Archive for September, 2013

Outlast

Let’s cut to the chase. Outlast is the scariest game I have ever played. While something like Silent Hill or Amnesia tries to scare you with paranormal occurrences, Outlast knows the more realistic, the more human, the enemy is, the more we’ll be scared. And does this masterfully.

You play as Miles Upshur, a journalist investigating the Mount Massive Asylum in Colorado. There he enters the building and finds himself locked in. The only way out is in. It doesn’t take long for Miles to realize More >

Halo: Spartan Assault

When you first heard of Halo: Spartan Assault, you probably (like me) assumed it was a lower priority first-person shooter to keep us busy while waiting for Halo 5. Well, you’re not that far off. First of all, it’s actually a top-down twin stick shooter exclusive to Windows 8 computers, tablets, and phones.

Story-wise, Spartan Assault isn’t as fleshed out as Halo 4, but it still does a good job at letting you know what’s going on. The game takes place in between Halo 3 and 4. Like I said, the More >

Legend of Dungeon

The playability of Legend of Dungeon cannot be faulted as it is based on a tried and tested formula that is the foundation of the gaming world. Monsters appear, you kill monsters. Item appears, collect and use item. Die…and your efforts are displayed on a neat chart for all to see how you compare next to their always more astounding efforts.  If it isn’t broken, why fix it?

Legend of Dungeon is a lot of fun due to its constantly changing maps and items. When you die the next dungeon won’t be More >

Lost Odyssey

Lost Odyssey begins with a very impressive cut-scene covering a large battle between heavily armored forces. Once it seems one side is winning, the other side brings out what I can only describe as battle towers.  At a certain point in time mobile towers with mages ride around resurrecting fallen soldiers. Once it becomes obvious that the battle is pretty much a stalemate, a barely armored man appears and you are thrown into a basic tutorial. After the tutorial a meteor falls and kills everyone More >

Gunman Clive

Have you played any of the Megaman games? If you have, you’ve already got a pretty good idea of what Gunman Clive’s gameplay is like. There has been a shortage of western games lately. So how do we bring the genre back to popularity? Let’s make a really good handheld game that anyone can enjoy. Like I already said, this is basically a western version of Megaman. Your only controls are move, jump, and shoot. Just like Megaman, the game is pretty dagnabbin’ hard. See what I did there?

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Electronic Super Joy

Electronic Super Joy markets itself as “the unholy merging of Super Meat Boy & Super Hexagon.” Now as I myself have never played either game, I hear good things about them. I do not know how it compares to those games, but ESJ is definitely good.

ESJ has you on a quest to recover your posterior from the Groove-Wizard. The journey there is bumpy and turbulent, but at least the music is nice. ESJ boasts a soundtrack that is worthy of an underground teen dance club – full of electric sounds and More >

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist

With Ubisoft’s last two Splinter Cell games, Double Agent and Conviction, it was easy to feel like the developers were straying away from what made the series so great in the first place, turning it into more of an action franchise than a stealth one. Despite the fact they were both great games they never really felt like Splinter Cell. Perhaps this is why it is so pleasing that with Blacklist, Ubisoft have gone back to the series’ roots while keeping the best parts of the previous two More >

Dust 514

Like a lot of people, I thought after the success of Blacklight: Retribution, free to play games would start to become at least a little better. Well, too bad for all of us. I had high hopes for Dust 514, but unfortunately, it really was too ambitious for the PlayStation 3. Despite its ties to the EVE Online universe, Dust 514 falls short. It really could have been something great.

To sum it up easily, Dust 514 is a first-person shooter MMO within the EVE Online world. Certain things like More >

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