Category: Multiplatform Written by Bronson Fiori
When I first saw Ori and the Blind Forest at E3 2014, it looked like a really beautiful indie platformer with standard gameplay. Everything pointed to it being one of those games that get by on great presentation and possibly a good story, but no real gameplay. I am happy to say this isn't the case. Ori and the Blind Forest is a wonderful “Metroidvania” style platformer that is up there with Gaucamelee and Symphony of the Night.
Category: PS3 Written by John Macaluso
The PlayStation 3 is nearing the end of its lifespan with the next generation of consoles already a year old. In the PS3's catalog, you'll find many great games that will make you want to keep it around for years to come. NIS's The Awakened Fate Ultimatum is a brand new dungeon crawler that's looking to breathe new life into your PlayStation 3. Is The Awakened Fate Ultimatum a reason to put more time into your PS3 or is it time to look to the future of console gaming and skip this game all together?
Category: Tech Written by Nick McCandless
Before NVIDIA’s Titan X made an abrupt unveiling during GDC 2015, NVIDIA’s GTX 980 was the most powerful graphics card using NVIDIA’s latest architecture, Maxwell. Encompassing 2048 CUDA cores with a base clock speed of 1126MHz and 4 GB of GDDR5 memory, the GTX 980 has been a popular graphics card for the many hardcore PC gamers out there. Being one of the very few cards available currently on the market that will fully support Microsoft’s upcoming collection of APIs known as DirectX 12, NVIDIA’s GTX 980 is sure to provide enough power to last most PC gamers a healthy amount of time.
Category: Multiplatform Written by John Macaluso
Sony's consoles have had their fair share of great twin stick shooters. Dead Nation, Resogun, and the Super Stardust series are all excellent twin stick shooters that have raised the bar for the genre in one way or another. The newest game in the genre, Helldivers, seeks to be included into the aforementioned list, but does it hold its own against the aforementioned games?
Category: Xbox One Written by Bronson Fiori
A lot of video games are total thrill rides. Emotional and mental roller coasters that take us on long epic journeys. So it is odd to think that there aren't many video games about actual thrill rides. Well Screamride is here from the creators of the most recent Roller Coaster Tycoon games is a game about building coasters, riding them, and oddly enough destroying buildings. So is Screamride a scream or a kids ride?
Category: Vita Written by John Macaluso
Let's be honest here, Sony's Playstation Vita has been severely lacking games for the last couple of years. Sure there have been some pretty solid games in that time span, but most other games have been extremely underwhelming. That brings us to HtoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diaries, a brand new puzzle platformer. Is The Firefly Diaries the game that finally breathes new life in the Vita or is it just another disappointing game?
Category: 3DS Written by John Macaluso
The Monster Hunter franchise is easily one of my favorite franchises of all time. Since the first installment on the PlayStation 2, the series has become well known for its numerous weapons, cooperative multiplayer, monumental monsters, and steep learning curves. Monster has since had iterations on the PlayStation Portable, Wii, Wii U, and the 3DS. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is the series' sophomore installment on Nintendo's portable and comes with several new monsters, weapons, and many more features. Do these new features attribute to the 3DS' adding another fantastic game to its catalog or should it be forgotten and left in the dust?
Category: 3DS Written by John Macaluso
Nintendo's New 3DS XL has been out for about a week now and I have been playing it extensively since then. At the time of this review, I have played Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D, and the New Super Smash Bros, all on the new 3DS. Let’s start with what comes right out of the box following the purchase of a new Nintendo 3DS XL.
Category: PS4 Written by Nick McCandless
Ready at Dawn Studios, the team that was in charge of the God of War franchise on PlayStation Portable is back with their very first PlayStation 4 title, The Order: 1886. Recognized immediately by its amazing visuals, The Order: 1886 has a healthy amount of hype to live up to with its attractive plot.
Category: Multiplatform Written by Anthony Ta
Hi everybody, this is Anthony Ta from The Gamer Access and this is the Dragon Age: Inquisition video review. This is not the Mass Effect 1 and Dragon Age: Origins era of BioWare. This is the Mass Effect 3 and Dragon Age II era of BioWare. Since Dragon Age II, console BioWare games certainly have better gameplay than their predecessors, but it became clear that their writing talent was not as strong as it used to be. So where does Dragon Age: Inquisition stand? It certainly is much bigger, and in some ways it is bolder. But it is not as bold and fresh as one may think.