New Xbox 360 Video Games – Tips to Buy Ones

The Xbox 360 Gaming System is the Microsoft’s 7th generation on video gaming console. Its competitors in the gaming world are the Sony Play Station 3 and the Nintendo Wii. Even so, the Xbox 360 is among the most favorite video gaming consoles up to now. It delivers not just the greatest and most complete online experience, but also some of the most unique and intense console exclusive titles.

As of this, there are numerous Xbox 360 video games out there on the market these days. If you’re one of the Xbox 360 fan, then it’s likely that you will always be interested in purchasing and playing the new Xbox 360 video games.

Even so, from all of the new released Xbox 360 games, how could you know which games will be the ones that you’re going to love? The last thing you want is to expend some money and then later on you find out that you don’t really like the game, and realize that you only waste your money. Well, fortunately, there’s some better ways to do that.

New Xbox 360 Video Games Reviews

There are plenty of Xbox 360 game reviews that could help you to learn whether you’ll love a particular video game or not before you expend any money on that game. You’ll be able to discover these Xbox game reviews in some gaming magazines. These Xbox game reviews could inform you all information concerning the new Xbox 360 video games and will let you know whether you’ll love the game or not. You can also get these Xbox game reviews on a lot of online game websites.

Some of these websites expect you to subscribe in advance, which commonly requires a low monthly fee. Even so, there are also a number of websites that offer you with many Xbox 360 game reviews at no cost. It will be the best if you read some Xbox game reviews about various games that you’re interested in, thus you will not waste any of your money for some games that you’re not going to love.

On some Xbox game reviews, they often let you know that you’ll like a particular game by telling you other Xbox games that have similar type and ranks. In that case, if you like one game, these Xbox game reviews will inform you that you’ll also like this new game too.

Try Before You Buy

Another way to test new Xbox 360 video games before buying it is by renting them from a video rental shop or an online video game rental websites. This is a good way for you to try out several Xbox games before deciding to put a lot of money in some Xbox games.

Xbox Live oftentimes also provide their customers to download trials of several games at no cost, which then let you to test those games out before buying the complete versions. One good point of using this free of charge trials is to ensure that you’ll like the game before putting all the money on it, it’s kind of different than renting the games which do require some nominal fee.

You’ll find the new Xbox 360 video games on many websites which are specialized on Xbox 360 stuffs. Simply make certain that every time you purchase from an individual online site that they are really a trusted seller and you know that you’ll get a quality game in a good shape.

Video Game Review – Scott Pilgrim Vs The World – The Game

Ubisoft’s precious little game can fight with the big dogs.

There are gamers out there who will never even try Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game. Most seasoned gamers will probably notice the last two words of the game’s title, and sprint for Bobby Kotick’s hills like they would from an Uwe Boll production. There’s frankly a better chance of them giving Scott Pilgrim Vs. the world: The breakfast cereal a shot, and that’s rather unfortunate, but understandable. Games based on movie and/or comic licenses rarely ever shine with the quality their licenses deserve. But Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, based on Bryan Lee O’Malley’s cult hit comic series, on the other hand, shines with the care, respect, and polish that made Castle Crashers an arcade hit. Believe it. This one’s even better than the movie it’s loosely based off of, and that is quite the rarity.

Speaking of the movie, there’s little connection between it, the comic, and the game besides the basic setup– Scott Pilgrim, lazy Canadian gamer extraordinaire, is dating the lovely, slightly emotional Ramona Flowers. Problem is, Ramona’s seven Ex-boyfriends are out to pound Pilgrim and break up the relationship like a dojo board. Cue seven levels of side-scrolling, beat-em-up gameplay playing as Scott, Ramona, and fellow Sex Bomb-Omb band members Kim Pine and Stephen Stills. The story is simple and never gets in the way as you beat down the hoards of Toronto, making your way to the stage’s end and an Ex-boyfriend waiting to rock you. All in the name of love, of course.

Gameplay is very reminiscent of the classic beat-em-ups from Capcom and Sega, but thanks to some light RPG elements, a slew of unlockable moves that are actually useful, and four player co-op (no friendly fire!), the simple brawling gameplay feels polished up to modern standards. There are plenty of weapons to find and use, plenty of objects to throw at enemies, and plenty of humor to keep you chuckling. Try to hide a smile as you beat up paparazzi, throw teammates at innocent fans, and trash a movie set (or five), I dare you.

