2012 – Game of the Year
Jan10

2012 – Game of the Year

Does every year deserve a single game getting the nod?  Not necessarily.  Did this game deserve special mention?  Absolutely. Not the best year for flashy games – there is really only one out there that was able to rise above all others.  As such there are no honorable mentions or any of that nonsense. TFR’s Game of the Year follows our precedent and proclivities.  Our previous accolades walk a very tight rope conceptually with our...

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Good Cop: ZombiU Review
Nov18

Good Cop: ZombiU Review

Like its spiritual predecessors, ZombiU does not give a shit about genre based pre-conceived notions walking in.  Those steeped in CoD’s Nazi Zombies will be flustered by the player disempowerment.  Everyone that played The Walking Dead will be flabbergasted by the skill-based demands. Those unfamiliar with desperate scavenging will face a steep learning curve. These aren’t inherent selling points, but they do setup a telling...

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Bad Cop: ZombiU Review
Nov18

Bad Cop: ZombiU Review

For our annual public service announcement, we must warn you that this is a challenging game.  Don’t play this game drunk.  Don’t play it after a rough breakup.  Don’t play it in any way recklessly.  It will only end in tears. While the layers of difficulty are for the most part legitimate, there’s a few cheap tricks being pulled.  Zombies lying perfectly still (and hence don’t show up on your radar) that won’t make any noise and...

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