Monday Night Combat, or MNC, is one of the most anticipated XBLA games to come out this year. Now that the game has been released, many people are playing and enjoying this tower defense/DOTA/TPS like game. MNC was developed by Uber Entertainment as an XBLA exclusive for the Summer of Arcade. MNC is many genres in one. MNC is a 3rd person tower defense game, DOTA game, and an TPS. Many people compare and base their opinions on MNC to Team Fortress 2. TF2 and MNC are two totally different games. See why and more after the jump. JUMP!
The RTSs of all RTSs has finally been released. Some of you may be thinking, “why all the hype? It’s just an RTS.” Well, I am about to go inside the game and tell you why Starcraft 2 may or may not be the tide changer for you. Hit the jump for the review. JUMP!
Brought to you by Eidos and Square Enix, Just Cause 2 is an open world, do whatever you want, third-person shooter. You take the role as a mercenary fighting against the government on a medium size island. Destructible environments is one of the main factors in this game as it gives you chaos, which unlocks a variety of stuff.
The sequel of the critically aclaimed Bioshock by 2K Marin and Irational, Bioshock 2, is the new release of this month… or 2. From the developers of the first game, the studios expand from 2 to 5 studios. 2K Marin, Digital Extremes, which do the multiplayer, 2K Australia, 2K China, and Arkane Studios were brought together to create this amazing sequel. Bioshock 2 combines the gunplay of the first game with some interesting story arcs to create a truly competent experience. And since I have not played the first game, there is no bias in the review. Hit the jump for the review.
The Saboteur in a nutshell: Nazis + alcoholic Irishman + stealth + 1st grade coloring class.
The Saboteur is about an Irish race car driver Sean Devlin driven to snapping SS officer’s necks before blowing up bridges by the Nazi invasion of France and the murder of his friend. He escapes to Paris where he meets Luc a former writer, who is now a major player in the Resistance. The doesn’t get much more complex than that, just another revenge mission with explosives Click the jump for the rest of the review. Continue Reading
Along with the Livestream videos I put up of Torchlight, I am also going to write a review. For those that don’t know, Torchlight is a Diablo-esk game with loot, levels, skills, magic, summons and much more. There are alot of weapons but there are only a few weapon types. The art style is very similar to Fable 2, and if you have ever played a game called Fate on the computer (it comes with most gateway computers) then it is extremely similar. The combat is satisfying, especially when your character is decked out in the best spells, armor, and weapons. The story is very much, go do this, can you get this for me, kill that guy. The dungeons are connected to one another so you only have to go one place to go to all. The way that you travel from place to place is by portals, and you can open up town portals anywhere in the dungeons to go to and from town. The pet is pretty effective and a great partner. When you teach your pet spells and feed it fish, it becomes extremely powerful and will kill alot of the enemies for you. Torchlight overall is a very satsfying game and there isnt anything that I can think of to complain about. So, Torchlight gets a well deserved 10 out of 10. If you are waiting for Diablo 3, or just wanting another point and click hack and slash, pick up Torchlight for the PC, it’s definatly worth you time.
Editors note: Also its only 20 bucks. to buy click on the title.
The new big purple elephant for PS3 gaming is Uncharted 2. To kick things off, Uncharted 2 is EXTREMELY pretty. Most people will say its on the edge of uncanny valley, I say, “close”. When you first jump right into the single player story, you immediately get cast into a hard situation, one of which I will not spoil. The way Naughty Dog presents the Intro of the game is amazing. The story of Uncharted 2 is one of the main points to keep playing. The story is full of twists and irony that just keeps on tying itself into a knot that eventually unfolds into something amazing. The main mechanic is platforming with a side dish of 3rd person shooting. The platforming is done very well and adds a new dimension to combat and level crawling. The shooting needs some work but the upgrade system and boosters really help to go through the game. While in the single player, there is always at least one other person with you, but they really don’t help, they just make the enemies hunch over to give you a chance to shoot them. There is a pretty big variety of weapons, in which you can dramatically change the play style. The upgrades and boosters, as I mentioned earlier, really help with…well…killing dudes. Next is the multiplayer. The multiplayer works, that’s basically all I have to say. Your boosters also carry over to the multiplayer, and the maps are interesting and work well with the ten player limit. There is also a co-op mode which is pretty much horde mode. There is some objective type stuff, such as; get the treasure to the chest on the other side of the map. Co-op is, in my opinion, one of the reasons to play this game. At the very most, the worst thing about this game is the shooting. The shooting isn’t bad, it just isn’t on par with the other big third person shooters. Everything other than that is amazing, and the game isn’t focused on shooting, so that’s ok. Story, multiplayer and co-op are all reasons to get this game, and hey they are the only thing in this game, so that is why Uncharted 2: Among Thieves deserves Game In A Nutshell’s very first 10 out of 10.