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Are you a chicken man or a BATMAN? 0

Decidedly Batman Arkham Asylum had lots of room for improvement and people usually don't hate money so a sequel didn't take too long to come. Two years after the first game Arkham City arrived and tried the somewhat easy task of making everything grander. The island home to the most dangerous criminals seems to have lost its initial purpose and the political forces have clashed within Gotham, when things came to worse, Hugo Strange, highly proficient psychologist and advanced chemist, who worke...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Something laughs in the dark. 0

Unfortunately when it comes to PC games -- and this review is based on the PC version of the game -- there are much more than the actual game to comment on. Sometimes it's sad to say that the complex structures of PC builds aren't up to the task of handling ports, in the case of this title however, there's pretty much no technical problems standing between you and the caped crusade's quest to save Gotham once again. Not much though not necessarily absent.Any PC moderately decent should take car...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The expected step forward. 0

People, people, comparing anything titled Smash Bros with Melee at this point is poignant. When a developer wants to make tweaks to improve upon a game they've established they have two ways. Throw everything into the rubbish bin to start from scratch, but people will go nuts and complain like there's no tomorrow because it has lost its essence; or you can maturely meddle in pretty much everything regarding to this to create a broader, larger-than-life experience that feels a superior version o...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Mario finds yet another way to please fans. 0

This is the Wii version and follow-up to the reboot version of Mario released for the Nintendo 3DS a while back. I've already talked about the previous game, Super Mario 3D Land and argued that while it might seems strange at first it ultimately served its purpose and provided an adventure that was neither 3D nor 2D Mario, it was something in-between that felt and controlled like the 2D Mario as long as you stayed on track but could venture beyond the limits of 2D making it a perfect hybrid.Thi...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Rediscovering long-lost corners and shedding light into the darkness. 0

It was a decisive moment for Zelda at that time and age. The wheel was set in motion when Ocarina of Time broke the boundaries of 2D to delve into the 3-dimensional realm. Having sowed the seeds for the way Zelda was imagined in newer generations to come, any unexpected outcome would only surface after people were said and done with whatever was shipping within the confines of those cartridges so eagerly expected. Judging from both the public and critics' reaction, at the time and decades after...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Grindy and simplistic; but after all, you're not even sure why you're still playing, but you are. 0

The new trend in gaming are the infinite games that leave you with two main choices, you either pay for whatever currency it features or you'll have to stick to its sluggish presentation to advance. Since it finds its most fertile ground on smartphones, this false "free game" is somewhat understandable for the kind of deals often found in digital stores. It ultimately even makes sense, after all, they have to convince the player to buy the game after they started playing, and still have a profi...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

An important chapter in gaming history. 0

Not many games get to have a legendary status that dares to transcend the test of time, among this panteon of titles stands Chrono Trigger as one of the few that helped define the action RPG scene, moving a large fanbase over the years. The re-release of this beast makes a loud statement that games are not only meant to be carried on by nostalgic fanboys from days gone by. One of the most noble acts which the 3DS gets to perform is finally enabling later Super Nintendo and Nintendo 64 titles to...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

This delivers Picross, nothing more, nothing less. 0

What do you expect from a lighter? Fire? Bring peace to the Middle East? Resolve math problems? There's some things which are simple because they don't need to be any more complexity. Picross Touch is one of those games. It's so simple it's hard to judge. Does it do its job well? It does.You have Picross which is some one type of game made incredibly easier in electronic formats. You're given clues about which block you need or not to fill and try to resolve the entire puzzle by grouping right ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

It's perfect for what it strives to be. 0

Two dimensional Mario games are a sure way to earn some money while maintaining the faith in quality as well as refurbishing the same old thing for God-knows how many times. Nintendo is as guilty of rehashing ideas that have yielded great success as any other developer out there. Though not everything is as we had hoped.Some stylistic choices are immortal, they don't come close to ever being made outdated. Donkey Kong Country and Super Mario World are such examples. Their gameplay/style could be...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Some series are not meant to be taken lightly. 0

I've said it before in 2004, it doesn't matter whether or not this is too classic to be messed with, it doesn't matter if it's Nintendo most serious game and when people buy it -- and they'll buy it if the box clearly states that there is nothing inside, just a blank disc with the Zelda logo printed in order to drive fanboys crazy. They misunderstood Zelda, it is not something made to be carved in stone, this was always meant to walk alone with its own legs, with its own merits.The life after O...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

