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Turbo Review: Forza 5 (XBONE)

Want just a quick summary of the game and my rating? Check out the spoiler below! Forza 5 Platform: Xbox One Genre: Racing Publisher/Developer: Microsoft/Turn 10   Being someone who never really got into many racing games in the past, especially simulations, I never thought I would really get an addiction to a racing game like many others have. Well, even with that, I can safely say that Turn 10 has made a fantastic and beautiful racer that is a wonderful start for the Xbox One. It may l

Kyoshi

Kyoshi

 

Turbo Review: Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse (XBOX)

Want just a quick summary? Check out the Final Verdict for that and my rating! Stubbs the Zombie Platform: Xbox, PC Genre: Third Person Action/Shooter Publisher/Developer: Aspyr/Wideload Stubbs the Zombie was a very neat release from 2005. In a world populated by zombie media, movies, games, etc, Stubbs came along and through a wrench in the zombie game formula by adding comedy, a neat setting, and instead of killing the zombies, you ARE the zombie.   You play as Stubbs, formerly known

Kyoshi

Kyoshi

 

Turbo Review: Animal Crossing (Gamecube)

Want just a quick summary? Check out the Final Verdict for that and my rating! Animal Crossing Platofrm: Nintendo Gamecube Genre: Life Simulation Publisher/Developer: Nintendo For many, video games are a great escape. There are many times where life really isn't fun and we just want to play a game to escape from that reality for a short time. Now what about a game that loosely simulates life and goes in real time? That could never work! Well, Nintendo made it work and it was awesome. Ani

Kyoshi

Kyoshi

 

Turbo Review: Child of Light (XBONE)

Want just a quick summary? Head to the final verdict for that and my rating. Child of Light Platform: Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Vita Genre: RPG Publisher/Developer: Ubisoft/Ubisoft Montpellier Child of Light was an unbelievably pleasant surprise. It is an RPG set in a fantasy land where you battle monsters, level up, and experience something truly wonderful. That being, this entire game. The gameplay is a sidescrolling turn based RPG. You run and mostly fly around as Aurora,

Kyoshi

Kyoshi

 

Turbo Review: Destiny (XBONE)

Want just a quick summary? Head to the final verdict for that and my rating! Destiny Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3 Genre: MMORPG/Sci-fi First Person Shooter Publisher/Developer: Activision/Bungie Destiny was originally a hugely ambitious title. It is the first game that former Halo developer Bungie has made since their split from Microsoft. Now with a contract to Activision and an apparent and massive $500,000,000 budget, they set out to create a fascinating new game with unique

Kyoshi

Kyoshi

 

Turbo Review: Killer Instinct (SNES)

Want to see just a quick summary? Check out the Final Verdict for that and my rating! Killer Instinct Platform: SNES, Arcade(Not in this review) Genre: Fighting Publisher/Developer: Rareware *This is a review for Killer Instinct on the Super Nintendo, not the arcade version or the new Xbox One reboot Killer Instinct is another wonderful game from my childhood. With the new Killer Instinct reboot on the Xbox One and season 2 for that game on the way, I feel it is necessary to go down memo

Kyoshi

Kyoshi

 

Turbo Review: Super Mario 64 DS (Nintendo DS)

Want just a quick summary? Head to the Final Verdict for that and my rating! Super Mario 64 DS Platform: Nintendo DS Genre: 3D Platformer Publisher/Developer: Nintendo Super Mario 64. A game that is legendary in the world of gaming for revolutionizing 3D games as whole. This game has an immense legacy and is cemented into the minds of many gamers. Then, nearly 10 years later, in 2005, Nintendo decided to remake the classic title for their new Nintendo DS syst

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Kyoshi

 

Turbo Review: Enchanted Arms (XBOX360)

Welcome to Kyoshi's Turbo Reviews!, where each week (or so) I quickly review a game that I have played and share some of the pros and cons of the game. These reviews will mostly be spoiler free and won't be too deep so they can be read quickly. At least, that's what I am aiming for.   Want just a quick summary? Head to the final verdict for that and my rating. Enchanted Arms Platform: Xbox 360, PS3(2007 release) Genre: JRPG Publisher/Developer: Ubisoft/From Software   Enchanted Arms i

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Kyoshi

 

Turbo Review: Nintendo Badge Arcade (3DS)

