Turning Point: Fall of Liberty For The Xbox 360 Game Review

February 28, 2008 | Filed Under Game Reviews | No Comments

Turning Point: Fall of Liberty is available for the Xbox 360 from Codemasters at a price of $59.99. This game is about a completely different look at WW2. The scenario unfolds as Winston Churchill dies after being hit by a taxicab. With Hitlers main foe out of the way he conquers Europe and then looks to conquer the US. This game could be classified as an alternative history first person shooter. You are the ordinary Joe who must save the world from the Nazis.
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Viva Pinata Party Animals For The Xbox 360 Game Review

February 24, 2008 | Filed Under Game Reviews | No Comments

Viva Pinata Party Animals is available for the Xbox 360 at a price of $29.99. This game lacks depth and sophistication. It is a confused mix of a kart racer and a collection of minigames. However it fails to entertain in either department. It is meant only for the core target audience of Viva Pinata. Poor gameplay marks this offering from Microsoft.

This is a four player game that is not too feature rich. You can either play online or at home. There is not much customization that can be done. The controls are simple and there is no major learning curve here. The things to be done include eating apples, collecting candy and squishing raisants.
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Frontlines: Fuel of War For The Xbox 360 Game Review

February 23, 2008 | Filed Under Game Reviews | No Comments

Frontlines: Fuel of War is available for the Xbox 360 from THQ at a price of $59.99. This game can be played by up to 50 players and this can result in sheer madness. When you play this game get ready for a lot of violence. Kills, dying and a whole lot of action. There are such a large number of players that can play this game since there will be dedicated servers for this game. In most THQ games only one player is the host.

The game starts many decades in the future. There is a brutal war between the Red Star Alliance and the Western Coalition for resources that are very scarce. You can choose either side to fight on. In addition there is a huge element of cooperation involved as you form squads in the effort to defeat the other side.

Although the developers of this game have also worked on the Battlefield series and therefore the feel of these games lingers in Frontlines: Fuel of War, the larger player counts also create an individual identity for it. For lovers of war and chaos, this game can send you to high levels of gaming pleasure, although slightly dark ones. The action is very heavy and if this is what you like, this is the game for you.

There are three maps here – the first is “Invasion” where the western coalition assaults a red star base. An intense battle follows. The Runabout map involves a battle within a small valley. The Solar Farm is the most enjoyable map. This game is for fans of frenzied online warfare at its best. Check it out.

Army of Two For The Xbox 360 Game Review

February 22, 2008 | Filed Under Game Reviews | No Comments

Army of Two is available for the Xbox 360 through Electronic Arts at a price of $59.99. This game features smaller iconography which means a less clustered screen. Also a better heads up display presents itself in this game. There is a new lighting model in this game and you notice even subtle touches better due to it.

There are also some other welcome changes in the game. If you are on low health, you can still fight a bit while your partner comes to fix your wounds. Even while shooting, your partner can drag you to safety. There is a bleed out timer than keeps ticking. When it runs out, the game is over.

There is also a great two versus two multiplayer mode in this game. You are dropped into a hostile battle ground in two teams of two. The task is to handle the objectives thrown by the enemy soldiers at you. The team that completes the objectives first wins. After one goal is done the second one is brought up. The way your objectives are thrown at you is pretty random. One easy way to stop the other team is to kill it.

In this game you have a number of things to do. You can assassinate a strong enemy, destroy a chopper, or save an injured soldier. You earn cash for completing each objective and the team which earns the most wins. Some of this money can help you acquire new weapons and upgrades.

Another interesting game from Electronic Arts and perhaps one of the more enjoyable ones around.

Forza Motorsport 2 For The Xbox 360 Game Review

February 17, 2008 | Filed Under Game Reviews | No Comments

Forza Motorsport is available for the Xbox 360 through Microsoft Games at a price of $37.99. This is a great racing sim and reminds one of Gran Turismo. You can customize your car to a high degree. Forza 2 is like a combination of many successful games. With great graphics and smooth framerates there is not much that takes away the pure unadulterated excitement of racing.

You can remain busy for hours with the amount of customization you can do with the cars. This is something people with an artistic bent of mind will enjoy. You can also customize the level of difficulty of the game at any time during play which is a great feature. If racing sims are your thing, Forza 2 is a game you must play. Let me list out why.
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Superman Returns For The Xbox 360 Game Review

February 15, 2008 | Filed Under Game Reviews | No Comments

Superman Returns is available for the Xbox 360 through Electronic Arts. It is available on Amazon.com at a price of $9.99. For people who have grown up on a steady diet of Superman movies and comics and who crave more of the superhero who routinely saves the world, this is the game to own.

The game is pretty varied and the fights are fantastic and quite unique. Create your own combos as well as play with some amazing physics. The game is a little too short but it is high on replay value, so for just $9.99, this is not something you can afford to miss out on.

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Lost Planet: Extreme Condition For The Xbox 360 Game Review

February 10, 2008 | Filed Under Game Reviews | No Comments

Lost Planet: Extreme Condition is available from Capcom USA through Amazon.com at a price of $28.99. This game works on a great sci fi theme that is surprisingly entertaining. If you like blowing things up and shooting them off this one should be fun.

The story starts sometime in the distant future. New planets are being colonized by humans. There is some success in colonizing EDN III but soon, the Akrid, massive insect-like aliens prove to be a formidable enemy.
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Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas For The Xbox 360 Game Review

February 9, 2008 | Filed Under Game Reviews | No Comments

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas is available for the Xbox 360 at a price of $29.99 from Ubisoft. In one sentence this is one of the best Xbox 360 tactical shooters there is. You get to be Logan Keller, an elite anti-terrorist team leader. The storyline starts with a Mexico operation going bad and terrorist strikes in Vegas.

The terrorists don’t want to stop there, they are after millions of lives. The plot takes a few snapshots out of other Ubisoft games, but the combat is brilliant. The tactical combat is never-seen-before. The action is intense. This is one game for action buffs to pleasure themselves on.
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Culdcept Saga For The Xbox 360 Game Review

February 7, 2008 | Filed Under Game Reviews | No Comments

Culdcept Saga is available for the 360 from Namco at a price of $39.99 on Amazon.com. If you like to be in control of the fate of the universe and play god, if only on your Xbox 360, then Culdcept Saga is your type of thing.

Culdcept is a book that is a blessing in good hands but a potentially universe ending story in the other. On experiencing this game, you realize it is cooler than it sounds. You get to customize your character – a peasant who has great magical power. Your potential is recognized by a princess who takes your help to make good use of Culdcept.
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NCAA Football 08 For the Xbox 360 Game Review

February 3, 2008 | Filed Under Game Reviews | No Comments

Although I liked NCAA Football 07, it was plagued by many issues. Perhaps this was due to the change in the console’s generation. These problems do not present themselves in this latest offering. There are plenty of ways to stay busy with this one.

There is a new Campus Legend mode as well as super sim, which add a nice touch to an already fantastic format. You can go online for a ranked game or an unranked one if you like. Minigames are available to keep you entertained. If you haven’t played Tug of War, option dash and bowling last time around, don’t miss them this time.
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