76 Published Reviews
Evil Genius 2: World DominationPC
While the game is not going to be for everyone; if you have patience the reward is some really great fun and some of the most unique and enjoyable gameplay in years.
I was a big fan of People Can Fly’s Bulletstorm game and have longed for a sequel ever since that game arrived. Here is hoping that Outriders will become a new franchise and we will see more content in the not too distant future.
There are likely many players out there who will welcome this level of complexity and challenge but I found it more tedious than fun and as such the game did not work for me. It was great to look at and does capture the experience of Tennis at a professional level; it just wraps much of the game in a cumbersome experience which is lacking in fun.
The game holds up very well after 16 years and is as much fun to play now as it was then. I did not get to play the multiplayer as it requires co-op on the same system so playing it on a PC was not an option for me but should be great fun for console owners.
SNK vs. Capcom: Match of the MillenniumSwitch
Ultimately, at a $7.99 price tag (at the time of this writing), this game is a must get for fans of the Capcom vs. series, or just retro fighting games in general. The amount of content you get for the price alone makes it worth it. So go on, have fun with the characters you know and love in a new/old way.
This claim is removed with the addition of a Quick Play mode which offers a random shuffle so players do not have to debate which songs to attempt next as they will have a song assigned. With people isolating; the ability to get some good exercise and laughs while dancing to some great music makes Just Dance 2021 the perfect fit.
Assassin's Creed ValhallaGoogle Stadia
This weird, batshit crazy ending has brought some new life to Assassin’s Creed for me. It was nice to see throwbacks to the original trilogy, including a direct reference to ACII. Your mileage may vary on Stadia, but if you haven’t picked up on any platform already, you should. Especially with the deals going on right now.
World Of Warcraft: ShadowlandsPC
Many of my friends and old guildmates have returned to experience the new adventures, and for the moment it feels like old times and hits that comforting familiarity that is much needed this year. An outlet to let go of the dreary mundanity of real life, and immerse yourself fully in Azeroth.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon is not perfect, though. The AI can be a bit wonky when it comes to the environment and mechanics, with sometime glitches where enemies get caught behind an object and cannot make their way around. But the success of the risks taken with the rest of the game honestly makes it easy to live with this.
Combat is a mix of hack and slash and ranged combat; but I am a big fan of smashing enemies with large boulders when able. Some may have issues with the campy dialogue and delivery of the lines but this would be missing the point as the game is a fun and immersive adventure which will provide gamers with plenty of hours of enjoyment.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold WarPC
In the end Black Ops Cold War does not reinvent the franchise but rather gives players more of what they have come to expect with a few new wrinkles to the mix.
While the game can be reviewed on Its other merits, such as style and gameplay mechanics, its fun factor and purchase recommendations are based on it’s ability to appeal to it’s core audience, which for Spellpunk is an online player base that sadly is non-existent. If you have a group of friends and are looking to pass the time casting spells against one another, you certainly could do worse then Spellpunk.
The graphics of the game are very solid although some of the character facial animations seem a bit dated at times but in no way detract from the game. In the end Watch Dogs: Legion is a winning new entry in the series and I look forward to the online option of the game which is due in December.
Leisure Suit Larry - Wet Dreams Dry TwicePC
While outside the box thinking is required; the game does not take itself too seriously and while some fans of the series such as myself prefer the original game series; this is still a nice new entry into the mix.
Serious Sam 4PC
Some may want a bit more polish especially in the graphics and online matchmaking but for what it does; Serious Sam 4 does it well and is a fun mix of modern and nostalgia that should keep fans of the series happy.
The game is not only lots of fun but is ideal for players of all ages and offers plenty of great gaming moments. This is a great return for Crash and hopefully we will see him again soon as I would love to see a new game designed from the ground up for the Next-Generation systems.
The game has decent graphics for V.R. but the enemies are fairly generic as they are not really expressive and early in the game I thought that Shocker from Spider-man and Darth Maul had kids in terms of the look of the bad guys I faced.
Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR SeriesPS4
I played the game with the Playstation earbuds that came with the PSVR and had fantastic sound quality to go with the eye-popping visuals. I was delayed in my review as one of our Playstation Move controls malfunctioned and I had to wait for Sony to exchange it but once that was done I was back in the game and could not get enough.
I would love to be able to take this game on the go with me on the Nintendo, and the alleged anti-consumer practices of Epic Games regarding their store, not to mention their current publicity stunt with Apple and Google, has left a sour taste in the mouths of many gamers. Hopefully we will see availability on more platforms, including Stadia, in the future.
Crysis: Remastered is a nice trip down memory lane but pails when compared to more modern games in terms of enjoyment as I think a new game in the series would have been better. Perhaps this is a way to test what the current demand for the franchise is. For now the game is a nice piece of updated nostalgia.
I could go on forever about the details, the ease of navigation, the familiarity with control settings from previous copies. I can say this is the first year I’ve explored more because there is so much more. I’m going to sign on for an online league here soon. Fun, competitive .I lost hole afternoon without even knowing it.
In the end the expansion offers more loot, more adventures, and a few hours of diversion; but for me was the least engaging and interesting of the four DLC offerings for the game. That being said; I did have fun even if it was not as much as with the prior expansions and I hope that more DLC will be coming soon and Gearbox has teased some new announcements coming soon, perhaps as soon as today at PAX Online.
If you are a fan of Dark Souls or Souls-like games, there is a lot to like in Mortal Shell. Most of the gameplay and style will feel immediately familiar, and there is just enough uniqueness in the game to satisfy veterans of the soul’s type games. If you have been put off by the difficulty of souls-like games in the past, Mortal Shell doesn’t differ enough from the formula to likely change your mind.
The game sets up further adventures well and I found myself enjoying the game and characters from starts to finish. The game does a great job establishing Kamala and building her character while giving players plenty of time as the classic Avengers and has more than a few nice surprises along the way.
Overall, the game itself is smooth enough to play but not unique or different enough to keep me engaged compared to other games in the genre. Some things work and some don’t and I felt this one did not work for me and I am usually a huge fan of Westerns.