Posts Tagged ‘Reviews’

Bit.Trip Presents Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien – Joystiq Review

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Joystiq has a review up for Bit.Trip Presents Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien. The sequel to the first Runner title. The review is in pseudo-interview format which is an interesting way to post a review in my opinion. Anyways here’s a portion of it:

“Hey, there’s this new Runner 2 thing on Steam/PSN/XBLA/the Nintendo eShop. I wonder-

Dude. DUDE. That game’s great. You should get it.

Is it? Runner 2 sounds like one of those infinite running games I play on my smartphone/iThing.

No way! Well, actually, it is like those, but it’s also kind of not.”

Hit up the link below for more of the review.

Source: Joystiq

Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan – Nintendo Life Review

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Nintendo Life has a review posted for Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan for 3DS. Here’s part of the review:

“The term “adventure” encompasses many things, but Atlus’ Etrian Odyssey series comes about as close as it gets to a pure, digital embodiment of the concept. Blending classic first-person dungeon exploration with a cartographic twist, these games task players with charting out their own maps on the touch screen as they go. The series’ first entry on the 3DS, Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan, casts you in the role of a pilgrim recently arrived in the city of Tharsis.”

Check out Nintendo Life for the full review, linked below.

Source: Nintendo Life

XCOM: Enemy Unknown Review Roundup

As expected, there’s been a lot of reviews posted for 2K Games’ XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Personally, I was huge fan of the original and plan to check out this reboot sometime in the near future. Here’s links to various reviews:

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown Review

XCOM: Enemy Unknown, the reboot of the cult-classic PC strategy game, is releasing this week and we will be posting various reviews of the game. Here’s a portion of a review by Polygon:

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I’m 30 hours into the single-player campaign of XCOM: Enemy Unknown when it strikes me that I’ve been doing it all wrong from the start.

That I decide to keep on going says something about the way I’ve chosen to play. I have disabled “Ironman Mode” — which would prevent me from saving the game at all — but I have accepted certain outcomes as inevitable. I have a few “chosen” characters I will not allow to die, but the rest … well, saving Humanity from the alien scourge is a dirty business. The Earth appreciates their sacrifice.

Check out the link below for more of the review.

Source: Polygon

Drop Zone: Under Fire Review

Nintendo Life has a review up for the new WiiWare title Drop Zone: Under Fire. Here’s a portion of their review:

“One of the coolest things video games can do is let us perform daring, stylish feats we might never attempt in the real world. Drifting around corners at 100mph, snowboarding off the edge of a mountain with reckless bravado, even plucking vegetables from the ground and hurling them at a pink dinosaur — all things we can experience through the magic of video games. Drop Zone: Under Fire adds the pipe-dream of futuristic skydiving to that list with a thrilling, arcade-style drop that’s got enough free-falling fun to make up for some rough patches on the way down.”

Check out the link below for more.

Source: Nintendo Life

Angry Birds Trilogy Review

Nintendo Life has posted a review of the 3DS title, Angry Birds Trilogy which of course is the 3DS release of the popular mobile game series. Here’s part of the review:

“Something of a cultural phenomenon by now, Rovio’s Angry Birds franchise is one of the few in gaming to capture the general public’s eye, time, wallet and wardrobe, becoming the poster child for “the future” of the industry. It has been called quite a few things in its meteoric rise: Herald of the death of dedicated gaming handhelds. Rip-off. Charming. Hollow. A great value. Worthless.

It can seem an audacious proposal to package $3 worth of smartphone gaming and jack the cost up to a full ten times that amount for its 3DS debut, making this one of the first real examples of interleague play. And to call it a “trilogy” is a bit of a stretch considering each game is, at its core, identical, and the two franchise titles that are divergent — Angry Birds Space and the recently released Bad Piggies — are nowhere to be found. What Angry Birds Trilogy does collect is the original Angry Birds, holiday pack Angry Birds Seasons and movie tie-in Angry Birds Rio in a slick package that pulls out all the stops to justify itself as a retail product, a sign that despite little new actual content Rovio and Activision have taken this release fairly seriously. In fact, it’s so cleverly and tightly put together that absolutely everything is wired to some measure of progress to keep players attentive and engaged, taking what many found addictive on smartphones to a whole new level on 3DS.”

