Bloodborne Review

After nearly a year and a half the PlayStation 4 finally gets the game it deserves in the form of Bloodborne. From Software delivers one of the most engrossing video games I’ve ever played. Not only is the game pretty hard, it’s also very rewarding. If you take your time learning the game and respect it, the difficulty becomes irrelevant and Bloodborne becomes even more enjoyable. From Software did everything they possibly could to make Bloodborne more open to newcomers and casual gamers, even then though Bloodborne could still be considered a ‘hardcore’ game. If you leave all the baggage at the door though, Bloodborne is the best game on the PlayStation 4 and should be played by gamers who want something more.

I was lucky enough to have some experience with Dark Souls and Dark Souls 2 before diving into Bloodborne, so I knew what kind of experience I was getting myself into. But unlike it’s predecessors, Bloodborne sucked me into it’s world in a way I’ve never really experienced. I literally couldn’t put the controller down. I spent roughly just under 30 hours in the world of Yharnam and loved almost every minute of it. My playthrough consisted of

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Review

In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, once again you are playing the famous (for Witcher fans) Geralt of Rivia. From the start, the game easily has me hooked. I have to say that this game is the first game since, potentially, Shadow of Mordor that has had me completely tied to it, to the point of consuming me. I am often afraid to pick this game up and play, as sometimes I do not know when to put it down. Every benchmark I reach makes way to a new and more interesting one. The story line in this game is absolutely stunning. I have not been so interested in a “story” in ages. Typically, I can not stand games that do not allow me to just start up and jump to online immediately, but I have to say I am making a huge exception to that rule with this one. I am always having to play the next quest, just to see what happens next in the story. I have already invested several hours into this and expect to be investing several more.

As far as the graphics go, I have to say that this game is incredibly beautiful. I

The Witcher: Wild Hunt Review

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt can be considered a crowning achievement for studio CD Projekt Red. The game concludes Geralt of Rivia’s epic tale, while it somehow propels the next gen RPG experience into new unrivaled territory. But this doesn’t mean The Witcher 3 is without it’s flaws.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt begins very swiftly, throwing you into the grand adventure without hesitation. There are a few interesting story quest and side quest early on in the game the are quite effective. You meet a slew of characters and most of them are likable. Between the training section, prologue, and these early quest last about 10-15 hours depending on play style. Sadly though the story begins to get a bit muddled the rest of the first act. You began a pretty simple enough story that turns into a spider web of fetch quest and throw away side characters. Only a few quest stand out the rest of the first act and It’s very disappointing. I found myself trying to get through this part fairly fast. It took about 50 hours to reach act two. The story so far was filled with ups and downs, mixed with mostly bland quest. Only

Battlefield Hardline Multiplayer Revisited

Battlefield Hardline is now three months old and I thought it would be the perfect time to revisit the multiplayer aspect of the game. While not a totally different experience by any stretch of the imagination, it does play considerably different since I last talked about the multiplayer. To catch everybody up with my relationship with the game’s multiplayer, I can say it’s been lacking. My favorite game of 2014 was Battlefield 4 on the PS3 and PS4. I played the hell out of it and still jump back in on occasions. I clocked in a staggering 236 hours into that games multiplayer, which is a huge accomplishment. I rarely play any game that much, it was literally an addiction. So I was super excited for Hardline, I couldn’t wait to get the next installment of a game I truly loved.

I have played Battlefield Hardline for an unbelievable 44 hours. I was truly having fun with the game at first. But once I played more and more, the less I was into it. Now don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing technically wrong with the game and it plays perfectly fine. It’s just not Battlefield. Which became a huge turnoff.

Elder Scrolls Online Tamriel Unlimited Review for the PS4 and Xbox One

The long-awaited, much postponed Elder Scrolls Online Tamriel Unlimited finally arrives on the PS4 and the Xbox One. You mean I can play Skyrim as an MMO? On current-gen systems? Utilizing a controller instead of a keyboard? Zero cost in subscription fees? What is not to like? Sign me up!

Playing this game on the PS4 or the Xbox One is like slipping into your favorite pair of Levi’s. It somehow makes the Elder Scrolls Online more reminiscent of Skyrim, and for fans of that title, this is a great feeling.

The concerns I had about the mechanics for this game prior to playing it have all but disappeared. I would have liked to have been able to switch some actions around, i.e. weapon swap and map reveal, but this is admittedly being overly picky. The controls do work well and are extremely responsive. You do have the ability to map certain skills to the buttons you choose. This makes early combat easy, first use a damage over time skill, followed by a few immediate damage attacks, and seal the deal with your favorite finisher. Then just rinse and repeat for quick kills.

The beginner terrain is adequate in size and offers

King of Thieves Review, Eat Pray Steal

Eat Pray Steal!

Put a 2D platformer game in the pot, then put a pinch of “Mighty Quest For Epic Loot” and lots of greed in it but try to be careful about spices; just don’t add too much spice. Don’t forget adding cartoonish cute graphics. Now mix them all together at medium heat until they merge completely… And well done, you get King of Thieves! But there is a problem about spices, it seems Zeptolab couldn’t be that careful about spices. There is something everybody hates in the game; pick lock system!

If you like to play platformer games and challenge other players you can spare some of your time for King of Thieves. Just give it a chance. There is also the well-known “tower defense” element in the game. Are you still not convinced?

I remember falling in love with this element when I played MQFEL (Mighty Quest For Epic Loot) for the first time. Attacking other players’ dungeons and outwitting them in time, protecting my own dungeon, upgrading it to a harder dungeon to keep adventurers away… I can’t forget those hilarious laughing moments while watching invaders fail! I don’t know if it started with MQFEL, but it started

Batman: Arkham Knight Review

Batman: Arkham Knight is the long awaited conclusive chapter in one of the most critically acclaimed series of last generation. Arkham Knight also marks Rocksteady’s third entry and second sequel to the original game that debuted in 2009. With the stakes incredibly high for this ‘final’ installment, I’m very pleased to report that Batman: Arkham Knight delivers a very entertaining gaming experience on all fronts. It’s never truly felt this good to be Batman.

Rocksteady has crafted a beautifully crafted Gotham that looks fantastic. It’s dark, dreary, wet, and moody; it’s what you would expect from Gotham City. It’s also fairly big, much bigger than previous titles. The weather effects really push this setting over the edge and adds life to it. One thing very different from other Arkham games is that thugs are actually running around doing things and cars are being driven around. Whereas in previous games thugs would stand in their designated zones and wait to be picked off by Batman. Gotham gets nailed once again and is definitely a stand out this time around.

The world design of Gotham naturally leads me to how the game looks. It is clearly an Arkham game, adopting the same style