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.
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor may steal liberally from other games, but it adds just enough to their formulas to make it worthwhile on its own. 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.
Super Smash Bros. has never really been a game series that focuses on the fighting. 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 Evil Within, the latest project by Resident Evil 4 creator Shinji Mikami, is something of a mix of different styles of gameplay that never really knows what it wants to be. The story is all over the place, the environments shift arbitrarily, and it's hard to feel connected with any of the characters. Despite this, the moment-to-moment gameplay is quite good, and aided by an upgrade system that makes exploration and taking out enemies rewarding. Certainly flawed, but still an interesting experience to go through. 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.
Real cops don’t get to be television cops most of the time, and this game really brings the point home. Traffic stops and checking for drunks is a huge part of the experience here – be ready for some repetition. 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.
Diablo 3:Reaper of Souls is an expansion that delivers a whole lotta awesome and brings a lot to offer to Diablo fans. And while it's not perfect and has some problems here and there, you won't be disappointed at the overall experience or the investement in the new game. Read More.
Monochroma is a puzzle-platformer with a heavy emphasis of style, rather than particularly deep gameplay. With a little brother and his wounded leg, you must navigate a variety of environments, jumping and pulling levers along the way. But what the game gives in style and some well-designed puzzles, it takes back with some poorly-implemented platforming mechanics that make the game look unfinished at the best of times and aggravating at the worst. Read More.
Pier Solar isn't a game that needed to be made, at least, not without actually apply choices from the modern age to make the game work. This game might be entertaining in the era that its original console was made in, but these days it makes too many blunders and doesn't fix enough mistakes that feel like they were taken straight from a design booklet from the 90s. As an experiment, and an amusement, it's good, but as a game to evoke nostalgia, it just isn't enjoyable to play. 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.
Back into the saddle with the retro adventure games and with an old beloved classic for those of you who don't know -- Shadowgate, the castle that keeps on giving. And by giving, I mean death and lots of it, while you push your way through layers of sweet nostalgia with a killer view and awesome soundtrack to keep you company. 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.