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The Last of Us Review

  What We Liked The Last of Us takes on an epic journey through the country in which we see a relationship evolve between Joel and Ellie. This relationship plays a huge part in the role of the game and makes it that much more emotional. Without spoiling too much the basic premise is that Joel is tasked with getting smuggling Ellie and at first he is not happy about it. You find out why early one and right after you find out the game just is non-stop on the action and sneaking and tension. This is what makes it so much fun. The gameplay is very well balanced from sequence to sequence and while shooting is not a large mechanic, (you don't have much ammo unless you search all over for it) it feels very real with a natural sway. Some can't stand the sway but in my opinion it helps sell the realism and tension that this game delivers. In most cases you have the option to shoot or sneak by everyone. One way will help you save ammo for th...

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God of War: Ascension Review

Kratos has become one of the more iconic characters of playstation present. The franchise has had a total of 5 games on multiple video game consoles yet it remains to be exclusive to Sony because it is in fact done by a 1st party studio. Sony Santa Monica are the geniuses behind this very popular and successful franchise known as God of War. Heavily based off of Greek Mythology this series has taken us to hell and back multiple times, literally. This entry, God of War: Ascension, in the franchise is in fact a prequel helping explain what Kratos had to go through in order to be rid of the imprisonment by “The Furies”. The question is, has Kratos overstayed his welcome or is this entry helping keep the franchise alive? Read on for the full review after the jump. What We Liked In past God of War games we have learned that this is a hack n’ slash game with some puzzles thrown in for good measure and pacing. God of War: Ascension is no ...

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Tomb Raider Review

Tomb Raider is an action-adventure platform video game. Published by Square Enix, Tomb Raider is the fifth title developed by Crystal Dynamics in the Tomb Raider franchise. As the first entry in a new Tomb Raider continuity, the game is a reboot that emphasizes the reconstructed origins of the lead character Lara Croft. This Tomb Raider takes us places we haven't been before but is this tomb really worth raiding? Check out the full review after the jump.   What We Liked Having been a fan of the original Tomb  Raider franchise back during the playstation era, I can honestly say that this game really helped give a semi-believable back story as to how Lara Croft became, Lara Croft Tomb Raider. This new Tomb Raider from Square Enix is one of my favorite Tomb Raiders to date. That is due to the fact that the combat, traversal of the environments, and just the overall gameplay is fun and entertaining. One really nice feature was ...

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Uncharted 3 Review

*Note: This is the old type of review with criteria Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception is due to release this Tuesday Nov 1. For those who were fortunate enough to go to the AMC Play it in 3D event had the opportunity to get the game early. I was one of those people. As soon as the game arrived I was quick to start playing it. After a few chapters I knew right away that this was going to fun a joy ride through and through. If you thought Uncharted: Drake's Fortune or Uncharted 2: Among Thieves were amazing games then you are in for a treat. From start to finish this game never disappoints. Gameplay The gameplay in Uncharted 3, compared to its counter parts, is quite a bit different. While the shooting mechanics are pretty similar there are new additions to the gameplay that give you more freedom of choice on how to play. By that I mean specifically the addition of full on melee combat. This game feels like an Arkham City at times be...

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Batman: Arkham City Review

*Note: This is the old type of review with criteria Gameplay The gameplay in Arkham City is very similar to Arkham Asylum. However this isn't a bad thing as the gameplay in Arkham Asylum was really done well and pretty innovative. The issue here is that Arkham City has gameplay indoors and outdoors. While indoors in close quarters the combat system works pretty flawlessly and the AI is not horrible. Outside is a different story. For some reason when outdoors the AI seems to be worse/slower and you can literally just continue to hit the counter button and defeat all the enemies without issues, unless there is a gun involved. A combat system that allows for you to not have to time anything or really work hard to take down multiple enemies, just isn't very rewarding. The other issue is that the controls are "sticky". By that I mean when you are in one animation you can't very fluidly or easily get out of it to enter another. Batman do...

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Spec Ops: The Line Review

*Note: This is the old type of review with criteria Spec Ops: The Line is a third-person shooter video game developed by Yager Development and published by 2K Games. The game was released in North America on the PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 platforms on June 26, 2012 and in Europe on June 29, 2012. It was officially announced at Spike Video Game Awards on December 12, 2009. Although in the Spec Ops series, The Line does not take any story elements from previous titles. The game follows Captain Martin Walker (voiced by Nolan North) as he is sent into a post-catastrophe Dubai with an elite Delta Force team to hunt for a decorated officer named Colonel Konrad (voiced by Bruce Boxleitner), as well as evacuate any survivors. While lead writer Walt Williams has stated that there are many influences that have gone into the plot, the premise is inspired by Joseph Conrad's novella. Multiple critics have positively observed similarities ...