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Medal of Honor: Warfighter

Medal of Honor: Warfighter
Developer: Danger Close
Publisher: EA
Available on: PS3, Xbox 360, PC
Reviewed on: Xbox 360 & PC

Sigh.

Well here it is folks, EA’s latest multi-million dollar ‘hey we’re cool like COD’ shooter. Yes EA has made it incredibly easy to be cynical about their big releases what with their corporate attitude & business practices both being what they are, but despite all that is Medal of Honor: Warfighter worth a look?

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Review: Mass Effect 3

Developer: Bioware
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Available on: Windows, PS3, Xbox 360
Reviewed on: Xbox 360

When it comes to expectations on a video game few compare to the anticipation of Mass Effect 3. The Mass Effect series is now revered among gamers with a place in history and a large dedicated fan base. Now with Mass Effect 3 comes the final conclusion– does it live up to the hype?


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Review: Asura’s Wrath

Developer: CyberConnect2/Capcom
Publisher: Capcom
Available on: PS3, Xbox 360
Reviewed on: PS3

Asura’s Wrath was a game I’d little followed since its announcement as generally I hold little interest in games so intensely ‘Japanese’, so when a review copy fell into my lap I ventured into the experience largely blind. This is a rare thing for me and something I’m starting to really appreciate in this age of perpetual hype and teasers upon teasers leading up to release, but I digress.

You are Asura, one of eight generals in the demi-god army of some-such, defending the space Karma Fortress against the impure Gohma who are disliked for their impurity or something. Read more [+]

Review | Battlefield 3

Developer - DICE
Publisher - Electronic Arts
Available On - PC, PS3, XBOX 360
Reviewed On - PC, XBOX 360

Going toe-to-toe with the biggest FPS franchise in history is no small feat, but EA have certainly brought it big time with Battlefield 3. Exploding into the holiday season right alongside direct competition, this is the best time of the year for FPS fans. Sticking true to the series’ formula Battlefield 3 is bringing back huge scale online open warfare as players do battle on foot, in tanks, vehicles, jets and choppers with a big array weaponry all across large new maps.

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Review: Dead Space 2

Developer - Visceral Games
Publisher - Electronic Arts
Available On - XBOX 360, PS3, Windows
Reviewed On - XBOX 360

Space is a pretty scary place. There’s no oxygen, not much light, and it seems every time we make progress in exploring the deeper voids we uncover a brutal alien civilization destined to make harvest of the human race. This is Isaac Clarke’s peril, or, it was in the original Dead Space. Now things have gotten a little more severe.

Three years after the original events on board the spaceship Ishimura, Isaac finds himself struggling to overcome crippling dementia as a result of his original terrifying encounter with Read more [+]

Review: Bulletstorm

Developers – People Can Fly and Epic Games
Publisher – Electronic Arts
Available On - Playstation 3, XBOX 360, PC
Reviewed On - XBOX 360

Bulletstorm, developed by People Can Fly in conjunction with Epic Games, involves 26th century space pirate captain Grayson Hunt as he leads his crew into fatal consequences after a failed attempt for reparation. Hunt and his cohort (including Ishi Sato, Hunt’s cyborg AI partner in the campaign) defected from their previous work as soldiers oblivious to the fact that they were assassinating innocent people for corrupt officials. The crew eventually caught light of this, escaped and resorted to raiding, robbing and picking off inexperienced bounty hunters for a living. Fast forward to present day, Hunt and Sato have drawn short straws and are fighting for their lives on a planet full of murderous natives in hopes of escape and retribution along the way.

With Bulletstorm, People Can Fly aimed to create an experience similar to early first person shooter titles like Doom, Quake and even Duke Nukem Read more [+]

Review: Red Dead Redemption – Undead Nightmare DLC

Developer - Rockstar Games
Publisher - Rockstar Games
Available On - Playstation 3, XBOX 360
Reviewed On - XBOX 360

In the Western and Southern vicinity of the border, it’s time to nut up or shut up. Red Dead Redemption Undead Nightmare tells of John Marston’s plight against supernatural adversity as he strives to rid his family and the land from the clutches of the infectious undead. Right off the bat you’ll notice that Undead Nightmare plays like a homage to all of the B-Grade cheesy horror movies in the world, where the camp factor and ridiculousness are found in excess. As a result, this add-on serves as juxtaposition with the seriousness of the main Red Dead Redemption storyline, as it is not emotionally charged or solemn as a Western-influenced piece of fiction. However, being outright wacky and out of place works in Undead Nightmare’s favour, a luxury most video games can afford to have.

As you enter the beginning cutscene and into the farm at Beecher’s Hope Read more [+]

Review | 007: Blood Stone

Developer – Bizarre Creations
Publisher – Activision
Available On – Xbox 360 / Playstation 3
Reviewed On – Xbox 360

Two James Bond games hit the shelves this week, and rather unusually it’s the Wii exclusive one that’s got everyone excited. The other is this, Blood Stone. Bizarre Creations, the house that Project Gotham racing and Geometry Wars built’s first stab at crafting an action game since 2008’s super weird yet highly underrated The Club. How is it? Well pretty damn ‘meh’ unfortunately.

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Review | Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days

DeveloperIO Interactive
PublisherEidos
Available on – Xbox 360, PS3, PC
Reviewed on – Xbox 360

Having never played Kane and Lynch: Dead Men, Dog Days was an interesting introduction to “gaming’s two most notorious criminals“. The game’s multiplayer demo showed a lot of promise and I was quite looking forward to trying the full game. What I found was not at all what I was expecting. Read more [+]

Review: Green Day Rock Band

Developer – Harmonix Music Systems / Demiurge Studios
Publisher – EA
Available On – Xbox 360 / Playstation 3 / Wii
Reviewed On – Xbox 360

Because it was the obvious next step after The Beatles right?

Right?!

It’s almost moot to talk about these games at this point. Everyone out there seems to either be a die hard Rock Band fan or a dedicated Guitar Hero or they just have absolutely zero interest in plastic musical instrument games whatsoever, but whatever, we’re here so let’s talk about the latest full band rhythm game to hit the scene, Green Day: Rock Band. Read more [+]

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