The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Review

Developer: Nintendo EAD
Platform: Wii
Also on: Gamecube
Release Date: Dec 2006

Click Here for The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess trailer 

When the Wii was released to the masses back in 2006, it came with a nice little surprise. Instead of a mediocre-to-dismal line-up of launch titles, it had a flagship, a sure-fire way to sell consoles. That flagship was Zelda, a last-minute Gamecube conversion that looked to be the game that Zelda fans had been clamoring for years. It was epic, darker than before, and had a properly realistic aesthetic. It was, in short, a modern Zelda for a modern gamer. (more…)

Parappa the Rapper Vs. The Black Eyed Peas?: The Rhythm Action genre

Written on the back cover:

Experience the World’s Hottest Dance Party!

Your crew controls onscreen avatars as you dance with the Peas!
Includes Chart-Topping Tracks:
I Gotta Feeling ~ Boom Boom Pow ~ Imma Be
And Many More!

  • Learn the steps easily with seamless coaching!
  • Customize your avatar with your own style!

….All right then?
Have we seen enough?
I thought so…. (more…)

The Raid

Director: Gareth Evans
Starring: Iko Uwais, Joe Taslim, Donny Alamsyah, Yayan Ruhian Anada George and Ray Sahetapy
Released: May 18, 2012 

Click here for The Raid Official Trailer

It’s a rare and beautiful thing when it happens, but there are some films that when you leave the cinema, you find yourself a little out of breath. These films are clearly ones that were forged with breathtaking awesome. The kind of films that, when someone asks you what you thought of it, you can only really reply with: “…..damn.” (more…)

A Town Called Panic

Director(s): Stèphane Aubier, Vincent Patar
Starring: Stèphane Aubier, Jeanne Balibar, Bruce Ellison and Nicolas Buysse
Released: Oct 2010

Click here of A Town Called Panic Official Trailer

I think we can all agree that French is the silliest language of all time.
This perspective might take some convincing, and the best way to do this would be for audiences to watch this wonderful exercise in absurdity and the ridiculous, made all the more hilarious by the panicky french voices. (more…)

Castle Crashers

Developer: The Behemoth
Platform: Xbox 360
Also on: PS3
Release Date: Aug 2008

Click here for Castle Crashers trailer

Whatever happened to games like Streets of Rage? The kind of games that you called your friends over to play, with all of you sitting on the floor, yelling commands at each other? The kind of games, in short, that DREAMS were made of?
They just don’t seem to exist anymore and, frankly, I blame 3D.
Thankfully, Castle Crashers harks back to that golden age of 2D beat-em-ups, but with some subtle improvements to the genre to make sure it doesn’t feel stale and that’ll have players coming back for more. (more…)

Resident Evil: Original or Remake?

Developer: Capcom
Platform: Playstation
Also on: PC, Sega Saturn
Release Date: Mar 1996

When you think of survival horror, you think of Resident Evil. Let’s face it, it’s true. There’s a slight possibility that, like me, you might think of Silent Hill first, but Capcom’s genre defining zombie shooter is never far behind. It wasn’t the first to use the concept (that honour goes to Sweet Home), but it is certainly responsible for making horror games so very popular. It was tense, original and scary. And to commemorate its achievements… (more…)

Batman

Director: Tim Burton
Starring: Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson and Kim Basinger
Released: Aug 1989

Click here for Batman Official Trailer

Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight must have dealt quite a blow to the cast and crew of the 1989 version of Batman. It has a better story, it’s more faithful to the comic books and had all the benefits of modern technology behind it. As a result, a lot of people tend, not to disregard this film, but rather regard it as being simply inferior to the TDK. Easy to do considering the many similarities, but not entirely justified. (more…)

Beauty and the Beast

Director(s): Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise
Starring: Paige O’ Hara, Robby Benson, Richard White, Jerry Orbach, David Ogden Stiers, and Angela Lansbury
Released: Oct 1992

Despite regarding 3D films in much the same way that I regard pink tracksuits and Damian Rice, I felt compelled to see Beauty and the Beast again, simply for the joy of seeing it plastered on the big screen. It marked the beginning of a golden age for Disney. Around this time, they would release classics such as Aladdin, The Little Mermaid and The Lion King. It also marks one of the few occasions in which Disney would tread some truly unfamiliar territory: The bleak yet exciting playground that is the Gothic. (more…)

Metal Gear Solid: Original or Remake?

Developer: KCEJ
Platform: Playstation
Also on: PC
Release Date: Sep 1998

In 1998, a new genre was born with the arrival of Metal Gear Solid, the game that defined virtual stealth action. A huge commercial success, the game has a loyal fan base that is well-earned due to its incredibly cinematic story, well implemented action and also quirky break-the-fourth-wall humor. However… (more…)

Sonic the Fighters

Developer: Sega -AM2
Platform: Arcade
Also on: Gamecube, PS2
Release Date: May 1996

Back in the early 90s, just about every single franchise across the globe decided to cash-in on cheap and tacky arcade brawlers. Everything from X-Men to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles got the treatment, so Sega, in their infinite wisdom, decided to do the same with their lightning fast pin cushion mascot. (more…)

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