Nintendo’s announcement of the Switch was an interesting way to debut a long anticipated console. The use of footage from games that are still unannounced for the console, the lack of clear pricing or release information, and the vagueness regarding the capabilities of the hardware left me – to be frank – annoyed.Read more "Why The Nintendo Switch Could Succeed"
Doom’s 2016 release is something of a milestone for the series: after skipping a generation with no brand new games since the 3rd entry, the franchise is back. What’s more, this iteration takes the original release as a much stronger source of inspiration, avoiding the more horror-orientated design of Doom 3. The result is a […]Read more "Review: Doom (PC)"
I was skeptical of Overwatch; as a team-based shooter, it felt like too big a departure from the games I expect and enjoy from Blizzard. That skepticism, however, has proven totally unnecessary, as Overwatch is a fantastic surprise from Blizzard’s foray into a genre they had not previously approached.Read more "Review: Overwatch (PC)"
World of Warcraft has been a part of my video game experience for nearly 10 years. As a result, it stands apart from most other games for me and many other fans. However, as with nearly anything of such scope and history, World of Warcraft has fallen short of its peaks.Read more "Retrospect: World of Warcraft"
Hyper Light Drifter is a game many would describe in relationship to other franchises; a mash-up of old-school Legend of Zelda and Dark Souls first and foremost. While these descriptions would be apt, they only scratch the surface of what Heart Machine has developed here. True to the real beauty of independent games, Hyper Light […]Read more "Review: Hyper Light Drifter (PC)"
Metal Gear Solid V is a unique game in that it carries a rather large burden in terms of gaming history and culture. It is the effective close of the original Metal Gear Solid saga, the final Metal Gear game from Hideo Kojima – now one of the industry’s most valued creators – and it […]Read more "Retrospect: Metal Gear Solid V"
Darkest Dungeon delivers a unique blend of rogue-like elements, RPG dungeon crawling and action, and a grim world inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft.Read more "Review: Darkest Dungeon (PC)"
The release of Dragon’s Dogma on PC shows that this RPG still provides some of the most exciting and fun combat found in any genre. From leveling up abilities that can engulf battlefields in fire, to climbing a cyclops and stabbing him in the eye, Dragon’s Dogma proves it is the master of fantasy combat. […]Read more "Review: Dragon’s Dogma (PC)"
Fallout 4, as you may have heard by now, holds true to the Bethesda formula quite a bit – even the familiar mix of fun and game-breaking bugs. Despite that focus on what is tried and true, and even with some very annoying bugs that are being patched out, Fallout 4 is a reminder that […]Read more "Review: Fallout 4"
Destiny holds a very precarious place in my heart. It was one of my most hyped games in recent years, its launch was a very exciting and enjoyable time, and its end game went from good, to decent, to outright disappointing. Destiny 2.0 and The Taken King expansion hope to recapture the original promise of […]Read more "The Changes and Promises of Destiny 2.0"