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  • mangaz137 posted a new blog.
    Star Wars Battlefront News Breakdown and Trailer Analysis

    At the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim this weekend, EA released a new in-engine trailer for the upcoming Battlefront game, set to release November 17 of this year, as well as a ton of additional new...

  • mangaz137 posted a new blog.
    Is it Fair to Judge a Sequel Based on Its Prequels?

    A few months ago, I finally bought a PS3 to play some of the games that I'd missed out on last generation as a 360 user. There were only two games I was set on buying immediately, one of which was Sly...

  • mangaz137 wrote a review of Dragon Ball: Xenoverse.
    User Rating 7
    A Great RPG... But a Lacking Fighter

    For over a decade, Dragon Ball Z games have struggled to represent their parent series in a proper way. Generally, games tend to either emulate the Budokai series, with a fighting system that’s ...

  • mangaz137 wrote a review of The Last of Us.
    User Rating 10
    Why is It so Great?

    What is there to praise about The Last of Us that hasn't already been said ad nauseum? It has an incredibly engaging and emotional story, fun guerilla-style, minimalist combat, and a beautiful post-ap...

  • mangaz137 posted a new blog.
    Star Wars Battlefront Wishlist

    Earlier this week, EA CFO Blake Jorgensen shed some more light on the sparsely-detailed new Star Wars Battlefront game developed by DICE, and slated for release in Q4 of this year. In short, Jorgensen...

  • mangaz137 posted a new blog.
    Buy Now, Patch Later: The Future of Video Games

    Last week, I bought The Master Chief Collection at midnight, and tried sitting through its massive Day One update. News had already trickled out that there would be a sizable installation before playi...

  • mangaz137 posted a new blog.
    First-Person GTA V... Is It Really Worth It?

    Earlier this week, Rockstar released a trailer for the rumored first-person mode available in the next-gen rerelease of Grand Theft Auto V. The trailer shows what some of the game's most memorable mis...

  • mangaz137 posted a new blog.
    What's wrong with achievements...?

    Prior to the release of Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Microsoft revealed the game's list of achievements, totaling 4000 gamerscore, by far the highest of any single Xbox game. Many have praised 3...

  • mangaz137 wrote a review of Destiny.
    User Rating 7
    The Shallow Event Horizon of Next-Gen Multiplayer

    Bungie's first project after breaking away from the clutches of Microsoft is debateably the most hyped next-gen game released within the new consoles' 1st year. Activision promised an MMO space fantas...

  • mangaz137 wrote a review of NHL 15.
    User Rating 7
    Exhilarating Gameplay, But Without Much Game to Play

    NHL is a series built on strong gameplay fundamentals, all of which are still present in NHL 15. But a fun core game does not excuse an absence of modes for what should be the next step in the evoluti...

  • mangaz137 posted a new blog.
    Why PS4 is DESTROYING Xbone and Sony Already Won

    With E3 just around the corner, you can expect the typical game's media discussion of who won E3, and who is going to win 2014 outright. But in everyone's eyes, it's basically known fact that Sony has...

  • mangaz137 posted a new blog.
    What Gears Fans Want in New Installment: NOT Innovation

    Gears of War, a flagship franchise for Microsoft, is a series which has been through a bit turbulence as of late. Before discussing what should be done to the new sequel, it's necessary to understand ...

  • mangaz137 posted a message in the forum topic I can't look at player reviews for anything... on the Bug Reporting & Feedback board

    Thank you for reporting this. I really hope Gamespot looks at this forum and does something, because it's really frustrating to spend hours writing/revising a review and then no one can even read it.

  • mangaz137 wrote a review of South Park: The Stick of Truth.
    User Rating 9
    The Authentic South Park Experience: As Multilayered and Thoughtful as the Show

    South Park: The Stick of Truth has been on everyone's radar for more reasons than just its association with the show. After going through a bit of development hell, most were skeptical that this game ...

  • mangaz137 wrote a review of Strider.
    User Rating 7
    Of Past and Present: A Modern Sidescroller

    A Strider reboot has been highly anticipated by fans of the original classic, and similar to the recent Killer Instinct, Double Helix has taken the original Strider's renowned sidescrolling gameplay a...

  • mangaz137 wrote a review of Strider.
    User Rating 7
    Of Past and Present: A Modern Sidescroller

    A Strider reboot has been highly anticipated by fans of the original classic, and similar to the recent Killer Instinct, Double Helix has taken the original Strider's renowned sidescrolling gameplay a...

  • mangaz137 wrote a review of Strider.
    User Rating 7
    Of Past and Present: A Modern Sidescroller

    A Strider reboot has been highly anticipated by fans of the original classic, and similar to the recent Killer Instinct, Double Helix has taken the original Strider's renowned sidescrolling gameplay a...

  • mangaz137 posted a new blog.
    Standby For Titanfall: 4 Reasons Why the Hype Is Real

    After my first few days on the Titanfall Beta, I wanted to write a semi-review of what I played. But as of right now, there's so much great stuff that it'd be pointless to just drone on and on and lis...

  • mangaz137 wrote a review of Ryse: Son of Rome.
    User Rating 6
    A Beautiful Misstep: The Knack of Xbox One

    One of the first exclusive titles for Xbox One, Ryse: Son of Rome met E3 audiences with mixed reception. Despite some questionable gameplay features, most everyone could agree that this was an Xbox On...

  • mangaz137 wrote a review of Dead Rising 3.
    User Rating 8
    DR3 - Newbie-Friendly, for Better or for Worse

    My perspective on Dead Rising 3 is from a fairly hardcore fan of the series; I'm a proud 7-Day Survivor and I've played every game (minus Chop Til You Drop). I picked up the first Dead Rising on a whi...