Category Archives: Game Review

Batman Arkham City – Initial Impressions

Arkham City Impressions

I spent a few hours with Arkham City this evening. I have to say that I can definitely see where all the positive hype is coming from. As I discussed in the preview article, Arkham Asylum was a bit of a surprise.  There wasn't much to complain about with the first game and from my initial play-time it feels as though they have been able to improve on virtually … Continue Reading ››

Recent Gaming Roundup – Juarez, F.E.A.R. 3, Catherine

Hearing the Call

The Call of Juarez features a spiritual-successor storyline to the original games. One of the main characters, and if we're honest the focal point of the game, is Ben McCall, ancient ancestor to the Reverend Ray McCall, gun-toting preacher from the previous two games. That's kind of where the connection stops.  There are dialogue references and even scenes that are supposed to take place in locations from the original games. It's a weak call-back at most.  McCall's voice … Continue Reading ››

Forgotten Sands and Bloodstones

Two quick blurbs for ya today. Prince of Persia (the newest version Forgotten Sands) and James Bond Bloodstone both for the PS3.

Prince of Persia Forgotten Sands Thoughts

Prince of Persia Forgotten Sands is the newest entry in the Prince of Persia series and yet another reboot for it as well. I guess, technically it is just a return to the story-line that was broken up by the appearance of 2008's Prince of Persia which broke up the trilogy that … Continue Reading ››

On the Brink of Something Good

Brink made a promise upon it initial debut to reinvent or at the least reinvigorate the first person shooter.  Early media gave us glimpses of highly stylized characters and an interesting mixture of traditional shooting mechanics with free-running (parkour) mixed in for good measure.  Most people were touting the game as Mirror's Edge with much more shooting.  So how does Brink measure up to expectations?

Basics of Brink

I took me only a couple nights, with a few hours each night to … Continue Reading ››

Knights Contract has been Revoked

Every time I see or hear anything remotely like "has just been revoked" I automatically think of the end of Lethal Weapon 2 after Riggs has been shot, and the South African d-bag claims diplomatic immunity. BLAM! "It's just been revoked".  Hell yeah, Sgt. Murtaugh! That was Lethal Weapon 2, wasn't it?  Where was I... This is supposed to be about Knights Contract, I'd just rather it not be.

The Knight's Contract

So the contract was written with the trailer, looking like … Continue Reading ››

Killzone Takes a Step Back – Killzone 3 Review

Killzone History

I came to the series late. In fact, I never played the first entry. I remember it receiving much hype. I was almost 100% a PC gamer at the time and didn't by a PS2 until very late in the cycle. As some of you may have read or know I absolutely hate FPS shooting with a controller. It feels clunky and unintuitive after experiencing years and years of precision FPS gaming on the PC. … Continue Reading ››