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"
I admit it. Mass Effect Andromeda: Initiation just may be the best Mass Effect novel I’ve read to date. I was a fan of the Drew Karphyshyn novels based on the original video games, because they felt like Mass Effect. I’ve never read the William C. Dietz novel, which is considered noncanonical by most, […]Read more "Mass Effect Andromeda: Initiation, by N.K. Jemisin & Mac Walters: a book review"
I’ve finished playing the Ubisoft video game Watch Dogs 2. I don’t mean that I’ve just finished playing the campaign. I completed that a couple of weeks ago. I mean, I’ve finished the game, earning all of its trophies, including the Platinum Trophy for earning all of the other trophies. This is my third platinum, […]Read more "Watch Dogs 2 — a video game review (Third Platinum Trophy!!)"
I can’t compare Just Cause 3, which I’m playing on the PS4, to either of the previous installments. I never played those. I will compare it to Far Cry 3, which is the game it initially reminded me of. I liked Far Cry 3 a lot. I loved the setting, with the mountains and […]Read more "Just Cause 3 – a video game review"
Oh. My. God. Am I allowed an OMG exclamation in the review of a video game? Not even an entire video game. Just the story-mode portion of a video game. I purchased Madden 18 because of its story mode, I’ll admit. I thought it was something different, though. I thought it was a kicked-up […]Read more "Madden 18: Longshot: single player story mode – video game review"
I’ve finished playing Mass Effect: Andromeda. I guess. I mean, I finished my first playthrough of the campaign, which I have been playing since the game was released. Not playing fanatically. I always take my time on a game, I feel I should point out. Plus, I’ve been switching off with at least four other […]Read more "Mass Effect: Andromeda — a video game review"
It looks like today is trailer day for me. I just watched this trailer for Star Wars Battlefront II, a video game which is coming out in November. I had mixed emotions about Star Wars Battlefront (2015). I loved the gameplay and the visuals, and the soundtrack was amazing. I eventually grew bored with the […]Read more "Star Wars Battlefront II (trailer)"
I recently completed the campaign on Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. I think it was supposed to take 15 hours or so, but I’m sure it took me much longer. I have a history with the Uncharted series. I’ve played all of them. On the PlayStation 3 for the first three, and now on the […]Read more "Uncharted 4: a Thief’s End: a video game review"
Yesterday, I earned my second platinum trophy from PlayStation. [pause for applause, smile humbly and wave at the crowd] It should have been my first platinum. I’m not certain when I began playing Mass Effect. Judging by the dates on the trophies earned, it was on or about February 22, 2013. So, three-and-a-half years ago, […]Read more "King of Mass Effect (with a platinum crown)"
You would think that there’d be tickertape parades and fanfares after such a momentous accomplishment. Or not. Recently, while playing Fallout 4 on my PS4, I earned all of the available trophies in the game, which, in turn, earned the granddaddy of all game trophies, the platinum. It was my first. Okay, you’re 13 years […]Read more "My First Platinum Trophy"