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REVIEW – Double Fine Happy Action Theater (XBLA)

Effortless Fun Double Fine Happy Action Theater isn’t so much a game as it is more of a glorified tech demo but it will undoubtedly bring out a childlike entertainment quality that is rarely found in games today. Anyone of any age can immediately hop into Happy Action Theater.  With no menus, no log-ins, no …

BLOG – Gamestop’s GBA Clearance Sale

For a while now, Gamestop has been discounting their dwindling stock of used GBA games.  You can’t blame them since the DS Lite is the only DS that is backward compatible with GBA games and the vast majority of DS sales are coming from the 3DS.  Even the DSi and DSiXL do not support GBA …

REVIEW – Xotic

Confusing, Frustrating, and Not Fun Xotic is an unorganized mess of a FPS puzzle game that is marred with lame gunplay, confusing level design, insulting game mechanics wrapped in a perplexing plotline. From what I can make of the poorly presented storyline, Xotic takes a note from Halo‘s parasitic Flood; the ultimate goal is to …

REVIEW – Quarrel

Risky Words Image playing Risk but swap out the artillery dice rolling combat with Scrabble.  It is an interesting mechanic that makes for an unexpected but highly entertaining $5 download. Two to four players compete for dominance of an island and the only way to conquer your opponent is by using anagram skills.  Like Risk, …

REVIEW – Scarygirl (XBLA)

Boo or Boo-urns? With a Tim Burton Nightmare Before Christmas aesthetic and 2.5D sidescrolling gameplay, Scarygirl is unique but ultimately comes up short on overall presentation and gameplay. Every other girl that has a tentacle for an arm and a hook for a hand would probably go through life scarred and unhappy.  But Scarygirl welcomes …

REVIEW – Doom (XBLA – Bethesda Published)

Bringing Hell Back Doom, the grandfather of First Person Shooters, has been ported to just about every major system since it initially launched on PC back in the early 90’s.  Shortly after Microsoft launched the Arcade service on Xbox 360, the original Doom was published by Activision.  Modernly known for releasing other popular warfare FPS’s, …

REVIEW – Diablo III: Book of Cain

A Physical Tome of a Fan Favorite   It is difficult to not mention Diablo when referencing the Action RPG genre, Blizzard games, co-op gameplay, or even Battle.net.  Fans always have Diablo on the tips of their tongues as it is often revered as a game franchise of superior quality.  This is actually quite an …

REVIEW – Choplifter HD (XBLA)

Get To Dah Choppa! With origins from the early arcade days and even the Apple II, Choplifter HD is nostalgic but will certainly test the perseverance of those gamers who crave a challenge. Choplifter is very familiar to classic Defender: 2D perspective, rescuing and dropping off civilians to the safe zone, navigating each stage from …

REVIEW – Sonic Generations (3DS)

Console Experience on a Handheld The 3DS version of Sonic Generations is very similar to the console release.  Switching between classic 2D potbelly Sonic and modern homing attack Sonic, Generations mixes old with the new into a flavor that seems familiar but yet fresh. Make no mistake, this is still an official Sonic game through …

REVIEW – Bejeweled 3 (DS)

Busting Your Smaller Gems A few months ago, I reviewed the XBLA version of Bejeweled 3 and the vast majority of gameplay remains unchanged in this DS version. Everyone should know about Bejeweled’s match-3 game mechanic so there is no need to discuss further.  However, like the XBLA version, new modes have been added for …