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5 Demos Worth Downloading Right Now!

 

Journey

Journey Review for PS3Journey comes off as simple and beautiful. It welcomes you with elegant ambient music. The game play surrounds itself in a soft tone and much mystery, Journey is just like the title says and a unique one at that. This demo caught me off guard it had that ICO/Shadow of the Colossus feel to it. The simplicity and subtleness creates quite an experience. You control one character that seems to glide across the desert sands. You don’t know where he or she is going and you don’t know why but it’s delightful either way. The game has a welcoming feel to it, something you might enjoy playing alone. Simple enough, the game uses just one face button and makes a subtle musical note when used. The mysteriousness of Journey is captivating and I think everyone should try this demo out. Even the ending of the demo seems to flow in motion. This is an exclusive to the PlayStation 3 and I’m glad I got a chance to try it out. I might actually buy this one because of the curiosity I have for the little red thing. I want to know what it is and where it might be going.

Available On:  PSN Network

Size: 571MB

Learning Curve: Easy

Worth Downloading: Yes

Multiplayer: No

ESRB: E

 

NFL Blitz

NFL Blitz ReviewNFL Blitz, the only other game with the NFL License. They are back and I can’t tell the difference. I guess this game will be fun when you get all your online buddies to play with you. But as a demo, there’s nothing new here. I mean, even the announcer sounds the same if I look away from the TV. It’s that same voice, sound effects and presentation. The graphics have obviously been revamped so that’s a plus.  Honestly it just looks like a perfect remake with added online features including co-op online but the demo only features up to four players locally. This is definitely a game you want to play with a friend. The game play is too played out to play alone. If you know anything about the Blitz series it’s a pickup and play arcade game, pass, run and turbo. The game is quick and fun game play but hasn’t changed much.

Available On:  PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

Size: 1.81GB

Learning Curve: Easy

Worth Downloading: Yes

Multiplayer: Yes, Local Only

ESRB: E10+

 

Rayman Origins

Rayman origins ReviewJump right into the cartoony world of Rayman Origins. It has superbly goofy graphics; a polish that squeaks. You can’t go wrong with this 2D side scroller. There’s strong and weak attacks and run and jump buttons. The game keeps surprising you swinging you around the stage not knowing what to expect next. Run with the top buttons like you would in a sports game, a comfortable choice. The in game momentum is quite enjoyable. Have fun pacing yourself throughout the stage. My favorite part was when those little fairies played music as I caught them. This game is fluid randomness. Jump, run and punch as you please but be careful because you’re far from invincible in this game. Just one or two hits before you’re using continue. The game play is so fluid and it’s filled with gloomy and vibrant colors so there’s never a dull moment. You might even enjoy just watching others play or add another controller and play co-op. You get to pick from four different characters including Rayman. In the second level you hop on a flying bug that shoots pellets or you can vacuum in the enemies and use them as ammo. It’s a fun game to try out. I can appreciate the effort that went into the graphics and smooth game play.

Available On: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

Size: 351MB

Learning Curve: Easy

Worth Downloading: Yes

Multiplayer:  Yes, Local only

ESRB: E10+

 

Sonic Generations

Sonic Generations ReviewSonic Generations brings you the best of both worlds for fans of the retro and the new. This game divides in to two modes, modern sonic and classic sonic. Modern sonic is 3D all the way with bits and pieces of 2D plat forming. It plays like the good parts of Sonic Unleashed; it’s fun game play and keeps you entertained all the way through. There’s constant speed burst and different camera angles throughout the level so there’s never a dull moment. The games graphics engine uses vibrant detail but you won’t really get to enjoy it at 300MPH speeds. Now classic Sonic mode is where I get excited. To me it’s the equivalent of New Super Mario Bros. This is what the Sonic Team should of done in the first place. The momentum is right on point and the level has various routes to follow. There’s always a sense of speed and all at your control. They should keep building on this for the Sonic’s future. The entire game is in retro style even up to the music and enemy characters. Even the enemy combo jumps are back just like old times. Sonic Generations is for the old and new sonic fans out there. Give it a try.

Available On:  PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

Size: 646MB

Learning Curve: Easy

Worth Downloading: Yes

Multiplayer: No

ESRB: E

 

SSX

ssx ReviewSSX has been revamped for the new generation of snowboarders. As you jump into in you’re greeted with a rather extensive tutorial, you cannot skip it, just follow directions. As soon as that’s over you jump off the plane on to the snow mountain for one run. The game to me has a difficult learning curve. I mean sure you can ride around easy but get ready to use all the buttons to do tricks with either analog or face buttons. There’s a rewind feature like that of the Forza series. It’s a great addition especially to a demo so you can keep trying the game out. This is no pick up and play. You will have to know what you are doing to get do some cool stuff in the air. The mountain trail is full of various options to take and the music is pretty funky for a snowboarding game. There’s not too many snowboarding games out there, give this one a try with patience and you’ll get the best out of it.

Available On:  PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

Size: 1.3GB

Learning Curve: Hard

Worth Downloading: Yes

Multiplayer: No

ESRB: E

By Dauddy

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