‘In Real Life’ Book Review

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I am not very good at MMOs but through the eyes of Anda I learn what it feels like to be an MMO god. Where I forget to log in regularly or give up on the daily grind, In Real Life‘s young protagonist exceeds, slashing, dashing and powering her way through enemies to hoover up XP, gold and respect from her peers, becoming one of the greatest players that the fictional MMO of Coarsegold Online has ever seen. But while Coarsegold Online may not really exist, the problems within the game are taken from the MMOs of our own world. It’s realistic without being too hard hitting but it’s jovial without being too jolly, which is perhaps why I like In Real Life so much.

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So Many Me Review (PC)

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So Many Me is exactly the type of game you love to root for. A quirky underdog, the game’s clone gameplay, in which spawned characters follow you and put their various abilities to use, is a bit like Lemmings without the peril of death being quite so funny. The fact it also combines that with physics-based puzzles and a blobby, green protagonist that’s as cute as can be, probably makes So Many Me seem like the Frankenstein’s creature of games on paper (which is likely why the game’s crowdfunding efforts didn’t go so well). But in action there’s a spark and a bright one at that. Read our So Many Me review after the break.

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Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition (PS4) Review

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There’s no need to ask ‘does it matter if Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition only boasts better graphics and hair effects that make Lara look like an extra from a Pantene Pro 10 advert?’ Of course it matters. The real question is, how much? I reviewed Tomb Raider Definitive Edition on PS4 to find out for myself and you can read my thoughts after the break.

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Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition (PS4) Review

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Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition isn’t a superhero video game, it’s the superhero video game. While those who’ve focussed on the choice of the word ‘Ultimate’ that this game claims to be (thanks to all of the DLC crammed into the newer edition’s package) may chastise for stating the obvious, Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition is exactly that superlative not because of the extra offerings but because at a base level, it just fundamentally works.

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Tron Evolution (PS3) Review

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Now let’s not beat around the metaphorical video game bush, Tron:Evolution is a movie-game tie-in. But not just any movie game tie-in. It’s the game for the immensely popular new film ; Tron Legacy, the sequel to the original blockbuster ‘Tron’ and features Oscar-winner Jeff Bridges, House M.D actress Olivia Wilde and the chiselled, handsome, Hollywood newcomer Garrett Hedlund. The film has already taken in $165,555,591 across box offices worldwide and it seems that nothing can stunt its success (which broke records set by super-movie Avatar). I also had high hopes for the game as Disney are known to make fantastic movie-games, so with with my wireless dualshock in one hand and with my PS Move controller in the other, I headed into the grid to play Tron : Evolution.

Keep reading to find out if Tron Evolution is as good as the film it’s based on.

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The Sims 3 (PS3) Review

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The Sims Bustin’ Out, The Sims Urbz, The Sims 2, The Sims 2 Pets (all for PS2)

The Sims 2, The Sims 2 Freetime (both for PC)

Those two lists above make up my entire collection of ‘The Sims’ games. I was latecomer to the series, missing out on the fun of the original God-hand game but I’ve been through every iteration of The Sims games (minus most of their additional content packs) since. From the very first time The Sims were brought to consoles, to the annoyances of dealing with your pets, I’ve been there for all of the things that made The Sims franchise great in the first place and now The Sims is back, jumping from PC to PS3 and Xbox 360, as The Sims’ introductory outing to the next-generation of consoles.

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Casual Friday – Doodle Jump Review (iPhone/iPod Touch)

This post is part of the Casual Friday post series when every Friday for the next few months will be ‘Casual Friday’ where I will post some sort of blog post about casual gaming. We can’t all be hardcore gamers with month’s of play-time on our CVs, so now I’ve devoted an entire day to less obsessed gamers!

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How many of you have been sat in a lesson, at work or even been on the bus when you’ve broke out a paper & pencil and starting doodling just for the heck of it? My drawings may not be up to scratch or even be worth your 2 seconds of viewing time, but the folks at Lima Sky have done something once thought impossible : taken a doodle and made it awesome!

In Lima Sky’s Doodle Jump, you play as a lovable little alien-like scribble (as seen above), the adorable little guy is without a name so lets just call him (or her) ‘Doodle’. Doodle’s job, quite simply, is to jump and just keep jumping! The aim of the game is to get as high as you can by bouncing off of little platforms. You don’t have to press any buttons whatsoever as our friend Doodle jumps automatically. The only way to lose the game is to get hit by a monster, miss a platform, or jump on a partially cracked one which will break in 2 under Doodle’s scribbly weight. Sounds simple, right? It is, but with more obstacles in your way, it becomes oh-so-tricky!

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Casual Friday : Age of Zombies (PSP) Review

This post is part of the Casual Friday post series when every Friday for the next few months will be ‘Casual Friday’ where I will post some sort of blog post about casual gaming. We can’t all be hardcore gamers with month’s of play-time on our CVs, so now I’ve devoted an entire day to less obsessed gamers!

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Many of my PS3 owning friends ask me ‘Jasmine, why do you download First Play?’ And so I reply ‘because the quality of the content is amazing, they have amazing footage of games and it’s entertaining too’ , sometimes I tell them to read this. For me, it isn’t just the sheer awesomeness of First Play that keeps me subscribed to it, it’s also the freebies that they provide more or less every week. This week’s episode gave me an early download for the demo of  the console version of the new American Football game Backbreaker as well as an exclusive PS3 Red Dead Redemption XMB theme. Something that First Play has been doing for the past few weeks is giving First Play downloaders a new PSP mini to download for free each week. 4 minis have been given out so far (some of which I’ll be reviewing soon as part of Casual Friday) but the game that has fast become my new obsession is Halfbrick Studios’ Age Of Zombies.

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