Video Game Review Thread
Posted Tue Aug 16, 2005 08:45 PM
Gungrave - PS2 - 4.89/5
I found this gem at the Pawn Shop for $7 and am very pleased with it. This game is sweet if you love to kill a whole crap load of bad guys and blow up and bunch of innocent stuff (basically all that you see).
In the game, you play Grave, a former member of a criminal organization who was killed by his best friend when he didn't share his enthusiasm to kill their boss and take control. Grave now seeks revenge on his former friend and the former organization which he worked for. Grave is brought back to life using futuristic technologies, he carries two big ass guns called Cerebros and carries a huge coffin on his back filled with weapons (you see these when you perform a "Graveyard Finisher" on bosses). The coffin can be used to knock small enemies and bosses far away on their ass (except for the last two bosses).
The game itself is like a big Japanese Anime, the dialogue is even in Japanese with English subtitles. Very cool game if you just love to blow shit up. After the first game came out, an animated series was made to tell the story completely.
Posted Sat Aug 20, 2005 06:02 PM
Im liking the idea of this thread, even if it is jus gonna be u n me wayne. I work in a games shop and at uni do a Games Design degree, so will be posting in here a lot :icon_tong . Seen Gungrave at work a lot, but never actually played that one wayne, i might give it a go at work tomoz.
Have started playing Burnout 3 agen on the Xbox, brilliant fast pace game and managed to get my self a play on number 4 thats out in September the other day, it looks great. Burnout 3 5/5!
Games im playing at the moment are WoW (World Of Warcraft) and Halo 2. Both also top notch games!! 5/5!
Borrowed a game called 'Crash' on the Xbox the other day, (not bandicoot) the newish racing one, absolutely CRAP, do not buy this one!! 0.5/5! It only gets that .5 because it reminds me of a semi good game called Stuntman which i enjoyed, on the PS2.
Never much of a footy fan (Soccer) to most of u guys But have recently been playing Pro Evolution Soccer 4 on the Xbox with a cpl of mates, is a good way to spend an evening with ya buddies, alotta name calling and beer spilt. 3.5/5.
Posted Sat Aug 20, 2005 11:33 PM
I saw my friend playing Burnout 3 on Xbox, game looks totally awesome, have yet to play it myself and hope to get it for my birthday next month, and 4 sounds like it'll be sweeter than the 3rd one.
Posted Mon Aug 22, 2005 07:31 PM
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Posted Fri Sep 02, 2005 11:57 PM
In the first game, your goal is earn enough money to beat your other 3 siblings to take over the family trucking business from Ma. In this one, Ma has been arrested for Tax Evasion and is surely going to be convicted. But you, her loving child, has to go out and earn money to bribe the 6 jury members in order to see that your mom goes free.
Awesome game, much better than the first, cooler graphics, and an even larger area to deliver your goods to. In this one, you not only have to contend with cops and bikers, but you also get robbed by UFO's! For the most part, there are still some of the same aspects from the first game, but the cities, stores, and bars have all been redesigned to make it a little more interesting. Fun game, especially with all of the criminal recklessness going on.
Posted Mon Sep 05, 2005 10:32 PM
And OMG, I saw the previews for Burnout:Revenge, that looks totally awesome, but I really want to play Burnout 3 before I get Revenge.
Posted Mon Oct 10, 2005 01:03 PM
Evil Dead: Regeneration - 4.9/5
This game is near perfect, the only problem is that it reminds me of Resident Evil, kind of hard to see the background at times. Another on to the story....
After Ash returns from the cabin, he is thrown into the Sunny Meadows Asylum for the Criminally Insane, for the horrific butcher of his friends. Dr. Reinhard, who runs the institute, get's his hands on the Necronomicon and uses it for evil experiments, but something goes wrong and all of the evil from the book is unleashed and it's up to Ash to save the city and his attorney who has mysteriously vanished.
This game is funny as hell. The very beginning is sort of an intro, you have to take out about 20 or so deadites, some in the cabin as normal Ash, and more outside of the cabin as Evil Ash. It's awesome because after you beat the 1st wave of deadites, you see a movie clip, THE movie clip from Evil Dead 2, where the moose head and a whole bunch of appliances and stuff are laughing at Ash, who joins in with them. Then you get to blow that moose head straight to hell.
Although I haven't beaten the game yet, this is very fun for any fan of the Evil Dead movies or someone who loves to hack at zombies with a chainsaw, and blow them away with the 12 gauge, sawed off shotgun (THE BOOMSTICK!!!). The only bad part is when Ash is locked in the asylum, you start off with a .45 pistol and have to go through about half of the asylum before you get the saw and boomstick back, so you have to kill deadites with a puny little .45 which takes almost a full clip to kill them, as opposed to three shots from the shotgun.
Posted Mon Oct 10, 2005 01:06 PM