• Iron Fisticle Review – Windows PC (Steam)
  • Bayonetta 2 Review – Wii U
  • The Sims 4 Review - Windows PC
  • Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes – 2.0 Edition Review – Xbox 360
  • Super Smash Bros. Review - 3DS

Iron Fisticle Review – Windows PC (Steam)

Posted By Eric Kelly On October 31, 2014 at 10:33 am ADD COMMENTS

Iron Fisticle logoTwin Stick shooters are pretty common these days, but not many can claim to use a setup that truly makes you feel like you are accomplishing something with every failure. Such is the case with Iron Fisticle.

Iron Fisticle is a twin stick shooter for PC that has an old school arcade feel. In fact, it’s pretty much like Smash TV with how it operates. There are a series of rooms that you need to traverse to get to the boss. The rooms fill with large waves of enemies that progressively get more aggressive with every floor and room. To aid the player against these large odds, you can level up your character, which does a variety of things like increase stats or unlock new sub-weapons. So even though you might have died in that one problem room or boss for the umpteenth time, you will always be making progress. This encourages replays until you succeed. Aside from the sub-weapons which are gained from random chests, you can use a dash attack maneuver to mow down a thin string of monsters or evade bullets. You can also use an Iron Fisticle attack that kills minor enemies or does minor damage to bosses in a radius around the character. Sometimes between each room you can play a forced scrolling platform segments to get coins. The coins are then used at shops to either temporarily or permanently boost your health or stats. Stats include attack power, walking speed, weapon throwing speed, and sub-weapon duration. The sub-weapons range from fast throwing darts to hammers that ricochet off of walls. In addition to monsters there are traps like moving blades or explosive barrels.

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Assassin’s Creed Unity Time Anomaly Trailer

Posted By Justin Lee On October 30, 2014 at 5:05 pm ADD COMMENTS

Assassins Creed Unity SmallIn Assassin’s Creed Unity, all of Paris is yours to explore, and perhaps more. Assassin’s Creed Unity will be released on November 11 for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and Windows PC. Set in a once-magnificent Paris, Assassin’s Creed Unity plunges into the terror of the 1789 French Revolution and features the most dense and immersive Assassin’s Creed city ever created. Through the streets of Paris, the starving inhabitants are set to take up arms for freedom and equality. In this time of chaos and brutality, a young man named Arno, wounded by the loss of those he loved, sets out on a deadly path of redemption. Arno’s pursuit throws him into the middle of a ruthless struggle for the fate of a nation and transforms him into a true Master Assassin.

Ubisoft has released an…interesting trailer titled “Time Anomaly Trailer” and it’s quite a jaw dropper as to what happens in this trailer, see for yourself:

Call of Duty Advanced Warfare LogoActivision has released a new official Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Live Action Trailer, entitled “Discover Your Power,”

Suit up and unleash the raw power of the advanced soldier in the live action trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Directed by Peter Berg and starring Taylor Kitsch and Emily Ratajkowski, fight your way through a series of enemy forces and discover new movements, capabilities and weaponry along the way in this heart-racing journey through 2059 Lagos.

Special Early Access Day Zero Edition available to fans worldwide November 3. Pre-order the Day Zero Edition now:

Buy last-gen digital copy and UPGRADE FOR FREE: http://www.callofduty.com/advancedwarfare/free-upgrade

The Crew / On the Road – Customization Nation Trailer

Posted By Justin Lee On October 27, 2014 at 4:28 pm ADD COMMENTS

the-crew-logoExploring the lush, varied landscapes of the U.S. and racing in a world inhabited by thousands of other drivers require three things for one to be successful: performance, adaptation, and style. In The Crew, all three work in perfect harmony, as each driver strives to harness every ounce of power, negotiate every terrain, and turn every head with their car. Take an in-depth look into an action-driving experience where every driver has the potential to customize, stand out and win out in the world of The Crew.

The Crew – Customization Nation Trailer:

The Crew will be available on December 2, 2014 for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and PC platforms. Visit www.thecrewgame.com for more information.

Bayonetta 2 Review – Wii U

Posted By Eric Kelly On October 27, 2014 at 3:03 pm ADD COMMENTS

WiiU_Bayonetta2_scrn09_E3Back in 2010, Bayonetta released on the Xbox 360 and was ported to the PS3. Unfortunately it did not sell well enough for Sega to continue supporting the IP. Thankfully years later announced that it was going to pick up the downtrodden property and give the planned sequel new life. And the result is nothing short of amazing, and the wait was definitely worth it.

The game takes place sometime after the original. After her usual day of Killing angels, Bayonetta has to go rescue her friend’s soul which is trapped in Inferno. On the way she meets a mysterious boy with equally mysterious powers who will aid her on her quest. Needless to say, the story isn’t all that deep. It serves mainly as the setting for all the crazy action that takes place. Combat is largely the same as before, but there are number of welcome design tweaks that make the game a much richer experience.
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The Sims 4 Review – Windows PC

Posted By Celeste Dobropolski On October 23, 2014 at 10:56 am ADD COMMENTS

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The Sims 4 had very large shoes to create, design, and fill. The series has improved with each iteration, spanned countless expansions, and staved off changes that altered the core of the game. Until now. As a game outside of the Sims franchise, Sims 4 would be a pretty good game. It’s basic, and it holds true to many of the tenets that modern gaming stands and sells by. But as a next step in the beloved franchise, it deserves a fair amount of criticism.
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Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley Launch Trailer Released

Posted By Justin Lee On October 22, 2014 at 4:47 pm ADD COMMENTS

Harvest Moon The Lost Valley LogoNatsume Inc., a worldwide developer and publisher of family-oriented video games, reveals today a new trailer for their upcoming farming-RPG Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley! Launching exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS on November 4th, 2014, anticipation has been rising for this blend of classic Harvest Moon gameplay and innovative new mechanics. Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB and retails for $29.99.

