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The Bard's Tale: Remastered and Resnarkled (Vita) Review + Tips

Posted by guardian_owl, 21 August 2017 - - - - - - · 9896 views
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The Bard's Tale: Remastered and Resnarkled (Vita) Review + Tips Reviewer note: 4 trophies are currently glitched so the plat is unobtainable at the moment. See the bottom of the trophy section below for further details. Up for Review is a blast from the past with a fresh coat of paint, The Bard's Tale: Remastered and Resnarkled by InXile Entertainment. The Bard's tale is a sequel in name only to the trilogy of...


Killer is Dead (PS3) Review + Tips

Posted by guardian_owl, 18 November 2016 - - - - - - · 5882 views
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Killer is Dead (PS3) Review + Tips Up for review is a title from the oddball developer Grasshopper Manufacturer. Killer is Dead was released for playstation 3 and Xbox 360 in August of 2013. A little under a year later they integrated the DLC into the main game, added an extra difficulty level, and ported it to PC; dubbing it the "Nightmare Edition." The first and only printing of Killer i...


Castlevania: Lord of Shadows (PS3) Review + Tips

Posted by guardian_owl, 29 July 2016 - - - - - - · 3073 views
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Castlevania: Lord of Shadows (PS3) Review + Tips Up for review is the Konami's answer to God of War and Devil May Cry, a new take on Castlevania. Castlevania: Lord of Shadows was released for Xbox 360 and PS3 in October of 2010 (and a few years later on PC). I picked up the Lord of Shadows collection which bundles the 2 pieces of available DLC as well as an HD remake of the 3DS game, Castlevania Lords o...


Knock-Knock (Vita) Review + Trophy Guide

Posted by guardian_owl, 03 July 2016 - - - - - - · 3744 views
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Knock-Knock (Vita) Review + Trophy Guide Up for review today is a more recent title, the indie survival-horror puzzler, Knock-Knock. The game was originally a kickstarter which came out for mobile and PC in 2013. It was later released in September of 2015 on PS4, and in February of this year it was ported to the vita. It was made retroactively cross-buy and even has a separate trophy list for th...


Helldivers (PS3/Vita) Review + Tips

Posted by guardian_owl, 14 March 2016 - * * * * * · 3813 views
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Helldivers (PS3/Vita) Review + Tips Up for review today is a multiplayer focused title which just celebrated its 1 year anniversary and was recently released for free through PS+, Helldivers. It is cross-buy (get all 3 copies for the price of 1), cross-save (progress transfers between the 3 versions), and cross-play (all 3 editions of the game can play with each other) online multiplayer (l...


Lost Dimension (PS3) Review + Tips

Posted by guardian_owl, 14 January 2016 - * * * * * · 2909 views
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Lost Dimension (PS3) Review + Tips For the first review of the year, another relatively recently released title, Lost Dimension. It was released in July of 2015 for the PS3 and the Vita, I played the PS3 version. Do note the two versions are not cross-save.

The premise of the game is one day a giant, white Pillar suddenly appears and begins laying waste to the Earth's cities, 2 billion ar...


Red Dead Redemption (PS3) Multiplayer Trophy Guide

Posted by guardian_owl, 04 January 2016 - - - - - - · 4499 views

I normally just do reviews on this channel but since I took the time to do a long post with these Red Dead Redemption Multiplayer trophy tips I figured it would be a good idea to archive it. Also some of the tips given in older trophy guides no longer work. All of these work as of the date of this article.

HOW THE WEST WAS WON - Reach LVL 50:
Go to McFa...


Hatoful Boyfriend (Vita) Review

Posted by guardian_owl, 06 December 2015 - - - - - - · 2969 views
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Hatoful Boyfriend (Vita) Review This time a review from a game actually released this year, and a vita game to boot, "Hatoful Boyfriend" released for the PS4 and vita (crossbuy) in July of 2015. It began as a short flash game for an April Fools prank, but when it soared in popularity the developer decided to create a full version of the game.

The premise of the game is you are a female...


Condemned 2: Bloodshot (PS3) Review

Posted by guardian_owl, 30 July 2015 - * * * * * · 3155 views
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Condemned 2: Bloodshot (PS3) Review Yet another early PS3 game is up for review, Condemned 2: Bloodshot released in the US in March of 2008. It is not available on PSN and thus can only be played via disc. It is the sequel to the Xbox 360 exclusive, Condemned: Criminal Origins, which I have never played since I don't own that system. I read a quick synopsis of the first game and watched its...


Afrika (PS3) Review + Tips

Posted by guardian_owl, 06 June 2015 - - - - - - · 2761 views
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Afrika (PS3) Review + Tips Afrika is another early playstation 3 game, released in the US in October of 2009. It is only available on disc (not PSN) and is out of print. Note, when hunting for a copy be sure to get the Natsume version (the purple logo is on the lower right corner of the case) as that is the official Region 1 edition. It is the only version of the game to get a patc...


