The Mortal Kombat franchise may have gone veering wildly into the Woods of Crappiness for a while there but Netherealm finally brought the fighter back onto the right path with Mortal Kombat 9, a blisteringly fun game that I utterly adored. It wasn’t the most technically challenging fighter, hence it not really appearing much on the tournament scene, but I’d take it over the Street Fighter series any day of the week, favoring the quicker pace, brutal combat and Netherealms commitment to never taking itself too seriously. Now Mortal Kombat X is here and while it doesn’t do anything truly new to reinvigorate the genre it does improve on its predecessor in many ways while retaining everything that has ever made the series legendary.
Platforms: PC Reviewed On: PC Developer: Modulaatio Games Publisher: Modulaatio Games Singleplayer: Yes Multiplayer: No I’ve been running around with my rifle for a while now. Many hours have passed as I’ve ran through the landscape, clutching my precious rifle and shooting whatever unlucky fools happens to get […]
Do you like to read? If the answer is no then you should seriously consider abandoning this review now, not because of my jumbled writings, although that would be a valid reason in itself, but because Pillars of Eternity is a lore-heavy RPG that pays homage to the classics such as Baldurs Gate, cherry picking everything great about grand adventures to craft one of the deepest role-playing experiences around. It’s not for everyone, though: it’s not an exciting game in the traditional sense, the presentation of the game used to tell a compelling story set in an equally compelling world where reading vast amounts of text is required just for the primary story. If you want to tackle everything, be prepared to read enough combined wordage to make George R. R. Martin take a step back and seriously consider what he’s doing. If that doesn’t sound very interesting just stop reading here. Maybe fire up Call of Duty and shoot some people or something.
Platforms: iOS, PC Reviewed On: PC Developer: Modern Dreams Publisher: Team17 Singleplayer: Yes Multiplayer: No Note: at the time of publishing this review an update came out claiming to fix partner AI and a bunch of other stuff. Usually once a review is live I won’t update […]
Battlefield: Hardline doesn’t know what it is. On the one hand it tries to uphold the Battlefield name, a name that has become synonymous with epic multiplayer war. On the other hand it wants to be a police procedural with a hefty dose of action and a cops versus robber multiplayer. It’s almost like developer Visceral had the idea for a police game but couldn’t get the funding to build it, before EA stepped in and demanded a new Battlefield game to meet their quota since DICE were still busy fixing the mess that was Battlefield 4. What we gamers have been left with, then, is a half-baked mixture that can’t live up to the Battlefield name and can’t carve an identity for itself. It’s fun, but it’s not as good as it should be.
Platforms: Xbox One, PC, PS4 Reviewed On: Xbox One Developer: Rebellion Publisher: Rebellion Singleplayer: Yes Multiplayer: 2-4 player co-op If you don’t know what the Sniper Elite series is then it’s a budget franchise now on its third entry focusing on third-person sniping action. While the latest title, […]
Although it had terrific performance, especially for its low price, the G302 Daedalus Prime from Logitech wasn’t a mouse I had much love for personally, mostly because it was an uncomfortable beast for those like myself who use a palm grip, and felt a little too cheap. From a […]