Thursday, February 17, 2011

Fallen Heroes review

You may have heard of this already. Originally a novel by Barry Nugent of Geek Syndicate fame, this is an all new comic adaptation by Burke and Hare author Martin Conaghan.
The comic itself has had a slightly convoluted history that we won’t go into here- but if you want to know, keep checking the blog, as we’ll be running interviews with both Barry and Martin over the weekend. </ commercial break>
But onto the comic. First off- lovely cover, and I appreciated the short text intro in the inside, too.
The strip itself starts with a bang- dropping the reader into the middle of an incredibly strange situation with no explanation at all of what’s happening to this characters. If you’re wondering- this is a Good Thing. Both the character and the book itself are instantly interesting as the reader asks the obvious question: what the hell is going on?

We’re then introduced to another character, and this one could not be more different- the high-octane Mission:Impossible style action that fills the rest of the book is great fun. Conaghan writes the characters well and with minimal dialogue.
I’m also a sucker for silent comics- to me (if I may get pretentious for a moment) they are the purest form of the medium, so I was delighted by the many silent passages in this issue.

While the writing it tight, the art is variable. True, it never drops below what I would consider to be a professional standard, but there are a few panels where I felt the artist, Steve Penfold, didn’t quite get where he was reaching for- but the fact that he reached at all is commendation enough. And I have to say that conveying action scenes in a dynamic and kinetic way is a very difficult thing, but Penfold manages to do so here with no trouble at all. And the art being in that slightly loose style I adore helps things along too.
All in all, this is a very good first issue, and I cannot imagine anyone reading this and not wanting to pick up the next one.
So, y’know, read it!

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood - The Da Vinci Disappearance

 Well, this has got me very excited. AC Brotherhood was possibly the best game of last year, and any new DLC is to be welcomed in HiEx Towers!

Ubisoft announced today the release of the new downloadable content (DLC) for Assassin’s Creed®Brotherhood for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. The new DLC, entitled “The Da Vinci Disappearance”, will be available for download at beginning of March 2011 on XBOX LIVE® and on the PlayStation®Network. The DLC will be made available for 800 Microsoft points.

The Da Vinci Disappearance will include both single-player and multiplayer content for Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood. After the fall of the Borgias in Rome, Leonardo Da Vinci is kidnapped by the Hermeticists, an underground cult dedicated to transforming mankind. Ezio will embark on a relentless quest to recover stolen paintings in order to find Leo before it is too late, discovering two new locations and two new gameplay features along the way.

The multiplayer addition is the biggest expansion to the award-winning multiplayer yet, including one new map, four new characters and two new game modes. The new multiplayer map, Alhambra, is a lush environment set in Spain’s Albaicin of Granada and provides multileveled indoor and outdoor areas perfect for predators to lurk in the dense crowd for unsuspecting targets.  The four new characters will undoubtedly be a huge hit with Assassin’s Creed fans, consisting of the Dama Rossa, the Knight, the Marquis and the Pariah. The two new gameplay modes, Escort and Assassinate, will provide a whole new gameplay experience for Brotherhood players.  In Escort mode, two teams of four players compete in this team-based mode where each team must protect their VIP target or assassinate the other team’s VIP. In Assassinate mode, six to eight players are pitted against each other deathmatch style in one ten minute round. 

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KKND 2 Krossfire KKND2 Review

KKND 2 Krossfire KKND2KKND2: Krossfire takes all that was hailed from KKND and KKND Xtreme and whips it up into an enormous molotov cocktail of real-time strategy fury. The Survivors are back, freshened up after spending 40 years away from the radioactive surface. The evolved are there as well, fired up after spending 40 years in radiation and becoming even more mutated. And the Series 9, agricultural robots gone REAL wrong, have shown up to punish humanity for ruining their livelihood. It's gonna be a great war, so long as you keep a head on your shoulders.Features of KKnD2

* 51 single player missions in a non-linear structure
* Three different armies to choose from: the militant Survivors, the mutated Evolved and the mad-as-hell Series 9 Robots.
* Over 50 units - land and all-new air and amphibious - for each team
* Advanced CPU AI learns from terrain and continually uses scouts to assess the players' strengths and weaknesses
* Multiplayer support for up to 8 participants (including CPU players) using TCP/IP and LAN, with 20 multiplayer maps provided
* Full mission editor for single and mulitplayer maps
* Custom made constructible units and fully editable existing units
* 3D terrain emulation allows player tactics such as high ground advantage, trap setting and hiding underground
* Fog of War with true line of sight allows for hiding and ambushing
* New unit controls - Waypoints and new orders including fight, defend and patrol
* alternative power sources - can't get to the oil? build a windmill!
* KKND2 uses the FAMOUSTM facial motion capture system to bring the rendered mission briefings to life
* 3 all-new, fabulous-looking landscapes: Highlands, Urban and Desert allow terrain interaction, including destructible bridges

