Category Archives: Game Reviews
A class apart from the Call of Duty series, this one’s for those wanting something different.
It’s 2013, and you, as part of Outlaw-2-Bravo of the United States Marine Corps, are heading into Tajikistan to trace down and wipe out an insurgent group. The group, by the name of ETIM, has mortared a US forward base, and you are out to eliminate the threat. However, China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) also moves into the area for the same purpose, and fire is exchanged in a case of mistaken identity. The flashpoint erupts. Now you must get out alive. Read the rest of this entry
Portal 2 is a true epic. It picks up from where Portal had left us, at the edge of our seats and thirsting for more, and does the seemingly impossible by creating a sequel that may be even better.
From the first moments of waking up in the rusting Aperture Science facility to right before the credits roll, Portal 2 rarely falters. The world is bigger, the story thicker, and the character development more surprising. The mania of GLaDOS, the facility’s operator, is molded into unexpected forms alongside a host of brutally funny personalities. The history of the Aperture Science facility is filled in, character origins discussed, and an abundance of cruel jokes and Read the rest of this entry
Fast. Visceral. Unforgiving. You jump into the driver’s seat as soon as you start the NFSS2 career mode in a practice run to determine driver-tailored difficulty settings. And what a practice run. Your heart begins pounding so loudly that you can hear it thumping over the shrill whine of the engine as it thunders towards the redline, and you, down the straight. You lean forward into your monitor screen in an attempt to peer round the approaching bend, slow down a little, looking to the side you turn, and stomping down with the right foot, you sprint relentlessly onwards. All around you are other racers determined to get to the finish line before you. But beware Read the rest of this entry
Following in the footsteps of Dragon Age: Origins, Dragon Age 2 is also set in the same world that reportedly took BioWare eight years to create. And what a world! Playing DA: O for the first time, one is time and again impressed at the incredible depth of the lore of Dragon Age, which keeps players up until the wee hours of the morning reading the entire gathered codex that provides insight into the world. In DA: O, one can feel oneself immersed fully in the game, the hallmark of any good RPG. The player begins to feel a sense of belonging not only with the main character and his companions, but also with the world around the main character. So much so, that it often takes many minutes of careful deliberation to decide on an action to take at any point in the game, and once taken, this reviewer made a mental note of taking the other decision the next time he played through the game (that’s a given, he’s hooked). Read the rest of this entry