While the first-person shooter field has had its biggest stars show up year after year, Guerrilla Games has always used a patient, tempered approach when releasing new entries in the Killzone franchise. Even though it's been around for nearly as long as Microsoft's Halo series, Killzone hasn't quite reached the same stratospheric status among gamers. With its latest entry, Killzone: Shadow Fall, Guerrilla once again revisits the conflict the villainous Helghast bring wherever they go, only this time it's in conjunction with the launch of a new Sony console. Though the choice of exclusives was slim at launch, Killzone: Shadow Fall is a more than worthy way to kick off the PlayStation 4's emergence. Even if it is a bit dull at times.
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From the makers of the Splice and Auditorium, Intake is the latest musical puzzle game from Cipher Prime Studios. If you've never heard of either of these then you've been too busy playing generic Call of Duty iterations. For Pete’s sake people, play some indie puzzlers! Intake is an innovative and fun new addition to Cipher Prime’s increasingly monumental catalog of great games.
Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse is a modern day version of the popular Sega Genesis classic, and iOS enthusiasts may initially scoff at its $9.99 price tag. One of tablet and mobile gaming's biggest assets is playing apps completely on the cheap, so the folks at Disney Interactive are already putting themselves in the hole. What if it's not worth the dough? But this is Walt Disney, where doing the impossible is simply another hill to climb.
XCOM: Enemy Within is a follow-up to last year’s hit strategy release, XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Halfway between a sequel and an expansion pack, Enemy Within adds more weapons, powers, enemies, missions, and even new resources to an already amazing game. But at a steep $40 price tag, only 10 dollars less than you would pay for the original game on Steam, Enemy Within has to work hard to be worth the value.
A few months ago, we were unsure if WWE 2K14 (originally titled WWE '14) would even be made. Much like the real-life acquisition of WCW by Vince McMahon, WWE 2K14 was one of the titles stuck in limbo due to THQ filing for bankruptcy earlier in the year; wrestling fans worldwide were wondering what would happen to the WWE's gaming franchise. Luckily, Take-Two Interactive picked up the rights to WWE 2K14. And it's finally bell-time now that their subsidiary company, 2K Sports, has released WWE 2K14 much to the delight of the millions (and millions!), of wrestling fans worldwide. Similar to the in-ring shenanigans of our favorite over-muscled soap opera, wrestling tends to hype and build up feuds until its pay-per-view pinnacle, and this is where we're at with WWE 2K14. So what'cha gonna do brother, when WWE 2K14 runs wild on you!
For the longest time, TT Games has been developing video games based on the Lego license. Early on, Star Wars dominated the franchise, but more recently, original titles like Lego City Undercover and new licenses from DC Comics have been the main attractions. Now TT has turned its eyes towards Marvel Comics, the home of heroes like Iron Man, Captain America and Spider-Man. While the formula remains almost entirely intact from the very first Lego title, Lego Marvel Super Heroes is the culmination of years of hard work and fine tuning, and is the best Lego game to date.
I am not a musician. I have fantasies of smashing electric guitars into amps and stage diving after an awesome concert, but fantasies are all they are. Games like Rockband have allowed me to bring these fantasies to life, rocking out on plastic tinker toys in my basement with a bunch of friends who are trying not to wince as I belt out the lyrics to Don’t Fear the Reaper. However, it was Rocksmith 2014, the new music game/guitar tutor from Ubisoft, that actually made me feel like some day, I could actually play a real, true, guitar.
Rubicon has released Combat Monsters, their newest iOS title featuring grid and card warfare. Rubicon is a UK-based developer known for other warfare titles featuring little people/monsters, such as Great Little War Game and Great Big War Game. Combat Monsters lives up to its namesake in providing both a single-player and multiplayer experience that are each thorough and strategic in nature. With Pokemon X/Y on Combat Monsters' heels, combat featuring multitudes of little monsters have been on the rise. So let's see if Combat Monsters can exceed in an area where Pocket Monsters have yet to win a gym badge in -- the iOS format.
Some of life's deepest mysteries can leave one clueless. Several hours into Indigo Lake, I'm still spinning my wheels and searching for a few answers. But the ghosts keep me alert and awake into the wee hours of the morning. They may haunt me within the safe confines of my iPad, but sometimes those scares are all too real.