Gaming

Gamers’ Paradise: The Room, iOS, Fireproof Games

THE ROOM (iOS, coming to Android this summer) If you are a fan of puzzles and the writings of H.P. Lovecraft, The Room by Fireproof Games is a must buy. It is a moody, atmospheric game of discovery and puzzle solving where the only inhabitants are you, a room, and an increasingly maddening puzzle box. You almost feel that you … Continue reading Gamers’ Paradise: The Room, iOS, Fireproof Games

Gamers’ Paradise: Shadows Over Camelot, Days of Wonder

SHADOWS OVER CAMELOT Having recently released an abridged card game of the same name, the folks at Days of Wonder sent over a reprinted copy of their 2005 board game Shadows over Camelot for review. It’s a cooperative game, meaning you all win or lose together, but with a unique twist. The game play is simple to follow, each player’s … Continue reading Gamers’ Paradise: Shadows Over Camelot, Days of Wonder

Gamers’ Paradise: WWE ’13, Xbox 360/PS3/Wii, Yuke’s

WWE ’13 (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii) Every year World Wrestling Entertainment and THQ release a new WWE title. And every year I end up buying it. So if nothing else they are marketing the game correctly. Other than that, WWE ’13 feels like just more of the same. There is a new Attitude Era Mode which allows you to play some … Continue reading Gamers’ Paradise: WWE ’13, Xbox 360/PS3/Wii, Yuke’s

Gamers’ Paradise: The Secret World, PC, Funcom

THE SECRET WORLD (PC) I figured I was going to like The Secret World when I realized the hordes of zombies I was killing were not magical undead. In fact, they were husks re-animated by an otherworldly sentience. The zombie bodies were being used as ambulatory incubators for more powerful flesh-forms called the Draug, which are an unholy melding of … Continue reading Gamers’ Paradise: The Secret World, PC, Funcom

Gamers’ Paradise: Dishonored, Xbox 360/PS3/PC, Arkane Studios

  Dishonored (Xbox 360, PS3, PC) It’s been what feels like forever since a major publisher has put out a game with innovative gameplay and more focus on play than cut scenes. Finally, Bethesda and Arkane Studios bring us Dishonored. In Dishonored you are given the option of how you would like to play the game. This is done through … Continue reading Gamers’ Paradise: Dishonored, Xbox 360/PS3/PC, Arkane Studios

Gamers’ Paradise: Defender’s Quest: Valley Of The Forgotten, PC/Mac/Linux, Level Up Labs

DEFENDER’S QUEST: VALLEY OF THE FORGOTTEN (PC, Mac, Linux) Thanks to the digital age, I am rarely happy with consuming only one kind of entertainment at a time. If I’m reading a book, I want to be listening to music, too. If I’m watching TV, I’m also gonna be playing a video game. Browsing websites, I have a movie on. … Continue reading Gamers’ Paradise: Defender’s Quest: Valley Of The Forgotten, PC/Mac/Linux, Level Up Labs

Gamers’ Paradise: Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask, 3DS, Level 5

PROFESSOR LAYTON AND THE MIRACLE MASK (3DS) The Professor Layton formula is pretty well set at this point, and as with the music of AC/DC and the Ramones, one might be tempted to say, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” But still, even the greatest formula can become stale with too much repetition, so we find ourselves with changes … Continue reading Gamers’ Paradise: Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask, 3DS, Level 5

Gamers’ Paradise: Liberation Maiden, 3DS, Grasshopper Manufacture

  LIBERATION MAIDEN (3DS) Liberation Maiden is a very unusual Suda 51 game. Oddly enough, its strangeness comes from how relatively normal it is. We’ve come to expect the most fucked up, insane video games from the founder of Grasshopper Manufacture. His legacy of titles like killer7, No More Heroes and Lollipop Chainsaw have set the lunacy bar pretty high, … Continue reading Gamers’ Paradise: Liberation Maiden, 3DS, Grasshopper Manufacture