Evolve Review

Evolve, the newest offering from Turtle Shell Games and 2K Gaming, is an asymmetrical cooperative shooter out now on Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC. Evolve pits four players of varying classes (more on that later) against an epic monster in a pitched battle in different environments across the planet Shear. Players will battle in several game modes with the humans trying to defeat the monster while the monster seeks to overcome his human opponents.

Evolve doesn’t waste time with things like an expansive story or drawn out single player mode, it cuts right to the meat of the game. In this case that means monster meat. Evolve puts you through a short tutorial, complete with its own achievements for completing it quickly, and immediately shows you how to wreak havoc on the humans of Shear. If you have any interest at all in playing the human characters, there’s tutorials for each of those classes as well. Since the game introduces it first, I’ll start of with a quick overview of the monster and its various abilities. you’ll start off with just one monster, Goliath. Read more

Review: Life is Strange.

Waking up in the middle of a storm as a bewildered teenage girl isn’t your typical intro to a video game. Life is Strange takes your ideas of a typical video and throws them on their head. Labeled as an episodic interactive drama graphic adventure, Life is Strange promises to take you on an interesting and unique trip over 5 episodes. From Square Enix and French developer Dontnod, Life is Strange takes a bold step out of the traditional gaming mold and making some bold game play choices.

Episode 1 entitled Chrysalis introduces Maxine Caulfield, a teen who in her younger years moved away from quiet Arcadia Bay Oregon. Read more

Review: Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons

Recently thanks to the Steam Winter Sale, I was able to pick up Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons, a game that has the praises of one my favorite Steam contributors TotalBiscuit. My first thoughts upon starting the game were how visually stunning the world of Brothers really was, set initially in a picturesque town at the edge of the sea, you’re immediately plunged into a story of loss and heartbreak, of Two Brothers who have lost their mother and now face the reality of having to go on a grand adventure to save their father. This adventure will take the two brothers through several lands, from the sea side town, to mountainous peaks, frozen tundra, a battle ground of slain giants, and even more epic vistas along the way. You’ll find yourself flying on a griffin, moving giants, swinging across bridges, and maybe even carrying a sheep around!

The most remarkable part of this game is its unique control scheme, when booting into it from your Steam Client (should you choose to play this game on PC), you are immediately faced with a warning that this game is meant to be played with a controller. Once you plug your controller in, you’ll see that the control scheme is amazingly simple. Throughout the game you will control, as alluded to in the title, two brothers. You control each brother independently with one of the thumbsticks of your controller, that is to say that the left thumbstick and trigger control “big brother” with the right thumbstick controlling “little brother”. Read more