Video Game News, Reviews and Reflection! New Articles Released Randomly Every Week!
Welcome to our Week in Review, now on a site with over 100,000 views!
100,000 is a number we would have laughed when we started. The thought that that many people would visit, let alone repeat visit, was a dream we reserved for five years down the line. At less than two years old, we have been host to visitors around the world, around the web and from good friends, both old and new. We couldn’t be happier.
In truest tradition, we celebrate our happiness by celebrating others! Here are our favorite selections from the past week!
One of the problems with my work schedule is the lack of constant, dependable multiplayer partners. While my summer usually brings some good friends back, singleplayer is my constant companion.
And the achievement Jaeger inside me is ticked off at multiplayer-only achievements! Give a warm welcome to Poppycock Reviews!
A Negative Bully Review?!?
I have a love/hate relationship with sandbox games that directly corresponds with the amount of content available within the area. Games like Prototype and Driv3r are avoided while GTA and Skyrim are bursting at the seams with playability.
Every game’s quality is subjective to the player who reviews it. I disagree with Bully being considered bad, but as with any good debate, Caught Me Gaming makes a solid case for why it doesn’t work on a personal level. Good read.
Morality Beyond a Bar
Usually this feature is for article that released during the week. Fortunately, it’s not a hard set rule. Gamer Theories has set forth one of the best written articles on WordPress I have read. I confess I’m a huge fan of long reads, and this one is a longer read, but some things need the space to bring out the best.
This piece, released on May 31st, is an absolute must-read.
There are few things worse than a misleading trailer. Dead Island’s trailer was incredibly moving but the game didn’t match the tone. Metal Gear Solid 2’s trailer showed us Snake but the game gave us Raiden. And don’t even get me started on the E3 showing of Aliens: Colonial Marines *shudder* but even these examples pale at how movie trailers fail so often and so painfully.
The Credible Hulk is my hero for his lists and this might just be my favorite one until the next one, as he keeps getting better at them.