Prey

Once upon a time there was a game called Prey that was released in 2006. It flew under the radar and was only praised by hardcore gamers who praised it every chance they got. This seems to be the reason why a 2017 remake (not remastering) of the game came out. The 2006 Prey was…

Deathspank

Orphan: These aren’t my teeth. Deathspank: Whose are they? Orphan: Your MOMMA’S! Hee hee! Deathspank: Well played, parentless child. This pretty much sums up the hilarity that ensues in the downloadable game DeathSpank. If the protagonist’s name wasn’t enough for you to snicker at, the entire game is full of quick wit and enjoyable humor.…

Dead Space 2

Let me set up a scenario for you. Five guys sitting around a TV playing Dead Space 2 and we have already had plenty to drink. Chaos is going on everywhere in the game and then it gets quiet as Isaac Clarke searches around for some ammo. All of a sudden “BOOM”, a fire extinguisher…

Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

The Witcher 2 is a marvelous game from top to bottom, so long as you’re prepared to invest many hours into understanding the game’s rich backstory and lore, search each area thoroughly for quests that often to do not provide map markers, and grind for certain items. If that first sentence sounded off-putting to you,…

Rage

It’s 2135, only 100 years after the asteroid 99942 Apophis had hit our planet Earth and destroyed almost all human life. You are an unnamed hero, an Ark survivor, awakened from stasis in an underground shelter (an Ark). Saved by a local who is quick to “befriend” you and let you know the world has…

Skulls of the Shogun

Throughout the second half of my life I have gravitated heavily towards strategy and tactics games, turn based in particular. I enjoy the math involved and appreciate that I have more than a split second to make good decisions on how to proceed. That’s in contrast to first person shooters for example. A lot of…

Destiny

“I could tell you of the great battle centuries ago, how the Traveler was crippled. I could tell you of the power of The Darkness, its ancient enemy. There are many tales told throughout the City to frighten children.” I could… but instead I will give you hundreds of cards that have cryptic pieces of…