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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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, -