Needlessly Reading Between Lines: A Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City Review

5 04 2012

Two weeks ago, the latest installment to the Resident Evil franchise Operation Raccoon City released. The game is set in post-outbreak Raccoon City and enables the player to fulfill the role of a super elite clean-up team “WolfPack” hired by Umbrella to weed out survivors and destroy incriminating evidence. The Pause Button’s own IncreaseBlue got the chance to fully dive into the game and offers her thoughts below. Warning, there are few spoilers ahead.

"Strike a pose!"

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I’ll be honest, I had high hopes for Operation Raccoon City. The thought of mercilessly taking out survivors in a zombie infested city, squashing all hope for rescue, and (most importantly) personally dispatching Leon and Claire with my own bare hands just sounded awesome. Unfortunately the game doesn’t really own up to its non-cannon ties and gets hunkered down by the existing Resident Evil storyline, as well as painful controls and other game play issues. Read the rest of this entry »

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What Just Happened?: Syndicate and Twisted Metal Demo Impressions

7 02 2012

Every once in awhile it’s nice to take a pause from fighting games and try other things. The Pause Button’s own IncreaseBlue did just that over the weekend and dove into both The Syndicate and Twisted Metal demos over the weekend. She offers her thoughts on both below:

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I need to go back to Soul Calibur V. Things were simpler there.

I dove into these demos as a way to take a break from the strategy and technical game play of Namco’s latest iteration of the Soul series, but both seemed to confuse me much more than I had expected them to. Read the rest of this entry »





Uncharted 3 Multiplayer: That Sinking Feeling

8 11 2011

As per every other review you’ve read about Uncharted 3, it delivers one heck of a storytelling experience that makes it well worth the purchase. However, what exactly came of Naughty Dog’s vow to step up their efforts with multiplayer and deliver an equally awesome game mode? Our own IncreaseBlue delved into the multiplayer mode of Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception and breaks down the differences, improvements, and problems.


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If you like FPS games or despised the multiplayer in Uncharted 2, then just avoid the multiplayer in Uncharted 3 altogether. It basically poses more of the same thing with few changes. Players can still play deathmatch, plunder, team objective, free-for-all, and co-op modes like in Uncharted 2, with several tweaks and shortcomings. Read the rest of this entry »





Uncharted 3 Multiplayer: What’s New?

19 04 2011

While many gamers were buzzing about the midnight releases of Portal 2 and Mortal Kombat on Monday, Playstation and Naughty Dog decided to drop a nice little tidbit post detailing the multiplayer beta for Uncharted 3.

The most prominent of the info given was the multiplayer trailer (below) which showed off both the Chateau and Airstrip maps planned for the game.

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Too cute to pass up: a LittleBigPlanet 2 review

18 01 2011

The second game in the LittleBigPlanet series released on Tuesday in North America for the Playstation 3. The Pause Button’s own IncreaseBlue was able to get a copy of the highly anticipated game and offers her review below.

LittleBigPlanet was a game produced by Media Molecule that became famous for its simple, but effectively fun game play and encouragement of user-generated game content. Safe to say, LittleBigPlanet 2 keeps to this formula to create a strong sequel that has very few faults. Read the rest of this entry »





Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood gets free DLC

14 12 2010

The latest installment of the Assassin’s Creed series, Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, will be getting free downloadable content on Tuesday.

Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood is an action/adventure game following the journey of a 15th century assassin named Ezio and his reclamation of Rome from a corrupt royal family. Read the rest of this entry »