Archive for the ‘Rental Review’ Category

Rental Review: Dead Rising 2

Posted: November 16, 2010 in Rental Review

After a brief hiatus it’s time to delve into the depths of rental fun.  I had a choice between Castlevania: Lords of Shadow and Dead Rising 2.  You can guess by the title of this post that I chose the latter.  Let’s see if Capcom’s second foray into the zombie apocalypse is worth it or not.  There’s an included manual with about 24 pages in it, but the game will show icons for any context sensitive action on screen so it’s not really anything special.  The trend with black and white, thin game manuals has to stop.  If developers want us to spend $60 on their game(s) then a robust manual is a good way to show us that.  Anyway, on with the game playing and such…

(more…)

Rental Review: Darksiders

Posted: September 29, 2010 in Rental Review

Away we go, into the unknown realm of the rental shelf.  I didn’t know what to expect from this game, it had been released about the same time as Bayonetta and was, for some reason, compared to it.  Being compared to Bayonetta isn’t a bad thing as it’s probably the best action game since DMC3, but Darksiders isn’t really an action game.  Either way I had unfairly ignored it for long enough, it’s time to gamble $10 on this game and see what it brings to the table.

(more…)

Rental Review: Alan Wake

Posted: July 9, 2010 in Rental Review

Now that I’ve caved and bought an Arcade Xbox360 to replace my dead Pro model, it’s time for some more HD goodness 7 days at a time from the video store!  So I’m a bit late with this one, I was busy playing the shit out of Forza 3 for more tuning guide goodness, but now it’s time for a palate cleanser.  I was looking for Sin and Punishment: Star Successor instead, but no copies were available to rent so I walked over to the other side of the rack to find a 360 game that looked interesting.  Since I was rather excited for this game not so long ago; I figured I’d give it a try and see if it’s worth a purchase.

(more…)

Rental Review: Red Steel 2

Posted: June 16, 2010 in Rental Review

Since my Xbox is dead I’ve decided to try my hand at a few Wii games.  It’s been pretty much collecting dust since I beat No More Heroes (and I can’t find a copy of NMH2 anywhere) as there’s been nothing to catch my interest recently on the platform.  I actually didn’t rent this game, my wife did.  She saw how distraught I was when my beloved box bought the farm and decided to try and cheer me up with a game I could play.  Plus I’d been playing RDR so much she thought the western vibe in Red Steel 2 might keep me entertained.  Let’s see if she was right shall we?

(more…)

Rental Review: NIER

Posted: June 8, 2010 in Rental Review

Another 7 days with a game from the shelf of Rogers video.  This one’s an action RPG from Square Enix which puts it in the company of such greats as the Secret of Mana and pretty much every Zelda clone on the market.  Let’s open the box and see what we got… hey a manual!  Sweet!  But is the manual any good?  Let’s see…

(more…)

Rental Review: Prototype

Posted: May 14, 2010 in Rental Review

Another 7 days with a game of my choice for the benefit of…  anyone unfortunate enough to find my blog I guess.  Let’s open up the box and see what’s inside.  The game disk is horribly scratched – crap, I hope it works…  I really don’t want to go back to the rental place that’s a whole 5 minute walk away.  It turns out fine, oddly enough, I guess having a tempermental disk drive has it’s advantages…  when it’s in the mood anyway.  I don’t know how people scratch the hell out of these things.  Why on earth would you move your system while it’s on?  *sigh* At least this game came with instructions.  Bonus!

(more…)

It would seem that I’m in an RPG phase at the moment I guess.  Another long, story based, inventory management, diplomacy simulator from Bioware.  Got this bitch for 7 days, let’s open up the game box and – no instructions, bummer.  Well hopefully the opening sequence is a bit more forthcoming with the information and such…

(more…)