Video game review: Splinter Cell: Blacklist

If you have patience, tactfulness and persistence, Splinter Cell: Blacklist is a blast from beginning to end. If those qualities don’t come naturally, there’s a learning curve – but it’s worth every second. Blacklist delivers the perfect mixture of tension and excitement through varied gameplay, stunning environments, and a fantastic single player campaign. Storyline A terrorist…

Video game review: Assassin’s Creed

Will this bridge the gap between video game and art?  Not with gameplay like this Assassin’s Creed is one of the prettiest games on this generation of consoles. Detailed landscapes, meticulous textures, and realistic lighting bring vibrant, illustrious settings to life. The stage is set for a mind-blowing experience. But Assassin’s Creed falls short with poorly executed…

Video game review: Far Cry 3

As an open world adventure game, Far Cry 3 is a lush, tropical paradise. It’s brought to life with animals roaming the countryside, pirates who’ve taken over local camps and a cast of characters that create a vast and populated environment. But it comes with its problems: the looting system is dodgy, autosave and spawning are…

Will Grand Theft Auto V live up to its lofty expectations?

UPDATE: I was working on this post before IGN released their GTA V review. I’m pleased to say the game addresses all the issues I mention below. But since I worked on it, I thought I’d post anyway. Enjoy! Grand Theft Auto (GTA) V will be released on September 17, 2013. With gameplay videos featuring…

Will the Bioshock Infinite DLC: Burial at sea live up to its return to Rapture?

The original Bioshock is my favourite video game. The story is incredible, the gameplay is exciting and varied, and the detailed character and environment designs bring everything to life. It’s a must-play for ALL gamers. Period. The reason I’m so excited about Bioshock Infinite: Burial at sea is one I’m sure fans of the franchise will understand…