Friday, December 30, 2011

Review: Dead Rising 2

[This review was unfortunatly delayed last fall, due to a lack of content I decided to finish it up and release it now. Enjoy.]
I have been looking forward to Dead Rising 2 for as long as I possibly could have known of its existence. So now that it's here, it would be wrong of either of us to write the review without letting the other one doing so as well. With that said, enjoy the review!

Review: Manhunt 2

Manhunt 2 is somewhat famous, maybe not for it's story but rather for the attention it got from the media. Due to the violent turn of the first game in the series, Rockstar had to cut the violence down to a minimum in Manhunt 2 so they would be able to get an M- rating. Still, the game series has a pretty bad reputation even today. I myself never been one for these sort of violent games but still decided to give Manhunt 2 the chance it deserved.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Review: Tales of the Abyss

The Tales series is a franchise that has enjoyed constant high quality since it came along back in 1995, and its latest software here in the West is a port of a six year-old game, but definitely no different.

Game of the Year 2011: Console Exclusive Awards

The genres have been given their champions, now it's time to find out what exclusive titles of the various consoles made it into the lead this year. Once again I will present each writers pick for every award. Enjoy the second part of Game of the Year 2011.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Game of the Year 2011: Genre Specific Awards

Allow me to explain how we will go about this. Basically, many months ago I made up a list of categories (divided into three sections, this is the first) for my fellow writers Jimmy, Anna, Marty and Jonis. We all filled in these as best we could and I will now present each choice that was made. There is no single winner here, just what we personally felt about genre specific games. From shooters to family games, here's the first part of Game of the Year 2011.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Review: Xenoblade Chronicles

Xenoblade Chronicles was one of the really big titles this year, and I understood why the day I got it. I’m aware I’m being fairly late with this, but I partly blame this game for being so immense that it’s ridiculous at times.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Review: F.3.A.R.

[This review was originally written in June as a video review but was lost, now that I've recovered the original script I've rewritten it to fit a regular text review. Enjoy.]
There's been two years since FEAR 2 Project Origin was released on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Games for Windows Live. Last week, Day One Studios took their shot at developing the latest sequel to the Monolith Software franchise with FEAR 3, alternatively named Fthreeaaeh... FffthreeAer... Fine, F.3.A.R. But I'm not calling it that!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Review: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

I should not need to write an opening for this review, I've played Skyrim since 11/11/11 and yet the review has not arrived until now, is there a reason for this? No, except that I've been unsure how to begin telling you people about this game. It was my most anticipated game of 2011, it had a lot to live up to... And wow.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Review: Duke Nukem: The Doctor Who Cloned Me (DLC)

Well this came out of nowhere. In less than a week we had announcement and release of the first single-player DLC for Duke Nukem Forever. Now when Duke Forever launched back in May it was met with bad to luke-warm reception from most critics. I personally enjoyed it and found it very fun and one of the better games of the year so far. 7 months later I have dialed it back a few notches and noticed several flaws with the game, I still like it however. So I was very excited to see where the story brought us next. Well as I'm writing this I have not yet played the game. Nope, looking at the download screen. Being bored. Hit the jump for the actual review.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

The AU Podcast - 11.12.11: The VGA's SUCKED! (with Jonathan Holmes!)

The Achievement Unlock Podcast return, starring Tobbii Karlsson as the host with Anna Råberg and Destructoid's Jonathan Holmes as guests. Tonights topic is the Spike Video Game Awards, although only a good 15% or so goes to actually talking about the VGA's, because they're really not that interesting to discuss once push comes to shove. Enjoy!

Tobbii Karlsson:
achievementunlock.blogspot.com
sirtobbii.blogspot.com
twitter.com/sirtobbii

Anna Råberg:
achievementunlock.blogspot.com
crimsonvalley.blogspot.com
twitter.com/sedgemarch

Jonathan Holmes:
www.destructoid.com
twitter.com/tronknotts

Friday, November 25, 2011

Where's the sky reviews?

