Nioh is a new game from Team Ninja, the creators of the Ninja Gaiden series. At first glance, it is easy to see that the roots of the game are in the Dark Souls genre. It uses a darker graphical style, combat system, and punishing enemies that were popularized by Fromsoft’s giant. Where many have tried to reproduce the Dark Souls formula, Nioh attempts to not only use this formula but also to make it its own. Although not perfect, Nioh creates a fun experience for the player from start to finish. Continue reading Nioh Review
At long last I have played Fumito Ueda’s follow-up to “Ico” and “Shadow of the Colossus”. After nearly a decade of delays and development changes, “The Last Guardian” finally tangibly exists. This artful journey continues in the footsteps of its predecessors, telling a simple but amazingly-effective story with a beautiful, unique aesthetic and a masterful grasp of the artistic storytelling medium of video games.
It’s time to revisit of two of the greatest games of all time. Continue reading Batman: Return to Arkham Review
Basketball is my favorite sport. I like it when when they move the left stick to dribble up the court.
After all these years, Rapture is still a dark and gritty labyrinth, playing as a big daddy is still empowering, and, from more recent memory, Columbia is still a marvel to see. The gameplay in all three games feels familiar and is bolstered by the graphical and frame rate improvements. Those that are new to the series will love the rich storytelling and immersive gameplay, and those who are returning to the series will find a plethora of additional content from Ken Levine and his team at Irrational Games. Continue reading Bioshock: The Collection Review