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Alien: Isolation

Alien: Isolation PC

Written by subzerobelow on May 20, 2018 @ 12:35 am

A perfect example of how to make not only a good horror game but also a good adaptation. Too often do media companies try to cross pollinate IP's with either them taking a game franchise and making a movie or taking a movie and making it a game. This unfortunaly is inherently flawed as games and movies are two drastically differnet mediums in how they are consumed and trying to make a 1:1 adaption will 99% of the time fail. Luckly this isnt a 1:1 adaption and is really strong in its own right making it able to stand shoulder to shoulder with the orginal source matieral, being both creative and respectful to it. The core mechanics are polished and well rounded, allowing the player a wide variety of strategy. The weapons are great and very balanced while the items you can craft are either specific to one type of...

Portal 2

Portal 2 PC

Written by subzerobelow on May 20, 2018 @ 12:21 am

The Portal series has always been a rocky road with me, I played 1 on the orange box back in 2011 when I still played the Xbox 360 a lot and was very active on it. To my surprise, I really enjoyed it and found my self-wanting to play the second which I did several years later on a PC that I had just got. For the life of me, I can't seem to remember why I stopped playing it half way through as the game is amazing in its own right. I believe I might have been distracted during that time by many other games that I couldn't have played since I didn't have a PC up till that point. None the less I managed to get back to it and oh boy was it was just as good as when I started it. The story is very...

OneShot

OneShot PC

Written by JaytheRouter on May 08, 2018 @ 12:19 am

-=My Opinion=- OneShot, is a very unique game not easily comparable to any other. Some could say its similar to Undertale which is understandable, but these two games are only comparable in the fact that they both break the fourth wall, have a very touchingly beautiful scenery and are both 2D rpg games, but this game is different entirely. This game addresses YOU the player directly and includes you in the story, it makes you feel like you are really apart of this world and it ends up being almost impossible for you to not develop feelings for the world and the people in it. The characters in this game are all greatly designed, unique and quirky in their own way that makes them very memorable, especially the adorable Nico who you play as. These attachments that you get for these characters makes the story even more heartwarming and closer to...

Infamous: Second Son

Infamous: Second Son Playstation 4

Written by Alpha_Lambda_Man on May 05, 2018 @ 9:55 am

Infamous Second Son was a successful revamp of the franchise as we move forward with a more humanizing teen who has to choose between good and evil in a world where discrimination against those with powers runs rampant. Graphics - The graphics were out of this world as the lighting effects created a ambiance every time it showcase sunsets, or neon powers. The facial expressions were also impressive and gave us more reason to care for the characters due to its realistic feel. Gameplay - Gameplay was great because it did not make the character feel overpowered. When I heard you would be able to control four powers, I was thinking the character would be too overpowered for its own good. However, the fact that you can only absorb one at a time made it a genius move. The game became more of a strategic planning especially in the harder...

60 Seconds!

60 Seconds! PC

Written by SilentChameleon on April 19, 2018 @ 4:14 pm

Game play (6/10) - Like the title implies, you have a simple 60 seconds to grab everything you can before a nuclear explosion occurs, leaving you to survive with whatever you grab. The controls are a little difficult, but thankfully I have an Xbox 360 controller to use instead. Story (7/10) - I can't even begin to imagine how people felt in the 1950's felt with the threat of a nuclear bomb hitting at any moment and having to constantly endure drill runs. It was a nice setting that drew me into the game. Graphics & Visuals (7/10) - I like how it goes from clay animation in the beginning and then switches to traditional 2-D for the remainder of the game. Sound (6/10) - The music is nice and enjoyable, fit for the time it's set in. But after a while, it starts to get on your nerves. Overall (6.5/10) - This...

