The Fight: Lights Out

The Fight: Lights Out Features for PS3

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5Out of 10
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Tom Orry, Editor – Kinectimals, Xbox 360 and Kinect

Kinectimals screenshot

It's cute, looks pretty and is clearly aimed at pre-teen kids, but it's hard not to like Kinect launch title Kinectimals. You get to play with a wild kitten on a lush green island, brush its hair, throw it balls, and teach it tricks. There's something quite charming about saying "play dead" and then watching the cat stick its tongue out and flop to the floor. I even had a good time steering around the little car it was riding on, and throwing objects at skittles is good fun and shows off the Kinect hardware very well. I expect this is what the younger family members will be playing on Christmas day when everyone else has fallen asleep.

Neon Kelly, Deputy Editor - Deadly Premonition, Xbox 360

Deadly Premonition screenshot

Deadly Premonition has made quite a name for itself, thanks to its bizarre nature and reputation as "that good-bad-good" game. Now, thanks to Rising Star Games, us Europeans can sink our teeth into this oddball, open world Twin Peaks homage. The game itself certainly lives up to its reputation: the controls are ropey at best, the graphics and animation are shonky, and some of the basic features have been implemented in a way that makes little or no sense. But look beyond these failings, if you can, and you'll find a hugely original horror-mystery caper. Deadly Premonition has a wicked sense of humour, and the plot is actually pretty damn sharp. It also contains some of the nastiest moments I've seen in a game for quite some time. An overdue review will be popping up on the site next week.

Martin Gaston, Staff Writer - Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Xbox 360, PS3

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow screenshot

Everyone's been banging on about Enslaved lately, but I'm not really interested in a game with combat so basic it might as well play itself. I'm both a show-off and a naturally difficult person, you see, so when told that the mammoth Castlevania: Lords of Shadow was probably a bit too hard on Knight difficulty I immediately pledged to complete the entire game on Knight difficulty. Crikey. I've never tasted humble pie, but I'm thinking it might be a little something like this. I'm at the end of Chapter V now, and have observed the following things: most of the enemies are big sods, but the bosses are complete ballaches and require near-perfect play; I find watching Patrick Stewart do flips and act like a badass completely ridiculous; and bloody hell there's a lot of climbing to do. I absolutely will complete it, but I might give myself a hernia in the process. It's probably a bit too hard on Knight difficulty.

Jamin Smith, Staff Writer – Dance Central Xbox 360 and Kinect

Dance Central screenshot

I got my groove on this week, busting out some crazy moves with Emily Gera in Dance Central. Perhaps you read my review? I went and gave the game an 8, lauding it as 'the perfect application of Kinect' and 'a huge leap forward for the dance genre'. It's true, too. Most of the games in the Kinect launch line up are a load of tosh (hopefully we'll be able to bring you a review of the unfathomably bad Fighters Uncaged next week), but Dance Central can hold its head high as the best Kinect game currently available. A certain Martin Gaston has been talking a lot of smack about 'pwning' me at the game (he reckons his experience with Just Dance 2 makes him Usher, or something), so there might be a little dance battle on the cards at some point next week...

Emily Gera, Staff Writer - Plants Versus Zombies, PC

Plants vs. Zombies screenshot

And would you look at that, here I am playing Plants Versus Zombies again. The game I can always rely on when I don't have an Internet connection or cable, or anything better to do beyond playing Tower Defense with plants. It's been my go-to game to play since I moved flats the other night, and it's officially replaced the time I usually spend zoning out to the block-marathon of Friends at 6pm. If it weren't for the fact that this game was sitting on my laptop I'd have spent the last three nights staring forlornly at walls until my Internet kicks in. Thanks, PvZ, you're there when I need you the most.

Tom Pearson, Video Producer - Force Unleashed 2, Xbox 360 and PS3

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II screenshot

Whom, vom vom vuurmmm ccerchiiiiiiiiiiii: The sweet sound of lightsaber fury. I've been enjoying The Force Unleashed 2 this week. There is one huge flaw with this, and many other games in the Star Wars franchise. When you hit someone with your glowy stick, you expect it to go clean through and for them to end up in two separate parts. Also, if there's one thing that the films have taught me, it's that wielding a lightsaber is rather dangerous. So why on earth does Starkiller hold his like he wants to slit his wrists? It may look cool, but it's not practical. Remember there's only so much the force can teach you... about health and safety.

