Reviews by juxtaposed_j



juxtaposed_j | Jan. 5, 2016 | Review of Super Smash Bros Wii U - Nintendo

If you have played the Original Super Smash Bros.on the Nintendo 64 home games system console way back in 1999 then you know what to expect. All the main Nintendo big players (and some from outside the Nintendo camp) in the Nintendo world fighting and smashing each other around in a beat-em up genre setting. A different take on the genre compared to 'standard', typical fighter such as Street Fighter, Tekken, Dead or Alive, Virtua Figther or the SNK fighting series. Be as Mario, Luigi, Peach, Link, Samus, Roy, Kirby, Pikachu- even Sonic, Mega-Man, Bayonetta and Cloud from Final Fantasy! This is a fun game, especially with friends and online- Gets the Nintendo seal of approval!



juxtaposed_j | Jan. 4, 2016 | Review of Splatoon Wii U - Nintendo

A brand new intellectual property developed by Nintendo on the Nintendo Wii U console. Don't be put off by the 'cutesy', 'Nintendo-typical', bright, bold, colourful and kiddy aesthetic style here. What you have is fun, deep, original shooter, that makes a change from your typical Call of Duty, Battlefield, generic army first person shooter still dominating and flooding consoles. At first, the controls took a while to adjust and get used to, especially with the new Wii U gamepad, which is very different compared to conventional console controllers. Splat away your ink while also turning into a squid (don't ask) and enjoy the online multiplayer features.



juxtaposed_j | Jan. 3, 2016 | Review of Super Mario 3D World Wii U - Nintendo

Lots of amazing fun with friends- for four! All new on the Wii U, great for families or for groups of friends where you can use teamwork, play against each other or challenge one another. All the Mario gang are here- Luigi, Toad, Peach and of course the main man himself- Mr short, chubby Italian plumber, with the mustache and red dungarees himself- Mario. All the standard power-ups are here, my fave is the new cat one, which allows you to climb and scratch. Looks great on the Wii U, in all it's glorious, lush, HD 3D splendour- definitely an exclusive, top purchase to make for the Nintendo Wii U.



juxtaposed_j | Jan. 2, 2016 | Review of Mario Kart 8 Wii U - Nintendo

Updated classic and the original 1992 Super Nintendo Entertainment System console go-karter now for the Wii U. Looks great, with bright, vibrant colours, in smooth, crisp High Definition, while the default, standard Wii U game-pad may look daunting; however I found it easy to get used to and was enjoyable and straightforward to use. Contains all the previous power-ups (stars, red shells, blue shells, shrinkage) along some new ones, while the courses are entertaining, thrilling yet gradually get challenging, allowing you to learn and get used to the tracks. Also now online!!! You can now race against others online in various modes across the world- a must-have for the Wii U!



juxtaposed_j | Jan. 1, 2016 | Review of VC SNES Mario Kart - Nintendo

The original go-karter is here. Such a classic and originator that many copies, inspirations and homages have been paid and observed. This originally came out on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System way back in 1992 (first in Japan) and is still fun, entertaining, competitive and thrilling as ever for video-gamers young and old all the worldwide. With many memorable and colourful, yet challenging tracks/courses and mode to play over, there is lots to keep entertained. Of course, we can forget the iconic and legendary power-ups?! From the banana skin, star, red shells, lightning to make you shrink and the shameful blue shell :P



juxtaposed_j | Dec. 31, 2015 | Review of VC SNES Super Mario World Wii U - Nintendo

Nintendo created the blueprint for all platformers here. The Super Nintendo title revolutionised the platform genre by introducing Yoshi the green dinosaur. Packed with many (and secret) levels Super Mario World is a joy to play and even playing now brings back much nostalgia from the levels, abilities, music and power-ups. This is still a challenge within the later levels, while there is lots to across Dinosaur Land for the Italian plumbers to explore vastly across. Very enjoyable even now and still miles ahead enjoyable compared to many current platformers plaguing mobiles and app stores. A very class act!


Now on the PS4

juxtaposed_j | Dec. 7, 2014 | Review of The Last of Us Remastered - PlayStation 4

Even though I originally played it on the PS3, I felt I had to play it again (mainly as I didn't really play the multiplayer) Exactly the same as the PS3 version, with more better graphics, it's still a taut, deep, engrossing experience, If you enjoyed the Uncharted series you would definitely enjoy this.



juxtaposed_j | Dec. 7, 2014 | Review of The Evil Within - PlayStation 3

Resident Evil back to it's roots, from the 'survival horror' originator, Shinji Mikami, Scarier than the last Resident Evil titles, will evil, horror elements similar to Dead Space- this is an entertaining romp, with is true to it's 'Survival Horror' tag. Claustraphobic settings, with scare ammo, and horrific enemies- this titles make you struggle and scrabble to survive.



juxtaposed_j | Dec. 7, 2014 | Review of Plants Vs Zombies Garden Warfare - Xbox One

Having never played the other Plants Vs Zombies, but being aware of it, I wasn't sure what to expect, but after playing it I found a pretty fun and entertaining game that doesn't take itself too seriously. Shooting zombies, as different types of plants in a cartoony, kids setting is enjoyable, while the games presentation values look great in next-gen.


I Preferred It Over XCOM: Enemy Unknown...

juxtaposed_j | Dec. 6, 2014 | Review of The Bureau Xcom Declassified - PlayStation 3

As it is a 3rd person actioner, could use a controller and was more action-based. This time set in the 1960's, but still containing aliens/extra-terrestrial lifeforms this is an entertaining action-packed title.


Claustrophobicly Scary

juxtaposed_j | Dec. 6, 2014 | Review of Alien Isolation - PlayStation 4

Puts the fear into you- you will die, A LOT, ammo is scarce, the Alien will vengefully pursuit and want to kill you. A major improvement over the last Aliens game... :P Your battle is to simply survive.


Compliments the PS4 Well

juxtaposed_j | Dec. 5, 2014 | Review of Drive Club - PlayStation 4

Looks slick and shiny, showcasing the PS4's graphical prowess, Handles like a standard racing video game while the racing tracks do loo amazing, while the social aspect is cool. The different selection of cars are also a pleasure to select, modify, collect and drive.


Premium Priced

juxtaposed_j | Dec. 3, 2014 | Review of SteelSeries Siberia V2 Frost Blue - PC DVD

Fits and feel well o your head while providing solid sound quality, noise cancelling- the mic is decent. Nice blue light illumination which adds a fancy effect. Nice colourway.


Another pricey headset..

juxtaposed_j | Dec. 1, 2014 | Review of SteelSeries Siberia V2 Black - PC DVD

Looks like any other standard headset, can also double up as standard headphones. Quality is decent and feels sturdy enough. The material appears to be made out of leather (hence the high price point)



juxtaposed_j | Nov. 30, 2014 | Review of SteelSeries Elite White Headset - PC DVD

I can't justify the high price for these headphones, you can probably get better for a fraction of the price, The same as other gaming headsets. Nice colourway



juxtaposed_j | Nov. 25, 2014 | Review of SteelSeries 5H V3 - PC DVD

Does the job well, however for the price you can find cheaper and better alternatives. Usable on PC, laptops, phones, etc- However it is made especially for PC/console gaming. Sound and communication (via the mic) is clear and well.