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The Vault of Darkness: Dracula Resurrection / Clive Barker's Undying / American McGee's Alice / Dungeon Keeper 2 / Dracula: The Last Sanctuary Review

The Vault of Darkness: Dracula Resurrection / Clive Barker's Undying / American McGee's Alice / Dungeon Keeper 2 / Dracula: The Last Sanctuarythis is a excelant game package. i just love the games exspecialy undiying and i really love dungeon keeper 2 so much that i have wore them out playing them.dungeon keeper has hidden levals and one leval that you can only open on a full moon(im not joking).there is also levals that you can become the i would highly recomand these games.this is the kind of game that never gets old.

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The Vault Of Darkness drops you into your own personal horror movie. Horrific mysteries involving ancient bloodlines, occult secrets and deadly suspense are waiting for you in this five-pack of games. Features American McGee's Alice, Clive Barker's Undying, Dracula: The Resurrection, Dracula: The Last Sanctuary and Dungeon Keeper 2.

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BLOOD OMEN 2 - LEGACY OF KAINSurprisedly runs on vista compatibility mode.
Must turn off the sidebar though.

Good game,although may look dated todays standards.

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Spellforce Universe Review

Spellforce UniverseWhile I've greatly enjoyed the Spellforce games, it's important to note that some of the Spellforce Universe copies (perhaps all of them, though I'm uncertain) have a corrupted installation for Spellforce 2. Specifically, the file sf2_base05.pak is installed improperly. On trying to play the campaign for either Spellforce 2 or its expansion, the game simply crashes with an error message before loading.

To make matters worse, the company - despite shipping the game (or at least half of it) quite literally unplayable - has apparently abandoned its product, as it seems no patch is forthcoming.

Fortunately, a few gamers in the community have provided workable solutions, but it's a bit of a headache to fix, and not something that should ever have passed quality assurance.

For those crashing when trying to start a game of Spellforce 2, you have two solutions: search a torrent network to download a ~550 megabyte .pak file to replace the version that's installed with this compilation, or visit

The second solution only requires a 14 megabyte download, but does involve some hex editing - a complete walkthrough is provided for those unfamiliar with the process.

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This amazing Spellforce compilation includes Spellforce, Spellforce 2 and 3 huge expansion packs!Chaos and disorder rule Eo - The mysterious world of Spellforce.In their immeasurable greed and contant thirst for power, the thirteen most powerful Mages doomed and shattered the land.All that is left are a few islands, connected by magic portals.As a rune warrier you have called upon to face the powers of fire and ice.The battle between good and evil has been inflamed.After the final battle the magic portals of Eo are slowly loosing their magical powers...In a desperate search for a source that can replace the fading magic, you and a band of heroes set out on a journey following the path of the Soulbearer.Discover the ancients ruins of the corrupted Formers and their powerful enemies, the dragons.You will have to face a storm that will change the face of Eo forever.

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RESIDENT EVIL 3 - NEMESISif you are indeed a true fan of the RE series then NEMESIS is the game for youi owned this game for Playstation and when i saw this online i had to have it.
i loaded it to my cpu and played it and in my opinion the graphics are BETTER than ever.

the only problem i have with it is this: when i owned the game for playstation i unlocked the bonus game and costumes.on the pc version however tht wasnt the case. no Operation Mad Jackal.all the costumes were unlocked.wheres the motivation to play the game if i cant unlock anything

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Platform:WINDOWS 98/ME/2000/XPPublisher:XPLOSIVPackaging:DVD STYLE BOXRating:MATUREAfter surviving a grisly disaster at the mansion lab Jill Valentine resigns from S.T.A.R.S. and attempts to escape a nightmarish city in ruins. Play as Jill Valentine in the Resident Evil 3 by Capcom . She is trapped in a town crawling with flesh-eating zombies hideous mutants and a relentless new nemesis. In order to stay alive she must rely on her cunning and brute force. She quickly discovers the evil created by Umbrella Corporation's biotech terror is more horrifying than she ever imagined.Features:Experience horrifyingly realistic graphics nightmares and moreInteract with the environment using background objectsFeatures Live Selection for players to make decisions affecting the story's outcomeWith Dodge ability avoid enemy attack with timely character movementsSystem Requirements:Operating System: Windows 98/Me/2000/XPProcessor Class: Pentium or faster (Pentium II or faster recommended)Processor Speed: 200 MHz or faster (266 MHz or faster recommended)Memory: 48 MB (64 MB recommended)Disk Space: 400 MBOther Requirements: DirectX 6.1 compatible DirectDraw supporting 3D-video/Sound card Keyboard and game pad (Microsoft Sidewinder recommended)

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