Dead Rising

Dead Rising Playstation 4

Written by Alpha_Lambda_Man on April 15, 2018 @ 1:24 pm

Dead Rising finally comes to the PS4 and it brings an impressive array of specs along with it. Never would I believe this game was more than ten years old when you can put that many zombies in one screen. However, the game did feel dates with some of its AI counterparts. Graphics - Dead Rising goes for quantity by shoving as many zombies in our faces and it works. Seeing that many zombies feeds our need for kills and also sets the foundation for future games. Gameplay - This is where the game really shows its age. The zombies are meant to be slow and dumb but the same can not be said about the survivors. You're trying to help these people but they wander off to fight zombies off in the distance or even get stuck with each other as they all try to scale the same pillar. It...

Agents of Mayhem

Agents of Mayhem PC

Written by HyperDebtRay on April 05, 2018 @ 9:46 am

It's like a cross between Dragon Age, Mass Effect, Saint's Row and Grand Theft Auto and this game does not do anything better than any them. Gameplay is most similar to Bioware games matching up specific agent specializations against enemy Shields, Armor and Health. Against a backdrop of an open-world Seoul, against other open-world games it is actually quite small laterally but it makes it up with vertical height of the map. What's great is that each agent is unique with their own personality, skills, abilities, playstyle and customizable skins. There is a great amount of gameplay customization where you can compose your own team of 3 agents each with the ability to customize even further with Gadgets and Legion Tech. The only area of the game that is actually memorable are the boss fights and the last 25% of the game that broke out of its mediocrity and had a personality...

Batman: Arkham Origins

Batman: Arkham Origins Xbox 360

Written by Alpha_Lambda_Man on March 31, 2018 @ 2:34 pm

Batman: Arkham Origins is another letter to fans on how to make a Batman Game. It continues the Rocksteady tradition without trying anything new. Playing it safe does not always guarantee a success but we can give a free pass to WB Games until the next release. Graphics - The graphic were okay but a little bland. Some of the lighting would be off. Character speech was also difficult to watch. The overall package does not push the franchise forward in terms of graphics but keeps it well oiled to keep the train running. Gameplay - Gameplay does not change whatsoever. WB Games Montreal does not change much and keeps the mechanics that made previous games successful. The gameplay was great if not repetitive from previous versions. It's fun but the technique may be getting old. Story - The story will satisfy any Batman fan since it brings an origin...

Life is Strange: Episode 4 - Dark Room

Life is Strange: Episode 4 - Dark Room PC

Written by Alpha_Lambda_Man on March 17, 2018 @ 5:22 pm

Wow this episode drove a plot twist like no other. I really want to finish the game now! Story - You continue your way on the search for Rachel. Surprisingly, many story arcs are completed even though there is still an episode to go. The story unfolds into the biggest setup ever! Episode 5 will be the the final showdown! Graphics - Graphics remain the same. They're okay but you can tell the game is not aging well. Everything would be fine if the expressions of character models had been a priority. This is more dialogue than gameplay and the facial expressions really add to the experience. Gameplay - Once again, puzzles involving time travel are really unique and add another layer of depth when solving problems in the world of Max....

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell PC

Written by HyperDebtRay on March 16, 2018 @ 12:35 am

Starting with the PC support, the game does not support widescreen resolutions unless you get the widescreen fix from another site. Also the controls on mouse and keyboard are super clumsy and slow which kills the flow of gameplay. In response I've managed to remap my gamepad to keyboard strokes which made things so much better even though in fire fights I have to take my right-hand off the gamepad and move it toward the mouse to aim. It's a compromise I've had to make as the controls are never perfect. Speaking of gameplay, I've finished a run-through of hard mode and have almost lost my sanity. Hard mode is so laughably broken that I'm not even sure whether the Developers didn't even QA it for balance or Developers dropped the ball on fixing glitches and bugs. Here is my usual routine: 1) Let's quicksave to be safe :) 2) AI glitches out...

