Archive for July, 2013

Fallout 3

When Bethesda comes to mind, you might think of huge worlds ready to explore, choices and their consequences and a game experience that sucks you in and doesn’t let go. Fallout 3 is no exception. Set in a post-apocalyptic America ravaged by nuclear war, Fallout 3 is the story of your character’s journey through The Capital Wasteland, formerly Washington DC before the nuclear war that has destroyed the landscape.

Bethesda’s vision of the future is bleak, humbling and strangely quite beautiful, More >

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

In 2000, Counter-Strike was released and became one of the highest rated multiplayer shooters ever. 2004 saw the return of the game with Counter-Strike: Source. By 2012, the series was almost forgotten since games like Call of Duty and Battlefield have taken over the genre. While in my opinion, this might not have been the best time to release a remake of Counter-Strike, Valve still pulled it off by making one of the best HD remakes of recent memory. Not only is Global Offensive crazy fun, but More >

Plants vs. Zombies

From PopCap Games comes another great strategy/tower defense Xbox live arcade game. Plants vs. Zombies is one of the best games I have had the pleasure of playing in a while. The zombies are after your brains and your main defense is a bunch of plants. Starting off in adventure mode, you are introduced Crazy Dave and the tutorial.

The tutorial begins with one lane in which you are able to plant, but that is perfect since you only have one plant available, the peashooter. After the first stage More >

Deadpool

After long last, Deadpool has finally received his own game. Deadpool is the crazy, misogynistic, merc with the mouth from the Marvel Universe. The game goes above and beyond what makes Deadpool great. Unfortunately, this comes at a detriment to gameplay, content, and overall polish.

The story revolves around Deadpool attempting to make his own video game. However, much like Deadpool’s mind, this game makes no sense. This is due, in large part, to Deadpool tearing up the game’s script within More >

State of Decay

The complete, definitive zombie game is something developers have tried to create for years. Objectively it looks quite easy; mix a bit of action and horror with similar amounts of fear, survival and genuine danger, and sprinkle liberally with gore. Many games have tried this and none have been perfect, however reading State of Decay’s description filled me with hope. Construction, gore, horror, survival and phases of genuine messy pants fear, SoD does seem to tick all of the boxes.

The one More >

Proteus

Proteus is nothing but walking and looking across the expanse of an island. The player does not grab anything, push anything, click on anything, or fight anything. It is an hour of pure and simple exploration.

And yet, Proteus is transcendent. It is an experience that relaxes and intrigues. Each step brings another ripple in an ambient soundtrack, a musical score that never ceases but rises and falls depending on the terrain the player is in. There is something profound about climbing a tall More >

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is an immersive fantasy RPG developed by CD Projekt Red. The Witcher 2, as with its predecessor, follows the story of Geralt of Rivia, a witcher suffering from amnesia, who is exiled and hunted after being framed for the murder of King Foltest while the real killer escapes. Geralt is imprisoned but escapes with the help of Vernon Roche the leader of the Blue Stripes (A Special Forces unit). He must now hunt down the Kings real killer while trying to piece More >

Magrunner: Dark Pulse

The opening to Magrunner is brilliant. The introduction shows off a fantastic graphics set and style, and one of the first things I noticed about the game is that EVERYTHING looks good; The menus, the loading screen, and especially the first few levels, they were borderline beautiful. Unfortunately the second thing I noticed about the game it was Portal, with a slightly different core game mechanic.

Saying this, however, Magrunner compares very well to both Portal games, and there are not many More >

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