TimeGate released their downloadable action shooter game called Section 8: Prejudice for sale on XBox Live Arcade, Steam, Games for Windows Marketplace, Direct2Drive, and Impulse for $15.00. Section 8: Prejudice looks like a pretty intense game for $15.00. TimeGate describes Section 8: Prejudice as a “sci-fi first person shooter with dynamic combat.” (more…)
Tzai Entertainment released the beta of Shmusicup (we don’t know how to pronounce the name either) which they describe as “a hybrid of a rhythm/music game and a shoot’em up. A vertical scrolling shooter where your mp3 generates the enemy’s bullet patter.” Shmusicup seems to be an abbreviation for “Shoot Music Up”. We think Shmusicup from Tzai Entertainment offers players who love music an interesting concept for a downloadable game. Tzai Entertainment offers the beta in an online format with required registration rather than as a downloadable. Tzai Entertainment does say they will offer the final version of Shmusicup as a downloadable.
You can access the online beta of Shmusicup at their web site url:
They show video ads while the game loads.
We came across this game trailer for Jamestown described as a multi-player “neo-classical shooter” for up to four players created by Final Form Games. The game takes place on Mars during the 17th century. Apparently the red coats ( you know the British – King George, taxation without representation etc) have colonized Mars. We are not sure how the British got to Mars but hey sometimes you have to suspend reality when consuming downloadable games and entertainment. Final Form Games plans to release the game this summer.
Ok. We nominate Dead Meets Lead, available for pre-order now, for the Best Video Game name of the year. Sweden based Keldyn Interactive, creator of this downloadable zombie bloodbath, struck deals with three digital distribution sites to accommodate consumers who want to pre-order prior to the scheduled Q2 2011 release for $13.99. The game’s main character, “The Captain” must rid evil from a zombie invested island.
Here’s the second Dead Meets Lead trailer:
Dead Meets Lead Zombie Shooter Screenshot:
Frictional Games released the demo of their new horror survival game called Amnesia: Dark Descent. Here’s the link to a the game demo. They plan to release the game for the PC, Mac and Linux.
Here are two screenshots:
Game Review by P.S Baker
Game Rating = 2/5
Three Reasons to buy Alien Dominion
#1: Good shoot-em-up Fun
#2: Good Value for a few dollars
# 3: Lots of great graphics and explosions.
Three Reasons to avoid buying Alien Dominion
#1: Annoying sound track and Voice acting
# 2: Repetitive game play
# 3: Mindless shooting
“Alien Domination” is much like the old arcade game “Tail Gunner”. In “Alien Domination” the player is a turret gunner aboard a deep space exploration ship. While looking for minerals the ship runs into an alien invasion fleet planning to attack the earth. The player’s job is to wipe out the attacking enemy ships so they can make it back to Earth.
The action is fast and furious as the player must destroy hundreds of enemy fighters, attack drones and even a couple of vast enemy space carriers launching attack craft like a shaken beehive spitting a swarm. Using two laser turrets, the player defends his ship in a 3d and 360 degree battle. Each level takes about ten minutes to complete. Between each level the player collects resources used to upgrade his weapons, targeting, shields, repair robots, etc. The player must survive six worlds of nihilistic action to complete the mission.
The graphics are just great; sharp and vivid with very pretty explosions. The enemy ships look menacing and move smoothly and quickly. The lasers beams are bright, clean and “accurate”.
The rock-pop-heavy metal soundtrack is of mixed quality at best and is terribly annoying at worst. But at least the player can mute that if they choose. The story, such as it is, is advanced through the conversation between the pilot and the ships AI. It is here the game really breaks down, as the voice acting is just terrible, sounding like a low grade 1980’s voice synthesizer from a techno-band poetry reading.
The creativity and innovation in “Alien Domination” is very low. “Tail Gunner” did this same thing in 1979 in an old styled video arcade game, as did “Space Harrier” in 1985 and “Sin and Punishment” did again in 2000. The developer has clearly spent most of its time and energy on the excellent graphics. So even within the narrow range of a 3d space “rail” shooter, “Alien Domination” doesn’t show the player anything new in either storyline or game play.
If you want a simple, mindless yet pretty space shooter that lets you dispatch alien hordes for hours and for a reasonable price of around 10 to 12 dollars American, then “Alien Domination” is certainly for you. If you want something more from your gaming experience, then look elsewhere.
Elemental Shooter Game Review by Clarence Johnson
Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, If you love good action packed video games, Elemental Shooter is definitely one to check out. After looking at the preview and after actually checking this game out I will give it a rating of 4/5.
The game is action packed, and intense. Elemental Shooter has good graphics, and the sound tracks have the tone of adventure. (more…)
Kino One Game Review by Thomas Cummings
Game Rating = 4/5
Kino One is the perfect blend of classic gaming and remastered material. It will provide hours of addicting, humorous game play that will take you back to the good old days. With picturesque 3-D graphics and an exhilarating soundtrack to accompany the immersing action, Kino One is an all round good game; it more than earns the rating of 4/5.
Game Review by Alathea
Game Rating = 2.5/5
Game Review Summary:
You should buy “Forts 2”
-If you really have nothing better to do with your spare time
-if you don’t prefer too much variation or strategy
-If you find yourself looking to burn 15 minutes
You should not buy “Forts 2”
-If you are familiar with many of the free variations of this theme
-If you actually like to see the edges of the objects you are trying to knock down
-If you are not worried about originality