Etrian Odyssey

Etrian Odyssey Nintendo DS

Written by borine_edogawa on March 14, 2018 @ 6:09 pm

Etrian odyssey is a generic but well executed first person dungeon crawler that I feel doesn’t get as much love as it deserves. Its main appeal is its challenge. The entire francaise is known for having extremely large and complex dungeons. A lot of the challenge comes from trying to wrap your head around these dungeons: each time you enter a floor you may feel overwhelmed, but once you’ve spent enough time exploring them you’ll know them like the back of your hand. You get a strong feeling of satisfaction when you fully understand a floor because you have achieved something that isn’t easy to achieve. So essentially, each floor is its own puzzle. To add to this, the map doesn’t draw itself automatically: you have to draw the map yourself. This makes the exploration aspect of the game a lot more challenging. It also makes you to be aware of...

The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap

The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap Nintendo Wii U

Written by Alpha_Lambda_Man on March 12, 2018 @ 1:37 am

Story - In true Zelda fashion, you must once again save Princess Zelda along with Hyrule. However, the new antagonist is unique and interesting. Vaati tells a story about betrayal and greed taking a toll due to the caring and trusting people. This is a very good story about redemption and the consequences for turning a blind eye. Graphics - The artwork is interesting although pixelated. Zelda always manages to give a creative talent regardless of the GBA's limitations. The enemies were varied and the colors showcased different strength levels. Gameplay - The Minish Cap throws a nod to hardcore gamers with the nostalgia items and techniques used in the game. Every dungeon presented a new ability and this ability was necessary to defeat the boss of each temple. It was always exhilarating to take down a boss with a new weapon or ability due to its recent discovery. This game...

Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault

Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault PC

Written by HyperDebtRay on March 01, 2018 @ 11:05 pm

The game takes place during WWII involving the pacific front of the war. You are a marine named Tommy Conlin and you are tasked to fulfill objectives on various island and atolls while drinking tropical drinks on a beach. OK... scratch that last part, war is hell and for you my dear fps gamer you will be feeling hell as this game frustrates the hell out of you. Let's jump right into the gameplay since the story isn't all that great. Gameplay is at best a tedious slog and at worst an extremely frustrating experience where you end up dying over and over again due to cheap shots, broken collision and horrendous game design. Some of the WTF moments you'll be having: - Hey, lets sneak up on the enemy, WTF I can't move forward because a small twig is blocking me (collision fail) - Can't aim for sh!t in the jungle because shrub...

FIFA 15

FIFA 15 Xbox 360

Written by JusticeOptified on February 25, 2018 @ 12:01 pm

Fifa 15, a game like any other FIFA with but only more moves and updated titles or so to say. Released as part of an annual series of games by no other than the "most original" company in the world, EA. FIFA 15 is a football game in which the player the chooses a variety of modes to play the game in: Ultimate Team, Career Mode and couch coop (I believe its called kick off?). I will cover all three of these in one paragraph in brief two sentences for each: Career mode is a mode where you create your own team and simulate it through cups and tournaments in an endless mode; it is utterly boring. You can repeat this mode again and again for the rest of your life and the only thing you can change is your team mates. Ultimate Team is the main focus by the FIFA audience,...

Killzone: Shadow Fall

Killzone: Shadow Fall Playstation 4

Written by Alpha_Lambda_Man on February 19, 2018 @ 8:18 pm

Killzone: Shadow Fall continues with the franchise with a Cold War inspired Vekta. As the ISA and Helghast live in a tense face off across borders, all hell breaks loose when an independent terrorist group attacks the ISA and we are now at the brink of war once again. Graphics - As my first game on the PS4, I can say we are headed on the right direction. The environment is beautiful with contrasting colors and the explosions showcase the power of the console. However, the character animations are a little blocky and its facial features are not up to par with its counterparts. It's clear this game is one of the newest released on the PS4. Gameplay - A vast array of inventory and bullets everywhere. This was meant to be a run and gun with little tactical maneuvers. It is only when played in the harder difficulties where...

