There’s something to be said about fighting losing battles. Maybe it’s that the cause more often than not seems more valiant than that of the victor, seeing how long you can hold off defeat before you’re finally overwhelmed. Perhaps it’s because you know in the far reaches of your mind that there’s a faint light… Continue reading Review: Spelunky
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows is the best TMNT game there has ever been. If that sounds like faint praise: it is. Even though the game pushes the boundaries of what to expect from a low-budget, licensed beat ’em up, by working the strengths of the franchise into fairly deep gameplay, it… Continue reading Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Out Of The Shadows
I wanna say something. I’m gonna put it out there; if you like it, you can take it, if you don’t, send it right back. I prefer Dragon’s Dogma to Skyrim.
Let’s cut the suspense- Skullgirls is a letdown. It’s a project of big dreams, and it would be a hell of an understatement to say that it didn’t quite reach its goals. For every good idea, there are two bizarre omissions, and in the end, what we’re left with is a fighting game that just… Continue reading Review: Skullgirls
Driver San Francisco is the most recent title from Reflections Games: a company that began their legacy with the original 3D crime chase simulator Driver on the PlayStation. Now, 12 years later, comes probably the finest iteration in the series since Driver 2.
Assassin’s Creed: Revelations is a follow-up to 2010’s Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, itself a follow-up to Assassin’s Creed II, and marks the end of Ezio Auditore da Firenze’s trilogy-within-a-trilogy. Does it stay true to the Creed or has age taken its toll on Ezio? Warning: This article contains spoilers for previous Assassin’s Creed games.
Metal Gear Solid HD Collection is the definitive version for both Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3. For some of you, that sentence is all you need; you’ll rush to the store, pop in the disc, and relive your fantastic memories involving Big Shell and the Virtuous Mission in glorious 1080p. However, there are many… Continue reading Review: Metal Gear Solid HD Collection
Mercury Hg brings back the Mercury franchise for the first time since 2007. Has it still got the same flow?
Have you ever sat and thought, “Man, if only I could combine a shmup like Ikaruga or Defender, and use that gameplay to adventure through a world and collect power-ups like in Metroid or Castlevania, all the while exploring a B-movie sci-fi story in a distant star system”? If so, then Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet… Continue reading Review: Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet
The 2D platformer is seemingly in something of a renaissance at the moment, certainly evidenced by the surge, or plague depending on your sensibilities, of such titles making it to market in recent years. Particularly popular amongst smaller or independent studios for a number of reasons – a cynical mind might suggest their comparative low… Continue reading Review: Outland
As my colourful and cartoony, almost JRPGish character plods through the surreal worldscape that opens Bastion, the gruff cowboy that seems to be narrating my adventure comments, “ground forms up under his feet, as if pointing the way. He don’t stop to wonder why.” I smirk at the down-to-earth description of the weird stone and mosaic… Continue reading Review: Bastion
I am a sucker for card games. I am usually a sucker for board games, but card games are something I enjoy much more. Of course, as a college student in Siberia Serbia (or Sibserburbia as Gregg would call it), the abysmal cost of trading card games is what makes it unlikely for me to… Continue reading Review: Magic: the Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012
L.A. Noire is a game over six years in the making. An extended development time can be both a blessing and a curse. The game displays a mixture of both but you certainly can’t fault Team Bondi’s ambitions. It pushes the boundaries in certain respects but can’t quite break free from its more familiar game-like… Continue reading Review: L.A. Noire
After ten years of Mortal Kombat games that were slowly diminishing the franchise, Ed Boon and cohorts in NetherRealm Studios decided to go back to MK Basics: gore, simplicity and endless entertainment to play with friends. If you enjoyed Mortal Kombat in the ’90s you will fall in love at first round, if not then…just… Continue reading Review: Mortal Kombat
A review for Hothead Games’ action platformer. A simple summary of the game is that you control creatures known as Swarmites and have to get them to the end of the level while trying to achieve a high score. Sounds pretty familiar, right? Well, the main difference is that you’re controlling 50 of these Swarmites… Continue reading Review: Swarm