Translating a video game to film can be a tricky business. Sometimes you get something as glorious as Mortal Kombat (and yes, it was great) – and sometimes you get Mortal Kombat Annihilation. Fortunately, the team at Sony, working alongside Rovio Animation, have done a suitable job at giving the Angry Birds – yes, the ones from the mobile line of games – their own shot in a feature film. It’...[Read More]
Pokémon fan games have been around for quite some time, with the first few being for the original Gameboy even. Soon after Pokémon Brown, Rom Hacks popped up in all varieties from the ambitious Liquid Crystal Version, to the downright odd design choices of Moemon. All of these games have the common ground of taking the Pokémon engine or formula and creating a whole new game with it. Pokémon Uraniu...[Read More]
I’ve been a fan of fighting games since I was a kid. I remember playing as Ryo & Robert in the first Art of Fighting and I played THE HELL out of Fatal Fury on my Super Nintendo. I went back and forth on the King of Fighters series only because I didn’t always have the systems the series appeared on. I was excited that King of Fighters XIV was coming to the PS4 because I couldnR...[Read More]
There’s nothing like an 80’s guilty pleasure to put you back into ease of mind. And I don’t mean just the classics like Gremlins and The Goonies either. I mean some of the ignored favorites as well, like Howard the Duck (okay, it’s bad, but in a good way) and Ice Pirates (ditto…super ditto).
I’m always a sucker for a good platformer, especially one that has a “hook” in its gameplay, like the bionic arm in Bionic Commando that helps you get across gaps, or even the additional weapons of the Mega Man games – you practically need them in order to survive.
The Solus Project is a much-hyped game that gained a rash of followers after its Early Access release in February 2016. Hailed as an innovation, it tracks the lone survivor of a crash, on a planet that can definitely support life, but may be harboring something sinister. Players must scavenge supplies found in the environment, as well as the wreckage, in order to survive and find a way out of thei...[Read More]
Activision seems to have this habit of re-releasing games from a previous generation onto new systems, mainly fueled by general interest in franchises. Don’t get me wrong – a lot of companies are doing re-issues these days. But the company’s proven that they don’t always work for the best, with FunLabs putting less-than-impressive work into its translations of the Prototype games...[Read More]
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice definitely left a mixed feeling over the comic book universe. Part of the audience couldn’t get enough of it, while others felt a bit cheated, considering the movie could’ve been so much more. Me? I thought it was okay, but it was clear that DC Comics’ cinematic universe had a long way to go when it came to catching up to Marvel. We’re tal...[Read More]
As I’m writing this, I’ve been an LG G5 owner for a little over three months. Since I’m not usually one to own a new gadget as soon as it comes out I wanted to take a stab at reviewing my new phone.
Sometimes you don’t necessarily need a vast storyline to enjoy a video game. Oh, sure, that may make it seem shallow at first, but if the gameplay makes up for it, that’s not really a problem. Just take a look at the handful of arcade classics out there – Pac-Man, Tempest, what have you – and even more current favorites, like Journey, which told its tale without barely any hint of what...[Read More]
The Bourne trilogy really ended on the right foot with me. By the time The Bourne Ultimatum rolled around, it was just time to give the character some closure and move on to the next action thing. However, Universal didn’t think so, and tried (and failed) to reboot the franchise with The Bourne Legacy, only with Jeremy Renner poorly trying to take over for Matt Damon.
Shiren the Wanderer’s next journey on Western shores may seem like the results of an aimless walk, but this warrior and his ferret buddy have been around for quite some time. As a remake of Japan’s 2010 DS game, The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate takes dungeon crawling elements to tell a simple story of wanting the chance to roll the Dice of Fate to change one’s future. Fa...[Read More]