive Street Fighter 0

I don’t think it really comes as a shock or anything less than expected for Capcom to continue supporting the gamer through traditional franchises. The same is to be said for Super Street Fighter 4. I’d not give it more credit than I would any other re-issue, but to add ten characters and then balance it….the amount thought behind that goes way over my head. The ultimate juggling act that I feel most fighters pull off is making me feel like I can win going into any match. Just short of that make...

3 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Just Cause 2 0

It finally came. I waited for a long while on Just Cause 2. I recall it being delayed, then pushed before making it into the box. The final product turned out to be far more than I expected for a sequel. You consider the first game was just on the outside of that weird gap between console generations, and Just Cause went across both. It was an okay looking game at the time. Very wonky controls, but also incredibly rewarding when you really got into the carnage. What I didn’t expect were the near...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Far Cry 2 0

This open world thing is easily the thing of 2008. Far Cry 2 is a solid game but it has some very hardcore-type ideas buried inside. If Far Cry 2’s competition during its release is Fable 2 and Fallout 3 then it does stand on its own as a quality game. Questionable design decisions aside it still has some pretty interesting things going for it. Fire is absolutely a great new idea that is being used so well here. If any developer can take one thing away it’s how successful fire can be to build in...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

ATV Racing....Could Be Worse 0

It sure took a while for an ATV game to get it right, eh? Pure isn’t quite what I was looking for in a racing game, but 2008 was kind of a slow year for good racing games in general. 2009 should be better, but Pure’s accessibility is a nice diversion. I’ll credit it with feeling very different from the other off-road racers. I finished Untamed this year and that is a perfect contrast to this. Where Untamed did many types of racing veiled in mediocrity, Pure kind of gives a shot of adrenaline in...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Mmmm, Smoker Dust 0

There is no better indicator of what kind of year 2008 was with releases of shooters that treaded new ground in platforming, role-playing, and the infected taking over the world one campaign at a time. In the latter’s case, it also pushed multiplayer into an interesting direction. Credit to Valve for not only making a technically impressive game, but for proving that a game could be built around multiplayer without having to be an MMO. The heavily discussed AI director does some things I like, a...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

I Am Builder! 1

Behold gamers, the most overlooked and underrated game of 2008. From top to bottom, a complete experience. For the small price that keeps dropping as I write this. You know what is the worst part about it? People wanted something else. Where Banjo succeeds, I can’t recall any other game doing. It could be how it looks, although it couldn’t look any better. It might be how it controls, although it couldn’t control any better. And it might not be a traditional Banjo game, although I don’t think i...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Rock Band 2...Mostly 0

Do you ever get that feeling that a franchise or genre has evolved right past you? I think with Rock Band 2, music games have certainly given me rhythm gaming fatigue. The soundtrack is disappointing for me and my personal tastes. Sure, Rock Band 2 is still the great game its predecessor was but I’m definitely at my limit with what Harmonix and Activision decide is good music for a group of people to play. These games are so similar that the only things left to compare are soundtracks. The majo...

3 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Halo 3 0

Writing a review for Halo 3 feels like I’m just echoing 360 fanboy rants over the internet. I became a fan of the first Halo after it came with a special edition Xbox and I haven’t really looked back. I’ve never understood the point of view that it’s just an average shooter. Using that logic everything is an average shooter. Halo certainly feels like nothing else. And it definitely doesn’t look like anything else. Quite honestly, it’s very much the opposite of what I’d call an average shooter. ...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Dark, Depressing, Dismal, etc. 0

The rental of rentals, never have I been so sure that a game should never be purchased. This game whose title will remain unspoken, practically begs to be played through in a day. Without playing this game, I wouldn’t have been able to appreciate the dark and grim style from Gears of War. No dreadful aesthetic can truly be appreciated until you spend time with something even more baffling in its disgusting and filthy existence. For every moment you spent pondering where the greens and blues went...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Robot Arm Grapple of Awesomeness 0

Generally, a remake is what, a 3-D re-imagining of the source material? This is the impression I’m under, that developers are afraid of taking two steps back when they put out games because they think the market won’t accept anything less than full 3-D. And one look at Sega proves that a once celebrated game developer can lose that charm and quality that was lost in translation from 2-D franchises to 3-D versions of their former selves. The Playstation and Nintendo 64 virtually killed 2-D gaming...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Project Gotham Racing 4 0

Under the radar is the understatement of 2007 with Project Gotham Racing 4. This game was hardly covered by any major media outlet. After the first reveal in early in 2007 by Peugot, people mostly forgot about it. Even after a release date was given, nothing. The game went gold, still nothing. Hands-on articles were tough to come by. Released so soon after Halo 3, and in a year when we had Forza 2, Mass Effect, Rock Band, and a lot of other huge releases, it’s easy to see why it slipped past eve...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Lost: Via Walking 0

I’m a huge Lost fan. It’s my favorite show of all time. I really do have most of it memorized as far as plot lines, locales, and characters. I never have and probably never will follow anything as close on TV again. So I was pretty excited for a game that had infinite locales, ideas, and storylines to pull from. Lost is a game that was looking pretty good at one point, as I remember. But it seems like adapting any show into a game would be difficult. I’m still waiting for a good Battlestar Galac...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Call of Duty 4: Not World War II 0

