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2013-06-11

gamerjay

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PlayStation 3

6.7

This is just one of the animation films of Dreamworks that became very successful in the box office. No wonder it was quickly adapted into a game for Xbox 360 and other game consoles. The tie-in of the movie with the game is just awesome as you still can remember freshly all the scenes of the film with this game.

If you have ever enjoyed that one particular animated movie and would love to play it in your game gadget, well, fans of the Megamind do not need to think about that since the game has finally been released. It is always nice to control your favorite animation character and help him with his missions. This is what you will feel when you play this game. The appeal that the movie had for its audience it will also have for gamers.It is highly entertaining and fun.

The story starts as a crime wave hits the city. Your aim is to stop the villains. In this game, you get to control the main character, Megamind, and let him jump, throw switches, kill things and solve all the puzzles being thrown at you. The target gamers of the game are mostly children so expect a little simplicity and the lower levels of difficulty. So for each level, you will be given tons of obstacles and puzzles to play. As you win each stage, you also get closer to the villains who committed the crimes.

The controls of the game have been made simple so that kids, the main target audience, can easily pick them up. The animation was also made more colorful and child friendly. The graphics are well executed as well as the audio; the voice acting is superb just like in the film. That extra touch of humor has helped to make the game more enjoyable and prevented it from becoming boring. The presentation made things better and the production team did a good job in presenting the game for a varied audience age group. This game will certainly have the kids enjoying every scene.

All in all, Dreamworks’ Megamind – Ultimate Showdown is one of the best games ever released at present. It is totally entertaining, hilarious fun, and exciting. It is made for children but even adults will get addicted to this game. If you loved the film, you will also love the game. It sure did a good job in adapting parts from the film. Playing the game almost feels like watching the movie all over again. I would recommend this game to anyone that liked the film.

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Posted:
2010-10-08

gamerjay

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PC Games

7.0

F.E.A.R. 2 Project Origin takes you to the paranormal world of Alma, a prodigy of a young girl subjected to suffering. Unlike the first game which reached to the insides of our souls, Project Origin merely touches the surface, a series of visions loosely bound. Fans of shooter games however, will rejoice at the fact that the bullet blasting is great to the core and has enough charisma to keep you playing the single player campaign mode.

Project Origin picks up where the original left off. You take the role of Michael Becket of the Delta Force, and together with your comrades, you scour the ruined city for Genevieve Aristide, the president of Armacham Technology Corporation. The game has little new to offer to fans who have played the original F.E.A.R., and Alma is reduced to an entity that is something like the boogeyman. The fright scenes that have drawn our attention on the last game, it has become predictable.

Its developers may have an inkling of this, and so they have built on the games’ atmosphere. It is eerie, creepy, and filled with tension. Your flashlight flickers and mysterious fogs envelopes you, or when the music changes to signal the incoming monstrosity out to get your skin and bones. The sounds of the game have done a great job, I just wish that that the visuals have followed suit. There are areas in which the mixture of light and dark are excellent, giving the game a moody shadow. In some areas, however, there is a noticeable lack of lighting and shadows, and it just doesn’t feel right, or scary. The occasional clipping and glitches as well reduce the quality of the game.

You will battle out the same monsters that you have encountered from the original F.E.A.R. game, though as they attack you, you can activate reflex time to slow down your super fast enemies and engage in real – time gun battle. Grenade explosions create visual distortions, an airstream is created when a bullet is fired, and others sounds are muffled. The weapons you will use are nothing new, but they have variety enough to make shooting a pleasure. This game is alright, but certainly nothing special by any means though.

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Posted:
2010-10-20

gamerjay

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PC Games

6.7

The first thing you will notice in this game would be the impressive selection of cars that you will be able to race with. From J-WRC, P-WRC, S-WRC and WRC and other models that possess monstrous engines. Together with the speed and impressive looks of the car, you will be accompanied by a great set of soundtracks and a nice quality of surround sound for every track.

On this game, you will be doing a lot of preventive maneuvers as some drivers will try to kick you off the race. In addition, the off-road excursions should always be considered when it comes to World Rally Championship. The handling of this game is quite demanding and requires a deep concentration as well as accuracy and precision in making the right turns and brakes. However, with constant training, you will be able to complete difficult tracks easily in no time.

The game is equipped with visually stimulating environments as you drive your way through its streets. Examples of which is the anorexic streets of quaint Catalunyan villages, Sweden’s ice walls, tree-lined tarmac of Alsace and a whole lot more. All things on this game is enough to fully engage the senses. On the career mode, once you graduate from the tutorial stages; you can already race with early ‘junior’ cars. With proper training from the tutorial, you would find doing difficult maneuvers easy to achieve.

