Category «Reviews»

REVIEW – Tomba! (PSOne on PSN)

Love Pink Cavemen. Evil pigs. Pink hair. Platforming. Ledge clinging. 2.5D. Side quests.  FMVs… Tomba could very well be one of the best games you never played. Known for reviving long lost cult favorite video games, MonkeyPaw has painstakingly brought back the pink hair caveman to the PSN.  This digital download is also the most …

REVIEW – Mad Dog McCree (3DS – eShop)

Mad Dog Crap This is a really, really terrible game and you should definitely not play it.  In fact, you should stay as far away from this game as possible and the five seconds you wasted of your life reading these two sentences is already too much time talking about this game. Ok, there.  I …

REVIEW – Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown (XBLA)

Straight Forward Virtua Fighter 5 was originally released on 360 and PS3 way back in 2007.  Proving its age, one of the highlighting features was online play.  But can a re-release of a half-decade old fighter go toe-to-toe with the other fighting games of 2012? Unlike Marvel Vs Capcom, Street Fighter X Tekken, and even …

REVIEW – Prototype2 (PS3)

Hulk SMASH Prototype 2 is a decent follow up to the 2009 original but still has chore-like missions and boring clichés but entertaining mindless combat. In an interesting turn of events, the protagonist from the first game, Alex Mercer, has infected the new playable character with his appendage mutating super powers.  But as a typical …

REVIEW – Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

Here We Go Again… Modern Warfare 3, the latest game in the long running Call of Duty franchise, is stuck in a rut.  With only minor additions, like new gameplay modes, MW3 still retains the same glaring gameplay flaws that have been present since the franchise went Modern and can pretty much be viewed as …

REVIEW – Dragon’s Lair (XBLA with Kinect Support)

Die With Motion Control In its 30 year history, Dragon’s Lair has been ported to pretty much anything with a screen on it.  While the unique animation is welcomed, the nostalgia will bring back memories, and the invention of quick-time events was revolutionary, Dragon’s Lair simply does not hold up well in modern times, offering …

REVIEW – Awesomenauts (XBLA)

Bringing Saturday Morning To XBLA Having already released Swords & Soldiers, Ronimo is no stranger to the 2D Multiplayer Online Battle Arena genre.  Building upon this platforming brawler gameplay is Awesomenauts, an addictive and colorful title that rewards strategy and team work. From a side scrolling perspective, three players square off against another set of …

REVIEW – Ikari III: The Rescue (PSN)

Definition of Button Mashing SNK has been gracious enough to release classic arcade titles to the PSN, compatible on both PS3 and PSP.  While I have reviewed several of these titles, Ikari III: The Rescue is the least entertaining and does not hold up well at all. With a Rambo-like theme, the Ikari series has …

REVIEW – Chuck E. Cheese’s Arcade Room (DSiWare/eShop)

Changing Chuck E’s Pants Continuing their streak of creating lower quality titles, UFO Interactive is attempting to cash in by milking the children friendly Chuck E. Cheese license.  This weak mini game compilation is one of the worst ways to blow five bucks on the Nintendo eShop. You know a game isn’t going to be …

REVIEW – The House of the Dead 4 (PS3)

Automatic Uzi If you have not wandered into a Gameworks within the last few years, chances are you have never played The House of the Dead 4.  Like the previously released HotD3, HotD4 is properly priced, received a higher def make over, added a couple extra bells and whistles, and brings an arcade lightgun experience …