Skyrim and Skyward Sword. First game has been out for a good 2 weeks and Skyward Sword for 1 week. Where's the reviews? Well I'm working on it, I've finished Skyrim since a while back and I'm preparing the review, it'll be a long one since I've played almost 200 hours in preperation!

As for Skyward Sword, well I'm working on it. I don't have my copy yet, I've given it a head-start on my brother's copy but I can't say I've worked out the controls yet, I think I might have to re-do the tutorial.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Review: Sonic Generations

So here I am taking a day off from my GAMEX writing to play a game. That game is Sonic Generations, the 20th anniversary celebration game for our dear hedgehog. Last year we had titles like Sonic 4 and Sonic Colours that I just so happened to score the same, a good 7.5 out of 10. Will Sonic Generation top its two elder brothers? Might it even go so far as to make it to the Sonic hall of fame? Read on to find out.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

GAMEX 2011 - Preview: Super Mario 3D Land


I was not a fan of Super Mario Galaxy. Right there you can tell that I'm in a minority when it comes to Mario games. My favourite ones are Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario Sunshine. That's right, Super Mario Sunshine. So when I say Super Mario 3D Land is the first Mario game that has me really hyped in a long time, it's kind of big deal. I got to play two stages, let's not waste any more time. Let's-a Go! (Yes, I know I already did that joke in a earlier preview, I should have saved it for this.)

GAMEX 2011 - Preivew: Luigi's Mansion 2

Luigi's Mansion 2 is one of my most anticipated games for next year, I said so several times during the E3 Podcast back in June. Well I finally got my hands on the demo at GAMEX. So how did it fair, well you know the deal by now, watch the video and read my impressions. Let's-a Go!

GAMEX 2011 - Preview: Kid Icarus: Uprising

Kid Icarus has had a hard time as a franchise. The original game met with decent success, but the sequel for the Gameboy is something a lot of people don't even know exists. The inclusion of a redesigned Pit in Super Smash Brothers. Brawl certainly helped boost the series popularity again however and Nintendo finally answered by letting Masahiro Sakurai get his hands on the franchise. Was it for the better? Time will tell, but for now, let's have a look at the demo I played.

GAMEX 2011 - Preview: Ninja Gaiden 3 (On Hard Mode)

Ninja Gaiden 3 is hard. I don't need to tell you guys that, right? Well at GAMEX I was issued a challenge by the piblisher that if I managed to beat the first stage on hard without dying once in one sitting I'd actually win the retail game once it launches next year. How cool is that? Did I make it? See for yourself.

GAMEX 2011 - Mini-Interview: Yoshie-San about Soul Calibur V

I met Yoshie-san from Project Soul at GAMEX, after the Soul Calibur V press conference (Video coming later this week) I talked to him for a few minutes before the Namco people wouldn't let him speak longer. This is what him and I spoke about before we had to part ways. Then we met again and he signed my Soul Calibur V mini-poster. *SQUEAL!!*

Monday, November 7, 2011

GAMEX 2011 - Preview: Raving Rabbids: Alive and Kicking

Oh dear, how do I even begin to write this. The Rabbids were meant to be the enemies of Rayman in Rayman IV, Rayman IV became a new game based around playing minigames and was a lot of fun. The Rabbids spun off on their own little franchise of minigames and it started losing its touch. Then they turned it into a platformer that was actually kind of neat and now it's back to minigames... Using the Kinect. I got to play one minigame, take a look for yourself.

GAMEX 2011: Dance-off 2011

Last year the battle stood on Michael Jackson: The Experience for the Wii, this year we take it to full-body levels with Dance Central 2 on Kinect for Xbox 360. Once again it's me (Tobbii) versus Anna as Jimmy was busy playing some other "core-gamer" title like Diablo III or something. Pfft! Coward I tell you! The song is Bad Romance by Lady Gaga, the stage is set, let us dance.

