PlayStation 3 Reviews

WWE 2K16- Review
PC Reviews

Over the past decade, Wrestling games and their fans have been stuck. Given that developers have tossed back and forth between the idea of simulation and arcade style games. Dating back all the way to WWF Wrestlefest, these games have been traditionally brawlers/fast paced games which didn’t feel well set for a 60 minute Iron Man Match. Past games let you brawl into WWF New York, and drop the People’s Elbow in Times Square. These matches would make you impatient...

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Monday, 07 December 2015
Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 1 Review
PC Reviews

Telltale Games has had quite the busy year so far—they finished up their newest episodic story with Tales From The Borderlands while the upcoming season finale to Game of Thrones:A Telltale Games Series is coming this November. It seems that the team at Telltale is not done yet this year as we got the first of five episodes for Minecraft: Story Mode, which is their take on Mojang’s widely known and popular creative game. Unlike the previous games they have...

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Wednesday, 04 November 2015
Review: The Bridge
PlayStation 3 Reviews

With more and more Indy games showing up these past two gaming generations, it takes a lot for one to stand out. Even more so for those with abstract art direction and intriguing puzzles abound, which seem to be more common lately. With games like Limbo and Braid leading the helm, The Bridge is an interesting take on the puzzle genre, which adds an M.C. Escher art style to the mix. While The Bridge was originally released in 2013 on...

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Friday, 14 August 2015
Game of Thrones: Episode 2 – The Lost Lords Review
PC Reviews

The game takes place in various locations Ironrath, Yunkai, Kings Landing and The Wall. If you are a fan of the show, the game offers comfort in the story style you are familiar with but has enough differences to stand on its own. The episode starts you off in Yunkai, with Asher with his sidekick Beskha. In a quick opening scene Asher kills a couple of people who are trying to kill him. He is then informed by his uncle,...

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Sunday, 08 February 2015
Game of Thrones: Episode 1 – Iron from Ice Review
PC Reviews

I will say this for those who have not watched the show from where the story starts off at, this game will be a major spoiler. So before playing the game I suggest watching the show before playing. The story takes place outside the palace where the Red Wedding takes place. While members of the Stark family are attending the wedding, their soldiers are outside of the castle in their tents, eating and so forth. One of the main characters...

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Saturday, 06 December 2014
Final Fantasy X HD Review
PlayStation 3 Reviews

When first released for the Playstation 2, Final Fantasy X was a drastic departure for the series.  The series was taken into many new directions.   Non-linearity was fundamental to the franchise, and it is partially the reason why so many gamers loved the early iterations, yet FFX is quite linear (For those that worry about linearity, don’t let FFXIII dissuade you from playing this gem).  Voice acting would also become one of FFX’s largest selling points.  Thirteen years, and four...

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Friday, 06 June 2014
Dragon Dogma: Dark Arisen Review
PlayStation 3 Reviews

During the nineties and the early two thousands, Capcom was one of the most prominent developers in the video game industry.  However, after their controversial DLC decisions, the complete destruction of the Resident Evil franchise, and a slew of bad hits, Capcom paled in comparison to its former self.  So when they put out a fantasy RPG just a couple of months after Skyrim released, I quickly looked over the game.  However, having beat Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen, I regret...

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Monday, 03 March 2014
Call of Duty: Ghosts Review
PlayStation 3 Reviews

I have a long standing, love or hate, relationship with the Call of Duty franchise.  On one hand, I think that Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is one of the most important and influential games in history.  Yet, every Call of Duty since has failed to capture anything similar.  Yes they get bigger with each entry, but this is one of those cases where bigger does not translate to better. Players take control of Logan Walker, aka generic, voiceless,...

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Tuesday, 18 February 2014
Mass Effect Review
PlayStation 3 Reviews

Originally published for the Xbox 360 in 2007, five years later, Mass Effect finally arrived to the PlayStation 3 in December of 2012. During this span, it seemed like Microsoft would not abandon its stranglehold of the original game, even after the second and third iteration found its way onto Sony’s console. Yet, after a long wait, PlayStation gamers can finally delve into the beautifully enchanting, non-linear, first third of the trilogy. Whether this is your first foray into the...

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Friday, 31 January 2014
Batman Arkham Orgins Review
Playstation 3

The Arkham series of Batman games has shown us a bunch of things. Batman can punch with a bomb on his fist without hurting his hand, Bane can withstand being pummeled by the Batmobile, A ripped up cape can still glide, and, most importantly, Batman games can actually be good. It pains me to say that Arkham Origins doesn’t quite measure up to its predecessors. The story for this game is admittedly pretty good. You are two years into Bruce...

