game reviews

InFamous Review

May 7, 2011 // 11 Comments

I’m not a comic book fan and don’t particularly care for superhero stuff at all. Despite hearing great things about InFamous, it never really appealed to me as something I’d want to buy. When I finally got a Playstation 3, it came bundled with two games: Killzone 2 and InFamous. In addition to those two games, I also got plenty [...]

The Saboteur Review

April 30, 2011 // 1 Comment

The Saboteur is a World War 2 game, yet one that isn’t boring and worn out. Instead of being a first person shooter reliving the same battles again and again, Saboteur is a third person shooter taking place in Nazi occupied Paris, France. Instead of being a member of one of the Allied military’s, you play as a mechanic turned race car [...]

Lair Review

April 29, 2011 // 0 Comments

Lair is something of your basic story of guy that fights for the good guys, slowly discovers that there are corrupt forces at work on his side, joins the other side, and must then defeat the corrupt leadership he used to work for to bring peace to the world.  Sound a tad complicated?  It is, but the story flows fairly nicely.  If only I could [...]

Mafia II Review

April 25, 2011 // 3 Comments

Mafia 2 is a linear story-based third person shooter that just happens to have a pretty big city as a backdrop. Those looking for a grand sandbox experience, or thriving open world, won’t find it here. The city of Empire Bay is open for exploration, and you’ll certainly spend a decent amount of time driving around the city. The problem [...]

Killzone 2 Review

April 22, 2011 // 1 Comment

Hello and welcome to The Backlog, a look at some older video games that I’m finally getting around to playing.  Here on the debut edition we’ll be taking a look at Killzone 2, the 2009 follow-up to the Playstation 2 hit Killzone and the PSP installment, Killzone: Liberation. The game starts with one of the best intro video clips I’ve ever [...]

Red Dead Redemption Review

April 20, 2011 // 3 Comments

If a film buff asked me to describe The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly in one word, that word would be “Epic.” And if you want one word from me that describes Red Dead Redemption, well then it would also be “Epic.” Everything about Red Dead Redemption is as close to perfect as one can get. The story, the gameplay, the open-world, the [...]

Just Cause 2 Review

April 17, 2011 // 2 Comments

Just Cause 2 might be the only game I ever recommend ignoring the story of to just play and have fun. The reason the story should be avoided is because it isn’t very good. The writing is bad, the voice-overs are bad, hell even the cut scenes are laughable. Everything that would usually draw you into the world and make you care about the [...]

Frogger Returns Review

April 16, 2011 // 2 Comments

Frogger Returns is a $5 dollar download available in the Wii Shop Channel, and if you’re storing it on your Wii system memory, it’ll take up 203 blocks. Is it worth $5 and 203 blocks of space? Yes, yes it is. Frogger Returns doesn’t rock the boat too much from the gameplay of the original. The goal is still the same, take the frog and avoid [...]

WWE All Stars Review

April 12, 2011 // 0 Comments

  WWE’s video game universe has returned to the world of arcade style fighting, and the end result is a game that puts every Smackdown vs. RAW to shame in terms of overall enjoyment and excitement. Sporting one of, if not the, best rosters in a WWE game, All Stars features 30 of WWE’s best (15 current Superstars and 15 Legends). Among [...]