The best comic book movies have a great respect for the source material, and even build on it. The worst ones all but ignore what made the comics good, altering characters to the point that they’re the character in name only. In one sense, Deadpool is one of the purest comic book movies made, as it remains loyal to Rob Liefeld’s creation. Ultra violence? Check. Sex, foul language, plenty of one liners? Check, check, and check. Breaking the fourth wall? Most definitely check (One scene even has Deadpool remarking how he’s breaking the fourth wall while breaking the fourth wall. “That’s like, 16 walls,” he tells us.). Ryan Reynolds, who played the character before (where he was grossly misused) in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, returns to the character as he should be portrayed...Read More
Baba Yaga: Temple of the Witch is the first story driven DLC pack for Rise of the Tomb Raider. The pack gives us a new area to explore, which is accessible from the Soviet installation in the main game, some new enemies, a new boss fight, and of course collectibles to be found. It adds in a supernatural element, something that was prevalent in the 2013 Tomb Raider game but missing from the sequel. The mission has Lara rescuing a girl named Nadia from enemy soldiers at the copper mine. Nadia tells Lara that her grandfather has gone into the Witch’s Vale, a place ruled over by a fearsome witch named Baba Yaga (who is indeed based on Slavic folklore), who moves about in a walking house with giant bird-like legs...Read More
The Banner Saga made a splash on the PC in 2014, and was well received by gamers and critics alike. Now, two years later, the Viking themed tactical RPG from the three man team at Stoic Studio arrives on the PS4, giving console owners a chance to make decisions guiding caravans across a frigid landscape as they’re being pursued by the demonic Dredge. The game has the look of a Don Bluth animated feature, even though most cut scenes are generally static. The bright art style provides a nice contrast to a bleak story that will see your caravan hounded, hunted, betrayed, and devastated by loss. It’s a game that has you make choices without any clue as to what the outcome will be, and on a first playthrough you’ll often choose with heart in throat, hoping that you’ve chosen wisely...Read More
Here in the second full week of February it’s a busy one for zombie slaying, assassins, ninjas, and a cute little guy made of yarn that goes on a journey. And one crazy red suited ninja assassin type guy who loves chimichangas. Last year’s surprise hit zombie/parkour game Dying Light gets both a huge expansion this week and a special edition on disc containing all the DLC. The Following expansion contains a map that’s bigger than the original game, with plenty of open space to traverse in your souped up dune buggy modified to mow down the walking dead. The expansion can be purchased separately, as part of the season pass, or as part of the nifty Enhanced Edition of the game...Read More
Even though Square Enix released Bravely Default onto the Nintendo 3DS on October 11, 2012, I’ve first gotten around to playing the game this year. After spending nearly 110 hours with the game, and since the sequel, Bravely Second: End Layer, hits Europe later this month and North America in April, I felt I’d do a bit of a retro review and share my thoughts on the game. With the game being nearly four years old, some spoilers may follow in my review. If you haven’t played the game (and for the most part, if you enjoy JRPGs, you should) you may wish to stop reading now. If spoilers don’t faze you or you’ve already completed Square Enix’s flawed gem, come along and hear my thoughts.
Bravely Default centers around four characters whose world has been upended when a Great Chasm opens up and d...
Have you ever had one of those dreams where you’re just falling? You just keep falling and it seems like forever before you hit the ground. If you are looking to recreate the similar experience – where you keep falling and falling, there’s actually an app for that – Downwell.
What Is Downwell?
Downwell is the brainchild of a single Japanese man, Ojiro Fumoto. It’s a game where you… go down a well.
With Downwell, you control your character with three buttons — left, right, and an all-purpose action button. Pressing the action button while on the ground makes your character jump, while pressing the button in mid-air causes your character to fire bullets from whatever gun it has at the moment.
It sounds deceptively simple, ...Read More
WB Interactive announced today that LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be heading to gaming platforms early this summer. The game was initially leaked on Amazon Italy and the Xbox store, and was confirmed by WB Interactive as coming to the PS3, PS4, Playstation Vita, PC, Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. Take a look at the announcement trailer below.
Along with covering the events in the movie, the game will also explore the time between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. Deluxe versions of the game for the PS4 and Xbox One will contain a Finn mini-figure, with the PS4 also getting a droid character pack and a phantom limb level bonus. Both deluxe versions of the game contain the Season Pass.
The game is set to release on June 28.