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inFocus – Arma 3

inFocus – Arma 3

The age of the simulator may still be a nostalgic thing of the past, but Bohemia Interactive is keeping some old traditions alive in the hardcore infantry sim, Arma 3. Smoothing the clunky trademarks of Arma 2, and putting more focus on an more efficient engine, Arma 3 looks like it’s taken some major steps away from the critically acclaimed but mechanically buggy Operation Flashpoint series and its predecessors in the newer Arma franchise. Check out our inFocus to see just how far they’ve come, and what they could still afford to fix.

InFocus – Call of Duty: Ghosts

InFocus – Call of Duty: Ghosts

Sometimes franchises get old and start to feel familiar or weathered. That feeling sinks in throughout Call of Duty: Ghosts. Ghosts has a single-player campaign that feels like a love-child of a James Bond and Michael Bay movie, and its multiplayer, while competitive as ever, still feels so rehashed that it could easily be a Modern Warfare match with some minor tweaks to aesthetics and mechanics…

InFocus – Batman: Arkham Origins

InFocus – Batman: Arkham Origins

“The Batman Makes His Mark”   Game Info Publisher: WB Games Developer: WB Montreal Genre: Action/Adventure Release Date: 10/25/13   Turns out it’s not so easy to kill the Batman. The newest franchise entry was given to the untested hands over at WB Montreal, a new voice-acting team, and one of the highestt praised superhero [...]

inFocus – Memoria

inFocus – Memoria

Memoria is an adventure game told from two perspectives, separated by 500 years. One, the tale of an unrelenting search for glory, the other, a man’s journey to save the woman he loves from a curse. Both are inexorably connected and its conclusion could leave the face of the world changed forever. Check out our inFocus review of Daedalic Entertainment’s new adventure to see how magic, loss, and the dangers of days long past influence this charming little adventure game.

inFocus – Rayman Legends

inFocus – Rayman Legends

Rayman Legends succeeds in many of the same ways that Origins did. It’s still wildly fun, still a marvel to look at, and still certainly worth playing. The bad news, though, is that in many ways the game doesn’t differentiate itself between Origins and Legends well at all. Read on inside.

inFocus – The Bureau: XCOM Declassified

inFocus – The Bureau: XCOM Declassified

The Bureau  is familiar XCOM in unfamiliar skin. The choice to make it a tactical third person shooter gets you up close and personal with a variety of alien species, but also introduces a variety of new troubles to the storied franchise. Can a solid pedigree help the series translate to uncharted territory? Or would it have been better if this entry in the world of XCOM had stayed Classified? Check inside for our inFocus review of The Bureau: XCOM Declassified.

inFocus – Saints Row IV

inFocus – Saints Row IV

The Saints have taken over the White House; Aliens have taken over Earth. In our latest inFocus, we’re taking a look at the utterly insane Saints Row IV. Can it possibly stand up to wicked delight that was Saints Row the Third?

inFocus – Painkiller: Hell & Damnation

inFocus – Painkiller: Hell & Damnation

Part remake, part sequel, this game is very confused about what it wants to be and why. Can a pantheon of over-the-top weapons and a retro-styled design aesthetic save it from crippling story issues and repetitive gameplay? Our review looks into these questions and more, and gives you an inside view of the PS3 launch of Painkiller: Hell & Damnation.

inFocus – Splinter Cell: Blacklist

inFocus – Splinter Cell: Blacklist

Sam Fisher is back, with old and new tricks alike. Check out our review inside to see how a Splinter Cell without Michael Ironside fares, and just how Ubisoft’s lessons with Conviction have translated to a new entry designed for multiple styles and game play choices, all while bringing the series back to its original roots as a true stealth game.

inFocus – Divinity: Dragon Commander

Larian Studio's latest Divinity game bucks the RPG gameplay to go full on RTS. But can it stand in the ring with the likes of Starcraft? Well, let's just start and end with: JETPACK DRAGONS.

Larian Studio’s latest Divinity game bucks the RPG gameplay to go full on RTS. But can it stand in the ring with the likes of Starcraft? Well, let’s just start and end with: JETPACK DRAGONS.

inFocus – The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief

The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief doesn’t reinvent the wheel when it comes to Point and Clicks, but it does at least bring some new ideas to the table. And some of the ideas that it brings are absolutely great.

The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief doesn’t reinvent the wheel when it comes to Point and Clicks, but it does at least bring some new ideas to the table. And some of the ideas that it brings are absolutely great.

inFocus – Magrunner: Dark Pulse

inFocus – Magrunner: Dark Pulse

Let’s get it out of the way. Magrunner: Dark Pulse owes a lot to Portal. Some are obvious things, others more subtle. Some Magrunner takes and amplifies, making them its own and running with them well.

inFocus: Crysis 3 Review

inFocus: Crysis 3 Review

Crysis has long been synonymous with one thing: computer crushing graphics. The fact that “But can it run Crysis?” has become a meme for advanced technology shows as much. But what people often forget is that the original Crysis had an intriguing story, great combat mechanics, and interesting use of open world gameplay that allowed you full range of the tools at your disposal…. Jump inside to read more.

inFocus: Dead Space 3 Review

inFocus: Dead Space 3 Review

Happy Valentine Day folks!!! Before Dead Space 3 came out, there was a lot of fuss on the internet that this sequel had changed far too much from Dead Space 2 and was therefore the end of the world, or whatever it is the internet shouts when it’s upset at something. Those were my thoughts going into Dead Space 2, and that one turned out pretty well, so …

inFocus: Anarchy Reigns Review

inFocus: Anarchy Reigns Review

Anarchy Reigns is a brawler combat game from Platinum Star, the people who brought you the pretty fun DMC knock-off  Bayonetta, and the game Vanquish, which I only remember for having a pretty offensive ending. Jump inside to read more!

inFocus: Far Cry 3 Review

inFocus: Far Cry 3 Review

Far Cry 2 was a unique game in that it offered you a whole lot of things to do, but no real reason to do any of them. It was an empty game set to an empty African plain…

inFocus: Assassins Creed III Review and Wii U Analysis

inFocus: Assassins Creed III Review and Wii U Analysis

Assassin’s Creed II casts a long shadow. It’s one of the best games of this console generation, and some might argue that it is the best. So how does Assassins Creed III stand up to its predecessor? Keep reading to find out..

inFocus – Call of Duty: Black Ops II Review and Wii U Analysis Video

inFocus – Call of Duty: Black Ops II Review and Wii U Analysis Video

Here we are again. Call of Duty. The Madden of first person shooters. This game is likely as close as I’ll ever get to a severe drug addiction, because every year I quit and shout “I’ll never play this terrible franchise again!”…

inFocus – Metal of Honor: Warfighter Review

inFocus – Metal of Honor: Warfighter Review

Medal of Honor: Warfighter is an excessively average game. In every way, it embodies the idea of “stereotypic”. If you look at the back of the box and imagine what this game will be like, you’ll probably be pretty spot on…

inFocus – Dead or Alive 5 Review

inFocus – Dead or Alive 5 Review

Dead or Alive 5 will probably be one of the biggest surprises of the fall. I’m sure I wasn’t the only one expecting a token experience from a former fighting game giant, but this game really represents a true return to form…