REVIEW: ROGUE TROOPER (XBOX)/THE QUARTZ ZONE MASSACRE (Wii)

Cover based shooters existed before the year 2006, a few examples being the WinBack series, Namco’s Kill Switch or even Time Crisis in the arcade’s. Ask most people though what game they think of when they think cover based shooter, and they’ll probably say Microsoft’s big game for the Xbox 360 that year, Gears of War. What I didn’t know is that earlier…

ARKHAM ORIGINS PART 3: URBAN CHAOS: RIOT RESPONSE (PS2)

NOTE: ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON COMICBOOKMOVIE.COM 10/16/2013 Urban Chaos: Riot Response was not the first title for this project: It started off under the title Roll Call before moving on to Zero Tolerance and finally Urban Chaos: Riot Response. While I have no way of confirming this, a reason for the final title may have been…

REVIEW: SUPERMAN RETURNS (NINTENDO DS)

NOTE: ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON COMICBOOKMOVIE.COM  07/05/2013 After the Superman Sudoku puzzle game they put out on the Game Boy Advance, I didn’t know what to expect from EA’s Superman Returns game on the Nintendo DS. This handheld version is an ambitious action-board game hybrid that has a lot of interesting ideas that didn’t quite the…

REVIEW: SUPERMAN RETURNS (XBOX 360)

NOTE: ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON COMICBOOKMOVIE.COM 06/23/2013 I can’t think of an odder choice of a developer for a Superman game then the one attached to Superman Returns. Published by EA, Returns was crafted by EA Tiburon who are most famous for making sports game, specifically the Madden NFL series. I guess Superman hits people hard,…

REVIEW: X-MEN: THE OFFICIAL GAME (GAME BOY ADVANCE)

Man, what a disappointment. “But Blair,” you ask, “how could you be POSSIBLY be disappointed in the Game Boy Advance version of a movie tie-in game that launched next to a film that nearly killed the X-Men film franchise as we know it?” That is indeed a fair question, so I’ll elaborate: Upon researching the…

REVIEW: X-MEN: THE OFFICIAL GAME (NINTENDO DS)

One of things in my opinion that made the original Nintendo DS the gigantic success it turned out to be was the unique touch screen interface. Before the advent of the mobile smart phone gaming renaissance, it truly was a unique handheld gaming device for it’s time with its touch screen and button combination. When…

REVIEW: X-MEN: THE OFFICIAL GAME (XBOX 360)

The X-Men films are no stranger to tie-in video games: A few days before the original X-Men’s release date of July 14th, 2000 gamers were able to pick up the underrated PSOne fighting game X-Men: Mutant Academy from publisher Activision, and several weeks before the first weekend of May release of X2: X-Men United, a…