I’ve been slow on my few Wii U launch reviews because… Persona 4 the Golden… But here’s the next one on my list: New Super Mario Bros U. I know I’ve been harsh with the sub-series after playing 2 this summer, and for what I believe is good reason. That’s not to say I didn’t enjoy this sub-series, but it does have some problems.
So does NSMBU do enough to be different from the rest, or is it another rehash? Read on and see!
Console, Games, Review, Wii U
With Xbox 360 reaching 43 million kills not too long ago, this unlocked a third map for us. I like this kind of community achievement system. Much like what was used in noby noby boy with the moon and mars. In any case, almost none of this was my doing as I didn’t have much time to toy around with this game until tonight. Yes, this is basically a review based on one night’s play. I booted up this game and immediately went for “Play Air Superiority” on Coral Island. A game mode that is exclusively based on air combat. You have to compete for air superioty of an area in the middle of the map. The first day this game came out on xbox I rushed to get it only to find out I couldn’t really play online. This was a perfect time for me to train with the airplanes. It payed off. Dogfights are FUN. I had nothing of the sort in Battlefield: Bad Company. Bad Company being my only real experience with this series in the past mind you. I played countless hours online with my buddies. You can check out my stats online if you want. You will need to login to your EA account to view this I believe.
Bad Company stats
They are bound to fix these things live on 1943 soon enough as well. It doesn’t seem to be working quite well at this time.
So far I’ve had a few achievements which are decent. I’ll try getting them all. The classes are slightly disappointing versus bad company. I’ve grown quite accustomed to the variety that game had especially when you threw in the many weapons you unlocked while playing the game. Anyways, without further ado, my review of BF1943 on xbox360.
PC, ps3, Review, xbox 360
Ah GTA. I don’t know exactly what to think about this series. GTA 1 and 2 were awesome, I had loads of fun with those. But they lost a bit of their charm once they went to 3D, but they still had a similar feel to them. Comically crime-ridden cities, weird characters, and overall good humor and solid enough gameplay. I wasn’t a big fan of the GTA3 “series”, but they were still okay games.
GTAIV removed all that IMO. It became way too serious, the gameplay was clunky and didn’t feel right(running around was a chore), and the physics which are somehow praised by everyone were laughable (realistic physics =/= getting shot 100 feet in the air after hitting a wall with a car). I felt that it kinda ruined everything that made GTA… well… GTA.
So my expectations for Chinatown Wars were very low, and I didn’t even feel like trying it out. But damn, I’m happy I did.
Read on for my impressions of the latest GTA game, and, at the moment of this posting, the highest-rated DS game.
Games, Handheld, Review
Made by Vicious Cycle, published by D3 (is it just me or am I playing a lot of D3 games lately?) this kinda came out of nowhere. What confused me was that it was called “the return of Matt Hazard” and I wasn’t familiar with the character. Well that’s just because there never WAS a Matt Hazard game before. The game was built up a bit. A site showing all his “previous games” and a bunch of previews and some advertisement.
So I decided to check it out. Not because the gameplay seemed overly interesting or anything, but the concept was potentially fun.
Read on! (kinda short)
Hey everyone, I haven’t reviewed anything lately. Â Trying to get back into this, now.
Before anything else, this game is awesome. Â Think Contra meets Unreal Tournament. Â If you want a quick adrenaline rush, look no further. Â So if you’re wondering why Crash Commando is awesome, take a look after the jump!
Ah, Metal Slug. Represents all that is good about 2D platforming Action gameplay. When I saw that it was coming out on the DS, I thought it was a strange choice to put the game on a handheld without an arcade release, or any other release for that matter. When I finally played it (the japanese version, a few months ago), I saw it was pretty fun.
But after more play and giving it a bit more thought when it came out here, does it really hold up to previous games in the series? Read on!
Greetings all, without further ado, my Gears of War 2 review.
I’ve played the campaign to completion and played a decent amount of Horde offline and online. I have not touched the other multi player modes unfortunately.
More after the break!