Category: Playstation Network

Valiant Hearts: The Great War Review: Paths of Glory

Valiant_Hearts_Key_ArtWar never changes, especially in video games. Countless number of games set you in the heat of battle, gunning down hundreds of enemies with reckless abandon. We never understand the pathos of those stories; we never hear of their struggles; all we ever see are moments plucked from action movies. Valiant Hearts: The Great War tells a touching story of a handful of soldiers in the midst of World War I — it’s just a shame this story needs to be a video game too.

Strider Review: Shadow Walker

StriderThe new Strider reboot from developer Double Helix is probably the best Metroid-style game since Shadow Complex, but that’s not saying much since there haven’t really been any Metroid-style games since Shadow Complex. While Strider may echo the design philosophies of that game style, it struggles to ever achieve any of the highs of a Metroid or Castlevania game. But hey, it’s a nice distraction until Nintendo’s next Metroid game, whenever that may be.

Borderlands 2 Review: A Much-Improved Shell

To this day I have played approximately 250 hours of the original Borderlands. I maxed out two characters, played through all the DLC packs twice, and got almost every single achievement (damn you Robot Revolution DLC collection quest!). The one question I had when Borderlands 2 was announced was, “When can I actually play this game?” The one question I have after completing Borderlands 2 is, “Why aren’t I wanting to sink another 250 hours into the sequel?”