Want just a quick summary? Head to the Final Verdict for that and my rating! Nintendo Badge Arcade Platform: Nintendo 3DS Genre: Arcade Publisher/Developer: Nintendo 2015 was an odd year for Nintendo. While we received greatness like Bayonetta 2, Nintendo decided to experiment with much greedier concepts. One of these was Amiibo Festival. The other, was Nintendo Badge Arcade. An awesome looking concept on paper that is foiled by greed.   Nintendo badg

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Kyoshi

 

Turbo Review: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3)

Want just a quick summary? Head to the Final Verdict for that and my rating! Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Platform: Playstation 3 Genre: Third person shooter/adventure Publisher/Developer: Sony/Naughty Dog ESRB: T Uncharted Drake's Fortune was a title that took many by surprise when it first released in 2008. It had charm, some interesting gameplay elements and very good graphics. It was a good title in a sea of not so good titles at the time for the PS3, even though I was not overly fon

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Kyoshi

 

Turbo Review: Megaman X (SNES)

Want to just see a quick summary? Check out the Final Verdict for that and my rating! Megaman X Platform: SNES Genre: Platformer/Shooter Publisher/Developer: Capcom *This is a review for the original Megaman X on SNES, not Maverick Hunter X on PSP or any other versions of Megaman X   Megaman X is one of my all time favorite games from my childhood. When it came out it was near 16-bit perfection. The graphics were sleek and stylish, the music was AWESOME, and the gameplay was so great th

Kyoshi

Kyoshi

 

Turbo Review: Call of Duty Black Ops 3 (XBONE)

Want just a quick summary? Head to the Final Verdict for that and my rating!   Call of Duty Black Ops 3   Platform: Xbox One, PS4, PC, PS3, Xbox 360 (*Note: The Xbox 360 and PS3 versions differ from the other versions)   Genre: First Person Shooter   Publisher/Developer: Activision/Treyarch     Oh Call of Duty. The FPS cash cow that is being pumped out yearly by Activision to make more and more profits. It seems the series has been on a steady

Kyoshi

Kyoshi

 

Turbo Review: Virtua Fighter 5 (XB360)

Want just a quick summary? Head to the final verdict for that and my rating! Virtua Fighter 5 Platform: Xbox 360, PS3(No online play on PS3 version) Genre: Fighting Publisher/Developer: SEGA/SEGA AM2 *This is a review for the original Virtua Fighter 5, not Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown   The fighting genre has been very active over the past few years. With the likes of Blazblue, Mortal Kombat, and all of the Capcom fighters, there definitely has been no shortage of arcade fighters to

Kyoshi

Kyoshi

 

Turbo Review: Pokemon Yellow (Gameboy)

Pokemon Yellow Platform: Gameboy, 3DS via Virtual Console Genre: RPG Publisher/Developer: Nintendo/ GameFreak ESRB: E Price: $10 USD Pokemon is a phenomenon in gaming today. It has grown into a gargantuan franchise selling millions up on millions of copies with each release and it has grown a fanbase that is so dedicated to their love for this series and rightfully so. Pokemon is a series that feels timeless even with some flaws. This started with Pokemo

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Kyoshi

 

Turbo Review: Super Time Force (XBONE)

Want just a quick summary? Go to the Final Verdict below for that and my rating! Super Time Force Platform: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC Genre: Retro 2D Shooter Bullet Hell Publisher/Developer: Capybara Games Super Time Force starts out very promising. It is a very retro style 2D shooter game with a neat time bending twist. While these retro games lately have kinda bothered me, I thought this one might be genius. Actually...no, at least, not entirely.   As I said, it is a retro 2D shooter. Yo

Kyoshi

Kyoshi

 

Turbo Review: SUPERHOT (Xbox One, PC)

SUPERHOT Platform: PC, Xbox One Genre: FPS/Puzzle Publisher/Developer: SUPERHOT TEAM ESRB: T Price: $25 USD SUPER. HOT. These are two words you will be saying after playing this game. SUPERHOT is a First Person Shooter, but not like you have ever played. SUPERHOT is actually a really simple concept. You play as a nameless character, seemingly supposed to be you, in a sort of virtual reality game, where you dispatch with 'red guys' as

Kyoshi

Kyoshi

 

Turbo Review: Spyro the Dragon (PS1)

Want just a quick summary? Head to the Final Verdict for that and my rating! Spyro the Dragon Platform: PS1 Genre: 3D Platformer Publisher/Developer: SCEA/Insomniac Games Oh boy, it's another classic game that we have here. Spyro the Dragon is a 3D platformer made by the now famous Insomniac Games. When it arrived, it captured the love of many gamers and became one of the most cherished games of the 32-bit era. Why you may ask? Well, let's find out!   That simple yet glorious title sc

