Category Archives: PS3 Reviews

One Piece Unlimited World Red Review

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Written by Milo Fisher

One Piece has been going for over 15 years now, and yet has never managed to find a video game genre that fit it. The series would often borrow from other franchises for its video game adaptations (see One Piece Pirate Warriors 2) but would never dare to be original. One Piece Unlimited World Red takes a bold step for the franchise by being the first original title to grace a home system, and it does so wonderfully.

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle Review

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Trying to talk to people in the west about JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is like talking to a brick wall, it’s practically unknown. Meanwhile in Japan, it’s a highly popular manga and anime series that’s been going strong for more than 20 years, seeing multiple video game and movie adaptations. For this review, I’m going to assume that you’ve never heard of the franchise before in your life, and try to explain why this game, along with the series, is worth your time.

Tales of Symphonia HD Review

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Words by Milo Fisher

I’ve always held the “Tales of” series close to my heart. From the cheesy writing, to the simplistic yet addictive combat, I love it all. And while I was never fortunate enough to experience the Symphonia games when they were originally released, the glorious teams at Namco Bandi and tri-Crescendo have come together to re-release the two role playing epics in wondrous HD.

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle Demo Impressions

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Words by Milo Fisher

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is one of my favourite anime out there. It has whacky characters, bombastic battles, manly posing, and a whole lot of people shouting “JOJO!” and “DIO!” at the top of their lungs. It’s bizarre, and it’s wonderful. So when word came about that the fighting game was coming to the west, I was overjoyed with the thought that more people would experience the sheer joy from the game that I felt watching the anime. After playing a good few hours of the new demo that was just released, all I can say is that I want this game more than ever.

The Lego Movie Game Review

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Words by Milo Fisher

After the recent release of the fantastic Lego Movie, expectations for the movie based tie-in game were high. So far all Lego games had been tied to another franchise, so having the game be set in a world that was made to already be Lego was a scary thought. Would the game be able to deliver the same amount of entertainment and comedy as the film while also providing hours of addictive gameplay? Well…

Dark Souls II Preview

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Words by Milo Fisher

I got the chance to visit Namco Bandai recently to get our hands on Dark Souls II. And after playing the first three hours, I can safely say that it’s just as punishing and rewarding as it’s predecessor, and I rather loved it.

Dragon Ball Z Battle of Z Review

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Words By Milo Fisher

Dragon Ball Z is one of the most beloved anime franchises in the western world. The expansive amount of content in the universe just begs to be turned into a video game. Battle of Z is the latest Dragon Ball game to grace our eyes, but is it worth charging you Ki for? Or should you teleport away?

SIDE NOTE: Saint Seyia DLC impressions

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Milo Fisher’s impressions on the Saint Seyia DLC costumes for Saint Seyia Brave Soldiers.

Deadly Premonition: Directors Cut Impressions

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Deadly Premonition is the twin peaks of gaming. It’s a B-movie for gamers. It’s a fantastically strange adventure that people are going to either love to bits, or hate with a burning passion.

Saint Seiya: Brave Soldiers Review

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When a new fighting game is made by Capcom, people lose their minds. But when a new fighting game is made by Dimps, no one seems to notice. It’s a shame, as Saint Seiya: Brave Soldiers is an incredibly enjoyable and well made anime fighting game that should be played by all anime fans alike.

Contrast review

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Contrast is an incredibly creative game with so much potential. But a lack of focus and constant amount of bugs keep this game from being something truly magical.

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 review

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Luffy and his rag tag band of Straw Hat pirates are back once again with their second PS3 outing. And while this is a Dynasty Warriors spin off through and through, anyone who loves One Piece will be very happy with this game.

Dragons Crown Review

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Dragons Crown is the latest magical adventure from Vanillaware. And while the game looks pretty, the lackluster gameplay and overall lack of interesting things to do in the game makes Dragons Crown feel like a low budget beat ‘em up.

The Guided Fate Paradox Review

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Nippon Ichi are back! The team that brought you the beloved Disgaea series have returned once again to fill that dungeon crawling need with their new game The Guided Fate Paradox. While the game has a slow start, it stands as an addictive adventure that’s hard to put down.

Diablo 3 (Console) review – The Devil is in the details

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The Diablo series has been called one of the greatest RPG franchises in the PC gaming world. Diablo I focused heavily on your character’s development and tweaking to make the ultimate warrior, and Diablo II did that on an even greater scale. Diablo III moved away from that aspect a bit, which unfortunately lessens the full experience, but not overly so.

Payday 2 Review

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Payday 2 is the newest game from Overkill studios. It’s a fast paced, action packed co op heist game, and one of the best co op adventures we’ve played in ages.

