Total of 176 user reviews spread across 176 releases
Batman: Arkham Origins
The same formula as before but still fun with an enjoyable story.
As a long running Batman fan, of course, I had to play this entry from top to bottom. Admittedly, the series is starting to lose some of its freshness as this one feels a lot like the previous but w...
It's fun but a bit overrated in my opinion
I can really enjoy games like this where you don't just run-and-gun through the whole game. Honestly, I just appreciate that there are options in how one proceeds in a game rather than being entirely...
The Stanley Parable
A game with multiple scripts is still scripted. Freedom should be real and not forced.
Openly, the concept of this game is entertaining as is the philosophical take on the power/control people often have over us. In relation to this, it is clear that this game is investigating the chall...
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
This will be the last in the series that I play...
So, after many years of playing this series I have decided it is time to quit. Honestly, this is the first series I think I have ever officially chosen to quit. It's just gotten that bad. I am typical...
A beautifully environmental sequel that tends to draw on and ends with an anti-climactic end sequence.
I really appreciated the artistic direction of the first Darksiders though I did find it a bit too drawn out particularly at the end. In the sequel, many things were polished making for a better bala...
Guacamelee! Gold Edition
A challenging 2D platformer in a comical style guaranteed to push you to work harder.
So many games today feel contrived and simply copies of other options available. It's refreshing to have a game like Guacamelee to offer an oldie-but-a-goodie gameplay format along with some challeng...
Mix some Tomb Raider with Mirror's Edge and splash in a bit of memory remixing and get ready for future Paris.
When I initially saw this game previewed I was intrigued by the concept and looked forward to a mildly different sort of game. Any game that isn't just a bunch of meat heads running around shooting e...
Assassin's Creed III
A declining entry in the series where primary development time seems to have been simply in creating the environment.
I have played every AC game up to this point and this one is just a bit clunky and not as well created as other entries in the series. While the environment is beautifully done and demonstrates the e...
Borderlands 2 (Deluxe Vault Hunter's Collector's Edition)
Some good and some bad make this game worth playing but not everything goes as planned.
I sort of have a love-hate relationship with this game. On the one hand, it is fantastically diverse with an all-star cast of wonderful characters. The interesting mix of RPG + FPS makes this game a...
This game excels in its environments and in its story. However, what makes it less than perfect is average game play.
For a good portion of this game I found myself enjoying the lush environment created in Columbia. However, as things wore on I found myself becoming a bit bored with the overall progression and somew...
Dead Space 3
As an action-adventure game I quite enjoyed it. As a Dead Space game, things are simply not the same as they used to be
I absolutely loved DS1. With DS2, I'll admit, I got a bit annoyed with it and quit playing. However, after concluding DS3 I had renewed excitement for the series and went back and finished DS2 which...
Dead Space 2
Beautiful like the first but not quite as good.
I had an interesting experience with this. At first I was really enjoying it. Then, I got annoyed by just how many times I died on one of the particular bosses mid-way through the game so I put it d...
The Walking Dead: Episode 5 - No Time Left
A strong final scene doesn't make up for the fact that this episode is short and a bit limited.
In the final episode of this "season" of the Walking Dead you knew that some type of tragedy was coming to Lee. However, you weren't quite sure how it play out. Ultimately, the final scene of this e...
The Walking Dead: Episode 4 - Around Every Corner
Filled with more action and a solid ending it paves the way for Ep5.
At this point Ep.3 has been my least favorite. It just seemed too simplistic and more like watching a cartoon. This episode ramps up the zombie attacks and adds a unique environment as you reach Sav...
The Walking Dead: Episode 3 - Long Road Ahead
Some important decision making but, generally, not as exciting of an episode
As the Walking Dead series continues this episode requires some very important decisions as you watch your initial group dwindle. It seems that this episode is made to set up a transition between seg...
The Walking Dead: Episode 2 - Starved for Help
Though it starts off a bit dull, it ends in true Walking Dead style, character, and moral challenge.
This game series certainly might be classified more as an interactive narrative or story than truly a game. Too, while it carries some similar features to games like Heavy Rain, it just does not stan...
The Walking Dead: Episode 1 - A New Day
In an attempt to work with some great source material and provide a unique style of art and gaming, this is a fair entry
A few things drew me into this game. First, the comments made by others. Second, being interested in something a little different. Third, just coming off of playing the Testament of Sherlock Holmes...
The Testament of Sherlock Holmes
An extremely well done story and adventure though it tires the farther in you get.
I needed a break from some of the similar genre of games I had playing that, well, were made up of running around and shooting people. So many of these types of games that some different was required...
Mass Effect 3
An epic ending to an amazing trilogy. Sure, not without some glitches along the way but still an incredible series.
ME2 was simply in my Top 10 favorite games of all time. I intentionally held off on playing this one just so I could savor things a little longer. I had an absolute blast with the final part of Shep...
An expansion of the first, it is a game of utter creativity and development. Yet, the concept seems to be losing steam.
