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Xbox One DLC Reviews

Tales from the Borderlands Episode 4: Escape Plan Bravo review: Final countdown
4 years ago

Tales from the Borderlands Episode 4: Escape Plan Bravo review: Final countdown

It’s impossible to talk about Escape Plan Bravo without addressing that scene. I can’t discuss details due to spoilers, but anyone who’s played it will know exactly what I’m talking …
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Trials Fusion Awesome Level MAX review: Supreme awesomeness
4 years ago

Trials Fusion Awesome Level MAX review: Supreme awesomeness

Trials Fusion has received six DLC packs to date, more than the previous two entries in the series combined. At this point the game’s so overflowing with content it doesn’t need …
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Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast and Furious review (Xbox One)
4 years ago

Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast and Furious review (Xbox One)

Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast and Furious was developed by Playground Games and published by Microsoft Studios on Xbox One and Xbox 360. It was released March 22, 2015 for free and will remain free until April 10, 2015 when it will begin costing $10.

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When I first heard about Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast and Furious I was blown away by the fact that the power of advertising had reached this point. A limited-time free game to promote both an upcoming movie and a six-month-old game was completely mind boggling to me. But the sheer brute force of advertising that is apparent is actually quite irrelevant. All that really matters was if Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast and Furious was any good. And to be blunt, my mind was quickly put to ease about the game’s quality and soon focused on the task on hand: finishing sets of races to unlock the next new and shiny car.

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Pinball FX2: Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 review (Xbox One DLC)
5 years ago

Pinball FX2: Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 review (Xbox One DLC)

On December 4, 2014 an old evil villain was re-awoken in Tokyo when the Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 (NGS2) table was released for Pinball FX2 on the Xbox One. You play as Ryu and team up with three other teammates to confront this evil and attempt to “jump” your way to defeat it. Not having played the actual NGS2 game (a PlayStation 3 exclusive title), I at first felt a disconnection with this table. I was “going though the motions” while beginning to play it, but that doesn’t mean it can’t still make for one exciting table. The last couple tables that have released for Pinball FX2 (South Park and The Walking Dead) have had intricate, detailed missions to attempt with multiple ramps to try and consistently hit.

In contrast to those examples, the NGS2 table, originally made for Zen Pinball on the PlayStation 3, and it shows. There is a large open middle section in the table where the ball will pick up a lot of speed. With only three short ramps to hit, a much quicker response or more precise timing is required on the flippers to hit them. The NGS2 table also brings a new platform jumping mechanic that is unique to this table and a fresh new aspect and challenge to a game that I have been playing for many, many years.

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