The first episode of Hitman gave us a nice sized playground during a fashion show to carry out our mission, and Episode 2, titled “Sapienza”, ups the ante by giving us an even bigger playground. This time the action moves from Paris to the seaside Italian town of Sapienza. Once again, the environments are rendered beautifully, and the town itself presents plenty of opportunities to take out your targets, a pair working on a deadly virus that hones in on a specific person’s DNA...Read More
Sony and Playstation have had their share of great platforming mascots- Crash Bandicoot, Spyro the Dragon, Jak and Daxter- and on the PS2 arrived a new duo, a lombax named Ratchet and a robot named Clank. With its send up of sci-fi themes, Ratchet & Clank proved to be a great franchise, packing wild action with even wilder weapons, all delivered with a great sense of humor. The series had a few entries on the PS3, the best of them being A Crack in Time...Read More
Dark Souls III Review
Boletaria. Lordran. Drangleic. Yharnam. All places that fill gamers with a sense of dread as well as joy. Dread because they know death will be coming swiftly and often. Joy because there is a sense of accomplishment each time you survive and move farther through these lands that has few rivals in the modern gaming world...Read More
Telltale Games The Walking Dead series has never ended on a joyful note, and yet there was still a satisfying conclusion to each of the seasons so far. The Walking Dead: Michonne miniseries continues the trend of downbeat endings, with one notable conclusion- this one just didn’t feel satisfying. It just came to an end, and even with the more action packed final minutes (this final episode, titled “What We Deserve”, is the shortest of the three, clocking in at just over an hour), it never felt satisfying...Read More
Games that alter due to the choices you make are usually a welcome thing, and Stories: The Path of Destinies, a charming fairy tale like adventure from Spearhead Games, is no different. Following the story of a fox named Reynardo as he helps to guide a rebellion against the evil Emperor who wants to awaken the ancient gods is filled with choices...Read More
Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, the tale of the man-cub Mowgli raised by wild animals, has seen its fair share of hollywood adaptations over the years, most notably from Disney. Disney first adapted the tale in the animated 1967 film and then later made a live action adaptation (sans talking animals) starring Jason Scott Lee as a much older Mowgli in 1994. Now in 2016, director Jon Favreau (Iron Man) steps in to bring the old classic to a new generation.
And he succeeds in bringing it to life in the most spectac...Read More
Hardcore Henry Movie Review
First person videogames have been a staple in the industry for some time, going back to the first Doom and then gaining notoriety (or infamy, depending on who you talk to) with games like Halo, Battlefield, and Call of Duty. But for the most part no one has given us that perspective ( other than a brief sequence in the 2005 movie adaptation of Doom) in what would seem to be a natural fit- an action movie. That is, until now.
Enter Timur Bekmambetov, the director of such films as Wanted a...Read More
Quantum Break (Reviewed on the Xbox One)
Manipulating time has long been a staple of science fiction, from the H.G. Wells novel The Time Machine to the Terminator movies. And the one thing we can take from the various stories over the years is that messing with time is generally not a good idea, however noble the cause may be...Read More
Agent 47 has had his share of adventures over the years, the last being 2012’s Hitman: Absolution. Now Square Enix and Io Interactive have brought the master assassin back in an episodic format that will play out over the year, taking you around the globe in search of your targets. The idea of an episodic Hitman didn’t exactly make most fans enthusiastic, as one issue with episodic releases is the wait once you finish an episode...Read More
The first episode of The Walking Dead: Michonne left our titular character in quite a predicament, having just killed Greg as he turned and facing a gun being pointed at her. Episode 2, “Give No Shelter”, picks up right where we left off. Michonne and Sam make their escape, along with Pete, only to get stopped before completely getting clear of Monroe...Read More