Game Reviews Archive

  • Like a bout of flu in the office, God of War style gaming seems to be going around the development community.  This isn’t anything unusual – when a game gets it right and has great success, it spawns a lot of imitators.  Eventually they become so pervasive (see Mario style platforming, for instance) that we forget they are imitations at all.  Still,  it’s HOW you “re-use” ideas that really matters – you can crib concepts and still present a fairly unique experience.  The difference with Darksiders is that they didn’t just lift the combat from God of War, they also appropriated elements from Zelda, Portal, and even Panzer Dragoon.  There really isn’t a single original element in Darksiders, but perhaps its originality rests in its unique mix of a variety of game play elements.

    Invisible Eyeball Review – Darksiders (PS3)

    Like a bout of flu in the office, God of War style gaming seems to be going around the development community. This isn’t anything unusual – when a game gets it right and has great success, it spawns a lot of imitators. Eventually they become so pervasive (see Mario style platforming, for instance) that we forget they are imitations at all. Still, it’s HOW you “re-use” ideas that really matters – you can crib concepts and still present a fairly unique experience. The difference with Darksiders is that they didn’t just lift the combat from God of War, they also appropriated elements from Zelda, Portal, and even Panzer Dragoon. There really isn’t a single original element in Darksiders, but perhaps its originality rests in its unique mix of a variety of game play elements.

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  • "This is no mere treasure hunt. During your amazing journey, you’ll come face to face with creatures so outlandish, they defy description." Games are always promising "a longer, richer playing experience". They’re always bragging about the richness, the depth. Hooey, horsefeathers, and balloonjuice. Videogames are all about Press X To […]

    New Game Review – Zork: The Great Underground Empire

    "This is no mere treasure hunt. During your amazing journey, you’ll come face to face with creatures so outlandish, they defy description." Games are always promising "a longer, richer playing experience". They’re always bragging about the richness, the depth. Hooey, horsefeathers, and balloonjuice. Videogames are all about Press X To […]

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  • It’s been a while since the last proper Final Fantasy game appeared on a major platform. And boy has it been worth the wait. Forget about the gripes flowing out there regarding the linearity of the game. There are plenty of side quests in the game to keep you playing […]

    Listener Game Review – Final Fantasy XIII on PS3

    It’s been a while since the last proper Final Fantasy game appeared on a major platform. And boy has it been worth the wait. Forget about the gripes flowing out there regarding the linearity of the game. There are plenty of side quests in the game to keep you playing […]

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  • Hey Moonblaze here (aka Glassofwater) I am going to review soul silver. Pokemon Soul Silver Ok this new version of Pokemon is really fun. With way better graphics, sound, story and game play then the original Silver/gold versions it is a 100,000,000,000,000,000,00 stars out 5. Game play Ok so basically […]

    Listener Game Review: Pokemon Soul Silver

    Hey Moonblaze here (aka Glassofwater) I am going to review soul silver. Pokemon Soul Silver Ok this new version of Pokemon is really fun. With way better graphics, sound, story and game play then the original Silver/gold versions it is a 100,000,000,000,000,000,00 stars out 5. Game play Ok so basically […]

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  • Kratos returns for his final chapter in the battle of Mount Olympus. For those uninitiated, God of War is the series that kick started the action adventure genre filled with Quick Time Events to bring more visual and dynamics into the battle. You start off the game on the back […]

    Listener Game Review: God of War 3

    Kratos returns for his final chapter in the battle of Mount Olympus. For those uninitiated, God of War is the series that kick started the action adventure genre filled with Quick Time Events to bring more visual and dynamics into the battle. You start off the game on the back […]

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