Reviews

tl;dr – Fairytale Fights – PAX 2009 Preview

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tl;wr (too long; won’t read) Gratuitous violence with cute characters! Great to play when you’re either (1) recovering from a break-up or (2) drunk.

I. Overview

  1. Game title: Fairytale Fights
  2. Publisher and Developer: Playlogic
  3. Release date: October 27, 2009
  4. Category: Platform adventure
  5. Development stage: Beta
  6. Platform: PC, XBOX 360, PS3

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tl;dr – Military Madness

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tl;wr (too long; won’t read) If your balls are big enough for Military Madness, there’s no need to scream about being in Sparta.

I. Overview

  1. Game title: Military Madness: Nectaris
  2. Publisher and Developer: Hudson Entertainment, Backbone Entertainment
  3. Release date:  Summer 2009
  4. Category: Turn-based strategy
  5. Development stage: Available
  6. Platform: XBLA, PSN, WiiWare

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tl;dr – Dragon Nest Preview

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tl;wr (too long; won’t read) – It’s still in development, so they have some time to add more cool shit. But for now, (1) Haven’t I played this somewhere before? (2) SICK COMBAT SYSTEM – ALRIGHT! and (3) Back to playing WoW.

I. Overview

  1. Game title: Dragon Nest
  2. Publisher and Developer: Nexon America, Eyedentity Games
  3. Release date: “Sometime in 2010″
  4. Category: Fantasy MMORPG, F2P, dabbles in FPS
  5. Development stage: Open beta in Korea. Not yet started in US.

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iPhone App Review: Wolfenstein RPG

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Those who read PG regularly might know by now, that I have a bit of a soft spot for id software and am a massive fan of almost all their games. Out of all of the games franchises id have produced over the years, Wolfenstein has to be my favourite. It all started with Wolfenstein 3D which recently got a port to the iPhone which we loved. Those of you with phones other than an iPhone maybe familiar with the most recent edition to the Wolfenstein family on the iPhone, Wolfenstein RPG, as it started life as a mobile java game. Now having gone through a spruce up including graphics, sounds and controls, Wolfenstein RPG is back and better than ever. Read On

Review – Dissidia: Final Fantasy

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Ever wonder what it would be like to pit characters from different Final Fantasy games against each other? Who would win the title of the most badass emo character, Cloud or Squall? Is Sephiroth as badass as everyone thinks he is or is he, at his core, simply a momma’s boy who can’t hack it? Well now you can find out, thanks to Dissidia: Final Fantasy for the Sony PSP.

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Star Wars Old Republic [20 minute demo video]

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Star Wars The Old Republic, the better Star Wars MMO, is shaping up to be one of the better looking MMOs with a few things we’ve never seen on any existing MMOs out in the market today.

One of the special features in SW:TOR is the ability to change gameplay based on the dialogue you use.  Just like the Mass Effect franchise. Depending on what you say or how you act could effect the number of enemies you fight or the types of enemies you fight.

Another special feature is that it is the first MMO to use actual voice actors for all of the dialogue in the game.  That’s gotta be hundreds of hours of sound data.

And finally, a cover system during blaster battles.  You can hide behind a tree, wall or rock. Just like numerous games out there.  But this is definitely a first for an MMO.

Bioware took this game to a whole new level that made me VERY interested and opened my eyes. Enjoy the video above to see what I mean.

Splosion Man – Review

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Splosion Man is Twisted Pixel’s follow up to their much acclaimed platformer The Maw. And as good as that game was, Splosion Man outshines it on every level. Microsoft featured the title in this year’s Summer of Arcade on Xbox Live and it’s easy to see why.

The concept of the game is simple, you are a science experiment gone wrong. You are now made up of a molten fiery substance and have the ability to explode. Hence the title Splosion Man.

After becoming a freak of nature your life is centered around two goals:

1. Escape from the laboratory.

2. Kill every scientist in your path (revenge is a bitch).

That’s it. There’s your plot. Simple but extremely addicting.

Read the rest of the review after the break…

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Snood coming to an App Store near you

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snood_3SNOOD, the popular casual online game from Monkey Gods is making it’s way to Apple’s portable machines courtesy of EA mobile. Having landed on Facebook, SNOOD for iPhone and iPod touch brings with it Facebook connect utility that lets you for the first time ever seek out and battle online with friends.

The SNOOD experience has also undergone an update to bring with it 3D graphics, new characters and game-play modes and achievements with rankings. With availability imminent, it looks like it’s shaping up to be a decent fit with the iPhone. Hit the jump for a gallery and video with some early screens and check back later for a review. Read On