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Posted:
2010-09-15

garen

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8.6

Dead Space is a 2008 horror game where you discover that you the lone human in a world full of ghastly monsters. it is very different with all of the horror genre games out there. Armed with disturbing visuals, haunting audio and twisted plot, it is a classic by its own right.

Sounding like a true – blue scifi episode, Dead Space is about engineer Isaac Clarke who was dispatched on a mission to find out what happened to one of Concordance Extraction Corporation mining ships, the USH Ishimura. Adding to the mystery is Clarke’s reception of a cryptic message by Nicole Brennan, one of the medical officers aboard the ill – fated USG Ishimura.

The main enemies, called Necromorphs, have classes. And each class require a certain strategy to be able to deal with it successfully. They attack in waves and for lifeless monsters, they demonstrate intelligence.

The most basic Necromorphs are humanoid monsters, there are also mutated babies – they run (!) along walls and ceilings and tentacles from their backs will hurl any object at you. In one scene, you will be assaulted by a tentacle (only) of an enormous, unseen beast that will drag you to your morbid death.

Inbetween trying to survive, finding Nicole, and landing the Ishimura, there are a couple of actions you must do in order to complete a task. And did I mention you do all of this while Necromorphs stalk you, or you hear eerie sounds in your background. Someone who will play this night with full lights – off is truly a brave soul.

The storyline is fairly light and it gets better as the end looms in, although some of the characters were quick to appear and disappear.

Graphically, the game was well done, from the atmosphere, texture and lighting; though I wish I could say that the walls of the environment could use some retouching and make it as detailed as the suit Clarke is sporting.

Audio – wise, it is very spooky and very reminiscent of familiar titles of the same genre. It picks ups on the games’ most intense moments, sometimes taking away the element of surprise when enemies are coming for your flesh.

Honestly, this is probably one of the best horror games I have play on the PS3 and I would dare you to play it with the lights off.

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Posted:
2010-10-23

garen

Newbie

8.0

Sports Champions PS3 has volleyball, table tennis, gladiator duel, the disc golf and archery as well as bocce. All the sports games can be played using one PlayStation move controller and the controllers work perfectly!

The sport archery has been a popular choice among players since having to hold the bow steadily and releasing the arrow with timing and precision is a challenge requiring a fair degree of skill as well as being good fun. At first, you will be shooting way off target but as you go along you will quickly get the hang of the control needed but it is still quite an art. You can play archery in different modes such as Sweetening the Pot or using a tic-tac-toe board where you need to mark your spot with an arrow before your opponent does. Another archery variation is shoving a sled across a field with arrows and there are still more.

Bocce is a game that is all about tossing balls which just about sums it up, and in disc golf you simply throw a Frisbee for a certain distance in a certain direction. Volleyball matches are also much fun as you can do many movements like dig, spike, set and so on with accuracy and timing. Table tennis is just what it says. Lastly, the gladiator duel is a one on one game where you fight enemies using a sword and shield. With the controllers, you can simply bash your enemies and slam your shield and not much precision or timing is involved.

All the featured sports have various difficulty settings which allows for some variation and replay value but archery is probably the only game which needs any real skill which leaves us with the question of whether this alone makes the game worth the purchase price. To a casual or party games maybe, for a seasoned gamer definitely not.

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2014-02-21

garen

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8.4

Forza Horizon on the xbox 360 takes gamers into the next level of racing, there is a huge transition between this title and the previous release Forza 4. The gameplay is superb and really sharp, the contract and the streets are real streets, and this is a massive improvement on the previous releases.

There are also game aspects presented in the game where if you hit barriers and various obstacles like posts and signs you actually get upgrades, which is a new spin on things. There are also speed cameras located within the game and as you drive through these it takes a snapshot of the actual speed at that given moment, this is turn can then be challenged by other players who try and beat the speed that was clocked at that moment.

The handling is also slightly different from the previous title Forza 4, the handling now enables a player to be able to regain control much easier which I feel has improved the overall experience within the game. The upgrade system on Forza Horizon is also very much lifted from the previous release, you get the same old Rim Style, Engine, Carburetor, I expected them to upgrade this to include new elements and choices but sadly this was not to be.

