Army Of Two: The 40th Day Retro Review: A Manly Co-op Game From A Bygone Era

Army of Two 40th Day Review

Title: Army of Two: The 40th Day
Genre: Third-Person Shooter
Players: 1 – 2 (co-op online or split-screen)
Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3
Developer: EA Montreal
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Release Date: January 12th, 2010

They really don’t make ’em like this anymore. As some of you know I’ve gone back to playing and reviewing older games since almost every new AAA title is filled with pozzed degeneracy and Left-wing propaganda. Now while I don’t have a whole lot of good to say about Army of Two: The 40th Day, which is a sequel to the 2008 outing of Army of Two, I can readily say that it’s a testosterone-filled third-person shooter that sits at home as a decent (if not moderately entertaining) Gears of War clone that came out during the heyday of the brown-and-gray palette monopoly. Continue reading “Army Of Two: The 40th Day Retro Review: A Manly Co-op Game From A Bygone Era”

Brutal Legend Retro Review: The Last Original AAA Game

Brutal Legend Retro Review

Title: Brütal Legend
Genre: Adventure/RTS/Hack-and-Slash
Platforms: PS3, Xbox 360, PC (Reviewed)
Developer: Double Fine Productions
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Release Date: October 13th, 2009

Since they don’t make good games anymore in the AAA space that aren’t woke or full of alphabet degeneracy, I’ve been sinking my time into my back catalog of games across home consoles and PC. The latest game to strike my fancy is a game I originally ignored when it came out because it seemed like the marketing team didn’t know how to promote the game, and since EA didn’t seem to know what to do with Brutal Legend, I promptly ignored it when it first came out. I can safely say that was a big mistake on my part because this game is chock full of testosterone, a badass soundtrack, hot chicks with big jiggly tits, and a flawed but fun combat system. Continue reading “Brutal Legend Retro Review: The Last Original AAA Game”

Captain America Super Soldier Retro Review: A Much Needed Hero For Gaming

Captain America Super Soldier Review

Title: Captain America: Super Soldier
Genre: Beat-’em-up
Platforms: Xbox 360, Wii, PS3 (Reviewed)
Developer Next Level Games
Publisher: Sega
Release Date: June 15th, 2011

As you know, newer games are all pozzed so I’ve been going through my back catalog to play some of the titles I missed from the yesteryears before Social Justice Warriors co-opted the entire media industry. One such game that caught my eye was Next Level Games’ tie-in to the live-action super hero flick, Captain America: First Avenger. Continue reading “Captain America Super Soldier Retro Review: A Much Needed Hero For Gaming”

Wreckfest Review: A Real Racing Game For Real Racing Fans

Wreckfest Review

Title: Wreckfest
Genre: Racing
Players: 1 – 24 (online)
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC (Reviewed)
Developer: Bugbear Entertainment
Publisher: THQ Nordic
Price: $39.99
Release Date: June 14th, 2018

Without wasting a lot of words, I can openly say that Bugbear Entertainmaint’s Wreckfest is well worth the purchase. You should buy it if you enjoy high-octane, physics-based racing simulators. The game does have some rough spots around the edges, such as the cursor tab sometimes not showing up when navigating the menus, or some of the menus failing to load properly, or some infrequent frame stuttering in a certain parts of the oval asphalt track where the infield comes into view. Continue reading “Wreckfest Review: A Real Racing Game For Real Racing Fans”

Hypercharge Unboxed Review: An Action Game For Boys Without An Agenda

Hypercharged Unboxed

Title: Hypercharge Unboxed
Players: 1 – 4 (split-screen, LAN and/or Online)
Genre: First-Person Shooter/Tower Defense
Platforms: PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One
Developer: Digital Cybercherries
Release Date: January 31st, 2020
Price: $19.99

Digital Cybercherries’ Hypercharge: Unboxed is one of the very rare releases in [current year] that is unapologetically designed for a specific audience: boys. There are no matriarchal messages in the game, no obnoxious female leaders barking orders at you over the intercom; no lesbians with half-shaven heads lecturing to you about toxic masculinity; no female soldiers yapping about equality, or rainbow-colored flags occupying the character customization options. Continue reading “Hypercharge Unboxed Review: An Action Game For Boys Without An Agenda”

7.62 Hard Life Retro Review: A Hard Knock Life

Title: 7.62 Hard-Life
Genre: SRPG
Platform(s): PC
Developer: HLA Team/Apeiron
Publisher: 1C Company
Release Date:2007/2015

