impressions

Tales From The Borderlands Could Have Been Awful, But It's Great

I’ll admit, I went into Tales from the Borderlands with pretty low expectations. Don’t get me wrong: I like a lot of things about the zany world in which Gearbox’s Borderlands shooter series takes place, but it’s good for… shooting. Tales is an all-story adventure game. Yikes, right?


My First 20 Hours With Far Cry 4

Far Cry 4 is the kind of game that lets you make a lot of mistakes. The first night I started playing, I walked into an abandoned house and spotted a hornet’s nest. I shot it for no particular reason. A swarm of hornets flew out and killed me. The next time I saw a hornet’s nest, I did not shoot at it.


Warlords Of Draenor MMO Log One: Love Hurts

You know those early stages of love, when you just can’t seem to get enough of the other person, yet it feels as if the entire world is conspiring to keep you apart? That’s exactly the first few days of Warlords of Draenor.


That Moment When LEGO Batman 3 Gets Really Good

Like the first two games in the series, LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham begins with the terrestrial adventures of Batman and Robin. It’s a slow start, but then comes a moment when it all comes together and the game kicks into high gear.


Digimon All-Star Rumble Really Lets Fans Down

It’s been six years since a Digimon video game was released in North America. If Digimon All-Star Rumble is Namco Bandai testing the waters for more US releases, we’re not going to see another for a very long time.


Halo 5's Multiplayer Is All About Movement

There’s a new trend that seems to be affecting the world of shooters. It’s not enough to simply have powerful guns, challenging levels and enemy formations, and a balanced space to play with others competitively. These days a shooter has to have movement, even a level of grace, to stay competitive. And Halo 5 seems to have gotten that memo.


11 Things You Should Know About Dragon Age: Inquisition

Yesterday, I finished Dragon Age: Inquisition. By “finished,” I mean that I played the final story mission and watched the credits roll. Getting to that point took me 85 hours, but I still don’t really feel done with the game.



Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Is Monster Hunter At Its Best

This is the Monster Hunter game you’ve been waiting for. If you’ve been waiting.


So Far, The Chinese Xbox One Has Room For Improvement

I’m in a quiet room. My coworkers type away at their keyboards on a slow Saturday morning and then their attention is drawn towards me. They look at me with mix of disdain and bemusement. I was attempting to turn off an Xbox One with a voice command and nothing happened.