Puzzle Quest 2

Puzzle Quest 2 Features for Xbox 360

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Neon Kelly, Deputy Editor - Mortal Kombat, PS3, Xbox 360

Mortal Kombat screenshot

While everyone else in the Western world is busy playing Portal 2 - one of the most blood-less blockbusters in recent memory - I've been up to my knees in the guts and viscera of Mortal Kombat. Naturally this has been quite taxing, as I want to be playing Portal too, but the situation certainly has its advantages. When I get enraged over the potential spoilers that appear to be popping up everywhere I look, I can let off steam by doing Noob Saibot's nastiest Fatality - the one where he and his clone tear the victim in half, crotch first. To be fair, I know I'm going to be playing MK long after GLaDOS fever has died down. While it still has the slight clumsiness that has long typified the series, it's still a great game that has a mountain of good stuff to offer - particularly if you're a long-time fan of Scorpion and friends.

Martin Gaston, Staff Writer - Portal 2, PC, PS3, Xbox 360

Portal 2 screenshot

I played Portal 2 in one elongated sitting this week, starting at 19:30 on Monday and finishing at 8:40 on Tuesday. I haven't done that with a game in years - I think the last time was probably the original Disgaea on PS2. It was absolutely worth it, and I'm desperately hoping TheHut manages to get me my PS3 copy of the game before the bank holiday weekend so I can play through it a second time. There's a good chance I might be biased, considering I absolutely adore the original, but you realise Portal 2 is an immediate classic about five minutes into the game. I'm very glad I didn't have to review it for VideoGamer, because I probably would have just done 1000 smileyface emotions and then finished with a sentence saying how much I loved Portal 2 (it's an awful lot, by the way).

Emily Gera, Staff Writer - Rift, PC

Rift screenshot

My senses have been numbed after years of WoW which, I think, is the reason Rift is 85 per cent culture shock. 25 levels in and I've just reached a slightly new zone, which looks strangely like the old zone, which itself basically looks like Scotland. As I mentioned last week, I've finally gotten my head around its almost impenetrable Doctor Who-cum-Highlander time travel plotline, but I've been spoiled by almost a decade of the mindless Horde is Evil storytelling from Blizzard that I only had to smile and ignore. Rift requires not only time and min/maxing skills, but patience to actually understand the lore and environment. I'm still not sure if that's refreshing or tedious.

Jamin Smith, Staff Writer – Dead or Alive: Dimensions, 3DS

Dead or Alive: Dimensions screenshot

I realise I'm setting myself up for a torrent of abuse here, but I prefer Dead or Alive 4 to Street Fighter IV [You're right, I'm going to kill you - Neon]. Perhaps it's due to the fact it was the first next-gen fighter I played, or simply that I had more time to dedicate to it at that particular point in my life. Or, just maybe, it's that DOA4 has a better counter and reversal system, more interesting environments and - most importantly - better-looking girls. At any rate, I'm quite enjoying the 3DS DOA offering so far, even if tapping the bottom screen to unleash a combo completely defies the whole point of the game. I've literally only just got stuck into things, but expect thoughts in a review form sometime next week.

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Mr_Ninjutsu@ Wido

Jeez! True hardcore player only achievements there! How many kombatants are there?
Posted 16:44 on 24 April 2011
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Wido@ Mr_Ninjutsu

That isn't all! :D

Here is the info you need to acquire if you want the achievements:

My Kung Fu Is Strong: 20G
Gain Mastery of 1 Fighter

What you need to do:

100 victories
100 "-alities"
150 X-Rays landed
10,000 pints of blood spilled
24 hours (1 day) playing time

My Kung Fu Is Stronger: 60G
Gain Mastery of All Fighters

Pain will be pain to obtain!
Posted 16:39 on 24 April 2011
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Mr_Ninjutsu@ Wido

24hrs with each kombatants?! That's crazy!
Posted 16:34 on 24 April 2011
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Wido

Mortal Kombat & Operation Flashpoint: Red River.

Mortal Kombat will be in my console for a long, long time. Master all kombatants?! I think so and to achieve this you must at least spend 24hrs with the fighter! Completely bonkers but so going to do it.

Red River is good and more interesting than Dragon Rising. AI does indeed lack on all fronts but just using follow me, and defend building they seem to know what they are doing. If you are wounded and near your squad-mates they don't want to heal you instantly, you got to go through the squad command to be healed.

@El-Dev - Red River doesn't look ugly at all. The scenery, environment and lighting effects are bloody spot on and good. Just lack of detail on the battlefield and some areas the visuals does indeed look poor but not how you described it. If yourself or anybody else on here who has got and playing Red River. I'm open for some co-op action! Red River is a lot better playing as a 4 player co-op than singleplayer affair.
Posted 16:28 on 24 April 2011
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Mr_Ninjutsu

This week i've been playing Just Cause 2, Fallout New Vegas and Need For Speed Hot Pursuit.

Completed New Vegas but felt that i wanted to reach that 30th level so i've backtracked to an earlier save and just blasted through various quests. Maxing out my speech, science and other skills so it's easier in conversations. Good times.

Also played through Crysis 2, which i started on SuperSoldier, being the hardest difficulty it wasn't that hard. Frustrating, but not hard. Didn't really appreciate or take in much of the story but what i could tell was that Crytek certainly know how to make an alien invasion look cool like they did in Cloverfield.
Posted 15:11 on 24 April 2011
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makbot

This week was spent , convincing my non - gamer friend , to try and play Portal. Then i will Force him to buy Portal 2 as well. He will hate me. :P

Spiderman Shattered Dimensions: It seriously is the best spiderman game ever , with peppy visuals and so many styles of play!!

Civilization 5: The only thing that keeps it going is war , seriously , U befriend a country .. suck up to them .. build your army and then Kick their ass!!
The game could have been better! :-/

Waiting for Shogun 2 , dx11 patch!!
Posted 14:56 on 24 April 2011
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El-Dev

Opted to play OF Red River instead of Portal 2 after getting them both on Friday. I am enjoying it, but my patience is starting to wear thin with my squad's AI. It's also f*ck ugly, but it feels like your playing through Generation Kill which is pretty good.
Posted 13:25 on 24 April 2011

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Technical Specs
Release Date: 30/06/2010
Developer: Infinite Interactive
Publisher: D3Publisher
Genre: Puzzle
Rating: PEGI 3+
Site Rank: 6,229 146
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