Inviting tutorials – Dance Central 2 is not an easy game by any means, and is certainly molded around an experience suited to experienced dances. However, the game’s tutorials do a fantastic job of introducing the more complex moves to a wider audience, allowing the game to be considerably more accessible than it seems. The great thing here is that it’s complex enough for the experienced, but detailed enough for newcomers, making it a fantastic family and/or party title leading into the holiday season.
Great competitive edge – The new Crew Challenge mode introduces a story to Dance Central 2, having you work up the ranks in a career mode molded around a silly, but fitting, narrative...
Blocks That Matter is yet another game which takes advantage of the quickly-growing mining genre in gaming. It is more of the same in terms of the games industry’s obsession with mining as of late, yet something completely different in the way it blends elements from some of gaming’s most memorable titles and still adds its own unique touch.
Developed by Swing Swing Submarine, the game begins with “gaming’s greatest new invention” getting plenty of attention. The developers run into some trouble after refusing to disclose details on the invention, which is later revealed as a Tetrobot. The developers open up a communication channel with the device, and so gameplay begins.
Gameplay has been described as by the developer Boulder Dash meets Tetris meets Minecraft, and that is how it pla...
The Assassin’s Creed franchise has engrossed gamers across the globe with the on-going war between the Templars and the Assassin’s, taking us through fictionalised versions of ancient societies that we’ve only read about in history books. The series has always stood out amongst the crowd as something a little different, and Assassin’s Creed: Revelations certainly doesn’t buck that trend.
With the final story in the series to feature the main characters we have grown to know and love over the past few years, how does it compare to its wildly successful predecessors?
Impressive story – Assassin’s Creed has always had a wild imagination, but the storytelling technique was often majorly flawed...
’The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn’ isn’t a bad game, but it’s not especially entertaining, either. It works just as it’s supposed to — there are some genuinely exhilarating action set pieces throughout — but it never really takes the next step to greatness. This game is nothing more than a run-of-the-mill platformer, saved only by the occasional moment of greatness.
Solid platforming adventure – This game’s story moves across a number of different continents and plotline interludes from the film, leaving us with a number of different gameplay types. The side scrolling platforming elements offer the most enjoyment, with Tintin and his loyal little pup, Snowy, forming the formidable duo against an ever-changing offensive from enemy forces...
Arguably the biggest breakout hit of the last five years, the revolutionary sandbox title that is Minecraft has finally seen its long-awaited launch on the Xbox Live Arcade. The game has been showered with universal appraise since its inception in 2009, with many baffled due to its seemingly unappealing core.
However, Minecraft is certainly the epitome of a game that shouldn’t be judged based solely on looks. Within lies one of the most addictive and open-ended games ever created, its creative possibilities are literally endless. As of November 2011, 4 million copies had been sold on the PC, only eleven months after its beta release went on sale in December 2010.
Minecraft’s release on the Xbox 360 saw it demolish almost every existing XBLA sales record in a matter of days...
After years of waiting and months of teasing, Max Payne 3 is here for the masses. How does an older, wiser Max and his adventure in Brazil live up to his previous outings? Is it as amazing as Rockstar would have us believe?
Dark tale of vengeance and redemption -When it comes to storytelling, the Max Payne franchise has always been up there with the greatest tales ever told in the video game medium. Max Payne 3 takes this to a whole new level, delivering one of the best tales of all time, as we follow Max through thick and thin.
A few years older than we last saw him, the story follows Max to São Paulo, Brazil where he is a bodyguard to the wealthy Branco family...
If you’ve read any other reviews on gaming websites about Street Fighter x Tekken, chances are you’ve seen nearly every reviewer mention just how much Capcom loves crossovers in their introduction. I’ll presume you’re tired of it too, so here’s the rundown. Whether you’re new to either the Street Fighter or Tekken franchise or a long-time fan, Street Fighter x Tekken caters for everyone. It’s perfectly fair to be skeptical of Capcom (especially in light of recent events), however they have delivered an excellent blend between the two worlds, seemingly appealing to a larger demographic of gamers with each new release wearing the Street Fighter title.
New tutorial mode – The new tutorial mode is a welcome addition to the series, a feature previously omitted from former titles s...
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition is just what every Xbox 360 gamer and RPG fanatic could ever dream of. The 2011 smash hit makes its way to the 360 with a redesigned interface, improved controls and combat, optimised engine for the console and four hours of new gameplay experiences, as well as a new intro cinematic.
Narrative and Maturity – The Witcher 2’s darker and more adult-driven narrative quickly establishes to new players to the series that although the game is set in a fantasy setting, people are people. There is no sugar-coating the violent, questionable and dark things Temeria’s citizens say or act, or what its history entails.
The Witcher 2 is a game that expects you to care, to be aware and proactive in the actions you may lead Geralt of Rivia to make and ...
Not the cupcake simulator I was expecting….
In a world where games have mind-melting stories that rival some Hollywood movies, sometimes you need a game where the objective is simple. Shoot Many Robots is exactly that; a brain dead game that is full of destruction and carnage. Is it worth the asking price?
The name says it all – When it comes to gameplay, story, mechanics, progression and even description of the game, the name says it all. You’re here for one reason and one reason only – to shoot many robots. It’s not a hard or even foreign concept, but the name of this destruction filled adventure couldn’t be any better...