Edge of Nowhere Review – Fortunately, the Scares are Very Real

Edge of Nowhere Insomniac Games I’m a big fan of weird fiction. What is weird fiction, you ask? Well, it was a genre defying catch-all phrase used to describe literary works that would today be considered horror (supernatural and otherwise), adventure, and even science fiction. In this way it pre-dates all of the cutesy little…

Homefront: The Revolution review – Cool Story/So-so Game

Homefront: The Revolution Deep Silver I’ve always been a big fan of underdogs. Working with minimal resources and/or weapons and going up against superior (usually oppressive) forces utilizing asymmetric tactics is something that is visceral for me. I mean, I must have watched 1984’s Red Dawn about a hundred times (the 2012 retread was poop…

Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear Review – The Last Gasp of a Dying Breed

Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear Beamdog I must admit that I’m a proud undercover role-playing geek. “How can you be proud of something that makes you want to be undercover about it, Ian?”—I can hear you all collectively asking right now in your noggins. Well, what I mean by that is that I’m proud, in…

Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition Review – Hong Kong Action Delivered in Spades

Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition Square Enix I’ll be the first to admit that when I was growing up, I fed myself a steady diet of kung-fu movies. Well, samurai films and kung-fu flicks actually, but for the sake of this review we’ll focus on Chinese culture. I was so blown away by the cool moves…

Metal Gear V: The Phantom Pain – Kojima’s Magnum Opus Shines Brightly

Metal Gear V: The Phantom Pain Konami/Kojima Productions Hideo Kojima’s long awaited opus; the fifth and final installment of the Metal Gear Solid franchise, comes roaring on to the stage, boisterously elbowing all other contenders for 2015’s Game of the Year award roughly out of the way. And why not? This is Kojima-san’s swan song;…