Weekly Wrap-Up 7/22/11
It's Friday, gamers. That means we've got the round-up of GameZone's latest coverage. Missed a review this week? Perhaps you're interested in checking out our preview coverage for an upcoming game. Or maybe you just want to enjoy some of our exclusive original content. You'll find all of the week's biggest posts right here on our end-of-week wrap-up!
Whether you're a hockey fan or not, Icebreaker is an enjoyable download for anyone with an iPhone. The game's solid gameplay, which relies on the touchscreen as well as tilt mechanics, combines with a stellar visual design to create an addictive experience for anyone on the go. Check out GameZone's full Icebreaker review for all the details.
Burn the City Review
Destruction and giant dinosaurs. Those two elements combined generally amount to something awesome, and that's exactly the case with Burn the City. Though it may be simple, this iPhone game is a fun distraction and a great download for anyone who needs some quick entertainment. Our review of Burn the City has the full details. Check it out!
Captain America: Super Soldier Review
Do fun combat mechanics go a long way in ensuring that this movie-to-video game adaptation is a worthwhile purchase? Or does the latest superhero license cash-in suffer from the same faults as so many of its predecessors? GameZone reviews Captain America: Super Soldier.
Beautiful visuals, interesting narrative, and enthralling gameplay all combine to make Bastion one of the easiest Xbox Live Arcade downloads to recommend. The game wonderfully mashes up all of its elements to create a compelling and highly rewarding RPG experience. Check out the full review, and see just why anyone with an affinity for awesome games should play Bastion.
One year after its Xbox Live Arcade debut, Limbo comes to the PlayStation Network. And guess what. It's still freaking awesome. If you have yet to play this eerie and emotional puzzle platformer, don't hesitate to give it a download now. GameZone gives you the full details on Limbo.
Heroes of Might and Magic VI Preview
GameZone previews Heroes of Might and Magic VI. How is this title stacking up so far? Does it have the necessary potential to deserve a lot of attention? In what direction is this title going in? Find out in our preview for Heroes of Might and Magic VI.
Bleach: Soul Resurreccion Preview
Are you a fan of Bleach? If you are, be sure to check out GameZone's in-depth review of the upcoming Bleach: Soul Resurreccion. What does the game plan on offering fans of the anime when it launches next month? Check out our detailed preview and find out!
Top Five Reasons We Do Not Need a New Xbox Soon
According to Microsoft, the Xbox 360 is just about halfway through its life cycle. Why is it good that we're not getting a new console from the manufacturer just yet? GameZone gives you five reasons in this exclusive top five.
Never Been Portaled
GameZone presents Never Been Portaled, a retrospective look at the first Portal ... from someone who has never played the game before. Check out this exclusive feature and see why gamers who have yet to play the stellar first entry in Valve's puzzle series should check it out, regardless of the fact that it already has an impressive sequel.
Mario Party 9 vs. Fortune Street
The Wii is getting two major party games to watch out for in Mario Party 9 and Fortune Street. Which game is more worthy of your attention, though? Does the familiarity of Mario Party 9 give that game the edge? Or do Wii owners want to see something different like Fortune Street? GameZone looks at both Mario Party 9 and Fortune Street and weighs in on which title looks more promising.
Jessica's Appinion: Deal or No Deal and Cars 2
GameZone's Jesse Sheriff takes a look at Deal or No Deal and Cars 2. Are these downloadable iPhone apps worthy of your time and attention? Should you even bother? GameZone gives you the skinny on these two iPhone titles in Jessica's Appinion.
Tomb Raider vs. Uncharted 3
Should you be more excited about the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot? Or does Uncharted 3 look like the more promising exploratory action-adventure game? GameZone looks at both of these titles side by side in Tomb Raider vs. Uncharted 3 and tells you which title appears to be more worthy of your anticipation.
Battlefield 3 vs. Modern Warfare 3
Both Battlefield 3 and Modern Warfare 3 have managed to garner a ton of hype. Ultimately, however, which military shooter experience looks to offer more in the way of awesome gameplay and truly captivating modes?
Is OS X Lion Worth Upgrading To?
We take a look at OS X Lion and give you an honest opinion on the operating system that is said to "change the way you use your Mac." Is this all talk? Or does the system actually offer something substantial for its users?
The Death of a Dream: Mega Man Legends 3 Cancelled
The cancellation of Mega Man Legends 3 has caused much sorrow among the gaming community. Fans of the series who were eagerly looking forward to the game are now left with nothing but an empty feeling deep within their hearts. GameZone mourns the death of Mega Man Legends 3 in this very special and heartfelt feature.
The Amazing Spider-Man Initial Impressions
The Amazing Spider-Man looks to be a reboot of Marvel's famed franchise. Featuring a darker look, some fresh faces, and oddly-placed CG work, the film is certainly something to be intrigued about, for better or for worse. We give our initial impressions on this upcoming superhero movie.
Star Wars: The Old Republic Fated as a World of Warcraft Clone?
Easily one of the most highly anticipated MMOs to come along in quite some time, Star Wars: The Old Republic promises to offer solid gameplay that hooks gamers and keeps them playing for hours on end. But is the game innovative enough to appeal to the masses? Or is the gameplay unoriginal to the point where MMO players will be able to stick with something else without missing much here?
Top Five Most Memorable Game Soundtracks
Music is a big part of video games, and oftentimes, stellar masterpieces compile the soundtracks for some of the most memorable games ever created. GameZone presents the best of the best with the top five most memorable video game soundtracks.
Interview with Jerry O'Flaherty and Todd Porter
We get a hold of Jerry O'Flaherty and Todd Porter, who have worked on the original Deus Ex as well as Gears of War, and delve deep into their projects, both past and present. What does this duo have to say about their previous works? Find out in this very special interview.
Master Chief: Discharged - Master Chef
Master Chief rejoins the work force and is back to his old antics yet again. In this episode of Master Chief: Discharged, the Halo hero attempts working at a local pizza place. How does he fare at his new job?