Best Games of 2015

The nature of the game industry is changing. As a product, video games stabilized in the post crash 90’s behind four or five major console makers with standardized products. I bet you can’t remember a PacMan 2. In contrast, what about Megaman 1 through 10? Sequels are a sign of an industry figuring out what…

Best Games of 2014

This was kind of a strange year for gaming. After the barn burner year of 2013, it seems that those who had mastered narrative and gameplay had retreated. Levine liquified the Bioshock team in a bizarre move and with the console generations shifting many big names have been quiet. In their place, sequels and skinner…

The Walking Dead Game Review – Sleight

The Walking Dead is Telltale Games newest foray into taking a hot property and making it into an adventure game. The trappings of an adventure game are present though modernized; puzzles involving item use, the importance of initiating conversation with those around you, and the screen wandering pace. However, besides just streamlining dated adventure game…

Shank Review – Slasher

  When playing Shank, you are experiencing the video game equivalent of Kill Bill. The story is style and the plot is so perfunctory that Shank and friends usually only mention it in passing on the way to rejoinders. Unfortunately for Shank it’s missing what Kill Bill served up in excess; variety. When Tarantino embarked…