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Mutant Mudds Deluxe Review (PSN)

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If you haven’t yet been privileged to assume the role of Max in this dirty adventure, Renegade Kid has made it available on another platform! Is there anywhere they won’t put Mutant Mudds? Anyway, grab your warer pistols folks, the muddy invasion has made it’s way to PSN!

What You Need To Know

I’m not going to go into much detail here. Considering there have been countless releases of this game on multiple platforms, you can read Tony’s review of the 3DS version HERE and his review of the Wii U version HERE if you’d like more information about the story or overall game’s design.

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To be honest, I was originally skeptical about how Mutant Mudds would port to a high definition platform. In my past experiences, taking a game with the looks of an old SNES game and blowing them up on a 42″ screen just mucks up the original look and feel that you remember. Having only played this game in the past on my 3DS, both the PS Vita’s OLED screen and my HDTV when playing it on the PS3 bring a new life to this beautiful game! The work that has been done to make Mutant Mudds look astounding in HD shows you that Renegade Kid is capable of making a game look good on anything. Read more…

The Amazing Delayed Review

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I have been playing The Amazing Spider-Man over the last few days working on it for a review that was planned for later this week. I just wanted to let you all know that this review is going to be delayed until sometime next week due to an issue that occurred with the game. When I booted the game up Sunday afternoon to play, I noticed that my save file was missing. The only option that I had for a game was to start a new game, the continue option was no longer on my profile.

Because of that, I am going to have to restart my play through. I had gotten about five hours into it and was starting to put some of my notes in order so I could begin working on the review in anticipation of having it ready to go on Thursday or Friday of this week; but because the save file is missing I have to replay all of the portions I had already started. I had unlocked about 100 comic pages, found two or three additional suits for Spider-Man and was really getting into everything. That’s all gone now.

I did some of the usual checking that comes with a missing save file. I turned the Wii U off and turned it back on thinking that maybe something just glitched and the save file might show up again. I checked the data management of the system and it shows there is some data saved to the hard drive, but my save file progress is not available. Some people had suggested checking the SD Card or the external hard drive for the system, that the data had maybe somehow been moved to those, but they’re not hooked up to the system.

I’m going to check with Activision to see if there is anything that can be done, but barring that I’m going to have to replay through the whole game again. I can’t in good conscience post a review for a game that I had only gotten halfway through, especially one that I was enjoying. You deserve to get a detail of the full experience and I plan to give that to you. Please understand that because of that it’s going to take a little bit more time than I had originally planned so bear with me.

Lego City Undercover Review (Wii U)

Review by Phil Stortzum

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The Wii U saw an entire month without any kind of retail release, and without releases your console is not going to sell. Wii U owners have had nothing much except the titles that launched with the system way back in November. March has finally given the struggling system some new titles for owners to play. Arguably, one of the most anticipated is a Wii U exclusive from TT Games and Nintendo, Lego City Undercover. Not only is the title a welcomed and fresh take on the third-person, sandbox-style game, but it is one of the greatest [exclusive] reasons to own a Wii U right now.

What You Need to Know

Our protagonist Chase McCain is back on the beat and has returned to Lego City when he hears news that the man he helped put away behind bars has broken out, the villainous Rex Fury. In order to learn of his location, Chase will have to go undercover and infiltrate various gangs, and even the mafia, to gain helpful clues.

If you’ve played a Lego game in the past, especially an open world one like Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, then you should feel familiar with the gameplay of Lego City Undercover. Lego City, too, is open world, with you following along with the story (more on that later). When you’re not driving around taking in the sights and sounds of the big city, you will be in one of the game’s fifteen levels, similarly structured to past Lego games.

This is still the tried-and-true gameplay you might be accustomed to. This consists of making your way through levels, using your skills and abilities to solve environmental puzzles (which usually comes down to breaking everything in sight) and battling enemies through the admittedly simplistic combat. For instance, busting a certain car allows Chase to use the leftover pieces to build a ladder to reach an otherwise inaccessible area. These missions will have you and Chase going to all sorts of places and participating in all kinds of heists. From infiltrating a museum to steal a ride-able T-Rex skeleton, to taking out baddies in a mine, there is no shortage of interesting places to see and missions to accomplish.

