Uncharted 4 – Archived review

The saga is complete, at least for now. It's possible that there will be more games released with the Uncharted title, but Nathan Drake has climbed his last cliff face. In reviewing the game, the most striking thing about it is the graphics design. Naughty Dog knew how to take full advantage of the PS3, and they…

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Tomb Raider: The Definitive Edition – Archived review

This is the graphically improved Tomb Raider from 2013, adapted for next-gen consoles like the PS4 (on which I played the game). The only games I can compare this to are the Uncharted series. I know that Lara Croft was killing off enemies when Nathan Drake was still in diapers, but that's the order in which I…

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The Talos Principle – Archived review

This is a great puzzle game. The graphics are amazing on the PS4. The story is that you are an AI within a computer simulation. The puzzles are set in an open-world environment, pock-marked with occasional terminals for backstory. Those terminals allow you to interact with another personality within the game who asks you increasingly difficult philosophical…

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Dragon Age: Inquisition – Archived review

For my part, I enjoyed the game. I played in Easy mode, and so had no problems in combat except for the dragons (and maybe a giant when I was too complacent). Like Gwyd, I overleveled a couple of zones, but went through them anyway because I'm a content glutton. I think I liked the characters better…

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Batman: Arkham Knight (archived review)

The web site on which I originally posted this review is being retired. Since I often refer to this game in my reviews, I decided to archive that review here. TL;DR: This game sucks rubber donkey lungs. Now I've definitely finished playing Batman: Arkham Knight! Here's the review I posted to Amazon: Batman: Arkham Knight left me…

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Bioshock Infinite – Archived review

I finished Bioshock:Infinite last night. My reaction, in brief: - This is most beautiful game I've ever seen. They managed to crank out more detail and depth out of an aging console than I could have possibly imagined. - The game is violent, especially during melee. I cringed, but accepted it; I'd heard the story was worth…

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Dear Esther – Archived review

This is a strange game; it might not even be a game at all. I got it on sale for $2.50 from Steam. It reminds me of the game Journey: A beautifully-rendered environment, with the sole purpose of reaching the end. There's no interactivity, just a narration that changes depending on where you choose to go. Without…

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Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception – Archived review

I have mixed feelings about this one. I'd like to say it was better than Uncharted 2, but I find I can't. What's better: The graphics, the environments, the storyline, the voice-acting. Everyone put their all into making this the most cinematic of all the adventures. (If I were George Lucas and/or Steven Spielberg, I might considering…

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