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Xbox One

Written by Alpha_Lambda_Man on February 19, 2018 @ 8:05 pm

Great game with intense gore and high-paced action. I can tell why it was a big deal a few years ago. Looking forward to playing the rest. Graphics - This felt like an Xbox 1 title with the remaster it received. The level of detail to the environment was so good it gave me chills playing through some of the tense moments. Lighting was certainly a main component of interest in this game. Gameplay - Pretty basic but set the standard for cover based shooter. You take cover, calculate a strategy and pray it works. The harder difficulties really made you pay the price of ineptitude. Those chainsaw just made me crave to close in on an enemy at the expense of my health. The only downside are the ridiculous dumb AI who ignored my orders to come back and try to go Rambo on everyone before crying for help....

Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China

Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China PC

Written by HyperDebtRay on February 12, 2018 @ 10:48 pm

This game is really similar to Mark of the Ninja except with the Assassin's Creed franchise. The main objective during gameplay is also similar, get to your location or kill an NPC without getting spotted by the guards. As an avid fan of Assassin's Creed I thought that this game could have had way more potential as everything about this game except the art style was unpolished. Combat was clunky, useless and a complete mess. Most of the time Shao is locked in animation while you underestimate the range of the swing, in combat. Useless because by the time you get use to the gameplay (avoiding sight cones) you totally forget about combat controls once you are forced into one. A complete mess because blocking sometimes doesn't register and enemies look all the same, are you really going to remember the fine details of how each enemy reacts to certain move-sets? The difficulty can be...

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon Nintendo DS

Written by HyperDebtRay on February 12, 2018 @ 10:44 pm

Fire Emblem Shadow Dragon is a remake of an earlier game, the first one to ever be released in the series in fact, Fire Emblem Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light. The game stars the iconic character Marth as the remake tells the original story of his battle against Medeus the Shadow Dragon. Right off the bat you will notice the updated graphics and gameplay mechanics that modern Fire Emblems already have. The updates extend to everything including the maps, character portraits, weapons, battle animations etc. While the graphics have been vastly improved, I can't help but feel that the character art and the battle animations seem all so very very very bland. The characters have that familiar anime style from modern games but then it looks like someone put the artwork through a gaussian blur. The battle animations are as you expect, smooth and fluid but it just seems so...

Furi

Furi PC

Written by Lightningstrike197 on January 05, 2018 @ 8:05 pm

Furi is a game that manages to do a lot with a little. In terms of core mechanics, it's incredibly basic. Most of the game takes place from a top down perspective where the playable character, Rider(a.k.a The Stranger), has the ability to fire a simple projectile, execute a melee attack which does have a combo string if the button is pressed repeated, charge either of the two attacks, dash to a set position, and parry. However each of these mechanics have a variety of uses within the game, and can be combined in various ways. On top of that, each of the game's 10 are designed to test the player's skill with the mechanics in a variety of different ways, ensuring that players will have to get the most out of the mechanics to succeed in Furi. Furi is almost entirely comprised of multi-phase boss fights. With a few exceptions,...

Ben 10: Protector of Earth

Ben 10: Protector of Earth Nintendo DS

Written by JusticeOptified on December 24, 2017 @ 7:31 am

Honestly, this was the FIRST EVER game I played as a child. It's stuck with me throughout my years and for good reasons in fact. As you load the game you are placed directly into the story convenient for a child and allows you a growing variety of aliens to choose from not making it difficult to comprehend. Furthermore, as I continue on with the game repeating certain levels for the highest score possible, I'm reminded again and again from the unique move set that can be unlocked for each hero making you hooked to the game. Some moves can be strong, simple and even outright amazing which actually motivates you to unlock the rest of the content and try it out against the vast variety of enemies in the game. The levels are designed to be more diverse than the one before like going from a canyon to a swamp to even...

