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Posted:
2010-12-14

Garfedout

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7.80

An amusing idea for a game where two teams compete, one to rescue a princess from a castle, the other team to stuff her full of food so that her size makes this rescue more difficult. The game is both fun and funny.

The multi-player mode can be played by eight people. Activities in each game match will include feeding their own prisoner, slaying enemies, and trying to steal the other team's royalty. Other actions involve capturing jails, bombing the enemy's throne, or donning a grim reaper mask and going on a killing spree. But the best part is trying to steal the fat princess from her own army.

You can also play this game solo. In playing the single player mode you are given a tutorial on the different strategies and moves that you will do when you get into the competition. There will be six separate classes in Fistful of Cake, each with its own strengths and weaknesses. The villager character has little health but no weapon. The best skill that he has is speed. This villager is also capable of knocking items from an opponent's hand. As the warrior, you must get up close and personal in battle, going toe-to-toe using your sword.

There are also support classes for the different teams that will be fighting against each other. Each class will have their own abilities and strengths. There will be a map that the teams will follow to get to the Fat Princess.

The graphics are done perfectly that anyone who plays the game will be entertained with what they are watching. The voice action and audio are also well done. The presentation and plot is undemanding and is suitable even for younger kids, who will love the game. The game play is simple and easy to follow.

In conclusion, Fat Princess: Fistful of Cake is pleasant break from all the realistic violence that you see in games nowadays. This novel theme is full of fun, excitement and entertainment. There is never a dull moment when playing this game whether in single player or multi player mode. I would highly recommend this game.

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2010-12-14

Garfedout

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7.00

The first edition of the Star Ocean has not really been that successful, so many are thinking why they made a second edition. I did like the first one but it did have some flaws. Well, the Second Evolution has really come out for competition. It is a lot better than the first one and for sure, it will be a hit among gamers. It is somehow an updated version of the first edition, learning from what had happened in the first. All corrections were made to the Second Evolution making it a better game to play. The creator of this game knows exactly that the PSP can fully show what the game is all about. They took advantage of the wide screen of the PSP to show the quality of the game. Still, the game is not perfect but it is a lot better. You will notice this if you have played the previous installment.

In the game, you can either choose from Claude C. Kenny or Rena Lanford. These two were on a journey to find their way back home and discover the mystery of a meteorite that had just landed. You can also choose other characters to join your journey and act as a support class. If you had played the first edition before, the layout of the Second Edition is very similar.

There will still be the usual big towns, dungeons to explore, a world map, random battles and many others. Combats will always be around which act as the challenges that the two characters must face before getting to their goal. The game play is very simple but more exciting than the first edition. If you had played the first edition, you will definitely see the big difference between the two. There is much more enjoyment in the Second Evolution.

The graphics look very good and this is a major improvement from the first edition. The audio and voice acting also improved. The plot was just the same as the first edition but the game play has become better. There have been a lot of improvements for the Star Ocean editions. And having the second one is a breather.

The effort given to the Second Evolution is tremendously impressive. Changing the mistakes from the first one to make an updated version in the second one is difficult but the creator has made it very well. Now, Star Ocean: Second Evolution can really be something worth recommending. I would give it 7/10.

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2010-12-15

Garfedout

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7.10

The latest addition to the series carries on in the long tradition of the previous trusted titles. It's a visually attractive, challenging, action filled game that doesn't lack variety. There are new elements to the game, such as combat, to keep things alive. The only things to watch out for are the sometimes-off-camera enemies and the not-so-smooth storyline, faults easily overshadowed by the solid and engaging gameplay.

This time around, Jak, Daxter, and Kiera set off on a quest to save the planet from eco destruction. Once into the story, you spend a fair bit of time trying to navigate tricky environments, this start off being easy but relentlessly becoming more difficult. The obstacles presented are many and varied: underground passageways, rapidly moving seesaw-like platforms, narrow bridges, a time limit, and hordes of enemies. During these levels, double jumps quickly become your best friend. There's also a good deal of puzzle solving, which is nicely integrated into the gameplay and increases in difficulty as the game progresses. The amusing chatter between the two characters also gives the story a lift.

There is a problem with combat as the game's semi-fixed camera is sometimes unsuccessful at keeping track of what's going on. This isn't a problem in other parts of the game, but during arena combat situations it becomes a real nuisance. You have to constantly reposition the camera by tapping the shoulder buttons if you want to stay one step ahead of your enemies. In some cases it makes the combat difficult.

