Summary: While it’s no Geometry Wars, if you have some friends to play it with, Blast Factor gets a lot more entertaining and is certainly worth the $11 it costs to download. If you don’t have friends to play with, try the demo to determine if it’s worth the money.
Pros: Solid Sixaxis implementation., Multiplayer modes help the overall package a lot.
Cons: There are too many of the same boss and not enough power-ups., Graphics are generally generic and boring., The basic sound effects aren’t helped by a complete lack of music.
Excerpt: There is little Blast Factor can do to escape comparisons to Geometry Wars. This gaudy neon dual-stick shooter sees you battling rapidly spawning hordes in an enclosed area, and is a key release for the new PlayStation Network service. On a surface level at least, everything about it sounds like Sony's answer to the irresistible Xbox LIVE shooter.
Conclusion: Blast Factor is much like your typical Wii game. It has new ways to interact with the game based on controller movement, it keeps you very entertained for a relatively short amount of time, but it costs $40 less than your average Wii game. So when you're playing Chicken Shoot, the game that's (probably) based on an Internet banner ad, keep in mind that I'm probably having just as much fun for far less money. I give Blast Factor 7 out of 10 .
Conclusion: Ultimately, Blast Factor is a fun but fairly shallow game that definitely doesn't have the same impact as the all-conquering Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved did when it launched alongside the Xbox 360. What's more, some of its attempts to spice up the shooter formula work better than others &#Array; like the branching stages rather than the wobbly SIXAXIS stuff.
Excerpt: Now we leave our nostalgia at home, where we can keep a close eye on it or stash it under the bed when company comes over (right next to the crusty Playboy). After all, they might think we're nutty for indulging in such childish passions! Oh, but we have an outlet thanks to the shiny, new next-gen consoles sitting in our living rooms - powerful media machines that wouldn't look out of place in any modern entertainment center but seem to be doing as much for games from...
Summary: Blast Factor is one of the first downloadable games for the PlayStation 3. It's a fixed-screen shooter that bears an uncanny resemblance to the popular Geometry Wars on the Xbox 360. But despite feeling very familiar, Blast Factor does add a couple of unique twists that make it a little more than just a clone of a clone. The problem is that it’s just too short and simple to last for more than a couple of hours, and it leaves no lasting impression beyond that.
Pros: Interesting combination of shooting, tilting, and repelling enemies, Intense, frenetic gameplay that gets especially challenging at later levels
Cons: There are only seven levels to play through, No music, Generic visuals
Conclusion: The games value is by far the most interesting aspect to the title. While the game may not be an entirely new concept, its well worth is price mark. The single player download sets gamers back roughly $9.99, with the multi-player pack costing about $2.99. So when you look at it, this game in all cost about $13 dollars, which is a lot cheaper that the average shooter on the any other console.
Summary: The fourth instalment of Fallout 3 has finally landed. 'Point Lookout' comes in at 800 MS points and promises around 3 to 4 hours of additional gameplay. As with 'The Pitt', you will be taken outside of the Capital Wasteland, this time into an area that is reminiscent of Point Lookout State Park. The area is between one sixth and one fifth of the Capital Wasteland, which is pretty impressive considering the price point and amount of content contained throughout.
Pros: Large new area to explore, Fantastic characters and quests, A wealth of content given the price
Cons: Higher difficulty than usual, A lot of wandering to be done, -