Beat Hazard Ultra Review

Arcade action powered by YOUR music! Experience your music collection like never before with this intense arcade shooter. How will your music play?

How many times have I told myself not to go nuts during a Steam sale? I always manage to grab a bunch of games that I look at once and immediately uninstall, but for all of those disappointments, there are the diamonds in the rough. Beat Hazard Ultra is one such gem.

The concept behind Beat Hazard is a fairly Continue reading

SpaceChem Review

SpaceChem is an obscenely addictive, design-based puzzle game about building machines and fighting monsters in the name of science!

Puzzle games have a fine line to walk. Often they’re so frustrating that you’re more annoyed with yourself rather than pleased when you actually solve the puzzle, but just as often your hand is held so much that you don’t really feel like you’ve accomplished anything in solving the puzzle. SpaceChem is a fantastic puzzler that manages to walk on the harder side of the line, but not frustratingly so.

After hearing several people raving about Continue reading

L.A. Noire Review

Amid the post-war boom of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Cole Phelps is an LAPD detective thrown headfirst into a city drowning in its own success. Corruption is rampant, the drug trade is exploding, and murder rates are at an all-time high. In his fight to climb the ranks and do what’s right, Phelps must unravel the truth behind a string of arson attacks, racketeering conspiracies and brutal murders, battling the L.A. underworld and even members of his own department to uncover a secret that could shake the city to its rotten core.

I must admit that I’ve never been the biggest fan of Rockstar Games (although I’ve never played Red Dead: Redemption). While the Grand Theft Auto series can be fun at times I quickly find myself getting bored with them. So it was with mixed feelings that I approached L.A. Noire. Thankfully, L.A. Noire is a very different game, and I hope that we get more like it in the future.

One of the best aspects of the game is the wonderful atmosphere it creates. L.A. in the 40’s is recreated in loving detail and the characters Continue reading

Poker Night at the Inventory Review

‘Prepare for a different kind of poker night in a very different kind of club.’

This was a game that really came out of left field. Who would think to put The Heavy from Team Fortress 2, Strongbad from Homestar Runner, Sam from Sam and Max, and Tycho from Penny Arcade together in a game, let alone a Poker game? Well whoever you are, I tip my hat to you. The result is a top notch game.

From the very beginning, Poker Night at the Inventory is dripping Continue reading