The stylish and slick presentation of Vanquish is hung around a lackluster plot, but you may not notice that because you’ll be too busy being impressed by the presentation. This cover-based shooter allows you to take control of a super-suited soldier as you battle to regain control of a space station that has been hijacked … Continue Reading →
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I’ve held off on my PS Move review for two months, namely because I was hoping to see a better selection of games and uses for it. However, I’ve given up on that, and have some thoughts about the peripheral. The unit Physically, the hardware isn’t anything super impressive, though the controllers with their bulbous, … Continue Reading →
This self-contained reboot of the Castlevania franchise on the current generation of hardware is a lush, gorgeous game. The voice-acting — Patrick Stewart is phenomenal as the narrator, naturally, and Robert Carlyle does a pretty decent job as Gabriel Belmont, the main character — is generally very good. The gameplay and combat is solid and … Continue Reading →
For a game that focuses on combat in mechs (four-story-tall multipurpose robots), Front Mission Evolved doesn’t have the sense of scale that you would expect. When I’m stomping around in a robot that’s almost 40 feet tall, I want to feel like I’m stomping around in a robot that’s almost 40 feet tall. Taking a … Continue Reading →
Allowing you to play as four different versions of Spider-Man, Shattered Dimensions is a lot of fun. The base story is that Spider-Man and villain Mysterio get into a scuffle while the villain is trying to steal the “Tablet of Order and Chaos.” In the ensuing fight, the tablet is shattered, with pieces falling through … Continue Reading →
The world of Mafia II is as open and as expansive as any of the “sandbox” style games I’ve played. The down side to this is that the developers didn’t seem to take advantage of that very openness to fill the game with side missions and other things to do. The storyline of Mafia II … Continue Reading →