Archive for the ‘Reviews’ Category


avatar

September 16
2014

Board Game Review: BattleCON

by
battleconbox
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Digg

The young fighter grinned, a plan in her mind. Her accursed gauntlet twitched with energy as she channeled power into it. Then, she thrust her palm forward, sending a ripple of black energy hurtling outwards. But she had acted too late. Her opponent leapt over the blast, landing neatly behind her. “Nice try,” the opponent smirked. “But still too slow.”

Alright, so, if you have an overactive imagination like me, these kinds of scenes play out in your head every day. For everyone else, however, you might need some encouragement. The closest thing to the scenario above would probably be a fighting game of some sort. Something ridiculous, like BlazBlue or Persona Arena.

Fighting games are great and all, but I’m not exactly the best at them. For some of the more technical games, I’m downright awful, in fact. I get the main themes, of course. Fighting games require a strategy and a foresight to understand what your opponent will do next. That, however, is incredibly difficult to develop on the fly as you’re desperately button-mashing for a chance at victory. What if I told you that there was a game that gave you the strategy of a fighting game without the button-mashing and split-second timing?

Enter BattleCON.

MORE >>

avatar

September 3
2014

Review: Dance Central Spotlight

by
DanceCentralSpotlight_keyart-horizontal-hmx
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Digg

The best Kinect game is back! Harmonix has just released Dance Central Spotlight on the Xbox One! But does this $9.99 downloadable game measure up to the earlier three installments? I’ve been sweating my ass off for you guys for the past week so I could let you know. Read my full thoughts after the jump!

MORE >>

avatar

August 28
2014

Review: The Walking Dead Season Two – Episode 5: No Going Back

by
unnamed
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Digg

The second season of Telltale Games’ epic The Walking Dead has come to a close with a final episode that is just as emotionally gut-wrenching as you would expect. There are some major decisions to be made here that change things in a big way.

Read my spoiler-free review after the jump!

MORE >>

avatar

August 27
2014

An Hour with Kim K

by
IMG_0029
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Digg

My Twitter feed has been blowing up the last few weeks with people posting pictures of their progress on the recent iPad experience Kim Kardashian: Hollywood. In a moment of weakness, I downloaded the game for myself.

Why am I addicted?

MORE >>

avatar

July 29
2014

Review: The Walking Dead Season Two – Episode Four: Amid The Ruins

by
screenshotclem
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Digg

Season Two of Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead is nearing its climax, and things are getting seriously ugly. With Episode 4: Amid The Ruins, there are a few shockers, but also some quiet moments where you can reflect on how you got where you are and what exactly you did to get there. My spoiler-free review is after the jump!

MORE >>

avatar

July 22
2014

Indie Darlings: Shovel Knight

by
Shovel Knight
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Digg

Now and again we feature indie games of note, either for their content relevant to LGBT2SQ* communities, or just because.  Welcome to Indie Darlings:  Shovel Knight Edition.

It would have been easy for Shovel Knight to be a derivative nostalgia pile on, a sort of rosy-coloured 8-bit bukakke.  The hunger for all things old-school is ferocious right now – from Capcom’s Mega Man 9 & 10, to Nintendo’s NES Remixes and resurrection of side-scrolling Mario, to Ubisoft’s reverent love letter to incredibad 80s action movies in Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon.  The market’s clearly there as children of the 8- and 16-bit eras are sprouting grey hair and lapping up reminders of their misty youths and the delightful, punishing, delicious and delirious games that once sustained them.

MORE >>

avatar

July 10
2014

Review: The Wolf Among Us, Episode 5: Cry Wolf

by
fight-bigby_2000px
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Digg

At long last, it’s time for the grand finale of Telltale Games’ adaptation of the Fables series, The Wolf Among Us. But now that the story is complete, does it all hold together or did it fall apart like a house of cards? Read on for my spoiler-free review!

MORE >>