I reviewed a game called Deponia last month, and gave it five stars because it was totally awesome. I'd like to say I'll spare you the details, but that would be a lie. I'm happy to use this preview as another opportunity to sing the game's praises. How's that for objectivity?
- Most people who play Minecraft more than they should are familiar with the name Notch. This is the handle of the game's creator, Markus Persson. Notch is one of the more notable faces of PC game development. This is in part because of the meteoric rise of his hit game, Minecraft. It's also because he's outspoken and has a personality.
- Tales of Terror: Crimson Dawn starts with a clichéd storyline and lacks any variety thereafter to make the experience stand out. Your brother has been kidnapped, and as the loving sister, you'll need to track him down in a seemingly deserted mansion, stop a cult from taking over the world, and make your way through an alternate plane (within mirrors) before your brother is lost forever.
- No fictional character has embedded himself in our culture as deeply as Sherlock Holmes. His name is as recognizable as Hamlet's or Johnny Appleseed's, and his adventures are as well-known as any Greek myth. He is the archetypal detective.
- Everybody's favorite muscle bound chef Robert Irvine is undergoing a dramatic reduction in size. As of today, his prodigious neck, biceps, and culinary skills have been shrunk down and recast in the cartoony, big-eyed sheen of Zynga's Ville series. The Ville game in which he has taken up residence is, of course, ChefVille, and he can be found there for the next two weeks.
- I played golf once or twice and had a decent enough time doing it. But that was a long time ago, and I've never felt the urge to give it another shot. Golf on television is definitely boring. I'd rather watch a scrabble game. Mario Golf was pretty fun, but even that was meh to me.
- Now that football season has begun, the ever fashionable jersey is being dug out of dressers across America to be worn proudly by large, beer drinking men. The season of dipping chips and buffalo-ing wings is upon us. For those of us who, like me, don't know the difference between football and a soccer ball, there is no escape.
- Wild Blood is one gorgeous game. It rivals Infinity Blade for the best looking 3D game I've ever ran on my iPad. And considering that in Wild Blood you're free to move around environments in ways you never could in Infinity Blade, I'm inclined to give even more credit to its looks. It's one thing to render fantastical ruins, it's another thing entirely to render fantastical ruins and allow you to run around inside of them.