Plants vs. Zombies Review

Plants vs. Zombies is a 2009 tower defense video game developed and published by PopCap Games, released for Microsoft Windows, Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network, Nintendo DS, Android, PlayStation Vita, iOS, OS X, Google Chrome, DSiWare, Bada, Windows Phone, BlackBerry 10, and BlackBerry Tablet OS. The game involves homeowners who use a variety of different plants to prevent an army of zombies from entering their houses and “eating their brains”. Positives: Tons of replayability Locks of unlockables Great soundtrack Great amount of humor Fun animation style Extensive campaign Gameplay is…

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Mortal Kombat X Review

Mortal Kombat X is a 2015 fighting video game developed by NetherRealm Studios, published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, and released for the iOS, Android, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.  It is the tenth main installment in the Mortal Kombat series and sequel to 2011’s Mortal Kombat, set 20 years after its predecessor, it follows Johnny Cage, Sonya Blade and Kenshi coordinate a battalion to protect the Jinsei from the forces of Shinnok who was found manipulating the events of Mortal Kombat as well as the civil war in…

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Final Fantasy XIII Review

Final Fantasy XIII is a 2009 science fantasy role-playing video game developed and published by Square Enix, released for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, iOS, and Android.  It is the thirteenth title in the mainline Final Fantasy series, and follows Lightning, Snow, and the other heroes who are dealt a hand of fate by the god-like fal’Cie. Cursed and regarded as enemies of society, they have the world against them and nobody to rely on but each other as they struggle to break free of their curse and determine…

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Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Review

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light is a 2010 action-adventure video game developed by Crystal Dynamics and published by Square Enix, released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and iOS.  A part of the Tomb Raider series, the game follows Lara Croft and a 2,000-year-old Mayan warrior named Totec who must work together in order to stop the evil spirit Xolotl and retrieve the Mirror of Smoke. Positives: Fantastic level design Great score Fun, challenging gameplay Great multiplayer Negatives: Cinematics suck Lackluster story Campaign:  The campaign is surprisingly…

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Injustice 2 Review

Injustice 2 is a 2017 fighting video game developed by NetherRealm Studios, published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, and released for the Android, iOS, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.  Set as the sequel to 2013’s Injustice: Gods Among Us, the story follows Batman and his insurgency’s attempt to restore society after the fall of Superman’s regime; however, the arrivals of the newly formed supervillain group “The Society” and the alien Brainiac forces Batman to consider freeing the imprisoned Superman to help combat the threats. Positives: Terrific graphics Terrific performances Extensive campaign…

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Batman: The Telltale Series Review

Batman: The Telltale Series is a 2016 superhero graphic episodic adventure video game developed and published Telltale Games, released for Android, iOS, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.  The plot follows the exploits of Bruce Wayne, billionaire-by-day who fights crime at night as Batman, who must stop Gotham City from falling into anarchy of the rise of the Children of Arkham. Positives: Great voice performances Great soundtrack Compelling story Great characters Negatives: Occasional freezes Occasional lag Long loading times Campaign: The campaign is quite extensive…

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Minecraft: Story Mode Review

Minecraft: Story Mode is an episodic point-and-click graphic adventure video game developed and published by Telltale Games, and released for Android, iOS, Microsoft Windows, OS X, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Wii U, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.  Based on the sandbox video game Minecraft, the game centers around a new character, named Jesse, who can be either male or female, as they and their allies attempt to save their world by defeating the Wither Storm. Positives: Terrific characters Great soundtrack Extensive campaign Very compelling story Great voice performances…

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NBA Jam: On Fire Edition Review

NBA Jam: On Fire Edition is a 2010 basketball video game developed by EA Canada and published by EA Sports, released for Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, iOS, OS X, Android, and Windows Phone. Positives: Great soundtrack Fun gameplay Great online multiplayer Challenging AI Negatives: Lacks content Campaign:  The Road Trip campaign is extensive and allows  single player or co-op.  It is what you’d think would be in a basketball game but the various teams do keep the game engaging and not repetitive. (3 out of 5) Gameplay:  The fact…

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Resident Evil 4 Review

Resident Evil 4 is a 2005 third-person shooter survival horror video game developed and published by Capcom, released for GameCube, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.  Set as the sixth major installment in the Resident Evil series and the story follows the U.S. government special agent Leon S. Kennedy, who is sent on a mission to rescue the U.S. President’s daughter, Ashley Graham, from a sinister cult. Positives: Great characters Great score Great voice performances Compelling story Extensive campaign Fun gameplay experience Negatives: Grainy, worn…

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Injustice: Gods Among Us Review

Injustice: Gods Among Us is a 2013 fighting video game developed by NetherRealm Studios and published by Warner Bros.  Interactive Entertainment for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, Android, iOS, and Wii U.  Set within an alternate universe, an alternate Batman summons members of the Justice League to join his insurgency and end the totalitarian regime established by Superman after the Joker tricks him into killing Lois Lane and destroying Metropolis. Positives: Good graphics Great soundtrack Good voice performances Immersive gameplay Lots of replayability Challenging…

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