Your opinion - and therefore enjoyment - of Lionhead's happy-go-lucky XBLA experiment will be largely dependant on what you go in expecting. If you're anticipating an innovative experience or one deep enough to do the Fable franchise justice you will walk away disappointed. Read More.
As I left the city, I saw a shadow zoom across my party. Looking up, I had enough time to dodge out of the way as a gryphon five times the size of a man slammed into the ground, knocking my party aside. I did the only thing that was logical at the time: I set myself on fire, dived onto the gryphon, and started hacking away at it as it feebly tried to get away. Read More.
When Arc the Lad was originally released, it did not make it over to North America and Western gamers were not necessarily shedding too many tears considering the fantastic lineup of RPGs alone released around the same period amongst the consoles. As the review for Arc the Lad mentioned, the sequel was also included in the Arc the Lad Collection, therefore gamers immediately had the opportunity to pick and choose which game they would prefer to spend their time devoted to. Read More.
With all the zombie-related games, merchandise, and everything else out there you'd think the craze is over, yet evidently there's still room for parodies that make fun of the idea while still somehow honouring it. Grasshopper Manufacturer's Lollipop Chainsaw not only makes even non-zombie fans want to join in the fun, it makes fun of itself and the zombie craze so much that you can't help but have a good time playing it. Read More.
I'm pausing my game for a few minutes to tell the rest of you who aren't playing Blizzard's Diablo III why you might want to reconsider that decision. In fact, I was expected to do this much sooner, but it's been a while since deciding between opening my text editor or the game was quite this subconscious. Read More.
I have played a number of tactical strategy games over the years, numerous titles that combine mechanics, invent some of their own, and use ideas that I've yet to see in other titles. So when I say that Gungnir is one of the most obtuse tactical games I've played, believe me when I say that I do not give this title lightly. Read More.
I had a lot of fun playing Prototype 2.
I know that reads like a conclusion, or as if I'm telling you up front what you should take away from this review. It's not, though. Read More.
Once upon a time, Ubisoft had the market cornered on military and tactical shooters under its Tom Clancy brand. Whether it was a visit to Vegas as a member of Rainbow squad, a one man ninja as a Splinter Cell, or my personal favourite, playing as a solider of the future as the Ghost Squad, If you wanted to simulate being in a real warzone, The Tom Clancy titles are where the action was. Read More.
From the days of Dungeon Master, Eye of the Beholder, and other classic first-person dungeon crawlers comes a game that not only tries to step away from classic gameplay, but embraces it: The Legend of Grimrock from Finnish developers Almost Human is a game that, if not for the modern graphics, could easily be mistaken for a game from two decades ago. Read More.
Fez isn't remarkably dissimilar to an old family photo-album. Every turn of the page brings back plenty of happy memories that you'd previously misplaced, and for a moment you'll find yourself lost in blissful nostalgia. For many, it'll be nothing short of a bona-fide time-capsule. Read More.
When it comes to video games and racing, there are often two camps a title can fall into. The first is where a game leans more towards a realistic driving simulation, where emphasis is placed on physics and how the car feels and reacts to the track. The other is where a game throws physics out the window, tells Newton and his laws to take a hike and pays no mind to how cars actually drive. Read More.
In the world of Geralt the Witcher, there are no princesses to fight for the honor of saving. There are no groups of heroes roaming the countryside to right wrongs and put things the way they should be, there are no blacks and whites. There are just those who would get in your way, and those smart enough not to do so. Read More.
Before I get into the meat of the game, I'll first explain the giant invisible asterisk next to the above score. The only thing that saves 4J Studios' XBLA adaptation of the awesomeness that is Minecraft from a mediocre score is its potential. I allow myself to factor this into the score because it's not fictional or hopeful potential, but an actual visible roadmap defined by the PC and Mac version, and by the very different approach to game development embraced by Mojang, the game's creator. Read More.
Namco Bandai and From Software's latest title Armored Core V flaunts a learning curve as steep as K2, comprehensive customization options that surmount the likes of Forza, and an exhilarating online multiplayer mode that remains unparalleled. Read More.
Right off the bat, I am not a reader of The Walking Dead comics, but I am an avid watcher of the TV show. It doesn't matter if you read the comics, watch the TV show or both; if you are a fan of The Walking Dead, you will want to play this game. I want to note that I know aspects of this game is based off the comic books, but I compare some of them to the TV show and I just want to say that it can be compared to either of them. Read More.