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Review: Virtual Fighter 3 (360, PS3)

Posted in Reviews, Xbox 360 on October 31, 2007 by xboxdefenceforce

The Real Version

The CELL Version: So the great fighting game series has finally left the DelayStation platform and found the why to true gamers with the launch on Xbox 360.For those who isn’t familiar with the VF games the only things to know is that the VF games has loads of hardcore fans and has been played big time on arcade machines.

The game is a really solid Fighting game where skill always goes before button-mashing. Number 5 is a very great upgrade from the last instalment with improvements that won’t make any gamer disappointed. 2 new characters and improved AI are two of the main upgrade beside the HD graphic. The graphics are as on the basic PS3 version good without impressing anyone but the main point of this game is good frame rate or else it would lose great feeling that surrounds the game.

The PS3 version gets a weak 5

The Real Version: So over to the real version of the game, the one that is on the 360. Not only does the game look better on the 360 (In solid 60 FPS) but the AI has been improved also with more variation in Singel Player. But the best thing, and the most important, is that the 360 provides you with Online Play! This is the great upgrade that all the VF fans have been waiting for and expect though matches on Xbox Live.

This is the perfect version of the game and a must have for all Virtual Fighter fans.

Score: 10/10

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Review: The Orange Box (360)

Posted in Reviews on October 17, 2007 by xboxdefenceforce

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The Content: Well if you get more gaming time from any other FPS-game out there the mail me. This package includes 5 games: Half-Life 2, Episode 1, Episode 2, Portal, Team Fortress 2 where Half-Life 2 (PC/Xbox) and Episode 1 (PC) are two games that has been released before. The Half-Life games are viewed by many as the best FPS-games ever made and this package offers Xbox 360 users feel the experience that made these games so popular. Solid and epic story is combined with variation and good graphic and offers at least 20h gameplay. On top of that you have Portal. A small revolution where FPS becomes Puzzle in a bizarre environment. Rather short (max 2h) but very, very fresh. And on top of that! Team Fortress 2! One of the most addictive multiplayer games on market with loads of team play, great variation of characters and good mix o tactics. 

Audio/Video: Although Half-Life 2 is a “very” old game the graphic still looks clean, some tweaks have been made on light etc. Episode 2, which is a new game, look terrific and everything runs fair smooth around 30 fps. Portal is on the same level as Half-Life 2 but the game, due to its nature, lacks any good graphical stuff. When it comes Team Fortress 2 Valve has cleverly chosen a cartoonish style which makes a fresh alternative for all the reality hunting FPS on the market. The sound throughout the games is great with really good voice acting and natural effects on weapons and stuff. 

Final: Great, maybe the best, value with over 20h offline time and endless online time. Half-Life 2 is one of the best FPS-games ever made. Do you like FPS? Buy it! Don’t like FPS? Buy it anyway and learn how to love it! And by the way, the game is out now!

Ooooo, you have PS3? Well this is waiting then, waiting for December. Expect an inferior version on PS3, as always. 

And by the way, it makes you wonder who Valve can fit over 20h game time on one DVD disc with multiplayer when Heavenly Sword with 6h game time needs Blu-Ray discs.

Score: 10/10