Articles by Eric W.

Wolfenstein: The New Order Review

June 4, 2014 // 0 Comments

I am always happy to welcome a new Wolfenstein game.  The previous Wolfenstein game from 2009 was slagged on certain quarters.  I would contend it was a bit underrated and overlooked. I want to state upfront that this is game that merits a strong Mature rating most notably for some grim sequences and at least one very notable torture sequence [...]

Watch_Dogs Review

June 4, 2014 // 2 Comments

Ever since E3 2012, Watch Dogs has been one of the most hyped and anticipated titles on any system and for good reason. The now near legendary and certainly controversial video that Ubisoft showed at the E3 was a jaw dropping, gorgeous looking game that teased a slick cyberhack Grand Theft Auto variant with everything “cranked to 11.” To be [...]

Thief Review

March 13, 2014 // 2 Comments

This is a series that has been on hiatus for too long. Like many other long fans who have held their breath since the mixed bag but IMHO overly hated Dark Shadows, the news of a new Thief game was at first met with jubilation and then as media and details came forth a sense of caution and concerns on certain details. Some of these concerns were [...]

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Review

December 22, 2013 // 2 Comments

I am a huge fan of the Assassin’s Creed games so admittedly I approach these games with a healthy benefit of the doubt and positive bias in place. I hope I’m not an outright fanboy and I don’t think I am since I can harp on some quibbles and nitpicks I had from previous games, whether it be the KBM controls on the first one or [...]

Battlefield 4 Review

December 8, 2013 // 3 Comments

EA DICE returns after two years following the release of the very successful Battlefield 3 with this inevitable sequel. I am happy to report that this game is not a quickie BF3 retread with a slicker coat of varnish on it.  They did listen to the fans feedback over the course of the last two years, as the return of Commander Mode easily indicates [...]

Sniper Elite – Nazi Zombie Army 1 and 2 Review

November 3, 2013 // 2 Comments

If you look over my review of the original game these spins offs came from you can see that I thought very highly of it and even declared it my dark horse game of the year. Since that time the game has found itself the beneficiary of robust support for patches, additional features, and now two quality standalone DLCs. The support has been [...]

Syder Arcade Review

October 28, 2013 // 3 Comments

As someone who has been videogaming for thirty years or so I cut my teeth on all kinds of games including a healthy batch of what we affectionately refer to as “schmups” which is short hand for “shoot ’em ups.” A shoot ’em up is typically you in a spaceship or some other flying vehicle against hordes of enemies in crazy [...]

Splinter Cell: Blacklist Review

September 7, 2013 // 1 Comment

Splinter Cell has finally “come back.” That’s my short teaser for the theme of this review and many others reviews out there for that matter. This game brings the best aspects of Splinter Cell Conviction and previous pre Double Agent Splinter Cell games and merges those aspects together in a new and extremely satisfying whole. What [...]

Metro Last Light Review

May 18, 2013 // 0 Comments

In a post apocalyptic not too distant future a year after the events of the first game, protagonist Artyom returns to face the consequences and fallout of the events of that game and it’s a more refined but equally as intense, dark, and immersive experience as Metro 2033 ever was. For some reason there were concerns that this game was going [...]

BioShock Infinite (PC) Review

April 5, 2013 // 0 Comments

I’ll state it upfront: This game will be on my Game of the Year shortlist without a doubt and it’s set a very high bar for the remainder of this year across the board. I know that’s a bold claim and challenge considering this only March as I write this review but that’s the kind of impression this game has left with me. I [...]