IGN Reviews GripShift: Decent

Nate Ahearn gives GripShift 7/10:

"Contrary to what some might be thinking, GripShift isn't a bad game by any means. It has more gameplay than most XBLA titles and certainly will last you a good while if you want to trudge through all 120 challenge levels as well as the 25 race maps (several of each type are exclusive to the Xbox 360 release) but it's made extremely clear early on that it really doesn't have a point or a focus. Some will be able to take it for what it is, but I need some sort of glue to hold my games together, some sort of over-arching point as to why I'm playing them, sadly GripShift doesn't have any of that. Again, it's not a bad game by any stretch of the imagination, and some will likely garner hours of enjoyment from it, but it needs more focus to truly excel in the crowded arena of XBLA releases.
IGN Ratings for GripShift (X360)"

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PirateThom6068d ago

I'd like to warn XBox owners

He's given it about 4 marks too high.

Interview with Module creator of award winning soundtrack for PSN's Shatter

DDGameWorld interviews Jeramiah Ross (aka Module) about the recent accolades his game soundtrack for Shatter has been receiving around the web (from IGN, Giant Bomb, PSNStores, DDGameWorld). Module also speaks about the process of working on gaming projects, upcoming projects, custom soundtracks,and digital downloads.

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Game-Pad: Interview with Sidhe Interactive

Game-Pad get an exclusive interview with developers of the critically acclaimed PSN title - Shatter.

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Top 5 Underappreciated PSN Games

Infinite Bits:
Over the last two and a half years, the number of PSN games has grown exponentially to the point where it can be easy to overlook fantastic titles, leaving quirky or indie titles sadly crying in the corner, alone and unappreciated. So, being PSN junkies who have bought practically every game that has come out on it (even, sadly, Cash Guns Chaos), we decided to whip up a list of the top five underappreciated PSN games. These are gems that everybody should experience!

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jBat175579d ago

but there's just too many great psn titles.. in fact, psn has a better library compared to the competition.. just not enough psOne titles but with FFVII out, the tides are turning

jfx3165579d ago

Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer is insanely hard. I bought it first day (with Luminies Supernova) and I still haven't gotten off the second level. The list seems pretty good. So many good games on PSN. Shame people are still going into the 'PS3 has no games' chorus.

NDoerrFans5579d ago

I don't know how recently you played Soldner-X, but they've patched it with a "Beginner" mode to make it nice and easy to run through. It's still a fair challenge, but I never lost a continue. This way you can enjoy the music and get a feel for those brutal later levels!

eZJrg6ur5579d ago

Yeah the new patch is really nice. It's still a pretty darn hard game, but saves you money on broken controllers.

Bnet3435579d ago

I don't buy PSN games that don't have a demo unless I know what I am buying. For example I bought Lumines SuperNOVA and that didn't release a demo, but I knew what I was getting into.

Defectiv3_Detectiv35579d ago

What about EVERYDAY SHOOTER? Still waiting for the trophies on that one...

I also thought wipeout HD was almost as good as a retail game.

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spectyre5579d ago

A recent PSN game that is getting no love is Rag Doll Kung Fu. The single player is a little meh... but playing with friends is a total blast.

Freak of Nature5579d ago

YUP,I like it's style...

Another game that deserves more credit and I feel is a great addition to the entire line-up is......"LEMMINGS"!

callahan095579d ago

Decent list. I didn't care for the Elefunk demo much, and I bought Soldner-X and didn't think it lived up to some of the classic Treasure shmups, or the classic Gradius or R-Type games, etc., but it was decent enough. I whole-heartedly agree with The Last Guy, though. That game is brilliant fun and totally underappreciated. And I never played Gripshift, the but the accompanying dizzying screenshot provided with this article alone makes me interested in trying it out!

eZJrg6ur5579d ago

Yeah, the demo for Elefunk was worthless because you need to learn so much to properly enjoy it. It's a HUGE knock against the game, but its great fun if you can overcome the difficulty curve.

GripShift is quite worth playing IMO, as long as you know what you're going in for. It's not a racing game really and driving controls are loose, but if you look at it as an action puzzle game its great fun!

PirateThom5579d ago

Elefunk isn't bad in multiplayer with the "removing struts" mode, whatever it's called and my kid brother gets a kick out of it.

I got Soldner-X free and it's a lot of fun in multiplayer as well.

The Last Guy, I also got free from Sony for completeing a survey, but I didn't like the demo, so haven't really played it.

DragonWarrior_45579d ago

SSDHD pwns geometry wars. I dont know why people haven't been raving about that game? Elefunk is awesome, pixel junk monsters is the bomb, Quest for Booty, Siren, and Burnout are all AAA titles too.

eZJrg6ur5579d ago

Yeah, I love all those games you mentioned. I figured they were already well respected and popular though so I focused on some of the lesser known titles. I loooove Burnout PSN though -- so great.

SlyGuy5579d ago

Siren was the best survival horror I played in YEARS!

As for Tower Defense games: Endless fun!