When a game loses its soul, it loses everything. 0

On the third main title after rebooting the series into a more action-oriented third person shooter with horror elements Resident Evil seems to have forgotten lessons learned with the fourth and fifth iterations as well as the minimal necessary to make a Resident Evil. While Resident Evil 4 was still the series we all learned to love, Resident Evil 5 was more of a “great game, mediocre RE”. This time there’s absolutely no excuse, Resident Evil 6 isn’t a good game by any ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

This might look the black sheep of the family, but it's actually worth it. 0

Right from the get-go you realize why this is called “Judgement”. Somehow, Damon Baird, one of the original four in the group since the first Gears, is being judged in a rather trumped-up trial. The form in which the charges are presented and how the seemingly superior ranked official storms on them makes everything seem conspicuously biased. Still, all of them are given the chance to speak and give his version of what had happened.They take turns unfolding the story and each time yo...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

While this cute cover hides a sinister core, it's above all a great puzzle game. 0

Some games can easily fool you into thinking they’re something else. Take Terraria for example, one might think it’s just a stylish platformer about going from point A to point B when it’s so much more than that. Toki Tori might be a cutesy, simplistic feat at first glance, but in fact it’s a pretty brutal puzzle experience.The levels are basic and the movements aren’t that fancy either. Most monsters just go right and left endlessly until something happens that ch...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Sparkling with life, ruined by the controls. 0

By now it shouldn't come as a surprise to no one but these new games don't really do the original Donkey Kong Country franchise its justice. The base games were the most spectacular experiences anyone could have in gaming, these new ones aren't exactly bad in the new style they've chosen, but the controls ruin it nevertheless.At first it was the abysmal wiimote, then came the 3DS version, and we were certain the nightmare was real, unchanging. The problem with the controls were half addressed i...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

With timeless visuals in full glory of high-definition and an adventure to be remembered, Wind Waker is a gem. 0

I might be a minority here but I don't remember freaking out on Zelda's new style back in the beginning of the 2000's. I remember waiting for the magazine that contained all the information of the game that was about to be released, I came home from the bookstore reading it and getting amazed at each picture I saw, each word used to describe it. When it was announced I didn't give it much thought, I guess I was way too sure Nintendo wouldn't screw things up. At that time, they really didn't.Peop...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The best thing about this is that we finally get to see Mario in glorious HD; regardless of it being a solid game. 0

The "new" in the name is pretty much redundant as of now, presented here is what we were all introduced in the Nintendo DS glory days of 2006. Ever since that DS game 2D Mario has been a constant for Nintendo. There's nothing that can really go wrong here so it's safe to say that anyone that found even the slightest reason to pick up a previous 2D Mario in this new era should be hooked within no time.The first releases of the renewal for the plumber on 2D had a Super Mario Bros. 3 vibe attached...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

As monolithic as it is intriguing. 0

Monster Hunter is one of those series that aren't exactly mainstream in the West so the hottest market for it is Japan, side by side with many other games that seemingly sell like water in a desert in Japanese markets yet the rest of the world doesn't feel so strongly about. The fact it's developed and published by Capcom never helped the game for me either. I'm not exactly the biggest Capcom fan around. So like mostly everyone else I let this one slide for as long as I can remember.Still, the f...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Light-hearted adventure that is not afraid to dare where it needs to. 0

I have good memories form the original Luigi's Mansion, one of those "hidden gems" from the GameCube days, since the GameCube itself is a hidden gems, it seems. It was a simple game that did many things right at the time. The follow-up, Dark Moon, is basically a simple game that does even more things right.The light story behind everything offers just the right amount of details to make up for its humorous outcome, nothing is overdone, nothing taken extremely serious. Nintendo is not the best ou...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Good old Mario Kart, nothing more, nothing less. 0

Good thing this release has the number on the name because, frankly, after Double Dash I simply lost count. Mario Kart seems stuck in time for all the good and bad reasons anyone could think of. There's little to no room for improvements and whatever this room may be it's pretty much covered here, online gaming.Race picturesque tracks against Nintendo's all-stars using all sorts of nonsensical items aiming for victory at all costs, that has been the premise since the beginning, and continues to...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A breeze of fresh air. 0

Lately I had the urge to play a stealth game, I often have this urge but end up replaying stuff like Team Fortress 2 anyway. This time I was going to hunt down some game that had me slow-pace through it as a main objective, nothing meta prepared like getting any famous action game like Half-Life 2 and try to low-profile it. I wanted the real deal, something that resembled what I experienced back in the day when I had to safeguard my physical integrity while advancing in Goldeneye 007. believe i...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

