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Demo Impressions: Mirror’s Edge by Ryan Gray
November 1, 2008, 1:18 pm
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Don't look down, don't look down, don't loo- oh crap.

Don't look down, don't look down, don't loo- oh crap.

[By Ryan]
 
I’ve recently downloaded and played the Mirror’s Edge demo. When I first saw this game I was skeptical about the how the controls would work, and if this was just another gimmick to sell a game. Hit the jump to see how this demo has changed my mind. Also, this is just a demo play-through, so come back soon for Anthony’s full hands-on with the game from his visit to i35. Continue reading


Hands-On with Call Of Duty: World At War by Ryan Gray
October 20, 2008, 12:30 am
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Call of Duty is back to its World War II roots. But how has it changed to keep the franchise fresh?

Call of Duty is back to its World War II roots. But how has it changed to keep the franchise fresh?

[By Ryan]

Call Of Duty: World At War is the newest game in the Call Of Duty series. I’m not going to be a moron and call it “Call Of Duty 5” like most people would, cause guess what, it’s not the fifth. SURPRISE! (Anyone remember Big Red One?) Anyway, the Call Of Duty series has gone back to it’s World War II roots. I’ve had a pretty extensive hands on with the online mode, and color me impressed. But is it Call Of Duty 4 with a new paint job, or does World At War hold it’s own in the series? Hit the jump for my answer, and my experience with the game thus far. Continue reading



Impressions: Tom Clancy’s EndWar by Ryan Gray
October 16, 2008, 1:24 am
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[By Ryan]

Tom Clancy’s EndWar is the new title in the Tom Clancy universe developed by who other than Ubisoft. But, this isn’t the tactical shooter you’d expect out of the Tom Clancy games. This is an RTS (Real Time Strategy) game, and just from playing the demo, I think Ubisoft have put a foot in the right direction when it comes to making console RTS’. Everyone thought that the typical RTS could not be played without mouse and keyboard. Ubisoft proves em’ wrong. Hit the jump for my impressions on it. Continue reading



Impressions: Madagascar 2- Escape 2 Africa by Ryan Gray
October 15, 2008, 1:35 am
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They're trying to hypnotize you into buying the game! Don't look!

They're trying to hypnotize you into buying the game! Don't look!

[By Ryan]

Hey, somebody had to do it. Madagascar 2: Escape 2 Africa is the second installment of the Madagascar games for console. Why they decided to make a second, I have no idea. Anyway, If you want to know why this game is going to suck, hit the jump for my impressions on 10 minutes of pure gaming hell. Continue reading



Impressions: Fracture by Anthony Barlow
September 19, 2008, 8:09 pm
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[By Anthony]

The demo for LucasArts new 3rd person shooter Fracture was released on the PlayStation Store this week, which gave me a chance to check the game out and provide you guys with my opinions on it. I went into the game with fairly low expectations and because of this the game did surprise me a little. Hit the jump for my full impressions. Continue reading



Impressions: Rock Band 2 by Ryan Gray
September 14, 2008, 9:43 pm
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[By Ryan]

Rock Band 2 is the sequel to last years Rock Band if you couldn’t tell. I picked up the game this morning and have had about 3 hours with it. Color me impressed. Harmonix did a lot with this one and is worth the 60 USD if you have the original Rock Band instruments. Is it worth picking up the full 190 USD special edition bundle, even if you don’t have the original? Hit the jump to get a piece of my mind on the matter. Continue reading



Second Impressions: FIFA 09 by Anthony Barlow
September 14, 2008, 5:20 pm
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[By Anthony]

With the release of the FIFA 09 demo on the PlayStation Store on Thursday/Friday it gave me a chance to try out an updated build of EA’s latest offering from the football world. I began to notice the differences imediately: textures looked better, player models had been updated and the whole game looked a lot more polished. Of couse there were still a few bugs in there (i’ve noticed a few anomalies with the opposition A.I.) but this is more than likely the build that was shown off at Lepizig earlier this month.

Gameplay seems more fuild and fact paced than the last build I played, in fact it’s faster than many of the past FIFA games. Don’t let this put you off this new found speed adds a lot to the gameplay and surprisingly makes the game more tactical.

The demo also gave me a chance to muck about with the improved trick system a little more and, although it might not seem like it at first, it’s a lot more diverse than in previous itterations. One of the biggest features is the ability for players to set themselves up for shots by juggling the ball, kicking it into the air, and volleying the ball at the goal. This might not seem too significant, but it could help get your team the winner in the closing seconds of the game.

There’s 250 new features added to the game and they definitely improve upon a greatly improving franchise. Watch out PES, it looks like FIFA’s coming back for it’s crown.