GAMEX 2011 - Preview: Sonic Generations

I am not one of the people who yells and brings up the Sonic Cycle every time a new Sonic game is announced, I've actually enjoyed a lot of the later games. Sonic 4 and Sonic Colours were okay games, I really liked Sonic Unleashed and I can't say I disliked playing Sonic and the Secret Rings back in 2007. So I'm not one to say Sonic's been on a path of destruction, but nonetheless this is what most people seem to think and this game, Sonic Generations, is the game to break that path and set things straight once again. I tried the Sky Sanctuary stage and... Well see for yourself.

GAMEX 2011 - Preview: GoldenEye 007: Reloaded

Well isn't this funny. Last GAMEX we tried out GoldenEye 007 for the Wii, this is the HD port of that Wii remake of the Nintendo 64 game based on the movie of the same name. I decided to go against my better judgement and toss stealth aside, watch me go all guns blazing in the Facility level, let's check it out!

GAMEX 2011 - Preview: Mario Kart 7

Mario Kart is never bad (Tobbii's Note: Unless it's Double Dash) but it has had it's ups and downs over the years. This December we all get to give the latest game a shot, the oddly named Mario Kart 7 hits stores and it seems to be shaping up nicely...

GAMEX 2011 - Preview: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

I love The Legend of Zelda, my fav. title is Majora's Mask and The Wind Waker. When I heard Skyward Sword borrowed some from both of those games I was very pleased. On Day 1 of GAMEX 2011 I had a chance at trying out the game, I fought Lord Ghirahim... Things did not go that well.

GAMEX 2011: Gallery of Cosplayers

Cosplay! I love cosplay, do you love copslay? Of course you do. Good. So here's a gallery of the various cosplayers at GAMEX 2011 that we could find and get pictures of. The photos are shot by me (Tobbii) and Jimmy, but Anna just so happens to be one of the cosplayers! Hit the jump to see all the various costumes, some are just pretty dress-up, but most of them are dressed videogame characters, can you spot them all? I'd say that some of them are tricky.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

It all hits the fan...

Tobbii here. As you might now we were suppose to have a 4 day coverage of GAMEX 2011. Well we would have, except things went wrong in this order:

  1. AU-Harddrive broke down.
  2. Internet would not work as it should.
  3. Once it did I could not properly convert the files for editing.
  4. By the time I could even get started on fixing this it was time for the next day.
  5. The bottom of the camera broke so we had to go handy-cam.
Also, since the AU-Harddrive completely broke down, I've lost all my assets and things for Achievement Unlock. This means the site will be rebuilt for new content as I start working on the GAMEX coverage, which will be uploading during the following week. I apologize for this inconvenience, but it was all unforseen consequences.

We still have some great things in store for you guys including Diablo III impressions, Soul Calibur 5 conference footage, a interview about Gamers X-Mas and another one with cosplay-sensation Jenni Källberg!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Review: The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn

I used to absolutely hate Tintin. I hated the comicbooks, the tv-show and the old sidescrollers didn't look like fun either. ...I'm sorry Hergé, I was a complete jerk and a moron. Reliving it as an adult I realise what made it so good. It's adventure at its finest, fast-paced and adrenaline filled. Tintin is an awesome character and some of the supportive characters are even more awesome. And now Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson has made a movie based on the comic and Ubisoft made a game based on that movie. Oh dear, let's get this over with...

Saturday, October 29, 2011

GAMEX 2011: Info + Poll Results


Hello people! As you probably know by now, next week is GAMEX week. Which means a lot of coverage from the show floor, possible interviews and if all goes well, a daily podcast ala' the E3 Podcast from June starring us that are up there in Stockholm. This means that there will probably be a halt from other posts, like the next Easteregg Hunt. There might be another 8-bits or Tobbiinion! during the week, but in that case it will be tied to GAMEX somehow. Hit the jump for more info, including some of the games we'll have there and the latest poll results.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Easteregg Hunt: RAGE: Obtaining the Shambler Plush

[Easteregg Hunt is a new feature on Achievement Unlock that consists of simple guides written in text with supplied images to help players find hidden secrets and eastereggs in videogames.] 
Last post we found the first of the hidden rooms in Id Software's RAGE (Review coming soon) and like I promised I'm going to help you find the other rooms as well. This time we're going to find the a soft and cuddly plushie... ...Wait what?

