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[Gamer Time] – Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst

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The original Mirror’s Edge was something of a cult classic so the fact that the long awaited sequel actually came out is something of an accomplishment already. The way it uses next gen technology to improve on the mechanics that made the first game unique should net developer DICE considerable props.

Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst isn’t just a re-tread of old ideas but, while trying to expand on its formula, the game unfortunately experiences a few stumbles. The addition of an open world to explore seems like it fits right in with modern gaming trends, but over-reliance on timed side missions take away from what could have been a well paced story.

First day out the feds.

First day out the feds.

The game world looks beautiful and very interesting. However, and i’m not sure if i’m in the minority here, the amount of bright white surfaces found all over the city of glass gave me a bit of a headache and made me wish I had sunglasses. Combat was a nice surprise in this game and is much improved from the first game. If you want to see it in motion, definitely make sure to check out the full video review embedded above.

How you gonna call for backup when I just turned your larynx to spaghetti?

How you gonna call for backup when I just turned your larynx to spaghetti?

Overall, Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst is pretty good but certain design choices hold it back. If you want to check out the song I mentioned at the beginning of the video, here’s a link. For more game related content, follow me on Twitter @SpiegelDFE and be sure to keep checking back on NikkiSiixx.com for more news and reviews.

 

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[GAMER TIME] – Pokken Tournament || Hosted by @SpiegelDFE

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Looks like Nintendo fans have more than just Super Smash Bros. to give them their Pokemon fighting fix. Coming from a collaboration with Bandai Namco, Pokken tournament just might be the fighting game that Pokefans have been waiting for. If you grew up playing Pokemon on your Gameboy, then you remember the simple animations on the various moves. Pokken Tournament fully renders out these fantastic attacks and the aesthetics are sure to please new and old fans alike.

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Machamp giving the the hands

You pick a trainer, you pick a partner Pokemon and you go on a journey to conquer the Ferrum league. The story isn’t nything outside of the typical Pokemon fare, but the story is not why we’re here. You make your trainer and there are a lot of customization options available for them through the use of in game money or by tapping any Amiibo figurines you might own.

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Got my trainer swaggin’ hard

The fighting is fluid and does things differently from your typical fighting game. If you come into this playing like its Smash Bros. or Street Fighter then you’re in for a rude awakening. The moves have a feeling of weight and connection behind them which is very important to the genre. It feels very responsive when you’re handing out whoopins.k

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Pikachu comin’ at ya from the top of the turnbuckle!

I had a lot of fun with Pokken tournament so make sure to check out the video above for more thoughts and see me go toe to toe with another trainer online in order to test my skills.

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GAMERTIME: Fast Racing Neo || Hosted By @SpiegelDFE

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gamer time fast racing neoFast Racing Neo is a futuristic racing game which can be downloaded from the Wii U’s online store. Race through a futuristic sci-fi world at incredible speeds in FAST Racing NEO. It’s an indie title, so you may be wondering if it’s worth your time with so much AAA stuff out right now. Well, Nikkisiixx.com is here with a review from Spiegz to help you figure that out.

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GAMER TIME: Halo 5 – Guardians || Hosted By @SpiegelDFE

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gamer time finSpiegz almost didn’t do this one, but Halo is too huge to ignore. Halo 5: Guardians is a first-person shooter video game developed by 343 Industries and published by Microsoft Studios for the Xbox One home video game console. Part of the Halo series, the game was released on October 27, 2015. Halo 5 ’​s plot follows two fire teams of human super soldiers; when Blue Team, led by Master Chief, goes absent without leave to track down the artificial intelligence construct Cortana, Jameson Locke and Fire team Osiris are sent to retrieve him. Check out Spiegz’ Gamer Time Review of Halo 5: Guardians and make sure to check out NikkiSiixx.com for all your pop culture needs.

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GAMER TIME: Rise of the Tomb Raider || Hosted By @SpiegelDFE

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gamer time finYou know what time is it? Its GAMER TIME! Hosted by Spiegz and bringing you episode 4. Spiegz reviews the new Rise of the Tomb Raider which came out on the same day as Fallout 4, so you might have missed out on this. See exclusive game play from Spiegz. Featuring epic, high-octane action moments set in the most beautiful hostile environments on earth, Rise of the Tomb Raider delivers a cinematic survival action adventure where you will join Lara Croft on her first tomb raiding expedition as she seeks to discover the secret of immortality. So, here’s Spiegz to show you it’s worth your time. Watch GAMER TIME and decide for yourself!

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GAMER TIME: Tales of Zestiria || Hosted By @SpiegelDFE

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We’re bringing you another dose of epicness! On this episode of GAMER TIME Spiegz gives us his review on Tales of Zestiria. Press play and get the scoop of this Japanese RPG. Find out if the latest entry in the series is worth giving a try.

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Star Wars Battlefront: First Impression

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I took a break from doing Gamer Time on NikkiSiixx in order to try out the Star Wars Battlefront Beta while it was out and give you some of my thoughts on it. Here’s some game play with a little commentary via SmackTalkTV.

Don’t forget to check out the first two episodes of Gamer Time! The third will be getting underway as soon as the game I’m doing actually comes out. Follow me On Twitter: @SpiegelDFE

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GAMER TIME: Metal Gear Solid V The Phantom Pain by @SpiegelDFE

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NikkiSiixx.com is here with its new GAMER TIME segment. We’re kicking things off with Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Stay tuned for more reviews! This review was done by contributor Spiegz. Follow him on Twitter @SpiegelDFE and make sure to hit the site for all your entertainment news.

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