Just Cause 3—Zipping From Fireball to Fireball

Just Cause 3 Avalanche Studios/Square Enix The original Just Cause game came out a pretty long time ago (at least in gaming PC years), way back in 2007. It was billed as an action/adventure title and featured a (for the times) immense open-world environment. It differentiated itself from the monolithic Grand Theft Auto series in…

Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition—Epic Adventure: Updated

Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition Larian Studios The summer of 2014 saw some serious heat records broken all across the world, but that wasn’t the only thing that was hot. One of a slew of successful Kickstarter games that took flight after securing funding, Divinity: Original Sin, was a throwback to old-school CRPGs (Computer Role-Playing…

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege —Teamwork Required

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Ubisoft “Okay, drones out, let’s…[indecipherable] and then [indecipherable], okay guys?” our team leader ordered, during the preparation phase of the round. My five man crew of elite counter-terrorist operators were about to attempt to rescue a hostage held by a small gang of bad guys. They were holed up in…

Star Wars Battlefront—Spaz-tastic Star Wars Shenanigans

Star Wars Battlefront EA/Dice I was at a gigantic super-store recently, which carries just about everything you could ever think of (I won’t name it but I’m sure you know which chain I’m talking about), and was walking down an isle in the Electronics area when I came across a couple of large two-legged consumers…

StarCraft II: Legacy Of The Void —A Worthy Successor to the StarCraft Legacy

StarCraft II: Legacy Of The Void Blizzard Entertainment A few months back when some of my gaming developer contacts reported to me that the next installment of the StarCraft II franchise was finally nearing a release, I have to admit that I sniggled juuuuuuust a little bit. StarCraft’s next game is really going to come…

Call of Duty: Black Ops III—A Nonsensical Overload on the Senses

Call of Duty: Black Ops III Treyarch Studios Everyone knows that I am very upfront and vocal in my vehemence and general distain for the Call of Duty franchise. Running around haphazardly like some sort of spastic orangutan, leaping this way and that and shooting at anything that is shiny or moves fast appeals to…

Fallout 4—A Compelling, Story-Driven Experience

Fallout 4 Bethesda Software My adopted canine companion and I carefully navigated through the rubble-strewn Boston suburb, scavenging for anything of value. I was role-playing Fallout 4’s main protagonist to the extent that I’d decided that ultimately, he wanted to grow a simple garden somewhere safe and enjoy as many years that he could in…

Split/Second—Hold On to Your Adrenal Glands

Split/Second Black Rock Studio/Disney Interactive I was facing an upper tier “episode” called Splashdown, which featured mainly waterfront-based maps. This track in particular, Ferry Wharf, consisted of a sprawling course laid out amongst cargo ships, old dusty docks, and—you guessed it—ferries. I gunned the powerful engine of my Hanzo Indus V8R, which was fast, had…