August 2011

Review: Elevator Action Deluxe

August 31, 2011 // 1 Comment

PLATFORM:  PS3 PUBLISHER:  Square Enix DEVELOPER:  Square Enix GENRE(S):  Arcade, Platformer RELEASED:  August 30, 2011 ESRB RATING:  T – Teen In 1983, game developer Taito released Elevator Action in the arcades, and it was a popular arcade game that was later ported to home consoles as an NES title in 1985. That port is available on the Wii’s Virtual Console. But now, some 28 years after the release of the original Elevator Action in arcades, Square Enix has delivered a remake titled Elevator Action Deluxe available now exclusively on the Playstation Network. This remake [...]

Review: Madden NFL 12

August 26, 2011 // 9 Comments

PLATFORM:  PS3 [Reviewed]. Xbox 360, Wii PUBLISHER:  EA Sports DEVELOPER:  EA Tiburon GENRE(S):  Sports, American Football RELEASED:  August 30, 2011 ESRB RATING:  E – Everyone If you’re taking the time to read this review, you’re probably a fan of the franchise or have some interest in picking up Madden NFL 12, and so I won’t make you wait until the end to know if it’s good or not. This is the opening kickoff, and we’re taking this one all the way back for a touchdown. Yes, Madden NFL 12 is an outstanding football game and it is definitely one that you are going to want [...]

Review: Faster

August 14, 2011 // 0 Comments

Faster STARRING: Dwayne Johnson, Billy Bob Thornton, Oliver Jackson-Cohen DIRECTOR: George Tillman Jr. WRITER(S): Tony and Joe Gayton STUDIO: Sony Pictures RUNTIME: 98 min RATED: R (Warning, contains slight spoilers) Ah, now this is more like it. For a while there I thought we’d lost you Dwayne. Don’t get me wrong, you were as likeable as ever in all those affable little kids movies like ‘Race to Witch Mountain’ and ‘The Tooth Fairy’, but it was beyond fine time that you returned to your bread and butter, that being a good nitty gritty hard boiled action flick. This last year we [...]

Driver: San Francisco PS3 Demo Impressions

August 9, 2011 // 3 Comments

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 to Shift and take control of another driver and do a few stunts to try and convince your partner Tobias that you actually do have a power to enter other people’s bodies and take control. Before you get into the driving, you’re greeted with a [...]

Madden NFL 12 PS3 Demo Impressions

August 9, 2011 // 3 Comments

The Madden NFL 12 demo was released today on the Playstation Network and Xbox LIVE, and after playing a couple of games, I’m ready to give my Demo Impressions. To get right to the point, I like it a lot so far. I’ve been playing a ton of NCAA Football 12, and this game feels really good coming from that. It plays similar, but it also feels quite different. It really only took about a quarter to get the hang of everything that isn’t the same as the NCAA game (kicking, d-pad controls, etc.). Presenation is absolutely great in Madden 12; everything looks amazing. It’s a [...]