Assassin’s Creed: Unity and Rob Zombie’s French Revolution

Assassin's Creed/Rob ZombieDespite my checkered past with the Assassin’s Creed series, I must admit that Assassin’s Creed: Unity looks really cool.

I am also a fan of Rob Zombie films. So when I heard he was presenting an animated Assassin’s Creed: Unity short with artwork  from Tony Moore I was really looking forward to seeing whatever these too guys were cooking  up. [Read more...]

Destiny Beta: One Man’s Bold Journey into the Unknown

Destiny Landscape 2Like so many other saps out there, I feverishly scrambled to get my hands on a code that would grant me free access to the Destiny beta. I certainly wasn’t going to pre-order the limited edition; those days have long since past. No sir, I wanted my cake and to eat it too, only to be left hungry. [Read more...]

Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate Trailer: Kill, Rinse, Repeat

Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate Feature PicHere we go again.

Although its title suggests otherwise, Warriors Orochi 3 is actually the third installment in the Warriors Orochi series. None of that matters, because all of these games look identical to me.

At first glance I thought, “Wow, another Dynasty Warriors game, in this day and age. Really?” Then I realized that it’s actually another Warriors Orichi game, in this day and age. Really?

I don’t mean to poke fun or dress down this game if it’s your cup of tea, but I just don’t see the allure of standing on a barren surface, hacking and slashing through waves of inept soldiers.

Apparently now there are Aerial Special Attacks, plus changing battle styles AND Triple Rush! Be still my beating heart. Add to that the True Musou Blast, and we’ve got ourselves a ballgame.

The period-appropriate music is another nice touch.

Look, if you like these games, then you’ll probably like this one too. Tecmo Koei didn’t even need to make a trailer. They could’ve just shown a still shot of the title for 20 seconds and a release date.

As far as a trailer quality goes, however, this is pretty average.

No Man’s Sky Looks Like a Dream Of Creamy Goodness

No Man's SkyNo Man’s Sky has the potential to be my favorite game of all time.

There, I said it. [Read more...]

Assassin’s Creed: Unity Gameplay Trailer Televises the Revolution — In HD

Assassin's Creed: UnityThe Assassin’s Creed franchise and I have a checkered past. No matter how many times I hope for the best, I inevitably end up being disappointed by each new entry. With every new layer of disappointment, I swear to myself like a jilted lover: “Never again.” [Read more...]

24 Deserves A Good Game

Given another shot and the proper treatment, 24 would still make a killer game.

The only game to date  had voice talent and an original story that should have propelled it into “worth playing” territory. Unfortunately, it was marred by poor game mechanics. [Read more...]

Escape Dead Island Trailer: An Evolution of Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z’s Cel-Shaded Zombie Style

Escape Dead IslandLike many others, I had extremely high hopes for the original Dead Island after seeing the debut trailer filled with breathless peril and solemn tragedy. Then I played the game.

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Pineview Drive’s Trailer Tells Me Nothing

Pineview DriveI go through great pains to gather up absolutely no information about a game I’m about to watch a trailer for. I want to know next to nothing, or at least nothing more than I’m told in the title of the trailer.

I feel this is the perfect state of mind to be in to guarantee an authentic emotional response. I also feel that, if the trailer does it’s job, I will walk away feeling exactly the kind of emotions it was meant to stir. I should also have the perfect amount of information needed to seek out more information about the project.

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The Blue Estate PS4 Launch Trailer Has Raised My Interest in Rail Shooters

The Blue Estate PS4 Launch Trailer Has Raised My Interest in On-Rails ShootersI don’t have a whole lot of love for rail shooters. In fact, as a general rule, I never play them. But Blue Estate looks pretty fucking sweet.

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Movie Games Deserve a Second Chance

Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the MovieIt’s a bit of a shame that — in light of the mostly spotty track record for movie-based games — instead of improving their quality, the only solution proposed by disgruntled gamers has been to simply stop making them altogether.

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