Reviews

Xbox One Review: The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing

The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing Review

The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing really wants to be as good as Diablo III. All the pieces are there too. An action RPG loosely based on Bram Stoker’s Dracula novel in which you collect hundreds of pieces of steam punk loot to take out armies of monsters sounds like a must-buy on paper. I really want to like this …

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Xbox One Review: Star Wars Battlefront

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There is a common trend that has plagued this generation of console games where games have been getting released with seemingly less and less content. It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to people, as the resolution of textures in games increases, it takes progressively longer to develop each level. Every asset like a new unlocked movement or piece …

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Xbox One Review: WWE 2K16

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The long-running WWE series from 2K Sports had one of the more disastrous debuts on the Xbox One. While the game looked much better than older iterations of the series on the Xbox 360, tons of customization content and gameplay modes were cut from the preceding year’s game. And some changes to the gameplay that slowed it down like “chain wrestling” turned off many …

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Review: Mad Max

Mad Max Review

  Mad Max may be the first “survival action” game. The game constantly puts you in scenarios where good reflexes and quick thinking are key, yet also gives you little ammo and health to complete your missions. If that sounds problematic, it’s because it usually is.  More often than not, you’ll die in Mad Max not because you screwed up, …

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Review: NHL 16

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Few video game sports titles have had a longer history than NHL. Stretching all the way back to the early 16 bit days, the NHL series has been known for bringing quality hockey simulation to the bedroom. For one of the first times you got to pick your favourite team, and watch all your favourite players rise through a season …

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Review: Destiny: The Taken King

Destiny The Taken King Review

Few people would say that Destiny was a bad game when it was released in 2014, but it didn’t quite live up to its potential. The story didn’t make any sense, and the grinding for light and better gear just became too time-consuming after Level 20. But the shooting mechanics were a rock solid extension of everything Bungie learned from …

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Review: Just Cause 3

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Just Cause 3 from developer Avalanche Studios and publisher Square Enix is the closest thing a video game will come to a Michael Bay film: flashy, absurd explosions with little reason wrapped around a loosely-written story. Rico Rodriguez is set to save the fictional Mediterranean island nation of Medici from the hands of a relentless dictator… but let’s face it, …

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Review: The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited

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After five successful single-player entries in the Elder Scrolls series, Bethesda has decided to dip its toes into the MMO market with the Elder Scrolls Online. Much of the gameplay in ESO will be familiar to those who have played a previous Elder Scrolls game or an MMO, and the world is absolutely massive. But ultimately, Elder Scrolls Online is …

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Review: The Witcher 3

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It’s fitting that The Witcher 3 is the first Xbox One game I’ve been tasked with to review, because I am arguably both the most and the least qualified person to comment. I’ve played both other Witcher games, beating them and loving every second of it. I’m a huge fan, and because of that it might be hard to explore …

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Review: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

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Even though they’ve generally been great, there have been so many Metal Gear Solid games over the years that it can be hard to get excited for each new release. But with Metal Gear Solid V, which is likely the last MGS game creator Hideo Kojima will be involved with, Konami has outdone itself with a game that is both …

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