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.
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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…
“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 [...]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …