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[Review] Mercury Hg

October 2, 2011 | | 9 Comments

I fell in love with this game from the moment I first turned it on. I really don’t recall ever seeing such a lovely menu anywhere else in my life. Of course, no game is made of menus, but I honestly spent about 10 minutes just admiring such fine work. It’s clean, simple, gorgeous, very white, and full of mysteries; it kind of reminded me of my girlfriend, without all the tattoos, that is. Anyway, I don’t know what kind of genre this game fits into. I don’t care really, but if I had to choose, it would be something like a “rotational racer platforming puzzler” (whatever that is) and you should get it now if you like that. It’s really good, seriously, go.

Now you have a couple minutes to keep reading this review while you wait for the download to finish, which shouldn’t take long surprisingly; the game is only about one hundred megabytes. It’s hard to describe a game that feels like this, I’m not that great of a writer and I’m certainly no poet, but I swear I’ll try my best. Starting with the basics, like any fine woman, you’ll look at her face first. If she’s beautiful, you’ll then worry about the rest, and let me tell you, this game looks amazing. Nice textures, colorful environments (to be 100% honest, it could use a little more anti aliasing on some corners, but that’s about it), effects are fitting, and the design work is perfect. Everything is accurately placed to make your immersion a one way road, and it won’t be interrupted by loading times, because there are none. This game is like that one girl on the other side of the bar you can’t take your eyes from.

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[Review] Elevator Action Deluxe

October 1, 2011 | | 5 Comments

Elevator Action Deluxe is one of those games you don’t really know what to expect at first, but can be quite fun if you let it. I should let you know, this isn’t really my kind of game and maybe I didn’t follow my own advice when I played trough it, so I’ll try to make things simple and talk about the good and the bad things about it. Firstly, this is a modern day version of an arcade game, and the original is fully contained in this downloadable title, so, in case you’re feeling nostalgic, or just want to check it out of curiosity, this is a nice addition.

The mechanics of the game are quite simple. You’re placed on a building with a bunch of doors and elevators with the objective of collecting some “classified documents” and progressing trough the exit. Of course, it’s much easier said than done. There are a bunch of enemies around with the sole purpose of making your life difficult. Levels get pretty crazy fast enough, and before you know it, there’ll be more doors than you ever expected to see in your life. This is where one of those weird design decisions take place; even though you can zoom out any time with the click of a button, it’s impossible to leave it zoomed out. It gets particularly annoying when you’re playing on a huge level with a lot happening and have to figure out a way to get from a point to another.

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[Double Review] From Dust

September 24, 2011 | | 11 Comments

Every once in a while, we here at like to try things differently. Back when LA Noire released, we did a double review between Baba0Booey and Jay. We’ve decided to come back to that formula, this time for a PSN game, From Dust. It is a unique puzzle game with strategy and God Game overtones.

With two different opinions on a game, we hope to offer more insight, as well as bringing you an entertaining read! If you are unsure as to whether this game is worth the asking price, you should find this beneficial! Enjoy.

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Battlefield 3 DLC Coming One Week Early For The PS3

September 22, 2011 | | 6 Comments

According to Tommy Rydling from DICE on a post at the Official PS Blog all the first “full-blown” DLC packs for Battlefield 3 will come a week early for the Playstation 3.

The first DLC will be Back to Karkand:

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[Review] SkyDrift

September 19, 2011 | | 7 Comments

SkyDrift is your typical power up arcade racing game, but with planes. Don’t be fooled, this is in no way a bad thing, the game is really good at what it does and, while it may not be the best, it certainly is worth your time. It offers great content for a PSN title, with a decent single player campaign and robust multiplayer options.

The game is fairly simple, but you should always start by playing the tutorial, which will teach you the concepts and controls of the game, I mention this because it does a really good job at it and helps you to get familiar with everything fast and also gives you good tips about the best way to handle the races. As soon as you’re done with that, you can keep going and play though the campaign. The game has 33 single player races in total, separated in 6 main chapters and one Final Challenge which is, by far, the most awesome race. Each chapter get’s increasingly difficult and even on easier difficulties there’s no sure victory. It should take you anywhere between 3 – 5 hours to clear everything once, depending on your skills and it could easily take you another 5 if you decide to beat all levels on hard (which awards you three stars, easy gets you one).

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Max Payne 3 – First Trailer Released

September 14, 2011 | | 8 Comments

We have all been waiting for this moment to come and finally, the first trailer to the long awaited Max Payne sequel was released by Rockstar Games.

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[Review] Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon

September 11, 2011 | | 3 Comments

Ugly Americans is a game based on the Comedy Central show by the same name. It’s set on a bizarre world where demons and abominations far outnumber the human population, and everything from the Apocalypse to a giant ape with OCD can happen, all in a day’s work.

The game is very simple and straight forward: it’s a brawler with two-stick shooting mechanics, so as you kill man-birds (a half human, half pigeon thing), zombies, and some rocker demons, you’ll be making your way to the right side of the screen. Levels are packed with enemies and it’s not particularly difficult to get overrun by them if you’re not careful. Luckily every character has a special attack that will deal a great amount of damage to all enemies; you can do this every once in a while when the special bar is refilled.

Since this game works out as a shooter, you’re better off keeping your distance from everything else on the screen, because you don’t have a melee attack (and that basically means you’re screwed if something gets to close). You have a nice selection of weapons (more like projectiles) that have different properties like exploding or piercing, so you should plan accordingly before entering a level. I wish you could carry at least two at the same time, in order to safely manage all situations. You’ll also be able to carry babies around, each provide you with different bonuses.

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Review: Deathspank: The Baconing

September 8, 2011 | | 12 Comments

Deathspank: The Baconing isn’t your average PSN Title. Its graphics far exceeded my expectations, and some of the features are far from the standard on titles like this. The game is first and foremost a hack and slash, but the most interesting aspect of the game is the over-the-top humor. With that said, my experience with the game had mixed results. Even though it certainly offered me good entertainment, a game breaking glitch (that happened on the 4th “chapter”) prevented me from finishing it, so I took it to heart and gathered enough information to finish writing this.

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