Batman Arkham Knight

Posted on 1, Jul

by Brian Robbins I’m pleased to have finally finished Batman: Arkham Knight. It was the most punishing game of the entire franchise, but without a doubt the most satisfying.  With the introduction of new gadgets, characters and the Batmobile, Rocksteady studios’ Arkham Knight delivers the best console gaming experience in 2015. When you step back […]

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Super Smash Brothers (WiiU)

Posted on 13, Apr

If you’re not familiar with the franchise, Super Smash Brothers is a fast, off the wall fighting game. The game features Nintendo’s biggest stars such as Mario, Link, Pikachu and Samus, as well as some select third party heavy hitters, such as Sonic and Pac-Man. With items ranging from Pokeballs to turtle shells, the action can get frantic quick, but oh so fun. You’ll also be fighting in some of gaming’s most beloved stages, the nostalgia of some of these levels will hit you right in the feels.

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Halo Master Chief Collection

Posted on 2, Dec

by Brian Robbins Over the past two years, HD remixes have been all the rage. Even relatively recent last generation games are being ported over with minimal differences. Microsoft and 343 Industries are hoping to give HD re-releases a better name with Halo: Master Chief Collection. While they come close to perfection, they do fall […]

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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Posted on 16, Oct

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is a third person action game developed by Monolith Productions, a studio owned by publisher Warner Brothers Interactive. In it you play as a ranger named Talion who dies alongside his family at the hands of orcs, and who, in a dark ritual, is seemingly brought back to life bound to a shade. The shade imbues Talion with a wide array of ghostly powers that he uses to extract his revenge on Sauron’s growing Uruk army. Even with the shade’s strength however, Talion is still only human, and one man versus an entire orcish army is tricky business. Instead of trying to single-handedly cut his way through their superior numbers, Talion focuses on picking off higher ranking Captains and War Chiefs in the hopes of luring out their general, the Black Hand of Sauron, and destroying the army by severing its head.

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Hyrule Warriors

Posted on 16, Oct

The Legend of Zelda is a well renowned pinnacle of gaming, so when a spinoff of the series was announced I was more than a little skeptical. Koei Tecmo Games, the creators of the Dynasty Warriors franchise, came together with a few of the lead developers of the Legend of Zelda franchise. This collaboration created Hyrule Warriors, and I couldn’t be more ecstatic with the results.

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Destiny

Posted on 26, Sep

The last time we saw a game come from developer Bungie was in 2010, with their mega-smash hit, Halo: Reach. Since then the developers have been hard at work with a very ambitious project, Destiny. Teaming up with Activision, a publisher who has plenty of major franchises under its belt, Bungie made a bold choice. Together both Bungie and Activision will be committed to bring us 10 years of Destiny, whether we want it or not. From extensively playing over the game’s content I can say this game still needs some work, but there is hope.

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