Gaming Headset

juxtaposed_j | Nov. 23, 2014 | Review of SteelSeries 3H V2 - PC DVD

Solid and sturdy, yet does the job. Compatible also with phones, IPAD's etc along with your PC. Decent sound quality, fit yet with a fancy colourway.



juxtaposed_j | Nov. 23, 2014 | Review of Siberia Elite Black Headset - PC DVD

Good quality sounds, lightweight, yet sturdy and really immerses you into the gameplay experience. Some may feel the device is too big or clunky, but I felt it done the job well. Included Dolby Surround, good sound quality and is compatible with most PC devices.


PS3 Wireless Headset

juxtaposed_j | Nov. 22, 2014 | Review of Official Sony PlayStation 3 Wireless Headset - PC

Good quality, solid wireless headset- would have been even better if Bluetooth supported/enabled. Comes in a nice, solid, stylish stand while is very light and practical- the mic and noise cancellation is decent, while the reception quality is also good, Can also be used on mobile phones.


Highly recommended

juxtaposed_j | Oct. 20, 2014 | Review of Broforce - PC

I came across this title via the free-to-play edition of The Expandabros- lots of fun, to shoot through terrain, enemies and pretty much destroy everything in your path. Good old 8-bit fun along with co-op features.


8-Bit Violence

juxtaposed_j | Oct. 20, 2014 | Review of Hotline Miami - PC

Don't be fooled by the graphics; this is a rather violent, fun game- where you will die A LOT. Set in 80's Miami, you play a character wearing a variety of masks, heavily inspired by the film Drive (a major influence) Oh yeah, the soundtrack is pretty much amazing also.


Big Fun

juxtaposed_j | Oct. 11, 2014 | Review of MiddleEarth Shadow of Mordor - PlayStation 3

I am not the biggest fan of Middle Earth or claim to know much about its world- however after seeing trailers of it online and seeing the stark comparisons to gameplay such as Assassins Creed movement and exploration and Batman's combat, my interest piqued. However, this game is action-packed, very fun, a typical, entertaining blockbuster game that does the job well- appealing to fans of Mordor and video-game enthusiasts.



juxtaposed_j | Oct. 10, 2014 | Review of The Amazing SpiderMan 2 - PlayStation 3

I always find Spider-man games to be fun (maybe because I'm a big fan of him) since playing them on the PlayStation, through the various version on the PS2 I always love web-slinging across the skyscrapers across NYC, jumping around, shooting webs out and generally being 'your friendly neighborhood Spiderman'.



juxtaposed_j | Oct. 10, 2014 | Review of Assassins Creed IV Black Flag - Xbox 360

The last Assassins Creed I played was Brotherhood and since then I felt slight lost and bemused by the constant, yearly outputs of this series, I heard this one was pretty good and finally got around to playing it- and i can genuinely say I was impressed with what I played. The game look colourful and vibrant, from bright beaches, lush landscapes, with turtles scuttles and topical birds flying around. The world seems large and bustling, swimming across vast oceans on a boat while of course, free-running across trees and buildings. Impressive.


An attractive bundle

juxtaposed_j | Sept. 25, 2014 | Review of PlayStation 4 500GB Console Metal Gear Solid V Child of Light Deluxe - PlayStation 4

A great little bundle here for PS4 owners- Child of Light, Ground Zeroes and of course, the PS4 to play it. Ground Zeroes is very short, however Child of Light is a nice title to have in your collection. While the PS4 is still lacking any, major killer apps- having this bundle will definitely suffice.


A modern-day RPG , with a twist...

juxtaposed_j | Sept. 19, 2014 | Review of South Park The Stick of Truth (1) - PlayStation 3

Having not watched a South Park episode for many years (the Kanye West and Somali Pirate ones) or being a big fan, I didn't really know what to expect with the Stick of Truth after the looooong delays. It essentially looks like the TV show, while being based in an RPG, with all the type of humour you'd expect from South Park, Discover the Stick Of Truth!


A sweet bundle

juxtaposed_j | Sept. 18, 2014 | Review of PlayStation 4 500GB Final Fantasy XIV Realm Reborn Child of Light Deluxe Edition - PlayStation 4

At present, I still feel the PS4 is light on many or exclusive, killer titles at present; however this bundle is pretty sweet. Child Of Light is a beautiful, fantasy title, like a fairy tale, which I enjoyed a lot, while I didn't play Final Fantasy XIV much, after being put off from previous Final Fantasy titles (Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy XII, it is still worth playing if you are a fan of the Final Fantasy series or Japanses role-platying video games in general.


Get fit on the Kinect

juxtaposed_j | Aug. 29, 2014 | Review of UFC Personal Trainer for Kinect - Xbox 360

Become a MMA fighter! (Well probably not) but learn the basics of doing moves and techniques all on the Xbox 360 Kinect. The Kinect sensor does a pretty good job of recording and catching your moves and after a few sessions you definitely feel it and you feel rather fit :P Quite educational.


DBZ Kinect

juxtaposed_j | Aug. 28, 2014 | Review of Dragon Ball Z Kinect - Xbox 360

Perform Dragonball Z moves on the Kinect motion sensor- quite a workout once you do the moves and get into it, Good fun, especially for Dragonball Z fans (which are many, young and old) Looks, feels and moves like a an actual episode/anime of DBZ, Be Goku!!!


Another Gaming Mouse

juxtaposed_j | Aug. 26, 2014 | Review of Ozone Radon 3K Laser Gaming Mouse - PC

Light, adjustable, fluid, ergonomic and easy to easy to use. More of a 'gaming' mouse than a standard mouse with quick motion and an apparent wide span and reach due to the laser technology.



juxtaposed_j | Aug. 23, 2014 | Review of Roccat Kone Xtd Max R3 Laser Sensor Gaming Mouse - PC

A nice light mouse, that is quick, responsive and looks rather fancy in your hand. A quality gaming mouse.


Does the job

juxtaposed_j | Aug. 23, 2014 | Review of Roccat Isku Illuminated Gaming Keyboard - PC DVD

This is a big, chunky keyboard that lights and illuminates in blue, perfect for FPS's (it's specialty) One for the hardcore, dedicated PC game players.


A decent mousemat, what more can I say?

juxtaposed_j | Aug. 3, 2014 | Review of Ozone Ground Level Xl Evo ExtraLarge Gaming Mousepad - PC DVD

Ozone develop many PC peripherals such as mice, mice-mats and keyboards Looks pretty funky, Good size/width Decently priced and gets the job done


Hi-Tech War

juxtaposed_j | Aug. 1, 2014 | Review of Wolfenstein The New Order (2) - PC DVD

Battle and defeat the Nazi's in a 1960's-themed landscape with futuristic weapons and equipment. Makes a nice change to the standard Nazi, World War II first-person-shooters, while the settings are action-packed and pretty adrenaline-fueled. An inventive arsenal,enemies to conquer and landscape to explore Fun, yet brief (the main campaign)


A classic

juxtaposed_j | July 29, 2014 | Review of Official Sony Dualshock Controller Blue - PlayStation 3

What more can be said that hasn't been already about the iconic DualShock controller? This one is blue and if you have ever used a PlayStation controller you know what to expect. Worth the purchase if your PlayStation is blue (or if you just love the colour blue)



juxtaposed_j | July 29, 2014 | Review of P11 PS3 Headset - PlayStation 3

The headsets immerse you in the action, especially if it is a loud, action-packed FPS, Very bassy, with good sound effects, also as a bonus, compatible with the PC and and contains a mic monitor. However the sound and quality can dip and be problematic sometimes. I have read online that many users have experienced issues with these headsets.


Gift Card

juxtaposed_j | July 29, 2014 | Review of Xbox Gift Card 15 - Xbox 360

Does exactly what it says on the tin- receive points to redeem to then buy games, DLC etc etc. The code worked as soon as entered in. It's a shame they aren't sent by email, instead of being sent by post.