Kyoshi

Kyoshi

 

Turbo Review: Luigi's Mansion (Gamecube)

Want just a quick summary? Head to the Final Verdict for that and my rating! Luigi's Mansion Platform: Nintendo GameCube Genre: Adventure/Puzzle/Exploration Publisher/Developer: Nintendo Oh Luigi's Mansion, what a classic we have here. Well, surprisingly it wasn't that way when it released. Upon the immanent release of the Nintendo GameCube, you can tell many were excited for the new generation of Nintendo, especially after the masterpieces of Ocarina of Time, Goldeneye, and of course, Ma

Kyoshi

Kyoshi

 

Turbo Review: Minecraft (XBONE)

Want to see just a quick summary? Check out the Final Verdict for that and my rating! Minecraft Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC, PS3, Xbox 360, iOS, Android Genre: Sandbox, Building/Adventure Publisher/Developer: Mojang/4J Studios *This is a review only for the Xbox One version of Minecraft.   Minecraft is now a gaming phenomenon. It's simple yet immensely deep and rewarding premise has won over many people and it's success has been one of the fastest in gaming history and it is not slowin

Kyoshi

Kyoshi

 

Turbo Review: Call of Duty Advanced Warfare (XBONE)

Want just a quick summary? Head to the final verdict for that and my rating! Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Platform: Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3, PC Genre: First Person Shooter Publisher/Developer: Activision/Sledgehammer Games Call of Duty is a massively popular franchise that is the subject of extreme hype and criticism. With each new installment offering little that differs it from the previous entry, this immense powerhouse has seen a decline in both sales and ratings. Now, Sledgeha

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Kyoshi

 

Turbo Review: The eye of Judgment Legends (PSP)

Want just a quick summary? Head to the Final Verdict for that and my rating! The Eye of Judgment: Legends Platform: PSP (Available on PS Store for the Vita) Genre: Collectible card battle game Publisher/Developer: SCE/Japan Studio ESRB: E10+ The original Eye of Judgment game on the PS3 was what I would consider an experiment gone wrong. It tried to combine a collectible card game WITH a video game as its battlefield. This sounds like a great idea on paper, but it turned out to be an over

Kyoshi

Kyoshi

 

Turbo Review: Ziggurat (XBONE)

Want just a quick summary? Head to the Final Verdict for that and my rating! Ziggurat Platform: Xbox One, PC Genre: Rogue-lite FPS Publisher/Developer: Milkstone Studios ESRB: E10+ Hello and welcome back to Turbo Reviews! Been a while. Well, I have returned to review more games and such! So let's begin that! Ziggurat is a rogue-lite FPS surprisingly from Milkstone Studios , a team that brought us the wonderful...uh, Avatar Farm Online and other 'gems'. In Ziggurat you play as one of man

Kyoshi

Kyoshi

 

Turbo Review: Mario Party (N64)

Want just a quick summary? Go to the Final Verdict for that and my rating! Mario Party Platform: Nintendo 64 Genre: Party Game Publisher/Developer: Nintendo/Hudsonsoft Mario Party was a strange yet interesting release when it launched. A board game stringed together by a bunch of mini-games starring Mario characters? That actually sounds awesome! Well, it is actually kinda cool. Now it has become a franchise with over 10 games in the series. Let's see how the first outing fares!   In Ma

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Kyoshi

 

Turbo Review: Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix (XB360)

Want just a quick summary? Head to the Final Verdict for that and my rating! Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix Platform: Xbox 360, PS3 Genre: Puzzle Publisher/Developer: Capcom/Backbone Entertainment Originally released on the Playstation and Arcades during the Street Fighter 2 craze, Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo came to make us all out of breath with its long name but also entertain with it's surprisingly fun gameplay. I remember playing it constantly back in 'the day'. Such a shame

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Kyoshi

 

Turbo Review: World Heroes Perfect (Neo-Geo)

World Heroes Perfect Platform: Neo-Geo Arcade and AES Genre: Fighting Publisher/Developer: SNK The fighting genre exploded in popularity in the early through mid 90's, mostly thanks to Street Fighter II becoming an instant hit in both the arcades and on home consoles. As a result, many fighting games that attempted to emulate its style came about and while some managed to rise above what they were trying to be, there were some that just failed in almost every way.

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Kyoshi