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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Hidden-Review-of-the-Day! Viking: Battle for Asgard, took an arrow to the knee yet?

     Hey guys getting tired of Vikings yet? Me neither! So if you've scrapped every last drop out of Skyrim already or maybe even "took an arrow to the knee" recently, then you should check out Viking: Battle for Asgard! It's a game filled with adventure and large scale battle, with gruesome finishers and armies waiting to be lead through the lands of Asgard!

     While the game may have it's flaws here and there, it's been a few years since it's release. It can now be found for around 5-10 dollars! So for the price this game is a must for any adventure fans, action fans, or just any proud Nordic of the north!

     Game-trailers is one of the more popular video game reviewers and I like the way they explain in detail all the finer and lower points of a game. I especially like their older reviews compared to their reviews now a days. In today's reviews they just kind of seem liked they played their games for maybe 2 minuets and decided to move on.

     For a more personal review by a gamer for gamers, I would suggest Nathan vs. Video Games' Review here, of this game. It may seem a bit more harsh, and that's because it is, but it also might give you a better sense of whether or not this is the game for you. Also you might find it as interesting as I did!
A brutal game indeed that Kratos would find acceptable.
     O well, anyways Raging Ruff Reviews is still up and will be posting from time to time whenever we can thanks for following! If you'd like to see our latest posts just click here!


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Raging Ruff Reviews' Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception!

     "Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception" is the third game in the popular PlayStation 3 console. It was developed by the previous developers behind the first two games (Naughty Dog) and they are also know for creating other popular series such as "Jack and Dexter" and "Crash Bandicoot". Their reputation has perceived them and has brought them to the final chapter of adventurous Drake's final chapter.

     I'd like to mention first that in this Raging Ruff Review I have decided not to concentrate on the story, but to briefly state a summary of the series, so as to not cause spoilers. I also don't plan to talk about the multiplayer as I did not get to experience it, however I'm sure if it's anything like the campaign, it's probably good as well.

Shows an example of Uncharted 1 vs 2 graphically.
     With Drake, comes another spectacular adventure through desert wastelands, sinking cruise ships, and engrossing jungles. Uncharted really is a sight that can only be experienced first hand. The visuals are spectacular and are exactly as you would expect in a high quality game series like this. The characters, both old and new all have a great feel and do their part in their respective roles. Their facial expressions alone, including Drake especially, will make your moth drop in awe as you gaze into your screen waiting for the next wave to come by a swoop your eyes away.

     Sounds are spot on with the animals surrounding, desert winds whooshing by, and nameless chatter of enemies are overheard. Really, its hear that semesters you into the "show" that Uncharted's cast has to offer. The voice acting is also perfect with returning actors for Drake and his other pals from previous encounters. It brings each and every character to life, and gives you a feeling that these people are real and definitely is a big part into making you care about everyone's fate. Only problem I ran into "sound wise" was that it would cut out, don't know why, but after a few minutes it was right back on.

The environments are beautiful and vary often.
     If you've played Uncharted, then you know that it's your basic pop and shoot cover based third-person shooter, but done right. I say that because for some reason other companies always try to change the system or tweak it and it always seems to go bad. Naughty Dog though feels much like gears of war, it can be a little shaky at first, but the controls become much smoother after an hour or two of playing. It's tight, quick, and fun to land head shots!

Some environments also can have breakable cover and the AI is very smart!
     The second part of Uncharted's gameplay is it's platforming. With Naughty Dog's previous installments of Uncharted and it's Jack and Dexter series, the platforming is nothing but top notch. Their is the occasional period when I did not know where I should go but the checkpoint system was usually well placed and allowed me to guess and choose where I could go and wasn't to huge of a deal.

A simple puzzle that anyone with eyes can figure out.
     The final part that makes up Uncharted's gameplay is it's puzzles. This I have to admit was probably Uncharted 3's weakest aspect. I found most of them to either be too easy or just too quick. Not too many stood out and I felt like I didn't get a lot of time to spend solving mysterious like I'd felt in the previous installments. They weren't awful, I just kind of felt they might have been thrown in their to go with the scene and not so much to really learn anything new.

     Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception is a must play game, in fact I think this is a must "see" game for everyone! Even if your not into Video Games, Uncharted can be watched and enjoyed by all families alike. It really is a breakthrough of its time and a wonderful step in the right direction for not only Naughty Dog and PlayStation, but the gaming business as a whole! If anything, the story of Drake and his adventurers are a shining example of a game that should be experienced by everyone, Indiana Jones would be proud.


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Hidden-Review-of-the-Day! Legend Of Grimrock, get those pencils out because you're about to go on another dungeon crawling adventure!

     Hey you dungeon crawler, rpg, board game fans! Have you been hoping for that next best grid based rpg...for your computer, in a fps! Well than your wait has finally been answered by developers Almost Human with the monstrous game "Legend of Grimrock"!

