Category «Reviews»

REVIEW – Guardian Heroes (XBLA)

Saturn Class Returns   Treasure developed games are always something special.  Thanks to their superior technical prowess, the developers are able to milk every last ounce of processing power out of any given hardware which can create memorable gameplay moments.  Anyone who has experienced the bullet hell of Ikaruga or Radiant Silvergun can understand the …

REVIEW – Renegade Ops (XBLA)

The Sleeper Hit of the Season   Made by the same people that put together the destructible Just Cause series, Renegade Ops is an adrenalin twin stick shooter that is a definite sleeper hit.  Released near the same time as Gears of War 3, there is a good chance that 360 players missed this entertaining …

REVIEW – Frogger 3D (3DS)

A Hop, Skip, and a Jump Perhaps not quite as popular as arcade greats like Pac-Man or Donkey Kong, Frogger has definitely secured its place in gaming history.  Build for a more modern audience, this 3DS sequel of course borrows the main gameplay elements from its classic arcade ancestor but introduces new twists at an …

REVIEW – Orcs Must Die (XBLA)

Orcs Must Die’s biggest issue is its release date.  Released approximately two weeks after Gears of War 3, Orcs Must Die is essentially a more colorful single player Horde mode with its fast paced gameplay and cartoony traps.  The question is, should anyone play this when five-player Horde 2.0 mode is now available? Although the …

REVIEW – Rotastic (XBLA)

There is a good chance that you never heard of Rostatic and missed its launched on the XBLA thanks to all the Gears of War 3 chain-sawing going on. But this simple action/puzzler will test your reflexes, patience, and your thumb’s reaction time. Rotastic is one of the most simple, if not THE most simple, …

REVIEW – Deus Ex: Human Revolution (360)

Encouraging Creativity Blending some of the best elements of popular first and third person games of the last half decade, Deus Ex: Human Revolution is an enjoyable choose-your-own adventure title. In the not too distant future, human augmentations will become commonplace, essentially turning people into cyborgs with special abilities.  You play as Jensen, the head …

REVIEW – BloodRayne: Betrayal

An awkward story and fussy controls create an unbalanced and unfair adventure.   BloodRayne has quite a history spawning a couple console titles and some of the worst movies you can ever see.  But when I heard that Wayforward was handling a new sequel and taking the series in an entirely new direction, a glimmer …