Posts Tagged ‘xbox live arcade’

Published Review – Mega Man 10 (XBLA)

Mega Man 10

“Mega Man 10” is a loving tribute to classic gaming. Gamers who grew up on the series will embrace the game’s retro difficulty, but players who lack that nostalgia will likely find only frustration or boredom. For most, the game will serve better as a history lesson – a glimpse into what video games used to be, faults and all.



Review: Braid (PC)

Does the world need another 2D platformer?  Yes.

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When Braid was released last year on Xbox Live Arcade, the game was met with both critical and commercial success and propelled developer Jonathan Blow into celebrity status in the enthusiast press.  The game certainly deserves the attention it has received; Blow manages to inject originality into a stale genre nearly as old as the medium itself.

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Why Arkadian Warriors’ Online Play Is Broken

December 15, 2007 Leave a comment

In my impressions posted a few days ago, I wasn’t very positive about Arkadian Warriors, the newly released Xbox Live Arcade Guantlet/Diablo/Untold Legends clone. I have continued to play it, and have almost completed the game. Today I had the opportunity to play some of the game online, and I really wonder what they were thinking in regards to the way the online portion plays.

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Impressions: Arkadian Warriors (Xbox 360)

December 13, 2007 1 comment

I have to admit I have an odd fondness for mindless old-school experience-grinding loot-grabbing hack-and-slash games, regardless of quality. When I heard about Arkadian Warriors being released this week for the Xbox Live Arcade, I was excited. The 360 is rather sparse with this particular genre, so the $10 price made this game an automatic buy for me.

I have only played the game for a few hours, but while I have enjoyed it so far, the game has enough issues that I have a difficult time recommending it to most people.

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Impressions: Marble Blast Ultra (Xbox 360)

December 5, 2007 1 comment

One of the less noticed additions to the new Xbox 360 dashboard update yesterday is the new “Arcade Hits” section in Xbox Live Arcade. The section isn’t really anything special, it’s basically the “Platinum Hits” for XBLA games, where the games are offered for discounted prices. The initial batch of games are Zuma, Small Arms, Lumines Live!, and Marble Blast Ultra. Of those games, the only one I didn’t own was Marble Blast Ultra, so I went ahead and spent 400 points and proceeded to try the game out. Read more…