I quite enjoyed the first LBP and had hoped to do the same with this one. Though it is a great game with vast amounts of creative opportunity, I just didn't find myself as into this one as the origin...
Tomb Raider (The Final Hours Edition)
A beautiful restart that gives just enough but not too much to keep you looking forward.
Since the earliest days of Raiders of the Lost Ark I've been hooked on various adventure series. The Tomb Raider series has been a fun part of that love and it was great to hear that they were workin...
A sufficient end to the trilogy with stunning visuals as its hallmark.
It is hard to spite Crytek for working so hard to make such stunning visual settings. However, with this third installment many are starting to tire of these efforts alone and would greatly appreciat...
A beautiful environment and some challenging adventure makes this a nice addition if you like diversity in your gaming.
I really enjoyed the first Trine though at times the challenge of some of the latter sections could frustrate. Yet, I returned for more and while the original beauty still exists, a lot of the innova...
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
A creatively done futuristic world with an immersive story through stealth and action.
I've had some excitement about playing this game simply due to the reviews and overall concept. I looked forward to some quality sci-fi and that's what I got. Though the graphics and some of the gam...
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
Beautiful environments and an adventurous story result in a game not quite as good as the second.
It's without saying that the Uncharted series has done a wonderful job of creating realistic, living, and vibrantly detailed environments. The series pushes the limits of graphical finesse and while ...
Missing some of the feel of the first two, this game seems a bit more like a rush to finish up the trilogy.
In the first two in this series there is a certain grit, storytelling style, and overall style that is just missing in this trilogy wrap up. Enough changes were made that give the impression that Ins...
An interactive story through some masterfully done environments.
This is more of an interactive narrative than a video game in the common sense. What is sure is that its approach allows you to really soak in the beauty of the environments created as well as focus ...
The Unfinished Swan
It is refreshing to see something different amidst the barrels of FPS titles out there these days.
It is an interesting irony that we live in where we want games that mix things up a bit but then when one rolls along people will often complain about how it's not like their favorite title for X, Y, ...
An attempt to be innovative, creative, artistically inspired, etc still winds you up feeling a little empty.
I will be the first to say that I will heartily support developers like those who create Journey as after playing video games since like 1980 I can earnestly say that I feel things have gotten somewha...
Whaddya know, another generic FPS but with a nice track to follow and a bunch of QTEs and lame AI. Yep, this is it.
I absolutely loved BFBC2. Simply a fantastic game at every level. One would hope that this series could continue in a similar vein but, alas, it appears that the FPS world continues its spiral downw...
Assassin's Creed: Revelations
While the story of Ezio/Altair comes to a close, you learn more but too much remains the same. Wise to move on.
This series has continued to challenge me on the difference between a good and a great game. The purposefulness of the developers in this series is well noted though after four games one finds a bit ...
It's an old game but it can still be fun many years after it was born.
I played H:CE on my PC a few years after it came out. I quite enjoyed the concept and felt that they did a good job of creating a legitimate IP. Now years later, with the recent launch of Halo 4, I ...
Call of Duty: Black Ops
The best part about this one is the story. Other than that, well, it's COD as usual.
COD continues, for whatever reason, to be one of the highest grossing video game franchises in history. Honestly, I'm not entirely sure why this is the case as it's getting to the point where pretty ...
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
A somewhat pretty rail ride through the world of modern warfare. Nothing more.
From the start, the main thing I noticed about this game is the prettier graphics. On a PC I really enjoyed the breadth of environments and especially the ones earlier in the game in the latter. For...
Batman: Arkham City
An extremely well done game though I'll admit to being a bit annoyed by it at times.
After AA, the bar was set really high for this game. And, in fact, the developers brought their game and created another very well done game that highlights the richness and diversity of the Dark Kni...
Not quite as good as the first but still plenty of fun.
I really enjoyed the first game in this series. The mix between open world and a semi-new concept was fresh and inviting. The story line was also fairly solid and by the end I was wanting more to fi...
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
It's a pretty solid game with a good story but it does have its ups and downs.
To start, one can say that the Witcher 2 is a finely developed game with a very strong focus on highly detailed graphics and story focus. The 20+ hours you'll put in to complete the main story weaves...
If you are a big fan of the original Crysis, this just isn't the same game.
I absolutely loved the first Crysis at every level. From start to finish and top to bottom the original set the bar for how modern FPS games should be developed. With this round, however, it was hard ...
LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
A well done story with enhanced open world options makes this one of the better LEGO games.
I try to play all the different Batman games which even includes silly ones like this one. However, I came away pleasantly surprised with the narrative, characters, environments, and the open world c...
Max Payne 3
I put this game down only to pick it up again and finish it. It's not the best in the series but it's fair enough.
I was quite excited about this game going into it. It's been a long time since we last saw Max so I was hoping that Rockstar would pull out another great game. Unfortunately, I do not feel that it qu...