20 Jan 2014

Classic Review: Ys I

The Obscure Third In the 1980s, there were three big names in the JRPG genre. Two of them are well-known to just about every gamer in the West: Square, the company that rose to prominence with the release of Final Fantasy, and Enix, whose Dragon Quest series exploded in popularity in the East. The third pillar, while
19 Dec 2013

Classic Review: Tales of Destiny

The Next Big Genre Following the release and rave reviews of Final Fantasy VII in 1997, publishers went on a race to bring over as many JRPGs as they could to the West. Just about anything with an anime aesthetic and hit points was up for grabs. After all, JRPGs were becoming the “next big
27 May 2013

Review: Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D

Classic games are called “classic” for a reason. The Donkey Kong Country series were some popular platformers on the Super Nintendo back in the mid to late 90s. They combined unique graphics technology with sharp platforming elements to create some seriously challenging experiences for gamers. Few players will forget the white-knuckle mine cart segments, or
23 May 2013

Review: Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon

The Last Action Hero What happened to the action hero? That impossibly buff, remarkably handsome, and completely badass, hardcore, ain’t-afraid-of-nothing, ice-cold mamma jamma has been curiously absent since the 80s and 90s. The new-age action hero is more concerned about his feelings and the ramifications of his actions when he really should be blowing stuff
14 May 2013

Review: Bioshock Infinite

Lets think back to 2007 for a moment. That one time you somehow survived a plane crash, finding a deserted lighthouse and using the submersible within to be wowed and slack-jawed to the underwater city of Rapture, only to be almost killed the minute you docked by a splicer. Bioshock: Infinite has been released and
7 Oct 2012

Review: Resident Evil 6

Resident Evil 6 was announced to the world with Leon S. Kennedy killing a zombified President of the United States. From that moment, we knew that the next entry in the series wasn’t going to hold anything back… or at least that’s what we assumed. Capcom’s latest installment to the Resident Evil franchise was created
17 Aug 2011

Review: Bastion

Supergiant Games Bastion was on my watch list from the second I saw its gorgeous art style. Since then, Ive been counting down the days till I could finally pick up this game and see what it was all about. Now that the game is out, I had the chance to download my pre-ordered copy