Review: Watch Dogs 2

Hack the planet! The original Watch Dogs was boring, dry, predictable, and played like two slices of bologna trying to write a sequel to Sneakers. The new Watch Dogs is fresh, fun, engaging, and plays like two slices of nueske bacon successfully writing a prequel to Hackers. I didn’t ask for either but one is an objectively Read more about Review: Watch Dogs 2[…]

Review: Titanfall 2

We can live. I’m of the opinion that the first person shooter genre has fallen into a bit of a rut. Between the impossible act to follow that was Valve’s towering twin behemoths of Half-Life and Portal and the repetitive, iterative, modern-military slump that Activision and EA’s FPS cold war has turned into it’s just Read more about Review: Titanfall 2[…]

Review: Destiny: Rise of Iron

That wizard came from the moon! Yep, I did it. I bought Rise of Iron. I’ve been off Destiny for almost a year now and yet, with the fallow release schedule before the holiday rush, I went ahead and came back to see what’s improved. How has Bungle made the most polarizing, blatantly exploitative, and Read more about Review: Destiny: Rise of Iron[…]

Review: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

I’ve done questionable things. Much of what Deus Ex: Mankind Divided attempts is admirable. On paper, it seems like there should be an awful lot to love here and during my twenty some odd hours with it there were certainly things I did, indeed, enjoy the sticky pants off of. But Mankind Divided is absolutely Read more about Review: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided[…]

Review: Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter

You know my methods, Watson. I loved Crimes and Punishments, Frogwares’ last crack at the Sherlock Holmes franchise. There they took several big steps forward, offering the new deduction space where players could piece together all the clues they’d collected and come to multiple conclusions in each case, some correct and some not so much. They also Read more about Review: Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter[…]