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The Last Airbender Achieves Mediocre Results 0

Video games related to the Avatar: The Last Airbender cartoon series are mostly known for mind numbingly easy achievements and poor gameplay built up around lazy recaps of the show's seasons. Now it gets a new lease on life in the form of a movie tie-in game based on M. Night Shyamalan's live action adaptation of the cartoon show. Artistic liberties have been taken with the source material, but basically it involves a fictional world based off East Asian style and philosophy. Most importantly, p...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Mega Man 10 is Less Punishing and More Fun 0

Mega Man 10 is another surprise from Capcom as they totally disregard next gen graphics escalation and roll things back to the days of the NES when 8-bit was the standard. And for 800 Microsoft Points, it can be yours. But first things first. If you've heard or seen or touched any Mega Man game you probably already know how things play out. This game is a 2D platformer with retro graphics, play mechanics as simple as jump and shoot, and plenty of difficulty. The game is self-aware enough so that...

12 out of 12 found this review helpful.

Perfect Dark is an Impressive XBLA Package 0

Perfect Dark was originally released for the N64 in 2000 as a spiritual sequel to GoldenEye 007. Now it comes to the Xbox Live Arcade as a download for 800 Microsoft points with a cosmetic upgrade to work in HD and a smooth 60 frames per second. People who've played this before should know that the game is nearly unchanged from the N64 version. Those who have never played Perfect Dark might find it a tougher sell to spend points on a ten year old first person shooter. However, even if you're not...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Moxxi's Underdome Offers Waves and Waves of Frustration 1

Mad Moxxi's Underdome Riot has all the style and personality expected from a title like Borderlands, however it lacks compelling gameplay and wears thin in the long run. If you haven't heard it before, it's worth saying again. This DLC pack is not about leveling up, finding cool guns, or building weapon proficiencies. The Underdome is specifically all about killing enemies in a variety of ways and seeing how much you can survive before calling it quits. The name of the game is wave combat. Enemi...

8 out of 8 found this review helpful.

Silent Hill Goes Back to the Drawing Board, but Comes Up Short 0

The Silent Hill series has gone through a lot since the first installment on the original PlayStation. It has become known for weird creature designs, nightmarish alternate worlds, and plenty of disturbing psychological material to mess with the player. The newest game "Shattered Memories" arrives on the Wii and takes things back to the beginning in a re-imagining of the first game. But it's probably more accurate to describe it as a complete overhaul. The names are the same but the game and the...

0 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Rock Band is back with LEGO, but does it stick? 11

It's easy to picture LEGO Rock Band from the title alone but it's much harder to understand how it came together. Someone might have lost a bet a long time ago, but for whatever reason we have lego characters and the Rock Band format coming together in one gaming package. A review could probably be summed up in a few simple questions. Do you like legos? Do you like Rock Band? Do you like the songs included on disk? However, there's a bit more going on beyond the obvious. While it's true this gam...

13 out of 14 found this review helpful.

Into the Inferno has just enough to be a game, and not much else 0

Into the Inferno is a game based on an animated Nickelodeon TV show called Avatar: The Last Airbender. So, right up front you might guess this is a game aimed at younger kids. And you'd be absolutely correct. Still, that doesn't justify all the lazy design choices and uninspiring gameplay you'll find in this title. It will be made all the more painful if you're a fan or familiar with the source material. It's based on a show where the elements are manipulated with martial arts. The world is spli...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Get to Know Bowser Inside and Out with a Solid RPG for the DS 1

One of the strongest elements of the Mario & Luigi series is how it combines a ridiculous plot and a self-awareness that generates a lot of humor as the adventure unfolds. Bowser's Inside Story is really no different as its claim to fame is the dual nature between playing the Mario Bros. and big ol' Bowser. This time they take a page from Innerspace and kick off a journey to the center of the Koopa King. Basically, it says what it does on the tin. You'll be switching between the Bros. and Bo...

18 out of 20 found this review helpful.