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Opening Cinematic and Trailer for Injustice: Gods Among Us Released

Injustice: Gods Among Us is a fighting game based on the DC comics universe. Injustice was developed by NetherRealm Studios for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii U. The  new trailers Shown below give a great description of the fighting game and its style. The game is a one on one fighting with one round per fight. Most of the Famous DC comics super heroes and villains gang up to fight against Superman’s New world order. This game brings a cool Tekken like fighting style mixed in with cool unique features with each character.

 

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Tristans Twisted World: Madden NFL 13 Review

Madden NFL is definitely one of the biggest games that comes out every year but never gets stale to its own dedicated fanbase. FIFA and Madden are the two EA Sports front runners for this current generation. The only negative thing about yearly releases is that they don’t always top last year’s model and changing things up in terms of gameplay can get messy sometimes. Madden 12 was a let down for some gamers, but what about EA Sports Madden NFL 13?

Soundtrack, Audio, Voice: The soundtrack for the game is comprised mainly of classic NFL music and big hits from the new age of music. I would enjoy a tad bit more variety, but can’t really complain since on the Xbox 360 version you can enable custom soundtracks at any time. Audio such as sound effects and announcer volume is clear, the fans and players sound as good as they can with a yearly release. Surprisingly, the announcer’s voice work is good despite tons of recycled lines.

Graphics, Physics, Glitches, Engine Performance: The graphics are improved slightly from last year and still manage to capture the feel of the NFL. The physics are now powered by the new Infinity engine bringing different hits and a more realistic feel every single time. Unfortunately this improvement doesn’t come without a cost. The Infinity engine may use realism but adds tons of overlooked glitches. Sometimes the player’s character will be trying to catch the ball when suddenly it shoots across the screen and into the defender’s hands as if drawn to it by a magnet. The Infinity engine brings tons of new things to table, but this improvement remains moderate with the advent of new glitches also coming into the gameplay experience.

Players and Gameplay: The many variations on how some players are programmed makes them different to play as. For example, when playing as RG3 players can run away from defenders a whole lot easier. When playing as Big Ben players can break tackles easier. When playing as Tony Romo players can be sacked and fumble the ball easier. Each player is a tad different in the way that they are made to act statistically. Of course you can make your own characters as well. The gameplay is basically what you expect from a Madden NFL title but with more options and on the Xbox 360 version, having a Kinect makes it much better. This year’s Madden installment also has changes in blocking and passing making it much more like NCAA Football.

Multiplayer/CO OP: The multiplayer is a fun way to play either head to head or in CO OP. You can can skill rank by winning with their leveling system. It matches you with players that are similar to your rank. To play with other friends I suggest communication because random CO OP is not the way to go. Getting to how the match’s quality is improved from the lag fest of Madden 12.

Connected Careers: The new idea of everyone being able to play together or play solo as either coach and player brings Madden NFL 13 to a new level. If you play as coach you can make your own, play as current, or even play as a legend. A player career is pretty much the same way with a created player, current player, or legend. You can take your player and coach until you retire and see if you are good enough for the Hall of Fame. The main goal is similar to game modes that appeared in earlier entries to the Madden series such as Franchise and Superstar and the new coach spin is similar to the Head Coach video game series. It seems like this idea will be an idea that many sports games will go into depth on in the near future, Madden NFL 13 definitely has a lead.

Final Verdict: This game makes up for most of the mistakes that Madden NFL 12 made, but not all of them. Madden NFL 13 causes the series to evolve and rebuilds the structure of its core from the ground up while keeping what was good about it, in more than one way. This game receives a total of 8.75 out of 10 from Tristan’s Twisted World and RealGamerNewz.com .

