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Enemy Front - Xbox 360
Enemy Front - Xbox 360
Offered by goHastings
Price: $18.59
23 used & new from $16.44

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Some people say this game is a crap. But it isn't, October 2, 2014
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Some people say this game is a crap. But it isn't. CI Games made a progress in game developing. Game brings us to oldschool World War 2 games where you can find nice old weapons, excelent music, good graphics, maybe not most advanced AI.

I enjoyed enemy front hope to see more updates and DLC for this game. Hope to see new ideas of WW2 games in the future or other cool war story in video games.


Dead Space 2
Dead Space 2
Offered by BLS Mart
Price: $17.49
171 used & new from $2.39

5.0 out of 5 stars delivering one of the most fun and intense horror games since Resident Evil 4, October 2, 2014
This review is from: Dead Space 2 (Video Game)
Dead Space was a landmark for the survival-horror genre. The game ramped up the scares and action to ludicrous levels, delivering one of the most fun and intense horror games since Resident Evil 4. Dead Space 2, like its dementia-afflicted protagonist, is absolutely insane game.

The awesome survival horror game fun and entertaining. Hope to see more games like this one in the future.


Murdered: Soul Suspect X360
Murdered: Soul Suspect X360
Price: $12.99
67 used & new from $9.09

5.0 out of 5 stars The story was fun and a little twisty., October 2, 2014
Say what you like about Murdered: Soul Suspect - at least it dares to be a different kind of game. It’s one of those rare detective games that actually focuses on detection, rather than dragging you from clue to clue and jamming in a nice shoot-out every now and then, and it even vaguely taxes your powers of observation and your ability to comprehend the facts.

Let’s not go crazy - we’re not talking about video gaming’s answer to Sherlock Holmes or Inspector Morse - but Murdered attempts to make it as some kind of cerebral adventure. Nor is the premise that straightforward.

Murdered takes the ‘who’s killed me and why?’ set-up of the B-movie classic DOA one step further, by making its hero, Ronan O’Connor, a ghost out to track down his killer, with the killer in question of the serial variety. Thrown out of a window and then shot for good measure, Ronan’s left in a kind of ghostly limbo, able to wander through walls and furniture or temporarily possess the living, read their minds and sometimes influence (though not control) their behaviour.

This all takes place in a creepy version of the New England town of Salem, and there’s more than a hint of witchcraft and brimstone in the air.

Murdered

Being a spirit has its upsides and its downsides. You can’t manipulate most objects or open doors or windows for yourself, but then that’s not much of an issue when you walk through walls. However, while you’re theoretically free to wander where you will, in practice the game keeps you confined to specific areas.

It seems that Salem’s outer house walls, windows and doors were apparition-proofed long ago, and the actual flow of the game is relatively linear, dragging you from one scene of investigation to the next, with slightly more action-oriented sequences working to space them out.

In the investigations you wander around the immediate area hunting for clues, in order to resolve whatever question the plot has thrown up now. Clues might range from conversations you can eavesdrop in on while possessing, to physical evidence on the ground to psychically charged memories you can recreate and enjoy in flashback form.

Murdered: Soul Suspect

Collect a few together, and you can attempt to answer the current problem, selecting the most relevant clues or pointing to the right words when the game needs more detail. Cleverly, you don’t need to have all the clues to get the answer right. As long as you’ve found the most important evidence, you can make a stab at the right solution and push your way onwards through the game.

When you’re not investigating there are other things to keep you occupied. The biggest is simply getting to the next investigation; a task complicated by the whole ghost-proof walls thing, and by the emergence of other obstructions.

Murdered: Soul Suspect

The most threatening obstacles are supernatural. Nasty pits of bubbling brimstone stuff must be avoided at all costs, while specific areas are haunted by demons – dementor-like fiends who do their best to devour your soul. In a more conventional game there would be some way to battle them, but

Murdered plays things differently, forcing you to hide in ‘dusk tears’, shadows left by other souls and pounce on the demons when their backs are turned. Dusk tears won’t keep you hidden forever, as the demons have a mean trick of ripping them apart to spill you out, so there’s a nice element of cat and mouse at play.

Beyond the main storyline you’ll also find side-missions, some of which simply involve revealing hidden ghostly objects to unlock the tale behind them, and some of which involve helping other tortured souls with their dilemmas so that they can take their walk into the light. These work like mini investigations, and add an interesting counterpoint to your own hunt. You can piece together the facts behind a drink-driving disaster, or help a distraught ghost understand how and why they died.

Murdered

There is a lot of really, really great stuff in here, and the more you play Murdered, the more you appreciate the way the game avoids many of the tropes that are continually wheeled out by the legions of identikit action games. Unfortunately, it doesn’t quite live up to its initial promise.

Some of its weaknesses are reasonably minor. A handful of the demon encounters are horrifically annoying, breaking the flow of the action and throwing you out of the game. The more demons the game throws in, the worse this issue becomes. Nor is it the most technically impressive game. Playing on Xbox One there’s a lot of detail in the characters, and some beautiful lighting effects, but the scenery is very last-gen, just given a buff up to 1080p.

