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Game Review: State of Decay

Game Review: State of Decay

State of Decay launched on Xbox 360 Arcade & for Windows, this downloadable single player game is available at a sum of 1600 Microsoft Points. Yes this is another zombie based title that’s swirling around the video game market, after journeying into the open World with cautious optimism I have come to absolutely adore what State of Decay is all about. After viewing the trailer my heart filled with dubious expectations, I am happy to report this release sinks its terrifying claws right into you and serves as an exceptional product to add into any survival horror fans collection!... Read On

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Game Review: Battleblock Theater

Game Review: Battleblock Theater

I’ve come to love The Behemoth as a developer- their games typically play well and feature a wild, crazy sense of humor rather along the lines of Earthworm Jim. Sometimes I can’t help but wonder if the developers are twelve with all the odd gross-out humor in games like Castle Crashers, along with just about everything else The Behemoth has made. It’s not by any stretch of the imagination a bad thing (unless you have a dry, shriveled-up sense of humor), and it’s nice to see it alongside engaging gameplay. The Behemoth has maintained the tradition in their latest game, Battleblock Theater.... Read On

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Game Review: Anomaly 2

Game Review: Anomaly 2

               When Anomaly: Warzone Earth was released back around 2011 for the PC, and shortly after, released for the PS3 and Xbox 360, I had an opportunity to review it. In short, the title received nothing less than a 4/5, and many other reviews agreed with me, giving it nearly the same score if not higher. The reason for this is quite obvious- the game was very intuitive, had gorgeous visuals, and it was coupled with very addictive gameplay mechanics. It even came with a survival mode that didn’t remove any sort of entertainment... Read On

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Game Review: CastleStorm

Game Review: CastleStorm

For years, gamers have been divided over the tower defense genre. You either love it or hate it. I happen to not be such a great fan of it. The repetitive gameplay, the endless waves of enemies. Millions of games, all of them pretty much identical. Every once in a blue moon, we get an attempt at innovation in tower defense games. We saw it in Dungeon Defenders. We see it again with this title, CastleStorm. It starts out like most higher-shelf tower defense games: it gives you a flimsy reason for the two sides to fight. Something about a goddess... Read On

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Game Review: Mars: War Logs

Game Review: Mars: War Logs

Indie games are constantly criticized and compared to higher budget titles mercilessly. Mars: War Logs is the best example of this sort of scenario. It does an amazing job in demonstrating that it has the potential to do something great-even against titles with bigger budgets. War Logs immerses players as Roy Temperance; a soldier who was captured and sent to a POW (prisoner of war) camp during the war between two large water companies on Mars known as Abundance and Aurora. Shortly after, another soldier known as Innocence arrives, having been captured and brutalized by his fellow inmates, Roy believes that it is the... Read On

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Game Review: Retro City Rampage (XBLA)

Game Review: Retro City Rampage (XBLA)

Retro City Rampage takes itself very seriously. Not in the usual way though: it doesn’t offer anything avant-garde indie game, like deep human expression, an experimental design or a mad colour palette. Instead, it takes itself very seriously about being silly. Set in the city of Theftropolis, RCR is a top down open world ‘crime-em-up’ inspired by the classic Grand Theft Autos of the 90’s and fulfilled by its abundant (and I’m talking constant) references to our rich gaming and geek history. Playing as ‘The Player’, you are sent back in time in something that looks like a TARDIS and thrown into... Read On

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Game Review: Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller- Episode 2, The Wise Monkey

Game Review: Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller- Episode 2, The Wise Monkey

When I reviewed the first episode of Cognition, in all honesty, it was a title that seemed to be somewhat generic compared to all of the other action and adventure titles that have been released. I wasn’t left with a very good first impression- it hardly had a worthwhile script, the facial expressions were very off, and the characters themselves were very obnoxious and hardly adding mystery, rather, it added more irritating scenarios for the player. The Wise Monkey- the second episode- on the other hand is better than the first because of how well everything played off. The game... Read On

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Game Review: BioShock Infinite

Game Review: BioShock Infinite

A new world, new characters, and improved gameplay make BioShock Infinite a fantastic experience that should not be missed. Read On

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Game Review: Tomb Raider

Game Review: Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider is a very iconic franchise and it’s been quite some time since Lara Croft had a great game. Crystal Dynamics tackled the challenge of brining Lady Croft to both new and old fans in this refreshing reboot with great gameplay that helps tell a great story, showing that there is still plenty of life left in Lara Croft. Lara Croft is already a well established character. But rather than just churn out another Tomb Raider that has any ties to the previous games, they chose to start fresh and reboot the franchise starting with a retelling of... Read On

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Game Review: Awesomenauts

Game Review: Awesomenauts

Tower defense is a funny thing- it becomes a lot more fun when it goes back to its multiplayer roots as the 2D MOBA, Awesomenauts, proves with style and humour. The game’s intro is excellent and sums up, in cheesy, glorious Saturday-morning-cartoon style the origin of the Awesomenauts, which then segues into the game’s tutorial. To be honest, I felt a bit disappointed that the game didn’t feature any actual campaign besides the neat bit of story in the intro and tutorial- not that most MOBAs feature any sort of campaign to begin with, but it feels like there was a missed... Read On

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Game Review: Gemini Wars

Game Review: Gemini Wars

Deep down, Gemini Wars is a very solid and action packed RTS title. When Camel 101 released it on June 8, 2012, the title was full of bugs and corrupted game files, that would stop the game from running, or just stop players from continuing in general, which made the game nearly impossible to continue playing. In time, however, Camel 101 expressed their concern by providing patches that fixed up a great deal of problems. Gemini Wars overall provides three modes for the player. There’s the single player campaign mode that comes with about 15 missions, a skirmish mode, and... Read On

