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Posted:
2014-01-18

thatman

Super Gamer Dude

8.5

If you have never come across a game that can be describes as both brilliant and a let down at the same time then this may be your first. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II is both a brilliant and fun game to play as-well as a disappointing sequel.

First off lets look at the good and what better to start with than graphics. The graphics in this game are very good and the cut-scenes are of movie quality. The environments are detailed, apart from the lightsabers which still go through the scenery. The character designs are detailed are are all up to and exceeding those of the prequal.

Now on to gameplay. In terms of controls, anyone who has played the first game will know that trying to force grab a Tie fighter was difficult to say the least, luckily this problem has been solved as anything you can manipulate with force grip is highlighted. Overall the controls have not changed much from the previous game though trying to throw anything accurately for some distance is still a hit and miss thing. One big thing that did annoy me was the inability to turn off the control hints/tips in-game even though in the manual it says that this is possible (is it just my copy or are others also in the same boat?). The new addition of the "force rage power" is an interesting addition as it basically can turn a losing battle into a massacre as it overpowers starkiller it's fun to use but you only really need to use such power on the much harder difficulty settings.

The story for the game is very good, but the story is too short. In all honesty to whole game was too short but I'll get on to that in a bit. Anyway, the story itself fits nicely with the other stories from the star wars universe, which helps the game to be more enjoyable for Star Wars fans but not so out in space that new comers get lost.

Now for the negatives. First off the length of the game compared with The Force Unleashed is short, the number of locations is not very impressive either, nor are the variety of enemies (primarily stormtroopers) also unlike the earlier game there are very few ways to take down the larger enemies.

Overall this has been a hard game to rate. Because everything is there it's a great game but when the end comes along I can't help but think is that it and wonder when or if any DLC is coming. So yeah, I will recommend it but either rent it or wait till the price comes down because it's just too short.

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Posted:
2014-06-21

Above average

thatman

Super Gamer Dude

6.6

Epic Mickey the Power of Illusion for the 3DS is one game that all Mickey lovers should consider looking into. The game takes you into the world of the magical sorcerer Mickey as you help him and others to help save the center of a dimension. Wasteland is where Mickey runs around trying to conjure and reconstruct bad areas of the Wasteland. The problem is that there are all kinds of buildings that should not be standing tall. Help Epic Mickey grow completely and change Wasteland from ugly waste area to a brand new kingdom.

Since Wasteland is living in complete despair, will you help Mickey reconstruct it all or allow for it to sink down the waste drain even more? Your goal should be to help Epic Mickey unlock the secret layers and reconstruct everything from the ground up. All areas of this place can be fixed, but you must unlock each aspect to help him remake the Magic Kingdom.

Mickey and Oswald are the two who undergo this entire game to save the beautiful kingdom. If you come and help them, you may be able to save the wasteland and turn it into something beautiful.

Who is this for?

This fun game is perfect for all Disney lovers. Even those who personally do not love Disney related films will enjoy this because of the simple concept behind it. Guys and girls who love solving mysteries and unchaining difficult obstacles and challenges may find Epic Mickey a great interactive game. If you just enjoy all the benefits of playing a game that require you to think, then this will be a fun game worth trying out. There are tons of levels and keys to find to unlock some hidden treasures, so this is a lifelong game that can take quite some time to beat out.

Are there any downsides to the game?

Despite the game being fully evolved around the Mickey character, you will find that the game doesn't completely revolve around Disney themed topics. The game is focused more on mystery and thrilling stories, so the game in itself is not completely related to the story of Mickey Mouse in general. Some Disney fans may lose interest with this aspect, but it surely isn't that big of a deal for those who just want to play a fun game. However, you will find that the game is still very well related to Disney since a lot of other Disney characters come into play. The only reason it may not seem so Disney related is the fact that the Magic Kingdom looks like a total dump.

Overall, the game still has a fun topic and a great interactive set that can really impress those who have played the original game. You will find that this game is wonderful, exciting, and has a simple but enjoyable concept that can take a long time to beat.

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Posted:
2013-06-22

thatman

Super Gamer Dude

9.0

Fans of the series are likely to recognize many of the events that occur through the game, as well as some events that aren’'t covered in the series. You are Afro, and you need to get revenge on the killer of your father. That individual is wearing the Number One headband, and you, unfortunately, wear Number Two. That’s not going to stop you from trying to become number one, even though you’ll have tons of enemies to slice and dice through to get there.