Easteregg Hunt: RAGE: Obtaining the Wolf Goblet

 [Easteregg Hunt is a new feature on Achievement Unlock that consists of simple guides written in text with supplied images to help players find hidden secrets and eastereggs in videogames.] 
 I'm currently playing through RAGE on PC (low-settings mind you) for a future review, and I figured I'd get a little bit of an easter-egg hunt series going while doing so. So here's a guide to find the first hidden easter-egg in Id Software's RAGE.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

GAMEX 2011: Announcement!


It's that time of the year again! Sweden's only proper Gaming Expo is once again upon us and we will be there bringing you the coverage from the show-floor. Every day of Gamex will be covered in a daily blogpost (and possible podcast) and videos will be posted as soon as possible based on the internet possibilities at the hotel. If we feel a certain game deserves its own article we will put it in a separate blogpost during the day we played it. To put it down simple, check this page during the first week of November to find everything you need.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Review: Driver: San Francisco

Last E3 Ubisoft finally showed off a new Driver game, with quite a large twist in its portfolio. The ability for our old fan Tanner to magically jump to any driver seat in San Francisco. How? By being in a coma. No this is not a spoiler people, that's the basic setup for the game! Colour me intrigued, hit the jump for my review of Driver: San Francisco!

Poll Results: 2011-10-10

In November...

...my wallet will weep.- (33%)
...I'll buy some games. - (33%)
...I might buy a game - (33%)
...no release interest me. - (0%)

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Tobbii's Carchase in Driver: San Francisco


Full speed ahead my brother as we outrun the law in our crappy broken blue old wagon. Buckle up as I'll be slammin' that pedal right down to da' metal so that the ground can taste my thick rubber-sole!

*ahem* ... Review coming once I'm finished with the game.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Review: Warhammer 40,000: SpaceMarine

I used to play Warhammer, mainly the fantasy game but I had my time with the futuristic 40,000 as well. I played Dark Eldar and Necron so I'm not that into the Spacemarines themselves, but I figured I'd still give this shooter/hack-n-slash title a chance. As for whether or not it was worth it, well head on after the jump to find out!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Tobbiinion!: Rachel from Resident Evil: Revelations

[Tobbiinion! is a new article-series on Achievement Unlock in which Tobbii tosses out his honest thoughts on something going on in the gaming world. Unfiltered and uncensored, he states his opinion whether you like it or not.]

Sex-appeal. That's a term that is very common and has always been very common, it's understandable as to why you would want sex-appeal in your game, movie or comicbook, it makes the viewer feel more comfortable. And when it comes to games like Oneechanbara or Dead or Alive: Xtreme it fits perfect to have over sexualized girls, it's part of the style they're aiming for, same with men for games like Cho Aniki. So why do I have a problem with Rachel from Resident Evil: Revelations? Well first of all, I guess I should fill you guys in on who she is...

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Poll Results: 2011-09-10

So, that Nintendo 3DS?

Great purchase! - (0%)
Stupid purchase, I regret it. - (20%)
It's decent enough. - (40%)
I did not buy one. - (40%)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The fate of our Dead Island review.

I'd love to review Dead Island, I really would.

But the game is unplayable. And I'm not talking about gameplay glitches here, I'm talking about the fact that I can literary not get the game running. I have the PC version and I can't get past a simple black screen. I've checked the issue, and others have it. Difference is that they've been able to fix it, when I do the same however, nothing happens.

I do believe Jimmy is picking up the 360 version on Friday, hopefully he'll be able to play it and review it if the PC version won't get working in time. I'm going to keep on trying, but I'm not promising anything from me at this time.

8 Bits: Eight Really Stupid Videogame Movie Ideas

Videogame movies, you probably hate them and probably have a good reason too. The good videogame movie is certainly not something we see every day, but it does happen from time to time. Personally, I'm a big fan of the Silent Hill movie, but that might just be me. Speaking of bad videogame movies though, there are some out there that could have been good, and then there's the ones that were doomed right from the original concept. These are the eight worst ideas that never should have been thought up for a videogame movie.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Siren: Blood Curse


Both Siren and Forbidden Siren 2 were praise among fans for being very special horror games. Despite the horrible controls, the gameplay an concept were unique for it's time. In 2008 Sony announced that a “New Translation” of the original Siren game would come exclusively for the PS3. And I can tell you, this game were one of the few reasons I even brought the console. I had more than high expectations.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Tobbii plays FarCry: Part Two

I continue my (awful) attempts at playing through FarCry, a great game that tend to have very frustrating moments here and there.

Poll Results: 2011-08-26

Which Activision studio should make Bond 23?

Neversoft - 0%
Treyarch - 75%
Infinity Ward - 0%
None, Eurocom should do it. 25%

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

8 Bits: The Eight Remaining Free 3DS Games


People who purchased the Nintendo 3DS and connected to the E-Shop prior to the upcoming price drop will receive 20 free Virtual Console titles. 10 NES games in September and 10 GBA games later the same year. So far, 5 NES games and 7 GBA games are confirmed. These are, for NES, Super Mario Bros., Donkey Kong Jr., Balloon Fight, Ice Climber and The Legend of Zelda. For GBA, Yoshi’s Island, Mario Kart: Super Circuit, Metroid Fusion, WarioWare, Inc, Mario vs. Donkey Kong, Kirby and the Amazing Mirror and Super Mario Bros. 3. But what about the other 8 games? Well, here are my picks.

Friday, July 22, 2011

New Poll "Which Activision studio should make Bond 23?"

Which Activision studio should make Bond 23?

Neversoft - Have not made any prior games in the Bond franchise but is a well respected studio.

Treyarch - Have the merits of developing 2008's Quantum of Solace and three Call of Duty games.

Infinity Ward - No Bond games, but a lot of FPS talent with five Call of Duty games.

None, Eurocom should do it. Eurocom made GoldenEye for Wii, Qunatum of Solace for PS2 and a lot of other Bond games during the EA years.

Vote in the poll in the side-bar!

Poll Results "Do you support Operation Rainfall?"


Yes                                             6 (85%)
No                                              0 (00%)
What is Operation Rainfall?      1 (15%)

Monday, July 11, 2011

Review: Alice: Madness Returns


I loved American Mcgee's Alice and were overly hyped about Alice Madness Returns. The more I saw of it the more I loved it and I went in with really high hopes as soon as I pushed it into my PS3 on the European release date.

Poll Results "Best F.E.A.R. Title?"

Only showing results that gained votes...

F.E.A.R.                                        2 (20%)
F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin            1 (10%)
F.3.A.R.                                        2 (20%)
I have not played F.E.A.R.           5 (50%)

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Tobbii responds to the latest Operation Rainfall update.


This is an extended text based on my tweet and GoNintendo comment.

Nintendo of America on Twitter at 2011-06-30 - 02:33 AM (+2):
"@OpRainfall Thanks for being such incredible fans! Unfortunately, there continues to be no plans for NOA to release these 3 games right now."


My thoughts on this:
This is stupid. There was no fucking reason to tease us with an upcoming announcement if they were going to stick with the exact same words they said earlier, hell, even less now since they've confirmed Monado is not coming out.

Now what really pisses me off is that Nintendo of Europe has yet to acknowledge anything about Pandora's Tower. We're getting the other two, so we're in a better seat than US, but still, no mention from then what-so-ever, and Operation Rainfall was for that cause as well.

