An unusual mix of strategy and Warriors games, Bladestorm works more often than not
We readily dive in head-first on this JRPG series
A good idea and solid execution, but lacking in content (unless you want to download it later)
Friday, March 27, 2015
Friday, March 27, 2015 Greater Than Games, Sentinels of the Multiverse, Tabletop and Board Games Review
Recently I had a chance to play the Sentinels of the Multiverse video game on Steam, and if you happened to see my review, you would know that I was a huge fan of the game and its mechanics. Well, that game certainly served a purpose, because it made me absolutely fascinated with what the card game must be like. Having finally had a chance to get my hands on it, I can unequivocally say that while the video game is good, the card game is even better.
White Night absolutely scores on the front of horror adventure. The stylish visuals, the story and the terrifying, palpable atmosphere are the clear takeaways to be had here. The heart of this game beats with a creepy life of its own. Unfortunately the body of work around the center of this game has plenty of jagged edges that distracted from the experience for me, and might just be deal killers for others.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
At the first description, this sounded a bit like the old Monday Night Combat game I used to really enjoy, but this is more of a top-down affair. We have some news, screens and a trailer to show off.
Dragon Ball is what got me into anime when I was younger and I’ve honestly been a fan ever since. Naruto, One Piece, Bleach, Fairy Tail, all fall into a category that Dragon Ball Z made quite popular. For me it was never the search for the Dragon Balls themselves, or ever the story, but more the fights that were found inside of Dragon Ball Z and the movies. I simply have always loved Dragon Ball’s level of combat. While there have been a slew of Dragon Ball games over the years, Xenoverse is the first to take the player and let them experience the combat with their own character in an original story.
Tesoro has been one of the recent accessory companies that has come out of nowhere in the last few years and has provided gamers with some spectacular pieces. From their solid 7.1 surround headset to the previously reviewed Excalibur backlit mechanical keyboard. We really enjoyed the solid feedback that the Excalibur provided as an affordable mechanical keyboard. With excellent actuation, the Excalibur is still one of our favorite mechanical keyboards and a few months after the release of the original Excalibur, Tesoro refreshes the keyboard with a new backlight feature; full spectrum lighting. Read on to hear our impressions.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Bladestorm: Nightmare, Koei Tecmo Games, Omega Force, PS4 Review, Sony PlayStation 4
Not a direct follow-up to the under-appreciated original Bladestorm: The Hundred Years' War back in 2007, Bladestorm: Nightmare takes the original formula and dresses it up with some improved visuals and expanded content. The end result is a game that is definitely not going to suit everyone with its mix of strategy and Dynasty Warriors style of play, but still offers some engaging hooks that had me coming back for more.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Crystal Dynamics, Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, PS4 Review, Sony PlayStation 4, square enix
I had originally thought that with the reboot of the Tomb Raider series it would have been the end of the older version of Lara Croft. This was a character that had been with gamers throughout various console generations and is still very recognizable. I still have not played the Tomb Raider reboot (I do plan on it soon) but It seems like the older Croft is not ready to lay down her pistols as the top down Action Puzzler Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light recently received a new adventure with the follow up title Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Of all the RPGs coming up in the near future, this one may be the most interesting to me personally. It feels like a callback to the old Baldur's Gate/Neverwinter Nights games of the past. This first video is from a recent play session last week - just in case you missed it.
Evolve feels like one of the trickier games I have tried to review to date. The core game is a lot of fun, but more content would have been big. Of course, more content can be had - for a price. The DLC strategy has a lot of gamers upset, which I can relate to as I personally am not a fan of most DLC on the whole. That being said, the content that is provided is well-balanced and a lot of fun, but I cannot help but feel that for a game with so much polish, that it was handled rather clumsily upon release. In the end, it leaves Evolve feeling like a fun enough game that missed too many opportunities for its own good.