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inFocus – MLB 13: The Show

inFocus – MLB 13: The Show

Games exist to fuel fantasy. We want to fight huge dragons, topple a tyrannical regime, live a life of crime without consequence, or, sometimes, become a superstar at a sport. Striving to be excellent at a sport is part of the American psyche, something that drives kids from Little League to high school athletics with a single-minded purpose to become better and maybe, just maybe…

inFocus – Injustice: Gods Among Us

inFocus – Injustice: Gods Among Us

Do you still remember that bad taste in your mouth around the year 2008? If you do and you’re afraid to utter the name Mortal Kombat VS DC Universe then you probably also felt a sharp pang of apprehension around the announcement ofInjustice: Gods Among Us; a fighting game with the Mortal Kombat engine featuring DC heroes. Haven’t we played this game before?

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 – 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 – Halo 4: Review and Analysis Video

inFocus – Halo 4: Review and Analysis Video

The release of Halo 4 is a pretty momentous occasion. Aside from being the return of one of biggest titles in video game history, it’s also the first time one of the major console trilogies has gone past the third numbered entry in its franchise, breaking wide open the Pandora’s box…

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…

inFocus – Resident Evil 6 Review

inFocus – Resident Evil 6 Review

To say Resident Evil has had influence in the survival horror genre would be to cut it short: the first time the term was ever used was in discussing 1996’s Resident Evil. This franchise has been one of the primary titles in delivering people chills and scares, and the first Resident Evil game still sits up there as one of the best survival horror games of all time…

inFocus – Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Review

inFocus – Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Review

In our next inFocus Review, we put Transformers: Fall of Cybertron under the Lens. As the predecessor of  Transformers: War for Cybertron, It’ll be interesting to see whats in store this time around. Jump inside for our take…

inFocus – Sleeping Dogs Review

inFocus – Sleeping Dogs Review

In our next inFocus Review, we put Sleeping Dogs under the Lens. Back in the tail end of 2009, Activision debuted the trailer for a game called True Crime: Hong Kong. It looked spectacular, a version of Grand Theft Auto that took place outside of America. But does it have what it takes to dethrone the King? Jump inside for our take…

Many reviews say Operation Raccoon City is a disappointment

Many reviews say Operation Raccoon City is a disappointment

This has been a bad month for old school franchises and reviews. First we had Silent Hill Downpour not living up to expectations, receiving many average scores. Next up on the list of disappointments was Ninja Gaiden 3, and now Resident Evil!?

inFocus – Assassin’s Creed Revelations Review

inFocus – Assassin’s Creed Revelations Review

In our next inFocus Review, we put Assassin’s Creed Revelations under the Lens. As the predecessor of the just announced Assassin’s Creed III, Ubisoft must have had something mighty exciting planned for this one, no? Jump inside for our take…

inFocus – Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Review

inFocus – Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Review

In our next inFocus Review, we take a closer look at the latest entry into Activision’s blockbuster Call of Duty series with Modern Warfare 3. Is MW3 just the same old same old? Or is this war one worth fighting (with your wallet) for? Find out after the jump.

inFocus – Gears of War 3 Review

inFocus – Gears of War 3 Review

For our next Review, we focus our Lens on EPIC’s Gears of War 3. After the first two Gears titles, fans can only expect the best, right? Jump inside to see if EPIC delivered.

inFocus – Batman: Arkham City Review

inFocus – Batman: Arkham City Review

In our next inFocus Review, we put Rocksteady’s Batman: Arkham City under the Lens. The original game did so many things right, Arkham City has a lot to live up to. Does it? Find out inside.

inFocus – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Review

inFocus – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Review

In our next inFocus Review we put Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim under our lens. Its predecessor, Oblivion, was Game of the Year back in 2006. Does Skyrim live up to the hype, or is this one quest better off not taking? Find out inside.

inFocus – Dead Island Review

inFocus – Dead Island Review

As we catch up with our reviews this season, Techland / Deep Silver’s Dead Island is next on our list. Is Dead Island a trip worth taking, or should you save your vacation time (and money) for something else. Find out inside.

inFocus – Deus Ex: Human Revolution Review

inFocus – Deus Ex: Human Revolution Review

In our next Review, we focus our Lens on Deus Ex: Human Revolution – a prequel and third game of the Deus Ex franchise. The original Deus Ex is one of the most coveted PC games of all time, winning award after award from numerous publications in the year 2000. So needless to say, DE: HR has a lot to live up to – find out if it does after the jump.

inFocus – Catherine Review

inFocus – Catherine Review

In our next inFocus we put Catherine from Atlus under our Lens. Catherine is a unique blend of puzzle platformer, adult adventure and survival horror, all rolled into one. Does Atlus hit a home run mixing these genres together, or does Catherine leave gamers lusting for more? Find out inside.

inFocus – Shadows of the Damned Review

inFocus – Shadows of the Damned Review

For our next inFocus, we take on the survival horror title Shadows of the Damned. Brought to us by the duo behind Killer 7, Shadows of the Damned is a love triangle that couldn’t be any more morbid or dysfunctional. Step inside this inFocus to see if the duo of Suda 51 and Shinji Mikami can recreate the magic of there last collaboration or if they have gone the way of Captain and Tennille.

inFocus – Alice: Madness Returns Review

inFocus – Alice: Madness Returns Review

For our next inFocus, we put American McGee’s Alice: Madness Returns under our lens. We couldn’t wait to play this title since the original was PC only. Step through the looking glass to see if Alice can stand up to other console titles, or if she should have stayed on the PC with the likes of Brink.

inFocus – F.E.A.R. 3 Review

inFocus – F.E.A.R. 3 Review

In our latest inFocus Review, we focus our lens on Day 1 Studio’s latest installment of F.E.A.R. – Taking place nine months after the events of the first two games, F.E.A.R. 3 is a story of two brothers. The question is, will they be able to put their differences aside and work together, or will there only be one “favorite son” in the end?  Only time will tell…

inFocus – Fable 3 Review

inFocus – Fable 3 Review

I know this review is about a year late, but hey, who doesn’t like to go back and play games that we may have missed?  I for one am a huge Fable fan and couldn’t go on without playing it eventually.  Seeing how we don’t have a review for the game yet, lets put this revolutionary game under the lens and get a glimpse of the future of Albion.

inFocus – Hunted: The Demon’s Forge Review

inFocus – Hunted: The Demon’s Forge Review

At last year’s E3, Bethesda had a lineup we all couldn’t wait for. Fallout: New Vegas, Brink, Hunted: The Demon’s Forge, Rage, and Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. We have put Fallout and Brink under our Lens, now its Hunted’s turn. Check out this inFocus to see if Hunted can bring some luster back to the name Bethesda or if it will continue the trend of average titles set forth by Fallout: New Vegas and Brink.

inFocus – L.A. Noire Review

inFocus – L.A. Noire Review

One of the titles to receive the most hype over this year has finally hit the shelves, but is it really as great as everyone expected it to be?  An open world game is something we are all used to playing these days, but how often do we get a chance to be an officer of the law in these sandbox games? Lets put this much talked about title under the lens and close this case once and for all.

inFocus – Portal 2 Review

inFocus – Portal 2 Review

Portal 2 received much hype since it was first announced.  Portal 1 was a game everyone knew and loved for its originality and unique experience.  Needless to say that when Portal 2 was announced, much excitement had been stirred among fans and the curiosity of newcomers was at a peak.  The dilemma here is whether or not Portal 2 can recapture the glory that the first game brought?  There is only one way to find out so lets put this mind boggling test under the lens and see what the solution to our dilemma turns out to be.