Darksiders II Review

Building off of the success of Darksiders, Darksiders II evolves away from the more traditional action-adventure formula and into a more grandiose RPG-styled adventure. With the first game giving clear homage to The Legend of Zelda, Darksiders II follows in the same footsteps in regards its overall structure. You are Death, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and your quest is to clear the name of your brother War, the anti-hero of the previous game.

The quest to save War takes you through many different realms. Your first stopping point is the Forge Lands, a colorful and mountainous realm inhabited by the Makers. As far as characterization is concerned, the Makers end up amongst the most fleshed out in the whole of Darksiders II. Each of them has personality and attitude and it really feels like the Forge Lands are very fleshed out in comparison with the other realms of the game. Reaching the Tree of Life, you enter the Kingdom of the Dead. From here, the Tree of Life (or Death in this realm) becomes your portal back and forwards to other realms and locations. From snow-covered mountains to the pits of Hell and gates of Heaven, to the torn-up streets of Earth; you will see many locations each with its own tone, atmosphere and characters. Continue reading “Darksiders II Review”

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Uncharted 3 Drake’s Deception Review

Uncharted_3-logo.pngLast night I got around to finishing up Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception. In my review of Uncharted 2, I noted some of my qualms with the overall story of the game and I’m happy to say that Uncharted 3 delivers a much more cohesive and awe-inspiring story compared to the previous installment. Note that this will be my final Uncharted review, at least in the Nathan Drake tetralogy. Continue reading “Uncharted 3 Drake’s Deception Review”

Review: Uncharted 2: Electric Boogaloo

Review: Uncharted 2: Electric Boogaloo

Preface

            So after finishing up with Uncharted 4, and really loving it, I decided to go ahead and pick up the Nathan Drake Collection for PS4 as well. It includes Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves and Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception. I played about an hour of Drake’s Fortune before deciding that the game hasn’t aged very well, therefore I won’t be doing a review of Drake’s Fortune until I decide that I want to finish it which could possibly be never.

Instead, I decided to go ahead and play Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, one of the most critically acclaimed games of all time. I ultimately did myself a disservice by not playing this game on the PS3 back in its heyday. The remaster on PS4 is very good, I must say that the graphical fidelity doesn’t hold up as much as it used to but I won’t be knocking it too much for that. The character models still look good and the environments look even better. Uncharted 2 was a technical achievement at the time of its release and it still holds up very well. Continue reading “Review: Uncharted 2: Electric Boogaloo”

Screw all that other stuff, here’s an Uncharted 4 Review

uncharted_4_-_a_thiefs_endUncharted 4

I recently picked up a PS4 Slim during the Black Friday deals. Bundled with it was a copy of Uncharted 4. Now, I’m not usually one for these kinds of action-adventure type games but I was very surprised at this game.

Naughty Dog is a very popular studio that continues to push the boundaries of cinematic-type games. They’ve released the Uncharted series, The Last of Us and are currently working on The Last of Us 2 as well as a standalone, spin-off Uncharted game that focuses on other characters from the series. Continue reading “Screw all that other stuff, here’s an Uncharted 4 Review”