By Brad Gallaway on April 25, 2012 - 11:00pm.
The Dragon's Dogma demo is now out for both XBL and PSN, apparently. I haven't had a chance to play it yet, but from what people have been telling me, it sounds extremely similar to the demo they had running at last year's PAX.
By Sparky Clarkson on April 1, 2012 - 2:35pm.
The Falmer are coming. You can hear guards whispering about them in Skyrim's towns. You can encounter them through their attacks on trading caravans or isolated, unlucky outposts. In the journey to Blackreach, if not before, you will encounter the Falmer. Blind and pale, they scurry through the caves beneath Skyrim, clothed and armed with chitin from their hideous insect livestock, communicating in primitive hisses. Considering only these characteristics, it would be easy to dismiss the Falmer as goblins by another name, like Mass Effect's awful Vorcha. However, the fiction surrounding the Falmer positions them as a touchstone for many of Skyrim's main ideas.
By Richard Naik on March 31, 2012 - 3:56pm.
You Got Your MMO in My KOTOR
HIGH Keeping my party barely alive as we take down a nasty boss during a flashpoint.
LOW Being thrown into a PvP match against players 20 levels above me.
WTF Acquiring a companion who is the last of his kind, then walking outside and seeing five more of him.
By Sparky Clarkson on March 4, 2012 - 11:02am.
When Skyrim tries to go big, it often falters due to poor writing, over-promising, or a disconnect between the story and the gameplay. The happiest exception to this trend is the Dark Brotherhood questline, which is one of the game's great successes. This is because it obeys the rules of good writing, and of good game design.
By Dale Weir on March 4, 2012 - 10:57am.
Hmmm, criticizing The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim's opening for being lackluster compared to Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare's now (in)famous opening? Is it fair to compare two games from two seemingly disparate genres like an open-world role-playing game and a scripted, set-piece-heavy, first-person military shooter? Maybe it isn't, but it does sound like something GameCritics would do. No wonder we like this video.
By Brad Gallaway on February 21, 2012 - 1:20pm.
So, the Mass Effect 3 demo. I hesitate to bring it up, but I can't let it pass without making at least a few brief comments. First off, I really hope that the game addresses Ashley's radical make over... if the game hadn't told me that's who it was, I never would have recognized her, and I don't mean that in a good way.
By Brad Gallaway on February 20, 2012 - 5:32pm.
The Dragon of Dojima's Looking a bit Paunchy
HIGH Playing baseball with kids on the beach.
LOW The slow trickle of new moves makes combat painfully stale.
WTF "You have learned the art of pole dancing."
By Sparky Clarkson on February 2, 2012 - 4:47am.
Skyrim is a huge and uneven game, and I will be discussing many of its high points. In the spirit of getting the bad news out first, however, I want to discuss the game's secondary quest, concerning the civil war between the Imperial Legion and the Stormcloaks led by Jarl Ulfric of Windhelm. There is much to admire in the way this quest is set up, but as a world element and gameplay series it falls short in several respects.
By Brad Gallaway on January 21, 2012 - 2:41pm.
Talk about Ending with a Bang...
HIGH The beautifully blasted, teetering architectural remnants.
LOW The difficulty level is significantly increased.
WTF The creatures in Courier's Mile can survive a direct nuke hit?
By Brad Gallaway on January 15, 2012 - 7:33am.
= ) ZZZ = )
HIGH The toaster who wants to burn the world in nuclear fire.
LOW Most missions are dishwater-dull fetchquests.
WTF Penis hands and penis feet.
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