The game tries features many competition tiers via objective-based money rewards, unlockable liveries, paint designs and even cars. Once you get damage from the race, you can simply stop by the service area and let your team detect the damage of your vehicle and the amount of time required to fix it. The details of the damage should be precise though if you want to get it fixed quickly. An example of which is the convergence loss of your wheels which shouldnÂ’t hammer out any rim deformation, or the way how to fix a major coolant leak as well as cracked radiators. All these and more, makes WRC FIA World Rally Championship more challenging than ever and definitely more thrilling.

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2010-10-30

gamerjay

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PC Games

8.5

This new version of the classic game Sims starts with your character as a member of the band, as a celebrity, and eventually become a vampire. The new version Late Night is described as the “return to the open-ended gameplay of the Sims” which is focused mainly in getting your character out of the house and engage into a nightlife. The setting takes place in a brand new town of Bridgeport which contains various bars and clubs where your character can hang around on. The town of Bridgeport was modeled from the famous towns and streets of San Francisco and Los Angeles so you should expect some familiar landmarks and places.

A hot spot will be featured on this game where most of the sims will be often be gathering and having a party. Your sim can level up as much as you want until you reach the 5-star rank. However, your character may also gain low levels of fame which will cause them to enter only small-time clubs. This can be difficult since you will need skills to sneak the bouncers in the bar. Part of the skills that you will need to possess will be to hack the bars’ computer in order to gain access to its back door.

Late Night is all about parties since these events enables your sim to earn extra cash. Say you want to grab hold the Late Night’s new bar tending feature, you can join a party and collect recipes from the books that are stored in the place and from skill advancements. You can earn cash from shaking, stirring, mixing, and anything bartender like during parties. In addition, you can also play any instrument that is available during gameplay in order to increase your wealth.

Just like what is mentioned earlier, Late Night also features you as a vampire. Just like the real vampires, your sim vampires also need plasma in order to survive and what better way to get yourself one than to hunt for a prime victim. Of course, hunting and luring victims will not be that easy, you will still need to persuade, convince, flirt, chat with your victim until he or she finally gives you a chance for a tasty bite. Having this version of Sims has never been more fun because it provides thrill and a bit of horror to the usual fun and excitement of the game.

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Posted:
2010-11-05

gamerjay

Super Gamer Dude

PC Games

7.4

Command and Conquer Red Alert 2 is just fine when viewed on 2D real time strategy, just like the previous version of Command and Conquer games. When navigating the games’ environment you should select and move your groups of units. Red Alert 2 does not offer any advanced alternatives of your units. The units are good in many ways. The game plays quite smoothly. Initially you will have some trouble as you try to direct your attacks because it can be hard as you try to see an enemy approaching you, especially in a higher resolution.

In Red Alert the number equivalent to the battle groups is look slightly larger next to each unit. The small drawbacks in the game are easy to get used to. Most of the games edges are easy to access they are also more rewarding as you get used to playing the game. You can for instance set way points for a number of groups that will conduct these groups concurrently. Doing so might not though be the best option in a battle. The lower portion of the edge is used to build many structures and units that are available for your group and it is divided into four tabs. To see all the available you should click on the respective production tab so that you can view all the available base structure, infantry units, base defenses and the available vehicle units.

You will also find that in Red Alert that there is some fair improvement from the previous Command and Conquer games. You will find that under the Production tab you can only build sea, land and air vehicles all at a go from the vehicles tab. You can as well build any and all the tabs concurrently. In the previous Command and Conquer games you were restricted to building only one type of a structure at a time. This change in this game makes the gameplay to be fast paced because you can oversee the production of the base infrastructure as well as the defenses all at once. The fact that you need to balance your resources more carefully makes the resource management more interesting.

You need to assemble a large force that will protect you from attacks. There are two evenly matched groups: the Soviets and the Allied. Many of the units available for the two factions are very different as well as being quite original. For example the Soviets have small unit that look robot like. The Allies have specialized infantry units which can teleport anywhere on the map. Most of the units in Red alert are very strong and that makes the combat satisfying. You will also notice that a small team of the Soviet disaster tanks will easily destroy a lightly defended enemy base.

Red Alert 2 is a good game and especially with the mechanics and the interface as well as its multiplayer Mode. Visually though the game is not very impressive but all in all the game is quite enjoyable. If you are a fan of Command and Conquer games, then you will most definitely love this advanced and improved version.

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Posted:
2010-11-26

gamerjay

Super Gamer Dude

PC Games

7.2

The Sims 2 Free Time is part of the Sims family of games, the type that allow you to model real world situations with all the problems that come along with these scenarios. This is an add on so you must already have the basic Sims 2 set up or better to play it The basic Sims 2 allowed you to build a city and manage all aspects of this scenario. Free Time requires you to take on the added task of keeping the inhabitants of your city happy by providing them with lots of different things to do.

