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Red Johnson’s Chronicles Review

Red Johnson's Chronicles LogoRed Johnson’s Chronicles is an amusing crime-solving game available on PSN. Playing as private investigator Red Johnson, you will solve the murder of a man with a shady past through suspect and witness interviews, searching in various areas for clues and solving tricky puzzles to access hidden evidence.

Everything about the game is stereotypical, from the suspicious characters you’ll meet to how the intrigue unfolds. Set in the familiar atmosphere of a not-too-distant past where criminals were kings, the plot is somewhat predictable. In fact, I guessed the culprits from the first set of evidence I came across. However, the result is still an overall fun and entertaining gaming experience. Read More...

Stacking Review

Stacking LogoStacking from Double Fine Productions is a unique environmental puzzle game with a lot of charm and a well-realized silent movie era atmosphere. Players assume the roll of a small matryoshka doll named Charlie Blackmore who can stack into larger dolls and utilize their unique abilities.

The Blackmores are a family of chimney sweeps that through unfortunate economic circumstances fall into the clutches of an evil baron, who forces children into labour and imprisons adults. It’s up to Charlie to rescue his family, defeat the baron and free the children from a life of hard labour. Read More...

SingStar Dance Review

SingStar Dance LogoSingStar Dance allows up to four friends to sing and dance along to 30 pop hits using PlayStation Move Motion Controllers, a PlayStation Eye and two included microphones. Players can also upload and share their performances to the My SingStar Online community.

Unfortunately, the dance element is far from intuitive and lacks enough content to be compelling. Long-time SingStar fans will also find a high ratio of content that has been previously released on disc and as DLC though the SingStore. Read More…

DeathSpank Review

DeathSpank LogoThis lighthearted and downright silly take on loot-collecting, hack and slash adventuring features great art, full voice acting and over 100 missions to complete. DeathSpank has its heart in the right place, but this brainchild of Ron Gilbert falls flat in a number of ways and becomes a tedious grind about halfway through.

The basic premise is that our hero, DeathSpank, is trying to obtain a powerful item known as The Artifact that was hidden behind a magic seal by a local witch. DeathSpank must battle his way across the kingdom while completing a variety of tasks assigned to him by a large cast of colourful characters. Read More...