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Review | Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Review | Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Nov 13, 2014

Halo: The Master Chief Collection is something out of my dreams. Halo is the game series that brought me across the threshold from casual player to enthusiast. It was the game I grew up on, playing deathmatches into the night all through high school, lugging systems around for LAN parties, and endlessly analyzing E3 teasers. It even made me into an Xbox fanboy...

Review | A Golden Wake

Review | A Golden Wake

Oct 29, 2014

As someone who lives in the Sunshine State, it is curious to think about how relatively recently it was developed from swamplands into a civilized area. Florida attracts many tourists, but even its permanent residents can usually track their roots back to other states and cultures after a few generations. Growing up here allows you to meet a variety of people,...

Review | Shadowrun: Dragonfall Director’s Cut

Review | Shadowrun: Dragonfall Director’s Cut

Oct 20, 2014

I’ll admit that I’m the last person to be reviewing a tactical RPG, what with my complete aversion to the genre up until this time. I always had trouble figuring out what was going on. I’ve played a lot of Dungeons and Dragons and so I assumed I’d be informed enough to proceed, but it would only get me so far. I scoff at the current day...

Review | Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers 20th Anniversary Edition

Review | Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers 20th Anniversary Edition

Oct 15, 2014

The Gabriel Knight franchise is something of a peculiar beast. Most people that didn’t play games in the 90s only know it as that franchise with one of the worst puzzles a point-and-click adventure game has ever had, which it totally did. The cat hair mustache puzzle in Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned is truly awful. In spite of that,...

Review | Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Review | Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Oct 13, 2014

Beheading an enemy is a satisfying feeling. Monolith Productions have seemingly set out to prove this statement true with Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, a fully realized journey beyond the Black Gate set between The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. You play as Talion, a ranger who once lived with his family guarding the mountains of shadow. This changed when the...

AR-K Review

AR-K Review

Oct 10, 2014

Meet Alicia van Volish, the daughter of a decorated police officer. Her own career in the forced ended prematurely when an incident involving a curious golden sphere ended with her dishonorable discharge. Now a journalism student, Alicia wakes up after a night out with one heck of a hangover and  no memory of what had happened. As she works to piece together...

Dangan Ronpa 2: Goodbye Despair Review

Dangan Ronpa 2: Goodbye Despair Review

Oct 9, 2014

Violence doesn’t really get to me anymore. A lifetime of slasher flicks and torture porn have left me jaded and bored. Not just with most horror, but most violent media in general. The basic archetypes and settings make it difficult not just to be scared, but to be interested as well. The sluts and jocks shuffling through dirty apartments and dingy asylums make...

Shadowgate Review

Shadowgate Review

Aug 22, 2014

Once upon a time, adventure games were harder. Some might say deeper. Before Tim Schafer and Telltale made “no game-over” gameplay the norm, you could easily ruin five hours of progress by losing a key item. The original Shadowgate was one such game. Utilizing a whole array of action buttons and pixel perfect button presses, the 1987 release...

Review | Quest for Infamy

Review | Quest for Infamy

Aug 18, 2014

Every once in a while, there comes a game so perfect, so enthralling that it seems to have been crafted by angels and delivered from heaven unto the mortal gamers. A special kind of experience that forever leaves its mark in your mind, the kind you will look back upon fondly for years to come. But Quest for Infamy isn’t one of those games. No, my friend,...

Review | Obludia

Review | Obludia

Aug 16, 2014

Obludia is a fitting name for the game that it describes. Much like arcade classics such as Zaxxon, Sinistar, and Galaga, it’s a striking one word title that also belongs to an eventual end boss named Lord Obludia who can only be conquered by players who spend hours mastering the game’s controls. It’s the kind of title that makes me glad we...