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Killzone: Shadow Fall review

Developer/Publisher: Guerrilla Games/Sony Computer Entertainment
Genre: First-Person-Shooter (Current Sci-Fi)
Available on: PlayStation 4 only
Mode(s): Single-player campaign, multiplayer
Release date:
(NA) November 15th, 2013
(EU) November 29th, 2013
(JP) February 22nd, 2014

What I’ve Played:
Campaign to completion (Hard)
Hours of Multiplayer

Behold, Killzone: Shadow Fall, a game among Sony’s vanguard for its PlayStation 4 launch line-up, as well as one of their exclusives. As an exclusive launch title for Sony’s shiny new console, it carries with it a lot of hype and expectations for the “Next Gen.” The first Killzone was infamously dubbed as a ‘Halo Killer’ on the PS2 when, in actuality, it was never trying to be one. While Halo had super soldiers, alien weaponry, and a colorful world, Killzone was more grounded in realism with armies of soldiers, current-sci-fi guns, and gritty war-torn battlefields. It aimed to deliver a World War 2 setting of the near future and, in doing so, they produced the Helghast with their iconic black gas masks and glowing red eyes. They are reminiscent of the Third Reich and are essentially Neo-Nazis.

Has this new Killzone been able to deliver on the “Next Gen” experience many are waiting for, or is it familiar territory hidden behind the shiny new coating? Read More…

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Dynasty Warriors 8: Under the Radar review

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Developer: Omega Force
Publisher: TecmoKoei
Genre: (Crowd) Hack & Slash (1-vs-Many)
Available on: PlayStation 3 & Xbox 360 (for NA/EU)
Reviewed on: PlayStation 3
Release date:
(NA) July 16th, 2013
(EU) July 19th, 2013
(JP)  February 28th, 2013

What I’ve played:
Story Mode to completion
Free Mode battles to unlock weapons
Ambition Mode to completion

Welcome to another Under the Radar Review from Poppycock Reviews. This time we’ll be reviewing the Chinese Historical Fantasy game Dynasty Warriors 8. It is among one of the most popular video game series in Japan, but here in the West it is often reduced to “mindless button masher” and a series that is “more of the same.” In comparison to “Call of Duty,” which the West tends to prefer, you can see some hypocrisy in those statements (mindless shooter, more of the same). The purpose of these games is to deliver gameplay the fans know, love, and come to expect, all while giving the player new and different ways to do the things they love.

Ancient China is thrown into chaos once more in this eighth iteration of the Dynasty Warriors series. Known for its 1vsMany gameplay, Dynasty Warriors grants you the ability to slash your way through literally thousands of soldiers on the battlefield. You will do so quite effortlessly and stylishly while swinging your weapon of choice across the map and burning your enemies or striking them down with lightning. Being the eighth game in the series, improvements have been made across the board when compared to its predecessors. It is the best in its genre of Crowd-Clearing Hack & Slash.
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