8-bit Reviews

All our 8-bit reviews

[8bit Review] Rainbow Six Vegas 2

Platform: Xbox 360 Publisher: Ubisoft Developer: Ubisoft Montreal Website: rainbowsixgame.us.ubi.com Ubi playing tactical shooters? Russ: The Rainbow Six team is back and a tad better than before. I think it’s safe to say the Rainbow Six series has the tactical shooting thing down and continues to improve on the category…

[8bit Review] Prince of Persia (2008)

Platform: Xbox 360 Publisher: Ubisoft Developer: Ubisoft Montreal Website: www.princeofpersiagame.com The Intro- Ubisoft Montreal follows Team Ico’s trailblazing lead, hits crouch, silently sneaks up on them, pickpockets their innovative gameplay design, and is trying to sell it to you as a new and improved Prince of Persia. At first glance…

[8bit Review] Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out

Platform: NES Publisher: Nintendo Developer: Nintendo It only took about 10 minutes to remember the trick to get the ole NES working. Put the game in just enough to push it down into lock position, hit power, then give the game that extra little push in, hit reset and voila….

[8bit Review] Street Fighter IV

Platform: Xbox 360 Publisher: Capcom Developer: Capcom Website: www.streetfighter.com The Intro- Street Fighter is back on the streets and I can’t help but feel like a 12-year old kid again, wasting away a perfect summer day in the smokey, cement floored Castle Arcade in Western Massachusetts. Hey! my bike! That…

[8bit Review] Dragon Ball Z Budokai Tenkaichi 3

Platform: Wii Publisher: Namco Bandai and Atari Developer: Spike Website: www.atari.com/dragonballz Dragon Ball Z Budokai Tenkaichi 3 is a third person fighting game developed by Spike for the Nintendo Wii and the PS2. It is based upon the popular anime that bears the same name and has been subject to…

[8bit Review] Call of Juarez

I know, we’re a bit behind on this one. But better late than never – because who knows – maybe this one slipped under your radar when it was first released. It’s also timely in that Ubisoft has just announced a prequel, Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood. I picked…

[8bit Review] Mirror’s Edge

The intro-Mirror’s Edge, much like Dead Space, is another original IP from EA, that got a lot of hype with it’s new approach to an already well established genre. Mirror’s Edge hopes to put a new spin to the aging FPS genre by increasing the amount of bodily control that…

[8bit Review] Rock Band vs Guitar Hero

Platform: Xbox 360 Publisher: MTV Games and Activision/Red Octane Developer: Harmonix and Neversoft Website: www.rockband.com Tim here, cursed with the arduous task of comparing and contrasting Harmonix’s stellar Rock Band to NeverSoft’s challenging but tired Guitar Hero III…wait just a minute here. I think I just finished. I mean I…

[8bit Review] Mirror’s Edge

Platform: Xbox 360 Publisher: Electronic Arts Developer: EA Digital Illusions CE Website: www.mirrorsedge.com The intro- Mirror’s Edge, much like Dead Space, is another original IP from EA, that got a lot of hype with it’s new approach to an already well established genre. Mirror’s Edge hopes to put a new…

[8bit Review] Mass Effect

Platform: Xbox 360 Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios and EA Developer: BioWare Website: www.masseffect.com Sorry this review is a tad late folks. I got this bad Larry for Christmas and as I popped it in, my 360 pissed in my face. Two 360’s later, around 10 hours of dialogue and one…