Ticket to Ride: Steam Edition

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Ticket to Ride is a modern classic in the world of board games. Like many popular games, they are able to be played online as well. Ticket to Ride is no exception and the main Ticket to Ride server is run by Days of Wonder, the company that produces the hard copy. The neat thing about the online version of Ticket to Ride is that it can be played cross-platform. This review looks at the game online as played on Steam. It can also be played on a web-based JAVA server and an iPad. I will break down how the game looks on Steam, how it plays, and if it is worth playing this digital, online version. (more…)

Enemy Front (PC)

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So, recently I decided to try a few new(ish) shooter games. I wanted ones preferably set during World War II just so I could get away from the craziness that inevitably comes with Battlefield. Also, because of the love affair I have with another WWII game (more…)

Mario Kart 8

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Before Mario hosted elaborate parties, held tennis matches, and morphed into a paper cut-out, he took to the track with a go-kart. Many years after the original Super Mario Kart, Nintendo has continued to deliver its premiere racing franchise (sorry, F-Zero) for each of its platforms. The latest installment, Mario Kart 8 for Wii U, continues the tradition of fun, desperate victories, and tragic defeats. Mario Kart 8 is yet another high mark in the series, even if there are a few hang-ups. (more…)

Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory

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Ah, Enemy Territory. The game that started it all for me. The game where I got my first headshot, my first nade kill, my first everything and anything one can do in an online first person shooter. For me, Enemy Territory was, and still is, the Mecca of all FPS games. (more…)

Shovel Knight

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Back are the glory days of 2D platforming! So I say to ye all. With titles like Rayman Legends, New Super Mario Bros., and the slew of platforming indie games like Mutant Mudds and Super Meat Boy, the 2D platforming genre isn’t going anywhere. Sure, maybe there is a bit of an oversaturation of these titles, but many prove that the genre has a lot to offer; on top of that, developers are experimenting with the formula to keep it fresh. And then along came Shovel Knight. Shovel Knight, a kick-started project by Yacht Club Games available for download on 3DS, Wii U, and PC, is a love letter to the great NES platformer classics. The game exceeds the expectation that this game is just a nostalgia-grab (see my review of Ducktales Remastered) by forging its own place in the now decades-old legacy that is the platforming genre. Read on, my fellow knights! (more…)

Witch and Hero

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The summer has always been a good time to start that list we all have of games we never played, never finished, or never even picked up. Games from years ago build up on the ever-increasing pile of good intentions that is the “to play” list. I’ve started knocking them off along with this post, the first off of my list that increases in-tandem with the “to play”, the “to review” list. Okay, Let’s start off full-tilt, uh… with Witch and Hero. Bleck. (more…)

Wheel of Fortune

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What is the most popular syndicated show on evening television? If you said Wheel of Fortune, you are correct. There have been countless releases of the popular game show on console platforms, but the one I remember playing from my childhood is the Nintendo version (more…)

Little Inferno

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Little Inferno is a strange little title all about purchasing things only to watch them burn. Being face-to-face with your own fireplace for the majority of the game is surprisingly engaging. (more…)

Bravely Default

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We pine for the old and pine for the new. Nostalgia often interferes with the innovative and sometimes innovation is plagued by the problems of classics. With the Final Fantasy series of late, Square Enix has been producing games that don’t resonate as much with old fans like XIII and its sequels. From the Square Enix ether has come what could have easily been called Final Fantasy Whatever with Bravely Default for the 3DS, a game that bravely has a terrible, two-adjective name but is actually a fresh face to the world of Japanese role-playing games. (more…)

NES Remix

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The greatest thing about the original Nintendo (better known in the rest of this review as the NES) is the fact that it rescued the video game industry from the quagmire that other companies like Atari had put it in by over-saturating the market with bad games, perhaps understandably, since there were no industry veterans. At release the NES established Nintendo as the leader in hardware and software innovation. Those days are gone and Nintendo has of late received a lot of criticism for what is being called a failed system, the Wii U. (more…)