A Poor, Disappointing Sequel That Overstayed its Welcome | 'Life is Strange 2' Game Review

Recently, Dontnod put the finishing touches on their initially hyped sequel of the “Life is Strange” interactive video game. After watching their only rivals at Telltale Games fall, this game was Dontnod’s chance to firmly establish themselves as the undisputed titans of the interactive story-telling industry. So, how did it go? Continue reading “A Poor, Disappointing Sequel That Overstayed its Welcome | 'Life is Strange 2' Game Review”

Great Acting, A Lot of Stupid | ‘Zombieland: Double Tap’ Movie Review

“Zombieland” hit the theaters over ten years ago, and its sequel released recently. The film was an absolute cult classic, and had the full package for a phenomenal movie. Naturally, sequels scarcely ever outperform their predecessors, but how close did “Zombieland: Double Tap” come to doing that?

Zombieland 2 takes place ten years after the first film, with the group living in the abandoned White House. Two characters from the first film, Wichita (Emma Stone) and Little Rock (Abigail Breslin) run off to go their separate ways, but when a new, durable type of super zombie (nicknamed the T-800) surfaces, the remainders must chase after them to save them.
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A slow start to a promising anthology | ‘The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan’ Review

Recently, Supermassive Games, developers of the masterful “Until Dawn”, released their next award winning hopeful “Man of Medan.” This single selection is meant to be the first of a six part anthology, where the company will release a new game every six months. Continue reading “A slow start to a promising anthology | ‘The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan’ Review”

The Ultimate Storybook Game | ‘Fire Emblem: Three Houses’ Review

Recently, Nintendo released the latest Fire Emblem game. Three Houses, a simple yet wonderfully intricate game reaching the Switch just a few days ago at the time of writing this. Like many before it, this game offers chock-loaded content in the form of frequent combat, plenty of roleplay and oodles of interactive, customizable decision making on and off the battlefield. How has this game fared … Continue reading The Ultimate Storybook Game | ‘Fire Emblem: Three Houses’ Review

Dead by Daylight- a good, cheap, way to ‘kill’ time

The horror genre and video gaming have always had a finnicky relationship. On paper, directly involving the player in a horror story might seem to be a great way to give them a good, memorable, thrilling and scary experience, this doesn’t always work in practice. This has been evidenced time and time again by numerous terrible Resident Evil video games, and a lot of other attempts- such as Call of Duty’s famous Zombies mode- have given up on trying to scare the player altogether- preferring a more action packed, intricate plot to simply trying to scare the player.

In lieu of this, Behavior Entertainment’s Dead by Daylight is a refreshing, fun, and unique game. Continue reading “Dead by Daylight- a good, cheap, way to ‘kill’ time”

South Park: The Stick of Truth- quality, polarizing, entertainment

The following goes in-depth on a very adult-rated video game, with sensitive and potentially offensive depictions of various facets of it. Viewer discretion is advised.

When people think of the popular TV show “South Park”, numerous things likely come to mind. Silly, unforgiving, sometimes blatantly (maybe intentionally) offensive. It is not for the faint of heart. Yet, it has been appealing enough on TV to survive- and thrive- for over twenty years. In 2014, Trey Parker and Matt Stone elected to take South Park into the video game spectrum with the Stick of Truth. And boy is it a doozy. Continue reading “South Park: The Stick of Truth- quality, polarizing, entertainment”

Five Months later: A Smash Ultimate review

At the time of writing this, Super Smash Bros Ultimate has been out for just under five months, ample time to have been able to play the game thoroughly, inside and out. This is a game which had been hyped up a lot before its launch. Competitively, it was supposed to be the most balanced roster yet with excellent, structurally healthy and mentally stimulating changes … Continue reading Five Months later: A Smash Ultimate review

“Path of Exile:” A new take on MMORPGs

The title may read “new take on MMORPGs”, but it is very interesting to note that Path of Exile is actually almost ten years old! Well, at least, the PC version is. The PS4 version was released on March 26, 2019, while XBox users have had access to the game since 2017. It seems to have been catching more fire on the PS4 version, as … Continue reading “Path of Exile:” A new take on MMORPGs

Reviewing and reassessing the demise of Telltale Games, and their impact on gaming

Until a few short days ago, Telltale Games was one of the most beloved companies in gaming. Responsible for bringing amazing hits such as Game of Thrones, The Wolf Among Us and, of course, The Walking Dead, to the video game world as classic interactive stories, the company played the role of, and seemed to be a titan in the industry, infallible and capable of just about anything.

Then, a few short days ago, this happened: Continue reading “Reviewing and reassessing the demise of Telltale Games, and their impact on gaming”