Archive for the ‘Reviews PC’ Category

Review – Civilization IV Beyond the Sword

Monday, August 27th, 2007 by golden jew

One of my biggest critiques of the Civilization Warlords Expansion was that I felt Firaxis had produced just enough content to make the game worth buying, and not a smidgen more. Being a Civilization fanatic, I had no choice to buy it, but my hope was that the next expansion, when it came out, would …

Review – Halo 2 Vista

Thursday, August 16th, 2007 by zenstrabo

Is Halo 2 for Windows Vista Worth Your Hard Earned Cash?

If you’re reading this (which you clearly are) I assume that you fall into one of two categories:

1. You are thinking of re-buying your favorite XBOX game for the PC and are wondering if $50 for a three year old game that you already have …

Review – Mr. Robot

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007 by tyson

I entered into the futuristic world of Mr. Robot with some apprehension. The game is based on a lot of stuff I am not overly fond of; puzzle games, platformers, and robots. I was not too keen on the title of the game, either, because other than Mr. T, who was the last good Mr. …

Review – Sam & Max Episode 6: Bright Side of The Moon

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007 by christian

Here it is, the final episode in the only episodic series that’s actually managed to do something with itself. Six games in as many months is something that Telltale Games should be proud of, but they get another pat on the back for doing such a good job. Season 1 was very much …

Review – Sam & Max Episode 5: Reality 2.0

Tuesday, April 17th, 2007 by christian

Despite it being the penultimate episode of Season 1, I don’t have much to say about Reality 2.0. It repeats much of the same things we’ve already gone over (ie, “The rule of three” for puzzles, familiar faces and environments, etc.). Reminiscent of ep. 4, it has two very hard puzzles with …

Review – Sam & Max Episode 4: Abe Lincoln Must Die

Monday, February 26th, 2007 by christian

Something tells me I will be in the minority with this one, but Sam and Max Episode 4 is perhaps the weakest entry yet (or close behind the first one). This seems odd at first, because this time Telltale worked on many of the issues that fans (and reviewers like myself) brought up with …

Review – Space Rangers 2: Rise of the Dominators

Monday, February 19th, 2007 by chris

It’s hard to find a recent game with a name more cheesy than Space Rangers 2: Rise of the Dominators. It has all the classiness of a corny low-budget science fiction movie.

In fact, its name could be the main reason why nobody’s noticed the game, despite a lot of acclaim from reviewers. So much so …

Review – Office Purks

Thursday, February 8th, 2007 by christian and jay

christian says:
About a month ago I played The Shivah. Although it was made in something simple like Adventure Game Studio, it had fantastic production values, a lot of craft to the graphical design, and some decent gameplay hampered by a lack of originality. Bottom line was that for the five five dollars I paid …

A manifesto on Manifesto Games with a review of The Shivah for added value

Thursday, February 1st, 2007 by christian

Greg Costikyan’s name comes up a lot when it comes to indie game development. Apparently, the man has worked on a few games and written some fiction in his life, and somehow he has become a major voice on independent games. He seems to believe that indie games can and will crush largescale …

Review – Sam and Max Episode 3: The Mole, the Mob, and the Meatball

Monday, January 29th, 2007 by christian

I’m not going to do an “official” review of Sam and Max Episode 3. All the big aggregate game sites will give you the same Consumer Reports style bullshit about this one; how the environments are recycled, how the game is shorter and the puzzles are easier, and so its just not so good …