Rayman Origins Vita Review

By Michael DiMauro on

If you have a Vita and didn’t try out the console version of Rayman Origins last fall, I urge you to pick this up. It is pure fun, top to bottom, and really shows off what the Vita can do. If you already played Rayman Origins, there isn’t enough new here to compel a purchase, unless you just want another run-through of the wonderful world of Rayman – and I certainly wouldn’t blame you.

The Darkness II Review – Worth the Wait

By Michael DiMauro on

The Darkness II is brutal, crass and probably not everyone’s cup of tea. It is also gorgeous, smart and a big improvement over the original in terms of game play. The narrative is constructed in a very interesting way that will keep you guessing right up to the end. This game takes what was interesting about the original, and builds upon it while also streamlining the experience.

Choplifter HD Review – Crash and Burn

By dao on

Choplifter was the very first game I ever purchased for my first game console, the Sega Master System. I had a lot of fond memories playing Choplifter, both good and bad. Good memories of mastering the early levels of the game, and less than good memories at the frustration I experienced later on. Back then, much like now, I wasn’t exactly what one would call a highly skilled gamer. When I heard that an HD remake was coming, excitement quickly ramped up. If you are reading this review, you surely must have questions. Does this game harken back to the good old days? Have they improved upon the formula at all? Is it worth the fifteen dollars? About that

Assassin’s Creed Revelations – The Undiscovered Country

By dao on

Assassin’s Creed: Revelations is the last in the Assassin’s Creed 2 Trilogy from Ubisoft. This game brings players the conclusion of the story of the protagonist, Ezio Auditore da Firenze. The one thing about this title which was jarring from the start would be that the Ezio that is playable, isn’t the Ezio that fans have remembered in the past two installments of this trilogy. The story of the Ezio shown here is that of an aged hero in his 50s. Although many years have passed, and the story now takes place in modern day Turkey, Ezio is as sharp as ever and ready to deal out just oodles of violence, but gratuitous amounts of it.