Video Game Reviews


KickBeat SE Review | Everybody Loves Kung Fu Guitar Hero

by Sam Robinsonon September 20, 2014
Zen Studios’ latest title KickBeat has arrived on the PlayStation 4 and the Wii U this week in Special Edition form. How does it fare in a world of gaming that has largely moved away from the genre of rhythm games? Well, there’s kung fu. I’ve always liked Guitar Hero and Rock Band and I may […]

Destiny Review | Destiny Fulfilled

by Carlos Ovalleon September 13, 2014
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There is not one singular thing that Destiny does exceptionally well. In fact, one might argue that Bungie’s attempts at making something groundbreaking fall short and undefined. But what makes Destiny survive these shortcomings is that it’s an amalgam of little things that come together in seamless unison to deliver an experience rivaled only by […]

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Metro Redux Review | Two Tickets Back to Moscow, Please!

by Max Delgadoon September 12, 2014
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Developer 4A Games finally does the series justice on console platforms. Generously added, all downloadable content for both games – be it Ranger Mode or the four DLC packs for Last Light – comes snuggled with Metro Redux, ensuring fans heaps of content that will leave them satisfied for hours upon hours.

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Dead Trigger 2 Review | A World of Zombie Killing in the Palm of Your Hands

by Bridget Thrashon September 8, 2014
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This review is long overdue. I have been playing Dead Trigger 2 since they released their Football Mazzacre in July and I have been so engulfed that I haven’t had time to tell everyone about it. I have come across very few games that have mastered graphics in the way that MADFINGER Games has. Dead Trigger 2 is […]

Dark Souls II: Crown of the Old Iron King Review | Like a Moth Drawn to a Flame

by James Wynneon September 8, 2014
Like moths drawn to a flame, Crown of the Old Iron King, the second of three add-on scenarios for From Software‘s Dark Souls II, brings players to the ashen stronghold of the eponymous monarch. The scenario tries to keep the momentum going from the Crown of the Sunken King add-on, while shifting away from the […]

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Infamous: First Light Review | Hopefully Not the Last Light

by Matthew Shelharton September 6, 2014
Infamous: First Light is a very fun standalone DLC that fans of Infamous will love despite falling short in a few areas, and being overly typical.


Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Review | Two Boys and One Great Game

by William Harmonon August 25, 2014
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, developed by Starbreeze Studios, is a unique little bit of gaming.It would be easy to call it a puzzle game, or a puzzle platformer. Or… something else like that, but it’s really neither. There aren’t actually many puzzles, and you don’t actually platform. So, what’s going on with this […]

Dust: An Elysian Tail Review | What Did I Just Play…

by William Harmonon August 21, 2014
Dust: An Elysian Tail is an independently developed game that was published by Microsoft last year. Developed by Humble Hearts, I just recently got around to playing it, and am here to tell you that… well, before I get ahead of myself, let’s do this in the usual format. The Good The Animation I’ll specifically say the […]

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Mind: Path to Thalamus Review | The Metaphysical has never looked so good

by David Holmeson August 20, 2014
Mind: Path to Thalamus, is the creation of Carlos Coronado. A single player, first person puzzle game whereby the player may control the environment in order to progress through detailed, and at times, gorgeous landscapes. Make no mistake, this game is beautiful, both visually and aesthetically. The story opens in an unexpectedly exciting and dramatic […]

Regular Show: The Great Prank War Review (iOS)

by Jeff Smithon August 13, 2014
Mobile games are a mixed bag. Sometimes you get something simple and brilliant, like Rovio’s Bad Piggies, and sometimes you get something ambitious, like some of EA’s ventures onto the platform. In this case, Regular Show: The Great Prank War is neither.Released late last month for iOS and Android, Regular Show: The Great Prank War is […]


Banished Review | Starts With a Bang, Ends With a Whimper

by William Harmonon August 8, 2014
Banished is a game with an incredibly simple premise: You control between four and six families of people that have been exiled from their previous town and have to start over somewhere in the wilderness. Banished doesn’t even explain how you got where you are. There isn’t actually another town. It’s just you, in the woods, with a […]

State of Decay Review | Good and Bad, No Middle Ground

by William Harmonon July 28, 2014
I picked up State of Decay on the Steam Summer Sale this year, and it was the first game I installed and booted up from that haul. Developed by Undead Labs, this is a game that promised an involved zombie surviving experience. Did it deliver? Let’s start with the good: The Good Resource Management Alright, […]


The Swapper Review | Not Your Average Clone

by Matthew Shelharton July 23, 2014
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Facepalm Games' The Swapper is a puzzle-platformer with an amazing atmosphere and setting. With devilishly clever puzzles that never fails to impress.
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Dark Souls II: Crown of the Ivory King Delayed

by James Wynneon September 22, 2014
Today, Bandai Namco announced a week long delay in the release of the upcoming Dark Souls II: Crown of the Ivory King DLC. Instead of a September 24 release, we’re now looking at two release dates, September 30 for Steam and XBLM, and October 1 for PSN. No reason has been given, frustrating many players […]

