Review: Buggy Dead Island Riptide feels like a step backward

Rather than improve upon what worked in “Dead Island,” the studio has apparently spent the past year and a half taking the meat of the first game, porting it over to a new, similar setting and grafting on a handful of new features, at least one of which feels half-broken.

By | May 3rd, 2013|1 Comment

Review: BioShock Infinite a one-of-a-kind tour de force

For players well-versed in modern video games, "BioShock Infinite" is a creative tour de force. But its outstanding story is occasionally undermined by trappings common to first-person shooters.

By | April 4th, 2013|0 Comments

Review: Dead Space 3 a good story, middling game

As an expansion of the fiction of the "Dead Space" universe, filled with markers and ruthlessly fast, killing-machine zombies, "Dead Space 3" succeeds markedly. But it falters in a number of other areas.

By | March 5th, 2013|0 Comments

Get excited, but not too excited, about the PlayStation 4

Some quick thoughts on Sony's PlayStation 4, which was revealed at a media event Wednesday.

By | February 21st, 2013|1 Comment

Review: Persona 4 Golden hits Japanese RPG sweet spot

Packed with content, Atlus Games' PlayStation Vita remake of role-playing game "Persona 4" is as good as it gets for fans of Japanese-style role-playing games, or anyone looking for a break from the first-person shooter grind.

By | February 1st, 2013|0 Comments

Dishonored my Game of the Year for 2012

Arkane's "Dishonored's" open-ended gameplay helps make it my favorite game from 2012.

By | February 1st, 2013|0 Comments

Holiday gift guide, part 1: Resist allure of shiny Wii U

The Wii U is the shiny new video game console on the market, but you needn't be in a rush to own one.

By | December 9th, 2012|0 Comments

A guide to shopping for the gamer on your list

A look at some under-the-radar games that might make great gifts for the video gamer on your holiday shopping list.

By | December 7th, 2012|0 Comments

Review: Halo 4 a strong first effort for new developer

New developer 343 Industries handles Bungie Studios' signature franchise with care, successfully juggling innovation with the need not to change too much.

By | November 1st, 2012|2 Comments

Review: Borderlands 2 improves on original in nearly every way

"Borderlands 2" improves on its predecessor in virtually every way, but developer Gearbox Software has a few things it can tidy up for the inevitable sequel.

By | October 5th, 2012|0 Comments