The gameplay is similar to other games of its ilk. You get a strong and a weak attack, and the capability to kick. These moves can be combined into combos that fill up a bar for Focus. Despite the blood that these initial moves and combos provide, the real gore comes in when you get some Focus built up. That is when you can pull the trigger to slow down time and enter Focus mode. This mode allows you to direct exactly where your blade goes in slow motion, allowing you to lop off the heads and limbs of your opponents. This is greeted by a spray of blood that would do Quentin Tarantino proud. The gameplay, therefore, evolves into executing combos to build up Focus, and then unleashing it upon more powerful enemies, or just if you start getting overwhelmed. There is almost always some Focus available to your player, allowing this skill to take a forefront in the combat.

As great as the combat in this game is, the platforming aspect of it is weak. The sequences that have you jumping from point A to point B are not done very well, though they are fortunately few and far between in the early game. Later on, however, platforming becomes a major part of completing levels, and makes the game much less enjoyable to try and beat. The wall-runs and ledges that you can jump up are only allowed in scripted areas, and they can’t be combined with attacks to make combos.

That means that the combat has to make up for the unappealing platforming play, and fortunately it does that, for the most part. Sure, there are occasions where it’ll seem like you’re fighting enemies for far too long, but even that is better than having to put up with the bad animations and poor mechanics of the platforming.

Fortunately, that is about the only place where the animations are bad. Generally, the cell-shaded world is gorgeous to look at, and entering Focus mode, where almost everything turns black and white, enhances the look of the world while you’re doing it.

It doesn’'t take being a fan of the anime to enjoy Afro Samurai. Fans, however, should list this as one of their must-have games, if only to enjoy for a little bit the awesome power of the Afro Samurai.

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Posted:
2013-06-22

thatman

Super Gamer Dude

6.4

Red Faction Armageddon for the PS3 is a sequel to the first installment of the game Red Faction designed for Playstation 1. This game is a third person shooter and is completely different from the original installment of Red Faction, which of course is good news for players that are looking for a new challenge. In Red Faction Armageddon, the player is acting as Darius Mason, the grandson of Alec from Red Faction Guerrilla a forerunner of this game. This installment takes place on Mars 50 years after the events of Red Faction: Guerrilla and is designed around a notion of destroyable environments with the idea of putting them back together in the end.

Red Faction Armageddon features a new screen icon system which shows player indicators on the screen such as the weapon you are currently using and the enemy you are currently fighting. This system is new and did not feature in previous titles.

The weapon set of Red Faction Armageddon is fairly simple. Players start off with a magnet gun. Weapons cannot be upgraded but can be swapped for other weapons. For example, a player starts out with a magnet gun, but can change their weapon to one they may find on their travels. These weapons have names such as Mr. Toots, Maul, EDF Enforcer and others just as unlikely. These weapons are not upgradable so it is important to try your hand at all the guns possible and be sure to pick up ammo if you want to keep shooting.

Shooting levels are a part of the objective campaign when it comes to advancing the story. In these missions, players will not only be able to destroy areas, but also to fix them. While shooting levels make up the majority of missions in this game, vehicle missions are also included for extra challenges and excitement. This aspect of the game encourages players to destroy all enemy land and air vehicles which are sent to attack them.

If that is not enough to keep the player busy, there is also multiplayer mode. In this mode, players can make a team of up to four to take on larger enemy concentrations. Rather than choose to protect infrastructures, players may decide to let them fall to the enemy if it suits their purpose. The multiplayer mode requires a lot of teamwork to complete but it does offer upgradable weapons that you can purchase.

Red Faction Armageddon is really aimed at existing fans of the series, but it may also appeal to the newcomer, neither will be bored as there is a lot to keep them occupied.

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Posted:
2014-01-31

thatman

Super Gamer Dude

8.5

Epic Mickey the Power of Two PS3 is one game that all Mickey lovers should consider looking into. The game takes you into the world of the magical sorcerer Mickey as you help him and others to help save the center of a dimension. Wasteland is where Mickey runs around trying to conjure and reconstruct bad areas of the Wasteland. The problem is that there are all kinds of buildings that should not be standing tall. Help Epic Mickey grow completely and change Wasteland from ugly waste area to a brand new kingdom.

Since Wasteland is living in complete despair, will you help Mickey reconstruct it all or allow for it to sink down the waste drain even more? Your goal should be to help Epic Mickey unlock the secret layers and reconstruct everything from the ground up. All areas of this place can be fixed, but you must unlock each aspect to help him remake the Magic Kingdom.

