Dark Souls II made some terrible design decisions on its way to production and while I felt that those decisions would ruin the game, they actually don’t. Unfortunately a bigger issue is that they do nothing to actually make the experience any more enjoyable, leaving it as a zero sum gain by and large. Unfortunately for anyone actually affected by these changes the whole thing falls apart quickly, leading to a whole bunch of aggravation. To me that speaks of a change that wasn’t worth it. Read More.
Come to South Park for rauncy laughs, lots of fart jokes, cross dressing, aliens, the toddlers, the girls, the goths, Mr. Hanky, Mr. Hand, Randy Marsh, the elves, the Star Trek kids....ALL OF THEM and SO MUCH MORE! Kick some butt, beat up on everyone, make fun of Canadians and above all, get back that stick! Read More.
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze brings new life to platformers, with tight gameplay, vibrant graphics, and music that will tickle your eardrums. And with simultaneous co-op play and a bevy of secrets to find, Tropical Freeze definitely feels like one of the must-have titles of the Wii U. Read More.
Awesomenauts makes the trip to the newest generation of consoles. Whether you want to accompany it on that journey will depend on your feelings towards MOBAs. Read More.
343 Industries and Vanguard Entertainment have made a title that is fun to play and quite easy to pick up. Read More.
Though Episode 2: Smoke and Mirrors is a little bit of a slower-paced, dialogue-heavy journey through Fabletown, it can stiill manage to keep you hooked to the plot of the search for the murderer that walks the streets of this modern, fantasty-filled world. Read More.
Take it from someone who got their Zelda start with the original golden NES cartridge and spent countless childhood hours drawing maps and figuring out the game's dark secrets; after all these years, after so many acclaimed games and titles, I can truly say with a straight face that Zelda has never been better. Read More.
We start back off with a bang in the new season of The Walking Dead, with new characters, new plots and new human drama underscoring the futility of life in the midst of the zombie apocalypse. Read More.
Telltale tries to whet our appetite for grief, misery and zombies in this decently constructed DLC that bridges the gap between Season 1 and 2 of the Walking Dead series. Thought you got off easy? Well the zombie apocalypse is back, bringing back a taste of the pain and suffering we loved in Season 1. Read More.
No matter the console though, a gamer simply can’t go wrong with Battlefield 4’s energetic, team-based multiplayer. It’s big enough to let you play as you really want to play, but also forces you to work with others to be successful, a combination that creates an ideal virtual war fantasy. Read More.
Mario Party: Island Tour is the 13th game in the Mario Party series, and the first on the 3DS. For the most part, it's exactly as you'd expect a Mario Party game to be: you race other characters around a board, hoping to be the first one to reach the end. (Not surprisingly, luck plays a huge role.) Almost everything is redeemed, however, by the inclusion of Bowser's Tower, a solo mode that combines all the best aspects of the game into one fairly lengthy package. Read More.
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.