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DEMOED! EA Sports UFC First Impressions

The demo for EA Sports UFC dropped yesterday on PS4 and Xbox One, and after spending an hour or so with it I’m beginning to like it… slowly. Much like EA Sports MMA, I find the controls to be needlessly complicated and not really thoroughly explained in the tutorial. If you came out of the…

Demoed! LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Impressions

Demoed! LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (PS3) Developer: TT Games Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Genre(s): Action, Open World Released: October 22, 2013 Price: $49.99 ESRB Rating: E – Everyone The latest LEGO game hit stores yesterday for basically every platform available (and it’s coming to PS4 and Xbox One as well). My first actually experience with…

Quick Beyond: Two Souls Demo Impressions

Beyond: Two Souls, the latest from Quantic Dreams, hits store shelves on October 8th, but the demo drops this Tuesday (October 1st). GameStop was giving away PSN vouchers to download the demo a week early over on Facebook so I snagged one of those and ended up playing  through the demo last night. I never…

DEMOED! NCAA Football 14 Impressions

NCAA Football 14 (PlayStation 3 [Demoed], Xbox 360) Developer: Tiburon Publisher: EA Sports Genre(s): Sports, Football Demo Released: June 18, 2013 Game Releases: July 9, 2013 ESRB Rating: E – Everyone   Tuesday, EA Sports released the demo for NCAA Football 14. I look forward to this every year because it signals that it is…

DEMOED! Fuse Impressions

Fuse (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360) Developer: Insomniac Games Publisher: EA Genre(s): Action, Third Person Shooter Releases: May 28, 2013 Price: $59.99 ESRB Rating: M – Mature   I was pretty excited when Insomniac revealed Overstrike at E3 back in 2011. It was actually my favorite trailer from any presentation that year. I liked the look…

DEMOED! Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon Impressions

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon (PSN, XBLA, PC) Developer: Ubisoft Montreal Publisher: Ubisoft Genre(s): First Person Shooter Released: April 30, 2013 (PSN), May 1, 2013 (XBLA, PC) Price: $14.99 ESRB Rating: M – Mature Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is the new standalone expansion for Far Cry 3, except it has nothing to do with…

Trailer Thoughts: WWE ’13 Launch

Trailer Thoughts is a new frequent series that will be featured on Vortex Effect. Instead of simply posting game trailers thrown our way by PR people, we’re going to provide thoughts on the trailer and score the trailer’s effectiveness on a Hyped/Meh/Soured scale. THQ released the official WWE ’13 launch trailer today, and you can…

NCAA Football ’13 Demo Impressions

First up, a quick recap of how my first game went (Dynasty; Alabama vs. LSU). I (Alabama) scored first in the second, and then kicked a field goal and then they kicked a field goal. They scored a touchdown with one second left in the second to tie it up. I thought I was done…

Spec Ops: The Line Demo Impressions

The demo for Spec Ops: The Line is available now on PSN and XBLM (for Gold members, regular LIVE members will get May 15th), and I’ve played through it and now I’m ready to give my impressions on the demo and what we can expect from the game. First off, I was surprised at the…

Sniper Elite V2 Quick Impressions

I think this game is going to take a lot of people by surprise. I really couldn’t be happier with it. I liked the demo and knew I was buying a good game but I didn’t expect to outright love it like I do. Once you get the gameplay down, it’s basically videogame crack. Once…

Mass Effect 3 Demo Impressions

The demo for Mass Effect 3 hit PSN and XBLA yesterday, and after playing through the PS3 version a few times, here are my brief impressions. This covers the single player only, as I won’t get to experience the multiplayer until Friday (there will be a Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer Demo Impressions posted sometime after…

Asura’s Wrath Demo Impressions

The demo for Capcom’s upcoming action game Asura’s Wrath hit XBLA and PSN on January 10, but I’m just now getting around to it. Thus, here’s my delayed Demo Impressions. There are two parts to this demo, both parts of boss battles. You can play a portion of Episode 5 and a portion of Episode…

UFC Undisputed 3 Demo Impressions

The demo for UFC Undisputed 3 hit PSN and XBLA last Tuesday, and I’ve finally been able to take it for a spin after looking forward to it for quite a while. Here’s some quick impressions. The demo features a one round UFC fight with Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones and Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva,…

Driver: San Francisco PS3 Demo Impressions

The demo for Driver: San Francisco hit PS3 and Xbox 360 today, and it’s packing three missions; two of which show off Tanner’s new “Shift” ability. After playing through each mission twice, here are my impressions of the Driver: San Francisco demo. The first mission listed is called Prove It, where you (as Tanner) have…