Showing monthly archives for: September 2012

Faster Than Light Review


Contrary to what TV, movies and books tell you, being the captain of a space ship isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be. Thankfully the creators of Faster Than Light (FTL) know the difference between which aspects of running a galaxy-trotting space vessel make for a fun and addictive game, and which aspects are about as interesting as watching insulating paint dry on a bulkhead and then filling out the paperwork accounting for the expenditure of materials and equipment. Read More »

Getting Past the Gimmicks


Despite my general apathy when it comes to the Wii U, I am very interested in the controller. A GamePad with a built in touch screen? That’s an idea that shows promise, and that could one day, become very helpful indeed. Notice how I wrote about greatness as though, even if it were achievable, it’s quite far off? Well, that’s because I have the sinking feeling that the first wave of launch titles are going to implement the secondary screen in completely irritating, gimmicky ways. Read More »

Torchlight II Review


Torchlight II is not a rhythm game, yet it is a game devoted to rhythm. There is a distinct routine, a simple cycle, which continues from its start to finish: explore an area, defeat enemies, pick up loot, become stronger, defeat area boss and move to the next area. This entire routine is played to the rhythm of a mouse click. Torchlight II is a dungeon-crawler and a role-playing game that makes no excuses for what it is. Read More »

Tt eSPORTS Saphira Gaming Mouse Review


Gaming mice are a dime a dozen with most hardware manufacturers throwing their hat into the gaming hardware ring and releasing their own lines of gear aimed at the hardcore gamer. But what separates the wheat from the chaff? What makes a gaming mouse all that different from a regular mouse? And more importantly, is Tt eSPORTS’ Saphira gaming mouse a worthwhile contender? Read More »

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Review


Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is hands-down, the quintessential Tekken experience. After 18 years of fine-tuning the series, Katsuhiro Harada and the geniuses over at Namco Bandai have managed to concoct a game that possesses everything you could ever want in a fighter. With a whopping 59 characters, an deceptively simple yet deep fighting system and a slew of polished online and offline game modes, it’s hard not to be spoiled for choice. Read More »

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