Who’s to say that a game without flaws isn’t perfect? I struggled to even point to an area in Call of Duty 4 where I felt it wasn’t good enough. The game is certainly difficult. And the game can be summed up in only a few sentences. But just being a first person shooter should never reflect on the quality of the product. Its basic element does not also imply that it’s basic. In a genre with rules it’s still pretty rare to see anything follow and perfect those rules. Re-tread? Depends on the cont...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Talking: The Game 0

My thoughts about Bioshock are a little mixed compared to the general consensus. I’m not exactly breaking news here, but personally, I found the game to be somewhat overrated. It’s not the visual style that deters me. It’s not ideal but I don’t mind depressing dark places so much. It’s just that it feels like the video game part of it is hit or miss. I have to hit on the controls, an area where unfortunately Bioshock is the roughest. The elements are there for a different kind of experience but ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Coloryblastivisualogy? 0

As far as downloadable content goes, Geometry Wars 2 is about as good as anyone can get. I remember getting the first Geometry Wars based on my time with the original in Project Gotham Racing 2 and it was a really great game. The price was right, particularly versus the other games that were available during the 360’s launch. It was a nice simple way to show off a new high definition TV. This is the perfect sequel for that.I won’t summarize every mode. But I think they did the right thing by evo...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Tomb Raider: Anniversary (360 Version) 2

So far, as difficult games go, I think it would be fair to say that Tomb Raider: Anniversary ranks up towards the top of my list in terms of hair-pulling, controller-throwing, spastic yelling that only some games can really offer. And as usual my tendency to enjoy masochistic-style video games continues. This is one of those games where you don’t use a guide because you want to complete it knowing that you did it. Having never played the first Tomb Raider in its entirety I decided maybe it was t...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Soul Calibur IV 0

I have to say, I think fighting games are impressive because the community around them can be so devoted. I don’t consider myself a die-hard player in the genre but I’ve spent many hours on Street Fighter 2 and Soul Calibur for the Dreamcast. Both of those games have been my introduction into the genre. Street Fighter 2 is really my first fighter, and Soul Calibur is my first true commitment to one. There is no better fighting franchise right now in my opinion than Soul Calibur. It balances dept...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Assassin's Creed - Like, Dude, it's Cool 0

After two years of hype I finally got to play through Assassins Creed. A game that has surprisingly refined controls if you ask me. It feels like Spider-man meets Prince of Persia with a little GTA thrown in for good measure. But it doesn’t outright copy any single part of those titles. And those parts add up to something great. It has flaws but I feel like the game is owed something positive after being criticized for repetition. There’s not another game like it around. You can’t say that very ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Grandest Theftiest Auto? Not Quite... 0

Grand Theft Auto 4, wow, it was a slow burn for me to like it enough to say it’s a good game. I started out pretty skeptical and ten hours in my doubts grew. The other GTA’s aren’t paced well enough so 4 is notable for that feat alone. Sand-box style games usually don’t work well in that sense. But I wasn’t exactly feeling the characters. From the story perspective I started out liking Niko. If you read most of the reviews then by now you know there is praise for him as a game character. It’s tr...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Burnout: Paradise, but where did all the Burnout go? 2

Let me preface this first by saying that I like my structure in racing games. I don’t get a kick out of sand-box style driving because it’s stressful and time-consuming. I like to have that linear feel that allows me to more or less memorize the tracks. I can name a long list of titles that I enjoy, that restrict you in what you can actually do. Paradise really sums up the reasons for loving that open world freedom, and also for hating it. It sets up all events at each of the intersections. It w...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Moto GP 07: Moto GP 06.1 0

Moto GP 07 is a niche racer for hardcore players. Seriously, no cliché here. It’s probably the best motorcycle racer to date. Not that there is a whole lot of competition out there. Hang-on and now this! It’s really a difficult game. You have to go into it expecting to get beat up a lot. The biggest disappointment the game has is that it barely changed from Moto GP 06. What they really did was clean up the game and add some details here and there. Otherwise, most of the tracks are still the same...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Jumper: It's a Game Sorta 0

The trailer for this movie looked incredibly uninspired when I first saw it. I didn’t watch it. I think Hayden Christiansen is a better actor now then he was during The Clone Wars, but the plot looked uninspired. Another movie licensed game couldn’t be bad right? Talk about a complete turn-off for a movie through a game. Now I really don’t have any interest in Jumper. First of all, the game gives you control of . I don’t know who is. I know who Hayden Christiansen is. But in the Jumper game I ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Forza Motorsport 2: Stole My Life Addition 0

It’s been over a year since the release of Forza Motorsport 2 I can say, unequivocally that it is my favorite racing game of all time. And, for what it’s worth, the best sim racer ever made. It’s a game that cannot be summed up by simply reading the list of bullet points on the back of the box. That isn’t to say other games in the genre pale in comparison. There happens to be a lot of competition among racing games. These are the kinds of games that could never have existed before Gran Turismo 3...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.