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Tales from the Borderlands Episode Two – “Atlas Mugged” Review

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I wouldn’t have guessed it, but after another episode in Pandora I may never want to leave. Telltale Games’s latest take on the Borderlands franchise is one of it’s best ever. The pacing is quicker, the action is snappier, the dialogue is even funnier and there’s still no sign of Claptrap (which for me, is a good thing).

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Resident Evil Revelations 2 Review: Between Horror and Horrible

Resident Evil Revelations 2 Wallpaper

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It seems a customary tradition to lament the release of a new Resident Evilgame by simultaneously roasting it’s flaws and referencing the greatness of previous games in the franchise. The criticisms of the Resident Evil franchise have been measured by fans complaints of how far the once mighty series has fallen. Aside from the outstanding HD Remake of the original game last January, the Resident Evilseries is in desperate need of some good news. Resident Evil Revelations 2, much like its predecessor, is a small step in the right direction. It’s the closest any Resident Evil game has come to matching the greatness of previous titles but that’s not exactly saying much.

Evolve Review: Monster Madness, Multiplayer Masterpiece

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Every once in a while, a game will come along where the pricing, marketing and pre-release news surrounding it will overshadow the quality of the game itself. Despite the best intentions of Turtle Rock Studios (the developer of the Left 4 Dead games), Evolve is destined to remain controversial for all the wrong reasons. Your ability to enjoy this game will depend on whether you’re willing to put up with the reviled shenanigans of it’s publisher. Buried underneath the mess of pre-order bonuses and day-one DLC, Evolve is a masterfully crafted online experience.

Tales from the Borderlands: Episode One – “Zer0 Sum” Review

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“Choke on it,” she said. It was only a few seconds later upon being promptly reminded “Sasha will remember this,” that I realized the consequences of my action; I let a man die without thinking. It’s this kind of moment that is the quintessential Telltale Games’ work. Two years after the debut of The Walking Dead, this kind of moment is hardly significant, but up to this point, “Zer0 Sum” carried a much lighter tone than Telltale Games’ releases earlier this year.

The Wolf Among Us “Cry Wolf” Review

Whatever my expectations were for the final episode of The Wolf Among Us, especially after the lackluster fourth episode, they have been exceeded. It’s taken a while to get here, but the fifth and final episode of the first season of The Wolf Among Us, titled “Cry Wolf” is a resoundingly satisfying finale that cleanly and pleasantly ties up every plot point introduced in the previous episodes. In addition to concluding the narrative in a cohesive way, “Cry Wolf” stands on its own with a unique tone and pacing. It’s an action-packed episode featuring some of the most interesting ideological choices we’ve ever seen in a Telltale game.

What’s wrong with Wolfy? I can hear him barking.

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The Wolf Among Us “In Sheep’s Clothing” Review

Bigby sure looks like a wolf with a thorn in it’s paw.

It’s difficult to sum up my immediate impression of the latest episode of The Wolf Among Us. This penultimate chapter titled “In Sheep’s Clothing” has the difficult task of following up on a terrific cliffhanger, much like the second episode “Smoke & Mirrors.” This new episode is incredibly straight-forward but doesn’t focus on any specific character or any of the themes that have been explored thus far. Much like it’s tough-as-nails protagonist Bigby Wolf, this episode spends a lot of time stitching itself together in order to build momentum for the finale. Read the rest of this entry

The Wolf Among Us “A Crooked Mile” Review

Over halfway into the season it’s difficult to predict where the story in The Wolf Among Us is headed. The only question is whether that’s a good thing. Telltale Games has delivered an episode that doesn’t hit as hard as previous outings yet holds back almost as much as it gives. As result, “A Crooked Mile” warrants multiple playthroughs more than any episode thus far in either The Wolf Among Us or The Walking Dead. “A Crooked Mile” is closer than ever before to delivering on the promise of a story that is tailored to the way that you play.

Bigby angry! Bigby SMASH! Image Credit: vg247.

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BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea Episode Two Review

The BioShock games have never truly connected with each other in terms of narrative. It’s curious then, that the last piece of the BioShock series spends a lot of time tying together, the old with the new. BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea Episode Two is the last bit of downloadable content to be produced by Irrational Games, who are closing down. It’s a mostly successful swansong from the studio. The narrative heads in completely unexpected directions and establishes connections between BioShock and BioShock Infinite. The stealth-oriented gameplay results in a unique experience that contrasts previous games. For the most part, Episode Two accomplishes what it set out to do. It’s unfortunate that it couldn’t have aimed higher as it falls just short of being a masterpiece.

I seriously hope this isn’t Elizabeth’s idea of a human shield. Image Credit: Cheat Code Central.

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Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Review

The last time I played a numbered title in the Metal Gear Solid series, I was greeted by an install screen. Oddly, enough Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes begins the same way, however this is where its similarities with Metal Gear Solid 4 end. While not without flaws, Ground Zeroes answers nearly every criticism that’s been thrown at previous games. This is the best game in the series since Metal Gear Solid 3 and in some ways, Ground Zeroes is even better.

Metal Gear Solid V Ground Zeroes Wallpaper

It’s been a while a since a Metal Gear Solid game has been this good. “Kept you waiting huh?” indeed.

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BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea Episode One Review

It all begins with a woman in the dark confines of Booker DeWitt’s office. BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea is a wonderful trip down memory lane for anyone who played BioShock. For everyone else, it’s a well executed introduction to the underwater city of Rapture. While this first episode is a bit short, it’s a perfect marriage of everything that makes BioShock and BioShock Infinite great games.

Turn the right corner in Rapture and you can find anything. Image Credit: PC Gamer.

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