Trials Fusion - Xbox One Review

The game states: Welcome to the Future. Question is, have we arrived with Trials Fusion?

Ethan: Meteor Hunter - Vita Review

Ethan finally brings his brand of puzzle solving and platforming to the handheld format. Does it pay off?

Lunar: Silver Star Harmony - PSP Review

This classic JRPG got an update for PSP several years ago. We played it - will you want to?

Warlock 2: The Exiled - PC Review

It is not a radically different game than the first Warlock, but the improvements are worth it

Trials Fusion - Xbox 360 Rreview

Does this breakneck stunt game bring the fun? You bet it does

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Beneath a Steel Sky - PC Review

This is an old game, and not one I would have picked up on my own, but it was given to me for free when I signed up with Good Old Games (gog.com) a while back. As I was playing through some of my games in alphabetical order (that's where the Bob Came in Pieces review originated from too), I ran into this click-and-point adventure.

With a game this old, and honestly limited, I don't really think I need to break it down into its four technical aspects. I mean, the graphics I imagine were average at best for back then, but by today's standards are poor. The audio is actually decent - there's some interesting music and a handful of sound effects to go along with what you are doing.

There's a certain charm to the game and its story that reminds me of the old point-and-click games I played when I was younger. The puzzles were pretty basic for the most part, and I don't recall getting stuck on any one part for too long. It seems like I beat the game in a very short period of time. Also, there's no real incentive to replay the game as the storyline is very linear and once you have completed it, there are no alternate endings or anything like that.

There are definitely better places to get your retro game fix I think. This is a game genre that is almost completely gone today, and that is a shame, but I just don't feel like this particular title holds up that well even against other games from its era.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Saitek Cyborg V5 - PC Review

Okay, this isn't a game review, but I got a very cool new keyboard from my dad for my birthday back in May. Now that I've had some time with it, I figured I'd share my thoughts on it.

Saitek Cyborg V5 CCB44026N002/06/1 Black USB Wired Game Keyboard

Pros: Keys look good, quiet keyboard, good button layout

Cons: could be a bit brighter, kind of smallish space bar

The Bottom Line: This is an excellent illuminated keyboard. Even with heavy use, it works perfectly.