Wednesday, July 20, 2011

New Super Mario Bros. (DS) Review

Same Brothers. Same adventure. Is it still fun?
 New Super Mario Bros. is for sure a must get for any DS owner. Whether you own the original DS, lite, DSi, XL or 3DS. This game is a must own. This is the classic Mario adventure where the Princess gets kidnapped and you go through 8 worlds. Think of this like the original Super Mario Bros game but modernized. There's new power-ups, like the blue turtle shell (Best costume ever!) and Mega Mario, where everything is going down! For a game that came in 2006, it still looks pretty damn good for a DS side scrolling game. Now, I have played this before (like a while after it came out) and it took me 3 - 4 hours to beat all 8 worlds but it took me at least a good two weeks before I had everything unlocked. But this time, I'm taking my time and enjoying a great game. The (offline) multiplayer is fun as well. There is just a lot of fun to be had here. No matter how many times that idiot princess gets kidnapped, the adventure of getting her is always fun. Will Super Mario 3D be fun? I hope so! I preordered the game when I got my 3DS and I have no worries that Mario in 3D will be a bad game. I can tell you right now that it will be as good as this game or maybe better but for now, go buy New Super Mario Bros for the DS. I'm giving it an 8.5 out of 10.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Spider-Man 2 (PSP) Review

Does the portable version of Spider-Man top the console version?

Spider-Man 2 has to be my favourite super hero movie sequel of all time (along with the Dark Knight) but in game form, Spider-Man 2 on Playstation 2 is a 10 outta 10, on DS, it's pretty decent for a portable game, but today we're looking at the PSP version and the FIRST thing I'm going to say about it is it's done like the first Spider-Man movie game for Playstation 2. In other words, it's not open world. It's level by level, do that, beat him up, go to next the next level. It even looks like the game, but that's not that's a bad thing. But what is a bad thing is that some of the levels from the first movie game from PS2 are in here but with some things changed, like when you're fighting Vulture, you're at some construction building instead of the Chrysler building. Why re-use old level designs in another game? Why not make new level designs? The audio and controls are both, pretty good. The cast, Tobey McGuire, Alfred Molina, Kristen Dunst all lend their voices to the game and obliviously that's a plus in my books. The game is only 19 or 20 levels long and on some levels, the voices tend to repeat themselves, which got to me over a while. I got this game used for 5 bucks, and the guys at the EB games threw in the Spider-Man 2 movie for PSP for 99 cents (Watch out for that review soon!). So for 5 bucks, this is a good Spider-Man game, but I don't think it beats the Playstation 2 version and no Spider-Man game is better then the Playstation 1 classic. Spider-Man 2 for the PSP is getting a 7.0 out of 10.