There are up to ten of these activities for your Sims to get busy with, and with which to acquire and maximize skill sets. The more hobbies you undertake the more skills you amass leading to more points scored. Just keep on keeping them occupied. If this aspect of it sounds pretty mundane it’s because it is not one of the best themes in the Sims series, but don’t forget you still have a city to run with this added complication. This add on game does require a lot of thought and not a little creativity and use of strategic thinking to enable you to preserve and improve your city and keep its inhabitants happily occupied.

The Sims does not have the fast action of racing or adventure games, but you probably know this to be the case already, but fast action is not what everyone wants, but it is a busy game with lots going on. And, if nothing else, this game helps to pass the time peacefully and with a large amount of challenging goals and amusement. If this is the first add on game you have tried in this series don’t assume this is a typical example. You would be wrong to judge the whole of the series from this. This one is worth a try, so try it and then try some of the others.

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Posted:
2010-12-01

gamerjay

Super Gamer Dude

Xbox 360

7.3

This edition differs from the standard edition by having quite substantial, nearly three hours, footage of daring SAS actions and interviews with former SAS personnel, all this being well worth seeing more than once if you can drag yourself away from the game. There is also added material such as game walkthroughs and game history.

As for the game itself, it is a single player action game absolutely packed with thrills and a lot of really unexpected moments. The audio is of high quality and the visual presentation is terrific, however, the shortness of the campaign is unusual for an average first person shooter, though this is not a major problem. This Modern Warfare story looks better on the screen than the previous versions of Call of Duty. As to the above mentioned campaign shortness, anybody who is used to this kind of game can probably finish it in six hours or less, way too short for me, leaving the player wanting more from a game as good as this. It deserves better but it is still worth playing.

Having complained about the shortness of the campaigns, you can of course extend it a little if you decide to raise the overall difficulty of the game by giving yourself more difficult challenges against more dangerous adversaries, also making the game a little more entertaining than it already is. The story in this game is told from multiple perspectives. You can play as US Marine and British SAS operatives in a campaign that takes you from a rainy night at the sea, on a boat that is in the process of sinking, to a secret missile store, and it is up to you to save millions of people from the imminent nuclear-powered death. There are many difficult moments along the way in this artificial but realistic world that is filled with war. The action all through is straightforward and comes with a compass at the bottom of the screen that shows the direction to take to where your objective is situated. In spite of this you will find that moving from one point to another is not as easy as running in a straight line.

You will conduct huge assaults in the Middle East and you will be moving from house to house as you take out a never ending stream of enemy troops along the way. In this game up to eighteen players can get online and get into a match in 16 different scenarios. The actions are varied and in some levels you find yourself fighting in restricted spaces and cramped positions where grenades and shotguns are the order of the day. There are many modes which you can choose from, all of which, besides requiring the firing of high tech weapons and tossing of grenades, needs the use of brain power to undertake tactical moves to gain points. Under certain circumstances you are able to involve a UAV drone which has upgraded radar that makes the enemy positions show up on your screen map show for a limited time. Regardless of the mode you are in, there is always something to keep you on your toes and fully occupied.

If you like a first person shooter multiplayer, then Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is one for your wish list. With the added SAS footage it’s well worth the money.

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Posted:
2010-12-01

gamerjay

Super Gamer Dude

Nintendo Wii

6.8

This is a game for the very young or for you and your older friends after a few tinnies. As said above the game is really aimed at pre teen children, providing them with a variety of pets to choose from, some more attractive than others, and, having chosen their pet, they can then dress it up in many different clothes and accessories, some more appropriate than others. However the idea of selecting the pet they want to play with limits them to some degree because they must unlock the pets in order. When the game starts off each of the players are given three tickets for pets that they would like to adopt from the pet adoption centre. So they jump on the train to Pets Plaza where they watch the first three pets arrive. Then they will learn the names of the pets: Cuddliest Gray Tiger Cat, Cuddliest Bunny and Littlest Yorki or something equally unlikely.

When that is done they will go through a tutorial that guides them around Pets Plaza and teaches them how to buy in Meow Market, how to play in the Archade, earn Kibble coins, and how to dress up their chosen pets. They also learn how to get their pets to socialize with the environment and the people in it. As they go through the tutorial, they will see notifications and information about Meow Market popping out on the screen. The game has variety with over thirty different pets and you can toggle between four available locations at whatever time they wish. There are also well over one hundred different accessories and articles of pet clothing that they can use to customize their pets. Within the main game there are sixteen minigames that they can play with their chosen pet.