1C Company, Apeiron and HLA Team’s 7.62 is a hard life indeed… but not in the good way. After spending nearly 165 hours with the game I can safely say right from the start that you’ll want to skip this one. Even if you’re desperately looking for a solid Jagged Alliance clone you won’t find it here with all the bugs, glitches, game crashes, and save corruptions you’ll have to fight your way through in order to get to the ending credits. Continue reading “7.62 Hard Life Retro Review: A Hard Knock Life”

Rise Of Argonauts Retro Review: Identity Crisis

Rise of Argonauts Review

Title: Rise of Argonauts
Genre: Adventure
Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC (Reviewed)
Developer: Liquid Entertainment
Publisher: Codemasters
Release Date: December 12th, 2008

Liquid Entertainment and Codemasters’ Rise of Argonauts was one of those cash-in games that came out during the $60 craze where everyone and their mother thought that their title was worth the high-price of entry, even when they clearly weren’t worth the asking price. Continue reading “Rise Of Argonauts Retro Review: Identity Crisis”

State of Decay 2 Juggernaut Edition Review

Title: State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition
Genre: Third-Person Shooter
Players: 1 – 4
Platforms: Xbox One, PC (Reviewed)
Developer: Undead Labs
Publisher: Microsoft
Release Date: March 13th, 2020

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Prince Of Persia 2008 Retro Review: Bargain Bin Prince

Title: Prince of Persia (2008)
Players: 1
Genre: Platformer
Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC (Reviewed)
Developer: POP Team
Publisher: Ubisoft
Release Date: December 2nd, 2008 Continue reading “Prince Of Persia 2008 Retro Review: Bargain Bin Prince”

The Wheelman Retro Review: Vin Diesel’s Barcelona Playground

The Wheelman Review

Title: The Wheelman
Players: 1
Platforms: PC (Reviewed), PS3, Xbox 360
Developer: Tigon Studios
Publisher: Midway Games/Ubisoft
Release Date: March 24, 2009

Since developers continue to make woke pieces of crap in [current year] and publishers continue to fund woke pieces of crap, I’m continuing to dive into my back catalog of games and review titles that I actually found interesting, unique, overlooked, or just plain fun to play in my down time. One such game is the short-lived Tgon Studios’ exotic action-racer, The Wheelman, which starred Vin Diesel and his steel-grated voice. Continue reading “The Wheelman Retro Review: Vin Diesel’s Barcelona Playground”

Kane And Lynch Retro Review: Clumsy Nihilism

Kane and Lynch Review

Title: Kane & Lynch: Dead Men
Players: 1 – 2 (co-op) 2 – 8 (online)
Platforms: PC (Reviewed), PS3, Xbox 360
Developer: IO Interactive
Publisher: Eidos/Square Enix
Release Date: November 13th, 2007

Kane & Lynch: Dead Men is one of those games where the controversy surrounding the game was bigger than anything dealing with the game itself. Namely, Gerstmanngate, which involved Jeff Gerstmann getting fired from Gamespot because he gave the game an above-average 6 out of 10 during a time when Eidos was advertising on the website, which set the seeds as a proto-#GamerGate. Continue reading “Kane And Lynch Retro Review: Clumsy Nihilism”

Beautiful Desolation Review

[Disclosure: GOG.com Review Copy Provided For Free]

Title: Beautiful Desolation
Platform(s): PC
Players: 1
Publisher: The Brotherhood
Developer: The Brotherhood
Release Date: 2/26/2020
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Opening Thoughts

Typically I prefer to complete a game or at the very least experience enough of it to be able to offer a concise understanding of the experience when reviewing it. Though I did not complete Beautiful Desolation, a fact I will preface this review with, I have experienced enough to determine in spite of the game’s otherwise beautiful and very well made design the point-and-click gameplay loop quickly became a confusing tedious chore to dredge through to get to the next story moment or character interaction I yearned for. Continue reading “Beautiful Desolation Review”

Uncharted 2 Retro Review: Spectacular Moments Hampered By Pacing Issues

A lot of Sony fanboys will swear that the 2009 outing, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, is the greatest game ever made. No foul thing could ever be said about this game throughout seventh gen, and even to this day many claim it’s the greatest game of seventh generation. Let’s be honest, it’s a good game for what it is but it’s not as great as fanboys would lead you on to believe. The graphics still hold up decently enough to be a seventh-gen outing, and the story is filled with a lot of twists and turns, backstabs and very few surprises, but overall it’s the video game equivalent of an IMDB-rated 6/10 Hollywood blockbuster film. Continue reading “Uncharted 2 Retro Review: Spectacular Moments Hampered By Pacing Issues”

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