Bejeweled 2 Deluxe Xbox360 Review

Info: Take the classic game of gem-swapping to euphoric new heights. Solve handcrafted brain teasers in Puzzle mode while up against the clock, or kick back, relax, and enjoy Endless mode. With awe-inspiring planetary backdrops, explosive new gems, and dazzling special effects, Bejeweled 2 is more wildly addictive than ever before. Xbox Live Arcade features: Stunning 3-D special effects, hypnotic sound effects, entrancing music, and awe-inspiring planetary backdrops. Explosive new pieces: Power gems, hyper cubes, and time bombs. Four ways to play: Classic, Action, Puzzle, and Endless. Handcrafted puzzles: Explore a veritable galaxy in Puzzle mode, or play for eternity and collect jewelry in Endless mode.

Mini Review: Not the best, but it’s a fun game to just pick up for a quick game.

Gun – Xbox 360 Review

I’m really into history with the wild west and all so When i first played this game i was hooked, it has a great story line,one of the best parts about this game is, in order to keep your health meter up you have to drink whiskey, most of the time when i was playing this game my dad was watching me, he thought it was a great game and was very exciting, i mean come on if your dad enjoys watching you play this game you know it’s good right. but like most games it does have it’s flaws, there’s only 2 towns you go through, i wish there could have been more western towns and duel combats with outlaws, and the free roaming areas are small so that was a big down fall for the game, and also the most upsetting thing was how short the game was, i was playing it for like 8-10 hours straight then i was done all of a sudden, and when you finish the game 100% you get a cannon rifle gun, i mean come on whats the use of having a badass cannon gun when you can’t use them against the enemies that you already have beaten.
other than that GREAT GREAT game. an easy 90 out of 100

Peter Jackson’s King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie Xbox 360 Review

This game is clearly associated with the 2005 movie. How can we tell? The full name of the game is Peter Jackson’s King Kong – The Official Game of the Movie. Subtle!

The game was made with complete cooperation of Peter Jackson – he let the gaming team have access to the CGI and sets from the movie, and the game was made at the exact same time.

The game plays very much like being in a movie, with smooth slides between cinematic scenes and action sections. That being said, the game of course is FAR more action-oriented than any movie would be. In a movie you might fight off a group of creatures for a short period of time. In the game, of course, the hordes come in numerous, almost endless, waves.

This is more than just a beast-slaying game, though. There’s a bit of thought involved. For example, if a gigantic dinosaur comes running at you, you don’t have to try to slay it in straight-out combat. You can instead kill another random creature that is nearby, and the dinosaur will decide to go munch on it.

There are a few levels that you can play as Kong, but really for most of the game you are playing as a normal human in a band of friends. The various friends around you can either be helpful or REALLY annoying, depending on their mood. There are many times that I was tempted to snipe at my “friends” instead of the Giant Centipede or whatever the monster of the moment was.

The graphics are of course awesome. From the ocean waves to the murky dark caves, from the detail on the faces to the detail on the monsters’ teeth, you get immersed in a high quality version of the movie. Again, this is to be expected, as the game designers got direct feeds of the movie graphic files.

The sound is also well done, with the sounds and feel of the movie. You get an immersive experience, drawing around you what the movie is all about. Danger, gloom, crashing waves and thunderous primal screams.

I have to admit that I found some of the puzzles a little tedious. Walking around and around a post to open a door was silly enough the first time, but for me to have to do it repeatedly was a bit much. Also, there were a few times that monsters seemed to get “stuck” in an area and I had to in essence go and prod them a few times for them to come out and properly attack me. I suppose not all monsters are highly intelligent 🙂

The game is definitely one that targets adrenaline-rush types. The sounds are loud and pounding – from bellows to cries of panic to screeches. The video is always jumping between dark caves to dark stairs to fiery bushes and things swooping down at you. You’re kept off balance and rarely get a moment to breathe.

I did like how the game is set up like a movie. There aren’t on screen health bars, ammo counters or anything else. You hit a button to hear a verbal check of your ammo. You talk to your friends to find out how they are. When you get hurt, your screen starts to go red and fuzzy, and you even hear “angels sing”.

If I’m going to have any complaint about this game, it’s really a personal one – I like games with a balance between hyped-up tension and more calm puzzle/investigating. There was really no break here, it was just non-stop thundering noise and attacking monsters. I’m sure most people thrive on that 🙂

Well recommended for those seeking a high action fix! 80/100

Need for Speed: Most Wanted Xbox360 Review

Graphics: Most Wanted has plenty of pluses and minuses graphically. When I first saw this game for the first time I thought it looked outstanding. Once I got it, I was underwhelmed. It still looks good, but nothing like the videos. Edges of cars and the environment have a choppy appearance, and the city in the distance really looks like a PS1 or PS2/Xbox game. When it comes down to the races, sense of speed, and the cars themselves though, it looks fairly impressive… especially with how the framerate holds up — for the most part — when there are a bunch of cops and/or crashes on-screen. The temporary blindness when looking into the sunset or when coming out of a tunnel is also a nice effect. 80/100

Joust Xbox360 – GameInfo

Mount thy noble ostrich and ride forth into battle in the classic arcade game Joust! If you choose to venture with a friend, your companion shall ride a proud stork. Together, defeat three types of enemy knights: red Bounders, silver Hunters, and dark blue Shadow Lords. As these villains fly through the caves atop swift-winged buzzards, strike them from above with your trusty lance. Capture the resulting eggs before they hatch or even stronger foes will emerge. Watch for the pterodactyls that infest these caverns – if your quest takes too long, they will attack. And as the lava pit rises higher and higher, flap mightily to stay aloft … far from the grasp of the troll that would drag you down to the fiery depths.