Mickey and Oswald are the two who undergo this entire game to save the beautiful kingdom. If you come and help them, you may be able to save the wasteland and turn it into something beautiful.

Who is this for?

This fun game is perfect for all Disney lovers. Even those who personally do not love Disney related films will enjoy this because of the simple concept behind it. Guys and girls who love solving mysteries and unchaining difficult obstacles and challenges may find Epic Mickey a great interactive game. If you just enjoy all the benefits of playing a game that require you to think, then this will be a fun game worth trying out. There are tons of levels and keys to find to unlock some hidden treasures, so this is a lifelong game that can take quite some time to beat out.

Are there any downsides to the game?

Despite the game being fully evolved around the Mickey character, you will find that the game doesn't completely revolve around Disney themed topics. The game is focused more on mystery and thrilling stories, so the game in itself is not completely related to the story of Mickey Mouse in general. Some Disney fans may lose interest with this aspect, but it surely isn't that big of a deal for those who just want to play a fun game. However, you will find that the game is still very well related to Disney since a lot of other Disney characters come into play. The only reason it may not seem so Disney related is the fact that the Magic Kingdom looks like a total dump.

Overall, the game still has a fun topic and a great interactive set that can really impress those who have played the original game. You will find that this game is wonderful, exciting, and has a simple but enjoyable concept that can take a long time to beat. Grab a copy of Epic Mickey the power of two and start building up the Magic Kingdom all over again.

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Posted:
2014-02-23

thatman

Super Gamer Dude

8.4

Fight Night Champion is something of a rarity. an example of a sports game that is story-driven, making a powerful blast.

EA manages to make Champion have its own mark amongst its series of Fight Night sports sim that focuses on boxing, now complete with a club atmosphere and unpredictable KOs and knockdowns. It is something unexpectedly great that even core gamers can appreciate in the long run. This is an unusual but definitely entertaining sight, as story gamers aren't really fond of sports sims and vice-versa.

Fight Night adds up the Champion mode that starts the plot of the game as a prisoner Andre Bishop, fighting against fellow inmates who happen to be heavy fighters. The story is a mixture of the stories of different boxing icons and legends, such as Rocky, and even Mike Tyson. Much like a real boxing game, you undergo training in order to gain fame and be a part of the Hall of Fame or to become the greatest boxer of all time. It is not an easy task, but the Champion mode will definitely let you get a hold of your future fame or failure. If you happen to have played the previous versions of Fight Night, especially the Round 4, you would be quite familiar with Champion. Fights are scheduled and you go through a ladder of opponents depending on how well you do in the fights. How long would it take to advance up will depend on how fast you finish fights.

The game is really beyond every other game of its sort. Story-wise, the plot is a mixture of different stories, yet it owns a unique composure and flavor and is still entertaining. There are also minigames throughout to make sure you never get bored. Voice acting is very lively, along with announcers Joe Tessitore and Teddy Atlas of ESPN. Commentary is stop on also, comments are detailed, accurate, and not exactly repetitive. Effects are also great, especially with the very realistic set of damage and blood when you get hurt.

Fighting gets more rewarding with the fact that there are times when you have to win only by knockouts or knockdowns, as the drama shows the judges gets bought by the opponent manager. Older versions of Fight Night lets you spam punches against the opponent, but Fight Night Champion won't let you do that anymore. It lets you fight in a realistic way without compromising the controls you have to do with the stick, in a much easier than its predecessors, much like you're in the real game. The first few games would not be easy though, but as soon as you get a feel of the controls, especially with the new Full Spectrum Punch Control, you will feel the intense and realistic gameplay. There are also times when you fight with an injury, like a broken hand, and this gives much more challenge. What's great in Champion is the fact that it emphasizes the story without overpowering the gameplay.

In fact, it goes beyond the previous Legacy modes that were typical of the series. The only letdowns of the game I think are the stamina and damage level balancing, and the counters go up and down so suddenly with very little action. Champion changed the way I looked on sports gaming, and I believe both story and sports gamers would love this. Add up the online mode which will enable you to rank yourself amongst all players online and also to compete with players all around different gyms online. Definitely worth the wait.

