Archive for June, 2013
There are few games that I still play after a few years, and Castle Crashers, developed by The Behemoth, is one of them. I am glad that I didn’t pass the game up when it came out in 2008 for Xbox 360 and that everyone in my house enjoys playing, even my wife which is a pleasant surprise.
Castle Crashers comes with three modes that are playable on local and online. The main, and best mode, is story mode in which an evil wizard steals a large crystal from an old king and you must travel the world More >
Gunpoint is intriguing and entertaining, but its fun and comedy are fleeting, restricted by simplistic mechanics that lose their allure after only a couple hours. For those two hours, however, Gunpoint is one of the most downright satisfying and ridiculous puzzle games I have ever played.
The protagonist is a freelance spy who finds himself with gear that allows him to jump to and fall from great heights, as well as to climb walls. This spy is confronted immediately by a murder that is More >
Final Fantasy XIII is a console based RPG for the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360. It marks the start of the story of Lightning, a former soldier of Cocoon who is fighting her government so that she can save her sister who has been regarded as an enemy of Cocoon after she was marked by a fal’Cie. She quickly gains a band of allies, only for them all to be marked by the same fal’Cie as her sister and branded as enemies of Cocoon.
The games starts with the Purge, the killing of civilians that are More >
You are a spirit waking up from a long slumber only to see a lifeless planet. Suddenly, four giants emerge from the ground. They will be your tools of creation (and destruction) giving you the possibility to make life thrive in the world before going dormant again. While there is no “campaign” in this game, you only have limited time in an Era to achieve your goals. Developing your planet in different directions unlocks new stuff so there’s an incentive for starting over again. A sandbox mode More >
With Deus Ex Eidos promised a great a deal and, as with all revivals of franchises that have lain untouched for numerous years, Eidos ran the risk of not attracting new players while alienating the old fan base. However Deus Ex: Human Revolution, the third installment in the Deus Ex series, is a magnificent game combining multi-path gameplay and an incredibly diverse set of augmentations catering to a wide number of play-styles.
Human Revolution is set in the year 2027 and centers around the More >
Mass Effect 3 concludes the story of Commander Shepard as he joins the Alliance again, realising that working for the mysterious Cerberus was a mistake. The plot starts with a full scale invasion of Earth by the Reapers who seem unstoppable. Shepard must rally together the largest fleet of history by uniting most of the sentient species to prevent the eradication of organic life and free Earth from Reaper occupation.
An immense saga comes to an end as you hop aboard the Normandy once again to More >
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is that kind of game that no one sees coming. Because of the title many gamers may assume that this is in some way related to 2012’s Far Cry 3 but do not make that mistake. Aside from common gameplay tendencies this title bears no resemblance to its retail counterpart and quite honestly, this gem is infinitely more refreshing and fundamentally more unique.
Instead of Jason Brody, the unskilled protagonist from Far Cry 3, you play Sergeant Rex Power Colt, a Mark IV Cyber More >
Ever wanted a little more bang with your racing games? Sure, there’s kart racers with power-ups, but sometimes I just need to have the feeling that I messed up someone’s day. Enter Split/Second, a seemingly normal racing game with a dirty little secret! It’s basically Death Race.
In this game, you are competing on a TV show called Split/Second. Your job? Blow everyone else off the track. Rather than the single player being called a Campaign, it’s a Season. Each level of the Season features More >