Friday, 26 April 2013

Review No. 23 Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 - Xbox 360 (18+)

Strong Points:
Great multiplayer
Amazing graphics
Brilliant zombie mode

Weak Points:
Overpowered guns due to people hacking a lot
Aiming is hard due to it not always responding

Note- The strong points and weak points were sent in by a fan which I then uploaded.

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Review No. 22 Super Scribblenauts - DS (12+)

Strong Points:
Ability to add adjectives
Lots of levels
Small difficulty spikes
Lots of words
Trying to find the most creative way to do something is fun

Weak Points:
Graphics aren't brilliant
Quite repetitive
Annoying fights
Level maker is capped
Adjective levels are quite boring

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Review No. 21 New Super Mario Bros. U - Wii U (3+)

Strong Points:
HD Graphics are good
New power ups
Old power ups make an appearance
Lots of levels
Low difficulty spikes
Yoshi's are fun

Weak Points:
Gamepad boost mode is difficult to use
Nabbit levels are really hard
Bosses are easy
The same as the last few games
Levels are built for certain power ups

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Review No. 20 Battlefield 3 - PS3 (16+)

Strong Points:
Amazing Graphics
Weapons are good with scopes
Good Online (sole reason to buy the game)

Weak Points:
Campaign is too short
No local multiplayer
Confusing storyline

Monday, 15 April 2013

Review No. 19 Super Smash Bros. Brawl - Wii (12+)

Strong Points:
Lots of characters
Lots of collectibles
Brilliant multiplayer
Good soundtrack
You can make your own stages
Amazing stages with gimmicks
Lots of content
Brilliant adventure mode
Trip down memory lane
Amazing final smashes
Assist trophies/ Pokéballs are also great

Weak Points:
Online multiplayer was rubbish
Training mode was poor
Some characters were 'clones' (Captain Falcon and Ganondorf, Nes and Lucas etc)
Some stages were boring

Review No. 18 Sonic Colours - Wii (3+)

Strong points:
Good Sonic platforming
Brilliant graphics
Good sound
Lots of levels

Weak Points:
Rubbish storyline
Weak characters
Powerups are bad and are only available in certain levels
Levels are repetitive
Huge difficulty spikes
Boring after a while

Review No. 17 The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword - Wii (12+)

Strong Points:
Motion controls are really good
Brilliant storyline
Good difficulty
Upgrading items is helpful
Items are easy to use
Flying is fun
Lots of sidequests

Weak Points:
Can get repetitive
Slow to start
Not great graphics
No multiplayer
Not many minigames

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Review No. 16 Kid Icarus Uprising - 3DS (12+)

Strong Points:
Brilliant Storyline
Lots of weapons
Humorous conversations
Good online modes
Good twists
Lots of cameos
Good vehicles
Amazing collectibles
Great music

Weak Points:
Controls are difficult to get used to
Can hurt wrists if you don't use the stand
Can sometimes get repetitive
Conversations can sometimes get repetitive

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Review No. 15 Lego City Undercover - Wii U (12+)

Strong Points:
Lots of costumes and vehicles
Funny storyline
Lots of collectibles
Lots of cameos
Good abilities
Easy to use
Large open world map

Weak Points:
Most costumes don't add anything new
Special assignments get boring after a while
You have to travel between the police station and downtown a lot
Combat is humorous but easy and quite boring

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Review No. 14 Rayman Origins - PS3 (12+)

Strong Points:
Fluid platforming
Lots of characters
Big game (100% completion is hard to get)
Nice music
Good art style

Weak Points:
Storyline is not interesting
Gets a little repetitive
The chest levels are infuriatingly difficult

Review No. 13 Professor Layton And The Curious Village - DS (7+)

Strong Points:
Good, intriguing storyline
Lots of puzzles
Brilliant characters
Amazing mystery
Hint coins to help
Good minigames

Weak Points:
Some hints don't help
Some puzzles get repetitive
You can get lost
Some hint coins are hidden too well

Friday, 5 April 2013

Review No. 12 Little Inferno - Wii U eShop (12+)

Strong Points:
Brilliant lighting and fire physics/animations
Can easily fit into a lunchtime break
Lots of stuff to burn
Good storyline
Relatively cheap
Lots of combos to find

Weak Points:
Really short (can be finished in 3 hours.)
Is an app as well
Loading times are really long for items you have ordered
Can leave you feeling bored as it gets repetitive

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Review No. 11 Trine 2: Directors Cut - Wii U eShop (12+)

Strong Points:
Amazing physics
Fluid character changing
Brilliant character abilities
Awesome graphics
Lots of levels

Weak Points:
No local multiplayer
Hints are useless/ activate at the wrong time
Some huge difficulty spikes
Controls are difficult

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Review No. 10 Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine - PS3 (16+)

Strong Points:
Good storyline
Fluid weapon changes
Good combat system
Brilliant remakes of the characters of Warhammer 40K
Excellent online mode

Weak Points:
Not enough weapon variation
No first person
Not as good for anyone who doesn't like Warhammer 40K
Short storyline
Multiplayer has basically died

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Wii U Review Part 4 - The Final Verdict

The Wii U satisfies both types of people, core and casual, with a variety of games and applications. It is easy to use, has amazing features and fun games. No-one knows what the future will bring for the Wii U but in my opinion it is one of the best consoles out now and with a few more games and updates to reduce loading times, it could be an amazing console. It is also very simple to transfer old data from the Wii to the Wii U.

Review No. 9 Super Pokémon Rumble - 3DS (7+)

Strong Points:
Nice art style
Lots of Pokémon to collect
Lots of modes
Lots of levels
Lots of replayability

Weak Points:
Gets repetitive
Weak storyline

Review No. 8 Assassin's Creed III - Wii U (18+)

Strong points:
Brilliant graphics
Good storyline
Horse riding
Naval battles
Good rewards On Uplay
Great, fluid parkour

Weak Points:
A port
Lots of bugs making you freeze and lose audio
Battles are as not fluid as the parkour
You have to finish long combos to be able to kill anyone

Wii U Review Part 3 - GamePad

The GamePad is basically a tablet controller which allows you to have an asymmetrical (look it up) approach on games. The quality of the screen is sometimes better than the TV (depending on which TV you have) and is very easy to hold even if it is a bit heavy. It has two analogue sticks, A, B, Y, X, start and select buttons, a d-pad, a near field communicator, a TV controller, a microphone, a home button, a power button and two shoulder and trigger buttons (R, L, ZR, ZL).