Category: Game Review

Fight for the Future! Deus EX: Mankind Divided Review

I attended the NYCC Square Enix party and during that awesome weekend  I was introduced to this wonderful action RPG by Eidos-Montreal! To be honest this is the first Deus Ex game I played. It is a sequel to the critically acclaimed Deus Ex: Human Revolution. I thought I was going to get lost with the control scheme or story but the recap 12 minute video was all I needed to catch up.  Eidos-Montreal is going all...

Gears of War 4 Review

It’s finally here. The careful and considerably detailed product of Rod Fergusson and The Coalition is set out to continue the story and great successes of Gears of War 3, while helping us all forget that Gears of War: Judgment ever existed.  Enter Gears of War 4, the latest addition to the Gears of War franchise, packed with a new story, new gameplay, and stunning, new next-gen graphics. Gears of War: Ultimate Edition had two...

River City: Tokyo Rumble (Nintendo 3DS) Game Review

Were you ever fortunate enough to play River City Ransom in the 80’s or 90’s? In case you haven’t, River City Ransom was one of the very first action RPG brawlers released for the NES in 1989. Before that time, its developer and publisher, Technos Japan, was busy making a splash with the infamous arcade brawler Double Dragon. Now, more than 20 years later, the famed series has been revived worldwide by developer and publisher...

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...