There’s not really a clever intro I can put into this review. I’ve been going back and forth about buying this game for a while, but I finally caved this Thursday, and I’m really glad I did, because this game is awesome. That’s all. That’s it. That’s all you get.
I have memories of playing Civilization III a long time ago, with my sisters on a laptop that could only be referred to by names from the Triassic era by today’s standards. Regardless, I thought the game was really fun then and had been interested in the series for a while when I bought Civ V. Needless to say, a lot about the series has changed, but all for the better. This strategy classic from Sid Meier still never fails to please and its challenges and multiple paths to victory still manage to take hold of me just about every other weekend.
I loved Luigi’s Mansion. It was one of the first games for a console I ever had, since the first game console I had besides a PC was the GameCube and I got it with some of the most popular games of the time, this among the likes of Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Mario Sunshine, and Animal Crossing. Luigi’s Mansion was a blast to play, it looked great, and Luigi’s on-screen antics were hilarious and unique. Pretty much nothing’s changed since then. Continue reading
Military shooters are generally the one genre of games I shy away from pretty much 100% of the time. As much as I’d like to get my head blown off repeatedly by 12-year-olds who all insist they’ve slept with my mother, the genre just doesn’t appeal to me. Many a year ago, I believe shortly after Crysis came out, I played it while visiting a friend on his computer. It was pretty much the first time I’d played a PC game that wasn’t an RTS, and it stuck with me. Recently, I decided to pick it up on Steam to see how it aged, and I wasn’t disappointed.
Hey, everyone it’s me, Defaced Arch. You may know me from my award-winning review of ProgressQuest a while ago, and you may also know me as former proprietor Cheddarface’s 3-year-older identical twin brother. That’s right, former proprietor. Ever since he started this website, I’ve wanted control of it, since I know way more about games than he does, and I have connections with the industry. So I hacked it, and now here we are. Speaking of connections with the industry, last night my good buddy Shigeru Miyamoto dropped by to give me a 6-month-early copy of the new Pokemon game. So here’s a review, in spirit of my recent takeover.
March was full of great releases this year. Tomb Raider, Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, and BioShock Infinite are all examples of this fact, in addition to plenty of other titles that I’ve not played. However, the best one yet has to be Infinite. I’ve never played a BioShock before, and as such didn’t know what to expect. This only served to blow me away more when the time came for me to play Infinite. A creative shooter with elements of just about everything you’d want topped off with an imaginative story, beautiful graphics, and excellent voice work, BioShock Infinite ended the month of great games with a bang.
As it is, this is the only Tomb Raider I’ve played since one of the originals a while ago on somebody else’s console. The game struck me as a semi-decent platformer featuring a pair of boobs with a gun. And it seems, despite some pretty solid gameplay elements, that’s all the series has been since its birth. Well, until now. Lara’s new rebirth is as fun as it was necessary, and I’m glad I got into the series with this solid reboot.
For those of you who don’t know, IGN is the forerunner in game reviewing, news, and general information in the form of videos, guides, and other media types. They put out tons of reviews weekly and interview devs and other people in the business, making them essentially the leader in this area of entertainment. In essence, everything that I aspire to be.
My father works for a company who happens to have just acquired IGN, and he was sent there with a few other employees to meet the people at the office and work with their tech team to learn more about their computers and servers. Naturally, when I learned about this trip, I wanted to go along. So I did. Continue reading
While most of my gaming time lately has been consumed by the 3DS and the PC, I’ve had some time lately with the PS3 and needed something to play. While I have lately been busy with 100%ing Assassin’s Creed III and going back through Journey countless times, I felt like revisiting one of the best game series on the PS3 I’ve had the pleasure of enjoying. Starting with the first, I decided to go back through the Uncharted series, this time on high difficulty. Now that I’ve got a refreshed outlook on this gem that I never got around to reviewing the first time, I’ll give a full review. Continue reading
Super Mario 3D Land was one of the games that justified my splurge purchase of the 3DS console. It’s been highly reviewed all around and has been listed as the best 3DS game to date (well, until Fire Emblem Awakening came and took that title from it (and rightfully so)). Super Mario 3D Land maximizes on a lot of what the 3DS has to offer, and it’s easy to see why it’s been regarded so highly and is the best Mario game since Mario 64 for me. Continue reading