The Pit: Infinity Review – A Decent Budget Shooter

The Pit: Infinity Kerberos Productions There is an emerging subgenre of first-person shooters called looter-shooters that is becoming quite popular since one of the biggest ones, Tom Clancy’s The Division, debuted a few years ago. In The Division and other similar games such as Remnant: From the Ashes, you take control of a character and…

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The Surge 2 Review – The Best of the Souls-Likes

The Surge 2 Deck13 / Focus Home Interactive It’s hard to underestimate the influence that FromSoftware’s Souls franchise has had on the video game industry. There have been so many copy and paste clones coming out that they have even spawned their own subgenre: Souls-like games. While there have been numerous attempts by other developers…

The Hong Kong Massacre Review – Maximum Hong Kong Action Payne

The Hong Kong Massacre Vreski The 90s were a very turbulent time. We had the fall of the U.S.S.R., which resulted in the massive proliferation of the Russian Mob; gangsta rap culture was at a “high” point here in the United States and elsewhere; and Hong Kong cinema was churning out action-packed movies that reflected…

Titanfall 2 Review – An Action-packed Tour de Force

Titanfall 2 Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts Our boots hit the ground with solid thuds. I’d scanned my teammate’s weapons while we were on board the dropship moments earlier. They were carrying submachineguns and assault rifles, while I favored a sniper rifle. The Kraber – AP wasn’t the easiest weapon to acquire targets with, but a single…

Mortal Kombat XL Review – A Near-Flawless Victory

Mortal Kombat XL Netherrealm Studios/Warner Bros. Interactive First off, I just have to say that back in the day when people still used to pump quarters into video game consoles in the old, now defunct video game arcades, more often than not, I’d chose to deposit mine into Street Fighter games. The more anime-styled aesthetics…

Earth Defense Force 4.1 The Shadow of New Despair Review – EDF! EDF! EDF!

Earth Defense Force 4.1 The Shadow of New Despair Sandlot “Aaaaaaargh!” My gaming buddy cried out as his hunter went down. He was being overly-dramatic in order to fit in with the over-the-top situation of being surrounded by, and then being gnawed upon on by, legions of giant ants from outer space. He was playing…

Dead or Alive 5: Last Round Review – A Flawed Port but Great Nonetheless

Dead or Alive 5: Last Round Team Ninja I’ve been playing the Dead or Alive series since way back in 1996, when its first incarnation graced me and my gaming buddies. Well, graced might not be the word in retrospect, since the graphics were pretty rough looking. Since then, each new version of Dead or…