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Review: Tearaway

by Shane Willoughby - on Nov 23rd 2013 - No Comments
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If ever a title deserved to crash the next-generation launch party, it’s Tearaway. At its core, Tearaway not only represents one of PlayStation Vita’s most technically accomplished experiences, but goes so far as to blur the lines between the real and the virtual, taking the concept of the what it means to be “the player” to...

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by Joseph Murphy - on Nov 18th 2013 - No Comments
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2013 has proved to be an eventful year for The Gaming Liberty to say the least, and now, we’re putting out the call that we want to expand our team. In July, as you might have seen, we stepped away from the daily grind of the site to re-evaluate things; our lives, the website… the future. As we did all of these things, there...

Review: Ratchet & Clank: Nexus

by Shane Willoughby - on Nov 17th 2013 - No Comments
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It’s such a shame that Ratchet & Clank: Nexus releases in the same window as Sony’s next generation PlayStation 4. In truth, Nexus represents some of the best R&C action the PlayStation 3 has ever produced and given that PS4 is stealing all the headlines at the moment, Nexus will almost certainly get lost amid the indulgent...

Review: Beyond: Two Souls

by Ciaran Pempelfort - on Nov 8th 2013 - No Comments
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When people criticize games developed by Quantic Dream, there are a few common criticisms that pop up.   The writing is amateurish at best, the voice acting is stale, the controls are heavy, and decisions made in the game often carry little to no weight.  In the latest game Beyond: Two Souls, two of these common criticisms can be put to...

Review: The Last of Us

by Shane Willoughby - on Jun 9th 2013 - 2 Comments
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The Last of Us is a harrowing masterpiece in every conceivable way. Naughty Dog has habitually made brilliance look simple this generation and as one of the most intuitive, insightful and innately inspired developers currently building games for gamers – The Last of Us is their definitive creation and arguably the best game born to...

Review: Sly Cooper: Thieves In Time

by Shane Willoughby - on Mar 26th 2013 - No Comments
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Take a bow Sanzaru Games. Inheriting an acclaimed series from an already acclaimed developer like Sucker Punch Productions and doing it the kind of justice it deserves, all the while staying true to the core of the product but advancing it enough so it doesn’t feel like its trapped in the past, is a really tricky ask. How many times...

Review: God of War: Ascension

by Shane Willoughby - on Mar 20th 2013 - No Comments
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You can’t help but feel that Santa Monica Studios is holding something back on us when it comes to God of War: Ascension. Far from being a diluted God of War experience, Ascension certainly packs the kind of belligerent brutality long since synonymous with Kratos’ impetuous rage and his instinctive urge to mutilate, murder and massacre...

Review: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

by Shane Willoughby - on Mar 9th 2013 - No Comments
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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance doesn’t take itself too seriously. The greater Metal Gear franchise has always flirted with seemingly nonessential nonsensical gimmickry and over the top slapstick shenanigans. When grown men aren’t kneeling carnally before open playboys, scampering around in cardboard boxes and becoming possessed by...

Review: Dead Space 3

by Shane Willoughby - on Feb 14th 2013 - No Comments
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Let’s face it, nothing will ever recreate or even emulate the original Dead Space’s first blush brutal brilliance. Dead Space came out of nowhere and we should be thankful that it did. Almost overnight, it became the new benchmark for survival horror. Dead Space 3, for all of its relentless action, its provocative space melodrama...

Review: Ratchet & Clank: Q-Force

by Shane Willoughby - on Dec 19th 2012 - No Comments
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There’s an ever so slightly unsettling spate of ambiguity and inertia creeping into Insomniac’s Ratchet & Clank output. Given that the developer is now a multi-platform studio who are on the cusp of releasing their first “not just on PlayStation” shooter in FUSE, we should be grateful that they are still willing to dedicate...

Review: Mass Effect 3 – Special Edition

by Shane Willoughby - on Dec 18th 2012 - No Comments
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Mass Effect 3 has already been lauded as one of the finest game releases this year, even despite the contentions surrounding THAT ending. It comes to WiiU suitably indistinguishable from the PS3, 360 and PC versions that had a seven month head start; and with a couple of WiiU specific bells and whistles, Mass Effect 3: Special Edition...

Review: Far Cry 3

by Shane Willoughby - on Dec 16th 2012 - No Comments
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Third time’s a charm. Always threading on the cusp of remarkable, Far Cry’s previous instalments have always been beautiful if somewhat uneven experiences. Far Cry 3 is the robust monster that part 2 should have been – a callous, unforgiving and brutally beautiful open world shooter that reinvigorates a first person shooter...

Retro Review- Impossible Creatures

by Retroplayer - on Dec 16th 2012 - No Comments
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Impossible creatures is probably one of the best games you’ve never played. Then again, if you have played it please accept my apologies and well done. Pat yourself on the back, good sir/madam. It’s a rather bizarre title that has pretty much kept under the radar since release. Hugely entertaining with a great simple concept...

You Should Play- Lego The Lord of the Rings: The Video Game

by Retroplayer - on Dec 9th 2012 - 1 Comment
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Retroplayer here. Can you feel it? The anticipation for The Hobbit is at fever pitch. Personally, the Lord of the Rings trilogy meant a lot to me, both upon release and since, so the sheer idea of stepping back into Middle-Earth after a decade is heart warming. But what better way to celebrate it than to review one of the latest offerings...

Review: Nike+ Kinect Training

by Shane Willoughby - on Dec 3rd 2012 - No Comments
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Fitness games have become common place on Kinect for Xbox 360. What with UFC Personal Trainer, EA Sports Active, Adidas MiCoach and Your Shape:  Fitness Evolved, Kinect has become oversubscribed with reasons not to go to the gym and slap on your sweats, move around some furniture and just get sweaty. Hell, even Spice Girl Mel B has...