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PS3/X360 Review - 'Nier'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on May 1, 2010 @ 12:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Nothing is as it seems in Square Enix's latest action adventure game, set in a crumbling world plagued by disease and dark, unrecognizable creatures. Players assume the role of the unyielding protagonist, Nier, resolute in his quest to discover a cure for his daughter, who is infected with the Black Scrawl virus. With powerful allies and a mysterious book, Nier encounters things that will confound even the mightiest of warriors.

PSN/XBLA Review - 'Final Fight: Double Impact'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on April 17, 2010 @ 1:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Final Fight: Double Impact is a dual release of two classic arcade side-scrolling beat-'em-ups. Final Fight follows the adventures of Cody, Guy and Haggar, fighting their way across crime-ridden Metro City in hopes of saving Haggar's daughter, while in Magic Sword, you take on the role of the "The Brave One," a fierce warrior who bears the daunting responsibility of cleansing evil forces from an ancient tower.

PS3/X360 Multiplayer Preview - 'Lost Planet 2'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on April 8, 2010 @ 5:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Lost Planet 2 will be told from the perspective of various Snow Pirate factions. Set 10 years after the original, a climate change has melted the snow-covered landscape and created new environments such as jungles. LP2 will feature co-op, turret-toting Mechs and Gears of War 2-like portable cover/shields.

PS3/X360 Review - 'Resonance of Fate'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on April 3, 2010 @ 7:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Resonance of Fate follows Zephyr, PMC employee Vashyron, and Subject 20 who is condemned to die on her 20th birthday. End of Eternity's battle system involves real-time gunplay elements, along with the aforementioned military theme.

PS2 Review - 'Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on April 2, 2010 @ 2:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Sakura Wars is a strategy RPG that features a unique sim-based story system. An in-depth story line exists, much like in any other RPG; however, the player’s destiny in the game is not predetermined.

PS3 Preview - '3D Dot Game Heroes'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on March 31, 2010 @ 7:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Pixels rule again in the ultimate retro action-adventure game 3D Dot Game Heroes. Dripping with old school charm, classic gaming pizzazz, and pure retro sexy, 3D Dot Game Heroes is the ultimate homage to the industry's golden era.

Hardware Review - 'Nintendo DSi XL'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on March 30, 2010 @ 2:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

With extra large screens, built-in software, and a full size, easy to hold stylus, the Nintendo DSi XL proves that the portable gaming experience just grew up.

NDS Review - 'Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on March 24, 2010 @ 3:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey, a first-person science fiction RPG for NDS, is a startlingly original entry in the award-winning Shin Megami Tensei universe, Strange Journey takes the heralded RPG franchise to exciting new frontiers.

PS3 Review - 'Last Rebellion'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on March 22, 2010 @ 4:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Nippon Ichi Software and HitMaker's Last Rebellion is an RPG with action elements where players can roam around the world field and make action movements like in an action game, but once you enter battle you engage the enemy using a turn-based system.

XBLA Review - 'Scrap Metal'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on March 11, 2010 @ 3:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Drift around corners with guns blazing and take out legendary competitors in the fast-paced, top-down racer, Scrap Metal! Fight your way through explosive, action-packed missions and defeat cunning bosses to add their vehicles to your garage.