More than anything else I kind of wish Ori would make up its mind. On one hand it’s a gorgeous, emotional experience with some fun and responsive platforming fun. Then on the other hand it feels like a tough as nails platforming hell type game. Both of these games are fun but with it swinging back and forth it really creates an uneven experience that does kind of get in its own way. Read More.
Reviews By Daniel Acaba
When it comes to Infinity Runner the main feeling one is left with is mediocre. The gameplay is fine but there are a number of problems. Having a storyline would be a nice spin on the formula but they chose to end it in a horrible fashion. Playing as a werewolf is awesome but dying in that form due to aggravating controls really ruins the fun. One could break down every aspect of the game like this and that’s just really disappointing. Read More.
What is important here is that Tower of Guns actually plays really damn well once you get past the initial difficulty of just starting the game. Some players may find it nearly impossible to play this game on consoles if they’re more used to mouse controls, and this is one of the few games that really feel like it benefits from that precision, but that’s a matter of preference. Read More.
Take the smooth jazz music that permeates White Night, add in the black and white color palette and a compelling, if somewhat stock, story to create a highly enjoyable experience. Any issues it has are far too minor to allow it to completely ruin an otherwise awesome game that really harkens back to games like Alone in the Dark. It’s rare for any game to leave me completely intimidated but it happened more than once with White Night which means more than any hyperbole ever will. Read More.
Never Alone is a bit of a mixed bag gameplay wise, blending a few really good ideas with some dubious execution, but it’s far from bad. It’s simply a good game with a great, almost storybook, plot and a few noticeable flaws. Read More.
Forza Motorsport 5 is a fantastic experience that is hampered only by the sometimes rough and tumble nature of the races. The lack of variety in the tracks is a minor quibble but it is greatly balanced out by the fantastic innovations of the rumble feedback and the smoothness of the gameplay itself. Read More.
While Evolve may not be for everyone it is still a hell of a game. It looks fantastic, has great voice acting and a good variety of stuff to keep you entertained. There may be a few problems here and there but it is nowhere near the deal breaker some “Chicken Little” types have been trying to make it out to be. It’s a solid experience that holds up incredibly well to repeated playthroughs although it is possible that repetition may set in down the line. Read More.
While it’s easy to see how a short campaign and the initial state of the multiplayer could have disappointed people. But as time has gone on Ryse: Son of Rome has really matured into a fantastic gaming experience. Of course it has its flaws and even now some of the issues with the game are off-putting but overall it brings a lot of quality content to the table. While it can be hard to find the time to play it in this busy year of releases if you get the chance you should take it, it’s a solid experience that’s well worth your effort. Read More.
Normally I’d ignore the short length since it’s just some DLC but Sunset Overdrive is so full of stuff to do. Collectibles, side quests, challenges – there’s just so much stuff. That's not the case with the DLC which is very thin. Even the new traversal abilities that I’m quite fond of are only useful around the water which is an incredibly minor part of the game. So it’s a great experience but what is there to it? Unfortunately, just not that much. Read More.
These issues with the game, that of frustrating segments, uneven difficulty and plastic characters, are really all more technical hiccups than huge issues. So long as you can deal with a few areas of frustration the rest of the experience is definitely worth the money for one of the finest horror games ever released. Alien: Isolation lives up to its potential and then some. Read More.
The problem that Destiny suffers is the proverbial death of a thousand cuts. Every time you look at a feature in the game there’s a small problem with it that the developers may have put in because they felt it served a purpose in their game world but it only inhibits the experience. To be blunt, Destiny is a game with high production values but absolutely nothing else. Read More.
This collection is all about one thing - a whole lot of content for your money. You get four games worth of content with some new additions and tweaks to make long-time fans happy and to ensure that new fans, looking to experience the original games, have plenty to enjoy. Honestly it's only the lack of changes for Halo 3 and a few minor issues that hold this package back from being a definitive, must own and even that's a small issue most won't find any problems with. Read More.
Bluntly put, Sunset overdrive is an utterly amazing game that’s without a doubt the killer app that the Xbox One has needed. It’s a great game full of well-designed set pieces, awesome boss fights and a wide variety of customization options that let you play the game how you want. It’s funny, it’s well designed and, most importantly, it’s a damn fun game. Consider this a must own for Xbox One owners. Read More.
A game that tries to be funny, like Stick it to the Man does, is only enjoyable if the jokes are good and the delivery stands up. Since the delivery is almost invariably an annoyance it doesn’t matter how good the jokes are. Pair that up with the gameplay worlds being far wider and open than they need to be and tack on repetitive gameplay and all you’ll find here is a whole lot of boredom. Read More.
One would think that a game like Super Time Force, with its quirky mechanics and interesting story would hold my attention but I honestly found every minute of playing the game incredibly boring. I can’t losing interest in the game to the point that this review is so late because I couldn’t play long enough to actually get a good enough grip on the game to actually review it. This is literally the first time I’ve had a game do that to me so I guess that’s something. Read More.