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Alchemy + You = Time You Will Never See Again

Oct. 4, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Abe King

Alchemy + You = Time You Will Never See Again Air, Earth, Water, Fire. Go. Four elements, 380 possibilities ... for now. Alchemy, an Android and iPhone game, presents you with the challenge of creating nearly limitless (I’ll explain.) combinations with these meager building blocks. Currently translated to at least 17 languages, this title delivers addictive qualities in international flavors. Click the image to view game screenshots OK, limitless combinations. I promised. Not...

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Review

Oct. 3, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Jenner David Cauton

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Review When I was younger, my favorite FPS experiences belonged to the N64 era — namely Goldeneye 64 and Perfect Dark. Then one of my friends got an Alienware computer and showed me a game called Deus Ex: Mafia Conspiracy. I was completely enthralled with Deus Ex's campaign compared to other linear shooters. (It was also pretty damn cool playing a video game in which the main character's code name was my initials.) Deus Ex wasn't a standard...

Captain America: Super Solider Review

Sep. 20, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Kyle James Hovanec

Captain America: Super Solider Review Sometimes when a game does exactly what it promises, it's not only a good thing, but a refreshing breath of air in a genre riddled with clunkers and misfires. Captain America: Super Soldier is one of those games. It doesn't pretend to be a revolution in third-person action games, nor does it claim to be a better version of existing games in its genre (in this case, Batman: Arkham Asylum). It just wants to be a competent, fun ride -- and it does...

Magicka Review

Sep. 20, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Kyle James Hovanec

Magicka Review Magicka is a game that does so much right and, at the same time, seems to miss out on the basics. It's a charming fantasy world filled with tongue-in-cheek references and a neat spell customization system, but moving across the land is a chore. Up to three other friends can join you in exploring the levels and fighting enemies, but the cluttered screen and awkward movement make it nearly impossible to move when assaulted with a slew of enemies....

EA Sports Active II Review

Sep. 20, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Anne King

EA Sports Active II Review I've been playing this stupid, awesome game (if you can call it that) for the past six months. Maybe longer. The main reason? I hate gyms. The other reasons? I've got a 30 to 40 minute commute; I have four dogs and a cat (and a mess of fish) who need me home after eight to 10 hours so they can eat, go for walks, and do all the other stuff they do on said walks; I work (supposedly) eight hours a day. To wit, I simply don't have enough time for a...

Dog's Life Review

Sep. 20, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Anne King

Dog's Life Review Yeah, it's simple. It's dinky. The graphics are crap, and the replayability is nil. But it doesn't matter because I love playing that stupid, haughty mutt. Click the image to view game screenshots Basic plotline: You're a dog (who moves more like a weasel romping through tall grass, but whatever), an American Foxhound (who knew?), who's just discovered his girlfriend, Daisy, a (supposedly) yellow retriever, has been dognapped, and you're going...

Supreme Ruler: Cold War Review

Sep. 5, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Liam Reid

Supreme Ruler: Cold War Review I have always been a big fan of strategy games. They make you think rather than mindlessly run around shooting people and stealing cars — which has its place in gaming, don’t get me wrong. Click the image to view game screenshots BattleGoat Studios released a game about the Cold War — my favorite area of study in modern history — and I naturally had to give it a go. However, my struggle with the game started as soon as I...

Mortal Kombat (2011) Review

Aug. 29, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Ryan Goodman

Mortal Kombat (2011) Review The fighting game genre has seen a resurgence over the last few years, spearheaded by new entries in classic series, such as Street Fighter IV. But one combatant that had been on the sidelines until just recently is arguably the one that’s changed video games the most: Mortal Kombat. Now the classic franchise is back in all its bloody glory, promising to bring it back to its roots. While some of this rebirth is more modernized than its 16...

Project Zomboid Tech Demo Review

Aug. 28, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By David Telfer

Project Zomboid Tech Demo Review The world as we know it has come to an end. Zombies roam the land as humans struggle to survive, not only against the flesh-eating hordes but also against one another. Gangs scour the streets, breaking into houses and stealing whatever they can get their hands on using any force necessary. It’s a grim yet imaginative concept — unlike the outright unification created in other games such as Left 4 Dead, Project Zomboid presents us with...

Tetris Friends Review

Aug. 28, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By David Telfer

Tetris Friends Review Tetris Friends, or How To Lose Friends By Playing Tetris Together, is, on the one hand, a harmless multiplayer reboot of the classic Tetris — a game we all know, love, and respect. Place blocks in rows to score points; fill a line with blocks and you clear that row, scoring more points. It’s a simple system, a simple game, but simply outstanding and everlasting. On the other hand — the hand clenched and ready to punch you in...

Transformice Review

Aug. 5, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By David Telfer

Transformice Review I know what you’re thinking. From the title alone, you’re thinking this is a game in which you play as transforming mice. Right? You're half right. You play as mice, that’s for sure, but I don’t see the transforming bit. And neither will you. Instead, be prepared to play one of the greatest games in which trolling really is an art. The objective is simple in Transformice: get the cheese get back into the mouse hole before...

Cthulhu Saves the World Review

Aug. 2, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Kyle James Hovanec

Cthulhu Saves the World Review Cthulhu Saves the World is the second 2-D RPG to be published by Zeboyd Games after Breath of Death VII: The Beginning. Like the previous title, CSTW borrows from the 2-D JRPGs of old -- the Final Fantasies, the Chrono Triggers and the Lufias with their top-down world exploration and 2-D battle screens. In fact, at first glance, CSTW looks very much like Breath of Death VII. Before you panic about this being a lack of innovation and a simple...

