The Intro: Shining Force: Resurrection of the Dark Dragon has had a remarkably good shelf life. The 2004 Game Boy Advance strategy RPG is, in fact, itself a remake of a 1992 Sega Genesis game.  That adds new characters, battles, plot, and gameplay revisions, and since 2004,
The Intro: The apocalypse is most definitely not a picnic. Most of the people you know and loved have been wiped off the face of the earth after a biological weapon attack. The city is desolate. As you walk around, you hear echoes and noises and sounds of distant gunfire.
The Intro: 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.
Intro: Whatever else you might feel about the Assassin’s Creed Chronicles games, you have to admit that they look really cool. The China chapter featured gorgeous, paintbrush-like graphics, and Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India has a quiet beauty of its own. Colorful patterns and intricate textures abound.
The Intro: 2015 was the year of the open-world game. Witcher 3, Metal Gear Solid V, No Man’s Sky and Just Cause 3 featured sprawling locations and an almost endless amount of interesting things to do. The fact that Xenoblade Chronicles X holds its own when compared to these titans of the genre speaks volumes about its quality. Even after you’ve invested dozens of hours into the campaign, you’ll regularly come up against foes you haven’t seen before or pass through some previously unexplored terrain.
The Intro: Minecraft, by any definition of the term, is an absolute phenomenon. The easy barrier for entry, the unlimited possibilities and the unspeakable joy of building and sharing a universe with your friends makes it an absolute must-play. Some gaming experts theorize that massively multiplayer experiences like Minecraft, which don’t require a great deal of gaming skill or knowledge of lore to start playing, will become the norm.
There are times when you want a complex narrative, thoughtful, emotionally affecting and decision-driven gameplay. And there are times when you want to completely wreck your environment and cackle in glee as one ridiculously awesome stunt after another succeeds (or fails),
The Intro: Dragon Quest Heroes: The World’s Tree Woe and the Blight Below is an interesting game. At once, it offers you the relentless pleasure of slaughtering Blue Slimes (cute-looking killer blobs, for those of you who are new to the franchise)
The Intro: Put on your helmets and prepare for battle. Halo 5: Guardians is finally here. It takes a lot of risks and in a game about intergalactic warfare, Halo 5 boldly goes where no Halo game has ever gone before. Some of the chances it takes don’t always pay off, but when you’re fighting through massive islands, mowing down enemies and warping through black holes, it’s tough not to crack a smile.