Video Game Review Blog Posts

Video Game Review: The Last Guardian

Although its narrative is thin on details, The Last Guardian proves compelling due to the developing relationship between the boy and Trico. In broad terms, the boy has been kidnapped and Trico has been locked up, and the two of them need one another...
by RotoRob on Dec 19, 2016

Video Game Review: Dead Rising 4

Roughly a year after the events of Dead Rising 3 we find Frank West working as a teacher. After being lured to a covert military facility by one of his students, West discovers the group is experimenting with zombies but is forced to escape before ge...
by RotoRob on Dec 16, 2016

Video Game Review: Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection

The Ezio trilogy follows the pattern of most trilogies (original Star Wars, X-Men, etc.) where the first entry is great, the second is the best, and the third is middling. Each offers slight variations in gameplay mechanics, but the basic franchise t...
by RotoRob on Dec 12, 2016

Video Game Review: Watch Dogs 2

You are Marcus Holloway, a rebellious hacker that has been flagged by ctOS, the operating system that monitors citizens' every move, as a threat to commit crimes. Marcus is none too happy about this, and he infiltrates Blume, the company behind ctOS,...
by RotoRob on Dec 9, 2016

Video Game Review: Infinite Warfare

Set in the late 21st century, Infinite Warfare finds the United Nations Space Alliance (UNSA), which resides on Earth, and the Settlement Defense Front (SDF), which have settled on Mars, on the brink of open war. After an UNSA special ops team is cap...
by RotoRob on Nov 18, 2016

Video Game Review: Hitman: Episode 4

Staying at the Himmapan are a pair of unsavory characters: Jordan Cross, acclaimed Indie rock singer and son of billionaire Thomas Cross, and Ken Morgan, the family's attorney. Whatever thread has been holding previous episodes together is ostensibly...
by RotoRob on Aug 22, 2016

Video Game Review: Carmageddon: Max Damage

Back in 1997 when the likes of Doom and Duke Nukem were the go-to games in terms of wanton violence, a small racing game came out of left field, crying blood from its eyes. That game was Carmageddon, and though it wasn’t the most polished title on...
by RotoRob on Jul 28, 2016

Video Game Review: Oxenfree

You are Alex, a teenage girl heading to an abandoned island with your best friend (Ren) and newly minted step-brother (Jonas) to meet up with Nona, who Ren has a crush on, and Clarissa, the one-time girlfriend of your late brother Michael. What's sup...
by RotoRob on Jun 11, 2016

Video Game Review: Hitman: Episode 3

Having settled things in Sapienza, Agent 47 is off to Morocco in Episode 3: Marrakesh to take down two more targets. First up is Claus Strandberg, a Swedish-born banker that stole huge sums of money from the population but escaped custody and is now...
by RotoRob on Jun 2, 2016

Video Game Review: Hitman: Episode 2

Square-Enix's episodic experimentation with the Hitman series continues in Episode 2: Sapienza as Agent 47 must take down a pair of dastardly targets and also locate and destroy the dangerous bioweapon they've been working on. It's considerably large...
by RotoRob on Apr 29, 2016

Video Game Review: RBI Baseball ‘16

For what should be a fun, enjoyable game that you can jump right into, RBI’s controls have an awfully steep learning curve. Balls don’t end up where you think they will, nor do players react how you think they should. This is just an article tea...
by RotoRob on Apr 13, 2016

Video Game Review: Cold Darkness Awakened DLC

Initially armed with just a knife and her trusty bow and arrow, Lara must navigate a creature-infested base in an attempt to reach three towers producing the chemicals. There's definitely a survival horror feel to it with Lara lighting her path via f...
by RotoRob on Apr 7, 2016

Video Game Review: King’s Quest: Rubble Without a Cause

Choice always plays a part in shaping these episodic titles, and the game is determined to force you to make some tough decisions. That's fine, but the way it goes about it is questionable as any kind of natural trial and error will lead to negative...
by RotoRob on Jan 8, 2016

Video Game Review: Game of Thrones, Episode 6

A Nest of Vipers ended with a choice worthy of a penultimate Game of Thrones episode, but that didn't overshadow some of its shortcomings -- most notably that it left a ton of ground to cover for the finale, The Ice Dragon. Well, it turns out there w...
by RotoRob on Nov 19, 2015

Video Game Review: Mad Max

While most of the game takes place behind the wheel of your Magnum Opus, every now and then you've got to hop out to engage in conversation or collect materials. Regular fights will break out, and you've got to handle your enemies much like Batman ha...
by RotoRob on Sep 16, 2015

Video Game Review: Zombi

Although the game’s roots on a less powerful console are clear from start to finish, Zombi at least does a good job in creating an unsettling atmosphere. There’s a graininess and something of a greenish hue to the many semi-lit areas you encounte...
by RotoRob on Sep 14, 2015

XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Game Name: XCOM: Enemy Unknown Developer: Firaxis Games Publisher: 2K Games Introduction: Since entering “adulthood” and learning there’s more to it than scoring hot babes in convertibles and eating pizza for every meal, I’ve found that losin...
by Beer and Joysticks on Aug 12, 2013

Shadowrun Returns

Game Name: Shadowrun Returns Developer & Publisher: Harebrained Schemes   I’m pretty excited about this next game. Ever since Kickstarter surged into the limelight with the massive success of the Double Fine project, the old veterans of th...
by Beer and Joysticks on Aug 2, 2013
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