Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Review

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is a 2013 action adventure stealth video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal, published by Ubisoft, and released for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U and Microsoft Windows.  Serving as the sixth installment in the Assassin’s Creed series, the game follows Welch pirate Edward Kenway who gets caught up in a centuries-old struggle between Assassins, who fight for peace with free will, and the Templars, who desire peace through control. Positives: Good characters Great score Vast open world Awesome combat system…

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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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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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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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Tomb Raider Review

Tomb Raider is a 2013 action-adventure video game developed by Crystal Dynamics and published by Square Enix, released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, OS X, and Linus.  Serving as the tenth entry in the Tomb Raider franchise and as a reboot, the game follows an untested and not yet battle-hardened explorer Lara, who must save her friends and escape the island of Yamatai while being hunted down by a malevolent cult. Positives: Good story Good characters Great voice performances Great soundtrack Great graphics Awesome…

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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 5 Review

Resident Evil 5 is a 2009 third-person shooter survival horror video game developed and published by Capcom, released for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows.  Serving as the seventh major installment in the Resident Evil series it follows BSAA agents Chris Redfield and Sheva Alomar of a bio-terrorist threat in Kijuju. Positives: Great graphics Great voice performances Good score Extensive campaign Good story Fun gameplay experience A lot of replayability Great characters Negatives: Flat characters Linear campaign Poor AI Campaign: Resident Evil 5 does feature…

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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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Final Fantasy X Review

Final Fantasy X is a 2001 science fantasy role-playing video game developed and published by Square Enix, released for the PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 4, and Microsoft Windows.  It is the tenth installment of the Final Fantasy series and is set in the fantasy world of Spira, the game’s story revolves around Tidus, an athlete star of the fictional sport known as blitzball, who finds himself in the world Spira after his home city of Zanarkand is destroyed by a rampaging monster known as Sin. Shortly after arriving…

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