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Posted:
2014-03-27

thatman

Super Gamer Dude

9.0

Fans of the series are likely to recognize many of the events that occur through the game, as well as some events that aren't covered in the series. You are Afro, and you need to get revenge on the killer of your father. That individual is wearing the Number One headband, and you, unfortunately, wear Number Two. That's not going to stop you from trying to become number one, even though you'll have tons of enemies to slice and dice through to get there.

The gameplay is similar to other games of its ilk. You get a strong and a weak attack, and the capability to kick. These moves can be combined into combos that fill up a bar for Focus. Despite the blood that these initial moves and combos provide, the real gore comes in when you get some Focus built up. That is when you can pull the trigger to slow down time and enter Focus mode. This mode allows you to direct exactly where your blade goes in slow motion, allowing you to lop off the heads and limbs of your opponents. This is greeted by a spray of blood that would do Quentin Tarantino proud. The gameplay, therefore, evolves into executing combos to build up Focus, and then unleashing it upon more powerful enemies, or just if you start getting overwhelmed. There is almost always some Focus available to your player, allowing this skill to take a forefront in the combat.

As great as the combat in this game is, the platforming aspect of it is weak. The sequences that have you jumping from point A to point B are not done very well, though they are fortunately few and far between in the early game. Later on, however, platforming becomes a major part of completing levels, and makes the game much less enjoyable to try and beat. The wall-runs and ledges that you can jump up are only allowed in scripted areas, and they can't be combined with attacks to make combos.

That means that the combat has to make up for the unappealing platforming play, and fortunately it does that, for the most part. Sure, there are occasions where it'll seem like you're fighting enemies for far too long, but even that is better than having to put up with the bad animations and poor mechanics of the platforming.

Fortunately, that is about the only place where the animations are bad. Generally, the cell-shaded world is gorgeous to look at, and entering Focus mode, where almost everything turns black and white, enhances the look of the world while you're doing it.

It doesn't take being a fan of the anime to enjoy Afro Samurai. Fans, however, should list this as one of their must-have games, if only to enjoy for a little bit the awesome power of the Afro Samurai.

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Posted:
2014-04-15

thatman

Super Gamer Dude

6.0

Generally speaking, the game is a combination of two best storylines Marvel has ever had, such as the Secret and Civil War. The game's opening is set in Latveria with Captain America, Wolverine, Spider Man and Iron Man who are about to take down the prime minister of the nation. Even if she has a nice relationship with the American government, Lucia von Bardas is responsible for supplying the enemies with harmful technology. When Latveria strikes back by hitting New York, people were immensely astounded by the group's secret war.

All throughout the course of the game, the player can become any hero within the superhero squad and you can shift from one member to another, whichever one you want to control. The usual level of MUA2 will allow you and other players to go to an area with a high perspective and tear down everything just like boxes, cars and others which will let you gain accumulate points. At the outset, every hero is only equipped with 2 fantastic powers but as you keep on playing and increase your level you will reveal 2 more powers.

Apart from the ability points which you can earn, you will also have the chance to earn power points which can be added to your powers in order for the damage which you want to be inflicted will increase and the price in using it will reduce. If you want to concentrate on smashing everything you find, you can make use of autospend and let the computer earn the points. With respect to the Fusion Powers, the player can make use of 2 characters either villains or heroes and join their powers altogether to create an amazing effect which will result in an attack that is either clearing, targeted or guided.

On the other hand, there are also certain problems to encounter in the game. Even if the concept of each character which has the ability to connect together with another character is delightful, you will soon realize that there is constant repetition of what you are seeing. From there, all will begin to function simultaneously but will lose interest in the process. Another thing is that although it is interesting to earn the extra costumes in the game, it is frustrating that there is only one for each character as compared to the original game in which there are 3 costumes to earn.

What has been mentioned may not necessarily be big issues, yet, they can be quite conspicuous when we take into account the overall refinement and appearance of the game. This is also applicable in the conversations. When you happen to converse with someone in a shield base that is located underground, each character will start to yammer and afterwards, the camera will shift to the player to select on the 3 reactions such as aggressive, diplomatic and defensive.

Furthermore, the Stark Tower hub is similar to the previous game with the cut-scenes ineffective. The audio logs are not that interesting and the Civil War presentation does not give meaning to the emotional storyline. Ultimately, Ultimate Alliance 2 is a bit of fun but is not very impressive when taken as a whole.

