Lord of the Rings: War in the North – Archived review

I have a weakness for certain franchises; for example, Stars Wars and Lord of the Rings. So I could not help but pick up Lord of the Rings: War in the North by Snowblind for the PS3. I've played it for about three hours, and already I feel it belongs in this topic: Finished playing. The plot…

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DragonAge II: Mark of the Assassin DLC – Archived review

This is the one with a character voiced and "faced" by Felicia Day. I rate this as very good. The environments were all new, the story was well-told, the characters were well-voiced and wittily-written. ("This is why you should not waste your last minute monologing.") The game took me about 10 hours to run on Casual difficulty.…

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Back to the Future: The Telltale Game – Archived review

I just finished playing the five-part "Back to the Future" game from Telltale. This a simple adventure game along the lines of "Monkey Island." You interact with environment with movement keys and mouse clicks, you pick up items and put them in your inventory, you interact with other characters via dialog trees. You can't really "lose" the…

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Lego Star Wars – Archived review

I know this one would probably be considered simple to the more dedicated console gamers. For me, it just about fits my abilities as a gamer: The puzzles are not too tough, the combat is usually forgiving, and most of the platforming is not more than I can handle. The game actually gets easier as you go…

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The Force Unleashed 2 – Archived review

It arrived in the mail on Friday, and I played it on Saturday. It took about 10 hours, two of which were spent on annoying series of platform jumps. In other words, the game is short, about a third the length of The Force Unleashed. The game framework has been improved somewhat; the switch between game menus…

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