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09
Aug
09

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07
Aug
09

TMNT: Turtles in time Re shelled trial Overview!

“…Leonardo leads! Donatello does machine!! Raphael is cool but rude! And  Michelangelo is a PARTY DUDE!!!”

*ahem*

Yes OK I admit it back in the early 90’s I couldn’t stop watching the cartoon. I hated Shredder just as much as the next 5 year old kid and I must admit these “turtles in a half shell.” Got me into pizza.

But enough of the trip down memory lane. I picked up the trial version of TMNT: Turtles in time re shelled last night. Not having played the original turtles in time I was kind of optimistic on what I was about to play.

First off the TMNT classic cheese is still alive and well. One of shredders (what I assume to be) Gigantic creations has stolen the statue of liberty of all things and the turtles have to stop his evil plan!!

Why the statue of liberty I dot know, most villains rob national banks but looking at the guy I dread to ask.

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Anyway back to the game. In the trial version you have both single player and multiplayer available. The single player puts you through one level and one boss (if you can call it that). You can choose from all four turtles which have varying stats. But personally I didn’t see much difference, except for Donatello’s reach seeing as he has his uber long cane.

That aside the game play is……clunky to say the least. Me being me I am used to fast paced combos from the likes of Devil May Cry and Ninja Gaiden. This game however seems slow and has about as many combos as I have brain cells…Not many!

The graphics on the other hand look really good! Still maintaining the cartoony style and giving the game a nice 3D over hall. I would defiantly hang this game up on my wall more than anything.

The boss battle I mentioned earlier, well it wasn’t a boss as more of an annoyance. It flew and didn’t take long to kill at all.

As for the multiplayer it is very much the same deal but with up to four people. Hordes of foot soldiers who like to watch you more than anything. As you can see I am not overly impressed by this game.

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All in all TMNT Turtles in time re shelled is a remake of a game that should of been buried. Even though it looks very shiny the game play doesn’t hit the mark. But if you really enjoyed the original then this is the game for you.

TMNT: Turtles in time Re shelled is available now from Xbox LIVE arcade for 800 MSP!

Garv!

EDIT: Hmm didn’t notice that Michelangelo has exactly he same pose in both screen shots. Thats how varied it is :p

05
Aug
09

So whats grabbed my attension?

Hey gaming peeps! Here with a news roundup or Plus xp! So hats caught my eye in the past week or so?

Batman: Arkham Asylum Demo.

All Batman fans need to be by there PS3 or 360 this Friday as the Arkham Asylum demo hits PSN and Xbox LIVE! I am really excited about this one, Rock Steady promises this is going to be one of the games of the year. Quite frankly I agree with them 🙂

Sega Q1 fails plummet like a lead balloon.

SEGA Has set sail on the fail boat once more :(. Its sad really I love the company even if they have totally murdered sonics image. Anyhoo check my post out on OLC for all the info on it!

Braid Seaquel

That right folks the Seaquel for the hit XBLA game Braid has been announced. The seaquel is called The Witness and will hit XBLA around 2011. Bit of a wait but the game promises to focus on looks and promises us an exploration puzzle game on  desolate island. Funky!

So thoes bits of info should get the juices flowing for now. Will update again very soon. Expect a demo reviewof Arkham aslylum. I can’t wait!!!

23
Jul
09

Did you miss?: Reviews for older titles

Its true, games consoles have gotten more powerful over time, allowing developers to make more visually impressive, larger games, which allow them to create something that it ultimately more impressive. But the creativity has always been there – simply contained within the rules and restrictions of the console games were built for. Although generally less powerful than games of this generation, older games can still be masterpieces, and it would be a shame to ignore them thus.

Therefore I have decided to create my own series of articles on PlusXP – simply titled “Did you miss?“. I will be cover ing a good selection of old games, and will review them spoiler-free so fear not if you’ve never played the game before! Keep an eye out, and you may just discover something you may have otherwise  missed altogether!

-Leon

16
Jul
09

Officaly announced tracks for GH 5

Hey guys.

Been back from holiday for a couple of days now but have had writers block and mega games catchup session. Now I am back I will tell you about the tracks that have been announced for GH 5 coming Q3 this year!

The tracks!

