Thursday, January 31, 2013

Xbox Love Month Part 1: Voodoo Vince for the Xbox review




 Putting all fanboyish comments aside for a moment, I am going to be brutally honest with you all about my thoughts on the original Xbox. The original Xbox would have been a complete and utter flop of a console if it wasn’t for two things. The first thing is Sega probably being the system’s best third-party developer. The second thing is a bit more obvious with the console’s success due to Halo. I mean, seriously, if you had to think of one game that represented the original Xbox, what would it be? Of course, it would be Halo. And before anyone leaves a negative comment about my opinion of the console, I know there are other great games for the console besides Halo. I am just hammering in that opinion because while the Xbox had Halo and Halo 2, it really had no other flagship franchise going for it until the Xbox360 came out, and it got franchises like Gears of War and the Alan Wake series. With that being said though, it had some really good underrated gems that I never heard of or know very little about,  and this happens to be one of those games, Voodoo Vince. I know the Xbox was never really known for its platformers. I remember it tried having a platforming mascot, like Sega having Sonic and Nintendo of course having Mario, but the platforming mascot for Xbox was kind of, well, non-existent. Let us see if this prickly doll has what it takes to be this old console’s platformer icon. 

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Licensed Game Month Finale Part 4: Seek and Destroy for the PS2 review








So, yeah, for the final game for this licensed game month, you might be wondering what kind of licensed game is this? I mean, there is no license property called Seek and Destroy. Well, technically, that is correct. However, if you check out the game’s Japanese title, it actually makes more sense why I chose this little PS2 gem. Maybe you all have heard of a Japanese toy producer called Takara. What’s that? You haven’t? Well, maybe you will know them as the creators of the Transformers franchise. Yeah, originally they made two robot toy lines that weren’t connect with each other until much later, but that is what is what Takara is known for. I am now going to move on to Takara’s other toy franchise, Choro Q. There have been a lot of games based on the Choro Q brand of toys which reminds me of Micro Machines. A couple of the games have been released here, but under different names so no one of course would know that those games would have been based off of the toy brand. This is one of the many titles based off the brand and will be the book end of this month’s special. 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

License Game Month Part 3: Marvel vs. and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 for the PS3, 360, and Vita review





There are a couple of fighting games that I like to play. I don’t review a lot of them on this blog because I am neither a Street Fighter nor a Mortal Kombat player. Not that those games are bad, because the recent Mortal Kombat is really good, but I have complaints that I know a lot of people would not fully agree with me about. My favorite fighting games are franchises like the Super Smash Brothers series with its huge list of Nintendo characters and an easy-to-get-into and fun-to-master combat system. I know Street Fighter is the major fighting game people play in tournaments and online, but I prefer Capcom’s other fighting games. I love their fighters like Rival School and, of course, the famous “versus” series. These games with their cross-franchise fighters like Tatsunoko vs. Capcom and the more popular entries in the series being the ones where the Capcom franchises fight the Marvel universe. I decided to take this next review and do it like I did with my Stacking review. I am going to review both Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and its update sequel, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. I know the hype around this game was probably not worth it, but I love this game more than Marvel vs. Capcom 2, and it is right-up-there for me anyway, with Tatsunoko vs. Capcom and Rival Schools as some of my favorite fighters of all time. I know some people who don’t like this game as much as I do, but screw it, I love it and here is my review of it. Let us get started in this mixed franchised fighter known as Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. 

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

License Game Month Part 2: Kim Possible What's the Switch? for the PS2 review




 Since I made a promise in my last review of Snoopy vs. The Red Baron, here I am tackling another licensed game and a Disney one at that. How about this, I will make the rest of January, Licensed Game Month? Let us make the starting point of this special, Snoopy vs. the Red Baron from my last review. After this review, I will review two more licensed games. Now then, let us focus on this one. It is based off of the popular Disney cartoon, Kim Possible. I was actually aware of this show when it came out and did watch it. It was actually good, and that is saying something with what Disney has pushed out from time to time.  It was a solid and clever show with a really good voice cast. You know me, I love a good voice cast. Since this show was so popular, it got a slew of games and today’s review will be of the PS2 game, Kim Possible: What’s the Switch? I saw this game during the same video I saw Snoopy vs. The Red Baron on, and decided to put it on my list of games to review. Is it an underrated gem to pick up for your collection? Overall, is it a good game? Well, read on to find out what the sitch is with this game. 

Thursday, January 3, 2013

License Game Month Part 1: Snoopy vs. the Red Baron for the PS2 and PSP review





Yeah, I bet you are surprised to see me review a game based off one of the famous Peanuts characters. To be honest, I was surprised also. I mean, how good can a game starring one of the most famous cartoon dogs be? Besides the Bandai Namco logo on the box, what is there to know about this game or what it offers? Well, let me tell you how I found out about this game. The day was November 7th,2012 and I watched a video of someone talking about this game and I finally saw some footage of it. It looked cool! It reminded me of games like Skygunner which is an underrated gem of a flying combat game. I thought about that game because of the graphical presentation this game boasts. It has a very good cartoon look to it and that was a surprise to me. Usually license games based off of cartoons don’t always look that great. I have seen this game on the list of PS2 games on Gamefly.com, but never wanted to rent it, like other licensed games for the PS2 like Kim Possible: What’s the Switch? Anyway, I decided to rent it from Gamefly since I had the time, and well, let’s see what this game is all about. I mean, hey, if this one is good, I’ll check out that Kim Possible one also!