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Mass Effect 2: The Arrival Review

April 5, 2011 2 comments

By Justin Arnott

 

The Reapers are coming. Anyone who’s finished Bioware’s space epic just got a tingle up their spine and their adrenaline pumping. Mass Effect 2 has seen several pieces of DLC since it’s release, and The Arrival is the last chapter we’re going to see before we finish Shepard’s adventure later this year. But how does it hold up against the lofty expectations set for it by the base game, arguably one of the best games ever made? Let’s take a look. Read more…

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Dawn of War II: Retribution Review

March 21, 2011 Leave a comment

By Tom Dann

Retribution – Noun. The act of punishing or taking vengeance for wrongdoing, sin, or injury.

In the Warhammer 40,000 Universe, as it quickly becomes clear, there’s plenty of wrongdoing, and therefore plenty of vengeance. As Obi-Wan Kenobi preaches, truths depend greatly on points of view, and, in Warhammer 40,000, there are a lot of points of view: Retribution is the first Dawn of War II game that lets players command any faction throughout the single player campaign. The game is the next chapter in the increasingly complex story of the Blood Ravens Chapter of Space Marines, which is interwoven with the stories of several other factions and characters. There are plot threads here that link back to the very first Dawn of War game in 2004, which is satisfying for those who have followed the series closely, but could prove daunting for newcomers. Read more…

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