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Posted:
2013-05-24

Skunnypaul

Super Gamer Dude

8.1

Lego Pirates of the Caribbean allows players to take control of Captain Jack Sparrow, in Lego form. You can relive the adventures of Captain Jack through all four of the Disney movies, as you complete each level in story mode. As you progress through the game, you will be able to unlock over seventy other playable characters from the Pirates of the Caribbean movies.

Each of the four movies is broken down into five levels for you to play through. For instance, you start out in story mode playing through the movie, The Curse of the Black Pearl. You visit popular locations from the movie in the game, including Port Royal, Tortuga, The Black Pearl, Smuggler's Den and the Isla De Muerta. After you complete this movie, you can play through the movies Dead Man's Chest, At World's End and On Stranger Tides. After you complete the first level in story mode, you are free to play through the movies in any order you desire.

As you play through story mode, you work on collecting Lego studs to earn true pirate status, mini-kit bottles, and compass items. For achieving these goals within a level, you can earn gold bricks. After completing a level in story mode, you can replay the level in free play mode, to finish collecting items, with other characters, you missed on your first play through of the level, in story mode.

In between levels, you can take a break and visit the main port hub. This area allows you to explore freely and wander around in order to collect Lego studs, gold bricks, red hats, and purchase characters, as they are unlocked. There are several different areas to the main port hub to explore. The dock is the central area in the port hub, consisting for four docks, each representing one of the movies. When you are ready to resume playing through the levels, you use one of the treasure maps, at the end of each dock.

Gold bricks are used to unlock bonus levels and bonus areas within the game. Gold bricks are earned for fully completing each level of the game, as well as found in the several areas around the main port hub. Red hats have to be purchased using your Lego studs, and unlock special abilities, you can use throughout the game. For example, there is one red hat which doubles the value of Lego studs, once you purchase and activate the hat. All of the red hats in Lego Pirates can be found in the several areas around the main port hub.

The numerous characters in Lego Pirates are unlocked as you play through the levels in story mode. Some characters you obtain for free, just for completing the level. Other characters you must purchase, using your Lego studs. As you play through Lego Pirates, you can also unlock and earn Trophies, for meeting certain conditions.

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2013-05-24

Skunnypaul

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7.3

Sports Champions 2 has a few practical sports, the list of the playable sports for this game are Golf, Bowling, Skiing, Boxing, Tennis, and Archery. While Sports Champions 2 has a smaller selection of sports to play, that doesn't mean the game isn't fun and rewarding. Sure, variety can be important, and it's taken into consideration, however, the game itself is the fun part. Not the attention of the selection of games.

Sports Champions 2, much like Wii Sports, is an interactive game that much be played with certain controllers and a motion sensor. The sports in both games are a lot alike, but one advantage that Sports Champions 2 has over Wii Sports is not only gameplay and experience, but the visuals and graphic content are much better. In Wii Sports, the player's Mii (the simplified character they created for most Wii games) is dulled down. Everything down to the body structure is too simplified for most players. Many Wii players want better visuals. The Wii continues to disregard the players' requests, however. Sports Champions 2 offers the same concept of playing an interactive sports game with a better experience and better visuals only on the Playstation 3.

What Sports Champions 2 lacks in the selection of games, they make up for in player character customization. The editor for the player's character is detailed and intense. Depending on what mode the player is playing in depends on whether that player is able to unlock new material like apparel and hairstyles, plus loads of other content.

Many video games are solely centered on their concept without any real regard for gameplay or content. Sports Champions 2 isn't of that kind. The makers split their center between gameplay and concept, which must join hand in hand to make a great gaming experience. Video game companies who are too far into the concept to worry about gameplay tend to miss small but very important things that go along with every single game: the AIs. Many competing video games disregard the importance of AIs, especially in sports games like Wii Sports. Wii Sports was a game that seemed too focus on concept and not enough on gameplay. Their AIs weren't as challenging, while the AIs for Sports Champions 2 were not only challenging but engaging.

Regardless of the minor flaw regarding the selection of games, Sports Champions 2 is an interactive sports game that shouldn't be thrown out automatically due to the selection of games available. Maybe with hope and if people complain enough, the makers of Sports Champions 2 will create some downloadable content that adds new sports to the game. Until that point, however, people should be grateful that a sports game with better graphics and experience is even on the market.