Another problem with the game which should have been addressed is the more top level cars, granted they have included many more cars than the previous games, however you only have certain options to upgrade certain cars, rather than adopting this model and applying it to all cars, I felt they should of gone that extra mile.

Overall the game is incredible and the attention to detail is superb, I love traveling to the Festivals and seeing all the rides and people that are about, also having the option to engage in various things, from spray painting your car, to races to other pleasures which adds to the overall experience and gameplay.

One of the things with the Xbox 360 is you also have the option to take it online, where here you can take it to the streets where you can compete and enter races with numerous online players. They have scoped it down a bit, now you get to race 8 players as opposed to 15, this was largely done I feel because 15 was simply to many cars to be racing against at any given moment. The cut back actually works better, as they say sometimes less is better.

I would say that Forza Horizon is more geared towards street racing, whereas Forza 4 is more geared towards actual racing, the cars which can be driven in this game you may see on actual streets. So in essence the two games are modeled quite different.

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Posted:
2014-03-17

garen

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5.2

In Spider-Man Edge of Time the user is presented with two different mission styles which take him both into the past and into the future, based around the timeline of 2099. In effect you get to play the classic Spider-Man and also the future version of the so called super hero.

This game does not live up to the high standards of its predecessor, Spider-Man Shattered Dimensions, the graphics are somewhat shaky, and the same attention to detail is just not there.

In this new version actions have consequences and how you interact within the game will also, in some areas, effect how the gameplay continues. As you spend most of your time hunting bad guys with no real sense of why you are doing this, it gets kind of repetitive and boring traveling down corridors and looking into laboratories.

The combat style of fighting is entertaining to a degree, however, if I had to choose between this title and the earlier Spider-Man I would go with the previous title as it is a much better game and the graphics, action, motions, and moves are of a much higher standard.

The game was created by the same people who made the previous title and so it is difficult to fathom out why this new title is such a disappointment. There are also fewer special moves than in the previous title. Granted this is not a follow up story to the previous Spider-Man, and the two games are not interconnected, you cannot help but make a comparison between the two, more so as they are designed by the same developers.

Overall the game is a massive disappointment, and being an avid Spider-Man enthusiast I expected more. It seems like they need to go back to the drawing board once again as it almost feels like the game was rushed, or rather no thought was really put into the construction of it.

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Posted:
2014-03-17

garen

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5.2

In Spider-Man Edge of Time the user is presented with two different mission styles which take him both into the past and into the future, based around the timeline of 2099. In effect you get to play the classic Spider-Man and also the future version of the so called super hero.

This game does not live up to the high standards of its predecessor, Spider-Man Shattered Dimensions, the graphics are somewhat shaky, and the same attention to detail is just not there.

In this new version actions have consequences and how you interact within the game will also, in some areas, effect how the gameplay continues. As you spend most of your time hunting bad guys with no real sense of why you are doing this, it gets kind of repetitive and boring traveling down corridors and looking into laboratories.

The combat style of fighting is entertaining to a degree, however, if I had to choose between this title and the earlier Spider-Man I would go with the previous title as it is a much better game and the graphics, action, motions, and moves are of a much higher standard.

The game was created by the same people who made the previous title and so it is difficult to fathom out why this new title is such a disappointment. There are also fewer special moves than in the previous title. Granted this is not a follow up story to the previous Spider-Man, and the two games are not interconnected, you cannot help but make a comparison between the two, more so as they are designed by the same developers.

Overall the game is a massive disappointment, and being an avid Spider-Man enthusiast I expected more. It seems like they need to go back to the drawing board once again as it almost feels like the game was rushed, or rather no thought was really put into the construction of it.

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Posted:
2014-03-29

garen

Newbie

9.0

Dishonored on the PC is an action adventure game where your primary role is that of an assassin, to be more accurate you take on the role of a supernatural assassin, and have numerous approaches with which to tackle the game, each one determines how it is played out.

For example, you may decide to take on head to head, literally tearing the enemy to pieces in full on combat, or perhaps you may decide for a more stealthy approach to the situation, either way the result of either determines how you proceed.

The game in set in Dunwall, this place has much mysticism about it, you could describe this as otherworldly, and to aid you in your quest you have as well as various weapons at your fingertips, supernatural abilities and you also have much choice in how you approach, whether you go under the cover of darkness for example.

