Archive for the ‘Review’ Category

Wherein I Review Halo 4 (in a somewhat timely fashion!)

Everyone knew Halo 4 was going to be a juggernaut, the question was whether it was going to be any good. Let me assuage any concerns you may have immediately and say, yes, it is good. Quite good, in fact. 343 Industries grew out of Bungie’s Halo team, so it knows the series. 343 is […]

Wherein I Review Halo CE Anniversary (Fashionably Late Review)

  I knew I wanted Halo Anniversary because, well, I have every other Halo title; I like the Halo series, for all of you newcomers. I have played all titles multiple times for reasons I cannot fully explain. Wonderful controls, excellent music and atmosphere, story–sure, those are three big reasons right there, but there is […]

Gilded Cask 2011: Game of the Year

I finally feel like I am at a point where I can say I’ve adequately played through the majority of Skyrim and present a true idea as to its good points and bad.  As you can probably tell by the title of this post, there are far more of the good.  Skyrim represents true value […]

Extremely Early Impression: Skyward Sword

I know this is been out almost a month, but hey, I just got it.  It was a worthwhile payment from my old man for cleaning out his gutters.  Finally his fear of heights is paying off for me.  After a scavenger hunt for a Wii Motion Plus adapter (which I purchased from Amazon for […]

I’m Just a Citizen of Skyrim, but I’m So Much More

Certainly by now you’ve read a review of Skyrim, the latest Elder Scrolls iteration to grace our boring Earth (unlike the always-interesting Tamriel).  The last thing you need from me is to write yet another account of how great the game is; you know it’s great, even if you haven’t played it.  Instead I want […]

Saints Row: The Third

Saints Row 2 is one of my all time favorite co-op games for the Xbox 360. It even ranks up there as one of my favorite co-op games of all time, so needless to say I have eagerly been anticipating the next installment in the series. Saints Row 3 (or the third) has not disappointed. […]

More Fashionably Late Game Reviews: Fable 2

Developer: Lionhead Studios Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios Release Date: 10/21/2009 Genre: RPG, Action Rating:M (Mature) Yes, you read that right. Fable 2. Not Fable 3. In fact, this game came out before my previous “Fashionably Late Game Review.” Perhaps I should call this one an “Inexcusably Late Game Review”? Enough of this digression, back to […]

Halo 3: ODST — The Halo Series’ Finest Entry?

I picked up ODST when it first came out and played through it. It was very different not running around as Master Chief, a move I was skeptical of at first. After playing through the solo quest, my concerns were quickly turned on their head. This game was special, a testament to how strong the […]

Fashionably Late Game Reviews: The Saboteur

Developer: Pandemic Studios Publisher: Electronic Arts Release Date: 12/8/2009 Genre: Sandbox, Action Rating:M (Mature) Around the Game Drunk offices (my basement) we don’t often get a chance to play the newest games to completion and post timely reviews and hence game reviews tend to be left on the back-burner. Reviewing and discussing games, however, is […]

Half-Ass’d Intro: Final Fantasy XIII

First, a little background. Besides being extremely lazy, I am also extremely busy. I have a full-time job, I’m pursuing my Master’s Degree, and between those factors, maintaining my house, taking care of my dog and hanging out with my wife, I’ve got very little time for two very important things: drinking and playing video […]