If you can go past the disgusting single player difficulty, these are still awesome. 0

What you get from this collection is simply the first three games ported to recent generation hardware and put together. We all know them well, all great games that might appear better in our nostalgic mind than what they really are today. As fighting games they're simple but effective; as single player game they're disastrous; as multiplayer online it's pretty cool, though not so hot as it used to be.They play like they played in the old days, with MK1 being the simplest of the three, MK2 the ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The most classic compilation ever. 0

Let's judge this for the collection itself and how much effort was put into making this worth the money. In a world where downloading an emulator with a ROM for a game that could run on a calculator it's not so easy to make profit. Also, in my humble opinion, if there is one game company that does deserve to be ripped-off is Capcom, so why is this a big deal?It's a big deal because it's god-damn Mega Man. You should know by now but within these 6 games gaming history was forged. It doesn't real...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Save the boat and train rides for the real life. 0

Here we go again, another Zelda for a handheld and a surprise; this pretty much might be the best Zelda released on a handheld. I remember Minish Cap with vagueness and good will. The both Oracle ones were pretty sweet. Still, this might be better suited for a comparison between the two most recent ones. Phantom Hourglass brought back the boat from Wind Waker and took it to a whole new level, not necessarily a good one. Spirit Tracks tried to base its roots on another type of vehicle and the re...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Technology is knocking on the door, don't dare to make it wait. 0

It's been a while now since Resident Evil drifted away from pure survival horror for the sake of surviving an ever-growing industry with increasingly more dynamic control schemes. Anything outside this territory is niche and should be treated as such. A franchise like Resident Evil had too much potential to aim merely on the horror buffs with its tank movements and sluggish gameplay.I'm one of "those guys", I'm afraid. The one that thinks Resident Evil was better when it was sluggish,full of ba...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Because you gotta have the plumber wherever you may go. 0

You can always count on Mario delivering the goods, at least it seems. Nintendo has been one disgusting company for quite a while now, releasing obnoxious games in a landslide, but Mario is Mario, you can't miss it. Lackluster spin-offs and a few disappointments here and there aren't enough to scratch the plumber's credibility. The formula is so carved in stone it's almost impossible to screw up; still, Nintendo has a way of striving for the new whilst retaining key features.As most of us probab...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Not memorable but not bad either. 0

Spirit Tracks is not known for being the best Zelda game around, this little fact made me pretty cautious about how to approach this Zelda game. Some people tend to overestimate Zelda games, they have them in some kind of pedestal of games that should only be released if they will somehow change the way we see games as a whole. Not every Zelda game is meant to be breathtaking.The first DS game wasn’t anything spectacular and this one is no exception. The puzzles are somewhat interesting al...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Crysis decided to be like other derivative, forgettable shooters. 0

The first Crysis, as I’ve written about in a previous review, is much more than an average first-person shooter. The fact you had at your disposal the possibilities of your “super suit” actually made it a much more dynamic experience than what we were accustomed. Things haven’t changed much, FPSs maintain the “all flash, no substance” unofficial motto, so clear in much of today’s games. The fact that it’s probably the most mainstream game genre in...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Majora’s Mask is a dark jewel to behold. 0

I have to admit that after the two successful Zelda re-releases on the 3DS I'm ready to rebuy everything from the Nintendo 64 days. Just keep 'em coming and take my money. Would be great to have a portable Banjo-Kazooie and Donkey Kong 64. The only two decent and noteworthy iterations of Mario Party are the first two on the N64 so why not work around an online -- someone should break the news to Nintendo about the whole internet thing -- and instead of making Mario Party 86 simply put those two ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

This is basically a demo, if you like it the purchase is almost mandatory. 0

This is a neat little game that can be downloaded freely from the 3DS store, though you can hardly play it without paying. Unless you are extremely casual and play something like one or two puzzles a day just for fun the purchase is almost required. This is extended demo at best, not at all free to play. The game features 30 locations which require the in-game currency to unlock; the Picrites.Each puzzle you complete a Pokemon image will be formed, that Pokemon is the one you just caught. So by ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Nintendo needs to add difficulty setting to their games. 0

Really, Nintendo should learn a new concept called difficulty setting. I understand they have always had that sweet spot for children, but recently some games just take it way overboard. Yoshi’s New Island is meant for children, the story, the controls, the stages. Anyone who grew with the once continuation of Super Mario World can relate to this, but something that made the original memorable is missing.I’ve said this for Super Mario Bros. as well, had this some kind of difficulty ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

