Archive for posts tagged: Hack and Slash

Dynasty Warriors 8 Review

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Dynasty Warriors is quite frankly ridiculous. The characters are outlandish, the writing is cheesy, the gameplay is about single handedly destroying entire armies with lots of button mashing, the music is some bizarre mixture of classical Asian instruments with derivative metal, and the voice acting is so full of ham it should probably be forbidden to a number of major religions. Read More »

E3 2013: Comedy, Violence and No Honour, An Interview with Team Ninja’s Yosuke Hayashi

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If you’ve ever had a burning desire to see zombies clash with ninjas, you’ll want to keep an eye on Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z. Cel shaded graphics, comedy and minimalistic story direction are all key elements of the game. I had some hands on time with Yaiba and even got the chance to interview the current head of Team Ninja, a Mr Yosuke Hayashi. Read More »

God of War: Ascension Review

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In its short history gaming has attracted its share of bald pricks. But none are as pricky as the god of war, Kratos. Unfortunately the war gods one dimensional nature has led to his character development suffering as a result. And despite Santa Monica’s best efforts Ascension won’t change that, decapitating heads is still as satisfying as ever even if its protagonist remains an apathetic prick. Read More »

Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus Review

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Between DmC and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, I’ve had myself a small enlightenment, experiencing the new age of action games that focuses on over the top action and stylised, skilful combat. Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus isn’t part of this enlightenment. It might have been acceptable on the PlayStation 2, but as it stands, it’s the deaf, toothless hooker in a world of music, cake and free love. Read More »

The Issue With DmC’s Vergil

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I had a lot of problems with the story in DmC: Devil May Cry, but none so poignant or heartfelt as my problem with Vergil. His voice-acting was good, he looked so similarly dissimilar to Dante that it really did seem like the two were twins, yet, by attempting to provide further flesh and depth to the character, Ninja Theory threw out the balance that the original essence behind Devil May Cry had managed to build. Read More »

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