Reviews

Asura’s Wrath (EYE TO THE PAST)

Asura’s Wrath (EYE TO THE PAST)

Oh thank goodness, something to be positive about.  Phew… Asura’s Wrath, the result of a dream partnership between Capcom and CyberConnect2 (the .hack// and Naruto game developer), is a magnificent send-up of all things anime.  It thrives in that place where heroes have outrageous hair styles, villains are hammy and overconfident, and all problems can […]

Return NULL – Episode 1 (THE NOW)

Return NULL – Episode 1 (THE NOW)

And here I thought Steam would disappoint.  Nope – I got a sufficiently fascinating game for my money.  Lucky me. SPOILERS for the game follow:

RvB 13 – Episode 2: Capital Assets (THE NOW)

RvB 13 – Episode 2: Capital Assets (THE NOW)

While this season still appears to be setting up pieces of a larger puzzle, Capital Assets is more about addressing the lingering conflict and character dynamics coming out of Season 12.  So in that sense more is going on here than last episode – though there’s still room for levity in-between the world building scenes. […]

Resident Evil Revelations 2 (THE NOW)

Resident Evil Revelations 2 (THE NOW)

Resident Evil isn’t dead.  It’s gasping for breath, trying to put pressure on a mortal wound. Revelations 2 is the episodic sequel to 2012’s Resident Evil Revelations, following returning character Claire Redfield keeping herself and intern Moira Burton alive in the face of a “zombie” outbreak – and also fan favourite character Barry Burton, Moira’s father, […]

RvB 13 – Episode 1: Prologue (THE NOW)

RvB 13 – Episode 1: Prologue (THE NOW)

WARNING: Spoilers follow. So this happened. First things first, you can tell Rooster Teeth’s fancy new partnership with Fullscreen has paid off – or maybe they’ve just refined their method; either way, the animation is top form. Character models have subtle little movements and details, the environments channel the worn-in science-fiction feel of Battlestar Galactica […]

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (THE CODEX ADMIN STRIKES AGAIN)

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (THE CODEX ADMIN STRIKES AGAIN)

Forward: I am the Codex Admin.  And I.  Am.  Back.  You know what I miss? Pure, wacky, unadulterated, unrestrained fun. You know what I found in LEGO Marvel Super Heroes? Pure, wacky, unadulterated, unrestrained fun. I’d been in a rut for the longest time, if I’m being honest.  Not only in the sense of what […]

Call of Duty

Video Review: On the way… Written Review: When I think about how the first-person shooter has evolved, my first instinct is to turn to Call of Duty.  The little-remembered 2003 war epic turned a niche genre – the military shooter – into a full-blown phenomenon, earning millions for publisher Activision and resulting in an avalanche of […]