May 2011

Major League Baseball Featuring Ken Griffey Jr. Review

May 29, 2011 // 2 Comments

Released in 1998, this is the only sports game (other than NCAA Football 2006) that has ever truly kept me coming back for more. How much more? Well, I played a full season every year until 2010…  twelve years.  So the answer to the question is, A LOT more. This incarnation of Griffey baseball wasn’t as wacky as the SNES games that [...]

Bioshock Review

May 29, 2011 // 3 Comments

Hello and welcome back for another edition of The Backlog.  Tonight we’ll be taking a look at the first Bioshock.  So without any further adieu… Our story begins as Jack aboard a plane flying over the Atlantic Ocean.  The plane suddenly begins a rapid descent and crashes into the water(and right in the middle of a good cigar, damnit).  [...]

Mass Effect 2 Review

May 28, 2011 // 5 Comments

When the first Mass Effect game came out I had neither a PC that could handle it nor an Xbox 360, and so I missed out on it. When this one, Mass Effect 2, came out I still had neither a PC that could handle it nor an Xbox 360, and so I assumed that once again I’d miss out on it. But as luck would have it, Mass Effect 2 arrived on Playstation [...]

Titanic Review

May 28, 2011 // 11 Comments

You know the story. A poor guy (Leonard DiCaprio) wins a ticket onto the “unsinkable” monster of luxury, Titanic, and then falls in love with the mentally and emotionally lost rich girl (Kate Winslet). They run the whole gauntlet to be together, which includes a snobbish mother (Frances Fisher), a spoiled rich boyfriend (Billy Zane), and oh [...]

Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare Review

May 22, 2011 // 5 Comments

Undead Nightmare really is something special. Priced at $10, or 800 Microsoft Points, on PSN and Xbox LIVE, it’s the kind of DLC that even the most anti-DLC person can get behind. It features additional multiplayer modes, but even more importantly a stand-alone single player campaign that will last you roughly six to eight hours depending on [...]

Live and Let Die Review

May 20, 2011 // 0 Comments

Hello everyone and welcome to the eighth edition in my series of reviews covering the illustrious James Bond film franchise. In our review from last time we sadly waved goodbye to our fine friend and most capable comrade, Sean Connery, who served us so nobly through so many daring adventures as the one and only James Bond for the official [...]

L.A. Noire Review

May 19, 2011 // 11 Comments

This review may contain spoilers. This is going to be a hard review to write, especially with trying not to include spoilers (the warning is there for a reason though). If you read my quick thoughts on the game after spending a few hours with it Tuesday, then you know what I initially thought of the game. I loved it; it was fresh and different, [...]

The Other Guys Review

May 18, 2011 // 1 Comment

The one remaining thought in my mind after having now watched ‘The Other Guys’ isn’t how good an action comedy it is, which it is, to be sure, or how funny a pair that Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg make, which they do, but that, I now, more than anything, need for there to be an entire movie pairing up Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and [...]

Some Quick Thoughts On L.A. Noire

May 17, 2011 // 4 Comments

L.A. Noire, the latest game from Rockstar, and developed by Team Bondi, released today and I spent the better part of the day and night playing it. It’s going to a take a little more playing before I’m ready to write a review, but having worked my way through 11 of the 21 story cases, and 5 of the 40 side cases, (currently at 33% [...]

Diamonds Are Forever Review

May 14, 2011 // 0 Comments

“Curious… how everyone who touches those diamonds seems to die” [Warning—this review contains a couple spoilers within it, of both this movie, and also concerning ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’… If you wish not to be spoiled, cease reading now.] Hello everyone and welcome to the seventh installment in my series of reviews [...]

Enslaved – Odyssey To The West Review

May 14, 2011 // 5 Comments

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. This all results in one of the best single player games out there thanks to a masterfully crafted story, beautiful cinematics and atmosphere, some really exciting sequences of gameplay, and [...]

Mass Effect Review

May 13, 2011 // 3 Comments

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 those that have played it, it’s still one of the best gaming experiences you can have. Our journey begins as Commander Shephard, or your own custom made character if you choose to go that route, and the crew [...]