Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Uncharted 3 Drake's Deception with Fistycuffs

Uncharted 3 Drake's Deception 

Uncharted 3 Drakes Deception is an experience unlike any other. Both fans of the Uncharted series and those new to the games alike will be downright awestruck at the improvements to what has already been declared to be a near perfect formula. With an intriguing plot full of twists turns and vaults, memorable, organic characters, and a level of design and intricacy that continues to set the bar for the PS3, and indeed, all platforms, Uncharted 3 Drake's Deception is a definitely a game to look into . So take a quick breath, and we’ll dive in.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Skylanders Spyro's Adventure the Fun the Pokemon the Expense

Skylanders Spyro's Adventure

Skylanders Spyro's Adventure. When I first looked into this game, I laughed it off as an obvious ploy to get some major $$$ from parents and grandparents of young children everywhere. And then I thought of all the money I've spent on Pokenmon Cards in my youth. All the games I bought. All the games my parents bought for me. All the money I saved from my allowances and doing odd jobs whether it was watching a neighbor's pet while they were away, mowing lawns, and so on, all to get some money and buy more cards and games. 

Prototype 2 Cry 'Havoc' and Let Slip James Heller

Prototype 2

In Prototype 2 you can expect all of the action, destruction, mayhem, and chaos of the original. Maybe even more so with Prototype 2. The game is a bloodbath. It's brutal. Blood and gore may leak from your T.V. or computer screen. And your controller/keyboard might just explode. If you see any warnings of this, not to worry. It just means you're playing the game the way it's meant to be played. And anyone who likes the idea of becoming an unstoppable force of nature will be consumed. If you enjoyed Prototype, you'll want to get Prototype 2 .

Friday, July 27, 2012


What is Magicka?

Where did this game come from? That’s what I was wondering upon Magicka’s release. Magicka is, if anything, a controversial game that swept Steam players the world over. magicka was made by an independent developer called Paradox. And it’s an impressive little game, making about 30,000 dollars in revenue in the first twenty four hours of its release; that’s pretty good for an independent developer.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Top 10 Nintendo 64 Games Part 2

Gamer Monkey's Top 10 Nintendo 64 Games Part 2

This is a list direct from my Squidoo Lens. And while I made this list originally for Squidoo, I thought, why not my Blog as well? It's a very thorough list so I decided to split it into two parts. This list is not based on sales or overall popularity; it is my personal preference. But feel free to let me know what you think in the comments. I'd love to know your top 10 Nintendo 64 games.

Top 10 Nintendo 64 Games Part 1

Gamer Monkey's Top 10 Nintendo 64 Games Part 1

This is a list direct from my Squidoo Lens. And while I made this list originally for Squidoo, I thought, why not my Blog as well? It's a very thorough list so I decided to split it into two parts. This list is not based on sales or overall popularity; it is my personal preference. But feel free to let me know what you think in the comments. I'd love to know your top 10 Nintendo 64 games.

Heavy Rain: Magnifique

Heavy Rain

Heavy Rain is a story unlike any other in the video game industry in that it's more of a character driven story rather than the story driving the character by forcing his or her hand to meet the circumstances or situation in the appropriate manner. Heavy rain is a deeply personal, intimate story that will reach out to the player and pull him/her right in. And though it may not be the in-your-face, heart-pounding, curb-stomping action game that seems to be the way the gaming industry is trending towards these days, Heavy Rain stands as a reminder that a game can be just as engaging and fun. What's more, it shows that, like some of the older video games, players don't need to be constantly taking on hordes of enemies, ducking behind cover, grabbing guns and waiting for their health/shields to recharge, or slicing an enemies head off in order to have a good time. That's not to say Heavy Rain doesn't have its moments that will get the adrenaline pumping. My point is this, like so many movies out there, Heavy Rain thrives in its story and suspense and intrigue, rather than throwing things at the player/observer every ten seconds. Ever wonder why so many remakes can't hold a candle to the original? In a word, Heavy Rain is Magnifigue and a must buy for PS3 owners .

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

New Super Mario Bros Wii: Must Buy!

New Super Mari Bros Wii.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii can be described in about five simple words: A laugh out loud riot. For those old enough, you remember what it was like playing the 2d Super Mario Bros. Games. Ah, the nostalgia. Anyway, New Super Mario Bros. Wii plays kind of like a tribute to the games we grew to love way back when while adding a few modern twists younger gamers have probably come to expect. What you get in the end is an outstanding mix of the old and the new. As I've hinted at in some of my other reviews, I have a love-hate relationship with the Wii, so it's especially thrilling to find a Wii game that is not only playable, but tons of fun.

Friday, July 13, 2012

NCAA Football 13: Too much of the Same Thing?

NCAA Football 13

NCAA Footal 13 has seen some major improvements over the years, but sadly, there has been some major repetition within the franchise. And while there have been some big changes to the game, loyal players from the previous installments may feel this game is a bit of a copy and paste. Regardless, there are definitely things NCAA Football 13 does right, and things it does very wrong. If you came to this blog looking for some deals on NCAA Football 13, they do exist online. .

