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Posted:
2013-12-11

monk

Super Gamer Dude

8.0

First of all, I recently watched LEGO: Marvel Super Heroes: Maximum Overload which I loved. I thought the unique use of LEGO graphics was genius and fun to watch at the same time. So, when I came across the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes video game I was doubly pleased. The graphics are amazing! The style, look and feel of the game is comparable if not better than the movie. You even feel like you're part of an extended sort of choose your own adventure version of the movie when playing. I have good memories of LEGO from my childhood and Marvel Super Heroes was another favorite, so this game has combined some of my favorite things together in one, making it even more enjoyable to play.

The game takes place in a highly populated New York City and offers you the choice of a wide range of Marvel characters, both heroes and villains. Following the Marvel comics story line, the basic idea of the game is to stop Loki and the other villains from destroying the world with a super-weapon they are trying to create. You get the choice of which characters you control, and by using their different abilities like Spiderman's web action. You also get to build new constructions in the city, smash them up, solve puzzles and travel through various environments. Some of the places you will travel through are the Green Goblin's Oscorp Tower, Grand Central Station and Doctor Doom's Castle. You can also sky dive and explore the city in between missions and do so many other things. In fact, you really must explore the city in order to uncover all the secrets present within the game.

Each mission or level is quite involved and the secrets are very well hidden. Through exploring you will be able to unlock over 100 characters you can play and discover other things like hidden bricks. Every character has a unique voice and animation, making the game even more memorable. Most of the characters have multiple abilities. It's fun to figure out what character abilities are need to move past the various challenges. Personally, my favorite Marvel characters are Captain America, Spiderman and the Incredible Hulk.

A really nice feature of the game is the ability to control multiple characters by pressing a button. In order to move forward in the game, you have to use a mixture of the super-hero powers and battle the bad guys. There's plenty of humor packed in the game as well that makes it even more entertaining. During the game there are plenty of tutorials and prompts to help you play.

Overall I really think the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes game is fun for all ages. Visually, it's bright, interesting and full of a narrative that offers plenty of fun jokes. Effects like cascading water, debris flying around and super hero powers are very entertaining to the viewer. It's also reasonably priced at about $25. It's also available on all major consoles, so anyone who loves video games can easily purchase it. Christmas is coming up so it's a perfect gift for all the game lovers in your life.

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Posted:
2013-12-11

monk

Super Gamer Dude

8.0

First of all, I recently watched LEGO: Marvel Super Heroes: Maximum Overload which I loved. I thought the unique use of LEGO graphics was genius and fun to watch at the same time. So, when I came across the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes video game I was doubly pleased. The graphics are amazing! The style, look and feel of the game is comparable if not better than the movie. You even feel like you're part of an extended sort of choose your own adventure version of the movie when playing. I have good memories of LEGO from my childhood and Marvel Super Heroes was another favorite, so this game has combined some of my favorite things together in one, making it even more enjoyable to play.

The game takes place in a highly populated New York City and offers you the choice of a wide range of Marvel characters, both heroes and villains. Following the Marvel comics story line, the basic idea of the game is to stop Loki and the other villains from destroying the world with a super-weapon they are trying to create. You get the choice of which characters you control, and by using their different abilities like Spiderman's web action. You also get to build new constructions in the city, smash them up, solve puzzles and travel through various environments. Some of the places you will travel through are the Green Goblin's Oscorp Tower, Grand Central Station and Doctor Doom's Castle. You can also sky dive and explore the city in between missions and do so many other things. In fact, you really must explore the city in order to uncover all the secrets present within the game.

Each mission or level is quite involved and the secrets are very well hidden. Through exploring you will be able to unlock over 100 characters you can play and discover other things like hidden bricks. Every character has a unique voice and animation, making the game even more memorable. Most of the characters have multiple abilities. It's fun to figure out what character abilities are need to move past the various challenges. Personally, my favorite Marvel characters are Captain America, Spiderman and the Incredible Hulk.

