To be frank there are probably games that are technically better than The Bureau: XCOM Declassified. Mass Effect 3, for example, was a damn near perfect video game. But what The Bureau does with its story is infinitely more interesting than almost any other third-person shooter I’ve played in years. Plus there’s a feeling of really trying put into this whole package, trying to create something new that doesn’t alienate the existing fans. Read More.
So what does the game have going for it? Well it looks alright, has decent sound and there’s some mediocre gameplay here. Really the whole game would have been much better had they simply had the rangers learn how to shut up, letting you get to what the Power Rangers do best - kicking monsters in the face. Read More.
Super Mario 3D World brings the italian plumber and his friends back for some excellent platforming that's the mustachioed man at his best. The level design is excellent, the platforming precise, and the new powerup is a load of fun to play with. And when you get into multiplayer, things get hectic and fun as you and three other people race to finish each level before you manage to shove, burn, or throw each other to your deaths. Read More.
From Software caters once again to the hardcore in the latest installment of the Armored Core series. Read More.
Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures, based on the cartoon of the same name, will have you platforming, chowing down on ghosts, and turning into a variety of forms in order to defeat the evil Commander Betrayus. But don't expect a lot of excitement here, despite the addition of power berries and their transformations to mix things up; this game just fails to rise beyond its bland license. Read More.
Surprise: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 is still great! Read More.
The conclusion just ends up sticking in your craw. It’s not that its bad per se, more that it is poorly done. This could have been done in a more convincing matter but it really just feels like they threw their hands up and yelled “Good enough.” and called it a day which is just depressing. Read More.
To put it bluntly Assassin’s Creed 4 is basically a well thought out experience with a really strong art direction behind it that is hampered by terrible writing. The whole experience could have come together for a compelling package but it’s handled in such a roundabout way that it just never meshes together into a package that does any of its constituent parts any real justice and that’s just a damn shame. Read More.
If I could really travel to the future, grab the lottery records and use it to win a huge jackpot, I totally promise that I’d donate some of the money to a worthy charity. Like the charity called “My Brand New Mansion on the Hill with the Pond.” Read More.
Telltale has hit another vein of storytelling with Fables, allowing them to bring people into the world of a group of storybook characters torn from their homes. The gameplay is much the same as their previous title, The Walking Dead, but refined, with more adventure-style gameplay and actual deduction. So far, the series is off to a pretty good start. Read More.
Tales of Xillia comes across as a competent jRPG with some nice production values, but despite a solid combat system and a variety of characters that add options to how you fight, some aspects of the game feel a little lacking. Despite this, it all comes together as an enjoyable experience and one of the better jRPGs to be released in a while. Read More.
The end result for EO: The Millennium Girl is without a doubt the single best RPG on the Nintendo 3DS, debatably the best game on the console in general. On the surface it looks like a shinier version of the original but to anyone who spent any time with said original and then turns to this the difference is like night and day. No matter what it takes if you’re a fan of RPG’s at all then this is a must own. Read More.
Batman: Arkham Origins is a good game that just has a same-bat-time, same-bat-channel kind of feel. Read More.
As Endroi, a lovable blue robot thing, pull cubes around levels to form towers and other structures to defeat enemies and pass puzzling levels. Despite only having one thing to do (cube-tracting), there's a suprising amount of depth available, and with extra optional levels and challenge times, there's enough here to keep anyone who enjoys the title busy for a while. Read More.
For those who’ve been here before, it’s a satisfying return to the world of Aventuria with some familiar faces and a brand new story that will intrigue you up to the very end. For those who haven’t, welcome to the world and I hope you stay awhile, because things are about to get very interesting around here. Read More.