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The Last of Us Review

  What We Liked The Last of Us takes on an epic journey through the country in which we see a relationship evolve between Joel and Ellie. This relationship plays a huge part in the role of the game and makes it that much more emotional. Without spoiling too much the basic premise is that Joel is tasked with getting smuggling Ellie and at first he is not happy about it. You find out why early one and right after you find out the game just is non-stop on the action and sneaking and tension. This is what makes it so much fun. The gameplay is very well balanced from sequence to sequence and while shooting is not a large mechanic, (you don't have much ammo unless you search all over for it) it feels very real with a natural sway. Some can't stand the sway but in my opinion it helps sell the realism and tension that this game delivers. In most cases you have the option to shoot or sneak by everyone. One way will help you save ammo for th...

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God of War: Ascension Review

Kratos has become one of the more iconic characters of playstation present. The franchise has had a total of 5 games on multiple video game consoles yet it remains to be exclusive to Sony because it is in fact done by a 1st party studio. Sony Santa Monica are the geniuses behind this very popular and successful franchise known as God of War. Heavily based off of Greek Mythology this series has taken us to hell and back multiple times, literally. This entry, God of War: Ascension, in the franchise is in fact a prequel helping explain what Kratos had to go through in order to be rid of the imprisonment by “The Furies”. The question is, has Kratos overstayed his welcome or is this entry helping keep the franchise alive? Read on for the full review after the jump. What We Liked In past God of War games we have learned that this is a hack n’ slash game with some puzzles thrown in for good measure and pacing. God of War: Ascension is no ...

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kz3_featuredReview
kz3_featuredReview

Killzone 3 Review

*Note this is the old type of review with criteria Killzone 3 came out this past Tuesday for most of the world. A few other regions are waiting until today actually. Regardless most of us who wanted to get our hands on this game have done so. This review may seem a bit late but being a gamer like you, I don't get the game any earlier so it took me a couple of sessions to actually beat the game. I have only played through it once and just on the normal difficulty but already I can tell some large differences from Killzone 2 to Killzone 3. Some I like and others I am not too fond of. I will be breaking down the review in terms of Graphics, Gameplay, Story, and Controls alike. Mutliplayer will have a completely separate review as it is HUGE! Graphics The graphics in Killzone 3 are nothing short from amazing. However, as much as graphics are nice to look at, the gameplay and pacing is what really makes a game but we will talk ab...

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Uncharted 3 Review

*Note: This is the old type of review with criteria Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception is due to release this Tuesday Nov 1. For those who were fortunate enough to go to the AMC Play it in 3D event had the opportunity to get the game early. I was one of those people. As soon as the game arrived I was quick to start playing it. After a few chapters I knew right away that this was going to fun a joy ride through and through. If you thought Uncharted: Drake's Fortune or Uncharted 2: Among Thieves were amazing games then you are in for a treat. From start to finish this game never disappoints. Gameplay The gameplay in Uncharted 3, compared to its counter parts, is quite a bit different. While the shooting mechanics are pretty similar there are new additions to the gameplay that give you more freedom of choice on how to play. By that I mean specifically the addition of full on melee combat. This game feels like an Arkham City at times be...

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Resistance 3 Review

*Note: This is the old type of review with criteria Resistance 3 is the third installment in the Resistance franchise that seemingly promised a better experience then Resistance 2. Right away this can be seen with the improved visuals and overall story line not playing as Nathan Hale but instead we take the role of Joe Capelli (Nathan's killer at the end of R2). This is a fresh view on the whole Chimeran attack and it is a nice one. While the story still wasn't amazing, it did have more emotion and more drive then Resistance 2. Read on to see the full review of Resistance 3, exclusively for PS3.   Gameplay From Resistance 2 to Resistance the gameplay changed pretty drastically, especially when Nathan Hale got "super powers". The aiming felt different and more fast paced in R2. For Resistance 3 the aiming felt like a mix between R2 and R1. Truthfully it was pretty well balanced and the guns felt heavier and more realistic...

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Twisted Metal Review

*Note: This is the old type of review with criteria Twisted Metal was originally created in 1995 by SingleTrac for the Playstation. In 1996 a PC version came out and allowed multiplayer over a modem line or internet.  Twisted Metal 3 and 4, which came out in 1998 and 1999 respectively, were handed over to 989 studios (Sony's in-house development studio at the time). This provided a challenge as SingleTrac had rights to the engine they created so 989 had to build a new one from scratch and in doing so they added advanced physics and AI which really pushed the series over the edge. This was the time that David Jaffe himself began working on the game. In speaking about the first two games in the series, Jaffe reportedly  said, "....[in and of themselves] they're good games, they're just not good Twisted Metal games." In 2001 Twisted Metal: Black was released for the PS2. What a lot of people didn't know was that a bunch of SingleTrac...