Aug 22, 2009

Xbox Summer Arcade

For the past 5 weeks Xbox live has been releasing games for their summer lineup. The deal is: if you buy all 5 games, you get 800 points back! Meaning that’s one game free. So I bought all the games, and here’s what I thought.


The first game is Splosion Man. Being this little fire exploding man, you’re jumping around exploding everywhere. There’s blowing up scientists, wall jumping, exploding TNT, and much more. An amazing game and very fun to play. This will give you 5 solid hours of entertaining gameplay.

The second game is the remake Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time. There are people like me having a nostalgia trip over this one. Originally on the Super Nintendo, it’s redone with new graphics and voices. The voices I could do without, and why no switch to the original game? Like in the remake of Monkey Island? Never the less, it’s very fun to play with a group of people, and a blast from the past. You’ll be getting about an hour or two of gameplay here.

The third game is Marvel vs. Capcom 2, is a classic 2D fighting game. Not exactly my cup of tea, and by that, I mean, I don’t like most teas. You would already would know if you love this game, but by playing this game I know that if you’re into fighting games, you will absolutely love this game. With a big character selection, each character with their own set of moves, this game offers a lot.

The fourth game is Trial HD. Also a type of nostalgia trip for me. I remember when the developers were just starting out, enjoying the simple, 2D version of this game. I’m glad to see a brand new Trial on the Xbox 360. It’s a platform game with dirt bikes and very addictive to play. There are also a bunch of mini games for some competition between you and your friends. This game is a must, giving you 2 to 3 hours of gameplay, but a ton of replay value that's going to keep you coming back.

The fifth and final game is Shadow Complex. Combining a 3D shooter with a 2D platform. The game graphically looks amazing and the voice acting is great. With tons of upgrades to collect this game has a lot of replay value to it. I have nothing bad to say about this one too, it’s a must with 5 to 10 hours of gameplay.

Final Say:
There you have it, this summer lineup is a must have! Buy them quickly though, because the 800 points back only goes to the end of August. If you just found this video and it’s past August, don’t fret because these games are worth the points even without the discount.

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