0 CommentsPosted by Shane Rowles on June 3, 2014 under Featured, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U Reviews
Let’s be honest here, if your reading this then there is a 99% chance that you have played a Mario Kart game on at least one of Nintendo's platforms over the years, and if for some very strange reason you haven’t, you’re missing out. The Mario Kart franchise has continued to offer good wholesome family entertainment for well over 20 years now and Mario Kart 8 appears to offer the same value ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Shane Rowles on March 16, 2014 under Featured, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U Reviews
Let me just start off this review by saying Oh My God (Insert Famous Blonde from Hollywood’s voice). I have not played a DK game since Donkey Kong 64 and in a large way I’m thankful for that. It has made me appreciate this game a heap more. For a side scrolling platformer you are offered a huge amount of variety. One minute you’re swinging across platforms, the next you're swimming with dan... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Shane Rowles on December 29, 2013 under Featured, Xbox, Xbox One Reviews
I am a car guy. I drive and race a modified Nissan Skyline, so naturally my first Xbox One game was going to be Forza 5. I have always been a huge fan of the series, but I was personally worried that as a launch title, it would lack the polish of the previous games. Well, with a look under the hood, I can say it still holds up. Gameplay The formula behind Forza hasn't really changed since the ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Shane Rowles on March 20, 2013 under Featured, Playstation, PS3 Reviews
The original Crysis was infamous for testing people's PCs to their graphical limit. When the sequel was launched on consoles, it brought not only the graphical prowess but a different gameplay experience for console owners. This was no cookie cutter FPS. Crysis 3 brings all of this to the table a third time and although it doesn't raise the bar, it keeps it steady. Gameplay For the uninitiated... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Shane Rowles on February 22, 2013 under Featured, Playstation, PS3 Reviews
It was a no brainer really. When Aliens: Colonial Marines was coming out I was going to purchase it and enjoy it because it was going to be great. I mean there is so much rich material to work with, Gearbox Software has produced gold like Borderlands and there was a long development cycle. I mean surely the only thing that can mean is that everyone on the team was just a perfectionist, that they h... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Shane Rowles on December 3, 2012 under Featured, Playstation, PS3 Reviews
When you think about the premise of Playstation All Stars Battle Royale, as a Playstation fan, it’s hard to think how you wouldn’t really like it. I mean it's taking a whole bunch of Sony’s finest franchise mascots, shoving them in an arena from well-known game locales, and they start pummel each other with their patented moves. As a PS man, I clearly had rose coloured glasses on before I pi... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Shane Rowles on November 24, 2012 under Featured, Playstation, PS3 Reviews
I will always have a soft spot for the Medal of Honor series. It was my first real introduction to the world of military FPS’s on the Playstation back in 2000. The rush up the beach on D Day with bullets flying everywhere, the sense of chaos as people died around you and explosions went off was a thing to behold in its day. Some other worthy titles followed in the series, and then it lost its wa... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Shane Rowles on November 18, 2012 under Featured, Playstation, PS3 Reviews
I can’t imagine how difficult it is as a developer to create a game that pushes boundaries, goes outside the box and gives gamers new experiences. We as consumers are a demanding lot, and pretty critical, but merit is also given when it is deserved. The Unfinished Swan is a game from little known developers Giant Sparrow who have created something truly unique, an interactive fairytale whose sim... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Shane Rowles on October 28, 2012 under Featured, Playstation, PS3 Reviews
Its always nice when you don’t know much about a game before you play it and you end up being pleasantly surprised. XCOM: Enemy unknown from 2K games fits that category. Knowing little other than being a strategic game and I entered with little expectation. I ended up stumbling across a title with a mixture of game styles not heavily used in the traditional strategy genre. Although being a niche... more.