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Review: Star Wars Force Unleashed

Hello, newblings. You may remember that last month Crofterz wrote a nice, little review on Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed. Actually, said article was the first in a few (and by a few, we mean two) articles in a series that will now be tentatively known as "Games released ages ago that Crofterz has finally played for free". Here's the second (and final) instalment, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. This was kindly lent to him by another friend (the rest of us at The Newb Review office are just as amazed as you; that cynical, miserable b*stard has more than one friend!). ... unleashed/

DLC Review: Borderlands Mad Moxxis Underdome Riot

Any devoted readers of our site will know how popular last year's Borderlands was amongst the staff. We must have loved it, because it was one of our nominations for Game of the Year.

The real joy we found in Borderlands came from not only the tight controls and the charismatic characters, but from the compelling loot system. The game boasted the fact that there were millions of different types of gun, each with their own individual statistics. Arguably, it was the search for bigger and better guns that made Borderlands so compelling. You can imagine our disappointment when upon loading up this latest piece of downloadable goodness, we discovered that there is essentially no looting to be had at all. ... dome-riot/

Review: Mass Effect 2

Finally reaching us some two years after the original, Mass Effect 2 has more than a little anticipation and hype. Any gaming fan has been left drooling over teaser footage as this sequel brings back the primary protagonist, Shepard, to once again kick ass and take names throughout the universe. Searching through even the least hardcore of gaming forums shows a lot of speculation as to the new gameplay style and, perhaps most importantly, where the developers are going to take the narrative of this lucrative franchise. So, does the game live up to the hype? Read on and you'll find out…