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Mirrors, Swords, Witches, Agents, and Fighter Jets (Reviews of Various Video Games)

Posted by cyberpfalcon on May 3, 2012

So I have a bunch of drafts of game reviews lying around.
I decided that there are probably enough reviews of these games out there already, so let’s just get my thoughts out and move onto the next post.

Mirror’s Edge
A fun game, Mirror’s Edge offers several hours of first-person parkour gameplay. The story is somewhat interesting, though nothing that special.
Although short, players can play time trials or speed runs to try to find different ways through the levels to get a faster time. Definitely a must-play if you can get it for about $20. For the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.

Heavenly Sword
Definitely not the God of War rip-off that people kept saying it is. A fun action adventure game that lets you use the eponymous sword in three different modes. A beautifully rendered game, even now, it takes players through a somewhat intriguing story. Pity that it doesn’t do anything special with the story though, and it turns into one of those standard stories about trying to keep a weapon away from an evil tyrant. Another must-play if you can get it for about $20. For the PlayStation 3.

The most crazy, awesome, over-the-top action adventure game I’ve ever played. If you like games like the God of War series, the Devil May Cry series, or Heavenly Sword then this game is a must. For the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

James Bond 007: Blood Stone
One of the best James Bond games that I’ve played, and also a fun shooter in general. It mixes TPS gameplay along with driving sequences. The story is on par with some of the better James Bond movies. For the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.

007: Everything or Nothing
Another fun James Bond game. However, the automatic lock-on for shooting has a few problems, and it makes it a bit hard to aim. It’s almost impossible to aim without the automatic lock-on. However, it is a fun game. Story is also pretty fun, a standard Pierce Brosnan James Bond story. For the PlayStation 2, Xbox, and Gamecube.

Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War
The best flight combat game I’ve ever played. It tells the story in a brilliantly executed method, allowing players to be immersed into its touching story. The gameplay is semi-realistic, but, like I said, probably the funnest flight combat game I’ve ever played. The gameplay, mixed with the beautifully told story makes this one of my favourite games. For the PlayStation 2.

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Bayonetta Demo Review

Posted by cyberpfalcon on January 5, 2010

Recently I got to downloaded and played Bayonetta First Climax (which is what they’re calling the demo for… Bayonetta) on my PS3.

Developed by Platinum Games and directed by the same director as Devil May Cry, the Bayonetta demo definitely impressed me. Being a 3D action game in the same vein as the God of War series, the Ninja Gaiden series, and, of course, the Devil May Cry series, Bayonetta is looking like it’ll push boundaries of the genre.

Certainly, it plays like the games in the mentioned series, however, what really set it apart and what really impressed me was how smooth and stylish everything was. The huge amount of combos for one, meant that the many combinations of buttons each had a different outcome, which feels great compared to some of the more restricted combo systems in the other games. Also, a simple, one-button dodge also made the demo a lot more enjoyable. There is also a massive amount of different ways of attacking, not only with the aforementioned combo system, but also with the different weapons that could be picked up after killing certain enemies.

At first, I was interested in the game, however, after the demo impressed me with its smooth, stylish, and enjoyable game play and (what seemed to me) an intriguing story, Bayonetta is definitely a game that I am excited about.

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