The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have seen their fair share of good games over the years, but also some bad ones. I don’t need to remind you what a debacle Out of the Shadows was on the Xbox 360; and for that matter, I probably shouldn’t bring up the Turtles In Time Re-Shelled remake, because…oy.
There are so many headset manufacturers on the video game market these days, it’s not even funny. If it’s not Microsoft or Sony making specialized headsets for the Xbox One and PS4 (respectively), then it’s someone like Astro Gaming, Turtle Beach or SteelSeries attempting to corner the market with some new-fangled surround sound-compatible headset ready to blow the minds off game...[Read More]
Here of late it seems like I’m always playing one of two types of games, Metroidvania or dungeon crawler. Not sure how that keeps happening. . . The game up for review this time around, Ray Gigant, is a dungeon crawler with first person exploration mechanics similar to Etrian Odyssey or the game we recently reviewed, Stranger of Sword City. Where Ray Gigant differentiates is its hand drawn sprites...[Read More]
Games that glorify mass murder don’t exactly fly over with gamers – just take a look at how a game like Hatred is perceived – but dang it, TinyBuild actually has an interesting take with its game, Party Hard. Instead of simply letting you slaughter innocents by the buttload, the game asks you to cleverly take out people using different means, whether it’s by going up and stabbing them,...[Read More]
I played a lot of first person shooters. If there’s a new Call of Duty, I’ll buy it. They’re a guilty pleasure of mine. Why? Because they’re fun. I can zone out. I was excited to see Homefront coming to the Xbox One because I was a fan of the first game. I did know one thing though, it’s a new generation of consoles, so I expected some new things from this new game.
The X-Men movies have been more good than bad. Sure, the ones that have been bad – looking at you, The Last Stand – have left a terrible scar, but others, like First Class and, as of recent, Days of Future Past, have helped it build back up. But there’s been some doubt behind the latest film in the series, X-Men: Apocalypse, mainly due to the Smurf-like nature of the main villain, En Sabah N...[Read More]
When Homefront came out several years ago for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, I thought it was a pretty neat alternate take on the usual Call of Duty clone, with American soldiers fighting to take their country back from a Korean army that had overtaken it by force. There was a lot of talk about a sequel, but we didn’t get it for several years. Now, though, Deep Silver thought it was a good idea...[Read More]
A couple of years ago, Bethesda and the team at Machine Games did the unthinkable – it rebooted Wolfenstein without the need for multiplayer, and creating an ambience that’s on par with some of this generation’s greatest games. Thus, The New Order was born, and that game, alongside the 2015 release The Old Blood, revitalized an old-school franchise in a bold new light.
Back in the late 80’s – during the era of the all-too-forgotten Amiga computer – a certain game called Shadow of the Beast was released, creating a multi-parallax side-scrolling adventure that looked far too impressive for its own good. The game became a cult classic, and even prompted Electronic Arts at one point to release the game for the Sega Genesis, where it found an even bigger follow...[Read More]
I’ll be honest – I missed out on the Valkyria Chronicles hubbub when it was released a few years ago on PlayStation 3. I’m not sure if it was because I was busy with other games or I just didn’t give it enough of a passing interest, but I never got around to it. However, it blossomed thanks to an avid community that rallied around the game’s storyline and intriguing strateg...[Read More]
I’m a huge fan of JRPG’s and when it comes to the Xbox One there aren’t many to pick from. There is an MMO that game quickly pushed me away after spending a good month playing. Experience Inc.–known for games such as Ray Gigant, Demon Gaze, and Operation Abyss on the PS Vita–has brought Stranger of Sword City (another PS Vita game, reviewed by Alex McCumbers here) to ...[Read More]
Years ago, Capcom managed to sneak up on both arcade and home fans with a game called Buster Bros., challenging them to shoot an array of bubbles off a screen using a solo warrior (or two, if you played in co-op). Though some frustrations did emerge from some of the tougher stages in the game, Buster Bros. ended up being quite a delight, along with its under-appreciated sequel Super Buster Bros.