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Valenka

Until Dawn

- PS4

Until Dawn is an experience unlike any other for several reasons; primarily, because it is every good—and bad—horror story, gloriously merged into a single, original and innovative narrative. It contains a little bit of everything and in my eyes, is the definitive teen horror story in video gaming. Until Dawn was originally planned to release as a PlayStation 3 exclusive with a heavy emphasis o...

10.0

Valenka

The Long Dark

- Xbox One

Imagine, for a moment, that you were traveling across the country and in an instant, there is a global disaster that brings the apocalypse upon the world. In one moment, you were flying over Canada and in the next, your aircraft was swiftly losing altitude and crashed into the Canadian wilderness. There's no supernatural or undead threat; no zombies, no murderous psychopaths. It's just you and...

9.5

Valenka

Alien: Isolation

- PS4

It usually takes a bit of coaxing to get me to sit down and play anything remotely frightening, which is terribly ironic considering that I'm typically the person dragging my friends and family to the latest horror flick at the cinema. With that being said, Alien: Isolation was a game in the back of my mind since its launch in October last year and I've been regrettably procrastinating picking...

9.5

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

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

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

Valenka

Resident Evil Revelations 2: Episode 1

- Xbox One

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is the first episodic installment in the beloved Resident Evil franchise, which shelves the setting in between the events of Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6. After a brief delay in picking up my copy, I promised myself I'd finally complete Operation Raccoon City first and foremost. Upon playing Revelations 2, there hasn't been an installment in the series that h...

9.0

Valenka

Life is Strange: Episode 2

- Xbox One

Author’s Note: this review is for the second episode of Life is Strange, Out of Time, and does not reflect the game as a whole. Life is Strange - Episode One Review: http://n4g.com/channel/life-is-strange-episode-1-chrysalis_xbox-one/userreview/517495 Life is Strange managed to put my attention and interest in a chokehold during its debut episode, Chrysalis, with a captivating story, in...

9.0

Valenka

James Bond 007: Blood Stone

- Xbox 360

Author's Note: I'm aware that Blood Stone is nearly five years old. Having just written a blog dedicated to the James Bond games and with Blood Stone being a game I've been playing a lot lately, I've decided to finally sit down and give it a proper write up. With Activision having produced the last official James Bond video games we may ever see, there was one game in their repertoire that w...

6.5

Valenka

Far Cry 4

- Xbox One

It was the middle of the day when I was chasing after a supply truck around the quivering bends of a Himalayan mountainside. As I caught up to the truck on the all-terrain-vehicle, I fired several shots into the cabin, but managed to miss the driver. As I drifted around the corner, I noticed an enemy road block in the distance. I was already short on ammunition and not in the mood for another g...

8.0

Valenka

Dragon Age 3: Inquisition

- Xbox One

In an instant, a large explosion erupts and the resulting mushroom cloud of ominous emerald light opens a gargantuan rift in the sky, later called the Breach, serving as a portal of sorts to the world of demons, the Fade, and the malevolent creatures start falling from the upper atmosphere. It sounds like the potential plot for a new season of Supernatural, but it is in fact the introductory na...

9.0

Valenka

Sniper Elite 3

- Xbox One

Serving as a prequel-sequel to Rebellion Oxford's 2012 title, Sniper Elite V2, players will find themselves once again in the shoes of Karl Fairburne, an American OSS agent, on an assignment in North Africa during the events of World War II. The experience as a whole is rather enjoyable as it builds upon the mechanics of its predecessor and retains the gloried x-ray kill cams, Sniper Elite 3 se...

8.0

Valenka

Resident Evil HD Remaster

- Xbox One

Growing up, Resident Evil was a staple in my household, among many other video game franchises. It was the first time I'd experienced a horror game, but at five years old, I really had no idea what I was doing. I would watch my father solve puzzles and obliterate the undead; I would run in circles around Spencer Mansion. Fast forward nineteen years since the 1996 debut and Resident Evil is stil...

8.5

Valenka

Life is Strange: Episode 1 - Chrysalis

- Xbox One

Author's Note: this review is for Episode 1 - Chrysalis and does not reflect the game as a whole. Imagine, for a moment, you woke up in the middle of a dark forest, near a lighthouse on a cliff, overlooking your home town. It’s raining heavily and the only sense of safety or life near you is the lighthouse not too far away. You have absolutely no idea how you got there and as you maneuver to...

8.0

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Life is Strange

- Xbox One

Author's Note: this review is for Episode 1 - Chrysalis and does not reflect the game as a whole. Imagine, for a moment, you woke up in the middle of a dark forest, with no idea how you got there or where 'there' truly is. It's pouring rain in the middle of the night and the only sense of life, civilization or even safety is a lighthouse not too far away. You maneuver through the tall pine t...

8.0

Valenka

Need For Speed: Rivals

- Xbox One

After a long hiatus from the Need for Speed franchise, it was hard for me to not be excited about the release of the latest installment, Rivals, having been described as "Hot Pursuit meets Most Wanted." With Need for Speed having been a staple in my childhood, as well as a source of many fond memories, it was hard for me to break away from the franchise. With the foul taste that Undercover left...

7.5

Valenka

Dying Light

- Xbox One

Dying Light is an experience that was a long time coming, ultimately crafting itself to be one of the most anticipated games of 2015 and understandably so. The new zombie-survival-themed, open-world adventure from Techland, the same developer who brought us Dead Island, puts players in the shoes of Kyle Crane, an undercover operative sent from the Global Relief Effort (GRE) to infiltrate the qu...

9.5

Valenka

Grand Theft Auto V

- Xbox One

Grand Theft Auto V reintroduces the sprawling metropolis of Los Santos that we saw last year on seventh generation consoles. Rockstar Games worked to add their installment of the Grand Theft Auto franchise to the 'definitive edition' repertoire alongside The Last of Us, Tomb Raider and Sleeping Dogs. However, Rockstar's port to the current generation consoles isn't simply a matter of compatibil...

9.5

Valenka

Middle-earth: Shadow Of Mordor

- Xbox One

The events of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor take place sometime between the events of J.R.R. Tolkien's 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord of The Rings' and being only compactly versed in the universe, I was understandably confused. I had to take to reading up on my lore and enlist the expertise of a friend and former co-worker in which my love of all things James Bond is paralleled to her love for all...

9.5

Valenka

The Evil Within

- Xbox 360

Shinji Mikami is a name that nearly every gamer has at least heard of before, if not knowing who it belongs to and the history behind him. Going as far back as 1996, Mikami was the genius behind the famous Resident Evil series currently developed and published by Capcom. Mikami was popularised in 2005 with Resident Evil 4, in which he decided to evolve his famed survival horror series by incorp...

8.0
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