Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Review: Zero Sum

To say I enjoyed High Moon’s take on the Transformer’s franchise would be an understatement. Having played Fall of Cybertron in preparation for this game, my expectations were heightened by just how much I truly enjoyed that game. It looked good, played well, and told and interesting story. Edge of Reality’s Rise of the Dark Spark, on the other hand, tries to do everything Fall did, but does it much worse from every angle.

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Mario Golf: World Tour Review: The More the Merrier?

Nintendo has recently been on a downward spiral. Setting the Wii U aside, there is still a persistent issue on the software side of things. Recent releases like New Super Mario Bros., upcoming titles such as Hyrule Warriors, and the miserable failure that was The Year of Luigi have all been followed by the resounding question: “Why?” Add another game to the list for the questioning, because Mario Golf: World Tour is here. [Read more...]

InFamous: Second Son Review: The Good, The Bad, and The Pretty

Sucker Punch Productions. These guys have made two of my favorite series exclusive to Sony, those being Sly Cooper and InFamous. It seemed originally as though Sucker Punch was going to be doing one series per console generation, but as evidenced by this review, that didn’t happen. InFamous: Second Son is the not-too-direct sequel to InFamous 2, and while it takes advantage of being on the next generation Sony console, it lacks improvements in areas the previous installments had trouble with. [Read more...]

Ys: Memories of Celceta Review: An Adventure to Remember

I’m actually quite unfamiliar with the Ys series. I had heard of it in passing before, but it wasn’t until I had watched Evan play through Ys I that I took an interest in it. After having seen an Ys game in action, and subsequently learning a bit about the crazy series chronology I decided to give the newest game in the series, Ys: Memories of Celceta, a try. [Read more...]

South Park: The Stick of Truth Review: Licensed To Thrill

I love South Park, the Comedy Central television show. I hate almost every South Park video game. The one exception to that was the Xbox Live Arcade game, South Park Tower Defense. My appreciation for the downloadable title was more due to it being a solid tower defense game since it didn’t do very much with its source material. Now there is another South Park video game I don’t hate. In fact, just like the show, I love South Park: The Stick of Truth. [Read more...]

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 Review: Fun Sucking

To say I’m a fan of the Castlevania series would be a bold faced lie. In truth, I have never played a Castlevania game, not even the original Lords of Shadow. This gave me a unique perspective when going in to Lords of Shadow 2. I had read the plot summaries of the two games leading up to Lords of Shadow 2 before diving in so I was familiar with the story, but didn’t have any special connection with the characters. Sadly, I’m afraid that even with an investment in the story, Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2 would still fail to rise above its mediocrity.

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Earth Defense Force 2025 Review: The Goldilocks Conundrum

Ah Earth Defense Force. The “Sharknado” of the gaming industry. Sandlot, the developer of this cult hit series, has built these games from the ground up as B-movie experiences. So after three games in the series, all with the premise of providing a knowingly cheesy and imperfect game, it seems fitting that Earth Defense Force 2025 is the best game so far in terms of its B-movie action, but on the technical side of things it is as imperfect as ever, except that isn’t as endearing. [Read more...]

Ryan’s Top Ten Games of 2013

I love lists. [Read more...]

Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate Review: Knight’s Darkest

Developer Rocksteady did something that only few super hero games have accomplished, and something no Batman game ever had before. They found that by balancing Batman’s stealth, acrobatics, fighting skills, and world class detective ability, they could make Batman feel like so few had even attempted to before: the whole package. Blackgate still consists of all these elements, and after playing it I was left to wonder; if this game has everything its console predecessors have, why is it so bad?

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Saints Row IV Review: Past Presence

What’s the obvious way to improve upon my 2011 Game of the Year? Super powers, of course! [Read more...]

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Error! Not Found has many articles of opinion. Every editor has different tastes and beliefs, and one point of view does not necessarily reflect the group as a whole.

(c) Evan Tognotti, Editor-In-Chief. 2011

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