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Roland_D11's Avatar


Got my new Android phone and played a lot of Angry Birds (again). Still a great game.

I'm also playing the waiting game on Fable 3. I bought it pretty cheap here in germany because Lionhead confirmed there will be an english language track around the release (like there is for Fable 2). But due to 'difficulties' it isn't up yet.

And there was more F1 2010 for me, finished my second season. Great fun, but some of the program logic is odd. I won the championship in a Red Bull and the team did not offer me a new contract, I had to change teams for season 3.
Posted 12:53 on 08 November 2010
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Finaly finished the campaign in Modern Warfare 2 over the weekend. No idea how it took me so long to get back around to that.

Oh also a bit of Angry Birds yesterday.
Posted 12:36 on 08 November 2010
guyderman's Avatar


I'm back on Mass Effect 2 - really had forgotten just how good that game is!
Posted 12:28 on 08 November 2010
dav2612's Avatar


A lot of Fallout 3 and a spot of Mafia 2.
Posted 09:23 on 08 November 2010
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Been playing alot of Fable 3 this week,and loved each part of the game.
Posted 08:48 on 08 November 2010
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Seeing as I'm so poor, i've been playing some of my old games again.

Bioshock - There aren't enough superlatives to describe this game as you all know, so i'm just gonna say I have forgotten how scary a game it can be.
Posted 22:01 on 07 November 2010
scaz2244's Avatar


new vegas, enslaved which i think is great so far. and bit of fifa and forza 3
Posted 19:11 on 07 November 2010
dazzadavie's Avatar


Finished Alan Wake's The Writer, and now playing some more Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Posted 17:03 on 07 November 2010
Scabby_Sid's Avatar


I've been playing.. nothing, actually.. Uni and a social life is taking up way too much time! Hoping to sink some hours into New Vegas this evening though..
Posted 13:52 on 07 November 2010
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Halo Reach - Only played it a couple of nights this week as I've just been watching 24 all the time instead. They've unlocked the new ranks so I might get back into it heavily again.

Rock Band 3 - Played this for about an hour before sending it back. I really only rented it to play Rainbow in the Dark, and they massively *****ed that chart up so that was disappointing.
Posted 11:43 on 07 November 2010
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F1 2010 - Couple of time trials.
Enslaved - Just a couple of chapters.
Fifa 11 - Feeling cheated when playing it on legendary.
Posted 11:35 on 07 November 2010
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Been playing a few games this week.

Smackdown vs Raw 2011
Fable 3
Fallout: New Vegas
Vanquish (as of yesterday)

Best £27 pound I have spent.
Posted 11:15 on 07 November 2010
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New Vegas still and Apollo Justice.
Posted 11:10 on 07 November 2010
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This week, I are been mostly watching Fable III. My beloved doesn't spend anywhere near as much time on games as I do, so when she grabs hold of one the way she has done with this I generally just get on with life secure in the knowledge that there will be no access to the TV at all for the foreseeable future.

Along with a little bit of Angry Birds Halloween, which was like buying Hard More for the existing game. Pixel-perfect launches are required, and there is just no way I will be three-starring half of these levels.
Posted 10:14 on 07 November 2010
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Lol@ martin. I finished it on Knight after a LOT of death had been dealt my way. I was once a puzzle. yes thats right, i failed a puzzle and it killed me. heh. it is awesome though, i'd have kept it longer if i hadn't needed it to trade in for rock band 3.

So most of my week has been taken up playing rock band 3 on pro keys. really enjoyable, bit annoying that older songs dont have keys parts and that the keys goals dont give as many fans as the guitar ones, but still having loads of fun getting back into keyboards.
Posted 09:38 on 07 November 2010

Game Stats

Release Date: 29/10/2010
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Genre: Fighting
No. Players: 1-2
Rating: PEGI 16+
Site Rank: 10,464 246
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