To most people who reside in Dunwall you are known as The Disturbing Mask, long ago you were a protector for the Empress, an enforcer, later framed for her murder. After a dashing escape you later become known as The Infamous Assassin, which later name becomes synonymous with The Disturbing Mask, so they are one and the same.

Dunwall can only be described as a hell hole, it may be a be home to technological breakthroughs and full of advanced ideas, but it is also plague ridden and as a result the place is cursed with a rat infestation. You will see large groups together and it becomes a real pain to deal with them at times, it also gives the user the oppressive feel about the game, I don't mean I dislike the game, just that the overall feel of the game comes across that way.

The game is also set around the 18th or 19th century, or rather it gives you that impression. Dishonored is beautifully constructed and attention to detail is second to none, the storylines are really well done and to be honest I find nothing that I could really dislike about this game. At times it does get a little tricky, and some enemies will spot you no matter how hard you think you have hidden.

Overall, Dishonored has set the benchmark for how games should be constructed, an epic PC game.

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Posted:
2011-07-20

garen

Newbie

5.8

Most people will be well aware on Lost the series, now here comes the computer game. First, the environments in the game are the most attractive parts with accuracy in its rendition. The lighting effects and the environmental audio are exactly right. The exact spot of the crash is somehow authentic and despite the chaos, the scene is not exactly similar in the television series. Furthermore, every area looks splendid with their distinction making you feel that you are spending valuable time in every particular place.

However, there is inadequate gameplay to fill the greater than seven hours of play even if there are a lot of things to do. You will spend some time with the minigames since these are the same minigames to be played when you want to gain access to everything beginning with the island’s old hatches to the plane’s fuselage. There is however, a standout segment in the gameplay and that is the way in which photography is utilized in flashback sequences that are playable.

At the beginning of every journey to memory lane, you will see a broken photograph and from the flash, you are required to use your camera to get an image which will match with the torn-up photo as the series of events are being played out. Once you are able to capture the needed image, you will then be treated to a cutscene together with a segment of the primary character’s backstory. The entire concept will make flashbacks very interesting, deep and pleasurable. Given the fact that the flashbacks are very appropriate with the character’s line of employment makes the functionality of the game very natural and charming.

The interaction with the cast is not as enjoyable as it should be. The dialogue of the characters is not all the time voiced, yet, when it is voiced, comments spoken are frequently inherent and realistic. At times also, remarks made are redundant. Lost: Via Domus has an acting voice that is decent but with few glitches on the lip-synching. In addition, delivery of exchanges is flat. The characters can be distinguished at once but in general, they fail to give justice to their counterparts in actual life. There are also some inconsistencies in the shading of the character’s faces.

If you are an avid fan of Lost, you will find this game very enjoyable since you need to have some familiarity with the show in order to maintain your interest with the game.

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Posted:
2013-08-16

garen

Newbie

8.4

The use of dialogue and characters acting using voice makes the game appear like a real life situation. I seriously got lost with the awesome shorelines. The game is full of twists and surprises which make the gamer look forward to the next step. The game is full of teachings from the fantasies used. The game however has some illustrational hiccups, at some points there is no proper clarity, also the boundaries are not properly marked. This makes the game not that perfect in retrospect.

This is a game with a well crafted story and you will be lost in the fantasy as the game unfolds into a dramatic story. The story is set at the Ferelden land, a colorful kingdom. Where there are a number of demonic creatures lying over their book the story is about martyrs. The characters are dwarves which has a caste-based society where is social quintessence. The Mages are under full watch from the Templar and this does not go very well with those who see this as utter slavery. The Chantries give asylum to those who worship the maker. The Chantries worship and pray near their house of prayer. One of the dwarves drops some food and the dwarves warn you not to fall into the sky.

Even if you are not that particular about reading the notes of the characters, you will be drawn to reading every one of these notes. The game is presented in such a well drawn steadiness.

There is a lot to learn from friends who join you in the game. On you quest for glory; you will grow to like your companions. Morrigan the traitor will be on your cause all along but you will discover why later. There is the reserved Sten and the naughty Zevran who has no regard for the law. Alistair who is a wise member of the Grey Wardens. With great sounds these characters act as though they are buddies. Their level of interaction is authentic and to some extent there is some romance among these members.

