The hardest reviews to do are the games that you really really just want to praise into the high heavens (no pun intended) and just love it through and through. Bioshock Infinite is one of those games that seem to get universal praise across the board, magazines and websites everywhere praising it for its deep story and marvelous visuals, but a game is not built up out of narrative and graphics alone. This should have never been a first person shooter.
The first iteration of the acclaimed Castlevania series on the 3DS is a surprisingly entertaining endeavor. Though a flawed experience, this is a good first step onto familiar territory for an ever evolving series. (more…)
EA has announced that it will be implementing micro-transactions in every game it will release with the new generation. Many view this as a bad thing, and I would agree if it is handled in the wrong way. (more…)
Thomas Was Alone is a game about rectangles. These rectangles are some of the most engaging and rewarding personalities I have ever seen in a video game, and they make this game a very worthwhile experience. (more…)
The end of the current generation was already underway with the release of Nintendo WiiU, last night the next step was set. The Playstation 4 was officially announced. What is there to be enthusiastic about? And what should we remain sceptical about?
Retrogamers, unite! The classic DOS/Amiga war game ‘Cannon Fodder 2′ is now finally available on GoG. (more…)
Welcome puny heroes to the Dungeonland! Under the management of Paradox Interactive you can “enjoy” this theme park as much as you like. Do you have the endurance to experience the whole theme park, or would you rather take control of it? (more…)
I freakin’ LOVE puzzle games. I always liked to challenge my brain with riddles, puzzles, mysteries and all that, and one of my favorite genres of games is the now almost extinct ‘point and click’-adventure game. In its heyday, probably the best adventure games came from LucasFilm Games studio, later LucasArts. Adventure greats like Sam & Max: Hit the Road, The Dig, Day of the Tentacle, Grim Fandango and the Monkey Island series set the bar extremely high for competing games. Funnily enough, a lot of these previously mentioned games came from the brilliant minds of Ron Gilbert and Tim Schafer. (more…)
During the late 1920s and 1930s a gentleman of Providence, RI frequently sat down to write stories about horrible things, cosmic malevolence, alien landscapes, forbidden books and more ghastly things too horrid to imagine. This man was known as Howard Philips Lovecraft and is often cited as being one of the most influential horror writers of the 20th century. The world of Darkness created by Lovecraft served as a vessel for many a young horror writer, myself included, to explore the black outer rims of his dark creations. (more…)
There are only a few games I consider myself a true fan of, the only ones which come to mind are Devil May Cry and Megaman. With the reboot that Devil May Cry has gotten I’ve played the demo, raged a little, looked back at it more objective and looked at reviews and videos. I think I can finally have a decent opinion about this matter. (more…)