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Just Cause Review

February 16, 2016 // 0 Comments

Hello everyone and welcome back to yet another way past due edition of The Backlog. As usual, the real world continues to get in the way of things I’d rather be doing, but such is life for most of us. So we’re here with the 29th installment of The Backlog, and we’re going to be true to the name here. We’re going to go back [...]

Review: Rise of The Tomb Raider

February 7, 2016 // 2 Comments

The Tomb Raider reboot of 2013 was my dark horse game of the year, as it was for many other people. It was impressive and it struck a nice balance on gameplay and challenges that drew in many new fans to the series, including myself. I had always respected this series and I had tried out several of the earlier games, but the twitch gameplay and [...]

Just Cause 3 Review

January 6, 2016 // 0 Comments

It's all about getting lost and getting crazy in an open world sandbox and being encouraged and rewarded to do it as insanely as you possibly can. How can you not like that? [...]

Murdered Soul Suspect Review

July 4, 2014 // 1 Comment

Murdered Soul Suspect starts off with a bang, or more accurately, a crash. Detective Ronan O’Connor is thrown out of an upstairs(4th floor I believe) window of an apartment building in Salem, Massachusetts. O’Connor was pursuing the a vicious serial killer known only as The Bell Killer. The multi-story fall didn’t kill [...]

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 [...]

Tomb Raider Review

March 12, 2013 // 3 Comments

In many years I could sign off on this game as “Game Of The Year” outright. It’s that good. In a year like 2013 is shaping up to be and the fact that this game came out early enough in it, the jury is still out. I can guarantee that by the end of the year this game will be still on many people’s GOTY shortlists, including [...]

Hitman Absolution Review

December 4, 2012 // 2 Comments

I’m a long time Hitman fanboy. I view Blood Money as the apex of the series and that hasn’t changed with the advent of this game. Just to get that out of the way. At least once a year I have to fire up at least Blood Money for a jaunt and often times Contracts and Silent Assassin as well. The games are permanent residents on my hard [...]

Sleeping Dogs Review

August 22, 2012 // 2 Comments

  Hello all and welcome back to another installment of The Backlog. You know, when I first started these, I was looking at some blasts, or in some cases some flops, from the past. Here lately, I’ve been showcasing the type of games that have caused my wall of shame to grow unchecked for several years. Enough of the bullshitting, time to [...]

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Review

September 15, 2011 // 5 Comments

I’m reviewing the PC version of this game but make no mistake: You get a high quality experience on whichever platform you can get this one and you should as soon as possible. Upfront I will say that you should prepare to play the best game you’ve played this year thus far at least. If you have the hardware, the PC opens the door up [...]

Elevator Action Deluxe Review

August 31, 2011 // 1 Comment

In 1983, game developer Taito released Elevator Action in the arcades, and it was a popular arcade game that was later ported to home consoles as an NES title in 1985. That port is available on the Wii’s Virtual Console. But now, some 28 years after the release of the original Elevator Action in arcades, Square Enix has delivered a remake titled [...]