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  • Star Wars Battlefront Playstation 4 Review

    0 CommentsPosted by on December 4, 2015 under Featured, Playstation, PS4 Reviews
    Editor's Note: This review was written by freelancer Benjamin Carlander. Thank you for your contribution. There are, in general, three tiers of multiplayer games. Games like Call of Duty or Fifa, which stick to a tried and true formula but rarely goes beyond their respective comfort zones, represent Tier 3. Then you have titles like Dark Souls or Rocket League, games with a unique identity and cr... more.
  • Bloodborne The Old Hunters Playstation 4 Review

    0 CommentsPosted by on December 4, 2015 under Featured, Playstation, PS4 Reviews
    I cannot overstate my absolute love of Bloodborne. Its action-RPG combat, aggressive difficulty, imaginative and disturbing boss fights, and its deep expansive world and universe-building are all standard fare for director Hidetaka Miyazaki and his team at From Software, but what put this particular descent into masochistic insanity in a league of its own was the game's great shift in tone from go... more.
  • Fallout 4 Playstation 4 Review

    0 CommentsPosted by on November 20, 2015 under Featured, Playstation, PS4 Reviews
    Fallout 4 is a game that needed very little hype. The post-apocalyptic open-world RPG was announced several months ago with very little in-game footage shown off by Bethesda. In an industry that makes a habit of placing high expectations with incessant trailers, game footage, and a lot of smoke and mirrors hiding the game's actual quality paired with lots of delays, the fact Bethesda did the exact... more.
  • Tales of Zestiria Playstation 4 Review

    0 CommentsPosted by on November 6, 2015 under Featured, Playstation, PS4 Reviews
    All games have some merit to them. Despite what review scores and impersonal blurbs might make an average reader believe, reviewers and critics always try to see the good, or at the very least the novel, in every single bit of software under their scrutiny. But Tales of Zestiria is a certain pain in the neck; a game that has some experimental elements to it, but the entire experience manages to be... more.
  • Life is Strange Episode 5: Polarized Playstation 4 Review

    0 CommentsPosted by on October 23, 2015 under Featured, Playstation, PS4 Reviews
    Note: This review does contain spoilers for all past episodes of Life is Strange, read at your own risk Polarized is a pretty apt descriptor for how I feel about Life is Strange as a whole. In many ways I want to applaud DontNod for the creativity they have put into this series. If you told me the same people who made a AAA dystopian sci-fi action game involving memory manipulation's next project... more.
  • LEGO Dimensions Nintendo Wii U Review

    0 CommentsPosted by on October 15, 2015 under Featured, Nintendo Wii U Reviews
    Editor's Note: This review is based off of the Starter Pack and the Portal 2 Level Pack. Said packs were bought out of pocket Unlike most lovers of the Skylanders or Disney Infinity series, I was always skeptical of the toys-to-life style of game. When companies utilize overpriced DLC or putting exploitive freemium elements in fully priced experiences, the idea of also tying plastic figures into ... more.
  • The Good and the Bad: Destiny The Taken King

    0 CommentsPosted by on October 11, 2015 under Feature Articles, Featured, Playstation, Xbox
    Well, it finally happened. A year after release at full price and two overpriced map packs mislabeled as Expansions, Destiny 2.00 has finally listened to criticism and feedback harkening back to the beta. A game with great gunplay and good co-op play tied to one of the most awful narratives in recent memory and a loot system that might as well punch you in the face every single time you ask it for... more.
  • Transformers Devastation Playstation 4 Review

    0 CommentsPosted by on October 8, 2015 under Featured, Playstation, PS4 Reviews
    I only have minor nostalgia with the Transformers franchise but I've always enjoyed their appeal. Giant car robots with guns and swords fighting an ongoing war with the safety of the earth in the balance just speaks to the little ten-year old boy in all of us after all. It's a brand that Actvision knows has a fanbase, they published three games so far, but it's with Devastation that they're going ... more.
  • SOMA Playstation 4 Review

    0 CommentsPosted by on October 2, 2015 under Featured, Playstation, PS4 Reviews
    What does it mean to be human? Introspective science-fiction stories has always found different ways to approach this very potent idea, especially as it becomes more potent as time goes on. The Mass Effect series had the fate of a sentient machine race showing human quality. Deus Ex philosophically ponders the definition of being human while technology continues to augment and improve the average ... more.
  • Shovel Knight Plague of Shadows Nintendo Wii U Review

    0 CommentsPosted by on September 25, 2015 under Featured, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U Reviews
    Longstanding readers will know that I absolutely adored Shovel Knight, Yacht Club Games' first humble throwback to the Golden Age Platformer. The humble adventure premiered on the Wii U last year and went on to visit every other major console and handheld, complete with their own special modes and bonus levels. Shovel Knight has gone on to show up in other indie games, the studio is in the process... more.
  • Super Mario Maker Nintendo Wii U Review

    0 CommentsPosted by on September 19, 2015 under Featured, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U Reviews
    By the time you read this review, Super Mario Bros. will have celebrated its 30th Anniversary. Anyone can see a screenshot of any game in the series and instantly recognize the power-ups, the enemies, and the characters. It can not be understated just how ubiquitous and amazing the Mario series has been, all thanks to top-notch level design, elegance in appearance and gameplay, and one simple goal... more.
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Playstation 4 Review

    0 CommentsPosted by on September 11, 2015 under Featured, Playstation, PS4 Reviews
    Hideo Kojima has been behind Metal Gear Solid for seventeen years. Let that number sink in. For almost two decades he and his team, Kojima Productions, have been working on a series that dates back to the PS1, all of which have been critically hailed as classics. True, the series now has a reputation for several questionable habits like overly long cutscenes, but its impact on the industry cannot ... more.
  • Top 5 Reasons Until Dawn is Better Than Beyond: Two Souls

    0 CommentsPosted by on September 9, 2015 under Feature Articles, Sony
    Interactive movies are kind of crap. They were novel at first with Fahrenheit (or Indigo Prophecy in my neck of the woods), and despite some pretty big flaws Heavy Rain had some effective moments. Quick-Time Events make up most of your action sequences, put in some dialogue options so the player feels like they're contributing to the plot, and then spend the rest of your budget on really expensive... more.
  • Dishonored Definitive Edition Playstation 4 Review

    0 CommentsPosted by on September 1, 2015 under Featured, Playstation, PS4 Reviews
    The term “Definitive Edition” is really starting to become questionable. Things started off well with the recent Tomb Raider, then there was the decent, if a bit glitchy, port of Sleeping Dogs. Then there was the pretty terrible Prototype remaster, which somehow runs worse on new hardware. Now we have Dishonored, one of my favorite games of 2012, remastered for modern consoles... and it's kind... more.
  • Volume PlayStation 4 Review

    0 CommentsPosted by on August 28, 2015 under Featured, Playstation, PS4 Reviews
    Mike Bithell is quickly becoming one of my favorite indie developers in recent memory. His first game, the abstract puzzle-platformer Thomas Was Alone, was a very tightly designed and very well-written game about several AI's gaining sentience and quickly learning about friendship whom just so happened to be represented by simple squares and rectangles. It was modestly created, launched very well ... more.
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