God of War: An Iron Man-styled Origin Tale?

God of War’s world serpent looks ugly and dangerous, but is actually a nice lady. She shoots from the water into the sky, shows her massive, extremely detailed and designed body. She has thick nostrils, scaly skin, a beard and jagged teeth – the ones who typically snack surfers as part of shark ivories. Yes,Continue reading “God of War: An Iron Man-styled Origin Tale?”

Assassin’s Creed: Origins is The Witcher in Egypt

Assassin’s Creed: Origins is a much bigger, way more ambitious game than Syndicate. It is no longer just about one or two cities, but all of Egypt. This highly-developed scale defines the gameplay. There are still the classic assassin missions: the good old stalking, stealth gameplay, the deadly leap from above – with the bladeContinue reading “Assassin’s Creed: Origins is The Witcher in Egypt”

Game Impressions – Middle Earth: Shadow of War

Tactical depth meets a playable The Lord of the Rings and a Rogue One story It’s a scene right out of The Lord of the Rings: flaming balls fly towards the fortress, Orcs rushing to the gates, ready to smash the enemy. Archers return fire, I’ll send a couple of them flying when my siegeContinue reading “Game Impressions – Middle Earth: Shadow of War”

Destiny 2 Is a True Sequel With the Energy of Call of Duty and Star Wars

Destiny 2 so far delivers almost everything I want from a sequel: it has character, charisma, fresh ideas, and the atmosphere. But there are also some slight concerns; namely, the Vex are returning in a strike, the Cabal return in the campaign and there are just a few new factions and weapons on display atContinue reading “Destiny 2 Is a True Sequel With the Energy of Call of Duty and Star Wars”

Call of Duty: WW II Is Like a Playable Band of Brothers (Preview)

Call of Duty starts a new era for the longest on-going shooter brand in gaming history. At least for now, at least for 2017, the Michael Bay factor is gone. This here is no Transformers-like experience with five exploding helicopters per minute and more particles than you can count – even though Transformers 5: TheContinue reading “Call of Duty: WW II Is Like a Playable Band of Brothers (Preview)”

The Last of Us: Part 2 – A Westworld Actress, The Westworld Writer and the Big Question: Is Ellie No Longer Immune?

  The Last of Us was the House of Cards of video games: with some of the finest writing, acting, and elicited emotions seen in gaming. Naughty Dog is excellent in crafting believable characters that we actually care about. Joel was not your stereotypical Hollywood video game character: he is not good-looking, he lacks an attractiveContinue reading “The Last of Us: Part 2 – A Westworld Actress, The Westworld Writer and the Big Question: Is Ellie No Longer Immune?”

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy – How Splinter Cell and The Last of Us Influence the 2017 Uncharted (Preview)

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is a different affair from prior titles: protagonist Chloe is not a female Nathan Drake, nor is she your all guns blazing type of heroine, like Lara Croft. She is a hunter, a spy, and more of a rogue agent than an adventurer. The Lost Legacy is a true reboot ofContinue reading “Uncharted: The Lost Legacy – How Splinter Cell and The Last of Us Influence the 2017 Uncharted (Preview)”