Showing posts from September, 2018

Reviews & Impressions: Destiny 2: Forsaken, Shadow of the Tomb Raider & Hollow Knight: Voidheart Edition

Note: As a little experiment, in order to try to cover more things to write about (unless it’s something I do a deep dive with like my recent Spider Man review ), I will sometimes write smaller reviews or general impressions of things that I’ve played recently and put them all together. These are games I’ve either finished, played a significant amount of or am early enough to give some initial thoughts. Let me know what you think. “ Destiny 2: Forsaken ” Review (PS4, Xbox One, PC) Is Bungie's ambitious shooter back in the upswing? In this console generation, I don’t think I’ve seen a new franchise go through so many peaks and valleys like Bungie’s Destiny. Initially an incredibly promising new IP from the revered creators of Halo, Destiny promised a new breed of game only possible in the new generation of console hardware (never mind the fact it would also appear on the last generation consoles, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360). Combining a classic shooter interface

"Marvel's Spider Man" Review

It is very easy to forget there was a time where we used to get a lot of Spider-Man games. Not only did we get a lot of them, but most of them were very good. Spider-Man games used to be synonymous with a good time, from the classic SNES brawler “ Maximum Carnage ”, the stylish action-adventure “ Spider-Man ” from Neversoft on the PS1, the movie tie-in games from now Call of Duty developer Treyarch , and others. From those games, Treyarch’s movie tie-in to Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2 was the most beloved Spider-Man game of all. Released back in 2004, the game proved to be a revelation to many as it was perhaps many player’s first taste of an open world game. Remember, back in the day the only real successful player in the nascent open world space was the Grand Theft Auto series, which was not suitable to all ages. The impact of being the first taste of an open world game, as well as the allure of truly feeling like Spider-Man with the game’s excellent physics based web-swi