Long ago, in a game publication far, far away, I wrote a preview of a game called The Forest. I had vivid flashbacks to aspects of that particular experience while playing The Culling. I’m not saying it’s a bad thing; there are, however, a lot of similarities between the two, ignoring, of course, the battle royale survival vs. the defensive survival. As with the former, I am taking thi...[Read More]
Every Games Done Quick event has a few standout runs that get massive response from everyone watching. It became pretty clear early in the week that halfcoordinated’s Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight run was going to be one of those standout moments. Right off the bat his run was on the insane level difficulty, which dramatically increases the skill level required to even beat the game let al...[Read More]
2016 marked my second attendance of PAX East, and this type of expo in general. Year two was definitely a different experience from year one, in that I spent more time exploring on my own instead of just waiting for Andrew to finish appointments. I also attended several appointments with Andrew in order to get a better feel for how to represent Marooner’s Rock when speaking with developers. Here a...[Read More]
E3, or the Electronic Entertainment Expo, is one of the largest gaming conventions in the world. This year, Marooners' Rock will be covering a bit of everything from press events, live streams, and more. Stay tuned to Marooners' Rock for all the latest from E3 2016.
I love a good puzzle game. I especially love a good puzzle game that does something new and interesting. Portal, and the subsequent Portal 2, were knockouts that kept me coming back for more time and time again. When I sat down last month to take a look at Rat King Entertainment’s first effort, TRI, I instantly felt the same joy and intrigue as the first time I picked up a portal gun. I̵...[Read More]
One of my favorite Nintendo DS games was a little gem called Elite Beat Agents. It was a great premise, actually. You were an Elite Beat Agent, a secret agent that traveled the world helping those in need…by having rhythm. All you had to do was press the appropriate area on the screen at the appropriate time, dictated by the rhythm of the level’s song, and you would succeed. Simple, bu...[Read More]
I never played the original release of CastleStorm last year, so I can’t comment much on any potential differences between it and its recently released Definitive Edition, for Xbox One and PS4. The basic facts are that the Definitive Edition includes the game (of course) and both of the original DLC packs (From Outcast to Savior and The Warrior Queen), as well as graphical updates with a 108...[Read More]
In the land of Mordor, where the shadows lie, a Ranger and a Wraith set out on a path of vengeance against the Black Hand, a lieutenant of the Dark Lord Sauron. The Ranger, Talion, was killed by the Black Hand after watching his wife and son sacrificed before him as part of a dark ritual. The Wraith, whose identity will be discussed later in the review (I’d say “spoiler alert,” b...[Read More]
Here’s what I know about golf. In the sixth grade, our PE class had a golf segment that lasted about a week. I sucked. I’m pretty good at mini-golf. I think Happy Gilmore is a reasonably accurate depiction of professional golf. Now that I’ve established my credentials, let’s dive into this (short) review of HB Studios’ new golf simulator, The Golf Club. I can’t ...[Read More]
And lo, with yet another film of the legendary webslinger, we get another tie-in game. A lot of times, Spidey games, even if they’re flawed, are still fun. Does this one hold up?