Posts Tagged ‘Reviews’

Gaming Boulevard TV: 3DS Size Comparison & Quick Review

Source: Gaming Boulevard TV YouTube Channel

Destructoid Review: Ratchet And Clank Collection

Destructoid has a review up for the recently released Ratchet And Clank Collection for PS3.  Ratchet And Clank Collection features:

ratchet clank collection box Destructoid Review: Ratchet And Clank Collection
  • Remastered versions of Ratchet & Clank games from PS2 to 720P HD: Ratchet & Clank, Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando, Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal
  • Trophy support for each game
  • Online multiplayer support for Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal

Source: Destructoid

Kotaku Review – Jet Set Radio HD

Kotaku has posted a video review of the new HD remake of Jet Set Radio (originally released on Dreamcast as Jet Grind Radio). The game is scheduled to release on Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network, iOS, Android and Microsoft Windows via Steam.

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Source: Kotaku

LittleBigPlanet PS Vita Review Roundup

Here’s more reviews of LittleBigPlanet PS Vita:

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IGN (linked earlier today) – http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/09/12/littlebigplanet-ps-vita-review?utm_campaign=ign+main+twitter&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

Forbes – http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2012/09/12/littlebigplanet-vita-a-new-hope-for-sonys-handheld-console/

Game Informer – http://www.gameinformer.com/games/littlebigplanet_vita/b/playstation_vita/archive/2012/09/12/sackboy-conquers-another-sony-system.aspx

Source: See Above

IGN Review – LittleBigPlanet For PlayStation Vita

IGN has posted a review for the Vita version of LittleBigPlanet. If the PS Vita version is anything like its predecessors, it should be fun. Check out IGN for the review.

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Pre-order LittleBigPlanet PS Vita in the GameSaga Mega Store

 Source: IGN

Review – Mark of the Ninja (Demo)

Just finished playing through the demo for the new Xbox Live Arcade game, Mark of the Ninja and thought I’d do a quick review.

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Graphics – Very nicely detailed cel-shaded/comic book style. Granted being a ninja game most of the time is spent in the dark, but the color parts look great too. The buildings fit in with the theme of the game and the enemies are fairly identifiable. 10/10

Sound – Sound effects and music are pretty good. There’s not much music other than when an alarm is raised, just some atmospheric quiet music. From killing enemies to ringing gongs, the sounds are just what you would expect from a game like this. And being that you don’t want to be detected, sound plays a big role in the game as any noise you make, from running, to killing someone, to scaring birds can make sound and possibly alert guards. 8/10

Fun Factor – Ninja games in general appeal to me as being a ninja is just fun. Sneaking around and killing bad guys and performing all sorts of cool moves (grappling hook, wall climbing, etc.) is awesome. 10/10

Story – The story in the demo was rather limited, but from my basic understanding you’re trying to free your master (sensei) from the guards. Why he was captured or who these bad guys are wasn’t explained. Perhaps it is in the full game? 5/10

Challenge – The demo level wasn’t that difficult, though I didn’t find all the hidden items on my first time through. Hopefully the difficulty increases in later levels in the full game. I mean Ninja Gaiden’s first level was pretty easy too and we all know how much of a pain in the ass that game could be near the end (in a good way). 4/10

Replay Factor – The game features leaderboards and achievements like most Xbox 360 games do, but these are not available in the demo version, obviously. There are also different hidden objects to find like artifacts which increase your score. At the same time, being detected, having a body found, etc. can lower your score, so you’ll want to avoid that and try to find as much of the hidden stuff as possible to get the best score you can. There’s also scrolls that seem like they might play into the story a little bit. In the first level there were also gongs that you could hit for a distraction of the guards and the big ones counted for a secondary objective. 7/10

Buy It Or Not?  - I would definitely recommend purchasing Mark of the Ninja. The demo even in its fairly short form is still highly entertaining and I can see that the full game will probably be more of the same, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. And it’s only 1,200 points ($15) which really isn’t that much for a quality game like this one. This game reminds me of a blend between Bionic Commando, Ninja Gaiden, and Metal Gear Solid and that seems to add up to one fun game. Download it on Xbox Live Arcade today!

Overall Score (Average) – 7.33/10

Overall Score (Non-Average) – The game is just fun and that’s why I play games, to have fun. I’m sure the few flaws I found in the demo will work themselves out in the full game and because of that I’m giving extra points  for my non-average score. 8.5/10

Source: Personal Experience

Review – Mark of the Ninja (via Destructoid.com)

The recently released Xbox Live Arcade game, Mark of the Ninja was reviewed by Destructoid. Certainly seems like a cool game from their review if you’re into ninja games. Reminds me a bit of the old school Ninja Gaiden games.

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Check out the Destructoid Review

Source: Destructoid

Madden 13 Reviews

The 2012 NFL season is underway and the latest installment in the long-running Madden franchise just came out last week. Here’s some review links if you’re considering a purchase:

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Xbox 360 Version
PS3 Version
Wii Version
Vita Version

Source: Metacritic