War 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.
The 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.
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?”
The word “dyad” means a great many specific things across different fields, but those definitions are all bound by a simple similarity: in all cases, a dyad is a pair. Whether it be a pair of sister chromatids, a pair of musical notes, or a pair of people. The new PSN-exclusive racer Dyad is aptly named.
Halloween is over, and even though the holiday is gone, we are left with two things, candy and some good DLC. The latter of which comes in the form of the new InFamous 2 DLC, which is aptly named Festival of Blood.
Shenanigans, news, and mini-reviews abound in this late but exciting, extended edition of Error! Report! This week Clint talks about Another Earth, an indie film that is tough to explain; Nick gushes over Breaking Bad; […]