2015 By the Numbers, #45 – God of War: Ascension

God of War: Ascension

Instead of writing reviews for completed games as I did last year, this year I’ve decided to try a new approach. Here then are my stats, real and fictional.

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Backlog Redux 2014 #39 – Borderlands

Borderlands

More Like Bore-derlands

You know that moment when a game goes from fun and enjoyable to a chore, bugging you to finish it lest it continue to be a stain on your ever-growing backlog. “Ok fine, I guess I’ll try to play Borderlands again. *sigh*” That’s what Gearbox’s open-world FPS turned into for me. Continue reading

Backlog Redux 2014 #21 – Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider

Flying In the Face of Artificial Outrage

Let me just go ahead and get this out there: I liked the Tomb Raider series reboot.

Right about now somebody should be calling bullshit on me, if you read my write-up of what I thought of Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light.  To save you the trouble of going back to read it now (though you’re more than welcome to!), I praised the game for being a fun game in its own right, just not a fun “Tomb Raider” game – it just felt too far away from the series formula for me to take it seriously as one. And yet – somehow – with all the controversy and hoopla surrounding the alleged “rape” scene in the game and all the violence inflicted on a female character (a bit more on these topics later), I absolutely adored the hell outta this game! Continue reading

Backlog Redux 2014 #19 – The Maw

The Maw

Nom Noms

I fear that my write-up of Twisted Pixel Games’ The Maw will likely be as brief as the game itself, which took only about a day or so to fully complete, and another day at most to go back and earn some of the previously missed achievements. However, that sentence should not in the slightest be interpreted to mean that The Maw is low quality or not worth the trouble; it’s simply a very brief, family-friendly game – more of a diversion, really – that does what it sets out to do: provide some enjoyment and a few chuckles for a short amount of time. Continue reading