While half of the game is spent solving platforming puzzles and engaging in ground combat, the other half is spent in free-roaming air combat, which makes for a balanced and interesting mix of gameplay. You start out controlling Jak's ship, but he will eventually get his hands on four others, which you have the option of flying during the many side missions. These levels involve roaming the skies, dogfighting, and occasionally taking on a big gunship by destroying its propellers and then its turrets. The flight controls are smooth, and you have plenty of opportunities to practice before you begin taking on enemy fighters. Thankfully, while you're in the air
you're have the advantage of an automatic lock-on function which makes it much easier to take down enemy planes. Many aspects and abilities, such as your plane and powers can be customized.

You get the chance to play a few levels as Dark Daxter, which happens when Daxter occasionally falls into pools of dark eco, but this part of the game is not so good, but despite these disappointing Dark Daxter levels and the sometimes troublesome camera, The Lost Frontier lives up to the Jak and Daxter name with some solid and varied gameplay, challenging platforming, and a great mix of ground and air combat. All the best elements invigorate the series while not causing it to stray too far from the familiar crazy adventures.

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Posted:
2010-09-18

Garfedout

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8.80

First time I have played a GTA game on the PSP and I have to say I am amazed with this game graphics, Iv played it on other consoles but was surprised overall. It starts out as you are character "Huang Lee". He is a rich and spoiled kid that is living it up on his father’s money. Unfortunately, his father is murdered and you must travel to Liberty City to pass on a heirloom. His father’s death has sparked quite a struggle in Liberty City.

As in most GTA games, it isn't that simple, as soon as he gets off his plane he is robbed and they steal his sword, which was his reason for coming to Liberty City in the first place. He has a lot of revenge on his mind and this will allow you to do a lot of missions in order to make up some ground.

The game does not follow the traditional third person style that it does on PS3 and Xbox 360. You have to think back in the old days on the computer when you played GTA on PC. It is from a top down angle, think PS1. It is loads of fun and brings back tons of memories, a blast from the past.

This game packs some serious lengthy mission, as it comes with 70 plus in total. You can do anything from smuggling marijuana, to robbing banks, and even sabotaging a racecar. Along with the main missions there are variety of vigilante missions..

So basically in Chinatown Wars you are going to be dealing drugs, it has never been so fun either, they will show up on your maps as blue dots (drug dealers). You will find that there are a ton of dealers lurking the streets, you can stop and talk to them, survey their stock, ect. It is really a huge drug trade in which you are going to buy low and sell high and complete missions to get more money.

Without going through the whole story line you can even play missions you have already completed and unlock different HQ's around the city. I found this to be a lot of fun, I took a lot of time replaying missions and trying to beat my high score or best time.

Now what is really fun is playing the online play. You simply sign up for an account on RockStar's Social Club and do all kinds of new levels with others online. This will keep track of your stats, you can save up your money and even unlock bullet proof cars, as well.

You will certainly get loads and loads of entertainment out of this game and quite cheap to buy.

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Posted:
2010-09-22

Garfedout

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5.90

Obscure The Aftermath picks up where the first Obscure game ended. The survivors of the first series are now in college, and they have to deal with a new black flower growing around their campus as their colleagues are using the flower as a form of drug to get high. At a frat party, students took the powdered flower, and transformed into monsters that are hungry for some meat.

There are 6 characters available, choose one to control, and the rest will be in AI mode. As the game moves along, there will be times that the storyline will choose the character for you, or it may pair you up with another persona. Controls are easy, but kinda slow for my taste. The R button is for fighting, the L button for switching up your weapons and using items. Though a bit sluggish, the inventory screen and combat controls are in perfect unison with the aspect ratio of the PSP, so that you will never feel that you’re on a one on one with the device.

One of the major problems of this game is the AI. They are dumb. These “AI” don’t deserve the “I”. They run after the biggest monster, and fail miserably. They often times get in your way during battles that they will be the ones damaged by your ammo. The camera can be called dumb as it picks really bad angles for the view, but you can control it if you want to (of course you would) with the directional buttons.

If you wish, you can change up your characters frequently to cope with their dumbness. But that’s just too much of a hassle right? So go for the easy way – invite a friend to play with you! The co – op mode works via ad hoc connection, and players can drop in any time.