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Posted:
2010-09-15

Skunnypaul

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Diablo 2 Mac Review. The first Diablo was awesome, so my expectation for Diablo 2 was very very high. After installing this game I soon realized this is the best sequel that I have ever played, handsdown. It certainly does have it all and it is as if Blizzard actually took the time to go through everything that Diablo fans suggested be fixed and actually did it. For instance, how fast you will regenerate you health. No longer does it do it so quickly, which means you really got to have some Diablo skills! In this review I am going to tell you exactly what you will get with this game.

The first Diablo concluded with your killing of Diablo in a spectacular fashion (in turn you saved Tristram) along with the world from Prime Evils. Guess what that is just the half of it you are possessed by Diablo. So you will get to battle through four new and exciting cities and loads of characters, as Lord of Terror recovers and escapes prison in hopes of terrorizing the world.

I know you are getting pretty excited now, aren't you! Now that Lord of Terror is back in the mix you will begin at Rogue encampment. Unfortunately, you can't play as the character type anymore because Rogue Citadel is overtaken by demons. It is up to you to get rid of Diablo's allies.

So the goal is to follow in the previous hero’s past. Your mission is to catch the Dark Wanderer and kill him. It is not that black and white as his trail is plagued with all kinds of enemies that want to rip you a new asshole.

The character types are much more varied in this game though. Don't worry you are not going to be able to max out each characters abilities which adds to the replay ability. You can carry more and more items with more potent magic items. Not to mention there are all new bosses, which believe me are as tough as the first game.

Ok so what I do like about this game is that when you die you have to go back and recover all your stuff again which is not new. However, in the previous games you could save before you knew you were going to have to really work at something. Well, not anymore because now when you die it automatically saves and you have to go get your stuff again. Get this, though, lets say you come back in eight hours or so after you die. Well, all the monster will respawn! Love it or hate it; it is a part of Diablo 2.

One thing I remember about the first game was the amount of hacked players online. They would just go around and kill everyone. This really sucked, however Blizzard has fixed that and I have yet to see a hacked player. One thing I feel I should mention about the online play is that there will be some serious lag, unless you have a T3 connection. Blizzard even has a disclaimer saying they are sorry about the slow gameplay as their servers can not support all the players :(

The bottom line is this is an outstanding game! The storyline is awesome and I have called in sick many times to work in order to play this game. The graphics are little below their time but the amount of gameplay you will get out of it will make it worth it by a lot!

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Posted:
2014-04-02

Skunnypaul

Super Gamer Dude

8.1

Lego Pirates of the Caribbean allows players to take control of Captain Jack Sparrow, in Lego form. You can relive the adventures of Captain Jack through all four of the Disney movies, as you complete each level in story mode. As you progress through the game, you will be able to unlock over seventy other playable characters from the Pirates of the Caribbean movies.

Each of the four movies is broken down into five levels for you to play through. For instance, you start out in story mode playing through the movie, The Curse of the Black Pearl. You visit popular locations from the movie in the game, including Port Royal, Tortuga, The Black Pearl, Smuggler's Den and the Isla De Muerta. After you complete this movie, you can play through the movies Dead Man's Chest, At World's End and On Stranger Tides. After you complete the first level in story mode, you are free to play through the movies in any order you desire.

As you play through story mode, you work on collecting Lego studs to earn true pirate status, mini-kit bottles, and compass items. For achieving these goals within a level, you can earn gold bricks. After completing a level in story mode, you can replay the level in free play mode, to finish collecting items, with other characters, you missed on your first play through of the level, in story mode.

In between levels, you can take a break and visit the main port hub. This area allows you to explore freely and wander around in order to collect Lego studs, gold bricks, red hats, and purchase characters, as they are unlocked. There are several different areas to the main port hub to explore. The dock is the central area in the port hub, consisting for four docks, each representing one of the movies. When you are ready to resume playing through the levels, you use one of the treasure maps, at the end of each dock.

Gold bricks are used to unlock bonus levels and bonus areas within the game. Gold bricks are earned for fully completing each level of the game, as well as found in the several areas around the main port hub. Red hats have to be purchased using your Lego studs, and unlock special abilities, you can use throughout the game. For example, there is one red hat which doubles the value of Lego studs, once you purchase and activate the hat. All of the red hats in Lego Pirates can be found in the several areas around the main port hub.

