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Video Game Review: Operation Broken Eagle

January 28, 2014 | by Herija Green | Comments (0)
Operation Broken Eagle
Dual-wielding blades + zombies = Win

Even though we wouldn’t put Dead Rising 3 into the pantheon of launch titles, you could certainly make a strong case it was the best console exclusive for either the Xbox One or PlayStation 4. Now, some two months after launch, the first of four promised add-ons — collectively known as the “Untold Stories of Los Perdidos” — has arrived.

Dubbed Operation Broken Eagle and priced at US$9.99 (or included in the Season Pass, which costs US$29.99), our first untold tale follows spec-ops soldier Adam Kane. He’s under orders to locate the President as she was making a speech in Los Perdidos when the shit hit the fan. There’s very little in terms of story here with only a couple of cut scenes bracketing the typical sandbox combat, and what’s present is about as tangential to the main story as it can be.

Right off the bat, there are a few things that should be pointed out. One, this map is identical to the one you explored with Nick Ramos. There are no new locations and only a handful of collectibles scattered about. Two, all of Nick’s upgrades carry over — combine that with the fact that are no boss fights in this DLC and you can guess at the relative lack of challenge. And third, there is no multiplayer function here.

In addition to the lack of challenge, there’s also a paucity of content. Operation Broken Eagle’s primary mission arc can be comfortably completed in around an hour, and even when you take into account the two unique types of side missions — locating your squad mates and collecting their dog tags (assuming they’re dead), and smoking out zombie dens — you should still have little trouble finishing everything in less than two hours.

At least there are some additional weapons and a new kickass vehicle on offer, all of which can be taken back to the main game for additional zombie-killing shenanigans. Plus, of course, this is simply more of what made Dead Rising 3 fun to begin with. You still wade through hundreds of walking corpses on foot or in vehicles, and the constant nighttime setting at least helps keep things moderately tense even though you’ll likely never be defeated.

OVERALL (2.75/5)

Operation Broken Eagle adheres to the credo that if some is good, more is better, as you do the exact same things in the DLC that you did in Dead Rising 3. So while we certainly would’ve enjoyed a longer, more varied experience, at least your time spent here should be fun.

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Video Game Review: Crimson Dragon

January 27, 2014 | by Herija Green | Comments (0)
Most of the game is on rails, and when that’s the case things handle reasonably well. You navigate within your guided route via the left stick and can do barrel rolls by tapping the left and right bumpers, respectively. Aiming is down with the right stick, whether for straight shots or to paint targets, with the right trigger firing. You can also toggle between available weapons with the left trigger. On missions with a wingman, you can have him cover front (d-pad up) or back (d-pad down) as well as team up for a powerful combination attack (X). It’s not great, but it works.
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Video Game Review: Gran Turismo 6

January 20, 2014 | by Herija Green | Comments Comments Off
We’re sure longtime fans will find their groove much quicker, but we thought the layout and progression of the racing circuits was exceptionally well done. We never felt like the game was robbing us of well-deserved victories. Instead, we knew we needed to get better and/or purchase better equipment. It’s also worth noting how different the various cars handle… and given the vast number of available models this really helps give the game some added variety.
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Video Game Review: Freedom Cry DLC

January 13, 2014 | by Herija Green | Comments (0)
Like the main game, Adewale has access to a ship, which can be upgraded. It’s a much faster process, though, with fewer tiers available and less resources needed. Many upgrades are also achieved by simply liberating slaves. The result is that you end up with lots of money and resources that have no purpose — in fact, free ammo is one of the perks for freeing a number of Maroons — which eliminates one of the rewards for exploration.
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Video Game Review: Halo: Spartan Assault

January 3, 2014 | by Herija Green | Comments Comments Off
Tossing grenades (done via the left trigger) isn’t quite as clean. Instead of a true arc, the game seems to anticipate where you want the grenade to go. Typically it properly identifies your intended target with ease. This isn’t always the case, however, and there are times when your grenades will detonate on a turret instead of a group of Covenant or something equally annoying.
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