The heavily criticized, open world zombie survival game “Days Gone” hit the shelves back in April 2019. It has been looked at rather negatively by popular video game critics, receiving a 5/10 from Gamespot, a 6.5/10 score from IGN and a 7.1/10 from Meta Critic. The game received a lot of hype over the course of its lengthy development timeline, and if you were to believe these scores, you might say it was all for naught.
Born from the same cloth of many different interactive story games, “Erica” is an underrated treasure that is short, sweet, oozing with replay value, and is more than anything else, thrilling.
On social media, how someone looked ten years ago has gone viral. So, if we may play off that theme here, let’s have a look at how gaming has come along since a decade ago, remarking on the best of the 2010s. Continue reading “Best of the Decade: Our Gaming Editor's Top Picks for the Best Games of the 2010s”
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”
“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.
Continue reading “Great Acting, A Lot of Stupid | ‘Zombieland: Double Tap’ Movie 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”
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
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”
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”
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