Not only does Scott Pilgrim know how to throw a punch, he also knows how to look the part. Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World boasts one of the most impressive 8-bit art styles I’ve ever witnessed. The environments are colorful, animated, and full of smooth parallax scrolling. You’ll also be astounded by the amount of detail packed into this 8-bit style. Artist Paul Robertson has done some absolutely phenomenal work making the arenas and streets of Scott Pilgrim look polished and retro, but even better than his environments are his characters. Scott Pilgrim looks harmless and innocent, a true underdog, until he busts out his flaming dragon uppercut. Ramona looks chibi, cute, and far more colorful than her movie counterpart. Kim and Stephen bring their own unique flavor to the group, and the various boss Ex’s all look suitably menacing after a long, health-sucking trek through their stage. Even the generic thug characters look great, often inciting humor as stereotypical geeks lose their mind and panic while enemy bandits gander about in sinister fashion. Perhaps most impressive of all are the character animations, which flow smoothly and impressively as the cast perform somewhat simple, yet impressively choreographed combat moves. Scott Pilgrim never strays too far from the style and humor of its comic-book inspiration, but still manages to find its own style as a seriously good-looking 8-bit game. Scott Pilgrim will light up your screen.

And while your screen is busy pushing those purty pixels, your speakers will be jumping to an electrifying original score from 8-bit band Anamanaguchi. The songs themselves seem capable of inspiring headaches after awhile, and the different tunes eventually begin to sound a little too similar, but overall the soundtrack fits in with the game’s retro vibe and complements the action well. Besides the soundtrack, the sound effects pack a nice arcadey punch, and the lack of voice acting is probably a godsend.

Don’t think this will be a walk in the park though, the game is quite difficult for the lone player. I took me around five tries to best the first Ex, However, the game provides a River City Ransom-like power-up system that will give even the solo gamers a fighting chance. It’s also a fairly brief experience at around four or five hours. Throw in some four-player co-op and the game get’s a lot more fun, a lot more ridiculous, and unfortunately a lot shorter. Still, there are unlockable modes and characters, and playing through again as the fairly distinct alternate characters is worth the effort, if just to see their awesome animations and special moves. At ten bucks, you’ll be satisfied with the amount of game you get here, especially when its of such high quality.

Final Comments

Scott Pilgrim is not a revolution of the brawling, beat-em-silly formula, but darn if it hasn’t nearly perfected the genre. Ubisoft has done a fantastic job creating a responsive, deep, and replayable brawler that not only harkens back to the classics of old, but outdoes them. Paul Robertson knows how to push a very, very pretty pixel, and the game does service to its comic-book roots while finding a cohesive and beautiful 8-bit style of its own. The audio is fitting, and the game will give you enough playtime to justify its modest ten-dollar price tag. Sure, online co-op would have been great, but guess what else is great–Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game. Bryan Lee O’Malley should be proud to have such a wonderful title serving his precious little license, and you will undoubtedly be proud to own this game.

Recommended: Absolutely and without a doubt, to fans of Scott Pilgrim and brawlers alike.
(9/10)

A Video Game Review: Microsoft Xbox 360 Kinect Adventures

What to say about this video game. I really don’t know what I was expecting when I stepped up to play this Kinect video game title. One thing I was sure of was that it would be different. As it turns out I was not wrong about that at all! Kinect Adventures is a great game. It utilizes body movement and placement via the Kinect sensor to enable you to complete ‘tasks’ and “adventures”. There are a variety of activities that you can partake in and they vary in degrees of activity, but all are guaranteed to make you participate. All together there are 20 overall adventures for the player to complete, and the average person can’t or won’t do that in one sitting! Trust me on this one, it’s a lot more physically demanding than you would expect.

The first discussed of the activities included in Kinect Adventures would be “River Rush” (Rafting).It is fun to play solo…. more fun to play with a friend. Did I mention Adventures is 100% 2 player completable.The controls (you) is responsive, there is no lag or unresponsiveness. Perhaps a little sluggish to pick up an intended sharp turn, and then too quick to complete the direction once made. Other than that, (which could just be me) Rush down a raging river on your raft, lean to avoid rocks and hit ramps. Jump to catch serious air, float on, and bounce from cloud to cloud, you name it. And of course it has the ever popular… Collection of coins!! It gets a big thumbs from me for coolness.

“Rallyball” Some sort of space age Paddleball type of brick breaking game.You serve the ball to break the bricks, but the ball bounces back.Your job? keep it in play and keep it breaking bricks, til there all gone. Sounds easy right?, flaming return serves and multiball launches don’t make this a walk in the park. Drawbacks, once again I almost felt like I needed to anticipate the movements of the ball and my swings or blocks ahead of a realtime experience. Not a great deal mind you, certainly not enough to dampen any enjoyment I was having. Just enough to make worth mentioning.

“Reflex Ridge” Aaargh here’s the real workout! Basically Reflex ridge is a video gamers nightmare. A “gauntlet” of padded bumpers to duck under, jump over, side step and just generally avoid. Add pull bars to increase speed and Coins collection to the equation and you got yourself “Reflex Ridge”. Unlike Rallyball I found that although extreme energy and quick reflex actions were required there did not seem to be any movement or control issues. (Maybe it was just me) Either way,a fine addition to this video game Title.

