Reviews by templetonpeck

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Incredible Value

templetonpeck | May 12, 2013 | Review of SEGA Retro Bundle

Whether for reasons of nostalgia, or as a gamer experiencing them for the first time this a great bundle of games. The value is incredible if you consider all of the games you are getting in one collection.

The SEGA Megadrive Collection (Genesis Collection for North America) takes you back to the 16-bit days with some of the best games from the system. The only drawback is that the interface for the games when you launch one requires you to scroll through all the different games in order to launch the one you want.

The rest of the games are from the SEGA Dreamcast, a system many didn't get a chance to experience. These games were some of the best the system had to offer, especially Jet Set Radio, a must play game in my opinion.

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lods of emone (Loads of Money)

templetonpeck | May 12, 2013 | Review of Killing Floor: Harold Lott Character Pack

The best of the best when it comes to DLC for Killing Floor. Harold Lott is based off the Harry Enfield character and is a part of the games most well known running gag.

While the DLC is strictly cosmetic, it does make you stand out in a crowd and it is more easy to identify who is who when you are playing with 5 other people. Plus it looks cool (that's the main thing). The skin comes with a nice money particle effect surrounding the character at all times and is nicely detailed.

The only downfall of this DLC is that it doesn't have it's own unique voice work. Other than that it's great.

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A More Cinematic Hitman Experience

templetonpeck | May 12, 2013 | Review of Hitman: Absolution - Professional Edition (NA) Overflow-

If you've ever played any of the Hitman series, you know all about their ability to allow for freedom of choice and to let you really get creative with the way you performed your Hitman duties.

This latest game tends to stray away from that a bit and opts for a more on the rails experience in exchange for better graphics and story line.

The game is still a lot of fun and there are multiple ways to accomplish each mission (in fact going back through the same mission to complete challenges is a staple of the game). There is also a contract mode where you complete contracts made by other users and you can create your own, to extend game play even more.

If you are looking for an open world experience you won't find it here, but what you will find is a really fun new Hitman experience.

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The FPS Co-op Experience You Are Looking For

templetonpeck | May 12, 2013 | Review of Borderlands 2 (NA) Overflow

Borderlands 2 takes the same formula from the first game and kicks it up another notch. They aren't trying to re-invent the wheel here, they know they have a winning formula already and the second game improves upon this.

Customizable characters, skills and tons of loot combined with plenty of action and interesting missions to complete. Many of the same characters return from the first game along with some great new characters.

Where the game really shines is in two areas. The first is the comedic value and just plain craziness of some of the missions you undertake. This separates the game from your typical missions you find in most games. The second, is the experience you have playing with friends, this is really a much more rewarding experience when you hop online with a few friends.

At the end of the day there are many hours of entertainment to be had here and it's well worth the asking price.