Game of the Year #9: inFamous Second Son

I waited for Second Son for several months, given that it was one of the few worthwhile PS4 games within the console’s launch window. Luckily, it was worth the wait, and exceeded my expectations in many ways. As one of the first next-gen games I experienced, it definitely had a lot to prove, and for the most part it showed what the PS4 was capable of. While it suffered from some questionable design choices and a generally mediocre story, Second Son was still a blast to play and one of my favorite games of 2014. Continue reading

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