Category: Game Review

Review: King of Fighters XIV (KOF XIV)

The NEO-GEO-originated fighting franchise of King of Fighters (KOF) has been around for more than 20 years. King of Fighters was one of the first fighting games, if not the first, to employ the 3 vs 3 style of team-based combat. With characters taking turns in 1 vs 1 knock-out matches, one team must knock-out all members of the other team to win the match. Teams consists of fighters from specific themes or other stand-alone...

Tumblestone rocks July!

So puzzle games have been snuggly at home in mobile apps and such, but Tumblestone brings the action-packed puzzle party back to the consoles and PC. Its gameplay is inspired by action puzzle games such as Tetris Attack and Bust-A-Move. I had the honor to try out Tumblestone during PAX Prime 2015 and the puzzle gamer in me was amazed by what I experienced. We were able to play the multiplayer portion, which got hectic real fast. It’s...

The Culling: Reviewed!

The Culling is a battle royal style PC game that started out as a battle royal style PC game.  Noble concept eh?  Now, if you aren’t familiar with the current lot of battle royal type games then the opening line to this may be a bit confusing, but I’ll explain if you give me a minute…

Bombshell Reviewed!

Bombshell is an isometric shooter with some RPG elements developed by Interceptor Entertainment and published by 3D Realms.  You take on the role of Shelly “Bombshell” Harrison, a voluptious woman that loves to run around and kill aliens and give bad one-liners.

LEGO Minifigures Online: Review

LEGO® Minifigures Online – The Review!

    Lego® Minifigures have been around for a good while, since 1978 to be exact, and still have a place in the hearts of both kids and adults! And now game developers, Funcom, are giving them life in a new form as a video game: Lego Minifigures Online (LMO). LMO will fill you with new surprises, captivating stories, and many varieties of Minifigures to form your squad. The Lego universe is a robust world that you and...

Mindless Distruction! Tower of Guns Game Review

Ever just want to pick up the controller and shoot stuff? Sure, you do other things like move around and jump, but at the core you want lots of bullets and lots of explosions. Sometimes it’s just the simpler gameplay that can be the most addictive. Gripgames understands this, hence their latest crack at first person shooters in the form of Tower of Guns. Tower of Guns (or “ToG”) is your simple, campy and somewhat...

Fantasia: Music Evolved Review

Since the very beginning of music games, players have wanted to take control of the music in rhythm games rather than just playing along side of it. Games like DJ Hero and Rock Band provide very minimum control and stuff like Wii Music feel more like noise toys than an actual game.  Harmonix and Disney has finally struck a balance of customized music with gameplay in Fantasia: Music Evolved.

The Walking Dead Season 2: In Harm’s Way

    Things take a turn for the truly dark in the third episode of season two with the group being shipped to Carver’s homestead of militants masquerading as civil engineers. The underlying themes of trust and innocence lost seen throughout the season step into the light at the end of In Harm’s Way, warts and all. Mechanically this episode was spot on, with a collection of tense mini-games where I genuinely felt like my reactions could mess things up. Clementine’s...

Insurgency: Old Dog, New Tricks

There are tons of First Person Shooters out there. From Battlefield to Call of Duty to Halo, you have different styles all in the same genre of game. Insurgency is another first person shooter but it has a style all its own. Insurgency, a source mod now turned full standalone game, brings gameplay that will feel familiar to what you know but has its own distinct voice in a genre that is being flooded with new games every day. In one sentence: If you...

BandFuse Rock Legends: A Welcome Edition or Late to the Party?

  As a child, I was never really the “musical” type in my family. As a matter of fact, I went out of  my way to avoid it. Trying to read sheet music was like trying to decipher some kind of secret code that I really had no interest in even attempting  to crack.  So while my sisters picked up their clarinets, violins, and eventually their guitars–I picked up my pencils, paintbrushes and eventually controllers....

BandFuse: Rock Legends Hands on

  BandFuse: Rock Legends is a music video game where legendary rockers transform players into real-world guitarists, bassists and vocalists, unleashing a full band experience for players of all skill levels.  I got the chance to sit down with one of the people who is currently working behind the scenes of what could be one of this Holiday season’s games to own. I got the chance to have a Q&A Session with Marcus Henderson, Game...

It’s a Brand New Addictive Day (Animal Crossing: New Leaf Review)

It’s finally here! That game we’ve all been waiting for: the one with nothing to “master” or “level up ” on. Animal Crossing: New Leaf  is the ultimate casual game and while it may have taken years to get here, it is well worth the wait. Endless fields lay beneath a bright sun. Glittering sand rests beside a bountiful ocean; and lush forests filled with fresh fruits wait to be harvested. You rest peacefully within...