Friday the 13th: The Game Review – All About the Social Aspect of Dying and Killing

Friday the 13th: The Game IllFonic/Gun Media When it comes to the gaming industry as a whole, sometimes I sit back and think—why hasn’t this type or that type of game been made yet? One of those glaring vacuums within the industry are the lack of asymmetrical horror games. For instance, just the other day…

Hitman: Season One Review – A Masterfully Orchestrated Comeback

Hitman: Season One IO Interactive Adversity often develops one’s character as well as one’s resolution. Are we talking about Agent 47 here? We could be. But no, I’m referring to Japanese gaming conglomerate Square Enix. After the dismal performance of 2012’s Hitman: Absolution, the Japanese company hit some rather rough times, financially. One of the…

Hitman Episode 6: Hokkaido Review – The Fantastic Culmination to a Brilliant Reboot

Hitman Episode 6: Hokkaido IO Interactive I really enjoy stealth action games…no, I mean, really. They were some of the first games I cut my teeth on as a wee lad. Everything from the original Metal Gear game back in 1987, to the ingenious medieval period piece, Thief: The Darkness Project, where evasion was encouraged…

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…

The Technomancer Review – Interesting Setting & Technical Pitfalls

The Technomancer Spiders Studio It’s strange—it seems as though lately, I’ve been running into a lot of games that feature really interesting backstories, but fail to pull the trigger when it comes to translating their narratives over into the digital realm. Just a couple of weeks ago, for instance, I reviewed Deep Silver’s Homefront: Revolution,…

Hitman: Episode 3 – Marrakesh – Beautiful Chaos

Hitman: Episode 3 – Marrakesh review IO Interactive My fingers gripped my gaming mouse tightly and I could already feel some tension in my neck. I was frustrated—or rather, Hitman: Episode 3 – Marrakesh had managed to get me pretty stymied. Everywhere I steered the tall, muscular, totally standing-out Anglo assassin, Mr. Agent 47, I…