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...]

Bioshock Infinite: Burial at Sea Episode 2 Review: Swan Song

Burial at SeaBurial at Sea is a weird piece of downloadable content. It’s as much fan service as it is Levine telling a different kind of story than Bioshock or Infinite that bridges two games. And now it is seen as a swan song to Irrational Games as a full-team studio. It’s weird. But there’s still something incredibly compelling about it that kept drawing me inward, closer and closer to my screen. My arms were tired and my back was sore, but I just had to know what was coming next.

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Soul Blazer (SNES) Review: Restoration Project

Soul-Blazer-Box-2000x1387There’s a moment very, very near the end of Enix’s 1992 action game Soul Blazer where a character asks you to make them a promise. You’re leaving, for one reason or another, and this person says that even though you may never return, she’ll feel better if you lied and said you would. She asks you one last time, and the normal bit of agency Soul Blazer lends you, a “Yes/No” response, is minimized for the only instance in the entire game to a single option: “Yes.” It’s a compelling and surprising moment that serves to encapsulate Soul Blazer as a whole, and its frequent ability to find moments of bizarre power in unexpected places.

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Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Review: Early Adopter

MetalGearMetal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is the video game equivalent of buying a next-generation console the night it releases. It’s fun to be there on day one, to see the sights and poke at the systems. It’s less fun when you realize how thin everything is, and how many months you’ll have to wait for even a hint of substance.

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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...]

Titanfall Review: Making Moments

Titanfall_wallpaper2560x1440I thought I was done with multiplayer shooters. I was really into games like Call of Duty and Left 4 Dead, but at a certain point they stopped being fun for me. I thought I’d never find a game that could give me that same rush again. Well, Titanfall is the most fun I’ve had in a multiplayer shooter in quite a long time. It is entirely fresh and exciting. It’s a fast-paced game full of adrenaline-pumping action. The more I talk about Titanfall, the more I type about Titanfall, the more it sounds like I’m running a PR campaign on the game, with the amount of glowing things I have to say about it that just so happen to sync up with specific bullet points Respawn has been hitting since the game was announced. I can’t help it. Titanfall is a little rough around the edges, but it’s great fun. [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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Dark Souls II Review: Evolving Laterally

dark souls 2 1Dark Souls II is a harder game than Dark Souls.

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Fighting Is Magic: Tribute Edition Review: Not Just A One Trick Pony

fim reviewsMy Little Pony: Fighting Is Magic should not exist.

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