Video Game Reviews Blog Posts

Video Game Review: Tom Clancy’s The Division

Manhattan is quiet and dangerous now. Survivors wander the streets, lost and struggling to make sense of things. As an Agent, you’re tasked with freeing civilians from the clutches of Rioters (one of four opposing factions in The Division), establi...
by RotoRob on Mar 22, 2016

Blu-ray Review: Daddy’s Home

As they proved in The Other Guys, Farrell and Wahlberg work well together, and even though the setups aren't as strong here they still manage to produce some laughs along the way. The back-and-forth bedtime stories about the king and step-king are am...
by RotoRob on Mar 21, 2016

Video Game Review: Hitman: Episode 1

As with its predecessors, gameplay in Hitman is built around taking out specific target(s). Rather than mess with that formula, IO Interactive has elected to add onto it by creating an exponentially larger location with literally dozens of ways to ca...
by RotoRob on Mar 15, 2016

Video Game Review: Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4

Naruto Shippuden: UNS4 is quite the sight, packed to the brim with pyrotechnics, world-filling super moves, glorious and epic animations, and an insane attention to character detail. I haven’t seen much of the series, but I’ve gathered enough to...
by RotoRob on Mar 14, 2016

Video Game Review: Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth

Battles in Digimon Story allow players to bring three Digimon at a time, notably setting it apart from most other monster collecting games. This ends up making it feel a lot like other traditional turn-based RPGs that tend to favor parties around thi...
by RotoRob on Mar 12, 2016

Video Game Review: The Last Maharaja DLC

You get 10 pretty fun missions that act as a best-of platter for the series. There’s brawling, sneaking, infiltration, chasing, those awful carriage races and, of course, assassinating. This is just an article tease. Visit RotoRob.com for full art...
by RotoRob on Mar 10, 2016

Video Game Review: Lego Marvel’s Avengers

Lego Marvel’s Avengers takes bits and pieces from a wide variety of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The opening features a faithful recreation of the beginning of Avengers: Age of Ultron, but it also includes tons of content from the original Avenge...
by RotoRob on Mar 1, 2016

Video Game Review: Far Cry Primal

Set in prehistoric times, Far Cry Primal casts you as Takkar, a "beast master" and member of the Wenja tribe. As you reach the valley of Oros you find your people scattered and leaderless, oppressed by the vicious (and cannibalistic) Udam and used by...
by RotoRob on Feb 27, 2016

Video Game Review: Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch DLC

Easily the highlight of Baba Yaga, however, is the final battle. It’s unlike anything we saw in Rise, weaving in the mystical elements to create a heartier enemy to square off against. There’s a healthy dose of shooting, jumping, dodging, climbin...
by RotoRob on Feb 25, 2016

Video Game Review: Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia

Outside of the setting, Russia is more of the same of what we’ve seen in China and India. Primary gameplay is set into bite-size sections, and your goal is essentially to get from A to B. You'll be given a score after each section and points earned...
by RotoRob on Feb 18, 2016

Video Game Review: Megadimension Neptunia VII

In terms of gameplay, Megadimension seems nearly identical to Re;Birth 3. Once a battle is initiated all party members and enemies appear on the screen at once with combat progressing in turn-based fashion. Movement is limited to a certain area aroun...
by RotoRob on Feb 16, 2016

Video Game Review: Cobalt

At the heart of the game is a mix of modest platforming, exploration and timing-based combat. When it all comes together it can be very enthralling as you fend off enemies, deftly deflecting bullets and smacking explosive back at your foes. Explorati...
by RotoRob on Feb 11, 2016

Video Game Review: Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India

Reach a checkpoint, stealth or fight some guards, pick up some collectibles, repeat. Despite some slightly better level design -- including some sections that focus more on parkour -- India faces a lot of the same repetitive issues that China faced.
by RotoRob on Jan 29, 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: Yakuza 5

Series poster boy Kazuma Kiryu is back again, and this time he's a reformed man looking to start a new life. However, once a Yakuza, always a Yakuza as the events of his past will come back to haunt him. The series will also tell the story of other c...
by RotoRob on Jan 5, 2016

Video Game Review: Jack the Ripper DLC

The primary missions are mostly well designed, with a few featuring some level of infiltration flexibility. Some of the DLC also has you playing as Jack himself; whether it’s a gimmick to exploit history or a psychological trick to get into the min...
by RotoRob on Dec 30, 2015

Video Game Review: Fat Princess Adventures

As with games like Diablo, Fat Princess Adventures has you traveling across a sizeable world from one checkpoint to the next, leaving dozens of dismembered enemies in your wake. Unlike Diablo, though, there’s little sense of progression, even as yo...
by RotoRob on Dec 28, 2015

Video Game Review: Anno 2205

As a genre, building games can be fairly complex and intimidating. Conversely, Anno 2205 is actually a fairly good introductory course. The game starts off charging players to build up their corporation’s newly owned temperate land mass enough to h...
by RotoRob on Dec 21, 2015

Video Game Review: Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege

Competitive matches pit two teams of five unique operators against each other in a best-of-five series (first to three wins) where you'll alternate as attackers or defenders. There's a short setup phase before reaching the action -- attackers scout t...
by RotoRob on Dec 17, 2015

Video Game Review: The Talos Principle

The less said about the story, the better. The only thing we’ll really divulge is that things are not necessarily what they seem, and it’s probably the closest a game story has come to classic hard science fiction in a while. Much of this is done...
by RotoRob on Dec 14, 2015
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