For more, check out the link below.

Source: Nintendo Life

Daily Recap For 10/1/12

We had some videos on the site today along with some Resident Evil 6 reviews & impressions. I haven’t played it personally, but the reviews for the game aren’t that great. Are you going to pick it up tomorrow (10/2/12)? Played a little more of Mists of Pandaria today, that’s about it. Didn’t get a lot of sleep yesterday due to working on the podcast. Speaking of which, that was posted late last night/early this morning, so be sure to check that out. The video project I’ve been working on is still on-going. Planning to work more on that tomorrow (10/2/12) assuming I’m not as tired then as I was today. As always, thanks for checking out the blog and for any and all comments. If you want to send in a news tip or give general feedback, feel free to E-mail Us, send us a message or comment on Facebook, or send us one on Twitter. Don’t forget to like us on Facebook & follow us on Twitter and check out the GameSaga Mega Store (powered by Amazon) for all your gaming needs and much more and check out the GameSaga Podcast Archive for past episodes of the show!

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Here’s today’s stories:

  • PSP’s Comic Store Is Closing
  • Interview With Wing Commander Creator Chris Robert…
  • Resident Evil 6 Impressions
  • Silent Hill: Book of Memories Releasing November 2…
  • Another Resident Evil 6 Review
  • Left 4 Dead 3 Possible For The Future?
  • Resident Evil 6 Review
  • Assassin’s Creed III Video Preview
  • Eurogamer Expo 2012: Abe’s Oddysee HD Discussion
  • Morning LOL
  • Daily Recap For 9/30/12
  • GameSaga Podcast Episode 4

Metacritic Score For Resident Evil 6

It’s not looking good on the review front for Capcom’s Resident Evil 6. The average review score on Metacritic is 69, which is the lowest score for a main series entry in the franchise. If you’re looking to purchase the game, you might want to check out the reviews first.

Source: Metacritic

Another Resident Evil 6 Review

Here’s another review for Capcom’s Resident Evil 6, this time courtesy of Destructoid:

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“When you first start playing Resident Evil 6, it looks like it might almost be a joke, perhaps a stealthy parody of big-budget action videogames. It begins in the aftermath of an explosion, seen from a first-person perspective, and the entire introductory sequence is littered with quick-time events. There is a helicopter. 

At first, things look bleak. Is this what Capcom’s legendary survival horror series has become? A bubbling mass of cliches, a tribute to everything vapid and faintly ridiculous about so-called “AAA” game development? Nothing but shallow Hollywood action sequences and glorified, barely interactive cutscenes? Is this Resident Evil now? 

That’s merely what it looks like when you first start playing.

The full experience is something slightly less appealing than that.”

For more of the review, check out the link below.

Source: Destructoid

Resident Evil 6 Review

Joystiq has a review up for the latest entry in Capcom’s survival horror franchise, Resident Evil 6. Here’s a portion of their review:

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“It’s no longer clear what makes Resident Evil tick, so Capcom is dissecting it. Resident Evil 6 is a steel tray of plump, disconnected organs, each representing a crucial element of the monstrous franchise. There’s educational worth in this exercise, but the gross sight of it in progress can be hard to stomach.

The three primary campaigns in Resident Evil 6 are the excised parts, and only by sampling them all will you begin to see the full picture. Stoic series stalwart Leon S. Kennedy (the “S” stands for “Salon,” by the way) leads with Helena Harper, who clues him in on a new contagion giving rise to the dead worldwide. The two really are the worst match if you’re looking for rapid plot development – she’s basically a viral marketer, and he’s bizarrely skeptical for a guy who is statistically likely to be in the room whenever someone sprouts tentacles and extra teeth.”

For more of the review, head over to the link below.

Source: Joystiq