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thenextstep

I Am Alive

- PS3

Ubisoft Shanghai took 6 years to develop their new download-only title, I Am Alive. This seems like an awfully long time, and undoubtedly raises some issues; a development time this long can often cause a project to become unfocused and muddled. This might account for why I Am Alive feels so much like a missed opportunity, and why it simply doesn’t live up to the hype. I Am Alive had the cha...

6.5

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Assassin Creed Revelations

- PS3

It’s fair to say that the Assassin’s Creed IP is unlike any other franchise in gaming at the moment. The series takes you back to times and places that no other series can offer and, to be honest, I’m a massive fan. The fourth game in the main story line, Assassin’s Creed: Revelations was released just under a month ago [at the time of writing]- and I was incredibly excited. The game takes...

7.5

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Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine

- PS3

Warhammer 40k: Space Marine was tipped to be one of the big sleeper hits of 2011, in a similar manner to the unexpected rise Arkham Asylum and other games of recent years, and in some ways it achieves this. It recently sold, according to publisher THQ, 1.2million copies, which is certainly enough to warrant the sequel/franchise that is surely in the pipeline. There are some issues with it howev...

6.0

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L.A. Noire

- PS3

Four months late to the party though I was, I did manage to complete LA Noire last week; and finally feel comfortable enough to write a review. My hesitation about reviewing this game before I finished it mainly came from the sense that, at every occasion, it’s constantly building to something bigger; bigger set-pieces, bigger story twists etc. It’s a game that leaves you wanting more and I cou...

8.5
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