There’s a single Orc that has proven to be a thorn in my side. His name is Nazdug, but that has faded into memory in favor of his title: the Prowler. We’ve met several times before, and each of those times I’ve been forced to either retreat, a fact that he loves to remind me of, or I’ve been defeated by him and his forces. To say that it has become a personal vendetta is something of an understatement. I hate him. I hate that he’s beaten me. Yet I respect him, too, as an adversary, Through spilling my blood he has risen through the ranks, becoming a powerful and dangerous Captain feared by everyone. Still, eventually I managed to slay him, an arrow through the eye bringing his existence to an end. Or so I thought. It wasn’t long before I discovered he had somehow survived, a metal mask now covering the eye that I pierced. His arrival during my fight with a Warchief cost me a victory.
The stealth genre has seen a magnificent resurgence over the past few years, but has also seen a shift in gameplay style, often pitching the player as a powerful predator who can annihilate foes if discovered, a hunter who doesn’t even need to hide, in truth. Styx: Master of Shadows, though, is a throwback, placing you in the shows of a character who is dangerous, but fragile and must always remain in the shadows.
It’s usually around 1am that I serious begin wondering why I’m playing Destiny. The firefights are the strongest part of the game and have managed to remain fun, but other than that what the hell am I actually doing? I’ve replayed every Strike and Story mission to the […]
Platforms: PC Reviewed On: PC Developer: Nine Dots Studio Publisher: Nine Dots Studio Singleplayer: No Multiplayer: Yes This review needs to be started with a major disclaimer: reviewing GoD Factory has been difficult, and not just because I was also covering a few other games at the time. […]
Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments Review – It Was The Butler In The Kitchen With The Knife, Right?
Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3 and PS4 Reviewed On: PC Developer: Frogware Publisher: Focus Home Interactive Singleplayer: Yes Multiplayer: No Sherlock Holmes has had an impressive rise in popularity once again thanks to the massive success of Benedict Cumberbatch’s manic and intriguing depiction of the […]
Like a proverbial fireball from the heavens Destiny has arrived in a blaze of high sales and fire, but not before the deadly and dangerous hype train pulled into the station in order to deliver the preachers spouting their nonsense, coaxing the people to believe that the fire would be great and amazing and Earth changing. All hail the cleansing fire.
After a successful Kickstarter and significant amount of time in Steam’s Early Access system, Planetary Annihilation finally achieved “release” just a few weeks ago. Yet it wasn’t without controversy, with many people on the game’s forums arguing that it was not ready to move to a full release just yet, that it needed more work and was missing promised features. In many ways those people were right: Planetary Annihilation still feels like it’s in Early Access. It’s incomplete and rough and does a lot of stuff wrong, but beneath that lies a fun, fast strategy game with a bright future, and a decent present.