Shadowrun: Dragonfall – Director’s Cut Is Up For Grabs

by Max Delgadoon September 22, 2014
For all you sci-fi and fantasy lovers out there, the immersive world of Shadowrun is finally back in the form of Shadowrun: Dragonfall – Director’s Cut on Windows, Mac, and Linux. The game will set you back a mere $14.99 on Steam, GoG, and the Humble Store, however owners of the original Dragonfall expansion will receive the Director’s Cut for absolutely no charge. When Shadowrun: […]

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Torment: Tides of Numenera Preview | Kicking It Old-School

by Todd O'Rourkeon September 22, 2014
Torment: Tides of Numenera is an upcoming story-driven CRPG set in the world of Monte Cook’s Numenera. If you’re not sure what the game is about, or know very little, Torment: Tides of Numenera is a pseudo-spiritual successor to the fantastic Planescape: Torment. I say pseudo in that various members of the team at inXile, […]

KickBeat SE Review | Everybody Loves Kung Fu Guitar Hero

by Sam Robinsonon September 20, 2014
Zen Studios’ latest title KickBeat has arrived on the PlayStation 4 and the Wii U this week in Special Edition form. How does it fare in a world of gaming that has largely moved away from the genre of rhythm games? Well, there’s kung fu. I’ve always liked Guitar Hero and Rock Band and I may […]

Fanatical Five | Game Fanatics Top 5 Video Games of the Summer

by Carlos Ovalleon September 19, 2014
It’s been an interesting summer for video games in 2014; we saw two remastered titles hit the streets as well as a very terrifying demo that posed more questions than we could answer. We were hit with some shady journalistic conspiracies, shameless scandals and even the tragic murder of a fellow gamer. Still, the annual summer drought […]


Fanatical Five | 5 Indie Game Devs That Deserve Your Hard-Earned Money

by James Wynneon September 18, 2014
As gaming technology moves forward, better game development tools become open to the general public. These days, anyone can develop an indie game with professional caliber tools, provided they put in the work needed. This is great because as AAA game budgets bloat and development cycles keep expanding, indie games are there to help fill […]

Final Fantasy Agito+ PS Vita Bound

by Bryan Dupont-Grayon September 18, 2014
Originally announced for Android and iOS systems, Square-Enix announced at the Tokyo Game Show that an updated version of the mobile hit Final Fantasy Agito, will be brought to the Playstation Vita as Final Fantasy Agito+. As part of the Fabula Nova Crystallis series and as a story connection with Final Fantasy Type-0, Final Fantasy […]


Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Gets North American Street Date

by Bryan Dupont-Grayon September 18, 2014
Fans who are looking to get a better look at the world of Orience are in luck, as Square-Enix unleashed a playable demo, street date and trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD at the Tokyo Game Show today. Just like Final Fantasy Agito+, the title follows along with the Fabula Nova Crystallis sub series and […]

TGS 2014 | New Bloodborne Gameplay Trailer Unleashed, Collector’s Edition Detailed

by Carlos Ovalleon September 18, 2014
In what could be the most telling and most impressive Bloodborne trailer to date, FromSoftware and Sony Japan Studio have unleashed a bevy of details that many Souls fans have been clamoring for. Bloodborne will launch in North America one day after the Japanese release, on February 6th 2015. In this brand new trailer from […]

Final Fantasy XV Finally Gets an Updated Trailer; Director Steps Down

by Bryan Dupont-Grayon September 18, 2014
Square-Enix has been pulling out all the stops at this years Tokyo Game Show, but perhaps the biggest trailer and announcement from the company comes from the highly-anticipated, much awaited Final Fantasy XV. A new trailer for the game was revealed today and, on an interesting note, game director Testsuya Nomura is stepping down from […]

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What Happened To Mobile Innovation?

by Tom Dearsleyon September 17, 2014
Last week saw the launch of Apple’s new larger series of iPhone’s introducing the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus, however is Apple still truly an innovator or are they now playing catch up with Google? For many years it was clear which company had been dominant in the smart phone market, with the original launch of […]

Bloodborne Alpha Invites Incoming

by Carlos Ovalleon September 17, 2014
Check your inboxes! If you haven’t signed up for the Bloodborne Alpha, you can do so by visiting the PSN Beta signup page. Please keep in mind that this Bloodborne Alpha program seems to only pertain to EU PSN users and we’re not sure when NA will get their turn. According to the sent emails, […]
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Alien: Isolation’s Season Pass and Survival Mode Trailer Surface from the Dark

by Max Delgadoon September 17, 2014
This morning, SEGA and Creative Assembly have revealed heaps of details on Alien: Isolation’s Season Pass and the all new terrifyingly intricate Survivor Mode.  Survivor Mode attempts to pit players against the Xenomorph as they are tasked with completing specific objectives with very few resources at hand. Can you get through the Hospital without using your motion tracker? What about […]

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