In Dragon Age love must be nurtured and it is your role to control this. You may have to give gifts to the members so as to win their hearts. When you keep a good relationship with these creatures you will get your way easily. Your options expand with time and you are able to unlock different subclasses of the game. The choices you make initially determine the type of skills and spell your progress in the game. You will encounter some of the characters you met earlier on in as this lead to the Grey Wardens. Looking at the characters from different angles helps you to experience the great meaning of the game. If you met a prisoner, it may be of greater impact on you if you are playing as a Dalish Elf, otherwise play as a human mage, you will end up reaping the full benefits of the game YMMV.

When you click a certain button, you swing a sword and you get nearer to the targeted enemy. When your party gains entry a number of spells and stances the battlefields explode with bright colors and harsh sound. At this point it is great fun to switch forward and backwards to give a great experience. All in all when the Dragon Age Origins is played on the PS3 it is quite challenging and rewarding which every game should be.

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Posted:
2013-12-29

garen

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9.1

Farcry 3 is a first person shooter developed by Ubisoft after the success of the two previous games Farcry and Farcry 2. The game has elements of being an adventure game coupled with a action shooter feel to it.

You take on the role of Jason Brody who originally went on holiday to Bangkok with his closest friends, after a brief stay they decided to do a skydiving trip. Low and behold they end up landing on a pirate infested island, later taken hostage by a pirate lord named Vaas, and his bunch of friends.

The pirate's seek to gain money threatening to kill them, making up a story that if they pay they will be set free, the pirate's idea was to take the money and then sell them to the slavery trade. To cut a long story short they escape from the help of a man named Dennis and now they must leave the island hoping to escape in one piece.

Whilst playing you are given the option to stealth attack, various combinations as well as being able to track your opponents in order to gather information and the location of that threat. So if you happen to lose someone who needs marking after losing sight of that player it makes it easier to track them. You also have side missions, or quests which involve hunting animals which in turn leads to more upgrades as you complete them.

The overall game is well thought out, the levels are long and the game will take many hours to complete, I prefer Farcry 3 to the previous Farcry series, the controls are pretty sweet, there are over 30 weapons, numerous vehicles some of which include Quad Bikes, Patrol Boats, Jet Ski, Hang Glider, Trucks to name a few. There is a helicopter located in the game but unfortunately you cannot control it.

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WWE 13 PS3 - 11 reviews

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Posted:
2014-01-30

garen

Newbie

8.1

In WWE 13 for the PS3 you have several modes of gameplay available to you, some of these are Creative Suite, Attitude Mode and Universe Mode. I shall briefly outline features from these various modes.

The Creative Suite mode is pretty much self explanatory, this mode gives the user the ability to customize not only a character which you can create uniquely from scratch, but it also allows for the user to be able to change the Stadiums and Venues in which you will be competing. For example you have the option of changing the colors of the wrestlers outfits and the type of audience who will be watching the event. Finally the actual ring and logos can be edited, so this pretty much covers what the creative suite mode does.

In the Attitude Era Mode you play through a season of 65 matches, this also contains storylines and chapters where you play over a 2 year season. These chapters do not contain 65 playable characters, you only get to play eight wrestlers, a few examples would be The Rock, Undertaker, Kane to name but some from the selectable total in this mode of play.

In the overall game there must be upwards of 100 players in total, more if you count the various add on packs which offer much more. Overall it surpasses it's predecessor and makes for a decent game, more so if you happen to like wrestling to begin with.

There are a few drawbacks within the game, more to do with the commentary than anything else. With this type of game trying to get authentic commentary and matching it to specific gameplay combat moves is hard or nearly impossible. So from time to time the commentary is out of sync with the action, often with a lot of repetition, making it slightly annoying when you are trying to get into the swing of things.

Other slight problems within the game are visual effects, sometimes the wrestlers move in the most unusual manner which can get quite annoying, you would have thought these little bits would have been sorted in order to create something much smoother.

You also now have the ability to play online without the need to upload the content beforehand which is something a lot of people wanted, now giving you an opportunity to custom create your own player and go head to head against other wrestling fans.

This is probably the best wrestling game currently in production today. So with that said, if you are looking for a wrestling game of substance, then perhaps with WWE 13 you may have just found it.


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