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Body and Brain Connection Review

Body and Brain Connection LogoDeveloped in conjunction with Brain Age creator Dr. Ryuta Kawashima, Body and Brain Connection is a series of exercises that has you use your body to solve math, logic and memory problems. Unfortunately, this is a rudimentary entry in the brain training genre marred by twitchy, often unresponsive controls and a substandard presentation.

When you start up Body and Brain Connection, you can choose to do a daily test consisting of three pre-chosen exercises designed to determine your “brain age”. Unlike other brain training software however, there is no baseline test or even the opportunity to input your age, meaning test results are simply score-based. Read More…

Dance Central Review

Dance Central LogoDance Central for Kinect for Xbox 360 is a truly enjoyable dance game which makes excellent use of the controller-free motion gaming system. Its solid presentation and intuitive gameplay make for an undeniably fun active-gaming experience, maybe even the best that Kinect has to offer so far.

Dance Central suits a wide range of dancing abilities, from beginners to pros. Difficulty settings are progressively unlocked for each of the game’s 35 included songs, requiring players to hone their skills before moving ahead and tackling more advanced routines. Read More...

Your Shape: Fitness Evolved Review

Your Shape: Fitness Evolved LogoYour Shape: Fitness Evolved is a competent fitness title that provides a glimpse at the future of exercise-based gaming and a large amount of varied content. However, this personal trainer software is dragged down somewhat by a substandard presentation and some frustrating motion detection issues.

When starting Your Shape: Fitness Evolved for the first time, the software will ask you to stand on a virtual workout mat so it can begin measuring your body. It calculates your height, the length of your arms and legs, the width of your shoulders and more in order to calibrate the system. Read More…

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Review

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light LogoThis isometric action-adventure features a lengthy campaign with high replay value, a precise and fluid control scheme and excellent local co-op play. Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light is not only one of the best downloadable games I have played, but one of the best games to ever star everyone’s favourite raider of tombs.

The premise is that Lara Croft comes across an artefact called the Mirror of Smoke in Central America at the same time as a local gang leader, who unwittingly frees the evil Xolotl and Totec, the ancient warrior who trapped him in the Mirror of Smoke. Read More…