The games that inspired the movie inspired a game in return. Continue reading Hindsight – The Lego Movie Videogame Review
Watch Dogs is an incredible first entry in what is sure to be a successful new franchise for Ubisoft, building on the achievements and borrowing elements from some of gaming’s biggest series while introducing a few of its own. Continue reading Hindsight – Watch Dogs Review
The Lego franchise has reached new levels in the past decade. Expanding from toys to video games to movies, it has found a way to live on in the lives of enthusiasts past their childhood. Lego Marvel Super Heroes shows off how far the Lego games series has come since its debut in 2005. Continue reading Hindsight: Lego Marvel Super Heroes Review
Fighting franchises have it tough as they grow up. The focal point of their design might be the most basic in all of gaming—a duel between two characters inside a confined space. This has long forced developers of successful fighting series to walk the fine line between rehashing their product and changing it beyond recognition when creating sequels.
Super Smash Bros., Nintendo’s grand crossover that brings the company’s storied franchises together in a fighting brouhaha, has never faced that problem, and it’s reaffirmed that quality with the release of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
The newest entry does exactly what a fighting sequel should do—it expands on its gameplay mechanics while moving its structure forward, without drastically altering the groundwork. “Bigger and better” may be the most overused phrase in all of media entertainment, but it’s about as accurate as it gets when describing Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
When Devil May Cry 3 came out way back in 2005, I was sure that no action game could possibly top its smooth, fast action and over-the-top characters and gameplay. Then, in 2009, I picked up the first Bayonetta. I was absolutely blown away by Bayonetta’s furiously paced combat and the shear outrageousness of it all. I was sold. I was in love. Now, Bayonetta 2 has come along to quench gamers’ thirst for action insanity.
Bayonetta 2 sees the titular character again fighting through hordes of angels. Only this time, there appears to be something wrong with the balance of the game’s Trinity of Realities (Inferno, the Human World, and Paradiso), as angel/demon attacks and natural disasters have been occurring more frequently. In fact, the story starts out with one of these attacks, and Bayonetta’s friend Jeanne ends up sacrificing herself to save Bayonetta. As a result, her soul is dragged down to Hell. This doesn’t sit well with our Bayonetta, so she decides to travel into Hell itself to rescue her friend. Just another day in the life.
Throw out the puzzles and draw your weapons; Hyrule Warriors is bringing the fight to The Legend of Zelda!
It’s a collaboration that has baffled just as many as it has delighted—a merging of Nintendo’s iconic action/adventure franchise with the hack ‘n’ slash gameplay of Koei’s Warriors series. It means that puzzle solving, exploration, dungeon crawling, among other staples in The Legend of Zelda are absent in favor of a pure action experience.
Three dollars normally doesn’t buy you very much in the way of video games, but it’s just about enough money to get you XType Plus, a shoot ‘em up download on the Wii U eShop that’s equally as addictive as it is simplistic. Continue reading XType Plus Review