Mass Effect: Andromeda – Short Review

Like I mentioned in my last post, I played two games on my PlayStation 4 while waiting for the release of Persona 5. One was a fantastic surprise, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. The other was a huge disappointment and I’m sad to say that the disappointing one was Mass Effect Andromeda.

First thing worth mentioning is that Mass Effect Andromeda is by no means a bad game, it’s just a big let down. Considering how incrementally better each of the previous games were I think it’s safe to say fans were expecting it to be at least on the same level of Mass Effect 3 (minus the ending). And this is on my opinion the biggest fault of this game, as aside from a few things, it feels worse in every way. Continue reading

Rise of the Tomb Raider – Review

After the 2013 reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise, the most iconic female videogame protagonist is back for another adventure in Rise of the Tomb Raider, a game originally released exclusively on Xbox platforms for limited time, then released not too long after on PC and an year after on Playstation 4. I did play it on PC but since I could not get it at release I decided to wait for the inevitable complete edition to come along with the PS4 version and I have to say, what a fantastic game it is! Even more than an year after its release it is still far better than most games I’ve played in a very long time.

Before I even start talking about the game itself, please forgive me if I make some comparisons to Uncharted because it seems one game has been taking inspirations from the other for years now and both have became so good, so above other adventure games that it seems to me there’s no reason to try to say which is better but instead be thankful us gamers have two great franchises to look forward to. Continue reading

Deus Ex – Not so Fun but still Memorable

Deus Ex, released in the year 2000 and developed by Ion Storm, one of the most beloved games of its time and still regarded by fans as one the best games ever made but 17th years after its release does it still hold its charm?

This time I’m not writing a review but rather my overall thoughts on the game, its influence and pretty much how I think it is to play it today for someone who didn’t have the chance to play it when it was released.

Deus Ex, for those that are not aware, is a futuristic, cyberpunk RPG First Person Shooter hybrid. Here I think it’s worth mentioning the first thing to be aware of: Deus Ex is much more RPG than First Person Shooter. Not accepting that will certainly hindrance much of the enjoyment one would have with the game playing it for the first time today. Continue reading

Resident Evil 7 – Review

resident_evil_7_biohazard__pc_boxartResident Evil is among my favorite franchises for many years, together with Final Fantasy and Metal Gear. After The action packed Resident Evil 5 and the disaster that is Resident Evil 6, combined with Capcom DLC practices in recent years I have to admit I’ve had little faith this franchise would once again be a shadow of what it once was. This is one of those days I love to be wrong! The daddy of survival horror is back!

The story starts with you receiving a message from your loved one, Mia, which has been missing from the past 3 years. You go look for her in this strange house in Louisiana where strange things start to happen. Continue reading

Mass Effect 2 Review

I should start by saying that Mass Effect 2 is an incredible game, one of the best I have ever played. It’s such an unique experience that it is hard to compare. It’s not without its flaws but the good things easily surpass whatever could’ve been better in the game.

First I’ll get of my chest my complains because after that it’ll be all wonders.

When the game starts, you get to import your character from Mass Effect 1, which in my case was a vanguard. In Mass Effect 1 I had a lot of different powers, so I decided to keep this class, as we have an option to change class, but if I knew what was coming to me … Continue reading