Category:  Reviews

Posted by Christian, October 30, 2012 in Community Spotlight, Featured, HBG Original, Not News, Reviews 3

We’re back with yet another community spotlight and it should come as almost no surprise at this point who has impressed us with another review. Porecomesis fires out another review, this time a bit of a throwback with the popular game Ōkami.  Since we don’t have a review of the… Read More »

FIFA 13 Demo: Hands On & Short Review

Posted by Davekraft, September 11, 2012 in Featured, Hot, Main, Not News, Reviews 6

A year has flown by since I was engrossed in the FIFA 12 demo last September/October and what also flew by was my love for the then current iteration of this great sport’s 2011/12 season. Now though here we are a year on and with the new FIFA 13 demo… Read More »

Posted by Davekraft, September 10, 2012 in Community Member Blog, Featured, Main, PC, Reviews 13

Community Spotlight is where we pick something cool you guys have posted in the forum and feature it on the main page, usually an original thought or review within the gaming world. This weeks spotlight comes from Porecomesis, with his review of Sleeping Dogs. ——- Well, this is most certainly new… Read More »

Posted by Aaron, June 7, 2012 in Featured, Main, Reviews 5

  12 years is a long time to wait for a sequel to 2000’s smash-hit Diablo II, but it’s not entirely surprising considering Blizzard’s at the helm. They have an eye for quality and a reputation for being perfectionists – even if that means waiting a whole decade before they… Read More »

Posted by Christian, May 22, 2012 in Featured, Main, Reviews 8

When you see a three at the end of any title, it’s pretty natural to assume the first two were essential to your experience of the third. That experiencing only the third would ruin one’s experience of the trilogy. You could argue that Max Payne 1 and 2 were easily… Read More »

Posted by Aaron, May 2, 2012 in Featured, Main, Reviews 7

The premise of Sniper Elite V2 is easy to explain. Take the obligatory sniper missions from third and first person shooters then flesh it out into a full story driven experience. While that may sound uninspiring and potentially repetitive, developer Rebellion have managed to create a fresh shooting experience, despite a… Read More »

Posted by Aaron, April 5, 2012 in Featured, Main, Reviews 7

  SSX is arguably one of the most revered extreme sports videogame franchises, so it’s crazy being 7 years into the current generation only now seeing a follow-up. Gone are the glamorous stadiums and illuminating fireworks, instead replaced with savage peaks and rugged terrain. The changes don’t stop with just aesthetics however, as this… Read More »

Posted by Tovan, February 27, 2012 in Featured, Main, Reviews, Wii 3

Rhythm Heaven Fever Developer: Nintendo Publisher: Nintendo Platform: Wii Rhythm Heaven is a Nintendo series that’s particularly easy to take a quick look at and immediately declare a franchise that would only appeal to a Japanese audience. With cute, colorful, and sometimes bizarre character and level designs, it almost seems… Read More »

Posted by Tovan, July 26, 2011 in Hot, Main, Reviews, Xbox 360 66

Bastion Developer: Supergiant Games Publisher: WB Games Platforms: Xbox 360 (XBLA) The Kid starts typing a review for Bastion, fully aware that this joke has been made countless times. He doesn’t care, it’s too perfect of an opportunity to pass up. Bastion is an isometric action role-playing game, and a… Read More »

Posted by Tovan, July 18, 2011 in Main, Reviews, Xbox 360 50

Ms. Splosion Man Developer: Twisted Pixel Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios Platforms: Xbox 360 (XBLA) Independent developer Twisted Pixel released Splosion Man back in 2009 following the initial success of the studio’s first original title, The Maw. This somewhat unorthodox platformer starring an escaped science experiment with an affinity for ‘sploding’… Read More »

Review: Duke Nukem Forever

Posted by Kreyg, June 18, 2011 in Featured, Hot, PC, PS3, Reviews, Xbox 360 37

Duke Nukem Forever Developer(s): 3D Realms, Triptych Games, Gearbox Software, Piranha Games Publisher: 2K Games Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC [Reviewed] Duke Nukem Forever is a game that many thought would never see the light of day. Since it was announced back before the turn of the century, Duke… Read More »

Review: L.A. Noire

Posted by Kreyg, May 25, 2011 in Featured, Main, PS3, Reviews, Xbox 360 41

L.A. Noire Developer: Team Bondi Publisher: Rockstar Games Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 [Reviewed] L.A. Noire is a game that offers an experience unlike any that you have ever had in a video game before. Set in a wonderful recreation of Los Angeles during the late 1940’s in post-war America,… Read More »

Review: Mortal Kombat

Posted by Kreyg, April 26, 2011 in Featured, Hot, PS3, Reviews, Xbox 360 16

Mortal Kombat Developer: NetherRealm Studios Publisher: Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment Platforms: Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 Mortal Kombat is a fighting game that has been around since the early 90’s, and as such has seen much change over the last 18 years. Beginning life as a simple 2D fighting game,… Read More »

Free Game Spotlight: Ninja Senki

Posted by Luke, March 7, 2011 in Featured, Hot, Main, Reviews 12

Ninja Senki is the kind of game that comes from certain people playing and distilling classic games into what makes them so great. From the moment you start playing this game, you realize that the person who made this game had a love and passion for some of the great… Read More »

Review: Killzone 3

Posted by Kreyg, February 21, 2011 in Featured, Hot, Main, PS3, Reviews 59

The Killzone series is back for its third installment, and continues to follow the ongoing war between the Human ISA and the British sounding, Nazi-like Helghast. Scholar Vesari has been murdered at the hands of the ISA, and as a result the Helghast aren’t too happy. Their overall objective is to destroy humanity and bring those responsible for their leader’s death to justice. The Helghast will stop at nothing to achieve their goal.

Free Game Spotlight: Incertitude

Posted by Luke, February 18, 2011 in Featured, Hot, Main, PC, Reviews 4

Incertitude starts you off very simply. You can walk left and right, jump and use a weapon and it seems to be rather easy. Then you start actually playing the game. There is really only one warning I can give you, be prepared to die. Incertitude is a puzzle platformer… Read More »

Free Game Spotlight: Super Crate Box

Posted by Luke, February 4, 2011 in Featured, Hot, Main, PC, Reviews 13

If I had to describe Super Crate Box to anyone, I’d tell them it was like juggling knives during a tornado in a glass box. There is an absolutely epic amount of stuff going on in this game. Not only does it have that going for it, but your one… Read More »

Review: Duty Calls: The Calm Before The Storm

Posted by Kreyg, February 3, 2011 in Featured, Hot, PC, Reviews 53

Brilliant is one of the many words that comes to mind when you think of this epic shooter. Striving for perfection in a world of boring and bland shooters, Duty Calls not only sets the bar high — but raises the standards of what a first person shooter in this day and age should be.

Review: Two Worlds II

Posted by Kreyg, February 2, 2011 in Featured, Hot, Main, PC, PS3, Reviews, Xbox 360 25

It was William Shakespeare’s Juliet that once said, “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” That quote you could say applies to the first Two Worlds — only replace “as sweet” with “like shit.” No matter what you called the first game, it is and will always be one of the worst RPGs ever made.

Review: Magicka

Posted by Tovan, January 30, 2011 in Featured, Hot, Main, PC, Reviews 16

Magicka Developer: Arrowhead Game Studios Publisher: Paradox Interactive Platform: PC Ripe with humorous dialogue and an innovative spell casting system, Magicka brings some flair to a self-described “generic fantasy world” that helps to distinguish it in an ever-growing sea of orcs, demons and wizards of which we have become accustomed… Read More »