GRIMACE MILKSHAKE’S VIDEO GAME NEWS AND REVIEWS
DISAPPOINTMENT: A REAL KICK IN THE PANTS
Okay, so last week I downloaded the Mafia II demo from Xbox Live and I beat it in about a half-hour. I died a bunch of times but I had fun. It definitely felt like a more linear version of Grand Theft Auto– a complaint also leveled at the original Mafia game.
I thought the gameplay was mediocre and the cover/fire mechanics were better in last generation games. Killswitch comes to mind. I do like how the graphics, sound and overall cinematic treatment make it feel like I’m playing a prequel to The Godfather movies. It feels very realistic to walk around town. Unlike GTA– people actually jump out of your way during driving scenes. Download the preview on PSN or Xbox Live. I’m sure you’ll find something you’ll like– as the developers seem to have put a lot of effort into this game despite some of the shortcomings.
MAFIA II: THE REVIEW YOU CAN’T REFUSE
I’ve given my impressions of this much-anticipated game. Now it’s time for GameTrailers to do the job of presenting us with another excellent video review so we don’t have to read. Enjoy!
MORE GOLDENEYE GOODNESS
Licensed to Kill and Kill and Kill and... (via joystiq,com)
Holy tender ass cheeks, Batman! This new re-imagining of the N64 Goldeneye looks better with each new morsel of information released! Check out this preview. After watching– don’t forget to read some hilarious comments about the game, the N64 and an incident in which 007 James Bond allegedly molested one of the posters! Ha! Ha! Joystiq.com has some of the funniest forum members!
MARVEL CAPCOM 3 VIDEO RAPES MY FACE . . .
… And I’m pressing charges! This shit is way too hyperkinetic for me to take in all at once. But I think it’s worth checking out– if anything, just so you’re not too surprised when it does finally come out. Ten years for a sequel to Marvel vs. Capcom? Way to leave us hanging and skip a generation! Sheesh!
WHO? DOCTOR WHO? THAT’S WHO!
Nintendo announces NEW Doctor Who games for the Wii and DS. ‘Nuff Said.
(Dedicated to Insideman because he introduced me to the sexy Miss Amy Pond in this picture.)
MAD ABOUT MADDEN NFL 11? YOU SHOULD BE!
Anybody feel a Brees in here?
GameTrailers says it’s much improved but I’m still not satisfied with how they have completely destroyed the franchise mode. Seriously, I used to retain some of my best players for virtually pennies on the dime because I low-balled their agents aggressively. Now they’ve made it way too time-consuming to do so. Kiss my ass, EA. I’m done with Madden as of last year’s edition. Watch the review here.
Blood, Boobs & Berettas
$15 out of your wallet for a hyper cartoon called Shank doesn’t seem like it’s worth it– but if you’ve got the extra cash lying around for it and you’re hungry for animated action then it might be worth checking out this review at least.
METROID: OTHER M!
Metroid Other M
I’ve had high hopes for Metroid: Other M since I saw it previewed last Fall. It’s from the more than capable developers of Ninja Gaiden– so it sounds like it’s in good hands. Check it out the GameTrailers review right here!
Seize it while you got it!