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Game Review: DmC Devil May Cry

Game Review: DmC Devil May Cry

Devil May Cry is a much loved series and Ninja Theory has managed to make a badass, stylish reboot worthy of the Devil May Cry name. Read On

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Game Review: ZombiU

Game Review: ZombiU

ZombiU could have been the launch title to really push the Wii U to the forefront, but bad design choices strip whatever fun there could have been in this game. Read On

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Game Review: Retro City Rampage

Game Review: Retro City Rampage

Retro City Rampage in all sense is a very boring title. It looks like a cheap imitation of Saints Row and Grand Theft Auto, and everything those two remarkable titles have done have been transformed into pixels, and in truth, it really is an imitation in almost every way. Retro City Rampage has a total of three modes available; the single player campaign, the arcade challenge adventure, and a free roam adventure. During the single player campaign, Retro City Rampage stars a small time henchman of a notorious gang known as “Player”. During the beginning, a future version of... Read On

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Game Review: Miner Wars 2081

Game Review: Miner Wars 2081

Miner Wars 2081 is probably one of the most controversial titles released within 2012. Many state that this game is terrible, the game is almost unbearable, and others state that this game is terrific and gave the title two thumbs up. Both sides are correct on each point, the bottom-line is that this title is a mixed bag in every sort of way. Miner Wars 2081 has a huge campaign with 31 missions, but the first 8 missions are incredibly dull. It has a map editor that is fun, but there are hardly anyone playing online for players to witness a great map. If... Read On

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Game Review: Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller

Game Review: Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller

Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller is a very strange title indeed. Phoenix Online Studios seem to strictly focus on graphics and audio, but strangely enough the title has far more potential in terms of story and gameplay. Players take on the role of Erica Reed, an FBI agent. After the death of her brother by a serial killer known as the Cain Killer, Erica stops at nothing to discover the killer’s whereabouts and stop him once and for all. Episode one introduces Erica and her occupational job as an FBI agent. It does a good job at showing the kinder side... Read On

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Game Review: Skylanders Giants

Game Review: Skylanders Giants

When I first heard about Skylanders, I honestly didn’t have very high expectations- a game centered around physical toys sounded a bit gimmicky- sure, having physical toys that actually incorporate themselves into the game sounds cool, but honestly, how good can the game be? When I played Skylanders: Spyo’s Adventure last year, I was pleasantly surprised- the addition of toys didn’t feel tacked on, but was really a well-integrated part of the game. Walking into the game’s sequel, Skylanders Giants, I was once again impressed, for this game had managed to improve upon its predecessor. First, a bit of... Read On

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Game Review: Primordia

Game Review: Primordia

Primordia- yes, it means the beginning of something- can also be defined as the earliest stage of development for organs and tissues. This definition can easily summarize Wadjeteye Games newest title; Primordia. The title came out on December 5, and I personally think that the most remarkable feature that Primordia brings to the table is the use of commentary. The player takes the role of (or, really, follows) Horatio Version 5- a robot built by man- and his fellow sidekick Crispin in a post-apocalyptic world.  In the beginning Horatio is attacked by a mysterious robot that robs him of... Read On

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Game Review: Cave Story (eShop)

Game Review: Cave Story (eShop)

I feel slightly guilty having taken so long to play Cave Story. I downloaded its original freeware PC port a long time ago, but I never quite got around to paying much attention to it. The game was created by Daisuke “Pixel” Amaya, a lone Japanese developer who put together the game’s music, story and of course gameplay all by himself. Recently, I got my hands on the 3DS eShop version- I’m amazed. This is a platformer that belongs in everybody’s library for having top-notch gameplay, an interesting world with nicely fleshed-out characters and a zany, engaging story. It’s... Read On

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Game Review: Halo 4

Game Review: Halo 4

With 343 Industries taking over the reigns of the Halo franchise, fans can rest assured that it has been left in good hands as Halo 4 shows us this series still has plenty of fight left. Read On

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Game Review: The Adventures of Shuggy

Game Review: The Adventures of Shuggy

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, simple gameplay is often times the most fun. Keeping a game simple can go a long way. First of all, you don’t have to remember a ton of buttons. Now don’t get me wrong I love current gen games, but sometimes I can feel a bit overwhelmed, especially during  times like this when multiple games are released in such a short window. So it’s refreshing to play a game that is simple to play and a lot of fun. But make no mistake, Adventures of Shuggy make look like a... Read On

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Game Review: Karateka

Game Review: Karateka

Back in the days of the 8-bit Apple II there was a young man called Jordan Mechner. Rather than focus all of his efforts on obtaining a degree at Yale University, he instead harnessed all those youthful hormones into a love story known as Karateka Read On

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Game Review: Snapshot

Game Review: Snapshot

In today’s world, platforming titles come out nearly each month, and add a bare minimum of one or two interesting features into the mix to captivate players long enough to purchase the title.  Snapshot is the primary example of this type of title. With the ability to utilize a magical camera, and the ability to jump from one platform to the next, what could go wrong? Sadly, too many things. You play as a robot who seems to be lost in a forest, and must utilize his magical camera and his ability to jump to get through the forest.... Read On

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Game Review: Dishonored

Game Review: Dishonored

Dishonored aims to be a very ambitious game. While to game play is fantastic, ultimately the story keeps it from being a truly great game. Read On

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Game Review: Double Dragon Neon

Game Review: Double Dragon Neon

In the following review I will discuss the game, Double Dragon Neon, I will focus mainly on the gameplay aspects in general rather than comparing the title to its predecessor which was released in the beat ’em up heyday. Video games have come along way in the past few decades and it is important to remember its historic roots as it is with many other notable form of media or entertainment such as comics and films. The task seems to be a difficult one in terms of bringing a game that was a hot seller in 1987 and presenting... Read On

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