GTA IV: The Dating Simulator Gotham Needed

Niko Bellic. The titular character in GTA IV, he’s not exactly a jovial fellow. He’s the straight-man, the angry psychopath. GTA IV tells his story, his journey. Like any good hero’s story he’s got to grow, struggle, and … go on dates? Those of you who haven’t played it might be skeptical. At first, I…

(Review) Doom (2016)

Doooooooooom! (2016) is very much a game about speed. There is no run button. You are always running, and fast. The original Doom had you moving at something like 40mph and this feels faster. At times much faster. It’s a speed that I hadn’t even realized I’d forgotten, but I had. Perhaps you had too.…

Ratchet and Clankdown (Sunset Overdrive Review)

Something was bugging me. I had put 5 hours into Sunset Overdrive, and some elements of play were evoking a sense of Déjà vu. Sure, there were the obvious allusions to Crackdown. The ominous voice, the hidden orbs, the open wold city. Hell, I bought the game knowing it was Crackdown-esque, that was part of…

Review: Deadpool (2013)

Regardless of how you feel about Disney’s acquisition of Marvel, as a reviewer of video games it became a very bleak time in the early months of 2014. There was more than one calamity that befell consumers as a result of that purchase. All Activision Marvel games lost their license. All future video game license…

Review: Shantae (GBC)

It’s been nigh almost 13 years now since Shantae snuck out onto the Game Boy Color. All this time, I had assumed from the box art and gameplay screens it was a simple 2d side-scroller. It appeared to be critically lauded for the tight gameplay mechanics and bright colorful graphics. And for 13 years that’s…