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garrettbobbyferguson

War Thunder: Ground Forces

- PC

The tank sim-lite genre of gameplay is saturated with a variety titles to choose from. From ever so popular World of Tanks to recently in beta Armored Warfare. There certainly isn't a shortage of games that provide that tank warfare fix; and these three titles primarily focus on free to play game features. However there is one thing in common with most of them; an arcade-health bar style damage...

6.0

goathouse774

Driveclub

- PS4

Holy balls, Driveclub really is fun. This game is meant to played in cockpit view. I love all the little presentational flourishes; the HUD is very active and neat, even though I prefer to turn it off whenever I can. There were flickers of disappointment with the environments but something weird happened to me the more I played. I think the graphics have a visual learning curve, in a wa...

9.0

saimcheeda

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

- PS3

Anyone who's been keeping up with the series will be familiar with the Desmond saga that had been the staple of the series so far. However, with that story line having ended, the next installment had a challenge as well as an opportunity to step in and move the series forward with a change in direction. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag attempts to do much of that but with the intention to keep i...

9.0

HonestDragon

The Wolf Among Us Season 1

- PC

Everyone has heard or read their fair share of folklore and fairy tales. Some of these stories can be similar to our societal circumstances. Other stories have life lessons that you probably will take with you into adulthood. In the world of Fables in The Wolf Among Us, we see a fragile environment. The characters we grew up with and know so much of like Beauty and The Magic Mirror have forever...

9.0

coolbeans

Life is Strange: Episode 1 - Chrysalis

- Xbox One

*NOTE: Considering that this is a game heavily focused on storytelling, I’m going to have to bring up some MAJOR AND MINOR SPOILERS about Life Is Strange in order to examine how I feel about it. For this special case, it’s not possible to obscure all important details to examine it the way I want to here. Viewer discretion is advised.* *NOTE #2: Review for this episode reflects thoughts on...

7.6

AshHD

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

- PS4

Standing on the borders of the idyllic White Orchard, sun at your back, clouds ambling softly across the pastel sky, the many woes of the Northern Realm may be the furthest thing from your mind. For as the fires of a civil war rage in the distance, and the pious puppet masters scheme and plot in the shadows, White Orchard seems removed from it all, a bastion of lush greenery and placid water...

10.0

Valenka

Battlefield: Hardline

- PS4

Battlefield: Hardline is a game I've been going back and forth on since I participated in the public beta a few months back. I was never one for competitive anything and simply wanted to just enjoy the experience overall. That's the primary reason why I was never a big participant in the online communities of Battlefield or Call of Duty. I wasn't terrible at it—quite the contrary in fact—but I...

7.0

TheUpbringer

Life is Strange: Episode 2

- Xbox One

Last time we left off Max and her band of wood planks, she finally tells Chloe about her powers and what she foresaw. Max starts thinking of the dream of the storm, and realizes that it may not be just a dream, but a telling of the future. After the freak snowfall, Max must find out what causes what, be even more careful about her powers, and hope that what she does doesn’t lead everyone to the...

4.8

Valenka

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

- Xbox One

It isn’t every day that I experience something so grand that I want to do little else with my time, so naturally, when The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was announced, I got a little too excited. I couldn’t tell you with certainty how much time I poured into its predecessor, but it was an absolutely memorable experience that was the source of many good moods. When compared to Assassin of Kings, the thir...

10.0

Xandet

Bloodborne

- PS4

Bloodborne isn’t just a fantastic action game, it’s an antidote to an increasingly complacent gaming industry. Much like the the endless amounts of blood vials necessarily used throughout, Bloodborne acts as a blood transfusion of classic gaming values seemingly lost in many contemporary high-profile games: fun, depth, difficulty. It doesn’t hold your hand through a 30-minute tutorial, insultin...

9.7

Concertoine

Splatoon

- Wii U

Splatoon is the kind of squideo game that the 8th generation has been woefully lacking. In an industry where massive teams are desperately trying to deliver big budget games in time for the holiday season, Splatoon squirts on to the Wii U at the dawn of summer, wallowing in its 90's 'tude and harkening back to the bright colors and inventiveness of Dreamcast-era Sega. The only crucial problem t...

7.5

coolbeans

Entwined

- PS3

E3 is quite a strange and unique thing in the games industry. By all intents and purposes, it is just a dressed-up PowerPoint presentation intended to excite fans and journalists covering the event while also geared towards showcasing upcoming titles to these publishers’ investors. And as the result of today’s current gaming climate, it’s often this odd marriage between middle-aged businessme...

4.6

TheUpbringer

Life is Strange: Episode 1 - Chrysalis

- Xbox One

In recent memory, a lot of games have started taking a serious look at narrative to really connect with the player. Games like The Walking Dead Telltale series hit the sweet spot of balancing characters, pace, and other literary devices to get across either an idea or a concept. A lot goes into story-driven, and as Life is Strange is also story-driven, most of this review will be set to more li...

