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Posted by STGuy1040 on October 15, 2014 under Featured Review 1, PS4, Reviews
Known for their unique and sometimes eccentric role-playing games (i.e. Disgaea,, Hyperdimension Neptunia, Mugen Souls, etc.), NIS America's first Playstation 4 title stands in stark contrast to just about every game the company has released. NAtURAL DOCtRine is a Final Fantasy Tactics-style RPG that uses a turn-based combat system that relies heavily on team tactics. The player assumes the rol... more.
Posted by STGuy1040 on October 15, 2014 under Featured Review 2, Portables, Reviews
Developed by Playrise Digital, Table Top Racing is a simple, but aesthetically pleasing racing game that invokes childhood memories of playing Codemasters' Micro Machines for Sega Genesis. Comprised of 8 miniature race tracks that sit on large tabletops, you must race against AI controlled opponents in a variety of environments that contain obstacles and hairpin turns. The game starts the playe... more.
Posted by STGuy1040 on October 15, 2014 under Featured Review 3, Portables, Reviews
A prequel to the fighting game series BlazBlue, Xblaze Code: Embryo is a visual novel that occurs 150 years before the events of Calamity Trigger. The story involves Touya Kagari, a resident of Shin Yokozaki City and a sophomore at Hakuou North Academy. As an individual, Touya is a modest young man who obsesses over bad news (or more importantly, recent serial murders). But despite his average ... more.
Posted by DaRipp3r on October 15, 2014 under PC, Reviews
Abyss Odyssey by Atlus is a fast-paced platformer that is akin to the classic side-scrolling series, Castlevania. If you are familiar with side-scrolling role-playing games of any type, then this RPG will not come as a surprise to you. The game starts with one playable character, Katrein, with two additional characters visible, but not immediately selectable, from the character select screen. T... more.
Posted by STGuy1040 on September 21, 2014 under Reviews, Xbox One
Developed by 4A Games, Metro Redux is a two-part remake of Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light that benefits from a new lighting engine, a vastly improved 4A Engine, and solid gameplay that runs smoothly at 60fps. Available individually or together in a bundle, Metro Redux revisits the tribulations of Arytom, as he tries to survive a post-apocalyptic Russia that is infested by hideous mutations. T... more.
Posted by ToonBoy on September 21, 2014 under Reviews, Xbox 360
As we make that smooth transition from current to next-gen consoles, this fellow old school gamer finds it refreshing to come across titles that serve as gorgeous reminders of those action-packed moments from yesteryear, and "Under Defeat HD: Deluxe Edition" from G. Revolution and Rising Star Games is such the title. UDHD is an arcade shooter (which was first released for the Sega Dreamcast in 200... more.
Posted by DaRipp3r on September 21, 2014 under News, PC, Reviews
Gaslamp Games’ survival strategy game, Clockwork Empires, has finally arrived on Steam Early Access. If you have ever played the classic survival game, Dwarf Fortress, or the more recent, Banished, then Clockwork Empires needs no introduction. Even in its ‘Early Access’ state, Clockwork Empires is a rich, enthralling survival game that has you helping civilization thrive in treacherous co... more.
Posted by STGuy1040 on September 8, 2014 under Mac, PC, Portables, Reviews
Gamers don't usually think 'earbuds' when shopping for a pair of headsets, especially when they want the best quality for their money. TurtleBeach and their competitors sell a wide range of high quality headsets that can easily set you back $100+, but the quality you receive usually justifies the investment. GX Gaming's Zabius M Mobile gaming headset, on the other hand, takes the preconceived noti... more.
Posted by STGuy1040 on September 8, 2014 under Reviews, Xbox One
Rebellion's tactical/stealth shooter, Sniper Elite III, has finally arrived on next gen consoles, and it's actually a prequel to last year's Sniper Elite V2. The game continues the tribulations of OSS Sniper Karl Fairburne, as he fights through North Africa to prevent the Germans from developing a powerful 'wonder' weapon. Along the way, Karl will engage the Afrika Korps in a blood-drenched battle... more.
Posted by STGuy1040 on September 8, 2014 under PS4, Reviews
Gamers old enough to remember Sega's Naomi arcade board will recall House of the Dead, a popular on-rail shooter that also appeared on the ill-fated Dreamcast console. Despite the popularity of House of the Dead, on-rail shooters eventually slipped into obscurity, as first-person shooters and their online multiplayer counterparts prevailed as the genre of choice. Based on the comic book of th... more.
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