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Thursday, 05 December 2013
Beyond Two Souls Review
Playstation 3

Quantic Dreams is at it again. The studio that brought you Heavy Rain and Indigo Prophecy developed another original story telling game called Beyond: Two Souls. As a fan of this developer’s previous titles, I regret to tell you that not only does Beyond not raise the bar; it almost lowers it. In Beyond: Two Souls, you play the life of Jodie Holmes (played by Ellen Page) as she struggles to find her place in the world and the secrets...

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Tuesday, 19 November 2013
The Last Of Us Review
Playstation 3

The Last of Us has caused me to come to a conclusion which I have never been able to come to video game wise; The Last of Us is the best game I have ever played. This wasn’t an easy thing to decide on, but this game is a true masterpiece of gaming, and storytelling. There is a real infection for ants, a fungus, that causes the ant to believe that every other ant it sees is hostile, causing the...

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Friday, 19 July 2013
Angry Birds Trilogy Review
Playstation 3

My guess is that you don’t own the Angry Birds Trilogy, but that you have played most of the content before. This is just a re-release of the first 3 Angry Birds games, the original, Rio, and Seasons on consoles and select handhelds. The thing is, this game doesn’t belong on consoles. It started as a mobile game, and should stay a mobile game. The thing is it costs 1300% more than the mobile games, yes, this game costs 40$....

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Wednesday, 23 January 2013
Rotastic Review
Playstation 3

Rotastic is really easy to like at first. It’s a simple puzzle game with a unique gameplay hook and a charming—though at this point generic—cartoony art style. But it doesn’t take long to realize Rotastic is boring you to tears. The one single mechanic that makes the game unique among a myriad of other indie puzzle games with a cartoony art style ends up being its most damning problem.   Rotastic builds its entire foundation upon its unique, and only,...

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Friday, 28 December 2012
Big Sky Infinity Review
Playstation 3

Fast-paced “Bullet-Hell” shooters rarely provide incentive to keep playing after you’ve claimed the top of your respective friend’s leaderboard. The fundamental design of them suggests that you’re going to die, and you’re going to die a lot, but the only way to improve is to learn enemy patterns and try to make it further the next time around. And while Big Sky Infinity does mostly follow this template, it adds extensive RPG elements and a wide variety of game modes...

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Friday, 28 December 2012
Hitman Absolution Review
Playstation 3

Hitman: Absolution is a very different kind of game from its predecessor Blood Money, a game that I fell in love with just a few months ago, despite its release in 2006. Blood Money heavily emphasized the idea of stalking your pray in plain sight, planning a kill by exploring the intricately detailed sandbox around you, and watching your carefully constructed series of “accidental” events unfold around you. If you don’t want these, though, it can be about finding the...

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Thursday, 06 December 2012
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Playstation 3

Being a massive football fan, upon hearing I was given the chance to review FIFA 13, I quite literally jumped at the opportunity. Also, as the only guy who has a lot of knowledge on the subject of football I was a shoe in for the job.   FIFA 13 marks the 20th edition of EA’s best-selling football franchise. With this anniversary come some pretty gigantic changes. As should be with any sports title, the most obvious changes made were...

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Thursday, 22 November 2012
Retro City Rampage Review
Playstation 3

The word “retro” is thrown around a lot in this generation. By definition, Retro is typically an aged or outdated style, fashion, mode, etc. Anything from more than 15-20 years is typically considered “retro”. Sometimes ideas challenge that definition and present the question: Can a modern game with modern ideas and innovation be classified as “retro”? Retro City Rampage is one of those games that stands up to the challenge. Does it succeed or does it fall flat like the...

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Wednesday, 21 November 2012
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Playstation 3

After five Assassin’s Creed games over the past five years, it’s surprising how little has changed in retrospect. The original AC was very methodical and repetitive, but it introduced a new kind third-person movement system and impressive tech. AC2 revamped the formula and addressed most of its glaring issues, making it one of the best games of 2009. AC took a coastal ride when it turned into a yearly franchise, churning out Brotherhood and Revelations. Both games were completely competent,...

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Saturday, 17 November 2012
The Walking Dead Episode 4 Review
Playstation 3

It’s been a very long, painful journey for Lee (AKA myself), Clementine, and Kenny thus far. Kenny is still in an angry shock over the abrupt loss of his family just two days prior. Our group has a few new members–Omid and Christa–who seem to be fitting in well, even if Christa can be pretty demanding and hard to deal with at times. We’ve arrived in Savannah in hopes of finding a boat to get us out of this miserable...

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Friday, 19 October 2012