Resistance: Burning Skies Review

Resistance: Burning Skies isn’t a failure, but the game isn’t really a big success either. The game seems lost in the middle, not sure what to make of itself. The visuals don’t seem as fine tuned as they could be like they’re in Uncharted, the multiplayer doesn’t feel finished, the controls take getting used to, and the single player campaign isn’t as robust as it could have been.

Uncharted: Golden Abyss Review

Uncharted: Golden Abyss is the best handheld experience I’ve ever had. Though it does have its flaws, most notably the forced Vita mechanics, the ability to choose to avoid the majority of the those methods helped balance out the negatives. I enjoyed every second I had with the game and it was a thrill to once again get to step into Drake’s shoes and go off on another, mind-boggling treasure hunt that I know I won’t soon forget. This game is a must have for any Vita owner!

Spec Ops: The Line Review

Spec Ops: The Line brings one of the best single player stories I’ve ever gotten the chance of playing that presents the player with multiple choices that not only have a large impact on the game, but in your head as well. Who would you kill if forced to? The man who killed soldiers for some water for his family, or the friend of one of those killed who murdered the thief’s family? The Line is a psychological twister from beginning to end, with a fun, yet unnecessary multiplayer mode tacked on if you’re looking for some more fun once you’ve beaten the campaign.

The Lord of the Rings Online: Riders of Rohan review

Riders of Rohan is the first expansion to hit the Lord of the Rings Online in years which can offer a breath of new life for the game, steering it in a new and exciting direction. Most notably altering the very way we all played the game by adding in mounted combat. Just one grudge weighs the game down from greatness, and that is the lack of any end-game dungeons or raids. The only option players have once they reach the level cap is to rebuild a burned down city until a free update arrives to those who pre-ordered the expansion with all the dungeon goodies.

Batman Arkham City Review

Batman Arkham City isn’t perfect, no game is, but it does deliver a magnificent performance I feel few other games have managed to capture. The voice acting, the gripping story, the heart-wrenching conclusion, and the stellar voice acting performance all come together to create one the greatest Batman experiences of all time.

Elder Scrolls Online: An Introduction

With a game the size of Elder Scrolls Online, it’s really hard to give one demo, one video, or one presentation to list everything about the game. So what you’ve read in this article are only the basics. But I can tell you one thing for sure, all these elements mentioned are going to come together to potentially make the next great online RPG, and from what I’ve seen so far, Zenimax may not be so far off.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Review

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 succeeded on the forefront, offering up yet another fantastic multiplayer experience that is my favorite in the series to date. Treyarch’s push to carry out change into the historically stale singleplayer campaigns of the franchise fell flat on its face, that in the end, produced one of the weakest campaigns I’ve ever played in a Call of Duty game. But singleplayer isn’t what the fans of the franchise buy the game for, its the multiplayer that draws everyone in, and because of that, I’d recommend any fan of the Call of Duty games to go out and buy Black Ops 2.

Assassin’s Creed III is a massive but underwhelming adventure

Assassin’s Creed 3 peaks in areas I least expected, such as multiplayer, but hits new lows in the spots where it should have excelled, most notably story. Assassin’s Creed 3 is the weakest game in the series since the original, deriving from what made the series so great with its rich, story-driven gameplay, in favor of exploration and side content that I had very little interest to take part in.

“Well, it was good when I was a kid…” How nostalgia affects our opinions of games

I plug in my NES Toploader, caving to the craving to play one of my childhood favorites. Once the game starts up, usually after blowing in the cartridge a few times, I freak out when I see the start screen and hear the brilliant 8-bit music. Then, I start to play. I’m flooded with memories from my childhood. But, after a few minutes, I realize something: this game is terrible.