Review: Batman: Arkham Origins

The Arkham series of Batman games began with Arkham Asylum back in 2009. At the time I was fairly entrenched in World of Warcraft mode and didn’t pick up this game right away. When I first heard of it I heard nothing but absolutely stellar recommendations. By the time I...

Review: Batman: Arkham Origins

The Arkham series of Batman games began with Arkham Asylum back in 2009. At the time I was fairly entrenched in World of Warcraft mode and didn’t pick up this game right away. When I first heard of it I heard nothing but absolutely stellar recommendations. By the time I...

Review: The Wolf Among Us

The Wolf Among Us was about as close to anĀ earnedĀ purchase as it gets for me. By that I mean a game that I’ll buy based entirely on the quality of a previous game. The most automatic reputation purchases I’ve ever made were both this year, for Dark Souls II and...

Review: Dust: An Elysian Tail

It’s interesting what time and a different mindset can do to your impression of a game. I played Dust: An Elysian Tail for the first time over a year ago, and I didn’t like it at all. I ended up filing the game under the “Shelved” category of my Steam...

Review: Dark Souls II

Few games come along that get me so excited that I absolutely have to pre-order and start playing right when they’re released. Even fewer of those games make me eagerly anticipate how I’m going to go about playing before I even have my copy, talking with friends about my strategy...

Review: Titanfall

This is it guys and gals, here we go! This is when it all starts for real. November was exciting and all, having two brand new consoles launch, but the real main event comes in March when all the great games start coming out. Great games like South Park: The...

Review: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

Oh, what a tale I have to tell you. It involves intrigue, suspense, excitement, and the rise of a relative unknown to the spotlight, then the meteoric crash back down to Earth. It’s a wild ride, and one you need to hear about. What? No! I’m not talking about Kingdoms...

Review: The Banner Saga

As a discount game buyer I don’t usually get to play games within the first month or two of their release, but The Banner Saga came out priced at only 25 dollars and I got a good deal on top of that. I was really excited to check this out...

Review: Lord of the Rings: War in the North

As an avid video game player and massive Lord of the Rings fan I have definitely had my share of ups and downs when it comes to games from Tolkien’s beloved fiction. There certainly hasn’t been a shortage of titles and I’ve played almost all of them. From the great...

Review: Gone Home

Gone Home is an interesting game that came out a bit later in 2013 and I managed to get my hands on over the holiday break. That timing happened to coincide with quite a few gaming sites releasing their game of the year awards and lists. Just before starting the...

Review: Splinter Cell: Blacklist

Splinter Cell: Blacklist came to me by way of opportunity. I was buying a new graphics card and it was included along with a few other games in the bundle. It wasn’t a game I was specifically thinking about picking up, but I certainly welcomed it as a bonus. I...

Review: Proteus

This review is going to be short, which is unbelievably appropriate given my experience with Proteus. It’s a funny thing that happens when you’re a PC gamer. You end up participating in a lot of Steam sales and picking up Humble Bundles. In addition, there are a lot of other...

Review: Driver: San Francisco

The Driver series is kind of a funny thing. I couldn’t tell you exactly what the point of the franchise is exactly. I mean, it’s not a “Driving Game” in the traditional sense of the word like Forza or Gran Turismo. On the other hand, I wouldn’t necessarily group it...

Review: Saints Row IV

Who’s ready to have some fun?! That’s what video games are supposed to be all about right? Sometimes as grown ups we get caught up in thinking way too much about things, and we need a nice, mindless outlet for entertainment to enjoy. Sure, the appearance of this fun has...

Review: Tomb Raider

With the Tomb Raider “Definitive” Edition being released, I figured this was an excellent time to catch up and give my thoughts on the Tomb Raider “Promoted As Totally Good At The Time But Now We’re Kind Of Shitting On It” Edition. Square Enix, if you ever end up going...

Review: DmC: Devil May Cry

When I was growing up I was mostly a Nintendo/Original Xbox kid, so there are some game series I have never really had a proper chance to appreciate, namely those on the Playstation consoles. I’m lucky enough to have recently picked up a PS3 and have enjoyed catching up on...

Review: X-Com – Enemy Unknown

The developers of X-Com: Enemy Unknown had an impossible task laid at their feet. First, they needed to revive the classic X-Com series of games. Not only that, they needed to do so in a way that was accessible to new players. They also needed to stay true to the...

Review: The Swapper

It’s a trope of the horror/thriller/suspense genre. An individual finds themselves on a ship or space station completely isolated from any outside contact. The ship (or station) is abandoned and (almost) all signs of life have been extinguished. It is up to the individual to find out what happened and...

Review: Papers Please

I’m not really sure how to review or even classify this game in a traditional sense, but I have heard it included in a very unusual set of games that some people are calling “empathy simulators”, and I think that is about as close as you’ll get to identifying Papers...

Review: Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

The Assassin’s Creed name has lived on for years in the gaming industry for one very simple reason. Everyone, EVERYONE, loves to feel like a badass. Simple as that. This is something The Assassin’s Creed series always did well, particularly starting with AC2, yet somehow in the latter half of...

Review: Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons

This is going to be a delicate entry to write for a couple reasons. First, the game is, in terms of hours to completion, pretty short. That means my inclination would be to go into greater detail about the specifics of the game. Second, the story is truly something to...