Star Wars: The Old Republic Review

StarWars: The Old Republic Publisher: Electronic Arts Developer: Bioware Platform: PC Release Date: 1/3/2012 Price: $79.90 (Digital Standard), 89.90 (Digital Deluxe) – Buy Here Overview Star Wars: The Old Republic is the latest MMORPG set in the Star Wars universe. It is also the second MMORPG set in the Star Wars universe. We shouldn’t let this game only take first and second place th...

Scarygirl Review

Scarygirl Publisher: Square Enix Developer: Tik Games Platform: Xbox Live Arcade (Reviewed), Playstation Network Release Date: 1/24/2012 Price: 800 MS Points, $9.99 PSN Scarygirl is a simple-looking sidescrolling platformer that seems to be very derivative of other titles with similar artworks. The game seems to have a very interesting way of playing that is both unique and reminiscent of earlier ...

The Darkness II Review

The Darkness II Publisher: 2K Games Developer: Digital Extremes Platforms: Xbox 360 (Reviewed), Playstation 3, PC Release Date: February 10, 2012 Price: $59.13 – Available Here Overview 2007 saw the release of The Darkness, a shooter with a unique twist of demonic powers. But what set The Darkness apart from other shooters was its focus on narrative. Five years later, a long awaited sequel h...

Shank 2 Review

Shank 2 Publisher: EA Games Developer: Klei Entertainment Platform: Xbox Live Arcade (Reviewed), Playstation Network, Steam Release Date: February 7, 2012 Price: 800 MS Points, $9.99 Steam, $9.99 PSN Overview Shank 2 is a side-scrolling beat-em-up game from developers Klei Entertainment. It is an incredibly fun game that has an art-style that reminded me of classic cartoons, like Samurai Jack. The...

School 26 Review

School 26 Publisher: Oberon Media Developer: Silicon Sisters Platform: PC (reviewed), iOS, Android Release Date: December 16, 2011 Price: $19.95 (available here) Story: Kate is a normal teenager who is unfortunately yet inevitably saddled with less than normal parents. A pair of ‘nomadic spiritual healers’, they have dragged their daughter through no less than 25 different high schools in a quest ...

Vacation Quest: Australia Review

Vacation Quest: Australia Publisher: PopCap Games Developer: SpinTop Games Platforms: PC Release Date: January 18, 2012 Price: $19.99 (US) – Available Here Overview Knowing very well Vacation Quest: Australia was a hidden object adventure, I was not prepared to appreciate its simplistic nature. I have often expected moving environments and 3D visuals to capture my attention, but the stillnes...

The Princess Case – A Royal Scoop Review

The Princess Case – A Royal Scoop Publisher: Anuman Interactive Developer: Microids Platforms: PC (Reviewed), iOS, Mac OSX Release Date: Out Now Price: 9.99 GBP (~15 AUD) – Buy Here Overview The Princess Case – A Royal Scoop is a very simple point and click puzzle game, which unfortunately lacks in both challenge and scope. What makes this game feel worse than it should, is the l...

Dustforce Review

Dustforce Publisher: Hitbox Team Developer: Hitbox Team Platform: PC (Steam) Release Date: January 17, 2012 Price: TBA Overview Dustforce is a 2D, side-scrolling platformer which sees you bouncing off walls and flying through levels, cleaning up as much rubbish as you can as you go. Story The story in this game is virtually nonexistent. You’re kinda helping people clean up their little corner of t...

Metal Dead Review

Metal Dead Publisher: Desura, Indievania Developer: Walk Thru Walls Platform: PC Release Date: December 19, 2011 Price: $4.99 (available here and here) Overview: The first  in a planned trilogy, Metal Dead boasts what must be one of the ultimate genre mash ups – a zombie apocalypse survival horror metal comedy adventure game . Whew. It’s the work of independent game studio Walk Thru Wa...

Bust-n-Rush Review

Bust-n-Rush Developer: Techtonic Games Publisher: Techtonic Games Platform: PC (reviewed), Mac Release Date: December 15, 2011 Price: $7.99 (buy here) Overview Bust-n-Rush is the first game from Santa Barbara studio Techtonic Games. The first game. And for that, it is seriously impressive. At the most basic level all you have to do is run and smash into stuff, but Techtonic have managed to create ...

XIII – Lost Identity Review

XIII – Lost Identity Developer: Microids Publisher: Anuman Interactive Platform: Mac(Reviewed)/iPhone/iPad Release: 08/12/11 Price: $10.49 – Available Here Overview Based on the 1984 comic book series, XIII, this title is not to be confused with the 2003 Ubisoft title XIII. Developed by Microids, XIII – Lost Identity takes the story of the original source material and attempts to make a vide...

Trine 2 Review

Trine 2 Developer: Frozenbyte Publisher: Focus Home Interactive Platform: PC (reviewed), Mac, XBLA, PSN Release Date: December 7, 2011 (PC and Mac only) Price: $14.99 (available here) Overview Unsurprisingly following on from Trine comes Trine 2, a truly multi platform title that come 2012 will even see it’s way to a Linux release. Developed by Finnish company Frozenbyte, it’s a puzzle platf...

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