SOUTH PARK: THE STICK OF TRUTH REVIEW
South Park: The Stick of Truth is a monumental achievement. It’s not only one of the best licensed games ever made, it’s one of the strongest role playing titles in recent memory. I would go as far as saying it ranks amongst the biggest successes of the last generation. It’s a pleasant surprise too, because at one point I was convinced The Stick of Truth would be just another missed opportunity, especially with the numerous delays and publishers switching mid development. But I should‘ve known better. Read our full Review.
CASTLEVANIA: LORDS OF SHADOW 2 REVIEW
Lords of Shadow 2 is loaded with game-breaking bugs and bizarre design decisions that hinder an otherwise solid adventure. A few extra months of ironing out the buggy programming would have done wonders and it’s a shame that the end result feels disjointed and oftentimes completely broken. Read our full Review.
ARIA THE NATURA: SEASON 2-PART 2 REVIEW
Aria’s ethereal vibe is remarkably enchanting providing a perfect blend of drama and humor. Like the recently reviewed Blessing of the Campanella, Aria is devoid of an overarching storyline and relies purely on its protagonists to carry each episode. But unlike the paper-thin and mundane Anime stereotypes of Campanella, Aria radiates with charisma and a delightful cast. While I’m new to the series and missed out on previous Aria releases, I was drawn to its world from the very first opening credits. Read our full Review.
The new Strider beautifully mirrors Capcom’s glorious past. It’s a throwback to a time when 2-d action games ruled the industry. Only five minutes into the game and I felt like a kid who just received his first NES. The buttery smooth controls, the fast-paced ninja action, the beautiful visuals…Capcom’s new Strider is a near perfect re-envisioning of the 1989 arcade classic. Whether you’re a fan of the original or a series newcomer, Strider is one of Capcom’s best releases in recent years. Read our full Review.
BLESSING OF THE CAMPANELLA SERIES REVIEW
Blessing of the Campanella surprised me in all the wrong ways. I expected a charming, humorous action-comedy with heart; instead I endured 300 minutes of boredom. By the time I completed this set, I wasn’t sure whom the show was designed for. It’s not funny, it’s not interesting, there’s no character development and the dialogue will make your ears bleed. Despite the impressive aesthetics, there’s little else positive I can say about this Anime. Read our full Review.
Overall, the Thief reboot is a fun stealth adventure that doesn’t live up to the legendary predecessors, but still offers enough thrills and sneaky action to warrant a purchase. Fans might be saddened by the overall simplification of game mechanics and linearity, but there are still moments of brilliance worth experiencing and there’s still hope that the inevitable sequel could right some of the reboot’s wrongs. Read our full Review.