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Halo 4 Preview

Halo 4: A Preview

Halo 4 is right around the corner and from what I've seen, it looks like I'll be playing Halo for another 4-5 years. Gah. Right when I started to feel completely Halo'd out, they pull this on me. For those of you, I dunno, born on some other planet, Halo is the game that truly launched the Xbox into stardom. And years later, it's still going the strong with millions of fans all over the world. I think it's fair to say the majority of us were a bit apprehensive when we learned that 343 would be taking over the next trilogy of Halo. In fact, I thought Halo Reach was going to be the last Halo we'd see for a while, not counting spin-offs and non FPS Halo adaptations, such as Halo Wars. But I have you say, from what I've seen, it looks like there's hope yet for the Halo franchise. In this preview, I'll be discussing what I saw in the new trailers and gameplay. And judging from what I've seen, most Halo fans will want to buy this game too .

Monday, July 9, 2012

Steel Battalion Heavy Armor: Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Steel Battalion Heavy Armor

Steel Battalion Heavy Armor. Can someone tell me what possessed me to try out this game? To waste money on it? Can someone tell me why others have as well? I can tell you. It's all in the name! I, like so many others, thoroughly enjoyed Heavy Armor's predecessor and can only shake my head and ask WHY? Why God? Allah? Buddha? Shiva? Zeus? Mars? Superman? El Ron Hubbard? Science? Oprah? Why did I waste my hard earned money on a game like this? I'm very sad. What a massive disappointment. There are many positive reviews in this blog. This will not be one of them. I'm just at a loss of words. Hold on a moment.... just let me regain some composure.... wait for it.....   Ah c'mon! Really? You're gonna make me do a review of this trash? Is that how it is? Let me do a review of a good game like The Witcher 2. Or Halo Reach. Or Gears of War 3. I'll even do a review of that Animal Kinnect game. I'll do Jurassic Park. I'll bump up my Lolli Pop Chainsaw score to a 6 if I have to. So???           FINE!!!!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Call of Duty Black Ops: Buy It?


Call of Duty Black Ops

Call of Duty Balck Ops. Should you buy it? A quick Google search will show that Call of Duty Black Ops is one of the leaders in video game sells in all time history, selling millions on the day of it’s release alone. But is it the game for you? For most Call of Duty fans, the simple answer is yes, you want this game . For the rest, you may need some more convincing. So let’s dive in.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Batman Arkham City

Batman Arkham City Kicks off to a Great Start
Batman Arkham City. Prepare yourself for an explosion of awesomeness few video games could ever hope to achieve. Batman Arkham City is an amazing game and if you don’t own it yet, it’s time you changed that . It is, in my opinion, the best super hero game I’ve ever played. Here are my top 6 reasons why you should get your hands on your own copy of Batman Arkham City.

The Last of Us Preview

Here is a game I'm looking forward to. The Last of Us. Check out the trailer and the gameplay demo and see what you think. I'll add my two cents at the bottom.

So here's what I think. The Last of Us looks stunning. And I'm not just talking about the visuals. The atmosphere is perfect. Too many movies and games depend on the really dark and bleak environments to set the mood. This doesn't have to be done all the time, we don't need constant darkness to get the point.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Civ V: Gods and Kings Worth the Price?

Civilization V: Gods and Kings

2010 was a grand year in gaming, and was all the sweeter due to the high praise Civilization V received from game reviewers and players alike. Civilization V brought about a new, streamlined interface players either loved or hated. Though many did enjoy the new look and controls in the long run, Civ V's greatest accomplishment is, in my humble opinion, its exceptional conversion rate. I'm talking about all those who never played a Civilization game because they saw what the games were about and it didn't appeal to them for whatever reason. I know gamers who scoffed at games like Civilization III and IV. Now they're die-hard fans and were among those who bought the new Gods and Kings expansion on the first day. Yeah, I win :) But the question is this: Is Civilization V: Gods and Kings worth the price it's going for? As always I'll provide my verdict at the end of the review; my score should provide gamers with a solid idea of what I think. Of course, I'll need to explain what it does right and wrong to earn my recommendation, provided I do so. So let's dive in.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Conquer Your F.E.A.R.

F.E.A.R. the  Background

The story is F.E.A.R. is simple. You are a soldier, the typical new guy no one really knows much about. You are a member of an elite institution known as First Encounter Assault Recon (F.E.A.R.). F.E.A.R.'s objective: To investigate and irradiate reported paranormal activity. A military officer name Paxton Fettel, a man with the ability to control elite clone soldiers with his mind, has lost it and it's up to the F.E.A.R. team to stop him. Of course, things don't go as planned as some unusual things begin to unravel and you quickly realize there are larger, more sinister forces at work. And we're not talking about some disgruntled ghost that wants you to get out of his/her house. That would be cake compared to this. What was a mission to apprehend Fattel becomes a desperate struggle for survival, and the dead won't let you go without a fight.

Dawnguard: Sexy Vampires

Dawnguard: The Wait is Over

It was a long, long wait, but it seems eight months was well worth it as The Elder Scrolls Skyrim smacked players across the face with its awesomeness. People were asking, practically rioting in the street, downright demanding why there hasn't been a DLC or Skyrim. When the announcement came, people lost their minds. If you're a vampire buff, this is the DLC for you as it centers on vampires and their adversaries, the Dawguard.