A major improvement

juxtaposed_j | July 29, 2014 | Review of Xbox One Wireless Controller - Xbox One

The new controllers for the next-gen XBox One games console is light, yet sturdy and for beat-em ups is actually decent!!! The usual spiel for a controller-wireless, responsive, fits in the hand, D-pad, shoulder pads and twin analogue sticks.


Take a pic!

juxtaposed_j | July 29, 2014 | Review of PlayStation Camera - PlayStation 4

The camera is pretty decent, sharp, clear and crisp and easily works, links with the PS4 controller. Also utilises a light bar, kind of similar to the Wiis. A bit of a novelty for now but should come into its own, when more games/peripherals are released.


Good for what it is

juxtaposed_j | July 29, 2014 | Review of PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 Dual Charging Stand - PlayStation 4

Charges the controllers wirelessly, via USB. You can save yourself money however by just using standard USB leads to charge the controllers via the PS4. Does the job.


Bloody Red

juxtaposed_j | July 29, 2014 | Review of Sony PlayStation DualShock 4 Magma Red - PlayStation 4

An updated design on the classic PlayStation controller, is pretty light for what it packs inside. So much better than the XBox 360 controller for playing beat-em-ups. The shoulder buttons have finally been fixed! Takes a while you adjust and get used to.


More of the same

juxtaposed_j | July 29, 2014 | Review of Call of Duty Ghosts - PlayStation 4

Online is still addictive, competitive and pretty amusing. Time to go back to the drawing board and re-do the formula...



juxtaposed_j | July 29, 2014 | Review of Lego Marvel Superheroes - PlayStation 4

Lego always know how how to produce fun, entertaining games on specific areas, whether it be Batman, Lord Of The Rings or Star Wars. Here you control the Marvel Superheros (Avengers team, Deadpool and others) Lots of fun for both older and younger fans alike.


Glittery fun

juxtaposed_j | July 25, 2014 | Review of Pandemonium - PC

I remember originally playing this game at a friends, during a sleepover way back on the original PlayStation and loved it! During the days when 3D platformers were all the rage, this colourful title was enjoyable with many power-ups and enemies to go through. Playing it now is reminiscent and brings back many memories, however the graphics have aged (which is expected from a title that is coming up to 20 years old)


Build your own Theme Park!

juxtaposed_j | July 1, 2014 | Review of RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 Platinum MAC - PC

If you are a fan of sim type//build your own creations, then this game is for you. Granted the graphics are aged now, however the creative freedom and ability to manage,run and maintain your own Theme Park(s) is a lot fun. If you are from the school of the original Theme Park you will feel right at home here. The Platinum Edition contains some more features packed in.


Hacker's Heaven

juxtaposed_j | June 22, 2014 | Review of Watch Dogs GEM - PlayStation 3

An ambitious and entertain game, set in Chicago, where the main character is Aiden Pearce who is a top hacker. You could say this is like a version of GTA, set in the future, with more-technology, hacking, paranoid. I found it entertaining and visually it looks next-gen. I haven't played the multiplayer features yet, while the single-player is still keeping me hooked. Yeah, the hacking elements are pretty basic, however the game manages to mix stealth and action well. I felt the driving wasn't as polished or 'sharp' compared to Grand Theft Auto V's.


Prepare to die?

juxtaposed_j | June 12, 2014 | Review of Dark Souls II - PlayStation 3

Having played the original, Demon's Souls (but not Dark Souls), playing this I noticed straight away the graphical improvements, the colour palette appeared more brighter, graphics sharper and more detailed, animation better and some nice motion blur effects. However it is still challenging and requires lots of patience and you will die, a lot. Compared to its PC counterpart, a lot of comments were saying it was a bad, shoddy port and the console version is more superior :)



juxtaposed_j | June 6, 2014 | Review of Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare - PC

This was the COD that bought attention to the masses- Fun, addictive, entertaining and you drained hours on the multiplayer trying to get that (countless) Prestige. Everyone must have played this in some capacity. Countless perks, weapons, add-ons, modifications, game modes, this was a fun multiplayer experience on both PC and console (and now Mac)


BioShock in the air

juxtaposed_j | June 5, 2014 | Review of Bioshock Infinite MAC - PC

I played all the Bioshocks thus far, the original being my favourite and rating quite highly up on my favourite list of games (especially this generation) Playing this one however, I felt it to be rather overrated, the plot got rather convoluted and not as satisfying as the original. Columbia looks amazing, ethereal and dreamy, however the underwater setting of Rapture was more immersive, interesting and fun to explore. Not to mention there were no enemies as iconic or frantic as the Big Daddies.


More of the same

juxtaposed_j | May 15, 2014 | Review of Dead Space 2 EU - PC

The popular saying "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" rings popular for Dead Space 2; I loved the original and while playing this version not much had changed, the shocks were still there, the tension was still around however as I was used to it, I kind of knew what to expect. This is not a bad thing thing however, even though it kind of felt like deja vu, it was still a fine gaming experience, for fans new to the experience they would be better off starting with the original.



juxtaposed_j | May 15, 2014 | Review of Dead Space EU - PC

This was a genuinely terrifying experience when I first played it, I remember the first section and being scared and shocked when the Necromorphs appeared and attacked me in the claustrophobic areas. You play the silent character Isaac in space with his crew who are stranded and it ultimately becomes a game of lone survival against these vicious alien-beings. Gory, violent and tense- just how I like it!


Will burn you out...

juxtaposed_j | May 10, 2014 | Review of Burnout Paradise The Ultimate Box Origin - PC

Paradise City is yours to explore, this time using both cars and motorbikes to race around, compete and go stunt-crazy. The Ultimate Box also includes added content, such as more vehicles, more of Paradise City to explore and much more fun! Myself as not the biggest racing fan out there thoroughly enjoyed this title as there was a lot to do, was addictive and could participate in lots of crazy stunts and police chases. Also includes the Guns And Roses song, 'Paradise City' as the main theme :P


Short, but sweet

juxtaposed_j | May 8, 2014 | Review of Mirrors Edge Origin - PC

Tried something new using the familiar and well-used Unreal Engine. Set in a Big Brother-type futuristic metropolis, you take control of Faith while you free-run across towering buildings, walls, objects and even enemies. You can play the game using weapons to neutralize your foes or you can be the pacifist to progress through. It should be interesting to see what Mirror's Edge 2 has in store...


Next-Gen Lara

juxtaposed_j | May 8, 2014 | Review of Tomb Raider Definitive Edition - PlayStation 4

This edition claims to be more 'definitive and High Defintion', however it does not appear much different to its PC counterpart (more of the same to me) However, if you have not played the newest version of Tomb Raider, this is a welcome edition. The game does look and play very well, from a lush, floral background (think of it as mix of the first Uncharted with it's green forests) You could say this is a reboot/prequel of Lara Croft on her first exploration becoming the 'Tomb Raider'. This version comes with added DLC, multiplayer and extra content.



juxtaposed_j | May 7, 2014 | Review of The Saboteur Origin (2) - PC

I liked this game- the art style was interesting where it was all black and white when you first played, then as you gradually progress through the game it picks up colour. Set in a war-torn Paris and France during World War II, you are the Irish Sean Devlin out to overturn the Nazis in this third person action adventure, with elements of basic stealth. It's a shame Pandemic folded shortly after...



juxtaposed_j | May 6, 2014 | Review of Titanfall - Xbox One

Titanfall is a welcome change from the now stale genre of first person shooters (ironically some of the team who made this previously worked on Call of Duty) Basically this is Call of Duty with massive mech robots set in a Killzone environment Nothing much else to add or anything new to explain about other than it is pretty enjoyable and worth playing to pass a few mindless hours away, however an issue that may gripe some people is that you need to be always online to play and there is no co-op/ offline modes.