For its presentation, Obscure The Aftermath has been well made. Details are so inlaid you won’t believe your eyes; and as the game gets dirtier and nastier, the effects live up to the current hype and become bolder, turning up the disturbing factor of the game up a notch. The soundtrack is not shabby either as they were provided by the Boston Spring Quartet and the Paris’ Children’s Opera Choir. Can you now imagine the tunes of the game? With all that said I really wouldn't recommend this game to anyone.

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Posted:
2010-10-08

Garfedout

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8.80

EA Sports has done it again! The NHL 11 for the Xbox 360 is the best hockey game of the year! We love it! Boasting smarter artificial intelligence and sharper controls, a variety of options that take the simulation deeper into the real hockey world, being able to make careers for newbie’s in the major junior. The improvements done to the game are fantastic and certainly gives justice to the phrase on its back packaging: “any moment can be a wow moment” through the wide range of plays on the ice. The players move fluidly, naturally, and realistically.

The physics of the games creates and keeps the excitement right where you need it as it lets anything that would happen in a real life hockey game happen on your screen. Point shots, tips from the slot, bouncing pucks behind the goal line, deflections – everything! Even shots that gone wary and instead, landed on the goalie’s mask are present. The defenseman will break his stick (something new for the game) and get a help from a forward who will lend him his stick. Totally awesome! The sheer unpredictability of the game is enough for me to not give this game a cold shoulder as I could play a dozen games in a row and I will never see the same game twice.

The gaming modes have been carried over from last year’s NHL, with a new addition: the Hockey Ultimate Team. In this mode, you assemble a club and play against the CPU or other players online in the EA Sports NHL. For every win, you earn EA pucks that you can use to buy packs filled with cards representing players from all over the world, along with action cards such as contract extensions, training skill buffs, coaches, arenas, and more. These cards can be likewise be traded or put up in an auction. Another addition is the Canadian Hockey League. In here, you can start at the junior club of your choice (since it features all teams and rosters from the major juniors) and improve your NHL draft position by playing the Memorial Cup tourney.

The graphics, this game is great and almost like a real TV broadcast! The sound effects are not bad either; you will feel the ice with your ears. The commentary mixes up real observations in the game with nonsense stuff that isn’t really happening. NHL 11 keeps the good stuff coming. This game has set a new standard for hockey games.

Take on your mates and even have a bit of fun fighting them as fights will break out from time to time.

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Posted:
2010-10-23

Garfedout

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7.10

In this game there is an entire city to explore, side-quests to find and citizens to talk to all these are tucked in the horror package. However you will be deceiving yourself that Deadly Premonition is not outdated. This is a survival-horror game and as much as it is clumsy, it is worth playing. In this game you will play as agent York, an FBI agent who is taking over the town of Greenvale to probe a murder killing.

At the start of the game there are sets of twins who are discovering a maimed decomposing body and hanging from a tree and you will begin the game in a room with red leaves all over. Within a short while monsters start attacking you and shortly after there is a car crash. The investigation begins here. You will be introduced to the strange inhabitants of Greenvale. You will note that agent York has an imaginary friend; Zack that he talks to. He is kind of a pussy! You are expected to search for signs and cover the whole town, you will be taking part in mini-games like fishing and car races to pass time.

The game gives a bad first impression. The version of the controls is outdated, there is limited camera movement and you cannot move while reloading or using weapons. The rant as the enemies die is terrible and the game looks like a bad PS2 game. The pace is quite terrible also; driving from one end of town to the other is devastatingly slow. You will also find transition from one screen to another slow as well, the slow pace is spread throughout the game, you will notice this every time you pick an object. All in all, and Deadly Premonition has plenty of technical hitches.

With only a few bosses, the battle succession and the poor quick-time press of a button, that attempts to break the monotony it feels like a copy paste job. Seriously! The game is long enough as it will last for over twenty hours but you will feel like most of the time was wasted.

However there are some bright spots of this game, the silly characters and the twisted story are quite fascinating. Some game mechanics like the beard that grows on Agent you, if you do not shave it, the flies that hang all over you if you do not change suits often and that give the game some fascination. The voice that is used during conversation too is not bad, as much as there is repetition of songs and worst of all the near broken directional audio.

It’s an alright game but nothing to get a boner over!