Murdered: Soul Suspect

Salem itself disappoints in other ways. The way the limbo setting mixes mundane and spooky elements is superb, but the streets are almost devoid of human life, and the mortal characters you meet rarely have more than one or two lines to repeat ad-nauseum. With its cast of more intriguing, more dynamic characters, the world of the dead seems oddly more alive.

Most of all, the actual investigation gameplay doesn’t quite work. On one level, the game seems worried that you won’t get the answer, so finding the clues dotted around the area is actually harder – and often more frustrating – than working out what they mean.

However, you then have to pick the right clues to prioritise, which means thinking pedantically like the developers and choosing the exact ones they have chosen. After a while this becomes second nature, and it’s not as if there’s any real penalty for getting it wrong – you just lose points in a score system you won’t care about anyway. All the same, it doesn’t exactly make you feel like a Holmes or a Morse.

Murdered

In fact, you can’t help feeling that Murdered gives you an interesting set of tools, but no real scope to use them bar the way the developers have set down. You can use poltergeist powers to activate specific objects and cause a distraction, but only on a tiny number of objects, and only when the situation allows.

You can influence some of your ‘possessees’ or make some peek at whatever it is you want to look at, but again only a handful allow you access to the option. A better game would have allowed for a range of solutions and approaches. With Murdered it’s a case of ‘do it this way' or don't do it at all.

This isn’t a total disaster. After a bad start we grew to like Ronan for all his clumsy bad boy quirks, and once he makes friends with Joy there’s some good repartee in the script. Ignore the faults, and the adventure is surprisingly engaging, and while you might not care too much whodunit, you’ll be wrapped up in the spooky hows and whys.

Murdered isn’t a great game, but it’s a half-decent one that could have been amazing. In a strange way that makes it more interesting than a better but more generic title. We like it, but we’d like to see more.

Verdict
Murdered does its best to suffocate some great ideas while its investigative gameplay has its flaws. Yet there’s something refreshing about this spooky detective story, and if you can live with some cardboard characters and scenery then the engaging narrative will pull you through. There’s potential here for something smart, unusual and compelling, even if this first instalment doesn’t quite make it happen.

Pros
Focus on investigation
Unusual creepy premise
Surprisingly strong characters and story
Cons
Too many artificial limitations
Average graphics
Demon encounters grow frustration


Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate - PlayStation Vita
Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate - PlayStation Vita
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36 used & new from $16.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, October 2, 2014
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Fun and entertaining my favorite game trying to collect all Batman Arkham series. Awesome like the other games.


Batman Arkham Origins
Batman Arkham Origins
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome batman arkham origins game from the creators of DC ..., October 2, 2014
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This review is from: Batman Arkham Origins (App)
Awesome batman arkham origins game from the creators of DC COMICS and Mortal Kombat games. Fun and entertaining. This 4th batman game from arkham series. Hope to see more Dc Comics/ universe games in the future.


Borderlands 2 - Limited Edition - PlayStation Vita Bundle
Borderlands 2 - Limited Edition - PlayStation Vita Bundle
Price: $199.00
142 used & new from $174.95

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome handheld console, October 2, 2014
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Awesome handheld console great graphics and sound. The Borderlands 2 game fun and entertaining to play and has online multiplayer. I like the PS VITA a lot.


FIFA 15 - PlayStation Vita
FIFA 15 - PlayStation Vita
Price: $39.99
7 used & new from $34.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars My first FIFA game for PS Vita fun and entertaining, October 2, 2014
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My first FIFA game for PS Vita fun and entertaining. But i wish it had multiplayer online and DLC content. Hope the next FIFA game gets more staff and online.


Green Arrow Vol. 1: The Midas Touch (The New 52) (Green Arrow (DC Comics Paperback))
Green Arrow Vol. 1: The Midas Touch (The New 52) (Green Arrow (DC Comics Paperback))
by Dan Jurgens
Edition: Paperback
Price: $12.35
49 used & new from $7.11

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome comic, February 14, 2014
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Excellent comic the characters and the story is interesting. Kind of feels a little bit like the green arrow pilgrim smallville show.


SAW - Xbox 360
SAW - Xbox 360
Offered by Atomic Gaming
Price: $49.95
23 used & new from $14.21

5.0 out of 5 stars Great game, January 21, 2014
This review is from: SAW - Xbox 360 (Video Game)
Like in the movie but being in it as close you wanna be. Puzzling, fun, and entertaining recommended for this that love saw video games.
Love this game a lot hope they make more in the future with new characters and story.


Porn Videos Ladies
Porn Videos Ladies
Price: $0.00

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars its ok, January 15, 2014
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This review is from: Porn Videos Ladies (App)
It's ok not what I expected and doesn't work really well in my kindle and not the app I wanted to get too.


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