Thursday May 16, 2013
I'm tired of shooting stuff. How many games have been ruined, or at least made worse, because they force combat into it when it didn't need it? I'm also tired of playing games starring burly dudes, and am absolutely sick of publishers telling us that female main characters "don't sell" when you can list dozens of great games with female leads that did just fine. I think it is about time publishers started making games people actually want, rather than telling us what we're supposed to want.
Game Publishers Need To Listen Instead of Telling Gamers What They Want
Friday May 10, 2013
It is always a good sign when you're so addicted to playing a game that you can't bear the thought of tearing yourself away from it to actually review it. Phantom Breaker: Battlegrounds is the latest game to do that to me. This anime-inspired 2D-side-scrolling beat-em-up offers a unique spin on the gameplay of the genre, tons of content, and is an absolute pleasure to play though. There are other beat-em-ups with bigger names and years of nostalgia backing them up, but Phantom Breaker: Battlegrounds is the secret best beat-em-up on XBLA. Find out more in our full review.
Phantom Breaker: Battlegrounds Review (XBLA)
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Tuesday May 7, 2013
The best part of Kinect Sports (and Wii Sports) is bowling. Too bad all of those other sports and junk get in the way. Now you don't have to slog through menus past other events you couldn't care less about. With 10 Frame Bowling for XBLA, you can skip right to the fun part - bowling. 10 Frame Bowling is dirt cheap at just 240 MSP ($3), and while it is a little bare bones (but can you really complain for $3?), the gameplay is very solid and a ton of fun. We have all of the details here.
10 Frame Bowling Review (XBLA Kinect)
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Tuesday April 30, 2013
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is pretty much the most metal game ever. That is a good thing, by the way. It has the gameplay of Far Cry 3, so you know it plays well, but it goes super crazy with the graphics and story and weapons to deliver the ultimate parody of cheesy 1980's sci-fi. It is an absolute blast to play though. We have all of the details in our full review.
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon Review (XBLA)
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