“Festivals have always been an integral part of the Harvest Moon experience,” said Taka Maekawa, Producer of Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley. “We’ve taken fan-favorite festivals and combined them with new festivals! It makes for an exciting experience in The Lost Valley!”

Prior to the November 4th launch, Natsume has been slowly teasing oodles of information about gameplay, marriage candidates, crops, animals, and more – and now reveals festivals for the first time in a new launch trailer! Included in The Lost Valley will be a number of festivals, including the classic Horse Race and the new Egg Hunt!

The new trailer also reveals numerous small teasers that players will need to watch closely for, including romantic encounters, marriage, children, cows, sheep, and chickens, the mysterious Harvest God and Goddess, and even the King of the Underworld!

Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley Launch Trailer:

Fans can pre-order the game now both in stores and online at GameStop and EBGames (Canada) and on the Natsume store to receive an adorable pre-order dog plushie! Modeled after the dog players can have as a pet in-game, this cute plushie continues the longstanding tradition of Harvest Moon cuddly collectables. Also available for pre-order is the Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley Collector’s Edition! Featuring a premium-size rabbit plushie, one of the wild animals within the Lost Valley, the rabbit is part of a full set of premium plushies created by Multiverse Studio, Inc. and is available exclusively via the Natsume Online Store.
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2K Releases WWE 2K15 TV Spot Featuring WWE Superstar John Cena

Posted By Justin Lee On October 21, 2014 at 4:56 pm ADD COMMENTS

2K today released the official TV spot for WWE 2K15, which made its debut during last night’s episode of Monday Night Raw. WWE 2K15 cover Superstar John Cena narrates the spot by reciting Dylan Thomas’ stirring poem, “Do not go gentle into that good night,” as WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan, along with Cena and WWE Superstars Bray Wyatt, Cesaro and Roman Reigns, reflect privately, conduct workout regimens and make their way to the ring. The spot is also complemented by WWE 2K15 gameplay footage.

WWE 2K15 TV Spot with John Cena Video:

Developed collaboratively by Yuke’s and Visual Concepts, a 2K studio, WWE 2K15 is rated T for Teen by the ESRB. WWE 2K15 is scheduled for release on the PlayStation 3 system and Xbox 360 on October 28, 2014 in North America and October 31, 2014 internationally. In addition, releases for the PlayStation 4 system and Xbox One are currently scheduled for release on November 18, 2014 in North America and November 21, 2014 internationally. Fans who pre-order WWE 2K15 at any participating retailer will receive two playable Sting characters at no extra cost on launch day.

Just Dance 2015 Hits Store Shelves Today / Launch Trailer

Posted By Justin Lee On October 21, 2014 at 3:46 pm ADD COMMENTS

Just Dance 2015 LogoToday, Ubisoft announced Just Dance 2015, the sixth game in the best-selling Just Dance franchise, is now available in North, Central and South America for all motion control gaming platforms, including Wii U system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system. Just Dance 2015 is rated E10+ (Everyone 10+) and will be available at retail locations and online at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price between $39.99 and $49.99, depending on platform. The game will launch October 23 in EMEA territories (October 24 in the UK).

Just Dance 2014 Launch Trailer:

“Over the past six years, Just Dance has become the best-selling music game franchise of all time with over 50 million units sold to date,” said Lucile Bousquet, senior director of marketing and communications at Ubisoft Entertainment – Canada. “This year with Just Dance 2015 we’re featuring more top Billboard artists than ever before and we’ve worked to develop new game features that bring the community – our fans – into the game in innovative and interactive ways.”

Just Dance 2015 not only features over 40 tracks, but fans will also be able to download the track “Break Free” by Ariana Grande Ft. Zedd for free, starting on October 21.

For the latest information on Just Dance 2015 please visit justdancegame.com.

Disney Infinity 2.0 Edition HawkeyeAvalanche Software has brought us a new look at the toys-to-life genre with Disney Infinity. They took a similar approach as Activision’s Skylanders by throwing in some very well known Disney characters but decided to take it a step further and introduce Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition). As a long time Marvel comics fan, I really had high expectations for this game and maybe they were a little too high. As I do like the toy interaction of the game and the figurines, the game play could have been much better.

The whole setup itself is really well built and does not take up a lot of room. The base is not as bulky and the Skylander game so if you have limited space, it works. The figurines are well built but really cartoony to match the game itself. The starter pack comes with IronMan, Thor and Black Widow. If you want any of the other characters you have to buy them separately. Those include the rest of the Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy and Spiderman play sets. Yes, that makes this game a little expensive to play and rough on any parent’s pocketbook.
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