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Left 4 Dead

  (3.5/5) – shooter – zombie – survival horror Reviews: Metacritic 89% | Game Rankings 89.17% | zero punctuation  Reference:  | Achievements Walkthrus: Mahalo | WikiCheats | GameFAQs Developer: Valve Corporation, Engine: Source  This is not my normal style of game. I hate zombies. I hate zombie games. I fully expected to hate this game. However,

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50 Cent: Blood on the Sand

  (2.5/5) – shooter Reviews: Metacritic 71% | Game Rankings 72.47%   | zero punctuation Reference:  | Achievements Walkthrus: Couldn’t find any – you won’t need it!  Developer: Swordfish Studios Engine: Unreal Engine 3 In 50 Cent: Blood in the Sand, rapper Curtis Jackson (aka ‘50 Cent’) was to be paid for an African concert with

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Prince of Persia (2008)

(3/5) – action – adventure Reviews: Metacritic 81%| Game Rankings 80.68% | zero punctuation Reference:  | Achievements Walkthrus: Mahalo | WikiCheats | GameFAQs Developer: Ubisoft Montreal, Engine: Scimitar / Anvil Game Synopsis In Prince of Persia (“PoP”), an unnamed prince, who isn’t really a prince, travels with Princess Elika to each of the 24 regions,

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Silent Hill Homecoming is Unplayable – No Y-Axis Inversion

Reviews: Metacritic 73%| Game Rankings 77% Reference: Achievements| Walkthrus:  WikiCheats | GameFAQ   | Mahalo Developers: Konami | Double Helix Games Genre: survivor – horror Status: Abandoned after escaping hospital As explained in my “Video Game-induced Nausea, Dizziness and Headaches” post, I had to abandon Silent Hill Homecoming due to nausea caused by the inability to

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Mercenaries 2: World in Flames – Abandoned Due to Nausea

Reviews: Metacritic 73%| Game Rankings 72% | zero punctuation Reference: Achievements| Walkthrus: Mahalo |  WikiCheats | GameFAQ   Developers: Pandemic Studios | Pi Studios Genre: Third person shooter Status: Abandoned after first level As a shooter fan, I was looking forward to Mercenaries 2: World in Flames. Unfortunately, I had to abandon it after the first

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Star Wars: Force Unleashed

  (3.5/5)  Reviews: Metacritic 72%| Game Rankings 72%  | zero punctuation Reference: Achievements| Walkthrus: Mahalo |  WikiCheats | GameFAQ   Developer: Lucas Arts Genre: Action-Adventure Engine: Ronin, DMM, Havok and Euphoria Pros: engaging story – music – excellent auto-save points – genuinely fun – first rate physics – achievable achievements – fair Cons: some camera issues

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Too Human

Reviews: Metacritic 65%| Game Rankings 68% | zero punctuation Reference: GameFAQ | Developer: Silicon Knights, Engine: Proprietary Genre: Action-RPG Status: Abandoned after 3 hours Pros: beautiful, well-rendered environments – user selectable save points – good graphics/character models – solid cinematic production values – good death/penalty system – online co-op (though oddly without story elements) Cons:

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Resistance Fall of Man Mini-review

  (4/5) – shooter Reviews: Metacritic 86%| Game Rankings 87%  Reference: Trophies – none| Walkthrus: WikiCheats | GameFAQ | IGN Developer: Insomniac Games Engine: Insomniac Engine Note: The pros and cons portion of this post was written in  April 2008. I am posting this entry on November 4, 2008 – the day I purchased Resistance

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Orange Box – Mini Review

    (3.5/5) – shooter – platformer Reviews: Metacritic 96% Reference:  Developer: Valve Corporation Engine: Valve’s Source Engine [Note: This mini-review predates the founding of the Daleisphere. It was culled from an email I wrote to friends about the game in early December 2007.] Orange Box consists of several games in one package: Half Life 2

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Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare – Mini Review

    (4.5/5) – shooter Reviews: Metacritic 94%| Game Rankings 94%  Reference:  Developer: Infinity Ward Engine: Infinity Ward proprietary [Note: This mini-review predates the founding of the Daleisphere. It was culled from an email I wrote to friends about the game in early December 2007.] Wow, did Infinity Ward EVER out-do themselves here. This is the

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Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune – Mini Review

  (5/5) – action – adventure Reviews: Metacritic 88%| Game Rankings 89.69% Reference:  Developer: Naughty Dog Engine: Naughty Dog proprietary [Note: This mini-review predates the founding of the Daleisphere. It was culled from an email I wrote to friends about the game in early December 2007.] Just finished the PS3 exclusive ‘Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune’.  Prior

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Guitar Hero 3: Legends of Rock – Mini Review

    (2/5) – music simulation Reviews: Metacritic 92%| Game Rankings 86.32%  Reference:  Developer: Neversoft [Note: This mini-review predates the founding of the Daleisphere. It was culled from an email I wrote to friends about the game in early December 2007.] I really enjoyed Guitar Hero 2 and was hoping for more guitar fun. Combat Mode