5.0

coolbeans

4PM

- PC

*NOTE: Given how short the game is, and since I really can’t recommend anyone buying it, SPOILERS for the whole game will be present. Viewer discretion is still advised, I guess.* It’s really come to this point, hasn’t it? It seems like it was just yesterday when I was jumping into this hip, new scene of walking simulators; new topics were being brought up to discuss and I had fun explorin...

1.5

Crazyglues

Project CARS

- PS4

Project Cars is a game about racing, and that's one thing they really do right in this game. The fun and excitement of racing is really captured well in this game. I played for a little while and took a break, and have already gone back 3 times just to do a quick race, it feels really good, the graphics are stunning, when your watching the replay it looks like a real race on TV. That's amazi...

9.0

Loki2k

Lifeless Planet

- Xbox One

Lifeless Planet Review A failed mission to an alien world is standard stuff for games, but the Lifeless Planet twist the discovery of an old, abandoned Soviet outpost on that world is a good one. What happened to this planet that was thought to be so full of life when your mission began 15 years ago? Is this really a Soviet base, or is it some bizarre alien scheme of unknown purpose? And who i...

8.0

Valenka

State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition

- Xbox One

Death is imminent and death is permanent; that's the number one fact to keep in mind at all times while playing State of Decay. It all comes down to a simple mistake, miscalculation or distraction and before you know it, your favorite and most experienced character is gone for good. State of Decay doesn't hold your hand and it doesn't take any prisoners. State of Decay is the flagship title...

9.0

ZombieGamerMan

Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

- PS4

Wolfenstein The Old Blood is the standalone prequel expansion to last years hit shooter, Wolfesntein The New Order, and while it's more Wolfenstein this experience proves to have it's own distinct flavor compared to The New Order. Gameplay: Like how the title implies The Old Blood tries to be more of a traditional Wolfenstein game with the same gameplay & mechanics that are in The New Orde...

10.0

Chaos_Raiden

The Order: 1886

- PS4

---------- Story ---------- This game takes place in alternate reality of London, where it is plagued by Half-Breed attacks as well as by the Rebels. Galahad, along with his comrades are tasked to find out the cause of Half-Breed attacks, without official jurisdiction and orders. Little did he know that he will uncover a secret conspiracy that will threaten the whole country of England....

7.0

coolbeans

Slender: The Arrival

- Xbox One

Scary stories around a campfire have been a classic template to tell tales for a long time. Whether it’s from a bunch of youths at a summer camp listening to that too-invested camp instructor or watching a bunch of stilted teenage actors on older cheesy TV shows, scary stories around this particular venue probably hold some fond memories for all of us. Now, in the advance of the internet, the...

5.4

coolbeans

Outlast

- Xbox One

*Note: While trying to avoid late-game story spoilers altogether, specific antagonists will be revealed here which may diminish your excitement when seeing them for the first time in the game. Viewer discretion is advised.* The survival horror genre has seen quite an uptick in popularity these last few years, especially for the indie scene. Of course, when such an uptick occurs in the mili...

8.0

Chaos_Raiden

Assassin's Creed Unity

- PS4

---------- Story ---------- The game's past setting takes place during the French Revolution. Arno Dorian was a young man who was orphaned early in his life as his father was murdered by an unknown assailant. He grew up with Elise, his close friend. Due to an unfortunate incident, he joined the Assassins to uncover the truth. Even though the historical setting of this game is very int...

7.6

HonestDragon

The Evil Within

- PS3

I label the year of 2014 in video games as the year of hype gone wrong. There were many games that had a lot of steam going forward toward their release dates only for many gamers declaring how boring or completely opposite the game was that they were expecting. Watch Dogs, Titanfall, Destiny, Assassin's Creed: Unity, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 were ga...

6.0

Concertoine

Resident Evil Revelations 2: Episode 4

- PS4

**Note: This is a spoiler-free review of the retail version of Resident Evil Revelations 2, not just the fourth episode.** After careful obervation, I've devised a new formula for the timeline of every Resident Evil game after RE 4: 1. Capcom regurgitates the "return to the series' horror roots" hype. 2. Capcom brings back fan favorite characters amid a bunch of crappy new ones. 3. Revi...

8.0

Chaos_Raiden

Ys: Memories of Celceta

- PS Vita

---------- Story ---------- This game is a remake of Ys IV, and thus the story has been redone for this game. Adol Christin was an amnesiac who found himself ended up in the town named Casnan. There, he met up an old friend called Duren, and they worked together to explore the Great Forest of Celceta, as well as discovering back his lost memories. The story itself is simple, but the p...

8.5
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