Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Review: Booster Shot

Advanced Soldier DesktopCall of Duty: Ghosts was a boring, by-the-numbers game with a rote story and stifling multiplayer. It showed the fraying edges of a vast empire and a team seemingly fed up with making iteration after iteration of Call of Duty; but each year a new release must come. Sometimes those games are marginally fun or have interesting ideas with a stale framework, like Black Ops II. That story had multiple branching paths and the setting took us to the (near) future for the first time in the series history. But Black Ops II still didn’t manage to capture a better framework to challenge the concepts of the stagnating franchise. It was time for a new idea, something to liven up the series and introduce mechanics that change the basic Call of Duty formula, while keeping the structure intact. Sledgehammer Games, a new development studio for the franchise, has found that idea with Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. [Read more…]

Alien: Isolation Review: Fear and Loathing

ai_p3_wallpaper_980x550In Ridley Scott’s Alien, about half of the movie is spent going through the mundane lives of the Nostromo crew. You don’t see the titular alien, but you know it’s coming — the movie is called Alien, after all. The tension builds and builds, giving you glimpses and teases of what is to come, but always holding back for the big reveal later on. In James Cameron’s Aliens, the same rules apply. But this time the xenomorphs are on full alert and barrage the marines every chance they get. Alien: Isolation, from Creative Assembly, captures that same sense of dread and tension building from Alien and the relentless assault of Aliens. It is a terrific horror game that starts off too slowly before becoming one of the most terrifying video games I have ever played. [Read more…]

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Review: An Unexpected Journey

Middle-Earth-Shadow-of-Mordor-HD-Desktop-WallpaperAshgam the Ruinous raised his sword above his head as I laid on my knees before him. He wore a large steel helmet with four horns protruding out the sides. We fought for only a few moments before he took me down — I was filled with rage. Ashgam froze for a moment and lowered his sword before looming over my head and saying, “Too easy,” before sauntering away as his minions finished me off. Next time I would have my revenge. [Read more…]

Cannon Brawl Review: Charming Destruction

CB_bannerAt the heart of Turtle Sandbox’s Cannon Brawl is, well, a ton of heart. This 2D action-strategy hybrid employs just as much charm as it does deep, strategic, fast-paced gameplay. Cannon Brawl mashes together concepts from Worms and StarCraft and manages to create something entirely unique on its own. [Read more…]

Terror! Report: Vanish | C.H.U.D.

vanishClint, Evan, and Kyle discover the underground raves in this horror game where you wander down dark corridors picking up… pages. Have we truly gone insane? [Read more…]

Terror! Report: SCP 087-B | Blood Hallways

Terror! ReportClint, Evan, and Kyle deconstruct the horror genre as Clint descends into the madness of SCP. [Read more…]

Terror! Report: The House (Part 2) | Where Kitchen?

the houseThe spookies continue as Clint and Kyle take fire while Evan wonders why anything is happening. [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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