Avi Krebs

Reviews By Avi Krebs

Arc the Lad II Review (PS3)

By Avi Krebs () - 8.0 out of 10

When Arc the Lad was originally released, it did not make it over to North America and Western gamers were not necessarily shedding too many tears considering the fantastic lineup of RPGs alone released around the same period amongst the consoles. As the review for Arc the Lad mentioned, the sequel was also included in the Arc the Lad Collection, therefore gamers immediately had the opportunity to pick and choose which game they would prefer to spend their time devoted to. Read More.

The King of Fighters XIII Review (X360)

By Avi Krebs () - 7.0 out of 10

Who would have thought that after all these years there would be some fighting games still pushing out sequels? In the mid-1990s, Street Fighter 2 and Mortal Kombat were the undeniable kingpins of the fighting game Underworld. Beneath them, were the henchmen in the form of one-off titles from companies looking to make a quick buck and a name for themselves only to fade off into obscurity. Read More.

Arc the Lad Review (PS3)

By Avi Krebs () - 7.0 out of 10

1995 was a great year to be a fan of RPGs in North America. The 16 bit console wars were coming to end, making way for the next-gen consoles to take over. This did not stop companies from releasing not only some of the greatest games of the year, but some of the best RPGs ever made. Read More.

WWE '12 Review (X360)

By Avi Krebs () - 9.0 out of 10

THQ has truly done something remarkable with WWE '12 and rest assured it goes beyond a simple name change. In large part to the heavily advertised Predator technology infused within WWE '12, THQ has made a wrestling video game that replicates the real thing so closely it has to be seen to be believed. Read More.

Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection Review (PS3)

By Avi Krebs () - 6.3 out of 10

During a time when fighting games tried to copy Street Fighter 2, one challenger to the fighting game crown chose to go in another direction. Instead of having hard and light attacks, there were high and low attacks; instead of using well-drawn animated characters, there were real-life actors digitized for the small screen. Read More.

Scene It? Box Office Smash Review (X360)

By Avi Krebs () - 8.7 out of 10

Let me open this review by stating that I am old enough to admit that board gamers were a part of my childhood. They were and are still a fun and exciting form of entertainment. Thanks to the advancements in technology, many of the classic board games have made the jump to the realm of video games. Read More.

WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2009 Review (X360)

By Avi Krebs () - 8.4 out of 10

While THQ has been relatively mum on the subject of their Legends of Wrestlemania title, which is scheduled to be released later this year, that hasn't stopped them from churning out another entry in the well-established Smackdown franchise. The series has seen its share of peaks and valleys, with last year's title being one of the company's more "average" efforts. Read More.

WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2009 Review (DS)

By Avi Krebs () - 7.6 out of 10

THQ's second kick at wrestling on the DS is unquestionably an improvement over their first title. Thanks to graphics that could easily be mistaken for something you'd find on the Wii (and perhaps at the appropriate angle, the PS2), a bevy of different mechanics that show off some of the DS's more unique capabilities, and a fine selection of both wrestlers and matches to choose from, WWE: Smackdown vs Raw 2009 is a title that looks and feels like it belongs alongside its console contemporaries. Read More.

Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit Review (X360)

By Avi Krebs () - 6.8 out of 10

In some parts of the world, Dragon Ball Z has a fanatic if not cult like following. One could argue that Goku and company are almost as much a staple to video games as a certain pair of Italian plumbers. While the latter mentioned have diversified their gaming portfolio to appear in a wide variety of different genres, the cast of Dragon Ball Z fame prefer to settle their disputes with their fists. Read More.

WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2008 Review (PSP)

By Avi Krebs () - 6.6 out of 10

When Smackdown Vs Raw 2006 hit the shelves back in late 2005, it presented a unique situation for gamers. For the first time since its inception, the series was available on two platforms albeit still exclusive to Sony. What made this more unique was that gamers were given a faithfully translated version of the PS2 game. Read More.

WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2008 Review (PS2)

By Avi Krebs () - 6.9 out of 10

Seven; that is the number of Smackdown games that has been released on the PS2. This kind of longevity on one console is matched by very few. Outside of the annual EA sports titles, and those games featuring that Tony Hawk guy, the boys from THQ have been giving Sony gamers the right to "Just Bring It", "Shut your Mouth", and telling us "Here Comes the Pain" and more. Read More.

Kingdom Under Fire: Circle of Doom Review (X360)

By Avi Krebs () - 7.3 out of 10

Action RPG games, the hack-and-slash variety are plentiful among most every platform. On the PC, you've got the traditional Diablo series, PlayStation has Untold Legends, the original Xbox had the impressive Knights of the Old Republic and its sequel, and even the Game Boy has the Shining Soul. Read More.

Blue Dragon Review (X360)

By Avi Krebs () - 8.0 out of 10

The Xbox 360 has started to accumulate a nice collection of must have games. These are the titles that define not only the genres they represent, but they also do well in helping gamers from all over feel less regret about putting down their money on the X360. However, one genre that hasn't flooded Microsoft's gaming systems is the RPG. Read More.

Fatal Fury: Battle Archives Volume 1 Review (PS2)

By Avi Krebs () - 7.6 out of 10

It has been only a few months since SNK-Playmore released the Art of Fighting Anthology and now another fighting franchise has arrived on the PS2. Despite the somewhat complex title, Fatal Fury Battle Archives Volume 1 provides gamers with the first four Fatal Fury games all on one disc. Read More.