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Aero Porter Review (eShop)

ap1We’ve all seen  when Ben Stiller’s luggage gets lost in Meet The Parents because the airport put it on the wrong flight, right? It’s that movie that told me to NEVER check my luggage on a plane, “If I can’t carry it on, I don’t need it” is my motto. Aero Porter from Level 5 is a game that explains how all this lost luggage is actually the fault of one person. It puts you in charge of sorting the airport’s checked bags on to their specific flights. Good luck!

What you need to know

Aero Porter is essentially a ‘falling block’ puzzle game with a few new mechanics to keep things interesting (and hard). The bags are checked in and color coded based on the specific flight that they’re supposed to be on. The bags rotate on a conveyor belt that either raises or lowers with the L or R buttons. Your job is to load the correct luggage onto the correct plane by it’s departure time; or else someone gets screwed like Ben Stiller. There are other things to keep in mind like your energy consumption for running the lights in the sorting room and the speed of the conveyor belts. If energy runs low, you must purchase an energy tank with your wages earned and lower it to the bottom belt before you can use it. There are also things like ‘VIP’ bags that have specific instructions for loading and ‘Suspicious Packages’ that must be disposed of properly. Read more…

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Liberation Maiden Review (eShop)

December 2, 2012 1 comment

Have you ever wanted to be the president? Have you ever wanted to pilot a mech? Have you ever wanted to liberate a land from it’s invading forces? Well now you can in Liberation Maiden for the Nintendo 3DS! Originally released in Japan as part of a retail game collection known as Level-5’s Guild01, Liberation Maiden has come to America in an eShop release separate from the other games it was originally packed along-side.

What You Need To Know

Liberation Maiden is a shoot ‘em-up game based far in the future where an invading force known as “The Dominion” has over-run Japan, forcing them onto a flying city known as “New Japan.” You play as Shoko Oozora, a 16-year-old high school student who has just been elected as New Japan’s second president; a role her father held before his recent assassination. The job of the president is to pilot the Liberator, a flying mech-suit that gives you the power to ‘liberate’ the world of The Dominion who has started tapping into the spirit energy of the planet below. Each level has you targeting The Dominion’s ‘spikes’ that are corrupting the land. Destroy three lesser spikes and move on the the greater spike, which is more of a boss battle won by watching the patterned movement and openings in it’s weaknesses while you destroy it. Read more…

NightSky Review (eShop)

So, you’re walking down a sandy shorline when you suddenly spot a small glass-like ball just sitting in the sand. Upon further investigation you realize it is no ordinary glass ball but is rather a living being all it’s own. WHAT DO YOU DO? Me, I run away in a panic thinking it’s going to eat my brain. However, this is NightSky…

What You Need To Know

NightSky is, as Tony would put it, a puzzle-platformer-with-a-unique-art-style. You control a sphere in a world made of silhouettes and your job is to get from left to right. There may be things in your way, a gap you have to clear or a puzzle to solve, but that’s no matter, just keep rolling and move on. Use either the d-pad or Circle Pad to control the direction you’re spinning (not moving) and the face buttons control abilities that vary based on the level you’re on.

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Toki Tori Review (3DS VC)

Toki Tori is a puzzle-platformer originally released back in 2001 for the Game Boy Color. Now, thanks to the wonders of the Virtual Console, we can jump back in time and get our hands on a game we probably overlooked eleven years ago…

What You Need To Know

Toki Tori may be a chicken but he’s no coward! All of his brothers and sisters have been eggnapped and he needs you to help find them all. You and Toki will travel through four worlds full of danger and tons of obstacles, but it’s all worth it when you realize it’s his family that’s on the line! The goal of each level is to collect all the eggs in each screen while keeping Toki Tori safe from traps, monsters and running out of time.

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