Category: Game Review

Cognition Episode 3: The Oracle

Phoenix Online has been through some rocky beginnings with their Cognition series. The first episode saw a story that limped along, affixed to sub-par game mechanics and the exhausted setting of police crime investigation. While the mixture of supernatural twists and inspired art helped to deliver a moody atmosphere, the pacing dragged and the characters fell flat. Episode two managed to take great...

Bashing Thru Bad Bots – Game Review

Bad Bots is a retro-styled side-scroller with a “Contra”-esque shoot-em-up appeal. It is a fast-paced blast-fest through 170 rooms of killer robots and 7 bosses. You play as lone-survivor, Sam McRae, as you venture through this deadly spaceship while trying to understand what exactly you just survived. The game has...

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[Review] Injustice: Gods Among Us

Injustice: Gods Among Us is just one of those games that I couldn’t wait to get my hands on. Ever since my very first hands-on look during San Diego Comic Con, I was hooked. After another hands-on look during New York Comic Con and an interview with producer Hector Sanchez...

Tomb Raider: Worthy of Relevance Once Again

Back in October 2012, I had one of the first hands-on experiences with Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix’s reboot of the legendary icon, Lara Croft. I knew back then I had my hands on something special, but once I began to play the finished product, I knew it was going to be legendary.

Cognition: Episode 2 Review

Cognition: Episode 2 Review

The Wise Monkey managed to do what I had previously thought impossible by piquing my interest enough that I’m actually looking forward to the next episode, albeit in a cautiously optimistic sort of way. Although the first installment was largely dead on arrival, it pulled out an impactful ending that provided the...

Cognition: Episode 1 Review

Cognition is a multi-part episodic mystery series with an emphasis on the dark and supernatural, taking us into the world of Boston FBI homicide. Players assume the role of one Detective Erica Reed, a talented agent with a set of unrefined psychic abilities and a haunted past to inspire her...

My Greats and Gripes of 2012

Looking back on the year, I pay homage to some of my cherished moments in games and film while tearing down in equal part the most standout disappointments I endured with the eloquence and tastefulness of a chainsaw.

“Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two” – Epic Fail

“Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two” – Epic Fail

There are many sides to Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two…and thats where it fails. Its a co-op game. Its a musical. Its a platformer. Its for the Disney-enthusist. In the end its just too much.  Continue Reading …

Holiday Gift Guide 2012 – HarleyQ’s Picks

HarleyQ is a Brooklyn-born, bonafide Gamer Girl. She enjoys games of all genres, (ok maybe with the exception of dancing games, and racing games) and can’t go anywhere without her iPod. Her favorite franchises include Devil May Cry, Soul Calibur, Kingdom Hearts, Batman Arkham Asylum, Cooking Mama, and Resident Evil...