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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 […]

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, […]

The Wolf Among Us – Episode One: Faith

The Short Version: Buy this game for the love of F**KING GOD! Rarely this year, or with gaming in general, have I seen everything I want a game to do right done right.  Strong pacing, good action, top-notch writing, high-quality acting, controls that don’t feel like driving a big f**king tank – it’s the introduction to the Fables […]

The Walking Dead: 400 Days

The Short Version Here’s the deal: 400 Days is not as good as Season 1, but it’s worth playing on its own merits.  Telltale Games put a lot of faith in experimentation and variety this time around and it paid off.  This is a strong encapsulation of everything good and powerful about The Walking Dead, and it’s easily a […]

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified

The Short Version I almost wish this was a strictly bad game, because admitting it has any value makes me cringe a bit.  As a very rudimentary third-person shooter, it succeeds in the density of enemies and the intensity of combat.  However, take a step back and the various flaws start to become apparent, to […]

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist

The Short Version: It’s one of the finest stealth games I’ve played in years, and easily one of 2013’s best games.  There’s just so much to love here, from its visual variety to the depth and refinement brought to the gameplay. This is a game both fans and newcomers can appreciate, and I highly recommend […]

Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood

The Short Version: This is a solid but notably underwhelming conclusion to Assassin’s Creed 2‘s storyline.  Few as they are, some of the key changes are well-implemented, while others simply fall flat.  Ultimately, while it does refine certain aspects of the formula, it lacks the energy and tight design of its predecessor – we recommend a […]