Author: Kristin Renee Taylor

Amalur vs

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Screenshot

It was the power of adorkableness that convinced me to buy Kingdoms of Amalur. Seriously. I tried the demo and was resoundingly apathetic towards it, but when Day9 streamed it with Felicia Day at his house, and with the ridiculous hilarity that resulted by their combined dorkiness, I was dazzled by the geekiness and shelled out a full sixty bones for the PC version.

Soul Calibur V Review

Welcome Back to the Stage of History

Soul Calibur V Screenshot

HIGH Getting curbstomped until I'm down to a sliver of health. My opponent's throw places him at the edge of the ring. I kick. Ring out!

LOW The AI blatantly cheating in the most infuriating ways possible.

WTF Ivy's the only person to speak with a European accent. Maybe she missed the memo that everyone was pretending to be American?

Q.U.B.E. Review

Quadrilaterals Unlock Barred Egresses

Q.U.B.E. Screenshot

HIGH Being stumped on a puzzle until that eureka/euphoria moment hits.

LOW Laser puzzles that show up out of nowhere, and just as swiftly vanish.

WTF Just what is the protagonist? Male? Female? Robot? Ghost-possessed gloves?

Go Vacation Review

Go Vacation

Go Vacation Screenshot

HIGH Playing the quick draw mini-game reawakened my love for another Namco arcade title, Quick N Crash.

LOW The balance board makes games harder to control without making them more fun.

WTF Why can't I swordfight without Motion Plus?

Terraria Review

I Always Feel Like Something is Watching Me

Terraria Screenshot

HIGH Flipping gravity and rocketing into the sky.

LOW Trying (and failing multiple times) to face the first boss solo.

WTF I need a demonite pick in order to dig through the Corruption to mine the demonite ore needed to make the demonite pick… Or I can just blow it all up with dynamite.

Dark Souls vs Skyrim

Dark Souls Screenshot

I read what had to be one of the weirdest articles I've come across in a while. Yes, I know it's IGN, but it's still about Dark Souls, and I wanted to see where they were going with the article. It didn't go very far. The points of the article irk me.  It's one thing to compare two relatively similar games, but this is almost going beyond apples and oranges into a whole other realm of incompatibility.

inFamous 2 Review

Now with Chain-link Fence Climbing Action

inFamous 2 Screenshot

HIGH Navigating the city is still extremely enjoyable.

LOW Vehicle escort missions still suck.

WTF Evil Cole + Kessler skin = Disturbing cut-scenes.