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Mass Effect 2 review

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Platform(s): PC, Xbox 360
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: BioWare
Rating: M
Players: 1

With any artistic medium, it’s very difficult to create a follow up of something that was already great. You don’t want the game to feel like a duplicate of the first one, yet you want all the things there that made it so great. It’s a balance that BioWare nailed with Mass Effect 2. Read More »

InFamous Review: Shockingly Good!

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Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Developer: Sucker Punch Productions
Rating:T
Players: 1

Now that I’ve gotten the inevitable electricity pun out of the way early on (see: title), we can proceed with a serious discussion about the merits of InFamous for the PlayStation 3.  Developer Sucker Punch Productions is no stranger to platform games, but this time ’round they’ve taken a more mature approach than with their popular and critically acclaimed PlayStation 2 Sly Cooper series.  At it’s core, InFamous is an action/platformer super-hero game that combines RPG elements with intense 3rd person combat, all layered with a series of situations that tap into the player’s morality, similar to the Xbox’s Fable 1&2 games, or Bioware’s Knights of The Old Republic series.  Does InFamous live up to the hero that the PS3 so desperately needs, or does InFamous turn out to be another average game behind a shiny mask?

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Dead Space Review

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Platform(s): PC, Xbox 360, PS3
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: Electronic Arts
Rating: M
Players: 1

Much of Dead Space’s attention seems to be derived from the games gore content. Rest assured though, the game is not one of pure shock value and no substance. Some people have criticized Dead Space for being too reminiscent of Resident Evil. Yes, you do battle reanimated corpses in the game but that does not inherently make it like Resident Evil. It’s like saying any movie that takes place in space is a rip off of Star Wars. Dead Space does a fantastic job of earning its M rating and offers an original storyline. Read More »

Too Human Review

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Platform(s): Xbox 360 (exclusive)
Publisher: Microsoft
Developer: Silicon Knights
Rating:T
Players: 1-4

The Silicon Knights long awaited (and I do mean long awaited) action RPG has finally landed on the Xbox 360 but not without much hype and high expectations.  Does this re-imagining of Norse mythology deliver the action RPG experience gamers crave, or fall victim to the seemingly growing trend of  game developers over-promising and under-delivering?  Read our full review after the jump…

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Halo Wars Review

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Platform(s): Xbox 360
Publisher: Microsoft
Developer: Ensemble Studios
Rating: T
Players: 1-6


To be honest even after the months of coverage and hype, Halo Wars wasn’t really on my radar, even being an avid Halo fan. Surprisingly though I found myself playing the demo several times. I’m so conditioned to crappy ports over years, (Starcraft, Supreme Commander, ect) that I hardly care when a real time strategy comes to a console system. I must say that Halo Wars gives me faith in RTS’. Not to say that Halo Wars is flawless. It does have its shortcomings and I think the more hardcore RTS gamers will probably stick to their computer for strategy games.

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Mortal Kombat Vs. DC Universe REVIEW

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Platform(s): Playstation 3, Xbox 360
Publisher: Midway
Developer: Midway
Rating:T
Players: 1-2


When I first heard of this game I was curious to see how it would work out. After the demo we played at San Diego Comic Con I became impressed with the feel of the characters and how fluid the game felt. Having the game get a T rating is understandable but I was a little bummed, it would have been sweet to see a graphic superman fatality. Also being a huge Green Lantern fan seemed to persuade me to this game so how did it pan out? find out after the jump….

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