Boom Beach starts in rather slow fashion, as you're slowly building a fortress and village to defend against oncoming enemies. What begins as a farming title eventually transforms into a combat strategy game, and within the first half-hour of playing you'll have witnessed a wonderfully balanced combination of both genres. Boom Beach is free-to-play, but don't be surprised if this game takes a bite out of your milk money.
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The time has finally come for the final piece of story-based downloadable content to be released for BioShock Infinite, bringing the stories of Rapture and Columbia to a close.
Though the story never quite hits all the notes it ambitiously aims for, Infamous: Second Son brings a wonderfully rendered world bursting with color to life beautifully. It's also pretty darn fun to play, too.
Through the electrified smoke, corpses of militia grunts and pilots can be seen strewn across the rubble of the crumbling building. At one time, it was a majestic piece of architecture. Now, all that remains is the husk of life once lived. We've managed to push back and defend the fueling depot, but the militia is still trying to escape. The dropship's location pops up on the heads-up display inside the Ogre mech, and we begin rushing towards the extraction point. Titans of the proud Interstellar Manufacturing Corporation (IMC) lie in wait for the remaining living militia forces. Another fight breaks out, threatening to collapse what remains of another once palatial fragile estate. Rockets and bullets fly across the battlefield with reckless abandon, with few finding actual targets. The dropship reaches escape velocity before we can take it down, and thus the battle rages on to another destination. We've won the battle, but the war just never seems to end.
The Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster has finally arrived, giving a classic Japanese role-playing game favorite a shiny new coat of paint as well as a ton of extras not present in the originals. We checked out the PlayStation Vita version to see what it was like to play a beefy PlayStation 2 classics in the palms of our hands.
Devious Dungeon is a platform title that has a medieval fighter traveling through different portals to find treasure and slay monsters. We've seen this story a million times before, but when a sword and sorcery adventure pulls off the right amount of magic, familiarity can also breed excellence.
Completing Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy is a bittersweet experience. On one hand, it’s a pleasure to come back to the Layton gameplay that we all know and love. On the other hand, it’s the last time we will be doing so. This is, essentially, the end to the Layton series; a swan song for everyone’s favorite top-hatted sleuth. The game is perfectly crafted to push you closer to the end, and with it the answer to a mystery that has been built up over the last three titles. You’ll happily gobble up puzzle after puzzle, but as you fill out Layton’s suitcase and slowly uncover all the answers the game has to offer, you can’t help but be filled with an emptiness as you realize, this is really it.
Once you march your way through the first couple levels, Stubies reels you in with its sleek graphics, almost hypnotic little jingle and increasing amount of difficulty, continually testing the player.
Simplicity in video games is an easy concept in design but a tough one to execute. Most titles that have stood the test of time were simple in design, yet complex in their mastery. Every game developer has tried to create the next big hit using this formula. While most have failed, there are some who managed to create something that resonates and sticks with both kids and adults. Threes is one of those games.
Much like the wars for the throne in 'Game of Thrones', The Banner Saga: Chapter 1 requires you to make the hard decisions and reiterates that wartime can be rough and relentless while making you strategically play an intricate, elaborate chess match.