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Need For Speed Shift 2 Review

Fast. Visceral. Unforgiving. You jump into the driver’s seat as soon as you start the NFSS2 career mode in a practice run to determine driver-tailored difficulty settings. And what a practice run. Your heart begins pounding so loudly that you can hear it thumping over the shrill whine of the engine as it thunders towards the redline, and you, down the straight. You lean forward into your monitor screen in an attempt to peer round the approaching bend, slow down a little, looking to the side you turn, and stomping down with the right foot, you sprint relentlessly onwards. All around you are other racers determined to get to the finish line before you. But beware Read the rest of this entry

Dragon Age 2 Review

Following in the footsteps of Dragon Age: Origins, Dragon Age 2 is also set in the same world that reportedly took BioWare eight years to create. And what a world! Playing DA: O for the first time, one is time and again impressed at the incredible depth of the lore of Dragon Age, which keeps players up until the wee hours of the morning reading the entire gathered codex that provides insight into the world. In DA: O, one can feel oneself immersed fully in the game, the hallmark of any good RPG. The player begins to feel a sense of belonging not only with the main character and his companions, but also with the world around the main character. So much so, that it often takes many minutes of careful deliberation to decide on an action to take at any point in the game, and once taken, this reviewer made a mental note of taking the other decision the next time he played through the game (that’s a given, he’s hooked). Read the rest of this entry