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  • Review: Mario Kart 7

    0 CommentsPosted by on November 28, 2012 under Featured, Reviews
    Mario Kart has always been the pinnacle of arcade Kart racing, and MK7 follows the trend. The latest game has some new features, some revitalised old ones and a whole lot of content that could make this the best kart game in history. The single player portion of the game is split into 4 categories: Grand Prix, whereby you are racing in an 8 player race over 32 courses split into 8 championships... more.
  • Review: Faery: Legends of Avalon (XBLA)

    0 CommentsPosted by on November 20, 2012 under Featured, Reviews
    When thinking of a turn-based RPG, most gamers have the games of Japanese developers come to mind, with androgynous male leads, convoluted storylines, and hours of grinding levels to defeat the three-tiered mega-boss at the end of the game. Faery: Legends of Avalon bucks this trend and presents a turn-based RPG set in a fantasy world rooted in real-world mythologies, though from a much smaller per... more.
  • Review: XCOM Enemy Unknown

    0 CommentsPosted by on November 12, 2012 under Featured, Reviews
    Back in 1994, MicroProse released the cult phenomenon XCOM Enemy Unknown (also known as UFO Defense). This alien hunting, squad based strategy game is considered one of the found fathers of the entire genre, and has since spawned endless clones on various platforms. 11 years after the last entry to the series, 2K games and Firaxis have teamed up to revitalize the venerable series, and my god hav... more.
  • Review: Last Rebellion by NIS America

    0 CommentsPosted by on November 8, 2012 under Reviews
    Last Rebellion is an RPG based game rated T. Nine’s homeland Lorvin has been overrun by Belzeds. Belzeds are undead creatures. King Arzelide calls on Nine, his adopted son and a talented blade, and Aisha, a sealer to eliminate the monsters and save the kingdom. The characters have such great back stories in Last Rebellion. Nine and his younger brother Alfred are adopted by King Arzelide of Lo... more.
  • Review: Qasir al-Wasat A Night In-Between

    0 CommentsPosted by on November 8, 2012 under Featured, Reviews
    From Curitiba, in the state of Paraná, Brazil, a new game studio attempts to make its mark in the gaming industry. Aduge Studios came up with Qasir al-Wasat A Night in-Between, a great stealth game that is full of puzzles and riddles, and is going to take you into the world of the Arabian nights. Based in the 12th century Syria, the adventure takes place on an ominous night inside a greedy sor... more.
  • Review: Painkiller Hell and Damnation

    0 CommentsPosted by on November 4, 2012 under Reviews
    I feel first person shooters have been in decline for a very long time. It is all Call of Duty, Battlefield, or some other humdrum affair. Everything feels restrained, generic, and pretty damn boring pretty much all the time. Gone are the days when players and enemies ran at 100 miles per hour, you could carry 50 guns at a time or when you could literally defy physics by jumping repeatedly. Well, ... more.
  • Review: Dance Central 3 (X360)

    0 CommentsPosted by on November 2, 2012 under Featured, Reviews
    Developer Harmonix's Dance Central 3 is a great example of the Kinect's potential, and the Kinect as a platform doesn't have many flagship titles. Most games are either a travesty or better played with a controller. There aren't very many games that feel like a truly unique experience that only a peripheral like Kinect could bring to life. The Dance Central series is the rare exception ... more.
  • Review: Enslaved: Odyssey to the West (X360)

    3 CommentsPosted by on October 31, 2012 under Reviews
    Gems are always a nice thing to unexpectedly run into. Whether they're of the diamond kind or of the video game kind, it is indeed a pleasant surprise. Enslaved: Odyssey to the West is of the latter variety (unless someone dropped some jewelry at the factory, you lucky fool). I had heard a bit about it before and during release, but then it more or less vanished into obscurity. And, that's a shame... more.
  • iPhone App: Plants vs Zombies

    0 CommentsPosted by on October 30, 2012 under Featured, Reviews
    I have to admit, I've got addicted to tower defense games since Orcs Must Die! 2, and I've been searching for a good alternative for iOS. The answer was pretty clear since Plants vs Zombies is pretty well-known among the tower defense fans. While searching for good games with low cost, intuitive and fluid game play, I have found this one a great choice. From the pretty well-known PopCap Games, ... more.
  • Halloween Special: Top 10 Greatest Horror Games of All Time

    1 CommentsPosted by on October 30, 2012 under Featured, Reviews
    Survival Horror games are a genre that has been in existence almost from the beginning of gaming, but the name was first coined by Resident Evil way back in 1996. We here at GripYaJoystick love a good fright, and have compiled a list of some of the greatest Horror games of all time to get you in the Halloween mood this Wednesday!   10. Doom 3 Whilst not a Horror game as such, Doom 3 mak... more.
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