PS3 vs PS4 vs Xbox 360 vs Xbox One Head-to-Head Face Off: Alien: Isolation and Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition

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  • PS4 logo 75x16  Alien: Isolation
  • PS4 is better than Xbox One  Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition

Seventh Generation

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  • 360 better Alien: Isolation

Vanquish (2010) – 9/10 awesome third-person shooter game review

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Cast / crew
Director: Shinji Mikami
Producer: Atsushi Inaba
Art Director: Naoki Katakai
Conceptual Designer: Shinji Usui
Character Designer: Makoto Tsuchibayashi
Story Writer: Hiroki Kato

Vanquish (2010)

After wild over-population brings Earth to it’s knees, the US and Russia are at loggerheads. The tide is turned when a US Space Laser is hijacked by robot Russian forces and destroys San Francisco and war becomes the only option.

9/10

There is a case for this being the best third-person shooter ever made. Platinum Games and Shinji Mikami’s Vanquish is a constantly awesome third-person shooter that is widely regarded as a commercial disappointment despite selling about 1 million copies. The second-to-second gameplay is remarkably fun and rewarding. Some of this is down to wonderful enemies always responding when attacked. I know it seems odd that this is not always the case but even some celebrated big-budget games (such as Bioshock, if memory serves) see a blood spurt as an acceptable substitution for an action cancel (where your action, shooting them somewhere, cancels their action). Even better is that, especially on the larger regular enemies, shooting them in different places (arm, leg, back, head, gun, huge fuel tank) has different results and tactical outcomes. Weapon upgrades are juggled brilliantly; simple but with hidden depth. Special mention for some satisyfing trophies. Several are awarded for achieving some cool and / or challenging objectives during gameplay and individual trophies rewarding progress through the game on harder difficulties (instead of just one at the end). That said, even though it’s a difficult Platinum trophy, it’s not a difficult game, even on Hard.

This game contains sexual swear words, strong violence, unpleasant and extremely gory cut scenes

Classified 15 by BBFC. Suitable only for persons of 15 years and over.

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PC vs PS3 vs PS4 vs Xbox 360 vs Xbox One: Strider and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2

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  • PC DVD ROM logo 75x16Xbox One / PS4 equal  Strider

Seventh Generation

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  • 360 PS3 equal and better than Wii U  Castlevania: Lords of Shadows 2
  • 360 better  FIFA 14
  • 360 better  Grand Theft Auto V
  • 360 better  Strider

Xbox 360 vs PS3 vs Wii U vs PC Head-to-Head Face Off: Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed

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  • Wii U better than 360 or PS3 Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed

Xbox 360 vs PS3 Head-to-Head Face Off: Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown

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  • 360 PS3 equal Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown

Phantasy Star Universe (2005, Game, 360) – 7/10

Executive Producer: Yuji Naka
Producer: Takao Miyoshi
Director: Satoshi Sakai

Phantasy Star Universe (2005)

The Gurhal system has been at peace for a hundred years but the mysterious appearance of rabid monsters – called the SEED – puts pressure on the fragile alliances between humans, beasts, newmans and casts.

7/10

This is arguably Sega’s best game since the Dreamcast era. The production design isn’t a patch on Phantasy Star Online and the PS2 engine renders the flat designs rather underwhelmingly on Xbox 360 (especially when the frame-rate collapses). However, there is a lot of charm inherit to the series and that, unlike a lot of contemporary Sega games, hasn’t been lost. The characters are fun (the lead guy and gal look good too) and the story is good enough. Gameplay sees significant improvements to combat with more weapon types (the knuckles were my mainstay) and a simple but rewarding combo system. The gameplay animations of every character, friend or foe, is also excellent. The final boss battle offers one of the more impressive boss attacks of any game I’ve ever played: he throws a comet at you. It hurts but it’s cool.

This game contains mild swear words and extended melee, gun, blade and fantasy violence, unpleasant scenes.

Classified 12+ by PEGI. The game is only suitable for persons who have reached the age of 12 or over.
Classified Violence by PEGI. Game contains depictions of violence.