Replay Value: High

Overall Score: 8.75/10

Review Copy Info: Madden NFL 13 was purchased by RealGamerNewz.com for review purposes

Available on: Xbox 360 , Playstation 3, Wii, Wii U, PS Vita, and Computer

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Tristans Twisted World: Assassin’s Creed 3 Review

The game that lets you relive the past in many different ways through out the series brings you to the American colonys. This time around you play as half white half native american Connor. His journey throughout the game has some of the best and worst moments in the series. So the question is how did this trilogy end for Desmond Miles and other characters.

Soundtrack, Audio, Voice: The soundtrack in Assassin’s Creed 3 is by far the best in the series. It ranges from sad tones to epic battle scenes that make you feel like a hero. The audio is balanced on all levels expect for some of NPCs in the citys, as they are drowned out either by main characters or music. The voice acting in Assassin’s Creed has always been good but it even goes higher in this game. Bringing Hayden Christensen to do the voice of Connor was a smart move. Connor may have not been the most interesting character but by far the best voice work in the series. Adrian Hough as Haytham was a good move to for his interactions with Connor being interesting scenes to watch unfold.

Graphics, Physics, Glitches, Engine Performance: The graphics are stellar I thought the previous titles looked good but this one blows them away in most areas. Physics in the Assassin’s Creed games are not much to worry about since they consist of heavy parkour and intense brawl fighting scenes that make it real enough. When this game first released it was a total glitch fest. Who ever was in charge of polishing the game did an awful job as I saw glitches right off the back with Desmond’s pack going through his jacket. Characters would get stuck in odd places, guns floating the air I can name off so many glitches in this game. But now that is patched and the game runs a whole lot smother for console owners, Ubisoft did state they would make shure Assassin’s Creed 4 Black Flag is polished to it’s best. The Anvil Engine was totally redesigned for the three year project of Assassin’s Creed 3. It was really good looking as I said before but the glitch factor makes me wonder if Watch Dogs and Assassin’s Creed 4 Black Flag can live up to the polished promise. In other words it makes the environments since the nature factor of this one mixed with the ocean called for an upgrade in those areas of course. Overall the Anvil Engine is better but not better than ever.

Characters / Enemies: Assassin’s Creed has always revolved around a set of modern setting characters and the past characters of course. Connor, Haytham, Charles Lee, and even Desmond where some of the top characters in this game. I do not want to go to far into characters since it is heavy spoiler area. The enemy AI is a lot smarter but still better made. They just are given more powerful weapons and also the addition of animals that are similar to Read Dead Redemption.

Multiplayer: The Assassin’s Creed multiplayer announced back for Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood ever since has become a top dog for a lot of gamers. The multiplayer in this game features a more redefined experience with some new modes such as Wolf pack.  Wolf pack mode is a CO OP mode where you and other players go around a kill people for points. It is a new idea and good thing for the Assassin’s Creed series. The wanted verses modes make you just want play more though.

 Gameplay: The game play is similar to old games but changed in big ways. The climbing aspect is pretty much the same style just without the hook from Revelations. The new combat system has a wider window and easier to fight more enemies once. The boat battle system is something I have not really seen before and those missions were some of my favorite.

Story: This story is more of a wide story compared to other Assassin’s Creed games. It seems to be the story was centered around either Modern December 21st end of the world and going to the American Revolution. Connor is not better than Ezio but he actually has the best scene near the end of the game. Some of the aspects fall short of the best one in Assassin’s Creed 2. I can not go to into the story since it is spoiler after spoiler in story but lots of plot twist and a good wide story version of story telling.

