REVIEWS

Darkness II Preview

Darkness IIFor me, the best games are the ones that take you by surprise. They are the games that didn't draw that much pre-release publicity, but when they arrive they completely shock the gaming community at large and made everyone wonder why
they placed so much attention elsewhere, particularly on massively advertised games that didn't warrant as much attention as they got. (read more)

 

 

 

Matthew Farraye

Rise of the Rakghouls

Rise of the RakghoulsWhile other high profile games are taking their time to deliver add-ons, BioWare is not wasting any time with Star Wars: The Old Republic, as they are preparing to
release the first add-on just over a month following the game's launch. Going under the subtitle Rise of the Rakghouls, the new add-on will finally give subscribing
players some much-vaunted features, gameplay additions, and technical touch-ups that will enhance the experience of what has proven to be a very successful foray into the very unpredictable world of MMO's. (read more)

 

 

Matthew Farraye

Thoughts on the Upcoming English Release of Gungnir

GungnirIn mid to late 2009, game designer Ito Shinichi of the small but acclaimed company Sting Entertainment posted a number of blog entries about development for a new game with the code title “9th”. Even though its formal title had not been announced, it was common knowledge amongst fans that this would be the newest game in Ito’s Dept. Heaven series. As with Ito’s entries about his previous games, there were various notes about programming progress and concept illustrations posted regularly. But after a while, the blog went entirely silent. (read more)

 





Amanda Moore

Underworld - Awakening

Underworld-AwakeningWell everybody, she’s back. Kate Beckinsale, star of the first two Underworld films, returns in her lead role as the vampire warrioress Selene. In this installment Selene escapes after 12 years of imprisonment to find herself in a world where humans have discovered the existence of both Vampire and Lycan clans, and are conducting an all-out war to eradicate both immortal species. (read more)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Erin Williamson

Mass Effect 3 Review

Darkness III know that this will probably come off as a surprise, but amidst all the rage generated from the Mass Effect series from the moment of the first game's release just over four years ago, I had never gotten around to even looking at what the game had to offer until about 2009, and even then I kept the series at arms length. While my experience with BioWare's past adventures like Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic helped me get some idea of what BioWare could do with seventh-generation hardware, watching my friends play through a small segment was enough for me to take notice, and it was notice I was grateful to have taken. (read more)



Matthew Farraye

Twisted Metal Preview

Darkness IIThe year is 2004; I have finally worked up the allowance money to get the game I have wanted for months, Twisted Metal: Black for the PlayStation 2. That night my brother and I stay up way too late trying to find hidden characters and secret fighting areas, all the while engaging the most aggressive enemies to come straight from the game's fictional local psych ward. The game dominated our summer that year, and then after going through the fall and winter that had Halo 2, Half-Life 2, Doom 3 and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Twisted Metal: Black sat on the shelf gathering dust, marginalized by other heavyweight games that came along. (read more)

 


Matthew Farraye

Syndicate Preview

Darkness IIFor games to be considered cult classics, it seems that any considerations for such a status must possess a few very specific criteria. For starters, the game must have been acclaimed up to a degree that some people loved it but not all of them. Also crucial is the marginalization of the game, be it from critics, consumers or both in the face of bigger games. Finally, a cult classic must have a degree of support from consumers that have become almost pathologically fixated on the title, ready to assume that the game will remain in the background, but hopeful that the game will have a resurgence in popularity, enough so that the game's developers might just consider returning to the universe of the game itself. (read more)

 


Matthew Farraye

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Preview

Darkness IIRPG's these days seem to fall into three separate categories, whether fantasy, sci-fi or a hybrid of both. While those looking for the latest triple-A sci-fi adventure should look towards March 6th and Mass Effect 3, fantasy fans should be looking forward to this week and the release of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, developed by 38 Studios and published by EA. While some might balk over what could be argued as a conflict of interest with EA publishing both Mass Effect 3 and K.o.A: Reckoning within one month of each other, the truth is that EA is taking full advantage of the situation, making it arguably quite clear that EA is trying to stake their claim as the best American distributor of RPG's today. (read more)

Matthew Farraye

The Most Anticipated Films of 2012

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Erin Williamson