Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Far Cry 3

Post-Launch Review
Far Cry 3 (PC)
Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Released: November 2012
Played: story complete with most extras in 19h


Jason Brody, his brothers, his girlfriend, and some friends are skydiving while on vacation and land on the wrong island. They're captured by a group of violent pirate slavers led by a charismatic but crazy man named Vaas. Jason manages to escape and is initiated into the native Rakyat tribe. Given a mystical tattoo and guidance to develop his skills as warrior, Jason sets out to save his friends and defeat Vaas.

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

The Legend of Korra

Post-Launch Review
The Legend of Korra (PC)
Developer: PlatinumGames
Released: October 2014
Played: story complete in 4h:42min


Between the events of the show's second and third seasons, avatar Korra is ambushed by chi blockers and a mysterious old man, who somehow manage to take away her bending. With no time to stop and figure out what they've done to her, Korra must regain her bending on the run and fight off chi blockers, triad, and mecha tanks as she attempts to discover the identity and objective of the old man.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Murdered: Soul Suspect

Post-Launch Review
Murdered: Soul Suspect (PC)
Developer: Airtight Games
Released: June 2014
Played: complete in 7h:12min


Ronan O'Connor, a police detective with a rough past, is thrown out a window and shot to death while investigating the serial murderer known as the Bell Killer. Trapped in Salem as a ghost, Ronan has no choice but to find and stop his killer before he'll be able to move on and reunite with his wife.

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified

Post-Launch Review
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified (PC)
Developer: 2k Marin / Australia / China
Released: August 2013
Played: story complete in 10h:38min; Hangar 6 complete in 2h:10min


It's the height of the Cold War in 1962. A covert American organization known only as the Bureau is investigating a mysterious pathogen when an alien attack destroys a military facility and exposes CIA agent William Carter to an unknown artifact. Recruited into the Bureau, Carter leads a team of field agents investigating and combating the alien threat, hoping to keep the war covered up and discover a vulnerability before the aliens take over the world.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Alien: Isolation

Post-Launch Review
Alien: Isolation (PC)
Developer: The Creative Assembly
Released: 7 October 2014
Played: story complete in 15h:30min


15 years after the disappearance of the Nostromo, Amanda Ripley is still trying to find out what happened to her mother. After all that time a real lead turns up on the remote decomissioned space station Sevastopol: the flight recorder from the Nostromo has been found. But that's not the only thing that's been found. Amanda barely manages to make it on to the severely damaged station to find it in lockdown, with half the population dead and the other half terrified of what's lurking in the shadows. Amanda will find out what happened to her mother, but not in the way she'd hoped...

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Post-Launch Review
XCOM: Enemy Unknown (PC)
Developer: Firaxis Games
Released: October 2012
Played: 7 hours of Enemy Unknown; Enemy Within complete in 17h


Alien invasion! Humanity's only hope against the overwhelmingly advanced threat is XCOM, a secret organization dedicated to researching and defeating the aliens. XCOM's commander struggles to balance technological and biological research, facility expansion, training and recruitment, and global panic while deploying squads of soldiers to repel attacks and seize research material.

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Batman: Arkham Origins

Post-Launch Review
Batman: Arkham Origins (PC)
Developer: Warner Bros. Games Montréal
Released: October 2013
Played: story and almost all side quests complete in 21h


Two years after he began his mission to save Gotham and five years before Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman is tracking crime lord Black Mask after a Christmas Eve prison break. Black Mask hires eight assassins with a $50 million bounty on the Bat. While fending off the assassins, Batman learns that Black Mask is setting bombs all over the city. And as if that weren't enough to deal with, there's a mysterious new criminal in town calling himself the Joker...

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Assassin's Creed: Liberation HD

Post-Launch Review
Assassin's Creed: Liberation HD (PC)
Developer:Ubisoft Sofia / Ubisoft Milan
Released: October 2012 (PSVita) / January 2014 (HD)
Played: complete with extras in 13h:36min


It's 1765 in Louisiana, and assassin Aveline de Grandpré begins to uncover a plot to kidnap slaves for some nefarious purpose. The scheme has ties to the French and Spanish governors, and eventually leads to the Templar order. Aveline must balance her assassin, slave, and lady personas to gain allies in the bayou and uncover the truth behind the Templar plot.

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

New header!

You may have noticed the classy new header image for the site! All credit for the design goes to my awesome brother Jacob, whose work you can see here.

Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary

Post-Launch Review
Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary (XBox 360)
Developer: Bungie (original) / 343 Industries (Anniversary)
Released: November 2001 (original) / November 2011 (Anniversary)


Chased by the aliens known as the Covenant, the human ship Pillar of Autumn crash lands on a mysterious, ancient alien ring-world called Halo. Cybernetically enhanced soldier Master Chief and the artificial intelligence Cortana search for Halo's control room, hoping to use it against the Covenant, but Halo holds dangerous secrets...