First, do you enjoy side-scrolling space shooters? Second, are you ok with the fact that if you lose all your lives before reaching the end, you’ll start all the way back at the beginning with none of your power-ups in tow?
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Mars: War Logs is a limited, watered-down disappointment.
The Last of Us is a gaming masterpiece you cannot afford to miss.
One community writer argues that an all-digital market would mean we’d never have a choice about price — especially when it skyrockets.
I’m addressing the notion of game ownership and showing people why they actually don’t own the video games they purchase.
If I had to sum up my thoughts on the reveal in one word, I’d say, ”Indifferent.”
When Xbox Live Indie Games Don’t Suck!
Defiance got off to a mediocre start, but has the potential to be decent if the developers commit to long-term improvements.
If I had to sum Terraria up with just two words, I’d use Freedom and Depth. Much like Minecraft you have an open world designed to let you build or destroy to your heart’s content.
Living in Washington DC grants me the fortune of having eStarland virtually in my backyard.
Operation Flashpoint Dragon Rising is far from perfect. But, if you need a break from the Hollywood-Style first person shooters out there, you should probably give this a look.
I’ve often contended that Two Worlds was one of the better console RPGs from this generation.
Developers and publishers need to make more of an effort to show the consequences and moral weight of violence in video games.
To quote Phil Lout, “I find it unusual that it is more socially acceptable to complain about what you have than it is to ask for what you want.” So to all of the reviewers, editors, and fellow opinionated fans who’ve dismissed Star Ocean The Last Hope as mediocre, I have to ask: ”What do you want?”
Japan made mistakes with console role-playing games this generation, and it’s costing us for good.
Telltale Games pay tribute to Han Solo and Lando with this slick little easter egg.
Far Cry 3 is good, but not excellent. Don’t believe the hype.
The turning of the leaves, the cooling of the air, and the Frank Sinatra Christmas album that every mall in America plays have a strange effect on me. They always motivate me to switch on my video game console.
The more time I spend with Dark Souls, the more I enjoy the game. Sure it’s difficult, but it’s one of those few games that’s difficult for the right reason.
Even if you didn’t like the first Borderlands, there is good reason to play the sequel.
Solar 2 is a very hard game for me to recommend–especially with the $5 price tag ($10 if you purchase the PC version). It’s visually and audibly amazing, but generally lacks depth in the game-play department.
Tales of Vesperia is the best Japanese Role Playing Game on the current generation of consoles.
At its core, Doom & Destiny, is an oldschool RPG mixed with a few modern-day conventions and supported by what I felt was an overall excellent presentation.
I think it's fair to say that folks who have acquired the full 1,000 Gamerscore (Or "Platted" for my PlayStation 3 fam) in Final Fantasy 13 or who have acquired the "Little Rocket Man" Achievement in Half-Life 2 are slightly obsessive compulsive. If you have no clue what the "Little Rocket Man" Achievement is, I'm probably not talking about you. Over the past few years, you could easily toss me into the OC bracket.