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  • 21Nov

    LEGO Lord of the Rings Review

    Rating: Everyone 10+ Genre: Action-Adventure Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Developer: TT Games Release Date: November 13, 2012 BUY   The LEGO franchise has been turning pop culture sensations into adorable blocky video game versions for years, creating games accessible for both kids and adults alike. The newest LEGO release, LEGO Lord of the Rings, is another successful addition to the already expansive series, and is exactly what you hope for from a LEGO game. As a Lord of the Rings fan, I was anxious to see how the game would approach the series, and whether or not it would live up to my high expectations. I was not let down. The game itself is true to what has come before it in LEGO games. The storyline of each movie is separated into a story level, which is adapted to fit the LEGO world. I love how the game is able to allow you to

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  • 06Nov

    Assassin’s Creed 3: Liberation Review

    Rating: M Genre: Action Publisher: Ubisoft Developer: Ubisoft Sofia Release Date: October 30, 2012 BUY When Ubisoft announced they planned to bring an Assassin’s Creed title to the PS Vita, fans were elated. Here was, perhaps, the first must-have title for Sony’s new handheld. What made the game even more enticing was that it featured the first female assassin, Aveline de Grandpre, a creole aristocrat in 18th century New Orleans. Is Assassin’s Creed 3: Liberation the system seller Sony hoped it would be? While Assassin’s Creed 3 examines the American Revolution, Liberation takes a look at the political and social climates of 1700s New Orleans. Aveline, a lady by day and assassin by night, finds herself in the midst of preventing the Templars from taking over the city, investigating a series of disappearing slaves, and discovering what became of her mother. The story is full of the same convoluted twists

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  • 22Oct

    Silent Hill: Book of Memories Review

    Rating: M Genre: Horror RPG Publisher: Konami Developer: WayForward Release Date: October 16, 2012 RENT When you think of the Silent Hill franchise, chances are a dungeon crawling RPG isn’t what comes to mind. Which is probably why fans of the franchise were hesitant when Konami announced the top-down RPG, Silent Hill: Book of Memories, at E3 2011. Originally scheduled for the PS Vita’s launch, the title has suffered numerous delays, few updates and little by way of marketing or promotion. In fact, chances are high you haven’t even heard of this title. Which isn’t exactly a recipe for success. Despite its dubious-sounding format, there is a lot going on in Book of Memories that remains faithful to the universe. Upon the eve of the player character’s birthday, he or she receives a book from Silent Hill with all of their memories recorded. As you fall asleep, you awaken in the dark plains of Silent

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  • 25Jul

    Under Fire: Burning Vitas

    I’ve been traveling a lot as of late, as most people are prone to do over the summer, so I’ve had more of a chance to play with my Vita than I have in a long, long time. My first game of choice? Resistance: Burning Skies. I’ve heard lots and lots of bad things about this game, but as I’m prone to like things no one else does and vice versa, I still wanted to give this game a shot. I’m a fan of the series and a fan of the Vita, so color me excited. Yeah, that didn’t last long. I’m not going to touch on the story, as that is not worth touching by anyone. Just know this: a firefighter fighting against the chimera isn’t as cool or as fun as the premise sounded. I’m not sure why they selected a firefighter at all when he functions just

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  • 23Jun

    Review: Gravity Rush (PS Vita)

    Rating: Teen  (T) Genre: 3D Platformer Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment Developer: Japan Studio Release Date: June 12, 2012 BUY Before Gravity Rush, I never would have thought gravity manipulation was a useful superpower, but after playing this game, I think it is pretty awesome. The game starts as you wake up in Hekesville and our protagonist doesn’t know who she is or how she got there. She notices a strange looking cat that gives her the power to control gravity. Upon doing some missions, Syd, her cop friend, gives her the name Kat simply because of her power giving feline friend, Dusty. When Kat fell, Nevi started showing up and giving the city some serious problems. This sets up the story for Gravity Rush. The game is set up as your typical superhero-origin-type story. The cut scenes are in comic book form adding to the superhero atmosphere of the game. Some of Kat’s missions don’t

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  • 23Mar

    Review – Lumines: Electronic Symphony

    Rating: E (Everyone) Genre: Puzzle Publisher: Ubisoft Release Date: 2-22-2012 Developer: Q Entertainment BUY The Tetris-like puzzler, Lumines, is back and this time on the PlayStation Vita. Lumines Electronic Symphony thankfully brings all the same gameplay with a few interesting twists. As a Vita title the game finds a way to implement touch controls, and luckily it isn’t some annoying gimmick. Electronic Symphony’s avatars, are the catalysts for touch controls, so they aren’t just cute little figures that dance around the corner of the screen anymore—they actually have a purpose. Tapping the rear touchpad allows players to charge their avatar. Each figure has a single player and duel mode ability. This is a simple way to add touch without killing gameplay. The duel mode ability is especially useful for sabotaging your opponent. Using the abilities can change the tide of battle with a simple touch of the screen. Chain blocks

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