Conclusion: The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai does Achievements a bit differently than most games. The scoring has been massaged to match some of the objectives. So, you’ll get the odd number of 13 GS Points to impale—you guessed it—13 foes. Ska also gives a shout out to the band And You Will Know Us by the Trail of the Dead in one Achievement name and pokes fun at former Xbox leader Peter Moore in another.
Conclusion: The look and feel of GH3 is a mixed bag. The gameplay segments are sharper than ever, with the character models improved, but also doing a better job of looking like they’re involved in the particular song you’re playing (right down to the singer’s lip synching). However, the cutscenes between those segments are made to be more cartoony, with all dialogue replaced by gibberish or something akin to what The Sims speak.
Conclusion: Of course, you can’t talk about OutRun without mentioning the truly legendary soundtrack. All the music you know and love has made the jump to the new version, so you can look forward to motoring along to old favourites like Magical Sound Shower, Splash Wave and Risky Ride. It is a bit of a shame that the original 16-bit versions of these songs weren’t included (they were unlockable in OutRun 2006 ) but the modern versions still provide that same brilliant nostalgia.
Conclusion: Monster Hunter Freedom Unite has had incredibly long legs in Japan; many up-and-coming gamers enjoyed it. The sheer amount of depth and entertainment to be had with the game is exceptional, and it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to hear that it is also one of the best titles to grace the PSP. Take our word for it, you will not be disappointed.
Conclusion: For any fan of strategy RPGs, Disgaea 3 is a good game to pick up. For any fan of the Disgaea series, the game is a great one to pick up. Its less than stellar graphics don’t detract from it, and there is more strategy in the game than in any of the series before.
Excerpt: As I started this review, I realized that stepping back and attempting to give an objective rating to Guitar Hero III would be difficult. I’ve been a Guitar Hero fan since the first game hit the PS2. I’ve played Guitar Hero, Guitar Hero II, Guitar Hero: Rocks The 80’s and every single song available for download from Xbox Live. I even went so far as to purchase guitar stands for my three controllers.