The numerous characters in Lego Pirates are unlocked as you play through the levels in story mode. Some characters you obtain for free, just for completing the level. Other characters you must purchase, using your Lego studs. As you play through Lego Pirates, you can also unlock and earn Trophies, for meeting certain conditions.

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Posted:
2014-04-02

Skunnypaul

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8.1

Lego Pirates of the Caribbean allows players to take control of Captain Jack Sparrow, in Lego form. You can relive the adventures of Captain Jack through all four of the Disney movies, as you complete each level in story mode. As you progress through the game, you will be able to unlock over seventy other playable characters from the Pirates of the Caribbean movies.

Each of the four movies is broken down into five levels for you to play through. For instance, you start out in story mode playing through the movie, The Curse of the Black Pearl. You visit popular locations from the movie in the game, including Port Royal, Tortuga, The Black Pearl, Smuggler's Den and the Isla De Muerta. After you complete this movie, you can play through the movies Dead Man's Chest, At World's End and On Stranger Tides. After you complete the first level in story mode, you are free to play through the movies in any order you desire.

As you play through story mode, you work on collecting Lego studs to earn true pirate status, mini-kit bottles, and compass items. For achieving these goals within a level, you can earn gold bricks. After completing a level in story mode, you can replay the level in free play mode, to finish collecting items, with other characters, you missed on your first play through of the level, in story mode.

In between levels, you can take a break and visit the main port hub. This area allows you to explore freely and wander around in order to collect Lego studs, gold bricks, red hats, and purchase characters, as they are unlocked. There are several different areas to the main port hub to explore. The dock is the central area in the port hub, consisting for four docks, each representing one of the movies. When you are ready to resume playing through the levels, you use one of the treasure maps, at the end of each dock.

Gold bricks are used to unlock bonus levels and bonus areas within the game. Gold bricks are earned for fully completing each level of the game, as well as found in the several areas around the main port hub. Red hats have to be purchased using your Lego studs, and unlock special abilities, you can use throughout the game. For example, there is one red hat which doubles the value of Lego studs, once you purchase and activate the hat. All of the red hats in Lego Pirates can be found in the several areas around the main port hub.

The numerous characters in Lego Pirates are unlocked as you play through the levels in story mode. Some characters you obtain for free, just for completing the level. Other characters you must purchase, using your Lego studs. As you play through Lego Pirates, you can also unlock and earn Trophies, for meeting certain conditions.

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Posted:
2014-04-02

Skunnypaul

Super Gamer Dude

8.1

Lego Pirates of the Caribbean allows players to take control of Captain Jack Sparrow, in Lego form. You can relive the adventures of Captain Jack through all four of the Disney movies, as you complete each level in story mode. As you progress through the game, you will be able to unlock over seventy other playable characters from the Pirates of the Caribbean movies.

Each of the four movies is broken down into five levels for you to play through. For instance, you start out in story mode playing through the movie, The Curse of the Black Pearl. You visit popular locations from the movie in the game, including Port Royal, Tortuga, The Black Pearl, Smuggler's Den and the Isla De Muerta. After you complete this movie, you can play through the movies Dead Man's Chest, At World's End and On Stranger Tides. After you complete the first level in story mode, you are free to play through the movies in any order you desire.

As you play through story mode, you work on collecting Lego studs to earn true pirate status, mini-kit bottles, and compass items. For achieving these goals within a level, you can earn gold bricks. After completing a level in story mode, you can replay the level in free play mode, to finish collecting items, with other characters, you missed on your first play through of the level, in story mode.

In between levels, you can take a break and visit the main port hub. This area allows you to explore freely and wander around in order to collect Lego studs, gold bricks, red hats, and purchase characters, as they are unlocked. There are several different areas to the main port hub to explore. The dock is the central area in the port hub, consisting for four docks, each representing one of the movies. When you are ready to resume playing through the levels, you use one of the treasure maps, at the end of each dock.

Gold bricks are used to unlock bonus levels and bonus areas within the game. Gold bricks are earned for fully completing each level of the game, as well as found in the several areas around the main port hub. Red hats have to be purchased using your Lego studs, and unlock special abilities, you can use throughout the game. For example, there is one red hat which doubles the value of Lego studs, once you purchase and activate the hat. All of the red hats in Lego Pirates can be found in the several areas around the main port hub.

