MineCraft PlayStation Edition - Review

MineCraft

The Intro:

Minecraft is a testament to the capability of a sandbox environment. If you haven’t heard of Minecraft yet, you might look at the blocky graphics and dismiss it without a thought, but by doing so, you would be ridding yourself of a chance to explore the unimaginable depth that lies buried beneath the surface.

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War Thunder Playstation 4 Review - The Old School Game Vault

War Thunger

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If War Thunder was a movie, it would probably have Steven Spielberg behind the camera. There are epic battles, massive explosions, hair-raising combat sequences and the sheer size and scale of the conflicts involving planes and tanks gives it the look and feel of a big budget film.

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Fallout 4 Review - The Old School Game Vault

Fallout 4 Review

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Fallout 4 is a rare, rare thing. It’s one of those games that sucks you into such a complex world with a smorgasbord of quests and interesting characters that you can’t help but think “How did they ever manage to put all of this into one game?!” wandering around a post-apocalyptic wasteland has never been more fun.

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The Evil Within: The Executioner – DLC Review

The Evil Within: The Executioner – DLC Review

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A large portion of the horror genre is based on shock value. Where jump scares don’t work, horror stories often go to the weirdness well, mining terror out of sheer grotesqueness and/or gore. Occasionally, these efforts work spectacularly and deliver a setting or a character which is truly memorable.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Review

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Review

The Intro:

The Witcher series has always been somewhat of an outlier in the RPG genre. Not because the games aren’t great (they are) or because the setting is completely different from every other RPG (it isn’t.)

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Don't Starve Game Review for Playstation 4, PS4

PS4 Don't Starve

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Ziggurat PlayStation 4 Review

Ziggurat Playstation 4 Review

The Intro:

Back in the day, ID Software came out with a game called Heretic. It was a 3-D fantasy shooter and developers Raven Software used a modified version of the excellent Doom engine.

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Mortal Kombat X Review – The Old School Game Vault

Mortal Kombat X Characters

The Intro:

In 2011, Mortal Kombat finally grew up. Yes, a game that featured more mutilations and blood spatter than ever before, grew up. Our beloved gory fighter took a step up and finally became a game that was worthy of professional competitions.

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Entwined PS4 Review - The Old School Game Vault

Entwined

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Increasingly, we are beginning to see a new spate of games and movies that are primarily meant to be an experience. Entwined is one such game. It’s a visually gorgeous experience, with oddly calming and haunting melodies, and it will mean different things to different people. It’s a different kind of game, one based on the themes of eternal love and separation, and it’s presented rather abstractly. It’s a great trip, pun intended, even if it’s a criminally short one.

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Playstation 4 Bloodborne Review: The Old School Game Vault

PS4 Review Bloodborne

The Intro:

The executives at Sony have probably been breathing easier the past couple of weeks, because with Bloodborne, they finally have their first true system-seller for the PS4. This is the must-have game that The Order: 1886 failed so spectacularly to be.

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MLB 14: The Show Review - The Old School Game Vault

MLB 14 The Show - Video Game

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For the longest time, much like a long-standing rivalry in the sport that it represents, two game franchises went head to head. The MLB series from developers Sony Computer Entertainment and Major League Baseball by developers 2K Sports competed for the attention of baseball lovers for years.

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Loadout PS4 Review

Loadout - Online Shooter

One of the blurbs which Loadout ran with described it as “Looney tunes as directed by Quentin Tarantino.” That quote is incredibly accurate. If you’ve never heard of Loadout before, think of it as Team Fortress meets Borderlands meets Quake III.

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The Last of Us Review - The Old School Game Vault

The Last of Us Review

  

The Last of Us Gives You Control of a New Kind of Protagonist—and You May Not Like It

SPOILER NOTE: This post contains major plot spoilers for The Last of Us. The post also discusses Grand Theft Auto IV, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, and Shadow of the Colossus, but without any specific plot spoilers (just general comparisons of morality in stories).

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Game of Thrones - Review

Telltale Games Review - PS4

Has there ever been a TV adaptation based on a series of books that has become as much of a juggernaut as Game of Thrones has? The answer, my dear reader, is no.

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Fat Princess Adventures - PS4 Review

Fat Princess Adventures - PS4 Review

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There’s a time for complex, Ken Levine-esque, layered storytelling. But sometimes, you just want to dive into a game, not worry too much about the plot, and just have some fun.

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Until Dawn Review

Until Dawn Playstation 4 Review

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One of the most annoying aspects of modern game plotlines is how little you as a player can do to influence the overall outcome. Other than a select few games, like the ones that Telltale so expertly crafts, the player is basically just a cog in the overall machine.

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Plants Vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 - Review

plants vs zombies gw2 review

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Who would’ve thought plants and zombies would make natural enemies? When PopCap Games first introduced the world to this epic rivalry in 2009, gamers took an immediate liking to the cute graphics, silly humor and wacky presentation.

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Wolfenstein: New World Order Game Review

Wolfenstein Playstation

The Intro:

Among the many games that use revisionist history plots, Wolfenstein has always been one of the most interesting. As one of the games that pioneered the entire FPS genre, the Wolfenstein series of games has long played with the idea of Nazi oppression, the human capacity for extreme violence and blended it with just fun shooting action.

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Magicka 2 – PlayStation 4 Review

Magicka 2 – Playstation 4 Review

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Magicka 2 had one of the most hilarious announcement trailers for a game in recent history. It featured an out of work wizard committing blunder after blunder until he saw an ad where wizards were being hired.

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InFamous First Light - Review

InFamous First Light DLC Review

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There’s no other way to put it. Infamous: Second Son’s protagonist, Delsin Rowe, was kind of a punk. Here was a guy who at all times was engaged in some kind of behavior, which called attention to himself and his antics.

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