With the release of the dark survival game Don’t Starve today, let’s take a little look at the game. The developers, Klei Entertainment, are better known for such titles as the stealth-assassination game Mark of the Ninja and action-adventure Shank. This one’s a bit different from those… Continue Reading
Sometime’s when I make a sandwich I like to mix things up, I might put some potato chips on there, put it together with some turkey and mayo. Combinations are really fun! You take parts of other things and put them together into something that could be really cool, but there is always the rare really bad combination of things that should have never come together because they were all bad in the first place. That is the best thing that I can describe Army of Two with.
Since the uprising of indie games one of the most popular style of game has been the retro throwback. These games are typically 8 or 16-bit style trying to bring people back to the way games used to be, fun, colorful and pixelated! Anodyne is another game that fits this description but has unique features of it’s own such as vibrant art and fun dialogue. Continue Reading
It may seem like it was just yesterday that the worlds of Cloud Strife and Mickey Mouse collided to create Kingdom hearts, but Dream Drop Distance marks 10 years of the series’ lifespan. By this point in time most gamers understand what Kingdom Hearts is and have decided whether or not it is a series that is worthy of their library, and Dream Drop Distance understands that about itself. For a Kingdom Hearts game with Disney characters, vibrant colors and wonderful music, Dream Drop Distance is the worst game for someone new to the series to be introduced to. The storyline has reached a point where it’s hard to make sense even for a seasoned Kingdom Hearts player and it’s fairly weaker than the other entries in the series, the gameplay is a bit more frustrating than the other entries, the storyline is a bit off and the game might be better off without some of the new features.
Since my move to South Korea I’ve switched backed to console games due to the fact that all of the wonderful people I enjoy playing PC games with all live somewhere with at least a sixteen hour time difference. It makes it a little hard to coordinate playing games, not to mention trying to deal with server lag can sometimes be an absolute pain. Anyway, to make a long story short, we have a local video game vendor near where I am and I thought I’d peruse the selection. I’ve picked out several games that, while in the states, I have never heard of, but have definitely been enjoying. The first of these games is, Resonance of Fate. Continue Reading
Hello everyone. I apologize in the long delay for my Diablo 3 review. I know the game has been out for a few months now, but I was hoping to progress through Inferno before posting anything, however, thanks to my wonderful job and me being in South Korea at the moment, I’ve found myself a little short on time.Anyway, without further delay… I present you with Diablo 3: A Long Overdue Review.
There was a time when video games were not taken so seriously, where you could pick up a PS2 game without knowing what it was and most of the time you could probably enjoy it, while playing Lollipop Chainsaw that is one of the things that I was reminded of constantly. While the game itself isn’t the most outstanding product that has been released in years the one thing that the game does perfectly is that it doesn’t’ try to be like any other game out there. Lollipop Chainsaw is a girly, sugar coated, zombie killing spree that is a campy joy ride to play through, most of the time you will enjoy it but besides the game’s atmosphere there are some problems that may break your immersion.
“Today, it’s all about the Xbox 360, the only device that brings together all your entertainment all in one place,” said Don Mattrick, president of Interactive Entertainment, but what good is this for Gamers?
The last few E3 expos have been, arguably, a little disappointing. The focus for Xbox has been Kinect and now the newly announced SmartGlass. These are to improve the system’s entertainment experience, appealing more to families and amateurs rather than the hardcore gamers among us.
I’m not exactly what you’d call a ‘long-term’ player of MTG. In fact, the cool person I am, I started playing the actual card game when I started at University along with a few friends (making four so we could do two-headed giant).
As a card game, MTG is the longest-running and most successful, originally being created by a mathematician in the early 90s. And it is great fun! I’ll give you the general scenario in which I started (only initials have been used to keep identities safe):
I convinced everyone to get MTG: Duels of the Planeswalkers (DotP) (the video-game available on STEAM and the Xbox 360 Live Marketplace), and we each got a page that entitled us to get a free deck of cards in a local shop (there happened to be one in the town I started at Uni).
So, J and I (who were the only two to go to Uni – the same one) went into town to get our cards, which we were disappointed to find was only 30 cards each, but enough to play against each other.
I started with Blue, J had White, T on Black and D on Green. At first, my Blue was fairing pretty well against them, unfortunately I’ve struggled to keep up to par for a long time, until recently when I’ve redone my deck (with a Jace Beleren – my muse) and now they get rather angry when we play, which just makes it all the more fun.
To whatever end: the game is fun. All four of us are still avid players of the actual card game (occasionally MTG: DotP too) and still meet up weekly to play. Continue Reading
I bought this game shortly after it came out, I think it was the promo screen shots involving the Kraken that made me get it  the underwater temple looked amazing and I refused to be put off by my last experience (not a good experience) with Tomb Raider which was Chronicles on PC . So, if I bought it nearly a year ago, why am I writing about it now? Well, as you may remember, last year Q4 was a bit packed with games, so even though I bought it back then I didn’t play it immediately (I was somewhat distracted by Fallout 3 and Left 4 Dead). Before I got round to Starting on Underworld I had also bought the Eidos collectors pack on Steam which included the two prior Tomb Raider games, Legend and Anniversary. Earlier this year I played Tomb Raider: Legend (Comparisons to Underworld will be made later) but didn’t jump straight to the next one (you can have too much of a good thing). When I finally felt like playing another Tomb Raider game I decided to go with Underworld as the plot caries on where Legend left off (it even has a “Previously On” video to catch you up if you need it), as it turns out there are some also some references to events I believe are in Anniversary, so with hindsight I probably should have started that one first…
I have to kept spoilers very minimal (and are plot rather than puzzle spoilers) but I don’t want people complaining that I ruined the game. If you are bothered stop reading now