Games

March 29, 2015

For reasons I cannot fully comprehend, rhythm games seem to be making a comeback with the announcement of a next-gen Rock Band game. How exciting this must be for those who actually bought the plastic instruments. I, however, have neither the space nor the money necessary to get such rubbish, so I set out on [...]

March 29, 2015

★★★★½ Interesting characters, a fun crafting system, and an engaging open world make Dying Light the equivalent of a Far Cry game with zombies. Dying Light’s gameplay is reminiscent of developer Techland’s previous work, the Dead Island games. The player primarily wields a series of ridiculous and lethal melee weapons to take down swarms of [...]

March 23, 2015

Crash Bash, a somewhat-decent Mario Party clone, was my gentle introduction to the crazy world that is the Naughty Dog-created Crash Bandicoot series, an icon of the fifth generation of consoles and one that helped make the PlayStation the biggest name in the video game world. The little marsupial’s platforming adventures were a great leap [...]

March 15, 2015

★★½ Upon completing The Order: 1886’s roughly seven-hour campaign, I was filled with an overwhelming feeling of disappointment. The kind of deep, dark disappointment that comes from something truly promising, utterly failing to live up to its potential. Playing The Order: 1886 is a frustrating experience for many reasons, but none more so than how [...]

March 8, 2015

★★★ There Came an Echo is equal parts epic vision and shallow one-note gameplay. The game’s premise is perhaps its greatest strength: you, the mysterious Sam, command a small group with just your voice, from a top-down real time strategy perspective. Disappointingly, you’re likely to spend more of your time with There Came an Echo [...]

March 1, 2015

★★★★ The black sheep of the Legend of Zelda family, and the evil twin of Ocarina of Time, Majora’s Mask is creepy, dark and addictive. Majora’s Mask 3DS does justice to the original, proving that the fifteen-year-old classic still holds water. The game’s personality and countless side quests make it hard to put down. While [...]

February 22, 2015

★★★★½ It’s not often that AAA developers get the chance to take big risks. The gaming industry made an estimated US$46 billion in revenue last year, which is no doubt a ginormous amount of money, but money like that doesn’t come without equally huge financial risk. Hence it is becoming more and more rare for [...]

March 3, 2014

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September 30, 2013

Susan, a 45-year-old mother of two small children and self-professed expert in Rockstar’s newest phenomenon, is here to tell you all whether GTAV is worth throwing your life away for.