Reviews

Review – Oddworld: New n’ Tasty

Review – Oddworld: New n’ Tasty 0

More than just a re-release, Oddworld: New ’n Tasty is a complete reimagining of the original Abe’s Odyssey and the result is the absolute best version of the game to date. Long time fans of the series will appreciate the love given to the aging formula while those new to Oddworld get the game we imagined we would so long ago. Some of the controls have been changed, and not for the better but don’t let that stop you — those new to the series and those who have experienced the game before should check out this love letter to the Oddworld series.

FIFA 2014 World Cup Brazil: Review 0

The World Cup clock is ticking, and fans all over the planet are gearing up for a month-long TV marathon by, well, sitting in front of the TV playing EA Sport’s latest instalment in the FIFA series. So how does it compare to previous FIFA games, and how realistic is it this time around? Game(…)

LUFTRAUSERS Review

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Bullet hell is such a special place. Flying into this Indie golden age, Dutch developer Vlambeer’s newest title, LUFTRAUSERS, brings us back to the time when aerial dominance dominated the gaming landscape. Taking command of a small airplane over a vast ocean, LUFTRAUSERS tasks you with destroying as many enemies as you can before you(…)

Game Review: South Park — The Stick of Truth

Game Review: South Park — The Stick of Truth 0

Not so quiet mountain town. The love affair between South Park and video games has been a one-way street so far. While creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker have given us episodes based on everything from Guitar Hero to Pokemon and Tiger Woods PGA Tour, the games industry has given them…Chef’s Luv Shack. All that(…)

Game Review: Thief

Game Review: Thief 0

Kleptomanic Let’s get this out of the way right off the bat – Thief is not a bad game. It’s entertaining and satisfying as hell to plan out and pull off the perfect heist. Yes, Thief does a lot right, and that’s why it’s so maddening that it takes so many shortcuts and delivers an(…)

The Last of Us: Left Behind review

The Last of Us: Left Behind review 0

Let’s Go to the Mall Fair warning, this review is full of spoilers for The Last of Us, the American Dreams comic and the Left Behind DLC It would be easy to not care about  the characters and events of Left Behind, the first DLC for Naughty Dog’s fantastic 2013 release The Last of Us(…)

Blast Review: The Walking Dead Season 2, Episode 1: All That Remains

Blast Review: The Walking Dead Season 2, Episode 1: All That Remains 0

Same great game, new playable character. I never got into the TV show or comic, but the first season of The Walking Dead the video game was an instant favorite and one of only two games to visibly bring me to tears by the end. (You can ask me what the other one is later.)(…)

Darklings review

Darklings review 0

“There are darknesses in life and there are lights, and you are one of the lights, the light of all lights.” – Brom Stoker, Dracula Darklings is an instantly beautiful, instantly challenging, and instantly fun touch based adventure game. Travel between magical worlds fending off hordes of light-stealing darklings in game that radiate a strong(…)

Video Review — XCOM: Enemy Within 0

When I finished XCOM: Enemy Unknown, I couldn’t help but feel like I wanted more. Not “more” as in the game had been lacking in any particular aspect, but “more” as in I enjoyed the game so much I was hungry for more. More technology, more aliens, more weapons, more everything. Lucky for me, the(…)

Battlefield 4 — The Blast Review

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Battlefield 4 hits all the right notes for what it tries to be. It’s big, it’s dumb and it’s loud. It features a ton of unlikeable dude-bro soldiers firing at anything that moves with little remorse in set pieces that would make even Michael Bay jealous. Built on the strength of its much-loved multiplayer suite,(…)

Batman: Arkham Origins — The Blast Review

Batman: Arkham Origins — The Blast Review 0

Batman: Arkham Origins is a game firmly set within the cannon established by the two previous games in the franchise. This may seem incredibly vague, but it’s one of the most telling statements I can make about The Dark Knight’s latest interactive adventure. It builds itself on the formula established by the previous games in(…)

WWE 2K14: The Blast Review

WWE 2K14: The Blast Review 0

Best in the World* Every wrestling fan knows that there’s just something about Wrestlemania. For thirty years, World Wrestling Entertainment’s biggest night is always one of spectacle and awe where anything can truly happen. It’s a night like no other and it’s the perfect focal point for 2K Sport’s first foray into the wrestling world. (…)

Lego: Marvel Super Heroes — The Blast Review

Lego: Marvel Super Heroes — The Blast Review 0

Some of my favorite moments in comics have always been the ones where heroes from different books interact with each other. Whether it be Spider-man and Daredevil hanging out in Hell’s Kitchen or The Fantastic Four and Captain America teaming up to take on an enemy threatening New York; there’s just something about knowing that all of the Marvel Universe is connected. Perhaps that’s why I loved Lego: Marvel Super Heroes as much as I did, no game (at least since 2006’s Marvel: Ultimate Alliance) has managed to collect this many heroes and villains together and be this successful. Yes, Travelers Tale’s latest brick adventure may seem familiar on the outside but it’s one of the most charming and unique games you’ll play all year.

Beyond: Two Souls — The Blast Review

Beyond: Two Souls — The Blast Review 1

If David Cage is an artist, his medium is the dual shock controller. The much talked about game director and lead on games like Heavy Rain and Indigo Prophecy (read our interview with him from E3 here) uses Sony’s controller like no one else in the world. Combined with his emotional scripts Cage is able(…)

Review: Grand Theft Auto V sets a benchmark that’ll be hard to follow

Review: Grand Theft Auto V sets a benchmark that’ll be hard to follow 1

There’s a lot that I could tell you about the latest Grand Theft Auto game. I could tell you about when I chased a stolen yacht down a crowded Los Santos freeway, or the time I had to plan a bank heist and it all went horribly wrong. I could tell you about the 100’s(…)