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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Dark Souls II Review: Evolving Laterally

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

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Thief Review: Stumbling in the Dark

thief 2014Looking Glass’ original Thief games helped to define a generation of stealth titles. After an extended absence, Garrett returns in a new iteration from Eidos Montreal. Thief’s primary gameplay motives should be pretty clear from the title alone, but it suffers from a severe lack of focus. Instead of centering on the tools of Garrett’s trade, Thief tries too hard to be something it’s not, which ultimately breaks the one thing it does well. [Read more...]

Adventure Time: Explore The Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW! Review: Grab Your Friends

There may be no television property more ripe for a video game adaptation than Adventure Time. A lot of its stories are, by the creator’s admission, structured like mini-Dungeons & Dragons campaigns. It’s easy to imagine throwing the huge list of characters and the shockingly well-defined world they inhabit into an RPG, getting the writers to cook up anywhere from 20-40 hours of endearing plot, and finding a developer who could design a satisfyingly simple combat mechanic. Paper Mario comes to mind.

Adventure Time: Explore The Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW! (henceforth referred to as Explore The Dungeon) is not that game. [Read more...]

Call of Duty Ghosts Review: Fallen Soldiers

Call of Duty GhostsAs I was playing Call of Duty: Ghosts, Activision’s newest entry in the long-running franchise, I came across a journal written by Ghost Logan, star of the game. These are his words.

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Beyond: Two Souls Review Update

(We would like to formally apologize for the crass and unfair review of Beyond: Two Souls that ran yesterday. We have updated the review to better reflect the quality that is expected of us. -- ed.)

Beyond: Two Souls tells stories. [Read more...]

Beyond: Two Souls Review: Phantom Pain

Beyond: Two Souls is bad at telling stories.

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The Wolf Among Us Episode 1: Faith Review

the wolf among usTelltale struck gold with the critical and commercial success of The Walking Dead last year. Now they’ve decided to bring a different comic book series to the adventure game genre with The Wolf Among Us. The first episode covers a lot of ground very quickly. It acts like a pilot episode of a serialized television show, establishing a complex world and characters with around two hours of content. It’s messy, but that doesn’t hinder the impact of its narrative. [Read more...]

Crash Test: Grand Theft Auto V

Ryan and Clint look on in awe as Evan takes them through a 90-minute guided tour of Los Santos.

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Grand Theft Auto V Review: Id, Ego, Superego

Grand Theft Auto V is neither fully expected nor wholly original. It’s big, ambitious, and more confident than it has any right to be. It only impresses when it really wants to, but throughout my 26 hours spent tearing around Los Santos, it never stopped really, really wanting to. It’s perhaps the most fully realized and cohesive open-world action game I’ve ever played. Let’s get all of that out of the way up front.  [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.

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