RBI Baseball 14

Review: R.B.I. Baseball ’14

R.B.I. Baseball ’14 (PS4 [Reviewed], Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, iOS, Android) Developer(s): MLB.com, Behavior Interactive Publisher: MLB.com Genre(s): Sports, Baseball Released: June 24, 2014 (PS4, Xbox One), April 9, 2014 (PS3, X360) ESRB Rating: E – Everyone There was a time when a console would have many baseball games released in the same year…

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Blue Estate Game

Review: Blue Estate

Blue Estate (PS4, Xbox One) Developer: HeSaw Publisher: Focus Home Interactive Genre(s): On Rails Shooter Release Date: June 24, 2014 (PS4), TBA (Xbox One) ESRB Rating: M – Mature If you don’t know what Blue Estate is (and I didn’t), it’s a comic book by Viktor Kalvachev. This is a digital only game based on…

Mario Kart 8

The Backlog Volume # 25 – Mario Kart 8

Platform: Wii U Publisher: Nintendo Developer: Nintendo Genre(s): Racing Released: May 30, 2014 ESRB Rating: E – Everyone Hello everyone and welcome back to the ramblings of a man with too many video games and not enough time to play them, The Backlog. We haven’t done this in a while, my real life and day…

Wolfenstein The New Order

Review: Wolfenstein The New Order

Wolfenstein: The New Order (PC [Reviewed], PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360) Developer: MachineGames Publisher: Bethesda Softworks Genre(s): First Person Shooter Released: May 20, 2014 MSRB Rating: M – Mature I am always happy to welcome a new Wolfenstein game.  The previous Wolfenstein game from 2009 was slagged on certain quarters.  I would contend it…

Watch_Dogs

Review: Watch_Dogs

Watch Dogs (PC [Reviewed], PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii-U) Developer: Ubisoft Montreal Publisher: Ubisoft Genre: Open World, Action-Adventure Stealth Released: May 27, 2014 ESRB Rating: M – Mature Ever since E3 2012, Watch Dogs has been one of the most hyped and anticipated titles on any system and for good reason. The now…

Sparkle 2 PS4

Review: Sparkle 2

Sparkle 2 (PS4 [Reviewed], PS Vita, PC, Mac, Android, iOS) Developer: 10tons Ltd. Publisher: 10tons Ltd. Genre(s): Puzzle, Match Three Released: May 20, 2014 (PS4, PSV) ESRB Rating: E – Everyone Match three games have been popular for over a decade now thanks to their addictive simplicity and ultimately their challenge. These types of games…

Witch and the Hundred Knight

Review: The Witch and the Hundred Knight

The Witch and the Hundred Knight (PlayStation 3) Publisher: NIS America Developer: Nippon Ichi Software Genre(s): Action-RPG Released: March 25, 2014 ESRB Rating: T – Teen This probably isn’t the best way to start out a review, but oh well’ “The Witch and The Hundred” is easily the most frustrating game that I’ve played in…

inFamous Second Son

Review: Infamous: Second Son

InFamous: Second Son (PS4) Developer: Sucker Punch Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America Genre: Open World, Third Person Shooter Released: March 21, 2014 ESRB Rating: T – Teen The second of the two major Next-Gen exclusives arriving this month has arrived in the form of Infamous: Second Son.  This time it is Sony’s turn to showcase…

South Park: Stick of Truth

Review: South Park – The Stick of Truth

South Park: The Stick of Truth (PlayStation 3 [Reviewed], Xbox 360, PC) Developers: Obisidian Entertainment Publisher: Ubisoft Genre(s): RPG Released: March 5, 2014 ESRB Rating: M – Mature South Park: The Stick of Truth had a tumultuous development cycle that saw its original publisher (THQ) go out of business and multiple delays to the point…

The Last of Us

Review: The Last of Us

The Last of Us (PlayStation 3) Developer: Naughty Dog Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment Genre(s): Action-Adventure, Survival Horror Released: June 14, 2013 Price: $59.99 ESRB Rating: M – Mature I’ve gone back and forth trying to decide how I wanted to handle this review. The Last of Us released this past Friday, and of course, it…

Review: Sniper Elite V2

Sniper Elite V2 (PC [Reviewed], Playstation 3, Xbox 360,) Developer: Rebellion Publisher: 505 Games for consoles; Rebellion themselves for the PC Genre(s): Shooter Released: May 2, 2012 ESRB Rating: M – Mature This is the anti Call of Duty/Battlefield game. It’s also technically a third person shooter except for when sniping, which is what the…

HAWX

The Backlog Volume # 5- Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X.

Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. (Windows, Playstation 3, Xbox 360 [reviewed], Android, iOS) Publisher: Ubisoft Developer: Ubisoft Romania, Ubisoft Kyiv(PC), Gameloft(Android, iOS and webOS) Genre(s): Arcade Flight Shooter Released: March 3, 2009(PS3, Xbox 360), March 17, 2009(PC), December 9, 2009(iOS) ESRB Rating: T Hello all and welcome to another edition of The Backlog.  Tonight I will be…

Mass Effect 2

Review: Mass Effect 2

Mass Effect 2 (PC, Xbox 360, Playstation 3 [Reviewed]) Developer: BioWare Publisher: Electronic Arts Genre(s): Third Person Shooter, Action RPG Released: January 26, 2010 (PC, 360), January 18, 2011 (PS3) ESRB Rating: M – Mature When the first Mass Effect game came out I had neither a PC that could handle it nor an Xbox…

Undead Nightmare

Review: Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare

Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare (Playstation 3 [Reviewed], Xbox 360) Developers: Rockstar San Diego, Rockstar North Publisher: Rockstar Games Genre(s): Open World, Third Person Shooter, Western, Survival/Horror Released: October 26, 2010 ESRB Rating: M – Mature Undead Nightmare really is something special. Priced at $10, or 800 Microsoft Points, on PSN and Xbox LIVE, it’s…

LA Noire

Review: L.A. Noire

L.A. Noire (Playstation 3 [Reviewed], Xbox 360, PC) Developers: Team Bondi, Rockstar Games Publisher: Rockstar Games Genre(s): Action Adventure, Third Person, Open World Released: May 17, 2011 ESRB Rating: M – Mature This review may contain spoilers. This is going to be a hard review to write, especially with trying not to include spoilers (the…

Enslaved

Review: Enslaved – Odyssey To The West

Enslaved: Odyssey To The West (Playstation 3 [Reviewed], Xbox 360) Developer: Ninja Theory Publisher: Namco Bandai Genre(s): Action Adventure Released: October 5, 2010 ESRB Rating: T – Teen Enslaved is a rarity in this day and age. It’s a new IP, it completely leaves out any form of multiplayer, and it’s strictly a linear experience.…

Mass Effect

The Backlog Volume # 3- Mass Effect (Xbox 360)

Mass Effect (Xbox 360 [Reviewed], PC) Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios, Electronic Arts Developer: Bioware Genre(s): Action, RPG, Third Person Shooter Released: November 20, 2007 ESRB Rating: M – Mature What can I say about Mass Effect?  For those that haven’t played it before, it is one of the best gaming experiences you can have.  For…

Portal 2

Review: Portal 2

Portal 2 (Xbox 360, Playstation 3 [Reviewed], PC, Mac) Developer: Valve Publisher: Valve Genre(s): First Person Shooter, Puzzle-Platformer Released: April 19, 2011 ESRB Rating: E 10 – Everyone 10+ Reviewer’s Note: I am reviewing the Playstation 3 version of the game, which I got after the attack on the Playstation Network. As such, I have…