Developer: Traveller's Tales |
Publisher: Warner Bros Players: 1+ Player Game |
Release Date: 06/28/16 |
Once again Lego has produced a fantastic game that is sure to please the Lego and Star Wars fans alike. Travel through space as you play as some of your favorite Star Wars characters, as well as some of the iconic Force Awakens vehicles like the Millennium Falcon and Rey’s Speeder. There were a few moments that I felt as if the story was not moving fast enough. I feel that is because of several reasons.
Rating Summary: This is an action-adventure game based on the characters and events of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie. Players control Lego-versions of characters as they traverse platform environments, solve puzzles, and battle enemy soldiers and villains. Players use various weapons (e.g., staffs, blaster rifles, light sabers) and special abilities (e.g., force powers) to defeat enemies. In some sequences, players pilot spacecrafts/vehicles and use a crosshair target to fire projectiles (e.g., missiles, lasers) at enemy vehicles and ground targets. Battles are accompanied by frequent laser blasts and large explosions; enemies burst into Lego pieces when defeated. In one scene, a character is briefly seen sitting on a toilet; another sequence depicts mucous dripping from a character's nose. The word “hell” is heard in the dialogue.
Developer: Success |
Publisher: Square-Enix Players: 1+ Player Game |
Release Date: 04/07/16 |
Square Enix’s Kingdom Hearts Unchained X (KHUx) released originally released in Japan in September of 2015 and came to North America in April of 2016 as an iOS and Android mobile game. By combining iconic Disney and Kingdom Hearts characters with the turn based battles, KHUx allows even the newest of fans a chance to enjoy the franchise. Step into a world where you yourself become a keyblade wielder as you learn about a world prior to the Keyblade War. There are many things that I find myself liking and disliking as I play the game.
Developer: Larian Studios |
Publisher: Focus Home Interactive Players: 1 to 2 Player Game |
Release Date: 10/27/15 |
Get ready for an adventure full of intrigue, murder, battles, fourth wall breaking humor, full voiceovers, lots of loot, and chickens! Larian Studios brings you—-Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition—-a turn-based RPG adventure set in the land of Rivellon.
By Christina Voican - 12/06/15
ESRB Details: Rated for Blood and gore, Violence. This is a role-playing game in which players assume the roles of heroes on a quest to rid the world of evil magic. From a ¾-overhead perspective, players traverse landscapes and engage in turn-based combat to kill humans and fantastical creatures (e.g., orcs, giant insects). Characters use swords, staffs, spears, and magic attacks to kill enemies. Combat is highlighted by frequent screams of pain, impact sounds, and large blood-splatter effects. Some areas depict large pools of blood amid human corpses and dismembered limbs. Tags:
Developer: Telltale Games |
Publisher: Telltale Games Players: 1 Player Game |
Release Date: 11/25/14 |
Bringing a new story to the pandemonium, over the top situations, and the chaos of Pandora comes Tales from the Borderlands, a five-episode story created by Telltale Games. Tales from the Borderlands takes place after events in Borderlands 2--only this time you find yourself following the footsteps of an up and coming employee and his friend of the Hyperion company. Beware though, if you have not played through all of Borderlands 2, some spoilers may be seen or heard.
By Christina Voican - 11/08/15
ESRB Details: Violence
Blood and Gore
Strong Language Tags:
Developer: Vicarious Visions |
Publisher: Activision Players: 1 to 2 Player Game |
Release Date: 09/20/15 |
Genre: Toys to Life
Activision was the first company to introduce the Toys to Life genre to the world with Skylanders and each year they find a way to reinvent the formula and release a new entry in the popular game. This year, that innovation is vehicles: Land, Air, and Sea. The addition of vehicles may not seem to be huge but it really does add a lot to the game.
Over my years of gaming, I’d have to say I’ve never really seen anything quite like Guild of Dungeoneering. Definitely a more casual style game, but definitely fun and interesting, to say the least! So let’s hop right into it--there’s a lot of different, interesting elements to this game. First, obviously, you’re going to be exploring dungeons. But, in the case of Guild of Dungeoneering, you create the dungeon that you explore. No, I didn’t stutter. YOU, the player, create the dungeon.
Developer: CD Project RED |
Publisher: Warner Bros Players: 1 Player Game |
Release Date: 05/19/15 |
Bandits, and griffins, and witches! OH MY! These are a few foes you will encounter in this epic tale of mystery, adventure, and romance. Geralt of Rivia returns to find his missing protégé while ridding the towns of bandits and scary monsters along the way. WARNING! This review is that of my own opinion and should be noted any previous games involving the title Witcher have not been played; therefore, giving me an unbiased and open opinion.
