Through the New Year’s Eve event many may have noticed a new title has been added to the XBLIG Section of Xbox 360’s Xbox Games Store. We reviewed Charlie Murder back when Ska Studios and Microsoft dropped the title on Xbox LIVE and it won a Gold Game RGN Rating from our team. Now the developers who brought you Charlie Murder present an interestingly titled TIME VIKING!!!!!ANDSPACERAPTOR (or Time Viking! And Space Raptor for those with the hard-of-reading). This title is an unusual looking $1 twin-stick shooter that even has a free demo available for it to aid in preventing buyer’s remorse – but for a dollar you probably can’t go wrong. Take a look at the Launch Trailer below.
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If you own a copy of the digital version for Marvel VS Capcom 3 or other MvC games you’d better log in and download them now because Capcom, Sony, Microsoft, and Marvel will working together to remove all of the titles as Capcom and Marvel’s license deal likely has ran out in addition to the fact that bandwidth on these services is NOT FREE. There’s really nothing further to say about this situation other than download now before it’s too late.
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Now you can get all of your Xbox ONE, Xbox 360, Windows Phone 8, and Web game downloads all from one place – Xbox.com. The Xbox Live Marketplace has been given a slight facelift and a new name. Now the Xbox Live Marketplace (that’s always been a tongue twister if you ask me) is called Xbox Games Store. Check it out in the picture above.
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Foreword: Before I get into the review, let me say that we will also have a special Co-Op Review coming soon that especially covers the multiplayer aspects of the BattleBlock Theater experience on Xbox 360.
BattleBlock Theater was developed at The Behemoth by the creators of Castle Crashers and Alien Hominid. It has been in development for the past 3 years and was just recently released on April 3rd. If you want to buy this game, it will cost you just 1200 MSP or 15 USD on the Xbox Live Marketplace.
First, let’s get into the story. When you first play the game, there is about 5-10 minutes of some background story. You are on a ship with many others when you crash onto an island. There you’re taken prisoner by evil cats. The cats force you to work these obstacle courses for their own entertainment. Your job is essentially to escape, which you can only do by completing all the levels. I know the story may sound cheesy, but you don’t really need to pay attention to the story, as there is not much of a story. This game is more of an action/puzzle game, not a story game. It is fun to keep up with the story as you might start to care about the other prisoners, and want to escape. Fun Factor and Gameplay are the focus of BattleBlock Theater. Overall the story is just, silly. It’s childish but still fun and enjoyable.
The gameplay is unique and very interesting. The main part of the game is jumping through each obstacle course, or levels. There are 10 levels in a chapter, and 8 chapters in the game. But the 10th level of each chapter is sort of like a boss level. It’s significantly harder than the others and is timed. Every 3 levels the game auto saves and brings you back to the main menu, where you can visit the gift shop and unlock more prisoners and weapons or just continue playing. Each chapter gets slightly more difficult so early on in the game is easy, but later on it gets harder noting a decent pace like most games should.
Trying to play this game for the first time, might be difficult for some people as the tutorial sucks. It only teaches basica moves like how to jump and punch, so you pretty much have to learn everything by yourself. Don’t get me wrong the game is easy to play and learn, but if you’re a slow learner you might have trouble enjoying this game.
The objective of the game is to navigate through each level and collect at least 3 gems to unlock the exit. There easy to find and easy to get. You have to get at least 3, but some levels have up to 10. Also in each level is a ball of yarn. You want to collect these as you can trade them in for weapons at the gift shop. You use gems to buy prisoners and yarn balls to buy weapons. You don’t have to buy any prisoners the entire game but it’s just fun to collect them. On the other hand you will need to buy weapons.
To progress through the game you will need them because the enemies become to strong to just punch. The enemies very through out the game. Usually you will come across straight up cats that will attack you, and the only way to kill them is drown them or shock them. But some enemies get more difficult to kill, and they start to get weapons. It is almost impossible to kill them without weapons.
This game has great replay availability. There are two difficulties normal and hard mode, and there are achievements to beat missions on hard mode so you can replay the game if you are a achievement hunter. Even if you don’t care about the achievements you still will want to just hop on the game every once in a while and play a couple of levels. The game is just fun like that.
Final Verdict: Overall, I highly recommend this game to anybody of all ages. The game is simply enjoyable. It’s how a games should be. Considering how much fun will you have with this game, 15 bucks is a great deal. Some games will run you 60 and only give you 8 hours of gameplay. I easily already have 15 in this game and plan to play more. RealGamerNewz awards this game a solid 9.5 out of 10 and rates it as a Platinum Game in the RGN Ratings system. You can’t go wrong with BattleBlock Theater. The only reason that I didn’t give this game a perfect score is because it is really meant to be played in co-op, and some people just don’t have any friends to play it with. This game is absolutely flawless. No glitches, no ‘BS’, no problems, just all fun.
Overall Score: 9.5 / 10
RGN Rating: Platinum Game
Available On: Xbox 360
Developer: The Behemoth / Publisher: Microsoft Games Studios
Review Copy Info: Two digital vouchers for this game were provided to RealGamerNewz by the developer for purposes of this review.
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Dishonored: The Knife of Dunwall DLC is now available on the Xbox Live, PlayStation 3 (with today’s PlayStation Store update), and PC (via Steam) and is seen in the following screenshots and trailer. The DLC will include playing from the angle of attempting to make amends for past mistakes as well as the gameplay experience of new weapons and supernatural abilities. Check it out for just $9.99 on PSN or 800 Microsoft Points.
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Major media outlets has been deploying Xbox 720 rumors left and right in such succession that our heads just stopped spinning long enough for us to get a bearing on gravity again. These are some of the latest things being said about the Xbox 720. Until Microsoft reveals its console make sure to take all of this as Rumor. Microsoft’s next console, which is expected this April, or at the latest E3 2013, may end up arriving in stores through two completely different hardware offerings.
The first a media-centric, Windows 8-based affordable console that will not play AAA Xbox 720 next gen titles but will play “downloadable content”. Think Kinect Sports, Angry Birds, Madden, Call of Duty, presumably maxing out somewhere around Xbox 360 quality horsepower. This device will also attempt to compete with your cable provider by becoming a “set top box” and showcasing Microsoft’s plans for TV services including business partners like HBO (this TV service was originally in development for Xbox 360 but was later delayed).
The second version of the Xbox 720 will of course be expected to compete with the PlayStation 4 in terms of raw power for next generation titles pushing the outer limits of what is possible with High Definition and 3D HD gaming respectively. Unfortunately the rumors don’t stop there. Xbox 720 is also expected to required all games to be installed to the hard drive and will not run off the disc.
This will render the disc useless in regards to used games sales. Similar to Blizzard’s Battle.net login system the games will need an active online license attached to your account to play the games. This means that you can distribute the data of the game on discs and it will not work unless you’ve bought the game directly from Microsoft’s online service or their official sales partners (if any).
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Have you picked up your copy of Assassin’s Creed: Revelations yet? No? Okay. Well, there’s already DLC being announced for it. So hopefully you can raise some extra money above and beyond the retail price if you’re interested. The DLC package is being released for a modest $3.99 (320 MS Points) on PSN and Xbox Live Marketplace with 4 new characters for the multiplayer mode.
You’ll catch a few new characters for multiplayer mode… and… well that’s pretty much it unless you count their weapons, assassinations, and ’emotes’ as extra content. This DLC pack will release December 13, 2011 shamelessly less than 30 days after the release of the game itself. I’m sure it’s not already on the disc or anything, like 9% sure.
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