A really nice feature of the game is the ability to control multiple characters by pressing a button. In order to move forward in the game, you have to use a mixture of the super-hero powers and battle the bad guys. There's plenty of humor packed in the game as well that makes it even more entertaining. During the game there are plenty of tutorials and prompts to help you play.

Overall I really think the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes game is fun for all ages. Visually, it's bright, interesting and full of a narrative that offers plenty of fun jokes. Effects like cascading water, debris flying around and super hero powers are very entertaining to the viewer. It's also reasonably priced at about $25. It's also available on all major consoles, so anyone who loves video games can easily purchase it. Christmas is coming up so it's a perfect gift for all the game lovers in your life.

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Posted:
2013-10-11

monk

Super Gamer Dude

8.0

The fourth installment of Saints Row series takes place five years after Saints Row: The Third. At first it seems to be a typical open-world, third-person shooter with a lot of quality customization options which is right in line with the other games of the series as well as similar games of the genre, but not everything is as it seems. This time player gets to control the leader of the Third Street Saints gang once more, only the Saints are not faced with just another gang war this time. The stakes are much higher.

The entire series has over the years become more and more over the top and all the more enjoyable for it, after all it is only make believe. Saints Row IV is the natural progression of a through the roof, ridiculous and hilarious story. A lot of characters come from the earlier games both friends and opponents, and it does not take long for the game to get into fantasy overdrive with the unlikely event of the player, controlling the gang's Boss, managing to stop a nuclear missile by riding on its back and disarming it in flight, and then subsequently it becomes totally bonkers when the player becomes President of the United States and, as Commander-in-chief, it becomes necessary for him to save the entire world from a hostile alien invasion headed by the alien warlord Zinyak, who capture the gang boss and his cabinet in the White House. Things get even more bizarre when the President Boss and his minions find that they have been placed in computer simulation by the alien invaders.

In order to combat the aliens and escape form the simulation the player needs more than just street smarts and big guns, superhuman powers are a must. In addition to new alien weapons with unlimited ammo and new vehicles to buy and steal, the player can also purchase upgradable superpowers like super jumps, force fields and telekinesis. The aliens of course are nothing like a rival gang nor your run of mill drugs or arms dealers, nor even any police or military force. The bulk of the game takes place in the familiar city of Steelport from Saints Row: The Third, but it the city is not as it was once was. It is also necessary to fight against simulations, generated by aliens, of past enemy gangs and rid themselves from their own personal simulations generated by their own fears.

There are a large number of side-quests and loyalty missions along with the main campaign as well as optional romance plots to embrace with other characters. Despite the return to Steelport the altered mission maps are full of surprises. The game, which is available now on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC, features a two player co-op mode as well as online multiplayer and a lot of downloadable content. The DLC packs consist of some extra missions as well as additional character customization options and weapons to make gameplay even more fun and chaotic. Watch out for an alternative ending as a penalty for not completing certain actions or tasks.

This is a wonderfully over the top yarn which does not take itself seriously, and, lets face it, when you have seen a few games in this genre there is really a limit to what you can do to go forward with the usual everyday story of gangster folk and so why not go off at a tangent. Let's just hope the game's developers are not blessed with prophetic insight.

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Posted:
2013-12-11

monk

Super Gamer Dude

8.0

First of all, I recently watched LEGO: Marvel Super Heroes: Maximum Overload which I loved. I thought the unique use of LEGO graphics was genius and fun to watch at the same time. So, when I came across the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes video game I was doubly pleased. The graphics are amazing! The style, look and feel of the game is comparable if not better than the movie. You even feel like you're part of an extended sort of choose your own adventure version of the movie when playing. I have good memories of LEGO from my childhood and Marvel Super Heroes was another favorite, so this game has combined some of my favorite things together in one, making it even more enjoyable to play.

