2012 – Year of the Colorful Villian
Dec29

2012 – Year of the Colorful Villian

2012 wasn’t the best year for new video game protganists, partially because of the huge number of sequels.  Villains on the other hand were top notch, supported by excellent voice acting, inspired writing, and a renewed commitment to rendering facial details.  To top it all off, the winners here ended up being FPS’s and action games – not exactly your go-to genre when scouting for talent. BEST OF SHOW Borderlands 2 – Handsome Jack...

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Good Cop: Borderlands 2 Review
Sep21

Good Cop: Borderlands 2 Review

Borderlands 2 is what every sequel strives to be on paper. Whether it’s squashing grievances created by the first  title or carrying through on its nascent promises, Gearbox’s second attempt succeeds. The myriad fine tunings to an already proven formula display a mathematician’s calculus.  There are just enough fetch quests forcing you to explore the colorful areas beset you, but their presence always stays behind the...

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Bad Cop: Borderlands 2 Review
Sep21

Bad Cop: Borderlands 2 Review

Borderlands 2 showcases all of the polish and finesse you’d expect from a promising sequel.  Everything is bigger and badder without any loss of identity – the term ‘badass’ is liberally applied, I assure you.  So many nagging problems from its predecessor have been more than corrected: they’ve been clinically erased from memory. There’s such a degree of precise execution that I sometimes wonder if a 2K quality control suit is...

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