By Josh Gilmore - 07/21/15
ESRB Details: Rated For Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Nudity, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content, Use of Alcohol
This is an open-world role-playing game in which players assume the role of Geralt, a monster hunter in search of a missing woman. Players explore a war-ravaged world while completing quests and killing enemy soldiers and fantastical creatures (e.g., wraiths, harpies, rock beasts). Characters engage in melee-style combat using swords and other bladed weapons, as well as magical attacks (e.g., blasts of fire, stun spells); combat is highlighted by screams of pain and impact sounds. Large blood-splatter effects occur when enemies are slashed, with some attacks resulting in decapitation or dismemberment. Some cutscenes depict slow-motion decapitations and other gore: an autopsy of a torture victim, rooms with several corpses (e.g., hanging from the ceiling, covered in blood on a bed, naked in a tub). During the course of the game, the central character can engage in sexual activity with prostitutes and female companions. These brief sequences depict females' breasts and buttocks—sexual moaning sounds can be heard, though the camera cuts away from explicit sexual acts. The game includes a side quest in which Geralt engages in a drinking game; characters are depicted drunk and/or passed out. The words “f**k,” “sh*t,” and “c*nt” can be heard in the dialogue. Tags:
Developer: Mindblocks Studio LLC |
Publisher: Mindblocks Studio LLC Players: 1 Player Game |
Release Date: 04/25/14 |
Taking a cue from games such as Minecraft and Terraria, MindBlock Studio brings forth Block Story a 3D first person sand box world where one can have adventures, explore to find hidden cities, create great works and even shape the world to the players amusement. The player can even make epic monsters such as dragons to destroy the world created or have an epic battle to the death! Players will also find they level as they find special ores, battle monsters or simply explore and find new things.
Developer: Ubisoft Montreal |
Publisher: Ubisoft Players: 1+ Player Game |
Release Date: 05/27/14 |
‘Everything is connected...’ In the world of Watch Dogs everything is connected, and impacts different aspects of the game. Playing Watch Dogs, you take the role of Aiden Pearce, a hacker turned vigilante after a hitman is sent after him and his loved ones as revenge for one of his attempted hacks, and the only person to survive a devastating car crash caused by the hitman is himself.
By Davis Wiitala - 06/08/14
ESRB Details: This is third-person shooter/action game in which players assume the role of Aiden Pearce, a hacker trying to find an evil mastermind. Players use pistols, machine guns, assault rifles, and explosives to kill various human enemies (e.g., criminals, police officers). When close to an enemy, players are able to shoot them in the head or knock them out with a black jack. Players have the ability to kill captives after (mostly) off-screen interrogations. Cutscenes depict further instances of violence (e.g., a man stabbed in the neck and shot multiple times). Combat is highlighted by cries of pain, blood-splatter effects, and realistic gunfire. The game includes several depictions of topless female characters. One prolonged scene depicts a topless women standing in a bedroom; another sequence depicts close-ups of topless women sitting down. The game also includes a few instances of sexual activity, including an obscured depiction of masturbation; a woman performing fellatio on a man; and a man thrusting against a woman from behind—camera angles obscure the sex act and no nudity is shown. During the course of the game, the central character is sometimes consumes large amounts of alcohol (the screen turns blurry); one sequence depicts characters using needles to inject themselves with drugs. The words “f**k,” “sh*t,” and “a*shole” can be heard in the dialogue. Tags:
Developer: Nintendo |
Publisher: Nintendo Players: 1+ Player Game |
Release Date: 05/30/14 |
Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Princess Peach, and the whole gang are back and this time they are strapped into their favorite karts and racing down streets, upside down, underwater, and even upside down to become the ultimate champion in Mario Kart 8. The Wii U has been lacking software lately and nothing results in S A L E S like a new Mario Kart game. The franchise has sold over 100 million units and the latest hopes to continue the success.
By Kaleb Rutherford - 06/08/14
ESRB Details: This is a kart-racing game in which players compete with characters from the Mario universe. As players race against other drivers, they can use “cartoony” power-ups (e.g., bombs, turtle shells, fire balls) to impede opponents' progress. Some attacks result in vehicles spinning out, flipping into the air; comical yelps and colorful explosions accompany the action. Tags: