Arno joins a cult where he witnesses a human sacrifice, he hunts down a giant, he solves murder mysteries because Paris’ local detective is too lazy. If this all sounds interesting, that is because it is pretty interesting — in concept. Instead, Arno simply hunts down Templars in the cult, finds and kills an enemy of the “heavy” type, and runs around eagle vision-ing his way to a culprit with no sense of mystery. Assassin’s Creed Unity is, above all else, boring.
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.
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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.