Hanabi (Global Game Jam 2017)

    This is a review for the Global Game Jam 2017 game Hanabi. It was developed at Kayabacho Tokyo  in Tokyo, Japan.

Eddy Go (GGJ 2017)

This is a review for the Global Game Jam 2017 game Eddy Go. It was developed at CiGa Beijing in Beijing, China. 

    The game is about hitting the incoming white, then green, then blue balls with a player controlled sphere with a glowing tail. The concept of this game is to collect as many of the white/green/blue balls as you can. Eddy Go has two options in the main screen: Salt and Scheol, with each version producing slightly different graphics. 

The Unsound

This is a review for the Global Game Jam 2017 game The Unsound. It was developed at Centro Multimedia - Centro Nacional de las Artes in Mexico. (http://globalgamejam.org/2017/games/unsound) This game is about a hero who enters a different world where they have to identify different creatures by frequencies and by using a special machine, have to match their wavelength to survive them and escape this world. The player has to acquire 4 of the keys throughout the game, and in order to get the keys the player has to sync into the guardian's wavelength with the unsound.

Mortal Kombat X Mobile

Since its release in April 2015, I played Mortal Kombat X on my iPad 4, which is the mobile version of the fighting game on PlayStation, XBOX, and PC. With the help of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, NetherRealm Studios, the direct successor to Midway Games, designed the tenth main installment of the renowned Mortal Kombat series. I personally played Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat II, and Mortal Kombat Deception on the original XBOX. I have been a fan of Mortal Kombat since 2011 when I played the 2004 Mortal Kombat Deception.

Football Manager 2016

For the past year, I played Sports Interactive’s Football Manager 2016, the “premier” football (soccer) management simulator. I managed Borussia Dortmund and conquered footballing Europe for many fictional years. In another save, I managed Olympique Lyonnais, where I won the Ligue 1 and the Europa League in my first season in charge.

Virtue's Last Reward

Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward

Introduction

There is a parallel universe theory that states that every decision we make or could have made creates another universe. Everytime we choose what food to eat, what color shirt to wear, or mark ‘true’ on a test question, new universes are created in which we may have chosen a different option.

Undertale: A Garden Full of Easter Eggs (like, they're literally everywhere)

Undertale is an 8-bit style puzzle role playing game (RPG) for the PC. Players control a child that has been cast into an imaginative world filled with monsters. The game has a heavy focus on narrative and dialogue, with a plethora of objects, adorable characters, and environment to interact with very often employing humor. It features a catchy, very well-built soundtrack that makes progressing through the game pleasant and fun.

FIFA 17 Review

With over thirty hours played, FIFA 17 entertained as expected for my first console experience of a FIFA game on the XBOX ONE.

In my review, I will rate the game’s four aspects, story, gameplay, graphics, and player experience, out of ten points. One point means total failure while ten points is absolutely mind blowing, and six points is average. Please note, I enjoy playing football/soccer games, so my opinion will be biased.

Assassin's Creed Syndicate: Initial Thoughts

It's about time we got to play a bad ass female assassin. I like that there are two choices, one for the subtle, one for the “more confrontational” as the game phrases it. I'm a long time player of Assassin's Creed and I think Syndicate fits in nicely with the forerunners. Based in Victorian England, Jacob and Evie Frye are out to defeat Crawford Starrick, the boss of London, and take back the city for the people who built it. London itself is split into boroughs, like the games before, where each zone is part of the progression, but this time there are actual level numbers involved.

Paper Mario Color Splash Review

The Paper Mario series is a venerated series of games reaching back towards the Nintendo 64, and has been consistently released on every Nintendo home console since then. Developed by Intelligent Systems, the same developers responsible for the Fire Emblem series, these games have kept gamers entertained for years with amazing charm, hilarious writing, fun gameplay, and engaging story. However, many fans feel as though they’ve been on a rollercoaster in regards to this series, especially when it comes to gameplay.

WATCH_DOGS First Impression

On a Friday afternoon, I sat down on the couch and played Ubisoft’s WATCH_DOGS on my roommate’s XBOX ONE. For over four hours, I played this open world game.

In my review, I will rate the game’s four aspects, which are story, gameplay, graphics, and player experience, out of ten points. One point means total failure while ten points is absolutely mind blowing, and six points is average. Please note, I am not a hardcore gamer, so in the eyes of experienced critics, my opinion may be quite forgiving.

Shadowverse

Shadowverse

Introduction

Much of the PC gaming scene is made up of games made by American companies. Blizzard Entertainment, Riot Games, and Bethesda to name a few popular companies are all based in America. With games like League of Legends, Hearthstone, and Counter-strike dominating the live-streaming spotlight, it is a pleasure to discover hidden gems developed by companies overseas.