Ninja Blade has been on my radar for several months now. Some have labeled it a direct ripoff of games such as God of War or any other normal hack-and-slash title, and they’d be correct. However, I’m the kind of person who will give anything an honest chance, and how can you do too much wrong with ninjas, gore, and action? Er, don’t answer that – I’ve played Nightshade. Though Ninja Blade’s demo isn’t set to appear to the public until March 7th, I was given the opportunity to taste the carnage a few days early. Does it live up to what positive hype it’s gotten? The demo did indeed showcase a gripping performance, but left me aching a bit for hack-and-slash done right. It’s still relatively unclear how the full game will measure up to the demo, but what was presented should delight fans of the genre.
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After much anticipation, the English demo of Resident Evil 5 has finally been released. Though you technically could have snagged it while it was available via Japanese Xbox Live, the long wait is finally over. Does it uppercut the shuffling masses in the face, or does it double itself over in pain?
With the game set ten years after the events of the original Resident Evil transpired, Resident Evil 5 follows Chris Redfield during those ten long years. As a member of the Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance (BSAA), he and partner Sheva Alomar tackle Africa to investigate the source of the virus. Starting up the demo, you’re treated to two different areas: Shantytown and Public Assembly. It’s a safe bet that they’re two segments of one chapter since they are so similar to each other.
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