More than just a demo...

juxtaposed_j | April 4, 2014 | Review of Metal Gear Solid V Ground Zeroes (1) - PlayStation 3

The sage continues, set after Peace Walker, you take control of Big Boss. You can complete in less than two hours if you are pacing through, however once you complete it their are several side/extra missions to try out while the level is pretty open-ended so you can play to your style and pace Looks good also on the PS3 for those of us who can't afford or not suckered into next-gen yet :P A nice teaser to whet your appetite for the Phantom Pain....



juxtaposed_j | March 15, 2014 | Review of Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Future Soldier (1) - PlayStation 3

A good mix of single player focus and squad-based/multiplayer, set all over the globe, from Nigeria to Pakistan. Multiplayer is where it's at, focusing on squads, teamwork and general excitement. A more futuristic version of COD and Battlefield with high-tech weapons and tools.



juxtaposed_j | March 15, 2014 | Review of Battlefield Bad Company 2 Classics Edition - Xbox 360

EA's version of COD, more squad and tactical base with more emphasis on vehicles also. Even on console it still looks impressive and prepare to lose a lot of hours online playing online. Great if you like these type of games, for the rest of us you would wonder 'what's so different between ALL the other current FPS's like this?)


One for the Hardcore Final Fantasiers...

juxtaposed_j | March 7, 2014 | Review of Final Fantast XIII2 - PlayStation 3

This game looks amazing, from the graphics, cut-scenes, animation, voice-overs/acting and production values, however I found the gameplay slow, tedious and pretty dull. Saying that, I have only played a handful of Final Fantasy titles (VII, VIII and XII) and I usually find them rather slow and take a while to fully settle in. I prefer my RPG's more Western-based like Skyrim then Japanese based RPG's.


A fun, different FPS

juxtaposed_j | March 7, 2014 | Review of Borderlands Game of the Year Edition - Xbox 360

After originally playing Borderlands 2 first, I jumped back and played the original. The fun gamplay and cel-shaded, cartoony graphics remain while its predecessor is more refined and improved, the original sets the series up and establishes it, while this version includes all the bonuses and extra content (being the Game of the Year edition) Multiplayer modes, lots of weapons and RPG, ranking elements and Claptrap is in it!!!


Don't Judge a Book by it's cover...

juxtaposed_j | Feb. 27, 2014 | Review of Peggle NA - PC

Having always heard about this game, 'Peggle' from PopCap Games I always had a snobbish, elitist gamer view that it was a 'game' for casual players who don't know nothing about 'real' games and play on their Ipad or smartphone on the bus or train. After having played it with a bunch of friends I changed my mind- it is a fun, addictive and competitive game! The concept is simple- score the highest amount of points that is similar to pachinko and pinball.


Tries something new

juxtaposed_j | Feb. 27, 2014 | Review of Defiance - PC DVD

Set in the not-too-distant future in San Francisco, Defiance revolves around a war and battle for mankind between aliens and humans in this sci-fi type MMO/FPS/action from Trion I like how it also tied in with the television show yet it had the potential but is majorly let-down due to sloppy, daft AI and DLC which is not coming out anytime soon... San Francisco does look interesting in a dystopian, futuristic, run-down way with war and aliens running amok, while you have the standard classes of characters- scavenger, 'helper', fighter, etc etc.


Sonic, The Wherehog???

juxtaposed_j | Feb. 16, 2014 | Review of Sonic Unleashed - PlayStation 3

Sonic tries again to be relevant in 3D, this time being a mix between a hedgehog and werewolf but again missing the mark. The 3D platform world and gameplay does look impressive, however the gameplay lets it down. The Wii version is much more playable and responsive. Seems like SEGA are running out of ideas...


Classic, Remastered

juxtaposed_j | Feb. 16, 2014 | Review of GoldenEye 007 Reloaded - PlayStation 3

Fans of the original Nintendo 64 version of GoldenEye can rejoice- there is now an updated version. Play as Bond (now Daniel Craig, not Pierce Brosnan) with now online modes and missions in the FPS update. This version brings back memories of the the original, however it doesn't feel rather original, new or entertaining.


My favourite Assassins Creed

juxtaposed_j | Feb. 15, 2014 | Review of Assassins Creed Brotherhood Platinum - PlayStation 3

I was pleasantly surprised with this title- I loved how you could train, develop and nurture assassins and send them off doing assassination tasks for you in return for income. The main game was pretty interesting too, more to explore and traverse than the original (visit the Coliseum) while it seemed more fluid and fleshed out.


Crazy Football

juxtaposed_j | Feb. 15, 2014 | Review of Fifa Street - PlayStation 3

A spin-off version of the highly popular FIFA football series where you play football using the convention of street rules, doing fancy footwork and tricks in a much smaller, compact pitch. Think of it as a football version of NBA Jam.


Pro Evo 2013

juxtaposed_j | Feb. 15, 2014 | Review of Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 - PlayStation 3

The Ying to FIFA's Yang- if you're a fan and played them all in each yearly iteration the differences won't be much, but you can always rely on a entertaining, decent football sim from Konami- yeah we know FIFA has the bigger budget, more real names, authenticity etc etc, but these days the difference is getting less noticeable. The controls were overhauled here such as the passing, so if you're used to the older PES's this would take a while to adjust to or may you put you off.


Pro Evo 2012

juxtaposed_j | Feb. 15, 2014 | Review of Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 - PlayStation 3

The Ying to FIFA's Yang- if you're a fan and played them all in each yearly iteration the differences won't be much, but you can always rely on a entertaining, decent football sim- yeah we know FIFA has the bigger budget, more real names, authenticity etc etc, but these days the difference is getting less noticeable.



juxtaposed_j | Feb. 15, 2014 | Review of Tomb Raider Trilogy - PlayStation 3

Experience the Tomb Raider trilogy in seventh generation glory. Each of these titles include the fundamental Tomb Raider elements- exploration, puzzles and action adventure while all in HD presentation- Tomb Raider: Legend, Tomb Raider: Anniversary and Tomb Raider: Underworld.


Sony PlayStation's Mario Kart

juxtaposed_j | Feb. 15, 2014 | Review of Little Big Planet Karting - PlayStation 3

Create and build your own Sackboys, karts and race tracks and 'race' havoc. Share your creations online and let others experience your creations. Media Molecules synonymous game now does the standard 'kart game' made famous by Nintendo and followed by many including Crash Bandicoot/Naughty Dog.


Little Big Fun!

juxtaposed_j | Feb. 9, 2014 | Review of Little Big Planet 2 - PlayStation 3

The main aspect of Little Big Planet is to create- Create and Share your creations of levels. The possibilities are pretty much endless and limitless and your only limitations are your ideas. Apart from creating and sharing levels there are also pre-built levels to platform across. The motto is- Play, Create and Share.


Definitely Worth It If You're Into These Type Of Games

juxtaposed_j | Feb. 9, 2014 | Review of Kingdoms of Amalur Reckoning (1) - Xbox 360

A mix between Game Of Thrones and Skyrim where you explore a huge, vast gaming land in the action/RPG game, build up and customise your character through leveling and fight through hordes of enemies. A deep storyline and plot that fans of Skyrim will enjoy and be immersed in- play how you want.


