2K Games’ recent release, “The Darkness II” puts players into a gloriously vivid, ridiculous and violent comic book in an adventure that’s as fun as it is bloody. “The Darkness II” is the sequel to the 2007 game based on the comic book series from the mid-90s. The franchise follows an up and coming mobster, [...]
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The first time I saw the original “Gears of War” in 2006 it inspired me to buy an Xbox 360, and when “Gears of War 2″ came out in 2008, I picked it up at midnight and by 10 a.m. I had played it straight through, so naturally my expectations were high for the third entry in the Xbox 360’s staple franchise.
By MADELINE MCDONALD If you’re a fan of the critically-acclaimed video game “Mass Effect,” then this summer you were probably caught up in the excitement over the new look for the default female half of the franchise’s customizable protagonist, Commander Shepherd. I certainly know I was. The female Commander Shepherd, or FemShep as she’s called [...]
Even with a suit that lets you turn invisible “Predator”-style or become nearly invincible, “Crysis 2” doesn’t do enough to set itself apart from every other first-person shooter game out there. One of the most indicative qualities of “Crysis 2” is a message that appears in the middle of the screen during cutscenes, letting you [...]
“Crysis 2” takes a small step in a new, potentially revitalizing direction for the first-person shooter genre by providing players with more than just a linear shooting gallery. Is it revolutionary? No. Does it re-invent the wheel? Probably not. But it is an exciting game with a slew of new ideas that you won’t find [...]
By ELIOT HAGEN Valve has never made a bad game. From the still incredibly popular “Counter-Strike” games to the universally acclaimed “Half-Life” series and the borderline cartoonish “Team Fortress” series to the brilliantly innovative “Portal,” PC users can always rely on Valve to deliver stellar titles. Their newest venture does not disappoint. In fact, it [...]
By ELIOT HAGEN “LittleBigPlanet” is indisputably one of the biggest PlayStation 3 exclusive releases in the console’s lifespan. Its innovative gameplay, unique aesthetic and unparalleled charm all work toward its universal appeal. The game’s tagline, “Play, Create, Share” is the perfect descriptor for the experience. On the “Play” front, we’re treated to simple platforming on [...]