“Transcending history and the world, a tale of souls and swords, eternally retold.” These are the words heard so many times in the past and anticipated to be heard again. Soul Blade, a weapon-based fighter that preceded SoulCalibur-series, was the first game I bought for my PlayStation. I was quite impressed how close it was to its arcade original I had played vigorously whenever I was in downtown at the arcade hall.
Still, as rich in content as Black Ops 4 might be, it does exclude a segment of shooter fans that have no interest in multiplayer or competitive gaming, or don’t have a community of gaming friends to play with. Solo players can have a lot of fun with Black Ops 4, though ranking up in multiplayer can be a bit of a frustrating slog through hours of humiliation.
Deliver Us The Moon: Fortuna is an ambitious story-driven game from a small studio that tries to do more than most other games in the genre. It’s sad that this ambition is stifled by a lack of polish, poor writing, and a non-existent ending. Despite shooting for the stars, they do not deliver the moon.
Final Fantasy is one of my favorite series. I have cherished playing through most of the mainline games and their spinoffs. Final Fantasy IV: The After Years is one of the few titles related to the core series that I hadn’t yet experienced, until now.
As I searched for ways to help, I stumbled upon an event called Play for Planned Parenthood. Organized by Megan Embree, a project manager in the gaming industry, she launched Play4PP “to raise money and awareness for Planned Parenthood Federation of America and create a community of gamers who want to drive change through doing what they love.”
Me and my brother are fighting game junkies. A big part of our game collection consists of beat em 'ups, from obscure small titles to the heavy hitters of the genre. So, it comes as somewhat of a surprise that such a big game as Injustice 2 has eluded me.
Arguments have been made for more realism in all sorts of game genres from shooters to survival games but often, added realism doesn't necessary translate to more fun or an engaging challenge, just frustration. One shot kills or game-ending snake bites might be true to life but don't make for enjoyable gameplay.
Set in the irradiated 2080s, Postworld is a post-apocalyptic shooter that takes a bit of Fallout and blends in a scoop of survival RPG and a helping of third-person shooter. Still in early access, Postworld comes from indie Russian developer Screwdriver Entertainment and although it has a solid premise and a few mildly original ingredients, the game is still very rough around the edges and unfortunately, deep into the core as well.
Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is shaping up to be an epic journey, taking the series to 5th century B.C. Greece. I previously wrote about my adventure in a late-game area with a beefed-up character, but I recently attended an event focused on the opening hours of the latest Assassin’s Creed.
A couple of months back I had the opportunity to review the Plantronics RIG 800LX Wireless Headset, which is easily one of the best gaming headsets on the market today. I simply adored it and recommend it to anyone looking for a wireless headset. Now, I’ve had the opportunity to check out the wired (and less expensive) Plantronics RIG 400LX Gaming Headset. Does it follow its bigger brother or is this a departure for Plantronics? Let’s discuss.