“Space Pop” Kinda smaller and simpler, but no less interesting. Flap your arms to hover in weightless environment. Drop them to your sides to float down. The catch? Just the waves of bubbles that come floating into the room. Yep, you guessed it “float” around, up and down popping bubbles. Seems simplistic and it is, but it’s still there for an added activity. Also once again no control issues at all gameplay ran smooth and flawless. As I Just mentioned possibly a little to “simple” for my tastes. Great for little non violent and active video game for the kids though.

“20,000 Leaks” is last on the list, but not least on your activity roster. Have you ever dreamt of being in a glass box under the ocean? Did your dream include sea life poking holes in your glass box threatening to flood you out? Naww I never had that dream myself. I have however played that video game. That’s the idea in this activity, and it is surprisingly fun.Fish,Turtles and other forms of aquatic life swim around poking holes in your box in greater and greater numbers with alarming speed. Use you hands, feet, face… whatever you can to stop the leaks. This portion of the video game works good, No obvious flaws, simple but effective fun for the young ones.

Although the Xbox 360 has put some time into this video game and it certainly is entertaining, I don’t see it having the staying power,or the mainstream draw of a conventional “shoot’em up”. To be totally truthful, I’m not sure it was even supposed to do that. It’s more of a Kinect video game showcase for kids. Maybe best described as a “what the system and technology can do” type of game. This is one of those video games you play with the family, with the kids. Hell, pull it out when company is over for guaranteed good times and laughs all around. Ohh did I mention it has a Digital “photo” share option? Share and post online for others to enjoy. MMhmm pics taken of you playing the game! Naturally photos taken of you, in your MOST desperate attempts to complete levels. Another laugh out loud feature, even if its you caught with a mouth open and arms flapping for all the world to see. My final word on the matter, this Kinect video game for the Microsoft’ Xbox 360 is well worth playing!

Madden NFL 09 by Electronic Arts Video Game Review

Madden NFL 09 by Electronic Arts is one of the best football games to date. This game is fun both for football video game veterans and all you beginners and first-timers out there. A revolutionary Adaptive Difficulty Engine makes this all possible. This engine assesses how good you perform during matches and adjusts the difficulty level (with your permission) to give you a fun yet challenging experience.

Likewise you can train yourself and learn from your past mistakes using the game’s holographic training center. Yes, you will be able to see your characters moving, and the game will tell you what you did wrong, and how you can correct your mistake. Now that is something truly new to the sports video game genre.  

Aside from being a good game to learn the basics of football with, this game is also fun to play for experts in the sport. The online video game feature allows you to compete in online leagues with up to 31 the best gamers out there per league. Rise up to the top of the rankings, or fade away to the bottom. The choice is yours.

The game also looks better than ever on the new generation of gaming consoles. More realistic character features and football stadium designs make this game both a joy to play and to watch. The cheering of the crowds and the changing of the weather are also rendered beautifully and realistically.

If you are searching for a football game that trains you to play, lets you show off your expert skills, and gives you a spectacular visual experience, you’re search is over. Buy your copy of Madden NFL 09 by Electronic Arts now.

Video Game Reviews Make the Game Called Fracture Popular – Why You Should Try

Video games have features that make them special during the time they become most popular and get favorable video games reviews, as the video game makers never tire of creating new ideas to hold the interest of the video game players. The new game called Fracture is one of the newer games that has its own uniqueness. This new concept of terrain deformation means the rising and the dropping of sections of the ground as part of the battle scene.

Fracture’s story is imaginatively written and looks far into the future, as the game depicts the years far into the 23rd century. The United States at that time faces a serious problem of oceanic flooding around its coasts because of global warming. Because of the global warming problem, the story is that the United States resorts to the use of terrain deformation in that future time, to build a wall on both sides of the continent to prevent the oceans from coming in to flood the whole country. This scenario came into the minds of the makers of Fracture after they reviewed the video games reviews of their fantasy games that they have been making. The players can be a rich source of more fantastic ideas that they lost after playing any video game.

The area in the middle however is left without any walls, as the story goes, which lead to the division of the continent into the West coast and the East coast. As the years passed the East coast went into technology and cybernetics, while the West coast preferred going into gene modification and molecular biology. These differences between the two sides later on led to a civil war where the East coast was for the prevention of the destruction of humanity by the West coast through gene modification.

Jet Brody, one of the players in the game, is a soldier in the east side of the United States or the Alliance side. His mission is to stop and eliminate the aggressive dictator in the west side who aims to take full control of the world. The whole game revolves around this conflict all throughout.