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Posted:
2014-04-15

thatman

Super Gamer Dude

6.0

Generally speaking, the game is a combination of two best storylines Marvel has ever had, such as the Secret and Civil War. The game's opening is set in Latveria with Captain America, Wolverine, Spider Man and Iron Man who are about to take down the prime minister of the nation. Even if she has a nice relationship with the American government, Lucia von Bardas is responsible for supplying the enemies with harmful technology. When Latveria strikes back by hitting New York, people were immensely astounded by the group's secret war.

All throughout the course of the game, the player can become any hero within the superhero squad and you can shift from one member to another, whichever one you want to control. The usual level of MUA2 will allow you and other players to go to an area with a high perspective and tear down everything just like boxes, cars and others which will let you gain accumulate points. At the outset, every hero is only equipped with 2 fantastic powers but as you keep on playing and increase your level you will reveal 2 more powers.

Apart from the ability points which you can earn, you will also have the chance to earn power points which can be added to your powers in order for the damage which you want to be inflicted will increase and the price in using it will reduce. If you want to concentrate on smashing everything you find, you can make use of autospend and let the computer earn the points. With respect to the Fusion Powers, the player can make use of 2 characters either villains or heroes and join their powers altogether to create an amazing effect which will result in an attack that is either clearing, targeted or guided.

On the other hand, there are also certain problems to encounter in the game. Even if the concept of each character which has the ability to connect together with another character is delightful, you will soon realize that there is constant repetition of what you are seeing. From there, all will begin to function simultaneously but will lose interest in the process. Another thing is that although it is interesting to earn the extra costumes in the game, it is frustrating that there is only one for each character as compared to the original game in which there are 3 costumes to earn.

What has been mentioned may not necessarily be big issues, yet, they can be quite conspicuous when we take into account the overall refinement and appearance of the game. This is also applicable in the conversations. When you happen to converse with someone in a shield base that is located underground, each character will start to yammer and afterwards, the camera will shift to the player to select on the 3 reactions such as aggressive, diplomatic and defensive.

Furthermore, the Stark Tower hub is similar to the previous game with the cut-scenes ineffective. The audio logs are not that interesting and the Civil War presentation does not give meaning to the emotional storyline. Ultimately, Ultimate Alliance 2 is a bit of fun but is not very impressive when taken as a whole.

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Posted:
2014-04-15

thatman

Super Gamer Dude

6.0

Generally speaking, the game is a combination of two best storylines Marvel has ever had, such as the Secret and Civil War. The game's opening is set in Latveria with Captain America, Wolverine, Spider Man and Iron Man who are about to take down the prime minister of the nation. Even if she has a nice relationship with the American government, Lucia von Bardas is responsible for supplying the enemies with harmful technology. When Latveria strikes back by hitting New York, people were immensely astounded by the group's secret war.

All throughout the course of the game, the player can become any hero within the superhero squad and you can shift from one member to another, whichever one you want to control. The usual level of MUA2 will allow you and other players to go to an area with a high perspective and tear down everything just like boxes, cars and others which will let you gain accumulate points. At the outset, every hero is only equipped with 2 fantastic powers but as you keep on playing and increase your level you will reveal 2 more powers.

Apart from the ability points which you can earn, you will also have the chance to earn power points which can be added to your powers in order for the damage which you want to be inflicted will increase and the price in using it will reduce. If you want to concentrate on smashing everything you find, you can make use of autospend and let the computer earn the points. With respect to the Fusion Powers, the player can make use of 2 characters either villains or heroes and join their powers altogether to create an amazing effect which will result in an attack that is either clearing, targeted or guided.

On the other hand, there are also certain problems to encounter in the game. Even if the concept of each character which has the ability to connect together with another character is delightful, you will soon realize that there is constant repetition of what you are seeing. From there, all will begin to function simultaneously but will lose interest in the process. Another thing is that although it is interesting to earn the extra costumes in the game, it is frustrating that there is only one for each character as compared to the original game in which there are 3 costumes to earn.

What has been mentioned may not necessarily be big issues, yet, they can be quite conspicuous when we take into account the overall refinement and appearance of the game. This is also applicable in the conversations. When you happen to converse with someone in a shield base that is located underground, each character will start to yammer and afterwards, the camera will shift to the player to select on the 3 reactions such as aggressive, diplomatic and defensive.

Furthermore, the Stark Tower hub is similar to the previous game with the cut-scenes ineffective. The audio logs are not that interesting and the Civil War presentation does not give meaning to the emotional storyline. Ultimately, Ultimate Alliance 2 is a bit of fun but is not very impressive when taken as a whole.


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