The Last of Us Remastered - PS4 Review

Absolutely worth going back to one more time

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee - New 'n' Tasty - PS4 Review

Beautifully updated, this classic title holds up amazingly well still today

Crimsonland - PC Review

Time to shoot some things. Scratch that. Time to shoot lots of things.

Quest for Infamy - PC Review

Prepare to plant tongue firmly into cheek for this amusing adventure

Spintires - PC Review

Let's play in the mud, shall we?

Friday, August 1, 2014

Class of Heroes 2G - how the Dual-Screen feature works and more

Class of Heroes 2G is an old school dungeon crawling RPG that is coming out for PlayStation 3 later this month. I was a huge fan of the game when it released on PSP, and am looking forward to getting a chance to try all of its new features when it re-releases.

Agarest: Generations of War - free PC game codes

How about a free game for the weekend? Well - it won't be this weekend, but next because we are running this giveaway through next Friday night (8/8/14) at 5pm EST.

What do you win? A free copy of Agarest: Generations of War on PC. Check out the page on Steam or our review of the game here if you want to learn more about it.

I decided to lead with Silvi, who was my favorite companion

Spintires - PC Review

I had been keeping one eyeball on the release information regarding Spintires as it was of pretty great interest to me. I am a big fan of any type of racing or car-based video games, as they tend to provide a good mixture of simulation and excitement. When I first heard of Spintires I was quite intrigued, as it was not a true simulator nor was it a racing game, so I continually asked myself "What is it?" When the opportunity to review it came along I naturally hopped on it and once I got the extraordinarily small game installed (the game is only about 500MB), I loaded it right up and dug into it. Spintires is certainly a unique experience.

Quest for Infamy - PC Review

I’ll be honest with an admission that doesn’t happen very often: I fell in love with Quest for Infamy within the first few minutes. I do not know if it’s because it makes me think of multiple older, more obscure games like Dink Smallwood (freaking hilarious RPG) and NoX (Great RPG with different storylines depending on the class chosen), or if it is just because Quest for Infamy is hilarious and a blast to play in its own right. I suppose it does not matter 'why' - so much as simply knowing that Quest for Infamy just works for me.

Rooks Keep - PC Preview

Rooks Keep is an interesting mishmash of things that come together in what appears to be a promising title in its Early Access stages. The game itself is themed around medieval fantasy and chess, but it brings a great deal more to the table. There are some rough edges here that still need polishing, but if the team at RuneStorm can stay the course and take some early feedback to heart, Rooks Keep could prove to be a pleasant surprise when it finally releases.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Stronghold Crusader 2 - trailer and additional info

New gameplay footage to be found in this pre-order trailer, with additional information in the press release.

The Swapper - PS4 Review

The swapper at first glance looks like it might be some sort of an action game, with a vibrant-looking science fiction visual and an almost creepy, haunting musical score. Before long, despite a couple of basic platforming elements such as the ability to jump, The Swapper reveals itself to be something much more interesting as it is a puzzle game with one of the most unique mechanics to find its way into a video game. The end result? A lot of brain-bending fun that creates a memorable experience.

Crimsonland - PC Review

Crimsonland brings back a lot of memories of college for me. It was brand new, then, and it was one of the most addictive games I knew at the time. You had no manual, no complex keybindings, no storyline to speak of. You were a space marine/doomguy/random maniac on a planet’s surface with a pile of weapons and the promise of death behind hundreds of thousands of waves of spiders, zombies, bugs, aliens and other foes that promised to turn you into a tasty afternoon snack.

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee - New 'n' Tasty - PS4 Review

How a game can be so dark and so funny, with a protagonist who feels hopelessly clumsy in a platforming genre that often demands perfection can work so well is something I may never understand. A remake of the classic game from way back in 1997 on the original PlayStation, it is amazing to see how well the core game design has held up after all of these years.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Dragon Ball Xenoverse - more screens and info

Will Dragon Ball make a solid debut on the new generation of consoles? Here's hoping. In the meantime, Bandai Namco Games seems content to tease out small bits of information with their media assets.