There are few games out there that call out the hardcore gamers like Ikaruga. Simply mentioning it on a game related forum will get you plenty of conversation, bragging and links to YouTube videos that show people that are clearly not human playing this game like it was an art. Read More.
Reviews By Daniel Acaba
With online first person shooters a dime a dozen, it's difficult to really stand out among the crowd. Frontlines: With the next generation consoles making it so easy to update a game after release, it doesn't mean the consumer should readily accept an unfinished product either. Read More.
Let's face it; innovation is a dying thing in the world of video games. Most game companies are releasing sequels, prequels or games that are either based off of others or direct rip-offs. However that doesn't mean that within the realm of sequels and spin-offs you can't find any sort of innovation or change going on. Read More.
Agatha Christie is one of the greatest mystery writers of all time, a fact supported by how prolific her books are and how many high awards she's received. There are very few authors who have ever, or will ever, reach the level of success that she managed to reach. Read More.
One of the arguments that come up amongst video gamers is what generation of games were the best. Surely each of them has their own merits but some carry fonder memories of some consoles, and gaming generations, than others. One person might swear up and down that the Super Nintendo days were the best thanks to their staggeringly incredible line up of RPGs while another might balk at those "unsophisticated" graphics and praise the days that brought us Final Fantasy 7. Read More.
Any game developers out there who are looking to create an ambitious title should heed Turok as the portent of warning that it is. Nay, this is not just a game, this is a harbinger of the dark times, the times wherein those who seek to create games too big for them to handle are to be smote. Read More.
For anyone that isn't already familiar with Tron, it's beyond your time and it's hard to suggest picking it up now. The sad fact is that this game will very likely find little, if any, support amongst the younger generation. And by younger I mean anyone who never played this in the arcades, as you'll find this edition to be one of the worst games ever added to Xbox Live Arcade. Read More.
Another year, another King of Fighters game. The type of game that brings about a certain breed of gamer. They mostly appeal to hardcore 2D gamers or those who have been into the series for years and with how little they have changed they don't really draw in much in the ways of new players. Read More.
The insane variety of games out there on Xbox Live Arcade is quite staggering. You have all sorts of older games, like Joust and Gauntlet, as well as originals such as Hexic and Space Giraffe. However you will usually find that some of these games are average at best and others are bad rip-offs of other games at worst. Read More.
My Word Coach is one of those rare few games that isn't really a game, it is a horrible trick played on young children. When they open up their birthday gift, one that obviously is shaped like either a video game or movie, and they see it I doubt their reaction is anything other than confusion. Read More.
The legacy of Conan the Barbarian is a storied one. While the original Robert E. Howard novels about him are some of the best fantasy reads you will get your hands on, with the comics coming in close second, the video games with his name have been iffy at best. Read More.
An explosion to the left of me, an air strike taking out the tank on my left I run for cover to protect my own life. Crouching low behind a half destroyed wall to avoid the suppressing fire of a group of filthy Strogg, I take out my machine gun pistol and lean out from behind the wall, shooting one in the face. Read More.
Dungeons and Dragons has a long and storied history in the video game world. Not only has it been responsible for a number of games that were ahead of their time, like the original Pools of Radiance series, but they produced some of the greatest PC role-playing games out on the market, the Baldur's Gate and Neverwinter Nights series. Read More.
There seems to be several growing trends in video games, many of which aren't very good. Hours of dialog and cutscenes with little in the way of gameplay to be had, overcomplicated control schemes and games that go for stylization and "originality" over solid, and fun, game mechanics. Read More.