  • Band Of Horses – “Cigarettes, Wedding Bands”
  • Beastie Boys – “Gratitude”
  • Beck – “Gamma Ray”
  • Billy Squier – “Lonely Is The Night”
  • Blur – “Song 2”
  • Bob Dylan – “All Along The Watchtower”
  • Children Of Bodom – “Done With Everything, Die For Nothing”
  • Coldplay – “In My Place”
  • Darkest Hour – “Demon(s)”
  • David Bowie – “Fame”
  • Deep Purple – “Woman From Tokyo (’99 Remix)”
  • Elliott Smith – “L.A.”
  • Iggy Pop – “Lust For Life (Live)”
  • Jeff Beck – “Scatterbrain (Live)”
  • John Mellencamp – “Hurts So Good”
  • Kings Of Leon – “Sex On Fire”
  • Queens Of The Stone Age – “Make It Wit Chu”
  • Rose Hill Drive – “Sneak Out”
  • Santana – “No One To Depend On (Live)”
  • The Bronx – “Six Days A Week”
  • Thrice – “Deadbolt”
  • Tom Petty – “Runnin’ Down A Dream”
  • Vampire Weekend – “A-Punk”
  • Wolfmother – “Back Round”
  • Attack! Attack! UK – “You And Me”
  • Bon Jovi – “You Give Love A Bad Name”
  • Darker My Love – “Blue Day”
  • The Duke Spirit – “Send A Little Love Token”
  • Elton John – “Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting)”
  • Face To Face – “Disconnected”
  • Garbage – “Only Happy When It Rains”
  • Kaiser Chiefs – “Never Miss A Beat”
  • Kiss – “Shout It Out Loud”
  • Love and Rockets – “Mirror People”
  • My Morning Jacket – “One Big Holiday”
  • Nirvana – “Lithium (Live)”
  • The Police – “So Lonely”
  • Rammstein – “Du Hast”
  • The Rolling Stones – “Sympathy For The Devil”
  • Sonic Youth – “Incinerate”
  • Screaming Trees – “Nearly Lost You”
  • Sublime – “What I Got”
  • The Sword – “Maiden, Mother & Crone”
  • Thin Lizzy – “Jailbreak”
  • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – “American Girl”
  • The White Stripes – “Blue Orchid”

Thats not all either there are till tracks yet to be announcred for  the game. The tracks list looks promising i must say. But is GH becoming to old? will they jus run out of ideas for new games? Only time will tell.

Garv!

07
Jun
09

Project Natal (News from E3)

As i have been saying throughout the plus xp E3 2009 coverage that i was gonna do a post on project Natal and what this amazing thing is coming to Xbox 360.

natal cam

When I first heard about this new thing that Xbox was bringing out I thought and i quote “oh great another wii motion sensor clone whoopy doo. Microsoft at it again not coming up with their own ideas so stealing and adapting others” (That wasn’t a dig at the avatars or anything ;).)

But then I thought during E3 i would give this device one chance to wow me at what it could do. I then saw this video:

After looking at that it grabbed my attention a little bit more. This was not just a sensor bar. I mean i have always been sceptical till now. Wouldn’t you when you have seen images all over the net such as this?

Thanks Goodness This Isn't Getting Made

Thanks Goodness This Isn't Getting Made

So enough of what it isn’t. More about what Natal is. From the video you ca see its got Motion sensors, camera, voice recognition all sorts. This i the Swiss army knife of controllerless video gaming.

But the one thing that totally swayed me over was Lion Head’s new Project for Natal. Dubbed Milo this actually had me stunned and amazed. If you have been following plus xp over E3 you will know what Milo is. If you don’t or just want to watch the video again, grab you mouse and click This Link! (scroll down till about the middle of the post).

So with project Milo coming this pretty much swayed it for me. Project natal is going to be amazing and i cannot wait to get my hands on it.

So what else has natal got for us? Let a nice E3 stage demo fill you in 🙂

I seriously want to get my hands on this now. I hope this has informed you of what this new 360 gadget can do, as for release date sadly nothing has been announced yet but i will expect sometime Q4 next year/ Q1 2011. But that’s just my judgement.

Garv!

06
Jun
09

What did i forget to Mention? (E3 2009)

Now that all the commotion of E3 I think its time to look back at the best bits of the 2009 Electronics Entertainment Expo! So lets kick things off wat am i most excited about?

What Is Project Natal?

I’ll be doing a full coverage post in the next couple of days to basically tell you what Natal is and what its potential is. When i first heard about it at E3 i thought it was xbox’s clone of the wii motion sensor. How wrong i was. As i say more on that story later. But for now i will lave you with a quick list of what it can do:

Scan images into games

Motion capture each part of the body

Web caming

Voice recognition

Microsoft vision camera times 200. i will fill you all in in the next couple of days.

Mini Ninjas

Haven’t been paying much attention till now. I Saw a clip from E3 ad have since fallen in love with its quirky kiddyness. It sets to me heart warming and comedy and great fun.

DarkSiders.

Another Hack nd slash game that i have been hearing about. Saw some stuff from E3 Looks pretty cool. You play as War who is one of the 4 horseman of the Apocalypse after the apocalypse has happened the horsemen are betrayed by hell d hated by heaven and are stuck on earth with demons. sounds like a good bit of senseless violence.

e3 darksiders

Assassins Creed 2

Yes its coming (if you haven’t heard already) and promises to be the alot better than the first. not a huge fan of the first to be honest but the sequel looks to be promising!

This years E3 has been awesome. If i can get to E3 2010 tht would be cool. lets keep our fgers crossed :p

Garv!