Short Version: The most important lesson I learned from Starcraft II – more of the same only BETTER in every way possible can make for an absolute Masterpiece! The list of improvements are extensive: Extremely high production values, massive amounts of interesting well voiced In-game cinematics, Engaging Singleplayer missions with interesting objectives, a near limitless [...]
Short Version: Risk: Factions puts a great spin on the classic by introducing some fun and wacky animated character factions! The game injects new life into an old classic making it easily the best version of Risk since Risk 2210 A.D. It’s a shame though, that the single-player story mode is limited to a short [...]
Short Version: UFO: Extraterrestrials IS the spiritual successor to the Best Strategy game of its time, X-COM: Enemy Unknown. The “updated” sequel that everyone has been screaming for after 2k Games announced an X-COM FPS. Unfortunately it does very little aside from Tweaks to the A.I., Graphics, and Micromanagement, even reusing/remixing some of the same [...]
Short Version: Alpha Protocol is a Mess! The combat is a chore, the AI is laughable and the game is clearly unfinished with the SLOWEST loading textures I have ever come across! Only the intriguing story, shifting character allegiances and unmatched dialogue system manage to redeem the entire experience for fans of RPG’s & Spy [...]
The Short Version: Red Dead Redemption earns every bit of its distinction as our first “10/10″ game. Not only is it easily the best western video game of all time but its also the definitive sandbox experience. From the get-go it completely immersing you with amazing visuals, engaging missions, and a plethora of side-activities – [...]
The Short Version: Iron Man 2: The Video Game Sucks! Despite one of the developers promising in multiple interviews it wouldn’t. He had to have known too. Aside from fixed flight controls, the game ignores a massive opportunity for a co-operative mode and only delivers 4-5 hours of game play! For a Full Priced $60 [...]
Short Version: Final Fight: Double Impact packaged with Magic Sword is a great deal on Xbox live! Sure its a mindless button masher but with couch co-op, online drop-in co-op, updated visuals, remastered soundtrack and some added unlockables this is a great game to pass the time until your next heavy title!
The Short Version: Just Cause 2 was a game I didn’t want to play. I thought Just Cause was boring and had little hope for this sequel. I was wrong. This turned out to be one of the most fun open-world games i’ve ever played and I’m proud to say that Rico Rodriguez can now [...]
The Short Version: Risen is an incredibly long and boring RPG that is damn near torture for any sane person to play (on Xbox 360). Only Hardcore RPG’ers willing to forgive a list of bugs, glitches and poor design choices a mile long need apply. Why anyone would subjugate themselves to Navigating an unforgivably backward-ass [...]
The Short Version: Dice proves once again its prowess at creating a masterful online multiplayer Experience! We have a new king of online military shooters! Using cooperative squad mechanics BFBC2 engages players in a visceral chaotic, but structured, online skirmish experience. All that remains is to return to the franchises “Buddy Action Comedy” single player [...]
The Short Version: Dragon Age Awakening is more of the same fun in the original game. Which is also the problem, its unchanged, unimproved and has to rely solely on its strength of characters and premise. Whats more the Expansion clocks in at only 13 hours in a regular paced play through. At $40 it [...]
The Short Version: Toy Soldiers is a prime example of a highly polished Xbox Live Arcade game. This Tower defense game adds a few new innovations to its formula resulting in an awesome single and multiplayer distraction – that is if your into its niche appeal.