Early thoughts on the PS4

So, a few days ago, we upgraded from a PS3 to a PS4. It's a very slick design and reminds of Johnny Five's feet, so there's that! It does seem to be much faster and supports downloading more than one thing at once, in the sense that you can download something while you stream. I…

Final thoughts on Dragon Age: Inquisition (so far)

As I write this post, I finished my first playthrough of Dragon Age: Inquisition. I'm actually kind of pleased that there's plenty of content I missed (because the game tricked me, but whatever). I've uninstalled it for now, but this is less a function of the game being bad (which it wasn't) but my SSD…

Early thoughts on Dragon Age Inquisition

I've started playing Dragon Age: Inquisition over the last couple of days. I'm not going to talk much about the plot, but I figure a brief discussion of the mechanics won't hurt. After the prologue, you find yourself in charge of something called the Inquisition (you don't say). In order to support this enterprise to…

Final thoughts on Assassin’s Creed Unity

I finished Unity yesterday. On my new PC, it ran beautifully -- there was a tiny bit of stuttering that a patch fixed. Good stuff. The game itself, however, was something of a mixed bag. It did combat very well; in a comment to a friend online, I remarked that the hardest Assassin's Creed games…

Do I like Borderlands?

Largely on the basis of reports of 36 Chambers' own Kevin Feasel, I spent some time playing Borderlands on PS3 thanks to a pretty fair deal ($10 for Borderlands and Borderlands 2,¬†sans DLC) and I'm honestly not quite sure if I like it or not. If you haven't played Borderlands, it's Diablo with guns. (Or…

The Last of Us

This isn't a video game review. The Last of Us is a PS3 game (which is being remastered for PS4) by Naughty Dog. It is, superficially, the same general combat system as Uncharted, so if you liked Uncharted's combat, you'll like The Last of Us. But you may not like the story. I'm having a…

Further thoughts on Madden

As of this post, I've played about half a season. I'm undefeated (7-0), but I've only blown out one team; most of my victories are by no more than two scores. It's been an insane pass rush (I had 13 sacks in one game) combined with some good corners. My one blowout came against the…

Arkham Origins: The review you can use [tm]

Do you like Batman? I like Batman. Both Kevin and I have written about Batman pretty frequently. If you like Batman¬†and video games, there are the excellent Arkham Asylum and Arkham City to grab your attention. Arkham Origins isn't quite as good as those, but still very Batman-esque. The story: Black Mask hires eight assassins…