Backlog Quest II: Day 30 – Asphalt 3D – Better than expected?

Dear Journal, Today I played a game that didn’t seem THAT bad but we’ve all heard horrible things about. Asphalt 3D is interesting in that it is actually a 3DS port of a iOS game originally designed for iPhones and the like and used as one of Ubisoft’s launch titles for the 3DS.  I usually try to stay clear of […]

Read more

Backlog Quest II: Day 28 – Aliens: Infestation – Kills bugs dead

Dear Journal, Today I killed some Xenomorphs with some of the toughest hombre’s this side of Jupiter. Aliens: Infestation is another game that ties into a movie made in the 80’s, taking place shortly after the events of the Aliens film.  A group of Marines are sent to the Sulaco to investigate what happened to the crew, as well as […]

Read more

Backlog Quest II: Day 24 – The Trash Pack – Appropriately named

Dear Journal, Today I played the one of the biggest waste of money released for the 3DS (so far). Originally priced at $29.99, The Trash Pack video game is a tie-in to all those Trash Pack toys you’ve probably seen in stores or possibly the obsession of some mini-person in your life. A collection of mini-games really, The Trash Pack […]

Read more

Backlog Quest II: Day 23 – Captain America: Super Soldier (NDS) – Light on the super

Dear Journal, Today I fought for truth, justice and the American way. Captain America: Super Soldier is a pretty standard 2.5D side-scrolling beat em’ up that draws comparisons to classic 2D games of the same type. You fight a horde of mindless enemy soldiers and the occasional boss through a series of rooms in a very elaborate German castle. At […]

Read more

Backlog Quest II: Day 21 – Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion – 90’s kid at heart

Dear Journal, Today I rescued most of Disney’s famous characters from an evil witch. Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion is sort of a sequel to the classic Castle of Illusion game, as well as a sequel to Epic Mickey: Power of Two. Mickey has been called to a castle in order to save Minnie, a castle that is vaguely familiar […]

Read more

Backlog Quest II – Sidequest: Pokémon White 2 – Same as it ever was

Dear journal, I wanted to be the very best, like no one ever was. But I failed miserably. Sure, I caught a lot of them and trained them competitively and defeated the Elite Four, but I cannot catch 650 Pokémon in a reasonable amount of time. Pokémon White 2 was a completely new story – innovative ideas, exciting storyline and […]

Read more

Backlog Quest II: Day 16 – Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands (DS) – The (easily) forgotten version

Dear Journal, Today Clearance Bin Review turned two! It was two years ago today that I launched CBR and published our first review, The Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands.  By pure chance the opportunity to play the DS version of the game, which I knew to be notably different, came about last week and it seemed like a really […]

Read more

Backlog Quest II: Day 13 – Brave (NDS) – Gingers are people too!

Dear Journal, Today I learned that gingers are people too, just tiny, pixilated people. So we have a movie-tie-in game for a children’s movie on the DS here. Now, you’re saying to yourself that you shouldn’t expect much from it, after all, that is like the be-all end-all list of bad signs for a game going in. You’d be mostly […]

Read more

Backlog Quest II: Day 11 – Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion XL

Dear Journal, Today I found out that combining a bunch of things you like into one big thing doesn’t always make that big thing a thing you like. Let’s face it, there have been a number of Super Smash Brothers imitations over the years, all with various ways they try to attract gamers into buying in. Cartoon Network: Punch Time […]

Read more
1 2 3 4 11