September 2011

Review: From Dust

September 17, 2011 // 1 Comment

From Dust (PSN [Reviewed], XBLA, PC) Developer: Ubisoft Montpellier Publisher: Ubisoft Genre(s): God-game, Strategy, Sandbox Released: July 27, 2011 (XBLA), August 17th (PC), September 13th (PSN) ESRB Rating: E10+ – Everyone 10 & Up In From Dust you are cast as the formless entity known as The Breath, and your sole goal is to protect a tribe of people and help them build new villages during their journey to find the Ancients. You are basically the god of these tribal folks, although your power as god is quite limited at times. With that limited power, you’ll also face palm as you [...]

Review: Deus Ex: Human Revolution

September 15, 2011 // 5 Comments

Deus Ex: Human Revolution (PC [Reviewed], Playstation 3, Xbox 360, OnLive) Developer: Eidos Montreal Publisher: Square-Enix Genre(s): Action-Adventure Released: August 23, 2011 ESRB Rating: M – Mature I’m reviewing the PC version of this game but make no mistake: You get a high quality experience on whichever platform you can get this one and you should as soon as possible. Upfront I will say that you should prepare to play the best game you’ve played this year thus far at least. If you have the hardware, the PC opens the door up for some potential DiretX11 eye candy, a little [...]

Review: Altered Beast

September 6, 2011 // 3 Comments

Altered Beast (Arcade, Sega Genesis, Wii VC, XBLA, PSN [Reviewed], others) Developer: SEGA Publisher: SEGA Genre(s): Beat ‘em up, side scroller PSN Release: September 6, 2011; Arcade: 1988; Genesis: August 14, 1989 ESRB Rating: E – Everyone This is the last of the SEGA Vintage Collection coming to Playstation Network. It’s available now for Playstation Plus subscribers for free, and will be available to all PSN members to purchase in a couple of weeks. This is the same enhanced version of the game that hit Xbox LIVE Arcade on June 10, 2009. Many people have fond memories of this game [...]

Review: God of War Collection

September 5, 2011 // 3 Comments

God of War Collection (Playstation 3) Developer: Sony Santa Monica Studios Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America Genre(s): Action-Adventure Released: November 17, 2009 ESRB Rating: M – Mature The God of War Collection contains HD ports of what many consider to be amongst the best Playstation 2 games ever made: God of War and God of War II. Remastered in HD and with gameplay operating at 60 frames per second, the two PS2 classics are a must have for any PS3 gaming library whether you have them for PS2 or not. The collection has been out for almost two years now, and I’ve had it [...]

God of War: Origin’s Collection Demo Impressions

September 5, 2011 // 0 Comments

God of War: Origins Collection brings both of Kratos’ PSP adventures (Chains of Olympus and Ghost of Sparta) to the big screen on the PS3. The collection release sees the two games remastered in HD and 3D. While the Origins Collection will hit store shelves on Tuesday, September 13th, a demo was released last Tuesday for Playstation Plus members. The demo will be made available to all PSN members tomorrow. Here’s some quick impressions of the demo ahead of its open-to-all release tomorrow. The demo comes from Ghost of Sparta, and it is the very beginning of the game. Kratos, as the new [...]

Assassin’s Creed: Revelations Beta Impressions

September 4, 2011 // 0 Comments

I’ve played a few hours of the Assassin’s Creed: Revelations beta, and so now that I am comfortably with the game, it’s time for some QUICK beta impressions. (Note: I’ll have a much more detailed impressions post up once the beta concludes). Right off the bat, I’m not a huge fan of the new Contested Kill/Honorable Death bonus. This occurs when a pursuer goes to stun you but fails; they’ll still hit you before you kill them, and they’ll get an Honorable Death while it’ll come up that you got a Contested Kill. You get a hundred points for basically failing to successfully stun [...]