Reviews

  • Game of Thrones Iron from Ice Review: A Game Worth Playing

    05 Dec 2014

    Game of Thrones has become quite the sensation in the fantasy genre, both the books and the adapted television series. Sadly, the series has not had such success with the video game format, even though it seems it would be a perfect fit. Based on the dramatics of the IP, it seems only right that […]

  • Tales from the Borderlands Ep. 1 Review: Who Needs Guns?

    28 Nov 2014

    I’ve been a fan of Borderlands since it first launched. While the gameplay was what originally drew me in, once the first batch of DLC launched, I fell in love with the writing. And when I think of writing in games, I think of Telltale. While I wasn’t too sure how their recent formula would […]

  • Adventure Time The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom Review: A Finn to the Past

    18 Nov 2014

    Another year, another Adventure Time game. Each release comes with so much hope, as the show seems so ripe with potential for a video game. Previous entries wore their inspiration on their sleeves, and Secret of the Nameless Kingdom is no different. From the get go, the game feels very much like Zelda: A Link […]

  • Styx – Master of Shadows Review: Enveloped by Darkness

    21 Oct 2014

    The first game I played that really pushed stealth mechanics was Metal Gear Solid. It was vastly different from my first experience with Metal Gear on the NES. Since ’98 I’ve always enjoyed delving into various stealth experiences, attempting to be undetected for as long as possible in games that don’t even focus on that […]

  • Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse Review: A Risky Reward

    20 Oct 2014

    With sequels to games coming out on a yearly or bi-yearly schedule, it’s weird to say a trilogy is coming to an end after twelve years. However, that is the case with the release of Pirate’s Curse. Obviously it’s not the last game with Shantae, as Half-Genie Hero is due out in the near future. […]

  • Alien Isolation Review: Xenophile

    10 Oct 2014

    The Alien series has seen many games looking to bring the series to life in a way the movies couldn’t. Alien: Isolation is the 18th Alien game (not including all the Alien vs. Predator titles) to make an attempt, with The Creative Assembly in the developer seat this time around. If that name sounds familiar, […]

  • Hack ‘n’ Slash Review: Hack the Planet

    01 Oct 2014

    If you’ve played video games within the past twenty years, chances are you’ve played a hack and slash title. To put it simply, a game where you push a button or a combination of buttons, and continue to do so to hit enemies until they die. If you still don’t know what I’m talking about, […]

  • Sherlock Holmes Crimes and Punishments Review: Precarious Deductions

    30 Sep 2014

    Sherlock Holmes has been a household name for a number of decades now due to his many depictions in books, films, cartoons, theatre performances, games, etc. Because of this familiarity, there is an existing audience that looks forward to partaking in his stories, be they modernizations of the classics (such as Moffat and Gatiss’ series) […]

  • Azure Striker Gunvolt Review: Lightning Strikes Twice

    28 Aug 2014

    Since Inafune left Capcom in 2010, all things related to Mega Man have pretty much been put on halt by Capcom (other than cameos). People have been clamoring for something new in the series while indie developers push titles that are similar in gameplay, some just re-skinned ripoffs, and others still that are more or […]

  • Eidolon Review: Sedated Expedition

    08 Aug 2014

    Remember when you wanted to play a video game and it relied entirely on text? Text adventures were something truly wonderful, almost like an interactive book. Adventure games have certainly progressed throughout the years, becoming extremely popular with the likes of Ron Gilbert and Tim Schafer. Nowadays, we have a new type of adventure game, […]

  • Rex Rocket Review: I’m a Rocket Man

    07 Aug 2014

    If there is one thing people love, it’s nostalgia. If there has been a trend in indie developed games over the past few years, it’s been using nostalgia to draw people in. While Rex Rocket may look mega, it’s so much more than that. You’ll hearken back to games like Metroid and the much newer […]

  • Street Fighter: Assassins Fist Review

    02 Aug 2014

    The Street Fighter canon has suffered from a very confusing past. Hollywood has proven that it can’t take the source material seriously with their last minute produced Street Fighter (1994) and the train wreck that was The Legend of Chun Li (2009). Saturday morning cartoons have pandered to an audience that doesn’t require quality control, and even […]

  • Shantae: Risky’s Revenge – Director’s Cut Review: Phenomenal Cosmic Powers

    24 Jul 2014

    The story of Shantae started back on the Game Boy Color twelve years ago. Despite WayForward’s previous games being good, this is what really sticks out to me as their first hit, regardless of it being a cult classic. For those unfamiliar with the series, it is a Metroidvania style platformer which allows for you […]

  • Super Comboman: C-c-c-combo Breaker!

    20 Jul 2014

    I’ve played my fair share of brawlers over the years, starting out with stuff like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Battletoads, followed by the likes of Final Fight and Streets of Rage. The modern day brawlers in my mind would be along the lines of DMC and God of War. Sure, they have puzzles, but […]