Saturday, December 24, 2011

Super Hero Holiday Special Part 2: Spiderman: Edge of Time for the PS3 and 360 review

Who here has played Spiderman: Shattered Dimensions? It was a pretty favorable game from last year and yet some people didn’t care for it due to the repetitious nature of the game. While I do hate it for that reason, and that there were some glitches and little replay value, I still think it’s a really good Spiderman game. If you put it into context with the pile of Spiderman games we have gotten this past decade, it’s the best. The developers Beenox did a good job in making the Spiderman franchise get a good clean image in the life of video games. Now we have another Spiderman game called Spiderman: Edge of Time! I did have my concerns about this when I first heard about it. It had just been a year since the last Spiderman game was released and there were only two Spiderman characters to play as, Amazing Spiderman and Spiderman 2099. This game also has the draw of famous actor Val Kilmer playing the villain. Is this a worthy Spiderman game to check out or should you just leave this at the end of time? Let’s find out in Spiderman: Edge of Time for the 360 and PS3 here on Cam’s Eye View. 

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Super Hero Holiday Special Part 1: Batman Arkham City for the PS3 and 360 review

Batman Arkham Asylum definitely has made quite a name for itself, hasn’t it? I mean, who thought that it would have been such a hit with the past Batman games being, well, terrible? It was one of the best games of 2009 and maybe the best license game of all time. That statement might be a bit on the fan boy side since there are other great license games, but this one definitely pushed the bar high for other games based off of licenses. That is until the sequel was announced at the end of 2010. We didn’t hear things for quite some time until E3 2011. I mean, there are big things going for this game. It was going to be bigger and better. The sad thing though was that this would be the last time Mark Hamill would voice the Joker. So, how does this game stack up? Is it better? Or does it have the vibe people had after seeing Batman and Robin? Well, read on to find out. 

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

El Shaddai for the PS3 and 360 review

After I played Alice: Madness Returns, I came to the conclusion that I needed a break from unique-looking games. There was so much wrong with that game, resulting in nomination of worst game of 2011. It was a terribly flawed action game. The story and characters might have been interesting, but the gameplay dragged the game down, including only ONE [insert bad word here] BOSS! I mean, why can’t action games have an interesting story, a unique and simple combat system, and a wonderful art style? Oh wait, there is a game like that! Its called God of War 3! WAIT WAIT WAIT! That isn’t the right action game to mention. Let’s see, I know there was a game released in 2011 that was like I described. Oh yeah! Its called El Shaddai! Yes, a game that was in a form of limbo for a while coming to America until the almighty Ignition Games decided to grab life by the balls and release this game here on August 16th 2011. It might be a tiny bit odd that this action game is based on Deuterocanonical Book of Enoch, which is a cultural thing that I’ll explain later. It turns out to be a very stylized game with a simple, but easy-to-get-into combat system, a pretty well-paced story, and an amazing art style that makes it one of the best looking games art-wise of 2011.  Let’s dive into this somewhat confusing culture mixture of Christian Old Testament and action. and review El Shaddai!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Y's: Ark of Napishtim for the PS2 review

Hello, everyone! Welcome back to my review blog. Do you remember a company called Nihon Falcom? This company was more well known during the late 80’s and early-to-mid 90’s, and was mostly known for the Dragon Slayer, The Legend of Heroes, Zwei, and Y’s series. The game this time is from the famous action RPG Y’s series. It is the 6th game in the series that was released for the PC, PSP, and PS2. This review is of Y’s: Ark of Napishtim for the PS2. Out of games to review, this one was not the most requested, but I decided to review it because a friend of mine recommended it and the other games that are on the PSP. While not a totally original game, it is a pretty fun and challenging game for the PS2, and is one of the better-unknown games for the system. So, let’s take a look into the underrated gem, Y’s: Ark of Napishtim.