If you’re already a fan of Insomniac Games’ masterful Spider-Man video game for PlayStation 4, I don’t have to sell you the three-part downloadable addon known collectively as “The City that Never Sleeps.” Everything that you liked about the campaign in the main game—it’s in there. The inverse is also probably true. If there […]Read more "Spider-Man: “The City that Never Sleeps” DLC — a video game review"
It’s time for our thrice-yearly report here at FirewaterCo. Several years ago, I adopted as my personal philosophy the bit of stolen wisdom that—as the above epigram states—happiness is looking forward to something. (I also stole “Every day is a good day,” a powerful zen koan, from my brother-in-law, who sold mobile homes before he […]Read more "Looking Forward (June 2019 Update) — If It Makes You Happy . . ."
I earned my fourth platinum trophy on the PS4, finishing up Insomniac Games’ Spider-Man video game. I didn’t get the platinum by accident. I had to grind away at the game for a very long time. In the end, in order to earn enough Challenge tokens to buy all of the Spider-Man suits, I had […]Read more "Spider-Man — a video game review (Platinum Trophy #4)"
I’m not finished playing this game. I just want to put that out there up front. I’ve finished playing the campaign, which was fun and semi-fulfilling. I say “semi” because the beginning of the campaign was a little glitchy when I started playing (it’s feasible that there has been a fix since then) so that […]Read more "Assassin’s Creed: Origins — a video game review"
I just completed the main campaign in this video game, and just in time, too. You see, as I’m typing this my birthday is tomorrow. I’ve just about convinced myself that I need my wife to give me the new Spider-Man video game as a gift, but I didn’t have enough storage space on my […]Read more "Mad Max Video Game — a review"
I don’t care about multiplayer mode. In any game. I’ve mentioned this before, but it bears repeating. I have played video games since the 1980s. But, I’ve never found a multiplayer experience that I’ve truly enjoyed yet. I’ve raced against other players in racing games, and that was okay. I’ve also had other multiplayer […]Read more "Titanfall 2 — a video game review"
I’m going to admit up front that this is largely a review of the Iden Versio campaign in Star Wars Battlefront 2. I’m not a co-op type a guy, and I don’t expect that to change at this stage of my life. I have played some of the co-op offerings in this game, and […]Read more "Star Wars Battlefront 2 — a video game review"
I had already planned to play the upcoming Spider-Man game from Insomniac based on its previous trailer. If I hadn’t, this new trailer from Sony would have convinced me to do so. The only other Spider-Man game I’ve played was 2004’s Spider-Man 2, loosely based on the Tobey Maguire movie. I enjoyed the […]Read more "Spider-Man: the video game — a trailer"
Just Cause 4 is coming from Avalanche Studios and Square Enix, and it releases on December 4, 2018. I had a lot of fun playing as Rico Rodriguez, the Latino Rambo, in the previous installment in this series. A highly-destructible environment and lots of ground vehicles, watercraft and aircraft to hijack. The trailer […]Read more "Just Cause 4: a video game trailer"
This is a review of the Call of Duty: WWII campaign, which I recently wrapped up. I’m not a big multiplayer guy, and I haven’t tried the zombie Nazi mode (I will, at some point). I like campaigns. None of the Call of Duty campaigns have seemed very long to me, and this one […]Read more "Call of Duty: WWII — a video game review"