Final Verdict: Assassin’s Creed 3 brings ton of new aspects to the field that were very good to improve the game. Connor may not be the best character but it kinda made you feel more like him in the storyline. The game deserves mentions on big time list. I give Assassin’s Creed 3 a 9.55 out of 10

Overall Score: 9.55/10

Review Copy Info: Assassin’s Creed 3 was purchased by Realgamernewz.com for review purposes

Available on: Xbox 360 , Playstation 3, Wii U, and Computer

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Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity gaming lounge at PAX East

“In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, fans gather at the Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity gaming lounge at PAX East at Boston Convention & Exhibition Center on March 23, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. Consumers enjoyed sampling the new game on the Nintendo 3DS system ahead of its March 24 launch. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Nintendo)” Released by Nintendo of America

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Tristans Twisted World: Mass Effect 3 + All DLC Review

The first big blockbuster game of 2012 Mass Effect 3 the final end to one of the most story driven trilogies in this console generation. Mass Effect 3 The ending was and still is highly a disappointment to most out there. This will probably be the most clear cut review I will ever create. Some in writing but more depth in videocast review. Make things better this review is one year after release of the game.

 

Soundtrack: It is not as good as Mass Effect but it is still a top notch soundtrack. Music that goes from emotional to epic to dramatic all with a electronic twist in them.

GamePlay: The new Gears of War style game play as some call it is very very good. Each class in single player and multiplayer have there own powers, rolls, melees, and much more. The weapons are very balanced as depending on class, mission, enemy type, and even skill will affect your performance.

Customize: Leveling up weapons and picking what goes on them surpassed Mass Effect 2 but still does not have the pureness of the first game. The powers however are now possibly even more RPG like than Mass Effect. The armor portions are good but mainly seem like for looks unless your looking for challenges.

Characters: The cast of Mass Effect 3 is mixed between new and old but fits well. The main cast has their own personal story’s unlike in Mass Effect 2 where it had 12 squad mates Mass Effect 3 has 7. There all very well done though and fit the overall plot of series.

Story: The story is the ‘epic conclusion’ to the story started in Mass Effect and continued in Mass Effect 2, as well as the conclusion of Commander Shepard’s story. The player’s choices in the previous games were expected to have a much more significant impact on the plot than the choices in Mass Effect had on Mass Effect 2. As Mass Effect 3 is the end of the planned trilogy, the developers are not constrained by the necessity of allowing the story to diverge, yet also continue into the next chapter. This will result in a story that diverges into wildly different conclusions based on the player’s actions in the first two chapters.

Throughout Mass Effect 3, Commander Shepard will be bringing the civilizations of the galaxy together as allies to take back Earth and repel the Reaper invasion. The player’s choices throughout not only Mass Effect 3, but the entire trilogy, will affect the fate of these civilizations and the endings the player can receive. Despite some fans disagree with how it changes the ending but the Extended Cut does makes things matter even though I would have to agree its not that great.

Graphics: Unreal Technology pushed to edge by no doubt it looks spectacular  despite a few glitches here and there it’s a beautiful looking game.

Multiplayer: It was a pleasant surprise with a very addicting horde mode that changed with each DLC. Every character, every weapon added  new experiences also depending on modes.

DLC: There DLC have been ranged from weapon packs to multiplayer to singleplayer. All were very good cheaper than past titles and with Citadel might make Mass Effect 3 the best game ever.

Final Verdict: While it has its down points like the ending it is very awesome in short. If you want to hear about it more in depth listen to the Videocast as I talk about DLC but the score is a 10/10 as I feel its a amazing game and the new Citadel DLC sends the series off on a high note.

Overall Score: 10/10

Review Copy Info: This game and every DLC released on Xbox Live was purchased by Tristan’s Twisted World of RealGamerNewz.com for the purposes of this review.

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Ubisoft to Show AC4, Watch Dogs, and Splinter Cell Blacklist at PAX East

PAX East will be home to a lot of new titles including the likely full reveal for Saints Row 4. Ubisoft’s space at the East Coast event will be no different as the newly unveiled Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag will surely be at the center of their showcase. Their newly revealed franchise Watch Dogs will be a centerpiece alongside Black Flag and both are to be in-booth showings. Splinter Cell Blacklist will also be at the show in demonstration form. Perhaps Ubisoft will even address the currently circulating rumor of Assassin’s Creed: Rising Phoenix? Tickets are already sold out for PAX East 2013.

