Gaming Reviews

More fret pounding fun with Guitar Hero III

RedOctane was kind enough to send us the newest entry to their Guitar Hero franchise, Guitar Hero III. After many hours of co-op, boss battles and blisters, I can say that Guitar Hero III fills my music infused video game fix more than Dance Dance Revolution ever could.
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SlashGear Review: Say What? electronic memory game

Generally I leave matters of gaming to my play-obsessed colleague Chris Scott Barr – seriously, the guy has control pads grafted to his fingers – but occasionally along comes a gadget that is so cool even I get caught up in it.  Being doubly fun when everyone involved has had a couple of glasses of the proverbial is a major bonus too, and so Radica Games’ Say What? comfortably takes top-spot in my own personal gaming league.

Like criminal pathology or Steve Martin films, the idea is to unravel a mixed up situation; in this case, it’s a phrase from popular culture that has been sliced up into five different segments.  Each of the coloured domes on top of the crescent-shaped game deck represents one of these segments, and it’s your job to rearrange them from their initial, muddled positions to the correct phrase.

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SlashGear Review – The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass

I’ve been in need of a new game to carry around with my DS, and I think I may have found the perfect one to fill those voids of time where I’m away from home and bored out of my brain. The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass hit stores this past week, so being a fan of the series, I grabbed a copy.

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SlashGear Review: Khet, the laser strategy game

Sometime back in 2005 I came across a game called Deflexion. I can’t remember where I saw it, I can’t remember exactly when, but I do remember thinking “Wow, I really have to own this game!” Deflexion was all about lasers and mirrors – bouncing a beam of light around a chequers-style board using mirrored pieces, trying to plan the best pathway so as to hit your opponents king. I emailed its makers – Del Segura and Luke Hooper, together with their tutor Dr Michael Larson – to see whether it was available here in the UK, only to find that they were still looking for a distributor.

Fast forward to a couple of weeks ago, and imagine my coquettish excitement at seeing the game – now called Khet – on UK site Firebox.com. A few emails later and I had a copy of the original Deflexion game in my freshly-washed hands. Deflexion, as my sample is branded, is now Khet on both sides of the Atlantic; I’ll point out any minor differences as necessary.

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