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Thursday, April 26, 2018

“Zombies Chronicles” is pretty, but not much else

“Call of Duty” is the most ubiquitous video gaming franchise for relatively good reason. While incredibly repetitive, each new installment since “Call of Duty 3” has featured fine-tuned controls and rewarding online upgrade systems...

Undertale isn’t underwhelming

For those of you who love breaking the mold and being your own person, bandwagons and the people who join them are probably the center of your derision, and often with good cause. Bandwagons...

Survival Horror: Reborn

It’s 1996. “Resident Evil” is out. It creates this genre called survival horror. Basically, you’re scared and nobody can help you. People love it, it sells like mad. Now it’s 2002. “Resident Evil” is...

“Persona 5” brings JRPGs back into the limelight

Released nine years after “Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4” (2008), “Persona 5” makes its debut on eighth generation consoles. Being a Japanese role-playing game (JRPG), “Persona 5” is confined to the conventions of the...

The strange charm of “Life is Strange”

If anything, “Life is Strange” showed me the viability of episodic game releases. I tend to have an aversion to paying for things I have to wait for, and my only other experience with...

“Bayonetta 2” manages to live up to the hype, asks you to buy a...

Platinum Games has finally delivered a sequel to 2010’s character-action game “Bayonetta,” allowing the hungry fanbase to gorge on all the gun kata combos they could possibly want. “Bayonetta 2” arrived on Oct. 24...

“Grim Fandango” is still great, but filled with grim bugs

Double Fine has finally revived one of Tim Schafer’s best-known and least-played adventure games from his days at LucasArts. Those of us who were too young or bound by the limits of our computers...

“Five Night’s at Freddy’s” contains unique gameplay and original horror

Survival horror games pluck the players from the battlefield and pit them against their worst nightmares. They are an art but few games get it right. Video games are an immersive experience, but for...

“Far Cry 4” is fun, but far from new

Ubisoft has released “Far Cry 4” fresh off the heels of its rather controversial “Assassin’s Creed Unity” launch. After the nightmare of an arguably incomplete series entry and all of the ensuing critical and...

Bioware tries to return to form with “Dragon Age: Inquisition”

Bioware has been in an awkward position for the past few years. Their last two releases, “Mass Effect 3” and “Dragon Age II,” were met with much more negative reviews than usual, and it...