The game takes place in a highly populated New York City and offers you the choice of a wide range of Marvel characters, both heroes and villains. Following the Marvel comics story line, the basic idea of the game is to stop Loki and the other villains from destroying the world with a super-weapon they are trying to create. You get the choice of which characters you control, and by using their different abilities like Spiderman's web action. You also get to build new constructions in the city, smash them up, solve puzzles and travel through various environments. Some of the places you will travel through are the Green Goblin's Oscorp Tower, Grand Central Station and Doctor Doom's Castle. You can also sky dive and explore the city in between missions and do so many other things. In fact, you really must explore the city in order to uncover all the secrets present within the game.

Each mission or level is quite involved and the secrets are very well hidden. Through exploring you will be able to unlock over 100 characters you can play and discover other things like hidden bricks. Every character has a unique voice and animation, making the game even more memorable. Most of the characters have multiple abilities. It's fun to figure out what character abilities are need to move past the various challenges. Personally, my favorite Marvel characters are Captain America, Spiderman and the Incredible Hulk.

A really nice feature of the game is the ability to control multiple characters by pressing a button. In order to move forward in the game, you have to use a mixture of the super-hero powers and battle the bad guys. There's plenty of humor packed in the game as well that makes it even more entertaining. During the game there are plenty of tutorials and prompts to help you play.

Overall I really think the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes game is fun for all ages. Visually, it's bright, interesting and full of a narrative that offers plenty of fun jokes. Effects like cascading water, debris flying around and super hero powers are very entertaining to the viewer. It's also reasonably priced at about $25. It's also available on all major consoles, so anyone who loves video games can easily purchase it. Christmas is coming up so it's a perfect gift for all the game lovers in your life.

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Posted:
2013-12-11

monk

Super Gamer Dude

8.0

First of all, I recently watched LEGO: Marvel Super Heroes: Maximum Overload which I loved. I thought the unique use of LEGO graphics was genius and fun to watch at the same time. So, when I came across the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes video game I was doubly pleased. The graphics are amazing! The style, look and feel of the game is comparable if not better than the movie. You even feel like you're part of an extended sort of choose your own adventure version of the movie when playing. I have good memories of LEGO from my childhood and Marvel Super Heroes was another favorite, so this game has combined some of my favorite things together in one, making it even more enjoyable to play.

The game takes place in a highly populated New York City and offers you the choice of a wide range of Marvel characters, both heroes and villains. Following the Marvel comics story line, the basic idea of the game is to stop Loki and the other villains from destroying the world with a super-weapon they are trying to create. You get the choice of which characters you control, and by using their different abilities like Spiderman's web action. You also get to build new constructions in the city, smash them up, solve puzzles and travel through various environments. Some of the places you will travel through are the Green Goblin's Oscorp Tower, Grand Central Station and Doctor Doom's Castle. You can also sky dive and explore the city in between missions and do so many other things. In fact, you really must explore the city in order to uncover all the secrets present within the game.

Each mission or level is quite involved and the secrets are very well hidden. Through exploring you will be able to unlock over 100 characters you can play and discover other things like hidden bricks. Every character has a unique voice and animation, making the game even more memorable. Most of the characters have multiple abilities. It's fun to figure out what character abilities are need to move past the various challenges. Personally, my favorite Marvel characters are Captain America, Spiderman and the Incredible Hulk.

A really nice feature of the game is the ability to control multiple characters by pressing a button. In order to move forward in the game, you have to use a mixture of the super-hero powers and battle the bad guys. There's plenty of humor packed in the game as well that makes it even more entertaining. During the game there are plenty of tutorials and prompts to help you play.

Overall I really think the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes game is fun for all ages. Visually, it's bright, interesting and full of a narrative that offers plenty of fun jokes. Effects like cascading water, debris flying around and super hero powers are very entertaining to the viewer. It's also reasonably priced at about $25. It's also available on all major consoles, so anyone who loves video games can easily purchase it. Christmas is coming up so it's a perfect gift for all the game lovers in your life.

