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Review: Vikings – Wolves of Midgard

March 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

Vikings: Wolves of Midgard is an action-RPG developed by Games Farm, a studio from Slovak Republic best known for the Air Conflict series as well as the ARPG Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms. Vikings has drawn a lot of early comparisons to Diablo, and for good reason. Of course Diablo isn’t the only game in this particular genre, but it is the biggest name on the block. Here we have that established formula set in some classic Norse mythology. “Diablo with Vikings” is how some have described it. Now while I do feel the comparison is a good one, after all if you’ve played [...]

Review: Stardew Valley

March 7, 2017 // 0 Comments

Stardew Valley hits all the right notes and checks all the right boxes as a feature rich farming based RPG. If it can be done better, I'd certainly like to see it, but no one person could make a better game for this genre than Eric Barone has done. I'd say it's the peak, the Harvest Moon game many of us always wanted. [...]

Review: Yakuza 0

January 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

Yakuza 0 is a niche game designed for a Japanese audience first, it's extremely story heavy, and it does have some outdated design mechanics/elements and even graphics (it kinda feels like a remastered PS2 game). If you can get into it though, you're likely to find a very engrossing experience with a lot to offer. If you're like me though, you're probably going to have a hard time getting into it as a newcomer to the series. [...]

Review: Neverwinter (PS4)

August 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

Neverwinter is a free-to-play MMORPG that released on PS4 over a month ago, but has been available on PC for three years and Xbox One for a over a year. This review is based on the PS4 version, and it’s completely free in that you don’t even need PlayStation Plus to play the game. Since its release, I’ve put A LOT of time into the game. I wouldn’t do that if I didn’t enjoy it. And while it is a free-to-play game, it no longer is to me. I’ve put $60 into the game, so it’s basically a brand new release retail game for me. That’s all I’m [...]

Review: R.B.I. Baseball ’16

April 7, 2016 // 0 Comments

R.B.I. Baseball ’16 (PS4 [Reviewed], Xbox One, PC, iOS, Android) Developer(s): MLB.com Advanced Media Publisher: MLB.com Advanced Media Genre(s): Sports, Baseball Released: March 29, 2016 (Digital), April 5, 2016 (Physical) ESRB Rating: E – Everyone It’s kinda hard to review R.B.I. Baseball ’16, the third entry in the series resurrected by MLB Advanced Media back in 2014. And the reason it’s hard is because I’ve already reviewed it, last year. In fact, I’ve reviewed both 2014 and 2015. The 2014 version was a solid foundation of old school video game [...]

Review: Rainbow Moon (PS4)

March 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

Rainbow Moon (PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PS Vita) Developer: SideQuest Studios Publisher: EastAsiaSoft Genre(s): RPG, Strategy Released: February 17, 2016 (PS4), July 12, 2012 (PS3) ESRB Rating: E – Everyone SideQuest Studios’ wonderful RPG Rainbow Moon released on PS4 a couple of weeks ago. I originally reviewed this game back in 2012 when it released for PS3. As such, I’m reposting that review for the PS4 version. This is release is just Rainbow Moon on PS4. There’s not much different, it’s the same game. Having said that, it was the perfect time to re-release [...]

The Backlog Volume # 29 – Just Cause

February 16, 2016 // 0 Comments

Just Cause (Playstation 2, Xbox, Xbox 360, PC) Publisher: Eidos Interactive Developer: Avalanche Studios Genre(s): Action-adventure Released: September 27, 2006 ESRB Rating: M – Mature   Hello everyone and welcome back to yet another way past due edition of The Backlog. As usual, the real world continues to get in the way of things I’d rather be doing, but such is life for most of us. So we’re here with the 29th installment of The Backlog, and we’re going to be true to the name here. We’re going to go back to a game that came out over nine years ago, Just [...]

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 [...]