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Posted:
2010-09-18

Garfedout

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Sony PSP

8.8

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 fatherÂ’s money. Unfortunately, his father is murdered and you must travel to Liberty City to pass on a heirloom. His fatherÂ’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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2010-09-22

Garfedout

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Sony PSP

5.9

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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2010-10-08

Garfedout

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Xbox 360

8.8

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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2010-10-23

Garfedout

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Xbox 360

7.1

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:
2010-11-05

Garfedout

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Sony PSP

8.7

This is a multiplayer game with an excellent story and such a deep campaign. The story is provoking in nature that reveals a lot about Snake (the main character). The gameplay is best suite and has great portability though it is based on such a complex story. The multiplayer is fully featured and includes quite a number of options like the online play, game sharing plus many others. The game is presented in such a stunning manner, with superb graphics, soundtracks and very clear speech. The game also has a high re playability. However it has its drawbacks which include the complicated control scheme which has a steep learning curve and also it is missing some vital 3D cutscenes and also the speech is not quite efficient enough to pass in the game.

If you area fan of stealth action series then this is the game for you. The game is a continuation of the MGS3 Snake Eater and it brings some of those versions mysteries in the game. If you have watched that version, then you have an insight of what Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops is all about. However here you are taking to some new interesting directions from the main gameplay. The game has an open ended solo campaign as well as some deep multiplayer options coupled with other surprises.

The story line takes place in a secret Soviet base in South America where as the game begins, Snake or Big Boss is captured and detained there by his former companions in FOX unit. There is Roy who is a young Green Beret who helps him to escapes. Then the two try working out on how to put to a stop the goings on between the Soviet militants and the American Forces. Soon the two realize that they may need help to tackle the situation so they start recruiting their own soldiers. With the progress of the story then Snake who is already likable will meet with some of the American forces and that is what the game is based upon basically.

When you first capture an enemy soldier you will find it in a detailed cutscene. It explains where you will find the enemy soldiers converting and becoming loyal to you and thereafter joining your army. To capture the enemy soldier you will have to knock them down and when they are unconscious you will dump them at the back of your truck. It is worth noting that the squads you gather in the single-players are the same you will use in the online for multiplayer so you should therefore kidnap and convert some locals and you do so by going on a variety of missions.

The game looks and sounds fantastic especially in the case of a portable game. Most of the surrounding is quite basic. You will also find that the characters are quite impressive and they fit for the parts they play. Like you will find Snake clad in that new shinny suit. Those who love blood all over in such a game however may be disappointed because there is no blood in reality pouring here. There is not much violence in the game though it is rated as for adults; there is nothing really much that should stop the young ones from playing it. This game is one of the best PSP games that you will come across.

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Posted:
2010-11-12

Garfedout

Super Gamer Dude

Sony PSP

7.5

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, itÂ’s the guide on how to utilize the familyÂ’s powers against evil beings. A bit funny but itÂ’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 laugh.

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Posted:
2010-11-23

Garfedout

Super Gamer Dude

Sony PSP

7.4

This is a handheld tactical shooting game with great graphics and excellently produced audio. The game is tightly focused with satisfying shooting action and I can genuinely say I found the game quite challenging: you certainly need to concentrate and keep your wits about you. However the game has its limits. The single player is too short for such a thrilling game and it does not have online play. The story is also painfully short. In this game it’s all about the shooting. There is a lot of it and it is intense, with lots and lots of nasty enemies, which do not die easily, to contend with. If a co-op play and a multiplayer component were thrown in, this would make a much improved package and game. Perhaps that will come later.

This game takes place in a futuristic culture where the humans have colonized all the stars. In The Killzone universe there is a militant subclass which sets itself apart from the mainstream society to form its own government. All this is happening on another planet called Helgan and, as time goes by, this breakaway group of people change from humans into some other, rather unpleasant creatures known as Helghast and it is those newly evolved creatures with whom you do battle, your duty being to prevent an invasion of another planet. Your part is that of a human soldier who is called Templar and who takes on a mission to bring down and destroy these enemies.