The numerous characters in Lego Pirates are unlocked as you play through the levels in story mode. Some characters you obtain for free, just for completing the level. Other characters you must purchase, using your Lego studs. As you play through Lego Pirates, you can also unlock and earn Trophies, for meeting certain conditions.

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Posted:
2013-08-20

Skunnypaul

Super Gamer Dude

6.9

The Dark Eye Demonicon is an epic, sweeping fantasy role playing game that follows the story of a brother and sister who become the tools of dark forces bent on twisting them, and the world, to their own purposes. Set in a unique world unlike anything that audiences have ever played in before, Demonicon is a no-holds-barred kind of story that will leave players hungry for more.

What is "The Dark Eye"?

The Dark Eye, the base game that Demonicon draws from, is actually a German tabletop role playing game. This game is remarkably popular in Germany as well as in Europe, and it has consistently outsold Dungeons and Dragons (thought by many to be the king of fantasy role playing games) in Germany. Demonicon draws from the current edition of The Dark Eye's rule and effects, bringing the game to a kind of life that fans of the tabletop version have never seen before. So whether fans have played the tabletop version of the game, or they're just looking for a new RPG to explore, this rich world has a little something for everyone.

Who Are You?

Players take on the role of a hero that wields the dark powers of the nether regions and who uses those powers to further his own quest. In the world of Aventuria, which is both beautiful and grim in traditional Medieval style, players will face countless opponents who they must vanquish in order to get closer to the truth of what has happened to them and what is happening in the country they find themselves in.

Take Your Own Approach

One of the best things about many modern role playing games, and certainly with tabletop role playing games, is that players can complete missions in a variety of different ways. They can run in, sword swinging and magic blazing until all that's left is a blackened char of bloody ruin where once there was countryside and enemies, for instance. However, that may not be the only option. Players might be able to bribe their way through to a solution, or to diplomatically persuade NPCs to follow a certain path over another. While the computerized version of the game might not provide all of the potential responses and routes that the tabletop game would (developers can never match every possible suggestion that players might come up with the way that a game master can), there are still a bigger variety of options available.

How Does It Play?

While the game is very pretty and the world is very unique, gameplay is about what players would expect from a fantasy RPG. That isn't necessarily a bad thing though, given that a new world and new ways of doing things can be enough unique content for most players. Keeping a simple to understand control system can be a good touch stone, allowing players to feel they're not starting from a completely blank canvas as a stranger in a strange land would be otherwise doing.

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Posted:
2013-08-20

Skunnypaul

Super Gamer Dude

6.9

The Dark Eye Demonicon is an epic, sweeping fantasy role playing game that follows the story of a brother and sister who become the tools of dark forces bent on twisting them, and the world, to their own purposes. Set in a unique world unlike anything that audiences have ever played in before, Demonicon is a no-holds-barred kind of story that will leave players hungry for more.

What is "The Dark Eye"?

The Dark Eye, the base game that Demonicon draws from, is actually a German tabletop role playing game. This game is remarkably popular in Germany as well as in Europe, and it has consistently outsold Dungeons and Dragons (thought by many to be the king of fantasy role playing games) in Germany. Demonicon draws from the current edition of The Dark Eye's rule and effects, bringing the game to a kind of life that fans of the tabletop version have never seen before. So whether fans have played the tabletop version of the game, or they're just looking for a new RPG to explore, this rich world has a little something for everyone.

Who Are You?

Players take on the role of a hero that wields the dark powers of the nether regions and who uses those powers to further his own quest. In the world of Aventuria, which is both beautiful and grim in traditional Medieval style, players will face countless opponents who they must vanquish in order to get closer to the truth of what has happened to them and what is happening in the country they find themselves in.

Take Your Own Approach

One of the best things about many modern role playing games, and certainly with tabletop role playing games, is that players can complete missions in a variety of different ways. They can run in, sword swinging and magic blazing until all that's left is a blackened char of bloody ruin where once there was countryside and enemies, for instance. However, that may not be the only option. Players might be able to bribe their way through to a solution, or to diplomatically persuade NPCs to follow a certain path over another. While the computerized version of the game might not provide all of the potential responses and routes that the tabletop game would (developers can never match every possible suggestion that players might come up with the way that a game master can), there are still a bigger variety of options available.

How Does It Play?

While the game is very pretty and the world is very unique, gameplay is about what players would expect from a fantasy RPG. That isn't necessarily a bad thing though, given that a new world and new ways of doing things can be enough unique content for most players. Keeping a simple to understand control system can be a good touch stone, allowing players to feel they're not starting from a completely blank canvas as a stranger in a strange land would be otherwise doing.

