A bit fractured but a whole lotta laughs

Three years after their first major award-winning video game release, South Park: The Stick of Truth, the South Park gang is back in the direct sequel, South Park: The Fractured…

Horizon Zero Dawn: worth switching consoles for

When the PS4 exclusive Horizon Zero Dawn was pushed back to late February this year, it was met with a mixed response as the E3 conference in 2015 led the…

The Last Guardian is a game that demands patience

For those not in the know, The Last Guardian is a recently-released Playstation 4 title by critically-acclaimed game director Fumito Ueda (known for previous titles Ico and Shadow of the Colossus). The Last Guardian stars a young boy who awakens to find himself in a distant and foreign land, next to a gigantic griffin-bird-dog-cat-like creature named Trico.

Wings of Freedom fails to take off

Based on the popular manga and anime of the same name, Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom was a dream come true. I could finally fly through Eren Yeager’s hometown, the Shiganshina District, with the 3D maneuver gear, outride titans on my warhorse through the plains outside the walls, and play as Levi Ackerman in his cleaning garb.

Are game developers taking advantage of us with pre-planned DLC?

The ability to update and add to games means DLC is likely here to stay, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. But the gaming community will have to decide with our feedback and our wallets where we draw the line between getting more out of a game and just letting ourselves be taken advantage of.

Evolving to new heights

“Overall, Evolve Stage 2 looks promising — I enjoyed the game a lot before, and am enjoying it even more now as many of my friends are now playing it along with. It’s definitely worth trying out for a little bit. And hey, it’s free, so what’s the harm?”

Pokemon GO: a video game that actually encourages you to GO outside

“Niantic and The Pokemon Company have finally released their eagerly awaited mixed reality mobile game Pokemon GO in several countries (including Australia, New Zealand, and the United States) and the hype couldn’t be more real. Kids young and old alike are once again caught up in the phenomenon that started over 20 years ago with this exciting new iteration of the classic role-playing adventure game.”

Overwatch oversteps expectations

“Overall, Overwatch is a great game, whether you’re playing solo or with a group of friends. The amount of fun it offers without being repetitive is incredible and you’ll find yourself wanting to keep playing game after game.”

Doom, rebooted for a new decade, is relentless, unsubtle space-age violence

“The release trailer for Doom promised, at the very least, a campaign that would pit the player against an army of increasingly daunting demons as they made their way out of the depths of hell and into an energy facility and its surroundings on the surface of Mars. It also promised a multiplayer aspect that seemed like a faster-paced version of the arena-shooter standard common to games in the vein of Call of Duty.”

Why go on? A look at depression through the lens of Dark Souls III

” So we ask ourselves, why? Why do we keep going? What is your reason? Why persist? Saulden has given his answer. But Dark Souls implicitly asks these questions of its players. What motivates you to keep playing? I can’t answer that for you; it would defeat the purpose. For me, it’s the knowledge that I haven’t seen everything yet. That what comes next might surprise me, despite what the affliction tries to convince me of otherwise.”