Invader studios started this project off as a fan made Resident Evil 2 remake in the unreal engine. Obviously, that plan had to get scrapped when Capcom made the actual official release for the Resident Evil 2 remake. One that did extraordinarily well sales wise. Obviously this affected Invader’s project but they did end up improvising. I have to say that Invader Studios winged it and struck some pretty solid gold. Daymare: 1998 is a great game. Obviously it’s not extraordinary or entirely original knowing the original basis of the game, but it’s pretty damn good. It’s a time capsule back to the 90s of horror video games. This makes sense considering the game was meant to be a modern take on the original Resident Evil 2. That’s almost exactly what this game is. In every aspect besides graphics, the game is straight out of the 90s. That part was made very evident to me as soon as the intro took place. One that captured the feeling of old action movie … [Read more...] about Daymare: 1998 Review, The Classic Survival Horror Returns
I know the Wolfenstein series has been along since before most of us were even born. Still, Wolfenstein Youngblood utilizes some new mechanics with the same original core gameplay. I definitely got a lot of old Army of Two vibes because of the co-op in this game. I think this was mainly due to the fact that the two protagonists were siblings and had the same kind of synergy. Here are my thoughts about the game itself: Story and Setting The game is set a decade or two after the events of the original 1992 Wolfenstein 3D. OG protagonist B.J Blazkowicz has now settled down with his wife and raised a pair of twins. These are Jessica and Sophia Blazkowicz, the protagonists of our story. As daughters of the famous man who gunned down Hitler, the two consider themselves bred to kill Nazis. This is why when B.J goes mysteriously missing, they take it upon themselves to track him down. This puts them in a journey along with Grace Walker’s(head of the FBI) daughter to Paris. Paris is … [Read more...] about Wolfenstein Youngblood Review: First Person Army of Two Vibes
Earth Defense Force 5 is another addition to a classic long-running franchise. The Japanese third-person shooter game pits you against alien invaders. Mostly in the form of giant bugs. It’s also optional to play alone or with friends, adding a layer of multiplayer gameplay to it. Earth Defense Force sells itself on cheesy humor, destructible environments, and nonstop action. Graphics aren’t a major part of the game so I’ll try to critique less for it. I know that’s not something the PC community would like to hear but bear with me. The setting The setting isn’t hard to understand because it doesn’t go that deep. You’re part of a multinational organization that polices alien activity on Earth. This isn’t the same as MIB where aliens migrate and cooperate. Think more like literally defending the Earth from giant bugs. That’s about it. You also get access to unique weapons not found in conventional militaries. The game also has a … [Read more...] about Earth Defense Force 5 PC Review: Destructive Nonsensical Fun!
Oculus is on fire with its latest hardware offerings, and the Rift S may be the company’s most impressive VR headset yet. Although, it’s hard to call this a traditional review, due to the fact that the Rift S is the default Oculus Rift system from here on out. The older models have been discontinued, so anyone buying a new headset from this week forward will get the Rift S instead of the existing consumer model. That’s a smart play that should help limit customer confusion, but the real question is: If you already have VR headset, should you upgrade into the Rift S? The short is yes, I think upgrading is a wise decision for most players. The longer answer can be read below. What Oculus has improved The biggest change in the Rift S is the loss of the external sensors; I only need to connect the headset to my PC through a single DisplayPort and USB 3.0 connection, touch the controller to the floor, and trace my play area to get everything calibrated. The original … [Read more...] about Rift S review: PC-driven VR gets much simpler
When I realized my husband would be turning 30, I decided I wanted to do something a little more memorable than a dinner or a gift card for his birthday. So, I rented him a spaceship. More accurately, I booked us a trip to Proxima Command, an escape room-style experience in Toronto, Canada, that’s much closer to an extended, Choose Your Own Adventure-style session of Star Trek: Bridge Crew than a traditional, puzzle-based escape room. We headed down to Christie Street, one of the quiet and enigmatic stretches of Toronto filled with charming independent shops and restaurants. We showed up as a group of six for our booking and were invited into a briefing room, where we were asked if we had any sensitivity to a water-based smoke machine or flashing lights, and received a brief rundown of the journey we were about to embark on. Proxima Command takes place in a dark room that has been outfitted with dozens of tablets and monitors on the wall, a speaker system that projects the voice … [Read more...] about Proxima Command blends escape rooms with Star Trek bridge antics