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Review: “Game of Thrones”

16 December 2017 admin 0

WARNING: This review contains major spoilers for Game of Thrones. Whatever. Cyanide Studio’s Game of Thrones takes the player back into a long-forgotten time, an era shrouded in darkness and danger. We mean, of course, the year 2006, which is about the last time that a game that looked and […]

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Review: “Halo 4″

15 December 2017 admin 0

Xbox is the house that Master Chief built, so perhaps it was naive to hope that developer Bungie’s final Halo title, Reach, would actually conclude the series. Reach was one of the strongest games in the franchise.  The fact that the game ends in humanity’s defeat makes Reach an interesting counterpoint to […]

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Review: “XCOM: Enemy Unknown”

13 December 2017 admin 0

XCOM: Enemy Unknown is an engaging turn-based strategy game, though a bit repetitive and not without a few frustrations. In a console-gaming landscape littered with mediocre shooters of various stripes, the title is an intriguing departure, even though its methods are not new. Enemy Unknown is merely the latest in a […]

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Review: “Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance”

7 December 2017 admin 0

Konami’s Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance [sic] starts off on a bad look, introducing in the very title what is arguably the most useless portmanteau word ever devised in the English language. “Revenge” and “vengeance” are, after all, synonyms, so the combination scarcely expresses anything new, does it? It’s the morphological […]

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Review: “Bioshock: Infinite”

2 December 2017 admin 0

WARNING: This review contains minor spoilers for Bioshock: Infinite, although possibly only in other dimensions. Bioshock: Infinite is a “more is more” expansion of the Bioshock template, this time moved from an underwater city to a city that floats in the sky. Infinite inherits the strengths and shortcomings of its predecessors, but also makes some […]

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Review: “Assassin’s Creed III”

1 December 2017 admin 0

WARNING: This review contains minor spoilers for Assassin’s Creed III and completely spoils all preceding titles. It only covers the single-player game. Assassin’s Creed, with its five–don’t let the “III” fool you–marquee titles being merely the vertebrae of a mobile game/comic book/novelization franchise empire that makes Mass Effect look compact, […]

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Review: “Lollipop Chainsaw”

30 November 2017 admin 0

Grasshopper Manufacture’s Lollipop Chainsaw is sort of like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, only for idiots, plot-wise, and playing like a series of rejected arcade games. This is not a very good game. It manages to be fun on occasion because it’s fun to mash buttons and see sparkly things happen on […]