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, … Continue reading
Yep, folks, it’s that time of year again. It’s not really any specific time of year, but what it is is the 2-year anniversary of the day I decided the internet needed to know my opinions about video games, when … Continue reading
Animal Crossing on the GameCube was a surreal experience. My male self found the game to be somewhat dull, or at least bland as far as video games are concerned, but there was an undeniable and strange allure to selling cherries to that sardonic raccoon in order to make your house slightly bigger. A strange experience for sure, and not one I ever necessarily understood. I recently picked up a copy of New Leaf for my sister’s birthday, and decided to buy one for myself. Needless to say, Animal Crossing is still just as surreal of an experience as it was 12 years ago, and while I’m still a little unsure as to what the purpose of the experience is (and still a little pissed off at Tom Nook), it’s an undoubtedly enjoyable game. Continue reading
The prospect of an Android gaming system is certainly an interesting one. While I’ve become rather fond of those types of mobile games on my iPad, the only real taste of playing them on the big screen has come through my Apple TV, and even then, it’s very restricted. I preordered the OUYA on a whim in April and didn’t know what to expect. That said, while the OUYA is not the best game console I’ve ever had, for the $100 dollar price tag, it’s not a bad expenditure. That is, if you can get past the DRM.
This weekend, my family and I played a whole slew of board games, and this in addition to the lull in my video game playing spurred me on to review one of them. This particular board game is one that … Continue reading
When I got the PS3 over the Xbox 360, there was really only one reason: I liked the exclusives better. Games like Uncharted, Ratchet and Clank, and inFamous suited my tastes more than the likes of Halo and Gears of War, and as such the choice was obvious. Since I’ve had it, the PS3 has also thrown some fantastic exclusives I hadn’t expected at me, most notably of which is Journey. However, no PS3 exclusive, in fact, no PS3 game, period, could match the beauty, storytelling, or gameplay prowess of The Last of Us.
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.