Reviews

Review – Fast Draw Showdown

Built on the assets from an old Laser Disc arcade machine, Fast Draw Showdown is the first WiiWare title featuring full motion video. It’s fairly compressed to fit with the WiiWare size limits, but still good enough to make out the corny and funny adversaries.

Bit.Trip Void is best trip yet

I spent some time playing the WiiWare game Bit.Trip Void over the holiday break and I have to say, this is the best game in the Bit.Trip series so far.  I really enjoyed the creativity and challenge of the first two titles (Bit.Trip Beat and Core), but something about the growing and shrinking void in this game really makes me smile.  I was a big fan of Art Style Orbient, too, so maybe growing a...

Review – Astro Boy DS, Overly Difficult and Lacking

Back in 2004, Astro Boy: Omega Factor was released for the Game Boy Advanced.  The side-scrolling brawler was praised for its great gameplay, as well as minor RPG elements such as upgrades. I played the crap out of this game, so when I heard there was a game for the DS being released alongside the game, I hoped that they would take the concept and gameplay elements from Omega Factor and ramp them...

Spore Hero: Almost Something Special, but not

Once upon a time, there was a nice colorful peaceful planet filled with nice, colorful, peaceful creatures who liked to sing, dance, and fight for sport – until one day, twin meteors fell from the sky, crashing on the planet surface.  One meteor brought an evil presence set on corrupting the planet – the other brought a small, charming, heroic creature whom would always live in the sh...

Review: Spore Hero Arena is a Dismal, Poor Add-On to the Series

A while back, Maxis announced their latest and greatest new franchise: Spore. The promise was to experience evolution in a whole new gameplay experience. Sadly, the majority of consumers found this to be a disappointing experience. Spore Hero Arena, the latest attempt at the game on the Nintendo DS, is dismal.

Infendo Review: NostalgiaRemember when games had a Story?

From the developers who worked on the Final Fantasy DS ports, comes a game that has been in the works since the Super Nintendo era. Produced by the team responsible for the Fatal Frame series. Nostalgia is a game that is supposed to drag up those nostalgic feelings of playing an old school Super Nintendo RPG games, and while Nostalgia is based on an alternate 19th-century Earth. Adventuring is a s...

Review: Dead Space extracts thrills on Wii

“Jesus Christ, we just killed someone.” You didn’t want to do it. You weren’t supposed to do it. But you had to do it. You didn’t have a choice, right? You saw it. He was slashing, gnawing, clawing at that…person. If you hadn’t sliced him in half, you would’ve been that horrifying smear of lifeless flesh on that cold steel floor. If you hadn’t killed him, he would’ve killed you...

Review: Wii Fit Plus – A Great Update to a Great Series

Wii Fit, an interactive fitness experience that has invaded the market place like a genetically modified pitbull on steroids, gave players the long-awaited ability to work out at home. With their Wii. This time around, Nintendo gives us Wii Fit Plus, which for all intents and purposes is an expansion to the original. Alot of people are probably asking though, “Is it worth the dough?!”

Review: MySims Agents the best MySims yet

There’s something charming about listening to developers who are genuinely excited about their game. The exuberance with which they discuss their work is infectious, and while they gush like freckle-faced tee ballers being handed shiny plastic trophies, it’s almost impossible not to drop the hard-nosed editorial facade and share a little smile. As Electronic Arts’ Geoff Mitchell and Rachel B...

Infendo Review: Spyborgs.That’s a Ninja not a Spy! Also, a Robot?

The awesome people over at Capcom recently sent me a copy of Spyborgs. An exclusive developed especially for the Nintendo Wii. As a lot of you probably already know, Spyborgs was originally planned as an interactive cartoon mixed with all sorts of gameplay elements. However, sometime during the production of the game, the game was scrapped and turned into a brawler/beat ’em up type of game. ...

Review: Get the real inside Story withMario and Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story

Mario and Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story is the third installment in the action-oriented RPG series, and when I say action-oriented you better know about “timed hits”. This time around, the game focus’s more on the King of Badness, Bowser. Something Nintendo has rarely done in previous titles unless you count Super Mario RPG the joint Square and Nintendo venture way back on t...

Review: Scribblenauts imaginative, but not perfect

Back in June, 5th Cell (creators of Drawn to Life and Locke’s Quest) blew everyone away at E3 with their new game, Scribblenauts, and its motto: Write Anything, Solve Everything. People were amazed by the idea of a game that could conjure up any object the user could imagine (except copyrighted or profane). Boasting a dictionary of over 22,800 words, Scribblenauts promised to be the most ima...