Platform tested: PlayStation3

Hey guys. One game I have been playing a lot of recently has been God of War: Ascension on the PlayStation 3. When it comes to PS exclusives, it’s safe to say the God of War series is considered by many to be the best of the bunch, offering up rock solid gameplay, stunning visuals and lots of brutality. Is this a worthy addition to the franchise or one game too many? Read on… Read the rest of this entry »

Platform tested: Xbox 360

Ok, let’s kick things off with Tomb Raider, a game which has been highly-anticipated for quite some time. The series has of course been around since the PSOne-era and, after some below-par releases over the past few years (with the exception of TR: Anniversary), it made sense for the developers to go back to the drawing board and give the whole experience a reboot. The trailers certainly looked impressive and the whole “a survivor is born” tagline had me intrigued where they were going to take the storyline so I decided to grab a copy. For my full review, read on… Read the rest of this entry »

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As the blog title suggests, I am incredibly critical when it comes to reviewing new games, giving only a select few my personal seal of approval. Everything is considered when I review a title, including gameplay, visuals, sound design, narrative, pacing, variety and, of course, fun-factor (remember back when game developers chose enjoyment over realism?)

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not one of those guys who just hates on games for the sake of it, but know that if I give a game a high score, it has been thoroughly tested and is, in my opinion, a solid experience. Hopefully you appreciate this critical approach and use it as a guideline when deciding whether a particular game is worth a purchase.

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