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Twisted Metal Review: Metal, Blood, Bones and a sweet…. tooth

Upon its release in 1995, Twisted Metal became a household name for the PlayStation. Its unique cast of characters, interesting plot, car combat gameplay and amazing multiplayer helped cement it as one of the PlayStation’s best games in its first year. However, a string of subpar sequels caused the Twisted Metal brand to languish, even though it saw a brief resurrection with the critically acclaimed Twisted Metal: Black for PlayStation 2. Series creator David Jaffe returns to the series to revive it once again with the PlayStation 3 exclusive Twisted Metal.

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SSX Review: Vertical Drop

For all intents and purposes, 2012 has been the year in which old franchises are revived for a new audience. So far, we’ve seen new entries in the Syndicate, Twisted Metal, and Kid Icarus franchises and now, the SSX franchise. Simply titled SSX, the newest entry in the series for both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 stays true to its roots while giving both returning fans and new fans the next generation SSX experience they’ve been craving.

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Alan Wake’s American Nightmare Review: Homegrown Fear

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Despite high reviews and praise from gamers everywhere, Alan Wake failed to light up the sales charts. Unfortunately, Alan Wake’s ending left many questions unanswered and fans all but gave up on a sequel ever being released to answer those questions. Imagine their surprise that not only was an Alan Wake sequel coming, but it was an Xbox Live Arcade exclusive at that. Does Alan Wake: American Nightmare, despite being a digital release, stand up to its predecessor?

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Final Fantasy XIII-2 Review: Best story of its time

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Final Fantasy XIII was a polarizing game; there are some that love the direction that the series took while there are some who deride it for changing the classic Final Fantasy formula too much. When it was announced, Final Fantasy XIII-2, available for both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, was said to have made with changes that would bring classic fans back to the franchise. Does Final Fantasy XIII-2 retain enough of what made Final Fantasy great or does it repeat the same missteps as Final Fantasy XIII?

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Uncharted 3 Review: Drake’s just deserts

As soon as the third entry from the stellar Naughty Dog team fires up, any questions or doubts you may have had about the experience they have crafted for you disappears. Much like the intros for the previous titles, you are dropped into a situation that is already unfolding and getting very tense. It is that design choice that has made the appeal so strong for the series. You don't feel as if you are seeing the start of a crafted story, but more like you are getting a third person view into drake's life. That is a magic, created by strong story telling methods, characters that can be related to, and the subtle chemistry that can be felt among the characters instead of having the nuances of the relationships forced upon the gamer.

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