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May 13, 2012

Retro Review: Heavenly Sword (PS3)

Retro Review: Heavenly Sword (PS3)

Back in 2006 when Sony launched their highly anticipated next generation console, the PlayStation 3, Sony needed a good starting lineup of games – especially if they wanted to compete with the other successful next generation consoles such as the Xbox 360 and the Nintendo Wii. Among the high budget launch titles was Heavenly Sword from developer Ninja Theory. Was this launch title a good enough to justify spending the pricy $500 original PS3 price? For me, it was. In fact, Heavenly Sword was the first PS3 titles in my collection and it’s still one of my favorites as well.

The story focuses on prophecy of a warrior who [...]

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May 13, 2012

Retro Review: Folklore (PS3)

Folklore was a PS3 launch title that combined both a world of mystery with a great adventure. Folklore’s dark storyline is unraveled through the perspective of two characters; Ellen and Keats. Ellen is drawn to an island in search of her long lost mother while Keats is there to try to unravel the mysteries of the island for the occult magazine he works for. Soon, both characters are neck deep trying to solve a 17 year old murder mystery on the island where all the answers seem to be hidden in the netherworld.

At the beginning of the game you will be given a choice to follow either Keats or Ellen along their journey through the mysterious island of Doolin. Even [...]

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May 13, 2012

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (PS3, XBOX360, PC)

Modern Warfare 3

With sales numbers like 6.5 million copies grossing about $400 million in just 24hrs on launch day, everyone knows we could only be talking about one game – Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Modern Warfare 3 (MW3) is the conclusion to an amazing trilogy that has redefined the first person shooting (FPS) experience. The sales alone show the immense popularity of the game and it’s no surprise that so many game developers these days are trying to emulate the MW3 gameplay.

Players who have been heavily invested in the story mode from the previous two titles, MW and MW2 will feel right at home especially since MW3 [...]

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March 9, 2012

Street Fighter X Tekken Review (PS3)

Quarter Circle Forward + Light Punch

Have you ever wondered who would win in a kicking match between Chun Li and Hwoarang, or a wrestling match between Zangief and King? Well, fans of both the Street Fighter franchise and the Tekken franchise can now make this a reality with the newest entry by Capcom: Street Fighter X Tekken.

As usual with these types of games, they’re extremely easy to pick up for most casual gamers, but also deep enough to keep hard core gamers content. SF X Tekken uses novel game mechanics that incorporates familiar aspects of SF, Tekken, and Marvel to provide a fun and balanced gaming experience. The new “Gem system” incorporates a cool [...]

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February 23, 2012

House of the Dead: Overkill – Extended Cut Review (PS3)

House of the Dead: Overkill was originally for the Wii and had some success using the Wii’s claim to fame: motion controls. Years after its release Sega decided to remake it in HD for the PS3 Move. Was the remake a success? Let’s find out

Playable modes:

First we’ll cover some of the playable modes for the game.

Story mode: This mode lets you play through 9 levels of “mutant/zombie” killing action which were taken from the original Wii release.  Once a player has passed a level they can go back to it and play it with extra mutants or at a harder difficulty.

Directors Cut: This mode is exclusive to the PS3 version of the game. It allowed the [...]

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