Wolfenstein: The New Order (Review)

Image result for wolfensteing the new order

Developer: MachineGames
Publisher: Bethesda
Reviewed On: PlayStation 4
Copy obtained via GameFly

It’s easy to look at a game like Wolfenstein: The New Order and assume it’s a standard first-person shooter, what with its large arsenal of weapons, massive explosions, and countless waves of Nazis to obliterate. However, what’s not immediately noticeable is a slew of gentle and thought provoking character moments which serve as a breath of fresh air in a genre normally choked by familiarity. Continue reading

Progression of Combat in The Witcher

Image result for the witcher 3

I’ve spent the last month getting familiar with The Witcher, by which I mean I’ve spent nearly 80 hours playing through the first two installments and slowly settling in with the third. I could probably write a novel about how realized and fleshed out the world of The Witcher is, but not only would that take a long time, I specifically want to talk about the combat and how it drastically changes with each entry. While the three games may have returning characters, locations, and monster types to slay, the combat changes, with each game building on the blueprint left by its predecessor. Continue reading

My Thoughts on the E3 2017 Bethesda Press Conference

Bethesda decided to take a different approach to E3 this year by setting up their own amusement park right outside of the convention. The aptly named “Bethesdaland” featured rides, food, and drinks themed after several of Bethesda’s video games. Taking things further, their stage presentation included Bethesdaland as a way to deliver their games. Using a cartoon of the amusement park map, Bethesdaland had different sections squared off to individual games. It was a weird decision that came off as an odd contrast to the gory violence of their games, but I think that was intentional.  Continue reading

My Thoughts on the E3 2017 Microsoft Press Conference

Microsoft put on their annual E3 press conference this past Sunday, which just so happened to be one of the most anticipated conferences of the show. With a brand new lineup of games, as well as the official reveal of the newest piece of Xbox hardware, expectations were high and wild. Thankfully, Microsoft delivered. Continue reading

E3 Reveal: Anthem

Anthem, the new game from EA’s BioWare studio, debuted with a trailer that tells us almost nothing about it. We saw a giant wall, a giant creature, and some suits of armor. The game looks great as far as visuals are concerned, but the absolute lack of any concrete information made this reveal fall flat. There’s a bigger look at the game during Microsoft’s press conference later today, so hopefully we’ll walk away having a better idea of what exactly Anthem is.

– Zack Burrows