SoulCalibur IV PS3 Review

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Back in 1999, the original SoulCalibur was the reason numerous gamers purchased the Sega Dreamcast. I spent a lot of time with SoulCalibur. I even spent a month playing the classic weapon oriented fighter just before Namco Bandai’s SoulCalibur IV arrived. The sequels debuted during the waning years of the fighting genre and thus I merely dabbled into them. Fortunately, those dark days are coming to an end and fighting games are making a triumphant return this year. SoulCalibur IV is amongst the first out of the gate, but would the fourth installment of this revered 3D fighter make a lasting impression? Or will it be more of the same? We know online support is included, but does it work? Simple answer: Yes, it’s all that and a bit more.

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Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2

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When the Xbox Live! Arcade service began back in November of 2006, Bizarre Creation’s Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved stood out as the premier downloadable bite sized game. The game was simple enough; it was just you, your ship and its handful of bombs against endless waves of multi-colored geometric shapes. As much as I enjoyed the original and the “Waves” variant, which debuted with Project Gotham Racing 4, they didn’t feel robust enough. Individually, they felt lightweight when it came to modes and variety –- especially next to the PlayStation Network’s Super Stardust HD. Now two years later, the official sequel is here. Let’s see if Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2 is everything we could have hoped for.

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LTTP: Resistance: Fall of Man

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LTTP or ‘late to the party’ pieces are opportunities for us to catch up and write about games we missed out on the first time around. They may contain spoilers.

It’s rare for me to pick up a console at its launch. To me, the games available at that time aren’t worth picking up and thus I ignored Resistance: Fall of Man when I finally picked up my 60 GB PS3 in mid-2007. The consensus for Insomniac’s first person shooter was “generally favorable“, but despite the praise, I didn’t deem it worthy of a $59.99 CAD price tag. With Resistance 2 on its way and my new appreciation for Insomniac’s work after the fantastic Ratchet & Clank: Tools of Destruction, I thought it would be a prime opportunity to play through Resistance: Fall of Man. So, I got my hands on the game via other means. Through a trade via CheapAssGamer no less! Let’s see if I made a good trade.

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Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit PS3 Review

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Behind the shadows of summer blockbusters such as Ninja Gaiden 2 and Metal Gear Solid 4, is a game which needs no introduction, but instead needs some clarification. Dragon Ball Z games have become an annual affair for Namco Bandai and Atari, and I don’t blame folks for not knowing which installment is worth their time. This year’s installment is brought to us by DBZ: Budokai 3’s developer, Dimps. It’s been awhile since Dimps made a Dragon Ball game, so let’s see if they’ve managed to make Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit worth your while.

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