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Weekly wrap-up 3/30/2012

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Posted by: David Sanchez

It's the end of the month, and we've had some notable content on GameZone over the past week. If you missed any of the latest reviews, previews, or editorial content, be sure to check it all out right here in our weekly wrap-up.

Reviews

Lego Harry Potter Years 5-7 review (Vita)

If you've got a PlayStation Vita and have a hankerin' for some Lego gaming goodness, definitely check out Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7. For more on the game, why not scope out our review?

Sine Mora review (360)

While it certainly caters to a specific type of shoot 'em up fan, Sine Mora is an exhilarating romp that's worthy of your time if you're into bullet hell shooters. Check out the full review by GameZone's Robert Workman.

Kid Icarus: Uprising review (3DS)

It may present some good ideas, but ultimately, Kid Icarus: Uprising is hampered by tedious controls that make it hard to enjoy.

Angry Birds Space review (iOS)

If you're looking for another reason to get hooked on Angry Birds, then Angry Birds Space should provide you with what you're looking for. It's fun, it's addictive, and it's affordable, so you really couldn't ask for anything more from the franchise.

Tales of Graces f review (PS3)

It may not be the strongest game in the Tales series, but Tales of Graces f delivers an exciting and enjoyable JRPG experience that's certainly worth playing. GameZone's Vito Gesualdi reviews Namco Bandai's latest.

Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City review (360)

Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City is a slightly above average shooter that poses a nice idea, but ultimately, it fails to deliver on all of its potential. Check out our review of the game by GameZone's Andrew Clouther.

Batman: Arkham City Lockdown review (iOS)

The Dark Knight lands on iOS devices in Batman: Arkham City Lockdown, a game that sadly fails to capture the magic of its console brethren.

FIFA Street review (360)

FIFA Street goes in a different direction compared to its more realistic counterpart, FIFA 12. That's a good thing, though, because this is a game of futbol that you should definitely check out. GameZone's own Tate Steinlage reviews FIFA Street.

All Zombies Must Die! review (PC)

The lighthearted zombie apocalypse has dropped on the PC as All Zombies Must Die! makes its debut on Steam. Like the console versions, it's a fun shoot 'em up, but it's nothing legendary.

ModNation Racers: Road Trip review (Vita)

Suffering from a glaring lack of online multiplayer (among other issues), ModNation Racers: Road Trip for the Vita is a fun racing title, but it's hard to completely recommend.

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 review (360)

If you're looking for an enjoyable dose of golf, you really can't go wrong with Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13. Though it has its flaws, this is definitely the top choice for golf gaming purists.

Silent Hill HD Collection review (PS3)

A lack of extras and some really bad technical issues make it hard to justify paying $40 for Silent Hill HD Collection, which is sorely underwhelming in comparison to all of the other great enhanced ports we've seen lately.

Saints Row: The Third - The Trouble with Clones DLC review (PS3)

The final DLC pack for the Saints Row: The Third season pass has landed, and it's easily the best of the three, even if it is too short.

South Park: Tenorman's Revenge review (360)

It's not without some quirks, but South Park: Tenorman's Revenge is a fun 2D platformer that will likely be enjoyed by most fans of the series.

The Raid: Redemption review (Movies)

Delivering the goods in terms of action, The Raid: Redemption is a great film for fans of fast-paced fight scenes filled with blood-stained fists. Check out our review of the movie, brought to you by GameZone's Eric Zipper.

Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie review (Movies)

Tim and Eric may be good at giving us laughably bad stuff, but Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie is too bad for its own good.

Previews

Confrontation preview

Featuring an interesting premise and the tropes gamers love about PC RTS titles, Confrontation is definitely a game to watch out for. Check out our preview of the upcoming game and get the full details.

TERA Closed Beta hands-on

Check out our in-depth analysis of the TERA Closed Beta. GameZone's Mike Splechta previews the upcoming MMORPG and gives you a look at what you can look forward to from the full game.

Hands-on: Mortal Kombat (Vita)

Set to feature new content as well as the same great action as its console predecessors, Mortal Kombat on the Vita is undoubtedly a fighter worth watching out for.

Assassin's Creed III preview

Due out this October, Assassin's Creed III looks to reinvent the series, as well as gamers' interest in the series. Check out GameZone's preview of the game, written by our own Al Mattos.

GZ Originals

MLG Winter Championships - interview with Michael "Flamesword" Chaves

GameZone's resident eSports correspondent Dustin Steiner talks to professional Halo: Reach player Michael "Flamesword" Chaves. Check out this exclusive interview right here.

From fog to fire: a historical guide to Silent Hill

GameZone's Stephanie Carmichael looks back at Silent Hill over the years and presents some of the best scares in the series, all the while telling which games were hot and which weren't.

Why 2012 is one of the best years to own a Wii

It may not be getting a massive slew of triple-A releases, but with games like Xenoblade Chronicles and The Last Story, there's no denying that 2012 is a great year for Wii owners. GameZone's David Sanchez discusses the near future of Nintendo's shiny console.

Excellent games that don't exist: The Final Boss

GameZone's Alex Faciane presents a video game idea, and you know what? It's pretty damn awesome. Check out the first edition of our brand new feature, excellent games that don't exist, where we'll discuss exactly that and hopefully ponder some cool new ideas for games.

Top five games of GDC 2012

What games stole the show at this year's GDC? Find out in our list of the top five games of GDC 2012, written by GameZone's Carter Washington.

Five franchise rivalries that should never be made into fighting games

We've all thought up ideas for great video game crossovers. But what about those weird brand rivalries that make us shudder just thinking about them? Here are five franchise rivalries that should never be made into fighting games.

What is your pop culture drug?

We all have hobbies that satisfy our need for entertainment. GameZone discusses video games, books, movies, and TV shows in this editorial feature.

Reading between the lines: Why BioWare still isn't changing the ending of Mass Effect 3

Gamers are still talking about the ending to Mass Effect 3. One thing they all need to realize is that BioWare is never going to change the game's final moments. GameZone's Alex Osborn weighs in on the situation.

Ten reasons why you shouldn’t hesitate to buy Assassin’s Creed III

Just because you haven't played or weren't interested in playing the Assassin's Creed series before doesn't mean you should turn away from the upcoming Assassin's Creed III. Check out this written feature, where we'll take a look at 10 different reasons why you should be stoked about this one.

Videos

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 exclusive video interview

GameZone sits down with Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 producer Michael Srockzynski and discusses the upcoming game. Should you be watching out for this snipe-fest come summer 2012?

Checkpoint Reached Episode 4 - Best LoL Champion, Inochi, Alien Ninja Turtles

In the latest episode of Checkpoint Reached, GameZone's Lance Liebl looks at several different internet videos and gives his thoughts on them. Need some good laughs? Check out this GameZone original feature.

Tags: Mass Effect 3, Assassin's Creed III, Sine Mora, Silent Hill, Tales of Graces f

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