Playstation 3 Reviews

Resident Evil: Revelations Review (PS3)

The Resident Evil franchise as a whole has been on the decline recently as Capcom attempts to harken back to the good old days with remasters of the original games. Resident Evil 6 and Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City were departures from the original survival horror formula the franchise was well known for, and while Resident Evil 5 was the start of action-packed gameplay, it wasn’t as badly received. With the series on the decline and arguably going to get worse, Capcom decided to start a spin off series of Resident Evil titles called Resident Evil: Revelations. Revelations attempts to bring back the classic formula of the Resident Evil franchise without entirely removing the focus on shootouts and large action segments. Is this attempt at reclaiming the franchise worth a shot, or will it go down as just another failure for the once great Resident Evil?

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Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax Review (PS3)

To celebrate twenty years in the manga business, ASCII Media Works’ Dengeki Bunko thought it would have an arcade fighter be made to have players fight against other characters from Dengeki Bunko mangas ranging from “The Devil Is a Part Timer” to “Sword Art Online.” As with most arcade fighters, it has now hit the console scene, though the console version has been available in Japan for the past year. Fans overseas now have a chance to play this. Will this be a nice change of pace for the fighting genre, or will the over the top style of the game turn people off?

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Lost Dimension Review (PS3)

A key factor many games try to encapsulate is the desire for gamers to replay their game over and over again. The problem is that games attempting to do this lose some personality to the decision making mechanics or randomized elements. Lost Dimension is such a game that had that focus on replayability in mind. Each playthrough will have different allies being the traitors in the story, making each playthrough feel unique to the player. Did Lost Dimension manage to capture the elusive replayability, or did it merely become a forgettable experience?

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Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd Review (PS3)

I discovered the popularity of Hatsune Miku when my friend sent me a video of her performance. I was amazed that people were cheering at a hologram, but it was something different. When the game was released in Japan, I saw gameplay footage and wanted to play it for myself.

Thankfully, Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F was released in the US and I loved the challenge the game brought me. Will the sequel, Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd bring new features to Miku and her friends, or will you be hitting yourself with a celery stick for getting excited over nothing?

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The Evil Within Review (PS3)

Tango Gameworks, a department of Zenimax Asia, hit a home run on there very first game. From starting out with the high expectation of being published by Bethesda Softworks, they nailed it. I mean with the help of Shinji Makami, or the creator of Resident Evil the game was bound to be a success. The Evil Within automatically draws you into it’s story, with you being detective Sebastian Castellano, and getting sucked into a world of horror, murder, fright, and mystery. Trying to survive is not your only goal in this world, but keeping your two junior detectives safe is also on the agenda.

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Assassin’s Creed Rogue Review (PS3)

Assassin’s Creed Rogue received very little attention when it was released last year, and for good reason. It was a last gen only title that was being released the same day as Ubisoft’s flagship next gen exclusive Assassin’s Creed Unity. It also didn’t help that Rogue’s gameplay seemed like nothing more than a rehash of Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag, whereas Unity was adding several new innovations to the series formula. But, in a surprising turn of events, Rogue actually received better reception from fans than Unity during launch, and both games sold about the same amount of copies. Part of this is because Unity had an absurd amount of glitches during its release that made it almost unplayable for certain people, whereas Rogue was fairly stable for the most part. But is the game itself actually worth playing?

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The Wolf Among Us Overall Review (PS3)

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The good folks at Telltale games have established themselves as a top tier gaming company as of late; this is largely due to their first game, The Walking Dead winning a game of the year award at Spike TV’s video game awards show a couple years back. Hoping to continue their winning streak, they have released their new project: The Wolf Among Us; another episodic interactive adventure. So is this next project a triumph or a misfire?

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Beyond: Two Souls Review (PS3)

When Beyond: Two Souls was announced as the next title by Quantic Dream there was much anticipation and excitement at the thought of another David Cage game coming to the Playstation 3. Quantic Dream’s previous title, Heavy Rain, was well received by gamers and turned out to be successful. The bar was set high for Beyond: Two Souls to deliver an experience that was as thrilling as Heavy Rain, but did it?

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