The game Fracture uses terrain deformation as a highlight of this game, as the makers of the game try to create a huge fan following among the players with this unique concept. When you play the game you can raise or lower the ground leading to the immense possibilities that terrain deformation can give to the play. While playing the game you can use grenades that rise or lower the ground to hide yourself from enemy fire. The enemy has the same capability of terrain deformation. This is important, as your shooting at the enemy will depend on your location – whether above or below- the enemy. As the enemy has the same facility to effect terrain deformation, the game becomes more thrilling and exciting, as you try to outwit your enemy. He does the same to you, so your speed is vital in the game. You develop this speed as you get to learn more about the game. You can also get some techniques from the video games reviews of Fracture who played ahead of you.

The Beatles – Rock Band by Electronic Arts – A Video Game Review

The Beatles – Rock Bandage by Electronic Arts is one of the coolest amateur of the Rock Bandage authorization has anytime had. And who would not be aflame about this game? The Beatles are one of the greatest music acts of all time. Not alone will you get to play and sing the music of this allegorical band, you will aswell get to acquaintance the history of how the accumulation was formed and how they became the bandage we apperceive today.

Everything in this game, from the architecture blueprint to the blush schemes accept been clothier fabricated to accord you that Beatles feeling. For anyone who has anytime dreamed of in fact assuming the music by this band, this may be your aboriginal and alone adventitious to do so after getting an absolute musician. Rock Bandage allows you to play the drums, the electric guitar, the bass guitar, or yield the mic as you and 3 of your accompany accomplish the best Beatles songs of all time.

One of the best innovations fabricated for this bold is that you additional 2 of your accompany can sing the songs of the Beatles in 3 voices, back this accord is one of the signature ancestry of this band. Yes, you’ll be able sing the assorted harmonies of their music. Or, at atomic you can try to. Another benefit you can get for affairs this bold is that you can accept to ahead unreleased articulation recordings of conversations the bandage associates had with anniversary added if they were off the set.

If you wish to acquaintance assuming songs created by the allegorical Beatles through a Rock Bandage video game, again you should get a archetype of The Beatles – Rock Bandage by Electronic Arts if it is released

Do Video Game Review Scores Really Matter?

Many humans apprehend a lot of the gaming journalism that is out there on the Internet. These types of humans consistently aberration out every time a bold receives a lower account than they hoped for in a review. Why do some Baltimore gamers affliction so abundant what added humans anticipate of a accurate video game?

Different humans like altered things. Almost no one freaks out about why assertive humans like or animosity assertive foods or artwork, so why should amateur be any different? Humans can buy any bold they wish to behindhand of what reviewers say about a assertive title. A lot of of the reviews appear out afore the amateur hit abundance shelves, so how can a getting say that a bold deserves a college account if he or she has not played the game? The acumen of what constitutes as a low account can aswell be taken to extreme. If a accurate bold array a nine out of ten, there are consistently humans accusatory that the bold should accept gotten a absolute score. Humans should be blessed if a bold array a seven out of ten or above. The acumen humans wish a bold to accept abundant array is because everybody wants to apperceive whether he or she will like a bold afore a acquirement is made. Reviews are not traveling to agreement anyone a acceptable time. Alone the getting arena the bold can adjudge whether he or she is accepting fun or not.

Another botheration readers of bold journalism accept is that they consistently yield one reviewers getting assessment as the accomplished company’s appearance on a game. Just because anyone from IGN gives Kirby’s Return to Dreamland a 7.5 does not beggarly that added reviewers at IGN feel the aforementioned way. Some ability accept denticulate the bold college while others ability accept denticulate it lower. One person’s assessment on a appellation is not the final adjudication for the accomplished company. This botheration readers accept aswell leads them to accept that just because one analyst gave bold X a “bad” account agency that bold Y will aswell accept a abrogating account as well. If Kirby’s Return to Dreamland got a 7.5, the comments went on blaze and anybody was apprehensive what account the new Zelda bold would accept based on the Kirby review. The account of one bold has no affiliation to another. Just because a analyst array a bold not to the public’s affection does not beggarly they abhorrence all of the amateur a accurate aggregation releases.

The Kirby Return to Dreamland analysis did not say annihilation altered than what a lot of added reviewers from added sites said. Everybody agreed that the bold was a actual acceptable Kirby bold with the alone standout affection getting the four amateur accommodating mode. Each account ability accept been altered than one another, but they all said the aforementioned thing. In the end, array of amateur do not absolutely matter.

People should not affliction about the account so abundant and alpha account why a analyst admired or awful a assertive bold afore active off at the aperture about how abundant he or she is wrong. Addition affair humans would be bigger off accomplishing is in fact arena a bold to its achievement afore commenting on addition person’s assessment about a game. In short, if one has not played a game, again one cannot accept an assessment of any kind.