The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing certain has an ambitious title, promising quite a lot. It moves away from the locale found in almost every other action-RPG and features and interesting character in Hugh Jackman, but does this make it incredible? This is what I think.
StarDrive is a new 4x space strategy game by Zero Sum Games, a one man team that has jumped every hurdle on the path to release. A successful kickstarter, passed greenlight on steam and then spent no short amount of time in beta. Have these trials been worth it? Here’s what I think.
Zombies. Impossible to escape them, even in purgatory. I would have thought they would have shed the decaying mortal shell that binds them upon leaving our plane of existence. Shows how much I know! Operation “Zombie Bunker”, the new DLC for Painkiller, has us face the zombie hordes of the armies that fought and died in multiple wars, amongst other more exotic foes. Here’s what I think about it.
Unless you live under a rock on the far side of the moon, you’ve no doubt caught wind of the new Sim City. To say that it’s had a troubled birth is the understatement of the year. It’s angered both fans and critics alike in so many ways that corporate sabotage would have been a likely candidate, if it wasn’t for us all knowing that the issues are results from decisions made on high. I’ve played it for over 100 hours and I’m ready to tell you what I think.
Purgatory is a fun place. The home of lost souls, a land of perpetual conflict that is devoid of all hope. Of course a return trip to the idyllic location was inevitable. The new DLC offers us a return to old hunting grounds and a trip down memory lane. This is what I think about it.
Quack. Quack quack, quack. Quack! Quack quack! Quack?
I am a duck. A duck you see. A duck that quacks. A duck that has been on a short, but substantial, quest to find her little ducklings. I’m back now from this Duck Quest? and I’m ready to tell you how it went.
Aliens, the best of a sci-fi franchise that has kept me, and people like me, happy for a long time. It practically birthed a whole genre of film, and sci-fi horror games like Dead Space owe so very much to it. It’s a perfect candidate for a game and Colonial Marines looked like one to make that happen. Most likely you know it didn’t happen. I’m going to tell you what I think anyway.
Retro City Rampage is the perfect time machine for gamers that lived through the 80′s and 90′s and truly a very fun and entertaining history lesson for newbie gamers that where too young to enjoy games from the previous generations.
Absolution is a mixed bag. A few treats like the return of 47 and the ability to be a silent assassin. Also a number of tricks like small levels, absurd characters and a poor attempt at story. Do the treats make up for the tricks? This is what I think.
An adventure game I enjoy is a rare thing to come across so it’s always worth talking about when one is found. The Critter Chronicles, a prequel, has been released and it focuses on by far the best character from the original. But is that enough to recreate the magic? This is what I think.