Often times, being thrust into a new series or genre can be an exciting experience for a gamer. The unfamiliar can open up the possibility for unexpected moments of joy. On the other hand, being new to an established genre can lead to disinterest, confusion and a negative experience. Read More.
Reviews By Christopher Seal
When it comes to video games and racing, there are often two camps a title can fall into. The first is where a game leans more towards a realistic driving simulation, where emphasis is placed on physics and how the car feels and reacts to the track. The other is where a game throws physics out the window, tells Newton and his laws to take a hike and pays no mind to how cars actually drive. Read More.
Atmospheric, visually stunning, and incredibly immersive. These few words are enough to describe Dear Esther. What remains to be answered though, and what many will argue about is whether or not Dear Esther, in fact, constitutes a game. Read More.
It's not necessarily fair to call a game a clone. In fact, some developers might be insulted at the idea that you liken their hard work to something that has come before. But in the case of Gotham City Impostors, within five minutes of playing, you'll likely think that you've played something very similar before, and you can't be blamed. Read More.
When I booted up MLB Bobblehead Battle for the first time, I was optimistic. I was hoping the game would be similar to what we've seen in Wii sports, albeit with more depth, better graphics and an MLB license. Unfortunately I was clearly mistaken. Had I picked up MLB Bobblehead Pros, Konami's last baseball release, I would have been in business. Read More.
Get ready to sit back and relax. No, really. It may seem like a rather odd way to start off a review, but in the case of Jurassic Park: The Game, it is definitely warranted. In between the excessively long cut scenes and the overuse of quick time events, there is little in the way of sustained action or ultimately user control that will grab your attention and engage you in the events and how they play out. Read More.
Describing a game like Atom Zombie Smasher is no simple task. It isn't strictly a strategy game, and calling it a tower defense game doesn't do it justice. The easiest way to describe Atom Zombie Smasher may be to say it's a hybrid of several genres that come together to make an extremely enjoyable experience. Read More.
The conclusion of Assassin's Creed Brotherhood left players with many questions after a sudden and shocking ending. Without revealing any spoilers, Assassin's Creed Revelations picks up immediately after the last one left off, providing revelations for all three of the series main protagonists, Desmond, Middle Eastern Crusades assassin Altair, and everyone's favourite renaissance parkour expert, Ezio. Read More.
Last year when I received FIFA 11, I knew exactly what I was getting myself into. For the past half decade the FIFA series has been a pillar of success for EA. Each new game brings about a solid experience, incrementally improving upon its predecessor. FIFA 12 is no different and stays true to the course. Read More.
When Criterion Studios announced they were releasing a new game in the Burnout series, fans were understandably excited. The Burnout series has always been well received and the absence of a new entry for the past few years has left fans wanting more. It's no surprise then that when it was announced that Burnout Crash was going to be a top down game focused around blowing cars up, more than a few eyebrows were raised. Read More.
The question that is on everyone's mind with the long awaited release of Duke Nukem Forever is this: does age and time, like with a good wine, make a game better? In the case of Duke Nukem Forever, the answer is a resounding no. After over a decade of development, numerous restarts and developer changes, Duke Nukem Forever is not the Duke you remember. Read More.
FIFA has established itself as the premier soccer game on any platform for some time now. This does not change with FIFA 11 as the great gameplay, commentary and plethora of game modes are back, improving upon what little was lacking in last years game. This greatestness of the FIFA series in the past half decade is also its greatest downfall. Read More.
Assassin's Creed has quickly established itself as one of the premiere gaming franchises out today. With the introduction of Brotherhood to the series this statement is further inforced with yet another entertaining, quality and exciting game. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood is exactly what fans of the series need to hold them over until Ubisoft releases Assassin's Creed 3. Read More.
Reach, the begining of it all. Before there was Master Chief, there was Noble Team. Their efforts started to turn the tide of war in the battle against the covenant. Before the discovery of the alien rings, humanity took a stand, and these actions helped paved the way for the ultimate victory they so longed for. Read More.
Do you like fast cars? Do you like explosions? Do you like exploding fast cars? If you have answered yes to all three of these questions, Split/Second is just the game for you. Based on the premise that you're a driver on an exciting new television show, you race through 12 different episodes competing against various opponents in a bid to become the ultimate champion. Read More.