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Posted:
2010-11-01

Garfedout

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7.60

The game features the player as a part of the four members of the cartoon family. The story begins when young Bart stumbles upon a game guidebook that has apparently came from heaven. What is the guidebook all about? Well, it’s the guide on how to utilize the family’s powers against evil beings. A bit funny but it’s definitely interesting. Part of the enemies that will be encountering will be some of the EA creators themselves and many more.

Some of your favorite episodes are featured quite effectively. Scenes from the Land of Chocolate, episode where Lisa was trying to stop lumberjacks from cutting trees, The Super Happy Fun Homer, and many more scenes and episodes were properly added.

With this game, not only will you have to experience the episodes back to life, but also have fun using the EA properties. Part of the characters that you will be encountering on this game will be Matt Groening- the series creator who plays a hilarious role, God Himself who appeared in some scenes and drops bombs along the way. The humor on this game is its strongest point and the gameplay is very much amazing as well.


The Simpsons Game is a platformer game where you can choose from the four characters that will be predetermined by the game. You should be careful on who to choose though as some levels are impassable by the other characters. Bosses at the end of each levels are also installed on the game like Sideshow Bob, Jeff” the Comic Book Guy” Albertson and other familiar villains from the series. 


Your abilities will include a standard melee punch and an attack that is based on your power meter. As you defeat enemies and find items, you will recover health and power boosters; so, no need to budget your power usage. This game is both faithful to the series and provides a guaranteed laughter as well as fun.

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Posted:
2010-12-15

Garfedout

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7.60

The game is obviously of most interest to the American gamers, America being the home of this sport, which is now becoming popular in more countries worldwide. I have never played the game or watched one live but I had a vague idea of what went on. The main rules soon became a lot clearer to me with the help of this game. But this game package is more than just a basic tutorial for newcomers to the game. There are different modes that you can play and all modes are exciting and fun.

The easiest mode and so the the most suitable for beginners is the rookie mode, but all modes have the usual and, familiar to some, American football moves such as dives, circles, kicks and lots of brawling, just like the real thing. The controls are easy to get the hang of and to remember so you will not have a difficult time playing the game. You can use the tactics of your choice and the players of your choice and to make things easier there is a new system which tailors the difficulty of the game to your experience. So even if you are not a player of the game, you will gently be led into the sport and soon get to know the basic rules and tactics.

There are more complex technical aspects to the game and added competition to win trophies, but you really need to give it a go in the rookie mode to get into all that. There are also picture editing and presentation modes and a broadcast presentation using well known commentators of the sport.

As for the game presentation; the graphics are well up to the job and the audio is equally good, certainly good enough to hear a clear commentary and all the usual crowd noises that come with a real football game. In conclusion, Madden NFL 09 is a high content, fun game to play, especially for those who are American football fans. I enjoyed the learning experience very much and can without hesitation recommend this game to sports lovers and those not so sporty.

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Posted:
2011-01-02

Garfedout

Super Gamer Dude

8.40

This game is inspired by films 2 and 3 in the series of the same title in the hope that the game would be as big a hit as the movies, an almost impossible task. Just in case you are one of the few never to have seen any of the films, they are all about pirates and treasures and battles, laced heavily with humor and a masterclass in hamming it up by Johnny Depp.

This game has taken a few bits from the two Pirate movies and has done a good job in copying the movie’s look, mood, and vast amounts of visual and audio humor. The look of the characters is very realistic, but how can any video capture the essence and deliberate overacting of Captain Jack and his swaggering action.

You will be playing as Sparrow, but you can also be Elizabeth, Will or the other important characters in the game. You will be going through all the sorts of scenarios seen in the films, swordfights, boat on boat actions and lots of battles against varied enemies. The game entails missions on different levels. For each level, you will be given a certain objective and within the scope of this you will explore the level and do whatever is needed of you to survive. The levels are somewhat easy, especially when you get used to the controls, but you may sometimes get confused with the camera over which you have no control. Actually, the camera doesn't get out of whack that much, but when it does it really throws you out off you stride. There are a few mini games to play which break things up a bit and these are very enjoyable as such.

The graphics are awesome and the characters move pretty fluently. The audio is also fine but they have not used the voices of those who really starred in the film but some of those who copied the voices have made a good attempt. Overall, the game has tried very hard to equal the movie’s entertainment value but the movie is so good that it has been a hard act to follow. But is has been partially successful and the result is commendable.


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