Author Archives: Hope Hornsby

‘Dragon Age: Inquisition’ Review

Platforms PC, Xbox One, PS4, PS3, Xbox 360 Developer BioWare   Publisher Electronic Arts Genre RPG   Platform Played On PC My spare time for the past two weeks has been comprised almost exclusively of hour after hour of Dragon Age: Inquisition gameplay. Hours spent at my day job have been filled with daydreams of my inquisitor, Isseya Trevelyan, and  I […]
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‘Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition’ Review

Platforms PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android Developer Beamdog   Publisher Beamdog Genre RPG   Platform Played On PC As October drew to a close, Beamdog released Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition, the latest in a string of revitalized Infinity Engine games. The Enhanced Edition contains all of the original Icewind Dale content, including the Heart of Winter DLC, as well as a […]
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‘TRI: Of Friendship and Madness’ Review

Platforms PC Developer Rat King Publisher Rising Star Games Genre First Person Puzzle Platform Played On PC As Rat King’s TRI: Of Friendship and Madness begins, a mysterious monk asks you to help him find his missing friend, the fox. His deceptively innocent request sends you on a first person adventure through the topsy-turvy dungeons and temples of […]
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‘Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth’ Review

Platforms PC Developer 2K Games   Publisher Firaxis Genre Turn-based Strategy Platform Played On PC At first glance, Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth looks a lot like its predecessor, Civilization V. The map is the same hex grid format of a landscape dotted with resources, potential enemies, and occasionally hard to navigate terrain. However, while it is very […]
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‘Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!’ Review

Platforms PC, Linux, Mac, Xbox 360, PS3 Developer 2K Games   Publisher 2K Australia, Gearbox Software Genre First Person Shooter/Action RPG  Platform Played On PC I am completely surrounded by weird-looking creeps that want to kill me, my trusty shield is recharging, and I’m running out of ammo. Instead of panicking, I leap into the air, use some […]
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‘Assault Android Cactus’ Early Access Impressions

Upon starting the campaign of Assault Android Cactus, the debut title from the independent Australian studio Witch Beam, you’ll get a quick introduction to Cactus, a Junior Constable with the Interplanetary Police. She is sent to investigate a space freighter that is under attack by its own worker robots. Assault Android Cactus is an intense […]
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‘Kraven Manor’ Review

Platforms PC Developer Demon Wagon Studios   Publisher Demon Wagon Studios Genre Horror   Platform Played On PC It is literally a dark and stormy night as you enter Kraven Manor, the empty and foreboding setting of the new point and click horror game of the same name. Created as a student project and published by Demon Wagon […]
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‘Wasteland 2′ Review

Platforms PC Developer inXile Entertainment   Publisher inXile Entertainment Genre RPG   Platform Played On PC A couple of weeks ago I wrote about my first impressions of Wasteland 2, inXile’s new RPG, but now that the full version has released and I have logged about 40 hours of play time, I can give you a bit more […]
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Microsoft Buys Mojang, Notch Says Goodbye

Microsoft has officially announced a 2.5 billion dollar purchase of Mojang, the Swedish company responsible for Minecraft, with the expectation of breaking even by June 2015. Head of Xbox Phil Spencer stated on Xbox Wire, “Minecraft adds diversity to our game portfolio and helps us reach new gamers across multiple platforms. Gaming is the top […]
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‘Wasteland 2′ Early Access Impressions

What do you get when you mix old-school RPG tactics and modern technology? The answer is Wasteland 2, inXile Entertainment’s new title and a sequel 25 years in the making. The Kickstarter-funded follow-up to the 1988 sci-fi role playing game Wasteland comes out next Friday. Originally available on Apple II, Commodore 64, and DOS, the […]
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‘Dragon Age: Inquisition’ Site Updates Character Origin Information

With just under three months until its North American launch date, the Dragon Age website has revealed a few choice pieces of information: your future Inquisitor’s specific origin story. If you’re curious, take a look at the recently updated Dragon Age site, and click on the “Classes” link in “The Game” menu. The page, previously […]
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‘Another Perspective’ Review

Platforms PC Developer ShaunJS   Publisher ShaunJS, Digerati Distribution Genre Puzzle Platformer   Platform Played On PC Finding a good puzzle platform game these days is by no means difficult, but it can be hard to come across one with good gameplay and a charming, well thought out narrative. Another Perspective, the award winning 2D puzzle platformer from […]
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Gamescom 2014: New ‘Dragon Age: Inquisition’ Gameplay and Trailer

Dragon Age fans got another glimpse of Inquisition gameplay at EA’s Gamescom Press conference. Aaryn Flynn calls Inquisition the “biggest, most ambitious game we’ve ever made at our studio in Edmonton,” and emphasizes the scope of the world space, crafting, and character customization systems. A short demo narrated by Flynn follows a female Inquisitor and […]
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Gamescom 2014: BioWare Reveals ‘Shadow Realms’

BioWare’s newest project, horror action title Shadow Realms, is an online action RPG due out for PC “late next year,” BioWare Austin’s Jeff Hickman announced during today’s Electronic Arts press conference at Gamescom. The new game from BioWare Austin will be set in a “modern fantasy world” and allow four heroes to face another player-controlled […]
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‘Third Eye Crime’ Review

Platforms Mobile/PC Developer Moonshot Games Publisher Gamblyr Genre Stealth/Puzzle Platform Played PC  The formula is familiar: a thick skinned loner with a knack for finding things walks into his office to find a mysterious woman who winds up getting him into way more trouble than he expected. Third Eye Crime, the previously mobile-only stealth game from […]
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