Review: February 2010 Archives

M.A.G. Review

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M.A.G. Publisher: Sony
Developer: Zipper Interactive

Platform: PlayStation 3
Reviewed on PlayStation 3

Earth is completely at peace, at least as far as the public is concerned. In the year 2024, The Millennium Peace Accord put drastic restrictions on troop deployments and limited the size of armies that governments could levy. The three major private military corporations – international, publicly traded companies whose product is military force and who were founded in the early years of the century – become the only forces who can truly wage war. With all three companies eager to land lucrative international military contracts, SVER, Raven and Valor are locked into the "Shadow War." The year is 2025, and all three corporations fight secret, unofficial battles for financial and military supremacy.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Nintendo

Platform: Wii
Reviewed on Wii

Once again, Princess Peach is in peril. This time, however, Peach's rescuer isn't just Mario. Joining Mario and his brother Luigi in their 2D platforming rescue effort are Yellow Toad and Blue Toad!

Aliens vs. Predator Review

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Aliens vs. Predator Publisher: Sega
Developer: Rebellion

Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC
Reviewed on Xbox 360

The Freya's Prospect Colony is operated by the Weyland-Yutani Corporation on the eighth planet orbiting the star WY-BG-3. Four months ago, Karl Bishop Weyland showed a personal interest in the colony, shutting down all joint ventures on the planet. Simultaneously, Weyland-Yutani dramatically increased traffic to this fledgling world. Now, an urgent request for assistance has brought in the marines. Something Mr. Weyland has discovered not only fascinates him, but appears to involve other, dangerous alien species.

Entrancing writing
With Elves and Orcs, but I miss:
"Go for the eyes, Boo!"
Dragon Age: Origins for the PlayStation 3
- Malthus

Haiku Review: M.A.G.

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Brilliant combat, but
My leader has no comm. and
Snipers camp my spawn
M.A.G. for the PlayStation 3
- Malthus

Dragon Age: Origins Review

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Dragon Age: Origins Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: BioWare

Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC
Reviewed on PlayStation 3

The Grey Wardens are a tiny, devoted force whose entire existence is dedicated to defeating the Blights that spread across the face of Ferelden every few hundred years. Only the Grey Wardens have the magical link and extensive skills to defeat an Archdemon (an ancient, tainted dragon) that marches at the head of the darkspawn army that emerges each blight.

Under most circumstances, membership in the Grey Wardens would be a great honor, but with a new Blight imminent and a major betrayal decimating the Grey Wardens, not only is membership a burden, the fate of Fereldon depends on the few remaining Grey Wardens.

Divinity II: Ego Draconis Publisher: CDV Software Entertainment
Developer: Larian Studios

Platforms: Xbox 360 and PC
Reviewed on Xbox 360

A fledgling Slayer is about to be initiated. The order of Slayers have hunted dragons and the draconic humans known as Dragon Knights to near-extinction, ever since a rogue Dragon Knight slew the Divine. The Divine, a hero whose tale is recounted in Divine Divinity had spared the life of Damian, son of The Damned One and heir to horrific evil. With the help of the Black Ring, an order of humans loyal to the Damned Horde, Damian prepares to take control of the world of Rivellon, crushing it under his unsympathetic rule.

What is a Slayer to do? Face a dragon, of course. But what happens when that Slayer is unprepared for the remarkable mental powers of a Dragon Knight? That Slayer could end up upsetting the very balance of power and determine the fate of Rivellon.

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