Review: October 2009 Archives

Fairytale Fights Review

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Fairytale Fights Publisher: Playlogic Entertainment
Developer: Playlogic Entertainment

Platforms: Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3
Reviewed on Xbox 360

There are plenty of former stars, living in the Fairytale Kingdom whose fame has faded and whose glory is gone. Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (of beanstalk fame), the Naked Emperor and Snow White were all once big deals and are now virtual unknowns. In an effort to reclaim their lost fame, all four characters are desperate to do something to attract the Storyteller's attention and once again see their names written in the Fairytale Kingdom's latest books. What should they do? Nothing captures the attention of the masses like some old-fashioned violence.

Shimano Xtreme Fishing Publisher: Mastiff
Developer: eV Interactive

Platform: Wii
Reviewed on Wii

When I hear "fishing," I usually think of men slowly casting lures in a quiet setting, occasionally reeling in a fish. Shimano Xtreme Fishing is a reminder that fishing can involve bows and spear guns firing bolts with compressed gas. Choose your weapon in Shimano Xtreme Fishing to participate in tournaments or just fish freely.

Brutal Legend Review

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Brutal Legend Publisher: Double Fine
Developer: Electronic Arts

Platforms: Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3
Reviewed on PlayStation 3

Eddie Riggs is the ultimate roadie. On a night like any other, when Riggs was saving a show while remaining in the shadows and behind the scenes, an injury caused his blood to trickle into his belt buckle. But Riggs is no ordinary roadie. He's the best roadie who ever lived. His belt buckle, too, is no ordinary buckle. Fueled by blood, it transports Riggs to an ancient age when man is oppressed by demons, heavy metal is the source of all power and a revolution is about to begin...

Obscure: The Aftermath Publisher: Playlogic
Developer: Hydravision Entertainment

Platforms: Wii, PlayStation 2, PSP and PC
Reviewed on PSP

The students at Fallcreek University have a problem. A problem that goes well beyond the promiscuous sex and rampant recreational drug use that permeates the dorms. Undergraduate life has recently been swept away by a new drug of choice – the pollen of a mysterious black flower.

On the same night as the frat party of the year, that addiction turns out to be more sinister than a buzz and a wicked hangover. The campus is suddenly overrun by nightmarish monsters... monsters that appear to be transformed undergrads.

Spore Hero Soundtrack Review

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Spore Hero Soundtrack Artist: Winifred Phillips

The soundtrack for Spore Hero, by Winifred Phillips and produced by Winnie Waldron, has been released as an independent download through many popular music sites. Individual tracks are now available for download, or the collection of 18 tracks (just over an hour of music) can be purchased for $9.

Aion Review

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Aion Publisher: NCsoft
Developer: NCsoft

Platform: PC
Reviewed on PC

Windows System Requirements: 2.8 GHz Processor, 1 GB RAM, DirectX 9.0c compatible video card (ATIx700 or nVidia 5900 Ultra with 128 MB of VRAM), 15 GB HD space, DVD-ROM, broadband internet connection, Windows XP SP2 or more recent operating system

Aion created the world of Atrea, a world with two hemispheres connected at the center by the Tower of Eternity. Aion then created humanity and other sapient species as subjects for the Balaur to rule over. But ultimately the nigh-demonic Balaur lusted after power, becoming Dragon Lords and violating the restrictions placed upon them by Aion. When humanity was the only species to resist the Balaur, Aion rewarded certain humans with ascension, transforming them into Daevas – immortal winged beings capable of battling the Balaur. Daeva's cannot die, although they can be forced to collect their essence at certain obelisks when grievously harmed.

Following a millennium of battle between humanity, the Daevas and the Balaur, a cataclysm occurred in which the Tower of Eternity shattered, leaving the world split permanently in half. One half, inhabited by the Asmodians, was plunged into eternal darkness. The Asmodians became dark-skinned and fierce to cope with their environment. At the same time, the Elyos lived in the half of Atrea bathed in light and joy. The Asmodians and Elyos are perpetually at odds, with both fearing and fighting the Balaur who inhabit the Abyss floating between the two halves of the world.

Emergency Room: Real Life Rescues Publisher: Legacy Interactive
Developer: Legacy Interactive

Platform: DS
Reviewed on DS

As a newly-minted paramedic for Harbor City hospital, start your professional career with a brief refresher course on a training dummy, then move on to rescuing real victims around town, starting with minor lacerations and moving on to life-threatening injuries.

Military Madness: Nectaris Publisher: Hudson
Developer: Backbone Entertainment

Platform: Xbox 360
Reviewed on Xbox 360

Near the close of the 21st century, the inhabitants of the Moon have rebelled against their Earthly masters, in a battle fought on the crater-blasted landscape of Earth's major satellite, primarily using dated technology left over from World War III. Will a single commander be able to muster what military forces the Union has on the Moon and suppress the Xenos rebellion?

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