More of the Same

juxtaposed_j | Feb. 9, 2014 | Review of Dead Island Riptide (1) - PlayStation 3

If you have played the original Dead Island you know what to expect; Riptide pretty much feels like exactly the same as you are on the same island battling hordes of the undead, trying to survive. The island of Palanai is still vat with lots to explore and travelling around, but would have been much better if this was marketed (and priced as DLC/additional/bonus content)


Fun with (mostly Big Swords)

juxtaposed_j | Feb. 9, 2014 | Review of Soulcalibur V - Xbox 360

If you like your fighting games slightly different to the usual ones such as Street Fighter, Marvel vs Capcom, Tekken and Guilty Gear, then this is a sweet alternative. All characters here use weapons to fight, ranging from big, masive swords and blades, nunchuks and wooden staffs. Ezio from Assassins Creed also makes an appearance as a playable character. Worth getting it at this price.



juxtaposed_j | Feb. 9, 2014 | Review of Driver San Francisco - Xbox 360

I haven't played a Driver game since the original waaaaay back on the PlayStation so I wasn't sure what to expect- if you still couldn't get your character out the car and walk (or run) around. This one is set in San Francisco and San Francisco appears accurately portrayed here (from personal experience visiting there- those steep, hilly roads!!!) The character is still Tanner and you get to hunt down a crime lord- an entertaining driving game, with the added bonus of multiplayer included (which I admit to not trying out)


Finish Him!!!

juxtaposed_j | Feb. 9, 2014 | Review of Mortal Kombat (1) - Xbox 360

Mortal Kombat for the new school/newcomers to the series, if youre used to the originals the fatalities don't seem as violent or gruesome- toned down. Th original characters are still here such as Raiden, Scorpion, Lui Kang and Sonya Blade. A good old school bea-em up updated in 3D and with the added bonus of online play!!!


Drive Fast Cars, Fast

juxtaposed_j | Feb. 8, 2014 | Review of Formula 1 2012 - PlayStation 3

Control any of the top Formula One racing car teams such as Ferrari and McClaren around the top venues such as Silverstone. A fun arcadey simulation as you get to control the top F1 drivers and teams. The FIFA of Formula 1 racing games.


Decent Port

juxtaposed_j | Feb. 2, 2014 | Review of Resident Evil Revelations - PlayStation 3

Play again as Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield in this Resident Evil title that takes place in-between Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5. Think of it as more of Resident 4.5 if you will :) but upscaled, new content and made fancy for PC and console (this was originally a Nintendo 3DS title) An average port but feels rather like milking the series even more. Hulk is also included from Resident Evil 2!!! Pretty much more of the same


Fun With The Move Controller

juxtaposed_j | Feb. 2, 2014 | Review of Resident Evil 5 GOLD Motion Controller - PlayStation 3

This edition features the ability to use the PlayStation 3 Move Controller which adds precision aim/movement and calibration, similar to the Wii edition of Resident Evil 4. It also includes added content/gameplay not included in the base game of Resident Evil 5 such as extra missions and more game-time with Jill Valentine. Set in the continent of Africa, Resident Evil 5 sees you star as the protagonist Chris Redfield from the original Resident Evil and also introduces your partner, Sheva. An almost impossible task of recreating/replicating the monumental Resident Evil 4 (set in a Spanish locale) pretty much the same as its predecessor, however the cons aimed at it would be if you played Resident Evil 4 (I'm sure pretty much everyone has) then it doesn't improve or add anything dramatically better to it, while if you have Sheva as AI she can be rather annoying and 'dumb'.


Resident Evil taking the Left 4 Dead approach...

juxtaposed_j | Feb. 2, 2014 | Review of Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City - PC DVD

But failing. Another Resident Evil game/spin-off where it focuses on team-based co-op within the iconic Raccoon City. Even though mainstay characters such as Leon S Kennedy return, there are other bland, generic characters who seem lifeless and boring, while the action seems tired and forced, Resident Evil didn't need to make this, you can have much more fun playing the Left 4 Dead series.


Recommended for co-op play

juxtaposed_j | Jan. 31, 2014 | Review of Resident Evil 5 - PlayStation 3

Set in the continent of Africa, Resident Evil 5 sees you star as the protagonist Chris Redfield from the original Resident Evil and also introduces your partner, Sheva. An almost impossible task of recreating/replicating the monumental Resident Evil 4 (set in a Spanish locale) pretty much the same as its predecessor, however the cons aimed at it would be if you played Resident Evil 4 (I'm sure pretty much everyone has) then it doesn't improve or add anything dramatically better to it, while if you have Sheva as AI she can be rather annoying and 'dumb'.


That ending though...

juxtaposed_j | Jan. 25, 2014 | Review of Mass Effect 3 - PC DVD

The final in the chapter where you control Shephard and your team saving the world. Again there are lots of choices, decisions and of course action included in this finale. A rather nice mix of action and adventure, while it tries to tie up the loose ends. Mutiplayer and co-op is included A worthy end to the trilogy.


The Complete Trilogy

juxtaposed_j | Jan. 25, 2014 | Review of Mass Effect Trilogy - Xbox 360

All three Mass Effects to play, Enjoy the classic- I like how the storyline flowed through each of the games, how you explore different areas and parts of the galaxy while also meeting many interesting and memorable characters, that may ultimately may become your friends or foes. Control Shepard and fully explore the Cerebus while attempting to save the world while fighting the good fight.


One Of My Favourite Action- RPG's

juxtaposed_j | Jan. 25, 2014 | Review of Mass Effect 2 - PC DVD

I never played the original Mass Effect and this was my first BioWare title I played, what an experience- the perfect blend of role-playing elements, action and shooting. I also loved developing and 'recruiting' my team, assigning them them tasks, missions and the general well-being of them. You actually felt a connection and depending on your ending- a lot of emotion.


Makes use of the Kinect Interface

juxtaposed_j | Jan. 25, 2014 | Review of Kinect Star Wars (1) - Xbox 360

Train, fight and became the ultimate Jedi while ulitising the motions of the Kinect. Fun for veteran Star Wars fans or newer ones- Use The Force!!! Control the iconic lightsaber using the Kinect controls and motion, while also controlling various vehicles around the Star Wars universe Makes full use of the Kinect and shows the potential it can have.


Sid Meier's on Consoles

juxtaposed_j | Jan. 25, 2014 | Review of Sid Meiers Civilization Revolution - PlayStation 3

Create a Civilization on your console! Now console owners can experience what PC owners have all these years. You control various periods of history and can 'revolutionise' them by building many cities, creating lots of money or technology. If you have have played these titles before you should definitely give it a shot- a must for future revolutionaries, politicans, kings or world-takers! ;)


Dead Fun

juxtaposed_j | Jan. 25, 2014 | Review of Dead Rising 2 - Xbox 360

This is the first and only Dead Rising game I have played (so far) and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Going around a shopping centre killing and mutilating hordes of zombies in many fun and inventive ways :) while also customising and using various combination of weapons kept my sadistic ways very entertained :) I also like how each Dead Rising game focuses on a a different protaganist.


The One that started it off...

juxtaposed_j | Jan. 25, 2014 | Review of Demons Souls Black Phantom Edition - PlayStation 3

If you are sick of games these days that are too easy and molly-cuddle you this title is for you. It requires lots of patience, trail and error but once you are up to the challenge the rewards and satisfaction are magnificent. Set in the kingdom of Boletaria your character has the tasks of ridden many enemies while may online players can leave messages and clues around... This edition includes a soundtrack CD, artbook and strategy Guide A deep and immense action RPG, that took me a while to get past the first stage!