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Posted:
2013-12-28

Skunnypaul

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7.3

Namco brings another edition of Tekken with Tekken Tag Tournament 2 for the PS3. Overall this is the eighth installment in the Tekken franchise and serves to entice casual and professional gamers alike. This game has a brand new engine but plays very similar to all Tekken games in the franchise. The PS3 utilizes the crisp graphics available and the game will give nostalgia to old time Tekken lovers with the musics vast assortment of playlists.

With the recent surge the fighting game scene has seen since 2009 Namco as well as other fighting game developers have been trying to separate themselves from their competitors. The experienced Namco fighting team developers spearheaded by Yuichi Yonemori has made this game to become one of the most entertaining in the series. Coming out after Tekken 6 this is now the main attraction in the Tekken franchise. With long time Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada leading the way to make this game.

The goal in Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is to fight against another player that is either controlling one or two other opponents. You hit them and fight against them with your attacks until their health bar goes down to zero. Once you train in the game you can learn to develop combos and strategies to use in combat against your opponent to better your chances at winning. Remember to never become discouraged with a loss, learn after every match and win next time.

The Tekken universe has an expansive story and Tekken Tag Tournament 2 for the PS3 only adds for fans to indulge into. If you are interested in the story behind the Tekken universe then this is a must pick up game. What gives this game a lot of replay value is the fact that there are so many characters to play as and pass the game with. Each character has their own unique story so it makes playing this game interesting each time because of how much the characters have their paths intersect. The only problem is that playing the game over and over again can feel to get too repetitive. This can be seen as both a good and bad aspect of Tekken Tag Tournament 2. Although players might feel overwhelmed by the amount of characters there are to pass the game, this adds high replay value at some point down the line. You can choose to drop the game for a couple of weeks and pick it back up to pass it with the characters you never got a chance to do so with.

Any fighting game fan can find themselves enjoying quality hours spent playing Tekken Tag Tournament 2. The biggest reason why this game is so fun is because of the endless amount of team combinations that a player can choose when they are playing this game. Having one of the biggest casts in Tekken history and fighting games in general players will always find themselves figuring out new combinations that are fun to play.

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Posted:
2013-12-28

Skunnypaul

Super Gamer Dude

8.2

There will always be something to love with a combination of Star Wars and Legos. Two of Americans favorite childhood things. Smashing these two together made something familiar and refreshing for all ages. You can not get better than that. By pulling Lego Star Wars and Lego Star Wars II the result was a child called Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga.

Basically The Complete Saga is a combination of both games but with better HD-quality and lightly tweaked for entertainment reasons. This game is appealing to all different age groups, whether you have played the first two games or not. To get a little familiar with how the whole Lego Star Wars concept works here is a little break down for you. The first couple of games cover the Star Wars episodes I-III. Each game is a action puzzle of which is covers the story segment that its meant too.

The complete saga will drop you into the Cantina where you are allowed to wander as much as your heart desires. You can mess around just about anywhere you'd like that includes shops, arena play, and wandering the junkyard. There are a total of six chapters in each episode. After your done with the first chapter of episode I the intro is automatically opened for you. This makes it possible for you to skip around from one episode to the next,which is convenient if you want to play your favorite areas first. The best part about this game is that there is forever something to do. There is a good mixture of mini-games, arcade play, or free play games for you. That does not include the whole process of going through all the episodes. So this is one awesome feature it allows you to have. It also makes the game well worth the money spent because it lasts you such a long time and always gives you something to go back too later on.

All together the complete saga is an ultimate success for people of all ages. It is filled with fantastic humor and the animation is clear and sharper than the last two games. Everything about this game is high quality including the music and sound. There are no complaints about any one detail this game has to offer it's players. They have also given the player the option of online co-op so you can play with multiple people online. That makes the game even more enjoyable among friends and family. There was one problem that proceeded to happen with the other two Lego Star Wars games and that had to do with camera control. There was always something a little off with it causing it to not be so easy to see. Luckily, Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga has shown to somewhat fix this issue. Not sure what the issue is with always have some sort of camera problem but this time it seems to have a little bit more control. With that being the only complaint everything else is amazing and the game really does deserve a chance to be played. If you don't want to buy it, rent it.


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