Bayonetta

Publisher: Sega

Developer: Sega of America

Platform: Xbox 360

Rated M

*Blood and Gore

*Intense Violence

*Partial Nudity

*Strong Language

*Suggestive Themes

Rating 4/10

 

            Alrighty this one will be quick.  I rented this solely based on the review scores that it has been getting.  It is holding a 91 currently on metacritic.com with several perfect scores.  I popped it in the old Xbox 360 knowing only that it had a female lead character and that it looked like Devil May Cry or God of War.  It plays at least as well as either of those games.  The controls are very fluid and Bayonetta’s moves are great.  That’s where the 4 points out of 10 come from.  I can’t stress enough that the great gameplay is completely diminished by the absurd story line, bad writing (which is littered with profanity), and overly long cinematics.  You play as a witch with a forgotten past that slays angels and uses their halos for currency.  Need I go on?  In no way can I recommend playing this game for anyone with half a conscience.  If need be play some of the old Devil May Cry games (their content seems tame in comparison) if you are looking for a mindless shoot-em-up, action game.

 

Lego Rock Band

Publisher: Warner Home Video Games

Developer: Harmonix

Platform: Xbox 360

Rated E 10+

*Comic Mischief

*Mild Cartoon Violence

*Mild Lyrics

Rating 8.5/10

 

 

Ok, so games with the Lego name are apparently not going away. Not only are they not leaving us anytime soon, they are spreading to more than just the action/adventure genre.  And this is a good thing.  The time spent with my kids playing games like Lego Batman and Indian Jones has been great and it only gets better with this new musical offering.  Lego Rock Band hits all the notes in regards to being an awesome family multiplayer experience.

 

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Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

Developer: Naughty Dog www.naughtydog.com

Platform: PS3 Exclusive

Rated T for Teen

*Blood

*Language

*Violence

*Suggestive Themes

Rating 10/10

 

 

          For those that played the first Uncharted, you know that the story telling, characters and voice acting is top notch.  It only gets better in the sequel.  This game not only outdid itself in every possible way in the campaign, but it added an amazing multiplayer to go with it that carries over every move that Drake can pull off from the single player including the climbing of buildings.  This game has received at least 24 other perfect scores so I know that there is not enough that can be said about the awesomeness included on this disc. But I am going to give it my best shot.

 

 

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Trine

PlayStation Network

Rated E 10+

Rating 7.5/10

Out of Finland comes an old school, 2D, side scrolling puzzle platformer called Trine. This game, developed by Frozenbyte, is an awesome experience and definitely a nice change of pace from all of the ever present first person shooters that consume our time.

 

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              So, I select Prince of Persia for my Gamefly Q.  I’m pretty sure that I picked it for my 360.  Apparently that was not the case.  Reading my e-mails that day I found that whether I wanted it or not, I was getting the new Ubisoft delivery to play on my bluray player, i.e. PS3.  As upset as that made me, I figured I would make the best of it and just enjoy the graphics that the Sony system touts and hopefully make it through the game without thinking of the achievement points I just missed out on.

 

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