New Vegas carries the Fallout title pretty well. 0

I wasn’t so sure about what to expect, it didn’t seem like a new full-fledged game at all but somehow felt like it was a completely new turn on how Fallout was handled in its third installment. Knowing the developer’s fame I knew I could expect a somewhat more text-heavy experience rather than all-in exploration. Fallout 3 a little less Elder Scrolls if you will.Now I realize that the game mechanics are identical to that of Fallout 3, in the beginning it feels like the third e...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Oh, how the mighty have fallen. 0

I can't say how much of a surprise this was when Nintendo finally announced a proper sequel to my favorite game of all time--side by side with Banjo-Kazooie. It was never really a surprise that Miyamoto didn't take Donkey Kong Country's original release very lightly, the game captured the essence of gaming so well, that not even he could even dream to someday match that level of expertise. Still, Rare are a bunch of trolls, trolling Nintendo when they least expect. They went on to dominate the N...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Action-packed, solid release from Gears. 0

After 3 installments it's kind of hard to keep things fresh and interesting. Gears of War is not the sharpest tool in the shed anyway, the focus has always been and will probably always be action. From checkpoint to checkpoint the campaign evolves and the brief moments in-between stand as return to wellness. They try hard to add depth to the overall experience, the story seems better developed, better told, taking more twists. Still, no one will play this game because of that.The single player ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Good off-road racing simulator. 0

Some discrepancies must be sated before anything else. Racing simulators are essentially different than arcade racers. Arcade tends to go for enjoyment over anything else, the sense of maximum speed controllable–sometimes uncontrollable–, crashes, curves at insane speeds and all that. Simulators on the other hand focus on the experience of driving. Since I can drive in real live and this so called experience is not as impressive as it sounds I tend to prefer the former. Simulators n...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Crystallizing its place within the hall of the newer generation's most hyped series. 0

I cannot deny Assassin’s Creed 1 was my cup of tea. Sure, it had its problems, sure there were only a few different objectives after all, sure most people were interested because of the beautiful graphics. Still, controlling Altair in never-before-seen ancient middle-east was a wonder to behold. The whole stealth concept was done right, the parkour as well. It was not a brilliant game when we look back to it but had such differing factor upon everything we were used to at the time that I ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Good port of Tales, keep 'em RPGs coming 0

The primary focus of re-releases is giving the opportunity to people who have never had the chance to play the game to go ahead and actually play it. This Tales of re-release for the 3DS has been bashed by critics for not containing any new feature, but that's the point in some sense. I, for one, have never had a Playstation 2 which was the console which served as home for this title originally, so I missed it. Now with this release I can experience this Tales installment that although released ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

It's time to go ahead and do what we've been doing since the Game Boy days 0

I've said countless times that a handheld is synonym of Pokemon. I don't believe only a few of us were completely hypnotized on how grand and unique Pokemon felt on Game Boy at that time. magazines telling you where you could capture certain Pokemon, where you could find items, it seemed too massive to be true. Fortunately Pokemon Red/Blue/Green/Yellow was everything we could hope for and more.Now every time Nintendo decides to launch a new handheld the big question is when Pokemon will come out...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Mario desperately needs difficulty settings 0

I hesitated at first to buy a new Nintendo 3DS. First because it was obvious Nintendo was rushing with the product and another version, 30 times better in every aspect would eventually come out in say, a year? I wasn't really in a hurry. Second because it never really felt like a new console, it seemed a slightly better DSi with useless glasses-less 3D. Now I see I was partially wrong, Nintendo did what they've been doing since ever with portables, releasing better versions in no time; but the ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

One of the best ports ever 0

Of course I've always dreamed of being able to play the games I love anywhere I want. Handheld games were generally simpler, more back to roots. When I first tried this game out it felt like what I always imagined had become true. Sure Game Boy Advance had some remakes like Super Mario World, but it wasn't the same thing. The DS came close, but Super Mario 64 DS had those clumsy controls even though it expanded a lot on the original. Now with the 3DS everything seems in place, this re-release o...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Sega and Sumo hit the nail on the head 0

Do you know why Nintendo aimed being the second console last generation with the underpowered Wii? Because They offer something different than the competitors. Take a look at Mario Kart, such an easy formula to take to another level and make it even better than what Nintendo does with it, but there's no one else quite doing what Mario Kart does. There's the occasional Crash or Diddy Kong Racing, but nothing withstanding.Now Sega is interesting because back in the day they were competing for con...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.