Archive for March, 2013

Greetings mortals. I am DracoJames102 and I am here to give you a review.

For my first review on this blog, I am going to review the very first video game I ever played (well the Game Boy Colour port anyway), the original 8-bit Super Mario Bros.

Super Mario Bros. was released for the Nintendo Entertainment System (N.E.S) in 1985 and is considered a classic in the video gaming industry. It is the second best selling video game of all time right next to Wii Sports. But is it as good as it was back then? Well we’re going to find out.

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Dishonoured is one of those surprises that come along now and then that totally redefines the genre it is classed as. In this case the stealth genre. Unlike recent splinter cell games where the layout is more linear Dishonoured gives you a more open-ended approach much like Hitman Blood Money or most notably the Thief Series. Our Protagonist is Corvo Antano a bodyguard for the empress of dunwall who has recently come back from an assignment to try and find a cure for the rat plague that has hit the city. However things take a turn for the worst when the empress is murdered and her daughter is kidnapped, Corvo is framed for it and goes on a quest to clear his name meeting many characters along the way. The games writing does its job for what it is trying to achieve even throwing twists to the plot to keep you interested. The big problem with the story is the characters, they feel one dimensional (with the possible exception of the outsider) and opportunity is missed when you go back to your base to characterise them further. As for the look of the game people say it is a moving painting and I agree. The game is beautiful and has a certain cartoonish style while at the same time retaining the grime atmosphere you are in.

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The Mega Man series is huge. Not only does the main series have lots of games but also the spin-off series like X and Battle Network have their own sequels as well. The previous entry to the main series Mega Man 8 was released in 1997, and just over 10 years later Capcom decided it was finally time for a sequel, that goes backwards (?).

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