Fast And...

juxtaposed_j | Jan. 25, 2014 | Review of Fast Furious Showdown - PlayStation 3

If you love to play all types of racing games or are a big fan of the Fast And Furious franchise then try this out, otherwise you should probably stick with the more established and polished Need for Speed or Burnout series. Sure, you can participate in online co-op, drive, have weapons and modify your cars like the ones in the film but there are other options.


Dumb Fun

juxtaposed_j | Jan. 17, 2014 | Review of Saints Row 2 - PlayStation 3

A mix between Grand Theft Auto and the Just Cause series set in Stillwater. You and your Saints set up shop to be the best crew in town through doing various missions and races, while you can customise your character, vehicles, crew and home. Offers a more OTT, tongue-in-cheek experience than Rockstar's sandbox adventure, however not as deep, polished or entertaining as the Grand Theft Auto brand. Worth a look at on the cheap.


The Complete Batman Experience

juxtaposed_j | Jan. 17, 2014 | Review of Batman Arkham City Game of the Year - PlayStation 3

My favourite out of the recent trilogy of games- fluid, yet easy to learn combat, an entertaining plot with a big game world to explore and uncover. Rocksteady improved on the original game and much more in this sequel (it even included an Easter Egg that wasn't found at least a year after the game was realeased. If this is your first Batman game to play it may seem daunting at first as the map seems so big and and at the start there appears to be not much in a way of navigation on how to traverse across the city.


More of the Same

juxtaposed_j | Jan. 17, 2014 | Review of Batman Arkham Origins - PC DVD

This a prequel, showcasing a younger Batman first being introduced to the menacing Joker, while fighting off other foes while attempting to remove a 10 million bounty from his head. If you have played the previous iterations of the Batman games, you will feel right at home and be used to several things here already- the combat, game world, enemies and certain weapons and gadgets that The Batman use. As the popular saying goes- "If it ain't broke, don't fix it". Probably the weakest out of the trilogy, however I did enjoy the final Bane fight though.


Lost In Skylines...

juxtaposed_j | Jan. 16, 2014 | Review of Bioshock Infinite - PC DVD

The airborne world of Columbia is ethereal and enchanting while encourages you to play on and investigate what lies ahead. I felt the AI for Elizabeth was spot-on, not too docile, hardly got in the way and felt 'human' enough throughout that she felt like a real-life sidekick and was integral to the game throughout. Felt the plot got a bit too confusing at times and it seemed to be lacking the enemies such as the Big Daddies in the original. I preferred the original Bioshock, yet preferred this FPS to the standard war-type shooters.



juxtaposed_j | Jan. 16, 2014 | Review of Dishonored - PC DVD

Set in the 18th century fictional area of Dunwall you ultimately become a masked assassin on the run. Similar to Bioshock because of the art style and mix between weapons and magic combat. Play it how you want, be super-stealthy and not kill anyone, use your magic to cast spells to evade or cause lethal damage or be a crazy psychopath and kill everyone in your path.


Discover The Atlantic...

juxtaposed_j | Jan. 14, 2014 | Review of Europa Universalis IV Conquest of Paradise - PC

Build your own Empire in this PC-based strategy-sim. This DLC focuses on Native America, where you create your own tribe and colony. Fans of Europa Universalis and the Sid Meir Civilization games will feel right at home here starting and developing their own colony through discovering new land, exploration and finding new worlds. Requires the main game of Europa Universalis IV!


Trainz, Trainz, Trainz

juxtaposed_j | Jan. 12, 2014 | Review of Trainz DLC PRR T1 A Fleet of Modernism Steam - PC

This DLC includes lines across the US. Control, operate and manage your trains. Not an essential purchase (but you do require the base game).


Another WWII Shooter

juxtaposed_j | Jan. 12, 2014 | Review of Brothers In Arms Road To Hill 30 NA Steam - PC

Lots of choices to choose, pick the mission or how your comrades survive, very tactical based compared to your standard COD shooter. More squad-based and co-operative, Showing its age now.


Skate Or Die

juxtaposed_j | Jan. 12, 2014 | Review of Shaun White Skateboarding NA - PC

Ollie, nollie, grind, jump over bowls, half-pipes, street and vert all over the city, fun not just for skateboarders or fans of the sport. Also go online and compete co-op or competitively. A nice alternative to Tony Hawk's and the Skate series


My Favourite Hitman In The Series

juxtaposed_j | Jan. 12, 2014 | Review of Hitman Blood Money - Xbox 360

This was my first Hitman game I played and wow! I loved the different ways you could kill/dispose/assassinate your enemies, how your ranking/damage would play out and show on the news report. A masterclass in how to a hitman :) Thoroughly enjoyable back in the day :)


Top Indie Title

juxtaposed_j | Jan. 11, 2014 | Review of Gravi Steam - PC

A simple yet challenging puzzle adventure where you control Gravi. There are about 30+ levels all filled with traps and require you to pit your wits, A sadistic challenge!!!


This Was Fun

juxtaposed_j | Jan. 11, 2014 | Review of Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare Game of the Year Edition - Xbox 360

COD... This was the Call of Duty that got famous- Kill streaks, Prestige rank and others became synonymous with this title. Many, many online hours were wasted here for many gamers. A lot of gamers will have fond memories and stories of this.


Before Call of Duty got mainstream...

juxtaposed_j | Jan. 11, 2014 | Review of Call of Duty 3 Gold Edition - Xbox 360

World War II first person shooter focused in France- includes all the standard COD elements- multiplayer action, lots of weaponry, vehicles and action. Extra content included is bonus DVD content and some map(s). Prepare to spend lots of hours online ranking up!


Before Call of Duty got mainstream...

juxtaposed_j | Jan. 11, 2014 | Review of Call of Duty 3 Classics Edition - Xbox 360

This version based is on the Classics Edition for the Xbox 360. World War II first person shooter focused in France- includes all the standard COD elements- multiplayer action, lots of weaponry, vehicles and action. Prepare to spend lots of hours online ranking up!


Before Call of Duty got mainstream...

juxtaposed_j | Jan. 11, 2014 | Review of Call of Duty 3 - PlayStation 3

World War II first person shooter focused in France- includes all the standard COD elements- multiplayer action, lots of weaponry, vehicles and action. Prepare to spend lots of hours online ranking up!


The Popular Football Game

juxtaposed_j | Jan. 11, 2014 | Review of FIFA 14 - Xbox 360

You know what to expect- a realistic enough simulation of the "beautiful game", lots of teams, players and authenticity. Yearly iterations I guess their are not much differences, but nevertheless still a popular title


Tekken Personified

juxtaposed_j | Jan. 11, 2014 | Review of Tekken 6 Platinum Edition - PlayStation 3

Fans of the Tekken series no want to expect- loads of characters, fighting styles, customisation and combos (10 hits combos to be precise) This fighter is a stark contrast to the Street Fighter series. I still play this online from time-to-time.



juxtaposed_j | Jan. 11, 2014 | Review of Dead Space - Xbox 360

This game scared me when I originally played it, lots of chilling dark corridors, hideous creatures and gore and dismemberment. Claustrophobic, taut yet a entertaining gaming experience, this is one of the games where I achieved 100% completion. A genuinely chilling experience.


Cult Classic

juxtaposed_j | Jan. 11, 2014 | Review of ICO and Shadow of the Colossus Classics - PlayStation 3

What hasn't been said/lauded already about these games. Both concepts are generally simple, yet the execution is flawless and artistic. Both titles together a double pack with trophies!!! Hopefully The Last Guardian will arrive during our lifetimes...