American McGee's Alice (PS3) Review - DLC for Alice: Madness Returns

Posted by guardian_owl, 13 April 2015 - * * * * * · 6517 views
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American McGee's Alice (PS3) Review - DLC for Alice: Madness Returns American McGee's Alice is a 3rd person shooter, horror, platformer released in the year 2000 for the PC and Mac. It is available to play as DLC on the PS3 for the sequel game Alice: Madness Returns and became free to download when EA ended its online pass program. It reminds be a bit of Shadow-man. An exceptionally dark, surreal world. Non-standard weapon...


Heavenly Sword (PS3) Review + Tip

Posted by guardian_owl, 30 January 2015 - * * * * - · 3216 views
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Heavenly Sword (PS3) Review + Tip Heavenly Sword is an early Playstation 3 game, It was made in the time when developers were still enamored with quicktime events (there are a lot of them) and it features (thankfully optional) motion controls. The graphics are quite pretty even for a 7+ year old title but there are enough weaknesses in the core gameplay to detract from the experience.

CO...


Vanquish (PS3) Review + Tips

Posted by guardian_owl, 15 January 2015 - * * * * * · 2350 views
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Vanquish (PS3) Review + Tips The story of Vanquish is pretty generic sci-fi stuff. You are a hotshot DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) agent who is testing a new super suit when a massive, orbiting space station is taken control by Russian separatists and fires its main cannon destroying the city of San Francisco. They threaten to destroy New York City next once the c...


Assassin's Creed 1 Review - Jazz Edition

Posted by guardian_owl, 06 January 2015 - - - - - - · 1080 views
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Assassin's Creed 1 Review - Jazz Edition in 2014 I often typed my thoughts as I was playing the game. With a little bit of editing I have cut them into a series of reviews I am calling "Jazz Edition." The first of these is for Assassin's Creed 1 which I played to completion 4 years after beating Assassin's Creed 2. I was always hearing how much better AC2 was then AC1, which is the original reas...


Top (and Bottom) Played of 2014

Posted by guardian_owl, 29 December 2014 - * * * - - · 1151 views

As this is CAG, I played very few new releases in 2014, mostly tackling games from my backlog released in years prior. These are the best and worst games I played substantially in 2014.

BEST:
1.) Vanquish - Other than a slightly annoying weapon upgrade system, everything else about this game in perfection. Rocket sliding around from cover to cover and e...


Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions (PS3) Review + Tips

Posted by guardian_owl, 26 December 2014 - * * * * * · 8401 views
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Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions (PS3) Review + Tips COMBAT
There are a lot of different air and ground combos which you execute by mixing square which is light attack and triangle which is strong attack. Though if going for platinum combo rank you are pretty much restricted to using triangle based combos (which do a lot of damage) most of the time, mixing in a few other combos only when necessary. Then the...


El Shaddai (PS3) Review + Tips

Posted by guardian_owl, 30 November 2014 - - - - - - · 1593 views
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El Shaddai (PS3) Review + Tips El Shaddai is a bit of a weird one. It is loosely based on the apocryphal scriptures, the Books of Enoch. In this adaptation, seven Angels resented God asking them to bow down to a human (Enoch) and so they left Heaven for Earth and became Fallen Angels. The fallen angels passed on forbidden heavenly knowledge to humanity which quantum leaped human evolut...


Bloodrayne Betrayal Review + Tips

Posted by guardian_owl, 27 October 2014 - - - - - - · 1901 views
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Bloodrayne Betrayal Review + Tips Those reviewers scoring it down likely did that because Bloodrayne Betrayal is legit hard. That 20 review from Destructoid he gave up in chapter 13 at a certain spot. It was difficult, but it was right after a checkpoint so if you fail, you fail in 10 seconds and you're ready to try again immediately. The part he was stuck on was literally 30 seconds long...


Vanquish - Challenge 6 Guide

Posted by guardian_owl, 12 October 2014 - - - - - - · 2096 views
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The toughest part by far of platting Vanquish is tactical challenge 6 which features a mix of all the toughest enemies spread over 5 waves of combat.

Round 1: 12 regular red gorgies (the normal foot soldier bots with grenades and a machine gun) and a crystal viper
Round 2: 10 helicopter bots, 2 yellow gorgies (fires a stronger laser than the red gorgies)...


Addendum to 3D Dot Game Heroes Trophy Guide

Posted by guardian_owl, 12 October 2014 - - - - - - · 1589 views
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I just finished a plat playthrough for the PS3 exclusive 3D Dot Game Heroes and thought I would share my tips which differ from the trophy guide and FAQ.

The FAQ in question is this one
And the trophy guide was this one

SMALL BLOCKS IN 1ST PLAYTHROUGH
Don't worry too much about doing all the events which give you small blocks (the blocks carry over be...