Game of the Year #10- Mario Kart 8

Like many, Nintendo’s E3 showing seduced me into buying a Wii U. And, like many, I’m sure you were very disturbed by my word choice in the previous sentence. This was one of the first games I played on my new Wii U this year, and it remains one of my favorites on the console. The primary elements of Mario Kart 8 remain largely the same as the primary elements of any Mario Kart game, but there are a few additions that make it stand out as probably the best entry in the series to date. Continue reading

Album Review – Mandatory Fun by “Weird Al” Yankovic

It’s gotten to the point where pretty much everybody has heard of Al Yankovic, or at least knows a few of his more popular songs. Being the fan of comedy that I am, and having the general disdain for pop music that I do, I’ve grown up enjoying his music immensely. His new album dropped yesterday, and the TL;DR version of this review is essentially that you should probably go buy it if you like funny things. Or music. Or life itself. I’m gonna do a track-by-track review of it because I can’t think of any other way to write a review of a CD. Continue reading

PS4 Game Review: inFamous Second Son

Behold, I’ve finally written a review for a PS4 game since buying it in November! Heh, yeah …

I loved inFamous on the PS3. It was one of the games that I knew I wanted upon buying the console, and seeing Second Son at E3 was one of the reasons I bought my PS4. In case you don’t feel like reading my whole review- it’s great. inFamous gave us a great taste of what it felt like to, well, have freakin’ awesome lightning superpowers, and mad parkour skill to boot. inFamous 2 refined those freakin’ awesome lightning powers to make them even more freakin’ awesome, and Second Son is even more … well, you get the point. Continue reading

PS3 Game Review: Ratchet & Clank

I’d never played any of these games before, for lack of owning a PS2, but when I got the PS3 I knew it was one of the games I wanted to pick up. I finally got around to it after a trailer for the movie kicked me into gear and finally enticed me to buy the Ratchet and Clank Collection, a compilation of the first three games in the series. I recently finished the first, and I’m impressed at the quality and length of this 11-year-old game. Continue reading

New Game Review- Titanfall

Guess who’s not dead! No, not Sherlock. Well, I guess that’s still true, but that’s not what I’m talking about. In short, look! I’m back … again. Hopefully this’ll be a more permanent return. At any rate, I must admit that Titanfall (which Matt Lees has unfortunately caused me to dub Titanvil) wasn’t really on my radar until about a month ago. I saw it at E3 last year and thought, “eh, Call of Duty with Gundams”. Boy, was I wrong. Titanfall’s beta genuinely surprised me, in part because it was astoundingly fun, and in part because it was an effort made by EA that was astoundingly fun. Needless to say, I was pretty quick to hop on the bandwagon because, hey, if EA’s making something that isn’t crappy, they deserve to be supported for it! I guess! Continue reading

Cheddarface Messed Up! (Or, Full Games of the Year List)

Since I wrote up all of my games of the year, I realized there were three that I left out! Those three are Rogue Legacy, Monaco, and Shin Megami Tensei IV (which I didn’t really forget about, but I’ve been impressed with it since I got it for Christmas). Since I couldn’t stand to have any absences in my list, it’s now going to extend to thirteen. Here’s the full list, complete with write-ups and pretty pictures. The other posts about my games of the year will be going down after the time of this entry’s posting. Continue reading

PS3 Game Review: Injustice- Gods Among Us

Fighting games have never been my forte, and I think the only one I really ever dabbled in was Super Smash Bros., which doesn’t really count given its non-traditional nature. When I heard about Injustice last year I was excited, as the DC comics have been continuously misrepresented in the video game world but for the Batman Arkham games. I got it the day it came out, and both online and off, it’s a blast to play and is a good introductory game to the genre. Continue reading