Is ORAS really all that new? (Game Review)

Thursday, November 27th, 2014
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Solid remakes come at the price of innovation Pokemon Omega-Ruby and Alpha-Sapphire (ORAS) 4/5 stars With a flurry of trumpets, a bunch more Mega Pokémon, and a gang of hunky pirates, Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire hit the market on November 21. The Hoenn region is the black sheep of the Pokémon games. It came out […]

 

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare does not advance

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014
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2/5 stars The Call of Duty franchise is perhaps the most polarizing in gaming history. For better or worse, Advanced Warfare feels like a retread of what we have seen before, with all the tropes that make you either love or hate the franchise. This game’s plot centers around a man named Jonathan Irons (excellently […]

 

Hyrule Warriors: an interesting twist on the Zelda franchise

Thursday, October 16th, 2014
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4/5 stars What would happen if Hyrule was actually plunged into one of the wars you read about in the Legend of Zelda lore? Hyrule Warriors for WiiU was made to answer this question. Made by Koei Temco, who are known for their Dynasty Warriors franchise, Hyrule Warriors brings the hack n’ slash game play […]

 

Destiny has fun game play, but little else (Video Game Review)

Thursday, October 9th, 2014
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3 out of 5 stars Destiny is one of those games, like a TV show or a movie, that has so much money and talent thrown behind it that your hopes are set astronomically high for its release. While I would never call it a bad game, Destiny does not quite live up to my […]

 

Transistor doesn’t hold your hand and is all the better for it

Saturday, July 5th, 2014
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Back in 2011, developer Supergiant Games made one of my more favorite titles of the year, Bastion. It was a fun game, in which you control a little kid as he makes his way through an apocalypse ravaged world where you explore, fight monsters, and attempt to unravel the mystery behind the destruction. Now, Supergiant […]

 

Watch Out for Watch_Dogs (Video Game Review)

Monday, June 9th, 2014
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I always wonder what it must be like to develop games for Ubisoft, a company that has long been associated with excellence. These are the developers who are responsible for such cherished and praiseworthy series as Splinter Cell, Rayman, and Assassin’s Creed. Now it seems they can add another title to this list, as Watch_Dogs […]

 

Mario Kart 8 delivers new level of competition

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014
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Mario Kart 8 isn’t just a new Mario Kart game; it is the definitive Mario Kart game. From now on, when people gather to play multiplayer Mario Kart, this will be the title that they use. Mario Kart 8 solved most of the problems associated with previous titles, while adding just enough new features to […]

 

Wolfenstein: The New Order a balanced lesson in game development

Monday, June 2nd, 2014
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The ZeniMax family of games has provided me with some favourites. Among these was 2012′s Dishonored, which was, in my opinion, a masterpiece of gameplay. In this respect, Wolfenstein: The New Order follows in Dishonored’s footsteps. However, Wolfenstein takes its time in crafting a longer and far more complex narrative, creating a gameplay experience that […]

 

Beloved Elder Scrolls franchise finds footing on new ground

Monday, April 7th, 2014
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The Elder Scrolls Online (ESO) marks the sixth and latest addition to what has been an archetypal franchise of action RPGs. Distinct from the others, it is the series’ first contribution to the world of MMOs, which is a profound alteration in its path. This release provides game enthusiasts with a rare and fascinating case […]

 

Hearthstone a new way to play cards

Friday, April 4th, 2014
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Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is Blizzard Entertainment’s new free-to-play online collectible card game that was fully released on March 11, 2014. The object of the game is to reduce your opponent’s life points from 30 to zero by casting spells, laying traps and summoning minions. Learning how to play is pretty easy, the challenge and […]