Category Archives: Aaron Dobbe

New Trailer for Project M 3.6

Version 3.6 of Project M, the popular fan-made modification of Super Smash Bros. Brawl, has been announced, along with a sweet new trailer showcasing some of the new features. Continue reading New Trailer for Project M 3.6

More Than The Score – Abe Lincoln: Alien Hunter

Over an hour of action-packed review talk and storytelling with Matt and Brian! This week Shawn and Aaron join the mix, sharing intimate details about Battlefield: Hardline and Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. You don’t want to miss this one! No spoilers (well, there’s one slight spoiler this week). Just reviews.

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Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Review

STEAM-POWERED GENRE BLENDER

Take XCOM and mix in some Valkyria Chronicles. Add a pinch of Gears of War, then throw in a host of references to classic American literature. Serve up the result with a comic book/steampunk aesthetic, and you have Code Name: S.T.E.A.M., the latest 3DS game from Intelligent Systems. Nintendo’s latest IP certainly draws inspiration from a great variety of sources, but does the result measure up to the sum of its parts? Continue reading Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Review

The Awakened Fate Ultimatum Review

NOT-SO-ROGUELIKE

What if God was one of us? It’s been 20 years since the question was asked in that one-hit wonder song by Joan Osborne, and now we finally have the answer! Turns out it involves God crawling through a series of randomly-generated dungeons, bludgeoning the life out of a legion of creatures too cute to be called monsters. At least, that’s how it seems in the new RPG from Nippon Ichi Software, The Awakened Fate Ultimatum. Does it blaspheme the name of the great roguelike genre, or will it convert you to a true believer? Continue reading The Awakened Fate Ultimatum Review

Dead or Alive 5 Last Round Review (PS3)

ROUND 3. FIGHT!

Dead or Alive 5 Last Round has had a rather troubled launch so far. The game was supposed to launch February 17th on all platforms, but technical issues saw the PlayStation 3 release pushed back a week (with the Steam release moved to March 30). The past couple weeks have seen a myriad of players complaining of game-breaking bugs in the current-gen and Xbox 360 releases, some resulting in losses of save data for previous versions of the game. It looks like a big mess. While Team Ninja tries to sort all that out, I was able to spend some bug-free time with the far more stable PS3 version of the game. Are the last round of updates to Koei Tecmo’s 3D fighter worth a third look? Continue reading Dead or Alive 5 Last Round Review (PS3)

New Rock Band Game in Development?

Remember the days when seemingly everyone had a bunch of bulky, plastic musical instruments in their house? It looks like developer Harmonix may be trying to bring the rhythm genre back into vogue. Continue reading New Rock Band Game in Development?