Review: Aliens: Colonial Marines – We should know better by now…

There were some reasons to have hope for Aliens: Colonial Marines. Despite the fact that Sega’s name was attached to it, despite the fact that there hadn’t been a genuinely good first person Aliens game in years, despite the troubled development process… ok, so maybe there was only one real reason to be hopeful

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Backlog Quest: Day 12 – Thor: God of Thunder – Thunder? More like blunder!

Dear Journal, Today I traversed the nine realms only to be defeated by poor frame rate, pixelating graphics and, well, just too much bad to cover in an opening line. I want to just go on record right now and say that Thor: God of Thunder may be one of the worst super hero inspired video games of this generation; […]

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Review: Sonic Generations

Let’s face it, Sonic has had a mixed (to put it nicely) library of games.  Starting life as a genuine threat to Mario’s title of platformer king, Sonic quickly descended into a disappointing leading franchise for a failing console made by a troubled developer.  While there have been ups over the years (Sonic Adventure), there have been equally disappointing moments […]

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Review: Rise of Nightmares (For Kinect)

Rise of Nightmares is Sega’s first attempt to bring an adult gaming experience to the Microsoft’s Kinect.  In fact, Rise of Nightmares is the very first title to brand a “Mature” rating by the ESRB in the growing line-up of Kinect games, which till more recently has been mostly known for family friendly titles.  Well Rise of Nightmares certainly earns […]

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Review: Vanquish

Vanquish immediately has three things working against in most gamer’s eyes.  First is the fact the game has received little if any marketing, so most gamers don’t know much about it and often wrongly assume that it means it isn’t any good.  Second, is that it is a third person shooter, a genre that many gamers unfairly disregard if it […]

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