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February Reviews

On 02/26/2013 at 02:58 AM by Casey Curran

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Since my review of Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time recently went up and I want to promote that game as much as possible, no matter how late, I thought I'd post another blog on what I've been reviewing recently.

The Cave

For all you Double Fine fans who have yet to pick this up (something that I notice is strangely common with DF games, go figure), there is one thing I have to say before all else: Have two people to play co-op with if you want to pick it up. It's still enjoyable on your own, but it is a lot less tedious with a few friends as they can keep you from constantly backtracking to get different characters to the same location to solve a puzzle. And since the game has no online, make sure it's local. Other than that, it's a very witty game that has a few baffling gameplay decisions which weigh it down. You have to replay this a lot if you want to get all the content out of it.

Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath

The Vita's first good FPS may be a port of a game that's over seven years old, but hey, it's an FPS on that thing. Reason enough to celebrate. The game itself was quite charming and did a lot to seperate itself gameplay wise from every other FPS. I'd more recommend this to people looking for something different than FPS fans.

Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage 2

A game almost exactly like Dynasty Warriors, it's a very mixed bag as the story mode is mediocre at best, but the content it unlocks in free mode give you what is eventually a fun game with a good amount of replay value. Recommended to those who want to just play it an hour a day until they can unlock plenty of goodies to go nuts with it.

Knytt Underground

A lot of my review focused on how average this game is. I don't remember anything else about it and I just reviewed it a week ago.


See that character portrait in the bottom left corner in the picture of the review? Your reaction to that will determine whether you will enjoy this $5 arcade style game or not.

Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time

One of my favorite games this gen and favorite platformers of all time. Other reviewers will tell you how the game's nothing special and just good, but not great. But what you didn't realize is how fucking wrong they were and even though it does not do much to evolve what the PS2 entries gave, it takes the best elements from each of the three games and mixes them together to form a game where you can tell that the developers really loved and respected the source material. GO BUY SLY!!!! NOW!!!!!

Be sure to check Rotorob next week because this week I'll be playing Castlevania: Lords of Shadow: Mirror of Fate for the 3DS. That's all I can say on that.



Matt Snee Staff Writer

02/26/2013 at 03:04 AM

Wow, that Oddworld game looks cool. The graphics look nice too.  I've never played an Oddworld game actually.  I've never heard of this one, and didn't know it was coming to Vita.  Is it download only?  Sigh -- I want a Vita.  

Casey Curran Staff Writer

02/26/2013 at 03:04 AM

Yeah, download only.

Super Step Contributing Writer

02/26/2013 at 04:32 AM

Trust me, if I had a current gen console, I'd buy Sly right now. Good on you for promoting it, I loved the PS2 entries as well.

Casey Curran Staff Writer

02/26/2013 at 06:36 PM

Easy solution to that: Get a PS3.


02/26/2013 at 07:57 AM

I enjoyed the cave, but it does get very tedious when playing by yourself.  The backtracking in the mining cart level was the most annoying.

 I need to try out Stranger’s Wrath again.  I had been waiting for years to play it, and got it as soon as it came out on the PSN.  I got maybe halfway into it, and then put it aside when I became frustrated at a certain point.  I’ve always meant to pick it up again.  Maybe getting it on the Vita will help.

 I’ll probably get Sly Cooper soon.  I didn’t play the original trilogy until the HD update, but I had a lot of fun with them and am looking forward to the new one.

Casey Curran Staff Writer

02/26/2013 at 06:36 PM

The mine cart level was easily the worst part for me. I was more of a fan of the character focused levels.


02/26/2013 at 10:38 AM

I am now following you on Wordpress XD but I had no idea about that Oddworld game! I am going to have to get that once I get a Vita eventually.

Casey Curran Staff Writer

02/26/2013 at 06:37 PM

Thanks. Oddworld's a really cool game, haven't played anything like it before.


02/26/2013 at 05:07 PM

I was interested in Ken's Rage 2 untill I read 1up's review of it. I had the first one, and it was kind of fun in short bursts, but also extremely monotonous. They said that it played like Ken's Rage.5. I did end up getting the platinum trophy for it. Man was that a chore. It's a shame they can't make a good game based off that series. That's one of my favorite anime series ever.

Casey Curran Staff Writer

02/26/2013 at 06:38 PM

I never even knew that game was based off an anime. Never played the first, but I'm sure there's a lot of people who haven't played 1 and would get a good amount of information out of it.


02/26/2013 at 05:31 PM

I still need to get back to that Oddworld game. Looking forward to those Castlevania thoughts.

Casey Curran Staff Writer

02/26/2013 at 06:39 PM

I'm excited to play it. Hope it's more at the DS games' levels than the last Lords of Shadow.

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