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Posted:
2014-06-15

Excellent.

monk

Super Gamer Dude

8.0

The fourth installment of Saints Row series takes place five years after Saints Row: The Third. At first it seems to be a typical open-world, third-person shooter with a lot of quality customization options which is right in line with the other games of the series as well as similar games of the genre, but not everything is as it seems. This time player gets to control the leader of the Third Street Saints gang once more, only the Saints are not faced with just another gang war this time. The stakes are much higher.

The entire series has over the years become more and more over the top and all the more enjoyable for it, after all it is only make believe. Saints Row IV is the natural progression of a through the roof, ridiculous and hilarious story. A lot of characters come from the earlier games both friends and opponents, and it does not take long for the game to get into fantasy overdrive with the unlikely event of the player, controlling the gang's Boss, managing to stop a nuclear missile by riding on its back and disarming it in flight, and then subsequently it becomes totally bonkers when the player becomes President of the United States and, as Commander-in-chief, it becomes necessary for him to save the entire world from a hostile alien invasion headed by the alien warlord Zinyak, who capture the gang boss and his cabinet in the White House. Things get even more bizarre when the President Boss and his minions find that they have been placed in computer simulation by the alien invaders.

In order to combat the aliens and escape form the simulation the player needs more than just street smarts and big guns, superhuman powers are a must. In addition to new alien weapons with unlimited ammo and new vehicles to buy and steal, the player can also purchase upgradable superpowers like super jumps, force fields and telekinesis. The aliens of course are nothing like a rival gang nor your run of mill drugs or arms dealers, nor even any police or military force. The bulk of the game takes place in the familiar city of Steelport from Saints Row: The Third, but it the city is not as it was once was. It is also necessary to fight against simulations, generated by aliens, of past enemy gangs and rid themselves from their own personal simulations generated by their own fears.

There are a large number of side-quests and loyalty missions along with the main campaign as well as optional romance plots to embrace with other characters. Despite the return to Steelport the altered mission maps are full of surprises. The game, which is available now on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC, features a two player co-op mode as well as online multiplayer and a lot of downloadable content. The DLC packs consist of some extra missions as well as additional character customization options and weapons to make gameplay even more fun and chaotic. Watch out for an alternative ending as a penalty for not completing certain actions or tasks.

This is a wonderfully over the top yarn which does not take itself seriously, and, lets face it, when you have seen a few games in this genre there is really a limit to what you can do to go forward with the usual everyday story of gangster folk and so why not go off at a tangent. Let's just hope the game's developers are not blessed with prophetic insight.

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Posted:
2013-06-02

monk

Super Gamer Dude

7.0

After the massive success of the first Skylanders game, Activision clearly had to release a sequel, and now we finally have that sequel in Skylanders Giants. There are two different ways you can buy this sequel, depending on whether or not you bought the first game. For people who have never purchased a Skylanders game before, Activision offers a starter kit once again, but they are also offering what they call the Skylanders Giants Booster Pack. This version of the game ditches the portal and the normal sized characters that come with the starter pack, and only comes with a copy of the game and one of the new figure types, "Giants".

The biggest new feature of Skylanders Giants is rather appropriately the Giants that have been added to the game. And... well, they're bigger than normal Skylanders, both in terms of the real life toys as well as and in the game itself. In true Skylanders fashion, owning a giant of some sort or another is essential to being able to finish the game, and owning more than one will make it much, much easier to beat the game.

In addition to the Giants, Activision has also introduced the second series of normal sized Skylanders characters as well as re-issues of the first line of characters. They are simply calling this set "Series 2", and each of the new Skylanders start at level 1, even if they are a re-issue of a Skylander that you already owned.