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Tristans Twisted World: Mass Effect 3 weekend operation tribute goes strong to the passing of Zaeed voice actor Robin Sachs

The late death of Robin Sachs at the age of 61 has seen bioware do a weekend tribute to honor him for all he has done. Mass Effect fans and Bioware fans in general are mourning his loss as well. His last work ever done will be in the new Citadel DLC since his lines were finished before he passed they will also have a tribute in the DLC to him.

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Tristan’s Twisted World: GoldenEye 007: Reloaded Micro Review

[Welcome to Tristan’s Twisted World by Tristan Werbe for RealGamerNewz.com, check out my Micro Review for GoldenEye 007: Reloaded.]

One of the best games of the 90s for Nintendo 64 is now coming to Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii but can the PS3 and Xbox versions live up to how it plays on the Wii and even the 3ds?

Xbox 360 and PS3 Multiplayer: To my surprise it was a very well balanced game with decent servers on the Xbox 360 and PS3. It feels like a standard shooter online, but with more features than your average gun game in some aspects. It almost looks like you’re playing COD but feels like your playing Medal of Honor. There is a a good variety of maps to play on with friends or complete strangers. Players that lived on gaming back in the Nintendo 64’s hay days will love the multiplayer but anyone who is used to a more mainstream multiplayer game like COD might skip over it.

Wii Multiplayer: As we all know GoldenEye 007 came out last year for Wii and was burned and crashed into the ground for being a Wii exclusive. The multiplayer servers were crap and matches dropped like crazy. As I remember I never finished a match – that’s how bad it was. But now with Reloaded, it actually feels greater on the Wii than the other platforms. The Wii seems to bring the best out of GoldenEye 007: Reloaded when playing with a classic controller and hitting some buddies up. Going retro with 4 player split screen is very fun still offline and online. The servers are improved on the Wii as this game may bring the Wii out of the dark ages for FPS and their archaic online play seen in most other Wii titles.

DS version: Most handhelds can’t seem to bring greatness from good games. It pains me to say this is the same case for such a well improved game as GoldenEye 007: Reloaded. Not even in 3D could get it up to greatness. The graphics on this version are terrible, the story is messed up, overall it’s really just a half done job.

James Bond: Daniel Craig, the current James Bond, is 007 in GoldenEye. His voice acting is wonderful in this game, better than in Quantum of Solace, and that was probably the best 007 game of this generation – until now.

Soundtrack: The classic music is now mixed in with some great new tones that fit in when needed. Other than that you should know what to expect.

Graphics 360/PS3: Very well made as it looks like the very improved version of the last game for Wii big time. On the other two consoles it is brought mainly to have better lighting and textures.

Graphics Wii: The best looking Wii game ever made besides Skyward Sword and definitely the best FPS to ever be on Wii as it feels better than the 360 and PS3 versions of GoldenEye 007: Reloaded. It feels very dramatic in the new first person moments that weren’t in the last one and are new to the 007 series.

Campaign: If you know the story to GoldenEye you already know what happens but it is a very updated version and I enjoyed the story more than anything in this game. Some of the moments seem to improve over the original for the Nintendo 64. It’s an intense, awesome, and at times breathtaking campaign.

DS review: The DS version just was plain out terrible. I give it a 3.5 out of 10 – do not buy unless you are a hardcore 007 fan or just buying a cheap game for your kid’s DS.

Xbox 360/PS3 review: A great shooter on both systems – buy if you like COD, Homefront, and 007 for these systems. I give it an 8 out of 10.

Wii: The star version of the game is, to much surprise, the Wii version and it gets an 8.5 out of 10 in Tristan’s Twisted World.

 

This game was purchased by Tristan’s Twisted World for independent review purposes.

Editor’s Note: RealGamerNewZ has moved web servers, some older posts can no longer be commented on and have been preserved without their images. Thank you for your understanding in this matter. This article was written by Tristan Werbe on 20111120 and was last modified on 20111125 .