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The Last of Us Remastered Review

August 12, 2014 // 4 Comments

The Last of Us was an undeniable hit when it landed a year ago on PS3, both with PS3 owners and critics. The game received perfect scores galore (including from me) and over 200 Game of the Year awards (again, including mine). For me, it was one of the swan songs for the PS3. It was no surprise then earlier this year when The Last of Us Remastered [...]

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 [...]

Grand Theft Auto V Review

September 30, 2013 // 2 Comments

This has proven a hard review to even begin. Not because I don’t have anything to say about Grand Theft Auto V, as a matter of fact I could say plenty about the game, but rather because I haven’t wanted to stop playing it. We’ve seen some truly amazing games this year: BioShock Infinite and The Last of Us standing out for most folks (myself [...]

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 [...]

The Last of Us Review

June 18, 2013 // 13 Comments

I’ve gone back and forth trying to decide how I wanted to handle this review. The Last of Us released this past Friday, and of course, it was a hugely anticipated PS3 exclusive. Reviews from the larger Metacritic outlets went up weeks ago, and so by now people who may have been on the fence before will have seen dozens and dozens of all positive [...]

Call of Juarez Gunslinger Review

May 28, 2013 // 11 Comments

It’s a funny thing when a franchise can have three retail games available, the last of which is widely considered to be quite bad, and then have a fourth game be reduced down to a cheap digital only title. Now you may be asking “well what’s funny about that?” and the funny thing is the $15 downloadable title with almost no promotion [...]

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 [...]

BioShock Infinite Review

April 4, 2013 // 2 Comments

Note: BioShock Infinite was played to completion on “Hard” difficulty. This first playthrough took between 10 and 11 hours to complete, and I did not seek out every collectible (sight seeing or the voxphones) this time through. When I got my PlayStation 3 in 2009, I got a bunch of games to go with it. One of those was BioShock, and out of the [...]

Crysis Review

February 24, 2013 // 0 Comments

Today we will be looking at the PC version of Crysis. I’m not much of a PC gamer, and as my luck would have it, right after I started this, I found out they were releasing a console version. Nevertheless, I got my PC gaming on and beat this offering from EA and Crytek. So without further adieu, let’s get to it. For a 2007 game, this [...]

Dishonored Review

October 21, 2012 // 0 Comments

Today we will be looking into the latest offering from Bethesda and Arkane Studios, Dishonored. Dishonored is a first person, action-adventure game that can be played in a stealth fashion, a straight forward attacking style, or a combination there of. For the purposes of my play through for the review, I employed the combo of the stealth and [...]