While all the additions to the figures themselves are certainly welcome, it seems like the team that worked on this came was far too heavily invested in that part and not nearly enough invested in the game itself. For starters, the new hub world is far too limited when compared to the hub from the old game, and the new board game you play there named "Skystones" feels tacked on and practically worthless. In fact, if I had to sum up what Skylanders Giants is, its practically the exact same game with a few new characters to play with.

Skylanders also keeps some of the most exploitative and disapointing practices of the first game, such as the soul gems that give you abilities for Skylanders you do not actually own, then play an advertisement for that character. The new series two re-issues have one or two new skills, and those new skills are never available to get for the series 1 characters.

At the end of the day, if you or your kid was super into the first Skylanders, this game is a great follow-up to that, but if Activision does not start changing up the formula sooner rather than later, the gameplay will grow stale, not unlike Activision has already made happen with several of their franchises in the past. Nevertheless, the great feeling you get when you use the portal hasn't quite gone away yet, and you should enjoy Giants for what it is, not what it could become.

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Posted:
2013-06-02

monk

Super Gamer Dude

7.0

After the massive success of the first Skylanders game, Activision clearly had to release a sequel, and now we finally have that sequel in Skylanders Giants. There are two different ways you can buy this sequel, depending on whether or not you bought the first game. For people who have never purchased a Skylanders game before, Activision offers a starter kit once again, but they are also offering what they call the Skylanders Giants Booster Pack. This version of the game ditches the portal and the normal sized characters that come with the starter pack, and only comes with a copy of the game and one of the new figure types, "Giants".

The biggest new feature of Skylanders Giants is rather appropriately the Giants that have been added to the game. And... well, they're bigger than normal Skylanders, both in terms of the real life toys as well as and in the game itself. In true Skylanders fashion, owning a giant of some sort or another is essential to being able to finish the game, and owning more than one will make it much, much easier to beat the game.

In addition to the Giants, Activision has also introduced the second series of normal sized Skylanders characters as well as re-issues of the first line of characters. They are simply calling this set "Series 2", and each of the new Skylanders start at level 1, even if they are a re-issue of a Skylander that you already owned.

While all the additions to the figures themselves are certainly welcome, it seems like the team that worked on this came was far too heavily invested in that part and not nearly enough invested in the game itself. For starters, the new hub world is far too limited when compared to the hub from the old game, and the new board game you play there named "Skystones" feels tacked on and practically worthless. In fact, if I had to sum up what Skylanders Giants is, its practically the exact same game with a few new characters to play with.

Skylanders also keeps some of the most exploitative and disapointing practices of the first game, such as the soul gems that give you abilities for Skylanders you do not actually own, then play an advertisement for that character. The new series two re-issues have one or two new skills, and those new skills are never available to get for the series 1 characters.

At the end of the day, if you or your kid was super into the first Skylanders, this game is a great follow-up to that, but if Activision does not start changing up the formula sooner rather than later, the gameplay will grow stale, not unlike Activision has already made happen with several of their franchises in the past. Nevertheless, the great feeling you get when you use the portal hasn't quite gone away yet, and you should enjoy Giants for what it is, not what it could become.

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Posted:
2014-02-01

monk

Super Gamer Dude

8.0

Dark Souls is an open world action role-playing video game originally developed and published for PlayStation 3. It is a a predecessor to Demon Souls, arguably one of the most rewarding and difficult games on the PS3. Dark Souls is centered in a large and contiguous open world environment, which gives the player the ability to travel to and from areas, as well as explore various available paths. The gameplay mainly consist of dungeon crawling, and acting style weapon combat, which is very smooth and very difficult. The game does not put such a huge emphasis on the story, more on the gameplay.

Dark Souls is the interesting story of your hero attempting to save an this weird world that from what can be seen, fell a very long time ago. Huge terrifying creatures make there homes all over this dark world. A handful of straggled humans are all that is left, and your free to talk to them or to kill them, but beware they will lie to you. And the best thing of all is that the game literally kills you off between character creation and the first cut-scene.Dark Soul seems to go beyond all expectations fans had for this game.

