Category «Reviews»

REVIEW – MotionSports Adrenalin (Kinect)

Aiming for Realism I have yet to play a Kinect game without a delay from my movements to what happens on screen.  Any game, whether it involves Kinect or not, needs to properly respond to the player’s actions.  Without this, the only result will be frustration and ultimately turning the game off.  MotionSports Adrenalin, like …

REVIEW – Dungeon Siege III: Treasures of the Sun DLC Review

  Extending The Adventure The Treasures of the Sun DLC probably won’t change your opinion about the game as a whole but should please fans looking to do some more dungeon sieging. This four to six hour DLC adventure offers some new content to play around with like the Essence system which can enhance a …

REVIEW – BurgerTime World Tour (XBLA)

Not Cooked All The Way The burger-making sim is back but are the modern toppings enough to ask for seconds? Do you remember the last level in the original Donkey Kong?  While being chased by enemies, Mario had to run over specific sections of a structure to cause the canopy, and the big ape, to …

REVIEW – Max and the Magic Marker Gold Edition (PSN)

Now With Move Available on many different platforms and now released on the PS3, Max and the Magic Marker is essentially the same game as the PC and WiiWare version. The biggest difference with the PSN Gold Edition is the introduction of Playstation Move support and a few added elements like new boss battles and …

REVIEW – Zombie Apocalypse: Never Die Alone

Always Live With Others Zombie Apocalypse: Never Die Alone is basically Left4Dead but played through a twin stick shooter.  While average gamers might find a couple of hours of entertainment through co-op play, this sequel to 2009’s original fails to distinguish itself from the currently popular twin stick shooter genre. Even though each playable character …

REVIEW – Daytona USA (XBLA)

It’s An Arcade Game This classic “rolling start” racer will bring back arcade nostalgia but will not retain the attention span of the modern gamer for long. Daytona USA will take you back to a time before the realism of Forza and Gran Turismo became the industry standard.  In a way, Daytona USA was the …

REVIEW – Bejeweled 3 (XBLA)

Busting Your Jewels The classic match three Bejeweled formula that everyone knows and loves has not changed with Popcap’s latest sequel.  But the introduction of new game types is a good excuse to get addicted all over again. With a total of eight gameplay modes, Bejeweled 3 offers new gem busting options in comparison to …

REVIEW – Sega Bass Fishing (XBLA)

Enjoy Your Fishing Towards the beginning of the year, I reviewed the Dreamcast Collection – a single disc that contained four classic Dreamcast titles: Sonic Adventure, Space Channel 5 Part 2, Crazy Taxi and Sega Bass Fishing.  Out of all four of these games, I found myself enjoying Sega Bass Fishing the most… but I …

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 …