Author: Daniel Weissenberger

Secret Weapons Over Normandy – Review

What happened to video games? It seems like they used to make up for lack of graphical and engine possibilities by increasing their scope and imagination. Now that all of the graphical dreams of previous generations are just a generation or two away from being fulfilled, it seems that game design is actually getting more and more lazy.

Ghosthunter – Review

I fell in love with Ghost Hunter twenty minutes in. I was directing Lazarus Jones, ghost hunting supercop, through the sewers underneath a public school where a massacre had taken place years earlier. A chain was hanging atmospherically from the ceiling. I directed Lazarus around it, just in case it turned out to be some kind of trap.

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines – Review

I only mention these games because it's important to realize that, at one time, the Terminator franchise was at the bleeding edge of FPSs, pioneering entirely new gameplay mechanics even as they were putting out solid games. It's only with this in mind that it's possible to see just how far the series has fallen, and what an incredible disappointment Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines really is.

Full Spectrum Warrior – Review

Full Spectrum Warrior wants to start an entirely new genre (one that I really plan to support wholeheartedly) that attempts to capture the dullness of reality. Okay, that seemed a whole lot harsher than I actually meant it to be. In fact, I've been one of the biggest proponents of making videogames, especially ones set in the "real world," more realistic (whatever that means), but FSW really brings that notion to a whole new level in simulating the military experience as long periods of stultifying boredom punctuated by sudden, horrible violence.

Siren – Review

How many times has a game actually been horrifying? Not scary, not intense-not Resident Evil monsters jumping from off-camera at inopportune moments, and not Silent Hill running through a poorly-lit, blood-soaked wasteland-but actually horrifying?