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[Review] Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 (PES 2010)

Overall Feeling: 

Whilst much of the game has been improved, too many elements remain rooted in their recent past. The result is a game that's likely to appeal to fans but still feels inferior to its rival FIFA.

The Pros: 

The game's graphical overhaul helps to bring it up to current generation standards and the provides terrific looking player models. Master League has been reworked and now offers the player even more control over their selected team. The ball now has more weight to it resulting in a more realistic sense of speed and power.

The Cons: 

Defensives and Goalkeeper A.I. are still all too easy to expose. Commentary is very poor and almost identical to last year's. Animations still look a bit dated.

ShogunGamer.com Rating : 
7

The Pro Evolution Soccer series is one that has struggled to make the transition from the previous generation of consoles to the current one. Konami haven't been helped by the fact that in that time their main rival, EA's FIFA series, has been improving and tuning its already successful game. The PES series was once hailed by football fans alike, but its fan base now consists of mostly die-hard fans who hope for the games of old.

[Review] FIFA 10 falls just short of perfection on account of a few faults and a lot of bugs

Overall Feeling: 

As sporting games go, FIFA 10 is as close to its sport as you’re ever likely to find. With its realistic gameplay, stunning visuals and first rate commentary, you’ll never feel closer to the game of football. Had it not been for a few niggling faults and the presence of a host of bugs, EA Canada may well have created the perfect sports game.

The Pros: 

Last years gameplay has been improved upon again, ironing out most of the little things that held FIFA 09 back. The visuals are as stunning as ever, the commentary from Gray and Tlydesley is engaging and genuinely adds to the experience. Virtual Pro is huge improvement over last year’s Be A Pro mode allowing you to use your superstar in all the games modes. Add to this, an improved Manager mode, and FIFA 10 has a lot to offer you.

The Cons: 

The game still retains a few of the issues of previous generations, namely some unfair match-ups against the computer, as well as cheap AI that results in unrealistic players. Despite the visuals, player faces still look weird, particularly for those in lower leagues. The game has a notable amount of minor bugs – well over 70. Not game breaking in any way, but they do take the shine off a very professional game.

ShogunGamer.com Rating : 
8

The FIFA series is certainly one of EA's biggest, however for many of the initial years the game lacked any real depth making it only appealing to those whose primary focus was how good a game looked. A man by the name of David Rutter (a self-proclaimed Pro Evolution Soccer fan) was so dismayed by the FIFA series that he supposedly wrote a letter to EA in which he stated over 100 elements of the game that should be improved. David Rutter is now the producer for both the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of FIFA.

ODST provides a lackluster side-story for the Halo universe

Overall Feeling: 

Bungie got fed up with making smash hit titles and slightly tweaking the game to improve upon a winning formula to take a gamble on a different genre of game while being forced to stick to the Halo name.

The Pros: 

Nathan Fillion does a fantastic job of voice acting one of the main characters, and will keep you entertained through the cut scenes of the game.

The Cons: 

The game falls short of being a successor of Halo 3, while failing at striking out to become a more realistic and adult shooter. It's also extremely short, with virtually no replay value. It feels as though this should have been a DLC side mission rather than a full priced retail game.

ShogunGamer.com Rating : 
5

 

Over the course of the last week I’ve been playing through Halo: ODST and mulling over my feelings for the game. Being a fan of Halo 3 and hearing they were going to take the series in a new direction I was considerably excited for the game. I made a point to go nab a copy as soon as I could. However, I’m disappointed to say that the best parts of what make Halo are mysteriously absent from their reinvention of the series.

[Video] Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time Re-Shelled HD history, comparison and review

Overall Feeling: 

The game delivers enough to be appease any classic TMNT fan, but definitely doesn't fulfil all of their demands.

The Pros: 

Ninja Turtles Arcade action in HD! Enemy and level visuals look great. Great online play that is fast to setup and connect and feels like a local match. They did a great job on recreating the arcade voices.

The Cons: 

The lack of retro music and the decision to use the shorter arcade version of the game makes the project seem half hearted. Turtles look semi anime. People who are not turtles fans may wish the game was as long as its name.

ShogunGamer.com Rating : 
7

We have a special video review of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time Re-shelled. It will walk you through a brief history of the Turtles and compare the newest game with the classic SNES and Arcade versions it's based on. We'll talk about the differences between the three versions and discuss if this latest HD remix is a welcome addition to the nostalgic Turtles franchise.

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