Maplestory, First Second Take

It’s about time I did a followup for that initial peek at Maplestory. I managed to get two characters to level 40 with no issues, so I’ve got some stories to tell. I also explored a few old/new areas that have apparently undergone some drastic changes in regarding lower level access. There are also major […]

HOARD, Easy Come, Easy Go

I received HOARD as a gift from a friend, which basically means that I myself wouldn’t have purchased it. This is basically true, since HOARD is a dangerously simple and small game. That said, it is also entertaining in small bursts. I’ll leave out adjectives such as “good” and “bad” because I believe HOARD accomplishes […]

Dragon Nest… Eh

Not as in the Canadian “eh.” Not making fun of Canada here. Dragon Nest is just another game presented by Nexon. Key words “just another game.” So eh is by far the best way to describe it. I mean, I’d like to cover the unique factors that make it rise above all other MMORPGs and […]

Oh, the Places Journey Will Take You…

First and foremost, Journey is not a game. I don’t think of it as one. While it has a finite goal, challenges to overcome, areas to explore, and power to be gained, it doesn’t feel like a game at all. Journey is a form of digital therapy, and it performs this exquisitely. With no instruction […]

From Dust and Back to Dust

There are some games out there that are meant to be artistic statements, focusing on uniqueness of mechanics and visuals in order to communicate a greater message or tone. From Dust attempts to become one of these memorable games, but unfortunately, it doesn’t pass. I played a fair sum of the levels, and I must […]

SCP Containment Breach is Lookin’ Good

Technically, I shouldn’t be reviewing this game yet. It’s in early, very early alpha, and it’s still impossible to win. However, I’m here to review the content/potential content of the game thus far, so don’t expect any negatives. A blooming game with a promising premise deserves all the encouragement it can get. First and foremost, […]

Terraria is NOT Minecraft, Okay?

Before I actually started playing Terraria, I was convinced that it was just a cheap 2D replica of Minecraft. At a glance, you may agree with this sentiment, but that’s why I’m here to convince you otherwise. Gameplay-wise, Terraria and Minecraft have many elements in common, such as crafting, digging, mining, and constructing. However, the […]

From the Abyss is Abysmal

Actually, it’s not that bad. I just wanted to have a word pun in the title. You can hate me all you want. So! From the Abyss is an Aksys “off to the side” game for the Nintendo DS. I’ll say right here and now that the sole problem with this game is that it […]

Smite Starts Off Small

It’s common courtesy to avoid smack-talking a game while it’s in closed beta… But you know what? I was never one for mixing courtesy and criticism, so let’s do this thang. Smite’s in the crosshairs this time, and I do have some rather critical suggestions this time around. First, a look at mechanics and gameplay. […]

Soul Calibur V Micro-Transaction Crap

There’s a fine line between reviewing a video game and complaining about something that the developers are doing that bothers me. And you know what? Consider that line crossed. I have some rather nasty things to say about the Soul Calibur V marketing team’s plan to make you pay $120 for their game as opposed […]