It has been one year since the events of Tales of Xillia turned the lives of Jude Mathis and Milla Maxwell upside down. They saved the world from the Schism and tensions are high between the newly linked factions of Rieze Maxia and Elympios. Enter Ludger Will Kresnik, a man who just failed his test to become an elite agent in the Spirius Corporation. His judge was none other than his own brother, who he currently leeches off of in their small apartment. Continue Reading
We’ve all heard of fairy tales, and they usually have horrible endings or a happily ever after. What happens if the stories continued when the books stopped, and somehow those characters were pulled into the real world to live right under our noses? How would humans react to seeing The Beast or Mr. Toad right before their eyes? Would we embrace them, or hunt them out of fear of the unknown. That’s a place that Fables don’t want to be, and it’s up to B.B. to stop that from happening. Continue Reading
Enemy Front takes us back to World War II with a serious tone. You play a journalist who is right up on the front lines with various Resistance fighters all over Europe. He joins up with each of these groups and writes down their heroic deeds, so that the world will one day know of the people who fought for freedom. That sounds like it could be the start to a pretty cool game… but that’s not at all what Enemy Front ends up being. Continue Reading
I make it my business to try to play as many Open-World games as possible. I’m an absolute fanatic for titles like Grand Theft Auto, and I do my best to get my grubby little hands on them all. I was definitely prepared for Watch Dogs on its initial release, but a couple of warning bells began to ring when it was suddenly delayed right after the release of GTA V. Continue Reading
Lightning Returns after a deep sleep – 500 years to be exact – and she’s quickly given the role of the Savior of Mankind. God has stopped the aging process of humans for centuries, but now in thirteen days he will return and start the world anew. Lightning is tasked with retrieving the souls of as many remaining humans as possible, in exchange she will be able to see her sister Serah again. Oh right, Hope is not only a records manager on the Ark but he’s returned to his child form from FF XIII. Continue Reading
Difficult games are coveted by the most hardcore gamer’s, and this may be due to many games grabbing your hand like a loving child and never letting go. The Dark Souls series is not one of those games. Dark Souls takes pride in letting you know little to nothing, and punishing you for your ignorance at every step. It is all about challenge in this world where two swings from a sword can send you to your doom. The wrong misstep can send you spiraling off a cliff, or into the hands of a hungry beast who will take you out in seconds.
A new kid moves to South Park and is forced to gather friends on Facebook by his sub-standard parents. This kid finds himself involved in a local game that stretches the entirety of South Park. It is orchestrated by none other than the resident all around dick, Eric Cartman. He quickly names the new kid “Douchebag” and proceeds to order him about as his King to take down the Elves faction. It doesn’t take long before this game spirals out of control and dips into the lives of every citizen in South Park. Continue Reading
It’s been a few years since the events of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Gabriel is no longer the power vampire that he once was and here in Lords Of Shadow 2 there are people…including his own son Alucard who are seeking his destruction. To be honest, if I were in his shoes, I would just die without putting up a fight. I’m not Dracula however and I am controlling him as he goes about his duty of killing the evil spawns of satans army as you try to regain your strength to fight the big man. Continue Reading
Aqua Pazza is best described as an Anime-Fighter with Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 like controls. This game is pretty easy to pick up but does involve a little skill to string together combos. This game also has a story mode, actually it has two story modes. While I didn’t care enough for it to check out the second story attached to each character, I think that BlazBlu’s story is a lot better. If you are looking for a fairly easy fighter to get into then get it, but I would advise against it.
We reviewed Madden 25 on Xbox 360, now it’s out for Xbox One and here are our thoughts. Madden 25 on Xbox One is a different monster when it comes to gameplay, A.I defenders are smarter and so are you A.I. linemen. It brings a more realistic feel when you see players planting to make a cut unlike on Xbox 360. However there are some downsides to the Xbox One version, for one the graphics suffer a bit. By suffer I mean that you notice some scanlines and some of the lighting effects that have gone awry. They also took out the Game Face feature for your created player, coach and owner. While everything else stays the same. If you got rid of your Xbox 360 and that copy of Madden 25 and don’t mind seeing some graphical issues, pick it up.
When I loaded Call Of Duty: Ghosts for Xbox One I could immediately tell the difference. Sure, gameplay hasn’t changed from the Xbox 360 version but the graphics are a bit sharper and shinier. Multiplayer on Xbox One is still a very smooth and enjoyable experience. I noticed while I was using a wireless connection that I was able to connect to a match in a fairly good amount of time. Overall, I would say to pick this game up if you’re a fan of the Call Of Duty Franchise.
FIFA 14 for Xbox One looks and plays great. It a little change graphically from Xbox 360 which we reviewed earlier but the gameplay has changed with the introduction of the Ignite engine. I also enjoyed the new presentation that we saw a little of on Xbox 360 but there are less in game cut scenes which adds to the flow of the game and brings more realism. I also have to mention that unlike Madden 25, they kept the Game Face feature in the game and it looks great. No scanlines and it doesn’t look like your hair is afraid to touch your scalp. This game is an improvement and should be picked up if you like soccer games.
*Aqua Pazza, Call Of Duty: Ghosts and FIFA 14 were all sent to us by their respective publishers for our consideration. Madden 25 was bought at retail*