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Stanley Parable co-creator Davey Wreden released his new game The Beginner's Guide this week. If you buy it expecting a spiritual successor to Parable, you're going to be disappointed.
Destinyís first year out in the wild, much like the core game itself, was full of ups and downs. But no matter what you think about the game that launched in September of 2014, itís impossible to deny that Bungieís phenomenon of a shooter has grown and improved over the past 12 months. Itís fitting, then, that Destinyís year two kicks off with a massive DLC pack called The Taken King, as itís easily the gameís crowning achievement to date.
The tale of Big Boss has engaged players for over 28 years. From the original Metal Gearís 8-bit beginnings, to the recently released Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Big Boss has been the catalyst that set into motion the events that unfolded before us. Sometimes his presence was only in the periphery, a ghost of events long past resonating into the present. Sometimes we played as him, sharing in his triumph and heartache.
The Mad Max franchise delivers one of the more grim what-ifs of a potential post-apocalyptic world. Never is there the promise of government restoration, peaceful co-existence between the forsaken surviving populace, or even just a respite from the hardships of life. Instead, the Mad Max films have painted a picture of the savagery and brutality inherent in the hearts of men who have to fight each day for their lives.
Imagination is a powerful thing and, for the titular child at the heart of The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, it serves as both a blessing and a curse. Ethan's imagination provides him with freedom while simultaneously alienating him from his own family. Itís an unspeakable horror that holds him captive as well as a hero intent on rescuing him. It provides both salvation and damnation and, for the player, it serves as the foundation for one hell of a narrative journey.
Godzilla is the kind of property that seems like it would transition perfectly into video games. You've got giant monsters, military forces storming the scene, buildings in need of smashing and more. Unfortunately, the king of all monsters will have to keep defending his title on the silver screen, because his latest console outing has proven to be another major letdown.
With Marvelís Ant-Man set to hit the silver screen this weekend, you better believe that Zen Pinball 2/Pinball FX2 has a brand new table themed after the pint-sized hero ready to roll on pretty much every platform known to man.
In PlanetSide 2, players take on the role of a single cog in a massive, complex war machine. And once you put in the time to become familiar with all of those various machinations and understand how they make that engine run, youíre rewarded with an exciting, genuinely satisfying shooting experience.
Who would win in a fight, Goku or Naruto? For fans of manga and anime, these are the kinds of conversations that pop up on a regular basis, usually destined to reside forever in the realm of speculation. Now, thanks to the recent launch of J-Stars Victory VS + for PlayStation platforms, the answers to those ďwhat ifĒ scenarios can finally be explored.
Whispering Willows is packed with the makings of a campfire ghost stories. Thereís a haunted mansion, a kidnapped father, a worried daughter, secrets around every corner and spirits aplenty. A Kickstarter success and previously launched through Steam and Ouya, folks in the mood for a light, creepy adventure can now head into Willows Mansion on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.
It's common practice for game franchises to be driven into the ground with endless sequels. Batman: Arkham is fortunately the exception, with Arkham Knight ending the series on a high note.
If youíve grown tired of dark RPGs with brooding characters, menacing monsters and a plot thick with copious details, then Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven may be the change of pace youíve been looking for. Itís a lighthearted, colorful SRPG romp from the folks at Marvelous Inc. and, while it suffers from a handful of drawbacks, Maiden Heaven proves to be a charming, fun distraction for the Nintendo 3DS.
Oh, hello there [test subjectís name], welcome to the Aperture Science Heuristic Portal Pinball Device, better known as the Portal pinball table for Zen Pinball 2 and Pinball FX 2. Testing will begin soon, designed to gauge your reflexes, index finger dexterity, sense of humor and tolerance for pain.
Taking a sort of ďkitchen sinkĒ approach to DLC, Bungie's latest expansion for Destiny, House of Wolves, offers a little bit more of pretty much everything the first-person shooter already has to offer. But even with a bunch of new gear, new missions and new modes, is that enough to warrant a return trip to this solar system torn by war?
Floating out in the unforgiving vastness of space, your objective in Lost Orbit is simple: Return home. To do that, youíll need to blast through the galaxy at break-neck speeds, dodging cosmic debris and all sorts of other obstacles on a quest for salvation.