2013 Narik Chase Video Game Awards

Welcome to the 2013 Narik Chase Video Game Awards, where we’re taking a look at the best video games of 2012. Note: this post will only consist of video games that I’ve personally played and will be updated accordingly. Hottest Video Game Female Sarah Bryant – Dead or Alive 5: Last Round ♦ Citra Talugmai-Montenegro – Far Cry 3 ♦ Ivy Valentine – Soul Calibur V Best Fighting Naruto Shipudden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations Dead or Alive 5: Last Round Street Fighter x Tekken ♦ PlayStation All-Stars ♦ Soul Calibur V Best…

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God Save the Queen (The Immortal Empire #1) Review

God Save the Queen (The Immortal Empire #1) is a 2012 steampunk paranormal thriller mystery novel written by Kate Locke and published Orbit.  Set as the first installment in the The Immortal Empire series, the story follows elite Royal Guard, Alexandra Vardan, who after searching for her missing sister, discovers a conspiracy that could shake the foundations of the very hierarchy she is sworn to protect. Positives: Good characters Great world building Interesting story Good writing Witty dialogue Negatives: Cliche subplots Cliche characters Plot:  The story picks up in an…

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Resident Evil: Revelations Review

Resident Evil: Revelations is a 2012 survival horror video game developed and published by Capcom, released for the Nintendo 3DS, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Wii U, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.  Set between the events of Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5, the story of the game follows series protagonists Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield as they try to stop a bioterrorist organization from infecting the Earth’s oceans with a virus. Positives: Good graphics Good voice performances Creepy music Interesting story Lengthy campaign Great gameplay Challenging gameplay Raid Mode is awesome Negatives:…

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Game of Thrones (Season 2) Recap/Review

Game of Thrones (Season 2) follows the dramatic death of Lord Eddard “Ned” Stark (Sean Bean), with all of the Starks being separated across Westeros. Season two mainly centres around the war of the five kings; all five kings in Westeros believe to have a claim to the Iron Throne, besides Robb Stark (Richard Madden), who seeks vengeance for the death of his father. At the end of Season 1 we see that Khal Drogo (Jason Momoa) has died and that Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) has taken up the mantle as the leader of Khal Drogo’s…

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Borderlands 2 Review

Borderlands 2 is a 2012 action role-playing first-person shooter video game developed by Gearbox Software and published by 2K Games, released for the Xbox 360, Xbox One, OS X, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 4, Nvidia Shield, Linux, and Microsoft Windows.  It is the second game in the Borderlands series and the sequel to 2009’s Borderlands and follows new Vault Hunters and there efforts to stop Handsome Jack from opening a Vault and releasing the Warrior. Positives: Great humor Challenging gameplay High level of replayability Great score Great co-op Good downloadable…

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Dishonored Review

Dishonored is a 2012 stealth action-adventure video game developed by Arkane Studio and published by Bethesda Softworks, released for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Microsoft Windows.  Set in the fictional, plague-ridden industrial city of Dunwall, Dishonored follows the story of Corvo Attano, bodyguard to the Empress of the Isles. He is framed for her murder and forced to become an assassin, seeking revenge on those who conspired against him. Positives: Innovative gameplay Good visuals Good voice performances Challenging gameplay Immersive gameplay Negatives: Predictable plot Lacks cinematics Characters aren’t memorable Music…

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Resident Evil: Retribution Review

Resident Evil: Retribution is a 2012 science fiction action horror film directed by Paul W. S. Anderson, starring Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Kevin Durand, Sienna Guillory, Shawn Roberts, Aryana Engineer, Oded Fehr, Colin Salmon, Johann Urb, Boris Kodjoe, and Li Bingbing.  It is the fifth installment in the Resident Evil film series based on the video game series of the same name and follows Alice (Jovovich) who is captured by the Umbrella Corporation, forcing her to make her escape from an underwater facility used for testing the T-virus. Positives: Good…

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Resident Evil 6 Review

Resident Evil 6 is a 2012 third-person shooter action adventure survival horror video game developed and published by Capcom, released for the Xbox 360, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4.  Serving as the ninth major installment in the Resident Evil series the plot is told from the perspectives of several characters who must all confront the force behind a massive bio-terrorist attack with the newly developed C-virus in cities across the world. Positives: Great graphics Great voice performances Fun gameplay Great soundtrack Complex story Extensive campaign Great characters…

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Far Cry 3 Review

Far Cry 3 is a 2012 open world action-adventure first-person shooter video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal, Ubisoft Massive, Red Storm Entertainment, Ubisoft Shanghai, and Ubisoft Reflections and published by Ubsioft released for the Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.  Serving as the third installment in the Far Cry series, set on a tropical island, the story follows protagonist Jason Brody who must save his friends, who have been kidnapped by pirates and escape from the island and its unhinged inhabitants. Positives: Massive open-world Great graphics Great characters Great voice…

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The Walking Dead Review

The Walking Dead is a 2012 episodic interactive drama graphic adventure video game developed and published by Telltale Games, based on Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead comic book series.  The game was released for the Xbox 360, Xbox One, Android, iOS, Kindle Fire HDX, OS X, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and Ouya, and the plot follows convicted murderer Lee Everett and a young girl named Clementine who struggle during the onset of the zombie apocalypse in Georgia. Positives: Great, well-written characters Well-written, richly developed story Good…

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