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I will start in saying that this is the best game I've played all year, I haven't completed it yet but from what I've played, it's quite simply astonishing.
I've played this on the 360 aswell and I can tell you now that Valve have done a steller job on the PS3, in terms of graphic's it's alot crisper and you also have the Steam compatability. You get a free Portal 2 download on Steam for your PC with the PS3 version so that co-op can somehow be played between PS3 consoles and on PC's.
Puzzle's are still brilliant that really make you think and are so fun to work out. You now have these sort of gel-like substances with each giving you different abilities. The orange coloured gel increases your speed while blue lets you bounce up high and the white gel makes any surface portal-able.
So overall, it has some of the best voice acting I've ever heard in a game with a supurb performance by Steve Merchant who voices the little personality sphere who is hilarious at times due to great writing. Top notch graphic's (namely for PS3), sound is amazing, PS3 version has Steam capabilities, it has a brilliant central mechanic with it's portal device and I can't think of single negative for the PS3 version. Now it's just up to you to get this game.
Resonance Of Fate
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I was really getting into the combat and story of RoF until I hit a number of difficulty spikes about 5-7 hours into the game, now I like a challenge with my games but only if they're challenging and fun. This is where RoF fails in my opinion, it is relentlessly unforgiving very early on and if you don't come prepared makes alot of the battles a real chore.
But despite it's flaws there are glimpses of what it could of been if they had got the balance right, it has excellent combat mechanics, which are complex at first but when you do get to grips with them, it is very fun and enjoyable.
I just wish they hadn't made the experience such a task, for this I just don't have the time or patience to keep at it. But if you are someone who does and enjoys a tough challenge then knock yourself out and give it ago. But if your relitively new to the genre like me, the difficulty may well dissolve any enthusiasm you have for the game.
Mass Effect 2
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Everything about this game oozes excellence from its story, gameplay, character developement, graphics, beautiful realised cities and everything in between.
Its story partly stems from the first Mass Effect that I haven't had the privilage to play, but does have its own story for its second outing. The story is fairly simple, with an Alien race called the Collectors abducting off World human colonies and using them for their own personal gain. Theres alot more to the story narrative as you play through the game, that I won't spoil here.
Now onto the port that the game has been given, if someone had told me that the game was made primarily using the PS3 hardware I would believe them. It's better looking than its Xbox 360 cousin, due to the new Mass Effect 3 engine that is being used. The Blu-ray disc really helps to push out a very asthetically pleasing game.
The music of course is still superb, with most of the composition undertaken by Jack Wall, who also worked on the first Mass Effect. It may not be as ethereal and dramtic as the first soundtrack, but its definetly a dabatable subject.
The character developement, is something very unique that really makes you have an understanding of the characters on a personal and emotional level, it's difficult to find a game that induces the viewer/player with emotions so seamlessly which Bioware have achieved triumphantly.
I could write so much more positives about this game, but I don't want to take away more of your time, which could be spent on playing Mass Effect 2; one of the best games of this generation.
There was one negative about the game, but isn't particularly about the game per se. It's not quite the definitive version as it could have been, with not all of the DLC already on the disc, you do have to download most of it. That is the only negative that I can find about the game, which pretty much says it all really.
Scott Pilgrim Vs The World: Limited Edition Steelbook
It's such a tragedy that the film was a flop at the box office failing to claw back the $60 million it cost to create. Hopefully its release on Blu-ray will help it find the audience it deserves, for this is the most entertaining movie of 2010, due to its supurb soundtrack and great cast.
The Blu-ray transfer is quite brilliant, rich in colour and very clean and crisp throughout. The audio is even stronger thanks to a DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack that is quite simply amazing.
A fantastic film requires an excellent variety of extras and this Blu-ray doesn't disappoint. There's four commentaries, 30 minutes of deleted scenes, an in-depth making of, blogs, alternative edits and much, much more.
Scott Pilgrim Vs The World is an outstanding film, buy it immediately and ensure that it gets the acclaim it actually deserves.
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World
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It's such a tragedy that the film was a flop at the box office failing to claw back the $60 million it cost to create. Hopefully its release on Blu-ray will help it find the audience it deserves, for this the most entertaining movie of 2010, due to its supurb soundtrack and great cast.
A fantastic film requires an excellent variety of extras and this Blu-ray doesn't disappoint. There's four commentaries, 30 minutes of deleted scenes, an in-depth making of, blogs, alternative edits and much much more.
Predator 1 & 2 Double Pack
First off the Blu-ray transfer for Predator 1 is very poor indeed, probably the worst I have seen so far, I couldn't tell the differance from the DVD version upscaled on my PS3. The transfer for Predator 2 is better and there is a notable differance in PQ compared to DVD, although the night scenes do suffer from abit of grain.
I hadn't seen the Predator movies for a while and I thought the 1st predator was alot better than it actually is, but Predator 2 definitely saves this from getting a 2 star. It's the better movie and has a few special features on it, unlike Predator 1 which doesn't have any.
Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days - Limited Edition
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I was eagerly anticipating this games release all due to the fact that I was intrigued by the youtube style visuals and excellent graphics, on this front I was very impressed. It also has top notch sound with the 5.1 surround sound back speakers being put to very good use.
Unfortunetly the game is very short clocking in around 4 and half hours on medium difficulty, and can become quite repetitive. But there is the option of the offline version of arcade mode which is a good thing and of course the other online scenarios which are more of a long term venture.
Overall I am happy with the purchase, all due to it's unique style, sound and atmosphere. If you want a shooter with a more stylised gritty theme, look no further.
Gioteck Real Triggers (PS3)
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These triggers are a must have edition for the PS3 controller, I can't use the controller without them on anymore. They actually improve your skill in certain situations in games because it helps the contoller fit more comfortably into the hand and from my experience improves my gaming. For the price and the effectiveness of the product I can't recommend these enough.
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I havn't played a racer faithfully since my PS2 days with the Burnout series and for along time I was waiting for a racer that was worth playing, alot of driving games came and went but I just didn't feel that adrenaline that the Burnout series gave me, that was until I played Split/Second.
I can't praise this game enough and I have to say it exceeds my expectations of any racer out there, it has these awe-inspiring set pieces where the whole city around you starts to fall away into rubble, which also creates new pathways in a race.
I recommend this game highly to anyone, the online aspect is also sensational, I've never felt such adrenaline in a game online ever. Just play it.
Edge Of Darkness (2009)
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I thought the film was really enjoyable to watch and had a great script and story, it had such dark undertones throughout the movie and at times the action on screen really takes you by surprise. All credit to the main cast for pulling off such destressing scenes which just makes you believe the great story and script even more.
It was great to see how the semi-complex story unravels overtime and adds a real sense of suspense that has you on the edge of your seat, it keeps you guessing the whole way.
Onto the blu-ray, the picture quality is what you should expect with a new release and it does the atmosphere and the special effects justice. The sound is excellent with each gunshot sounding so piercing on a 5.1 surround sound, and the extra features are also a nice touch with all of them in HD.