Articles by darthmazza

Review: Gears of War 3

  Originally this review was going to start by explaining the Gears of War series leading up to the 3rd and latest game released. As popular as the series is and regardless of what console(s) you own everyone has heard of it; the idea was scrapped and decided just to…

Review: Crimson Alliance (XBLA)

Call me a sucker for dungeon crawlers but I picked up the “free to play” XBLA game Crimson Alliance. It isn’t all that free which I’ll explain later. After finishing Torchlight a while back I was eager to jump into something similar and this filled the gap…sort of. It has…

Review: Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection

Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection comes as no surprise with the recent success of the latest installment. The “Kollection” packs together the first Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat 2, and Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 in one convenient bundle. Although offering no graphical changes, there is a lot of nostalgic value for those…

Review: Bastion (XBLA)

At the recommendation of fellow PerezStart writer AduceClean I picked up Bastion, Microsoft’s first game of this years “Summer of Arcade”. Bastion is a fast paced, customizable action-RPG with a solid story. The graphics are bright and colorful, almost like a painting come to life; pure eye-candy. While the main…

Preview: Gears of War 3 Beta

With the Gears of War 3 beta coming to a close, I’ll explain why this is one of the year’s most anticipated games. New characters, weapons, maps, unlockables, and (finally) dedicated servers add more depth and gameplay than the two previous Gears of War games. Epic Games took a good…

Review: Free Realms

My Life with Free Realms, a PS3 Review Simply put, Free Realms is your basic form of an online RPG (also called MMORPGs). It’s not as flashy, deep, or full of expansions as Final Fantasy Online and World of Warcraft but its free to play set up and simplistic playing…

Review: Torchlight (XBLA)

Torchlight is an over the head action RPG created by Runic that combines Diablo with World of Warcraft. The game has you defending the town of Torchlight from monsters in randomly generated dungeons, fighting an assortment of bosses, completing quests for the townsfolk, and collecting tons and tons of weapons/equipment…

Review: Call Of Duty: Black Ops First Strike DLC

Emerging as the first (and probably not last) form of DLC for Call of Duty: Black Ops, First Strike offers 4 new multiplayer maps and 1 new zombie map for those eager enough to spend the $15 price tag. Each map offers something a little different than the next and…

Game Review: The Under Garden Review (XBL)

When I was asked to review “The Under Garden”, I had no idea what this downloadable game was or what it was about. Anything released around the same time a new Call of Duty game is bound to be overshadowed but I was shocked to find how drawn in I…

Review: Costume Quest

Costume Quest is a simple Halloween themed RPG from Double Fine, the creators of the recent Brutal Legend game. The concept is quite clever having players collect costumes unlocking new powers and the ability to change anytime between battles. The story, while straight forward, is pretty decent and the dialogue…