Sonic Generations

Sonic Generations Playstation 3

Written by Snivy102 on December 20, 2017 @ 5:11 pm

Specific thoughts coming from a PC player. The PC port of this game is near flawless, with minor glitches very rarely. I say port because Generations first released on consoles. However, similar to most multiplatform games at the time, Generations was made for the 360 and ported to the PS3. Below, I'll outline the differences between all three versions of this game: Framerate - 360 has a pretty stable framerate (locked at 30 fps) - PS3 less stable (not sure if PS3 is unlocked 60 fps, similar to Unleashed) - PC obviously has a stable 60 fps Texture Quality - 360 supposedly has higher res textures than PS3 (if true, the difference must be extremely small because I can't notice it) - PC gives you options for max graphical settings; it obviously looks the best Resolution - PC is native 1080p - PS3 and 360 say it's 1080p, but I have a feeling it's 720p upscaled to 1080p because that's more...

WWE 2K15

WWE 2K15 Xbox 360

Written by JusticeOptified on December 17, 2017 @ 1:12 pm

Me and my brother picked this game up like two years ago and was finished by the time 17 came out. This game is one of those yearly products like FIFA and NBA2K, so as we buy it another one of them releases two months later. Be aware, I wasn't bothered to buy 2K16. The start menu and mainly the selection screen contains a certain collection of music as you scroll by to your game, it gets somewhat annoying for me later on but this could mainly be for the fact that i am not interested in that type of music so it got really irritating as the title screen loaded up every time I launched the game. The game offers a vast selection of modes such as Ladder matches and Cage fights however this only adds a slight distinguishment and yet does not really create a sense of variation between the modes....

Xenoblade Chronicles

Xenoblade Chronicles Nintendo Wii

Written by xeusperona on December 01, 2017 @ 9:50 am

Xenoblade Chronicles is a game to remember that deserves more popularity. Please do note that this review might contain spoilers but I'll do my best to hide them. Story and characters: The story starts out as a simple quest for revenge that turns into something much more than just that. The scene that started the protagonist's revenge has got to be one of the best opening scenes of gaming ever. It really isn't the opening scene of the game, but for sure it's the scene that sets the main goal of the first part of the story and it's the scene that causes the journey of the protagonist to begin with. The story contains a lot of twists that will make your jaws drop, especially the ending. OH THE ENDING. Aside from the big twist at the end, the ending is really satisfying. It's the kind of ending I haven't seen...

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus PC

Written by Powerball345 on November 03, 2017 @ 1:40 pm

Wolfenstein 2 The New Colossus 8/10: Fantastic Fun from start to finish with a few hiccups here and there. Pro's: -Excellent shooting, the handling of the weapons is absolutely incredible in this game, from the meaty crunches of the weapons when they fire to the absolutely satisfying effect of seeing whomever you shoot turn to bits it's definitely a nice step up from the last one and now with small upgrade slots for each weapon aswell as dual wielding, makes the time you'll mainly be spending in the game just a blast. -The stories is able to take its absurdity seriously without really feeling out of place. If you've played The New Order then this will seem familiar and yet slightly different. Where I felt previously The New Order ended up abit dull in parts I feel (overall) the way this story is told and how much time you get to spend with...

Golden Sun: Dark Dawn

Golden Sun: Dark Dawn Nintendo DS

Written by crisisdeive on October 29, 2017 @ 11:43 am

Story -Set 30 years after the first Golden Sun event. The influence of alchemy still threatens the lives of humanity and their world. Though the 6 Warriors of Vale once saved the world from destruction, the explosion made by the golden sun brought new disaster to their world. From the ruins where Vale Village once stood, Isaan and Garet continued to guard the Sol Sanctum. Attempting to reach Sol Sanctum once more to learn more things about the alchemy,they made the soarwing. Unfortunately, the soarwing was destroyed by Garet`s son named Tyrell, and this is where our protagonist`s journey will begin. The name is Matthew, son of Isaac. He and his friends are sent off to find a very unique feather needed for the restoration of the soarwing. Gameplay: The game has fine graphics and battle animations. The animation during the battle when using summon were pretty impressive too.... and so does those cutscenes. You can...

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