Review: ‘Uncharted’ is Adaptable as a Gen Z Blockbuster

From the moment an Uncharted movie was announced over 10 years ago, I was half in the bag. I really enjoyed Mark Wahlberg in The Fighter (still his best performance) and the credibility of what a director like David O. Russell could bring to the table was exciting (see also Silver Linings Playbook) despite Wahlberg…

Resident Evil: Village Has a Ball Going ‘Back to Formula’

I don’t play a lot of Capcom games. The last one I played outside of Resident Evil was the Dead Rising series. Those games are driven by strong gameplay ideas, the ludicrous story turns filled with thin characters with tons of personality and labyrinthian navigation systems. That DNA carries over here with the Labyrinth navigation…

“All This Way” The Last of Us Part II – Review

Developer: Naught Dog Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment Announced: 12. 1. 2016 Released: 6. 19. 2020 (3 years, 6 months, 18 days later) The Last of Us Part II was announced in 2016. Three years into development and three years too soon. There were no discussions of a real life pandemic except from Bill Gates. I…

Old News: Evo Shields now a Permanent Fixture in Apex Legends

Introduced in a recent community event, it looks like the armor is here to stay. By William Hume UPDATE: July 15th, 2020 We reached out to sports garment company Evo Shield via Twitter: “We do not have any involvement.” The fourth major event in Apex Legends has concluded but a piece of equipment is staying put-…

Is the Outer Worlds Just Fallout: Lite?

Getting a crew together to make a Western RPG game in half the time it takes to make a Bethesda piece shines in its professionalism and smoothness but conceptually points to an *as well, growing creatively bankrupt video game industry. The eighth generation of consoles has not produced as many games in quantity or quality…

‘Gears of War’ 1-4 Franchise Review

From Director Rod Fergusson and The Coalition Microsoft Games Studios Presents A game built on Unreal Engine 4 with multiplayer by Splash Damage In the 8th generation of console video games, I got to hand it to Phil Spencer & Xbox. It is inaccurate to call a billion dollar company like Microsoft underdogs, but it is interesting…

‘Control’ Distances Itself from Remedy Classics

Developer Remedy/ Publisher 505 Games Rating: 4/10 To Control or not to Control, that is the question. It is also a gameplay choice marred in Remedy‘s 4 year development cycle and a change in publisher culture. The result is a surrender to a host of problems from  a decades worth of industry game development. Loosely…