I'm not going to boycott Nintendo like some here, I respect their decision and I'm sure there are good valid and analysed reasons for the choice, I will however NOT respect the way they handled it.

However, with Xenoblade/Monado, Pandoras Tower, The Last Story, Mother 3, Fatal Frame 4 and several other games over these last 5 years being ignored despite a huge following that would still probably only be a small percentage of the actual purchased, I'm not surprised.

But damn it Nintendo, you just had to lead us on now didn't you? Let me guess, Europe is not getting Fortune Street or something? Because as of now, we only have US confirmation.


To Nintendo fans who are upset:
Don't give up, keep up the fight. Do not let this go to waste, we don't want another Mother 3 on our hands. The GBA deserved that game for its last year, and the Wii deserves these games for its last year.

Oh, and you people should stop hating on Mystery Case Files, it's not that developing teams fault that you're not getting the other games. Seriously, thought you guys were better than that.

Also, Reggie is only a small part of the decision making progress for localization even as a CEO, don't hate on one person, hate on the whole company if you feel like hating.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

AU supports Operation Rainfall.

Well at least I do, if anyone of Achievement Unlock would wish to not support the localization of Xenoblade Chronicles, The Last Story and Pandora's Tower I'll make sure to note it. :P

http://oprainfall.blogspot.com/
http://twitter.com/OpRainfall

Thursday, June 23, 2011

8 Bits: Games Deserving 3Dmakes


Welcome to my new list feature here on AU called "8 Bits", it's essentially a Top 8 list on various subjects. This time we take a look at games I feel should get enhanced ports for the 3DS like so many other games on the console at the time. Please note that I'm not talking full on remakes like Final Fantasy III on Nintendo DS but rather games that are the same yet somehow enhanced for the 3DS, as with Ocarina of Time 3D or Snake Eater 3D. The list is 100% biased and subjective to my own opinion, if you can't deal with that, that's not my problem. Let's dig into it!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Poll Results "E3 Polls"

Only showing results that gained votes...

Day 1: PSVita, 249/299 Dollars?
Too much, not buying.        3 (37%)
Decent price.                       4 (50%)
That's really low.                 1 (12%)

Day 2: Wii U, thoughts on the name?
Wii Eww...                          5 (100%)

Day 3: Do you think Kinect will start appealing to the Core Gamers this fall?
A few games, sure.            2 (50%)
Not a chance.                     2 (50%)

Day 4: E3 is over...
...it was great.                    1 (33%)
...it was terrible.                2 (66%)

Friday, June 10, 2011

E3 Podcast: Day Four

Trying to cover as many games as possible in an hour is not easy, but for our final daily E3 podcast Tobbii made sure to do his best along with getting Shade's final E3 Awards.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

E3 Podcast: Day Three

What was showed at the other conferences? Well Tobbii and Shade is back again to talk about just what they thought about every game from FarCry 3 to Rocksmith.

Tobbii plays FarCry: Part One

Because of my extreme (a bit too extreme I'll admit) hype for FarCry 3 from this E3 (See the third daily Podcast), I decided on trying to play FarCry and maybe FarCry 2 as a feature here on AU. With FarCry making its first debut here, I'm not great at it, but it should be a fun watch.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

E3 Podcast: Day Two

The PS Vita is revealed along with a small teaser of Nintendo's new console called Wii u. What did Tobbii and Shade think? Hit the jump to find out...

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Poll Results "Which press conference are you most excited about?"

Only showing choices that got votes:
Nintendo - 4 votes - (44%)
Microsoft - 2 votes - (22%)
Konami - 2 votes - (22%)
Sony - 1 vote - (11%)

E3 Podcast: Day One

E3 has begun, and so we start another year of expectations and announcements. Let's see what Microsoft has shown and what Nintendo and Sony might show!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Review: Sonic 4 - Episode I

Isn't it just perfect that I happen to have bought, played and finished it in perfect time to review it the very day before its sequel might be announced at E3. When Sonic 4 was released last year it received praise from some and quite the hard backslash from others. But to hell with that, let's see what I think, because this is my review and I won't hold any punches back if needed. Let's juice!