More Tom Clancy

juxtaposed_j | Jan. 11, 2014 | Review of Tom Clancys End War NA - PC

Like a future World War where you can control various regions of the world battling it out. Controls various factors of your team/command. If you can get 16 player games it can became pretty fun. You know the usual from Tom Clancy games.


Welcome additional DLC for Might and Magic VI

juxtaposed_j | Jan. 11, 2014 | Review of Might and Magic Heroes VI Pirates of the Savage Sea DLC NA - PC

The base game is a deep and through RPG, while this DLC adds to it with more gameplay content, things to do, battling and leveling up. Make sure you own the base game first!


A welcome addition to the series

juxtaposed_j | Jan. 11, 2014 | Review of Silent Hunter V Battle of the Atlantic Gold Edition NA - PC

If you are into Battleships with much substance play this. It offers a deep (there's a big PDF file detailing on the ships, etc in-game) comprehensive view of all sea line vehicles. This is essentially Sea Commander manager, The Game!


For Trainspotterz...

juxtaposed_j | Jan. 11, 2014 | Review of Trainz Simulator 2012 Steam - PC

Some creative fun here where you can build and operate train lines with your friends online. You can 'train' from the US, China, Russia and the UK. Not as fun or enjoyable as the Train Simulator series.


Drift Away...

juxtaposed_j | Jan. 6, 2014 | Review of Driftmoon Steam - PC

An interesting fantasy style RPG where you meet several interesting characters and explore on a journey. The top down view of Driftworld offers various landscapes, landmarks and areas to explore. A nice little adventure.



juxtaposed_j | Jan. 6, 2014 | Review of Sniper Ghost Warrior Steam - PC

I had fun playing this, being a sniper in South America and sniping enemies; it was entertaining for a couple of hours (albeit in a generic FPS video game) The game world can look pretty impressive with lots of green around, however the game can be rather buggy with glitchy AI.


Pretty Awesome

juxtaposed_j | Jan. 5, 2014 | Review of Awesomenauts Starstorm - PC

Described as 'the cartoon version of Dota' with online battling and strategy. I found it to be pretty fun, challenging and entertaining. As this is Early Access, I look forward to the finished product. Prepare to invest a lot of hours playing this game :)


Fun in the Carribbean

juxtaposed_j | Jan. 5, 2014 | Review of Tropico Reloaded steam - PC

You take control of a Caribbean island as a dictator- you can be the good guy or the bad guy, it's all up to you. Be the boss, make the choices and see the consequences. Fans of games such as Theme Park, Theme Hospital, Sim City etc should definitely check it out. Also includes the original Tropico.


All aboard!

juxtaposed_j | Jan. 5, 2014 | Review of Train Simulator The Holiday Express - PC

Christmas entertainment where you get to control a model train set across various terrain, such as under a Christmas tree or a piano. I found this quite entertaining and was a change from the standard Train Simulator games (which I also enjoy) A nice little Christmas present :)


Old school, updated

juxtaposed_j | Jan. 5, 2014 | Review of Doom 3 BFG Edition Bethesda - PC

Fans of the original Dooms would feel right at home here with this one, with extra content. Set in the far distant future you have to blast yourself through various creatures from Hell. Fun, survival action horror in FPS format.


Diablo for the PS3

juxtaposed_j | Jan. 4, 2014 | Review of Diablo III - PlayStation 3

Had fun playing this, in the depths of Hell, never got around to playing it originally on the PC. You can play various classes such as a demon hunter, monk, wizard barbarian and with doctor.


Fun Co-Up Shooter

juxtaposed_j | Jan. 4, 2014 | Review of Left 4 Dead - Xbox 360

Another quality title from Valve, get 4 of your friends and wreak havoc protecting and co-operating against a horde and swarm of zombies. Still a quality game after all these years- worth a shot!


Los Santos

juxtaposed_j | Jan. 4, 2014 | Review of Grand Theft Auto V new - PlayStation 3

The biggest game of 2013 (and in history) Thoroughly enjoying the single player even though I have completed the main game more than the multiplayer. There is lots to do and this is a highly polished game, time was taken care of (compare it to Saint's Row IV)- A definite holiday blockbuster and lots of fun and enjoyment to be had.


Nuclear Fallout

juxtaposed_j | Jan. 4, 2014 | Review of Fallout 3 - PC

I purchased this game even though I had never played or really heard of the previous Fallout games; but what caught my attention was the the games concept- exploring a futuristic Washington DC after a nuclear fallout. Even though this game is buggy as hell (had a few crashes) I thoroughly enjoyed it, I completed it and hardly scratched the surface with the other missions and various other things to do.


Better Than Game Of Thrones...

juxtaposed_j | Jan. 4, 2014 | Review of The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim - PlayStation 3

I was fascinated by this game after playing and thoroughly enjoying Fallout 3- this one is a fantasy themed action RPG with spells, magic, alchemy and dragons!!! The gaming world and map inside Skyrim is MASSIVE, possibly one of the biggest game worlds I have played in (alongside Fallout 3's) There is lots to do here, aside form the main quests and side missions.


Enter The Darkside...

juxtaposed_j | Jan. 4, 2014 | Review of The Darkness II Overflow - PC

An entertaining, different FPS where you control a Mafia character who has special powers that utlise the Darkness- The Darkness is your friend and grants you special powers to do deal death and destruction on your foes. Takes a nice spin on the FPS genre, by offering both guns and and slicing, dicing, ripping and decapitating your foes to pieces. And don't forget your little, geezer goblin sidekick....


What hasn't been said before about this?

juxtaposed_j | Jan. 1, 2014 | Review of HalfLife 2 - PC

The best FPS, revolutionised a lot of things within the genre, from the gravity gun, gameplay mechanics and deep storyline for a first-person shooter. If you haven't played or experienced this game, what are you doing? Play it now!


Japanese-style Action Adventure

juxtaposed_j | Jan. 1, 2014 | Review of Killer is Dead - PlayStation 3

This is a crazy, OTT- style actioner, in the same mold as Viewtiful Joe, Bayonetta, from the crazy weapons, OTT, bizarre plot and characters/weapons and frantic gameplay/fighting mechanics. The cel-shaded art style/design adds to the charm of this title, well worth a purchase if you like cult Japanese-style Action Adventures.


Fun Indie Adventure

juxtaposed_j | Dec. 23, 2013 | Review of Nihilumbra Steam - PC

Unique title in which you play as Born in the fantasy, magical world of Nihilumbra a void. This title uses colours and physics to create a very special and enchanting user experience, the soundtrack is nice also. If you are into small, unique, abstract independent games this is worth investing some time in.


Blazing Angels

juxtaposed_j | Dec. 22, 2013 | Review of Blazing Angels Squadrons of WWII - PC

Play and control fighter planes set in the World War II period with features such as Mini-Campaign, Arcade and Ace Duel spanning over 18 missions. Mutiplayer really comes into it's own with the wide range and selection of games on offer from (Dogfight, Aces High, Seek and Destroy, Onslaught, Bombing Run, Kamikaze, Historical Battles and Capture the Base) When there are lots of online players this really becomes fun.


Worth It

juxtaposed_j | Dec. 22, 2013 | Review of Battlefield 4 Premium Service Bundle NA - PC

This is a great bundle (if you haven't got either) allowing access to DLC/expansions- lots of Battlefield! :) This is highly rated as THE Fist Person Shooter with different type of landscape and vehicle objects to operate/attack, lots of co-op play also. Worth checking out if you are now bored of Call of Duty :P A must for die-hard Battlefield fans.