In Killzone Liberation it takes a very short time to set up the objective for every mission in the game. For the most part of the game, however, the focus is not based on the storytelling but rather on the mission of Liberation itself. You begin each level with a specific type of gun. When you start you are using a not very useful weapon but as you progress through the game you will unlock more powerful starting guns and also a basic mission objective or two. As you go on, Helghast fighters come in all forms, from groupings of grunt soldiers to rocket-launcher-wielding baddies, and killing them can be very challenging at times. Shooting is handled very well in Liberation as you will find out.

The single player campaign is quite short and devoid of a storyline, and the multiplayer suffers from lack of infrastructure. The tough enemies create some intense battles of the sort you will find in many PSP battles, so nothing new there. The difficulty of the game might put off players especially if they are not used to playing such shooter games. The fact that the game is also quite brief is also a point against it, but, all in all I found the game an enjoyable one, enjoyable enough to recommend that you try it.

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Posted:
2010-12-06

Garfedout

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Sony PSP

This is a step up from last season's edition. For one thing the interface looks better than ever, with a tuned up manager's homepage, which, with a lot of small cosmetic changes and an improved 3D match engine. Also an option of linking in your Twitter and YouTube accounts, this latest addition has a new look but some of the features have hardly changed. But, if it ain't broke don't fix it.

Contract negotiations are treated differently, speeding up the process which before was pretty boring. Agents are present in the game for the first time, and handling these much maligned personalities to keep your star striker's wage demands in check brings player-power more realistically the game. The training aspect has been improved, and there is a new set-piece generator, updating an area of the game that had remained unchanged for many years. Tactical analysis is also now deeper than ever for those prepared to spend the time working on it. The package also offers a massive and authoritative player database, reputed to be extremely accurate.


What with scouting, training, player interactions, pitch alterations, board requests, coach meetings, team talks, and so on, not forgetting a level of detail given to tactics, it now takes a lot of time and a lot more effort to oversee all the varied aspects of the game to survive. What used to take game weeks now takes whole seasons. The depth is certainly impressive but it's all a bit too much for me personally. Your efforts are rewarded in the sense that you get out what you put in. While FM2011 does help newcomers by automating some of the more basic tasks, I wonder if using such a facility affects your team's performance.

Although, to state th obvious, this is a football based game, the clue is in the itle, it is also a basic grounding in general management skills and so it may appeal to non-football afficionados. But for fans of the series it is a bit of a disappointment and may not live up to expectations.

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Posted:
2010-12-06

Garfedout

Super Gamer Dude

Sony PSP

6.2

There have been some changes in gameplay which prove to be, in general, on the positive side. Such improvements are always wished for but do not always happen as a series progresses over a period of time, especially on this platform. This game delivers compared with the previous handheld versions. The passing system has been fine tuned to the point where precision through balls can be played to a team mate with a high success rate, but long balls are still difficult. With passes no longer automatically falling at the feet of your team mates on the console version, you would expect the same useful and more challenging feature would be carried on to the PSP version. But no. The auto-passing feature is making a return, thus making it a little too easy to pass the ball to any of your team mates.

Newcomers get a smoother ride than before, and will find little difficulty in quickly getting accustomed to the gameplay and will soon be up to hammering opposition. Then we have the fatigue system where a player’s stamina is eventually restricted giving another realistic touch by ensuring that each player will progressively slow down due to exhaustion as the match progresses, so substitutes are a necessity.

Another example of the handheld PSP game mechanisms being inferior to that of the console version is the drag and drop substitution method which made the selection of players easy. Having said that, the method used on the handheld, PSP version is perfectly usable.

The visuals are not wonderful but meet the needs of the game. Menus and information are presented clearly, players look like their real-life counterparts and are showcased particularly well during goal scoring celebrations. It doesn’t match the graphics that the console version boasts but PES 2011 on the PSP is still a good-looking game with an acceptable level of detail on the game’s animations.

The audio in the portable version of the game is clear and suits the general atmosphere. Crowds actually chant at the right time and in general the sound effects are handled very well. The commentaries are of high quality even allowing for the occasional hiccup.

Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 for the PSP is far a from perfect transfer from the console version of PES 2011, but I wouldn't knock it for that as the overall gameplay is above average. If you already own the console version of the game and don’t really need the portability then you’re probably better off without the handheld version. However, if you do travel regularly and get bored eassily, and don't read books, then soccer on the go with PES 2011 is the answer.

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Posted:
2010-12-14

Garfedout

Super Gamer Dude

Sony PSP

7.8

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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