Dark Souls offers you a small arsenal of attacks, parries, evasive maneuvers, and parries. The combat in Dark souls is a deadly dance, and when each of your attacks lands on your target, you will feel a small victory. Just be aware that poorly implemented mouse and keyboard support makes playing the game very tough, so a controller is highly recommended if playing on the PC version. Early on you learn never to let your guard down, because even the weakest of enemies can strike blows that will cripple you. You have a variety of weapons available to you by exploring the world and defeating its epic bosses. You eventually get access to a blacksmith. This blacksmith can enhance your weapons greatly, eventually adding cool effects like ice, lightning and fire to it. Upgrading your weapons is a very vital part to progressing and staying alive during your stay in Dark Souls.

Dark Souls also comes with an interesting, helpful, and sometimes unhelpful online feature. When playing online, players on the same levels as you can scrawl messages into the ground when they die, warning other players of incoming dangers. This is actually quite helpful when stuck on certain parts of dungeons. The PvP multiplayer is back from the original game Demon Souls; blue and black phantoms - other players invading your world. They can either choose to help you on your quest, or kill you and loot your souls. The game's bloodstains are another interesting addition to the online play. Touch one, and you'll see the final seconds of another player.

Altogether Dark Souls is a very well put together game, it has a rewarding combat system, and should be picked up by anyone who wants a challenge from their video games!

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Posted:
2014-02-03

monk

Super Gamer Dude

8.5

Fallout New Vegas is the follow up to the extremely popular game, Fallout 3. Fallout 3 received a lot of compliments and rightfully so; the follow up, New Vegas, is a good game and was hyped up massively before its release, however a hint to seeing if a game (or anything really) is good, see if the hype is still there after. While for New Vegas it did have a lot of pre hype the hype after it was realized quickly fizzled down. Don't, however, think this means it is a bad game. The game is good, but not very different from Fallout 3.

Story:- 8.5/10
The story is interesting, with the feel of a classic story set in an irregular and uncomfortable setting. The story is; your character a courier was left for dead. You were shot in the head and left in a ditch, you happened to survive after you were found by a robot. You are now out to find who killed you, why and to get either revenge, your life back, money or power (Or all five). This leads you on a self driven ride filled with fights, interesting characters, side choosing and interesting conversations. The story is laid out well, with obvious choices that will make you a "Goody" or a "Baddie". The story is good however if you're a fan you will do the obvious thing (like me) and compare it to Fallout 3, which you will discover is much better. To people who are new to the game series I would say to buy Fallout 3.

Game Play:-9/10
The game play is still the same layout with the full movement in either third or first person, with plenty of climbable areas that create new approaches and great cover. The conversations were always a huge part of the game series and still feel the same but with more in-depth options, actions, conversation options and characters. However don't let the fact that it has a more in-depth conversation game play make you think that you can convince all enemies to become friends, and that you can convince people to give you stuff for free. Or that every person you meet can be convinced to join you, this is all wrong. I mean you have more options which can mean the person hates you, likes you or will just decide to ignore you in every way. All of this is valuable throughout the game however.

Graphics/Sound:- 7/10
To be honest a 7 is pushing it, its not a realistic environment. Some edges look jagged, flat and overall rushed. However the amount of the game that is there shows a huge amount of effort. The details on the character are good enough and show what type of person the character is, the voice work (sync and suitability to the character) is very good and works well. Its not Mass Effect level but still very good.

Extra's

Fallout creates a huge world full of unnecessary people, weapons, side-missions, places and events that make you believe you are a real world. The side missions are fun to distract your self with as you level up, the hidden buildings and people are interesting and can lead to some fun scenarios. Of course the weapons...well they're just overly fun.

Overall the game is fun, but its on par with Fallout 3, still a fun game but you have to find something to will your self going to really get into it, the multiple ways to play through situations really show that this is a game that is designed to play over and over again.


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