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 […]

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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 […]

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Backlog Quest: Day 25 – Driver: Renegade – Serious road rage

Dear Journal, Today I really let loose with the road rage. Driver: Renegade was released about the same time as Driver: San Francisco but it is not the mobile release equivalent.  Rather, the game takes place between the events of Driver and Driver 2, where John Tanner free from the restraints of being a cop, finds work cleaning up New […]

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Backlog Quest: Day 22 – Call of Juarez: The Cartel – No one wins

Dear Journal, Today I was a modern day cowboy/crooked cop on an adventure where it really didn’t feel like anyone won. Call of Juarez: The Cartel cause a stir when it was announced that it would be abandoning the game’s roots as a franchise set in the old west (read: cowboys) and instead focusing on the new west (read: crooked […]

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Backlog Quest: Day 20 – Zoo Resort – Run a zoo by taking photos?

Dear Journal, Today I inherited a zoo and took a bunch of photos. Zoo Resort screams shovelware.  Developed for the 3DS by Ubisoft, the game’s whole premise basically surrounds taking photos of the animals in your pretend zoo.  Not only does the premise not sound all that impressive, but the fact that the game came out almost immediately after the […]

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Backlog Quest: Day 8 – Combat of Giants: Dinosaurs 3D – Let’s get ready to snore!

Dear Journal, Today I was a T-Rex fighting a Stegosaurs and was honestly, genuinely bored. It quickly seems like most of the titles coming through the pipeline in this quest to rid my backlog of… well my backlog are just taking mediocre to a whole new level.  Maybe, somewhere in my subconscious I knew this and this is part of […]

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Review: Splinter Cell Conviction

In the wake of certain recent super-secret special-ops/CIA missions that have taken place this week, it seemed fitting to take a few minutes and talk about one of the best special-ops kind of franchises in gaming. With Splinter Cell Conviction, Ubisoft took a bit of a gamble.  They took a beloved franchise and changed it up.  Notoriously gamers respond bad […]

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