It may disappoint those who are looking for yet another 'Metroidvania' style 2D Castlevania; but those looking for a return to the action-oriented roots of the series while including some modern design sensibilities, this is a trip to Dracula's castle that is well worth making. Read More.
For years, Lara Croft has been one of the poster girls of the strong female video game protagonist. She’s amassed a loyal following of gamers and cosplayers, all who love her image and attitude. So when a new Tomb Raider game comes out that takes our heroine and completely reboots her, fans are of course going to be a little skittish until the game can prove its mettle. Read More.
I could have hoped for some more story reveals and for the final puzzle to be a lot less frustrating than it was, but I managed to get through. We've still got the same animation issues, but the rest of the game still manages to shine it's way through. Read More.
From a game design standpoint the game does what it sets out to do – create a side scrolling platformer-shooter with lots of badass guns and hordes of enemies to mow down. But it feels as if, perhaps, they could have done more with the game than they did. Read More.
A collaboration project between Level 5 and Studio Ghibli, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch for the Playstation 3 is an impressive game to behold, like a Ghibli film brought to interactive life. However, while it manages to create a fun and beautiful world to explore, with a whimsical main plot and a number of sidequests to keep you occupied, a number of issues get in the way of the game being something that could stand the test of time. Read More.
At the end of the game, I still felt intrigued and interested. I still wanted more of Erica Reed and her department's woes. And I felt as if I was able to follow the course of the game well enough to make it challenging without being too frustrating. They could have benefited from a slightly larger animation and voice casting budget, but in the end it was still an amazing game. Read More.
ACM is simply put, an unfinished game. It’s made all the more disappointing that this was a big budget production with lots of talent behind it. From developer, to publisher, to Hollywood assets, this should have been a return to form for the Aliens gaming franchise but ends up being one of its most humiliating moments yet. At least the awesome power loader figurine that comes with the limited edition is pretty cool. Sorry guys, but its game over, man! Read More.
Omerta is a code of silence and honor that most Mafioso types try to live by. It involves noncooperation with authority figures and law enforcement, even when you yourself have been a victim of a crime. Likewise, Omerta: City of Gangsters, seems less like a game that's trying to engage the player and more a game that's taunting the player with its own internal code of silence and noncooperation. Read More.
Ninja Theory creates a new Devil May Cry that is a new spin on the series. Read More.
Microsoft debut the Kinect back in 2010. Ever since, they've has been trying to prove to gamers that the Kinect isn’t just for kids and casual gamers. They haven’t been doing a great job of it. Most of the Kinect support for “hardcore” games has just been simple voice commands, some are a little more in depth than that, but not by much. So Microsoft needs to put out something to grab their core audience. Enter Fable: The Journey.
If you’ve stayed away from the series and are possibly considering jumping back in, then this Duty has a few new tricks to Call you back. BLOPS II is highly recommended for COD fans and fence sitters, but it won’t change your mind if you never accepted the charges on this Call in the first place. Read More.
Many of the failings of this title could be forgiven if the gameplay itself just managed to hold up to snuff but it honestly, truly doesn’t. While it’s possible to ignore these and find some enjoyment in the title there’s really no reason to bother. Sluggish gameplay, graphical glitches and just plain bad gameplay elements make this game more of a chore than a fine addition to the Assassin’s Creed franchise. Read More.
So what could possibly be more awesome than having your own home and becoming a badass Vampire Lord? How about riding freaking dragons! Oh yes, Dragonborn delivers on this promise and while it might not be entirely flawless in execution the additions brought in this DLC more than make up for any failings. Read More.
You won't find much variety of variation in the Hip Hop Dance Experience, pick a song, difficult, and go to town. The game makes the peculiar choice of unlocking everything from the get-go: this makes things perfect for jumping into a party mode, but there's simply no sense of progression Read More.
Back in 2006, PlayStation fans got their own version of an enthralling Zelda adventure in the form of Okami. PlayStation players swelled with all that was given to them; an epic quest to undertake, characters to care about and a great evil to overcome. Now it's 2012 and Capcom has decided to return to the title with updated visuals. Read More.