Saints Row IV review – Hail to the Chief

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Trying to describe Saints Row 4 is like trying to describe insanity itself, because for all intents and purposes, that’s what it is. Imagine a world where anything you want to do is possible, and anything you don’t want to do is also possible. Now take that world, toss it in a blender, add some bananas (K?), a few slices of chaos, and a dash of nud-oops, all of the nudity-, sit back and hit frappé. Once this glorious concoction of gleeful violence, murder, and mayhem settles, toss in some elements of The Matrix, any superhero comic/movie, Crackdown, and Prototype, and you’ve got yourself the newest Saints Row game.

Spelunky PC video review

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Spelunky was recently released on PC. After playing for hours on end, Milo has lovingly put his impressions of the game into a nice little video for all to enjoy.

Madden 25 review – 4th & inches

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Sports games allow us to step outside the realm of fantasy exploration, sci-fi horrors, & urban war zones, and just relax a bit. We can sit back with a nice cold beverage and pretend we’re watching the Superbowl. It’s not exactly stress-free, however. A bad play or a bogus call can send us flying out of our chair as if it actually was the Superbowl. Madden 25 sometimes reflects that a little too much.

Dynasty Warriors 8 review

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The history of ancient China is filled with legends, mythology, and war. Sometimes the people even led normal lives. Dynasty Warriors attempted to use some of these aspects of the ancient world to make an enjoyable experience on your home console. Unfortunately, the key word was “attempted.” Dynasty Warriors 8 plays out as a rather boring experience with a tepid plot, lack of character development, and underwhelmingly simple combat system.

Deadpool Review

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Deadpool has been growing in popularity over the internet in recent years. So much so that High Moon studios, the guys behind the new transformers games, have decided to give Deadpool his own game.

GamerModz controller review

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With great power comes great responsibility… let’s go and kill some virtual Nazis.

We got our hands on a GamerModz modded controller and we have to say, it will make you feel like a gun totting god. GamerModz adapts official PS3 and Xbox 360 controllers to be make you more of an efficient killing machine on your console.

Are you ready for some football? NCAA Football ’14 review

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S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y, NIGHT! “Welcome back sports fan. We’ve got an exciting matchup here for you today. Two long-time rivals going head-to-head to prove who the greatest college team on the gridiron really is.” Hearing announcements like this always puts a little spring in my step during the college football season. Nothing beats grabbing a few slices of pizza, cracking open a coke, and sitting down for a couple hours of my favorite team kicking the crap out of the other guy. Surprisingly, NCAA Football ’14 recreates that feeling pretty damn well.

Remember Me review

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If there is one thing that affects us most as human beings, it is our memories. We reflect on the good ones when we are down, and we rely on the bad ones to teach us how to not make the same mistakes as the past. I’m sure though, that every single person out there has a day in their past where they wish they could remember it differently, or just escape the pain of a memory so traumatic it can shut you down. That is the premise of Remember Me.

Fuse review

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Have you ever sat and watched a movie you couldn’t really get into, but you watched it anyway because you were bored? That’s exactly how Fuse is. The game attempts to use the same old “merc gets a heart” formula, which can be an okay idea at times, but without a very strong story behind it the game usually flops.

Metro: Last Light review

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When the echoes of the past have you in their grip, clawing your way out seems to be the only option. Shadows that are illuminated by lighting bolts don’t just seem to move, they do move. Ghostly images of past lives litter the world and you sense, if not outright feel, their chilled hands clinging to you in search of warmth. These are just a few of the haunting examples you will stumble across in Metro: Last Light. Even though it’s a direct sequel of Metro 2033, Last Light stands as it’s own game.

Thomas Was Alone review

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Thomas Was Alone is a simplistic and charming indie game with a distinctive concept. The story is based on a range of shapes with unique personalities that all behave differently. The shapes all have their own names but don’t talk, instead the game is narrated throughout.

Injustice: Gods Among Us review

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The last time a game with DC comic book characters met up with Mortal Kombat influence, we were subjected to a rather dull, boring, and mainly bullshit game. Understandably it was an attempt to bring DC into the fighting game genre. We’ve had Marvel based fighting games for a long time, but any foray into the DC universe is met with a resounding failure. The more recent attempts at a DC universe game presence, such as the Batman: Arkham series seems to have put new life into a tired idea. What we get, is a rather pleasant surprise with NetherRealm Studios’ Injustice: Gods Among Us.

Bioshock Infinite review

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To fully understand and appreciate Irrational Games’ Bioshock Infinite it helps to have a basic understanding of alternate realities. The theory that at any point in time there are an infinite amount of parallel realities that can seem exactly the same or completely different. In one world you could be the opposite sex, you might never have been born, you might have children or have none.

Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Review

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The third in the long running series of Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm games has arrived in the west. Can it surpass previous games and become the best Naruto game to date?