Author Archives: stirlace

Late to the party: Diablo 3

Diablo 3 has been in my “don’t touch” bucket for the longest time. The amount of negative press, justified or not, soured my anticipation for the game. Always online connection required? A real money auction house? Colourful environments? “How dare they, those … Continue reading

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Splinter Cell: Blacklist [5 Minute Review]

Splinter Cell: Blacklist reboots the series in more ways than one. Sam Fisher looks younger and more spry, and gone are gravelly tones of Michael Ironside complaining about how he’s too old for this shit. The rest of the game follows close … Continue reading

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FUSE [5 Minute Review]

When FUSE (formerly Overstrike) caught my attention, I was surprised that the project was seen through to completion. The ideas didn’t seem terribly unique: four player co-operative shooting with futuristic weapons and “deeply flawed” characters have been promised before, but I … Continue reading

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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance [5 Minute Review]

Ready for some Metal Gear Solid “tactical espionage action”? Well, that’s too bad, because Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance has as much sneaking in it as monster truck rally. The frenetic combat and over-stylised presentation in Revengeance is fun, but it … Continue reading

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Dead Space 3 [5 Minute Review]

Dead Space has changed over the years. Sure, you get the impression that it’s still about “survival” in the sense that you’re scrounging around for supplies and dealing with reanimated corpses bursting through air vents. However, Dead Space 3 is a … Continue reading

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Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon [5 Minute Review]

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon knows its target audience: they were the ones who woke up early on Saturday mornings to get their dose of cartoons and messed with the tracking on their VCRs to play back taped TV shows. They’re … Continue reading

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Gunpoint [5 Minute Review]

What would you do with pants that gave you the ability to scale buildings with a single bound and land without injury? In Gunpoint, you’d put them through their paces as you attempt to unravel the reasons behind the murder … Continue reading

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