DOA Fans must play!

juxtaposed_j | Dec. 22, 2013 | Review of Dead or Alive 5 - PlayStation 3

If you are a fan of DOA this is definitely worth checking out- all the classic fighters are here, plus new ones, lots of moves and combos to master with some nice, fancy graphics. The online mode adds more replayabilty, so that you can actually see how good you are :)


Worth a Spin...

juxtaposed_j | Dec. 21, 2013 | Review of Racing Manager 2014 - PC

Checked this out as the idea/concept intrigued me of being a racing car driver. You have many aspects from researching, controlling, buying new cars and parts ultimately becoming the best manager out there. As this is a management sim, the simulation elements are much better while the actual driving is not.


Be a Tycoon...

juxtaposed_j | Dec. 21, 2013 | Review of World Basketball Manager Tycoon - PC

I checked this out as I was interested in a another management simulation, after playing such as Football Manager and the Theme Park-types. I was slightly disappointed however, as you are only a basketball owner and as far as I know none of the players are real. Worth checking out if you are a dedicated basketball fan and are a big fan of tycoon games.


Worth a shot...

juxtaposed_j | Dec. 21, 2013 | Review of Basketball Pro Management 2014 - PC

I checked this out as I was interested in a another management simulation, after playing such as Football Manager and the Theme Park-types. I was slightly disappointed however, as you only get to deal/manage with European basketball teams (not the NBA American Basketball teams I had hoped) It is still worth checking out even if you are not a basketball fan as you get to manage, train and find talent, while ultimately being the best basketball team and manager out there!


PES is back....

juxtaposed_j | Dec. 21, 2013 | Review of Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 - PC

While after a long absence of playing Pro Evolution Soccer I felt right back at home with this, the new Fox Engine graphics makes animation smooth and the graphics like-like from the authenticity of the players down to certain designs of football stadiums. Matches are very realistic form the players movements and the ball physics, while possession play is built up- it is usually hard to score lots of goal in a game. Definitely worth checking out if you want another realistic football game instead of FIFA.


Enter the Dark Side...

juxtaposed_j | Dec. 13, 2013 | Review of Prince of Persia The Warrior Within - PC

This is the sequel to the original Prince of Persia The Sands of Time released on last-ten consoles (PS2) I still prefer these Prince of Persia's to the cel-shaded 'easier' Prince Of Persia in that the combat is much more fluid, free-flowing and the gameplay offers more of a challenge. You still get to deal with the ingenious time-travelling/manipulative methods. I still highly rate this action adventure title and is worth checking out even if it almost 10 years old.


Mighty Magical!

juxtaposed_j | Dec. 13, 2013 | Review of Might Magic Heroes VI Danse Macabre Adventure Pack - PC

If you have played and enjoyed the other Might and Magic titles you'll feel right at home and accustomed to this one. Also highly recommended for fans of the turn-based strategy and role playing genres. You p;lay as the character Hero and explore the world of Ashan while fighting. collecting and levelling him up to progress through the vast gaming world. This Danse Macabre Adventure Pack offers more gameplay, content and items.



juxtaposed_j | Dec. 12, 2013 | Review of The Shivah - PC

How many games do you get to play as a Jewish Rabbi? The story goes like this- You play a Rabbi in NYC who owns and runs a synagogue; however business inset going too well, then an old member has died and has left lots of money available. Your job is to investigate further this issue… This game is interesting and the fighting/combat is fun while some of the tasks bought into question make you think about your subsequent actions and morals. Definitely thought me new things about Judaism! :)



juxtaposed_j | Dec. 12, 2013 | Review of Aura Collection - PC

Both of these Aura titles offer beautiful, fantasy-themed worlds with each of them offering their own uniqueness; from Unity Island, Valley, Mechanical World and Isoteric World. Both titles are point and click fantasy games with lots of powers to learn and discover while a general storyline revolving around good and evil, while presentation-wise the art style is pretty and suits the games genre and settings. As a collection this is definitely worth a look/purchase.


Play This If You Enjoyed Payday 2...

juxtaposed_j | Nov. 14, 2013 | Review of Payday 2 The Armored Transport DLC - PC

Pretty much more of the same, but that's no bad thing- if you thoroughly enjoy(ed) the original Payday 2 experience you will be right at home here. Added in the downloadable content are extra heists, more weapons,masks, materials and achievements for those achievement fanatics. This game is enjoyable as a four player co-op, similar to games such as Left 4 Dead- you can really get your criminal mind on. If it ain't broke, do not fix it.


Classic Tom Clancy

juxtaposed_j | Nov. 14, 2013 | Review of Tom Clancys Rainbow Six Vegas 2 - PC

If you are a fan of Tom Clancy games or Rainbow Six you should most definitely check this title out, it includes all the classic elements needed- Vegas, Multiplayer and lots and lots of weapons! It is also fun to defeat the terrorists and use/try/equipment lots of different types of equipment. Also if you don't want a graphics intense game, this will run fine one most older PC's.



juxtaposed_j | Nov. 14, 2013 | Review of Tomb Raider overflow 4 - PC

This reboot is a mix between Uncharted and the Indiana Jones film series (but with a female), if you used to the old, original Tomb Raiders with the many puzzles this may seem rather different as this one is much more action-packed (in line with the Uncharted trilogy) (On the PC especially) this game runs/looks amazingly- the textures and art style are rich and detailed. Even if you have played all the other Tomb Raider games before you should definitely give this one a shot, recommended.


A Different FPS...

juxtaposed_j | Nov. 13, 2013 | Review of BioShock Overflow 1 - PC

If you are after first person shooters that aren't set in a war-torn world with soldiers, tanks and helicopters than this is for you. Set in the underwater world of Rapture where monstrous Big Daddies run rampant you are equipped with weapons and also powers such as electricity, and fire that offer a new dynamic to the way you can defeat your foes. If you're sick of the current first person shooters nowadays you should most definitely check this out!


A Must For Any MGS FAN....

juxtaposed_j | Nov. 13, 2013 | Review of Metal Gear Solid HD Collection (1) - PlayStation 3

Most definitely worth the value, 5 games are included on this title and include the finest stealth gameplay. If you're new to Metal Gear Solid you have to play and experience these titles which offer amazing graphics, attention to detail and deep, convulated plots starting the main protaganist- Solid Snake, each title features an espionage storyline that is like a more detailed, neo-Bondesque film. If you want value for money, this title is definitely most worth the price and gameplay hours.


Something Different

juxtaposed_j | Nov. 9, 2013 | Review of Heavy Rain - PlayStation 3

An interactive crime whodunit is the best I could describe it, before the game was released I was highly intrigued by the graphics, what it was about and that it was made by the same team who made Fahrenheit (I really enjoyed that game) The game looks amazing and definitely has the feel of a AAA tile; while its pacing and gameplay will not suit everyone as there is not much 'action' and some of the control's are rather different, such as controlling the characters to walk. All-in-all, PlayStation 3 users should all experience and check it out. I wouldn't play it again


My Favourite Game This Generation

juxtaposed_j | Nov. 9, 2013 | Review of Red Dead Redemption - PlayStation 3

Another amazing masterpiece from R*, this time GTA set in the early 1900's in Western America where cowboys rule. I instantly fell in love with this game due to the sheer open world, travelling by horse (instead of car) and exploring and hunting/collecting various animals and plants. The story-line was also highly immersive, following the anti-hero as he tries to redeem himself and let's not talk about THAT ENDING.... The multiplayer was also highly addictive and well constructed, from Mexican stand-offs and they also eventually created the Undead Nightmare DLC. Everyone should check this out.