Category: Console Games

  • Sea of Stars Demo

    Sea of Stars Demo

    During the recent Steam Next Fest, there was a demo released for Sea of Stars. It’s a retro-inspired turn-based RPG, and I had a heck of a lot of fun playing it. So what does “retro-inspired” mean? Basically, Sea of Stars looks like it would fit right in alongside Legend of Zelda: A Link to…

  • Explain This – Extraction Shooters

    Explain This – Extraction Shooters

    Welcome to the first in a series of posts, where I explain the things that your kids may be geeking out about. Just the other day, Sony held their “Playstation Showcase” where some new titles were announced. One of the most intriguing, for gamers of a certain age, was Bungie’s Marathon: In marketing material, the…

  • Marvel’s Avengers – Missed Opportunities

    Marvel’s Avengers – Missed Opportunities

    I’m enjoying Marvel’s Avengers. It’s not a bad game. It’s decent. Everything about it is decent. Decent animations, skins, story, and so on. What’s weird and off-putting is wrapping all of that around a live-service engine.

  • Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time – Game Review

    Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time – Game Review

    The theme song is already in your head, isn’t it? It got lodged there for me as soon as I found out that we were getting a new Samurai Jack game. Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time is the latest from Soleil Ltd., published by Adult Swim Games. They previously made Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Strikers.…

  • RIP Marvel Heroes

    RIP Marvel Heroes

    It’s funny, I am both sad that Marvel Heroes Omega is gone, and completely unsurprised by it.  MH has long been my most played game on Steam, and thoroughly scratched my Diablo itch by providing fun Action RPG gameplay in a non-obnoxious free to play model.  The writing was on the wall when David Brevik…

  • Game Thoughts – No Man’s Sky

    Game Thoughts – No Man’s Sky

    I’m not calling this a review as I’m not that far in, but I already have a lot of complicated thoughts about No Man’s Sky.  Here they are in no particular order: Is it any good?  I don’t…know?  Seriously, I can see how some people can tune into it – there is something zen about scooting around…

  • Game Review – LEGO Marvel Super Heroes

    Game Review – LEGO Marvel Super Heroes

    I played a demo of the very first LEGO game, LEGO Star Wars, it seems like forever ago.  Since 2005, Traveller’s Tales has created similar games in numerous licensed worlds (DC comics, Indiana Jones, and Harry Potter among them), but the latest game, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, is definitely the pinnacle of the series.  Though…

  • Vintage Gaming – Super Dodge Ball

    Vintage Gaming – Super Dodge Ball

    Super Dodge Ball might just be the ideal game from the 8-bit era that you didn’t play.  It’s exactly what the title says, your team (USA in our NES version) battles dodge ball teams from around the globe in a tournament.  Each team (from places like Iceland, Kenya and China) had different strengths and weaknesses,…

  • Vintage Gaming – Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast

    Vintage Gaming – Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast

    First person shooters were huge for me when I was younger, despite the fact I wasn’t very good at them.  That meant FPS’s that still had a single player story were much loved and more likely to be bought.  Jedi Outcast was the second ‘Jedi Knight’ game but the third game starring Kyle Katarn, one…

  • Game Review – Monaco

    Game Review – Monaco

    The devs were nice enough to let me take Monaco for a spin early, and here are my thoughts.  If you aren’t familiar with the game, here’s a brief rundown: Monaco: What’s Yours Is Mine is a single player or co-op heist game. Assemble a crack team of thieves, case the joint, and pull off…

  • Game Review – Tomb Raider

    Game Review – Tomb Raider

    I played bits and pieces of the early Tomb Raider games, but was never a fan of them.  I didn’t seek them out.  But I kept hearing how good this new one was, at least before everyone moved on to Bioshock: Infinite, and when I saw a good deal, I jumped in and bought it. …

  • Game Review – Dishonored

    Game Review – Dishonored

    I’ve been playing Dishonored off and on for a while now, and it’s got a lot going for it.  The world is a sort of Steampunk+Magic mix that’s right in my wheelhouse.  I’m fairly in practice with stealthy fighting techniques thanks to making it most of the way through Splinter Cell: Conviction, and Dishonored has…