Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands Review.
23-7-2010. Category: Games. By: Bradley Beeck.
Prince of Persia is a venerable gaming series, dating back to the Apple II computer, but today The Forgotten Sands just feels like Assassins' Creeds poor cousin. This iteration in the series goes back to the formula of the 2003 era games, ignoring the more casual 2008 incarnation. In doing so it's an oldschool kind of game, requiring precise timings in quick succession. It's not unforgiving though, due to the time rewinding mechanic. It also needs mentioning that it has nothing to do with the Disney movie released at...
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E3 Day One - Ubisoft.
16-6-2010. Category: Games. By: Bradley Beeck.
Pronounced You-bee-soft, this french publisher has grown immensely since it's founding in 1986 to be one of the world's largest game publishers. They're most well known for their Prince of Persia, and Rayman games and they publish a variety of titles across all genres....
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Gaming Lookout May 2010.
5-4-2010. Category: Games. By: Bradley Beeck. View Comments(0).
This month's releases: Lost Planet 2, Alan Wake, Prince of Persia: Forgotten Sands, Trauma Team, Super Mario Galaxy 2. Other notable releases include: Red Dead Redemption (delayed from last month).
Ubisoft Apologizes for DRM with Free Gift.
26-3-2010. Category: Games. By: Bradley Beeck. View Comments(0).
In a story from Kotaku, players effected by Ubisoft's recent Assassin's Creed 2 DRM troubles have been sent an email with a link to a free game. The list of games apparently includes: Prince of Persia, Heroes Over Europe, Endwar and H.A.W.X. While other players have been said they've been offered DLC instead....
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Twelve Kingdoms Anime Review.
29-7-2009. Category: Anime. By: Bradley Beeck.
Twelve Kingdoms anime review. An amazing series that I wish would get a second season.
My Prince of Persia video didn't happen this week. I've been busy/stressed out over job interviews/programming tests.
Twelve Kingdoms Spill Over:
-Each chapter/arc ends with a recap episode. They have pieces of new content sprinkled in them so you can’t just skip them.
-The divine governmental system is a pretty cool idea. Although it doesn’t seem to work any better. A holy creature selects and serves the ruler of a kingdom. The King is immortal and so are his selected bureaucrats. However if the king governs wrongly the Kirin gets sick, yoma infest the land, the land turns to dust, and the King eventually dies.
-I was disappointed that the battle for Kei was skipped over but there’s more on that later in the series.
Prince of Persia Game Review.
16-7-2009. Category: Games. By: Bradley Beeck.
Prince of Persia game review. Almost everything Mirror’s Edge did to annoy me this did the opposite and it shows in the scores.
Prince of Persia Spill Over:
-We learn a lot about Elika but the Prince remains something of a mystery.
-The final boss fight takes place from his perspective/camera position. And it's black and white. A novelty to be sure.
-The camera whips around sometimes.
-Tutorial messages hang around longer than necessary. I think I actually turned them off.
-Corrupted soldier battles are annoying when you want to pass through an area quickly. They have the habit of regaining half their health if you stuff up a Quick Time Event. But if you reach them before they fully spawn you can kill them instantly.
-The in game cutscenes which occur after defeating a boss don’t feel separate from the rest of the game. It's probably because you can talk to Elika during the game proper.
Martian Successor Nadesico Movie Review.
10-7-2009. Category: Anime. By: Bradley Beeck.
Martian Successor Nadesico: The Motion Picture - The Prince of Darkness review. That's a mouthful. They should have includes a synopsis of events between the TV series and the movie with the DVD release. It doesn't work so well on it's own.
And as promised my Mirror's Edge Gameplay Review video. The next video review will probably be Prince of Persia.
Hotel Dusk: Room 215 Game Review.
15-4-2009. Category: Games. By: Bradley Beeck.
Hotel Dusk: Room 215 game review. A good game that could have been better resolved if the characters left the hotel. So this week I finished Mirror's Edge and Prince of Persia both on the 360. Mirror's Edge was one of the more frustrating games I've played. The controls could be improved, the combat mechanics are bad, and the flow of the game could be greatly improved by highlighting the path through the environment. Prince of Persia on the other hand was wonderful apart from the combat. I can't tell you how much I enjoyed not being punished for missing a jump and always knowing where to go after playing Mirrors Edge. I think I'm even going to buy the DLC. Anime wise I've been making my way through Vandread which will be next week's review.
A new feature I made for the site is recommendation searching. Enter a genre and/or a minimum rating and click the button to find things matching that criteria. A good way of finding new games or anime. It's not that useful at the moment but if I keep this up I'll eventually have a huge database of titles. It's available for both Read More >>
Hoop Days Anime Review.
8-4-2009. Category: Anime. By: Bradley Beeck.
Hoop Days anime review. A great series that had me cheering team Mizuho on. This week saw a truck load of new anime series start airing. I've only had time to watch Valkyria Chronicles which seemed decent enough. It's an anime adaption of the ps3 game and reminded me of Pumpkin Scissors. As far as gaming goes I'm backlogged with the addition of Prince of Persia 360, The World Ends with You and Lifesigns on the DS. I'm still making my way through Bully which should speed up now that I have the splitters/component cables to record on the PC but play on the TV.
-Hoop Days should get a second series.
-There are too many Miura style characters in appearance. Miura clones even.
-There’s a really stupid move on Fujiwara’s part during one of the games. It was a case of: “Why would you do that when you’re winning?!”
-It doesn’t rush to finish a match off within an episode. It lets it lead into the next which leaves the rest of that next episode to tie things up.
-It didn’t make sense why they would wait that long to try and fix such a glaring problem. I...
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