Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2

“If you don’t like change, you‘re going to like irrelevance even less.”—General Eric. Shinseki, retired Chief of Staff, U. S. Army I can’t help but think this is what Treyarch had painted all over their office walls when developing Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2.  While the Call of Duty franchise continues to set sales records it has come at […]

Assassin’s Creed 3

The Assassin’s Creed franchise has been coming very close to suffering Call of Duty fatigue in that there seems to be an annual release for the franchise and it seems that while the games have been solid they haven’t done much, if anything at all, to move the franchise forward and find that next innovative step.  Enter Assassin’s Creed 3 […]

NBA 2K13

The latest game from the NBA 2K series is coming dangerously close to suffering the Madden curse.  No, it’s not under performing after a break out year but rather is starting to run out of ways to innovate. This is by and large the biggest problems with all sports games.  At some point you can only tweak the game play […]

FIFA 13

Now in it’s 20th year the FIFA franchise is back and brings us what is one of the deepest sports video games I’ve ever seen.  At this point in sports video games I just can’t expect to much to change in terms of how a game plays.  After all these are video games based on real life sports that contain […]

Tekken Tag Tournament 2

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is the latest offering in the Tekken franchise and looks to knock out all who oppose it.  The gameplay expands on the tag mechanics featured in the first Tekken Tag, allowing for extended tag combos and combined moves.  Tag combos, referred to as “Tag Assaults”, can now be done simultaneously with both characters participating in the […]

Madden 13

Madden 13 is here and hitting harder than ever.  Right away you can see the improvement in the reworked menu layout to make everything easily accessible from one screen.  This is a welcomed change from previous EA games.  The sometimes cumbersome menu and loading screens will not be missed! This year madden releases with a bunch of improvements.  A new physics-based […]