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Review: Rise of The Tomb Raider

February 7, 2016 // 2 Comments

Rise of the Tomb Raider  (PC [Reviewed], Xbox One, Xbox 360) Developer: Crystal Dynamics, Nixxess (PC) Publisher: Square Enix Genre(s):  Action Adventure Release Date: January 28, 2016 (PC), November 10, 2015 (Xbox One, 360) ESRB Rating: M – Mature The Tomb Raider reboot of 2013 was my dark horse game of the year, as it was for many other people. It was impressive and it struck a nice balance on gameplay and challenges that drew in many new fans to the series, including myself. I had always respected this series and I had tried out several of the earlier games, but the twitch gameplay [...]

Review: Just Cause 3

January 6, 2016 // 0 Comments

It's all about getting lost and getting crazy in an open world sandbox and being encouraged and rewarded to do it as insanely as you possibly can. How can you not like that? [...]

Review: Fallout 4

January 5, 2016 // 0 Comments

It’s been a long time in coming… too long… but at last a new Fallout game is upon us and it’s very good. The good news is: A review like this is a mere formality since many of us have already broken the 100 hour figure on this. What more need be said, right? [...]

Review: Assassin’s Creed Syndicate

January 1, 2016 // 1 Comment

Back when it came out I and many other people considered Black Flag a watershed for the series and rightfully. Simply put: This is the next watershed and if they can continue to crank out games like this at this level of quality the I hope they making these games for as long as they sell because I'll never get tired of something like this. I'll welcome a game like this every year with wide open arms. [...]

Review: WWE 2K16

November 9, 2015 // 1 Comment

My confidence is now restored in this series and I'm excited for the direction it's headed in. In a number of ways these games are better than the real life product because we as fans can make the product the way we want it [...]

Review: Destiny – The Taken King

November 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

A little over a year ago I posted my review of vanilla Destiny, which I gave a superb 4.5 star rating. That review encompassed the game from launch to three weeks after launch with a little over 85 hours invested in it and having done everything but the raid. Now here we are a month and a half removed from the release of Destiny’s first major expansion, The Taken King, and it is time to review it all over again. [...]

Review: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (PC)

October 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (PC [Reviewed], Xbox One, PS4, Ps3, 360) Developer(s): Kojima Productions Publisher: Konami Genre(s): Open world, Action Stealth shooter Released: September 1, 2015 ESRB Rating: M – Mature TEASER: Metal Gear Phantom Pain sets new standards for stealth and action gameplay in an open world. What do you get when you cross the best elements out of a Grand Theft Auto game, the Metal Gear series, stealth games like Splinter Cell,  and for grins an almost MMO lite online mode for a bonus? You get Metal Gear V: The Phantom Pain which is easily in contention for [...]

Review: The Witcher III – Wild Hunt (PC)

July 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Witcher 3:Wild Hunt (PC [Reviewed], Xbox One, PS4) Developer(s): CD Projekt RED Publisher: CD Projekt RED Genre(s): Open world, Action RPG Released: May 19, 2015 ESRB Rating: M – Mature This gaming series has been a frustration for me. Frustrating because I have played and tried each game in this series and did my darnedest to fall in love with the games and just couldn’t because some of the gameplay and combat mechanics were not to my liking. I just couldn’t get on board and get excited. Until now. The third time really is the charm for me and likely a lot of other [...]

Review: R.B.I. Baseball ’15

April 20, 2015 // 2 Comments

R.B.I. Baseball ’15 (PS4 [Reviewed], Xbox One, PC, Mac, iOS, Android) Developer(s): MLB Advanced Media Publisher: MLB Advanced Media Genre(s): Sports, Baseball Released: March 31, 2015 ESRB Rating: E – Everyone It’s been just about a year since the classic R.B.I. Baseball franchise was resurrected by MLB Advanced Media. I gave last year’s title two and a half stars, which is decent/average on our scale. My main complaints with the game from a year ago were the lack of stat tracking and the camera when fielding. In my conclusion from that review I stated, “Hopefully the [...]

Not An Official Review: Dying Light

February 9, 2015 // 1 Comment

I’ve had Dying Light since release when I received a digital code to review the game. That was a few weeks ago. I am progressing extremely slowly, but at this point I’ve seen enough of the game to write the review. However it comes with the caveat that I will not be assigning a score to the game, for two reasons: I haven’t completed the campaign or tried the multiplayer, and my problem with the game that has slowed my progression probably isn’t an issue for most gamers. I play a lot of video games, and play a lot of first person games. Destiny immediately springs to [...]

Review: Assassin’s Creed Unity (PC)

January 22, 2015 // 1 Comment

Assassin’s Creed Unity (PC [Reviewed], Xbox One,  PS4,) Developer: Ubisoft Montreal Publisher: Ubisoft Genre(s): Open World, Third Person Stealth, Third Person Action Adventure Released: November 11, 2014 ESRB Rating: M – Mature Game Version Reviewed: 1.4   I deliberately held off on doing this review because very few if any outlets have bothered to give this game a fair shake post patches. The bulk of what you see out there is either 1.0 or 1.1 when the game was in a far worse state. As of the date I write this: January 1, 2015, the game is vastly improved and evolved from its [...]
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