     This game has everything you'd expect from a dungeon crawler with awesome puzzles, adventuring, and story! The game is based on a grid and is flawless and is very strategic. Finding the perfect area to circle and fight is the best way to deal with this challenging combat and tricky puzzles. This has a perfect mix of "Amnesia: The Dark Descent", "Portal 2", and has a combat feeling not found in many other games and the perfect way to explain it is an action game board!
An example of a game that "looks" similar would be the second Elder Scrolls!
     Both Short and Sweet Reviews and Elder-Geek give great reviews. S&S show the more fun and cool things of the game, while Elder-Geek talks a bit more technical and explains all the aspects of the environment and gameplay that shines in the "Legend of Grimrock".

     The "Legend of Grimrock" is a gem that concentrates on a very few fan base. However I'm sure that once this game reaches the fan base a huge gathering will hopefully share the greatness that this game has to offer and maybe will find an even bigger fan base to allow Almost Human to continue with making wonderful games like this! You can visit the "Legend of Grimrock" site here!

Alton W. Ruff, Main Contributor

Monday, April 16, 2012

Hidden-Review-of-the-Day! Folklore, I think I'm in wonderland!

      Hey guys its Raging Ruff Reviews with another Hidden-Review today and it's sadly a ps3 exclusive but is definitely a good buy witch will give you a bit of time to take a break from your other JRPGs like FF 13! "Folklore" is a game I heard about a long time ago and is really a nice game to watch and very interesting game to play too!

     It can be a little slow to start out but if you keep up with it you will find a very different and interesting RPG that can't be find on any other console. It's turned based like FF or "Pokemon" and has a good variety of areas and characters per mission.

     In GameLatte's review on her YouTube channel she explains a girls point of view and how it can be liked by any sort of rpg fan, all the good stuff about the story and the graphics. It's well explained and may peak your interest in the game and that you might want to give it a look!

      If you'd like to check out more of our reviews and hidden-reviews you can click here for our site, and here for our Facebook page!


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Hidden-Review-of-the-Day! Cavo, Thick as Thieves.

     Hey folks, have you been itching for that hard-rock sound inside your body to be released? Can you feel the pound in your foot waiting to be heard? Then you need to check out the band Cavo and their new album that just came out yesterday, "Thick as Thieves". Cavo is a band that's all hard rock with a little mix of some grunge and pop. I remembering hearing their first big hit "Champagne" back in 2009 and knew they were going to be big. After that though I never really heard much from them.

Cavo's latest album review here.
     2011 comes around and Cavo returns with another hit single, "Thick as Thieves". It's this song that really radiates the vibe of the album and is really why it's titled so. After listening to them play again it was like I was listening to them back when I first heard them! It was awesome and I was glad to have stumbled across them again!

     So, I decided more people should know about Cavo and their great new album that just released. On Loudwire, Anne Erickson does a quick but great job of summing up the sound and feel of Cavo and what makes the album even better then their first successful album, "Bright Nights, Dark Days". If you liked their first album, I'm sure you'll love this one too! If this is your first time hearing about Cavo, then go check them out and hear the awesome sound of Cavo!


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Hidden-Review-of-the-Day! Wanted: Weapons of Fate, curving bullets, just another day at work!

     Hey guys Raging Ruff back from break here to show you guys a game introduced a little while back based on the film, based on the comic book, "Wanted"! If you haven't check out either of them and are into action films then I'd recommend both of those. Now the reason you might have not heard of this game might be because it was really just played of like any other film to game adaption and was highly criticized for being short and no online play. However during that short period of time is a fast paced third-person shooter waiting to curve bullets and slit throats!

Geez, I guess this is why nobody likes flying coach!
     The intense action is what will keep you going and the variety of places and things you have to kill always makes you feel like a total bad ass. When ever you do a "curve bullet" kill the game goes into slow motion as you follow your spinning, curving, bullet of death just smack your opponents heads to the ground like butter! It's really satisfying and is the main reason why you'll want to at least give this game a try!

     On Game Revolution I found a great review by Ben_Card, who takes into consideration all the flaws of this game but also puts them up against the positives. When push comes to shove I'm sure a majority of fans of the film, comic book, and third-person shooters, will end up enjoying this roller coaster of a game, even if you are able to beat it in an afternoon.

     If you would like to check out more info on Ben_Card's review just click here, if you would like to see more of Raging Ruff Review's Hidden Reviews check it out here. Also, we update our site everyday, unless we say differently.


Alton W. Ruff, Main Contributor

Friday, April 6, 2012

Happy Easter! Easter break!

     Hello everybody, I'll be having Easter with my family so I shall not be at my computer for a while. However I shall still prepare for more reviews and things once I've returned! So Happy Easter to everyone who has followed Raging Ruff Reviews!

     Enjoy this bunny while I'm away....if not you can check out our latest Hidden Review here, and Raging Ruff Review here.

Alton W. Ruff, Main Contributor


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