Wolfenstein: The New Order (Review)

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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

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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

Batman: The Telltale Series (Review)

Developer: Telltale Games
Publisher: Telltale Games
Reviewed On: PlayStation 4
Release Date: August 2, 2016 – December 13, 2016
Copy gifted

In Telltale’s attempt to adapt every conceivable license to their particular brand of “choose your own adventure” video games, they decided to try their hand at crafting a story about everyone’s favorite caped crusader, Batman. As a fan of both Telltale Games and Batman, this project was pretty much a dream come true. So, as I’ve done with almost every Telltale release, I waited until all of the episodes were finished before sitting down and marathoning the series in its entirety over the course of a weekend. Now, after finishing all five episodes, I have a lot to say about the Dark Knight’s most recent outing. Continue reading