Every facet of God of War has been created as a labor of love. Seldom do we see such a complete, such a whole experience in modern gaming. God of War is nothing short of a modern day masterpiece
In late 2013, a game released that would raise the expectations of the seafaring genre for the entire gaming audience. A game that set a precedent, raised the bar, and (we all hoped) would inspire developers to create a good pirate multiplayer game. That game was Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. Sea of Thieves, on the other hand, is unfinished, uninspired, and arguably the biggest waste of $60 I’ve spent this year
With gaming culture rapidly approaching a $230 billion industry it’s not surprising to see companies tack on the gaming label to push new products. Sometimes a marketing gimmick is just that, but other times these products shine when combined with the vigorous physical demand of playing video games for hours on end. When it comes to Secret Lab’s TITAN Gaming chair, is it a struggling marketing gimmick, or something truly worth the investment?
The streets of Kamurocho are once again thrown into chaos, and everyone’s favorite bad-ass Kazuma Kiryu is once again unwillingly thrown into the mix. SEGA’s legendary combination of tongue-in-cheek and the ultra violent seriousness of the Yakuza has never looked better, but is there more to this next generation leap for Kiryu and friends?
Warhorse hopes to tell a tale of betrayal and medieval politics with the release of Kingdom Come: Deliverance. Is this a knight in shining armor sent to save you from your open world RPG woes, or a scoundrel stalking the shadows looking to pinch at your coin purse?
With a number of remakes under its belt and a story of community that has spanned nearly 15 years, Shadow of the Colossus has a cult following still yearning for more over a decade later. 2005 was a long time ago, and the industry has evolved drastically since that time. Is there still room for this level of artistic expression, or will a previously critically acclaimed release fall short of the mark?
If Tarantino decided to break into the videogame industry, I’m sure his twisted take on creativity would result in a game with ridiculously over-the-top blood and gore – which brings us to this GUTS review. In recent years, the fighting game genre has evolved to new levels of competition, it’s a serious scene on the eSports circuit, and games are hyper analyzed for flaws and unbalanced characters. Enter GUTS, a game that takes about 15 seconds to convince you that it doesn’t plan on taking itself seriously at all
Industry Games’ online fantasy action RPG is calling for kings and heroes to unsheathe their weapons, mount their trusty steed, and take to the battlefield to defend the world of Sundaria. Should you join them in their Kings and Heroes quest or are there better free-to-play alternatives on the market?
Defiant Development is at it once again as they attempt to push the boundaries of a multitude of genres with their sequel to Hand of Fate. Hand of Fate 2 is a cocktail, a menagerie, a mix and match of mechanics and features from multiple genres thrown into a cauldron and whipped up into something new entirely – but diversity is not always a good thing. Does Hand of Fate 2 improve on the ground-breaking advancements made with the original, or did the team spread these mechanics a little too thin?
Assassin’s Creed Origins is a modern work of art. Aesthetically it’s a masterpiece, but while many elements of the franchise have come leaps and bounds in the last couple of years, other parts remain stagnant. It leaves a far more exciting legacy in its wake than previous games, and demonstrates Ubisoft’s true abilities when given the time to create something truly inspiring
It has been some time since the funniest part of a South Park game was throwing yellow snowballs at your friends, but here we are, nearly 20 years down the line and the colorful cast of characters still promises to entertain. Building on the precipice that South Park videogames can be both a good quality videogame and a good quality South Park product, South Park: The Fractured But Whole looks to build on the success of its predecessor. Are we all a little too old for fart jokes and potty humor, or do South Park’s timeless characters prove to be heroes after all?
Middle-earth: Shadow of War promises to build on the solid foundations set by its predecessor with an evolution of the iconic Nemesis System, all new areas to explore, and the ability to take the fight to Sauron’s door with an army of your own making. Has Monolith Productions done The Lord of the Rings franchise proud, or is this one loot box you shouldn’t open?