The controls used to play are the directional pad, the B button and the A button, making the game very easy for even very young kids to play. The game instructions use screen images to show them to do and what the purpose of the game is. They will keep getting messages on the screen as to what to do, and this can be rather annoying to adults but kids find, what seems like continual nagging, amusing. This game is made for those kids and adults, but mostly kids, who like dressing up or variations on the well worn customization theme.

All in all Littlest Pet Shop is a fascinating game for the very young ones but teenagers and above will not enjoy it except after a few beers with their friends when they can compete to make the most stupidly clothed and accessorized animal.

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Posted:
2010-12-07

gamerjay

Super Gamer Dude

Xbox 360

8.0

Don't hang about, go on a mission to get hold of a copy. Or failing that buy it online. Call of Duty: Black Ops is a game that has amazing storytelling with exciting action that will remain at the pinnacle of gameplaying for a long long time. New multiplayer is absolutely fabulous, and gives many hours of entertainment.

The story takes place during the nineteen sixties. You, as Alex Mason, wake in an interrogation room strapped into a chair having been fed drugs and electrically tortured. Monitors with flashing numbers face him and a distorted voice is heard commanding him to explain their meaning is. He is forced to relive in his memory the time when he was in the Black Operations special forces group. A deep story unfolds with many twists and turns and visits to past trouble spots.

Every mission in the single-player campaign is a memory that Mason must relive to work out what the numbers mean. These convoluted memories are a mixture of real history, but some are notsometimes intertwined with historical events and sometimes not. For added variety you take the part of other characters, who feature largely in Mason's memories, in a couple of the missions.

There is a new multiplayer mode and in this mode you can customize your character’s appearance, weapons, equipment and perks. These perks are abilities you may choose to improve on certain features, such as being able to run a higher than normal speeds. COD points are the currency you use to purchase new weapons, items of equipment and so on. The experience determines what level you are and what equipment is available for purchase and you receive them based on how well you do in the matches.

There are a dozen game modes within multiplayer. There are your standard deathmatches, territory controls and scenario maps, and each one has variantions. Another is Zombies, which is a co-operative mode in which you must survive wave after wave of the undead. There are various challenges that get in the way, such managing money you receive from killing zombies or repairing barriers, to getting better weapons and more ammo, or opening a new area of the map to get better items. There are other assorted challenges too numerous to mention.

The single-player campaign takes what has previously been achieved in video games through storytelling takes it up a couple of octaves. The fact that you mostly play one part, that of Mason, gives a feeling of personal involvement in. Then add the exciting moments that Call of Duty games provide, and you get a complete gaming packag.

If it just had a single-player campaign, Black Ops would still be top of its class adding multiplayer puts streets ahead. It also throws in a few minor changes and customization to make it pretty close to faultless. The controls have a good feel about them and pose no problems, most people can be happy with the controls and the game overall after only a few multiplayer matches. The Zombies mode is an added bonus.

Although Black Ops is a nearly flawless game, on a personal level I found the single-player campaign to be a little on the short side. But thats about all; anything else is pickiness and there is really nothing but the most minor personal quibbles. Top notch.

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Posted:
2010-12-08

gamerjay

Super Gamer Dude

Xbox 360

7.3

It has been fifty years since the events of Fable II and Albion is now in the industrial age experiencing widespread hunger, oppression and general misery. The game portrays the ugly side of industrialization, children working in factories, beggars loitering on street corners and a cold blooded tyrant in charge. The son of Fable II’s hero plays the despot sitting comfortably on his throne while sucking the metaphorical life blood out of his subjects. They’re calling on their hero, that’s you, and, being a sibling of the oppressive tyrant, you have some control over a faction of military forces adequate to oust the despotic King from power and restore some sort of normal life to the land and its people.

The whole plot of the game is that of a a typical fairy-tale. Based on the original gameplay design of Fable, you face many combats on your journey, defeat creatures lurking everywhere, collect different hidden goodies, and discover the world of early Britain. Its fairly easy but it’s enjoyable. Fable III does not exactly resemble the standard Fable franchise; but it’s close. In this game you need to gather hordes of followers to move into the next level or move closer to the throne, unlocking new gameplay components, improving your hero’s attributes, and finally overthrowing the King.

To aid your popularity and increase you power base you have to do things as diverse as giving alms to needy beggars and shaking hands and making deals with high placed leaders. The game’s goal is not just to get to the throne, but to hold on to it. The people who helped you along the way come to demand that your promised rewards to them be forthcoming. You cannot simply ignore them; you must try to accommodate their demands.

Although any player, newcomer or expert, can finish this game without getting knocked down, it gives a chance to show off the ruler inside you. There are lots of things that can be done in the game. You can build a family, commit murder, work on odd jobs and even customize your own look. Because of its streamlined gameplay, improved graphics, and fluent animation it’s a step up the ladder from previous games and provides players with a lot of enjoyment.


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