Gamerscore Race 2011 Update

Been a while since I updated, so here we go. This month so far has gone good for me, got 140G in Sonic 4 thus far and we have Duke Nukem around the corner. But I have a long way to go before I reach Jimmy. Now, tomorrow is the start of E3, so that means E3 will be the main focus for a week, so I doubt there'll be much updating on the GS Race, but keep an eye on my and Jimmy's twitter for #GSRace hashtags!

Edit:
Very sorry for this, but my percentage is incorrect, by 9%. 31,1% is the correct status for me.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Poll Results "Your Fav. Stealth Franchise?"

Only showing choices that was voted on:
Metal Gear - 9 votes - (47%)
Hitman - 8 votes - (42%)
Assassins Creed - 2 votes - (10%)

Tight race between MG and Hitman, my personal vote went to Hitman.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Review: Sonic Colours (Wii)

Depending on what side of the fence you were on you either loved or hated 2008's Sonic Unleashed, I was one of those who loved it. Sonic Colours was specifically made for people like me, Sega said so, and I would be lying if I said that the trailers didn't get me hyped as all hell for the game. Well, it's been a while since release, but I've gotten through the game and I think it's time for me to tell Sega just how much a fan of Unleashed appreciated this game.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Tobbii Karlsson Plays Splinter Cell: Conviction

In my first let's play featured here on AU I take on Splinter Cell: Conviction. Possibly my favourite stealth-game of all time. If you don't remember my review of it, it's right here. The video itself, which holds the first two missions of the game, is beneath the jump.

Poll Results "Do you download DLC?"

Only showing choices that was voted on:
Sometimes. - 6 Votes - (83%)
No, never. - 1 Vote - (16%)
Pretty clear which was the champion here.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Retro Review: Forbidden Siren 2

I got my Siren 2 game around the same time I were handed Siren. Because of all the frustration I had trying to play the first one, the second one were left simply standing by my other horror games. Upon doing a little research and finding out there were more “positive” reviews in which many praised the game for developing the controls; I gave Siren 2 a shot.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Retro Review: Siren (aka. Forbidden Siren)

I first got in contact with the Siren franchise when I first met my fiancé Tobbii and his pal Jimmy in a local game store. While searching for a new horror game, they offered me a copy of Siren (Called Forbidden Siren here in Europe). Not knowing whatever it were good or bad, I popped it into my Play station 2 and begin to play it. Today, 3 years later, I'm reviewing it.

Poll Results "Best 3DS Launch Title?"

Only showing choices that was voted on:
Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition - 3 Votes - (21%)
Nintendogs + Cats - 1 Vote - (7%)
Pilotwings - 1 Vote - (7%)
Rayman 3D - 1 Vote - (7%)
Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars - 1 Vote - (7%)
Bust-a-Move: Universe - 7 Votes - (50%)
I did not pick up Bust-a-Move, bad choice it seems.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Poll Results "Are you buying the 3DS?"


Only showing choices that was voted on:
Yes, on launch! - 1 Vote - (14%)
Yes, later! - 3 Votes - (42%)
Undecided. - 1 Vote - (14%)
No. - 2 Votes - (28%)
It seems I was alone on launch day, I'm glad I bought it on launch however. But each to his own!

Review: Face Raiders

So AR Games was not that fun, but hey, there are more games pre-installed on the 3DS. Face Raiders was something I was pretty unaware of when I bought the 3DS, but that does not mean it should be ignored. Let's check it out!

Review: AR Games

The 3DS comes with three built in titles. Mii StreePass Plaza, Face Raiders and AR Games. The latter one is what I'm about to review as it was the first one I played all the way through. AR Games is a collection of minigames and apps that all use the 3DS AR Cards that comes with the console. I was actually quite excited about this title, so let's see how it lived up to my expectations!