Runespell: Overture Review

Jul. 30, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Edward Kaczynski

Runespell: Overture Review I can say it -- I’m pleasantly surprised. Card games are a mixed bag. On the one hand, you have brilliant games like Magic: The Gathering or Star Wars: The Customizable Card Game (now, sadly defunct), and then on the other, a whole slew of Pokemon and Pokemon rip-offs which I refuse to play because (among CCG players) I’m a curmudgeonly old man who hates everything that was released after 1998. Click the image to view game...

inFAMOUS 2 Review

Jul. 29, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Kyle James Hovanec

inFAMOUS 2 Review It's been said that video games have only the first few minutes to grab the player's attention before it's lost and he ends up not buying into the game or the experience. Games like God of War and Half Life have been known for offering a way to hook the player right off the bat. Whether it's through an impressive boss fight or just a glimpse into the world you'll be playing for the next few hours, these hooks grab your attention and let you know...

iSketch Review

Jul. 29, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By David Telfer

iSketch Review In Pictionary, you draw something and the other players have to guess what it is. The more people who guess it, the more points you get, so naturally you want to draw well, all the while resisting that all-consuming desire to draw stupid, ridiculously crude pictures -- or yell out what it is you're attempting to convey in exasperation. Introducing iSketch. It's played in much the same fashion -- you set the topic, you get a word/phrase/title,...

Breath of Death VII: The Beginning Review

Jul. 20, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Jenner David Cauton

Breath of Death VII: The Beginning Review For some, the old days of 8-bit gaming have a certain charm to gamers who grew up with them, so it’s nice to see some developers create games that still cater to this audience. The interest in this era can vary from person to person. Sometimes it’s the graphics. In a world of high-definition monitors and TVs, 8-bit graphics have become even more presentable, producing straighter-looking pixels -- or, at least, none of the grainy...

3D Classics: Excitebike Review

Jul. 5, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Ryan Goodman

3D Classics: Excitebike Review At E3, Nintendo announced that it will be bringing several of its classics into the third dimension, thanks to the Nintendo 3DS. The first of these titles is a 3-D take on the NES classic, Excitebike. And while there are more famous faces Nintendo could have chosen to be the first of its 3-D classics, you’ll soon discover this is definitely a worthy selection for this new line of remakes. Click the image to view game screenshots Excitebike...

L.A. Noire Review

Jul. 5, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Jenner David Cauton

L.A. Noire Review L.A. Noire takes a different approach to the open-world genre. The game takes place in 1940s Los Angeles. As L.A.P.D. detective Cole Phelps, players will be solving crimes this time around instead of causing them. The game's theme might seem a little bit more innocent than Rockstar's GTA series, but don't let that fool you into thinking the world in this game doesn't have its fair share of criminal scum. Gamers who enjoy a good story and...

Dwarf Fortress Review

Jun. 26, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By David Telfer

Dwarf Fortress Review By the end of this review, all of my dwarves will be dead due to any number of reasons. Will they starve or die of dehydration? Will the invading beasts that roam the lands attack them? Will one dwarf go insane from a lack of alcohol and for fear of the monsters from hell that live below his feet, stalk through the fortress, and pull everyone's fingers off? Or will those monsters of hell burst from the ground, bite their arms off, and beat them...

The 3rd Birthday Review

Jun. 24, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Kyle James Hovanec

The 3rd Birthday Review Right off the bat one should take note that The 3rd Birthday is not called Parasite Eve 3, despite sharing the same main character, Aya Brea, and some minor characters from the past two titles. In fact, if it were not for the main character, Birthday would not even be in the same family as the previous Parasite Eve titles. Birthday is a completely different title with a completely different premise and game play mechanics. Fans of the series...

Duke Nukem Forever Review

Jun. 16, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Edward Kaczynski

Duke Nukem Forever Review I’m going to say this right off the bat: This is not going to be a fair review. It can’t be. No game that’s had 14 years of build up time is going to be a candidate for a “fair” review. It’s not possible.  The good reviews are going to be magnified by a thousand, with people proclaiming “Game of the Year” and “Well worth the wait!” Which it won’t be because no sequel in the...

Conduit 2 Review

May. 27, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Kyle James Hovanec

Conduit 2 Review For the record, I liked the original Conduit. Despite the flaws, I found it to be a great-looking and great-playing game. Add that to the fact that the Wii featured few quality FPSs to be found, The Conduit was a semi-flawed diamond in the rough. Click the image to view game screenshots Conduit 2 is not a diamond. It's not even a flawed diamond -- it's simply flawed. Extremely flawed. And the areas that aren't flawed are simply mediocre. In...

Octodad Review

May. 20, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Kyle James Hovanec

Octodad Review Innovation should be rewarded in gaming. In an age when games are being created as dollar magnets instead of as a means of creative expression, it is a joy to come across something that is simple yet charming and relies on pure game play instead of a bullet point list of gimmicks. Click the image to view game screenshots Octodad is that game with a price that simply cannot be beat: free. Octodad was made by students at DePaul University and was...

Crysis 2 Review

May. 11, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Kyle James Hovanec

Crysis 2 Review Is there room for another FPS? In a market crowded with a million selling juggernauts and an online community that puts in hours rivaling that of Facebook, new titles have to offer not only solid game play and multiplayer options but enough new features to make them stand out. Click the image to view game screenshots Crysis 2 is that stand-out title. In an age in which FPSs are beginning to become derivative and an emphasis on multiplayer is...

Portal 2 Review

May. 3, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Edward Kaczynski

Portal 2 Review When Portal 2 was first announced, I don’t think I was alone in thinking, “How? How can an almost entirely story driven game garner a sequel?” Because (let’s face it) the most interesting thing about Portal was the story and the writing. Yes, some of the puzzles were head scratchers. Yes, the Portal Gun game mechanic was interesting, if a bit simple.  Click the image to view game screenshots  However, the fact...

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