The 3rd Birthday Review

The Parasite Eve duology featuring Aya Brea has an old history on PlayStation. The two titles introduced a new female protagonist who wasn’t a fantasy character, but based in reality.

The 3rd Birthday, originally being a Japan-only cell phone title, being redeveloped for the PlayStation Portable was a surprise, also announcing the return of Aya Brea to PlayStation.

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Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together Review

Even though the PlayStation Portable has become the best place to find many portable strategy titles, many of the releases have been remakes or ports of older titles with a new layer.

In the case of Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together, the title was brought to the PSP with the original team going back into the guts of the title and revamping it for the portable console, presenting one of the best strategy title back into the hands of fans who might of not had the chance to experience the title.

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Dissidia 012 [duodecim] Final Fantasy Review

As someone who unfortunately missed the original Dissidia, I wasn’t truly aware of how different the gameplay for this “fighter” was. The sequel, Dissidia 012 [duodecim] Final Fantasy, showed off Square Enix’s ideas of how different a three dimensional fighter could be. At its core, the title is one of the most strategic fighting games ever released and that’s a good thing.

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Total War: Shogun 2 Review

I had originally played the first Shogun title way back in the day on an old PC that could run that program decently well. Many years later, The Creative Assembly released Total War: Shogun 2 with many upgrades learned from their previous titles.

Total War: Shogun 2 is the most recent RTS title that I have played and probably the first PC title that I was actually able to run at a great pace.

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Two Worlds II Review

RPG titles are some of the most difficult titles to place a lot of commitment to. The first hour sets up the basic plot and characters while much of the rest of the title works to secure the story and tie in all the various elements together while using gameplay to bring a cohesive experience to the player.

For Topware Interactive’s Two Worlds II, the title stumbles a bit in the beginning; but expands and allows a lot more freedom than other recent RPG titles that have been released.

Two Worlds II consists of one main strength and one main weakness, which in some ways parallel each other and allow one to gain momentum over the other as the title plays itself out.

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Dead Space 2 Review

I’ve had a long experience with survival horror from Resident Evil on PlayStationOne to the trauma of Silent Hill 2 and titles to now. The genre did get a little stagnant with gore over scares becoming more common. I missed Dead Space because I was busy playing other titles when it released, so the sequel was my first experience with the series.

It’s all gone back to the beginning.

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